The fall season of children’s theater is here!

It’s time to get the great children’s theater on the calendar! Puppet shows, musicals, live action, and more, are all coming to the Eastside this fall. Here is a round-up of what is coming to a theater near you:


SecondStory Repertory Children’s Theater  (2010 Best of the Eastside Winner!)
Redmond Town Center, 16587 NE 74th ST, Redmond, WA 98052
Ticket Prices:
$10 ages 4 and up
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
September 9-25, 2011
Fri at 7pm, Sat & Sun at 1pm & 4pm
“The animals at Farmer Brown’s farm work long & hard hours but when their meager requests for electric blankets to keep warm in their drafty, old barn are ignored they decide to take action! Join the Cows, Hen & Duck as they engage in a peaceful protest and prove that the pen, or in this case the typewriter, is mightier than the sword.”

The Princess & the Pea

November 11-27, 2011
Fri at 7pm, Sat & Sun at 1pm & 4pm
“The Princess & the Pea tells the story of Hannah, a storm-tossed girl who shows up on the castle-step of Prince John & The Queen. After a whirlwind romance Prince John & Hannah wish to marry, but not unless Hannah passes the Queen’s nobility test. Hannah’s “studying” pays-off, and they all live happily ever after.”

StoryBook Theater (2011 Best of the Eastside Winner!)
Renton Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA 98057
Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
Ticket Prices
: $9
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
October 29 & 30, 11am and 1pm; Renton Carco Theatre
November 12, 13, 19, & 20, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm; Kirkland Performance Center
“Shepherd-boy Sam is tired of watching sheep all day, and wants some excitement in his life. One day, he decides to shake things up by yelling “Help-a wolf!” just for fun. The villagers come running, but discover that Sam has pulled the wool over their eyes. Is telling the truth all it’s cracked up to be? And what will happen when a wolf really does appear?”

Thistle Puppet Theatre
Bellevue Youth Theater, 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008
Ticket Prices:
$8 child/seniors, $9 adults
Jack and the Beanstalk
October 1 &2 at 2:00pm & 4:00pm 

“Based on an old English version of the story, Jack trades his family’s cow for five colored beans. An amazing adventure ensues when Jack climbs to the top of the beanstalk and becomes a slave to the cyclops wife of the fee-fi-fo-fum giant. A golden hen, a magic singing harp, a green fairy and a fool add to the musical merriment. Best for Pre-K to grade 4″

Merry Chris Mouse

December 17 & 18 at 2:00pm & 4:00pm
“A brown mouse family, without a piece of cheese to its name, finds a new home in the wall of a child’s playroom. While exploring, Christine and Christopher discover a tiny white mouse in a cage…plans for a rescue ensue! This is an original heartwarming story of sharing at holiday time. Original songs by Sue Ennis including “Carving the Christmas Cheese”.”

Studio-East Mainstage
Studio East Mainstage Theater, 11730 118th Ave NE Suite 100 Kirkland, WA 98034
Ticket Prices:
Adults $14 • Youth (under 21) and Seniors (65+) $11


October 15-30, 2011
Fridays at 7:30pm; Saturdays at 2:30 and 7:30pm; Sundays at 2:30pm
“Nothing works on the stage like a well-crafted tale, and OLIVER! is just such a show. Based on the Dickens novel, the story is full of pathos and drama, as well as delightful musical numbers. “Food, Glorious Food,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Where is Love?”, “Consider Yourself,” “As Long As He Needs Me,” “Who Will Buy” and “Reviewing the Situation” are musical theatre classics. Dickens’ characters are brought to life-perhaps larger than life-with all their facets glowing in this production. Best for ages 8+” 

‘Twas the Night
November 26-December 18, 2011
Fridays at 7:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 2:00pm, and 5:00pm
“From the talented team who create the musicals for StoryBook Theater, this hilarious spin on the familiar holiday poem is guaranteed to have the whole family laughing. Now in its 11th year, this Studio tradition appeals to cast and audiences alike as there’s always a new song or scene to look forward to. Due to the number of performances, this show is double cast. Best for ages 4+”

Bellevue Youth Theatre
Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008
Meydenbauer Theatre, 11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue
Ticket prices:
Advance tickets are $10. Ticket prices increase to $12 effective the week of the first show

Friday, October 28 and November 4 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 29 and November 5 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 30 and November 6 at 2 p.m.
“You know the story; now watch as BYT takes an irreverent look at the timeless tale. Great Halloween fun for the entire family; recommended for ages 8 and up. At Bellevue Youth Theatre”
The Frog Prince
Friday, November 11 and 18 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 12 and 19 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 19 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 13 and 20 at 2 p.m.
“This is a charming story about an unlikely romance between an enchanted frog and a princess. Hilarity ensues as the frog races against a curse to win the heart of a reluctant princess. This show is appropriate for all ages. At Bellevue Youth Theatre”
A Christmas Carol
Friday, November 25 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 27 at 2 p.m.
“Come and see this traditional retelling of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, performed BYT-style. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge as he is unwillingly taken through his past, present and potential future. This ultimately uplifting tale with music and dance will leave you ready for the holiday season. At the Meydenbauer Theatre”
How the Penguins Save Santa Claus
Friday, December 2 and 9 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 3 and 10 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 10 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 4 and 11 at 2 p.m.
“Share the magic and laughter of the holiday season as a group of misfit penguins race against the clock to save Santa. The whole family will enjoy this offbeat tale of Santa who needs some big help from some little friends. At Bellevue Youth Theatre.”

Youth Theatre
8805 S.E. 40th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Ticket Prices:
$15 for Adults, $13 for Youth and Seniors
Disney’s Sleeping Beauty
November 4-20
Free to Be You and Me
December 2-18


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