Romeo and Juliet on the Waterfront, June 2012

Art, Music, and Theater live on the waterfront. FREE.

Arts on the Waterfront presents Romeo and Juliet:  June 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 30th, and July 1st at 7:00pm 1300 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

There has been a tangible lack of free music and arts shows in the heart of downtown Seattle since the historic Summer Nights at the Pier concert series was shut down ten years ago, especially with construction to the viaduct looming closer. But this year but this year a pair aim to bring life back to the waterfront during construction with Arts on the Waterfront. Mickey Rowe and Laurie Roberts, the event coordinators, hope to revitalize and reinvent this event to include both theater and visual art as well as of course the live music that made the series such a staple of the Seattle scene years ago. As a kick-off before the July opening of the new 175-foot-high Ferris wheel at the same location, this event will surely bring life to the Waterfront.

Arts on the Waterfront’s event will be located next door to the Seattle Aquarium and blocks west of the Seattle Art Museum. Buy local produce at the Pike Place Market and enjoy it next door to the Aquarium while watching free public theater followed by live music and moonlit dancing. There will be performances by local bands SolBird, The Horse Thieves, Country Lips, Fortune Dwellers and more for you moonlit lovers to dance the night away under the stars and over the sound.

Arts on the Waterfront’s stunning two actor plus one cellist production of Romeo and Juliet takes a young urban Seattle scene and turns the conventions of storytelling upside down. This edgy retelling starts at 7:00pm using Puget Sound, the sunset, and the pier as its backdrop. Accompanied by hard-rock-Cellist Brandon Smith.

Art will be displayed before and after the show on the pier by a dozen local artists. This “starlit dance party” of theater events might just be the don’t-miss event of the summer.

And remember the production and event are free and all donations and proceeds go to benefit The Trevor Project: Saving young lives. Find out more at

If you are a subscriber to ACT or Seattle Repertory Theater and RSVP to us with proof of your subscription at we will reserve you seats with your name on them so you don’t have to show up early. Our way of saying thank you for supporting our friends and neighbors.

If you are a visual artist interested in displaying your work or a local band who would like to play after a production let us know at

If you are a young person in crisis or thinking about suicide you deserve immediate support please call The Trevor Lifeline 1-866-488-7386 (1-866-4-U-TREVOR). The Trevor Project: Saving Young Lives.

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