Sunday, April 15, 2007

Seattle Public Theatre Summer

Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy June 25-July 21, 2007 Rehearsal June 25-July 13 Mon-Fri 1-5pm Final Performances July 13, 14, 15, and 20, 21 Cost: $410 For ages 14-18 An adventure you'll never forget! This sci-fi comedy follows the hapless Arthur Dent, the alien Ford Prefect, and Zaphod Beeblebrox as they make their way across the galaxy, along with Marvin the Paranoid Android and others, on the quest for the Question to the Ultimate Answer. Based on the original radio scripts, our production will feature live and recorded sound effects, eclectic music from all sorts of genres, and some ingenious solution to a character with three arms and two heads. Directed by Shana Bestock
The Odyssey June 25-July 29, 2007 Rehearsal June 25-July 27 Mon-Fri 9am-12pm Final Performances July 27, 28, 29 Cost: $475 For ages 9-14 Odysseus' journey is the ultimate quest story - the original Series of Unfortunate Events. This versatile and fast-paced adaptation is an amazing voyage complete with magic, monsters, and feats of great bravery. Encounter the man-eating one-eyed Cyclops, the bewitching singing Sirens, the sorceress Circe, King Aeolus, the mischievous trickster god Hermes and many other colorful characters. Using elements of circus, puppetry, gymnastics, music, and dance, this will be a highly theatrical event and a true ensemble experience. Directed by Jena Crane
The Arabian Nights July 23-August 25, 2007 Rehearsal July 23-August 17 Mon-Fri 1-4pm Final Performances August 17, 18, 19 and 24, 25 Cost: $410 For ages 14-18 Scheherezade's tales of love, lust, comedy, and dreams. In Baghdad, Scheherezade's cliffhanger stories prevent her husband, the cruel ruler Shahryar, from murdering her. Enter a world where the people tell stories to save their skins, and stories within stories within stories hold the magic of transformation. For those who enjoyed "Metamorphoses", for anyone interested in the rich culture of the Middle East. Directed by Shana Bestock
The Taming of the Shrew July 30-August 19, 2007 Rehearsal July 30-August 19 Mon-Fri 9am-12pm Final Performances August 17, 18, 19 Cost: $475 For ages 11-14 A colorful and energetic Shakespeare comedy filled with humor, slapstick, and word-play....And a play that challenges our contemporary notions of gender, love, duty, and how to be true to yourself. How important is money? What's the difference between a shrew and a strong woman? All this, and the fun and silliness that Shakespeare's big and bold words demand!
A Midsummer Night's Dream August 20-24, 2007 Rehearsal August 20-24 Mon-Fri 12:30-4:30pm Final Performance August 24 4pm Cost: $150 For ages 9-14 Last summer's week-long "Dream" was a smashing success, and we wanted to give everyone on the waiting list a chance this year! Comedy and confusion reign in the best play ever written about mixed-up potions and the brilliance of bad acting. "Lord, what fools these mortals be!"
Tales and Tricksters August 20-24, 2007 Rehearsal August 20-24 Mon-Fri 9am-12pm Final Sharing August 24 11am Cost: $135 For ages 5-8 Every summer we take a classic story or a theme (pirates, dragons, wizards, princesses) and spend a magical week creating a play! Develop your body, voice, and imagination while learning how to work together and share your story with an audience. Rehearse and perform on a real stage, with lights, props, and costumes!
Fools of Greenlake July 16-20, 2007 Rehearsal July 16-20 Mon-Fri 1-4pm Final Sharing July 20 3pm Cost: $135 For ages 5-8 Do you like making people laugh? Enjoy acting foolish? We take some of the great fools from folktales around the world, create new characters based on them, and weave it all together into a play! Develop your body, voice, and imagination - and learn how to do a pratfall, a "take", and possibly get a pie in the face!
Greenlake! The Musical! August 6-24, 2007 Rehearsal August 6-24 Mon-Thurs 5-8pm Final Performance August 23 7pm Cost: $410 For ages 10-16 Let the lake take you someplace new! A collage of Greenlake, this original play with music gives you the opportunity to use your theater skills to their fullest extent - whether that be to act, sing, write, speak French, or ride a unicycle. "Greenlake!" is a one-of-a-kind experience that you create - join us in an ensemble adventure along the path!
Unplugged August 6-10, 2007 Rehearsal August 6-10 1-4pm Final Performance August 10 3pm Cost: $135 For ages 8-12 Get ready for a performance experience unlike any other. Unleash your creativity, make friends, and play out in the summer sun in this action packed outdoot acting and performance workshop. Truly make the world your stage! Dress appropriately; rain or shine, the show must go on.
Technical Theater Internships June-August 2007 Flexible 10-15 hours per week No Cost; service learning hours are available for ages 14 and up. Seattle Public Theater interns do everything it takes to make a theater run, including designing lights, stage managing, assistant directing, and set construction. We work with your skill level, experience, and schedule to create a program that serves you and the program as a whole! To be considered for an internship, please send cover letter and resume to Education Director Shana Bestock at

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