Ofrendas/Altars at STG Theatres

Seattle Theatre Group invitó a artistas locales a crear Altares para el Día de Muertos en los teatros Paramount, Moore y Neptune. Las ofrendas son para honrar esta importante tradición Mexicana. Invitamos a quienes asistan a las presentaciones en estos lugares a participar trayendo pequeñas cosas para ofrecer a los antepasados o a aquellos de la co...

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6 things to expect from STG's 2023 DOORS fundraiser


Get ready to experience a spectacular night of entertainment while supporting the arts at STG's annual fundraiser DOORS live at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, May 6. Here are 6 things you can expect from this year's event: 1. A chance to support STG's mission By attending DOORS, you'll be supporting STG's mission to create enriching experiences...

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STG resource guide: Native American Heritage Month


November is recognized as Native American Heritage Month, a time to honor the rich and diverse cultures, histories, and contributions of Native American peoples. This month is an opportunity to raise awareness about the ongoing struggles and challenges faced by Native communities and to celebrate the resilience, strength, and wisdom of these vibran...

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STG resource guide: Disability Pride Month

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July is Disability Pride Month, a time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of people with disabilities in society. It is a month to raise awareness about the challenges and barriers that people with disabilities face, while also promoting acceptance, inclusion, and respect. Disability Pride Month was first celebrated in 1990 and coincides ...

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STG resource guide: Juneteenth

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As part of its commitment to promoting cultural diversity and social justice, Seattle Theatre Group (STG) recognizes the significance of Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth has deep roots in African American history and is an important opportunity for all Americans to reflect on our count...

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STG resource guide: LGBQT+ Pride Month

Welcome to June, also known as LGBTQ+ Pride Month! This month is a time to celebrate and uplift the diverse community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other identities. As we commemorate the progress and contributions made by LGBTQ+ people throughout history, it's also important to acknowledge the work that still needs to be done....

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STG resource guide: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month


Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) is an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and current contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander individuals and groups. AAPI is an umbrella term that encompasses the entire continent of Asia, as well as the multiple islands of Melanesia and Polynesia. Cong...

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Honoring Women's History Month with Marilou Jorgenson, Seattle Theatre Group's dedicated volunteer


The theme of this year's Women's History Month is "celebrating women who tell our stories". This theme is continually relevant, in that highlighting women's stories empowers other women to pursue their passions and realize their dreams. While there are countless incredible women involved with Seattle Theatre Group (STG), we would like to share...

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Celebrating Women in History: Ernestine Anderson

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As we celebrate Women's History Month, it's important to recognize women and the contributions they have made to various fields throughout history. One woman who left a lasting mark on Seattle's music scene and culture is the late Ernestine Anderson, a jazz singer who became known as "Seattle's First Lady of Jazz." Anderson was not o...

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STG's resource guide: What you can do to honor Black History Month

STG honors Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance founded to celebrate Black achievement and give visibility to the people and organizations creating change. It is a time where people are encouraged to engage with Black histories, beyond discussions of racism and slavery. STG would not be what it is today without Black culture, art, dance, musi...

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Celebrating Mike Miles: Stories from 52 years at the Paramount Theatre


After 52 years, technical director of our lead stage crew at the Paramount Theatre, Mike Miles, is turning in his backstage pass for retirement. Mike is the definition of hard work and dedication, and his contributions will leave an indelible mark on the people's theatre and all who step through the door. Read the full Q&A b...

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'Tis the season: Must-see events coming up at STG's theatres


By Alison Ward and Megan Campbell, STG Interns  Trying to find ways to get in the holiday spirit? Look no further because Seattle arts and cultural activities have you covered. Enjoy your time with family and friends while listening to carols, sipping on eggnog, and roaming around Pike Place Market searching for the perfect gift...

