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Category: Musical Theater


Broadway Center announces 2013-14 season

The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2013-14 season today. Member tickets and multi-show packages are on sale now with single ticket sales starting July 8.

The BCPA will be celebrating its 30th anniversary season with over 40 events coming to Tacoma’s Theater District.

Here’s the 2013-14 season in chronological order:

Musical “Chicago”
(Tickets: $59, $79, $89, $109)

Travel writer Rick Steves
(Tickets: $15, $25, $75*) *$75 ticket includes post-show meet and greet with Rick Steves

The Acting Company: William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

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‘Book of Mormon’ brings profane parody to Seattle

It’s impossible to say if the Church of Latter Day Saints got any converts during last night’s opening performance of “The Book of Mormon.” But it’s safe to say many in the audience left as true believers – in the Broadway musical.

The national touring show of the New York hit is at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre for a run through Jan. 20. It’s as blasphemous as it hilarious.

The show opens with a recorded voice over delivered by the show’s creators – Matt Stone and Trey Parker – with their distinctive “South Park” inflections. They voice Jesus (“Ahh

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Cirque du Soleil brings brand new ‘Amaluna’ to Redmond

Cirque du Soleil returns to Puget Sound with its latest big top production, “Amaluna,” on January 31.

The show will be under a big tent at King County’s Marymoor Park.

“Amaluna,” directed by Diane Paulus, just had its world premiere in Montreal in April and is now touring across Canada. Seattle will be the show’s first stop in the U.S.

Tickets will be available on September 28 at

Here’s more from the announcement:

The Show
“Amaluna” invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the

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Broadway Center announces its 2012-13 season

David Sedaris, TEDx, Wayne Brady, Roberta Flack, August Wilson plays, Alfred Hitchcock films and “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” – they are just some of the 40 events in the just announced 2012-13 season at Broadway Center. Theater, dance, comedy, music and films are all represented.

Member tickets and multi-show packages are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale July 16.

The new season begins July 19 with a staged reading of Lanford Wilson’s “Fifth of July” followed on July 29 with Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest, a medley of legendary rockers including the Edgar Winter Band, Johnny

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‘The Book of Mormon’ and ‘War Horse’ coming to Paramount

The Broadway smash hit “The Book of Mormon” is coming to The Paramount Theater early next year. It’s part of the 2012/2013 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season announced this week.

2013 starts with “Mormon” on January 8. The winner of nine 2011 Tony Awards, tickets for the production in New York sell out three months in advance. The musical is the brainchild of “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and “Avenue Q” co-creator Robert Lopez.

The musical’s story has two clean cut Mormon missionaries traveling to Uganda where they meet all sorts of characters that challenge

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‘Beauty and The Beast’ opener postponed

Tonight’s opening night of Disney’s “Beauty and The Beast” at The Paramount Theatre has been postponed due to weather, Seattle Theatre Group just announced.

Here’s the full statement:

Due to unforeseen weather circumstances in Snoqualmie and Stevens Pass, the Opening Night of our Seattle engagement of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, has been postponed. The performance has been re-scheduled for Monday, February 27th, 7:30PM at The Paramount Theatre. Tickets from tonight’s performance will be valid and honored at Monday’s performance for the same seat locations. All other scheduled performances will proceed as planned.

Unfortunately, tickets for Tuesday night’s performance cannot

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Centerstage Theatre puts on rousing ‘Pinocchio’ pantomime

Bob De Dea as Gepetta, left, and Daniel Goodman as Pinocchio in Centerstage Theatre's "Pinocchio." (PHOTO: Centerstage Theatre)

English pantomimes have an image problem. Mention the term to the average person, as I recently did, and you get two responses “What’s that?” or “You mean mimes?”

I didn’t know what one was either until Alan Bryce started producing them at Federal Way’s Centerstage Theatre several years ago.

First, let’s get that word, pantomime, out of the way. There is no miming or wild gesturing. This is a musical mash-up of fairytale, song, jokes, dancing and audience participation. You’re never quite sure if you’re watching a kids’ show or adult content. In the end, it doesn’t matter. Just check the “All of the above” box and enjoy it.

That’s what I did when I attended Centerstage’s latest pantomime, “Pinocchio,” now playing through Dec. 23. Directed by Vanessa Miller, it was a rollicking, fast paced farce centered around the Pinocchio tale.

There were plenty of kids in attendance but plenty of humor was geared for an adult audience. It’s a cliché, I know, but this is really a production the whole family can enjoy.
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Tacoma Musical Playhouse presents “Pinkalicious”

Tacoma Musical Playhouse is rolling out it’s sixth season of The Tacoma Children’s Musical Theater with “Pinkalicious” on October 29.

TMP’s fully-staged musicals based on classic children’s literature are performed by TMP’s regular adult performers.

The fun and seriously pink musical is based on the children’s books of the same name by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann.

Read more about the production…

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