Based on an original book by Diana Wynne Jones

Howl's Moving Castle posterAdapted and directed by Myra Platt
Music and lyrics by Justin Huertas
Starring Sara Porkalob

Pay-What-You-Will: Nov 29 (CANCELLED)
Preview: Nov 30, Dec 1
Opening Night: Saturday, Dec 2, 2017
November 29–December 30, 2017

The show runs approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes plus one intermission.

Magic and adventure abound in this phenomenon that has thrilled audiences around the world. When Sophie (Sara Porkalob) unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, she finds herself transformed into an old woman. To break the enchantment, she must strike a bargain with a fire demon and seek the help of the frightening sorcerer Howl. The award-winning 1986 novel inspires each of us to trust in our own powers of transformation.

SEASON SUPPORT PROVIDED BY 4Culture, ArtsFund, The Sheri & Les Biller Family Foundation, KUOW 94.9, Office of Arts & Culture/Seattle, Sage Foundation

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Beyond-the-Book Events
Conversations that both illuminate Book-It’s production of Howl’s Moving Castle, a New Musical and act as catalysts for deeper exploration of the book’s themes.

Front Row Center with KUOW’s Marcie Sillman
Join KUOW’s Marcie Sillman for a conversation with Myra Platt (adapter/director) and Justin Huertas (music/lyrics) after Howl’s Moving Castle.
Sunday, December 3 following the 2pm matinée at The Center Theatre at the Armory (305 Harrison St.)


Randall Scott Carpenter Michael/Ensemble
John Coons Scarecrow/Ensemble
Michael Feldman* Howl
Rachel Guyer-Mafune Martha Hatter/Ensemble
Kate Jaeger* Witch of the Waste/Mrs. Fairfax
Katherine Jett Lily Angorian/Ensemble
Lamar Legend Calcifer/Ensemble
Opal Peachey Mrs. Fanny Hatter/Ensemble
Sara Porkalob* Sophie Hatter
Tyler Rogers Percival/Ensemble
Sarah Russell Lettie Hatter/Ensemble


Myra Platt Adapter/Director
Justin Huertas Composer/Lyricist
Adam Quillian Music Director/Score Preparation/Conductor/Keyboard
Steven Tran Associate Music Director/Score Preparation
Rheanna Atendido Score Preparation
Logan Skirm Score Preparation
Olivia D Hamilton Guitar/Bass
Joshua Koller Cello
Matthew Tevenan Cello
Table Flip Choreography
Julia Hayes Welch Scenic Designer
Margaret Toomey Costume Designer
Andrew D. Smith Lighting Designer
Erin Bednarz Sound Designer
Emily Sershon Properties Designer
Andrea Kovich Dramaturg
Katya Landau Dialect Coach
Emma Pihl Stage Manager
Shane Unger Assistant Stage Manager
Sam Harrison Wigs and Crafts Designer
Corinne Magin Assistant Costume Designer
Dan Schuy Production Manager
Benjamin Radin Technical Director
Carmen Rodriguez Scenic Charge Artist
AJ Hienen Production Assistant
Levi Plumb Master Electrician/Board Operator
Jessica Jones Sound Engineer/Board Operator
Anna Bowen Dresser/Wardrobe

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States