|Studio East and StoryBook Theater bring Hobbits and chickens to the Eastside this fall|
|Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff|
• The Hobbit: Oct. 18- Nov. 3 Kirkland only (best for ages 5+)
• Chicken Little: Oct. 26 – Nov. 24 Kirkland, Everett, Seattle (best for ages 3+
Studio East and StoryBook Theater bring two delightful plays filled with amusing creatures to the area theatres this fall. "The Hobbit," performed by a talented cast of Eastside children ages 9-19, is recommended for children ages 5+. Kids as young as 3 years old will enjoy the hilarious circumstances that StoryBook Theater’s reluctant hero, Chicken Little, endures. StoryBook Theater is performed by adult actors at a variety of Puget Sound-area theaters.
In "The Hobbit," Bilbo Baggins, the reluctant Hobbit hero, and a band of 13 mighty dwarves journey to slay the awful dragon Smaug. Along the way they must escape the clutches of trolls, outwit Golum and his ring of invisibility, fight spiders and elves, and finally confront and conquer the all-powerful Smaug.
"The Hobbit" has a running time of approximately 2 hours. Adult tickets are $14, while students and seniors are $12. There are 12 performances and all are at the Studio East Mainstage Theater located at 11730 118th Ave NE in Kirkland. Weekend only performances run Oct. 18 - Nov. 3. Friday and Saturday evenings are at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m.
In StoryBook Theater’s "Chicken Little," the sky is falling and poor Chicken Little must go to the palace to tell the king. Along the way, this would-be hero meets a variety of gullible, but lovable, buffoons who join him on his royal mission. Will Chicken Little be rewarded for his news or will he become Chicken a la King? Tickets to Chicken Little are $10 for all patrons over 1 year of age and can be purchased atwww.storybooktheater.org.
Between Oct. 26 and Nov. 24 the professional all-local adult cast will present:
• Two Shows in Everett :
Everett PUD Auditorium – 2320 California Street; Nov. 3 @ 11a.m. and 1 p.m.
• 12 Shows in Kirkland :
Kirkland Perf. Center – 350 Kirkland Ave ; Nov. 9, 10, 16 & 17* @ 11am, 1pm & 3pm
*ASL interpreted for the deaf
• Three Shows in Seattle :
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute – 104 17th Ave. S. ; Nov. 24 @ 11a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.