Broadway at The Paramount and STG Announce the 2023/24 Season

It’s Broadway, baby! The next season of Broadway at The Paramount, presented by Seattle Theatre Group, has been announced and we’re just as excited as you to see what they have in store for 2023–24.

The upcoming season of Broadway at The Paramount will include shows never before seen in Seattle, as well as returning favorites. “The variety of incredible Broadway touring productions that will play at the Paramount next season reflects the diversity of experiences and backgrounds in our Pacific Northwest community,” said Josh LaBelle, executive director of Seattle Theatre Group (STG). “We are committed to presenting top-notch shows that reflect our vision to embrace all people who experience our programming, which is essential to STG and what we stand for. STG is especially proud to celebrate and uplift these unique stories that have made an impact not only with audiences but have created a profound ripple effect on Broadway and the greater artistic community.”

Season renewal subscriptions are now on sale. New subscriptions will be available in April.  

Six

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.

From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the Six wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over!

July 12–23, 2023

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Her voice is undeniable. Her fire is unstoppable. Her triumph is unlike any other. An uplifting comeback story like no other, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll. One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards® and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.

Featuring her much loved songs, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd.

September 12–17, 2023

Hadestown

Come see how the world could be. Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony® Awards, this acclaimed new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today…and always.

Intertwining two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — Hadestown is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

October 31–November 5, 2023

MJ the Musical

The music. The moves. The icon. Now, the unparalleled artistry of the greatest entertainer of all time comes to your city as MJ, the multi–Tony Award®-winning new musical centered around the making of the 1992 Dangerous World Tour, begins a tour of its own. Created by Tony Award®-winning Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Michael Jackson into legendary status.

December 7–17, 2023

The Book of Mormon

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award® -winning Best Musical. Contains explicit language.

January 9–14, 2024

Beetlejuice

He earned his stripes on Broadway…now the ghost-with-the-most is coming to your city.

It’s showtime! Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent book, an astonishing set, and a score that’s out of this Nether world, Beetlejuice is “SCREAMINGLY GOOD FUN!” (Variety). And under its uproarious surface (six feet under, to be exact), it’s a remarkably touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!

April 2–7, 2024

Disney’s Aladdin

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical.

From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

See why audiences and critics agree, Aladdin is “exactly what you wished for!” (NBC-TV).

April 24–28, 2024

Girl From the North Country

Girl From the North Country is the Tony Award®-winning new musical that the Chicago Tribune declares is “a Broadway revelation!”

Written and directed by celebrated playwright Conor McPherson and featuring Tony Award-winning orchestrations by Simon Hale, Girl From the North Country reimagines 20 legendary songs of Bob Dylan as they’ve never been heard before, including “Forever Young,” “All Along The Watchtower,” “Hurricane,” “Slow Train Coming,” and “Like A Rolling Stone”.

It’s 1934 in Duluth, Minnesota. We meet a group of wayward travelers whose lives intersect in a guesthouse filled with music, life and hope. Experience this ‘profoundly beautiful’ production (The New York Times) brought to vivid life by an extraordinary company of actors and musicians.

June 25–30, 2024

Company

Winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Company “strikes like a lightning bolt. It’s brilliantly conceived and funny as hell” (Variety). Helmed by three-time Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott (War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Angels in America) this revelatory new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s groundbreaking musical comedy, at once boldly sophisticated, deeply insightful, and downright hilarious.

It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, and all her friends keep asking, why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man and isn’t it time to settle down and start a family? As Bobbie searches for answers, she discovers why being single, being married, and being alive in the 21st-century could drive a person crazy.

Company features Sondheim’s award-winning songs You Could Drive a Person Crazy, The Ladies Who Lunch, Side by Side by Side and the iconic Being Alive. Let’s all drink to that!

July 23–28, 2024

San Francisco Opera Unveils 2023/24 Season

Beginning with the first season of its second century, San Francisco Opera will launch a new, multi-season initiative in which Music Director Eun Sun Kim will lead performances of both Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner’s works each season. At the same time, the opera company will reaffirm its dedication to growing the repertoire by co-commissioning three new works by prominent contemporary composers.

“Our new season carries forth all of the thrilling energy of the Centennial as we welcome the community into a fascinating array of experiences and stories,” said General Director Matthew Shilvock. “I cannot wait for Eun Sun’s first Wagner opera in the house as she continues to bring awe-inspiring interpretations to our theater. I am so proud that we are telling so many new stories this season, and I’m excited to continue our innovation explorations as we chart a course for the future of opera. The Bay Area Community is discovering opera in fabulous new ways, and we look forward to welcoming many new audience members to immerse themselves in artwork that connects us, bridges differences and speaks to the soul.”

