GIG HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL

GIG HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL

EVENT DATE:

Sept. 22 – 25, 2022

EVENT TIME:

6pm on September 22 to 6pm September 25, 2022

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

We are back for 2022! Join us for a world-class event that includes independent and arthouse films that will delight, engage and entertain! The theatre experience is enhanced by our famous VIP and filmmaker parties, VIP Lounge, special events, and Q&A sessions with directors.

EVENT LOCATION:

IMAX Theatres

The Griswolds Broadway Vacation The Musical

The Griswolds Have Been To 

Wally World! 

Europe! 

Las Vegas! 

Next Stops: Seattle and Houston! 

to be Produced by 

The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle

and 

Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars

Fall 2022

Prior to Broadway

Book, Music, and Lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen

Scenic Design by Jason Sherwood

Costume Design by Tina McCartney

Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter

Sound Design by Kai Harada

Music Arrangements by Glen Kelly

  Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements by 

Greg Anthony Rassen  

Direction and Choreography by Donna Feore

Load up the family car! Producer Ken Davenport today announced that The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, The Musical will make its debut this fall at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre from September 10 – October 1, followed by an engagement at Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars from October 25 – November 6 prior to its arrival on Broadway (date and theatre to be announced).

Ken Davenport said, “I couldn’t think of a better place for the Griswolds to start their journey to Broadway than Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, and taking a cue from this adventurous crew, continuing the developmental journey at Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars.  Can’t wait to throw our bags in the family truckster and head out!”

 

The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, The Musical was formerly known by a working title, Broadway Vacation.

The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, The Musical features a book, music, and lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen; direction and choreography by Donna Feore; scenic design by Jason Sherwood, costume design by Tina McCartney; lighting design by Jeff Croiter; sound design by Kai Harada, music supervision and additional arrangements by Greg Anthony Rassen; and music arrangements by Glen Kelly.

The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, The Musical is based on the characters from the Warner Bros. Vacation franchise.

The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, The Musical marks the 26th new musical to be produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre. “The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation is joyful and heartwarming, I can’t think of a family better than the Griswolds to tag along with as they embark on this brand-new Broadway adventure. We could not be more thrilled for this wildly fun production to kick off our 2022/23 Season,” said The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry.

“We’re so excited to be part of the team that is bringing this new musical to life and to share it with our audiences before sending it off to Broadway!” said Theatre Under the Stars Artistic Director Dan Knechtges.

www.broadwayvacationthemusical.com

About The 5th Avenue Theatre 

The 5th Avenue Theatre is one of America’s leading musical theater companies. We enrich the community we love with the art form we love—giving the Pacific Northwest a front-row seat to original powerhouse productions that go on to light up marquees and audiences all the way to Broadway. From the page to the stage, we bring passion and epic scale to every musical we create. With big talent. Bigger-than-life productions. And did we mention dazzle? As a nonprofit theater company and our region’s largest performing arts employer, we spread the joy of great musicals with people of all ages across our region and state. Each year, we reach 75,000 young people through our nationally acclaimed education programs. Programs designed to develop new musicals ensure that the next generation of great musicals will be there to tell the stories that captivate tomorrow’s audiences. On the national stage, we are a leading voice for the power of this art form to lift the human spirit. 

For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org.

HAMILTON AT THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE

MONDAY, MARCH 28 AT 10AM

 

PERFORMANCES AUGUST 3 – SEPTEMBER 11

AT THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE

 

 

Tickets are available on-line at STGPresents.org, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-982-2787 or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am to 6pm). Tickets will be available for performances from August 3 – September 11, 2022.

There is a maximum purchase limit of nine tickets per account/person for the engagement. When tickets go on sale, prices will range from $49 – $189 with a select number of premium seats starting from $299 for all performances. There will be a lottery for 40 $10 seats for all performances. Details will be announced closer to the engagement.

Jeffrey Seller notes, “It’s tempting to get tickets any way you can. There are many sites and people who are selling overpriced, and in some cases, fraudulent tickets. For the best seats, the best prices and to eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets, all purchases for the Seattle engagement should be made through www.STGPresents.org.

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now.  Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.

With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTONis based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.

The HAMILTON creative team previously collaborated on the Tony Award®-Winning Best Musical In the Heights.

