By Hannah Pikaart 

TACOMA, Wash. —Musicals, plays, comedians, classical musicians and even a show featuring stunt dogs — the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts delivers entertainment.

EPantages Theater, Tacoma, Wash.
[/media-credit] EPantages Theater, Tacoma, Wash.

The Tacoma-based nonprofit manages three historic theaters across the city — Pantages Theater, Rialto Theater and Theatre on the Square. It also manages the historic Tacoma Armory

“We all work together to make sure Tacoma’s arts scene is healthy and vibrant,” said Mariesa Bus, marketing assistant manager.

The center’s 2016 season contains an assorted lineup of guest performers.

“The great thing about Broadway Center’s season is it is rich in diversity, as one of our values is to ‘reflect our community both onstage and off,’” Bus said. “So, although I am personally excited about Broadway legend Audra McDonald, the return of Black Violin (Feb. 25, 2016), as well as the musicals in our season, I am just thrilled that there really is something for everyone.”

Interior, Theatre on the Square, Tacoma, Wash.
[/media-credit] Interior, Theatre on the Square, Tacoma, Wash.

McDonald is a six-time Tony Award-winning actress and singer. A soprano, she engages the audience with her mastery of voice. Black Violin fuses hip-hop and classical music to create a performance that has groups on their feet.

Local performance groups also perform at the theaters, such as Northwest Sinfonietta, Puget Sound Revels, Tacoma City Ballet, Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Opera, Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and Tacoma Youth Symphony Association.

At the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, groups of 10 or more can experience memorable, top-quality performances at discounted rates.

For more information, contact Broadway Center for the Performing Arts at 253-591-5894 or visit