The 2023–2024 Village Theater season is a season full of joy, full of humor, and full of inspiring stories. It is a season that promises to bring our community together with hilarious comedies, heartwarming stories, and unforgettable musicals. There’s nothing like live theater—the dancing, costumes, scenery, toe-tapping music, and bravura performances. So welcome to the new day, the new season, and new adventures at Village Theatre!
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Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood
Issaquah: Sep 12 – Oct 15, 2023
Everett: Oct 21 – Nov 12, 2023
Robbing from the rich has never been so fun! A greedy prince has taken control of England, and it is up to Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men—and women!—to fight for justice and champion for the underdog. From comic mastermind Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy for You) comes this rollicking and inventive play, packed with delightful thrills, amorous exploits, contagious laughs, and great beloved heroes like Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian. So get ready to dodge an arrow or two—you won’t want to miss a moment of this swashbuckling adventure!
BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical
Issaquah: Nov 14 – Dec 23, 2023
Everett: Jan 6 – Jan 28, 2024
She wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Beautiful tells the touching and true story of chart-topping musical legend Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom: beginning as an ordinary girl with extraordinary talent, charting her rock ‘n roll songwriting with husband Gerry Goffin, exploring her relationship to fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, and forging her path to becoming one of the most successful and enduring solo artists in popular music history. Chock full of your favorite hits like “One Fine Day,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “The Loco-Motion,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” and so many more, Beautiful is more than just beautiful music— it’s an inspiring story of a groundbreaking female artist who forged her own path in the male-dominated music industry, finding her own true voice and moving the earth for us all.
Becoming Dr. Ruth
Issaquah: Jan 16 – Feb 18, 2024
Everett: Feb 24 – Mar 17, 2024
She’s America’s favorite sex therapist! Before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Ruth Siegel had to flee Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, become a sharpshooter in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America. Filled with irrepressible wit, joy, and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth tells the triumphant and life-affirming story of a woman who—through her perseverance, indefatigable spirit, and bravery— carved her own unique place in the world. Acclaimed actress Naomi Jacobson reprises the role that has garnered her ovations across the country in this tour-de-force one woman play. Becoming Dr. Ruth promises an unforgettable, hilarious, and uplifting evening of theater that will touch your soul and heart.
Issaquah: Mar 12 – Apr 21, 2024
Everett: Apr 27 – May 19, 2024
“Try to Remember” the first time you saw this musical charmer. It’s no wonder that The Fantasticks was the longest-running musical in the world, with its breathtaking poetry, theatrical sophistication, and timeless songs like “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.” Full of buoyant humor and charming tunes, The Fantasticks tells the story of a boy and a girl who fall madly in love, and the two meddlesome fathers who try to keep them apart. This production features a newly revised and updated script and a lush new approach to this beloved classic. Don’t miss this magical, wild and witty tale about young love, wild fantasy, and growing up.
Once On This Island
Issaquah: May 14 – Jun 16, 2024
Everett: Jun 22 – Jul 14, 2024
Once on this Caribbean Island, Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl, decided to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, she sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. Can she prove that love is more powerful than death? With a Calypso-flavored score from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, Once on This Island is a captivating adaptation of the beloved fairy tale The Little Mermaid. Relish in this breathtaking and imaginative dance-filled musical, which overflows with love, grief, faith, and hope.