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Spring Arts Preview 2013: Dance, Theater, Music for Seattle Families

Published on: February 25, 2013

Windsync at Soundbridge PresentsGet out your calendars! The Puget Sound is blessed with an unusual number of excellent arts organizations that serve families. To help you plan a smashing spring of arts, we've compiled this list of almost 100 shows, ranging from toe-tapping kindie rock concerts to one-of-a-kind dance performances.

To map your picks, click to the next page, or browse by type of show. (And find a South Sound arts listing here.)

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UMO Tiger TalesOne-of-a-kind Shows

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March 10, UMO Ensemble’s “Red Tiger Tales”
The Northwest’s acclaimed physical theater company brings their irreverent approach to ancient tales of wonder, tackling Buddhist, Zen and Sufi stories through mask, puppets, music, laughter – and breathtaking physical skill. $15. 2 p.m. Kirkland Performance Center. [KIRKLAND]

March 10, April 14, May 12,  ZinZanni’s Dinner at Wotan’s, Matinee
ZinZanni is trying to lure in the whole family with a special matinee show for families deal for kids: You can see a shorter (2.5-hour) version of its new show – a Nordic-themed epic adventure – for just $20 a ticket for kids ages 12 and under (with a special kids' menu). $86–$111 for adults. Call to book kids' price, 206-802-0015. Teatro ZinZanni. 11:30 a.m.; doors open at 11 a.m. [SEATTLE]

March 10, La Bohème Family Day
Puccini’s unforgettable opera about impoverished young people who are rich in friendship, love and passion returns to the Seattle Opera. At this special family matinee, enjoy discounted tickets for kids ($15 tickets for up to four kids for each full-priced adult ticket), plus crafts and costume try-ons. McCaw Hall. 2 p.m. [SEATTLE]

March 17, Doktor Kaboom!
The highly entertaining doktor, aka David Epley, takes his audience on an amazing educational tour of the modern scientific method, using humor and comedy to demonstrate spectacular applications of the physical sciences. $10–$15. Kirkland Performance Center. 11 a.m, 3 p.m. [KIRKLAND]

March 23–April 14, Seattle Moisture Festival
The annual Seattle Moisture Festival presents kid-friendly shows at 3 p.m. that combine an array of Vaudeville acts including acrobatics, tap dancing, and rope acts. $10–$20. Hale’s Palladium, Broadway Performance Hall. [SEATTLE]

March 2831, Shen Yun Performing Arts 2013 Tour
Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, with more than 100 artists performing classical Chinese dance and music. Expect thunderous battle drums, masterful vocalists and an orchestra with both classical Western and Chinese instruments. $70–$150. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center. [SEATTLE]

April 20, ‘Our Earth’ Opera and Earth Day Celebration
“Our Earth” is a new trilogy of 30-minute operas by Seattle Opera and Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra that takes on Northwest themes such as salmon and transformation. The second “Our Earth” opera will be performed as part of an Earth Day celebration with Seattle Opera, the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and The Nature Conservancy. Free admission. Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion. [SEATTLE]

May 16–June 9, Seattle International Film Festival Films4Families
Expose your family to fascinating cultures and stories without leaving home by attending SIFF, which boasts an extensive Films4­Families series, including scores of new feature-length, short and animated films. Kids especially interested in film can also apply to participate in one of two youth juries, which decide which films win top SIFF youth awards. [SEATTLE]

Cirque Zuma ZumaMay 12, Cirque Zuma Zuma
An African-style Cirque du Soleil, featuring dancers, pole acts, acrobats, comedians, contortionists and percussionists, with a live musical score and vocalists. $19–$39. Comcast Arena. [EVERETT]

May 17–20 Sesame Street Live--Elmo Makes Music
A toe-tapping, finger-snapping musical event, featuring Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Murray and other favorite Sesame Street friends. $12–$63. Comcast Arena. [EVERETT]

May 2427, Folklife Festival
The Memorial Day weekend music extravaganza is more family-friendly than ever, with a Kindiependent showcase on Monday, and a mammoth list of folk and world music, dance and everything in between. Donation requested. Seattle Center.  [SEATTLE]

