Leaving behind delightful messes, a Night Watchman is on the case to discover the origin of this playful destruction. All the while, a young girl dreams of bringing Corduroy home as a new cuddle companion. Don Freeman’s beloved picture book comes to vibrant life in this fun and highly physical adaptation, sure to delight all audiences.
Corduory run November 21 through December 29. Tickets available at www.sct.org/corduroy.
Chip Sherman is a Core Company member at ACT Theatre and is in the Acting Ensemble of The Seagull Project, they are also known around town as Isis of the Drag Duo LüChi. Recent roles include, Benvolio in Romeo + Juliet, Dorian Gray in The Picture of Dorian Gray, Bailey Jr. in I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Alexander the Great in Alex and Aris. You could of also seen them last year at SCT in And In This Corner; Cassius Clay as Rudy Clay. Thanks for supporting diverse theatre, the world needs it now more than ever!
Dedra last appeared on SCT stages as The Rose in The Little Prince, and is thrilled to be back. She is as an actor, teaching artist and facilitator. Dedra has had the opportunity to work with several theaters around town including Seattle Public Theater (Fire Season), Arts West (Violet, An Octoroon), Intiman (Wild Horses, Wedding Band), Seattle Shakespeare Company (Medea, Bring Down the House, Richard III) and Book-It Repertory Theater (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings) among others. She is grateful to have worked with such an amazing cast and crew to bring this magical story to life. Special thanks to Michael and August who give her lots of love, laughter and support.
Evangeline, age 9, is making her Seattle Children’s Theatre debut. Previous work includes: Young Rosalind, As You Like It (Seattle Rep, 2019); Youth Chorus, Carmen (Seattle Opera, 2019); Little Ti Moune, Once On This Island (Twelfth Night Productions, 2019); Amanda & Alice, Matilda (Village Theatre, 2018); Serena’s daughter, Porgy & Bess (Seattle Opera, 2018); Little Ti Moune, Once on This Island (Studio East, 2018); Jessa, A Civil War Christmas (Taproot Theatre, 2017). Eva studies with Village Theatre's KIDSTAGE, and she enjoys reading, sculpture, painting, aerial acrobatics, gymnastics, swimming, dance and singing with Bellevue Youth Choirs.
Olivia Frieson is excited to be making her Seattle Children’s Theater debut as Lisa in Corduroy! She is nine years old and has studied dance and performing arts at Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (TUPAC) for three years. You may have seen her in "Harriet Tubman: The Black Swan," which premiered in February 2019 and last year's production of "The Urban Nutcracker." She's also the youngest active member of the Seattle Kiki Ballroom community, with whom she enjoys slaying the runway and voguing the house down. Olivia wants to thank Klair Ethridge and her dance teachers at TUPAC for supporting and training her as a performer. She also thanks the cast and crew of Corduroy for lovingly taking her under their wing.
Rob is happy to be back at SCT where he appeared in his first professional performance(“Ransom of Redeye” 1980). Other productions for SCT include: Charlotte’s Web (Wilbur x2); Puss In Boots (Puss); Bunnicula (Harold); I Was a Rat (Bob); Fire Station 7 (Raiford). Rob co-created “Harold and the Purple Crayon” and “Adventures With Spot” for SCT. Recent credits include several seasons of “A Christmas Carol” (ACT), “The Government Inspector” (Seattle Shakes), “Camping With Henry and Tom” (Taproot), “Uncle Vanya” (The Seagull Project) “The Curious Incident…” (Village Theatre) and “The Pavilion” (StrawShop). His life is enhanced by three beautiful and talented women: his partner Melanie and their daughters, Madison and Lily. Rob is funny but, looks aren’t everything.
Julian is elated to return to Seattle Children’s Theatre this holiday season! He was previously seen in the youth ensemble of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. A longtime SCT student, Julian also performed in five SCT summer productions. Julian’s professional theatre credits include the 2016, 2017, and 2018 casts of A Christmas Carol at ACT Theatre (Young Scrooge, Peter and Charles Cratchit, and Master Fezziwig); Shakespeare in Love (John Webster), Seattle Shakespeare Company; The Big Meal (Boy), New Century Theatre Company; and The Brothers K (Young Peter), Book-It Repertory Theatre. Additional theatre highlights include Peter and the Starcatcher (Peter), Bainbridge Performing Arts, and Funny Girl (Eddie Ryan), Village Theatre KIDSTAGE. Julian would like to thank his school and his family for their support.
Kalia (14 years old) is so thrilled to be back at Seattle Children’s Theatre Mainstage. She recently played Abilene in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Kalia was also in their summer shows Lion King Jr. 2016 (Lioness) and Madagascar, 2017 (Marty). Kalia played Elizabeth Cratchit in ACT’s A Christmas Carol in 2017 with her brother, Keagan (Tiny Tim). She was Ngana (double with her sister Kiana and Keagan played Jerome) in South Pacific at Seattle Musical Theatre in 2016. Her favorite Village Theatre Kidstage show was when she played Oliver in 2017. She also played Amaryllis in Music Man, Ado Annie in Oklahoma and Scar in Lion King at NCA. Commercials: Amazon Fresh, Microsoft, Fruity Pebbles, Pacific Science Center and Best Tire. Kalia thanks Kathryn Van Meter and Courtney Sale for believing in her. Thankful to God, family and friends.
Mica is thrilled to return to Seattle Children's Theatre's Mainstage and be part of this delightful story that was read to her over and over. Previous regional productions include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Seattle Children's Theatre), Annie (Seattle Musical Theatre), and Music Man (Kirkland Performance Center). Selected youth productions include Big Fish, A... My Name is Alice, Barnum (Stagedoor Manor), Lion King Jr., James and the Giant Peach Jr., Wizard of Oz (Village Theatre KIDSTAGE). Film: Ultra Low, Sons Rising. Commercial: Papa Murphy's, Microsoft. Thanks to Kathryn, Michael, Claire, and the entire Corduroy team, and to Angela, Josh, Kate, Chris, and Jenny. Love to my family and especially my sister Nava, who you can see now in A Christmas Carol at ACT Theatre. Enjoy the show!
Zoe is thrilled to be returning to SCT! Mainstage: Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Abilene). SCT summer season: 101 Dalmatians (Roger), Seussical Jr. (Jojo) and Mario and The Comet (Pink Duck). Regional: Annie (Duffy/5th Avenue Theatre), Jane Eyre (Adele/Book-it Repertory Theatre), It's a Wonderful Life (Zuzu Bailey/Theater Anonymous), The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Gladys/Seattle Public Theater), Wait Until Dark (Gloria/Edmonds Driftwood Players), and The Brothers K (Freddy/Book-it Repertory Theatre). Music credits: vocalist for Echoes of the First Dreamer (Highwire Games), Seattle Girls Choir, Vocalpoint, and piano since age six. 13-year-old Zoe thanks her immediate family for bringing music into her life, and her theater family (directors/educators/cast/crew) for mentoring, supporting and inspiring her!
Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako is an actor, writer, director, teaching artist, & choreographer in the Seattle area. Claudine is a member of ACT Theatre’s Core Company, most recently playing Lucy in a new adaptation of Dracula. She also recently played Rosalind in Seattle Rep’s production of As You Like It. Nako received Gregory Awards for Outstanding Lead for her work in Little Bee (Book-It Rep) and My Heart is the Drum (Village Theatre). Claudine also works in film & television, starring most notably as Sherry O’Neil in the Netflix original series Everything Sucks! Nako is committed to supporting art that centers marginalized voices through dynamic storytelling. She looks forward to playing the title character in SCT’s upcoming production of Snow White.
Evan has performed on Seattle stages for over 20 years. He was seen in SCT’s production of The Boy at the Edge of Everything. Evan has also performed with ACT, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, and many others. Favorite roles include Matt Prior in The Financial Lives of the Poets with Book-It, and Jeff in Lobby Hero and Walker/Ned in Three Days of Rain, both at Seattle Public Theater.