‘Greater Tuna’ kicks off new season at SecondStory Rep

SecondStory Repertory, the professional theater ensemble at Redmond Town Center, announces its 10th season of plays, running July 2008 through June 2009. Under the new artistic management of technical director Nicholas Lazarro and artistic director Susanna Wilson, the season will open July 25 with “Greater Tuna” (through Aug. 23, 08) starring SecondStory regulars Robert Bogue, Sean Mitchell and Hayden Heibert, the trio who brought us the entire “Complete Works” series.

  • Saturday, May 17, 2008 12:00am
  • Life

SecondStory Repertory, the professional theater ensemble at Redmond Town Center, announces its 10th season of plays, running July 2008 through June 2009. Under the new artistic management of technical director Nicholas Lazarro and artistic director Susanna Wilson, the season will open July 25 with “Greater Tuna” (through Aug. 23, 08) starring SecondStory regulars Robert Bogue, Sean Mitchell and Hayden Heibert, the trio who brought us the entire “Complete Works” series.

This production will be followed by Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” (Sept. 5-27, 08).

Ripped from the pages of supermarket tabloids, “Bat Boy, the Musical,” opens appropriately on Halloween (Oct. 31-Nov.29, 08) followed by the spine-tingling ghost story “The Woman in Black” (Jan. 9-31, 09).

Next is Alfred Uhry’s moving portrayal of a Jewish family in the south, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” (March 6-28, 09).

“HMS Pinafore” brings Gilbert and Sullivan’s first big hit to the SecondStory stage (April 3-May 2, 09) and the season finishes with the hilarious “I Hate Hamlet” (June 5-27, 09)

This is also the 10th anniversary season of SecondStory Repertory’s SPROUTS Children’s Theatre series, performing hour-long musicals adapted from a classic fairy tale for children ages 4 and up.

The season starts with “The Emperor’s New Clothes” (Oct. 3-19, 08) followed by “The Elves and the Shoemaker” (Dec. 5-21, 08), “Rapunzel” (Feb. 6-22, 09) and closing with “Little Red Riding Hood” (May 8-24, 09).

Tickets are $8.75 each, with subscriptions starting at $29.

Subscribers who sign up before the season starts also receive an extra perk: two tickets to Split Second Improv (Oct. 3-18 and Dec. 5-20, 08 and Feb. 6-22, May 8-24, 09) an improvisational comedy team co-produced between SecondStory Repertory and Unexpected Productions.

Other special events during SecondStory Repertory’s 10th season include the teen program “Godspell” (July 11-19, 08), Thistle Theatre’s “Aesop’s Fables” (Jan. 2-4, 09) and the “The 24-Hour Teen Play Festival” (Feb. 28, 09).

Times and ticket prices vary. Check the Web site or box office for details at www.secondstoryrep.org or (425) 881-6777.


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@redmond-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.redmond-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in Life

Washington State Fair cancelled

COVID-19 outbreak claims another event

TLG Motion Pictures CEO Erik Bernard and TLG founder Courtney LeMarco on a set. Photo courtesy TLG Motion Pictures.
Local production company seeking film, TV pitches from young minority creatives

The Big Pitch competition, put on by TLG Motion Pictures (“Hoarders”), started about six months ago.

Local musicians hold virtual benefit concert for mental health

The stream-a-thon supports NAMI Eastside and nonprofit Hold Your Crown

Exterior of the Redmond Historical Society office. File photo
Redmond Historical Society is documenting COVID-19’s impact on community

Submissions will be included in the organization’s archives.

Is it safe to go to the dentist?

What precautions are dentists taking to protect patients?

Little Bit riding center in Redmond counting on upcoming virtual fundraiser

The 35th annual Reins of Life Gala Auction is going virtual this year, including an online auction, raise the paddle and online event.

Medic One Foundation’s Gratitude Meals offer support to first responders, local businesses

The initiative provides hearty lunches to first responders staffing the COVID-19 testing sites as they work to test their colleagues.

UW students create Spira app to gather COVID-19 data

The app was created to screen for respiratory diseases but the teen creators shifted their focus once the COVID-19 outbreak began.

Redmond Middle School student raises money for low-income families

Om Shah, 13, created a GoFundMe to support the Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’

Federal Way resident Evelyn Allcorn shares story of her husband’s battle with COVID-19 after he tested positive on March 28.

Savannah Lynn and Will Chadek in the Second Story Repertory of Redmond’s production of “The Fantasticks.” “The Fantasticks” had been performed three times by the organization until coronavirus concerns resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates. Photo by Michael Brunk
How is the coronavirus affecting the arts?

Representatives from Eastside arts institutions discuss their experiences.

Madison Miller/staff photo
                                Aleana Roberts tries out the Jelly Jolts’ braille menu at Molly Moon’s on Feb. 23. From left: Roberts, Sanj Saini, Varnika Bhargava and Katiali Singh.
LWSD teens reveal braille menu at Molly Moon’s in Redmond

From 3-5 p.m. on Feb. 23, all sales from Molly Moon’s went to the Lighthouse for the Blind.