It was called, “the show divine at 9th and Pine.” It was The Paramount Theatre. It opened on March 1, 1928 as the Seattle Theatre and was one of the last downtown entertainment venues to open before the Great Depression. It debuted with a stage show A Merry Widow Revue and a silent film, Feel My Pulse. Since, the Paramount Theatre and the Moore Theatre, both run by STG Presents, has had its finger on the pulse on some of the best theater and live performance Seattle has to offer.
Presenting more than 400 shows annually, most taking place at The Paramount, The Moore and The Neptune historic theatres, STG Presents focuses on making the venues accessible to artists and audiences. This, they do. At the Paramount Theatre, under Executive Director Josh LaBelle, audiences delight in some of Broadway’s finest offerings. Recent productions on The Paramount’s stage include The Book of Mormon, Wicked, American Idiot, West Side Story, and Mamma Mia!, amongst many others.
It’s not only the glitz of Broadway’s finest shows STG Presents offers audiences, it’s off-Broadway shows as well, and some of the finest performers in America – whether it’s dance, music, or theatre. Recently, Martin Short has performed, as has Jon Batiste and the Stay Human Band; Carrie: The Musical and Peter and the Starcatcher; the Vuyani Dance Theatre and Kronos Quartet.
STG Presents’ offerings are as diverse as the audiences of our city. That is to say large. That is to say great.
For more information about the organization, its season and its programs, please visit www.stgpresents.org.