 

HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, casting by The Telsey Office, Bethany Knox, CSA, and General Management by Baseline Theatrical.

The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.

The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.

 

COVID-19 Health and Safety Update – Vaccine and Mask Requirements Remain:

There are currently no changes to the Premera Blue Cross and Seattle Theatre Group’s (STG) COVID Health Protocols. Due to our partnerships and commitments, and in alignment with many local arts and culture organizations, proof of vaccination OR negative PCR test (with results received within 48 hours of show-time) and masking are still required for patrons of all ages at the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune Theatres through May 31, 2022. STG Management is continually assessing the changing guidelines, artist contracts and local government updates.  We will proactively communicate any change in health protocols with adequate notice.

STG staff will check for proof of vaccination and negative Covid tests at the doors as a condition of entry. Please visit Seattle Theatre Group’s COVID-19 Resources page on their website at  Reopening – About STG (stgpresents.org) for more information.

HAMILTON is part of the 2021/2022 Premera Blue Cross Broadway at The Paramount series, presented by Seattle Theatre Group, with support from Premera Blue Cross as the series title sponsor. Brotherton Cadillac is the official auto sponsor and PNC Bank is the official financial institution sponsor.

For information on HAMILTON, visit:

●        HamiltonMusical.com

●        Facebook.com/HamiltonMusical

●        Instagram.com/HamiltonMusical

●        Twitter.com/HamiltonMusical

CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC Tour

“A Magic Show Worthy of Our Video Game and Instagram Times”
–Paper City Magazine Houston

 

CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC Tour Makes Its Debut at

Seattle’s Moore Theatre, September 23-24

 

“You HAVE to check them out! That was tremendous!”  –Access Hollywood Live

“That’s incredible… you guys are rock stars” –FOX 8 Cleveland

“I’m amazed… a one of a kind show” –FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth

The five world-class illusionists that make up this mind-bending theatrical production are back on tour in 2022, following sell out shows across the globe, rave reviews and a run in London’s West End. Catch this incredible show for the whole family as it debuts at The Moore Theatre on Friday, September 23 (7:30 PM) and Saturday, September 24 (2:30 PM). Tickets start at just $25.

There are a limited number of VIP Packages available per performance. Get closer to the magic with the Champions Of Magic VIP Add-On – includes a t-shirt, exclusive signed poster and VIP laminate to get access to the meet & greet with the cast which follows the performance.

Tickets for Champions Of Magic go on sale this Friday, March 25 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com.

With more than 50 million online views between them, this cast of top magicians includes international award-winners presenting incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions. Their skills have been seen on screen around the world with appearances on The CW’s ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’, NBC’s ‘Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon’, ‘The Today Show’ & ‘Access Hollywood Live’.

The Champions Of Magic team perform incredible interactive illusions, an impossible escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, a mind-blowing prediction that has to be seen to be believed, levitation high above the stage and a finale beyond explanation. The show features spectacular magic that can’t be seen anywhere else.

Now’s your chance to see why fans return to see one of the world’s biggest touring illusion shows time and time again.

Don’t miss your chance to catch some of the greatest magicians on the planet in Seattle, with a show that never fails to amaze.

THE TASTE NORTHWEST – JULY 1-3

Taste NW
TASTE YOUR SUMMER!
Since 1986, The Taste of Tacoma has been the South Sound’s “Ultimate Summer Get Together.” This year, get ready for a new tradition as the event moves to its new home at the Washington State Fair Events Center.
Now known as The Taste Northwest, the event will continue to feature great food from around the Puget Sound, nearly 200 food and specialty vendors, live entertainment on three stages, local chef cook-off battles, outdoor beer gardens, a retro roller rink and fun for the whole family!
FREE ADMISSION
EVENT DETAILS »

Summer Nights Outdoor Concert Series

Set up lawn chairs or throw down a blanket and enjoy live music at Fort Steilacoom Park! Lakewood’s outdoor concerts follow the farmers markets on Tuesdays this summer. Bring a snack from the market, claim your spot, enjoy a great performance, and “cut a rug” on the dance floor. These live concerts are family-friendly, and they feature a variety of musical genres.

