1972: The One Reel Vaudeville Show performs the homemade musical farce Klondike! on the portable stage back of a flatbed truck at numerous summer outdoor

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One Reel: A History

1972: The One Reel Vaudeville Show performs the homemade musical farce Klondike! on the portable stage back of a flatbed truck at numerous summer outdoor events around Puget Sound.

1974: One Reel turns the dingy Talmud Torah Bingo hall at First and Pike into the Showbox Theater.

1976: One Reel presents Seattle Center's first Sci-Fi Expo, with performances of Rocky Jones and the Space Polka Patrol; the Space Needle's lit and decorated like a UFO!

1977: One Reel produces the first Fat Tuesday celebration for the Pioneer Square Association.

1980: One Reel takes over booking and management of the 10-year-old Bumbershoot Festival at Seattle Center.

1988: Fratelli (now AT&T) Family Fourth draws 100,000 fireworks fans to the hillsides overlooking Lake Union.

1990: One Reel programs and books the major performing arts events for the Goodwill Games, including Japan's Grand Kabuki, the Sovremennik Theater of Moscow, the Bolshoi Ballet, and Cirque du Soleil's US debut production, Nouvelle Experience.

1991: One Reel inaugurates the annual waterfront pop concert series AT&T Summer Nights at the Pier.

1992: One Reel takes the Japanese- American musical theater production Labor of Love (a.k.a. Gumbo Ya-Ya) to the International Cultural Olympiad in Barcelona.

1993: One Reel ventures out of town to produce the first annual installment of Denver's LoDo Festival.

1998: After years of planning and negotiation, One Reel presents the first North American venue for WOMAD, the UK-based international world music series.

1998-1999: One Reel returns to its theatrical roots with its production Teatro ZinZanni —Love, Chaos & Dinner, melding live music and a multi-course gourmet meal with clown and circus acts from round the world.

2000: After 14 sold-out months on Seattle's Mercer Street, Teatro ZinZanni reopens on San Francisco's Embarcadero.

 
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