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

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




2014-2015 Pied Piper School Season


  • Show Details

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites

    Produced by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
    Based on the books by Eric Carle

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • 10:00AM
    Thursday, December 4, 2014 • 10:00AM & Noon*

    Theatre at Meydenbauer [map]

    Monday, December 8, 2014 • 10:00AM
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 • 10:00AM & Noon*

    Everett Civic Auditorium [map]

    Familiar Favorite for Young & Old
    Three beloved Eric Carle tales come to the stage in one captivating show. Mermaid Theatre’s signature style shines through with larger-than-life innovative puppetry and stunning visual effects that bring the illustrations from the books to life. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is joined by whimsical characters drawn from the pages of The Mixed Up Chameleon, and Little Cloud. An engaging “lights on” demonstration of the puppets closes this “no shushing show”. A magical journey through the stories of one of the most beloved children's authors of all time.

    Recommended for PreK-2nd grade

    Know Before You Go! View Study Guides for:
    Little Cloud
    The Mixed-Up Chameleon
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar


    Frindle

    Produced by Griffin Theatre Company
    Based on the book by Andrew Clements

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 • 10:00AM & Noon*
    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • 10:00AM

    Everett Civic Auditorium [map]

    Thursday, January 15, 2015 • 10:00AM & Noon*
    Friday, January 16, 2015 • 10:00AM

    Theatre at Meydenbauer [map]

    The Pen is Mightier than the Sword
    Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. Who can forget the time he turned his third-grade classroom into a tropical island, or the time he fooled his teacher by chirping like a blackbird? But now Nick's in fifth grade, and it looks like his days as a troublemaker are over…that is until he learns an interesting tidbit about words and where they come from. It inspires his greatest plan yet: to invent a new word. His made-up word sparks a power struggle with his notoriously strict teacher who would like to put an end to his nonsense, but “frindle” creates a buzz that spreads throughout his school, then the town, and finally the whole country.
    Frindle: new word or nuisance?

    Recommended for 2nd-6th grade

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


    Flat Stanley

    Produced by Dallas Children's Theatre
    Based on the book by Jeff Brown

    Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:00AM & Noon
    Friday, February 27, 2015 -10:00AM & Noon*

    Theatre at Meydenbauer [map]

    Monday, March 2, 2015 -10:00AM & Noon*
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 -10:00AM & Noon

    Everett Civic Auditorium [map]

    Be Careful What You Wish For
    Stanley Lambchop is just like everyone else. That's the problem. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one's ever seen before. For Stanley, life is TOO normal…until one morning when all that changes and Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat...really, REALLY flat! In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley - the ultimate exchange student - explores the globe and learns that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

    Celebrate the book’s 50th Anniversary with an adventure like no other!

    Recommended for K-4th grade.

    Know Before You Go!
    Download Study Guide (PDF)


    Trickster Tales from Around the World

    Produced by BOXTALES Theatre Company
    Raven and the Man Who Sits on the Tide (Pacific Northwest), Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Alligator in “Trouble” (Southern U.S.), Tio Conejo (Mexico / bi-lingual), Ananse the Spider (West Africa)

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • 10:00AM
    Thursday, March 19, 2015 • 10:00AM & Noon*

    Everett Civic Auditorium [map]

    Monday, March 23, 2015 • 10:00am & Noon*
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 • 10:00am & Noon*

    Theatre at Meydenbauer [map]

    Fables, Myths, and Tall Tales
    Take a humorous and magical journey with Raven, Ananse, Br’er Rabbit and his Spanish speaking uncle, Tio Conejo, as these wily creatures teach folk wisdom, morals, and life lessons. This highly interactive performance incorporates live music, movement, comedy, oral tradition, and incredible masks as the characters travel through these engaging tales.

    Creative thinking can overcome obstacles and inspire imaginations.

    Recommended for all ages.

