2016 - 2017 Season Announcement


Paradise Theatre NEW Season 2016-2017

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 “Thrillers, Farces & Romance!”





Little Shop of Horrors Sept 16-Oct 8, 2016

A horror comedy rock musical.

lyrics Alan Menken, Book Howard Ashman

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names

"Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises

unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it,

BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent

towards global domination! One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows.


A Christmas Story Nov 18-Dec 10, 2016

By Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture, a young boy named Ralphie Parker only wants one thing for

Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun. However, he is not sure he will ever make it to Christmas,

between his brother Randy and the school bully Scut Farkus. A classic holiday favorite!


Wait Until Dark Jan 20-Feb 11, 2017

Mystery Drama

by Frederick Knott

A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They

have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich

Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife.


West Side Story Mar 10-April 1, 2017

American Musical inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein,

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

The classic Leonard Bernstein musical that began Sondheim's career, based on Shakespeare's Romeo and

Juliet; one of the most performed productions in American history. When Tony goes to support the

Jets at a school dance he meets Maria, the sister of the Shark's leader, Bernardo, and falls in

love. They dream of overcoming their differences, but gang violence makes it impossible for

them to live happily ever after.

Lend Me A Tenor Apr 14-May 6, 2017

A comedy farce

By Ken Ludwig

Winner! 3 Tony and 4 Drama Desk awards. Nominee! 2010 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play

“One of two great farces by a living writer.” - The New York Times

This night in September of 1934 is the biggest in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company

world famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Otello, his greatest role, at the gala season opener...


Thoroughly Modern Millie June 16-July 8, 2017

A musical comedy

Music by Jeanine Tesori, Lyrics by Dick Scanlan,

Book by Richard Morris and Scanlan

The winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002

season's most awarded new show on Broadway! Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning

film, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City,

when "moderns" including a flapper named Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair, raising

their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love. This high-spirited

musical romp is a delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and the

people who seek to discover themselves there.


Curtains Aug 4-26

A musical comedy who-dun-it

Book by Rupert Holmes, Lyrics by Fred Ebb,

Music by John Kander

It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night

performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast & crew

are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan!


About the Act Local Capital Campaign:
“Act Local. Saving the Arts on the Peninsula” project has been developed by the campaign consulting company, SocialRaise, headquartered in Chicago, IL. The project is being led by Kevin LaManna, SocialRaise’s Principal and Founder; and, Director for Nonprofits, Cassie Dennis.

Press Contact: Vicki Richards, 253-851-7529 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ccActLocal.FinalLogo.v2 01     The goals of the campaign are to raise enough capital to acquire and develop a performing arts center in

Gig Harbor which includes a 250-seat main stage, a 60-seat black box theater, dressing rooms, a music room, rehearsal space, 3 classrooms plus fully equipped kitchen, scenic and costume shops. 


     Act Local has completed PHASE I of a 4 PHASE campaign that included a new temporary relocation in downtown Gig Harbor. We have received grants from Dimmer Family Foundation, Key Bank, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Charitable Trust Fund and a recent $10,000 donation from an individual from our community.


     Act Local is also being supported by a $120,000 per year Google Ad Grant and a technology grant of CRM software (a $15,000+ annual value) from Salesforce Foundation.

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