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 CarpenterMichael/Ensemble
John CoonsScarecrow/Ensemble
Michael Feldman*Howl
Rachel Guyer-MafuneMartha Hatter/Ensemble
Kate Jaeger*Witch of the Waste/Mrs. Fairfax
Katherine JettLily Angorian/Ensemble
Lamar LegendCalcifer/Ensemble
Opal PeacheyMrs. Fanny Hatter/Ensemble
Sara Porkalob*Sophie Hatter
Tyler RogersPercival/Ensemble
Sarah RussellLettie Hatter/Ensemble


Myra PlattAdapter/Director
Justin HuertasComposer/Lyricist
Adam QuillianMusic Director/Score Preparation/Conductor/Keyboard
Steven TranAssociate Music Director/Score Preparation
Rheanna AtendidoScore Preparation
Logan SkirmScore Preparation
Olivia D HamiltonGuitar/Bass
Joshua KollerCello
Matthew TevenanCello
Table FlipChoreography
Julia Hayes WelchScenic Designer
Margaret ToomeyCostume Designer
Andrew D. SmithLighting Designer
Erin BednarzSound Designer
Emily SershonProperties Designer
Andrea KovichDramaturg
Katya LandauDialect Coach
Emma PihlStage Manager
Shane UngerAssistant Stage Manager
Sam HarrisonWigs and Crafts Designer
Corinne MaginAssistant Costume Designer
Dan SchuyProduction Manager
Benjamin RadinTechnical Director
Carmen RodriguezScenic Charge Artist
AJ HienenProduction Assistant
Levi PlumbMaster Electrician/Board Operator
Jessica JonesSound Engineer/Board Operator
Anna BowenDresser/Wardrobe

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