Tacoma Musical Playhouse has announced the 19th season of musical theater in Tacoma. The 2012-2013 season will include six Broadway-style musicals on the TMP Mainstage and three family-friendly productions from the Tacoma Children's Musical Theater.
The 2012-13 TMP Mainstage season:
September 28-October 21, 2012
Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband to take the rap until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row Roxie and another murderess, Velma Kelly, join forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune and acquittal.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
November 23-December 16, 2012
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
This final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the a beloved musical. After 10 seasons, THE SOUND OF MUSIC returns to the TMP stage just in time for the holidays with a very special production to share with your friends and family.
THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (The Musical!)
January 18-February 10, 2013
Music by Eric Rockwell, Lyrics by JoAnne Bogart
Five musicals in one...each with the same plot but done in the style of a different Broadway composer.
April 5-28, 2013
Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe & Neil Benjamin
Based on the movie Legally Blonde
Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law.
9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL
May 17-June 9, 2013
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is a story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Three unlikely friends conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do even in a man's world.
SHOUT! The Mod Musical
July 5-28, 2013
Co-creators Phillip George & David Lowenstein
SHOUT! is the mod musical magazine that brings back the birds and sounds that made England swing in the 60s. Though SHOUT! wears its heart on its sleeve, it also has its tongue planted firmly in its cheek. Everything from the period is recreated - from the fashions and the dances to the music and the hair. With a shimmy and a shake, the songs are tied together by sound bites from the period.
Throughout the year, patrons can enhance their theater-going experience by attending the six preview presentations entitled Behind the Curtain! at TMP. On the Sunday evening prior to each of the six Mainstage openings (March 24, 2013 for Legally Blonde), TMP cast, crew, directors and designers provide a free educational and interactive preview packed with facts about the show, its history, this production, and song and dance highlights from the show.
The Tacoma Children's Musical Theater continues to grow as it enters its exciting seventh season at TMP! Presented by our Mainstage adult performers, these fully-staged musicals based on classic and children's literature are geared toward young and old alike, and are a great way to introduce young members to the theatergoing process. These productions are a great way for TMP to offer additional family-friendly opportunities to supplement our regular Mainstage programming. The 2012-13 TCMT season of shows will be announced in June 2012. Stay tuned! For teachers, all TCMT productions will offer additional mid-week student group matinee performances this season. See the website at www.tmp.org/groups.aspx in June and then contact the Box Office to reserve your student groups early because these performances do sell out well in advance!