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Pantages Theater


address  901 Broadway
 Tacoma, WA  98402
cross street 9th St.
phone (253) 591-5894
parking Street and pay garages
www.broadwaycenter.org/

Upcoming Events

72nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Holiday
Join in the celebration for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting tradition. Since World War II, the South Sound community has congregated each winter for the Holiday Tree Lighting. Gather for carols and photos with Santa at this free community event, open to the public. If it isn’t already, make it your family tradition!
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Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Ages: All ages
Price: Free Community Event
Event Website: brodwaycenter.org
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 • Sat 11/25/17 at 5pm 

Cirque-Tacular's "Snowkus Pocus"

Modern
This lovely heart-melting story brings stunning cirque, breathtaking ballet, and incredible acrobatics to life. In a program sure to spark your sense of wonder in this enchanted winter wonderland. A dazzling story for the whole family to enjoy together.
Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Ages: All-ages/Family-friendly
Price: $19, $29, $35, $49
Event Website: http://broadwaycenter.org/
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 • Sat 11/25/17 at 3pm 

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live

Children's Theatre, Holiday, For the Family
A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Emmy® and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz, Comes to life in this national tour stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree and discover the true meaning of Christmas.
• Kid Friendly
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Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Ages: All ages
Price: $19,40,55,69
Event Website: broadwaycenter.org
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 • Thu 11/30/17 at 7:30pm 

Tacoma Concert Band "Holiday Traditions"

Orchestral
“Holiday Traditions”, on December 10, 2017, will be the Tacoma Concert Band’s first holiday concert to be performed at the Pantages Theater. To accommodate the entire family, this concert will be a Sunday matinee. Among the holiday treats on the program, the one-and-only Dave Ross will read “The Night Before Christmas,” accompanied by the band, reprising a performance that was wildly popular at our last holiday concert. Also featured will be acclaimed soprano soloist Erin Guinup.
band;music;holiday
Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Ages: all ages
Price: $18 - $36
Event Website: www.tacomaconcertband.org
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 • Sun 12/10/17 at 2:30pm-4pm 

Lily Tomlin

Stand Up Comedy
Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comediennes, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, and video. Don’t miss the chance to see this legend and her timeless characters, from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann.
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Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Price: $39, $59, $89, $110
Event Website: broadwaycenter.org
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 • Sat 12/16/17 at 3pm and 7:30pm 

Lily Tomlin

Stand Up Comedy, Comedy
Comedian Lily Tomlin's extraordinary entertainment career includes starring in motion pictures, television/animation/ theatre and video. She is a winner of six Emmys, two Tony awards, a Grammy for her comedy album and two Peabody awards.
Emmy; Tony; Grammy; Peabody; Award; motion picture; television; animation; theatre; video
www.lilytomlin.com/
Ticket Phone: (253) 591-5894
Information: 800-291-7593; http://tickets.broadwaycenter.org
Price: $39-$110
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 • Sat 12/16/17 at 3pm and 7:30pm 

Film Focus: The Muppet Christmas Carol

Holiday, Children
The family holiday classic starring Michael Caine puts a madcap Muppets spin on Dickens’ timeless tale.
Movie-family-holiday
Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Price: $10
Event Website: broadwaycenter.org
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 • Sun 12/17/17 at 3pm 

L.A. Theater Works: The Mountaintop

Drama
On April 4th, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 on the evening of April 3rd is the stirring subject of The Mountaintop. Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop is rife with humor and political jabs, while giving us a glimpse at the human side of Martin Luther King Jr. Hours after his famed final speech. The Mountaintop contains some mature language.
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Price: $19, $40, $55, $69
Event Website: broadwaycenter.org
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 • Sat 1/13/18 at 7:30pm 

Lyle Lovett

Rock, Country, Folk, Pop
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring as a duo or with his "Acoustic Group" or "His Large Band," Lovett's live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend's deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences.
Event Website: http://www.ticketsnow.com/InventoryBrowse/TicketList.aspx?PID=2233882
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 • Fri 1/26/18 at 7:30pm 

