Three Entertaining Events in Tacoma this Weekend

It’s supposed to rain this weekend – but there are three entertaining events happening in Tacoma that will get you and the kids out of the house and moving and grooving.

The Wiz
You know the story: Dorothy and her group of friends travel to meet the Wizard of Oz. At Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s newest performance, The Wiz, this classic story will be told through the lens of the African American experience. Filled with social commentary and memorable songs, such as “Ease One Down the Road” The Wiz is a performance that you won’t want to miss. The show kicks off on May 20 and runs until June 12, with performances on Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Broadway’s longest running musical revue is coming to Tacoma! Starting on May 20, Tacoma Little Theater presents Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Set in the ‘50s, Smokey Joe’s features 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, including “Stand By Me” “Jailhouse Rock” “Fools Fall in Love” and many others. Featuring themes of love and loss, it’s not only great pop music, it is intriguing musical theater. Performances run through June 12 and more information can be found here.

Peter & the Wolf
Tacoma Symphony Orchestra’s Mini Maestros series comes to a close this weekend. The final performance will be Sergie Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, which tells the story of a young boy and the adventures that he and his animal friends have with a wolf. The concert will take place at Schneebeck Concert Hall on University of Puget Sound’s Campus this Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. A joint project between Tacoma Symphony, Ted Brown Music, and the University of Puget Sound Community Music Program, it’s a great way to get those little ones moving and grooving to music.

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