FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2014 Contact: Jennifer Rice

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2014
Contact:
Jennifer Rice, Rice Public Relations LLC
(206) 285-5175; [email protected]
Erin Applegate, Director of Marketing
(425) 820-1800 x 130; [email protected]
Website: http://www.studio-east.org
Photos: http://studio-east.org/media/ and http://storybooktheater.org/media/
Tickets: (425) 820-1800 at http://www.studio-east.org
Studio East & StoryBook Theater 2014-2015 Season
Includes New Venue & Expanded Offerings.
A Little Princess – Oct. 17- Nov. 2, 2014
‘Twas the Night… – Nov. 29 – Dec. 21, 2014
Quilters – Jan. 30- Feb. 15, 2015
Mother Hicks – Jan 30 –Feb. 15, 2015
The Addams Family – Mar.13 – 29, 2015
As You Like It – April 17 - 19, 2015
Seussical: The Musical – May 29– June 21, 2015
StoryBook Theater Season for the Youngest Theatergoers:
Hansel & Gretel, The Elves & the Toymaker, Cinderella, Ugly Duckling
KIRKLAND, WA – For the 2014-2015 season, area families will enjoy more performance
offerings for both Studio East and StoryBook Theater as well as a new venue for StoryBook
Theater productions in Shoreline. Through their extensive after school performing arts training
programs Studio East will now present seven student-performed productions (up from six in the
2013-2014
season).
Studio
East’s
adult-acted
professional
StoryBook
Theater
touring
productions will add the Shoreline Conference Center to their list of Puget Sound area tour stops.
StoryBook Theater, now in its 17th season, introduces audience members as young as three to the
joys of live theatre. 2014-2015 StoryBook Theater productions include:
Hansel & Gretel Oct. 25 – Nov. 23, 2014. Tickets on sale now.
Recommended age 3+
Shows in Renton, Kirkland, Shoreline, Everett and Seattle
Siblings who bicker and squabble? Now there is something new! When this well-known brother
and sister duo decide to explore the woods without their parents’ permission, they run into a
sweetie of a Top Chef who delights and dabbles in the art of confection. Silly, starving, and
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.
The Elves & the Toymaker Dec. 13 & 14, 2014. Tickets on sale now.
*New Production*
Recommended age 3+
6 Performances only at the Kirkland Performance Center
It’s the holiday season and a Toymaker and his wife have been working day and night to get toys
ready to give to boys and girls everywhere. But on the morning they are to be delivered the
Toymaker discovers all the toys have disappeared! Instead of giving up, the Toymaker and his
wife decide to rebuild, but they just can’t finish in time. Two silly and very generous Elves decide
they want to help the Toymaker by secretly finishing the job. In true StoryBook Theater fashion,
this holiday musical will delight audiences young and old and remind everyone that the spirit of
giving is truly the greatest gift of all.
Cinderella Performances begin Jan.25
Recommended age 3+
Shows in Renton, Kirkland, Shoreline, Everett and Seattle
Cinderella dreams of going to the ball to see the castle – she love the architecture! She’d even
like to meet the prince, but her jealous stepmother makes her daydream a living nightmare. With
the help of her zany and ever-wise Fairy Godmother, a dancing, house-cleaning rag and some
grass slippers, Cindy and her plump pumpkin race to make her wish come true!
Ugly Duckling Performances begin Apr. 18
Recommended age 3+
Shows in Renton, Kirkland, Shoreline, Everett and Seattle
Life isn’t quite what it’s quacked up to be for an unfortunate, young duckling. Bullied by family
and friends for looking different, this unlucky, but plucky ducky decides to leave home for
something better. On his own, this poor little bird’s goose seems to be cooked…or is it?
Tickets to StoryBook Theater productions are $11 for all patrons over 1 year of age. Tickets for all
2014 StoryBook Theater performance dates are on sale now at www.storybooktheater.org; a few
2015 Seattle performance date tickets will go on sale in August 2014.
Tickets to Studio East productions range in price from $13 - $15 and all go on sale in August 2014
at www.studioeast.org. Descriptions to the following Studio East productions are also available in
August:
A Little Princess – Oct. 17- Nov. 2, 2014
‘Twas the Night… – Nov.29 – Dec. 21, 2014
Quilters – Jan. 30 – Feb. 15, 2015.
Mother Hicks – Jan. 30 – Feb. 15, 2015.
The Addams Family – March 13-29, 2015
As You Like It – April 17-19, 2015.
Seussical: The Musical – May 29 – June 21, 2015
Recommended
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Recommended
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Recommended
Recommended
Ages 6+
Ages 4+
ages 11+
ages 11+
Ages 9+
Ages 11+
Ages 4+
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. 2012 marked Studio East’s 20 th anniversary season.
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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