Seattle Musical Threatre to premier two original musicals

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Seattle Musical Theatre is excited to announce the launch of their Second Season: a series of original musicals.

While SMT is known for producing high quality productions of established Broadways shows, they realized that there are many talented individuals and groups who are writing exciting new works and looking for opportunities to produce their musicals. In keeping with their mission to provide opportunities for local artists to develop and perfect their crafts, SMT has dedicated their theatre and resources to help produce two new musicals:

The first show, Don Giovanni: A New Musical, is a completely re-envisioned musical theatre version of Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte’s opera by the same name and will run January 7 – 23, 2011. Written by Seattle native Jesse Smith, it features a brand new score that mixes contemporary music with theatrical and operatic influences. The show enjoyed a great reception when it was produced at Cornish College of the Arts last summer and SMT is excited to stage its first professional incarnation.

The second show is called The King’s Proposal or the Marriage of Princess Guido. With book and lyrics by Michael Govier and music by Northwest native Curtis Williams, it is the comic tale of an evil King who tries to marry his daughter to an unwanted suitor and involves mistaken identities, forced marriage, forced puppetry, forced cross-dressing, forced songs and swords. The King’s Proposal has been produced as a straight play in Chicago and will enjoy its first production as a musical at SMT. It will run March 20 – April 10, 2011.

Both shows will be fully produced , like any other SMT musical, with sets, costumes, lights, sound, props and a regular sized orchestra.

Main stage shows for SMT’s 2010-2011 season are Camelot, Chicago, The Drowsy Chaperone and Into the Woods.

Ticket prices for Second Season productions are $25-$30, $20 for students and seniors. All performances are at the Magnuson Park Theatre, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. Great season ticket packages at steep discounts are still available.

For reservations or information, call 206-363-2809 or visit the website

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