Il Trovatore

A count condemned her mother to be burned as a witch. And when her plans for vengeance go horribly awry—resulting in the death of her own son— Azucena decides to raise the count’s kidnapped child as her own.

September 12–October 1, 2023

The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

One device changed the way we interact with each other and the world, but what did it do to the man whose creative zeal brought it into existence?

September 22–October 7, 2023

Logengrin

A woman is set against totalitarian society in Wagner’s epic masterpiece in which a knight in shining armor offers aid with a condition impossible to keep.

October 15–November 1, 2023

Omar

The true story of a 19th century Islamic scholar from West Africa, enslaved in South Carolina, but finding identity and faith through the written word.

November 5–21, 2023

The Elixir of Love

Lacking money, confidence and hope, a timid young waiter Nemorino gambles everything he has for a chance at an intoxicating romance with the alluring Adina.

November 19–December 9, 2023

The Magic Flute

Armed with nothing but a magic flute and magic bells, a prince and a bird-catcher embark on a perilous journey to rescue a kidnapped princess — only to discover that their adversary may actually be their ally.

May 30–June 30, 2024

Innocence

It was supposed to be the happiest day of their lives. But just as a bride and groom toast their marriage, a devastating secret unfolds that threatens to tear the couple apart, questioning where innocence and guilt begin and end.

June 1–21, 2024

Partenope

Partenope is the queen of the Paris social scene, her salon a magnet to the era’s surrealist artists as they vie for her hand in a laugh-out-loud comedy.

June 15–28, 2024

Seattle Rep Announces Change to 2022/23 Season

Is This a Room has been replaced by August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned due to unforeseen scheduling issues.

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of August Wilson’s beloved, moving theatrical memoir, How I Learned What I Learned, has taken the place of Seattle Rep’s Spring production of Tina Satter’s Is This a Room owing to unforeseen schedule difficulties with the artists involved. Directed by Tim Bond, How I Learned What I Learned will run April 21 through May 14, 2023.

“We are thrilled to be bringing Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s extraordinary production of How I Learned What I Learned to Seattle audiences this season” said Seattle Rep Managing Director Jeffrey Herrmann. “We have a deep history with August Wilson, How I Learned What I Learned, and his entire American Century Cycle with Seattle Rep providing an artistic home to the playwright for many years. Not only did this solo-show have its world premiere at Seattle Rep in 2003, but it marked Wilson’s acting debut. How I Learned What I Learned is a wonderful addition to our 2022/23 season and will run during the 20th anniversary of its world premiere.”

Season ticket subscribers will have their tickets exchanged automatically from Is This a Room  to How I learned What I Learned. Single tickets for How I Learned What I Learned are on sale. Tickets for the rest of the entire 2022/23 season are also now on sale.

Meet the Cast and Creative Team of “Metamorphoses” at Seattle Rep

Metamorphoses, a new play inspired by Ovid’s epic poems of transformation, will play at the Leo K. Theater January 27–February 26, 2023. Tickets are now on sale.

Seattle Rep will be the first theatre outside of the U.K. to stage this production. “It’s so thrilling being able to bring these stories across the pond to Seattle,” said co-playwright Sami Ibrahim. “As a group of writers, we’ve always been excited by the idea that these stories have been handed down from generation to generation: passing from ancient myth, onto Ovid, via Shakespeare and endless others, before arriving in the present day. And now we get to pass these stories onto a whole new group of storytellers to reshape them for a brand new audience.”

Metamorphoses will feature performances from Kjerstine Rose Anderson (Seattle Rep: Pride and Prejudice); Meme García (Seattle Rep: Teenage Dick); Nike Imoru (Seattle Rep: The Breach); and Darragh Kennan (Seattle Rep: Sherlock Holmes and The American Problem, The Hound of the Baskervilles)

The cast also includes understudies Miguel Castellano (Seattle Rep: Mr. Dickens and His Carol) and Varinique “V” Davis (Seattle Rep’s Public Works productions of The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, and As You Like It). The creative team for Metamorphoses includes Sami Ibrahim (Playwright), Laura Lomas (Playwright), Sabrina Mahfouz (Playwright), Shana Cooper (Director), Erika Chong Shuch (Choreographer), Sibyl Wickersheimer (Scenic Designer), An-lin Dauber (Costume Designer), Thorn Michaels (Lighting Designer), Rodolfo Ortega (Sound Designer & Composer), Paul Adolphsen (Dramaturg), and Jeffrey K. Hanson (Stage Manager).

