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Afrikan Poetry Theatre

176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica

718-523-3312

www.afrikapoetrytheatre.com

Afrikan Poetry Theatre began as a collection of poets, singers and musicians dedicated to making people aware of the lyrics to their songs. The theater has been non-profit since 1977 and has provided the borough with jazz concerts, films, youth programs, an art gallery and computer programs. Parking is available near the theater. Ticket prices vary.

Black Spectrum Theatre

177th Street and Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica

718-723-1800

www.blackspectrum.com

Founded in 1970, Black Spectrum Theater has produced and presented more than 100 plays and 15 films. The theater operates in a city-owned building in Roy Wilkins Park that includes a theater that doubles as a film studio and a lounge. The primary goal of the theater is to target issues affecting African Americans. Parking available at the theater. Tickets range from $12.50 to $15; $4 to $7.50 for children and seniors. Group rates and special prices for children's events available.

Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts

65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

718-544-2996

One of the major cultural institutions in Queens for more than 35 years, Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts houses Kupferberg Auditorium, LeFrak Concert Hall and Goldstein Theatre. Although on the Queens College campus, Kupferberg Center (formerly Colden Center) is a self-supporting institution that brings classical, pop and jazz concerts as well as family and children's performances to more than 300,000 people each year. Free parking available for most events. Classical and jazz concert tickets range from $20 to $25; $8 for children and family performances. Season subscriptions also available at a discounted price. The center is wheelchair-accessible and has facilities for the hearing impaired.

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC

718-482-5151

www.lagcc.cuny.edu/lpac

Offers a variety of cultural and educational programs in music, dance and theater, including concerts and family matinees. The center features the 740-seat Main Stage Theatre and the 220-seat Little Theatre. The center is wheelchair-accessible. It does not offer bus parking. The center is in season from September to May.

Queensborough Community College Theater

22-05 56th Ave., Oakland Gardens

718-631-6311

Queens Community College Theater is home to a variety of cultural events throughout the year, including an annual performing arts series in the fall with music, theatrical and musical performances established by artists. There is also an annual theater festival produced by Queens Community College students who work with professional actors, designers and directors. Parking is free and available for weekend events only.

Queens Theatre in the Park

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

718-760-0064

Fax: 718-760-1972

www.queenstheatre.org

Theatre in the Park's season includes a dance series with many internationally renowned companies, a handful of New York's top off-Broadway plays, a Jewish series and a children's series. There are also foreign and art films shown and a series of special concerts. Ticket prices vary.

Thalia Spanish Theater

41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside

718-729-3880

www.thaliatheatre.org

The theater was established in 1978 to serve Queens' rapidly growing Spanish-speaking community; Thalia Spanish Theater serves 10,000 residents. The theater is celebrated for annual Tango productions. Most of the performances are in both Spanish and English. Free parking is ample near the theater. Ticket prices range from $13 to $25 with discounts available for students and seniors.

Yueh Lung Shadow Theatre

33-47 91st St., Jackson Heights

718-457-1627

This is the only professional company in the country exclusively performing Chinese shadow dramas. The theater is part of the Gold Mountain Institute, which provides The Arts-In-Education Program that teaches Asian culture to city school children through the shadow.

Theater Groups

AARK Theater Group

33-50 82nd St., Jackson Heights

718-639-8893

Fax: 718-507-0970

The Andrean Players

St. Andrew Avellino

35-60 158th St., Flushing

www.spotlightonstage.com/andreanplayers.htm

Bayswater Players

2355 Healy Ave., Far Rockaway

718-471-7771

www.angelfire.com/ny/bayplay

Beari Productions

PO Box 656737, Fresh Meadows

718-736-1216

www.spotlightonstage.com/beari.htm

Bukharian Jewish Theatre

179-30 80th Road

Jamaica Estates

718-591-4087

Convent Players of St. Mary's

Blessed Virgin Mary's Help of Christians Parish

70-20 47th Ave., Woodside

718-672-4848

Fax: 718-457 4055

www.conventplayers.org

Douglaston Community Theatre Group

Zion Episcopal Church, 44th Avenue

off Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston

718-482-3332

www.spotlightonstage.com/dct.htm

East End Players of Temple Sholom

263-10 Union Tpke., Floral Park

718-343-8660

Forest Hills Players

Reform Temple of Forest Hills

71-11 112th St., Forest Hills

718-261-2900

members.aol.com/comtheater/fhplay.htm

FSF Community Theatre

Free Synagogue of Flushing

41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

718-428-8681

www.spotlightonstage.com/fsfctg.htm

The Gingerbread Players

St. Luke's Church

85 Greenway South, Forest Hills

212-769-7082

www.gingerbreadplayers.org

Marathon Little Theatre Group

Marathon Jewish Community Center

245-37 60th Ave., Little Neck

718-229-4523

Fax: 516-937-3642

www.spotlightonstage.com/marathon.htm

The Outrageous Fortune Company

42-24 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston

718-428-2500 x20

Fax: 718-279 8393

Email:OutrageousFortune@RBHofc.com

www.OutrageousFortuneCompany.com

Parkside Players

103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills

718-497-4922

www.parksideplayers.com

Readers Theatre Workshop

2927 Queens Plaza North, Room 508, Long Island City

718-391-0354

www.readers.org

Rockaway Theatre Company

The Post Theatre (Building T4) P.O. Box 398, Fort Tilden, Breezy Point

718-850-2450

rockawaytheatrecompany.org

St. Gregory's Theatre Group

St. Gregory The Great

Cross Island Service Rd. & 87th Ave., Bellerose

212-275-4991

www.sgtg.org

Senior Theater Acting Repertory

PO Box 604415, Bayside

718-224-2729

Spotlight Players

At the CLC Community Center,

101st Avenue and 86th Street, Ozone Park

Theatre à La Carte

Community Church of Douglaston

39-50 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston

718-631-4092

www.spotlightonstage.com/talc.htm

Theatre by the Bay

Bay Terrace Jewish Center

1300 209th St., Bayside

718-428-6363

www.spotlightonstage.com/theatrebythebay.htm

TheatreMoves, Inc.

PO Box 780601, Maspeth

718-369-6003

Theatre Time Productions

First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone

15-43 149th St., Whitestone

718-391-8697

Posted 7:16 pm, October 10, 2011
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