Twelfth Night

A musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”

Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub
Music and lyrics by Shaina Taub

Directed by Faith Bennet Russell

Center Theatre at Seattle Center

April 25, 2023


May 21, 2023

Lost Yet Found. After a shipwrecked young woman, Viola, washes up on the shores of Illyria, she disguises herself as a man, is sent to woo a countess, and falls hard for a Duke. As she navigates this strange and wonderful new land (as well as the gender confusion in all her roles), she finds her true self and true love in the process.

An Infectious Good Time. Named one of the best theatrical productions of 2018 by Time, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Washington Post, Twelfth Night is a rousing contemporary musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy about mistaken identity and self-discovery.

Play On! Time Out called the play “A joyous dazzlingly colorful musical.” The non-stop musical score from critically-acclaimed musician Shaina Taub is radically inclusive – drawing from New Orleans jazz to Motown soul to Broadway show tunes to 80’s pop. Twelfth Night is a soulful 90-minute shake-up of a Shakespearean classic featuring a live onstage band.