Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Seattle Children's Theatre has announced the lineup for its 2014-2015 season!

My family absolutely loves attending shows at Seattle Children's Theatre. The shows are always amazing and entertaining for the whole family.  This week I received an email with information on the lineup of shows for next season and wanted to share it here.  We can't wait to enjoy these shows- hope to see you there!

SCT’s 2014-2015 Season continues the theatre’s commitment to new works with two world premieres – Mwindo and DickWhittington and His Cat – along with the return of two beloved favorites, brought back by popular demand as well as a new adaptation of a classic Kipling tale. Following is the full schedule for 2014-2015 Season:

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi
By Y York
Adapted from the story by Rudyard Kipling
Eve Alvord Theatre
September 25 – November 9, 2014
Recommended for Ages 5 and up
Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale comes alive in this funny, colorful adaptation by prize-winning playwright Y York. This sweet story of friendship and cooperation takes place in an exotic Indian garden and tells the charming tale of an unusual friendship between an innocent baby mongoose (the hero, Rikki), a vain and bossy bird, and a dear but befuddled muskrat. Through the shared danger of facing Nag, the sneaky cobra, these unlikely comrades find that they are smarter, braver and more resourceful together, and that a strong home makes room for everyone.

Dick Whittington & His Cat – A World Premiere Musical
By Jeff Church
Original Music by Richard Gray and Jeff Church
Charlotte Martin Theatre
November 13 – December 21, 2014
A Holiday Musical for All Ages!
SCT presents Dick Whittington and His Cat, a new musical version of the beloved English story. With all the traditional charm of old London at the holidays, Dick Whittington’s adventurous story begins with Dick’s poor beginnings as an orphan who comes to the big city in hope of finding the streets paved with gold. From there he finds his way in the world, buoyed by the kindness of others and an alliance with a most remarkable cat. Together, they overcome many a rat, making their way through foreign lands, past pirates and back home to good fortune and a better life.

Mwindo – A World Premiere
By Cheryl West
Charlotte Martin Theatre
January 22 –February 15, 2015
Recommended for Ages 9 and up
The world premiere of Mwindo is an epic central African tale passed on for centuries featuring heroic beings and fantastical creatures. Mwindo, born as a full-sized boy, is an unwitting threat to his father, a Chief whose heart is corrupted with greed and hatred for the son who will grow to take his place. Mwindo journeys on a quest to battle enemies and overcome obstacles, to triumph and forgive, to bring his people compassion and the richness of joy. With plenty of action and adventure, music and dance, Mwindo teaches us what it’s like to search for and find one’s warrior spirit.

Goodnight Moon – Back by Popular Demand
Book, Music and Lyrics by Chad Henry
Adapted from Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd
Eve Alvord Theatre
March 5 – April 19, 2015
Recommended for Ages 3 and up
Goodnight Moon has been cherished by generations for over 40 years, and SCT’s lively musical production has been popular all over the country since the world premiere in 2007. Now we’re bringing this signature piece home again so a new group of children and families can enjoy the surprise and delight of Bunny’s imaginative detours on the way to dreamland. In this intimate production, everyone will revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears and a room that springs to life. Goodnight Moon is a truly timeless theatre experience the whole family can enjoy.

Robin Hood – Back by Popular Demand
By Greg Banks
Charlotte Martin Theatre
April 16 – May 17, 2015
Recommended for Ages 8 and up
Back by popular demand, Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men once again raise a ruckus on SCT’s stage, swashbuckling their way into our hearts as they do all the wrong things for the right reasons. As Robin Hood fights for justice, dodges the Sheriff of Nottingham, and woos Maid Marian, the stage comes alive with swordfights and archery, word play and physical comedy. Robin Hood is one of the most popular shows SCT has ever produced, and no wonder – it’s a glorious romantic adventure with charm and wit that never fails to rouse our hearts in the age-old battle of good versus evil.

SCT’s ticket office will begin processing subscription orders on April 1, 2014. Among many new benefits, those who subscribe before May 1st receive a 10% package discount, better date availability, free ticket offers and discounted parking. Single tickets for all Mainstage productions go on sale September 2, 2014. For more information about subscriptions or single tickets, visit www.sct.org or call the SCT Ticket Office at 206.441.3322.