Top Upcoming Theatre Shows in Seattle

Maybe Seattle is not the listed as one of the best destinations of the world of theater lovers, but the city has a long tradition of performing arts events, from theater plays in the classical meaning of the word to musicals, stand-up comedy and magic shows, but also ballet and opera performances.

Seatle is home to some theater venues dating from the early 1900s. The list includes the imposing Moore Theatre, the historical Neptune Theater, and the fascinating 5th Avenue Theatre whose interior decorations of Chinese inspiration seduced many generations of theatre fans.

If you want to attend a theatre performance while in Seattle, make sure you book your tickets ahead of time.

Top Headliners Monthly Schedule

 

Paramount Theatre

May 9 – 14

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Paramount Theatre

June 13-25, 7:30 PM

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Paramount Theatre

January 2 – 14 2018

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Paramount Theatre

May 9 – 14

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Paramount Theatre

February 13-18 2018

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Paramount Theatre

May 8-13 2018

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Seattle Theatre: Top Headliners

Wondering which are the top upcoming theatre in Seattle? This is the best place to learn about the hottest Seattle cultural events and make sure you have your tickets booked well in advance.

An American in Paris Cabaret The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time The Bodyguard The Book of Mormon
Hamilton Love Never Dies Les Miserables The Phantom of the Opera

An American in Paris

American in ParisVenue: Paramount Theatre

Date: May 9 – 14

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An American in Paris is a new musical that made its Broadway debut last year and is based on the Academy Award-wining film of the same name. It has emerged as one of the hottest productions in recent years, cleaning up at the Tony Awards for its debut season – now it makes its way to Seattle at the Paramount Theatre.

Paris is the romantic setting for a story about a mysterious love in post-war Europe, where an American solider with a passion for painting that falls for a stunning local girl. A beautiful tale of romance and love, it features a selection of classic numbers, including I’ll Build A Stairway to Paradise, I Got Rhythm and The Man I Love.

Cabaret

Cabaret MusicalVenue: Paramount Theatre

Date: June 13-25

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Cabaret is celebrating its 50th anniversary in style by reviving the timeless classic for a nationwide tour. Directed by Sam Mendes and choreographed by Rob Marshal, Cabaret is one of the greatest musicals ever produced and is a show that simply cannot be missed. John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Tony Award-winning production returns to Seattle, welcoming you to the infamous and kinky Kit Kat Klub.

Set in the decadent pre-WWII Berlin, this enchanting musical tells the story of a young American writer just as a pretext to describe the atmosphere, societal and political issues in Germany at a time the Nazis come to power and Berlin’s wild party scene is in danger.

Sally Bowles is the leading act of the club, who together with the cabaret girls and the Emcee, helps to bring the crowd to their feet each evening, helping to ease the fears of a rising Nazi party in the city of Berlin

Enjoy some of theatres all-time classic musical numbers, with hits such as Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time”.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeVenue:

Date: July 27 – 30, 2017

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a relatively new production having first premiered in 2012. Based on the novel by Mark Haddon and adapted by Simon Stephens, it won several Tony Awards in 2015, including Best Play and is now conducting a national tour and is coming to Seattle in July 2017.

It tells the story about hyper intelligent 15 year old Christopher, who despite his intelligence struggles with the normalities of day-to-day lives – it is strongly implied he is autistic or on the spectrum, although never explicably said.

After discovering his neighbour’s dog has been murdered, he sets out to discover the culprit which leads to an incredible discovery an unexpected journey that will greatly change his life.

The Bodyguard

Venue: Paramount Theatre

Date: Nov. 14-19 2017

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Based on the 1992 film of the same the name, The Bodyguard is a stage musical written in 2012 by Alexander Dinelaris featuring a score of songs recorded by the late Whitney Houston, including “One Moment in Time”, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, and “I Will Always Love You”.

The plot follows singer Rachel Brooker and Frank Farmer, a former secret service agent now working as a private bodyguard hired to protect the singer from an obsessed stalker.

While based on the original film, The Bodyguard musical takes a slightly different direction, including bringing the character of Rachel Brooker to the forefront of the story and updating the setting to present day.

The Book of Mormon

Venue: Paramount Theatre

Date: January 2 – 14 2018

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Despite only debuting in 2011, The Book of Mormon has gone on to become one of the most successful and popular musicals currently in production. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone alongside Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon is a hilarious religious satire that has gained overwhelming critical acclaim.

The story follows two Mormon missionaries that travel to a remote war-torn village in Uganda to spread the word of the Mormon religion.

Touching on themes like religion, war, and famine, it features the trademark wit and intelligent humour that Trey and Stone are renowned for, resulting in one of the funniest productions in recent times.

Hamilton

Venue: Paramount Theatre

Date: February 13-18 2018

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Hamilton has been nothing short of a phenomenon since its Broadway debut in 2015. it has sold out its entire run, garnered a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations (winning 11), and even won the Pulizter Prize for Drama.

Needless to say, Hamilton is one on the biggest musicals currently in production – and its finally embarking on a US tour beyond Chicago and New York.

Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (who also had the starring role in the original Broadway run, Hamilton is a story about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. A sung-through musical, Hamilton uses incredible hip-hop music to tell a brilliant story of America’s history.

Love Never Dies

Venue: Paramount Theatre

Date: May 8-13 2018

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies is the sequel to the beloved long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera.

Set roughly ten years after The Phantom of the Opera in 1907, it follows the Phantom after he escapes from Paris, relocating to Coney Island, New York where he resides in the amusement park. Longing to hear his beloved Christine Daae sing once again, he concocts a plan to reunite with the singer, who brings her husband and ten-year-old son to New York.

Beautiful yet haunting, Love Never Dies is the perfect sequel to one of the greatest musicals of all time, set on the magnificent backdrop of Coney Island.

Les Miserables

Venue: Paramount Theatre

Date: June 6 – 16 2018

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Since its first production in 1980, Les Miserables has been one of the most beloved musicals of all time. With music from Claude-Michel Schonberg, Les Miserables – or Les Mis as it is affectionally referred to – remains one of the most popular and successful musicals in production today.

Set in 19th century Paris, France Les Miserables tells the story of Jean Valjean, a peasant jailed for a crime he seeks redemption for. His story is one of love and heartbreak, and a tale that takes you on an incredible journey through revolutionary France.

The Phantom of the Opera

Venue: Paramount Theatre

Date: August 8-19 2018

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Written by the iconic Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Phantom of the Opera has rightfully earned it status as one of the best musicals of all time.

The story follows a disfigured yet gifted composer that lurks within the grand Paris Opera house, living hidden from the outside world in an unground cavern, and his infatuation and eventual obsession with young soprano Christine.

The marvellous score from Webber beautifully combines with the gripping story of innocence, love, and anguish in what is regarded as one of the greatest ever musical productions.