Tacoma Musical Playhouse kicks off the New Year with ‘Beehive: The ‘60s Musical’


Tacoma Musical Playhouse (TMP) kicks off the new year with the ultimate celebration of 1960s female empowerment, “Beehive: The ’60s Musical.” “Beehive” nostalgically recalls the days of miniskirts, transistor radios, and flower power, while featuring timeless hits of this thrilling decade. 

Take a journey back to the 1960’s through this colorful salute to the women who made the music of the 1960s so special. “Beehive” features beloved singers such as Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, The Supremes, Tina Turner, The Ronettes, The Chiffons, and many more. Audiences will be tapping their feet and singing along to songs like “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Be My Baby,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “It’s My Party,” “Proud Mary” and “Me and Bobby McGee.” Told from the perspective of six young women who come of age in this enigmatic decade, “Beehive” takes us from their first beehive dance to the challenges we faced as a nation.

“This show’s music is so iconic. Each of every one of these songs has a special place within everyone’s heart, including our cast,” states Harry Turpin, director and choreographer. “We’ve assembled a dynamic group of women who are willing to pay tribute to the originals as well as bring their own experiences to this music of a generation. Each one of our team, from production staff to performer, is thrilled to get to dive in and explore this music and the incredible stories these songs tell.” 

“Beehive: The ’60s Musical” opens on Friday, Jan. 24 and plays through Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. and Saturdays, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $31 adults; $29 seniors (60+), military, students; 

$22 children (12 and under); $27 groups of 10 or more. All seating is reserved. 

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at TMP’s box office, by phone at (253) 565-6867, and online atwww.tmp.org. Box office is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

A free event for “Beehive The Musical” will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19 – “Behind the Curtain” with the cast and crew, 7 p.m. (90 minutes in length). No tickets are required, general seating.

Enjoy a sneak peek of an entertaining and free preview presentation before “Beehive: The ‘60s Musical.” Get a behind-the-scenes look at how costumes, makeup, set, music, and rehearsal hours all come together to create this production.

Tacoma Musical Playhouse is located at 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma.


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Learn more at https://tmp.org.

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