SCT proudly presents C.S. Lewis' magical, timeless classic from his Chronicles of Narnia series, and one of our most beloved productions of all time. When Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie arrive at the English countryside during the Second World War, they discover an enchanted wardrobe that spirits them away to the land of Narnia, where they find talking animals, mythical creatures, grand adventure, and a great quest awaiting them. No one is prepared, however, for a shocking betrayal that leads to one of the greatest battles of Good and Evil in children’s literature.
Based on the beloved children's book from the always-imaginative mind of Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat springs to colorful life on stage. It's a rainy day, Mom is at the store and little Sally and her brother Nick are stuck inside and bored silly -- so they sure do perk up when a cat in a red-and-white striped hat appears at their door with the most mischievous suggestions for activities that he just knows their mother "will not mind at all." But when the impish feline releases Thing One and Thing Two from his box of tricks, the fun soon spirals out of control, just as mom is making her way home. The whimsical world of Dr. Seuss will delight and enchant the whole family when The Cat in the Hat comes to Tacoma Musical Playhouse.
Nocturnal adventure awaits in Stellaluna, a luminous adaptation from the internationally-renowned artists at Speeltheater Holland, of the beautiful picture-book classic about a baby fruit bat. When Stellaluna is separated from Mother Bat in the forest, she is adopted by a family of birds who teach her their boisterous, baby bird ways. Young audiences will delight in the music, artistic puppetry, and dance, empathizing with Stellaluna as she swoops and crashes through the forest trying to be just like her feathered friends.
Themes of friendship, self-discovery, celebrating differences, and trying new things will entertain all ages, and flip your world upside-down.
Finding Neverland is Broadway's biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for Best Musical! This breathtaking smash "captures the kid-at-heart" (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, "it's a must-see you'll remember for years to come!" Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie's classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. Finding Neverland is "far and away the best musical of the year!" (NPR).
Oh, the magic of a snowy day! Follow Peter and his friends as they romp and play, starting snow ball fights and making snow angels in this imaginative ode to childhood joys and the challenges of growing up. Packed with humor and fun, this production uses wonderfully innovative shadow puppetry and live action to celebrate Keats’ treasured characters.
From the coast of Ireland comes the spellbinding tale of two siblings and a white horse called Tir Na n'Og. Ally and Fin are children of Travelers living with their Pa, when the mysterious, otherworldly horse comes to them from the sea, filling their lives (and tiny flat) with happiness . . . and trouble. Soon police are at the door to take Tir Na n'Og away, but not even the law can keep these children from their magnificent horse. Fearless as cowboys, Ally and Fin escape into the west in this lively, suspenseful drama about love, loss and bravery, where they learn that the greatest journeys in life take us beyond all imagination and into our hearts.
In an abandoned lot in inner-city Cleveland, nine-year-old Kim plants a few lima beans from which astonishing social reform grows. A chain reaction of responses to the fledgling garden in this immigrant neighborhood brings unexpected results. With each person motivated to add to and nurture the garden, the world transforms—crime is thwarted, tolerance, generosity and friendship are spread. Those few small beans develop into a powerful force of change.
When the firefighting team at Fire Station 7 discovers a frisky alley cat named Coco hiding in their truck, they waste no time in giving her the boot. But Coco’s biggest dream is to be a fire cat, and she begs Jasper, Briggs, and Olive to let her stay. They finally allow her one shot at the job, and Coco is delighted. But being a fire cat turns out to be much harder than she thought. Still, Coco never gives up, determined to learn everything about fire safety, help in emergencies, and pass her exam.
The simply fabulous little girl whose choice of wardrobe leans towards feather boas, fairy wings and fuzzy slippers, Fancy Nancy stars in her very own fun-filled musical for kids, complete with great songs, clever lyrics and valuable lessons. Based on the best-selling children's books by Jane O'Connor, Fancy Nancy the Musical follows the always-posh Nancy and her friends as they prepare for their very first school recital. Nancy is positive that she'll be selected for the lead. But when another girl wins the coveted role, Nancy's stuck playing a dreary tree. But no matter, she's determined to bring some of her signature ooh-la-la to the mundane role. See her work her magic at Tacoma Musical Playhouse.