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Voetberg Family BandConcerts

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March 9, The Not-Its!
A rockin’ show by the beloved band and part of the Kindiependent series at Mount Baker Community Center. $15/ family ticket for four people. 10:30 a.m. [SEATTLE]

March 9, The Voetberg Family Band
Powered by two national fiddle champions, a west coast flat-picking champion and 10 state fiddle championships, the Voetberg Family Band is made up of eight siblings ranging in age from 11 to 24. $12–$20. Kirkland Performance Center. 8 p.m. [KIRKLAND] 

March 10 and June 2, Symphonette, Debut, and Junior Orchestras
The three training orchestras of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra perform a repertoire to be announced approximately a month before the show. $15–20. Meany Hall. 3 p.m. [SEATTLE]

March 10, Northwest Girlchoir: You Sing, Too!
An early concert with younger choirs and an evening performance by older choirs, both with fun audience singalongs, offer two kid-friendly opportunities to hear the Northwest Girlchoir. $8–13. Town Hall Seattle. 2 p.m, 7 p.m. [SEATTLE]

March 13, Ladysmith Black Mambazo
For more than 30 years, the Grammy-Award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo has married the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. $15–$45. 7:30 p.m. Edmonds Center for the Arts. [EDMONDS]

Ugandan Orphans ChoirMarch 16, Ugandan Orphans Choir
Traditional African folk songs are celebrated by this 10-piece children’s choir with tribal drumming, dancing, singing and storytelling. It's the opener for Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council’s fine spring arts series. $8. Shoreline Community College Theater. 11 a.m. [SHORELINE]

March 16, Aaron Nigel Smith
Town Hall Seattle’s family concert series is one of the best family arts deals in the region — a wide-ranging mix of top-flight performances that are free for kids ages 12 and younger, and only $5 for accompanying adults. This concert is an opportunity to sing, dance, and play with award-winning educator Aaron Nigel Smith in his energetic live show. $5–$25, kids under 12 free. [SEATTLE]

March 23, From Sea to Shining C
Studio3Music channels pirates and shares songs of the sea, as part of the Seattle Symphony Tiny Tots Concert Series. Ages 0–6. $12. Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall.  [SEATTLE]

March 29, Symphony Untuxed: Scheherazade
A great way to introduce teens (or yourself!) to the symphony, Symphony Untuxed concerts feature an earlier start time, pre-concert happy hour, and a shorter concert format with no intermission. Andrey Boreyko conducts the Symphony playing Liadov’s “The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62,” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade, Op. 35.” $17–$81. Benaroya Hall. 7 p.m. [SEATTLE]

March 30, Recess Monkey
Kindiependent presents a family concert with the eclectic Recess Monkey, a band of three elementary teachers. $15/ family ticket for four people. Mount Baker Community Center. 10:30 a.m. [SEATTLE]

April 6, Reem Kelani: A Festival of Palestinian Music & Culture
The Saturday Family Concerts series features Reem Kelani’s family festival of Palestinian music, stories, and culture. $5-25, kids under 12 free. Town Hall Seattle. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. [SEATTLE]

April 7, First Concert at Soundbridge
Part of the “First Concert” series at Soundbridge, Benaroya Hall's music discovery center, this half-hour concert is an opportunity for kids to sit this close to Seattle Symphony French Hornist Jeffrey Fair, who will perform short classical selections and lead a hands-on instrument demo. And kids can try dozens of other instruments at Soundbridge’s music discovery area before and after the show. Ages 0-5. $6.50-$10.50; under age 2 free. 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. [SEATTLE]

Harmonica PocketApril 13, The Harmonica Pocket
Kindiependent presents an acoustic family concert with the funny and fun-loving Harmonica Pocket, whose recent album Apple to Apple wowed us (and our kids). $15/ family ticket for four people. Mount Baker Community Center. 10:30 a.m. [SEATTLE]

