The world premiere of the original new musical Bliss will replace the previously announced Stu for Silverton in The 5th Avenue Theatre’s 2019–2020 season in Seattle, Washington.
Playing January 31–February 23, 2020, Bliss features book, music, and lyrics by Tyler Beattie and Emma Lively (Blue, Candyland). Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall, Mothers & Sons) will direct with choreography by Tony nominee Josh Prince (Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, Shrek The Musical).
Bliss is described as a fantasy adventure that flips the traditional princess narrative upside down. Hidden away for years by an overprotective father, four wildly distinctive and lovably awkward princesses dream of the world beyond the castle walls. When at last they escape, they encounter adventures beyond their wildest imaginations—and a world that judges them based on appearance.
“The 2019-20 season is about joy and self-discovery and this incredible musical falls beautifully into that theme,” said Artistic Director Bill Berry. “This is a vivacious musical that is about empowerment, and embracing your identity, no matter what society demands that you ought to be. From the earliest chords, everything about Bliss lifts you up and pulls you in. The characters are original and refreshing. The staging is electrifying. The heart of the show is an ebullient embrace of self-love.”