2016-2017 Season

Previously with Ballyhoo


January 6 and 7, 2017

Featuring a cast of Ballyhoo alumni and seniors, this benefit production is the second in the BEND miscast concert series. Based on Shakespeare’s iconic romantic tragedy, the musical journey features miscast and re-purposed versions of songs such as “All I Ask of You”, “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This” and “Bring Him Home”. The evening stars Ballyhoo talent who have expanded across the country to share and study their craft, including in New York, Chicago, Cincinnati, Seattle and beyond.

Ben Broughton – Redmond High School
Nicholas Corey – Graduate of University of Washington
Victoria Felix – Graduate of Columbia College Chicago (Musical Theatre)
Ryan Floresca – Technician/Performer at ArtsWest and others
Katie Grant – Chicago College of Performing Arts
William Johnson – Cornish College of the Arts
Samantha Paley – New York University Tisch School of the Arts
Erich Schleck – University Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music
Emma VanderWeyst – Gonzaga University

with Michael Corey – Accompanist and Music Arrangements

January 6 at 7:30pm
January 7 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
At The Phoenix Theatre, located at 9673 Firdale Avenue, Edmonds, WA (Firdale Village)

Adults: $15.00
Students: $10.00
VIP Tickets: $35.00 (includes beverage, dessert, talkback with the cast and signed poster!)

The Spitfire Grill

May 4-7, 2017

In this dramatic musical by James Valcq and Fred Alley, Percy Talbot has just been released from prison and is seeking a fresh start. Tearing a page from an old travel book, she makes her way to the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin. The local sheriff, Joe Sutter, finds her a job at the Spitfire Grill, and through her healing, she helps to transform the town from one of despair to one of hope and new beginnings. The music, based on the rural folk music of the Great Lakes and Southern Appalachia, imparts a simplicity that is truly beautiful.

Directed by Shileah Corey, with conductor Michael Corey, The Spitfire Grill involves a cast of 9 talented actors, ages 14-19. Performances are May 4 and 5 at 7:00, May 6 at 2:00 and 7:00, and May 7 at 6:00. Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased at the door.

Performances are at The Phoenix Theatre, located at 9673 Firdale Avenue, Edmonds, WA (Firdale Village)

For more information contact: ballyhoo.theatre@gmail.com

Growing Up - A Cabaret

June 30-July 2 

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are - e. e. cummings

Growing Up – A Cabaret is a journey through the lives of young people and how they navigate the anxiety, discovery, joys and sorrows of growing up. Presented in a unique song and story style with original monologues, performers ages 12-15 create an important and heartfelt performance.

Growing Up is directed by Shileah Corey, and arranged and conceived by Shileah Corey and Erich Schleck. Performances are June 30 and July 1 at 7:00pm and July 2 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased at the door. 

Performances are at The Phoenix Theatre, located at 9673 Firdale Avenue, Edmonds, WA (Firdale Village)

For more information contact: ballyhoo.theatre@gmail.com

Spring Awakening

Book/Lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind

July 21-30

Spring Awakening is an extraordinary musical that celebrates youth and rebellion in a daring fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll. Set in repressive 19th-century Germany, a group of teenagers are caught between their sexual urges and society’s contradictory teachings. Revealing their alluringly melancholy story of self-discovery and coming-of-age anxiety, they attempt to reckon with the thrilling, complicated, and confusing time of their sexual awakening. Inspired by Frank Wedekind’s controversial 1891 play about teenage sexuality and society’s efforts to control it, the piece seamlessly merges past and present, underscoring the timelessness of adolescent angst and the universality of human passion.  Spring Awakening takes its inspiration from one of literature’s most controversial masterpieces – a work so daring in its depiction of teenage self-discovery, it was banned from the stage and not performed in its complete form in English for nearly 100 years. The musical adaptation is the winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score.

Please be advised that this production contains strong language and explores mature themes, and is not appropriate for those under 15.  Please read our parent guide before bringing children to this production. 

Spring Awakening is directed by Shileah Corey, choreographed by Erich Schleck, and conducted by Michael Corey. Performances are July 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:00pm and July 23 and 30 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $7.00-$10.00 and can be purchased at the door or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3044733

Performances are at Shorewood High School Black Box Theatre
17300 Fremont Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133

For more information contact: ballyhoo.theatre@gmail.com


 Book by Douglas Carter Beane, Music/Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar

August 11-13, 2017

This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels. Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

Xanadu is directed by Shileah Corey, choreographed by Gabriel Corey and conducted by Michael Corey. Performances are August 11 and 12 at 7:00pm and August 12and 13 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $7.00-$10.00 and can be purchased at the door or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3050340

Performances venue is:  Seattle Musical Theatre, 7120 62nd Ave NE, Seattle 98115

For more information contact: ballyhoo.theatre@gmail.com

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