Season Announcements: ArtsWest and Seattle Children’s Theatre

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+

Check out SCT’s official page here!

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.)

See more information on ArtsWest’s page.

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