SecondStory Rep Announces Season 21's Theater For Young Audiences Series
These one hour, family friendly, plays and musicals are perfect for school aged children. It is with great pleasure that we announce SecondStory Rep's Season 21 TYA Series!
Elephant & Piggie's "We are in a Play!"
September 21-October 13, 2019
Book and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems
Directed by Harry Turpin
Music Direction by Kim Douglass
An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, "bestus" (a word Gerald and Piggie made up that means "very best") friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She's even happier and more excited than usual. That's because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible.
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook
November 2-23, 2019
by Allison Gregory
Based on the book series by Barbara Park
Directed by Tristan Carruthers
Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There's a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is both Grace and Lucille want him to be their boyfriend. Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen! It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook . . . or is she?
Christmas Carol Junior
December 8-22, 2019
Based on the Novel by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Mark Chenovick
Original music and arrangements by Terence Alaric Levitt
Join us for story time at the North Pole as Mrs. Claus and her kittens bring the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge to life in this original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Meet all of your favorite characters as we journey through time discovering the true meaning of Christmas. Afraid of ghosts? No problem. The ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future are all portrayed by the zaniest elves in Santa's workshop - and who could possibly be afraid of a silly little elf? Kick off the holiday season right with the SSR family and celebrate this timeless seasonal classic right here in Redmond.
January 18-February 9, 2020
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
From the story by C.S. Lewis
Dramatized by le Clanche du Rand
Directed by Carissa Meisner-Smit
In this inventive and highly theatrical version of the famous C.S. Lewis tale, Peter and Lucy take the audience on an exciting journey through the wardrobe and back to Narnia where the White Witch has cast a spell to make it always winter and never Christmas. There they meet Mr. Tumnus the faun, and, with the help of other Narnia creatures, they go in search of Aslan the Lion who will guide them in a great battle to defeat the White Witch and return summer to Narnia.
The Fluffy Tale of Adventure
February 29-March 15, 2020
Book by Kate Swenson
Music & Lyrics by John Allman
Based on the Original Story by Mark & Jen Chenovick
Directed by Kate Swenson
Music Direction by John Allman
A curious kid, a sheep, and a half-squirrel-half-wolf creature called The Squolf find confidence in their new friendship, and use their unusual talents to save the village of Peanut Woolhaven from destruction.
The Runaway Bunny
April 6-27, 2019
Book by Paul Lewis & Gabriel Carbajal, and Mary Guaraldi
Music and Lyrics by Paul Lewis
Musical Arrangements and Additional Music by Austin Davy
Adaptation based on The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown Copyright © 1942 by Harper & Row, Inc.
Text copyright © renewed 1970 by Roberta Brown Rauch.
Illustrations copyright © 1972 by Edith T. Hurd, Clement Hurd, John Thacher Hurd, and George Hellyer, as Trustees of the Edith and Clement Hurd 1982 Trust
Directed by Patricia Haines-Ainsworth
The Runaway Bunny features the heartwarming tale of a mother's reassurances to always run after and find her "little bunny," no matter how he tries to run away from home and evade her.