Touring March-June, 2019

Journey with Odysseus as he and his crew battle the cyclops Polyphemus, survive the magic potion of the goddess Circe, and navigate their way through the Sirens’ songs! After being gone from Ithaca for the last 20 years, will Odysseus be welcomed or cursed to live life on the open seas? Inspired by Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey: an exploration of Myth, Magic, and Monsters celebrates Greek tradition and theatrical mask, the importance of teamwork and problem-solving, and the power of ingenuity and perseverance.

The Odyssey features artists Mark Fox, Devyn Grendell, Claire Marx, and Jordi Montes.

THEMES: Oral tradition, character archetype, mythology, perseverance

Summer Tour

It’s not too late to plan your summer adventure! Bring Book-It’s 45-minute summer show to your event this July and August.

The Odyssey
July 15 through August 16, Monday-Friday
For ages 5-11
Join the quest as these heroes come to life before your eyes! This exciting take on a classic tale is the perfect treat for your kids birthday party, summer camp, or just for fun!

To book this show, call 206.428.6266 or email

Summer Performances

Join us on the waterfront for these free performances of The Odyssey!

Sundays: July 21, July 28, August 4, and August 11
1pm for about 45 minutes
The Hot Spot stage, located at Pier 58, between the Great Wheel and Seattle Aquarium.

FREE and open to the public; recommended for K-6
Presented with Friends of Waterfront Seattle


A touring package includes a performance (35 and 45 minutes), a study guide, and book. Tours can be performed in gyms, classrooms, auditoriums, or meeting rooms for audiences ranging in size from 10-500 (maximum).

In conjunction with each performance, you have the option to add workshops for children and young adults to reinforce what they have seen. These workshops allow young people to make the leap between seeing art and creating it.

To book this show for your school or community center, call 206.428.6266 or email

Workshop Choices

Schools interested in adding a post-show workshop may do so when booking a tour. All workshops are offered for 35 students max and are determined by grade level. Workshops can be scheduled within a week of the performance.

Themes in Motion
Students enter the world of the story using voice, body, and imagination to explore themes, characters, and events. (Grades K-2, 30-45 min)

Adapt It! Stage It!
Students analyze a selection of text, adapt it in the Book-It Style, and stage it for an informal performance. (Grades 3-8, one hour)


Total Cost if the venue is within 75 miles driving distance from Seattle Center
$675 if booked prior to Oct 31; $750 if booked after

Total Cost if the venue is outside 75 miles
$875 if booked prior to Oct 31; $950 if booked after

Additional performances in the same venue, same day are $550. Scholarships available for Title One Schools

First workshop is $150; additional workshops $125 each

Study Guide