STG's Build Your Own Season!




Welcome to a season of performing arts filled with treasured classics, new takes and creative innovations that promise to enrich and entertain. We invite you to support the arts in our community by becoming a Build Your Own Subscriber. Your patronage helps to sustain STG's vision to enrich, inspire, challenge and expand our community through the arts while maintaining three historic theatres!

Be a part of what makes our cultural community strong, where artists are supported and encouraged to explore, create, and present their visions! Come and make your presence a part of the growing artistic footprint that so vividly illustrates the arts abundant environment we all enjoy.

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2014 - 2015 Season Legend:

 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: King Lear

November 25 & 26, 2014 – The Moore Theatre

The world renowned Shakespeare’s Globe will perform King Lear, known as Shakespeare’s ultimate tragedy this Fall starring Joseph Marcell as King Lear. Old King Lear, weary of royal duties, proposes to break up his kingdom and divide it among his three daughters. But this rash generosity is cruelly repaid and Lear discovers too late the false values by which he has lived – and, in turn, the suffering common to all humanity.

Tempestuous poetry shot through with touches of humour and moments of heart-rending simplicity, King Lear is one of the deepest artistic explorations of the human condition. Performed at the Globe and on an Elizabethan-style stage, a small troupe of travelling players breathe new life into Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Joseph Marcell will play King Lear. He is best known for his role as Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and has previously performed at the Globe in Much Ado About Nothing (2011) and Coriolanus (2006).

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$35.50-53.50
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Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

December 2- 7, 2014 – The Paramount Theatre

Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit. Celebrate the holidays with this heartwarming holiday classic.

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$29.00 - $104.00
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A John Waters Christmas

December 9, 2014 – The Neptune Theatre

John Waters' special brand of Christmas celebration sold-out The Neptune Theatre in December 2013, and the legendary filmmaker cruises back to town on his sleigh full of smut, spreading yuletide cheer and lunacy. His critically acclaimed one-man show, A JOHN WATERS CHRISTMAS, puts the "X" back in Xmas. Waters' rapid-fire monologue explores and explodes the traditional holiday rituals and traditions as he shares his compulsive desire to give and receive perverted gifts, a religious fanaticism for Santa Claus, and an unhealthy love of real life holiday horror stories. Delving into his passion for lunatic exploitation Christmas movies and the unhealthy urge to remake all his own films into seasonal children's classics, "The Pope of Trash" brings us a Joyeux Noel like no other.

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$32.50 - $101.50
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Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye – The Farewell Tour

January 15 - 18, 2015 – The Moore Theatre

FAREWELL, POSSUMS!

"It's the end of an era," cries the London Daily Telegraph, but BARRY HUMPHRIES and his most famous creation DAME EDNA EVERAGE aren't going out with a whimper. They're going out with a rapid-fire explosion of convulsive laughter and cheers.

On the pink and purple high heels of the pair's sold-out seasons across the UK and Broadway, Australia's greatest entertainment export returns for more take-no-prisoners comedy and hijinks, and no one in the audience is safe from the Dame's wicked tongue. You dare not miss the spectacular side-splitting historic finale of BARRY HUMPHRIES and global gigastar DAME EDNA EVERAGE celebrating a 50-year career of sold-out venues, command performances for the Royal Family, television specials and around-the-world tours.

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$35.50 - $66.50
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Dirty Dancing

January 20 - February 1, 2015 – The Paramount Theatre

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing.

Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do you Love Me?" and the heart stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." London's Sunday Express says "This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!"

Don't miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You'll have the time of your life!

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$29.00 - $104.00
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Circus Oz

February 5 - 8, 2015 – The Moore Theatre

Direct from Australia, CIRCUS OZ brings But Wait…There's More, an astonishing mix of stunt-jumping acrobatics, cutting-edge juggling, virtuosic unicycling, elegant trapeze flying, the exciting Rou Cyr rim, cheeky impersonations, ridiculous knockabout, and multi-skilled human physical exuberance. But Wait…There's More uses circus to satirise the rising tide of information, speed, consumerism, visual pollution, television, the 'net' and today's manic fast-paced lifestyles. All of this is entwined within original music performed by CIRCUS OZ's live and physically acrobatic band.

Performed within a spectacular large-scale set inspired by an abandoned theatre in tatters, But Wait…There's More accelerates to become a roller-coaster of infobesity, speed and choice-mania – a punchy, exciting and funny vaudeville-inspired show for audiences of all ages.

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$30.50 - $47.50
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Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live!
Buddy's Big Adventure

February 15, 2015 – The Paramount Theatre

DINOSAUR TRAIN LIVE! BUDDY'S BIG ADVENTURE embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains. The series encourages basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology.

Come join Buddy, Tiny, King, Don and more in this fun-filled, interactive and immersive live trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth....and rode in trains!

Little Buddy is a proud Tyrannosaurus Rex living happily in the Pteranodon family nest. But, what exactly makes Buddy a part of this family, and just what will happen when he gets bigger and can't fit in the nest anymore? Buddy wants to know, so the Pteranodons decide to hop aboard the one and only Dinosaur Train and set off on an adventure across the Mesozoic to take Buddy to see his good friend King Cryolophosaurus. King's giving a big concert in Troodon Town and will be a great pal for Buddy to talk to and figure it all out. But, oh no- King is missing! Will Buddy and the gang be able to find him in time for his concert? Just why is King hiding anyway? And will Buddy discover what makes him special and such an important part of the Pteranodon family? Let's all take a ride on the Dinosaur Train to find out, together!

Dinosaur Train – Live! will bring the beloved stars of the hit PBS series to Seattle for the first time. From giant King to teeny Tiny, our friends will be brought to life in an exciting, original, musical story created just for the stage where our audience is always a part of the action. Utilizing lush projected backgrounds and vistas, magical special effects that fill the theatre, a full sized replica of the Dinosaur Train, unique hybrid puppeteered costume characters and an engaging live host, our Dinosaur pals and their adventures will truly seem larger than life. Through interactivity, music and laughter DINOSAUR TRAIN - LIVE! will have kids up and dancing in the aisles.

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$22.00 - $39.00
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Bang On A Can Marathon

February 15, 2015 – The Moore Theatre

Seattle's Jherek Bischoff joins the BANG ON A CAN MARATHON concert as co-curator, adding to what is already one of the most diverse, exciting music events in the world. The marathon is one of the world's most unique intended collisions of new musical styles and ideas.

Marathon 2007, which marked the 20th year of this iconic New York concert event, clocked in at 27 hours and 10 minutes of continuous live music, presented for free at the World Financial Center Winter Garden with the River-to-River Festival. Marathon 2011 came in at the more standard 13-hour mark. Throughout each of these ear-bending extravaganzas, 5,000 + people saw and heard an impossible range of innovative musicians and composers including a group of nine bagpipers descending the stairs in a new work by Julia Wolfe; the layered sound and video of indie-rock phenoms The Books, and post-rock superstars Tortoise; the Bang on a Can All-Stars playing Brian Eno's Music for Airports at midnight, plus sets with Philip Glass. "Imagine Lollapalooza advised by the ghost of John Cage," Vanity Fair wrote. "There are other places to hear new contemporary music, but it is seldom offered with such a potent blend of intensity, authority, and abandon."

What links the marathons are the range and diversity of radical new music, the passion and intensity of the performances, and the enthusiastic response of a broad listening public. BANG ON A CAN operates on the notion that marathon concerts help to build the world in which we want to live, in which new ideas have meaning and new voices are heard.

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$39.00
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Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

February 21, 2015 – The Paramount Theatre

With his upcoming tour, ALTON BROWN brings his brand of quirky humor and culinary-science antics to the stage in THE EDIBLE INEVITABLE TOUR. The two-hour show is a unique blend of stand up comedy, food experimentation, talk show antics, multimedia lecture, and, for the first time...live music. Audience interaction is strictly enforced throughout the evening, though if you're called upon as a culinary assistant you'll definitely want to take the lab coat Brown offers, as things tend to get messy (Be sure to request a seat in the "poncho zone"). Brown has worked his weird magic on live audiences across the nation for over a decade but this is the first time he's actually hit the road with a live tour. The entire family will have a blast, especially as you sing along with Brown's soon to be hits "Airport Shrimp Blues" and "TV Cookin Ain't Like No Other Cookin."

