Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 7/06/2014

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THE LIBERTINIS P{ART}Y AT THE POCKET
Ballard Underground
7/11-7/11/2014
Seattle, Washington - June 20, 2014 - The Libertinis, Seattle's sexiest interarts gang, are throwing a great big "P{ART}Y," July 11, at the Ballard Underground. As a bimonthly showcase of new work by The Libertinis and their special friends, P{ART}Y is the place for art lovers of boundless mediums to mingle over cheap beer, scrumptious cupcakes, and fresh performances. As the bastard love child of theatre and burlesque, The Libertinis invite you to come and get your mind blown! The Libertinis' founding producers Tootsie Spangles, Hattie Hellkat, and Woody Shticks have set up shop at the brand new Pocket Theatre, and will soon launch their third season in Seattle after their recent smash "GONE WILD!" at the award-winning Annex Theatre. At this P{ART}Y, performers Maxie Milieu and Jackie Miedema will shake things up with visual artists Andrea Gahl, Laurel R. Dodge, and Starheadboy to mix high art and low morals. Rather than spend another night at the same old bar, come take down the art and P{ART}Y with it at the Ballard Underground on Friday, June 11 at 10:00 pm. Get your hopes up, because there will be cupcakes, glitter, and art galore. For tickets, and more information, go to www.thelibertinis.com!
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 7/06/2014 G2K CINDERELLA
CStock
7/12-7/13/2014
The 'G2K' Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers. The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. In this specially created G2K version, all the beloved songs and familiar characters are present and accounted for. However, the entire script has been condensed to better suit young attention spans, and the plot has been slightly altered so as to highlight some important lessons that exist in this timeless tale. Music by Rodgers, Richard; Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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CENTER THEATRE:
Book-It Repertory Theatre
6/5-7/13/2014
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clayadapt: Jeff Schwager; dir: Myra Platt.
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 7/06/2014 THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Richland Light Opera Company
7/4-7/13/2014
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.Music by Rodgers, Richard; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; Suggested by
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MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Lakewood Playhouse
6/13-7/13/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 7/06/2014 WE WILL ROCK YOU
The 5th Avenue Theatre
7/8-7/15/2014
In its 11th smash year in London, with productions having occurred all over the world -Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Canada, and Austria to name a few- WE WILL ROCK YOU, featuring the music of QUEEN, comes to North America for its first National Tour, beginning in the fall of 2013. Seen by more than 15 million people worldwide, WE WILL ROCK YOU is a guitar-thrashing, leather clad musical based on over two dozen QUEEN songs with a script and direction by ben Elton, music supervision by QUEEN, Roger Taylor and Brian May, and produced by Phil McIntyre Entertainment, Tribeca Theatrical Productions and Queen Theatrical Productions.
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STATE THEATER:
Harlequin Productions
6/19-7/20/2014
A Rock 'N' Roll Twelfth Nightdir: Scot Whitney.
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 7/06/2014 CHILDREN OF EDEN
VILLAGE THEATRE KIDSTAGE
7/12-7/20/2014
From Stephen Schwartz and John Caird comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! Freely based on the story of Genesis, CHILDREN OF EDEN is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children. Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."A large cast is needed to take on the story of the Old Testament in this moving, foot-stomping musical. CHILDREN OF EDEN is a wonderful show to perform for children and students. 
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 7/06/2014 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
7/10-7/26/2014
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 7/06/2014 LES MISERABLES
MELODY LANE ACADEMY
7/4-7/26/2014
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 7/06/2014 EVITA
Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge
6/20-7/27/2014
Argentina's controversial First Lady is the subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece. As an illegitimate fifteen year old, Eva escaped her dirt-poor existence for the bright lights of Buenos Aires. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at twenty-two, the president's mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at thirty-three. Eva Peron 'saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military' was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century. Told through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself.Lyrics by Tim Rice; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
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JEWELL AUDITORIUM:
Taproot Theatre Company
7/9-8/9/2014
Jane Eyreadapt: John Caird; lyrics: John Caird, Paul Gordon.
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 7/06/2014 JANE EYRE
TAPROOT THEATRE COMPANY
7/9-8/9/2014
Charlotte Bronte's classic tale of gothic romance gains a hauntingly beautiful score and tragically moving songs in it's musical adaptation. Nominated for five Tony Awards, JANE EYRE explores religion, sexuality and protofeminism, all while enchanting audiences with a timeless love story.Jane's story begins in Gateshead, where she is in the unfortunate care of her cruel Aunt Sarah and cousin John, as per her uncle's dying wish. The miserable young orphan is finally rescued when she is sent away to attend Lowood School for Girls. After six years, Jane leaves Lowood and is shortly after hired as a governess at Thornfield Hall. Here she meets Mr. Edward Rochester, thus beginning her passionate and heart-wrenching journey of love, loss and the struggles of morality.This intellectual period drama is a wonderful work of theatre. It provides an opportunity for the classically trained voice, not to mention an excellent chance for all aspects of technical theatre to bring this masterful piece to life.
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 7/06/2014 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
PENINSULA ASSOCIATION OF PERFORMING ARTISTS
7/11-8/10/2014
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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