Northwest NEWS

July 29, 2002

Entertainment

Local students featured in SCT's summer productions

by Deborah Stone
   Arts and Entertainment
   Each summer, Seattle Children's Theatre gives local children and teens the opportunity to showcase their acting talents to the public through a series of student productions.
   After an audition an intensive rehearsal period, these students perform using costumes, set, props, sound and lights created by SCT's production staff.
   This year's Summer Season has a variety of plays to offer, including Shakespeare's popular comedy, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Wonderland," a new adaptation, using material from Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass," "Motor City Musical Revue," featuring the music and moves from 1960s Detroit, "The Improv Olympics," an improvisational parody that follows the fortunes of an unlikely Olympic team, "Holes," based on Louis Sachar's novel of the same name and the classic, "Our Town," produced by SCT's Deaf Youth Drama Program.
   Don Fleming, SCT's producer of the Summer Season chose the shows with several themes in mind.
   He says, "I wanted entertaining plays that the kids would have fun doing and the audience would enjoy watching. I also wanted shows that tie in with SCT mainstage performances."
   This year over 250 local students auditioned for the program and 140 were accepted.
   Four students from the Woodinville area will be performing in the productions. They include Ashley Dowden from Duvall, Kate Kilby from Bothell, Alicia Birkby from Woodinville and Kathryn Reinhardt from Bothell.
   The performances run Thursdays through Sundays through Aug. 24. Tickets range in price from $5 to $11. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (206) 441-3322.