Seattle Opera Reveals 60th Anniversary Season

Seattle Opera has announced the full lineup of performances in their 2023/24 season. The upcoming season will mark Seattle Opera’s 60th anniversary. In honor of the event, Seattle Opera is presenting a selection of works that span almost the entire history of opera, from the 18th century through the 1980s.

The season includes works never before presented in Seattle with classics, ranging from intimate character portraits to fantasy epics. These tales will be brought to life by a cast of some of the most renowned opera composers, including more than 20 company debuts. Season subscriptions are on sale now.

“I am thrilled to be able to celebrate 60 years of Seattle Opera with this first-rate lineup of artists and titles,” said General Director Christina Scheppelmann. “60 years is a significant milestone for any American opera company, and it’s a testament to the strong tradition of opera and the performing arts in this city. This season will be both a reminder of that history and a promise of many more years to come.”

Das Rheingold

Would you renounce love to become all-powerful? The Nibelung Aldrich steals enchanted gold to craft a ring which allows him to do just that. Brother kills brother, the innocent are enslaved, and the King of Gods must decide where his power truly lies. Bass-baritone and Wagner veteran Greer Grimsley returns as Wotan alongside Frederick Ballentine, Michael Mayes, and the Seattle Opera debut of internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves.

August 12–20, 2023

Alcina

On a remote island, the powerful sorceress Alcina lures men with her seductive magic. When a young woman disguised in armor comes to free her fiancé from the sorceress’s grip, relationships are entangled, passions are revealed, and, with the help of an enchanted ring, the strength of love is restored. This production features the return of soprano Vanessa Goikoetxea and mezzo-soprano Ginger Costa-Jackson, and marks the first time Alcina has been experienced by Seattle Opera audiences.

October 14–28, 2023

X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X

One of the most misunderstood figures in US history, Malcolm X was an icon of the civil rights movement. Get to know the man through a series of biographical vignettes that follow him from his tragic childhood in Lansing, Michigan, to his assassination in Harlem. Kenneth Kellogg and Joshua Stewart return to McCaw Hall in this “riveting and uncompromising work” (The New Yorker) that is being restored to the operatic canon in a coproduction with Detroit Opera, Opera Omaha, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and The Metropolitan Opera.

February 24–March 9, 2024

The Barber of Seville

The wheeling and dealing Figaro plays matchmaker between the savvy Rosina and the lovesick Count Almaviva, while Rosina’s vulturous guardian does everything he can to keep the lovebirds apart. Stage director Lindy Hume’s “bright hilarious production” (The Stranger) is an audience favorite with magnificent sets and colorful costumes. Combined with familiar and show-stopping tunes, this production is a treat for ears and eyes alike!

May 4–19, 2024

Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast and Creative Team for Lauren Yee’s “Cambodian Rock Band”

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band, a Signature Theatre production, performing at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre beginning Saturday, February 25 and continuing through Sunday, April 2, 2023. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online.

Guitars tuned. Mic checked. Get ready to rock! This darkly funny, electric new play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning to Cambodia for the first time in 30 years, as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia’s most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face the music of the past. Directed by Chay Yew, and featuring songs by Dengue Fever, this intimate rock epic about family secrets is set against a dark chapter of Cambodian history.
 
“I am so pleased and proud to finally be welcoming Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band back home to the Bay Area,” said Berkeley Rep Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer. “This has been in the works for a long time, and I can’t wait to have Chay Yew’s brilliant production in our theatre. This has been a labor of love for all theatres involved, and a testament to organizations coming together in this moment to support artists and ensure that ambitious projects like this can reach audiences in cities across the country.”
 
The cast of Cambodian Rock Band includes (in alphabetical order) Francis Jue (Duch), Abraham Kim (Rom/Journalist), Jane Lui (Pou/S21 Guard), Obie Award winner Joe Ngo (Chum), Geena Quintos (Neary/Sothea), Moses Villarama (Ted/Cadre/Leng), and Kelsey Angel Baehrens (Understudy), Alex Lydon (Understudy), and Vi Tran (Understudy).
 
Directed by Chay Yew, the creative team of Cambodian Rock Band includes Takeshi Kata (Scenic Designer), Linda Cho (Costume Designer), David Weiner (Lighting Designer), Mikhail Fiksel (Sound Designer), Five Ohm Productions with Luke Norby (Projection Designer), Tom Watson (Wig Designer), Matt MacNelly (Music Supervisor and Co-Music Director), Jane Lui (Music Supervisor and Co-Music Director), Graham Schmidt (Associate Director), Merrick A.B. Williams (Stage Manager), and Caroline Duffin (Assistant Stage Manager).

Accessible Performances in the Bay Area This January

We’ve rounded up a few of the accessible performances happening in the San Francisco Bay Area in January 2023. These performances include ASL interpretation, open captioning, audio description, and sensory friendly. Check out the event calendar for more information.

a young girl with red hair stands on a table singing with other young girls surrounding her

Annie

Broadway San Jose

ASL Interpreted: January 14 at 2 p.m.

Open Captioned: January 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Audio Described: January 15 at 1 p.m.

In Every Generation

TheatreWorks

ASL Interpreted: January 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Open Captioned: February 5 at 2 and 7 p.m.; February 8 at 2 p.m.

Audio Described: February 10 at 8 p.m.; February 11 at 8 p.m.; February 12 at 2 p.m.

a woman holds a large sandwich about to take a bite

Clyde’s

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

January 20–February 26

Closed Captioned: Berkeley Rep utilizes GalaPro Access to provide closed captioning for every performance in their subscription season.

Accessible Performances in Seattle This January

We’ve rounded up a few of the accessible performances happening in Seattle in January 2023. These performances include ASL interpretation, open captioning, audio description, and sensory friendly. Check out the event calendar for more information.

Cinderella

Village Theatre

ASL Interpretation: January 14 at 1 p.m.

Captioned: January 28 at 1 p.m.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Seattle Rep

Open Captioning: January 26 at 7:30 p.m.

ASL / Audio Description: February 4 at 2 p.m.

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Samson & Delilah in Concert

Seattle Opera

Audio Description: January 22 at 2 p.m.

Open Captioning: Every performance

Assistive listening devices available at every performance.

Metamorphoses

Seattle Rep

Open Captioning: February 9 at 7:30 p.m.

ASL / Audio Description: February 18 at 2 p.m.

Cast and Creative for “The Headlands” at American Conservatory Theater Has Been Announced

The full cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of The Headlands has been revealed by American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.).  The Obie Award-winning play by Bay Area playwright Christopher Chen, will be performed at the Toni Rembe Theater February 9–March 5, 2023. The Headlands will be directed by Tony Award winner and A.C.T. Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon.

For true crime fan Henry Wong, his father’s unexplained death is the ultimate cold case. But as he digs into the SFPD evidence, he’s haunted by the myths and misdirections of his own family history. How did his parents really meet? What’s behind the detective’s warnings about the case? And what is hidden in the Marin Headlands?

“I am thrilled beyond measure to be bringing The Headlands to A.C.T., and to be working with Pam MacKinnon to bring it to life,” adds Chen. “The Headlands is my love letter to San Francisco, the city I spent my entire life in—from birth, up to right now. To share this play with my hometown—a place I feel so deeply in my bones—will be one of the most personally meaningful moments of my career.”

The creative team for The Headlands includes Pam MacKinnon (Director), Alexander V. Nichols (Scenic & Projection Designer), Lydia Tanji (Costume Designer), Wen-Ling Liao (Lighting Designer), Leah Gelpe (Sound Designer), Byron Au Yong (Composer), Ben Chau-Chiu (Assistant Director), and Natalie Greene (Intimacy Coach). 

The cast includes Keiko Shimosato Carreiro (Pat/Older Leena), Sam Jackson (Jess), Charles Shaw Robinson (Walter/Detective), Erin Mei-Ling Stuart (Leena), Jomar Tagatac (Tom), Phil Wong (Henry), and Johnny M. Wu (George).

Tickets for The Headlands are now available.

Fa-la-la-la-livestream: Watch the Seattle Men’s Chorus Holiday Show From Home

Seattle Men’s Chorus is providing a livestream of their holiday show on December 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Seattle Men’s Chorus continues their holiday performance tradition this December. However, this year there is something new—Seattle Men’s Chorus will provide a livestream of “Holiday Fa-la-la-liday.” This show includes holiday favorites, nostalgia, carols, and much more.

The livestream will be on Friday, December 23 at 7:30 p.m. There are two ticket options available: single view tickets are $25 and a group or household ticket is $50. Tickets are available now.