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July 14, 2016

BAMkids and LC Kids Co-Present "In A Pickle," Spring 2017

Lincoln Center News


Christina Norris

Brooklyn Academy of Music

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Eric M. Gewirtz

Lincoln Center


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BAMkids and LC Kids Co-Present In a Pickle


Adaptation of The Winter’s Tale for very young audiences is an Oily Cart production first commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company 


July 14, 2016 / Brooklyn, NY—Two of New York City’s esteemed cultural organizations will co-present an inventive and unique introduction to Shakespeare for the youngest of audiences with In a Pickle in spring 2017. This unprecedented collaboration by Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMkids and Lincoln Center’s LC Kids programs will make this production accessible to families across the city with presentations at both cultural campuses. In a Pickle is inspired by Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, and includes an immersive adventure through music, dance, and theater, tailored for ages two through five, with additional “relaxed” presentations for audiences with special needs.The production began as a commission from the Royal Shakespeare Company to Oily Cart, both acclaimed cultural organizations in the UK.


In a Pickle takes audiences on a voyage of discovery through the landscape of Shakespeare's imagination and the music of his language. The adventure begins in the woolly pastures of a shepherdess and her flock of little sheep, during a party to celebrate the sheep shearing. When she discovers a lost baby, audiences must help her follow the clues to return the baby home. An ensemble of versatile actors portray an array of charming characters who engage the audience in the story while using multiple sensory elements—enchanting music, imaginative dance, lavish costumes, and a variety of tactile experiences for the audience—to propel the story forward.


Oily Cart is renowned in the UK for its unique approach to programs for children, and especially for those with special needs. Of this production in 2013, The Guardian noted “Theatre doesn't have to be confined to conventional spaces, but is simply an extension of the world of play and the imagination—and Oily Cart are experts at enabling both…. it is another lovely show from the loveliest of companies, one that has remained at the forefront of British theatre for over three decades.” Oily Cart was also a special consultant to LC Kids for its premiere of Up and Away in fall, 2015, a show specifically designed for children on the autism spectrum.


For more information on In a Pickle, visit




Brooklyn Academy of Music

BAM Fisher (Hillman Studio, 321 Ashland Pl)

Apr 22 & 23 at 10:30am and 3:30pm; April 25–28 at 10:30am; and April 29 & 30 at 10:30am and 3:30pm

Price: $15

Ages 2—5

Tickets for BAMkids programs go on sale September 13 for general public (September 6 for Members). Visit for tickets and more details.


Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Clark Studio Theater (165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor)

May 6 & 7 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

May 13 & 14 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Price: $18 for general public, $12 for LC Kids members

Ages 2—5

LC Kids Tickets available to members July 21. Tickets on sale to general public available September 6. LC Kids relaxed performance ticketing detailed below. Visit for tickets and more details.


Relaxed Performances of In a Pickle:

To better support the needs and enjoyment of audience members with special needs, some dates of In a Pickle will be relaxed performances. Modifications will include enhancement of multi-sensory elements of the show, elimination of blackouts, and sudden theatrical cues; maintaining moderate house lighting through the performance; lowering the overall volume of sound elements; allowing for audience vocalization and movement; and allowing for patron exits and entrances whenever needed. The schedule for relaxed performance dates are:


BAM Fisher (Hillman Studio, 321 Ashland Pl)

Sunday, April 23 at 3:00 pm

Wednesday, April 26 at 10:30 am

Saturday, April 29 at 10:30 am


Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Clark Studio Theater

Sunday, May 14 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

LC Kids Member presale available starting January 9. Single ticket on sale starting January 17.


About BAMkids

The mission of BAM Education and BAMkids is to ignite imagination and ideas through programs that enrich the audience experience, spark conversation, and generate creative engagement. BAM Education connects learning with creativity, engaging imagination by encouraging self-expression through in- and after-school arts education programming, workshops for students and teachers, school-time performances, and summer arts programs. Visit for tickets and more details.


About LC Kids

Lincoln Center’s LC Kids program welcomes families to the world’s leading performing arts center and presents top-quality performances and events to engage children in the arts. More than 25,000 people attended events in LC Kids first season, including the annual “Spring Fling” events, the first LC Trick-or-Treat at Halloween, and the first Winter Warm-Up in February. Membership options start at $125, offering access to pre-sales and additional opportunities for family-friendly programs at Lincoln Center. Further information about events and membership is available at, which includes campus-wide information about family-friendly performances and practical information about coming to Lincoln Center with a child.



Major support for BAM Education programs provided by Goldman Sachs Gives.


Expansion of BAM Education and Community programs made possible by the support of The SHS Foundation.


Leadership support for BAM Education programs provided by the Altman Foundation; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation; Judith R. & Alan H. Fishman; The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation; Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of Anne Hubbard & Harvey Schwartz; Lemberg Foundation; Simon & Eve Colin Foundation, Inc.


BAM’s Education, Humanities and BAMkids programming supported by Diane & Adam E. Max.


BAM Education programs are supported by: Arthur F. & Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation; Jody & John Arnhold; David Ashen;  The Barker Welfare Foundation; The Bay and Paul Foundations; Donald A. Capoccia; Jim Chervenak; Constans Culver Foundation; Della Rosa Family Foundation; Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.; Flocabulary; The William and Mary Greve Foundation; The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770; Charles Hayden Foundation; The Jaharis Family Foundation; The Liman Foundation; The Frederick Loewe Foundation, Inc.; Grace Lyu-Volckhausen; The Emily Davie & Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation; The Krumholz Foundation;  David & Susan Marcinek; Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation; National Grid; The New York Community Trust; The Pinkerton Foundation; Martha A. & Robert S. Rubin; Thomas & Georgina Russo; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation; Sills Family Foundation; Sarah I. Schieffelin Residuary Trust; Saul & Devorah Sherman Fund; In Memory of Robert Sklar; Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation; Edward Spilka; Sam & Ellen Sporn; Joseph LeRoy and Ann C. Warner Fund; and Jennifer Small & Adam Wolfensohn.


BAM Education programs are endowed by: Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund for Community, Educational, & Public Affairs Programs; Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin; William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education and Humanities Programs; The Irene Diamond Fund; and The Robert and Joan Catell Fund for Education Programs.


Your tax dollars make BAM programs possible through funding from the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts. The BAM facilities are owned by the City of New York and benefit from public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with support from Mayor Bill de Blasio; Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl; the New York City Council including Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Finance Committee Chair Julissa Ferreras, Cultural Affairs Committee Chair Jimmy Van Bramer, the Brooklyn Delegation of the Council, and Council Member Laurie Cumbo; and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. BAM would like to thank the Brooklyn Delegations of the New York State Assembly, Joseph R. Lentol, Delegation Leader; and New York Senate, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Delegation Leader.


LC Kids is Presented by NewYork-Presbyterian.


Support for LC Kids programs and events is provided by Disney.


Generous support is also provided by Barbara and James Block, Joseph Bae and Janice Lee, Amanda and John Waldron, The Robertson Family, and Joseph M. Cohen.


American Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center.


Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center.


NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center.


MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center.


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