The only thing I love more than children’s books is professional children’s theatre. Combine the two and, in my opinion, you have a perfect package. Books are meant to come alive. If not in your imagination, the stage is the next best thing! Continue reading “KidLit Onstage: 2017-2018 Season Preview”
Holy bagumba! Oregon Children’s Theatre presented John Glore’s play adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses from February 25-March 26, 2017 at the Winningstad Theatre in Portland. I was able to catch the show with my dear friend Niki on March 19.
On our way to Bellingham, WA for the amazing and inspirational Western Washington University Children’s Literature Conference, Shane and I stopped in Seattle for quick trip to the Space Needle (never again) and a performance at the Seattle Children’s Theatre (again! again!). Since I’m no longer a practicing (rehearsing?) theatre artist, I’ve made it my new mission to seek out shows that intersect with my professional interests. Basically, I’m trying to watch all the local adaptations of children’s books I can find and “study” them.