Here at Books of Wonder, one of the few things we love almost as much as great books is the magic of live theater. So when one of our favorite, deliciously laugh-out-loud picture books gets made into an exciting new play with music and dancing, we are truly thrilled! Please join us for a fun-filled preview and introduction to the beloved picture book and exciting new show…
On Saturday, July 7th, Books of Wonder is thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling author and illustrator LAURIE KELLER, actor TOM DECKMAN, and playwright FRANCES LIMONCELLI, as they bring to life the book Arnie The Doughnut and the play it has inspired in a finger-licking fun afternoon. Your young readers and listeners will love it as LAURIE KELLER and TOM DECKMAN — who plays Arnie the Doughnut and will be in costume! — read from Arnie the Doughnut. Arnie may look like an average doughnut — round and cakey, with a hole in the middle and — OH, the most important part — lots of sprinkles! But Arnie aspires to be the best doughnut around. He’s very excited to meet his doughnut neighbors but even MORE excited to see who he’s going home with. Arnie is sure he’s going to have a great new home. But when his new owner goes to eat him, Arnie has to think fast. Your young readers will love this wonderful book, and enjoy this exciting preview of a great new play for the whole family. Starting at 1pm LAURIE KELLER and TOM DECKMAN will read Arnie the Doughnut, take questions from the audience, sign books and posters, and FRANCES LIMONCELLI will tell us what it takes to bring a book from the page to the stage. As a special treat, there will be Doughnuts for everyone in attendance provided by Peter Pan Donuts and Pastry — just don’t eat Arnie! There will also be free posters, a raffle for tickets to the show, and a chance to get your picture taken with the stars!! Ages 3 and up. Saturday, July 7th, 1-3pm.
Arnie the Doughnut
Live in New York or coming to visit? Come see Arnie at the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival!
Tickets go on sale June 15 at NYMF.org/arniethedoughnut!
Arnie will be presented at PTC Performance Space (The Pearl Theatre) 555 West 42nd Street.
Friday, Jul 13th, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, Jul 14th, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Saturday, Jul 14th, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Wednesday, Jul 18th, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Saturday, Jul 21st, 2012 at 11:00 am
Saturday, Jul 21st, 2012 at 2:00 pm