Roy Arauz New Head of Seattle Musical Theatre

Local director and theatre producer Roy Arauz has been apppointed Seattle Musical Theatre’s new artistic director.

Arauz is well-known in Seattle’s theatrical circles, having worked with such varied arts organizations as ArtsWest, SecondStory Repertory, Redwood Theatre and Studio East. He is also the founder of the fringe drama group Arouet, a company that has been staging plays since 2009. With Seattle Musical Theatre, he’s worked within the organization as an artist, manager, and dancer-choreographer.

Seattle Musical Theatre is celebrating its 37th season, mounting revivals of popular musicals at its venue at Magnuson Park. The coming season includes Man of La Mancha, Rocky Horror Show, Fiddler on the Roof, Sweet Charity and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.