STG's 2015 - 2016 Build Your Own Season!

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Arts provocateurs, global masters, cultural icons, and contemporary legends fill this new season.

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Silent Movie Mondays - Silent Treasures Series

Mondays, February 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2016 – The Paramount Theatre

The four films in this series are treasures—each in its own way. On February 8, Chaplin does it all in the classic The Gold Rush as producer, director, writer and star. February 15 features the restored film of The Big Parade, directed by King Vidor, and recognizes the Centenary of WWI. Finding a treasure is what happened at the Museum of Modern Art when Lime Kiln Club Field Day was discovered in their vaults 100 years after the film was made. On February 22 Bert Williams stars in the first full-length film featuring Black actors. Excluding The Gold Rush, the films in this series will be accompanied by The Paramount’s original Mighty Wurlitzer organ. And closing the series on February 29 is Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ, with a score composed and performed by Stewart Copeland (original drummer for the band The Police) on drums and percussion. He edited the film to 90 minutes and will be joined by 50 musicians from Seattle Rock Orchestra, conducted by Kim Roy. With the exception of Lime Kiln Club Field Day, all three films were made in 1925 and were the top grossing films of the silent era.

CineClub will follow each film in the Paramount Lobby bar.

Silent Film, Film, Live Music, History

$97.70 (VIP), $52.50
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The Realish Housewives of Seattle: A Parody

Thursday, February 11 - Sunday, February 14, 2016 – The Moore Theatre

Call your best frenemies now and get tickets for this performance brimming with brawls, booze and Botox. The Realish Housewives are fully loaded and ready to take on North America.

Get ready for loony ladies Rovanka, Claudia Louise, Gwen, Desiree, Brooke and your host Randy to take on the current events and people making headlines in your hometown. The audience even gets in on the act! This is one reality trainwreck that’ll leave you laughing ‘til you cry your false eyelashes off!


Comedy, Theater

$42.50 & $23.99
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Kronos Quartet - Beyond Zero

Saturday, February 20, 2016 – The Moore Theatre

For over 40 years, the KRONOS QUARTET—David Harrington, John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello)—has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 50 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, collaborating with many of the world's most intriguing and accomplished composers and performers, and commissioning more than 800 works and arrangements for string quartet. In 2011, Kronos became the only recipients of both the Polar Music Prize and the Avery Fisher Prize, two of the most prestigious awards given to musicians. The group’s numerous awards also include a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance (2004) and "Musicians of the Year" (2003) from Musical America.

About Beyond Zero: Beyond Zero is a recently commissioned work created to commemorate the centennial of the outbreak of World War I. Longtime Kronos collaborator, Aleksandra Vrebalov, a Serbian composer and native of the former Yugoslovia (the site of WWI’s outbreak), brings new music composed specifically for the piece. Drawing on seldom-seen WWI footage from the Library of Congress, a film by Bill Morrison will be integrated in the Beyond Zero performance. Bill’s signature video collages of rare, even partially destroyed, archival footage have fueled past collaborations with composers and performers including Michael Gordon, Bill Frisell and Dave Douglas. Kronos Quartet believe in exploring deeply moving works that offer reflection and solace in the wake of profound events in modern history.

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Live Music, Contemporary Classical, Collaboration

$70.50 - $19.00
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Spectrum Dance Theater - Dance, Dance, Dance

Thursday, February 25 - Sunday, February 28, 2016 – The Moore Theatre

Dance, Dance, Dance finishes Spectrum Dance Theater’s Black History Month Dance Festival: Making the Invisible Visible. Part of their 2016 season, #RACEish:An Exploration of America’s 240 Years of (failed) Race Relations, Dance, Dance, Dance is a trio of dance works by artistic director Donald Byrd that underscores the Africanist Aesthetic in his pure dance works and the American dance tradition. This tradition is undeniably rooted in African tradition but its origin is rarely acknowledged due to ignorance and institutionalized racism.


$28.00 and $36.50
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Silent Movie Mondays Series - Silent Treasures Series - Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Monday, February 29, 2016 – The Paramount Theatre

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a 1925 American epic silent film directed by Fred Niblo. It stars Ramón Novarro and Francis X. Bushman, and is based on the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace. The novel was first adapted for the screen in 1907 also titled Ben Hur.
In 1997, Ben-Hur was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

STEWART COPELAND, original drummer from the band The Police, has adapted & composed a score for this classic silent film. He will play drums & percussion with a 50+ orchestra from Seattle Rock Orchestra, conducted by Kim Roy.

