Take some time this Saturday morning away from your screens and join our friend Paddington Bear on a charming musical journey to his first concert.
While you listen, gather the family and enjoy activities created by the SCT Education Staff specifically to accompany this unique experience. iInspired by a the program narrated by Stephen Fry, with music by Herbert Chappell, activities include Storytelling, Visual Art, and Movement exercises for the whole family to enjoy.
did you know? 5 fun facts you didn't know about paddington bear
1. You can find a statue of Paddington in Paddington Station in London. Really! Paddington stands in his namesake station to greet visitors and travelers as they pass through London.
2. Paddington's creator, author Michael Bond, had the idea for Paddington in 1956 as he was wandering through a London department store on Christmas Eve, searching for a present for his wife. He saw a lonely teddy bear on a shelf and thought he looked like he needed a friend, so he brought his home and the rest in history!
3. Paddington books have been translated into over 40 languages! His adventures are enjoyed in countries all over the world.
4. If you know Paddington, we're sure you did know that his favorite thing is marmalade. But... did you know that his favorite marmalade is spiced orange?
5. There are 14 different Paddington books by author Michael Bond. Not to mention movies, TV shows, and of course, concerts! After you're done listening to Paddington Bear's First Concert, join him on his many other adventures as he gets into trouble and warms the hearts of his family and friends.
Seattle Children’s Theatre is internationally recognized as a leading producer of professional theatre, educational programs and new works for young audiences, which have entertained, inspired and educated over 4 million children and their families. Since its inception, SCT has produced more than 260 plays, 115 of which are world premieres. Each season nearly 60,000 students and teachers experience the magic of live theatre through our Student Access Series. For this program, SCT subsidizes $1.3 million in significantly reduced and free tickets to make attending the theatre more accessible for schools in the region. SCT is sponsored by Microsoft, Shubert Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and ArtsFund.