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31 May, 2017Print

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Announces Summer Season of "Rock & Roll For Kids" at Brooklyn Bowl and The Capitol Theatre

"Young participants will move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon." - The New York Times

"one jam packed hour of fun." - Mommy Nearest

"a unique, interactive, and educational live music experience for children" - Mommy Poppins

(New York, NY): The Capitol Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl have announced the Summer 2017 season of The Rock and Roll Playhouse's "Rock & Roll For Kids," a family concert series on Saturdays and Sundays. The seventh season will include the music of David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Bob Marley, The Beatles, The Kinks, Elvis Presley, Green Day & more.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a weekly children's-music-workshop series hosted at Brooklyn Bowl and the Capitol Theatre, allows kids to “move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon” (NY Times). Created by entrepreneur and owner of The Capitol Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl, Peter Shapiro, and Amy Striem, a certified Early Childhood and Elementary teacher, The Rock and Roll Playhouse uses music to educate children and explore their creativity.

The idea for The Playhouse came to Shapiro, a parent of two young children, after he discovered first-hand a lack of regular programming in New York City that combined his passion for live music and his family. He collaborated with Striem, then an administrator at his daughter’s nursery school, to help fill this void that they felt many other parents also shared. Using the songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of three to eight year-olds games, movement, and stories and an opportunity to rock out. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child's lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll.  


The New York Observer raves that the family-friendly series is, “quite literally fun for all ages.”

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Unless otherwise noted, Brooklyn Bowl’s doors open at 11AM and begin promptly at 11:15AM, and admission is $10. The Capitol Theatre’s doors open at 2:30PM and begin promptly at 3:00PM, admission ranges from $12-20 depending on the event. Children under one are free.


Summer 2017 Schedule:

Saturday, May 27th

The Capitol Theatre

Ross James and Friends featuring Neal Casal, Jason Crosby and Alex Koford *2PM SHOW*


Sunday, May 28th

Brooklyn Bowl

A Memorial Day Beach Bash featuring The Music of The Beach Boys


Sunday, June 4th

Brooklyn Bowl

The Music for The Kinks for Kids


Saturday, June 10th

Brooklyn Bowl

Bowline for Kids with Solve *2PM SHOW*


Sunday, June 11th

Brooklyn Bowl

Michael Jackson Dance Party with DJ Cochon de Lait


Saturday, June 17th

The Capitol Theatre

Grateful Rockers with Stella Blues Band


Sunday, June 18th

Brooklyn Bowl

The Music of Bob Marley with David Langlois and The Brooklyners


Sunday, June 25th

Brooklyn Bowl

School’s Out for Summer Playdate ft. The Music of David of David Bowie with Mike Messer


Sunday, July 9th

Brooklyn Bowl

The Music of Elvis Presley for Kids


Sunday, July 16th

Brooklyn Bowl

Holly Bowling


Saturday, July 22nd

The Capitol Theatre

Baker’s Trio Family Concert with Uncle Ebenezer


Sunday, July 23rd

Brooklyn Bowl

Kids Gone Phishing: Baker’s Trio Family concert with Uncle Ebenezer


Sunday, July 30

Brooklyn Bowl

The Music of The Beatles with Mike Messer


Saturday, August 5th

The Capitol Theatre

The Music of The Beatles


Sunday, August 6th

Brooklyn Bowl

Kids Gone Phishing: Baker’s Trio Family concert with Uncle Ebenezer


Sunday, August 13th

Brooklyn Bowl

The Music of Van Morrison for Kids


Sunday, August 20th

Brooklyn Bowl

The Music of Green Day for Kids


Sunday, August 27th

Brooklyn Bowl

The Music of Disco for Kids


Rock and Roll Playhouse on the web:





About Brooklyn Bowl:

Brooklyn Bowl is the ultimate night out, with its groundbreaking integration of premiere music, 16 lanes of bowling, a bar featuring locally crafted beers, and food by the acclaimed Blue Ribbon restaurant group. Located in the beautiful, 19th-century Hecla Iron Works building, the venue -- aka "rock and roll heaven" (Village Voice) -- boasts a sound system and amenities that "no other local rock club can offer" (The New York Times).

Wearing its homegrown values on its sleeve, Brooklyn Bowl is as committed to locally made products -- serving award-winning beer from the adjacent Brooklyn Brewery -- as it is to environmental sustainability -- it's the first L.E.E.D.-certified bowling alley in the world. And the food? "Epic," says Eater. In other words, Brooklyn Bowl's unprecedented combination of top-flight music, bowling, beer and food is "like nailing a spare on a four-ten split" (The New Yorker).


About The Capitol Theatre:

Designed by celebrated architect Thomas Lamb in 1926 and listed in The National Register of Historic Places, the Capitol is located 30 miles from NYC, accessible by I-95 and only one block from the Port Chester Metro North train station. The 2,000-capacity theater, known as “the original rock palace,’ showcased rock legends such as Black Sabbath, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, Derek and the Dominos, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, and The Rolling Stones. Jerry Garcia once called it his favorite venue, claiming “See, there’s only two theaters, man… that are set up pretty groovy all around for music and for smooth stage changes, good lighting and all that – the Fillmore and The Capitol Theatre. And those are the only two in the whole country.” 

In 2012, the Capitol Theatre underwent a transformative renovation under the guidance of entrepreneur Peter Shapiro (Brooklyn Bowl, Lockn' Festival, the "Fare Thee Well" Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary stadium shows, music magazine Relix, FANS). Since then, The Capitol has hosted many of music’s most prominent performers including Bob Dylan, Phil Lesh, Ringo Starr, Ryan Adams, Skrillex, Snoop Dogg, The Strokes, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, and many more. The Capitol has also welcomed comedians likeKevin Hart and Amy Schumer. The New York Times raves: “A rock theater that looks and sounds as good as the Capitol is something to celebrate." Billboard agrees: “The lavishly decorated theater -- filled with mirrors, chandeliers and painstakingly restored detail -- looks absolutely stunning, and sounds even better."