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$36.00 - $128.75
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Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

February 24 - March 1, 2015 – The Paramount Theatre

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of Oklahoma! and The King and I that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love — the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more — plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago," in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who's ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.

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$29.00 - $104.00
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Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays - German Silents

March 2, 9 & 16, 2015 – The Paramount Theatre

GERMAN SILENTS includes masterpieces by German Jewish artists who fled to the U.S. and had a major influence on American cinema. Genres representing expressionistic science fiction, a literary classic and a documentary of daily life in Berlin are featured in this 3 part series.

March 2, 2015 - Metropolis (1927), directed by Fritz Lang

March 9, 2015 - Faust (1926), directed by F.W. Murnau

March 16, 2015 - People On Sunday (1930), directed by Robert Siodmak


$24.00
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KYLE ABRAHAM/ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION
In collaboration with On The Boards

March 4 & 5, 2015 – The Moore Theatre

Recent MacArthur Fellowship honoree, KYLE ABRAHAM/ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION are creating an all new Repertory-based presentation of 3 new dance works spawned from a singular idea: an historical homage celebrating 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation and 20 years after the abolishment of Apartheid in South Africa. The work uses Max Roach's protest album "We Insist: Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite" as its inspiration: which celebrate the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation and shined a light on the growing civil rights movement in South Africa and the U.S. of that period. The powerful themes inherent in these historical milestones in tandem with Abraham's choreography, visual artist Glenn Ligon's work, and Roach's music connect ideas postured in a cross-cultural exploration of Freedom and its progression from the 1960's to present day.

Musically, each of the three works is extremely varied. For The Gettin', a five-sectioned work, centered on duets and a small 4-6 dancer ensemble, Abraham uses kinetic references taken from his love of social dancing and a self-described "post-modern gumbo" of movement exploration rooted in the themes of Freedom and Civil Rights.

The second work, When the Wolves Came In, is an ensemble work created for 6 dancers that creates a duality between Freedom and Perception of Prosecution, set to the music of The Los Angeles Master Chorale's "A Good Understanding."

The third work, Hallowed, is a new solo work that references movement ranging from queer urban dance esthetics and other urban dance vernaculars whacking, popping and locking, and voguing, interspersed with traditional modern dance forms, while using a musical score comprised of various church sermons and music specifically referenced in the Civil Rights Movement spanning the years 1963 to 1967.

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$30.50 - $47.50
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Mark Morris Dance Group
In Association with UW World Series

March 5 - 7, 2015 – Meany Hall

Returning to Meany Hall for the first time in nearly a decade, the Mark Morris Dance Group has enthralled critics, dance enthusiasts, and novices alike with its amazing technical expertise, unique artistry, and its signature use of live music. Proclaimed "the most prodigiously gifted choreographer of the post-Balanchine era" by Time Magazine, Mark Morris has had a profound impact on the dance world ever since he burst onto the scene in 1980, and continues to create important new works with a singular ability to combine beautiful music, graceful movement, and delicious wit. The program will include Pacific, and the Seattle premieres of Jenn and Spencer, Crosswalk, and Words. All feature live musical accompaniment by the Group's ensemble.



$58.00
No longer available through subscription
Single tickets go on sale Aug 1 through UW World Series

 

Seattle Rock Orchestra performs Beck

March 7, 2015 – The Moore Theatre

A master of reinvention, each of Beck's albums is a left turn from the last. Seattle Rock Orchestra offers up a retrospective of Beck's lengthy career, drawing from albums including his earliest gutter-folk releases One Foot In The Grave and Stereophonic Soulmanure, the sample-laden first commercial successes Mellow Gold and Odelay, as well as the infectious party music of Midnite Vultures, the melancholic ballads of Sea Change, and everything in-between and thereafter, including SRO's original interpretations of songs from Song Reader, his publication of unreleased sheet music. Featured songs include "Loser," "Where It's At," "Devil's Haircut," "E-Pro," "Girl," "I Think I'm In Love," 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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$22.00
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2CELLOS

March 14, 2015 – The Moore Theatre

Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level. Their playing style breaks down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out AC/DC.

2CELLOS rose to fame in 2011 when their version of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" took the world by storm. The YouTube video became a massive viral sensation leading to a record deal with Sony Masterworks and an invitation to join Sir Elton John on his worldwide tour.

