At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm

At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942


Pied Piper

Pied Piper School Season


Everett Civic Auditorium Everett Performing Arts Center Theatre at Meydenbauer Village Theatre
$8.50 – $9.50 $9.50 $11.00 $16.00 – $18.00
2017-2018 Season

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Groups 10+ Groups under 10

  • 2017-2018 Season Details
    My Fathers Dragon

    My Father's Dragon

    Enchantment Theatre Company

    Recommended for grades K-5th
    This show is approximately one hour long.

    Monday-Tuesday, February 5-6, 2018 • 10AM & 12PM
    LOCATION: Theatre at Meydenbauer

    Monday-Tuesday, February 12-13 • 10AM & 12PM
    LOCATION: Everett Performing Arts Center

    In collaboration with author in celebration of the Newbery Honor Book’ 70th Anniversary, Enchantment Theatre Company brings the three tales of My Father’s Dragon to life on stage.

    When nine-year old Elmer Elevator hears about a baby dragon who is held captive by the ferocious animals of Wild Island, he sets off on an adventure to rescue the dragon and return him home. With the help of his friend the Alley Cat, Elmer packs everything he thinks he’ll need – including chewing gum, two-dozen lollipops, seven hair ribbons and a box of rubber bands! With talking animals, a daring rescue, a flying dragon, buried treasure and lots of humor throughout, this fabulous adventure is brought to the stage using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects and original music.

    Know Before You Go!
    Download Study Guide (Coming Soon)

    Additional information:
    http://bsoinc.com/roster/my-fathers-dragon/
    http://enchantmenttheatre.org/presenters/dragon-downloads


    Trickster Tales from Around the World

    Trickster Tales from Around the World

    Boxtales

    Recommended for grades K-8th
    This show is approximately one hour long.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 • 10AM & 12PM
    LOCATION: Everett Civic Auditorium

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 • 10AM & 12PM
    LOCATION: Theatre at Meydenbauer - Bellevue

    The energetic show inspires self-reliance and creative problem solving through a humorous and magical journey full of wily creatures who teach us folk wisdom and life lessons. Trickster Tales From Around the World features the stories: Raven & the Man who Sits on the Tides (Pacific NW), Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Aligator & Trouble (Southern US), Tio Conejo (Venezuela, bilingual), and How Kwaku Ananse Gained a Kingdom of Knowledge From a Kernel of Corn (Ghana, West Africa).

    Know Before You Go!
    Download Study Guide (Coming Soon)

    Additional information:
    http://boxtales.org/our-shows/brer-rabbit-touring


    How I Became a Pirate

    How I Became a Pirate

    Dallas Children's Theatre

    Recommended for grades K-5th
    This show is approximately one hour long.

    Monday, February 26, 2018 • 10AM
    LOCATION: Everett Civic Auditorium

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 • 10AM & 12PM
    LOCATION: Everett Civic Auditorium

    AARRRGH! Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates and searches for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, but he soon learns that home and family are treasures you can't find on any map!

    Based off the popular book by Melinda Long and David Shannon, this joyful family musical is sure to leave mateys of all ages singing and dancing in the aisles!

    Know Before You Go!
    Download Study Guide (Coming Soon)

    Additional information:
    https://www.holdenarts.org/how-i-became-a-pirate


    Pete the Cat

    Pete the Cat

    TheatreworksUSA

    Recommended for grades PreK-3rd
    This show is approximately one hour long.

    Monday, March 5, 2018 • 10AM & 12PM
    LOCATION: Theatre at Meydenbauer - Bellevue

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 • 10AM & 12PM
    LOCATION: Theatre at Meydenbauer - Bellevue

    Monday, March 19, 2018 • 10AM
    LOCATION: Everett Civic Auditorium

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 • 10AM & 12PM
    LOCATION: Everett Civic Auditorium

    When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.

    Know Before You Go!
    Download Study Guide (Coming Soon)

    Additional information:
    http://www.theatreworksusa.org/show_detail.cfm?show=1604


    Frindle

    Frindle

    Griffin Theatre Company

    Recommended for grades 3rd-7th
    This show is approximately one hour long.

