City Theatre & Orlando Rep Theatre's THE BRAND NEW KID From Katie Couric's Book


by Beau Higgins

(Katie Couric Is Pictured)

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts presents City Theatre and Orlando Repertory Theatre's production of THE BRAND NEW KID Adapted by Michael Friedman and Melanie Marnich from the children's book by Katie Couric

Tickets Go on Public Sale on March 10 for Eight Performances in the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse June 19-22, 2012

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is announced the addition of THE BRAND NEW KID to the June performance schedule. Tickets for the eight performances in the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse are on sale now.

June 19-22

+ June 19, 20 & 22 – 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. (Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday)

+ June 21 –10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. (Thursday)

City Theatre & Orlando Repertory Theatre’s Production of

THE BRAND NEW KID

Adapted by Michael Friedman and Melanie Marnich

From the Children’s Book by Katie Couric

This delightful kids’ musical is about being different and overcoming teasing through the power of acceptance and friendship. Lazlo S. Gasky has just moved to the United States to start his first day of second grade – where he finds the funny way he talks and looks makes him the target of the other kids’ teasing. But when popular Ellie McSnelly decides to take a chance on him, all the kids learn that our differences are what make us great.

“As loving and wonderful as they are,” Katie Couric says, “children can sometimes be cruel. Kindness can be taught, and perhaps we can all do a better job helping our children learn about tolerance and inclusion.” This idea is central to The Brand New Kid and extends to include children who are misunderstood and feeling left out for any number of reasons. A great way to teach children about tolerance and kindness to others, this lively musical is a treat for all audiences.

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Tickets $25

Groups of 10 or More, Tickets $15; Children Under 1 Year $5

Tickets for THE BRAND NEW KID go on public sale this Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets, please visit the Kravis Center box office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in downtown West Palm Beach; online at www.kravis.org; or by phone at (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471.

Reminder: Kravis Center Donors should identify themselves when ordering tickets to guarantee priority seating. Membership begins at $75. For more information about becoming a Donor, call (561) 651-4320 or visit www.kravis.org/membership.

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