New Victory Blog

The New Victory Blog is a place to learn more about New York's theater for families and the shows we produce. Find out what we do and what we're passionate about—exploring the arts as a family.

Looking down 42nd Street with The New Victory in the foregroundCompanies come from around the world to perform on the New Victory stage. Flip FabriQue is no exception—they traveled from Quebec for Catch Me!'s four-week run in New York City, trampowall and all. Catch Me! is a show full of breathtaking acrobatics and circusy hijinks, but the fun doesn't stop when the cast steps off-stage. There's still all of NYC out there to enjoy!

We asked a few of the members of Flip FabriQue about their time exploring the city, and they shared some lovely anecdotes. They also gave us some beautiful photos to share, like this gorgeous shot of The New Victory!
Christophe Hamel Hugo Ouellet-Côté Bruno Gagnon
Christophe Hamel Hugo Ouellet-Côté Bruno Gagnon
Tell us about the most fun thing you've done during your NYC visit. 
Christophe Hamel     I went to Central Park and Chelsea Market, which were awesome. I also saw Queen of the Night.
Hugo Ouellet-Côté     I went bike riding in Brooklyn. For dinner, I hopped around, tasting from place to place. I also went to a Yankees game.
Bruno Gagnon     I went to Central Park with my father. It was his first time—a great moment.

What has been your favorite meal? Dessert counts! 
Christophe Hamel     Baby back ribs. And burgers, lots of burgers! Cheesecake is my favorite dessert, and New York is pretty good for that!
Hugo Ouellet-Côté     The meat at Fette Sau BBQ.
Bruno Gagnon     DINNERS, DINNERS! I love them all. Also, it was Easter last week, so chocolate was a big favorite as well.

Describe your favorite New York spot—a place you might want to see again someday.
Christophe Hamel     There is a little park close to our place in Brooklyn. It's a nice spot to see Manhattan and relax, feet in the sand.
Hugo Ouellet-Côté     The view of Manhattan from Brooklyn at night.
Bruno Gagnon     I love Times Square. I've come to New York five times already and it's always impressive. It's a great way to feel the city.
View of Manhattan across a sunlit East River Buskers on the Times Square subway platform The outfield of Yankee Stadium
Photos: Hugo Ouellet-Côté (Click to enlarge)

Be sure to catch the last week of Catch Me!, running through April 19! And follow Flip FabriQue on Instagram for more great shots of their time here at the New Vic.
Posted by Zack Ramadan

For the past several weeks, the titans of tales for tots have been tangled up in a tumultuous tug-of-war, a tournament of titles, a test of timelessness. We call it Kids' Lit March Madness. Yes, it's April now, but these things take time! So, how did it all shake out? 

First thing's first: we have a winner! In our championship matchup, Peter Pan flew circles around Alice, earning him the title of Kids’ Lit Champion. Congratulations, Peter! I’m sure you’ll be bragging about it all over Neverland. With the help of some tea and mushroom mini-quiches, Alice has made a full recovery and is looking forward to going home—if she can find her way.

Meanwhile, in our race for the bronze, Beauty and the Beast danced their way to a happy third-place ending, leaving the Ugly Duckling forlorn in fourth. But our feathered friend’s outlook is sunny, and his pluck is undeniable. Years from now, as a swaggering swan, he’ll recall this loss and honk!

It’s been a turbulent competition—one for the storybooks—and many a great yarn did spin out. Let's not forget, though, that all these stories hold special significance to readers the world over. Shelving them forever would be tragic! We can take a lesson from our champion, advocate for eternal youth, Peter Pan, who reminds us to never forget the wonder of our childhoods. We must all grow up, but taking the levity and lessons of these stories with us can only make us better.

So the next time you pack a book for your picnic in the park or day down-the-shore, consider an old favorite from your younger days. Its relevance might surprise you, its recollection will delight you, and it might just strike a resonant chord from days forgotten, once upon a time and long ago.
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