Apr 30 2021
May 30 2021
How to Snag a Sea Monster: A Terrifically Tall Tale! presented by The Coterie Theatre at The Coterie Theatre, Kansas City MO

How to Snag a Sea Monster: A Terrifically Tall Tal...

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at The Coterie Theatre

This Spring, The Coterie presents Mesner Puppet Theater’s premiere production of How to Snag a Sea Monster: A Terrifically Tall Tale, an all masked, socially distanced, live show with an online streaming option available for those who are unable to attend in person. An adaptation of the endearing American folktales of Stormy Stormalong, How to Snag a Sea Monster will perform for families with ages five and older live on The Coterie’s stage in Crown Center, April 30 – May 30, with the streaming version available for families and virtual school field trips beginning May 5, 2021. In How to Snag a Sea Monster: A Terrifically Tall Tale, after a monstrous wave washes a creature ashore, the people of a small Cape Cod town hear it wailing. What they initially fear might be a sea monster, turns out to be a baby as big as a house. The village adopts the giant baby, whom they name Stormalong, or ‘Stormy’ for short, but growing to over 24 feet, Stormy struggles to fit in, and eventually chooses a life at sea aboard a clipper ship to find a place in the world. Meanwhile, when a bullying sea monster, the colossal kraken, does come to torment the village… only Stormy is big enough to save them all!

Admission Info

How to Snag a Sea Monster: A Terrifically Tall Tale is a ticketless, socially distanced event for families with ages five and older. Families who would like to view the performance at home virtually should indicate their preference at check out. If attending live, admission to How to Snag a Sea Monster is $12.00 for youth under 18, students, & seniors 60 and older; and $15.00 for adults. Online streaming begins at $20.00 for small households. Purchase admission through The Coterie’s box office at 816.474.6552 or www.thecoterie.org.

Phone: 816-474-6552

Dates & Times

2021/04/30 - 2021/05/30

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How to Snag a Sea Monster: A Terrifically Tall Tale will be performed live at The Coterie Theatre in Crown Center. If ticket holders are unable to attend in person, the performance will be available to stream at home at no additional cost. Patrons may indicate their choice to view virtually when purchasing tickets or by contacting The Coterie’s box office to make arrangements prior to their selected performance date. How to Snag a Sea Monster is also available to educators as an in person or virtual field trip for K – 4th grades. Educators should contact The Coterie box office to discuss booking details or visit www.thecoterie.org for more information.


For those attending in person, masks and social distancing are required of all staff, performers, and patrons, including children of any age. Patrons whose accompanying children are unable to wear a mask – or whose children are two years or younger and cannot wear a mask for safety reasons – should choose the virtual option when purchasing. In person attendance is limited to 100 people, or one-third of The Coterie’s normal capacity. All dialogue in How to Snag a Sea Monster will be voiced by a mic’d, masked, vaccinated puppeteer. The Coterie’s theater HVAC system has been optimized to exceed ASHRAE air change recommendations and the theater will receive a complete surface disinfection after every performance. Detailed information about safety and ticketing information for patrons is available at www.thecoterie.org.

Location Info

The Coterie Theatre

2450 Grand Ave., Ste. 144, Kansas City, MO 64108

Parking Info

As a resident of Crown Center, individual and family attendees of The Coterie are invited to park inside Crown Center’s secure retail parking garage. The entrance to the retail lot is located on Grand St. immediately south of Crown Center. The Coterie validates for free, all-day parking.

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