April 14, Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance III: Ellington's Reminiscing in Tempo
Michael Brockman has transcribed this seminal work by the Duke for a new performance by Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. They’ll also perform pieces such as his 1930 hit, Mood Indigo, and favorite dance hits of the Harlem Renaissance era. $15–$41. Kirkland Performance Center. 3 p.m. [KIRKLAND]

April 16, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
WindSync guides children on a musical journey inspired by Dr. Seuss; ages 5 and up. $6.50–$10; under age 2 free. Part of the Seattle Symphony Soundbridge Presents Series at Soundbridge's concert space at Benaroya Hall. 4:30 p.m. [SEATTLE]

April 19–21, Simple Measures, ‘Harmony’
A family-friendly classical series, Simple Measures features symphony-level musicians who give talks and take questions as part of the concert, while young audience members can sit close and watch. These two concerts — featuring the new concert­master of the Seattle Symphony, violinist Alexander Velinzon — are the last of its season. April 19, Good Shepherd Chapel, Seattle, 7:30 p.m.; April 21, Town Hall Seattle, 2 p.m. $15–$30. [SEATTLE]

April 20, We’ve Got Rhythm!
Seattle Symphony principal percussionist Michael Werner lends rhythm to The Firebird Suite dance; ages 6–12. $15–$20. Seattle Symphony Gilman Family Discover Music Series. 11 a.m. [SEATTLE]

April 26, Symphony Untuxed
Xian Zhang conducts the Seattle Symphony playing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, Sibelius’ Karelia Overture and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. A great way to introduce teens (or yourself!) to the symphony, Symphony Untuxed concerts feature an earlier start time, pre-concert happy hour, and a shorter concert format with no intermission. $17–$81. 7 p.m. [SEATTLE]

April 26–27, Gallop & Go!
Rossini and Grofé provide the soundtrack for an imaginary pony ride, with Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda™. Ages 0–5. $10. Seattle Symphony Tiny Tots Concert Series. [SEATTLE]

April 27, Caspar Babypants
Caspar Babypants, aka Chris Ballew, is a true rock star, and always gives a fantastically entertaining show for kids and their parents. Mount Baker’s Kindiependent series is an especially fun venue to see him. $15/ family ticket for four people. Mount Baker Community Center. 10:30 a.m. [SEATTLE]

April 28, The Anniversary Concert
The Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 70th anniversary concert season with special performances by all four orchestras. $20–$50. Benaroya Hall. 3 p.m. [SEATTLE]

Caspar BabypantsMay 4, Caspar Babypants performs with the Seattle Symphony
Some might see this as blasphemy, but we can’t wait to bring our Caspar-crazed 3-year-olds to this concert, featuring kindie superstar Chris Ballew performing new orchestrations of his hits with about 40 symphony players. $12. Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall. 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. [SEATTLE]

May 11–12, Seattle Rock Orchestra performs The Beatles
Turn your kids on to the timeless music of the Fab Four with the help of Seattle Rock Orchestra (SRO), a 50-piece orchestra whose mission is to erase the lines between rock and classical. In this concert, SRO continues its exploration of The Beatles’ catalog with renditions of favorites including “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Penny Lane” and “When I’m Sixty-Four.” The Moore Theater. [SEATTLE]

May 16–19, 23–26, Vocalpoint! Seattle
Watch out, Glee – you have nothing on Vocalpoint!, a dynamic ensemble of very talented high-school-age singers who perform contemporary music. Broadway Performance Hall. 8 p.m. [SEATTLE]

May 18, Gansango Music & Dance
The brainchild of Seattle choreographer Etienne Cakpo, Gansango is a multicultural group of international dancers and musicians who present modern and folk dance and music from West Africa, using instruments such as a kora (a 21-string harp). Town Hall Seattle. $5–$25, kids under 12 free. Town Hall Seattle. 1 p.m. [SEATTLE]

May 18, O Say Can You Sing?
Studio3Music explores music and community in America; ages 0–6. $10. Seattle Symphony Tiny Tots Concert Series. Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall. Multiple performances. [SEATTLE]

May 19, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra
The Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra performs works by Brahms, Debussy, and Mussorgski/Ravel. $15–$40. Benaroya Hall. 3 p.m. [SEATTLE]

