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2017-2018 School Season
26th Season of Puppet Theater!

Tickets $7 per child (Teachers are free!)

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Pixie and the Grocer The Tale of Two Bad Mice The Tiger and the Dried Persimmon Auntie Lena African Stories
Pixie and the Grocer The Tale of Two Bad Mice The Tiger and the Dried Persimmon Auntie Lena African Stories

 

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, and Sunset Hill Community Club serving Seattle and the BYT Crossroads Theatre serving the Eastside.

Thistle Theatre offers 26 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 $6.00 each and three or more shows only  $5.00 each. Order by email: info@thistletheatre.org or by phone (206) 524-3388.
  • $3.50 subsidized tickets available for student on free/reduced lunch program. (Order by phone only (206) 524-3388.)
  • 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.

   
 

2017

   

Pixie and the Grocer


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

October Schedule

Pixie and the Grocer

 

~ Denmark
In this Hans Christian Andersen story, a Pixie lives comfortably with a greedy Grocer and his wife. One day he observes a poor Poet give up food in exchange for an old book. The incredulous Pixie peeks into the Poet’s room and sees the beauty and excitement of poetry dance before his eyes! Should he switch his services from the rich grocer to the poor Poet and live a less comfortable life?

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 Building #47
7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115
October 4, 5, 6 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

BYT Crossroads:
16051 NE 10th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008
October 11, 12, 13 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

Sunset Hill:
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle
October 18, 20 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

 

   
   

The Tale of Two Bad Mice


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TO RESERVE YOUR
TICKETS!

December Schedule

The Tale of Two Bad Mice

 

~ Great Britain
Young Beatrix Potter re-enacts the day her pet mice came to be called “the two bad mice.” The mice, Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca, are driven to outrageous behavior when they discover the delicious looking food in the Doll House is inedible plaster! Originally created with a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation.

 

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 Building #30
6310 NE 74th St, Seattle, WA 98115
Nov. 29, 30 Dec. 1 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

Sunset Hill:
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle
December 6, 8  (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

BYT Crossroads:
16051 NE 10th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008
December 13, 14, 15 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

   
   
 

2018

   

The Tiger and the Dried Persimmon


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

March Schedule

The Tiger and the Dried Persimmon

 

~ Korea
A young tiger, thinking he is the fiercest in all Korea, ventures down a mountainside in search of food. He overhears a mother trying to stop her daughter from crying with a piece of dried persimmon (kotgum). The silly tiger thinks the kotgum must be a very frightening creature if it can instantly stop a child from crying. Afraid that the kotgum will find him, the Tiger hides in the barn where a thief is hiding!

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

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

BYT Crossroads:
16051 NE 10th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008
Feb. 28, March 1, 2 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

Magnuson Park:
Theatre Building #47
7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115
March 7, 8, 9 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

Sunset Hill:
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle
March 14, 16 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

 

   
   

Auntie Lena’s African Stories


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

May- June Schedule

Auntie Lena’s African Stories

 

~ Africa
Actress/singer/storyteller Val Thomas-Matson and her friend Possum introduce animals that tell three stories of friendship from Africa. Jackal loves to trick his friend Hare in “Jackal’s Favorite Game.” “The Monkey’s Heart” is a trickster story of a friendship betrayed, and a new friendship is explored in “Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together.”

 

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 Building #47
7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115
May 2, 3, 4 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

Sunset Hill:
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle
May 16, 18 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

BYT Crossroads:
16051 NE 10th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008
May 23, 24, 25 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

 

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