    Know Before You Go!
    Download Study Guide (PDF)


    Click, Clack, Moo

    Produced by TheatreworksUSA
    Based on the book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

    Monday, May 18, 2015 • 10:00AM
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 • 10:00AM & Noon*

    Everett Civic Auditorium [map]

    Charming & Mooooo-ving Musical
    When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declares the farm a "tech-free zone" and confiscates her laptop. When the shivering cows find the computer in the cold barn, duck gives them an idea. All day long Farmer Brown hears "click clack moo, clickety clackety moo..." as the cows type up their demands and protest their working conditions! When Farmer Brown refuses their demands, the cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. No blankets? Then no milk and no eggs! How will they ever restore peace and quiet on the farm?

    "Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!" Farmer Brown cries.

    Recommended for K-4th grade

    Know Before You Go!
    Download Study Guide (PDF)


    Around the World in 80 Days

    Produced by Village Theatre
    By Mark Brown
    Based on the book by Jules Verne

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 -10:00AM *
    Francis J. Gaudette Theatre [map]
    Tickets: $18

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 -10:00AM *
    Everett Performing Arts Center [map]
    Tickets: $16

    A Wildly Wacky and Hilarious Journey
    Based on Jules Verne’s popular novel, this is the hilarious story of Phileas Fogg’s whistle-stop journey to satisfy a wager and circumnavigate the world in eighty days. But with bandits, a damsel in distress, and transportation problems around every corner, will he be able to make the deadline? Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound as this adventure is cleverly brought to the stage with five extraordinary actors performing 39 different characters from around the world.

    Village Theatre full length Mainstage Production.

    Recommended for 6th grade and up.

    Know Before You Go!
    Download Study Guide (PDF)

  • General Information
    School Performance Ticket Prices

    Everett Performing Arts Center and Everett Civic Main Floor: $9
    Everett Civic Balcony: $8
    Bellevue: $10

    Around the World in 80 Days
    Issaquah: $18
    Everett: $16

    Show Length

    All touring shows run approximately one (1) hour.
    Around the World in 80 Days is a full-length play produced by Village Theatre Mainstage and runs approximately 2.5 hours with a 15 minute intermission.

    Easy Reservation Process

    Reserve early! Seating is based on reservation date and popular show times fill quickly!
    Call (425) 740-5035 x2, or email piedpiper@villagetheatre.org.

    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 the 1st week of September. For reservations made during a current season, your paperwork will be either mailed or emailed, based on your preference, within the week of reserving.

    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 20 seats require payment in full at time of confirmation. No refunds can be made once payment is received.

    You may make minor adjustments (to accommodate class size changes or chaperone numbers) 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.

    Homeschool groups and individuals are invited to attend School Matinee dates/times denoted with an *. If you are unable to attend a specified performance, seats may be requested for other dates/times after October 1, 2014.

    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. Download Scholarship Application »

    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! Be among the first five schools per show to reserve 120 seats or more and receive two free in-school workshops.
    • Workshops also available for a fee of $100.00 for a single workshop or $150.00 for two consecutive workshops.
    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 20+ seats, a School or District Purchase Order (OR deposit of 20% 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 20 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 to Erica Weir or Angela Linder at 425-740-5035 x2.
    • 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 The Foreigner, 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.

    Who do I contact if our bus is running late or in the event of an emergency?

    In the weeks prior to your performance date, you will receive a reminder email with pertinent information and Erica Weir, the Pied Piper Manager’s, personal cell phone for use the day of the show.

    What if I still have questions?

    Please contact Erica Weir at 425-740-5035 x2 or eweir@villagetheatre.org and she will be happy to assist you!


2014-2015 Season
Reserve Today
Pied Piper Office

(425) 740-5035 x106
2730 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

Need Help?

Contact Erica Weir,
Pied Piper Manager
by phone or email.

Pied Piper Venues

Everett HS Civic Auditorium
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


LOCATIONS

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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