Wa Center Announces Scholarship for the Arts

The winner of the 2022 Washington Center Anacker Scholarship for the Arts is Camille McLean. Camille is graduating from Olympia High School where she has served as concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra. She has also been involved in Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia for six years including being the concertmaster for the Conservatory Orchestra. Camille plays the violin and piano and hopes to major in violin performance and music education.

According to Camille’s Orchestra teacher, Joseph Dyvig, “Camille’s work ethic goes beyond the standard practice and preparation… she is always prepared for class, putting in extra work, and is always punctual and present.”

First awarded in 2014, the Washington Center Anacker Scholarship for the Arts recognizes, encourages, and supports a Thurston County Scholar’s study in the field of the arts. The scholarship was endowed by former Washington Center Board President Sally Anacker, who believes the arts exist to enrich our lives. “If the arts exist to enrich our lives… then the Washington Center’s mission must surely be not only to provide the various art forms but to nurture the pursuit of them in our young people,” said Anacker.

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performance venue with a mission to inspire audiences and artists of all ages through live performances, enriching the vibrancy of our community.

2021-2022 Calendar of Events:  https://www.washingtoncenter.org/events/month/

Lakewood Farmers Market

Enjoy fresh produce, creative products, unique vendors, delicious food truck treats, and family-friendly games at the Lakewood Farmers Market. Now held on Tuesday afternoons, the market features dozens of shopping and dining options, not to mention a selection of produce booths. The market will accept EBT/SNAP benefits for the first time this year.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL

COMES TO THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE

JUNE 7 – 12

SEATTLE, WA – Premera Blue Cross Broadway at The Paramount is pleased to present PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre from June 7 through June 12.

Tickets are available on-line at STGPresents.org, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-982-2787 or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am to 6pm).

 

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, is now on tour! Starring Broadway superstar and Tony Award®-nominee Adam Pascal as Edward Lewis and rising star Olivia Valli as the charming and charismatic Vivian Ward, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL springs to life with a powerhouse creative team led by two-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde).

Brought to the stage by lead producer Paula Wagner, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL features an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”), and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J. F. Lawton. PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will lift your spirits and light up your heart. “If you love the movie, you’ll love the musical!” (BuzzFeed News).

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL has scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by John Shivers, hair design by Josh Marquette, makeup design by Fiona Mifsud, and music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke.

 

Featured in the musical is Roy Orbison and Bill Dee’s international smash hit song “Oh, Pretty Woman,”  which inspired one of the most beloved romantic comedy films of all time. Pretty Woman the film was an international smash hit when it was released in 1990. Now, 30 years later, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is “Big romance and big fun!” (Broadway.com). “Irresistible! A romantic fantasy. A contemporary fairy tale,” says The Hollywood Reporter. PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL delivers on all the iconic moments you remember. Get ready to experience this dazzling theatrical take on a love story for the ages. Are you ready to fall in love all over again?

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL ended its 13-month run at the Nederlander Theatre on Broadway on August 18, 2019. The musical began performances in Hamburg, Germany on September 24, 2019, and opened in London’s West End in February 2020 before COVID-19 shuttered theaters around the world. The London production reopened July 8, 2021 to great acclaim at the Savoy Theatre in the West End.

 

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is produced on tour by Paula Wagner, Nice Productions, LPO, New Regency Productions, Hunter Arnold, Caiola Productions & Co., James L. Nederlander, Kilimanjaro Theatricals/Joshua Andrews, Roy Furman, Ambassador Theatre Group, Gavin Kalin Productions, deRoy Kierstead and John Gore Organization. Wendy Orshan and Jeff Wilson are the Executive Producers and 101 Productions, Ltd is the General Manager.

The North American tour is booked by The Booking Group (www.thebookinggroup.com) with casting by The Telsey Office.

Atlantic Records’ PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is produced by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and is now available on all DSPs.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Update – Vaccine and Mask Requirements Remain:

There are currently no changes to the Premera Blue Cross and Seattle Theatre Group’s (STG) COVID Health Protocols. Due to our partnerships and commitments, and in alignment with many local arts and culture organizations, proof of vaccination OR negative PCR test (with results received within 48 hours of show-time) and masking are still required for patrons of all ages at the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune Theatres through May 31, 2022. STG Management is continually assessing the changing guidelines, artist contracts and local government updates.  We will proactively communicate any change in health protocols with adequate notice.

