Event Picks, April 2010
Animal house. Seattle Children’s Theatre says goodbye to its 35th anniversary season with a world-premiere, all-star adaptation of the Brothers Grimm critter fable The Brementown Musicians. The script and music were written by Allison Gregory and Hummie Mann (the team responsible for the delightful 2006 production of Peter and the Wolf), and the cast includes brilliant SCT veterans Julie Briskman (Wizard of Oz), Hugh Hastings (Peter Pan), Auston James (Goodnight Moon), Jayne Muirhead (Goodnight Moon), Don Darryl Rivera (I Was a Rat!) and Caety Sagoian (I Was a Rat!) under the direction of artistic director Linda Hartzell. Phew. The show opens Friday, April 9 and runs through May 16; tickets are $15–$34. Recommended for ages 5 and older. 206-441-3322.
Chorus line. Get your tickets — quick! — to the fifth annual Flying House Productions Children’s Concert at McCaw Hall in Seattle. Thanks to generous supporter Debbie Killinger, the Seattle Men’s Chorus, Seattle Women’s Chorus and Village Theatre’s Kidstage perform for free on Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. Expect an hour of music, wacky costumes and audience participation — and a coloring book and crayons for the trip home. Again, tix are free, but you have to request them: 206-388-1400.
World party. It’s the 40th anniversary of Earth Day — celebrate at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s Party for the Planet on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18. Watch polar bears tear into interesting treats, bring a teddy bear in for a checkup and learn how to shrink your carbon “pawprint”; if you bike to the zoo, you’ll receive a $3 Bike for Bears discount. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free with admission. 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. 253-591-5337.