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Seattle-area guide to family-friendly theater, fall 2018

Village Theater (Issaquah and Everett) is bringing Roald Dahl's "Matilda" to the stage this fall (and into the winter).

Village Theater

Seattle has an amazing theater scene, with venues ranging from Broadway-sized theaters to tiny avant-garde spaces. And there’s lots of great fare for young audiences, and not just at Seattle Children’s Theatre, though it does help to have one of the top kids theaters in the country in town. Here’s what you can see this fall.


A Small History of Amal, Age 7

West Of Lenin
203 N 36th St

Through Oct. 6

Age recommendation: whole family

The tale of a young boy’s contest with the god of death is told with Bollywood verve in an intimate space in this locally produced family show.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Seattle Children’s Theatre
201 Thomas St

Through Oct. 21

Age recommendation: 3+

Seattle Children’s Theatre brings the beloved books of Eric Carle to colorful life using 75 puppets.


Come from Away

The 5th Ave Theatre
1308 5th Ave

Oct. 9 through Nov. 4

Age recommendation: 10+

Based on the true story of how the 10,000 residents of Gander, Newfoundland, took in 6,700 airline passengers directed there after 9/11, this musical about love and common humanity seems to get timelier every day.


And In This Corner: Cassius Clay

Seattle Children’s Theatre
201 Thomas St

Oct. 11 through Nov. 25.

Age recommendation: 9+

This play introduces audiences to the 12-year-old boy who would grow up to become Mohammed Ali, and the experiences that shaped him along the way.

Pre-Black Friday special: Half-price tickets when you use the code FAMILYTIME by the end of the day Nov. 25. Details here.

Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream

Accesso ShoWare Center
625 W James St, Kent

Nov. 1 through Nov. 5


Angel of The Winds Arena
2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett

Nov. 8 through Nov. 11

Age recommendation 2+

Five Disney heroines! A soundtrack of hits! Spectacular costumes! Skating!


Matilda the Musical

Village Theater
303 Front St., N., Issaquah
2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett


Roald Dahl’s beloved magical misfit proves that everyone has the power to change their story. This West Coast-premiere production features 15 local youth performers. The show runs Nov. 8-Dec. 30 in Issaquah; Jan. 4-Feb. 3 in Everett.



The Velveteen Rabbit

Seattle Children’s Theatre
201 Thomas St

Nov. 1 through Dec. 30

Age recommendation: 5+

Britain’s leading theater company for young children, Unicorn Theatre, produced this dramatization of the beloved story about a toy rabbit who longs to become real.



The 5th Ave Theatre
1308 5th Ave

Nov. 23 through Dec 30

Age recommendation: 7+

This musical about a plucky orphan has lots of kids on stage and the catchiest of tunes.



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