The Season of Adventure
Any self-respecting adventure includes dangerous situations, narrow escapes, mysterious people and strange creatures, and problems to be solved through intelligence, skill and brave deeds. This season, there will be plenty to go around.
WCT 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 - 19.
The Neverending Story
(Atreyu and the Great Quest)
November 9-18, 2018
Directed by Cait Cassée
Based on the novel by Michael Ende
Adapted by David S. Craig
Cast: Ages 8 - 19
A WCT MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION
Based upon the novel by Michael Ende, adapted by David S. Craig. Commissioned by Seattle Children's Theatre and Imagination Stage.
A gripping adventure, full of weird and wonderful creatures, exciting foes, wondrous allies, and the power of imagination.
Told with all the thrills of a classic adventure, the story begins with Bastian, a lonely boy, being chased by bullies, who stumbles into a curious bookshop where he discovers a curious book—The Neverending Story. Bastian hides in the attic of his school and begins to read, and a huge adventure surges into life. Fantastica, a land of stories, is being destroyed by the Nothing. The Childlike Empress has chosen Atreyu, a young hunter, to be the Hero of the Great Quest. Atreyu, an orphan, is an unlikely choice, but he bravely accepts and, with his horse and companion, Artax, rides to face the menace. His journey through strange places, meeting exotic characters and facing great challenges, leads back to Bastian for the quest to be completed.
Twelfth Night or What You Will
by William Shakespeare
January 25 - February 3, 2019
in the WCTeen Blackbox Theatre
Directed by Michael Morgen
Cast: Grades 9-12
Pass-the-hat proceeds benefit TCYA
theatre conservatory for young adults 2019
in collaboration with Island Shakespeare Festival
This Shakespeare classic is a hilarious, quirky adventure – with hints at darker tones – that takes twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated after a shipwreck, on very different paths through confusion, mistaken identities, subplots, love triangles and joyful discovery to a very “Bard-ish” ending. Shenanigans Central.
James and the Giant Peach, Jr.
March 1-10, 2019
Based on the book by Roald Dahl
Cast: Grades 5 - 8
A WCT mainstage musical
Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, James and the Giant Peach, Jr. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.
She Kills Monsters (Young Adventurers Edition)
May 3-12, 2019
By Qui Nguyen
Tickets on Sale April 3rd
Adults & Seniors: $16
Youth (18 and Under): $8
A WCTeen Blackbox Production
A magical, swashbuckling encounter with real world issues in a Dungeons & Dragons landscape. She Kills Monsters tells the story of high schooler Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger sister, Tilly. When Agnes stumbles upon Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and ’90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
Recommended for ages 12+ for language and intensity.
Doctor Dolittle, Jr.
July 19 - 28, 2019
Tickets on Sale June 19th
Adults & Seniors: $16
Youth (18 and Under): $8
WCT SUMMER CLASSIC 2019
Mainstage Musical featuring a cast of youth & Adults
In hibernation for 20 years, Dr. Dolittle is set for an all new season of fun and adventure! With the upcoming remake featuring talents like Robert Downey, Jr., Emma Thompson, Tom Holland, and Antonio Banderas, the movie is scheduled to release just months before WCT launches its’ own red carpet version.
This classic tale of kindness to animals trots, crawls and flies onto the stage in Doctor Dolittle, JR. All of the characters we've come to love through the stories of Hugh Lofting and the magical movie musical are given new life in the stage version.
The musical tells the classic tale of a wacky, but kind, doctor who can talk to animals, taking the audience on a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh to the far corners of the world. When Doctor Dolittle attempts to help a seal named Sophie, he’s wrongly accused of murder and stands trial before General Bellowes. Once pronounced innocent, Dolittle is free to continue with his search for the Great Pink Sea Snail – the oldest and wisest of the creatures on earth. Needless to say, adventure ensues and….well, just come see it and you’ll find out what happens!
Visit our SEASON ARCHIVE for information on past shows.