Four productions are on tap for Bellevue Youth Theatre’s spring season: Oblio and the Pointless Forest, Rapunzel, Once Upon a Mattress, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. All will be performed at the organization’s new theater at Crossroads Park, 16051 N.E. 10th St.
Oblio and the Pointless Forest is based on Harry Nilsson’s “The Point.” It includes all classic songs, such as “Me and My Arrow,” and is suitable for all ages. Performances will be from March 20-29.
Next up is Rapunzel, a version of the timeless tale that is full of surprises and laughs. Performances will be from April 17-26.
Once Upon a Mattress is the musical comedy, “The Princess and the Pea,” featuring lords, ladies, a mute king and an evil queen, plus a ton of princesses competing for the hand of Prince Dauntless the Drab.
Performances are set from May 1-9.
The final production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is one of Shakespeare’s most popular productions. The story includes intrusive fairies, lovesick teens, and a rather unfortunate troupe of actors. With some modern adaptation, this show is appropriate for all ages.
Performances are set from May 15-24.
Tickets for the spring productions will be available in late January. People may add themselves to the wait list by calling 425-452-7155 and will be notified when tickets are available. All seats for the spring season will be reserved.
Tickets are $10 in advance and go up to $12 if purchased during the week of the first show. Some shows cost only $5 a ticket.
More information is available at http://www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/BYT.htm.