The Paramount in downtown Seattle announced their 2019/2020 season of musicals with a mix of classics and new direct-from-Broadway shows!
Share in the comments or on our Facebook post which shows YOU’RE most excited to see! I look forward to hearing from you.
Here’s the full lineup (check out below for the shows I’m personally most looking forward to and then read on for show descriptions):
CHICAGO (Season Option) September 19 – 22, 2019
MISS SAIGON October 29 – November 3, 2019
THE HARD NUT December 6 – 15, 2019
SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL December 31, 2019 – January 5, 2020
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF January 14 – 19, 2020
Disney’s FROZEN February 7 – March 1, 2020
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG April 21 – 26, 2020
THE BOOK OF MORMON (Season Option)* May 19 – 31, 2020
ANASTASIA June 16 – 21, 2020
MEAN GIRLS August 4 – 9, 2020
It’s probably no surprise to those who know me that the shows I’m most excited for are Disney’s Frozen and The Play That Goes Wrong! Brandon sent me a youtube clip of The Play That Goes Wrong earlier this year and we were in stitches – I look forward to seeing the full production. And Frozen was clearly written with the intention of becoming a Broadway show, so that’s just a given. Chicago is a fantastic musical too – of the shows that I’ve already seem from this list, it’s the one I’m most likely to see again.
The Play That Goes Wrong (Photo: Jeremy Daniel)
Disney’s FROZEN (Photo by Deen Van Meer)
Chicago (Photo by Jeremy Shaffer)
We are lucky to be in a city where so many Broadway tour musicals come through. Thanks, Broadway at the Paramount!
Check out the playlist the folks at the Paramount put together with clips from each production here.
Full show descriptions, in their own words:
MISS SAIGON | OCTOBER 29 – NOVEMBER 3, 2019
“A DYNAMITE BROADWAY REVIVAL.” – The New Yorker
Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical MISS SAIGON, from the creators of Les Misérables. This is the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. Featuring stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score, including Broadway hits like “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World” and “American Dream,” this is a theatrical event you will never forget.
THE HARD NUT | December 6 – 15, 2019
Celebrating its 28th Anniversary, THE HARD NUT is a cascade of wit and wintry beauty. It’s a lavish, gender-bent love letter to the classic The Nutcracker. Based on E.T.A Hoffman’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, Mark Morris’ version takes it from the straight-laced 1890s to the swinging 70s, with raucous parties, dancing G.I. Joes, whimsical costumes, and a Waltz of the Snowflakes like no other. Based on the comic book art of Charles Burns and featuring Tchaikovsky’s complete original score, performed live by a 53-piece orchestra conducted by Colin Fowler, Morris’ lyrical, modern retelling playfully preserves the warm spirit of an essential holiday tradition.
SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL | December 31, 2019 – January 5, 2020
She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF | JANUARY 14 – 19, 2020
“An entirely fresh, funny, and gorgeous new production. A REASON FOR CELEBRATION!” – New York Magazine
Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset; ” “If I Were A Rich Man,“ “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life (L’Chaim!),” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter.
Tony Award®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Featuring a talented cast, lavish orchestra and stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!
Disney’s FROZEN | FEBRUARY 7 – MARCH 1, 2020
A mysterious secret. A family torn apart. As one sister struggles with being an outsider and harnessing her powers within, the other sets out on a thrilling adventure to bring her family together once again. Both are searching for love, but they’ll learn that to find it they’ll have to look inside themselves first.
FROZEN is melting hearts on Broadway in an all-new production created for the stage by an award-winning team. It features the songs you know and love from the original film plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers. The creative team at its helm has won a cumulative 16 Tonys and includes Oscar Award® winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT-winning Robert Lopez (music & lyrics), Oscar-winner Jennifer Lee (book), Tony and Olivier Award®-winner Michael Grandage (director) and Tony winner Rob Ashford (choreographer). An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, FROZEN is everything you want in a musical: It’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure Broadway joy.
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG | APRIL 21 – 26, 2020
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A GUT-BUSTING HIT” (The New York Times) and “THE FUNNIEST PLAY BROADWAY HAS EVER SEEN” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES” (HuffPost) and “COMIC GOLD” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!
ANASTASIA | JUNE 16 – 21, 2020
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Seattle at last!
From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak.
MEAN GIRLS | AUGUST 4 – 9, 2020
Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey (30 Rock), composer Jeff Richmond (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
New York Magazine cheers, “MEAN GIRLS delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” USA Today says, “We’ll let you in on a little secret, because we’re such good friends: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!”
Plus, Season Options:
CHICAGO | SEPTEMBER 19 – 22, 2019
CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, thousands of standing ovations and now is the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history.
CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. It’s no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa.
Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you’ve seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you’ve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers!
THE BOOK OF MORMON | MAY 19 – 31, 2020
The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.
This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.
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Group tickets of 10 or more are available now for all shows. Email Groups@BroadwayatTheParamount.com.
What shows are you most looking forward to in the upcoming season?
Fun lineup! My pref, in order: Fiddler, The Play that Goes Wrong (sounds great! – betting you and B going.) Anastasia, and Frozen.