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Pantages Theater

901 Broadway, Tacoma, WA

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1-(253)-591-5894

Website:
www.broadwaycenter.org/

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The Hip Hop Nutcracker with MC Kurtis Blow

Urban/Hip Hop, Holiday

Don’t miss the opening night and first glimpse of the newly renovated Pantages Theater. This holiday mash-up for the entire family delivers a contemporary re-imagining of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. Performed by a supercharged cast of all star dancers, DJ and violinist, the story shares a hip spin on the holiday classic. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of sugarplums into 1980s Brooklyn. The Hip Hop Nutcracker celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve.

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• Thu 11/15/18 at - 7:30 PM

Hip Hop Nutcracker with Guest MC Kurtis Blow

Urban/Hip Hop,Holiday

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, "The Hip Hop Nutcracker" re-imagines Tchaikovsky's score through explosive hip hop choreography. A dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, and an electric violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City. This evening-length show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.

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• Thu 11/15/18 at - 7:30 PM

Symphony Tacoma: Symphonie Fantastique

Classical, Orchestral

Sarah Ioannides, Conductor | Henry Kramer, Piano. Symphony Tacoma’s exciting and varied premiere in the refurbished and acoustically-enhanced Pantages Theater. Charbrier’s España captures the composer’s reflections of a visit to Spain. Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 features rising-star pianist Henry Kramer whose playing has been described as “precise as a faceted diamond.” Rounding out the program is Berlioz’s dramatic Symphonie Fatastique which tells the story of the artist's self-destructive passion for a beautiful woman.

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• Sat 11/17/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Jane Lynch: A Swingin’ Little Christmas

Jazz, Holiday Music

A Swingin’ Little Christmas is a throwback to the classic holiday albums of the ‘50s and ‘60s, featuring a big band sound with a sprinkling of Jane Lynch’s trademark humor. She’ll be joined by Kate Flannery (The Office), Tim Davis (Glee) and jazz favorites The Tony Guerrero Quintet to share fresh takes on classic carols and originals with nostalgic-nods in a night of rich music, touching moments, and Christmas whimsy. Jane Lynch is an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee and she is currently the two-time Emmy Award-winning host of NBC's Hollywood Game Night.

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• Fri 11/23/18 at - 7:30 PM

Imago Theatre: Frogz!

Vaudeville,Dance Play

Whimsical and inventive, this show is a clever intersection of vaudeville, cirque, and mime. The simplicity and charm catapulted the production to two Broadway runs at the acclaimed New Victory Theater. Like all truly unique things, this show must be seen to be believed. Take a leap and discover why this madcap revue of illusion and imagination has mesmerized audiences around the world.

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• Sat 11/24/18 at - 7:30 PM

73rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Community Event

Since World War II, the South Sound community has gathered to celebrate at the corner of 9th & Broadway in downtown Tacoma. Gather for carols and photos with Santa at this free community event. If it isn’t already, make it part of your family tradition.

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• Sat 11/24/18 at - 4:30 PM

Symphony Tacoma: Sounds of the Season

Orchestral, Gospel, Holiday Music, Choral

Geoffrey Boers, Conductor | Marlette Buchanan, soprano | Tacoma Symphony Voices and Tacoma Youth Chorus. Symphony Tacoma’s annual collage of seasonal delights for the whole family. The program features Gospel and spiritual favorites, classics from cherished Christmas television programs and movies, moving choral masterpieces, and the ever-popular carol sing-along!

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• Sun 12/2/18 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Nutcracker Suite

Classical Dance

The Nutcracker Suite, a tasty sampler of sweets perfect for our tinies audience members. This one hour performance makes a scrumptious holiday memory that will last a lifetime. December 8th and 9th at 2pm at Tacoma Arts Live.

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• Sat 12/8/18 - Sun 12/9/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Tacoma Concert Band Presents “Let it Snow - A Holiday Celebration”

Holiday Music

We invite patrons of all ages to join us as we celebrate the holiday season with music from around the globe. The program will include many of your holiday favorites, as well as a sing-a-long. Gerard Morris, Conductor.

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• Sat 12/15/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Take 6: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

A cappella, R&B/Soul, Holiday Music

Take 6 is the most awarded a cappella group in history, with ten Grammys, ten Dove Awards (Gospel Music Awards), two NAACP Image Award nominations among many other accolades. Heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet,” the sextet has recorded and/or performed with an impressive array of talent, including Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Queen Latifah, and more. They’ve performed on film soundtracks including Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing and John Singleton’s Boyz In The Hood. Enjoy a concert that blends R&B, pop, gospel and more into a joyful take on seasonal favorites including “Joy to the World” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.”

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• Sat 12/22/18 at - 7:30 PM

Lewis Black

Stand Up Comedy

Lewis Black's insights and love/hate relationship with America are brilliantly expressed in his concerts and TV appearances worldwide. Perhaps best known for his hilarious rants on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Lewis' live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He yells so they don't have to. He is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves silly while still making making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

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• Sat 1/12/19 at - 8:00 PM

The Wizard of Oz

Musical

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful Wizard of Oz, twists its way into Tacoma. The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage.