May 31–June 1, Musical Zoo for Me and You!
Audience members are invited to sing along to animal-themed tunes, accompanied by a brass trio, and led by Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda™: Ages 0–5. $10. Seattle Symphony Tiny Tots Concert Series. Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall. [SEATTLE]

June 8, Ticket to Broadway: My Fair Lady
“Wouldn’t It Be Loverly.” “The Rain in Spain.” “I Could Have Danced All Night.” Haven’t you been waiting for someone to perform a sing-a-long to the music to My Fair Lady? Thanks, Sno-King Community Chorale. $10–$20. 3: 30 p.m. [EDMONDS]

June 15, Hear America Singing
The last concert in the Seattle Symphony’s excellent Discover Music series for kids ages 6–12 highlights the power of vocal music, with Northwest Boychoir performing a selection of American melodies. Each concert features the entire orchestra onstage and includes preconcert activities, such as an instrument petting zoo, in the lobby. $15–$20. Seattle Symphony. 11 a.m. [SEATTLE]

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Hansel and GretlDance

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March 2–30, Tea for Ruby
Evergreen City Ballet is premiering an hour-long ballet based on the popular book by Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, and Fancy Nancy illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser. $13–$21.[BELLEVUE, RENTON, AUBURN]

March 16–17, Alice in Wonderland
Narrated performance designed to introduce the magical world of ballet to ages 4–12. $25–$50. International Ballet Theatre at Meydenbauer Center. 2 p.m. [BELLEVUE]

March 17–23, Hansel & Gretel
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Hansel & Gretel, by choreographer Bruce Wells, is an hour-long version of the classic fairy tale featuring PNB School students and former principal dancer Ariana Lallone. Pre-performance festivities include crafts, mini dance classes and other surprises. $25–$67. McCaw Hall. [SEATTLE]

March 19, Rhythm of the Dance
The long–popular Irish dance show boasts revamped choreography and a gifted cast of dancers, musicians and three Irish tenors. $19–$39. Comcast Arena. 7:30 p.m. [EVERETT]

Kaleidoscope Dance CompanyApril 6, Kaleidoscope Dance Company
The company presents a lively variety of dances using parachutes, masks, and humor. $8. Shoreline–Lake Forest Park Arts Council. Shoreline Community College Theater. 11 a.m. [SHORELINE]

April 12–21, Swan Lake
The famous ballet of sorcery, deception and love, performed in all its glory by Pacific Northwest Ballet. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Plus, a free library preview on April 9 at the Central Library. $28–$173 for ballet tickets. McCaw Hall. [SEATTLE]

April 14, April 21, Giselle
A story of love, betrayal and forgiveness told as a dramatic ballet; all ages. $20–$30. Olympic Ballet Theatre at Everett Performing Arts Center and Edmonds Center for the Arts. [EVERETT, EDMONDS]

Massive MonkeesMay 5, Massive Monkees at the Asian Pacific Islander Celebration
Described as “percussively gifted hip-hop dervishes,” Massive Monkees is one of the world’s best breakdancing crews, and they are based in Seattle, where they teach and mentor local youth in their Pioneer Square studio. Seattle Center Armory. Free. Check website for time closer to the performance. [SEATTLE]

May 10–12, Kaleidoscope Dance in Concert
Kaleidoscope Dance Company, one of Seattle’s oldest modern dance companies, is made up of young people ages 7–16, and directed by award-winning dance educator Anne Green Gilbert. Broadway Performance Hall. [SEATTLE]

May 17–19, Don Quixote
The Spanish tale of bravado as first choreographed by the Bolshoi in 1869; suitable for all ages. $25–$60. International Ballet Theatre at Meydenbauer Theatre.  [BELLEVUE]

June 15, International Ballet Theatre, End-of-Year Performance
International Ballet Academy students, youth to adult, perform original choreography by IBT faculty; all ages. $18–$25. International Ballet Theatre at Meydenbauer Theatre.  [BELLEVUE]

