“People in the Square”: the return of the Skid Road Theatre
Opening Thursday, August 4 in our own humble basement, the world premiere of People in the Square, a cabaret-style musical about—what else?—our beloved neighborhood, Pioneer Square.
People in the Square is a cabaret-style musical revue which invites the audience a glimpse into the many different inhabitants, past and present, of Pioneer Square. A four member cast and three piece band bring to life this musical history lesson through time.
Based on historical people and events, the show is a collection of songs and short scenes, celebrating the diversity and fascinating stories of Seattle’s first neighborhood.
This musical ranges in time from the original inhabitants of the Duwamish and Suquamish Tribes, early pioneers and gold miners, fast-forwarding to those who frequent Pioneer Square today. Converging on the Square are the wealthy, the poor, occupants, visitors, sports fans and art dealers, most never being truly aware of the other, despite occupying the same three acres together. Join us to experience this incredible journey through time of the ever evolving melting pot in the heart of Seattle.
Rose Cano (book, director) and David Nyberg (composer) have been collaborating for three years on this original musical, before and during the pandemic.
The Skid Road Theatre produced cutting edge contemporary theatre and musical classics in the 1970’s- 80’s in the Good Arts basement. It’s the current home of Beneath the Streets tours, and the first production in the New Skid Road Theatre, a flexible performance-space-in-progress, which will utilize the space in the evenings in cooperation with Beneath the Streets. So much history, so much community spirit.