Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Seattle Children's Theatre announces the 2015-2016 season!

I am SO excited about some of the titles on the Seattle Children's Theatre lineup for the next season. My kids and I cannot wait! I know these shows are going to be great!

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!”
Script and lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
For ages 4+
Eve Alvord Theatre, October 8-November 29, 2015

When Gerald and Piggie get together, anything is possible. They might get invited to a fancy pool costume party, learn a crazy new dance, or decide to spend the day skipping and playing ping-pong in silly hats. These two pals and their devotion to each other through ups and downs will remind you of how good it feels to put friends first. Based on the wildly popular, beloved book series, this lively musical features Gerald and Piggie and the delightful back-up singers, the Squirrelles, discovering the fun of being in a play and making the audience do exactly what they want. Bring your “bestus” friend and share the laughter.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Music by special arrangement with Sony/ATV Publishing. Adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams. Based on the MGM motion picture. Licensed script adapted by Ray Roderick.
For ages 6+
Charlotte Martin Theatre, November 6 –December 27, 2015

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we love you! Just in time for the holidays, SCT presents this sparkling musical, based on the MGM motion picture version of Ian Fleming’s book.  Come see this imaginative tale filled with memorable, quirky characters, and, of course, Chitty the “fantasmagorical” car. Cheer on the devoted father and eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, and his children, Jemima and Jeremy, as they plot to rescue Grandpa Potts and the children of Vulgaria from the dastardly Baron and Baroness Bomburst. Join us for a marvelous, musical holiday event!

Where the Wild Things Are
SCT presents Where the Whild Things Are. Based on the book by Maurice Sendak. A Presentation House Production. Directed by Kim Selody. Originally adapted for the stage by TAG Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland
For ages 3+
Eve Alvord Theatre, January 7 – February 21, 2016

Sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things. This award-winning, internationally acclaimed production from Vancouver's Presentation House Theatre is an intimate "guided play" experience for ages 3 to 7. Adapted from the timeless classic, the audience helps to transform Max's bedroom into the various landscapes of his adventures. The audience then becomes the Wild Things as they are each given a mask and encouraged to "let the Wild Rumpus begin!" With the leadership of the performers, the audience also helps bring Max safely home. This highly interactive production has toured all over the world but beginning January 8, Seattle families will have the opportunity to be part of this special show.

Hana’s Suitcase
Writtenby Emil Sher. Based on the book Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine. Published by Second Story Press. Directed by Allen MacInnis. Produced by Young People’s Theatre, Toronto, Canada. Presented in part by Friends of Hana’s Suitcase, a community effort led by The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.
For ages 10+
Charlotte Martin Theatre, January 21 – February 7, 2016

It is March, 2000. A child’s suitcase arrives from Auschwitz at the tiny Holocaust Education Centre in Tokyo. A name is painted on the side, Hana Brady, 1931, and the word “Waisenkind” (orphan). Spurred on by the children at the Centre, the curator Fumiko Ishioka, embarks on a relentless search from Tokyo to Prague to Toronto to uncover the story of Hana and her fate. In this inventive, multi-media staging of a true story, we see the Centre’s students discover a tale of family love and tragedy; and through their learning about this shameful chapter in history, find a key to tolerance and hope for the future.

Brooklyn Bridge
Written by Melissa James Gibson
For ages 9+
Charlotte Martin Theatre, February 25 – March 20, 2016

This inventive and humorous drama celebrates the making of things  research papers, bridges, community. When fifth-grade latch-key child Sasha can’t find a pen to write the due-tomorrow report on the Brooklyn Bridge she is struggling to complete, she works up the courage to break her mother’s rules and venture out of their apartment for help. There, in view of the magnificent bridge, she discovers a diverse collection of neighbors, each special in their own way but alike in their deep good-heartedness. Sasha learns that there are facts, and then there is what’s important  and what’s important is what matters.

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in The Hat
Based on the book by Dr. Seuss. Play originally produced by The National Theatre of Great Britain.
For ages 3+
Charlotte Martin Theatre, April 14 – May 22, 2016

“It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” Back by popular demand, our favorite Dr. Seuss character introduces his eclectic entertainment with mischievous humor and madcap style. The Cat in The Hat busts the boredom of a rainy afternoon with all sorts of zaniness – including the iconic and acrobatic Thing One and Thing Two. Rhyming his way through the house while balancing cups and tools, Cat brings a cozy home to chaos where Sally, her brother and their outspokenly cautious pet Fish, are simultaneously amused, astounded and concerned, with good reason.