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Showtunes Theatre Company presents unique theatrical experiences celebrating rare material from Broadway’s past, present and future in exclusive engagements. We showcase the professional talent of Seattle and create community where lovers of musicals can celebrate with us!

 

 

 

Have a look at our recent productions!

Showtunes gathers the top professional talent of the Seattle area to produce concerts of the rare gems of Broadway at premiere venues like Benaroya Hall, ACT Theatre, and now Cornish Playhouse. It provides a wonderful home for people who love musicals and invaluable work for the artists of our region. 

 (Photos by Chris Bennion. Boys from Syracuse and Legally Blonde Promo Photos by Danielle Barnum.)

 

The Spitfire Grill – May 2019

The Spitfire Grill was produced at Cornish Playhouse May 4-12, 2019. The musical is a cult classic beloved by those who know it for its hopeful, inspiring story and score. It depicts the journey of a young woman just released from prison who decides to start her life anew in a rural Wisconsin town. Our incredible cast featured MJ Sieber as Caleb, Fune Tautala as The Visitor, Suzy Hunt as diner owner Hannah, Tori Gresham as Percy, Nicholas Tarabini as the Sheriff, Alexandria Henderson as Effy Krayneck, and Mallory King, who played Shelby. It was directed by Jessica Spencer-Scholz. RJ Tancioco served as Music Director and Claire Marx as Associate Music Director.

Legally Blonde – September 2018

Our concert of Legally Blonde featured Seattle favorite Alexandria Henderson in the lead role of “Elle Woods”. The show was directed by Seattle veteran Faith Bennett Russell and featured choreography by Jimmy Shields. Showtunes was thrilled to partner with these artists and follow their lead as they told this beloved story of perseverance and optimism from a new point of view. Nathan Young, who has quickly become an invaluable member of the Showtunes family and helped bring the gospel sound of Leap of Faith to life, served as Music Director.

 

The Boys from Syracuse – March 2018

We returned to our grand, “Classic Showtunes Style” at Benaroya Hall from March 23-25, 2018 with a production of The Boys from Syracuse, by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors featuring classic tunes like “This Can’t Be Love” and “Falling in Love with Love”. This production was produced by Showtunes in association with Village Theatre as part of a city-wide “Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare” festival initiated by the 5thAvenue Theatre. The show was directed by master of farce and classic comedy Steve Tomkins, Artistic Director of Village Theatre.

 

 

Bridges of Madison County – October 2017

Bridges of Madison County was the first concert of our 2017-2018 season, staged in a three-quarter round presentation in the Allen Theatre at ACT. Audiences were surrounded by the sound of the beautiful score by Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years), and they sat up close and personal with the intimate story adapted by Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden).

 

 

Shenandoah – October 2016

In October of 2016, Showtunes produced its inaugural production as part of the ACTLab program at ACT Theatre. We were honored to be given permission to present Broadway classic Shenandoah from a brand new perspective. Seattle veteran Anne Allgood re-interpreted the role of Charlie Anderson, made famous by John Cullum and Jimmy Stewart, as a mother fighting to hold her family together during the Civil War.
Shenandoah features music by Gary Geld, lyrics by Peter Udell, and a book by Udell, Philip Rose and James Lee Barrett, based on Barrett’s original screenplay for the 1965 film.

 

 

Leap of Faith – December 2016

In December, Leap of Faith made its first appearance in the Pacific Northwest since its original run in New York. Audiences here finally had a chance to hear its soaring gospel score by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act, Newsies) come to life in our biggest concert ever! Leading the cast was Louis Hobson, Broadway and Seattle veteran, who had been part of the original Broadway show.
In addition to Alan Menken’s music, Leap of Faith features lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Janus Cercone and Slater.

 

 

The Unsinkable Molly Brown – March 2017

The Unsinkable Molly Brown celebrates the spirit of an American woman who emerged from the backwoods of Colorado, danced her way through the ballrooms of the world’s elite, and survived the sinking of the Titanic.
Not only did we have an amazing production team led by Director Billie Wildrick and Music Director Nathan Young, but we cast eight local powerhouse performers to share the role of Molly Brown, capturing the spirit of this American folk hero through multiple perspectives.