Pantages Announces 2017-2018 Season With 'Love Never Dies' And 'The Color Purple'
The Pantages Theatre has announced its lineup for the 2017-2018 season, which will include Disney's Aladdin, Love Never Dies and Waitress.Hamilton is not considered a part of the 2017-2018 season and therefore not included in a season package, according to a tweet from the theater. However, the musical will run August 11 to December 30, KPCC reports.
So what's part of the season? Well, there are six musicals planned.
Aladdin is the 2011 musical adaptation of the 1992 Disney film with music from long-time Disney composer Alan Menken. Aladdin runs January 10, 2018 to March 31, 2018.
Love Never Dies exists in the same universe as Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. Webber has stated that you don't have to be familiar with Phantom to enjoy Love Never Dies, which takes place several years later. In this musical, opera singer Christine Daae accepts an invitation to perform at a new venue called Phantasma on Coney Island, and for some reason doesn't find that name suspicious at all, despite having escaped the mysterious and obsessive Phantom years prior. Love Never Dies runs April 3, 2018 to April 22, 2018.
School of Rock is Webber's musical based on the 2003 film of the same name about a musician turned substitute teacher who helps his students form a band. This show runs May 3, 2018 to May 27, 2018.
The Color Purple is a 2005 musical adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning 1982 novel by Alice Walker. It runs May 29, 2018 to June 17, 2018.
On Your Feet! is a musical that tells the life story of the husband-and-wife performers Gloria and Emilio Estefan, from their youth to how they met and fell in love. On Your Feet! runs July 6, 2018 to July 29, 2018.
Waitress is based on the 2007 film with music by Sara Bareilles. It follows a diner waitress who seeks to escape her miserable marriage. See it August 2, 2018 to August 26, 2018.
More information on the shows and ticketing information can be found here.