Monday, September 29, 2008

Night of the Living TeenTix

We've cooked up a special event for Night of the Living Dead with our friends over at TeenTix. Check out their blog for all the details, but essentially we're inviting TeenTix members to a free sneak preview this Thursday October 2nd!

Galen Joseph Osier, Troy Fischnaller and Sarah Harlett in SCT's Night of the Living Dead. Photo by Chris Bennion.

Because Night of the Living Dead is a special event and not part of our Mainstage Season, this will be the only opportunity to use your TeenTix card and benefits for this show.

Join TeenTix and SCT for some food, fun and MORE BRAINS!

And don't forget to check out our Zombies at SCT! page on Facebook for PR photos, rehearsal video and audio clips.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A few minutes with Tim Jennings

Our new (as of August) Managing Director, Tim Jennings, was kind enough to sit down with Behind the Curtain for a few minutes and talk about the path that led him to SCT, the state of TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences), and his favorite theatre memory.

Can't get enough? Tune in to Radio Disney 1250AM on October 12th at 6:30am to hear Tim and Education Director Karen Sharp discuss all things SCT with Kids Care host Dayna.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Green Sheep does Broadway!

The cast of The Green Sheep has landed in NYC and started their Broadway run at The New Victory Theatre. By all reports, they are having a great time in NYC (they played to Heath Ledger's daughter! Rachel Ray's studio is next door to their apartment!) and all of us left behind are incredibly jealous.

But, they've sent us some photos so we can live vicariously through them, and promise to send more.

The Green Sheep's Broadway marquee.

Connor Toms and Matt Johnston relaxing on the set.

Matt Johnston setting up on the set.

The cast and crew will be home at the end of the month to start the Seattle run - come on down and welcome them back!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The reports of their demise...

If you've heard any disturbing reports of zombies wandering Seattle Center, fear not. We held out first photo shoot for Night of the Living Dead on Sunday, and the Center was packed with visitors, many of whom stopped and snapped pictures as our zombies lumbered about with a photo crew in tow.

Troy Fischnaller and Galen Joseph Osier from SCT's Night of the Living Dead. Photo by Chris Bennion.

Really, we're having more fun than anyone has a right to have with this production, and the photo shoot was no exception. Special thanks to Chris Bennion, who does nearly all our photography, for his incredible patience and willingness to roll on the ground and stumble through gardens getting us some great shots.

Galen Joseph Osier and Troy Fischnaller chase Sarah Harlett (as Barbara) out of the theatre. Photo by Chris Bennion.

Prepare yourself for the zombie onslaught that begins opening night, October 3rd, and runs through Halloween weekend. And if you just can't wait until then, stop on by our Facebook page, where you can find set designs, costume sketches and photos from rehearsals (coming soon - audio and video previews from the show!)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

And we're off!

For those of us working here, the 2008-09 Mainstage Season is underway (the audience will have to wait for just one more month). Yesterday, we welcomed the casts of Night of the Living Dead and The Green Sheep with caffeine, pastries and a reception filled with introductions and design presentations.

We only get to rub elbows with the Sheepers for a few days before they jet off to present the show on Broadway at the the New Victory Theatre. They return mere days before Opening Morning (now that's a rarity) October 1st.

The Zombie folks, however, will be working diligently right here, and yesterday I had the opportunity to sneak in and watch the first zombie movement workshop with our talented Choreographer Kathryn Van Meter.

It was too much fun - lots of laughter, jokes about the finer points of brain cuisine, and fabulous actor energy. The full photo set can be found at our Facebook page for Night of the Living Dead - Zombies at SCT!