From February 7-23, 2014 bring your little ones over to the The New Victory Theater in NYC (on 42nd Street in Times Square) to experience Three Little Birds. A jammin’ new musical with live accompaniment featuring the timeless music and lyrics of Bob Marley, BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS shares the legendary reggae artist’s message of peace and love with a new generation of songbirds. Opening the day after what would have been the singer and songwriter’s 69th birthday.
In Cattawood Springs, a small village on the island of Jamaica, three little birds sing their sweet songs to Ziggy, a very shy child who prefers to see the world from the television in his room. But with the help of his feathered friends and his nagging neighbor Nansi, Ziggy is reminded in soothing six-part harmony that “every little thing gonna be alright.” Inspired by a picture book written by Cedella Marley and Gerald Hausman about the Bob Marley song of the same name, BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS is a collaborative creation between the Marley family and Adventure Theatre MTC, who premiered the production as part of the theater’s African-American Adventure series. With its tie to the cultural heritage of Jamaica, the musical now makes its New York premiere during Black History Month.
“I wanted to find a work that celebrates culture without making race a plot point and discovered ‘Three Little Birds,’” says Adventure Theatre MTC producing artistic director Michael J. Bobbitt, who worked closely with Ms. Marley to weave story, song and dance into a new musical for kids. “Even though Jamaica is not an American province, Bob Marley and reggae has influenced a lot of African American culture, and plus, kids love the music!”
In addition to the title song, BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS includes the hits “Jamming,” “One Love,” “Roots Rock Reggae,” “I Shot the Sheriff,” “Natural Mystic,” “So Much Trouble in the World,” “Lively Up Yourself,” “Is This Love,” “Please Don’t Rock My Boat,” “Riding High,” “I Know,” “Running Away,” “Duppy Conqueror” and the West Indies children’s song “Brown Girl in the Ring.”
Chicbusymom readers can save 20% off Orchestra and Mezzanine seats for performances through Feb 17 with code 'chicbusymom'. The code will be valid until Feb 15.
*Conditions: Discount available on Orchestra and Mezzanine seats for BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS performances at The New Victory Theater from February 7 - 17. Regular price: $14 (balcony), $18, $28, $38. Discount price (Orchestra and Mezzanine): $14.50, $22.50, $30.50. Offer excludes balcony seating. Tickets subject to availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Phone and internet orders subject to standard service fees. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. All sales are final—no refunds or exchanges. Schedule is subject to change. Ticket prices subject to change. Offer excludes balcony seating. Offer expires Feb 15, 2014