February 2-4, 2014 at 7:30pm
Book by Joe DiPietro | Music and Lyrics by Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn
Directed by Lisa Peterson
In the Falls Theatre | View Seating Chart
Running Time: 90 minutes

Balagan Theatre presents a first-look workshop performance of Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, an off-Broadway bound new musical. Valerie Vigoda portrays a sleep-deprived single mom who is fired from her day job as a video game composer and then contacted through her video blog by Ernest Shackleton, the legendary gentleman-explorer. Inspired by her music, they embark on an Antarctic quest, conquering new horizons, and creating a cross-time love affair for the ages.

Your ticket purchase includes:

  • One ticket to the first-look workshop performance in ACT's Central Heating Lab
  • One ticket to a preview performance of the fully staged production in April: Provide your e-mail address when you attend the workshop performance at ACT and you will be e-mailed a promo code to receive your free ticket to a preview performance in April on the Leo K stage at Seattle Repertory Theatre when the show goes on sale.
  • Access to the exclusive behind-the-scenes web portal: When you attend the workshop performance at ACT, you'll be provided a web URL and password, so you can explore blog posts, videos, and more about the making and evolution of the show.

BalaganWinner of five Gregory Awards in 2013, including Outstanding Production, Balagan Theatre has fast become one of the most innovative theatres in the Pacific Northwest.

Balagan Theatre produces outstanding theatre at an outstanding price to raise up the next generation of artists, audiences, and artistic work. From award-winning shows like August: Osage County and Spring Awakening to “Best of the Year” productions like Avenue Q and Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog, Balagan is known for harnessing the immense talent of Seattle artists to create exceptionally crafted, thought-provoking theatre, which we offer to the community at an affordable price and in a personal environment.

Our New Works program expands on this mission by providing a creative home for cultivating new musicals that will attract and engage the next generation of theatre artists and audiences.

Learn more on the Balagan website and get the backstage scoop on Balagan's Facebook page!

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