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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will once again partner with Russian theatre producer Anton Krilloff to present a Russian holiday fairy tale, The Snow Maiden (Снегрочка).

In this magical Christmas story, a worthy young girl is transformed by Grandfather Frost (the Russian Santa Claus) into the beautiful Snow Maiden. This delightful children’s extravaganza incorporates traditional Russian songs, dances and elaborate costumes to create a winter wonderland. Plus, every child gets a Christmas candy gift box!

The Snow Maiden” premiered in 2008 in Moscow.  The creative team on this show includes an honored Russian writer and director Boris Boreyko (The Bremen Town Musicians), director and choreographer Andrey Ivanov, and costume designer Tatyana Kudryavtseva. All costumes were created by the Mariinsky Theatre tailors.

Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Centerfor the Performing Arts at BrooklynCollegepresents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices.  Each season, Brooklyn Centerwelcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Walt Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough.  In 2014-2015, Brooklyn Centerwill celebrate its 60th anniversary season, which will correspond with the opening of the new Leonard andClaireTowCenter for the Performing Arts atBrooklynCollege.

In recognition of its commitment to quality family programming, Brooklyn Centerfor the Performing Arts has been recognized as both Brooklyn’s Best Theater or Theater Group for Kids and Brooklyn’s Best Place for Family Bonding by Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect Parents’ Picks Awards.

Brooklyn Centerfor the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.  Major support for the 2013-14 season is provided by: Brooklyn College; Target; Con Edison; TD Bank; National Grid; Macy’s Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; TD Charitable Foundation; the Herman Goldman Foundation; and The Harkness Foundation for Dance.  Additional support provided by CNG Publications and The Brooklyn Eagle.  The Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2013-14 season.  Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assemblywomen Rhoda Jacobs and Helene E. Weinstein, New York City Councilman Albert Vann and the Department of Youth & Community Development, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Kate Levin.