Welcome to Our 20th Anniversary Season!

 

The Light in the Piazza

Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel. Book by Craig Lucas

September 14 and 21, 2019 at 8PM

September 15 and 22, 2019 at 2PM

Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center

 

 

20th Anniversary Gala

Save the Date!

February 22, 2020

Town Hall Seattle

Details Coming Soon

 

 

La Cage Aux Folles

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman. Book by Harvey Fierstein.

Co-Produced with A Sensible Theatre Company

May 9 and 16, 2020 at 8PM

May 10 and 17, 2020 at 2PM

Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center

Love is love, and you can help celebrate that truth when La Cage Aux Folles returns to Seattle May 9-17, 2020 in a grand, concert spectacle! Showtunes is partnering with A Sensible Theatre Company to produce this classic as our second concert of the season. The themes of La Cage resonate today as much as they did in 1983, if not more so, and you can help bring this much-needed tale to the stage with your donations HERE! Tickets will be on sale soon!

Who is A Sensible Theatre Company? They’ve recently taken the Seattle scene in style with a mission to “present fabulous productions that focus exclusively on furthering the LGBTQIA+ conversation of inclusivity and equality.” They’re now bicoastal, producing lavish and fun cabarets in Seattle and New York once a month every month. We couldn’t imagine a better partnership to bring this classic tale of equality to life, and we’re so glad they wanted to work with us! Learn more about them and “The Sensible Cabarets”at www.sensibletheatre.co.

Many of you will remember a beloved production at Village Theatre in 2002 where Seattle veteran Rich Gray played the lead role of Albin. Now, Rich is returning to this story to direct! He’ll be joined by Showtunes Associate Artistic Director Nathan Young as Music Director. Paul Flanagan of A Sensible Theatre Company will choreograph, Darian Clogston will stage manage, and they’ll be surrounded by more amazing artists on the production team yet to be announced.

In case you’re not familiar, La Cage Aux Folles is a 1983 musical based on the same source material as the now-classic film The Birdcage. It took home six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book by Harvey Fierstein, and Best Original Score by the Broadway legend Jerry Herman who also composed Hello Dolly and Mame!

In La Cage, Georges and Albin, partners for twenty years, are surprised when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the family business. Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the star performer “Zaza”. Georges reluctantly agrees to his son’s request to masquerade as “normal” at a meeting with the bride’s family, but Albin has other plans.

In the midst of a divisive time, Showtunes and Sensible are bringing Seattle a way to celebrate equality and the love and acceptance that can unite us. Also, in case you didn’t know, it’s a whole lot of fun. Donate today to make help this show succeed and join us May 9-17, 2020 for the fun!

 

 

Showtunes is proud to be a 2019 Civic Partner with the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.