    Friday, March 9, 2018 • 10AM
    LOCATION: Everett Civic Auditorium

    Monday, March 12, 2018 • 10AM & 12PM
    LOCATION: Everett Civic Auditorium

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 • 10AM & 12PM
    LOCATION: Theatre at Meydenbauer - Bellevue

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 • 10AM
    LOCATION: Theatre at Meydenbauer - Bellevue

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 • 10AM & 12PM
    LOCATION: Theatre at Meydenbauer - Bellevue

    Based on the book by Andrew Clements. Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. When he ends up in Mrs. Granger’s language arts class, he has his best idea ever. He decides to create his own word…FRINDLE! Before long Nick’s word creates a buzz in his school, his town and then to his surprise it spreads all around the country, and a power struggle erupts with the strict Mrs. Granger. Will the word “Frindle” win? Based on the multiple award winning best-selling novel by Andrew Clements this quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words will have your young audience inventing their own words.

    Know Before You Go!
    Download Study Guide (Coming Soon)

    Additional information:
    http://griffintheatre.com/frindle/


    My Heart in a Suitcase

    My Heart in a Suitcase

    Artspower

    Recommended for grades 4th-8th
    This show is approximately one hour long.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 • 10AM & 12PM
    LOCATION: Theatre at Meydenbauer - Bellevue

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 • 10AM & 12PM
    LOCATION: Everett Civic Auditorium

    Anne Lehmann and her family no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. Life in 1938 Germany is deteriorating quickly for the Lehmanns and all Jews living there; in order to protect their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to say goodbye to her forever. Anne must struggle to bring meaning out of despair, to cling to love and hope even in a world that seems to be filled with hatred and violence.

    ArtsPower’s gripping and poignant production about Anne and her family’s decision whether or not to send her on the Kindertransport is a tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of a family’s love.

    Know Before You Go!
    Download Study Guide (Coming Soon)

    Additional information:
    https://artspower.org/shows/my-heart-in-a-suitcase/


    Newsies

    Disney's Newsies

    Village Theatre

    Recommended for grades 4th-12th
    This show is approximately 2.5 hours (including intermission)

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 • 10AM
    LOCATION: Everett Performing Arts Center

    "Seize the Day" with the paperboys of New York as they become the newspaper headlines. Based on the true events of the Newsboys Strike of 1899, this cult Disney movie-musical favorite takes life on stage as a crew of underdog newsies become unlikely heroes when they stand up for what’s right. The Tony Award-winning and Grammy-nominated musical is full of classic Disney magic and a high-energy explosion of song, dance, and theatricality.

    Know Before You Go!
    Download Production Preview Guide


    Hairspry

    Hairspray

    Village Theatre

    Recommended for grades 4th-12th
    This show is approximately 2.5 hours (including intermission)

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 • 10AM
    LOCATION: Francis J. Gaudette Theatre

    Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, dethrone the reigning teen queen, win the affections of the local heartthrob, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do! The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning Best Musical teaches us to look past skin color and size in the fight for equal rights. Complete with favorite songs like, "You Can't Stop the Beat," "Welcome to the 60's," and "Without Love," Hairspray gives new meaning to BIG entertainment.

    Know Before You Go!
    Download Production Preview Guide

  • General Information
    School Performance Ticket Prices

    $8.00-9.50 Everett Civic Auditorium
    $ 9.50 Everett Performing Arts Center
    $11.00 Theatre at Meydenbauer
    $16.00-18.00 Village Theatre

    Show Length

    All touring shows run approximately one (1) hour.
    Newsies and Hairspray are full-length productions by Village Theatre Mainstage and runs approximately 2.5 - 3 hours (intermission included)

    Easy Reservation Process

    Reserve early! Reserve early! Seating is based on reservation date and popular show times fill quickly! Call the Box Office (425) 257-8600 or register online to reserve your seats today!

    No Obligation Reservation! Our No Obligation Early Reservations allow to you hold seats for your favorite title, preferred location, date and time without worry. We understand that there may be uncertainties regarding funding, class sizes, school calendars and other factors until the new school year is underway. You are free to change your reservation, or even cancel if necessary, in the fall when you receive your confirmation paperwork.

    Confirmation paperwork is mailed to your school address. For reservations made in the Spring/Summer prior to a season, this paperwork is mailed during early September.

    Confirmation paperwork should be signed and returned to Pied Piper within 15 business days of receipt to guarantee your reservation.
    A school or district purchase order, 20% deposit or payment in full should accompany your paperwork. Reservations of fewer than 10 seats require payment in full at time of confirmation. No refunds can be made once payment is made. Click here to register your small group.

    You may make minor adjustments (plus or minus 5 seats) to your reservation seat count up until thirty (30) days prior to your selected performance date. We mail final invoices one month out and are unable to make further reductions after that time.

    Scholarships

    Village Theatre Pied Piper is committed to providing children with access to the performing arts. Numerous studies have shown a correlation between exposure and involvement in the arts with academic achievement, including higher standardized test scores, improved reading comprehension, and better attendance records. The arts help bridge the achievement gap by engaging students with different learning styles and abilities, increasing empathy and tolerance, and improving students’ social and language skills. It is our desire that no child be denied the opportunity to partake of this enriching educational experience because of financial need. To that end, we are proud to offer educational scholarships to students in our community.

    Students that qualify for free or reduced lunch through the National School Lunch Program may qualify for a free or discounted ticket.

    Apply Online »

    Study Guides and Preparation
    • Study Guides are provided for each production title and can be found above, under your chosen show’s description. Performance Study Guides are a wonderful way to prepare students for the experience, and provide show tailored curriculum connections for the classroom.
    • Theatre is NOT just what's happening on the stage, it's the combined energies of actors, technicians and audience. Help your students understand that when attending a live theatre production, THEY are valuable part of the performance… theatre is not theatre without an audience.
    • While preparing your students for this field trip, we encourage you to let them know that applause, laughter, tears, and other responses to what is happening on stage are very appropriate. Noises such as talking to a neighbor (even at a whisper), rude comments or sounds, and excessive movement are distracting to other audience members, as well as to the actors. Clapping at the end of the performance is a common courtesy, and shows appreciation for the effort that went into the production.
    Theatre Workshops
    • These interactive 45-minute sessions stimulate appreciation for live theatre and are uniquely tailored to prepare students for the performance. Workshops are designed to allow each student the opportunity to participate and collaborate in a safe, inviting environment and HAVE FUN!
    • FREE workshops are available to groups that exceed 40% Free/Reduced Lunch participation AND make a reservation of 120+ seats to one of our 2015-2016 Pied Piper touring productions.
    • Workshops also available to any group for a fee of $100.00 for a single workshop or $150.00 for two consecutive workshops. Please contact our Pied Piper office for more information and scheduling.
    What to expect during the workshop
    • Students will be engaged in discussion about live theatre, the touring theatre company that is producing the show they will attend and what goes into putting on a performance.
    • Students will be introduced to basic theatre terminology and acting techniques through show themed theatre warm-ups, improvisation games, creative dramatics and/or simple scene development.
    • Sample (past) Workshop Outlines: Skippyjon Jones | Lilly's Crossing
    Double Your Fun Field Trip!

    The Imagine Children’s Museum offers visits prior to or following a Pied Piper performance in Everett (separate admission fee). For more information call (425) 258-1006 ext 1012.

  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Will I receive tickets for the show?

    Individual tickets are not distributed for the school performances. Your Confirmation Contract acts as your proof of purchase. Each group has a seating assignment based on reservation date. Upon arrival, a representative from your group should check in the staff at the door. Ushers will then show students and chaperones to their seats. If it is necessary for your group to rearrange seats or use the restrooms, please wait until the entire group has been seated before moving about.

    How many chaperones are recommended?

    We leave the decision regarding student/chaperone ratio up to you. We have some groups attend with just teachers and others that have a one to one adult/child ratio. It really depends on your comfort level, school requirements, etc.

    How early should we arrive for a performance?

    Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your performance start time. We generally open “the house” (audience area) and begin seating 30 minutes prior to “curtain” or the top of the show.

    Remember to verify the LOCATION, DATE & TIME of the performance on your contract and be sure that accurate information has been given to your district’s transportation department or parent drivers. Pied Piper has multiple locations for performances (including two different venues in Everett).

    When is payment due for my reservation?

    For reservations of 10+ seats, a School or District Purchase Order (OR deposit of 10% of your invoice total) is due at the time you confirm your reservation. A final invoice will be sent 30 days prior to the performance date and the final balance is due one (1) week prior to the performance. (Other arrangements can be made if special circumstances exist).

    Reservations of fewer than 10 seats require payment in full at the time of confirmation.

    How should payment be remitted?
    • Payments may be made by check or credit/debit card.
    • Checks should be mailed to: Village Theatre Pied Piper, 2710 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201.
    • Credit card payments should be made by phone at (425) 257-8600.
    • Please do not bring payment to the theatre on the day of the show.
    Is there somewhere for my students to eat lunch?
    • There are a number of parks, with a variety of amenities, located near all of our venues. Download list »
    • There are NOT onsite eating areas at the venues. Please arrange to eat before or after the performance as no food or beverages are allowed inside the theatre.
    • The exception is for our Village Theatre Mainstage production. Because of the length of the performance, groups may bring snack to eat in the lobby during intermission. Concessions are not sold during school performances.
    Is it ok to take photographs at the performance?

    You MAY take pictures of your students/group prior to and after the performance, but NO PHOTOGRAPHY is allowed during the performance. The Equity Actor’s Union does not allow any type of photography, video or audio recording inside the theatre. Please keep all cameras and recording devices (including cell phones) turned off and put away during the performance.
    Text messaging and cell phone use are also prohibited during performances.

    Where should buses drop students off?

    Everett Civic Auditorium at Everett High School (2415 Colby Avenue): Busses may drop off students northbound on Colby Avenue in front of the main doors. Busses should pull forward and angle out toward the street. Busses may drop off students around the corner on 24th or on the Wetmore Ave. side of the building in the designated bus load areas. For student safety, there is No Bus loading/unloading on the west side of Colby (Main Campus Building side of the street).

    Everett Performing Arts Center (2710 Wetmore Avenue): Busses drop off students on the east side of the building on Wetmore Ave. To facilitate drop off, busses are encouraged to proceed toward the south end of the block on Wetmore into the pullout, slightly past the Everett Performing Arts Center. Busses should keep the fire lane access alley directly in front of EPAC clear.

    Meydenbauer Center (11100 NE 6th Street): Busses drop off students on NE 6th Street in front of the main doors (south side of the building). Busses should pull as far forward as possible, and students should proceed up the stairs to the theatre entrance. (Please do not use the Convention Center entrance). This area is a load/unload only, and busses may not stay parked here during the performance.

    Where should we park?

    Free street parking is available surrounding The Everett Civic Auditorium, Everett Performing Arts Center and Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah. Depending on how many others are arriving in private vehicles, or other events in the area, parking can sometimes be challenging and we advise allowing extra time to locate parking and walk to the theatre.

    Pay parking is available in Everett at the Trinity Garage (California Avenue, near EPAC- attendant on duty, $5.00) or Lockport Parking (on Wetmore, across from EPAC-cash pay box, $3-5.00). There is a pay lot at Meydenbauer Center for the Bellevue shows (automated machine, $8.00), as well as other nearby overflow lots. Please note that these are the current parking rates and are subject to change.

    What about inclement weather?

    Whenever possible, the show must go on! In the event that there are major weather concerns, Pied Piper follows the Everett School District for Everett performances, Bellevue School District for Meydenbauer performances and Issaquah School District for FJG performances. If the School District which contains the venue cancels school due to weather, natural disaster or otherwise, the performances that day will be cancelled. In the event that there is a later start in the venue’s area district, the 10am Performance may be cancelled, but the noon would occur as scheduled. There may be instances where OTHER districts close, but the venue district is on schedule. If your district is closed or transportation is cancelled due to weather or natural disaster but the performance is not cancelled we will make arrangements to move your reservation to a future performance that is appropriate for your students. If that is not possible, we would cancel your reservation obligation.

    What if I still have questions?

    Please contact Angela Linder (425) 740-5035 x2 or piedpiper@villagetheatre.org and she will be happy to assist you!




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2017-2018 Season

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Students that qualify for free or reduced lunch through the National School Lunch Program may qualify for a free or discounted ticket.

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Everett Box Office
(425) 257-8600
2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

Tuesday-Saturday
11:00 AM-7:00 PM
11:00 AM-5:00 PM (Summer)

Pied Piper Office

(425) 740-5035 x2
2730 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
piedpiper@villagetheatre.org

Pied Piper Venues

The Civic Auditorium at Everett High School
2416 Colby Ave, Everett

Theatre at Meydenbauer
11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue

Everett Performing
Arts Center

2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett

Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front St N, Issaquah


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Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202

Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600

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