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The Tempest

AUGUST 25 – 27, 2023

Bagley Wright Theater

The powerful Prospero, banished to a magical island by a conniving sibling, bewitches a storm to bring them back together for a final showdown—will it be revenge or reconciliation? Sprites abound, young lovers meet, and mischief is made as two very different worlds collide. With a cast of 60+ and featuring spectacular guest performances from local community groups, Seattle Rep’s Public Works community brings to life this musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s otherworldly adventure. 

Show Times

Fri August 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat August 26 at 2 p.m.
Sat August 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Sun August 27 at 2 p.m.

a stirring, delightful 'Tempest,' one that feels vibrantly alive

The New York Times

Important Dates

Event Type Event Dates
Opening Night Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
ASL Interpretation Aug. 26 at 2 p.m.
Audio Description Aug. 26 at 2 p.m.
Mask Required Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
English Open Captions Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Important Ticketing Information

Arrive early!

Tickets for The Tempest are general admission and seat locations are first come, first served. Seattle Rep's lobby opens at 6:30 p.m. for evening performances and 1 p.m. for matinee performances. We encourage patrons to arrive no later than 7 p.m./1:30 p.m. to claim your seats; seating in the theater is not guaranteed after those times. Late patrons/overflow will be seated in the lobby to watch a live video stream of the performance.

Live Video Feed

Looking for a more flexible way to experience The Tempest? The live video feed in our lobby will have more spaced-out seating and the ability to get up and move more easily for audience members who would benefit from this option. To choose lobby video seating, let a Seattle Rep staff member know when you arrive.

Can't Make It? Let Us Know

Did you score one of our advanced Tempest tickets before we sold out online? Awesome! If you end up not being able to attend your ticketed performance, please contact the Patron Services Office as soon as possible so someone else can use your ticket. Send us a message, text 206.565.2996, or call 206.443.2222.

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Seattle Rep's Public Works

Theater of, by, and for the people, rooted in the values of equity, imagination, and joy.

Engage with the Play

  • Artwork for Show Program

    Show Program

    Explore the Encore+ digital program for The Tempest before you arrive at the theater.

    Show Program
  • Artwork for Youth Guide

    Youth Guide

    Check out the show's synopsis, character breakdown, articles, and more in The Tempest Youth Guide.

    Youth Guide
  • Artwork for Public Works Magic

    Public Works Magic

    Meet a few community cast members who have been part of the Public Works family since its inception in 2016!

    Behind the Scenes
  • Artwork for Preparing for The Tempest Ahead

    Preparing for The Tempest Ahead

    Check out this Meet & Greet conversation with the Creative Team about this musical adaptation.

    Behind the Scenes
  • Artwork for Robert J. Aguilar on Creating a Storm

    Robert J. Aguilar on Creating a Storm

    How do you create a lighting storm on stage? Dive into The Tempest behind the scenes on Inside Seattle Rep.

    Behind the Scenes
  • Artwork for Steven Tran on Conducting Waves

    Steven Tran on Conducting Waves

    How do you conduct a 60+ person cast? Dive into The Tempest behind the scenes on Inside Seattle Rep. 

    Behind The Scenes
  • Artwork for Community Playlist

    Community Playlist

    Get pumped up for the show! Check out this show-inspired Spotify playlist curated by the company The Tempest.

    Spotify Playlist
  • Artwork for The Tempest on Good Day Seattle

    The Tempest on Good Day Seattle

    "So much joy, imagination, and equity." Watch more in this interview with The Tempest director Hattie Claire Andres, cast members Shelly Duma, and Jesse Wynn.

  • Artwork for Show-Inspired Media List

    Show-Inspired Media List

    Librarians at Seattle Public Library created this list of books, films, and music to enhance your experience of The Tempest.

