Broadway at the Paramount announced the new 2018-19 season filled with fun, firsts and classics. Seattle will even be treated to six-time Tony Award® winning Broadway musical and 2018 Grammy Award® nominee “Dear Evan Hansen!” “The Color Purple” opens the new season following Miss Celie’s trials and tribulations in the Old South. Current subscribers can buy tickets now. New subscriptions will be available soon. Get more info here.
THE COLOR PURPLE
June 27 – July 1, 20On Your Feet Broadway at the Paramount 2018-19 Season18
“The Color Purple” is an award winning musical, based on the 1982 novel by Pulitzer prize-winning author Alice Walker. Music and lyrics by Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell, and Allee Willis, book by Marsha Norman and music. The show follows the journey of Celie, an African-American woman in the American South from the early to mid-20th century.
September 11 – 16, 2018
“Waitress” is a musical based on the 2007 film of the same name, written by Adrienne Shelly. The musical features music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, and a book by Jessie Nelson. It tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress in an unhappy marriage to her husband Earl. When Jenna unexpectedly becomes pregnant she begins an affair with her gynecologist Dr. Jim Pomatter. Looking for ways out, she sees a pie contest and its grand prize as her chance.
ON YOUR FEET!
October 23 – 28, 2018
“On Your Feet!” is a jukebox musical based on the lives and music of Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife team Gloria and Emilio Estefan, the musical has a book written by Alexander Dinelaris and a score built around the Cuban-fusion pop music made famous by Gloria Estefan, such as “Get on Your Feet”, “Conga”, “1-2-3” and “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You.”
Disney’s THE LION KING (Season Option)*
December 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019
“The Lion King” is a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with the musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arrangements by Lebo M. Directed by Julie Taymor, the musical features actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
January 23 – February 2, 2019
“Dear Evan Hansen” is a stage musical with music and lyrics by Pasek and Paul, and a book by Steven Levenson. The titular character, Evan Hansen, is a high school senior who suffers from social anxiety disorder, which inhibits his ability to connect with other people and make friends. After the death of one of his classmates, he fabricates a lie that inadvertently brings him closer to the classmate’s family, while also allowing him to gain his own sense of purpose.
March 26 – 31, 2019
“Cats” is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, and produced by Cameron Mackintosh. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Cats introduced the song standard “Memory”. The first performance of Cats was in 1981.
SCHOOL OF ROCK
May 14 – 19, 2019
“School of Rock” is a rock musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. Based on the 2003 film of the same name, with a screenplay by Mike White, the musical follows Dewey Finn, an out-of-work rock singer and guitarist who pretends to be a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. After identifying the musical talent in his students, Dewey forms a band of fifth-graders, in an attempt to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands contest.
WICKED (Season Option)*
June 12 – July 7, 2019
“Wicked” is a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternative telling of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum’s classic 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy’s arrival in Oz from Kansas, and it includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum’s novel. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Galinda (whose name later changes to Glinda the Good Witch), who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard’s corrupt government and, ultimately, Elphaba’s public fall from grace.
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
July 31 – August 11, 2019
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is a stage musical based on the 1964 children’s novel of the same name by Roald Dahl, with book by David Greig, music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
Current subscribers can buy tickets now. New subscriptions will be available soon. Get more info here