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March 1–17, Puss in Boots
This adaptation of the famous fairy tale follows a magical cat on a journey to solve mysteries and restore peace to the kingdom. $10. Youth Theatre Northwest.  [MERCER ISLAND]

March 19, Romeo & Juliet
Seattle Public Theater's youth program stages a condensed version of Romeo & Juliet, directed by Shana Bestock. The Houses of Montague and Capulet have long been embroiled in a bitter conflict until fate drives two innocents from either faction into one another’s arms. Ages 8 and up (possibly younger). Free, though donation requested. Bathhouse Theater. [SEATTLE]

March 1–24, Lend Me A Tenor
Madcap chaos ensues when an opera star goes missing in this comedy of innuendo and mistaken identity; ages 12 and up. $10–$28. Centerstage! Theatre. [FEDERAL WAY]

March 8–24, Little Women
Recommended for ages 9 and over, this play is based on the beloved novel by Louisa May Alcott, chronicling the sorrows and joys in the lives of the four March sisters during the Civil War. $13–$17. Youth Theatre Northwest.  [MERCER ISLAND]

March 10, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
This charming musical, based on the hit book of the same name, brings to life the court room drama of Alexander T. Wolf versus a town full of pigs. $15. Village Theatre at Everett City Auditorium. 2 p.m. [EVERETT]

March 14–April 21, April 26–May 19, TRAILS
Village Theatre stages a world premiere of a musical that is a traditional book musical in a very nontraditional outdoor setting along the Appalachian Trail. Two childhood friends embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But this particular path is going to test more than just their stamina. Recommended only for older kids (profanity and mature themes). March 14–April 21, Issaquah; April 26–May 19, Everett. $22–$63. [ISSAQUAH, EVERETT]

March 15–30, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
The classic story of friendship, jealousy and love, resolved with a prince’s kiss; ages 6-12. $10. On Sundays, tickets are only $5 for ages 1 to 3 (under age 1 free). SecondStory Repertory. [REDMOND]

March 1517, Measure for Measure
Seattle Public Theater's youth program stages one of Shakespeare's most enigmatic problem plays, an electrifying exploration of the arrogance of power. Free, though donation requested. Ages 14 and up. Bathhouse Theater, Seattle. [SEATTLE]

March 21–May 5. Adventures with Spot
The story of Spot, a lovable puppy with a zest for life, based on the popular books by Eric Hill; ages 2–7. $15–$36. Seattle Children’s Theatre. [SEATTLE]

March 25, May 20, Imagination Theater
Five times each season Jim French’s radio dramas are recorded live on the Kirkland Performance Center stage, from a Sherlock Holmes adaptation to an episode of Harry Nile, with lots of suspense, adventure, and mystery. $10. 7:30 p.m. [KIRKLAND]

March 29–April 14
, The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood
A frantically funny, Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic that adds up to an irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forest. $9–$16. Ages 8 and up. Olympia Family Theater, Washington Center for the Performing Arts. [OLYMPIA]

Jersey BoysApril 4–May 4, Jersey Boys
This Broadway musical chronicles the rise to fame of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons; rated PG-13 for very strong language. $47–$107. 5th Avenue Theatre. [SEATTLE]

April 5–6, Romeo & Juliet
Best for ages 9 and over, this classic tragedy is retold in post-Civil War America. $12–14. Studio East Mainstage Theater.  [KIRKLAND]

April 5–6, The Tortoise and the Hare
Local kids join two actors from Missoula Children’s Theatre to perform the well-known Aesop fable; suitable for all ages. $7–$10. Centerstage! Theatre. 7 p.m. [FEDERAL WAY]

April 13, It’s a Good Day for Miss Peggy Lee
Local vocalists perform songs made famous by the sultry, legendary Peggy Lee, whose career as a jazz and popular music singer spanned many decades; ages 12 and up. $10–$19.50. Centerstage! Theatre. 8 p.m. [FEDERAL WAY]

April 18–May 19, Crash
Based on the wonderful novel by Jerry Spinelli, Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Crash explores themes of bullying, empathy and friendship through the story of a boy named Crash who seems to have it all — but isn’t above bullying to fill in the holes in his life. Winning a coveted role on a sports team plays a critical role in the play. Ages 8 and older. $29–$36. Charlotte Martin Theatre. [SEATTLE]

