CHESS, NOISES OFF, THE PILLOWMAN and More Set for SecondStory Rep's Season 16 Mainstage Series

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CHESS, NOISES OFF, THE PILLOWMAN and More Set for SecondStory Rep's Season 16 Mainstage Series

SecondStory Repertory has announced its MainStage Series for Season 16. Show times: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 8pm and select Sunday matinees. Details below!


August 29-September 14, 2014

Chess

Book by Richard Nelson

Lyrics by Tim Rice

Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson

Two of the world's greatest chess masters battle it out at the world chess championship but their greatest contest lies beyond the boundaries defined by their ancient game. Amidst political intrigue and international conspiracies, the American and the Russian fight to win the heart of Florence Vassy in a romantic triangle mirroring the heightened passions of the Cold War all set to an explosive score by the composers of Mamma Mia and the lyricist of Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita.

October 3-18, 2014

The Pillowman**

By Martin McDonagh

With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, The Pillowman, centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.

November 7-22, 2014

tick, tick...BOOM!*

Book, Lyrics and Music by Jonathan Larson

Jonathan Larson's semi-autobiographical tale about a composer living the bohemian lifestyle and taking a hard look at his life on the eve of his 30th birthday. His girlfriend's desire to marry and leave New York City for the suburbs, possible career changes and all sorts of other pressures cause him to question his ultimate dream -- writing the great American musical. Containing the kind of powerhouse musical numbers that helped make Rent a smash hit, tick, tick... BOOM! is an endearing, engaging look at persevering to make your dreams a reality.

December 5-20, 2014

Christmas Carol

Based on the Novel by Charles Dickens

Adapted by Mark Chenovick

Original music and arrangements by Terence Alaric Levitt

Featuring John Clark as Ebenezer Scrooge

In its third year of production, and with new music and arrangements by Terence Alaric Levitt, this original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is rich with traditional carols, alive with color and movement, and is created to tell this enduring tale in a fashion that will appeal to people of all ages. Join the SSR family and celebrate this timeless seasonal classic right here in Redmond.

January 15-February 1, 2015

The Love List*

By Norm Foster

In this sidesplitting and thought-provoking new comedy, Leon and Bill concoct a list of attributes of the ideal woman - the top ten best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly "Ideal Woman" actually arrives on the scene the men quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions. Be careful what you wish for - especially in choosing a mate. This old adage leads to hilarious results in Foster's sparkling new comic hit.

February 20-March 15, 2015

City of Angels

Book By Larry Gelbart

Music By Cy Coleman

Lyrics By David Zippel

Angels are few and far between in City of Angels, a jazzy musical comedy filled with brilliant music, colorful characters, excitement and intrigue. Stine, an ambitious Hollywood screenwriter, has put everything on the line to meet the demands of Buddy, the film's producer. As Stine writes his script, its events unfold onstage. Private eye Stone, the star of Stine's screenplay, searches for the missing stepdaughter of the stunning Alaura Kingsley and finds himself on a chase through the underworld of 1940s Los Angeles.

April 2-18, 2015

SecondStory Originals

Three plays written by three local writers taking place over the course of three weekends. Come and join SecondStory Repertory as we support local talent by bringing these new works to the stage.

May 8-31, 2015

Legally Blonde

Book by Heather Hach Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

The humorous yet inspiring tale follows Elle Woods, a typical sorority girl who can't get enough pink in her wardrobe, whose main interests include shoes, shopping and her manicure appointment. But her superficial exterior hides a determined soul with the savvy to get her way and a surprisingly sharp wit. When her boyfriend dumps her for a more intellectual woman, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. This unlikely academic ends up teaching the intellectual elite a thing or two, and finding true love along the way.

June 12-28, 2015

Noises Off

By Michael Frayn

Widely considered the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off reveals the hilarious backstage happenings during rehearsals and performances of a play dubbed Nothing's On. Award-winning English novelist and playwright Michael Frayn's comedy is a triumph of slamming doors, falling trousers and even flying sardines, and it remains a crowd pleaser more than 30 years after its 1982 debut. Watch a manic menagerie of itinerant actors as they try to stitch together a sex comedy that's a sure flop, as out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure.

* - Contains course language and sexual situations.
** - Contains course language and mature subject matter. May not be suitable for all audiences.

Purchase prior to August 29, 2014 and get a 30% discount of regular priced tickets.

NINE SHOW

Adult $170

Senior (65+) / Student / Educator / Military $122

SIX SHOW

Adult $125

Senior (65+) / Student / Educator / Military $99

(All titles subject to change without notice.)

Mainstage Single Ticket Prices:

$27 Adult $22 Seniors (Over 65)
$22 Students/Military/Educators (with ID)

*Season ticket holders can reserve their seats to Mainstage productions when purchasing or by contacting the box office by phone at 425.881.6777 in advance of the show. Please contact us early, reservations are on a first-come first-serve basis.

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