On May 10, 2017 SHOWTUNES Theatre Company is joining more than one thousand nonprofits in raising money to help make Greater Seattle a stronger, more vibrant community for all.
This is our our first year participating. We have angel donors matching your donation, dollar for dollar, up to $15,000. This will launch us into our new season of rarely performed gems of the American Musical Theatre in Concert.

Mark your calendar for May 10, 2017 and bookmark this giving link: www.givebigseattle.org/showtunestheatrePlease make a donation to support us on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

 


Thank you for supporting Showtunes Theatre Company in 2016!

Please donate to help make 2017 a success.

You can reach our donation page HERE. 

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

 

2016 was our biggest year ever with four productions, some of them preserving Broadway’s history and some of them making it. Here’s a look back at 2016 below.

 

(All Photos by Chris Bennion)


Finian’s Rainbow – March 2016

Finian’s Rainbow presents potent political content in the disguise of a fanciful fable of love and romance. In March, we reached back in Broadway’s past to 1947 to hear a voice calling out to us about problems yet to be solved in America. 
Finian’s Rainbow features a book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, and music by Burton Lane.

Working – May 2016

Working is a very unique musical, giving voice to the real words of America’s working class through the work of Studs Terkel. It also presents a rare mosaic of American music, with songs by a diverse group of composers including Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor, Mary Rodgers, and Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda. In May, we had the privilege to hear the hopes and dreams of a diverse cross-section of our country brought to life in a powerful way. 
Working features a book by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, music by Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, and James Taylor, and lyrics by Schwartz, Carnelia, Grant, Taylor, and Susan Birkenhead.

Shenandoah – October 2016

In October, 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.

 

You can reach our donation page HERE. 

Anything helps! Would you consider donating the cost of a few tickets? (Average $35) We are not supported solely by ticket sales. We are a non-profit with budgets highly subsidized by donors like you – people who believe that keeping the history of Broadway alive is a vital part of preserving our American story.