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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Naptime of the Living Dead

posted by on March 27 at 11:35 AM

Seattle Children’s Theater just announced its next season, which includes productions of The Wizard of Oz, A Tale of Two Cities, and Night of the Living Dead.


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Finally! Something kids can be proud of!

Posted by Mr. Poe | March 27, 2008 11:38 AM

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Zombies are a rich metaphor.

Posted by Josh Feit | March 27, 2008 11:43 AM

kid zombies are more terrifying than adult zombies.

Posted by infrequent | March 27, 2008 11:51 AM

Well, I suppose it's best they learn about zombies now rather than later, when they're trying to fend off a zombie horde in early adulthood.

Posted by Hernandez | March 27, 2008 11:56 AM

I'd rather the children learn about zombies in a theatre, than hear about it on the streets...

yes, kids, zombies CAN eat your brains on the first date and getting eaten while standing up, will NOT prevent you from being zombified.

Posted by michael strangeways | March 27, 2008 12:04 PM

Ugh. Zombies are OVER. Not cool anymore. Passe. Banal. Boring. DONE.

I still love zombie movies. I'll always love zombie movies. But zombie culture drives me nuts. Worse than pirates. So please: no more zombie parties, no more zombie walks, and no fucking children's plays about zombies.

It'll either suck and drive another nail in the coffin (har har) of a once-fun genre, or it'll be scary and give them nightmares. It's a terrible idea.

Posted by Aislinn | March 27, 2008 12:05 PM

It's so great to be able to come here and have people tell me when things are officially "over."

Posted by Levi | March 27, 2008 12:20 PM

I can't wait to hear, "They're coming to eat you Baw-Bwah!"

Posted by Gabriel | March 27, 2008 12:26 PM

Err... "Get you."

Posted by Gabriel | March 27, 2008 12:29 PM

Declaring pop-culture fads "over" was over about three years ago.

Posted by COMTE | March 27, 2008 12:55 PM

I don't see that anywhere on the website. Is there a source link for it? I so want it to be true...

Posted by Jessika | March 27, 2008 12:59 PM

With all the zombie talk, I think we're overlooking that a CHILDREN'S Theater is doing "A Tale of Two Cities." I mean, even if you can get a kid to sit through it, there's still some pretty mature subject matter (as opposed to gray matter). I just find it all a bit disturbing.

Granted, not as disturbing as if they were doing this:

Posted by Karla | March 27, 2008 1:22 PM

2008-09 season info will hit our website tomorrow, Friday March 28th.

And it's all true, and we're very excited.

Posted by Jim Jewell | March 27, 2008 3:58 PM

Children's theatres often market to young adults/high schools. Betcha 10 bucks all the local high schools have their students read A Tale of Two Cities, and now they can have a fun field trip!
And kids LOVE to be scared and grossed out, if you do it right (age appropriate)...that plus the "OMG really?" factor should help ticket sales.
Or will fail miserably. Theatre is fun that way.

/used to work as an "audience develepment" associate for a children's theatre.

Posted by j4zz3rgrl | March 27, 2008 4:06 PM

*sigh* It would never fly in Cowtown, which is a shame, 'cause my kids could eat some serious brain.

Posted by amazonmidwife | March 27, 2008 4:24 PM

This is just SCT's way of doing penance for having mounted a production of "Disney's High School Musical" earlier this season.

Posted by COMTE | March 28, 2008 12:57 AM

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