Vital Theatre Company is dedicated to producing entertaining and educational theater for young audiences. Located on New York City's Upper West Side at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, Vital Theatre Company commissions three to five new musicals for children each season.
Since its founding in 1999, Vital Theatre Company has been honored with the 2012 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Musical, two Awards for Excellence by the Off-Off Broadway Review, and has received high acclaim from audiences and critics alike for being "a wonderful place for parents to introduce their kids to the glories of live theatre, done well and at modest prices" (Off-Off Broadway Review). Now entering its 14th season, the company has presented over 75 original productions for over 300,000 children and their families.
Vital Voices, Vital Theatre Company's vibrant Arts-in-Education program, engages over 1,700 NYC public school students and eight school communities by integrating theatre arts into the core curriculum to stimulate academic progress and inspire creative achievement.
The company presents a full season of original children's theater performances for ages 2 to 10, many of them original works. Educational theater programs also include in-school, after-school and summer camp workshops; play-building; sing-alongs; acting workshops; movement storytelling and more.