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2014 EVENTS You’ll find an energy source in downtown Tacoma full of entertainment and activities. This season, as the Broadway Center celebrates our 30th Anniversary, we hope you’ll experience JOY and share in many extraordinary experiences with us! We’re excited to announce several new shows have been added for the coming months, including Craig Gass, TEDx Tacoma, See Me Naked, Dennis Kamakahi & Stephen Inglis with Waipuna, Pink Martini, and Men are from Mars Women are from Venus LIVE. Plus, we continue to offer several events entirely FREE as part of the Tacoma Free For All series. Join us!

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Broadway Center presents

January through June, 2014 Tickets: FREE Come enjoy your theaters, support regional artists, dine out, and explore Tacoma’s vibrant Theater District. To register for your tickets, visit and search: Tacoma Free for All.

Awake and Sing Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. t Studio 3 A comedy classic reading by Clifford Odets and directed by Marilyn Bennett. Co-produced with Northwest Playwrights Alliance.

Muh Grog Zoo Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. t Studio 3 A hilarious long-form improvisational theater show, appropriate for the whole family.


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Photo by Scott Hayden

Drunken Telegraph Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.ÂŤ t Studio 3 A night of intimate storytelling and community building around a theme or topic. Come prepared to share!

A New Play: Under the Circumstances May 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. t Studio III Under the Circumstances is a play with the purpose of exploring "the relationship between words, friendship, and our own sense of self." The story takes us into the lives of best friends Amanda and Josephine, two writers from dramatically different worlds. Written by C. Rosalind Bell, an Artist in Residence at University of Puget Sound, and directed by Marilyn Bennett, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Puget Sound.

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Indigo Girls

with Special Guest Lucy Wainwright Roche Friday, January 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. «t Pantages Theater Tickets start at $26 Rock the new year with girl-fueled guitar power! Back in Tacoma by popular demand, Grammy-winning folk-rock duo, Indigo Girls. The duo has produced 14 studio albums, three live records, and three greatest hits compilations. Of these releases, seven reached gold status, four reached platinum and one hit the double platinum mark. The night begins with opening act, Lucy Wainwright Roche. Born into an influential musical family, she has released two EPs and two studio albums entitled Lucy (2010), and There's A Last Time For Everything (2013).

“If you've ever had the good fortune to spend a summer evening on a porch with friends and their guitars, you have a pretty good picture of the warm, casual feel of the Indigo Girls.” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Broadway Center presents

Craig Gass

Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Pantages Theater t Tickets: $23.50 Craig Gass will make you laugh, weep, and gasp at his stand-up and impressionist comedy. Starting his career on the grueling, bumpy comedy circuit road, Gass' unrivaled ability to not only imitate—but inhabit—celebrities earned him a spot on The Howard Stern Show. There he blew listeners' minds with his uncanny impressions of notorious personalities like Christopher Walken, Gene Simmons, Gilbert Gottfried, Tracy Morgan, Al Pacino and more, leading to successful guest spots on hit shows like King of Queens, Sex and the City, and Family Guy. Craig is a living, breathing, mimicking product of pop culture and his career is an authentic, modern day grassroots destiny play. Gass is a funny man standing at the crossroads of superstardom—or sitting on the bus stop of professional oblivion. Either way, we'll be right up front, cheering and jeering.

“Not many impressionists have Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and Tracy Morgan in their repertoire…[Craig] Gass does.” – Boston Globe

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Broadway Center and Immanuel Presbyterian Blues Vespers present

The Official Blues Brothers™ Revue Friday, January 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Pantages Theater t Tickets start at $26

A concert for all ages, The Official Blues Brothers™ Revue strikes the perfect balance of music and mayhem. With their trademark suits, sunglasses and fedoras, Jake and Elwood Blues have been immortalized by John Belushi and Dan Akroyd. The show stars Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as Jake and Elwood, and recreates the live concert experience full of humor and songs from the original albums and shows. Produced by Judy Belushi Pisano and Dan Aykroyd under the musical direction of Paul Shaffer, the Revue pays homage to Chicago's rich history of blues, soul music and gospel in the true spirit of the incomparable Blues Brothers.

