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Coming to a Seattle Theatre Near You in June and July

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School’s out for summer, but the arts continue on! See the June and July lineup for the Seattle area’s most entertaining events:

Prey; The Other Woman
June 1 – 3
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
928.853.7400
http://www.quietonline.org

In Laura Goodwin’s Prey, new student Will is shocked to discover that at Pope Joan High, girls are the jocks and women wield all of the power. Can he make a difference in a society that sees him as just another cute young thing? The Other Woman, by Casey Kelly, features a husband and wife who have lost their spark, a girl on the verge of womanhood, and a department-store mannequin that excites, confuses, disgusts, and ultimately brings this broken family back together once more.

Riverdance
June 3, 4, and 5
Paramount Theatre
901 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
206.467.5510
http://www.stgpresents.org

Weaving ancient Celtic mythology and Irish history, together with traditional Irish dance and music. Nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Ireland as Riverdance has.

Showtunes Theatre: The Music Of George M. Cohan
June 4 – 5
The Moore Theatre
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
206.682.1414
http://www.showtunestheatre.org

George M. Cohan was America’s first show business superstar, known coast to coast as a successful actor, singer, dancer, playwright, composer, librettist, director and producer. Known as “The Man Who Owned Broadway,” the score of this bio-musical includes “Gives My Regards to Broadway,” “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “Mary,” and “Over There.”

Pacific Northwest Ballet
Giselle
June 3 – 12
McCaw Hall
321 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.441.2424
http://www.pnb.org

PNB’s Giselle marks a major World Premiere as well as the first time an American ballet company has revived a classic based on original material researched by Stepanov notation expert Doug Fullington in collaboration with leading Giselle scholar Marian Smith. Since its premiere in 1841, Giselle has become one of the most popular ballets of all time and is considered ballet’s great tragedy. A masterpiece of the Romantic era, Giselle tells the story of a young peasant girl seduced and betrayed by a nobleman.

In The Bullitt Cabaret
June 3 – 11
ACT Theatre
700 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
206.292.7676
http://www.acttheatre.org

All is revealed as Seattle cabaret luminaries Jayne Muirhead and John Engerman join forces to take you on a Fool’s Journey of self discovery. Drawing on oracle traditions from Tarot to palmistry to astrology, each audience member is treated to a unique evening of sublimely silly, unforgettable cabaret.

Seattle Men’s Chorus
Heartthrobs
June 24 and 25
McCaw Hall
321 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.684.7200

Get ready to scream and faint with excitement as Seattle Men’s Chorus thrills fans of all generations with a musical look at America’s singing heartthrobs — the boy bands! This high-energy program pays tribute to six decades of male singing groups, from the Ink Spots to the Jonas Brothers, with a host of other swoon-worthy acts — like the Beatles, the Bee Gees, the Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire, Menudo, the Backstreet Boys, and ‘N Sync — sandwiched in between.

Aladdin
July 7 – 31
5th Avenue Theatre
1308 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
206.625.1900
http://www.5thavenue.org

Aladdin is a new stage musical adapted from Disney’s 1992 animated feature film. It will feature the Academy Award®-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Aladdin will feature a cast and creative team drawn from Seattle and Broadway. Several 5th Avenue veterans return for the production, including acclaimed director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw.

Shakespeare In The Park
Antony and Cleopatra; The Tempest
July 8 – August 13
Various Seattle Area Parks

http://www.greenstage.org/2011/shakespeareinthepark

GreenStage is proud to present another summer season of Shakespeare. Performing at places like the Magnuson Park Amphitheater, Seward Park, Lincoln Park and Fall City Park, Shakespeare comes to life. Antony and Cleopatra is Shakespeare’s beautiful telling of one of history’s greatest and most ill-fated romances. The Tempest is a powerful and often funny story of love, forgiveness and redemption. Check the website for show times and locations.

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