(Seattle, Wash.) Seattle Children’s Theatre is thrilled to bring Corduroy to the stage this holiday season. An extension of the beloved children’s book by Don Freeman, Corduroy comes to life in a fun, vibrant, and highly physical adaptation. Originated at Children’s Theatre Company, the production comes to STC under the direction of Kathryn Van Meter and runs in the Charlotte Martin Theater from November 21 through December 29, 2019.
Originally published in in 1968, Corduroy has been cherished by families for decades and voted one of the “Top 100 Children’s Books” of all time by the School Library Journal. Written and illustrated by Don Freeman, the book tells a heartwarming tale of a teddy bear named Corduroy searching for his missing button in a department store after dark. The story resonates with children and parents alike when the bear’s mischievous quest leads him to Lisa, a young girl looking to care for a stuffed companion. “Who doesn’t remember a special childhood toy that we thought of as a real friend? And one that came to life, if only in our imaginations?” says playwright Barry Korhauser.
While the stage adaptation holds closely to the themes of friendship, love, and acceptance presented in the source material, it is also filled to the brim with mischief and laughs as we follow Corduroy on his comedic adventure. “The uproarious comedy and heartwarming nostalgia in Corduroy creates a perfect place for families to gather during the holidays”, says director Kathryn Van Meter, “laughter lights up the theatre during the darkest months of the year”.
SCT invites audiences young and old to join Corduroy this holiday season as his mission to find his missing button leads him to the friendship of a lifetime.
Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online or by calling the Ticket Office at 206.441.3322. Corduroy will play in the Charlotte Martin Theater from November 21 through December 29, 2019 is recommended for patrons aged three and older.
Where: Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas Street
Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online or by calling the Ticket Office at 206.441.3322.
Dates & Times: November 11 – December 29, 2019. Saturdays & Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. and select holiday performances. The show runs approximately 90 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.
VIEW THE CALENDAR
Opening Night, November 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Join us one hour before show time in the theatre’s lobby for opening night celebrations including drinks, appetizers, games, a photo booth, and a special reading of Corduroy.
Sensory Friendly Performance, December 1, 2019, 11:00 a.m.
SCT’s Sensory Friendly showing is a relaxed performance which incorporates special modifications to accommodate children and families with sensory needs. Learn more about Sensory Friendly Performances here.
ASL/AD Performance, December 14, 2019, 1:00 p.m.
SCT’s Audio Description (AD) and American Sign Language (ASL) performances use narration services and professional interpreters to help us work towards the goal of helping visually and audibly impaired audience members share in the experience of live theatre more fully. Learn more about ASL/AD here.
CAST AND CREW
The cast includes Rob Burgess (Night Watchman); Chip Sherman (Corduroy); Dedra D. Woods (Mother); Evangeline OpongParry (Lisa); Olivia Frieson (Lisa); Julian Mudge-Burns (Clown); Zoe Papadakis (Clown); Mica Ruthfield (Clown); Kalia Estes (Clown); Evan Whitfield (US-Night Watchman); Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako (US-Mother, Corduroy)
The creative team includes Kathryn Van Meter (Director); Michael Paul (Stage Manager); Alex Wommack (Production Assistant); Claire Stark (Youth Cast Supervisor); L.S. Morse (Lighting Designer); Tim Symons (Composer); Chris R. Walker (Sound Designer); Keller O’Malley (Asst. Director)
SEATTLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE PRE-BLACK FRIDAY SALE
Give the gift of theatre this holiday season with SCT’s pre-Black Friday deal! Use code TURKEY25* at checkout to purchase premium seats for only $25 to any performance between Saturday, November 23 – Sunday, December 1. The discount is also valid for any Wednesday 3:30 p.m. performance the month of December. Join us and celebrate the holidays with SCT!
*Promotion valid starting November 12, 2019 through November 26, 2019 on premium seats only. Not to be combined with other offers, exclusions may apply.
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