Once Seattle – 2014 Concert Schedule
As soon as the curtains draw back and the lights dim, Once's captivating
story and breathtaking music will keep your eyes and ears glued to the stage. This amazing story takes audience members on
a journey through love and following your dreams, as a cast of talented actors and musicians perform flawlessly on stage.
This musical is poised to become one of the most endearing and beloved shows around, and you don't want to miss Once as it
comes to Seattle's Paramount Theater. This award winning musical already has eight Tony Awards under its belt, and it's clear
that this show is the real deal. To experience everything you've ever wanted in a musical production, visit StubHub today
to get your tickets to see Once in Seattle. But hurry - these tickets are sure to sell out quickly and you won't want to miss
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About Once Seattle
The Tony Award winning musical Once is the innovative
new Broadway show that features an ensemble of actors and musicians who play their own instruments onstage. Once follows the
story of a Dublin street performer who is about to give up his dream of making it as a musician, until a beautiful young woman
suddenly takes an interest in his love songs. Their new romance causes his music to soar, and the audience will get swept
up in the whirlwind alongside the characters.
The musical utilizes a minimalist set, with a bar in the center and chairs
lining the left and right stage. When cast members exit the scenes, they simply step to the side of the stage and sit down,
where they serve as the orchestra while playing instruments. The bar is actually used before the show and during intermission
as a working bar for theater goers in attendance.
Once premiered at the American Repertory Theatre in Boston, MA, and
was thereafter transferred to New York's Theater Workshop where it debuted on December 6, 2011. Led by director John Tiffany,
the original off-Broadway cast included Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti as Guy and Girl. This production was nominated for
a number of Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Director, Outstanding Scenic Design, Outstanding Sound Design, and Outstanding
Lead Actress. It took home the awards for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Choreographer, and Outstanding Lighting Design.
The production also won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical.
Following its off-Broadway run, Once
began Broadway previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater in February 2012, and officially opened on March 18, 2012. Rising
to fame after its Broadway debut, Once raked in eleven Tony Award nominations, winning eight for Best Musical, Best Book of
a Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Scenic Sound Design, Best Lighting
Design, and Best Sound Design. The Broadway production also won the Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Musical
for 2011-2012. Once also played in London's West End at the Phoenix Theatre, starring Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cvitešić.
After its West End run, Once began its first North American tour in late 2013.
Once Seattle Breakthrough
Once premiered in Boston, it quickly made its way to Broadway, where it shot to fame. Audiences were enchanted by the charming
love story and the amazingly talented cast as they sang, danced, and played their instruments on stage. The Broadway production
took home an impressive amount of awards, including Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical,
Outstanding Lyrics, and Outstanding Orchestrations. The cast album also won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
Once Seattle Trivia
Did you know that Once is based on a film of the same name?
The musical stage adaptation
of Once is based on an Irish musical film of the same name, released in 2007. The film starred musicians Glen Hansard and
Marketa Irglova, who composed and performed all of the original songs in the film. The film was successful, and won an Independent
Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film, and the song "Falling Slowly" won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song. The film's
soundtrack ranked at number two on the Entertainment Weekly 25 New Classic Soundtrack Albums List.
amazing songs like "Falling Slowly," "If You Want Me," and "The North Strand," Once is destined to be a new Broadway classic.
This inventive new show features a talented cast who sing, dance, and perform their musical instruments live on stage, all
while the heartwarming love story plays out. The most romantic and exhilarating show around is coming to Seattle's Paramount
Theater, and you don't want to miss your opportunity to experience everything that Once has to offer. Be sure to visit StubHub
today to get your tickets to see Once in Seattle.