THEATER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES: SEASON 13
Please call the box office for tickets and additional information 425.881.6777
 

The Theater for Young Audiences Series is appropriate for grade school aged children. Families with younger children are encouraged to attend our all-ages shows on Sundays.
Schedule:
Fri at 7pm, Sat & Sun at 1pm & 4pm
Single Tickets:
$10.00 (all ages)
Sunday Discount: $5.00 ages 1 to 3 and FREE for children under 1


 

 
September 9-25, 2011
Based on the book by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
Written by James E. Grote, Music by George Howe 

The animals at Farmer Brown’s farm work long & hard hours but when their meager requests for electric blankets to keep warm in their drafty, old barn are ignored they decide to take action! Join the Cows, Hen & Duck as they engage in a peaceful protest and prove that the pen, or in this case the typewriter, is mightier than the sword.

MEET THE CAST

 

Rebecca M. Foster (Cow 1) is pleased to be making her SecondStory debut with Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type.  Becky first discovered her love of theater at age 12 when she was invited to attend a production of Oliver! at the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre.  She now has an MFA in Theatre from the University of Oregon and has taught acting, voice, directing and costume design/construction at the University level.  Musical roles include Dot/Marie (Sunday in the Park with George), Agnes (I Do! I Do!), Melissa (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!), Housewife (Working), Mrs. Paroo (The Music Man) and Fosca (Stephen Sondheim’s Passion).  She has also toured elementary schools in the Tacoma/Pierce County Humane Society’s production of The Day I Walked on Four Legs.  Becky has directed several musicals, including Godspell, West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Guys and Dolls and Peter Pan, and Theatre for Youth productions of Schoolhouse Rock Live!, The Nine Dragons, The Secret Garden, Anne of Green Gables and The Chest of Dreams.  She is a voiceover artist (www.RebeccaFosterVoiceTalent.com) and sings with the Dickens Carolers.

 

Megan Becker (Cow 2) Ever since Megan Becker was a little heifer, she's loved to sing and dance. When she was ready to leave the farm she moved to New York to get her masters in Acting at the New School for Drama/Actor's studio. Once she was out to pasture she performed with many great theaters and dance companies like Coeur d' Alene Summer Theater, Theater Simple, UPAC, Stone Soup, Ballet Bellevue, and Katy Hagelin Dance Project to name a few. She is very excited to be working with SecondStory and knows that you will all enjoy our barnyard entertainment.

 

Daniel Goodman (Duck) Daniel Goodman is quackin' excited to be back at SSR!  He was last seen here playing Leaf Coneybear in Spelling Bee. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, he's received degrees in sociology and German from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Since arriving in Seattle last year, he's performed with Balagan, Showtunes!, and Seattle Musical Theatre.  Two favorite performances: Grancer the Dancer in 13 Alabama Ghosts, performed last summer in his hometown and Das Gespents (The Ghost) in Das Gespents von Canterville (The Ghost of Canverville), performed while studying abroad in Bonn, Germany.

 

Lisa Wright-Thiroux (Hen) Lisa apparently enjoys having an on-stage love/hate relationship with her bovine brethren.  In her last production (Into the Woods; Jack's Mother), she spent most of the show trying to get rid of the cow.  Now, she's living, arguing, and protesting with the cows!  This is Lisa's first Children's Theater production with SecondStory Repertory; however, Mainstage audiences may remember her from previous seasons' H.M.S. Pinafore (Cousin Hebe) and Urinetown (ensemble). Other favorite roles include Sarraghina in Nine (TMP), Eulalie Shinn in The Music Man (Northwest Savoyards), and Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music (Kitsap Forest Theater).  Lisa is thrilled to be a part of this fun and fantastic production.  Power to the chicken!! 

 

Jeren Young (Farmer Brown) Jeren is thrilled to be returning to the SecondStory Repertory stage as Farmer Brown in this production of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type! He was last seen at SSR in Sleeping Beauty. Congratulations to the cast and crew of CCM on an incredibly fun show, and a super special thanks to the world's best stage manager, Katerina!

 

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

 

Kate Swenson (Director) Kate Swenson is an actor, director, designer, writer, and educator working with youth of all ages throughout the Seattle area. She it delighted to be back at SecondStory after directing A Year With Frog and Toad last spring.  Upcoming projects include directing A Wrinkle In Time for Youth Theatre NW.  When not lurking about a theater, Kate loves experimenting in the kitchen, reading and writing fiction, and traveling to visit friends and family across the country.

 

Paul Linnes (Music Director) is thrilled to be joining the SecondStory family with this production! Other musical director engagements have included ArtsWest, the Driftwood Players Summer Teen musical, and Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theatre, where he has also been the orchestral programmer for 5 years. Paul was also the only Resident Music Director for Seattle Musical Theatre in its history (a position created specifically for him). Paul currently maintains a private voice studio and teaches voice as part of Roosevelt High School’s drama program. While performing on stage is not something he has an opportunity to do much anymore, he loves the “intersection of disciplines” that music direction provides. Thanks to Mark and Jen for your welcome and support!

 

Katerina Gawlak (Stage Manager) Katerina has recently celebrated her first year living in Seattle, and has had a wonderful time working as a stage manager in the Seattle area. She thinks it is tremendous that she is working at SecondStory again after completing the summer camp production of Dear Edwina, Jr. in July. A million thanks to Mark and Jen for this opportunity and to my pioneering friends Sam and Tim for their seriously unending support. 

 

Brent Stainer (Lighting Designer) Brent is a busy lighting designer that has been at his craft for 20 plus years.  He has lit over 50 stages in the Puget Sound area and is working on more.  He is currently the house designer for Fishnet Theatre’s touring crew and the PUD Auditorium in Everett.  Some of his favorite shows have been Anything Goes with Northwest Savoyards, The Guys produced by Stages-Theatre with a Conscious, Never the Sinner by Driftwood Players, and Dark Times with Fishnet Theatre.  Brent has considered doing lighting designs full-time, however, he loves his career too much– a Fire Captain for Everett Fire Department.  He also enjoys working with his 13 year old twins, Julia and Joel.  Joel is also a budding lighting designer, and Julia enjoys the other side of the spotlight.  None of this would have been possible without the constant support and love of his wife, Cheryl.



 
   

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