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

2015-2016 Pied Piper School Season

  • Show Details

    The Elves & the Shoemaker

    Based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale
    California Theatre Center

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 • 10:00AM & Noon*
    Theatre at Meydenbauer [map]

    Wednesday, December 2, 2015 • 10:00AM
    Thursday, December 3, 2015 • 10:00AM & Noon*

    Everett Performing Arts Center [map]

    “People have the strangest ideas about elves….they believe we know magic. Isn’t that silly?” –Elves & the Shoemaker

    In a small village in the Black Forest, a shoemaker and his wife face a cold and bleak winter until a pair of elves, sent to do a “good deed for a good human”, arrive. With a bit of luck and resourcefulness, Holly and Berry outwit the cold-hearted Wolfgang, and bring a happy holiday season for the shoemaker. With a touch of slapstick and silliness, this charming adaptation puts a humorous twist on the popular classic, while retaining the original themes of kindness and giving.

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    Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

    Childsplay of Arizona

    Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
    Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell
    Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain

    Monday, February 1, 2016 • 10:00AM & Noon*
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 • 10:00AM & Noon
    Everett Civic Auditorium [map]

    Thursday, February 4, 2016 • 10:00AM & Noon
    Friday, February 5 • 10:00AM & Noon*
    Theatre at Meydenbauer [map]

    “You find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book.” ― Dr. Seuss

    From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they will ever meet. Suddenly, the rainy afternoon is transformed by the Cat and his antics. Will their house ever be the same? Can the kids clean up before mom comes home? With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, with the Cat in The Hat, the fun’s never done!

    Recommended for PreK-4th grade

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    The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

    Based on the book by Roald Dahl
    Adapted for the stage by David Wood
    Dallas Children’s Theatre

    Monday, February 29, 2016 • 10:00AM & Noon*
    Tuesday, March 1, 2016 • 10:00AM & Noon
    Everett Civic Auditorium [map]

    “Take a bite and I am positive you will be shouting out oh how scrumdiddlyumptious this wonderveg is!” ― Roald Dahl

    Humongous on humor and large on laughs, Roald Dahl's award-winning, whizzcrackling wacky tale comes to life with puppets and people creating a fantastical world of towering giants and magical adventures. In this exciting adaptation, a 15-foot-tall vegetarian BFG (Big Friendly Giant) with vocabulary problems teams up with a little orphan girl. Together, the unlikely friends devise a plan to save the children of England from the child-eating giants.

    Recommended for 2nd-6th grade

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    The Lightning Thief

    Based on the book by Roald Dahl
    Based on the book by Rick Riordan, from the Percy Jackson Series
    Theatreworks USA

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 • 10:00AM (TBA Noon)
    Thursday, March 3, 2016 • 10:00AM & Noon*
    Everett Civic Auditorium [map]

    Monday, March 7, 2016 • 10:00AM & Noon*
    Tuesday, March 8th • 10:00AM & Noon
    Theatre at Meydenbauer [map]

    “Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.” ― Rick Riordan

    In this action-packed musical with heroic battles and mythological beasties, Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

    Recommended for 2nd-7th grade

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    Curious George: The Golden Meatball

    Based on the books by Margaret & H.A. Rey
    Theatreworks USA

    Monday, March 21, 2016 • 10:00AM & Noon*
    Everett Civic Auditorium [map]

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 • 10:00AM & Noon*
    Theatre at Meydenbauer [map]

    “The real way to learn anything is to go out and experience it and let your curiousity lead you.” –Margaret & H.A. Rey

    George had been waiting all month for a day almost bigger than his birthday…All–You-Can-Eat Meatball Day! Each year, George helps his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd has vanished! Something is keeping people away. That “something” is Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs O’Matic machine. Can George help his friend and save Meatball Day? With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure in which he learns about Rome...and meatballs...and the “secret ingredient” to cooking!

    Recommended for PreK-3rd grade

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    Waters of the Earth – Multicultural Tales of the Sea

    BOXTALES Theatre Company

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 • 10:00AM
    Thursday, May 12, 2016 • 10:00AM & Noon*
    Theatre at Meydenbauer [map]

    Monday, May 16, 2016 • 10:00AM
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 • 10:00AM & Noon*
    Everett Civic Auditorium [map]

    “It is a great thing in a sailor to know how to sing well…”- Herman Melville

    For longer than there have been sailing ships there have been stories of the sea. Join this exciting journey across the waters of the earth with mythology and folktales of seafaring peoples. Audience participation, movement, incredible masks, and songs of the sea from Irish, New England, African American and Caribbean traditions make for a one of a kind, high energy performance. Skilled performers share the stories of Raven & the Man Who Sits on the Tide from the Pacific Northwest, an amalgamation of Selkie stories, Sealskin Soulskin, from Inuit, Icelandic, Siberian & Celtic traditions, Sinbad the Sailor from One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, and the Greek myth, Dionysus and the Pirate Ship.

    Recommended for grades Kindergarten & up

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    My Fair Lady

    Village Theatre Mainstage Production

    Tuesday, December 15, 2016 • 10:00AM
    Francis J. Guadette Theatre [map]

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 • 10:00AM
    Everett Performing Arts Center [map]

    Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
    Music by Frederick Loewe

    One of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time, revel in the story of a lowly Cockney flower girl as she transforms into a sophisticated lady—with the help of a linguistics teacher who will get a bit more than he bargained for. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, this beloved musical for the whole family boasts a score of hummable classics such as “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” and “On The Street Where You Live.” Directed by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning writer and Village Theatre regular Brian Yorkey, My Fair Lady will be full of all the glamour and style you expect to see at Village Theatre over the holidays.

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  • General Information
    School Performance Ticket Prices

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

    My Fair Lady
    Issaquah: $18
    Everett: $16

    Show Length

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

    Easy Reservation Process

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

    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.


    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 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.

    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 and she will be happy to assist you!

2015-2016 Season
Reserve Today

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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


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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