Edward Scissorhands to Play Seattle in April
Having completed sold-out runs in London, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C., Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands will make its Northwest Premiere in Seattle this upcoming April.
"A treat for the whole family, Edward Scissorhands is a touching and witty gothic fairytale that tells the story of a boy created by an eccentric inventor who dies leaving him alone and unfinished. Left with only scissors for hands, Edward must find his place in a strange new suburban world where the well-meaning community struggles to see past his strange appearance to the innocence and gentleness within," state press notes.
Well known as a Tim Burton movie, Bourne adapted the modern day gothic fairy tale into a dance piece, much as he did with Swan Lake on Broadway. "I have been privileged to watch audiences take Edward into their hearts and roar their approval," says Bourne in the press notes. "What a delight it is to bring this fantastic story to audiences all over the world as a dance/theater piece."
The musical is based on the original motion picture of the same name, by arrangement with 20th Century Fox. Music is composed, arranged and adapted by Terry Davies, based on the original motion picture score by Danny Elfman. Original screenplay and co-adaptation is by Caroline Thompson. Set and costumes are designed by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Howard Harrison and sound by Paul Groothuis. New Adventures, Martin McCallum and Marc Platt are producers. Tim Burton wrote the original story and directed the motion picture.
The cast of thirty-one dancers includes Sam Archer and Richard Winsor, who alternate in the role of Edward Scissorhands, Kerry Biggin and Hannah Vassallo, alternating as Edward's love interest Kim Boggs, Scott Ambler, Madelaine Brennan, Ross Carpenter, Gareth Charlton, Andrew Corbett, Gavin Eden, Adam Galbraith, Sophia Dominique Hurdley, Steve Kirkham, Dena Lague, Rachel Lancaster, James Leece, Matthew Malthouse, Drew McOnie, Michela Meazza, Ebony Molina, Rachel Morrow, Etta Murfitt, Luke Murphy, Gemma Payne, Jake Samuels, Mikah Smillie, Mami Tomotani, Shaun Walters, Shelby Williams, Philip Willingham and Chloe Wilkinson.
Performances will run April 25 May 13 at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, with Opening/Press Night April 26 at 8PM and a Spotlight Night, in which Bourne will discuss the show with Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and West Side Story original cast member Martin Charnin, April 13 from 7-8:30PM. This event is free and open to the public.
Tickets run from $20 to $73, and are available by calling (206) 625-1900 or (888)-5TH-4TIX. Tickets are also available at www.5thAvenue.org or in person and free of service charge at the 5th Avenue Theatre Box Office, at 1308 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
For more information, visit: www.edwardscissorhandstour.com