STG staff will check for proof of vaccination and negative Covid tests at the doors as a condition of entry. Please visit Seattle Theatre Group’s COVID-19 Resources page on their website at  Reopening – About STG (stgpresents.org) for more information.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is part of the 2021/2022 Premera Blue Cross Broadway at The Paramount series, presented by Seattle Theatre Group, with support from Premera Blue Cross as the series title sponsor. Brotherton Cadillac is the official auto sponsor and PNC Bank is the official financial institution sponsor.

Pacific Northwest Ballet and PNB School present: Next Step

Pacific Northwest Ballet and PNB School present:

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PNB’s annual choreographic showcase features new works created by company dancers, performed by students of the PNB School Professional Division.

Two Nights Only!

Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26, 2022

7:30 PM

 

On the Boards

100 W. Roy Street

Seattle, WA 98119

SEATTLE, WA NEXT STEP, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s annual choreographers’ showcase, returns to the stage – although not the stage PNB fans are used to – for two nights of original danceworks. This year’s showcase moves to On the Boards in the Lower Queen Anne/Uptown neighborhood, for two evenings, with six premieres by PNB choreographers Malena Ani, Jonathan Batista, Mark Cuddihee, Noah Martzall, James Kirby Rogers, and Lily Wills, all set on the Professional Division student dancers of PNB School – the dance stars of tomorrow, on stage today. NEXT STEP will be presented two nights only, Wednesday and Thursday, May 25 and 26. Tickets are only $30 (general admission) and may be purchased through the PNB Box Office, 206.441.2424 or PNB.org.

NEXT STEP provides dancers, studio space, and rehearsal time for company members who wish to hone their choreography skills. It was originally conceived by Artistic Director Peter Boal as a means to develop emerging choreographic talent, and as a channel for Professional Division students from PNB School (talented young artists one step away from their professional careers) to participate in the creation of a new work. “This year’s selected choreographers for NEXT STEP are creating with a force and urgency that has never been seen in this program,” said program coordinator Eva Stone. “The work speaks to how these artists see the world after their world dramatically changed. Both the choreographers and the dancers have responded in a deeply physical and visceral way. And with the intimate setting offered at On the Boards, this will be a show not to be missed!”

All NEXT STEP pieces will be performed both nights. The line-up includes:

pillow scream

Music by Johannes Malfatti and Olivier Alary

Choreography by Malena Ani

The premiere of Malena Ani’s pillow scream is generously sponsored by Dr. Joe G. Norman Jr.

 

Encontro

Music by Leandro Albuquerque

Choreography by Jonathan Batista

The premiere of Jonathan Batista’s Encontro is generously sponsored by Frank* & Lynn Lindsay.

*Deceased

Gestalt

Music by Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, and Dave Brubeck

Choreography by Mark Cuddihee

The premiere of Mark Cuddihee’s Gestalt is generously sponsored by Susan Y. Buske.

The Difference Between

Music by Ezio Basso

Choreography by Noah Martzall

The premiere of Noah Martzall’s The Difference Between is generously sponsored by T.R. Ko.

Quanta

Music by A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Choreography by James Kirby Rogers and Cast

The premiere of James Kirby Rogers’ Quanta is generously sponsored by One Upon a Dance, and PNB’s Young Patrons Circle.

Love What Happened Here

Music by James Blake and Tennyson

Choreography by Lily Wills

The premiere of Lily Wills’ Love What Happened Here is generously sponsored by Jon R. Conte & Margaret Kerrigan.

TICKET & SHOWTIME INFORMATION

NEXT STEP will be presented two nights only, Wednesday and Thursday, May 25 and 26. Showtime each night is 7:30 PM. Performances are at On the Boards, 100 West Roy Street on Lower Queen Anne.

This is a general admission event: Seating is first come, first served. (Doors and box office open at 6:30 PM – seating begins at 7:00 PM.)

All tickets are $30, and may be purchased through the PNB Box Office:

·         Phone – 206.441.2424

·         In Person – 301 Mercer Street, Seattle

·         Online – PNB.org

Subject to availability, tickets are also available one hour prior to show time at On the Boards. There will be no student or senior rush tickets sold for NEXT STEP.