New York Children's Theater Festival 2012The Velveteen Rabbit puppet show and two original musicals (Scheme of the Super Bullies! and Go Green!) are the three productions chosen for the First Annual New York Children’s Theater Festival from Friday, April 20 through Saturday, May 5.

The festival aims to be a showcase for musicals, plays, puppetry, and other forms of live entertainment for kids. The performances are at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater (10 W. 64th St. at Central Park W. in New York City); for tickets and info, visit The New York Children's Theater Festival website.

More About the Shows:

Go Green! Prince Charming's Quest for Love and Ecology in NYC

Friday April 20 at 5:30 PM; Saturday April 21 at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Music by Mary Feinsinger
Book and Lyrics by Joan Ross Sorkin

Go Green! is a musical fairy tale about a modern-day Prince Charming who must choose between his passion for saving the earth or completing his quest to preserve true love forevermore.

Scheme of the Super Bullies

Friday April 27 at 5:30 PM; Saturday April 28 at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Ross Wade

When mad scientist Countess von Cooties forms the League of Super Bullies, fiercely independent superhero Princess Dodgeball must learn to accept help from her friends (and the audience) to save her school, in this original musical.

The Velveteen Rabbit

Friday May 4 at 5:30 PM; Saturday May 5 at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Adapted by Andrew M. Frodahl, based on Margery Williams’ classic story

The classic story comes to life in this new version featuring live actors and puppets. A journey through time, this enchanting production focuses on the power of love and friendship.

What live shows have your children gone to? How'd they enjoy the experience? Let us know in comments!