Marc Cohn and the Blind Boys of Alabama

Blues
Marc Cohn is one of the most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul performer. A Grammy winner for his iconic ballad “Walking in Memphis”. Now, more than 25 years after his platinum-selling debut, he’s joined on tour by the Blind Boys of Alabama, Grammy Awarding-winning musicians themselves, for a memorable concert event.
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Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Price: $19, $40, $55, $69
Event Website: broadwaycenter.org
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 • Sat 1/27/18 at 7:30pm 

Marc Cohn

Rock, Country, Folk
Singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist Marc Cohn's became well-known in 1990 with the recording of his self-titled debut album, which yielded 'Walking In Memphis,' 'Silver Thunderbird' and 'True Companion.' His latest album 'Listening Booth:1970' features his own interpretations of songs by Cat Stevens, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Smokey Robinson and others as a celebration of their legacy in the music industry.
music; musician; singer; songwriter; pianist; guitarist; Walking in Memphis;
www.marccohn.net/
Ticket Phone: (253) 591-5894
Information: 800-291-7593; http://tickets.broadwaycenter.org
Price: $19-$69
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 • Sat 1/27/18 at 7:30pm 

Michael Feinstein

Pop, Broadway, Jazz, Cabaret
Few artists capture the essence of pop music like Grammy-nominated vocalist, pianist and songwriter Michael Feinstein. While embodying the richness of classic big band, jazz and pop, he also infuses his projects with modern elements.
vocalist;pianist;pop;multitasking;entertainer;pop traditions
www.michaelfeinstein.com/
Ticket Phone: (253) 591-5894
Information: 800-291-7593; http://tickets.broadwaycenter.org
Price: $39-$95
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 • Fri 2/23/18 at 7:30pm 
 • Fri 2/23/18 at 7:30pm 

Tacoma Concert Band "Winter Celebration"

Orchestral
"Winter Celebration” will feature guest pianist Duane Hulbert performing George Gershwin’s ever-popular “Rhapsody in Blue.” The February 24 concert will also present the winner of the Tacoma Concert Band’s 2018 Student Soloist Competition, and everyone 18 and younger will be admitted FREE!
band;music;Rhapsody in Blue
Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Ages: all ages
Price: free 18 and under; adults: $18 - $36
Event Website: www.tacomaconcertband.org
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 • Sat 2/24/18 at 7:30pm-9pm 

Paula Poundstone

Stand Up Comedy
Fresh on the heels of the release of her hilarious new book, THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS, comedian Paula Poundstone is entertaining audiences around the country. Poundstone is known for her casual style, smart, observational humor, and a razor sharp spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. She is included in Comedy Central’s List of the 100 Best Standup Comics of All Time, and is an American Comedy Award-winner for Best Female Standup Comic.
stand-up;comedy;female comic
Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Price: $19, $29, $35, $49
Event Website: broadwaycenter.org
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 • Fri 3/9/18 at 7:30pm 

Paula Poundstone

Stand Up Comedy
Paula Poundstone has long been considered one of the most original comedians in the business. Legendary for her razor-sharp wit and wry, intelligent humor, she's a master at spontaneous interaction with a crowd. One of Comedy Central's Top 100 Comics of All Time, Poundstone is a popular panelist on NPR's weekly comedy news quiz "Wait, Wait … Don't Tell Me!" Her second book, "The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness" (Algonquin Books), debuted on May 9, 2017, and climbed to No. 1 on Amazon's Humor CDs and and in the top 10 of the Bestsellers Hardcover Humor lists on day one. Poundstone's new CD, "North By Northwest: Paula Poundstone Live!" (HighBridge), her first double-live, landed atop both Amazon's Hot New Releases Non Fiction and Comedy CD lists, along with Billboard's Top Ten Comedy Albums chart. Poundstone was the first woman ever to host the White House Correspondents' Dinner, she has had numerous HBO specials, starred in her own series on HBO and ABC, and has won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up. And she launched her weekly podcast, "Live From the Poundstone Institute," on June 20, 2017.
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www.paulapoundstone.com/
Ticket Phone: (253) 591-5894
Information: 800-291-7593; http://tickets.broadwaycenter.org
Price: $19-$62
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 • Fri 3/9/18 at 7:30pm 

