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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/12/2014 ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
MT TAHOMA HIGH SCHOOL
1/15-1/17/2014
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is a contemporary, Caribbean-flavored musical by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based upon the book My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy.ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the highly original and theatrical adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid. In almost non-stop song and dance, the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is a director's dream, with achievable requirements. Its small band and minimal sets and costumes will capture the imagination of the audience. Its catchy, contemporary, tender ballads and rousing celebratory numbers are ideal for an ensemble cast of strong singers.
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/12/2014 DISNEY'S ALADDIN JR
BLAINE SCHOOL DISTRICT #503
1/9-1/18/2014
Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! All of your favorite characters are here in Disney's ALADDIN JR., a stage adaptation of the Disney hit film. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, audiences' spirits will soar with excitement. Most of all, the tuneful, Academy award-winning score with songs including "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me" will certainly make this musical a favorite for many years to come!
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/12/2014 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
BELLINGHAM ARTS ACADEMY FOR YOUTH
1/10-1/19/2014
In the Little Village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.The show features a star turn in Tevye, among the most memorable roles in musical theatre. Original director/choreographer Jerome Robbins' staging is legendary, and available from MTI in a comprehensive choreographic guide. Its celebrated score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features songs loved the world over: "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Matchmaker," to name a few. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is simply Broadway at its very best.
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/12/2014 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
UNION HIGH SCHOOL
1/10-1/20/2014
In the Little Village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.The show features a star turn in Tevye, among the most memorable roles in musical theatre. Original director/choreographer Jerome Robbins' staging is legendary, and available from MTI in a comprehensive choreographic guide. Its celebrated score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features songs loved the world over: "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Matchmaker," to name a few. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is simply Broadway at its very best.
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CHANGING MINDS
Davenport High School
1/16-1/20/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/12/2014 INTO THE WOODS
INGRAHAM HIGH SCHOOL
1/17-1/25/2014
The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic.The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.One of Sondheim's most popular works, INTO THE WOODS is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/12/2014 LEGALLY BLONDE
BROADWAY BOUND
1/10-1/26/2014
Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery. Based on the adored movie, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This musical is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish.Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.This musical is relatively new to the theatre world, catering to the present-day's generation and culture. LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL is perfect for high school and community theatre, featuring a large ensemble and several big song-and-dance numbers.
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/12/2014 LES MISERABLES
Village Theatre
11/6-2/2/2014
This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long.Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. A spectacle on Broadway and in London, LES MISÉRABLES is equally effective with a minimal set; it is its powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made LES MISÉRABLES a popular masterpiece.
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/12/2014 DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR
Village Theatre KIDSTAGE
1/17-2/2/2014
Step into the enchanted world of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. Featuring songs from the Academy-Award winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.  Your audiences will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maurice's daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince is a beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love. This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities. Even more simply staged, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. offers students a great introduction to musical theatre, using familiar songs and characters to guide them through their production.
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/12/2014 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
Lakewood Playhouse
1/10-2/2/2014
The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present THIRD SHOW of our 75th ANNIVERSARY SEASON: "WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF" by Edward Albee. The Play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances will be January 10th - February 2nd, 2014 with Special Showings at 8:00pm on Thursday, January 16th (Pay What You Can Night) and 8:00pm on Thursday, January 23rd (Pay What You Can" Actor's Benefit). Our Ticket Prices are $25.00 (General Admission), $22.00 (Military), $21.00 (Seniors) and $19.00 (Students/Educators). Presented with views from all sides, in the Lakewood Playhouse's unique "in the round" seating, this production of "WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF" will drop you right into the middle of this verbal cage match for the ages! This Production is our official 2014/2014 OUTSIDE of the BOX PRESENTATION. Once a season, we present a show which is a little "outside" of our normA Play that asks our audience to journey into places that may not be as comfortable, or familiar, as they are used to. We are proud to present Edward Albee's rarely presented evening of mind games, verbal fireworks and the chewy nuggets of dark comedy. WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINA WOOLF is features the Lakewood Playhouse debut of Director LARRY ALBERT. The show consists of an ensemble of four Amazing Local Actors who are new, and returning, to the Lakewood Playhouse stage: STEVE TARRY as George (Oliver!, Forum, Sherlock's Last Case, 12th Night, Arsenic and Old Lace & Pride and Prejudice); NICLAS R OLSON as Nick (The Farnsworth Invention) and introducing BRYNNE GARMAN as Martha and Kirsten Deane as Honey. ABOUT THE SHOW: "100% Anarchy - With a Twist!" George and Martha face off as one of theatre's most notoriously dysfunctional couples in Albee's hilarious and provocative masterpiece. They are joined by an unwitting young couple invited over for an unforgettable night of cocktails and crossfire. Parental Advisory: This Production Contains Material, and Situations, of a Very Mature Nature and May Not be Suitable for the Entire Family. Parental Guidance Suggested. ABOUT OUR THEATRE: The Lakewood Playhouse was founded in 1938 and has established itself with theatre that is both intimate and epic. The theatre is located within the Lakewood Towne Center, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, Washington 98499. For further information about "PRIDE & PREJUDICE" please contact the Box Office at the Lakewood Playhouse (253) 588-0042 or make any e-mail queries to John Munn, Managing Artistic Director, at jmunn.lakewoodplayhouse@gmail.com.