CineClub will follow the film in our Paramount Lobby bar.

Golden Circle ticket includes private theatre entrance via the Paramount Club entrance, premium seats located in the golden circle on the main floor and a post-film wine reception and interview with Stewart Copeland by local filmmaker Lynn Shelton.

Silent Film, Film, Live Music, History

$65.00 (Golden Circle), $25.50
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The National Theatre of Scotland -
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

March 2 - 20, 2016 – The Factory Luxe at the Old Rainier Brewery

After an amazing run of Black Watch at the Paramount Theatre in 2013, we’ve invited the National Theatre of Scotland to bring The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart to town. As part of the company’s commitment to performing in unconventional spaces, this presentation will be at the sumptuous Factory Luxe in the old Rainier Brewery, March 2 through 20, 2016.

Pull up a chair and whet your whistle for an evening of anarchic theatre, live music and strange goings-on…

One wintry morning Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic, sets off to attend a conference in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. As the snow begins to fall, little does she know who or what awaits her there. Inspired by the border ballads - and delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, devilish encounters and wild karaoke - Prudencia’s dream-like journey of self-discovery unfolds among and around the audience.

With a rollicking text by David Greig, barnstorming live music; and a ‘terrific, inventive sense of fun…' (The Scotsman), The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is the lock-in to end all lock-ins.

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Theater, Scotland

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José González with yMusic

Sunday, March 6, 2016 – The Moore Theatre

José González (Seattle Premiere)
Modern-day troubadour González’s poignantly delicate voice, masterfully eloquent classical guitar, achingly emotional melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics will be reframed by new chamber orchestra arrangements by Rob Moose in a collaboration with yMusic.

Art rock collides with contemporary classical in the hands of this Gen Y ensemble, the go-to group for My Brightest Diamond, St. Vincent, and Antony and the Johnsons, among others. They open the evening with instrumental pieces by some of today’s most vital composers, including Nico Muhly, The National’s Bryce Dessner, and Son Lux. 

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Live Music, Indie, Contemporary Classical

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Tuesday, March 8 - Sunday, March 13, 2016 – The Paramount Theatre

– Chicago Tribune
“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “THE CROWD GOES WILD!” cheers The New York Times.


$141.50 - $37.00
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Kidd Pivot / Electric Company Theatre - Betroffenheit

Friday, March 18 - Saturday, March 19, 2016 – The Moore Theatre

Co-presented by On the Boards. A state of shock and bewilderment encompasses you in the wake of a disaster. It is a timeless, liminal space where you return again and again even as you struggle to gain and maintain distance, and where you keep responding to the disaster long after it has subsided. Here, a crisis-management team is keeping your emergency situation alive and present, a trusted voice is urging you to come to terms with the past, and a steady supply of “The Show” is available for all the distraction, escape and pleasure you crave. In one sense you’re the survivor and this is your refuge. In another, you’re the disaster waiting to happen. This new creation by two of Canada’s most celebrated companies is an innovative, boundary-stretching hybrid of theatre and dance.

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Dance, Modern Dance, Theatre

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Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz

Friday, March 25, 2016 – The Paramount Theatre

As part of Starbucks' ongoing commitment to supporting the local youth arts community, this benefit concert features Ellington Festival award-winning jazz bands from five local high schools, with all proceeds from ticket sales going to support each school's music program. Seattle area high school jazz musicians take the stage in a showcase of the city's finest young talent performing with their big bands. Past performing bands include Garfield, Roosevelt, Edmonds-Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, Ballard and Newport to name a handful.

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Live Music, Jazz, Community


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Thursday, March 31 - Sunday, April 3, 2016 – The Paramount Theatre

Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multi-sensory experience. It’s an outrageous evening of entertainment you’ll never forget. Don’t miss the show that has captivated 35 million people worldwide.

Blue Man Group - enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation. DARE TO LIVE IN FULL COLOR


$114.00 - $42.50
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Ahamefule Oluo - Now I'm Fine

Saturday, April 2, 2016 – The Moore Theatre

Comedian/musician/captivating storyteller AHAMEFULE OLUO leads a team of talented musicians in a grand-scale experimental pop opera about keeping it together. Drawing from darkly funny personal stories about illness, despair, and regeneration, Now I'm Fine ranges from intimate to epic, featuring a 17-piece orchestra and a spectacular cast of performers including Okanomodé Soulchilde, Samantha Boshnack, Josh Rawlings, Evan Flory-Barnes, D'Vonne Lewis and many more.

