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Shakespeare's Stars

Spellbound Theatre
from Brooklyn, New York

May 11 – 21, 2023
Recommended Ages
For ages 0 – 3
Tickets start at $20*
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What Kind of Show?
Interactive theater with live music; relaxed and transporting
Running Time
45 minutes with no intermission
The New Victory Theater 209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

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About the Show

A baby’s first smile. A child’s first steps. Sometimes the littlest in our lives are proof of life’s greatest wonders. Created by Spellbound Theatre (The World Inside Me, 2019), Shakespeare’s Stars invites tiny hands and feet to discover infinite possibilities in an intimate multisensory experience. Bringing The Bard’s best lines about the cosmos to life with starlit props, musical instruments and mesmerizing movement, this gentle show reminds us that “we are such stuff as dreams are made on.”

The perfect introduction to theater

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Did You Know?

  1. Staged in the New Victory Theater’s lower lobby space, Shakespeare’s Stars is designed as a safe and judgment-free space where babies can be babies, whether that means crawling curiously into the performance space or taking a much-needed break.
  2. Toddler shows are back! By the time Shakespeare’s Stars opens, it will have been three and half years since our last show for this age group. We look forward to welcoming your little one to what’s likely to be their first theatrical experience!
  3. Spellbound Theatre developed Shakespeare’s Stars as part of New Victory LabWorks in 2019 and 2020. Other Spellbound works developed in LabWorks include The World Inside Me in 2016-17 and Ears, Nose, and Tail in 2014-15.

About the Company

One of the only companies in the U.S. creating work exclusively for kids ages 0 to 5, Spellbound Theatre believes you’re never too young for innovative and imaginative arts experiences. Their award-winning ensemble of storytellers, puppeteers, physical theater performers, musicians and visual artists are pioneers in the field of Theater for the Very Young, tailoring their multidisciplinary, multisensory productions to the interests of each audience and age group.

Creative Team

Lead Devising Artist
Valerie Clayman Pye

Devising Artists
Christine Dehne and Lauren Jost

Lauren Jost

Valerie Reid

Sound Designer and Composer
Emilie Weibel

Line Producer
Rebecca Gerrard

Collaborating Artists
Sook Kim, Hyejung Son, Melisa Orozco Vargas, Susanna Brock, Emily Baldwin

Production design support provided by the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).