(Seattle, WA) - Seattle Children's Theatre (SCT) announces its 2005-2006 season of plays, which run September through June. The season opener, Seussical, a musical based on the beloved works of Dr. Seuss, is a highlight of the upcoming season. SCT will also stage three world-premiere productions - a new version of Sergei Prokofiev's classic Peter and the Wolf by Allison Gregory; The Devil and Daniel Webster, a short story authored by Stephen Vincent Benet and adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan; and Steven Dietz's Honus and Me, from Dan Gutman's book featuring baseball legend Honus Wagner.
For its holiday production, Seattle Children's Theatre will produce Charles Way's Sleeping Beauty, but will set it to new music by Chad Henry. Also included in the season line-up is Y York's Nothing is the Same, a poignant play based on interviews with people who were children living in Hawaii during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and Joan Cushing's adaptation of the popular Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business written by Barbara Park.
"We believe this is truly a season for all ages - exciting shows for the youngest, a chilling tall tale for the oldest, and enchanting, musical fun in-between," said SCT Artistic Director Linda Hartzell. "Each year we strive to bridge the span of artistic, thematic and age-appropriate productions for families. Children deserve the kind of high-quality, sophisticated yet fun and entertaining theatre we would demand for ourselves."
Various subscription packages are available through SCT's ticket office at (206) 441-4488 or online at www.sct.org; single tickets will go on sale to the public September 6. Here is the complete 2005-2006 season line-up:
SUBSCRIPTION AND SINGLE TICKET INFORMATION
SCT has over 16,500 subscribers each year who enjoy benefits such as special rates on tickets, guaranteed seats, free ticket exchanges, the first chance to purchase additional tickets, and discounted merchandise and Drama School classes. SCT offers various subscription packages, including a six-admission "Flex Pass" to allow families the flexibility to choose the shows, dates and times of their choice, while still getting the benefits of a subscription. For more information, call (206) 441-4488 or visit www.sct.org.
For subscription information, visit SCT's website at www.sct.org. Single tickets range in price from $15 to $30 and will go on sale to the public September 6. Call (206) 441-3322 for more information.
Seattle Children's Theatre, celebrating its 31st season, performs September through June in the Charlotte Martin and Eve Alvord Theatres at Seattle Center. Since its inception, SCT has gained acclaim as a leading producer of theatre, educational programs and new scripts for young people, and was recently listed in the top five children's theatres in the nation by Time magazine. SCT has presented 174 plays, 89 of which have been world premieres, and touched the lives of over 4 million children.
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