New Broadway at The Paramount season is set

'Dear Evan Hanson,' 'School of Rock,' 'Wicked' among the productions
By Brian Soergel | Jan 29, 2018
Courtesy of: Joan Marcus Mary Kate Morrissey and Ginna Claire Mason in “Wicked,” coming to the Paramount in Seattle.

Shows have been announced for the 2018/2019 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount, with classic, familiar titles and brand new, award-winning productions.

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Seattle Theatre Group presents the six-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and 2018 Grammy Award nominee “Dear Evan Hanson,” which has its premiere Seattle engagement and anchors the season.

Declared “One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by the Washington Post and “an inspiring anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond” by NBC News, “Dear Evan Hanson” debuts Jan. 23, 2019, and continues through Feb. 2, 2019.

The season starts this summer with “The Color Purple” (June 27-July 1), the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival, about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Up next is the hit Broadway musical “Waitress” (Sept. 11-16), the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage, summoning the courage to rebuild her life.

The season continues with “On Your Feet!” (Oct. 23-28), the inspiring story behind the music and inside the lives of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, pop music sensations who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.

The following show is a season option – perennial favorite Disney’s “The Lion King” (Dec. 13-Jan. 6), a six-time Tony Award-winning musical and story filled with hope and adventure.

Next year begins with “Cats” (March 26-31, 2019), featuring the well-known music, along with new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation.

The brand-new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “School of Rock” (May 4-19, 2019) will make its Seattle premier. Based on the iconic Jack Black film, the story follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who turns a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers. This musical features new songs from Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.

Another season option and long-time favorite comes back to Seattle. “Wicked” (June 12-July 7, 2019) is the untold true story of the Witches of Oz,

The season rounds out with Roald Dahl's “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (July 31-Aug. 11, 2019), with songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man" and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a new score from the songwriters of “Hairspray.”

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