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2016-2017 School Season
Celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

Tickets $7 per child (Teachers are free!)

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Tales of Peter Rabbit The Gingerbread Man Hanako and the Cherry Tree Billy Goats Gruff
Tales of Peter Rabbit Gingerbread Boy Hanako & the Cherry Tree Three Billy Goats Gruff

 

Dear Teachers, 

Bring your class to affordable, quality puppet theatre.  A great way to support classroom curriculum and learn about the art of puppetry at one of our three locations: Magnuson Park Theatre and Sunset Hill Community Club serving Seattle and the BYT Ivanhoe Theatre serving the Eastside.

Thistle Theatre offers 25 years of expertise in a variation of the ancient Japanese style of puppetry called Bunraku. The puppeteers, dressed all in black, manipulate the puppets from behind. With two or three puppeteers operating one puppet they skillfully bring realistic movement to the handcrafted puppets. Creative story telling and delightful music scores are hallmarks of our productions designed and built by artists in the Thistle Theatre studio.

  • Each production runs 45 minutes. Please allow time for post show demonstration and Q and A.
  • Education Guides align with Common Core State Standards, prepared by a certified teacher sent in PDF format.
  • Tickets for one show $7 each, two shows $5.50 each and three or more shows only  $5.00 each.
  • $3.50 subsidized tickets available for student on free/reduced lunch program. (Order by phone only).
  • Free parking and school bus unload zones at all three locations. Public transportation is a viable option at all three locations.
  • Classroom teachers are free!

Reservations
Choose 10:30 am or 12:30 pm shows on the date of your choice at three convenient locations. Call early to reserve your class, payment due one month before performance. We accept cash, credit cards, purchase orders or checks. Invoices sent in PDF format.

Sincerely,

Jean Enticknap - Artistic Director

Home school families and groups welcome!

Home school families can enjoy considerable ticket savings by attending daytime school shows for the price of $7 per person.

(Regular weekend family ticket prices are $10). Reservations are by telephone only to insure ticket availability.

Home school groups can receive one free teacher ticket for every 18 home school tickets booked for any single performance booked by the group.

All shows are recommended for ages 3 and up, however there is a charge for children under 3. There is no charge for babies in arms but we ask they be removed from the theatre immediately if they are disruptive, as a courtesy to our audience.

Call (206) 524-3388 and we will return your call as soon as possible.

If you can’t come to us, we can come to you! All of this season’s main stage productions tour. We also do workshops, classroom visits and birthday party shows.

This activity is not sponsored by any School District, and they assume no responsibility for the conduct or safety during the activity offered. In consideration for the privilege to distribute these materials, the School District shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including all costs, attorneys’ fees and judgment awards.

   
 

2016

   

Tales of Peter Rabbit


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TICKETS!

October Schedule

Tales of Peter Rabbit

 

Great Britain
"The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny" are combined to reveal the beloved world of Beatrix Potter. On a beautiful summer morning the lovable hedgehog Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle merrily journeys to the fir tree home of Mrs. Rabbit. She is delivering the freshly washed clothes of Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter. Little does she know that Peter is going to wear his clean blue jacket on a dangerous adventure in Mr. McGregor’s garden!

School Show Times:
TICKETS: Students and Chaperones: $7.00; Teachers: FREE

No walk ups, reservations only as some shows do not book.

Magnuson Park Theatre:
Theatre Building #47
7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115
Oct. 5, 6, 7 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

Sunset Hill:
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle
Oct. 19 & 21 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

BYT Ivanhoe Theater:
16661 Northup Way
Bellevue, WA 98008
Oct. 26, 27, 28 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

 

   
   

The Gingerbread Man


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TO RESERVE YOUR
TICKETS!

December Schedule

The Gingerbread Boy

 

Set in a magical world of candy, cookies and ice cream. Too much spice is added to the batter and out pops the Gingerbread Boy who stops the production of holiday goodies. Follow the Gingerbread Boy to a giant gingerbread house on Candy Cane Lane, the Snowman in the Icicle Alps and the Gummy Gator at the Soda Swamp.

 

School Show Times:
TICKETS: Students and Chaperones: $7.00; Teachers: FREE

No walk ups, reservations only as some shows do not book.

BYT Ivanhoe Theater:
16661 Northup Way
Bellevue, WA 98008
Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

Sunset Hill:
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle
Dec. 7 & 9 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

Magnuson Park Theatre:
Theatre Building #47
7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115
Dec. 14, 15, 16 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

   
   
 

2017

   

Hanako and the Cherry Tree


CALL (206) 524-3388
TO RESERVE YOUR
TICKETS!

March Schedule

Hanako and the Cherry Tree

 

Japan
Mr. Yama, a wealthy miser, discovers Hanako in his cherry tree trying to retrieve her kite. Unwilling to share, Mr. Yama swallows a cherry pit and a tree grows out of his head! A bizarre series of events follow including encounters with a Tengu (a mountain goblin), an Oni (ogre) and a serpent! Humor, danger and excitement fill this tall tale told with tabletop Bunraku, shadow and black light puppets.

School Show Times:
TICKETS: Students and Chaperones: $7.00; Teachers: FREE

No walk ups, reservations only as some shows do not book.

Sunset Hill:
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle
Mar. 1, 3 at 10:30am & 12:30pm

BYT Crossroad:
16051 NE 10th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008
Mar. 8, 9, 10 at 10:30am and 12:30pm

Magnuson Park Theatre:
Theatre Building #47
7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115
Mar. 15, 16, 17 at 10:30am & 12:30pm

 

   
   

Billy Goats Gruff


CALL (206) 524-3388
TO RESERVE YOUR
TICKETS!

May- June Schedule

Billy Goats Gruff

 

Norway
A hilarious version of the Norwegian story about Three
Billy Goats (“I’m king of the mountain”) as they attempt
to cross a bridge to the green, green grass on the
other side. A cantankerous Bridge Troll (“Who’s that
trip-trapping across my bridge?”), a friendly Water Troll
(“Uff Da!”) and fish complete the cast! Tabletop
Bunraku, body and rod puppets are used in the production.

 

School Show Times:
TICKETS: Students and Chaperones: $7.00; Teachers: FREE

No walk ups, reservations only as some shows do not book.

Sunset Hill:
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle
May 3 & 5 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

BYT Crossroad:
16051 NE 10th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008
May 24, 25, 26 (2:00pm & 4:00pm)

Magnuson Park Theatre:
Theatre Building #47
7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115
May 17, 18, 19 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

 

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