Announcing the 2015-16 Season of Broadway at The Paramount!


Cedar Rapids, IA – The Paramount Theatre and Jam Theatricals are proud to announce the Broadway at the Paramount 2015-16 Season!


Subscriptions to this exciting season are on sale now! Subscriber benefits include guaranteed same great seats to all season shows, as well as the chance to renew those seats from year to year. Subscribers also receive additional ticket discounts and the chance to purchase tickets to added shows before the general public. Tickets are received by mail to avoid box office lines and lost ticket insurance is included at no charge.

Offered this year is a Five-Show Subscription Series, which includes I Love Lucy – Live On Stage, The Ratpack is Back, Blue Man Group, Ragtime The Musical and Annie. Prices range from $240.00 to $330.00 depending on seating choice.

Also offered is a Four-Show Subscription Series which includes I Love Lucy – Live On Stage, The Ratpack is Back, Ragtime The Musical and Annie. Prices range from $190.00 to $260.00 depending on seating choice.

Steve Traxler, President of Jam Theatricals, commented on this year’s exciting line up by saying, “Jam Theatricals is thrilled to bring the best of Broadway to Cedar Rapids. We are excited for the upcoming season, which will feature the return of Blue Man Group, Broadway classics, and other productions sure to induce feelings of nostalgia among theatre-goers.”

Jason Anderson, General Manager of the Paramount Theatre added, “In addition to our 2015-16 season, I’m pleased to also announce that we are currently working on a benefits program for our Broadway at the Paramount subscribers that will enhance their experience when attending a Broadway show. We’ll be revealing these new perks in the coming months.”

As a preview of added perks to come this year, renewing and new subscribers who submit their order prior to Friday, April 17th are entered to win an incredible prize package for 350 First at the Doubletree by Hilton Complex. The randomly selected winner will receive dinner for two prior to FOUR Broadway shows!
(I Love Lucy – Live On Stage, The Ratpack is Back, Ragtime The Musical, and Annie)

For more information on becoming a subscriber to the Broadway at The Paramount 2015-16 Season, please visit the Paramount Theatre Ticket Office,, or call 319-366-8203.

Jam Theatricals ( and The Paramount Theatre proudly bring the 2015-2016 Season to Cedar Rapids. Stay updated on all Broadway at The Paramount announcements by following the series on Twitter (@BwayParamount) and Facebook (

More about the 2015-16 season

I Love Lucy – Live On Stage

Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM
I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! It’s 1952 and you are a member of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience where you experience firsthand the filming of two hilarious I LOVE LUCY® episodes, complete with charming host, 50s style harmonies from the Crystaltone Singers and the sidesplitting antics of America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel. Whether young or old, everybody really does LOVE LUCY!

Rat Pack is Back!

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7:30 PM
What happens in Vegas…all started with The Rat Pack. This spirited show recreates one of the famous “Summit at the Sands” nights when swingin’, ring-a-ding group known as “The Rat Pack” was creating hipster legend with a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred nightclub act starring Vegas’ four favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop.

Produced by Dick Feeney, THE RAT PACK IS BACK features uncanny vocal recreations, unbridled humor, and a hot, live 12-piece orchestra that sends audiences straight back to the coolest time in history. Hits include “That’s Amore,” “My Way,” “Mr. Bojangles,” and many more. See why The Las Vegas Sun writes, “This is as close as anyone has come to capturing the feeling of the real thing,” and the Chicago Tribune raves, “Classic comic material. Excellent!”

Blue Man Group

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Back by popular demand! Experience the Phenomenon. BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “BLUE MAN GROUP is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!”

Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that BLUE MAN GROUP is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, BLUE MAN GROUP is perfect for people of all ages, languages and cultures. This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget.

Ragtime The Musical

Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM
AT THE DAWN OF A NEW CENTURY, everything is changing…and anything is possible. RAGTIME returns to the road in all-new touring production Directed & Choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and Produced by the team that most recently brought you THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SPAMALOT, ROCK OF AGES and THE COLOR PURPLE. The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold – set in turn-of-the-century New York – all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre’s richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. Winning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, this 13 time Tony Award nominated musical is a timeless celebration of life – what it could and should be!


Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”

About the presenter

Jam Theatricals (Presenter) is a Chicago-based entertainment company that presents and produces Broadway engagements throughout North America. Under the direction of co-founders Arny Granat and Steve Traxler, Jam Theatricals manages subscription seasons in 30 cities where they strive to bring the best of Broadway to the communities served. Current presentations include some of Broadway’ biggest blockbusters: Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys and many more. Jam Theatricals and its principals are the recipients of seven Tony Awards® for producing Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Revival of a Play, 2005), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Best Musical, 2005), The History Boys (Best Play, 2006), August: Osage County (Best Play, 2008), Hair (Best Revival of a Musical, 2009), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Best Revival of a Play, 2013) and All The Way (Best Play, 2014). For more information, please visit www.