April 19–May 5, 42nd Street
This Tony-award winning musical tells the story of an aspiring chorus girl with tap dancing and musical hits. $13–$17. Youth Theatre Northwest. [MERCER ISLAND]

April 20–May 19, Rapunzel
If your kids are still singing the title song from Disney’s “Tangled,” then they’ll be delighted by this retelling which presents Rapunzel with rainbow hair! $10. StoryBook Theater by Studio East.  [RENTON, KIRKLAND, EVERETT, EDMONDS AND SEATTLE]

May 326, Smokey Joe’s Café
Hit parade of 1950s classic songs like "Jailhouse Rock," "Love Potion #9" and "On Broadway"; ages 12 and up. $10-$28. Centerstage! Theatre. [FEDERAL WAY]

May 4, 11, Skippyjon Jones
Presented as one of Book-it Theatre's kid-focused Family Fun Days, this performance includes crafts before the show and workshops after. $10–$12. Book-It Repertory Theatre. 11 a.m. [SEATTLE]

May 12, Skippyjon Jones in Everett
Skippyjon plays in Everett. $15. Village Theatre. 2 p.m. [EVERETT]

May 17–June 2, Pinkalicious - The Musical
Pinkalicious loves everything pink, then she discovers there can be too much of a good thing, even pink cupcakes; ages 6–12. $10. SecondStory Repertory. [REDMOND]

May 17–June 2, The Neverending Story
Parents may remember this fantastical tale of a boy who finds a book and, through an incredible journey, becomes the hero of the story. $13–$17. Youth Theatre Northwest.  [MERCER ISLAND]

May 31–June 23, The Magic Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
Based on the beloved children’s book, this playful story combines Mrs.Piggle Wiggle’s taste for adventure with her talent for behavior guidance. $12–$14. Studio East.  [KIRKLAND]

June 29, Missoula Children’s Theatre
Sixty local children audition and perform with the Missoula Children’s Theatre in this annual tradition at Shoreline Arts Festival. $8. Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council. Shoreline Center Auditorium. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. [SHORELINE]

Pirates of PenzanceJune 29 Reflections of The Supremes
A tribute concert to the signature girl-group of Motown; ages 12 and up. $10–$19.50. Centerstage! Theatre. 8 p.m. [FEDERAL WAY]

July 11–August 4 The Pirates of Penzance
Okay, we know July is summer, but we had to slip it in: Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera of love and swashbuckling pirates makes for a fun introduction to operetta; ages 4 and up. $35–$95. 5th Avenue Theatre. [SEATTLE]

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Billy goats GruffPuppet Shows

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March 217, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
Carter Family Puppets retells the popular Middle Eastern folktale of Aladdin. $8.50–$10.50. Northwest Puppet Center.  [SEATTLE]

March 9–24, The Magic Teakettle
A teakettle turns out to possess the power of good luck in this traveling puppet show performed in the Japanese Bunraku style; all ages. $8–$10. It is a traveling show that will be performed at Bellevue Youth Theater, Magnuson Park Theatre and Sunset Hill Community Club.  [BELLEVUE, SEATTLE]

April 13–28, Chickens and Pigs and Bears . . . Oh My!
Parasol Puppets creates a mash-up of traditional fairy tales with poetry, live music, audience participation and, of course, puppetry. $8.50–$10.50. Northwest Puppet Center. [SEATTLE]

 May 4–12 The Secret Life of Bugs
Spyglass Theater transports audiences into the tiny world of insects with blacklight puppetry and an exotic soundtrack. $8.50–$10.50. Northwest Puppet Center.  [SEATTLE]

May 18–June 2 Three Billy Goats Gruff
This puppet show in the traditional Bunraku style is a comical interpretation of the classic, featuring goats, trolls and a fish; all ages. $8–$10. Thistle Theatre at Bellevue Youth Theater, Magnuson Park Theatre and Sunset Hill Community Club. [BELLEVUE, SEATTLE]

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