CSTOCK to perform duo of tales

CSTOCK will continue its 2014 season with a duo of Hans Christian Andersen’s tales, Rats and The Nightingale.

The two exciting one-act musicals create another charming evening for the entire family, with a simple set, unforgettable characters and engaging stage action. Hans Christian Andersen’s, Rats is a lively, eclectic musical and not to be missed.

The rats are taking over Hamelin, and nobody, including the greedy mayor, knows what to do. But who turns up, the Pied Piper. He is an odd gentleman who offers to solve the town’s dilemma for a small fee. Unfortunately, after the Piper makes good on his promise, the town’s people claim they are too poor to pay the fee. What follows is a life lesson about keeping your word.

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Nightingale is an experience full of enchantment and theatrical fun. The story is about an emperor who prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale.

A number of events proceed from there, but it is not until the Emperor’s deathbed that he realizes the irreplaceable value of a genuine living nightingale and her distinctive melodies.

Opening night is March 28 at 7:30 with additional performances on March 29, 30 and April 4, 5, closing April 6. Sunday performances are at 6 p.m. Take advantage of our lower ticket prices, ranging from $15 to $8.

Family passes can be purchased at the door. Tickets and show information are available online at

"Hans Christian Andersen tales, Rats and The Nightingale" is directed by Friedrich Schlott. The music and vocal director is Friedrich Schlott with Ta'Mara Bale the director of choreography. Costumes are by Albert Guerra with lighting by Ta’Mara Bale. The set design is by Kelvin Jones with Friedrich Schlott as the scenic artist.

About Kitsap County and Central Stage Theatre of County Kitsap (CSTOCK):

CSTOCK has a long and rich history of involvement in the community-based performing arts. CSTOCK has done much toward expanding the lives of children and families in our community by creating opportunities to develop talents in all aspects of theatre arts while at the same time providing recognition and scholarships to encourage the youth of Kitsap County.


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