2CELLOS released their second album IN2ITION in January 2013. The album was produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Deep Purple) and features an eclectic group of vocal and instrumental guests including Elton John, Steve Vai, Lang Lang, Naya Rivera and Zucherro.

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$39.00
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Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz

March 20, 2015 – 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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$17.00
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Zakir Hussain's Celtic Connections: The Pulse of the World

March 20, 2015 – The Moore Theatre

A legendary tabla virtuoso, ZAKIR HUSSAIN returns to the Moore Theatre for The Pulse of the World, a fascinating fusion of Indian and Celtic music. Joined by all-star Indian and Celtic musicians, The Pulse of the World reveals the close melodic and rhythmic connections shared by both traditions. Hussain was a founding member of the groundbreaking jazz-fusion ensemble Shakti and has performed with artists as diverse as George Harrison, Yo-Yo Ma, and Van Morrison.

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$32.50 - $39.00
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MAMMA MIA!

March 24 - 29, 2015 – The Paramount Theatre

Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone's having the time of their lives!

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$29.00 - $104.00
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Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host: Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes & Anna Bass

April 11, 2015 – The Paramount Theatre

This American Life host Ira Glass has been working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to invent a show combining two art forms that - as Glass puts it - "have no business being together - dance and radio." One is all words and no visuals. One is all visuals and no words. The result is a funny, lively and a very talky evening of dance and stories that brought down the house in its first test run at Carnegie Hall. "What makes it work," says Glass "is a shared sensibility. As dancers, Monica and Anna are these amazingly relatable and funny storytellers without words."

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$22.00 - $61.00
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Spectrum Dance Theater
Carmina Burana

April 23 - 26, 2015 – The Moore Theatre

This new work by Spectrum Dance Theater reimagines Carl Orff's popular scenic cantata as a journey from doubt and disillusionment to a restoration of faith in the essential goodness of man. Tony-nominated choreographer Donald Byrd's first encounter with Orff's score led to a large-scale danced drama for New York City Opera in 1997. In stark contrast, this new staging promises to be a minimalist rumination on the fact that the authors of the music's text were, more than likely, defrocked monks.

The version of the score used for this production is Orff's own rarely used transcription for two pianos and percussion. Under the musical direction of Dean Williamson (Opera Cleveland, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera), Spectrum's artists will be joined by 3 soloists and chorus.

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$28.00 - $36.50
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The Phantom of the Opera

April 30 - May 10, 2015 – The Paramount Theatre

Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to Seattle as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is "bigger and better than ever before." This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show's legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like "Music of the Night," "All I Ask Of You," and "Masquerade" - will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.

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$34.00 - $154.00
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14th Annual More Music @ The Moore

May 8, 2015 – 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 14th annual 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 Meshell Ndegeocello, Daniel Bernard Roumain and Michael Shrieve, to name a few.

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$13.00
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Seattle Rock Orchestra performs The Beatles' Let It Be & Abbey Road

May 9 & 10, 2015 – The Moore Theatre

This Mother's Day, Seattle Rock Orchestra celebrates The Beatles!

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.



$22.00
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Wicked

July 8 - August 2, 2015 – The Paramount Theatre

Back by "popular" demand. Variety calls WICKED "a cultural phenomenon," and it continues to break box office records across North America. Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is "Broadway's biggest blockbuster" (The New York Times).

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete - and completely satisfying - musical in a long time" (USA Today).

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$34.00 - $154.00
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17th Annual DANCE This

July 10 & 11, 2015 – The Moore Theatre

DANCE THIS is STG's most beloved dance program and is possibly the most intense, bringing together scores of teen performers from varying experiences to share their culture through the art of dance. Celebrating 17 years of collaboration, young 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, Hubbard St. Dance Company, and Savion Glover to name a few.

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$15.50
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Pippin

August 18 - 23, 2015 – The Paramount Theatre

PIPPIN is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago… the show the New York Times declared "ASTONISHING. A PIPPIN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY." It won the Tony Award for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL! With a beloved score by Tony nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (GODSPELL, WICKED), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory. This captivating new production is directed by Tony winner DIANE PAULUS (HAIR and THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS). It features sizzling choreography in the style of BOB FOSSE and breathtaking acrobatics by LES 7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation TRACES.

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$29.00 - $104.00
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