Twilight Zone Unscripted

Improv
From the darkest corners of reality to the land of the unexplained, Impro Theatre’s “Twilight Zone UnScripted” is a completely improvised show in the style of classic 60’s sci-fi television shows. Enter a dimension of pure imagination as the company starts with audience suggestions and creates new and completely improvised episodes at every performance.
improv;comedy;audience participation
Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Price: $19, $29, $35, $49
Event Website: broadwaycenter.org
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 • Sat 3/24/18 at 7:30pm 

Dennis Miller

Stand Up Comedy
In this special night of live comedy, experience sharp wit and outspoken takes on today’s hottest topics with raucous political discourse from Dennis Miller. His talk show “Dennis Miller Live” ran on HBO for nine years, and won five Emmy Awards and three Writer’s Guild of America Awards. He also garnered an additional WGA Award for one of his nine HBO specials, “Dennis Miller: Citizen Arcane.” Miller was the host and executive producer of CNBC’s “Dennis Miller,” and has appeared on many politically-oriented television talk shows. Tickets on sale now for members; public on-sale date is Monday, October 23. This show contains mature themes and language. Adults only.
comedy;politics;Dennis Miller;Pantages
Event Info: (253) 591-5890
Ages: Adults only.
Price: $39, $59, $85, $110
Event Website: http://broadwaycenter.org/
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 • Sun 4/8/18 at 7:30pm 

Cabaret

Musical
Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd—and to leave their troubles outside. Leave your troubles outside — life is beautiful at CABARET! Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen,” and “Maybe This Time.” The Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.
broadway;tony-winning;musical
Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Price: $55, $75, $99, $129
Event Website: broadwaycenter.org
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 • Tue 4/10/18 at 7:30pm 

Tacoma Concert Band "Celebration: A Special Concert Honoring the Retirement of Robert Musser"

orchestr
The Tacoma Concert Band proudly presents Celebration, A Special Concert Honoring The Retirement Of Robert Musser. This concert will feature some of Bob’s favorite works, and the soloists will include long-time Tacoma Concert Band principals Lawrence Bradley, clarinet, and Morris Northcutt, cornet. The band will also present the world premiere of a new work by American composer Joseph Turrin.
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Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Ages: all ages
Price: $18 - $36
Event Website: www.tacomaconcertband.org
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 • Sat 4/28/18 at 7:30pm-9pm 

Shadow Theatre Fireflies

Experimental/Perf. Art
An exciting journey into the world of shadows. Discover the beauty of storytelling through a fusion of shadow, color, shape and music. The Shadow Theatre Fireflies create machines, animals and trees, as well as human characters with their bodies in this breathtaking visual experience.
theatre;visual;storytelling
Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Price: $19, $29, $35, $44
Event Website: broadwaycenter.org
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 • Sun 4/29/18 at 3pm 

Dixie's Tupperware Party

Expo/Trade Show
Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway by storm! Join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol'fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage.
comedy;theatre;
www.niacc.edu/performing-arts-
Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Price: $19, $29, $42, $55
Event Website: broadwaycenter.org
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 • Sun 5/6/18 at 7:30pm 

Ira Glass: Seven Things I've Learned

Talks/Lectures
Ira Glass started working in public radio in 1978, when he was 19, as an intern at NPR’s headquarters in D.C. Over the next 17 years, he worked on nearly every NPR news show in nearly every production job: tape-cutter, desk assistant, newscast writer, editor, producer, reporter and substitute host. Glass moved to Chicago in 1989 and put "This American Life" on the air in 1995. It now has over 2.2 million listeners and 2 million downloads weekly, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards. In "Seven Things I’ve Learned," Glass will mix stories live onstage, using audio clips, music and video, for an inside glimpse into his wholly unique creative process.
theatre;special guest;talk;
Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Price: $29, $49, $69, $85
Event Website: broadwaycenter.org
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 • Sun 6/24/18 at 3pm 

Ira Glass

Talks/Lectures, General
Ira Glass is the producer and host of Public Radio's Peabody award-winning "This American Life." Glass will tell stories about his enduring program, a combination of memoirs, monologues and documentary stories that first aired in 1995.
This American Life
Ticket Phone: (253) 591-5894
Information: 800-291-7593; http://tickets.broadwaycenter.org
Price: $29-$85
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 • Sun 6/24/18 at 3pm