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Legends, laughter, and love star in STG's 2022/23 Silent Movie Mondays


Legends, laughter, and love take center stage in STG's 2022/23 Silent Movie Mondays series. Audiences will be treated to films from the 1920s and earlier, including Go West on Nov. 21, It on Feb. 13, Exit Smiling on May 8, and Comedy Shorts on July 31. The season features performances by some of the era's most iconic stars including Buster Kea...

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STG staff spotlight: Xaviera Vandermay


Meet Xaviera Vandermay — STG's volunteer coordinator! A natural leader at heart, Xaviera oversees STG's vast group of volunteers to ensure audiences and volunteers alike have an incredible experience at the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune theatres. In the interview below, learn more about Xaviera's journey to her position, as well as her plethora of ...

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STG staff spotlight: Gail Baraff


Meet Gail Baraff, Seattle Theatre Group's subscriptions manager! Gail plays a vital role in ensuring the ticketing and patron services department runs smoothly and successfully. In the interview below, learn about Gail's passion for the arts, her experience at STG, and more. Could you share some insight into the work you do as STG's Subscripti...

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STG co-commissions world-premiere Hazel Scott Ballet


A new ballet by Dance Theatre of Harlem—and co-commissioned by STG—celebrates the legacy of Hazel Scott, a jazz legend and civil rights hero. The Pacific Northwest premiere of the new work is at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Nov. 5, 2022 at the Paramount. Prices start at $25 and can be purchased at stgpresents.org. Can ballet help correct the historic recor...

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STG staff spotlight: Joe Maxwell

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Meet Joe Maxwell, Seattle Theatre Group's grants manager! Joe has worked in the performing arts industry in various capacities—and has even had eight different titles during his time at STG thus far. In the interview below, learn more about Joe's journey to STG and his efforts toward making the arts accessible for diverse c...

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'Hamilton Community Day' models affordable, welcoming theatre experience


This article was originally published in The Seattle Times, written by Disha Cattamanchi, and made possible through The Times' partnership with TeenTix.  Sixteen-year-old Micha Jeffrey has always loved "Hamilton." But tickets to the hit Broadway musical can be prohibitively expensive for teens and those with low incomes. Seats for the rec...

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This Día de Muertos, come honor ancestors at the Moore Theatre


Are you headed to a show at the Moore Theatre this month? Patrons are invited to bring small items to contribute to the Día de Muertos ofrenda, or altar. From Oct. 10–Nov. 5, Seattle Theatre Group will host this collective honoring of ancestors at the Moore. The altar is a collaboration between STG and community partners: Bailadores de Bronce, Here...

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Best hotels near the Paramount


Whether you are a local catching a late night show at the Paramount Theatre or a tourist with a broadway show on your to-do list, finding the right place to stay can make or break your evening. Luckily, STG's Paramount Theatre is just a walk away from numerous hotels. We've compiled a list of a range of options su...

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Tour STG's historic theatres: the Paramount, Moore and Neptune

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STG strives to be the people's theatre. In our vision, all are welcomed and represented. As a nonprofit arts organization, we steward three of Seattle's historic theatres: the Paramount, the Moore, and Neptune. STG offers Broadway productions, concerts, dance, theatre, lectures, education, community, film, and other enrichment programs. A multitude...

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Family-friendly shows in Seattle (2022-2023)


Looking for family-friendly entertainment in the emerald city? Seattle Theatre Group has you covered with a variety of music, dance, Broadway and film for kids and kids-at-heart! All STG shows take place at the historic theatres we steward—the Paramount, Moore or Neptune.  Dance Theatre of Harlem 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Nov. 5 | Tickets sta...

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Does Seattle recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day?


Since time immemorial, the ancestors of Coast Salish peoples lived and cared for the land which we now know as Seattle. Here at STG, we steward three of Seattle's historic theatres: the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune. Far more than just buildings, these are sites that help tell the story of Seattle and who we are as a city. But we cannot know o...

