See behind-the-scenes action at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

Take a tour ‘behind the curtain’ at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

craig.sailor@thenewstribune.comJanuary 10, 2014 

“Behind the Curtain” gives attendees an insiders’ look at the latest Tacoma Musical Playhouse production.

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Have you ever wondered what goes on backstage at a musical theater? By design, audiences never see the hours of rehearsal, the weeks of set creation and all the crew working lights, sound and props: unless they attend “Behind the Curtain” at Tacoma Musical Playhouse.

The Northwest region’s largest community musical theater invites audiences to go on a 90-minute tour of the theater the Sunday before the opening of each of its shows. This Sunday, that show is “Shout! The Mod Musical.”

Attendees will learn the history of the story and the technical efforts that TMP is employing to put the show on. Cast members will present musical highlights. The preview also helps parents in educating their children about theater, TMP leaders said.

“Shout” brings back the swinging sounds of 1960s England. Musical selections include “To Sir With Love” (Lulu), “Downtown” (Petula Clark), “Son of a Preacher Man” (Dusty Springfield), and “Goldfinger” (Shirley Bassie). The production opens on Jan. 17 and runs through Feb. 9.

Craig Sailor: 253-597-8541 craig.sailor@thenewstribune.com

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