AHAMEFULE OLUO is a composer, comedian, and trumpet player. Oluo was the first Artist-in-Residence at Town Hall in Seattle. A longtime writing partner of comedian Hari Kondabolu, he has performed nationally with bands including Das Racist and Hey Marseilles, and is a fixture in the local and national comedy scenes. His garage-jazz quartet Industrial Revelation won the 2014 Stranger Genius Award. Oluo lives and works in Seattle.

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Live Music, Comedy, Theatre

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Tanya Tagaq presents Nanook of the North

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – The Neptune Theatre

In association with On the Boards. TANYA TAGAQ’S music isn’t like anything you’ve heard before. Unnerving and exquisite, Tagaq’s unique vocal expression may be rooted in Inuit throat singing but her music has as much to do with electronica, industrial and metal influences as it does with traditional culture.

This Inuk punk is known for delivering fearsome, elemental performances that are visceral and physical, heaving and breathing and alive. Her shows draw incredulous response from worldwide audiences, and Tagaq’s tours tend to jump back and forth over the map of the world. From a Mexican EDM festival to Carnegie Hall, her music and performances transcend language.

With this project, Tagaq, a Polaris Music Prize winner and two-time Juno Award nominee, reclaims the controversial 1922 silent film Nanook of the North. Nanook of the North is considered the world's first major work of non-fiction filmmaking, yet it is rife with contradictions. The film portrays the lives of an Inuk family in Arctic Canada. Its director, Robert Flaherty, lived and worked with Inuit for years, but still included staged scenes of buffoonery and feigned Inuit ignorance of modern accouterments.

Tanya Tagaq in concert with Nanook of the North was commissioned by TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of its film retrospective, First Peoples Cinema: 1500 Nations, One Tradition.
Nanook of the North film is used courtesy of The Flaherty.

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Live Music, International, Film

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Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage

Friday, April 8, 2016 – The Paramount Theatre

50 years… 726 teleivision episodes…12 blockbuster films.

STAR TREK: THE ULTIMATE VOYAGE brings five decades of Star Trek to concert halls for the first time in the galaxy or any other.

Fans both old and new will experience the franchise’s groundbreaking and wildly popular musical achievements, all while 50 years of the most iconic film and TV footage is simultaneously beamed in high definition onto the big screen. This show is for music lovers, filmgoers, science fiction fans and anyone looking for an exciting and unique concert experience.

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Live Music, Pop Culture, Sci-Fi

$64.50 - $35.00
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Friday, April 15 - Sunday, April 17, 2016 – The Paramount Theatre

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 23 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents -- as well as millions more through television broadcasts. The company is currently led by artistic director Robert Battle, whom The New York Times declared “has injected the company with new life.”

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Dance, Modern Dance

$75.50 - $31.50
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Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary

Saturday, April 16, 2016 – The Moore Theatre

Legendary folk music icon ARLO GUTHRIE embarks on a 18-month North American tour launching January 21, 2015 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the event that inspired the seminal song, "Alice's Restaurant Massacree.”

Arlo Guthrie's career exploded in 1967 with the release of "Alice's Restaurant", whose title song premiered at the Newport Folk Festival helped foster a new commitment among the '60s generation to social consciousness and activism. Arlo went on to star in the 1969 Hollywood film version of "Alice's Restaurant," directed by Arthur Penn. With songs like "Alice's Restaurant," too long for radio airplay; "Coming into Los Angeles," banned from many radio stations (but a favorite at the 1969 Woodstock Festival); and the definitive rendition of Steve Goodman's "City of New Orleans," Guthrie was no One-Hit-Wonder. An artist of international stature, he has never had a 'hit' in the usual sense. He has usually preferred to walk to his own beat rather than march in step to the drum of popular culture. Over the last five decades Guthrie has toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia winning a wide, popular following. In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, playing the piano, six and twelve-string guitar, harmonica and a dozen other instruments, Arlo is a natural-born storyteller, whose tales and anecdotes figure prominently in his performances.

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Live Music, History, Pop Culture, Folk

$61.00 - $33.00
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Disney's NEWSIES

Tuesday, April 26 - Sunday, May 1, 2016 – The Paramount Theatre

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times) Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.


