This puppet company, acclaimed for their artistry, grace and refinement brings two shows to BlackRock.  Both are a series of vignettes set to music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss and Beethoven. “Simple Gifts,” at 1:00, is shorter and light-hearted with subjects that engage a family audience. “Life in Motion,” at 8:00, is longer and […]

This puppet company, acclaimed for their artistry, grace and refinement brings two shows to BlackRock.  Both are a series of vignettes set to music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss and Beethoven. “Simple Gifts,” at 1:00, is shorter and light-hearted with subjects that engage a family audience. “Life in Motion,” at 8:00, is longer and […]

Still Dreaming documents a unique take on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as performed by a group of retired actors, dancers and musicians at the Lillian Booth Actors Home just outside New York City. These former Broadway stars embark on a journey through the magical play at the urging of the Home’s administrators, who see this as an […]

BlackRock’s first-ever show for very young children, is performed through movement, music, handcrafted puppets, and very little human dialogue. Set on a family farm, a newborn chick emerges from her shell at sunrise to a strange and busy world. Audience members interact and play with the characters on stage; they give the chicks their feed, […]

This performance is sold out!  Please e-mail info@blackrockcenter.org with the subject “VHC Wait List” to be placed on the waiting list for tickets.   Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of innovative black-light puppetry and evocative original music. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the […]

Ages 8 and up While in town for their performances on Saturday, Nov. 15, two members of Parallel Exit will give a workshop that is ideal for physical performers or anyone looking to expand their repertoire, create new material, or gain a little inspiration. Storytelling without words – mime techniques will be taught and incorporated in […]

The Upright Citizens Brigade’s improv comedy workshops run two hours long and offer a “crash course” in the UCB style of longform improvisational comedy. Students will learn how to use the ‘yes-and,’ philosophy, learn about playing at the top of your intelligence, and about active listening/support to create comedic improvised scenes.

From the creators of the 2014-15 sold-out performances of The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes a new adaptation of a children’s classic. Adapted from Margaret Wise Brown’s sixty-year-old classic, Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both performances […]