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Tuesday Tomes with NW Children's Theater

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Northwest Children's Theater is celebrating it's 20th season!  Hooray! To celebrate they've got a great line-up of plays adapted from some of our favorite children's literature.  See Roald Dahl's The BFG, J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Dr. Seuss and Cinderella come to life!  Get your tickets here!  Right now you can purchase a NWCT subscription and save on a whole year worth of plays!

And, don't forget to read the books before you go!  Here's Chrissy's review of The BFG.

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Sophie’s an orphan who is kidnapped from her bed one night by a giant after witnessing him blowing dreams into children’s minds with a long thin trumpet through their bedroom windows. It turns out Sophie need not fear because said giant goes by the moniker “BFG” short for “Big Friendly Giant.” As big as he is, he is small by comparison to the other giants, and is constantly being bullied by them for not ever eating “human beans” as the other giants do. He is not without defense however and fights back against them using nightmares!

Roald Dahl wrote books that kid’s love; funny, fantastic and strange. He didn’t talk down to children, he understood them. In Dahl’s world, his protagonists are often neglected & misunderstood children. Dahl sees their value and turns them into heroes. His stories often have the weak, pitted against the strong but the clever, virtuous & kind always win at the end.

His books make great read alouds & early chapter books for middle readers. Recommended for ages 7 through adult! FYI: 10% of Dahl’s author royalties go to The Roald Dahl Foundation, a charity which benefits sick children!

Besides NW Children Theater's stage production, there is also a movie version currently being filmed!

Read the book before you watch the play or the movie!

Have a scrumdiddlyumptious day!

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