Indigo Girls, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, ABBA The Music and More
Press release just received from The Broadway Center in Tacoma:
Tacoma, WA- The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts has added nine new shows to the 2010 Season schedule: Firesign Theatre, Theatre Northwest’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Indigo Girls, Broadway Center Conservatory’s Willy Wonka, Theatre Northwest’s Agatha Christie’s BBC Murders, West Coast Gospel Fest, Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Beauty Lou and the Country Beast, Menopause The Musical and ABBA The Music. Tickets are on sale for Broadway Center Members beginning Monday, January 4 at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are on sale for the general public on sale Thursday, January 7 at 11:00 a.m.
The new shows begin with two performances by famed comedy quartet Firesign Theatre on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Theatre on the Square. The group includes Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman and Phil Proctor and been performing 42 years together.
The Broadway Center and Theatre Northwest will continue their partnership in spring 2010 with two shows: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (nine performances) from February 20 to March 7, 2010 and Agatha Christie’s BBC Murders (seven performances) from May 1 to 15, 2010. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the popular 1988 comedy, which has been adapted into a terrific musical comedy about two con men living on the French Riviera. The pre-national tour premiere of Agatha Christie’s BBC Murders will feature four mini-mysteries in a radio play format: Three Blind Mice, Yellow Iris, Butter in a Lordly Dish, and Personal Call.
The Indigo Girls will perform for one show only on Friday, March 19, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pantages Theater. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers began their career nearly two decades ago with their independently released debut album, 1987's Strange Fire. Since then they have entertained millions of devoted fans with their 10 major-label studio albums. Now they’ve come full circle with the independent release of their new album, Poseidon and the Bitter Bug on their new label IG Recordings.
The Broadway Center Conservatory will perform the culminating project of the Musical Theater Camp with Willy Wonka on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Theatre on the Square. This production will star Conservatory students and features songs from the 1971 family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Broadway Center Conservatory Musical Theater Camp features a full cast of students ages 6 to 18.
In partnership Mr. Frank Walton, 2007 Inductee Broadcasters Hall of Fame and 2009 Gospel Announcer of the Year, Gospel Music Workshop of America the Broadway Center will present
West Coast Gospel Fest on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rialto Theater. The performance is a lively and spiritual show that includes a medley of artists such as Ami Rushes, Moses Tyson, Jr. Angela Missy Billups and Bishop Sam Williams.
Missoula Children’s Theatre’s annual performance is Beauty Lou and the Country Beast on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Theatre on the Square. This classic fairy tale with a Wild West spin, the show will feature 50 to 60 local kids, grades first through twelfth, in a production developed in one-week. Auditions will be held on Monday, June 7, 2010. Doors will open at 3:00 p.m. and close at 3:30 p.m. Audition begins promptly at 3:30 p.m.
Menopause The Musical brings laughter to Tacoma on Saturday, June 12 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pantages Theater. Four women discover they have more in common than they thought in a joyful musical parody set to classic tunes such as "Puff, My God I'm Draggin'" and the disco favorite "Stayin' Awake, Stayin' Awake.”
Hall of Fame group, ABBA will be reborn as ABBA The Music on Friday, June 25, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pantages Theater. Featuring original band members Ulf Andersson and Janne Schaffer, ABBA The Music follows the ABBA story from their Eurovision beginnings all the way to major chart success.
Broadway Center Member may purchase tickets beginning Monday, January 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. General public tickets are on sale beginning Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Broadway Center Box Office at 253.591.5894, toll-free 1.800.291.7593, or visit the Box Office at 901 Broadway in Tacoma’s Theater District. To purchase online at anytime or for more information about upcoming events, visit www.broadwaycenter.org.
The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the following for support of the 2009-10 Season: ArtsFund, Ben B. Cheney Foundation, The Boeing Company, City of Tacoma, Forest Foundation, The News Tribune, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Pierce County Arts Commission and Sequoia Foundation Pierce County Program.