“Infectious and unbridled energy... it blows the roof off.” – Chicago Sun Times




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Broadway Center and Immanuel Presbyterian Church present

Judy Collins

with Passenger String Quartet Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Pantages Theater t Tickets start at $28 With her luminescent voice, Judy Collins returns to Tacoma for an intimate concert of unique folksongs. She has personified idealism and activism in her iconic 50-album discography. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell's “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy’s dreamy version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won "Song of the Year” at the 1975 Grammy Awards. Over the years, she has garnered multiple top-ten hits gold- and platinum-selling albums. Don’t miss your chance to see a relentlessly creative spirit and true legend, as she brings her music of hope and healing to the Pantages stage. The Pacific Northwest’s own Passenger String Quartet was originally formed by members of the Seattle Rock Orchestra. The quartet plays a unique brand of neo-classical music, performing original compositions by contemporary local composers, and have backed a musician such as DJ Spooky, Suzanne Vega, Macklemor and more.

“Collins’s ethereal, vibratoless soprano . . . evokes a shaft of moonlight on a clear night . . .” –The New York Times Sponsor:

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The Barber of Seville (Gioachino Rossini) Friday, February 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Rialto Theater t Tickets: $28, $38, $48, $58, $68 A Barber, a Maiden, a Count and the jealous Doctor . . . A hilarious opera that delights audiences with its unforgettable arias, loveable characters and playful wit. Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Madama Butterfly (Giacomo Puccini)

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. Pantages Theater t Tickets: $28, $48, $58, $68, $72, $88 A love deprived Geisha, Trouble, an estranged Naval Officer and his wife . . . In one of the world’s most beloved operas, Puccini shares with us a world of cultural tradition, love and sacrifice. Sung in Italian with English supertitles

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Broadway Center presents Chris Perondi's

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pantages Theater t Tickets start at $12 Chris Perondi is the Stunt Dog Guy™ and his famous stunt dogs will amaze you! In a show perfect for animal lovers, you’ll witness big air stunts, comic antics, and unparalleled athletic feats in one of the most entertaining shows of its kind. With scene-stealing performances on The Tonight Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, and Animal Planet’s Pet Stars, these canine daredevils will thrill you with doggone amazing tricks. The show features a cast of professional performers alongside the real stars — over a dozen talented former pound pups. The entire cast of stunt dogs was rescued from shelters and brings pet adoption awareness to the forefront, showing just how amazing shelter dogs can be!

“A dog that leaves a mark on your heart will never be forgotten.”– Chris Perondi


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Broadway Center and Immanuel Presbyterian Blues Vespers present

August Wilson’s

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Saturday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 9, at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 16, at 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 23, at 3:00 p.m. Theatre on the Square t Tickets start at: $19 Directed by C. Rosalind Bell This fully produced play is the culmination of a six year partnership between the Broadway Center, Washington State History Museum and Northwest Playwrights Alliance to celebrate August Wilson’s work chronicling the African-American experience of the 20th century — his Pittsburg Cycle. Joe Turner’s Come and Gone is set in a Pittsburgh boarding house in 1911. Owners Seth and Bertha Holly play host to an ever-shifting family of guests who come to visit during the Great Migration of the early twentieth century when descendants of former slaves moved in large numbers from the South toward the industrial cities of the North in search of new jobs, new lives and new beginnings. The story is a richly detailed, joyous, sad, and always hopeful representation of the indefatigable human spirit.

“Tragedy and comedy are united in a portrait that patiently chronicles the customs of characters whose stories are too momentous to remain untold.” –The L.A. Times Sponsor:



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Broadway Center presents

The Ten Tenors

Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Pantages Theater t Tickets start at $42*

Australia’s hottest tenors celebrate Broadway’s greatest hits in this special Valentine’s Day concert. Be delighted by a powerful mix of theatrical showstoppers and heart melting ballads as The TEN Tenors take on some of the greatest showtunes in the world. It’s the perfect date night—or better yet—ladies night out! With incredible international success, garnering four gold and two platinum albums, these Aussies bring a unique approach to opera, rock and pop that will melt your heart.

“They are truly incandescent when performing at the full strength of 10.”– Daily Variety

Special Valentine's Day Event!

*’A Tier’ tickets ($85) include access to the pre-show Meet & Greet with The TEN Tenors in Studio 2 at 6:30 p.m. — includes appetizers!

