Romeow the Cat and Joolz Muttleycrew the Dog just want to be friends ... thereby hangs a tail. "Katz 'N' Dogz", very loosely based on Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers, "Romeo and Juliet", is filled with all sorts of fun characters your kids will love. There's Bones the Dog, Tabitha the Tabby and even Officer Pigoutski -- the wise-cracking pig policeman who has his hands full trying to keep the peace in Two House City, where this goofy story is set. An interactive, hour-long show packed with jokes and songs, "Katz 'N' Dogz" is a theatrical treat designed for kids age 3 and older.
Climb aboard, get your sea legs steady and get ready for adventure with the children's musical "Pirate Pete's Parrot" from The Secret Theatre. In the tradition of English pantomime shows (first produced in the 1700s and still wildly popular today), "Pirate Pete's Parrot" delivers music, mischief and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults. The play revolves around Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his runaway parrot, Polly. He decides it can't hurt to try to find some some buried treasure as well, since he's already on a journey. He still needs to make this month's rent, after all. With Pete's endearing crew of misfits, his adventures are filled with songs, sword fights and plenty of audience interaction.
See not one, not two, but "seven" improv teams perform spontaneous acts of comedy at The Queen's Secret Improv Club's Friday night feature "A Fullish Deck". Or, come Saturday for "PopUp Musicals", a musical improv showcase hosted by a different team each week. As one of New York's premiere musical improv troupes, Petting Zoo and their invited guest teams perform show-stopping show tunes that you'll never believe are made up on the spot... and yet, they are. With high-caliber hilarity like that week in and week out, it's no wonder Queen's Secret Improv Club is helping turn Long Island City into the area's next comedy capitol.