Classics for Kids 30th


Immediate: October 16, 2008 Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 e-mail:

Garden City, NY -  The popular series Classics for Kids returns for its 30th season at Nassau Community College on December 14, 2008. Parents and children alike will delight in the array of entertainment sponsored by NCC's Cultural Program. Tickets cost $1.50 per person, with a season ticket for all four shows priced at only $4.00. Performances are held in the College Center Building on the NCC campus. This season's programs are:

African Folk Tales  Sun., December 14, 2008 at 1:00 and 3:30 p.m.Inspired by "Anansi the Spider" and other legends, the folk traditions of Africa are introduced in this delectable program of stories, mime, music and audience participation. Stories include: "Why do Monkey's Live in Trees?"; "How Did the Zebra Get its Stripes?"; "What Did the Snake Do to the Possum?"; and "What Tricks Will Anansi the Spider Play on the Other Animals?"

Spherus  Greg Kennedy, Master Juggler  Sun., January 25, 2009 at 1:00 and 3:30 p.m.International juggling champion Greg Kennedy takes ordinary objects and does extraordinary things. Spherus features Kennedy plus the acrobatics of two aerialist dancers dazzling the audience from above. You'll see incredible juggling, trapeze artistry, silks, spinning hoops and unbelievable geometric patterns.

Beauty and the Beast  Ballet Long Island  Sun., March 1, 2009 at 1:00 and 3:30 p.m.The classic fairy tale becomes an original ballet set to classical music. An enchanted castle, a father, a daughter, a beast, love, longing, and seeing people for who they really are are all part of this wonderful story. Ballet Long Island has been presenting its sparkling performances since 1985 and is a perennial favorite at Classics for Kids.

The Mikado  New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players  Sun., March 29, 2009 at 1:00 and 3:30 p.m.This delightful comic operetta is set in Titipu, a fictitious Japanese town full of colorful characters Ñ three little maids from school, a wandering minstrel, a hilariously corrupt politician, and a Lord High Executioner who is too tender-hearted to actually execute anyone, even a fly! This Mikado is a one-hour, principals-only adaptation performed by the professional New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players.

Classics for Kids is sponsored by the Nassau Community College Cultural Program. Since seating is limited, parents are urged to purchase tickets in advance. For more information, call 516.572.7153.


About Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 22,000 full- and part-time students and 14,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 60 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.