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SHENANDOAH

Book by JAMES LEE BARRETT, PETER UDELL and PHILLIP ROSE
Music by GARY GELD
Lyrics by PETER UDELL
October 22 at 8pm, October 23 at 2pm and 7:00 pm
ACT’s Allen Theatre, 700 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101
Directed by Matt Wolfe
Music Direction by RJ Tancioco

Shenandoah, based on the classic 1965 film starring Jimmy Stewart, is an often overlooked musical set during the Civil War. Centered on one family’s struggles during wartime, this timeless story explores gender stereotypes and complex moral issues during the most brutal war in American history. Color and gender-blind casting set the tone for a powerful production, starring local favorite Anne Allgood as Charlie (a role traditionally played by a male). It will be staged in the intimate setting of ACT’s Allen Theatre, and inaugurates an exciting new partnership with ACT as part of the ACTLab program.

 

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LEAP OF FAITH

Music by ALAN MENKEN
Book by JANUS CERCONE and WARREN LEIGHT
Lyrics by GLENN SLATER
December 3 at 8pm, December 4 at 2pm
Illsely Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
Directed by Matt Giles
Music Direction by Nathan Young

Leap of Faith is the story of a con-man evangelist who rolls into a tiny Kansas town full of people who lead him on a true path to redemption. It is based on the 1992 Steve Martin film and features a soaring gospel music score by Alan Menken that is perfect for the holidays. Louis Hobson, who was featured in the Broadway premiere, stars in this concert production.

 

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DEFYING EXPECTATIONS

A Showtunes Cabaret
February 25 at 8pm, February 26 at 2pm, February 27 at 7pm
The Bullitt Cabaret at ACT Theatre
Defying Expectations is curated and directed by Seattle-based director and author Sam Pettit.

 

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THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN

Music & Lyrics by MEREDITH WILLSON
Book by Richard Morris
March 11 at 8pm and March 12 at 2pm
Illsley Ball Nordstrom recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
Directed by Billie Wildrick

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. Seattle’s own Billie Wildrick directs this unique staging featuring eight different professional actors “tag teaming” the plum role of Molly through her long and spectacular life.