Now on tour at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, the amazing, the exhilarating, and a Broadway mega hit; TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL. Come and celebrate the unstoppable woman that dared to dream fiercely, shatter barriers, and conquer the world, the life, the times, and the spectacular music of the iconic, multi award winning performer, Tina Turner. Portraying her early life in Nutbush, Tennessee, through her turbulent years of joy and hardship, as she sang and performed with her former husband, Ike Turner, and the emotional and personally traumatic passing of her mother. Grab your tickets and come be part of this amazing journey to stardom, the launching of her career into the global rock ‘n roll industry, and ultimately to the star that she has become today. The New York Times cheers, “I’ve rarely heard an audience with this mighty a roar.”
TINA – The Tina Turner Musical Tickets:
Nominated for three Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best Musical
2019 Lawrence Olivier Award Winner
2020 Tony Awards Winner
Tina is simply the best! The musical opens with a very young Anna Mae Bullock, singing her heart out, in the community church of her childhood, in Nutbush Tennessee. But, her mother, Zelma is embarrassed by how loud Tina sings, and severely rebukes her! After the family get home, Zelma ends up walking out, taking her eldest daughter Aline, with her, while Anna Mae is left with Gran Georgeanna.
The story continues, with a few years later, when both Anna Mae and Gran Georgeanna join Zelma and sister Alline for a night out in St Louis, where Alline introduces Anna Mae to the St Louis nightlife, and they cross paths with Ike Turner and his band. One night, Anna Mae joins Ike, to sing on stage, and their performance is a massive success, leading Ike to ask Zelma if Anna Mae can join his band. Ike gives Anna Mae a stage name, Tina Turner. She finds that she enjoys performing with Ike, but she is also very aware that Ike has some anger issues and can be quite violent.
Now touring with the band and performing as Tina, she develops a relationship with the band member, Raymond, but tries to hide it from Ike. And even though she is pregnant with Raymond’s child, when Ike asks her to marry him, she agrees, and Raymond leaves both her and the band. Tina and Ike’s relationship continues to deteriorate, leading to the day when, during a recording session, Ike tries to hit Tina’s boy. Tina decides to finally leave him, but not before Ike beats her so badly, she goes to hospital.
Finally free of Ike, Tina finds herself with mounting debts, Ike has claimed copyright to all the songs from the “Ike & Tina era”, and she is desperate for money, while all she can land is Las Vegas shows, and is considered more of a nostalgia performer. She drops her friend and manager, Rhonda, for the new Australian music producer, Roger Davies. Setting her up with a recording studio in London and totally re-inventing her image, Roger masterminds the greatest comeback story ever…
When the record labels refuse to take Tina on, because of her age, her gender, or her race, Roger quits his record label job, and takes on Tinas management on his own. The two travel back to the States and put on the biggest rock and roll performance the world has ever seen!!!
“ROOF-RAISING! IT HITS THE RAFTERS. THIS IS TINA AS WE KNOW AND ADORE HER.”- Variety.
“I’VE RARELY HEARD AN AUDIENCE WITH THIS MIGHTY A ROAR.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
The Tina Turner Musical plays remarkably close to real life events, which is hardly surprising since Tina herself sat in the initial 2016 workshops with the creative team. Featuring a creative team that includes Katori Hall, book writers Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, director Phyllida Lloyd, set and costume designer Mark Thompson, choreographer Anthony van Laast, and musical supervisor Nicholas Skilbeck. Early drafts of the novel were written by Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, with Katori Hall taking over midway through.
A workshop presentation took place in December 2016, followed by a premiere on London’s West End at the Aldwych Theatre in March 2018, where it received three Laurence Olivier Award nominations, including Best Musical, eventually emerging victorious, and winning the prestigious Best Actor award in 2019. TINA premiered on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in October 2019, where it ran until it was forced to close in March 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, but not before it was awarded the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress. The musical resumed its performances in October 2021 and began touring in America in November 2022.
Celebrate the unstoppable woman that dared to dream fiercely, shatter barriers, and conquer the world—against all odds. Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her most beloved hits, this electrifying sensation will send you soaring to the rafters.