THEATER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES: SEASON 15
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:
Sat at 1pm & 3pm and Sunday at 1pm and 3pm
OPENING NIGHT: The first Friday of every run is our 7PM OPENING NIGHT GALA
Single Tickets:
$10.00 (all ages) ON SALE
Sunday Discount: $5.00 ages 1 to 3 and FREE for children under 1
Please call the box office for tickets and additional information 425.881.6777
 

March 21 – April 6, 2014
Charlotte’s Web
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Based on the book by E.B. White
Directed by Stephanie McBain
Original music by Kevin Miller
Charlotte’s Web was named "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," by The Children’s Literature Association. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman -- she will create a "miracle." Spinning the words "Some Pig" in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution that not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but also ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring madcap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.


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ERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Friday March 21, 2014 at 7pm
Saturday March 22, 2014 at 1pm
Saturday March 22, 2014 at 3pm
Saturday March 29, 2014 at 1pm - SOLD OUT
Saturday March 29, 2014 at 3pm - SOLD OUT
Sunday March 30, 2014 at 1pm - SOLD OUT
Sunday March 30, 2014 at 3pm - SOLD OUT
Saturday April 5, 2014 at 1pm
Saturday April 5, 2014 at 3pm
Sunday April 6, 2014 at 1pm - SOLD OUT
Sunday April 6, 2014 at 3pm - SOLD OUT

PLEASE NOTE: There are no performances on Sunday March 23rd, 2014.

MEET THE CAST

Alyssa Kay (Fern) is a native of Seattle and has worked with numerous local companies over the years, though she is delighted to be making this her first show with SecondStory Rep. Favorite past productions include Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol (Taproot Theatre Company), Disco Pigs (Sound Theatre Company), The Tempest, Henry VIII, and A Midsummer Night's Dream (GreenStage), and My Antonia (Book-It Repertory). Her recent film work includes the feature film "Shadowed" and the upcoming films "Dark Dungeons", "Mondo Beacho", and the webseries "Dead Drift". Alyssa earned her BA in Drama from the University of Washington, and also trained in physical theater at the Accademia dell'Arte in Italy. When she's not performing, Alyssa works as an educator at the Museum of History & Industry. Love to her Fox!

Madison Rengli (Charlotte) This is Madison's second show at SecondStory and she is extremely excited to be following in the footsteps of her role model Debbie Reynolds who also played Charlotte in the 1973 movie. She was last seen here as the Mom in Knuffle Bunny. Madison graduated from Central Washington University with a B.A. in Youth Drama.  Her favorite roles include DMV lady in Christopher Durang’s DMV Tyrant, Gertie in Oklahoma, and Lucky the Seagull in Central Theatre Ensemble’s touring production of Mama Tomcats Flying School. When not on stage she spends her time teaching children, running races and enjoying local coffee shops. She awaits new and challenging experiences and dreams of one day opening her own theater company with her husband.

Amberlee Williams (Wilbur) has been living in Seattle as a teaching artist and actor for the past two years and is happy to make her SecondStory debut. She received her B.A. from Oklahoma State University and currently teaches through Studio East and Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE program. Recent roles include Dawn/Mark in All in the Timing (STAGEright), Corie inBarefoot in the Park (Local Jewell Productions), and Hester in Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant (Book-It Repertory). Next up is Don Juan in Chicago with Arouet. As the smallest of five siblings, she would like to thank her parents for understanding that she couldn't help being born small. Love to Michael.

Sara Trowbridge (Narrator) is delighted to return to SSR and frolic with the others on the Zuckerman farm.  Charlotte’s Web is one of her favorite books from childhood, and she hopes that you enjoy this rendition as much as she enjoys performing it for you. Sara has her BA in theater from Central Washington University.  Recent roles include God in Wild Party, Rosalind in Moon Over Buffalo, and Jane Banbury in Fallen Angels.  Favorite past roles include Annie in Misery, and Bess in Abundance.  Snort and a honk and a piggle wiggle to the crew.

MEET THE PRODUCTION TEAM

Stephanie McBain (Director) A 17 year veteran of theater in the Seattle area and an educator of young children for even longer, Stephanie is returning to SecondStory Repertory to direct Charlotte’s Web, her 25th with our theater. From the first time she read Charlotte’s Web as a child she was profoundly moved by the relationships in the book, which the author, E.B. White, called “a story of friendship and salvation on a farm.” She is delighted that her love of children and her passion for theater have combined to allow her to share this beloved classic with our young audiences. For SSR, Stephanie has also directed Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and The Princess and the Pea. On our mainstage, you may remember her as Reba in The Last Night of Ballyhoo or Veta Louise in Harvey, among others. In our Theater for Young Audiences series some of her favorite roles have included Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Mama Bear in Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Modron (the dark witch) in Sleeping Beauty. “Thanks to all the talented individuals who worked together to bring this production to life. And love, as always, to Kevin and Kathryn Grace.”

Kevin Miller (Composer) is delighted to have the opportunity to work with such a hard-working and talented cast and production staff for this production of “Charlotte’s Web.” It has been lovely to renew previous theatrical relationships and also to begin some exciting new ones.  Last year for Theater for Young Audiences at SSR, Kevin wrote the book, music and lyrics for “Puss in Boots” (with Clay Zambo), musical directed “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” (also directed by Ms. McBain) and directed “Pinkalicious: the Musical.”  In previous seasons at SSR, Kevin directed “Beauty and the Beast” (also writing music and lyrics with Mr. Zambo) and “Sleeping Beauty,” and musical directed “The Princess and the Pea,” "Hansel and Gretel,” “Goldilocks and the 3 Bears,” “She Loves Me,” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”  Kevin is a member of the Dramatists Guild.  Love as always to Stephanie and Kathryn.

Laurie Roberts (Costume Designer) is very happy to be back designing for the SSR stage. Her work was last seen in Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Mystery of Irma Vep this season. She has designed over 20 shows for SSR and very much enjoyed being a part of bringing these beloved characters to life.  Thanks to Mark and Jen for their continued support, Stephanie for another great collaboration and the rest of the cast and crew.  Lastly, she wishes to give special thanks to Miss Blomgren, her fourth grade teacher for introducing her to Wilbur and Charlotte, characters that to this day are very dear to her heart.
 


 



 
   

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