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.
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



March 9-25, 2012
The Dancing Princess
Written by Patricia Haines-Ainsworth, Music by Terence Alaric
Anatoly Padìn is one of the most successful dragon slayers in the land, but there haven’t been many dragons around lately so business is slow. While resting in the woods near a small kingdom, he hears that the Queen has issued a decree.  If anyone can figure out how and why the princess’ shoes keep wearing out, she will give them half her kingdom and her daughter’s hand in marriage.  Having nothing to lose, Anatoly decides to take up the challenge. Will Anatoly discover Princess Yulia’s secret or will he end up losing his freedom and be forced to serve as a jester in the court?


Emily Fairbrook Shuel (Princess Yulia) is delighted to be making a royal SecondStory Repertory debut.  Emily has recently been seen in “Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant” at Book-It Repertory Theatre, “Helpdesk” at Breeders Theatre, "Jack and the Beanstalk" at StoryBook Theater, "A Christmas Carol" at ACT, "Charley's Aunt" at Taproot and onstage at the University of Washington where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in drama and journalism.  Emily especially enjoys performing for children and is grateful to her parents for introducing her to theater at a young age.  Visit Emily’s website at to see photos, blog entries and videos of her latest projects.  

Andrew Galteland (Anatoly Padin) This is Andrew Galteland's first production with SecondStory Repertory. He has an Associate's Degree in theatre and has been in many local productions around the Pacific Northwest.  He has recently played the part of Peter in Breeder's Theater's original production of "Help Desk". He has also had the opportunity to play Rooster in Driftwood's "Annie" and Valentine in Trenton Civic's "Two Gentlemen of Verona". He also teaches acting at Applause Studio in Mill Creek and is an active member of Last Leaf Productions, where he tours dinner theater and children shows.

Joy Yaholkovsky (Olya/Queen Valentina) is delighted to be part of another of SecondStory's great shows. Some favorite past productions have been "Chicago" (SecondStory), 'The Magic Flute' (Seattle Opera), 'Nancy, Frank & Joe' (Macha Monkey), Ado Annie in 'Oklahoma!' (Kings Players), Meg in 'Little Women' & Annie Sullivan in the 'Miracle Worker' (The Attic Theatre).

James Lynch (Gregor) SecondStory Repertory is James Lynch's favorite place in the world and "The Dancing Princess" is his third show here.  James also has a lot of fun assisting with various drama classes and break camps with SSR's education program.    James is a full time Running Start student at Shoreline Community College, and he plans on transferring to a four year school to major in Theatre Arts.


Samantha Holsworth (Director) Samantha grew up in the Theater, and has been performing since she was 8. She graduated from Florida State University's School of Theater in 2009 with her BA In Theater. She is also a 2008 graduate of Theater Academy London, where she studied dialects, playwriting, and Shakespeare. From 2009 - 2010 she was the Education Director of Pensacola Little Theater in her hometown of Pensacola, FL. After spending the year teaching 8 classes a week for all ages, developing new programs, and directing/managing the grant-funded Beyond Boundaries outreach program, as well as working with the Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Co. and the Lab Rats Junior Improv Troupe,  she decided it would be fantastic to pack it all up and move to the West Coast just to see what the fuss was all about. Since arriving in Seattle in August 2010, she has worked at Village Theater KIDSTAGE, Broadway Bound Children's Theater, Seattle Musical Theater, and is happy to have found an artistic family here at SecondStory Rep. She has a special love for Shakespeare, Beckett, and improv comedy. She directed SecondStory's Youth Workshop production of Dear Edwina, Jr in the summer of 2011, and will be directing The Dancing Princess in spring 2012. Favorite past productions as a director or designer include Never The Sinner, Alexander and the The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day; The Musical!, Comedy of Errors, andThe Lion In Winter. Favorite onstage appearances include Chicago, Nunsense, The Goat: Or, Who Is Sylvia, Alice In Wonderland, and Victor/Victoria.

Heather MacLaughlin Garbes (Music Director) is very happy to return to the Seattle area after a three year jaunt to Chicago and Houston. She is active as a conductor, musical theater director, accompanist, vocalist and instrumentalist.  Past highlights include Hairspray, Bean: The Musical Fruit, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Who’s TommyPippin, Thoroughly Modern Millie, OliverOnce on this Island, Once Upon A Mattress, Godspell, Starmites, The Wiz, Nunsense, Jacques Brel...Paris  and A Funny Thing...Forum. Upcoming projects include: Seussical the Musical and performances by the Mägi Ensemble. Heather completed her Doctorate in Music Arts Degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington and has worked at Lake Forest College (Chicago) and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music (Houston). 

Jocelyne Fowler (Costume Designer) is a graduate of the University of Washington with a concentration in Costume Design and Construction.  She has designed for Book-It Repertory Theatre, Youth Theatre Northwest, Theatre 912, SecondStory Repertory, ReAct Theatre, Ghostlight Theatricals, and Seattle Pacific University.  Upcoming work can be seen in Live Girls! production of Emerald City, Ghostlight Theatricals production of Freak Storm and Vashon Opera’s Eugene Onegin .



SecondStory Repertory’s mission is to entertain, educate, and enlighten the diverse communities of artists and audiences on Seattle’s Eastside.


7325 166th AVE NE Suite F250, Redmond, WA 98052

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