Musical is a sweet tale for kids

  • Thu Apr 1st, 2010 3:07pm
  • Life

When Donny the donkey gets wind that he may soon be put out to pasture, he decides to follow his dream of being a famous musician.

Thus the scene is set for Seattle Children’s Theatre musical adaptation of the Grimm Brothers’ classic “The Brementown Musicians” to open Thursday.

The show boasts a veteran cast, a catchy score and great life lessons.

“At its core, it’s a story of belonging,” artistic director Linda Hartzell said. “The sweet tale of a group of aging animals coming together through their love of song, finding themselves and their worth, is a beacon of hope and strength for our young ones.”

Joined by his friends Nell the cat and Minnie the dog, Donny follows his dream to Brementown, only to discover that music has been banned.

The animals must work together to save the music.

“The Brementown Musicians” opens with a preview at 7 p.m. Thursday at SCT’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. The show runs weekdays at 7 p.m., weekends at 5:30 p.m. with matinees at 2 p.m. through May 16.

Tickets range from $15 to $34. Call 206-441-3322 or go to www.sct.org. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Herald staff