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A behind-the-scenes peek at STG’s Performing Arts Series


Meet Jack McLarnan—STG's Manager of Performing Arts Programs! In the interview below, Jack shares more about his work curating our 2022/2023 Performing Arts Series—a mix of dynamic dance, music and theater. Featured groups include Dance Theatre of Harlem with a program led by Black-women-artists, a performance rooted in Indigenous Mexican life and ...

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Best restaurants near Seattle's Paramount Theatre


By Alison Ward, PR & Communications Intern  Dinner and a show—what could be better? If you are headed to see one of the many incredible productions at the Paramount Theatre—or performances by STG's Performing Arts Series—there is no need to stress when it comes to picking a restaurant, the STG staff is here to help. Whether you are ne...

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Praise for THING festival 2022


Following the aftermath of STG's THING festival 2022, here's what people have been saying about their experience: "2 years in, THING is already WA's best destination festival." -Seattle Times "A mesmerizingly beautiful and simultaneously calming experience." -Daniel Hilsinger via Instagram  "Pack your comfiest shoes and a gallon of sunscr...

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Seattle Theatre Group celebrates Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month


It's Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15–Oct. 15)! To celebrate the diverse peoples of Latin American ancestry, Seattle Theatre Group is bringing you a couple stories from artists in our community, a curated playlist of artists, and a resource list of educational materials and businesses to support. Read on below to enjoy! ¡El Mes de...

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Enjoy comedy, storytelling, podcasts and more at THING 2022


By Alison Ward, STG PR & Communications Intern  Adam Zacks and STG's unique three-day event, THING, builds off the legacy of the Sasquatch! Music Festival—but with plenty of arts and culture activities so that everyone can find their "thing"! Festival goers can enjoy everything from comedy shows and talks, to visual arts and dance workshop...

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Kid-friendly things to do in Port Townsend


Looking for kid-friendly things to do in Port Townsend this summer? Head to STG's THING festival, where kids 12 and under are free. This inclusive music and arts festival is set for Aug. 26–28, 2022 at Historic Fort Wordon. Adult single tickets are $129.50 at thingnw.org/get-tickets. Learn more below! Adventure, music, art, and ...

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Local rappers bring Seattle artistry to THING

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By Alison Ward, STG PR & Communications Intern  Are you a hip-hop fan? Don't miss the PNW Future of Hip Hop Spotlight at STG's THING, a unique music and arts festival in Port Townsend this summer. The hip-hop spotlight will showcase the community organizations that enrich the local scene and top emcees emerging from the Pacific Northwest. ...

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Celebrating the 1-year return of STG volunteers


In July 2022, STG celebrates the one-year return of our volunteers following the COVID-19 shutdowns. One year ago, our first small group of eight volunteer ushers returned to service at the Neptune Theatre for the Steve Hoffstetter show. Emily, Beth, Barbara, Marilou, Jonathan, Ada, Edward, and Luca helped welcome our audience members back with ent...

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Things to do in Port Townsend


 By Karen Donovan and Alison Ward Headed to Port Townsend for STG's THING festival this August? Described by Sunset Magazine as "The Paris of the Pacific Northwest," Port Townsend would make for a fun adventure all on its own. This charming historic town offers everything from window shopping, to art galleries, restaurants and ice-cream shops—...

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10 Interesting facts about Marlee Matlin


By Alison Ward, PR & Communications Intern American actress and activist Marlee Matlin—the first deaf performer to win an Academy Award for best actress (Children of a Lesser God, 1986) and a star of the Academy Award-winning CODA (Child of Deaf Adults)—is coming to the Moore Theatre Sept. 16!. Matlin is known for her strong stance in seeking a...

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The journey to STG's THING festival

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By Alison Ward, PR & Communications Intern THING, Seattle Theatre Group's music and arts festival in scenic Port Townsend, WA returns Aug. 26–28, 2022. Created and co-presented by Adam Zacks (founder of the Sasquatch festival), this intimate event features diverse performers and exciting new music to discover. The ...