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/12/2014 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
Lakewood Playhouse
1/10-2/2/2014
The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present THIRD SHOW of our 75th ANNIVERSARY SEASON: "WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF" by Edward Albee. The Play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances will be January 10th - February 2nd, 2014 with Special Showings at 8:00pm on Thursday, January 16th (Pay What You Can Night) and 8:00pm on Thursday, January 23rd (Pay What You Can" Actor's Benefit). Our Ticket Prices are $25.00 (General Admission), $22.00 (Military), $21.00 (Seniors) and $19.00 (Students/Educators). Presented with views from all sides, in the Lakewood Playhouse's unique "in the round" seating, this production of "WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF" will drop you right into the middle of this verbal cage match for the ages! This Production is our official 2014/2014 OUTSIDE of the BOX PRESENTATION. Once a season, we present a show which is a little "outside" of our normA Play that asks our audience to journey into places that may not be as comfortable, or familiar, as they are used to. We are proud to present Edward Albee's rarely presented evening of mind games, verbal fireworks and the chewy nuggets of dark comedy. WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINA WOOLF is features the Lakewood Playhouse debut of Director LARRY ALBERT. The show consists of an ensemble of four Amazing Local Actors who are new, and returning, to the Lakewood Playhouse stage: STEVE TARRY as George (Oliver!, Forum, Sherlock's Last Case, 12th Night, Arsenic and Old Lace & Pride and Prejudice); NICLAS R OLSON as Nick (The Farnsworth Invention) and introducing BRYNNE GARMAN as Martha and Kirsten Deane as Honey. ABOUT THE SHOW: "100% Anarchy - With a Twist!" George and Martha face off as one of theatre's most notoriously dysfunctional couples in Albee's hilarious and provocative masterpiece. They are joined by an unwitting young couple invited over for an unforgettable night of cocktails and crossfire. ABOUT OUR THEATRE: The Lakewood Playhouse was founded in 1938 and has established itself with theatre that is both intimate and epic. The theatre is located within the Lakewood Towne Center, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, Washington 98499. For further information about "PRIDE & PREJUDICE" please contact the Box Office at the Lakewood Playhouse (253) 588-0042 or make any e-mail queries to John Munn, Managing Artistic Director, at jmunn.lakewoodplayhouse@gmail.com.
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/12/2014 DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR
YOUTH THEATRE NORTHWEST
1/17-2/9/2014
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea."
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/12/2014 SHOUT!! THE MOD MUSICAL
TACOMA MUSICAL PLAYHOUSE
1/17-2/9/2014
SHOUT! is the mod musical magazine that brings back the beautiful birds and smashing sounds that made England swing in the 60's. Created by Phillip George and David Lowenstein, SHOUT! features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as "To Sir With Love," "Downtown," "Son of a Preacher Man," and "Goldfinger."SHOUT! travels in time from 1960 to 1970 chronicling the dawning liberation of women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, and Cilla Black, were independent women with major careers, English and American women were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about gender. SHOUT! (and its all-female cast) reflects that through the unforgettable music of the time. With a shimmy and shake, the songs are tied together by hilarious sound bites from the period -- from 60's advertisements to letters answered by an advice columnist who thinks every problem can be solved with a "fetching new hair style and a new shade of lipstick."The songs in this delightful musical resonate with a timeless quality which appeals to every generation. A wonderful choice to showcase strong, female talent at any community theatre, high school, or college.Please note that original NY and touring sets, costumes and more for this title are available on MTI ShowSpace here. A presenters pack, with all original artwork, newspaper, magazine ads, programs, posters, merchandise and more is available to all presenters of SHOUT!Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/12/2014 LES MISERABLES
Village Theatre
11/6-2/9/2014
This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long.Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. A spectacle on Broadway and in London, LES MISÉRABLES is equally effective with a minimal set; it is its powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made LES MISÉRABLES a popular masterpiece.
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UPSIDE DOWNTON
Jet City Improv
1/2-2/14/2014
Jet City Improv:dir: Andrew McMasters.
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A GREAT WILDERNESS
Seattle Repertory Theatre
1/17-2/16/2014
Leo K. Theatre:Samuel D. Hunter; dir: Braden Abraham.
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