TYKEs goes up, up and away!

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman! is coming to TYKEs Theatre at the JCC in Brighton with performances March 9-17.

Theatre Young Kids Enjoy or TYKEs founder Freyda Schneider discussed the upcoming show Monday during News 8 at Noon.

“I could not be more excited!” said Schneider. “Everyone is saying, is Superman going to fly? And yes, I am proud to say Superman will absolutely fly – both up, up and away.”

TYKEs is partnering with Flying by Foy to sent the Man of Steel soaring above audiences. “We are so fortunate that we have contracted with a company Flying By Foy and that’s an internationally renowned company,” Schneider said. “They fly people all over the world, and not in an airplane, but on stage, and they are responsible for all of the famous flying that you’ve ever heard of in every famous Broadway show that’s ever flown anybody – 3,000 Peter Pan flights and everything else.”

Schneider said only one other performance has featured flying on the TYKEs stage. “That was for Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and our Charlie flew up, up, up.. but our Superman is up, up and away, so we’re flying in two directions. It’s very exciting and our actor Nick Winger, who practiced and practiced with Flying by Foy to be able to do this in such a smooth and fantastic way, it’s just breathtaking to behold.”

As part of the story, Superman is facing a highly motivated villain. “The villain – a very exciting villain – is Dr. Abner Sedgwick and he has lost the Nobel Prize 13 times, so he is a 13-time loser as they refer to him in the script,” explained Schneider. “He feels very resentful and blames Superman for his problems, and so this a very classic, iconic battle of good versus evil, between Superman and this mad doctor.”

Fun for all mortals — kids and adults alike — see Superman take flight by securing your tickets at (585) 461-2000 or online at TYKEsTheatre.org.

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