Latest Press Release - Our 20th Season

NW Children’s Theater Turns 20 With an Adventurous Four-Show Season and a Re-Designed Mainstage! 

June 7, 2012

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For its 20th birthday, NWCT’s invites Portland to take flight on an adventure through the imaginations of Roald Dahl, J.M. Barrie and Dr. Seuss. Building on two decades of award-winning contemporary favorites, vintage classics and brand-new adaptations, NWCT leaps into the future with a redesigned mainstage and their 2012-13, 20th Anniversary Season of Plays!

Roald Dahl's The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)
Adapted for the stage by David Wood

It’s the “witching hour” and Sophie has been whisked away by the world’s only “nice and jumbly giant”, the BFG! It’s off to Giant Country, land of the “humplecrimps,” “frobscottle” and the “uckyslush Snozzcumbers.” Together, they must save the children of England from much bigger less-friendly giants.

Sept 29-Oct 28, 2012
Sat & Sun 12 & 4 pm

Peter Pan
By Milo Mowery & Rodolfo Ortega

Celebrate our 20th Birthday with the story that launched NWCT. Peter Pan and his Shadow, Captain Hook and his crew of cowardly pirates, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and the Lost Boys fly off the stage in this fast-paced, thrilling, musical journey to Neverland. An NWCT World Premiere!

Dec 8, 2012-Jan 6, 2013
FRI 7pm • SAT-SUN 2 & 6pm
Special Holiday Shows
Dec 17-21, 24, 26-28, 31 & Jan 1 @ 2pm
Dec 18-20, 26, 27 @ 6pm
Dec 21 & 28 @ 7pm
No 6pm show Sun 12/9

By Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens & Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Join Horton the elephant, Gertrude McFuzz and the Cat in the Hat in this musical adventure through the limitless imagination of Dr. Seuss. From the tiny land of Who-Ville to the Jungle of Nool, Seuss’s timeless tales leap from page to stage.

Feb 2-Mar 3, 2013
Sat & Sun 12 & 4 pm
Special President’s Day Performances
Feb 18 @ 12 & 4 pm

By Ezra Weiss

“Grab your tap shoes and get ready for a lavish re-telling of this classic tale presented in the classic musical style. Inspired by the Broadway of Porter and Gershwin, this story of a girl, a gown, and a glass slipper will keep your toes tapping ‘til the stroke of midnight. An NWCT World Premiere!

April 27-May 26, 2013


TICKETS 503-222-4480

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the week of June 11


WHERE: NW Neighborhood Cultural Center • 1819 NW Everett Street, Portland

TICKETS: 503-222-4480

AGE RANGE: Most enjoyed by ages 5 and up

INFO: 503-222-4480 or NWCTS.ORG


Release Date: June 7, 2012

Kill Date: May 26, 2013

Media Contact: To set up interviews or discuss other possibilities for feature stories, please contact: Marri-Beth Serritella, Sucha Production, Inc. at 503-528-1370 or

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