Due to a security concern from the Seattle School District, all after-school, evening, and weekend district or school activities on the Garfield campus have been canceled for June 2 and 3, including our performance of Matilda.
More information on the closure is at Garfield Remote Learning June 2 - Garfield High School (seattleschools.org)
This closure was announced on Thursday June 1. We will need several days to review our plan for patrons who have purchased tickets for these performances and will provide updates here when ready.
Garfield High School Theatre has a long-standing reputation for outstanding musical productions. Besides acting and singing, students learn every aspect of production hands on, from set-building and lighting design to costuming and PR. Theatre Director Natalie Gress and Music Director Blake Saunders provide invaluable educational experiences for our students. Please help us support their work!
Supporters of Theatre at Garfield (STAGE) is a volunteer board of current parents/guardians. We provide programmatic support, fundraising and financial support, and organize volunteers to support mainstage productions and overnight field trips. If your student is involved in Garfield Theatre, please consider volunteering with us or joining the board!
Questions on how to get involved? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictures from our past shows can be found on our Flickr page
Garfield’s spring musical this year is Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, directed by Natalie Gress with music directed by Blake Saunders. The Musical will be performed at the Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center hosted by the Supporters of Theatre at Garfield HS (STAGE).
Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules.
Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Please email ahead if requesting accessible seating.
Directed by Natalie Gress
A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible!