Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre recently announced their 2015/16 Season – a mixture of new Broadway favorites, classics, and 2 premieres – and it’s looking like I may do at least 3 road trips for this.
Two of the shows I am looking forward to is Matilda (August 18-September 06 2015) and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (July 12-31 2016), touring Broadway favorites that I am so happy to hear will be brought closer to home.
Classics coming back to the 5th Avenue are: The Sound of Music (November 24 2015 – January 03 2016), How to Succeed on Business Without Really Trying (January 28-February 26 2016), Assassins (March 03-May 15 2016), and Paint Your Wagon (June 02-26 2016) which, apparently returns after 24 years.
A Northwest premiere, Sleeping Beauty Wakes is a work by The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee writer Rachel Sheinkin and GrooveLily members Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda and will paly on March 29-April 17 2016.
What if, after dozing peacefully for a millennium or so, Sleeping Beauty awoke to find herself in a modern-day sleep-disorder clinic? Such is the fantastical premise of Sleeping Beauty Wakes. With beguiling characters, hypnotic lyrics, and a rocking score,Sleeping Beauty Wakes delves into the mystical space between dreaming and waking in an unexpected twist on the classic tale.
When Rose is brought to the clinic to wake her from her 900-year nap, strange things start happening for the other patients. But when a handsome young orderly (with an unusual form of narcolepsy) falls in love with the sleeping princess, fantasy and reality collide, and medicine becomes permanently intertwined with a healthy dose of magic in this new musical tale.
One of the shows that I am really curious to see is Waterfall the Musical, which will be holding it world premiere Oct 1st to the 25th, before it goes to Broadway.
Based on the contemporary Thai novel Behind the Painting, this tempestuous romance is set in 1930s Thailand and Japan as the monarchy crumbles with Japan on the brink of war. In this turbulent time, a young Thai student and the American wife of a Thai diplomat fall into a forbidden love whose dangers parallel the shifting world around them.
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