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Q’s With Adam Zacks: From Sasquatch! To Thing: How The Fest Market’s Changed Over 20 Years

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Did you know that Seattle Theatre Group is presenting its own festival?! "THING" is a 3-day event of music and arts taking place August 26-28, 2022 at historic Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA. Read this Q&A with Adam Zacks, our Chief Programming Officer and collaborator below. This piece was written by Andy G...

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How will you honor Juneteenth?

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Seattle Theatre Group recognizes Juneteenth This year the holiday, which has long been cherished by African Americans, remains urgent, as the nation continues to be ravaged by the killings of Black people, division on Black voting protection laws, and the banning of Critical Race Theory in schools. Critical race theory examines the ways that r...

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DANCE This ignites the passion of a multicultural arts community

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One of Sidney Deering's favorite memories from STG's annual DANCE This performance happened backstage one year. A young hip-hop artist who wasn't sure if he would continue dancing as an adult approached Sidney's husband, Tom. In his 60s, Tom moved with such passion as a member of the Radost Folk Ensemble, that the younger dancer felt compelled to s...

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DANCE This Spotlight: Meg Fox & Den'ea Simone


Now in its 24th year, STG's signature program DANCE This returns on July 15 with Mexican, Korean, Indian, Black American, and Eastern European styles, among others. DANCE This features choreography by Adam Parson, Niecey Almario, Miguel Almario, and Kirsten Barron Kinney, and 2022 artists in residence: Gary Champi...

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ELEVATE Spotlight: Shakiah Danielson


Meet Shakiah Danielson, the creative force behind ELEVATE—STG's spoken-word showcase for Black and Brown youth. All are invited to attend this free community event at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 16, at the Moore. Shakiah is a Seattle-based emcee and choreographer. She enjoys fusing different genres of music and dance to broaden the scope, language, a...

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Seattle Theatre Group applauds Omari Salisbury

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Seattle Theatre Group celebrates Omari Salisbury, and thanks him for his continued service to the community, as he steps down from his role on The Morning Show with Converge. Converge is a media company that creates content and local news specifically for the Northwest's Black community. The company became Seattle Theatre Group's media pa...

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Black and PoC youth shine in STG's ELEVATE


Art might not be able to combat systemic racism overnight. But organizers behind ELEVATE—Seattle Theatre Group's spoken-word poetry showcase on June 16—are hoping that art can empower Black and Brown youth navigating oppression everyday. Coming up in June, ELEVATE returns to the Moore Theatre for the second year in a row—and for the first time as a...

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Black Lives Matter

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On the two-year anniversary of George Floyd's murder—and just days following a horrific mass shooting in Buffalo—we must never lose sight of the need for justice for Black Americans.  Seattle Theatre Group remains committed to playing an active role in the movement for racial justice. Our organization would not be what it is today without Blac...

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Seattle Theatre Group unveils its 2022/2023 Performing Arts Series

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Series subscriptions on sale now; single tickets available on June 13. Subscriptions begin at $75 at stgpresents.org/season Seattle Theatre Group today unveils its 2022/2023 Performing Arts Season, a mix of dynamic dance, music and theater. Featured groups include Dance Theatre of Harlem with a program led by Black-women-artists, a perfor...

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STG celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month

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May is Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month. Here in the Pacific Northwest, our region would not be what it is today without Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander artistry and cultures. A singular "AANHPI experience" does not exist. Rather, each person—each contribution, story, and ...

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Smokey Robinson stars alongside Seattle youth in STG's DOORS fundraiser

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Despite challenges of the global pandemic, Seattle Theatre Group has been hard at work this past year: creating a new spoken-word showcase for youth of color, producing online programming for more than 30,540 viewers and participants, and safely bringing a variety of musical, dance, and theatrical acts to the stage, including Black Violin, the Indi...

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