Vital Summer Family Theater Festival

July 16th - August 27th

The first SUMMER FAMILY THEATER FESTIVAL at the McGinn/Cazale Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side offers a cool range of family-friendly entertainment for the hot summer months, with productions by Vital Theatre Company, Doppelskope, The Amazing Max and Ragtag Theatre Company, as well as summer camps for children. Tickets for all events can be purchased by visiting or calling (212) 579-0528. The McGinn/Cazale Theater is located on the 4th floor at 2162 Broadway at West 76th St

Broadway Up Close - Hamiltour

March 3rd Tues./Thurs. at 1:00 pm. Sat. at 11:00 am

For the past seven years, BROADWAY UP CLOSE WALKING TOURS have been treading the sidewalks of Times Square, unearthing Broadway's secrets and ghost stories. Having just welcomed its 10,000th tour-goer at the end of February 2017, the company now introduces a brand-new walking tour for all those obsessed with Hamilton: An American Musical or simply seeking to learn more about this cultural phenomenon and the man whose life inspired it.

GRUFF! at McGinn/Cazale Theater August 2017

August 6th - August 27th

GRUFF! is an interactive, family-friendly reinvention of The Three Billy Goats Gruff that combines puppetry, physical comedy, captivating projections, magical laser effects and unforgettable songs to spread a message of light, hope and resistance in a dark time when temperatures and oceans are rising, calling audiences to action in the fight against climate change. The show takes place in a world that goats have transformed into a toxic junkyard. A young goat named Gruf discovers the magically hidden Troll Valley - the only surviving oasis of natural plant and animal life left on Earth. Gruf eagerly tries to convince her fellow goats to join her on a quest to make the world green again, but her elders are bent on drilling for fuel in Troll Valley. The fate of the world hangs in the balance!

Write Act Repertory's Lili Marlene

July 25th - October 10th Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

The musical love story of Rosie Penn, a famous, Jewish cabaret singer, and Count Hans Wilhelm von Kleister Graff, LILI MARLENE is set in Berlin during the last year of the Weimar Republic and at the beginning of the Third Reich period. As the dark clouds of Nazism loom, the Count, as the head of the passport bureau of the German foreign ministry, helps the German cultural and scientific elite escape from the country, and he, his family and Rosie must decide where their futures lie.

Vital Theatre Company Acquires Rights to Owen & Mzee

May 3rd - January 1st

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce that it has acquired rights to the book OWEN & MZEE: THE TRUE STORY OF A REMARKABLE FRIENDSHIP, which will be adapted into a musical for family audiences in 2018. The #1 New York Times best-selling children's book is about the friendship between a tortoise and an orphaned hippopotamus in Kenya after the Indian Ocean earthquake. It was written by father and daughter team Craig and Isabella Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu, who oversaw the animal sanctuary in Mombasa, Kenya, that Owen and Mzee call home.

Last Ditch Playlist

August 17th - August 20th August 17-20

Climb inside Aaron's head where all his memories are shuffled like songs in a playlist. Dance through these memories as he reflects on his rocky romance with Wes and searches for the right words to say. Told in a series of non-chronological vignettes that scan memories both real and invented, LAST DITCH PLAYLIST is a modern mixtape eulogizing love lost and found.