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Simba, Dorothy, Evita, Priscilla And Some Irish Hipsters Are All Coming To The Paramount

We're VERY excited about the stage production of "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" coming to The Paramount November 12-17.

We’re VERY excited about the stage production of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” coming to The Paramount November 12-17.

I’m tardy to the announcement party but in case you musical theater nerds haven’t heard, Seattle Theatre Group has announced the line-up of musicals heading to The Paramount for the 2013/2014 season…and, there are some beloved treats coming your way with a couple newcomers thrown in as well.

THE WIZARD OF OZ

October 9-13, 2013

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

November 12-17, 2013

EVITA

December 31, 2013-January 5, 2014 

Disney’s THE LION KING

March 11-April 6, 2014 

ONCE

May 27-June 8, 2014

Season Ticket packages are available now at (toll-free) 1.888.451.4042 or www.stgpresents.org/Broadway. 

Group tickets are available now for any show. Please call the Corporate and Group Sales department for more information (toll-free) 1.888.214.6856. Single tickets for each engagement will go on sale at a later date. Watch www.stgpresents.org for single ticket on-sale dates.

That’s a pretty amazing line-up. Obviously, the very gay “Priscilla” and the almost as gay “Evita” have big appeal for LGBTQ audiences…“Priscilla” is gayer than a pink picnic basket full of dildos and lubricants. “Evita” is a Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice campfest with a questionable gay icon of sorts as its leading lady…though, it’s not so much Evita herself, who was frankly, just the tarty wife of a despot, but the iconic women who played her (Patti LuPone and Madonna) that we high flyingly adore.

“Disney’s The Lion King” is an old chestnut but it’s a chestnut with terrific production values…who doesn’t love Julie Taymor and puppets? (uh, anyone who has seen “Spiderman”…)

We rolled our eyes a bit at “The Wizard of Oz”…yes, we adore it but it is a bit…elderly. But, this production was spearheaded by Andrew Lloyd Webber so we’re sure he camped it up. The audience will be full of kiddies but we’re also guessing plenty of adults swooning along to “Wicked’s” superior grandmother.

“Once” we don’t know much about because we didn’t see the original movie it was based upon…we know people who loved the story of two Irish street musicians and their tangled relationship and we also know folks who hated its wee tweeness. The stage version earned kudos and Tony Awards, so we’ll give it the benefit of the doubt. If we can tolerate twee Seattle hipsters, we should give the same level of respect to Irish ones…

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