The Pantages Theatre this week released its 2017-18 season schedule, highlighted by the return of "The Color Purple" in a re-imagined production.
Below is the full schedule:
"Disney's Alladin" - Jan. 10 - Mach 31, 2018: From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
"Love Never Dies" - April 3-22, 2018: Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera," it's a story of love, passion and drama.
The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Parish Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the creaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protege, Christine Daae.
"School of Rock" - May 3-27, 2018: Based on the hit film, this new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.
The production features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie, and the musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.
"The Color Purple" - May 29 - June 17, 2018: The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival, "The Color Purple" tells the epic story of a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South.
With a score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, "The Color Purple" gives new spirit to the Pulitzer Prize winning story, based on Alice Walker's 1892 novel.
"On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Musical" - July 6-29, 2018: Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, "On Your Feet" tells the true story of Gloria Emilio Estefan, two people who believed in their talent and became international sensations.
The production features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century, including "Rhythm is Gonna Get You" and "Conga."
"Waitress" - Aug. 2-26, 2018: Brought to life by an all-female creative team, this new show features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles.
Inspired by the film of the same name, "Waitress" tells the story of Jenna. A waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.