Queen Marlene's Toy Theatre presents the following shows:
An original and successful play written about toys. Follow "Queen Marlene" of The Toy Museum as she tells the tale of toys from America's past (then and now) and around the world only to be tricked by "Raggedy", the Museum's largest doll. The show is interactive, educational and entertaining. Perfect for ages 3 years old and up. The show is 50 minutes. A great field trip experience as the show covers areas of Social Studies, Language Arts and Performing Arts.
You're invited to a real Birthday Party theatre show. This fun and exciting new and original play is for the entire family. Join "Queen Marlene" and all her real and pretend toy friends for a live theatrical performance. Cake for everyone after the show. A great way to celebrate a child's birthday. Come join the party, dress in your favorite costume, sing and laugh along as an active participant. Perfect for ages 3 years old and up. The show is 50 minutes.
In 2010, The Toy Museum founder and director, Marlene Hochman, added another dimension into the exiting Museum’s offerings to the public. The Museum began a children’s theatre program, Queen Marlene’s Toy Theatre, featuring original scripts, professional actors, costumes and special effects. The theatre program is available to all schools in all five boroughs of New York City. Reservations made by teachers and other professionals at a cost that is affordable for the student populations. The show is interactive, educational and entertaining and students are invited to participate on and off stage.
The words, “toy theatre,” dating back to the 19th century in Europe has always implied a small miniature theatre on a table with little hand held puppets. However, our new theatre is actually a live theatre about toys. The Toy Museum is pioneering a new definition of the toy theatre to represent a one of a kind theatre where real and pretend toys come to life. Focused for children and families, the Museum hopes to build a world class theatre company that will work side by side with the museum to further spread our mission on educating the public about the importance of dolls and toys in our culture. New original plays will be added to the repertoire. One of the objectives of the performance is to show the students how old toys can be appreciated in different and creative ways and how they play a part in our American history. Participation is encouraged by questions posed by the actors to the students.