Turn Off The Ghost Light! The Return Of Live Theatre To Seattle!

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Mean Girls Tour (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Curtain up! Put out the Ghost Light. Live theatre is returning to Seattle at long last. The Paramount Theatre has announced their theatrical season starting in October. Whatever your taste it’s sure to be met with a mixture of classic and new musicals.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: October 19-24, 2021

It’s a classic for a reason. This rock musical made Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber a household name in America; you can celebrate or hate it for that reason alone, if it weren’t for the incredible score with sharp, intelligent lyrics by Tim Rice.

MEAN GIRLS: November 16 – 21, 2021

Aaron LaVigne, Tommy Sherlock and the company of the North American Tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. (Photo by Matthew Murphy.)

Aaron LaVigne, Tommy Sherlock and the company of the North American Tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. (Photo by Matthew Murphy.)

It’s totally Fetch! Everything that the hit movie brought to the screen translates to the stage with great songs. Clever lyrics and catchy music push the boundaries further as it becomes war on the ‘plastics’; those perfect people we all love to hate.

MY FAIR LADY: December 28, 2021 – January 02, 2022

Lincoln Center to high acclaim produced the classic Lerner and Loewe musical. This tour continues the beautiful transformation of a lowly flower girl into a perfect Lady.

THE BAND’S VISIT: March 08 – 13, 2022

The highly acclaimed and Tony nominated musical comes to Seattle. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, the musical won 10 placing it as one-of-four-elite musicals (in Broadway history) to sweep wins in the major Tony Award categories: Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical. It also won the 2019 Grammy Award.

Season Option:

BEAUTIFUL, The Carol King Musical: April 8 – 10, 2022

The title says it all. This hit Tony Award winning musical uses the music of the legendary Carol King to tell her own story. Returning to Seattle by popular demand.

PRETTY WOMAN: June 7-12, 2022

An updated Pygmalion story except with well.. you know, a hooker. Based on the movie this musical has the music and lyrics written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.

HAMILTON: August 3 – September 11, 2022

Why should you see this when it is on film? While the filmed version is brilliant, there is nothing like seeing it on the live stage and being swept away by this powerful musical. Let your eye be drawn to the characters in the background, or the scenery instead of where a camera wants you to focus. See the show live and don’t throw away your shot.

The 5th Avenue Theatre is also continuing to produce theatre. The local theatre, which has been behind the creation of over 22 new musicals, has produced and sent over a dozen new shows to Broadway. Over 15 shows have been sponsored and produced by the 5th Avenue Theatre, with more than half of them being nominated and/or winning the Tony Award for Best Musical. Their latest production is an original piece called, “Hershey Felder, PUCCINI. Live from Florence the show stars Nathan Gunn, Gianna Corbisiero, and Charles Castronovo. It will be streamed lived on Mar h 14 at 5 PM Pacific Time.

The 5th Avenue press release says:

“Hershey Felder, PUCCINI is the story of a young musician in love with the world of opera and in particular Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme, Tosca and Madame Butterfly. When through a series of unusual circumstances, the young musician meets the musical master himself, secrets are revealed that send the young musician soaring.”

Tickets are $55 per household. Tickets that are bought for this production will be available for one week (access viewing through March 21).

Tickets available here

It has been more than a long and tedious year for the theatre lovers of the world. While there have been many virtual performances to enjoy, there is nothing like being in the audience and watching a live Broadway production.

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Eric Andrews-Katz

Eric Andrews-Katz

Eric Andrews-Katz has short stories included in over 10 anthologies. He is the author of the Agent Buck 98 Series (“The Jesus Injection” and “Balls & Chain”), and the author of the Greek myth series beginning with the novel TARTARUS. He has conducted celebrity interviews with some of the biggest and best names on Broadway, Hollywood and in literature. He can be found at: http://www.EricAndrewsKatz.com

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