Showtunes Theatre Company is beginning its 15th Anniversary Season this year with a new call to arms, “For the Love of Musicals!”. It was sheer love and joy over the art form that gave birth to this company, and we’re set to keep growing as a home for people who share that love. New things are coming this year. First, we’re adding new events to the calendar, the first of which is coming on Sept 24 on the spectacular roof deck at Frolik downtown. It’s a cabaret celebrating more Seattle favorites than you can imagine and their real life love stories. Then, the Fantasticks opens our 15th Season at Benaroya Hall, and following the performances will be new “After-Parties” with talkbacks, prizes, and special guest performances. All year long, we’ll be here online as a place to talk about the art form we love so much.
There are very few companies in the country with our unique mission, to keep rare gems in the music theatre canon alive in concert performance. Join us in our call to arms this year as we work towards growth and a future where we can offer more shows and more jobs to the Seattle arts community. We need your help this year to like and share our message. We need your help to bring your friends to experience the rare and wonderful assemblies of local artists who grace our stages. And if you choose to donate or point a donor in our direction to help us build leverage for the future, we won’t fight it.
There was a show at Village Theatre a few years ago called Iron Curtain with a song called “If Not For Musicals”. It captured the feeling we share beautifully…
IF NOT FOR MUSICALS,
LIFE WOULD BE SO STALE AND SENSIBLE,
WHISTLING WOULD BE INDEFENSIBLE,
NOT A WHIFF OF WHIMSY,
NOT ONE SMILE.
BUT SOMETHING MAGICAL
HAPPENS WHEN A VIOLIN BEGINS TO PLAY…
MELODIES LIGHTEN ALL OUR CARES AND CARRY US AWAY.
THANK GOD FOR MUSICALS—
MIRACLES THAT MAKE THIS EARTH WORTHWHILE.
WHAT ELSE HAVE WE GOT
TO LIVE FOR IF NOT FOR MUSICALS?
Showtunes has finally found a place to call home in the beauty of Benaroya Hall, and it feels in many ways like a new beginning. Join us in that journey and celebrate the love of musicals with us this year – and for many more to come.
SHOWTUNES excels at producing concert versions of countless unsung gems of the American Musical Theatre. With scripts in hand, and using minimal staging, props and costumes, SHOWTUNES brings to life the original book and the score while showcasing the vast array of talent from the Seattle area.
Come experience what BroadwayWorld.com calls “…a theater-lover’s paradise!”