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

Pied Piper

2016-2017 Pied Piper School Season

Everett Civic Auditorium Everett Performing Arts Center Theatre at Meydenbauer Village Theatre's The 39 Steps
$8.00–$9.50 $9.50 $11.00 $16.00–$18.00
  • Show Details

    Rock the Presidents

    Produced by Childsplay of Tempe, Arizona
    Book & Lyrics by Dwayne Hartford, Music by Sarah Roberts.

    Recommended for grades 3-8

    Monday, October 17, 2016 • 10:00AM & Noon
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 • 10:00AM & Noon
    LOCATION: The Civic Auditorium at Everett High School [map]

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 • 10:00AM & Noon
    Thursday, October 20 • 10:00AM & Noon
    LOCATION: Theatre at Meydenbauer [map]

    Just in time for the 2016 elections, journey through the history of US Presidents and discover the humanity behind these larger than life individuals. This high octane, multi-media-filled musical revue, told through original rock, pop, and folk music, looks at the lives of the 44 people who have held the highest elected office in America, creating a curiosity about our executive leaders and empowering young people with the belief that they too can get involved in civic life.

    Know Before You Go!
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    Goodnight Moon

    Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny

    Produced by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
    Based on the books by Margaret Wise Brown

    Recommended for grades PreK-2

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 • 10:00AM & Noon
    LOCATION: Theatre at Meydenbauer [map]

    Thursday, December 1, 2016 • 10:00AM & Noon
    LOCATION: Everett Performing Arts Center [map]

    This beautifully staged adaptation of these classic picture books brings a fresh appreciation of the stories and images that have delighted several generations. GOODNIGHT MOON is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while THE RUNAWAY BUNNY’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mother. Both feature the endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects and evocative music that have earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre.

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    Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

    Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

    Produced by Dallas Children’s Theater 
    Based on the book by John Steptoe

    Recommended for grades 1-6

    Monday, February 13, 2017 • 10:00AM & Noon
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 • 10:00AM & Noon
    LOCATION: Theatre at Meydenbauer [map]

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 • 10:00AM & Noon
    Thursday, February 16, 2017 • 10:00AM & Noon
    LOCATION: The Auditorium at Everett High School [map]

    When a great African king seeks a wife, only the most perfect maidens in the land are invited to meet him. Mufaro’s pride and joy, his two daughters of very different dispositions, travel through a mystical jungle and across a deep river to be presented to the king. Along the way, the two girls encounter a number of mysterious situations that unknowingly test their courage, kindness and strength of spirit.

    Combining authentic African drumming, powerful choreography and thrilling original music, the splendor of Zimbabwe and the African continent comes to life this musical adaptation of the Caldecott Award winning Cinderella tale.

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    Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web

    Produced by TheatreworksUSA from New York
    Based on the book by E.B. White

    Recommended for grades K-5

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 • 10:00AM & Noon
    LOCATION: Theatre at Meydenbauer [map]

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 • 10:00AM
    Thursday, March 9, 2017 • 10:00AM & Noon
    LOCATION: The Auditorium at Everett High School [map]

    This treasured tale of unlikely friendship brings a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte to the stage. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman -- she will create a "miracle." Spinning the words "Some Pig" in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This charming production filled with mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

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    Skippyjon Jones, Snow What (& the 7 Chihuahuas)

    Skippyjon Jones, Snow What (& the 7 Chihuahuas)

    Produced by TheatreworksUSA from New York
    Based on the book by Judy Schachner

    Recommended for grades PreK-3

    Wednesday, April 12 • 10:00AM & Noon
    Thursday, April 13 • 10:00AM & Noon
    LOCATION: Everett Performing Arts Center [map]

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 • 10:00AM & Noon
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 • 10:00AM & Noon
    LOCATION: Theatre at Meydenbauer [map]

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he's a Mexican Chihuahua of course! While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Skippy heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet. There, as his alter ego Skippito Friskito, and with the help of his friends the Seven Chimichangos, Skippyjon must rescue the beautiful princess Nieve Qué (Snow What), battle the evil dragon and defeat the Bruja. This brand new musical puts a unique twist on the classic fairytale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, like only Skippyjon can!

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    Junie B Jones, Essential Survival Guide

    Junie B Jones, Essential Survival Guide

    Produced by TheatreworksUSA from New York
    Based on the books by Barbara Parks

    Recommended for grades K-4

    Monday, May 8, 2017 • 10:00AM
    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 • 10:00AM & Noon
    LOCATION: Theatre at Meydenbauer [map]

    Monday, May 15, 2017 • 10:00AM
    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 • 10:00AM & Noon
    LOCATION: The Civic Auditorium at Everett High School [map]

    Now that JUNIE B. JONES has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style in an all-new musical adventure. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about!

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    The 39 Steps

    The 39 Steps

    Village Theatre Mainstage Production
    Adapted by Patrick Barlow

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 • 10:00AM
    LOCATION: Francis J. Gaudette Theatre [map]

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 • 10:00AM
    LOCATION: Everett Performing Arts Center [map]

    Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat features over 150 zany characters played by a talented four-person cast and is packed with nonstop laughs, complete with an on-stage plane crash, missing fingers, and, of course, some good old-fashioned romance. This unforgettable play is pure entertainment, with a riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft.

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  • General Information
    School Performance Ticket Prices

    $8.00-9.50 Everett Civic Auditorium
    $ 9.50 Everett Performing Arts Center
    $11.00 Theatre at Meydenbauer
    $16.00-18.00 Village Theatre’s The 39 Steps

    Show Length

    All touring shows run approximately one (1) hour.
    The 39 Steps is a full-length play produced by Village Theatre Mainstage and runs approximately 2.5 - 3 hours (intermission included)

    Easy Reservation Process

    Reserve early! Reserve early! Seating is based on reservation date and popular show times fill quickly! Call the Box Office (425) 257-8600 or register online to reserve your seats today!

    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 early September.

    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 10 seats require payment in full at time of confirmation. No refunds can be made once payment is made. Click here to register your small group.

    You may make minor adjustments (plus or minus 5 seats) 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.


    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.

    Apply Online »

    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 are available to groups that exceed 40% Free/Reduced Lunch participation AND make a reservation of 120+ seats to one of our 2015-2016 Pied Piper touring productions.
    • Workshops also available to any group for a fee of $100.00 for a single workshop or $150.00 for two consecutive workshops. Please contact our Pied Piper office for more information and scheduling.
    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 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.

    What if I still have questions?

    Please contact Angela Linder (425) 740-5035 x2 or and she will be happy to assist you!




Everett Box Office
(425) 257-8600
2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

11:00 AM-7:00 PM
11:00 AM-5:00 PM (Summer)

Pied Piper Office

(425) 740-5035 x2
2730 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

Pied Piper Venues

The Civic Auditorium at Everett High School
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


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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