News: "Maestro’s Magical Music Box Live!" Launches Give a Kid a Seat Program for Children Battling Cancer

Sierra Nelson, Anthony White, and Emily Upton Photo credit Carlos Bido
Maestro’s Magical Music Box Live!, an educational children's show for kids 3-10 years performed in English and ASL and based on the popular YouTube series, has launched a Give a Kid a Seat Program for kids battling cancer to receive free tickets to the show.

Currently running at The Kraine Theater (85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003) with FRIGID New York, the production has so far raised over $900, which is enough to send 60 kids and their families battling cancer to Maestro's Magical Music Box Live!: 40 kids from A Free Bird, a 100% volunteer-based, arts education 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to inspiring, encouraging and nourishing the artistic passions and abilities of children who are battling cancer, and 20 from the Ronald McDonald House. For every $15 donated, you can sponsor a kid who is battling cancer and send them to Maestro’s Magical Music Box Live! For more information on the program and to donate please visit
Maestro's Magical Music Box Live! is scheduled through June 25 at 12pm. Tickets ($25 adult; $20 kids; $15 previews/streaming) are available for advance purchase at The performance runs approximately 50 minutes, with no intermission (a 40-minute show, followed by a cast meet and greet).

In the show, audiences meet Maestro and Prima Ballerina in person, as they take you on a dynamic adventure. Audiences encounter new friends, sing and dance, and interview a different live artist each week. Topics include musical dynamics, conservation, ocean animals, and resolving conflicts.

This 40-minute interactive musical for the family is followed by a meet and greet with Maestro and Prima Ballerina. All are welcome to learn, explore, play and be themselves! the show features original sing-a-longs, interactive artist interviews, and corresponding lesson plans (with US National Standards for Arts Education) to encourage family, fun-filled interaction and learning.

Remaining performances are scheduled for Saturday, June 17 at 12pm, Sunday, June 18 at 12pm, Saturday, June 24 at 12pm, and Sunday, June 25 at 12pm. Performances will also be available to livestream from home.

The cast includes Sierra Nelson as Maestro, Puppeteer Anthony White as Sir Kinsey, Petey the Pelican, Ribbon Dancer, Delivery Guy, and Ocean Animals, and Prima Ballerina Emily Upton.


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