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Seattle Area Performing Arts:

5th Avenue Theatre

5th Avenue Theatre

1308 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-625-1900

This landmark theatre in downtown Seattle has hosted a variety of theatre productions and motion pictures since it first opened in 1926. The theatre currently offers on average 6 to 7 shows per year, a mix of locally produced revivals of musical theatre classics, premieres of bound-for-Broadway shows, and national touring musicals.

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ACT Theatre

ACT Theatre

700 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-292-7676

Founded in 1965, the ACT Theatre in downtown Seattle is one of the area's top theaters, offering world-class productions that feature amazing design value, directing, and acting from local and national artists. Current and past productions include "The Twilight Zone: Live!", "The Pitman Painters", "An Evening with Groucho", and more.

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Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

901 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402 | 253-591-5890

Tacoma's Broadway Center for the Performing Arts offers up three separate and distinct venues featuring a variety of performance genres, including ballet, opera, symphony, dance, popular music, and more. The historic Pantages and Rialto Theaters have hosted such performers as Victor Borge, Dizzie Gillespie, and Joan Baez.

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Comedy Underground

Comedy Underground

109 S. Washington Street, Seattle, WA 98104 | 206-628-0303

Since its first show in 1981, the Comedy Underground in Seattle has provided the Pacific Northwest with some of the best talent available. Big names like Ellen DeGeneres, Marsha Warfield, Jerry Seinfeld, and Steven Wright all performed at the Underground before they were stars. Today, the Comedy Underground Seattle still features the best in up-and-coming comedic talent.

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Early Music Guild

Early Music Guild

1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-652-4255

The Early Music Guild is dedicated to promoting appreciation for music from the Middle Ages through the 18th century. The Guild sponsors several programs and venues including the International Series and the Seattle Baroque Orchestra. Each of these programs features world renowned musicians performing with period instruments.

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Intiman Theatre

Intiman Theatre

201 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109 | 206-269-1928

Repertory theater is alive and well at Seattle's Intiman Theatre! The Intiman will be celebrating its 40th year this summer and some of Seattle's finest artists have assembled to make it the best year yet. In short, the 2012 summer festival promises to be one of the most diverse with works from Shakespeare to political activist / playwright Dan Savage.

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Meany Hall

Meany Hall

1313 Northeast 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105 | 206-543-4880

Located on the campus of the University of Washington, Meany Hall is one of the Pacific Northwest's premier performing arts facilities. The venue is not only used by the University of Washington Drama Department, but is also the site of upcoming performances by artists such as the Paul Taylor Dance Company and Kathy Mattea.

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Moore Theatre

Moore Theatre

1932 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-682-1414

The Moore Theatre, built in 1907, is the oldest operational theater in Seattle. During the 1970's, the theater was designated a Historical Landmark and was also the site of the first Seattle International Film Festival. After a massive renovation, the Moore became a venue for local bands and musical artists of almost every genre.

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Neptune Theater

Neptune Theater

1303 Northeast 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105 | 206-682-1414

When it opened in 1921, the Neptune Theater was one of five movie houses in the University District. Today it is the only one of those five that remains. In 2011 the theater was purchased by the Seattle Theatre Group, a non-profit organization that has also purchased and restored the Moore and Paramount Theatres. It is now a live performance multi-use venue.

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Pacific Northwest Ballet

Pacific Northwest Ballet

301 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109 | 206-441-2424

Founded in 1972, Pacific Northwest Ballet is one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies in the United States. Made up of nearly 50 dancers from around the world, the company presents more than a hundred performances every year, both in Seattle and on tour. Upcoming performances include Cinderella, Swan Lake, and Hansel & Gretel.

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Paramount Theatre

Paramount Theatre

911 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-682-1414

During the era of the silent film, the Paramount Picture Studio built large theaters in most major cities across the country in order to ensure broad distribution of their films. The Paramount Theatre in Seattle, which opened its doors in 1928, began its life as one of those great silent movie palaces. It is now one of the city's premier live venues for music and so much more.

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Seattle Arts & Lectures

Seattle Arts & Lectures

200 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-621-2230

In 1987 Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) began to bring writers from different genres to the city to discuss their work. Over the years, the program has expanded to include educational objectives geared toward both adults and children. The introduction of the Poetry Series in 2000 simply enhanced an already vibrant effort to engage the community in the literary arts.

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Seattle Opera

Seattle Opera

321 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109 | 206-733-9725

Over the last 30 years the Seattle Opera has specialized in, but has no way been limited to, operas by Richard Wagner. The Seattle opera company has produced many works, from "La Traviata" to "Porgy and Bess", but the Wagnerian operas have received critical acclaim from across the globe. The Seattle Opera is, by far, the premier venue for opera in the Northwest.

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Seattle Repertory Theatre

Seattle Repertory Theatre

155 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109 | 206-443-2222

The original Seattle Playhouse was built for use during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair and it was in this space that the Seattle Repertory Theatre was born the following year. Over the last 40 years, the Seattle Repertory Theatre has been the recipient of a Tony Award and has become the leading regional theatre in the Northwest.

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Seattle Symphony

Seattle Symphony

200 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-215-4747

Founded in 1903, the Seattle Symphony is now in its 109th season. The Symphony is welcoming a new Music Director, Ludovic Morlot. Under their former Music Director, Gerard Schwarz, the Orchestra completed 140 recordings, received 12 Grammy Award Nominations, and 2 Emmy Awards. The 2012 season is poised to build upon that success.

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