We did it! Thank you to all of our supporters—our community, our patrons, our donors, our volunteers, our actors—who helped make Raise the Curtain a successful event. After final tally (adding ticket sales, and absentee donations) we have not only met, but surpassed our goal of $15,000 toward our 35th Anniversary Season!!
Do You Believe in Magic?
2016-2017 at Whidbey Children's Theater
Our 35th Anniversary Season
THE SECRET GARDEN
All Ages Fall Musical, November 2016
Sign-ups Begin: June 15, 206
This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers", spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
A WRINKLE IN TIME
High School Blackbox, December 2016
Sign-ups Begin: July 13, 2016
One of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back—braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she's joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure:
1. Love CAN overcome evil and
2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.
DISNEY'S THE LION KING
Middle School Musical, March 2017
Sign-ups Begin: October 12, 2016
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
High School Blackbox, April 2017
Company Show, Participation Details TBA
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.
THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
All Ages Play, May 2017
Sign-ups Begin: December 14, 2016
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.
Summer Classic, August 2017
Sign-ups Begin: February 15, 2017
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.