Village Theatre announces 2015/16 lineup featuring ‘My Fair Lady,’ ‘Billy Elliot’

Village Theatre’s next season is sure to have something appealing for all audiences, said Steve Tomkins, the theater’s artistic director, following last weeks announcement of the upcoming schedule.

The Broadway smash ‘Billy Elliot’ is just one of the musicals set for Village Theatre’s upcoming season. The lineup also includes a new musical and classics.

Village Theatre’s next season is sure to have something appealing for all audiences, said Steve Tomkins, the theater’s artistic director, following last weeks announcement of the upcoming schedule.

The lineup, which includes; “Snapshots,” a new musical “scrapbook” featuring the music of “Wicked” creator Stephen Schwartz; Lerner-Loewe’s musical classic “My Fair Lady” for its Christmas production; “Crimes of the Heart,” a Southern Gothic comedy; “My Heart is a Drum,” a “spirited” new coming-of-age musical set in Ghana; and the Broadway smash “Billy Elliot,” with music by Elton John.

Tomkins said the season — which runs Sept. 30 to July 3, 2016 in Issaquah and Oct 23 to July 31, 2016 in Everett — complements the success of the current season and a commitment to taking theatrical risks while continuing to focus on incredible production and stories.

“This season is a celebration of authentic characters and their inspiring transformations,” he said. “A lowly flower girl becomes an elegant debutante; a young African woman boldly breaks the mold of tradition; a boy changes his community by daring to pursue a different kind of dream. These stories are brimming with humanity.”

The extended run of “Mary Poppins” smashed the theater’s attendance record of more than 200,000 audience members and helped Village Theatre exceed 19,200 subscribers, making it the second-largest subscription theater in the Pacific Northwest.

For a full list of running dates for each of the shows in Issaquah and Everett, visit www.villagetheatre.org.

 

 

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