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Our 35th Anniversary Season
2016 - 2017

Whidbey Children's Theater offers anywhere from five to seven productions for young performers every season. Each production has a different age range and every season has at least two offerings for Grades 3 - 12. For information on getting involved in the productions at WCT, visit our PARTICIPATION page. We also offer CLASSES for ages 4 - 18.

The Secret Garden

Book by Tim Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Adapted from the novel by
Frances Hodgson Burnett

November 11 - 20, 2016

Directed by Kathryn Lynn Morgen
Music Direction by Melinda Mack


Sponsored by
College Search Consultants
The Goose Community Grocer
Bayview Farm and Garden

A WCT Mainstage Show

Everyone will love this charming musical adaptation of a literary classic.
Mary Lennox is sent to live in England after her parents die in India. Misselthwaite Manor turns out to be a gloomy fortress.  Her uncle is rarely home and his young son, Colin, never leaves his room, convinced he’s an incurable invalid. Mary discovers a strange walled garden that has been locked up for years. With the gardener’s apprentice, Dickon, a lad who can talk to the animals, Mary coaxes the garden back to life. The garden seems to have a wonderful, magical effect on all who come into it, allowing Mary to help restore Colin to health and a reunion with his father.


Friday, November 11 @ 7:00
Saturday, November 12 @ 7:00
Sunday, November 13 @ 2:00* Family Day Matinee, All Tickets $8

Friday, November 18 @ 7:00
Saturday, November 19 @ 7:00
Sunday, November 20 @ 2:00

WCT Hinterland

by Matt Cameron

Friday, December 9, 2016 -
Sunday, December 18, 2016

Directed by Lucy Pearce

Cast: Grades 9 - 12

Adults & Seniors: $16
Students (18 and Under): $8

A WCTeen Blackbox Production

Afraid of the dark and plagued by power failure, Henry Quealy is living in the shadow of terror. Returning one day from his job as a door-to-door salesman selling doors, Henry discovers a hitherto hidden portal in the wall of his home. The government declares Henry a shadow of his former self — literally — and he is taken away through the mystery door. Hinterland is a satirical comedy about the divided self and the paranoia of the insular state.

Commissioned by the Melbourne Theatre Company
Nominated for NSW Premier's Literary Award


Friday, December 9th @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 10th @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 11th @ 2:00 pm * Family Day Matinee, All Tickets $8

Friday, December 16th @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 17th @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 16th @ 2:00 pm

WCT The Lion King

Disney's The Lion King Jr.

Music and Lyrics by
Elton John & Tim Rice
Book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi
Based on the Broadway production Directed by Julie Taymor

Friday, March 3, 2017 -
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Directed by Cait Cassée
Musical Direction by
Gwen Jones

Cast: Grades 6 - 8

Adults & Seniors: $15
Youth (18 and Under): $8

A WCT Mainstage Show

Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale


Friday, March 3 @ 7:00
Saturday, March 4 @ 7:00
Sunday, March 5 @ 2:00 * Family Day Matinee, All Tickets $8

Friday, March 10 @ 7:00
Saturday, March 11 @ 7:00
Sunday, March 12 @ 2:00


The Phantom Tollbooth
by Susan Nanus
Based on the book by Norton Juster

Directed by Ann M. Johnson & Michael Morgen

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Adults & Seniors: $16
Students (18 and Under): $8

A WCT Mainstage Show

Here are Milo's adventures in the Land of Wisdom where he's forced to think about many new things. Milo learns of the argument between King Azaz and his brother, the Mathemagician whose disagreement over words and numbers has led to the banishment of Princesses Sweet Rhyme and Pure Reason. Milo is dispatched to rescue the Princesses from the Land of Ignorance. The knowledge and skills Milo picks up on his journey help him to save the Princesses. When he must return home, Milo's sorry to leave his friends-- but enriched by his experience, he realizes his attitude towards learning will never be the same.


Friday, May 12 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, May 13 @ 7:00pm
Sunday, May 14 @ 2:00pm * Family Day Matinee, All Tickets $8

Friday, May 19 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, May 20 @ 7:00pm
Sunday, May 21 @ 2:00pm


Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's
Mary Poppins

Directed by Ty Molbak
Musical Direction by
Andrea Frey Rieneckert

Friday, July 28 - 
Sunday, August 6, 2017


WCT's Summer Classic 2017
featuring a Cast of both youth and adults!

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."


Friday, July 27 @ 7:00
Saturday, July 28 @ 7:00
Sunday, July 29 @ 2:00 ** Family Day Matinee, All Tickets $8

Friday, August 3 @ 7:00
Saturday, August 4 @ 7:00
Sunday, August 5 @ 2:00

Box Office opens 1 hour prior to showtime. House opens 30 minutes prior to showtime. Seating is general admission.
Recommended for Ages 5+

No Late Seating

by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by
Kathryn Lynn Morgen

Thursday, August 17 - 
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Pass-the-hat proceeds benefit TCYA


Theatre Conservatory for Young Adults Production

In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

Sarah Ruhl is the 2003 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama


Thursday, August 17 @ 7:00pm
Thursday, August 18 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, August 19 @ 2:00pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 20 @ 2:00pm & 7:00 pm

Recommended for ages 10+
No Late Seating

Visit our SEASON ARCHIVE for information on past shows.