2023-2024 Shows & Tickets

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2023-2024 TMP Mainstage Theater

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Individual Single Tickets:
Adults – $35
Senior (60+)/Student/Military – $32
Child (12 & under) – $25                          


 

 

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THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2024, 7:30 PM

 

Join in the fun! This is your chance to sing along with the cast and musicians to your hearts content! Get your tickets now. This is a one show only event. We invited our patrons to join in during Mamma Mia and they had a great time. This is one you don’t want to miss! The same cast and musicians as the rest of the show we have running Feb 23-Mar 17, 2024.

 

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February 23 – March 17, 2024

 

Sixteen performances – including four Saturday Matinees

 

Four shows each weekend – Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm/Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm

 

 

 

DIRECTED BY JON DOUGLAS RAKE

Act I

Spring

“Ces soirées-là”, a modern pop-rap song that was released in 2000, is performed. Tommy DeVito arrives, introduces himself and explains how the song is a cover of The Four Seasons’ “December, 1963 . He offers to tell the story of the band, explaining how he started out with the group “The Variety Trio” with his brother Nick DeVito and friend Nick Massi, eventually discovering teenager Frankie Castelluccio and taking him under his wing, teaching him everything he knows. During these early years Nick Massi helped train Frankie to sing, Tommy went in and out of prison, Frankie changed his last name to Valli, Tommy and Frankie developed a good relationship with mob boss Gyp DeCarlo, and Frankie fell in love with and married Mary Delgado. Musically, the band was still struggling and kept changing their name and sound but without any dramatic success. One day friend and fellow Jersey boy Joe Pesci comes up to Tommy and says that he knows a singer-songwriter who’d make the perfect fourth for their band: Bob Gaudio.

Summer

Bob Gaudio takes over the narration, telling the audience that no matter what Tommy says, he wasn’t plucked from obscurity by him, since he already had a hit single with “Short Shorts”. Bob goes with Joe Pesci to see the band perform, and is immediately impressed by Frankie’s voice. Bob performs a song he’d just written: “Cry for Me” on piano, which Frankie, Nick Massi and then Tommy joining in with vocals, bass and guitar respectively. They negotiate an agreement, though Tommy is at first skeptical that Bobby (then still a teenager) will be good for the band. The band eventually gets a contract with producer Bob Crewe but only to sing back-up. Crewe insists that the band has an “identity crisis” and needs to make a firm decision on a name and a sound. The band name themselves after The Four Seasons bowling alley, and Bobby writes them three songs that finally propel them to stardom: “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man”. In the wake of their success, Bob also chalks up a personal first by losing his virginity. The band’s success means that they tour a lot more, along the way discovering the girl band The Angels. Unfortunately, the constant touring strains Frankie’s marriage to Mary, and they eventually divorce. The band continues to enjoy chart successes  until after a concert the band is approached by a loan shark out to claim money owed by Tommy.

Act II

Fall

Nick Massi, taking over as Narrator, explains that Bob was so focused on the band’s musical success and future that he couldn’t see that the band had been in trouble for some time. Tommy’s been racking up debts, and a forgotten bill during a previous tour lands the band in jail over the weekend, which strains things between Tommy and Bob (“Big Man in Town”). Nick observes that Tommy became jealous of Frankie’s success and closeness with Bobby, and attempted to seduce Frankie’s new girlfriend Lorraine. The two never confronted each other about it, but the old friendship was not what it used to be. When the loan shark approaches the band for the $150,000 owed by Tommy, Frankie goes to Gyp DeCarlo for help despite Tommy’s insistence that he doesn’t need it. The band, Gyp, and the loan shark come to agreement: Tommy is to be “sequestered” in Las Vegas where the mob can keep an eye on him, and the band will willingly cover the debt, along with an additional half a million in unpaid taxes that Tommy kept hidden from the group. At this time, Nick declares that he’s tired of everything and wants out.

Winter

Frankie takes over narration, explaining that though he owes Tommy a great deal, he’s aware that their relationship wasn’t ideal, and he never understood why Nick decided to leave. Frankie and Bob find replacements to keep the band a quartet until Bobby announces that he’s never been comfortable in the spotlight and that Frankie should be a single, i.e. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. In his personal life, Frankie’s relationship with his daughter Francine is strained and he breaks up with girlfriend Lorraine. Frankie continues to have success thanks to Bobby’s songs, and hits jackpot with and the almost-never-released  which Bobby fights to get airplay for. Along with the success of “Working My Way Back to You”, Frankie and Bobby finally finish paying off Tommy’s debts, and Frankie’s life is good until his daughter Francine dies from a drug overdose Finale Bob Crewe describes The Four Seasons’ 1990 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which reunited the original four members on stage one last time. Each member takes a moment to address the audience in turn, explaining his pride at having been with the band and briefly notes what he did afterwards

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        STEPPING OUT

 

                April 5 – 28, 2024

 

 

Written by RICHARD HARRIS

 

Approximate run time – 2 hours

 

 

 

This is a rollicking comedy about the attempts of some working class amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio in North London. Mavis, a former professional chorus girl tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some terpsichorean skills for an upcoming recital. But before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at their recital.

 

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  THE PROM

 

      May 17 – June 9, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

Drama Desk Award for Best Musical

Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever.

 

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Beautiful:

 

The Carole King Musical

 

JULY 5 – 28, 2024

 

The show you have been waiting for! We are finally able to announce it to the public! Our final show of our 23-24 season will be BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical.

Before she was hit-maker Carole King — she was Carole Klein, a spunky, young songwriter from Brooklyn with a unique voice. From the chart-topping hits she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, trailblazing success with TapestryBeautiful: The Carole King Musical takes you back to where it all began — and takes you on the ride of a lifetime.

Beautiful is the inspiring tale about a girl who became King with a stirring book by the late Oscar and Tony-nominated Douglas McGrath and the music and lyrics of icons Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Featuring such unforgettable classics as “You’ve Got a Friend”, “One Fine Day”, “So Far Away”, “Take Good Care of My Baby”, “Up on the Roof”, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, and “Natural Woman”, this Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning musical phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember and a story you’ll never forget.

 

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PLEASE READ OUR COVID POLICY

CURRENT TACOMA MUSICAL PLAYHOUSE COVID POLICY:

CURRENT AS OF 1/1/2024 –  MASKS ARE OPTIONAL IN THE THEATER. Please bring a mask with you to the theater if you choose to wear one. This policy will be re-evaluated as information changes.

 

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