Mainstage Season 2019

Upcoming Performances
The Secret Theatre is an off-off Broadway performance space suitable for theatre, dance, music, rehearsals and classes.

The Selfish Giant
Performing: November 16th, 2019
Location: 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 (View Map)
Time: 3:00 PM
Description: A timely tale …
The Selfish Giant is a classic tale, by Oscar Wilde, about a giant who builds a wall around his garden to keep out the town’s children but, in doing so, plunges his garden into an endless winter. The show’s creators, Jose Ignacio Vivero and Susannah Dalton, instill a sense of urgency in the story by placing the storytellers themselves at a border wall. Traveling, depression-era hucksters, transform their wares to tell a much-needed story to the audience they find waiting to cross.

The Selfish Giant is funny, touching and fun for the whole family. It’s a celebration of the power of stories!

“The Selfish Giant, is really a tribute to classic traveling theater,” says co-creator Susannah Dalton. “We believe that storytelling is the root of all performance but what makes a show come to life is the anticipation of the unexpected. Every piece of theater, no matter how low-tech, should feel like a magic show.”

This fall The Selfish Giant has toured throughout New England and in over five neighborhoods throughout Queens. Now The Selfish Giant comes to Long Island City’s The Secret Theatre.


Sounds of Arts Festival
Performing: November 20th – 26th, 2019
Location: 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 (View Map)
Time: Click on the “Read More” button to find each performance’s start time.
Description: Multicultural Sonic Evolution presents
Sounds of Arts Festival 2019
“Exploring Influences in Dance and Music” & “Japan through Puccini’s Eyes” 👀🎌
Music & Theatre by Japanese Artists and/or inspired by Japanese Culture
Music x Dance x Theatre x New Collaborations!
A Week-long Festival with 6 Different Programs!


Pirate Pete’s Parrot
Performing: November 23rd, 2019
Location: 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 (View Map)
Time: 2:30 PM
Description: Climb on board and get ready for adventure at The Secret Theatre’s longest-running children’s musical in Queens: Pirate Pete’s Parrot. Our melodic medley of misfits promises music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for everyone. Pirate Pete is a lovable rogue on a mission: to find his beloved runaway parrot Polly, to find his buried treasure, and to pay the rent to Baron Big-Butt.

Audience interaction. Photo opportunity after the performance with the actors. Feel free to dress up in costume!


Dr. Faustus
Performing: December 5th, 2019 – December 15th, 2019
Location: 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 (View Map)
Time: Click on the “Read More” button to find each performance’s start time.
Description: The Secret Theatre presents Dr. Faustus with only 10 shows running from December 5th through December 15th, 2019. Doctor Faustus may be a respected scholar and scientist, but he has grown dissatisfied with his position and with traditional science. As a result, he decides to take up magic with the help of some dark supernatural forces, with consequences that are comical, mesmerizing, terrifying, and altogether life-altering.


A Charlie Brown Christmas
Performing: December 19th, 2019 – January 4th, 2020
Location: 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 (View Map)
Time: Click on the “Read More” button to find each performance’s start time.
Description: Join Charlie Brown and his Peanuts gang in this heart-warming holiday musical as they dig past the commercialized gimmicks of presents and decorations to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Through a pageant and a spindly tree, Charlie Brown and friends bring the holiday spirit back to life.

Based on the beloved animated TV special!
Featuring the song Christmas Time is Here, the music of jazz artist Vince Guaraldi, and new original dance and song numbers.


Princess Particular
Performing: January 11th, 2020
Location: 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 (View Map)
Time: 2:30 PM
Description: Princess Particular is off her rocker; all she can think about is her latest scheme to become a ballerina. Her Mom and Dad, King Loads-a-dough and Queen Patience, want her to focus on her princessly duties. Luckily, her maids, Chancellor, and Lady-in-Waiting are on hand to help make her dream come true. Join our perky palace-goers each month for pliés, pastries, and and “toe food”!

Audience interaction. Photo opportunity after the performance with the actors. Feel free to dress up in costume!

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