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THE LION KING Sensory-Friendly Performance


STG, Disney Theatrical Group, the Theatre Development Fund and our community partners are proud to offer a Sensory-Friendly performance of Disney's THE LION KING on January 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm at The Paramount Theatre. This show will be performed in a supportive and judgment free environment for families and friends with children or adults affected by autism or other sensory issues to enjoy the shared experience of live theatre.

What is a Sensory-Friendly Performance?
Slight adjustments to lighting and sound will be made for the performance. In the downstairs theatre lobby, and on each floor, there will be a break area staffed by specialists in the field for anyone needing to leave their seat during the show. A downloadable Social Narrative with pictures of the theatre and the production will be available on this page, designed to personalize the experience for individuals wishing to prepare for the show. Additional resources for this performance such as a Character Guide and Guide to Attending the Show are also available.

Sensory-Friendly Performance tickets are $50.00, $30.00 and $15.00. Click here to purchase!





This program takes place at Westlake Dance Center, 14713 Bothell Way NE in Shoreline, WA. Each class costs $13.00. Payment will be collected at the start of each session. Scholarships are available upon request.

Pre-register here!


STG's Broadway at Westlake is a new workshop program presented by Seattle Theatre Group and Westlake Dance Center. The program focuses on teaching dance featured in the Broadway touring productions that take the stage at The Paramount Theatre. Dancers ages 14+ are eligible to register.

The following class will take place from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm:
The Phantom of the Opera - August 4, 2018


Classes are taught by Nikki Long, a California native who has lived and danced all over the country and the world. She is a mother of two, a professional dancer, a professional photographer, a Pilates instructor & assists in the casting of Aladdin on Broadway & its touring companies. She is an original cast member and dance captain for Aladdin on Broadway. She was formerly a cast member of Disney's The Lion King on Broadway and in its 1st National Tour, Monty Python's Spamalot 1st National Tour (original cast), and a Radio City Rockette in NYC. Her regional theater credits include Elf, Cinderella, Catch Me If You Can, On The Town, White Christmas, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Mame. She is a former dancer for Gloria Estefan, Toni Braxton, and Monica. Other highlights include performances on The Tony Awards, Good Morning America, The View, The American Music Awards, The Image Awards, The Today Show, Regis & Kelly, 106 & Park, Nightline and various music videos and commercials. She has a B.A. from Santa Clara University with a double major in Spanish and Dance, and has a minor in International Business.





Beyond the Curtain is an educational program inspired by the power that the arts have to conjure our imaginations. These pre-show discussions explore topics and themes related to select Broadway and STG Fine Arts season performances. Knowledgeable guest speakers conduct thought-provoking conversation that expands and deepens your experience of the performance. Invitations are reserved for select DonorsSubscribers, and Paramount Club members. Speakers for this Broadway season will or have included: UW Professor Laurie Marhoefer, Aladdin cast member Nikki Long, Emmy Award-winning director John Jacobsen, Executive Artistic Director for Youth Theatre Northwest Manny Cawaling and Psychotherapist Dr. Katrina Sandford. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about this program. 




Photo with Faith Seetoo, Associate Conductor of the North American Tour of Aladdin


Beyond the Pit provides an opportunity for young musicians ages 14-20 of all skill levels to observe a free professional Broadway orchestra rehearsal at The Paramount Theatre. Jack Klitzman, STG’s Music Director for Broadway, provides music education background as local musicians work with touring show musicians to prepare for the upcoming show. To learn more about Beyond the Pit events, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Up Next:

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Paramount Theatre Lobby
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School or community groups attending a Broadway performance can request a behind the scenes tour or a talkback with the cast by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Up next:



Vocal Master Class with THE COLOR PURPLE
Friday, June 29, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Open to students ages 14 - 25
The Paramount Theatre Lobby
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All participants should prepare a short vocal selection for Nikisha Williams (Celie understudy), from Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE. Nikisha will provide feedback to 2-3 student(s), who will then have the opportunity to perform their short selection after hearing and incorporating feedback. Other participants will observe and should come prepare to take notes. As a group, the participants will work on a musical number from the show together. Please familiarize yourself with the show by going to their website!


NIKISHA WILLIAMS is a singer/actress originally from Mobile, Alabama. She holds a Master's degree in Choral Conducting and a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from The University of Southern Mississippi. Nikisha also spent three years as Director of Choirs at White Station High School in Memphis, TN where she received the Outstanding Young Music Educators award. She has performed in Don Giovanni and Pagliacci at Opera Memphis and Hairspray and Memphis at Playhouse on the Square.



The Broadway League’s National Education and Engagement program presented ten national organizations with grants to help them develop and maintain programming associated with Touring Broadway productions. Seattle Theatre Group was one of 10 ten recipients to receive the grant for a collaboration with Melodic Caring Project (MCP) and Disney Theatrical Group. STG in Hospitals featuring Disney’s Aladdin implemented access and inclusion that served children in hospitals. During September and October of 2017, the project engaged up to 200 children and their families who suffer from serious medical conditions. This unique program combined direct engagement with a sing-a-long, live streaming technology of a backstage tour, cast visit by Genie and Jasmine to Children’s Hospital, and viewing of a live production of Aladdin, plus a talkback at the Paramount Theatre.  

Video from STG in Hospitals can be viewed here.


STG also received a Broadway League grant in 2013 for the Power of Horses series connecting to War Horse. Watch all three episodes below!


WAR HORSE - Part 2

WAR HORSE - Part 3



Thank you to all of the schools who participated in EDUHAM!

• Two matinee performances were presented at the Paramount Theatre: March 8 and March 14, 2018.
• HAMILTON Education Program (EDUHAM) served Title I Schools students studying American History.
• The program involved the students learning about Alexander Hamilton in their classrooms; creating their own artistic work with selected schools performing on the Paramount stage in front of their peers, Q&A with the cast and seeing the full production of HAMILTON.
• Each student paid $10 towards their ticket - the rest was underwritten from Pivotal Ventures, Schultz Family Foundation & Google.
• Seattle Theatre Group helped some King County schools financially with student tickets and/or bus transportation.
• Seattle Theatre Group was proud to have made this national education program happen in partnership with HAMILTON, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and funders from Pivotal Ventures, Schultz Family Foundation & Google.

March 8th:
• 39 schools in attendance at The Paramount Theatre
• ALL schools in audience were from WA state

March 14th:
• 37 schools in attendance at The Paramount Theatre
• Schools came from Portland, OR & WA state

Read more about EDUHAM in The Seattle Times and in Seattle Magazine!




Want to customize a theatre workshop or residency at your school for one of the Broadway shows? Looking for an assembly? STG can provide one or multiple visits.



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