November 1-17, 2013

KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL

Based on the book KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY TALE by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion Books for Children
Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Michael Silversher

The story: girl loves stuffed animal. Girl loses beloved animal. Girl fights to get animal back. But throw adventure, song and dancing laundry into the mix and you get an instant children's classic! Six-time Emmy Award winner Mo Willems teams up with Grammy Award–winning composer Michael Silversher to create this heart-warming and hilarious musical.

PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES

Sarah Karnes (Ensemble) Knuffle Bunny marks Sarah’s debut with SecondStory as well as her first venture into children’s theater. Sarah recently completed a feature film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility (Sojourner Films), and was last seen on stage in The Importance of Being Earnest (Driftwood Players), My Fair Lady (Lyric Light Opera), and Never Too Late (Redwood Theatre). Much love and thanks to her friends and family for their continued love and support.

Leslie Youngblood (Trixie) SecondStory Repertory debut! While pursuing her degree in elementary education at the University of Montana, Leslie and her classmates adapted Mo Willems' beloved Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! for classroom use. She then spent over two years touring internationally with the Missoula Children's Theatre before moving to Seattle for love. Most recently, Leslie finished a sold-out run of Les Miserables at Balagan Theatre. Community credits include Urinetown (Little Becky Two-Shoes), Pippin (Fastrada), Bat Boy (Sheriff Reynolds) and A Funny Thing Happened... (Vibrata).

Madison Rengli (Mom) is so pleased to be a part of her first production at SecondStory Repertory! She has been seen around Seattle for the past 4 years at Annex, Seattle Playwrights Collective, Mirum Mirum Productions, and Renton Civic Theatre. She graduated from Central Washington University with a B.A. in Youth Drama. Her favorite roles include DMV lady in Christopher Durang’s DMV Tyrant, Gertie in Oklahoma, and Lucky in Central Theatre Ensemble’s touring production of Mama Tomcats Flying School. She awaits new and challenging experiences and dreams of one day opening her own theater company with her husband.

Marsee Skidmore (Ensemble) Does she look familiar to you? I think I've seen her somewhere before.... Marsee has been an actor in film and theater in California and Washington since...uh, for a long time. Her delight is in Puppetry where she can meld her dance background with funny voices and accents. She is just now moving into the world of voiceover acting. She and her husband enjoy yoga in their home studio in Issaquah.

Adrian Cerrato (Dad) is honored to return to SecondStory Repertory after previously being seen in The Dancing Princess (Misha the Jester) and Beauty and the Beast (Beast). His other recent roles include Ziggy in Young Frankenstein at Burien Actors Theatre, Greg in A Chorus Line at Bainbridge Performing Arts, and Dr. Livesey in Treasure Island with Last Leaf Productions. Adrian studied Drama at the University of Washington.

MEET THE PRODUCTION TEAM

Kate Swenson (Director)
Julie Parsons (Music Director)
Christina Masson (Stage Manager)

Jocelyne Fowler (Costume Designer) has designed for Book-It Repertory Theatre (Anna Karenina, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant), SSC’s Wooden O (The Tempest and Henry V), Seattle Musical Theatre (Legally Blonde),Vashon Opera (Die Fledermaus, and Eugene Onegin), Youth Theatre Northwest (Shrek: The Musical, Little Women, The Sound of Music, Cinderella: Rockin’ the ‘80s, The Crucible, and The Who’s Tommy), Harlequin Productions (Jesus Christ Superstar, Gloucester Blue, The Americans Across the Street, and A Christmas Survival Guide), Theatre 912 (Everything in the Garden, Jason and Medea and The Cherry Orchard), SecondStory Repertory (Moon Over Buffalo, Zombie Prom, The Dancing Princess, The Princess and the Pea and Children of Eden), ReAct Theatre (Driving Miss Daisy, A Language of Their Own and Yellow Face), Live Girls (Quickies 13 and Emerald City), Ghostlight Theatricals (Freak Storm and Hedda), and Seattle Pacific University (Much Ado About Nothing). Upcoming work can be seen in Frankenstein at Book-It, Spring Awakening at Youth Theatre Northwest and Young Frankenstein at Seattle Musical Theatre.

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