The Theatre is thriving, hosting six performance series, including Broadway, Jazz, Silent Movies, Dance, Family and Comedy. In addition, it continues to present a wide variety of concerts that appeal to every appetite. In appreciation of its splendor and diverse offerings, readers of the Seattle Weekly voted The Paramount “Best Mainstage Theatre” in 2001 and 2002.
STG’s vital Arts and Education Outreach Department, now in its seventh year of operation, continues to sponsor programs that involve over 15,000 artists, students, and community members yearly, offering educational programs and performances that celebrate diversity and provide Seattle’s underserved populations with access to the arts. Many of these programs are held at The Paramount and The Moore.
Since The Theatre reopened in March 1995, more than three million people have attended over 1,600 “Shows Divine at 9th and Pine.” They continue to be uplifted by the majesty of the venue and awed by what they see on stage. One theatergoer will never forget having a “Cats” cast member sit on her lap during a performance of the Broadway musical. Another patron says being chosen to sing, “Can’t Smile Without You,” on stage with Barry Manilow made her feel “like a star” and “changed her forever.”