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Edmonds-Own Madrona Children’s Theatre Celebrates 20th Year w/ Production of Seussical The Musical

A 501c3 Organization, Madrona Children’s Theatre Provides Training in the Arts, Full-Scale Production and College Scholarships to Graduates

 
PRLog - Mar. 5, 2013 - EDMONDS, Wash. -- The Madrona Children’s Theatre (MCT) provides students at Madrona K-8 School an authentic theatre experience by producing a full-scale musical each Spring, complete with a live orchestra.  This year, eighty students and numerous volunteers will present MCT’s 20th Anniversary production, Seussical The Musical.  A silent auction which, includes donated items from local businesses such as Walnut Street Coffee, Nama’s Candy Store, Kitchen Spoon and Glazed and Amazed, will be hosted in the lobby. Proceeds from the auction fund future MCT’s productions as well as the alumni scholarship program.

Seussical The Musical will open Thursday, March 21st and run through Sunday, March 24th.  Half the cast performs Thursday and Saturday (Red Fish cast), the other half Friday and Sunday (Blue Fish cast).

DATES:          
Thursday, March 21 at 7:00pm (Red Fish cast)
Friday, March 22 at 7:00pm* (Blue Fish cast)
Saturday, March 23 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm (Red Fish cast)
Sunday, March 24 at 12:30pm and 5:00pm* (Blue Fish cast)

PLACE:          
Mountlake Terrace High School Auditorium
21801 44th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

TICKETS:      
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/children 14 and younger.

For tickets, contact Kerry Brockman at mbrockmann@msn.com or 425.772.1421 (tel:425.772.1421)

As public education funding for extra-curricular activities, especially the arts, continues to wane, and theatre and music programs across the state are drastically reduced, the Madrona Children’s Theatre in Edmonds School District continues to make aspiring actors’ dreams come true.

National studies have shown a connection between student participation in drama and academic success, which is no surprise to Madrona Principal Lynda Fischer.   “Every student who auditions is given a role,” explains Madrona Principal Lynda Fischer, “our program helps kids develop confidence, communication skills, and leadership.”  Madrona K-8 was recently given a Washington State Achievement Award for overall academic excellence.

Over the years, more than 1400 students have gone through the program, with some going on to success in regional theatre groups, television and film.

About Madrona Children’s Theatre:
The Madrona Children’s Theatre is a 501c3 organization within Madrona Elementary School. What makes the MCT program unique from typical school-based programs is it operates similarly to a professional theatre company, with producers, and an advisory committee, who hire a creative team (Director, Music Director and Choreographer) and oversee operations. A nominal participation fee helps fund the program, as do ticket sales and fundraising. The school’s parent-teacher-student organization, Madrona Integrated Team, covers the group’s non-profit status.

The multi-age productions are open to all Madrona K-8 students in 4th – 8th grades, including students in the District’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) program. Every student who auditions receives a role, hence, the shows are double-cast, with each cast performing three of the production’s six shows-run. This also allows half the shows to feature ASL interpretation, as well as actors (hearing and non-hearing alike) who sign their lines.

Publicity Photos Available at:
https://www.dropbox.com/home/MCT%20-%20Press%20Photos-Public

Sheree Gibson, Producer, 425.678.8506
Shereegibson@frontier.com

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