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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2011-2012 Target FamilyFun series with its annual holiday presentation of Dance Theatre in Westchester’s The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

Created especially for families with children ages four to 10, The Colonial Nutcracker sets Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet in wintry colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. Featuring timeless classics such as “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” to “Waltz of the Snowflakes,” the production features a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will enhance young viewers’ understanding and enjoyment of this timeless story. Rose Menes’ delightful staging and choreography, coupled with colorful costumes and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, will captivate audiences of all ages.

Weekend matinees specifically chosen for families with children ages four to 12. Renamed the Target FamilyFun seriesin 2008, the series is designed to provide parents the opportunity to introduce their children to live music, theater and dance at affordable prices.

Allseats for Brooklyn Center’s 2011-2012 Target FamilyFun series are $7.00-$10.00. Running time: approx 2 hours plus intermission.

Recommended for ages 4 and up. Online orders: BrooklynCenterOnline.org

Box Office: (718) 951-4500, Tuesday – Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Groups of 15 or more: (718) 951-4600, ext. 3326

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts has been voted Brooklyn’s Best Theater or Theater Group for Kids as part of Nickelodeon’s 2009 Parents Connect Parents’ Picks Awards. This award follows Brooklyn Center’s selection as Brooklyn’s Best Place for Family Bonding in 2008.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College: Take the No.2 train to Flatbush Avenue. On-site paid parking available.

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2011-2012 Target FamilyFun seriesis sponsored by Target.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2011-2012 season is supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.Additional season support is provided by: Brooklyn College; Con Edison; Macy’s Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; National Grid; TD Bank; Kings Plaza Shopping Center; and The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Media support is provided by CNG Publications and The Brooklyn Eagle. The Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2011-2012 season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.

Brooklyn Center gratefully acknowledges support from New York City Councilman Albert Vann and the Department of Youth & Community Development; New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn; and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Kate Levin.

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2011-2012 Target FamilyFun series with its annual holiday presentation of Dance Theatre in Westchester’s The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 2pm.

Created especially for families with children ages four to ten, The Colonial Nutcracker sets Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet in wintry colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. Featuring timeless classics such as “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” to “Waltz of the Snowflakes,” the production features a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will enhance young viewers’ understanding and enjoyment of this timeless story. Rose Menes’ delightful staging and choreography, coupled with colorful costumes and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, will captivate audiences of all ages.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2011-2012 Target FamilyFun series also includes Clifford the Big Red Dog™ -Live! (Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 2pm), Hot Peas ‘N Butter (Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 2pm), a musical adaptation of John Steptoe’s Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters – An African Tale (Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 2pm), and American Family Theater’s production of Cinderella (Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 2pm).

About Dance Theatre in Westchester

Dance Theatre in Westchester is a professional company founded in 1979 by Artistic Director Rose Menes. With a repertoire that includes The Colonial Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Peter and the Wolf, and Cinderella, the company engages both professional dancers from around the world as well as talented students from throughout the tri-state area for its ballets. In addition to creating all of the staging and choreography for her company, Ms. Menes has also choreographed several operas including The Merry Widow, Faust, and Orfeo ed Eurydice at theaters ranging from the Williams Center for the Performing Arts in New Jersey to the Anchorage Opera in Alaska.

About Target FamilyFun Series

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will once again partner with Target® to bring quality, affordable, and family-friendly performances to the diverse cultural communities of Brooklyn. For the past 26 years, Brooklyn Center has presented weekend matinees specifically chosen for families with children ages four to twelve. Renamed the Target FamilyFun seriesin 2008, the series is designed to provide parents the opportunity to introduce their children to live music, theater and dance at affordable prices. Allseats for Brooklyn Center’s 2011-2012 Target FamilyFun series are $7.00-$10.00.

About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Founded in 1954, the mission of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts is to present outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Brooklyn Center’s presentations explore both the classical traditions and the boldest contemporary performances, embracing the world culture that defines Brooklyn. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts welcomes over 70,000 people to the 2,400-seat Walt Whitman Theatre each season, and boasts one of the largest arts education programs in the borough, serving 46,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools annually with its SchoolTime series. In recognition of its commitment to quality family programming, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts has been voted Brooklyn’s Best Theater or Theater Group for Kids as part of Nickelodeon’s 2009 Parents Connect Parents’ Picks Awards. This award follows Brooklyn Center’s selection as Brooklyn’s Best Place for Family Bonding in 2008.

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,750 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit target.com/hereforgood.

The Colonial Nutcracker

Performed by Dance Theatre in Westchester

Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 2PM

Tickets: $7

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College

2 train to Flatbush Avenue / on-site paid parking available

Running time: approx 2 hours plus intermission

Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Online orders: BrooklynCenterOnline.org

Box Office: (718) 951-4500, Tuesday – Saturday, 1pm – 6pm

Groups of 15 or more: (718) 951-4600, ext. 3326

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BrooklynCenterforthePerformingArts

Twitter: www.twitter.com/BrklynCtr

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2011-2012 Target FamilyFun seriesis sponsored by Target.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2011-2012 season is supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.Additional season support is provided by: Brooklyn College; Con Edison; Macy’s Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; National Grid; TD Bank; Kings Plaza Shopping Center; and The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Media support is provided by CNG Publications and The Brooklyn Eagle. The Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2011-2012 season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.

Brooklyn Center gratefully acknowledges support from New York City Councilman Albert Vann and the Department of Youth & Community Development; New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn; and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Kate Levin.

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