Tacoma Musical Playhouse Holds Fundraising Event Inspired By 'So You Think You Can Dance', Announces Upcoming Shows

So You Think You Can Dance? ... Dancing with the Stars? ... The entire nation has been swept away with the excitement of ballroom dancing brought into our homes through these popular television shows! Join TMP and Studio 6 Dance Studio for this thrilling and innovative fundraising event inspired by the popular television show.

Seven prominent members of the local community have been practicing for months to compete for the titles of Best Male Star, Best Female Star and People's Choice. Our "Tacoma Stars" include:

Adam Smith, Congressman (9th District)
Steve Smith, UW Tacoma Administrator, City Club President
Doug Richardson, Mayor of Lakewood, Brigadier General Retired (US Army)
Liz Dunbar, Executive Director of Tacoma Community House
Emily West, General Manager of the Business Examiner, Co-host of the South

Sound Business Report

Debbie Regala, State Senator (27th District)

Rachael Costner, Women's Resource

Tickets prices $75-$125 include a wonderful dinner & dessert, exhibition performances by professional instructors from Studio 6 Dance Studio, competition viewing, and an evening of dancing to live music by Maia Santell and House Blend. ($35 tickets do not include dinner/dessert.) Vote for your favorite "star" for $1 per vote and see who takes top honors!

This event will take place at Tacoma's Landmark Convention Center in the beautiful Temple Theater Ballroom at 47 St. Helens Avenue. For tickets or more information, please call 253-565-6867 or visit www.tmp.org. Proceeds support TMP's many programs. Reserve your space early...seating is limited!

Sweet 16th Season 2009 - 2010 Calendar at a Glance
Mainstage Productions
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 p.m., Sundays, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, 2:00 p.m. final two weekends of each show
October 2 - 25, 2009 Curtains
November 27 - December 20, 2009 Guys & Dolls
January 22 - February 14, 2010 RENT
March 5 - 28, 2010 The Wedding Singer
April 16 - May 9, 2010 Flower Drum Song
July 9 - August 1, 2010 All Shook Up, the Elvis musical

Tacoma Children's Musical Theater at TMP
Saturdays 2:00 p.m., Sundays 2:00 p.m.
November 7 - 15, 2009 Junie B. Jones & a Little Monkey Business
May 15 - 23, 2010 Anne of Green Gables
June 12 - 20, 2010 Peter & the Wolf



Review: HELLO, DOLLY! at Village Theatre

In the musical theater world, there are classics and then there are Classics (with the big “C”). Jerry Herman’s “Hello, Dolly!” is certainly a big “C” Classic and I’m here to fight anyone who says different. It’s a delicious throwback to the Golden Age of musicals and certainly a star vehicle for the right star. And speaking of the right star, the current production of “Dolly”, currently playing at Village Theatre, shows just how good this Classic can be with the incredible Bobbi Kotula in the title role who proves that she’s not a star, but a Star!

Seattle Shakespeare to Present THE TEMPEST as 30th Anniversary Wooden O Production This Summer

This year's free Wooden O production will be The Tempest, directed by Leah Adcock-Starr. This summer marks the 30th anniversary of free, professional Shakespeare in the Parks from Wooden O! Performances begin July 6 and run through August 6 at parks around the Puget Sound area.

Review: LES MISÉRABLES at The 5th Avenue Theatre

I’ve seen many productions of “Les Misérables” over the years, Dear Readers. I’ve seen local productions and tours. I’ve seen with the turntable and without. And, of course, I’ve seen good and not so good productions. And with all those viewings under my belt, I had to ask myself, “do I need to see it yet again?” And the answer I got last night was a resounding yes. When it’s a production as good as this one that can remind you how amazing the show is, you absolutely want to see it again.

Seattle Theatre Group Reveals 2023/24 Performing Arts Series, Celebrating Legacy Artists and Stunning New Talent

Seattle Theatre Group has announced its 2023/24 Performing Arts Series, a lineup of diverse and vibrant performers from around the country and world ranging from John Cameron Mitchell, the Tony Award-winning creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the ultimate Golden Girls tribute show with Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue, to internationally renowned contemporary dance groups including the world premiere of a new piece by dani tirrell (Black Bois), a major commission by Seattle Theatre Group. 


#repshow# in #getregions.name[i]# The Wolves
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse (5/25-6/04)
#repshow# in #getregions.name[i]# Unnecessary Farce
Wade James Theatre (5/26-6/11)
#repshow# in #getregions.name[i]# Briar/Rose
Theatre Off Jackson (6/23-6/25)
#repshow# in #getregions.name[i]# The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts (5/26-6/11)
#repshow# in #getregions.name[i]# Noir
Can Can Culinary Cabaret (3/30-6/25)
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Village Theatre (7/07-7/30)
#repshow# in #getregions.name[i]# Venus in Fur
Theatre33 (6/02-6/04)
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Village Theatre (5/26-7/30)
#repshow# in #getregions.name[i]# THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
Tacoma Little Theatre (6/02-6/18)
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Can Can Culinary Cabaret (6/29-9/17)

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