THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
Beginning each October actors from Last Leaf travel to schools, libraries, parks, and early learning centers to bring live theater programs to children of all ages. Many of the original adaptations are based on classic fairy tales or folk tales from around the world to encourage literacy. Some programs are STEAM-based to coordinate with school curriculum. But all are colorful and entertaining. We consistently receive great positive comments from kids and adults in the audience as well.
Each season we feature two, 40 - 50 minute, interactive programs followed by a meet and greet with the professional actors. During the summer we add a third alternative program to coordinate with the summer reading theme for libraries across the country.
The cast of "Puss 'n Boots" with friends at a children's center south of Seattle.
You can now hear some of our most popular plays for free on the podcast Winking Kat Tales. Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, & winkingkattales.com.
Click here to link to the site.
Upcoming performances for Fall 2023
"Arcani & the Tree of Dreams"
Saturday, September 16 @ 2pm
Stanwood Elementary School
"Arcani & the Tree of Dreams"
Saturday, December 2nd @ 12 & 3pm
Molbak's Garden & Home Center
13625 NE 175th Street
Thursday, April 4, 2024 @ 10:30 am
Tuesday, October 31 @ 6pm
Third Place Books Commons Stage
Lake Forest Park
Children's Programs sponsored in part by:
The Anne & Mary Fund of the Greater Everett Community Fountation
The Kroeger Charitable Fund
the Fidelity Charitable
Donor-Advised Fund &
the Wiswall Giving Fund
Many thanks to these organizations & to all our individual supporters.
Upcoming Public Performances
We are so glad to be able to be back on the road bringing our unique & fun performances to your community. Please, be considerate to others & observe any Covid protocol required by the performance venues
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We are all working together to make
sure you will be able to enjoy the magic of live theater as safely as possible.
ARCANI AND THE TREE OF DREAMS
This original musical is based on a folk tale from Bolivia. It is about a young girl in the town of Vila Vila who meets a shaman in the woods while gathering wood for her mother's fire. The shaman teaches her about the medicinal plants that surround her & how to use them to help her mother & others in the village. This new knowledge is met with strong resistance by the pompous mayor of the village until Arcani's skills are tested to help the mayor with a inopportune case of hiccups. For all ages. approx. 45 minutes.
is a fun social satire based on a short story by Washington Irving. A poor widow is driven out of her little town by a pompous & self-important mayor and his daughter. A group of mysterious little men in the Catskills take pity on her and give her a magic pipe that breathes life into a scarecrow she creates for company. Seeing an opportunity to embarrass the mayor, she sends the agreeable scarecrow into town where the mayor decides to persuades the elegant looking scarecrow to marry his daughter. When she removes the magic pipe, the scarecrow collapses. Embarrassment and hilarity ensue. For all ages approx 55 min.
HERCULES & THE GOLDEN APPLE
is an interactive, musical, wacky re-telling of the myth of Hercules' tenth labor. It features several of the well-known gods, goddesses, and other creatures of Greek mythology. It also need some audience help to create a Greek chorus so the story can be told in typical Greek theatre tradition. For all ages. approx. 50 minutes
is a fun, musical mash-up of the tales of The Little Red Hen and Chicken Little. It features the familiar characters of Henny Penny, Goosie Lucy, Turkey Lurkey, and Ducky Luck as well as the infamous & sly Foxy Loxy. This version is full of songs and clever twists & turns. For all ages. approx. 50 minutes