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• Tue 1/15/19 at - 7:30 PM

An Evening with Dan Rather

Talks/Lectures

It is no exaggeration to call Dan Rather the voice of a generation – and in this special evening, he shares a wealth of anecdotes and insightful commentary that is unrivaled in the world of journalism. There is arguably no better placed authority to contextualize the current events of today. Rather is best known as the anchor of CBS Evening News from 1981-2005. He has contributed to the award-winning news program 60 Minutes, and is the author of several notable books, including recent New York Times bestseller What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism. He currently hosts a weekly show on The Young Turks YouTube channel.

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• Sat 1/19/19 at - 7:30 PM

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Funk, Jazz, R&B/Soul

Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band that employs brass-band beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. NPR hailed him as “New Orleans’ brightest new star in a generation,” and New York Magazine wrote that “Trombone Shorty takes in a century-plus worth of sounds—ragtime and jazz and gospel and soul and R&B and hip-hop—and attacks everything he plays with festive fervor.” A 2011 GRAMMY Award nominee for his album Backatown (Verve), Andrews’ virtuosity and high-energy live shows have drawn unanimous raves worldwide with Rolling Stone calling him a “must-see act.”

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• Fri 2/1/19 at - 7:30 PM

Jake Shimabukuro

Acoustic

Virtuoso and iconic ukulele rock star returns by popular demand. Shimabukuro has singularly altered expectations for his instrument. From his early days in Hawaii to a viral sensation playing George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on YouTube, his album has reached #1 in Billboard's Top World Music Albums. From collaborations with Alan Parsons to Jimmy Kimmel Live! and a PBS documentary about his life, Shimabukuro’s career makes a significant statement: the ukulele, with its humble four strings and modest two-octave range, is limited only by the imagination and creativity of the person playing it. In Shimabukuro’s hands, it is easy to believe the ukulele is capable of anything.

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• Sat 2/2/19 at - 7:30 PM

The Choir of Man

Acoustic, Choral, Pop, Rock

Imagine the greatest pub gig you’ve ever been to and multiply it by 10 and you’ll still be nowhere near the fun that this show exudes throughout. Featuring pub tunes, folk, rock, choral and opera numbers, the 9 performers showcase music that has wide appeal. The cast features world class tap dancers, tumblers, singers, instrumentalists and even a UK Poetry Slam champion. This show is 90 minutes of unadulterated entertainment that combines high energy dance, live percussion and foot stomping choreography with the incredible talent of 9 ordinary guys who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock, ensuring that there is something for everyone in this joyous and uplifting show for all ages.

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• Sun 2/10/19 at - 2:00 PM

Symphony Tacoma: Beyond the Silk Road

Orchestral, Classical

Sarah Ioannides, Conductor | Sandeep Das, Tabla. Homage to native traditions. A reprise of Fire-Mountain paints a musical portrait of Mount Rainier’s melting glaciers by Puyallup native Daniel Ott. Grammy-winning tabla virtuoso Sandeep Das will perform Wijeratne’s Tabla Concerto, which he calls “the best Western classical piece written for my instrument.” Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherezade tells the captivating story of Arabian Nights through beautiful orchestration and thematic elements.

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• Sat 2/23/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Symphony Tacoma: Rainier Sunrise

Orchestral, Classical

Sarah Ioannides, Conductor | Svend Ronning, Violin & Thane Lewis, Viola. Elegant and melodic works attributed to chamber music. Rainier Sunrise by Seattle native Karel Butz “captures the peaceful emotions associated with the grandeur and beauty of Mount Rainier’s Sunrise Trail.” Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite was originally written as a ballet reconstructed from Baroque compositions by Giambattista Pergolesi. Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll was a birthday gift to his wife and dedicated to their newborn son, Siegfried. One of the most celebrated duets ever written, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola will feature Symphony Tacoma’s Concertmaster Svend Rønning and Principal Violist Thane Lewis.

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• Sat 3/23/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Symphony Tacoma: Saxophone Fusion

Orchestral, Classical, Jazz

Sarah Ioannides, Conductor | James Carter, Saxophone. Diverse cultures and rare influences present a wide representation of our society. Fanny Mendelssohn’s Overture in C was her only-known full orchestral work, written at a time when musical careers were considered inappropriate for women. Puerto Rico native Roberto Sierra’s Caribbean Rhapsody, written for saxophone virtuoso James Carter, combines classical and Latin jazz influences. Poulenc’s satirical Sinfonietta represents works by Les Six, a group of young composers who sought to free French music from foreign domination in post-World War I Europe. Milhaud’s La Création du Monde tells the creation story according to African folk mythology with influences of Harlem Renaissance jazz and a multimedia film with art visuals, from African tribal sculptures to works by Picasso and Gaugin.

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• Sat 4/20/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Symphony Tacoma: Ode to Joy

Classical, Orchestral, Choral

Sarah Ioannides, Conductor | Symphony Tacoma Voices. Grand finale. Beethoven’s remarkable Symphony No. 9 was the longest and most complex symphony of its time and has been referred to as “the symphony to end all symphonies.” It was first composition to include chorus and vocal soloists with the inclusion of Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to Joy in the final movement, making it one of the most recognized melodies of all time.

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• Sat 5/11/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM