"I was born here. I'm from here. I'm American." Witness the story of 12-year-old Ben Uchida, a Japanese-American boy whose life is changed forever following the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor. When the U.S. government forces Japanese-American citizens into internment camps, Ben and his family must face difficult truths about the idea of home. One young person's struggle to understand a society allowing mass discrimination against its citizens poses questions as urgent today as they were in the past. The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559 takes a thoughtful look at moments that shaped the American experience, taking care to address even the most sensitive issues. The play serves as a reminder to audience members of all ages never to accept such injustice. Relive this chapter in history at Seattle Children's Theatre - Eve Alvord Theatre.
It's not every work of literature that's so universally loved it gets featured on currency, has three asteroids named after it and was once adapted by Orson Welles for a (sadly unproduced) Disney movie. But those are just a few of the testaments to The Little Prince's enduring popularity. Now this classic tale of innocence and boundless love comes to the stage in a new production from Seattle Children's Theatre. After crashing his plane in the middle of the Sahara Desert, a pilot soon encounters a strange boy who's not from around here. In fact, he's from an asteroid and is travelling the universe encountering other, even stranger creatures. Come along with this unlikely pair on a dreamlike journey full of wonder at the Charlotte Martin Theatre.
Any child (or child at heart) who's ever cherished a beloved stuffed buddy will feel a special appreciation for Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical. Based on the Caldecott Honor-winning picture book by Mo Willems, this family musical follows little Trixie and her best plush friend in the whole world, Knuffle Bunny. When Dad takes the dynamic duo with him on some errands, their simple trip to the laundromat goes terribly -- but hilariously -- awry. Tacoma Musical Playhouse stages this relatable, heartwarming production that's sure to leave both you and your little ones squeezing those favorite plush bears, dinos and puppies a little bit tighter.