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TITLE SOUNDSCAPES Saturday, February 15, 7:30 p.m. Rialto Theater Tickets t $27.50, $40, $55, $60 Nestled between beautiful mountains and the serene sound, it is impossible not to feel in constant awe of the splendor that surrounds us every day. Join us for a program of nature-inspired genius from Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Vaughan Williams. SOUNDSCAPES will transport you to nature's realm and its infinite beauty.

ST. JOHN PASSION Saturday, March 15, 7:30 p.m. Rialto Theater t Tickets: $27.50, $40, $55, $60 J.S. Bach's monumental depiction of the St. John Passion of Christ is a towering musical melodrama of stunning intensity. Complete with orchestra, organ, stellar soloists and a soaring choir, this is truly a rare opportunity not to missed.

BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO Saturday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. Rialto Theater t Tickets: $27.50, $40, $55, $60 We are thrilled to bring you the crown jewel of violin concertos, Beethoven's masterpiece work, with our very own Concertmaster Brittany Boulding. In addition, we have been entrusted with the world premiere of celebrated American composer Thomas Pasatieri's newest symphonic creation, Symphony No. 3. Tickets: 253.591.5894 • Online:

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Verdi & Friends

Harvey Felder, conductor | Kenneth Overton, baritone | Tacoma Symphony Chorus Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. t Pantages Theater Favorite, lively and poignant selections from Aida, Il Trovatore, Nabucco and La Traviata, plus Bizet’s Carmen, Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, and Puccini’s Edgar and Manon Lescaut. Baritone Kenneth Overton has consistently received accolades for his rich gleaming voice and his many layered, powerful interpretations. Together with TSO’s 60-voice resident chorus and the full orchestra, this will be an unforgettable night of powerhouse favorites. “I was spellbound. I'm now in love with this splendid orchestra!” – Audience member

Felder Farewell

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. t Pantages Theater Harvey Felder, conductor | Andrew Armstrong, piano Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 | Mahler: Symphony No. 5 The witty and charming Andrew Armstrong returns for Liszt’s bravura First Piano Concerto. The piece is less a concerto than a symphonic poem for piano and orchestra. Maestro Harvey Felder brings his 20-year tenure as music director to a fitting conclusion with a musical canvas Felder Farewell – Maestro Harvey of huge proportions Felder’s final two concerts, and emotional scope, capping a 20-season legacy! Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, which Herbert von Karajan called “a transforming experience.” Tickets start at $19! Pg. 14

Friday, February 28, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Dinner Break on your own from 5:45 - 7:15 p.m. Meet & greet with speakers will follow event. t Theatre on the Square t Tickets: $79 The TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) phenomena comes to the South Sound with TEDxTacoma, where live speakers and interdisciplinary presentations inspire deep discussion and new connections in our community. This year's theme is connectivity. Join us as speakers and performers connect their powerful stories to the "ideas worth spreading." —Technology Speakers include Milenko Matanovic, who runs the non-profit Pomegranate Center, helping communities become better connected. —Entertainment Speakers include Vicci Martinez, local singersongwriter and a finalist on NBC’s The Voice; and Bob Rivers, radio veterean and host of The Bob Rivers Show on 95.7 KJR-FM. —Design Speakers include Adam Argyle, a web developer for Lively, an innovative company that brings fans and artists together. Sponsors:

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Broadway Center with support from the Tacoma Philharmonic Endowment presents

Project Trio

Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Theatre on the Square t Tickets start at $22

PROJECT TRIO cranks classical music up a few decibels. Join Greg Pattillo, flute, Eric Stephenson, cello, and Peter Seymour, bass, as they push the boundaries of chamber music with a high-octane mix of classical, jazz, hip-hop, and rock. Acclaimed as “packed with musicianship, joy, and surprise” by Downbeat Magazine and hailed for their “wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing” by the Wall Street Journal, the Trio is an internet sensation with over 74 million views and 76,000 subscribers on their YouTube channel. Check them out – you won’t want to miss this concert!

“. . . a glorious celebration of the music of our time.” – Jazz Review

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Broadway Center with support from the Tacoma Philharmonic Endowment presents

Black Violin

Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. t Pantages Theater Tickets start at $19

Modern, classical, and completely original: Black Violin is the one concert this season that you don’t want to miss. With their unexpected fusion of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music, they are a welcome revelation. Black Violin melds highbrow and pop culture, “Brandenburg” and “breakdown,” into a single genre-busting act. They are often accompanied by their crack band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJTK (Dwayne Dayal), drummer Beatdown (Jermaine McQueen) and cellist Joe Cello (Joseph Valbrun). Since forming more than a decade ago, they have performed with the likes of P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, and The Eagles. Black Violin brings forward the importance of arts education and a message of perseverance, hope, and staying true to ones’ self.

