It's a hard-knock life out there. You know it, Jay Z knows it and most of all, Annie knows it. But this little redhead never gives up, and her optimism leads the way to a happy ending. Let Annie inspire you this holiday season, 'cause no matter what happens, the sun will come up tomorrow, and this feel-good musical will lift your spirits and give you life. Join Seattle Musical Theatre, the adorable Annie and her even more adorable dog for a show filled with great songs (like "Tomorrow," "It's the Hard Knock Life" and "Easy Street"), memorable characters and a story that will melt your heart.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast brings its enchanting tale and Academy Award-winning score to the Wade James Theatre in Edmonds. Based on the beloved 1991 animated film, this acclaimed musical tells the story of Belle, an intelligent young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who's really a young prince under the spell of a witch's curse. Time is running out, and if the Beast doesn't learn his lesson soon, he and his entire household will be doomed for all eternity. The love story is filled with colorful characters, delightful sets and costumes, and show-stopping musical numbers.
An out-of-work Mr. Popper is stuck at home daydreaming of adventures in far-off lands while Mrs. Popper scrimps and saves just to put food on the table. When Popper receives a family of penguins from Antarctic explorer Admiral Drake, the couple has a lot of extra mouths to feed on a tight budget. Mr. Popper trains the penguins to perform and takes their show on the road, leading to mischief, hilarity and dreams come true in this spirited family musical. Based on the classic 1938 children's book by Richard and Florence Atwater, the flipper-filled fun waddles from the page to the stage -- complete with puppets and song-and-dance numbers -- at Seattle Children's Theatre.
In Seussical the Musical, cats wear hats and audiences wear smiles -- both two sizes too large. It's almost impossible not to grin when this all-ages musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss' stories plunges you into the whimsical world of Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who! and many more classics. The Cat in the Hat links the stories of a young boy who is a "thinker of strange and wonderful thinks," and Horton the Elephant, who's out to prove that "a person's a person, no matter how small." Seussical's cast of favorite characters, including the Whos of Whoville, Horton and the Cat himself, brings a sense of wonder and fun to this colorful family fave at the Tacoma Little Theatre.
Christmas is a time to be good and spread cheer -- unless you're a Herdman, then it's your goal to partake in enough delinquent behavior to end up on a permanent naughty list. For one couple, the holidays are a time to put on the best Christmas pageant the church has ever seen. However, the perfect play seems to head down a slippery slope of outrageousness when they're tasked to cast the world's most awful set of children, the dreaded Herdmans. Based on the beloved children's book by Barbara Robinson, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever decks the halls of the Tacoma Musical Playhouse. This production is staged by Tacoma Musical Playhouse's educational program, CampTMP.