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Four-time Grammy Award-nominated vocal quintet Beethoven’s Wig sings witty and very funny lyrics set to masterpieces of classical music. The show stars lyricist and lead singer Richard Perlmutter, who has drawn comparisons to Victor Borge, Tom Lehrer and Danny Kaye for his quick wit, songwriting genius, and vocal gymnastics. Beethoven’s Wig has been praised as one of the best introductions to classical music for children and families. It is also a show that sophisticated classical music and comedy fans of all ages will love.

Pre-Show Activity Join us before the show for an educational activity from 1-2 p.m.! Activities include the interactive music installation Better With You, where kids and adults of all ages can compose their own music in real-time! There will also be music-related craft and worksheet activities.

Post-Show Meet and Greet Join us directly after the show in the lobby for a post-show meet and greet with Richard Perlmutter, star of Beethoven's Wig, from 3-3:30 p.m.

All Ages

NYU SKIRBALL CENTER's BIG RED CHAIR FAMILY SERIES IS made possible in part with generous support from Con Edison for family educational and enrichment programming.

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