“…a funky, hourlong mix of hip-hop, jazz, R&B and, yes, even Bach…the musicians show a winning ingenuity and spirit of inventiveness.” – The New York Post


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Broadway Center presents

Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. t Rialto Theater Tickets start at $19

Vibrant and talented, this Gaelic group brings the sounds of the Emerald Isles to the U.S. on their first trip "across the pond." Caladh Nua's origins are deeply rooted in the south-eastern counties of Ireland. Meet these five versatile musicians and singers and hear their wide selection of instruments — from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhrán, and tin whistle to button accordion – capture the essential qualities of both traditional Irish music and innovative compositions.

"What a quintet! Fab songs meet wonderful, wonderful tunes!" – The Chicago Irish American News Sponsors:

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Broadway Center presents

See Me Naked

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. t Studio 3 Buy tickets before February 16: $18 After: $25 Seattle theater veteran Maria Glanz brings her wildly popular interactive comedy that explores personal boundaries and feelings relating to being naked, both literally and symbolically. Following a striptease fail, an embarrassed amateur opens up to her audience about why exposing herself publicly is so difficult and so important for her to do. See Me Naked starts as a comic monologue, but soon becomes a dialogue as she questions audience members about their own feelings towards being naked. The real heart of the show is how easily audiences contribute their own hilarious and often embarrassing experiences, making every performance unique. See Me Naked is written and performed by Maria Glanz and directed by Elizabeth Klob.

“Ways you may feel about being naked: humiliated, humble, humorous, hairy. Whatever – bring it on, Maria Glanz can take it. She’s brilliant… A cross between Julia Sweeney and a Chatty Cathy doll, Glanz is at once fragile and powerful – kind of like the naked human body itself.” - The Seattle Times NOTE: This performance is suitable for mature audiences. Tickets: 253.591.5894 • Online: Pg. 19


Broadway Center & Tacoma Symphony Orchestra present

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.« t Pantages Theater Tickets start at $35 Joined by Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, this concert is a celebration of one of America’s most powerful and enduring artists — known affectionately as “Babs.” Ann Hampton Callaway crafts a loving and pitch-perfect tribute to the entertainer who once described herself as being “simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.” A Tony-nominated actress, Callaway weaves humorous and insightful anecdotes of how Streisand began as a role model for her and evolved into her mentor and friend, recording Ann’s songs on six of her recent CDs, including “I’ve Dreamed of You,” the song that Streisand sang on her wedding day. Callaway promises a performance that not only honors the extraordinary five-decade career of Barbra Streisand, but also reminds us of “the way we were.”

“…a voice so rich, flexible and extravagantly gorgeous that it hardly matters what use she puts it to.” –The New York Times


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Star Chefs on Broadway: Neverland Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. «t Pantages Lobby & Theater

Regular Tickets: $200 VIP Tickets for Two: $700 includes overnight at Hotel Murano and breakfast at Bite Just follow the second star on the right and go straight on ‘til morning to the best dinner party in town! Star Chefs supports the Broadway Center’s arts education programs, which serve 51,000 students, teachers and families annually. Tickets include exquisite food, beverage, entertainment and a grand live auction.


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Broadway Center presents

Hawaiian Heritage: Dennis Kamakahi & Stephen Inglis with Waipuna Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. t Rialto Theater Tickets start at $19

Sway along to the sounds of paradise with these slack-key virtuosos. • Renowned for his slack-key guitar, Grammy Award winning Dennis Kamakahi has performeds with the legendary group Sons of Hawai'i for over 20 years and is considered one of the Island’s most prolific songwriters with more than 700 songs to his composing credit. Kamahahi was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame in 2009. • Grammy nominated Stephen Inglis is recognized as one of the most diverse musical artists in Hawai'i today. Equally at home on the acoustic and electric guitar, the art of Ki Ho’alu (Hawaiian Slack key Guitar) has been at the heart of his music. With a deep love for many kinds of music, Stephen’s songwriting blends tradition with innovation in a diverse and effective tapestry. • Waipuna is an exciting collaboration of two talented individuals, Kale Hannahs and Matt Sproat. Their eclectic musical backgrounds and similar taste in music has led to the development of a unique sound that draws comparisons to their name, Waipuna, or spring water.

