A LITTLE PRINCESS and HANSEL & GRETEL Set for Studio East and StoryBook Theater's Fall 2014 Lineup

A LITTLE PRINCESS and HANSEL & GRETEL Set for Studio East and StoryBook Theater's Fall 2014 Lineup

Studio East and StoryBook Theater will bring two wonderful children's tales for the whole family to the stage this Fall. A Little Princess, recommended for children ages 6+, will be performed by a talented cast of Eastside youth actors ages 10-19. Kids as young as 3 years old will enjoy the humorous antics that StoryBook Theater's Hansel & Gretel get involved in. StoryBook Theater is performed by adult actors at a variety of Puget Sound-area theaters.

Based on the children's novel Sara Crewe by Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess is a new musical from composer Andrew Lippa (...Charlie Brown, The Addams Family). Sent away to attend a boarding school in London, Sara Crewe's imaginative powers come to the rescue - transforming a drab institution into a place of magic. When her father is reported dead and his fortune seized, Sara counters her Headmistress' best efforts to degrade her, maintaining the grace and virtue of a little princess. A Little Princess has a running time of approximately 2 hours. Adult tickets are $15, while students and seniors are $13. There are 12 performances, all at the Studio East Mainstage Theater located at 11730 118th Ave NE in Kirkland. Weekend only performances run Oct. 17 - Nov. 2, 2013. Friday & Saturday evenings are at 7:30pm and Saturday & Sunday matinees are at 2:30 pm.

In StoryBook Theater's Hansel & Gretel, this well-known brother and sister duo decide to explore the woods without their parents' permission, running into a sweetie of a Top Chef, hungry to create a new dish. This crazy kitchen witch tries to turn Hansel into her next meal, only to find that some things are best left uneaten. Tickets to Hansel & Gretel are $11 for all patrons over 1 year of age and can be purchased at www.storybooktheater.org.

Between Oct. 25 and Nov. 23, the professional, all-local, adult cast will present:

4 Shows in Renton:

Renton's Carco Theatre - 1717 Maple Valley Highway; Oct. 25 @ 11am & 1pm; Oct. 26 @ 1pm & 3pm

2 Shows in Everett:

Everett PUD Auditorium - 2320 California Street; Nov. 2 @ 11am & 1pm

12 Shows in Kirkland:

Kirkland Perf. Center - 350 Kirkland Ave; Nov. 8, 9, 15 & 16* @ 11am, 1pm & 3pm

*ASL interpreted for the deaf

1 Show in Shoreline:

Shoreline Conference Center - 18560 1st Ave. NE; Nov. 22 @ 11 am

3 Shows in Seattle:

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute - 104 17th Ave. S.; Nov. 23 @ 11am, 1 & 3pm

About Studio East and StoryBook Theater - Studio East Training for the Performing Arts was founded in 1992 to provide theater arts education for young people on the Eastside. It was founded on the belief that through the performing arts children can build confidence, and acquire leadership and teamwork skills while learning discipline, dedication and responsibility. Starting with one theater program for teens in 1992, Studio East has become one of the largest children's theater training programs in the Seattle area. Today, Studio East serves over 70,000 people annually with a comprehensive program of drama classes, theater arts camps, Mainstage productions and live performances for children from ages 3 through 19.

Studio East also produces StoryBook Theater, an adult professional touring troupe that introduces young children to live theater at venues throughout the Puget Sound area. Studio East creates opportunities for young people to discover and explore the performing arts.

Studio East recently received Kirkland's CACHET Award, presented by Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride and the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission. Studio East, one of two winners, received the award for its dedication to arts education in Kirkland's community. CACHET stands for Collaboration of Arts, Culture, Heritage, Education and Theatre.

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