Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey, presents the beautiful tale of The Little Prince on Saturday, January 12th at 4pm. Tickets are $49, $39, $29 and are available at: www.ticketmaster.com or www.bergenpac.org, or by calling the Box Office at (201) 227 1030.
All grown-ups were children once, although few of us remember the wonderment of childhood. This astonishing and beautiful tale will remind you! A pilot crashes in the Sahara desert and while frantically trying to repair his wrecked plane he is interrupted by the apparition of a little boy who asks him to draw a sheep. As absurd as it seems, a thousand miles from all inhabited regions and in danger of death, he takes out a scrap of paper and a pen. And so begins their adventure. An astonishing new take on this classic story, often assumed to be for children. The Little Prince is actually a tale for all ages about understanding how to laugh, love and cry again. In association with Emmy Award Winning puppet designer Michael Schupbach, and Monkey Boys Productions (puppet builders on the West End production of Avenue Q and the most recent Broadway production/tour of Little Shop of Horrors) this beautiful new production uses inventive puppets, live actors, original music and magnificent design to bring to life the heart-warming story of the Little Prince who gains rare and unique insights into love, loss, and laughter. This Little Prince is a multi-layered visual feast to awaken the child tucked away inside us all.
The Little Prince, by Antione de St. Exupery, is one of the most beloved books of all time. Written in 1943 it has sold over 80 million copies in almost 200 languages. Its impact is seen around the universe, from a Japanese Little Prince museum and a South Korean Little Prince sculpture garden to two asteroids and one moon named for its characters. It has been the inspiration for operas, symphonies, musicals, plays, movies, television shows, and cartoons. The book is based on St. Exupery's life as an aviator before and during World War II and his relationship with his wife, Consuelo, represented by The Rose. Masquerading as a children's story, the novella is filled with wise observations about love and life including, "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye" and "It is the time that you devote to your rose that makes your rose so important."
Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area's cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC - the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that reaches more than 30,000 students annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, "hands-on" training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.
bergenPAC is located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, NJ. Call (201) 227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org for more information. For updates, "like" bergenPAC on Facebook and follow bergenPAC on Twitter.