$130.50 - $37.00
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15th Annual More Music @ The Moore

Friday, May 6, 2016 – The Moore Theatre

MORE MUSIC @ THE MOORE features exceptional young musicians mixing up diverse music styles. The performance celebrates the rich musical talent of youth in our community and provides musicians, regardless of what style they play, the opportunity to make music together. This 15th annual pre-professional development program provides the musicians with creative group collaborations, mentorships from music industry professionals, production and promotional support, and the opportunity to perform live at The Moore Theatre. Past Music Directors have included Sheila E., Meshell Ndegeocello, Daniel Bernard Roumain and Michael Shrieve, to name a few.

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Live Music, Young Musicians, International, Community

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Seattle Rock Orchestra performs Neil Diamond

Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 2016 – The Moore Theatre

This Mother's Day, SRO celebrates the man, the myth, the legend: Neil Diamond. With a career spanning over 50 years, 30 studio albums, dozens of hits and over 125 million record sales, Diamond is undoubtedly a monolithic figure in music history. Riding the line between sincere artistry and pure camp (and crossing it again, and again) Diamond's songs have etched themselves permanently in our collective cultural memory. SRO will explore Diamond's entire catalogue, performing hidden gems and revered hits alike, including 'Cherry, Cherry,' 'Sweet Caroline,' 'Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon,' 'I'm A Believer,' 'Cracklin' Rose,' and many more.

Seattle Rock Orchestra (SRO) was born out of the desire to marry the unabashed performance energy of rock'n'roll with the broader palette of musical nuances treasured in classical music. With a 50+ piece orchestra complete with strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, choir and a rotating cast of guest vocalists, SRO is embarking on its fifth full season of programming.

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Live Music, Pop Culture, Neil Diamond

$35.50 - $19.00
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Sound Opinions Live

Friday, May 13, 2016 – The Neptune Theatre

The public radio program Sound Opinions will bring a live version of their popular radio broadcast and podcast to The Neptune Theatre. Each week on Sound Opinions, hosts and music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss pop music news, trends and history, review hotly anticipated new albums, interview artists like Mary J. Blige and Lindsay Buckingham, and share exclusive performances from bands like Radiohead, Spoon and Alabama Shakes. Now they're taking the show on the road to Seattle and inviting you to come and participate!

This event is presented with support from the Goose Island Beer Company & KUOW.


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Speaking Engagement, Podcast

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Tuesday, May 31 - Sunday, June 12, 2016 – The Paramount Theatre

It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!


$141.50 - $37.00
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Silent Movie Mondays - Flapper Era Series

Mondays, June 13, 20 and 27, 2016 – The Paramount Theatre

Fun and frolic are in store for June 13, 20 and 27 when leading ladies from the Flapper Era and Jazz Age strut their stuff on the screen. In the works are Cecil B. DeMille’s Chicago (1927) starring Phyllis Haver as Roxie Hart. Screenwriter Frances Marion coined the phrase in the first appearance of a flapper starring legendary Ziegfeld Follies performer Olive Thomas in The Flapper (1920). Charming Colleen Moore stars in the newly restored Why Be Good (1929). With bobbed hair and short skirts, the brash and brave Flappers of the Roaring 20’s listened to jazz music and danced the night away. Unleash your inner Flapper by coming to The Paramount in vintage 20’s attire for a costume parade, have a photo-op in an antique car and take pre-film Charleston lessons in the lobby. All films will be accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.

CineClub will follow each film in the Paramount Lobby bar.

Silent Film, Film, Live Music, History

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Gregory Porter

Friday, June 17, 2016 – The Moore Theatre

Singer/songrwriter/entertainer GREGORY PORTER brings his group of fine improvisers for a lyrical and inspirational evening of jazz and 70’s inspired soul songs. Hot off the release of his Blue Note debut, Liquid Soul, the acclaimed young vocalist won the 2014 Grammy for best jazz vocal album and is heralded as “the next great male jazz singer” by NPR Music.

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Live Music, Jazz

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18th Annual DANCE This

Friday, July 8 & Saturday, July 9, 2016 – The Paramount Theatre

DANCE THIS is STG’s most beloved dance program and is possibly the most intense, bringing together scores of teen and community performers from varying experiences to share their culture through the art of dance. Celebrating 18 years of collaboration, performers get the unique opportunity to work with each other and with renowned International dance artists for an experience that increases professional acumen and makes lasting memories. Past guest artists have included Broadway professionals, New York and L.A. award winning dancers, the Joffrey Ballet, and Savion Glover to name a few.

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Dance, International, Community

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