Village Theatre Announces Upcoming Season

The upcoming season at Village Theatre does not disappoint. A mix of well-known musicals, such as Hairspray, and budding shows, String, are among the five-show lineup this year starting September 14, 2017 to July 1, 2018 in Issaquah; and October 27, 2017 to July 29, 2018 in Everett.

“We think this season is the perfect blend of being artistically challenging for our creative staff, while also maintaining a strong appeal for our audiences,” artistic director Steve Tomkins said in a press release. “We’re going to bring new energy into these shows and add that special ‘Village Theatre’ touch.”

Executive Producer Robb Hunt said the shows are carefully selected for audience appeal and to help them grow artistically and in production values.

The lineup:

Into the Woods — the worlds of famous storybook characters collide and features music from Sondheim.

Issaquah: Sept. 14, 2017 to Oct. 22
Everett: Oct. 27, 2017 to Nov. 19

Disney’s Newsies The Musical — a musical based in 1899 displays the true events of the Newsboys Strike in New York.

Issaquah: Nov. 9, 2017 to Dec. 31
Everett: Jan. 5, 2018 to Jan. 28

The Gin Game — tension between new friends starts to build at a home for the elderly when Weller teaches Fonsia to play Gin Rummy, and Fonsia goes on a winning streak.

Issaquah: Jan. 18, 2018 to Feb. 25
Everett: March 2, 2018 to March 25

String — three goddess sisters known as the Greek Fates fall out of favor with Zeus and are condemned to Earth among weary office workers when the eldest sister falls in love with a mortal.

Issaquah: March 15, 2018 to April 22
Everett: April 27, 2018 to May 20

Hairspray — unlikely teen, Tracy Turnblad, achieves her dream of dancing on national, and wins the affection of the local heartthrob.

Issaquah: May 10, 2018 to July 1
Everett: July 6, 2018 to July 29


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