2021-2022 TMP Special Event Shows


Sing-Along With Santa


Saturday, December 4, 2021
Time: 10:00 am

Tickets: $10 | General Seating

Santa Claus is coming to TMP! SING-ALONG WITH SANTA is a great way to kick-off the holidays. Bring the whole family and friends to Tacoma Musical Playhouse virtual special holiday musical performance and sing-along! Santa Claus himself will make a special appearance to visit, sing carols with us, and to read “Nighty Night North Pole.”

Songs Include:
Up On The Housetop
Deck The Halls
Jingle Bells
Santa Was His Name-O
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
And More!


Monday, December 6, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm
All Tickets 25.00
Reserved Seating

Celebrate the holiday season Big Band style with one of TMP’s much-anticipated annual traditions. The Swing Reunion Orchestra (SRO), founded and under the direction of Don Miller, offers a swinging performance of holiday music. This 18-piece big band can play! You’ll hear traditional standards and wonderful Christmas music from Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Chick Webb, Count Bassie, Les Brown, and all the other stars of swing music. SRO includes vocalist Melanie Vail and Master of ceremony Paige Hansen. Come celebrate with TMP during “the most wonderful time of the year.”

Swing Reunion Orchestra

Don Miller – Director, Lead Alto Saxophone, Clarinet

Frank Saxton – 2nd Alto Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet

Brent Vaughan – 1st Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet

Jim Johnson – Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet

Jake Casberg – Baritone Saxophone, Alto Saxophone


Dan Hendrick – Lead Trumpet

Jason Bemis – 2nd Trumpet

Nick Prasch – 3rd Trumpet

Stan Hernacki – 4th Trumpet


Don Gardner – Lead Trombone

Ashish Meloottu – 2nd Trombone

Jenny Goeble – 3rd Trombone

Nathan Ashworth – Bass Trombone


Dale Drenner – Drums

Bruce Elkington – Bass

Debbie Jaap – Piano

Melanie Vail – Vocals


A Charlie Brown Christmas

Based on the television special by BILL MELENDEZ and LEE MENDELSON
Stage adaptation by ERIC SCHAEFFER

December 18 – 24, 2021
Saturday, December 18, 11:00 am
Monday, December 20, 7:00 pm
Tuesday, December 21, 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 22, 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 23, 7:00 pm
Friday, December 24, 11:00 am

All tickets: $10
Reserved Seating

CampTMP’s Honor Program presents the Emmy award-winning 1965 CBS special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. ‘Tis the season to celebrate everyone’s favorite Peanuts pals as they dig past the commercialized gimmicks of presents and decorations to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Through a pageant and a spindly tree, Charlie Brown and friends bring the holiday spirit back to life for families once again! And for Charlie Brown, it is truly the merriest Christmas ever.


July 23, 2022
11:00 am – 7:30 pm

Free to the Public

Attend TMP’s sixth annual Food Truck Festival! There will be various food trucks from the Puget Sound region behind the theater, before and during two performances to see KINKY BOOTS on Saturday, July 23, at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Sample a variety of food and see our show. We are accepting vendor applications for the 2022 TMP Food Truck Festival. Go to Food Truck Contract July 2022 to download an application.

Take 10 – A Festival of 10 Minute Musicals
August 19 – 21, 2022
Friday, August 19, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 20, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 21, 2:00 pm

Tickets: $25

Come join Tacoma Musical Playhouse as we host the Take 10 Festival. This is a festival of 10-minute musicals written specifically to be “short”. Each director has selected their own cast for their show. The shows are provided limited set, limited props, and limited costumes. TMP is providing sound and lighting for each 10-minute show. We hope you will enjoy this selection of shows and the directors who will be included in this festival.


Music, book, and Lyrics by RICK COMPTON and BETSY BENNETT
Date: TBD
Tickets: $25
Reserved Seating

From early retirement right up to the pulling of the plug, 21st Century seniors are partying like it’s 1969. Imagine: no work, no pregnancy and a full array of Medicare-subsidized pharmaceuticals. They are partying at Pelican Roost, the full-service retirement community that is home to the 18 different characters played by the show’s four actors. Assisted Living: