Seattle, WA)—Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT) will produce the world-premiere stage adaptation of Goodnight Moon, a book that has delighted children for over half a century, just in time for the book’s 60th anniversary. The crowning achievement of author Margaret Wise Brown, with adored illustrations by Clement Hurd, this long poem of goodnight wishes will be brought to life on SCT’s stage with fanciful song, dance and puppetry January 12 through March 10.
The vision of Playwright Chad Henry—who is also the play’s composer and lyricist—and Director Linda Hartzell, Goodnight Moon will feature upbeat and charming songs, utilizing a live pianist, and innovative puppetry to give life to the various objects in the bunny’s room. Goodnight Moon will be evocative of SCT’s Go, Dog. Go!—a book with few words that was turned into an acclaimed two-act production.
“In the time it takes the adorable bunny in the green room to succumb to sleep, we’ll get to explore the rich world of a child’s imagination,” said Hartzell, who is also SCT’s artistic director. “Everything on the pages of this beloved book will step out onto the stage and play with us.”
Chad Henry has composed music for a number of plays at SCT, most recently Harriet’s Halloween Candy, Sleeping Beauty and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. Best known for his songs for the hit musical-comedy, Angry Housewives, Henry’s plays and musical scores have been performed in theatres throughout Seattle, nationally and internationally. Although he currently resides in Colorado, Henry lived locally for a number of years.
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