Both SCT and ArtsWest are bringing quite a few Seattle premieres to their 2010-2011 season!
- The Green Sheep (Aug – Sep) – Based on Mem Fox and Judy Horacek’s book Where is the Green Sheep? for ages 1-4
- The Borrowers (Sep – Oct) – by Mary Norton, adapted by Charles Way. Ages 8+
- Morgan’s Journey (Oct – Nov) – one-man show featuring Robert Morgan, founding Artistic Director of Children’s Peace Theatre. Ages 3-8
- Lyle the Crocodile (Nov – Jan) – by Kevin Kling, based on The House on East 88th by Bernard Waber. Musical! Ages 5+
- Go, Dog, Go! (Jan – March 2011) – This is my pick of the season. From the book of the same name by P.D. Eastman, adapted by Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory. I can’t wait! Ages 4+
- HELP (Feb – March 2011) – Presented by Theatergroep Max. An intruiging story of The Beatles before they were The Beatles. Ages 11+
- The Man Who Planted Trees (Apr – May 2011) – Based on the book by Jean Giono. Puppets! Ages 7+
- Jackie and Me ( Apr – June 2011) – by Steven Dietz, adapted from the book by Dan Gutman. The story of Jackie Robinson’s dedication and determination in a time of segregation. Ages 8+
ArtsWest’s season is almost all Seattle premieres. Well done!
- Reasons to be Pretty (Sep-Oct) by Neil LaBute, directed by Katjana Vadeboncoeur. Katjana directs an all-star lineup in this Seattle premiere.
- Evil Dead: The Musical (Oct – Nov) by George Reinblatt, directed by Christopher Zinovitch. Zombies, tons of blood, and songs about zombies and blood. Really can’t go wrong here.
- A Tuna Christmas (December) by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard; directed by Mary Beth Dagg.
- Emilie (Jan – Feb 2011) by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Susanna Wilson. Couldn’t find much info on this play as it’s pretty new, but here’s the description on Lauren’s website: “a sweeping science romantic epic wherein Emilie must defend her life by tallying her achievements in Love and Philosophy—and searching for a formula that will convince the world of her worth.”
- Distracted (March – Apr 2011) by Lisa Loomer, directed by Christopher Zinovitch. A comedy about contemporary parenting woes.
- Shipwrecked! (Apr – May 2011) by Donald Marguiles, directed by Christopher Zinovitch. The amazing adventures of Louis De Rougemont (as told by himself.)