    Media List


Lear deBessonet

Conceiver & Original Director

Todd Almond

Adaptation, Music & New Lyrics

Hattie Claire Andres


Trina Mills


Steven Tran

Music Director & Arranger/Orchestrator

Matthew Smucker

Scenic Designer

An-lin Dauber

Costume Designer

Robert J. Aguilar

Lighting Designer

Erin Bednarz

Sound Designer

Paul Adolphsen


Stina Lotti

Production Stage Manager

Bret Torbeck

Stage Manager

Malie Fujii

Assistant Stage Manager

Shay Trusty

Assistant Stage Manager

Amy Jurkiewicz

Youth Supervisor

Kate Drummond

Associate Director

Daira Miranda Rodriguez

Assistant Director

Taylor Niemeyer-Symons

Associate Choreographer

Lexi Warden

Assistant Choreographer

Orlando G. Morales

Associate Music Director

Rebecca Smith

Assistant Music Director

Elizabeth Stasio

Production Assistant

Stefania Giron Zuluaga

Production Assistant

Lucas Esperanza

Production Assistant

Anahita Sepehri

Production Assistant

Jerik Fernandez

Assistant Sound Designer


Alexandra Tavares


Amy Youngblood

Island Spirit

Ann Marie Yoder

Island Spirit

Athena Duran

Island Spirit

Becky Summers

Island Spirit/Boatswain

Ben Swenson-Klatt


Calvin Mottaghinejad

Island Spirit

Cecelia Buchanan

Island Spirit

Charmae deBoer

Island Spirit/Feast Host

Cory Kane

Island Spirit

Cynthia Linet

Island Spirit

Dalwyn Dean

Island Spirit

Denny Le

Ariel's Super Six

Diane Ste. Marie

Island Spirit

Dolores Maria Rossman

Island Spirit

Donna Cotner

Island Spirit

Emily Hall

Island Spirit

Emma Brown Baker

Ariel's Super Six

Evan Ponyah

Island Spirit/Isle Noisemaker/Ship Crew

Eve Lorelei

Island Spirit/Isle Noisemaker

Glenda P. West

Island Spirit

Guneet Banga

Island Spirit

Isaiah Johnson


Jasmine Chau

Island Spirit

Jenjen Douglass

Island Spirit

Jessie Nguyen

Island Spirit/Feast Host

Karis Ho

Ariel's Super Six

Karol Paulson

Island Spirit

Katherine Oberg

Island Spirit

Katya Schexnaydre

Ariel's Super Six

Kelly Ann Garland


Khane Berry

Island Spirit/Troupe

Leah Sainz-Jones

Island Spirit/Wedding Singer

Leila Mottaghinejad

Island Spirit

Lina Phan

Island Spirit/Troupe

Lynn Hautala

Island Spirit

Maggie Roth

Island Spirit

Matthew Reyes

Ariel’s Super Six

Maya Boswell

Island Spirit

Megan Kay Wright

Island Spirit/Ship Crew

Michael Wu


Mike West

Island Spirit

Mykhanh Pham


Patricia Dehart

Island Spirit/Troupe

Paul H. Otis

Island Spirit

Pilar O'Connell


Rachel Guyer-Mafune


Rainy Matyas

Island Spirit

Rebekah Nachman

Island Spirit/Ship Crew

Rosemary Kidane

Island Spirit

Roslyn Schley

Island Spirit

Salem Salma Wahab

Island Spirit/Feast Host

Sarah L. Blum

Island Spirit/Feast Host

Sarah Mottaghinejad

Island Spirit/Troupe

Sean Morrin

Island Spirit/Troupe

Shelley Douma


Sumant Gupta

Island Spirit/Ship Crew

Sushma Thomas


Tracy Kirkpatrick

Island Spirit

Varun Kainth


Viviana Garza

Ariel’s Super Six

Xiang Tao

Island Spirit

Zé Zé Cramer

Island Spirit

Musicians & Music Staff

Steven Tran

Conductor/Keyboard 1

Orlando G. Morales

Keyboard 2

Justin S Davis


Olivia D. Hamilton


Jesse Whitford

Drums & Percussion

Andrew Pang


Michael Matlock

Keyboard Programmer & Additional Copyist

Cameo Artists & Groups

Justin Huertas

Music & Lyrics for “Magic Here”

Shaina Shepherd

Singer (The Goddess)

Buoy the Seatroll

Seattle Kraken Mascot

Morning Star Korean Cultural Center

Sinae Cheh, Artistic Director

Additional Staff

Derek Edamura

Public Works Documentarian

LeDawn King


Courtney Kessler-Jeffrey


Jeremiah Canonico


KD Schill

Wigs & Makeup Lead

Kim Dancy

Wigs & Makeup

Zach Burns


Megan Roche


Ethan Swim

Substitute Youth Supervisor

Community Partners

Byrd Barr Place

Compass Housing Alliance/Renton Veteran’s Center

Jubilee Women’s Center

North Seattle Boys & Girls Club

Path with Art

Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA)

Seattle Central College

Sound Generations/Ballard NW Senior Center

The Tempest is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.

The Tempest is sponsored by: 



The Knossos Foundation 

Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation  |  Nesholm Family Foundation   |   Providence  

Peach Foundation   |   Treeline Foundation

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City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture   |   Fales Foundation Trust 

BNSF Railway Foundation   |   Pagliacci Pizza   |    Pecado Bueno   

 Tulalip Tribes Charitable Contributions   |   Wyman Youth Trust


Italics denotes in-kind donations