“…a re-affirmation of humanity… The duo has created an uplifting musical album, to faith, redemption, life.” – Maui News Pg. 22

Broadway Center presents

Pink Martini

Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. t Pantages Theater Tickets start at $48

See the world-famous, Portland-based Pacific Northwest favorite, “little orchestra!” Drawing inspiration from music around the world, Pink Martini crosses genres of classical, jazz and old- fashioned pop. Their albums have gone gold in France, Canada, Greece and Turkey, and they have sold well over 2.5 million copies worldwide! The band has collaborated and performed with numerous artists from Rufus Wainwright and Henri Salvador to The Dandy Warhols and the cast of Sesame Street. Buy your tickets early, this concert will sell out!

“Pink Martini's unlikely multilingual formula…works magnificently.” – The Guardian


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Northwest Public Radio and Broadway Center TITLE with support from the Tacoma Philharmonic Endowment present

From the Top: On the Road with host Christopher O’Riley Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. t Rialto Theater Tickets start at $19

Experience the Northwest’s most talented young musicians in this nationally broadcast performance! For the past decade, From the Top has been a showcase for America's most talented young musicians. Called "contemporary culture's feel-good success story" by The San Francisco Chronicle, the weekly radio broadcast hosted by pianist Christopher O'Riley reaches more than 700,000 loyal listeners on 200 stations. It shares the stories and performances of extraordinary musicians ranging in age from eight to eighteen. Taped before a live audience, each program provides a compelling and entertaining window into the world of these young performers, who pursue life with passion, determination, and joy. Be a part of this exciting experience as a member of the live audience!

"It's serious music, but classically kids." –The New York Times


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Broadway Center presents

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. t Pantages Theater Tickets start at $22

Magic is no longer just about befuddling audiences with card tricks and seemingly impossible stunts; these days, magic is about spectacle, drama, danger, and personality—and Kevin and Cindy Spencer are the masters of the “new” magical experience. The Spencers have been named Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year for a staggering six consecutive years. They recently added to their accolades by being named International Magicians of the Year, joining the ranks of Henning, Copperfield, Penn & Teller, and Criss Angel. You’ll witness state-of-the-art illusions selected from an extensive repertoire of magical mysteries perfected and performed by The Spencers. Prepare to be enchanted, mystified, and most of all, entertained!

“The Spencers have taken the art of illusion to an entirely new level by infusing it with all the emotional dynamics of good theatre." – St. Louis Post Dispatch Tickets: 253.591.5894 • Online: Pg. 25

Broadway Center presents


Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Pantages Theater t Tickets start at $46 LET YOUR HAIR DOWN AND "LET THE SUN SHINE IN!” The original Broadway Rock-Musical that defined an era is coming to Tacoma! HAIR is a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about searching for truth, peace and love in Vietnam Warera America continues to strike a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. The themes and struggles in HAIR are as vital and relevant today. The long list of chart-topping hit songs include “Aquarius,” "Let the Sun Shine in,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy to be Hard” all of which became anthems of counter-culture and the sexual revolution, and continue to have a profound impact on audiences. The musical's profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, its sexuality, its irreverence for the American flag, and nude scene caused much comment and controversy when it arrived on Broadway. Today, HAIR is more daring than ever!

“The ultimate American rock musical!” – The New York Times NOTE: This musical includes nudity and drug references, and is suitable for mature audiences.


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Broadway Center presents

Reinventing Radio: An Afternoon with Ira Glass Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. t Pantages Theater Tickets start at $29* Perhaps the very embodiment of National Public Radio, Ira Glass is the voice of his generation as he brings news and entertainment to listeners both young and old. The creator of the public radio show This American Life talks about his program and how it's put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for their show, how he and his staff are trying to push broadcast journalism to do things it’s never done before. Glass mixes stories from the show live onstage, combining his narration with pre-taped quotes and music, recreating the sound of the show for a live audience. Glass will also play funny and memorable highlights from episodes past and tell anectdotes about what was behind their creation. *’A Tier’ tickets ($75) include access to the pre-show Meet & Greet with Ira Glass in Studio 2 at 1:30 p.m. — with appetizers!

