At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm

At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942


Beta Series

The Beta Series

A Testing Ground for New Musicals in Development


Join us for this series that will expand upon Village Theatre’s long-standing commitment to new musicals. These performances will launch promising new works into the next phase of development, often putting them in off-book, staged performances for the first time. In addition, the shows will feature the Pacific Northwest’s brightest talents both on stage and behind-the-scenes. Come and gain access to musicals in their most pivotal stages, acting as beta testers to the new work with your real-time reactions, feedback, and insights that will be paramount for creative teams as they continue to shape stories into impactful theatrical experiences.


All performances will take place at First Stage Theatre, 120 Front Street North

  • The Shows
    Cubamor

    Book and Lyrics by James D. Sasser
    Music and Lyrics by Charles Vincent Burwell
    Based on the film Cubamor by Joshua Bee Alafia

    December 2 - 18, 2016

    There is nowhere in the world quite like Havana, Cuba, a city that pulses with intoxicating music and mystical forces. Here, two Americans and two Cubans find their paths unexpectedly crossed as they attempt to escape their pasts. Can their love bridge two cultures divided by vast political, historical, and social differences – and what will they risk along the way? With a Latin-inspired score that blends traditional rhythms and contemporary hip-hop, Cubamor is a moving new musical exploring the crossroads of life and the transcendent power of love. MORE INFO...

    SHOW CLOSED
    Writing Kevin Taylor

    Music and Lyrics by Will Van Dyke
    Book and Lyrics by Josh Halloway

    February 17 - March 5, 2017

    New York City novelist Kevin Taylor is in a rut. With two successful books to his name and a much-anticipated third book overdue, he has lost his way – and he has lost his marriage as well. After a very public meltdown on TV, he resigns himself to life as a bachelor – until an enthusiastic teenage super fan arrives on his doorstep offering to be his intern. Before long, this imaginative new employee hatches a very creative scheme to reunite Kevin with his wife in a hilarious, heartfelt story about finding unlikely friendship in unexpected places.

    LEARN MORE | SHOW CLOSED
    String

    Book by Sarah Hammond
    Music and Lyrics by Adam Gwon

    June 2 - 18, 2017

    On a mountaintop high over ancient Greece, three sisters – goddesses known as the Greek Fates – are responsible for spinning, measuring, and snipping the String of Life. After falling out of favor with Zeus, they find themselves stuck in a drab modern skyscraper, left to live and work among world-weary office workers and the security guards who watch over the building. But when the eldest sister falls in love with a mortal, her destiny gets all tangled up in this musical fable about fate, and the fragile fabric of the universe.

    LEARN MORE | SHOW CLOSED
  • Series Dates and Schedules
    SERIES Writing Kevin Taylor String
    Flexi-Pass: Buy now, and choose your schedule when you're ready
    Week 1 - Friday 8:00 PM 2/17/17 6/2/17
    Week 1 - Saturday 8:00 PM 2/18/17 6/3/17
    Week 1 - Sunday 2:00 PM 2/19/17 6/4/17
    Week 2 - Wednesday 7:30 PM 2/22/17 6/7/17
    Week 2 - Thursday 7:30 PM 2/23/17 6/8/17
    Week 2 - Friday 8:00 PM 2/24/17 6/9/17
    Week 2 - Saturday 3:00 PM 2/25/17 6/10/17
    Week 2 - Saturday 8:00 PM 2/25/17 6/10/17
    Week 2 - Sunday 2:00 PM 2/26/17 6/11/17
    Week 3 - Thursday 7:30 PM 3/2/17 6/15/17
    Week 3 - Friday 8:00 PM 3/3/17 6/16/17
    Week 3 - Saturday 3:00 PM 3/4/17 6/17/17
    Week 3 - Saturday 8:00 PM 3/4/17 6/17/17
    Week 3 - Sunday 2:00 PM 3/5/17 6/18/17
    Week 3 - Sunday 7:00 PM 3/5/17 6/18/17

SPONSORS

  • Artsfund
  • Arts Wa
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Levitate
  • Microsoft
  • Shubert Foundation
  • KUOW NPR
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LOCATIONS

Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202

Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600

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