At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm

At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942


Beta Series

Beta Productions

A Testing Ground for New Musicals in Development

  • About Beta Productions

    See it first
    Beta productions are your chance to see exciting new musicals while they are still in the process of being created. With developmental productions, you’ll see sets and costumes, but the designs are intentionally kept simple – that way, if the authors want to cut a character or rearrange a scene, they can do so freely, without worrying about big set pieces or complicated mechanics. Advanced Stage Readings are on-book performances with a full cast, but no design elements, allowing the authors and cast to focus all their energy on the script and songs.

    Interact with the creators
    The authors want to hear from YOU – the Beta Testers. They want to see if you laugh at their jokes, gasp, wipe away a tear, or fidget in your seat. Then, after each performance there will be talkbacks where the writers will ask you about your experience with the show. This is also your chance to hear about what inspired the project and the evolution the show has undergone thus far.

    Make your mark
    After each performance, the authors will rewrite, make changes, and work with the cast to incorporate new scenes and songs before the next show. As the authors tweak and adjust based on what you have to say, the musical will continue to evolve throughout the run. And when those same shows move on to our Mainstage, the regional theatre scene, or even Broadway, you’ll get to say, “I knew it when.”

  • Shows

    PLEASE NOTE: Beta Productions take place at First Stage Theatre in Issaquah, WA.


    XY

    XY

    A Beta Production

    FEBRUARY 14-23, 2020

    Chris can’t shake Christine. Everywhere Chris goes, there’s Christine staring back when he looks in the mirror. But when Chris falls in love for the first time, the divide between then and now starts to blur. XY is a stirring musical drama about letting go of the past and coming home to the most unfamiliar of places: ourselves.

    MORE INFO



    The Homefront

    The Homefront

    A Beta Production

    JUNE 12-21, 2020

    The earliest stages of a feminist revolution in the American workforce is at the center of this powerful and inspiring true story of strength and resilience. When World War II comes to a close and the men return home, one woman leads a movement to fight for the jobs of her fellow female factory workers. But what – and who – are they willing to give up in the fight, and what happens when loved ones get caught in the crossfire? American history, rock and roll, and feminist revolution collide in this rousing new musical.

    MORE INFO

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LOCATIONS

Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202

Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600

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SEASON SPONSORS

  • Arts Fund
  • Boeing
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  • City of Issaquah

MEDIA SPONSOR

  • The Seattle Times

MEDIA SPONSOR

  • The Seattle Times

PRODUCING SPONSORS

  • City of Everett
  • Shubert Foundation

DIRECTING SPONSOR

  • Seattle North Country - Snohomish

IN-KIND SUPPORT

  • Lombardis
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  • United Airlines
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