“Every human intricacy and impulse is explored and discussed, often meaning that the stories can be incredibly dark and harrowing, but ultimately, they are all rewarding listening.” –The Huffington Post


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Yesterday & Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Pantages Theater t Tickets start at $19

What’s your favorite Beatles song? Everyone has a personal answer to this question, and when asked you don’t just tell you the name of the song. You hear the story associated with that song —about a first love, a first kiss, a first dance; or perhaps a touching story about a parent or the loss of a loved one. Yesterday & Today takes the incandescent music of The Beatles and personalizes it with the stories and perspectives of audience members. Each concert features a set list selected by audience members prior to the show — and then again at intermission. Your stories will be told throughout the evening, capturing the cultural impact of The Beatles’ music and how it touches each of us individually. You won’t see the musicians dressed as the Beatles, instead the focus is on the experience of the music and the emotions behind the songs. This is a transcendent performance you’ll never forget!

“Foot-stomping, clapping in unison, singing along and outright screaming from the audience, especially during the all-out panic that erupted when a little ditty named “Revolution” was played!” –Omaha City Weekly Sponsor:

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Broadway Center presents


Friday, June 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Theatre on the Square« t Tickets start at $19

BUY TICKETS BEFORE FEBRUARY 16 & SAVE 50% OFF ‘A TIER’ TICKETS USE PROMO CODE VENUS This one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up is based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE! is more than just a retelling of the book. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids! The show stars Peter Story, who has appeared in primetime shows on three major networks - including CSI (directed by Quentin Tarantino), Without a Trace, Ugly Betty and recurring roles on Jay Leno's The Tonight Show and Rob Lowe's The Lyon's Den.

“I was dragged to the show somewhat reluctantly by my wife. I laughed so hard I couldn’t catch my breath!” – Audience Member

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JANUARY 10 Broadway Center: Indigo Girls 17 Broadway Center: Tacoma Free For All: Awake and Sing 10 Tacoma Symphony Orchestra: Mini Maestros Fiddler on The Roof 18 Broadway Center: Craig Gass 24 Broadway Center: Blues Brothers™ The Official Revue 31 Broadway Center: Judy Collins with Passenger String Quartet FEBRUARY 7 & 9 Tacoma Opera: The Barber of Seville 8 Broadway Center: Stunt Dog Experience 8-23 Broadway Center: August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone 14 Broadway Center: The Ten Tenors 15 Northwest Sinfonietta: Soundscapes 21 Broadway Center: Tacoma Free For All: Muh Grog Zoo 22 TYSA: Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra Concert 23 Tacoma Symphony Orchestra: I Love Verdi & Friends 28 Broadway Center: TEDxTacoma MARCH 1 Tacoma Concert Band: Premiere 1 Broadway Center: Project Trio 2 TYSA: Tacoma Young Symphony Concert 7 Broadway Center: Black Violin 14 Broadway Center: Tacoma Free For All: Muh Grog Zoo 15 Northwest Sinfonietta: St. John Passion 16 Broadway Center: Caladh Nua 16 Tacoma Symphony Orchestra: Mini Maestros - Jungle Jams 20-22 Broadway Center: See Me Naked 22 Broadway Center & Tacoma Symphony Orchestra: Ann Hampton Callaway presents The Streisand Songbook 30 Broadway Center: Star Chefs on Broadway - Neverland APRIL 1 11 11 & 13 12 18 19 Pg. 30

Broadway Center: Hawaiian Heritage Broadway Center: Tacoma Free For All: Drunken Telegraph Tacoma Opera: Madama Butterfly Tacoma Symphony Orchestra: Chorus Concert: Homeland Broadway Center: Pink Martini Tacoma Concert Band: See the USA

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Broadway Center: From the Top: On the Road with Host Christopher O’Riley Broadway Center: The Spencers’ Theatre of Illusion Broadway Center: HAIR The Musical Tacoma Symphony Orchestra: Mini Maestros: Wacky Wild World of Percussion

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TYSA: Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra Concert Broadway Center: Yesterday & Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience Northwest Sinfonietta: Beethoven Violin Concerto TYSA: Tacoma Youth Symphony Concert

JUNE 6-8 6

Broadway Center: Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus LIVE! Broadway Center: Tacoma Free For All: Muh Grog Zoo

Broadway Center: An Afternoon with Ira Glass Tacoma Symphony Orchestra: Felder Farewell


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