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Broadway Center’s 2008-09 Season

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on May 30, 2008 at 4:35 pm with No Comments »
May 30, 2008 4:35 pm

The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts has another ambitious season ahead. It’s their 25th anniversary and the big news is the announcement of outdoor concerts at Chambers Creek. Here’s the schedule of their season from the press release:

Concerts at Chambers Creek Grand Opening Celebration:

Judy Collins with Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and Jonatha Brooke – August 9

The Grand Opening Celebration for outdoor Concerts at Chambers Creek® showcase legendary singer and songwriter and new rising folk star with Tacoma’s only full-scale professional symphony orchestra

A Salute to Vaudeville: Voice of the City – September 27

Celebrate the Broadway Center’s 25th Anniversary with a spectacular evening of music, comedy, acrobatics and more!

A Tribute to Gospel Music: Starring Crystal Aikin – October 12

Winner of BET’s Sunday Best, Tacoma celebrity Crystal Aiken will bring a lively performance to the stage in a Tribute to Gospel Music

Book-It Repertory Theatre presents Even Cowgirls Get the Blues – October 17-26

Tom Robbins’ 1979 counterculture classic follows the wild adventures one woman as she hitchhikes across America and accumulates a collection of renegade cowgirls along the way

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – October 29

Tony Award winning musical comedy is an offbeat and heartwarming show that demonstrates that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t make you a loser

An Evening with David Sedaris – October 30

NPR Humorist and Best-Selling Author

An Evening with Martin Short – November 8

Comedic chameleon and oh-so-famous Jiminy Glick interviews a local celebrity LIVE!

Scrooge: The Movie Musical and 63rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting – November 29

Embrace the holiday season with a special showing of the Scrooge: The Movie Musical and the 63rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Seattle Men’s Chorus: Holiday Concert – Fruitcake – December 13

Soaked in intoxicating spirits; with a bit of spice, nuts, and fruit tossed in for fun – the annual tradition continues with a mix of music, laughter and tears!

Centerstage presents Aladdin: A New Musical Comedy – December 18-21

In true English Panto tradition, families will love the laughter, song and dance of this rowdy and boisterous holiday event for all ages

Peking Acrobats – January 11

Transforming 2000-year-old athletic disciplines into an all-ages kaleidoscope of entertainment and wonder

Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out – January 14

5-time Grammy winner Billy Joel and legendary director/choreographer Twyla Tharp have joined forces to create a spectacular new musical – one of Broadway’s best shows in years!

American Soul & Rock & Roll Choir – January 21

A powerful celebration of musical icons like Elvis, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and many more honoring rock and roll’s cultural impact!

Afro-Cuban All Stars – February 17

Known internationally for their album recorded during the Buena Vista Social Club Sessions, Afro Cuban All Stars advances a whole new chapter in Cuban music

Klezmatics – February 24

Hip, hot and holy! Grammy Award winning klezmer superstars of the klezmer world

Show Way – March 1

From slavery to freedom, Show Way is a colorful and historical stage adaptation of Jacqueline Woodson’s Newbery Honor book

Cathie Ryan – March 6

Songs from the heart, don’t miss the crystalline vocals of Celtic sprite Cathie Ryan

Intergalactic Nemesis: A Comic Radio Play – March 7-8

Experience a 1930’s radio show as a member of the live audience in an exciting adventure that is one part Star Wars, one part Raiders of the Lost Ark. It rocks!

Bruce Feiler – March 12

Author and PBS Host will take you on a fascinating adventure that brings three of the world’s religions vividly to life.

Pushcart Players present Red Riding Hood and Other Stories – March 20

Take a fabulous journey into once upon a time with this collection of timeless tales for the entire family

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – April 3

One of the hottest and hippest swing bands today with influences from Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino and the Dirty Dozen Marching Band

Altar Boyz – April 9

An award-winning new musical that is full of sharp and silly parody is a spoof about heavenly boy-band has audiences and critics alike cheering ‘Hallelujah!’

3 Redneck Tenors: A New Musical Adventure – April 17

A comical trio of Beethoven and light beer, Mozart and NASCAR, and Rameau and redneck, making for one spectacularly unusual performance. Bet ya a can of Copenhagen that you’ve never seen or heard anything like it!

Woven Harmony – April 25

A multi-media performance by Rebecca & Robert Bluestone that explores the healing power of art

An Afternoon of Classic Lily Tomlin – April 26

One of America’s foremost comediennes will bring her most entertaining character to the stage – herself!

Chic Gamine – May 1

With a fresh a cappella spark, the group brings an international flair to their diverse repertoire of songs

Do Jump!: Aerial Dance – May 8

A unique blend of creativity and community spirit, these acrobats will turn the world upside down one person at a time

Neil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway – May 16

Back by popular demand, Neil Berg brilliantly recreates new and classic hit Broadway songs to life in a night of musical theater

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