Highlights of Seattle Theatre Group’s upcoming season include Arlo Guthrie, Pussy Riot, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Stewart Copeland, Mark Morris Dance Group and more.
A global array of music, dance, theater and other arts performances will highlight the 2015-16 season subscription offerings of Seattle Theatre Group, (STG) the nonprofit organization that presents attractions at Seattle’s Moore Theatre, Paramount Theatre and Neptune Theatre.
Annual events including STG’s Silent Movie Mondays, More Music @ The Moore, Hot Java Cool Jazz, the Seattle Rock Orchestra series, Dance THIS and the earlier announced Broadway at the Paramount series of touring stage musicals will be on the roster.
STG will also present classical and new-wave artists from Asia (Dr. L. Subramaniam, India’s foremost violinist), the Ukraine (the “ethno-chaos” ensemble DakhaBrakha), Sweden (Scandinavian-Argentine troubadour José González) and Canada (the aboriginal performance artist Tanya Tagaq, who will appear in conjunction with a screening of the 1920s silent film, “Nanook of the North”).
Members of the controversial Russian women’s rock band Pussy Riot will present a film documentary on their radical music and protests and participate in a moderated discussion about Russian politics and culture. And “time-travel” musician and social critic Taylor Mac will bring his unique show, “Songs of the American Right” (in a co-presentation with and at On the Boards).
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Seattle’s Ahamefule J. Oluo (with his pop opera “Now I’m Fine”), acclaimed jazz singer Gregory Porter and the vintage gospel group The Jones Family Singers are also on the music calendar, as well as folk musician Arlo Guthrie, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of his era-defining song, “Alice’s Restaurant,” and the jazz-funk-world band Snarky Puppy.
Dance offerings in the season include concerts by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, as well as a new piece by Canada’s Kidd Pivot (copresented by On the Boards).
Another noted guest: Composer and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland will introduce his original score for the 1925 classic film “Ben Hur: A Tale of Christ” as part of the Paramount’s silent-movie series.
It has also been announced that Idina Menzel will encore her Tony Award-nominated performance in the Broadway musical “If/Then” (with book and lyrics by local native Brian Yorkey), when the show comes to the Paramount in November 2015. (Menzel will also perform a solo concert at the Paramount, on Aug. 5, 2015.)
All told, dozens of attractions span from June of this year to next summer. Information and subscription sales: 206-812-1114 or stgpresents.org.