Music Direction by RJ Tancioco
Running time: Two hours and 10 minutes, with one intermission

Shenandoah, based on the classic 1965 film starring Jimmy Stewart, is an often overlooked musical set during the Civil War. Centered on one family's struggles during wartime, this timeless story explores gender stereotypes and complex moral issues during the most brutal war in American history. Gender-blind casting set the tone for a powerful concert version of this classic, starring local favorite Anne Allgood as Charlie (a role traditionally played by a male). It will be set inside ACT's intimate Allen Theatre, and inaugurates an exciting new ACTLab partnership with SHOWTUNES.

Note: Guns appear onstage, and language reflects the era represented.
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Photo by Chris Bennion

SHOWTUNESBased in Seattle, SHOWTUNES Theatre Company creates concert versions of rarely staged musicals, and is dedicated to the appreciation, preservation and advancement of musical theater.

The 2016-17 Season marks the 17th year of SHOWTUNES, and the company is embarking on an ambitious season of “Defying Expectations” with three musicals in concert, one cabaret and a special musical theatre event. SHOWTUNES continues its association at Benaroya Hall and will be producing two rarely-seen musicals in concert there this season: Leap Of Faith (Dec 3/4) and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (March 11/12). To kick off the season, SHOWTUNES is pleased to announce an exciting new ACTLab partnership, and will showcase an intimate concert staging of Shenandoah in ACT’s Allen Theatre (Oct 22/23). In addition to these three musicals-in-concerts, SHOWTUNES is producing a February cabaret, Defying Expectations, which will be curated and directed by Seattle-based author/director Sam Pettit.

SHOWTUNES is excited to continue to diversify our offerings while demonstrating our unparalleled devotion to this all-American art form. We do what we do “for the love of musicals!” To learn more, visit their website.