Experience an evening that’s the best mix of historic and modern. At The Triple Door in Seattle you’ll step into what was originally a 1920s vaudeville house, but has become a modern entertainment hub with plush booths, clear sight lines from every seat and the best sound system around. You can enjoy exotic cocktails and cuisine from the Wild Ginger restaurant upstairs during your show or in the Musicquarium Lounge before or after your event. The lounge features a stunning 1,900 gallon freshwater aquarium and live music most nights, making it the perfect pairing for a show. On the Main Stage you’ll hear musicians from around the world and from nearly every genre, as well as a variety of other entertainment.
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 / 7:30pm (Terry Reid)Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 7:30pm (Kelly Willis)Sunday, Jul 7, 2019 / 7:30pm (Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra)
On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley to Memphis’ Sun Records. The rock ‘n’ roll musical Million Dollar Quartet was inspired by this legendary recording session — the first and only collaboration between these true legends, each of whom had an undeniable influence on American music. This thrilling production takes you inside the studio with the four major talents who came together to form a red-hot band for one unforgettable night, and features such enduring hits as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Great Balls of Fire” and “Hound Dog.” A hit on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet was nominated for 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Awards. Now it returns to the Village Theatre stage in Issaquah – 12 years after its triumphant premiere.
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 5, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 7:30pm
Watch CSz Seattle’s finest free-styling lyricists as they perform improvised hip-hop acrobatics in Boom Bap. This show mixes freestyle rap and improv comedy, creating a show for fans of hip hop and rapid-fire laughs alike. Some of Seattle’s best improvisors will take on your suggestions in new games, create stories, and square off with one another in a rap battle. You definitely don’t want to miss this show at the Atlas Theatre.
Delve into the deep, dark history of Pioneer Square on this adults-only jaunt under the streets of Seattle. During this intimate 75-minute walking tour, your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through several key sections of the historic 1890s-era subterranean passageways, while cluing you in on the drinking, gambling and other illicit activities that ran rampant in the area around the turn of the century. In fact, you’ll learn how Skid Road (Yesler Way) became America’s very first Skid Row and much more.
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 6:30pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 6:30pmMonday, Jun 10, 2019 / 6:30pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 6:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 6:30pmMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / 6:30pm
ComedySportz is Seattle’s leading improv comedy show. Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, in the spirit of TV’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? A referee governs the action, calling fouls and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of this interactive, family-friendly show, and audience volunteers sometimes even wind up on stage. It’s perfect for dates, a night out on the town, or even quality time with the family, since kids love it as much as grown-ups.
Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 4:00pm
Enjoy two hilarious improv shows in this hour-long show. First Act is Text-astrophe: We’re gonna get to know someone in the audience pretty darn well. In this show, one willing audience member will choose a text conversation for the performers top read out loud. Then the performers will improvise scenes and characters based on their newfound particular knowledge of one person’s life and textual relationship. Second Act is Boom Bap: Watch CSz Seattle’s finest free-styling lyricists as they perform improvised hip-hop acrobatics. This show mixes freestyle rap and improv comedy, creating a show for fans of hip hop and improv alike. Some of Seattle’s best improvisors will take on your suggestions to create scenes and characters, intermixed with freestyles and battle raps.
You’ll be drinking in six-packs galore with all the hard bodies on display in Hunks: The Show. This Magic Mike-style male revue hits the stage at El Corazon in Seattle with a high-energy, choreographed production starring gorgeous guys in striptease acts designed to fulfill any woman’s fantasy, from firemen and cowboys to pirates, cops and beyond — and audience interaction is highly encouraged. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, bachelorette party or divorce, experience the ultimate ladies’ night out with music, lights and plenty of action.
Watch fierce improvisers battle their greatest improv fears as you cheer them on! Fear-prov is the ultimate improv comedy challenge. Brave improvisers have confessed their biggest improv fears… from improvised singing to performing scenes in reverse. At Fear-prov you’ll see them paired up to perform their most feared improv skill or technique until their is only one victor: the improvisers or fear itself. Cheer your favorite comedy gladiators at the Other Theatre in Seattle, so they all emerge victorious!
Leave the outside world behind when you venture into Can Can Cabaret’s make-believe world beneath Pike Place Market in Seattle. Inspired by starlets, harlots and bygone eras of Parisian cabaret, you’ll enjoy show-stopping singers and highly athletic dancers during The Brunch Show, which features family-friendly performances and a menu that includes mimosas and a market fresh menu of brunch classics. Your hilarious host will guide you through a glittering multimedia spectacle of exquisitely choreographed dance set against a backdrop of all-new high definition visual content. This funny, sparkly spectacle is sure to become the highlight of your weekend.
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 2:30pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:30pm
If Show and Tell was as much fun as Found Objects, nobody would have left preschool. For the skilled improvisers of Improv Anonymous take the concept behind the familiar classroom activity and expand it into something exciting and altogether unpredictable. Each week, the performers will bring in an actual object from their day or request one from the audience. Then, with the audience’s support, they will craft a story on the spot that explores each object. As crowd suggestions and on-stage epiphanies build into a narrative, expect to be surprised and delighted by the hidden lives of everyday objects — and those that own them — during Found Objects at Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater.
Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 8:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:30pm
The Philharmonic’s season closes with music from the 19th and 20th centuries. One of Johannes Brahms’ earliest attempts at symphonic writing, the Serenade No. 2 is a lush work boasting some of its composer’s most beguiling melodies and a unique orchestration (no violins!). Luciano Berio’s Corale and Frank Martin’s Ballade are both arresting and intriguing concertos in miniature, and will feature, respectively, Philharmonic Concertmaster Luke Fitzpatrick and Principal Flute, Sandra Saathoff. The concert concludes with music from Alexander Borodin’s opera Prince Igor: the Overture and the ever-popular Polovtsian Dances.
Both irreverent and surprisingly sentimental, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas is the classic country-western musical comedy based on the strange-but-true story of the real-life Chicken Ranch brothel. Protected by a friendly sheriff and frequented by governors, senators, mayors and even victorious college football teams, Miss Mona’s cozy bordello thrives in the small town of Gilbert — until a puritan nemesis in the guise of a crusading do-gooder focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution and tries to shut it down. Nominated for a passel of Tonys in its original ’79 Broadway run and turned into a hit film starring Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton, this latest production comes to the Seattle Music Theatre.
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 2:00pm
The Pacific Northwest has been home to more than its fair share of the nation’s more notorious killers.This 90 minute Seattle Murder History Tour covers some of Seattle’s most notorious homicide cases. View crime scene photos and hear how some of the perpetrators may have gotten away with murder. Your stroll through the historical streets of Pioneer Square will offer chills, as you learn just how corrupt the city of Seattle was.
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 6:30pm Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 6:30pm Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 6:30pm Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 6:30pm Monday, Jun 10, 2019 / 6:30pm
Divorcées Mary and Jo think their best friend Liz’s new beau, Jackson, is a serial killer. When Jackson announces plans to take Liz’s 19-year-old daughter, Amanda, on a camping expedition, Mary and Jo snap into FBI mode to apprehend the evil ruffian. The wild plot and slapstick antics lead the quirky cast into the red rocks of Southern Utah on a journey that will leave you laughing and prove that nothing is ever as simple as it appears to be.
Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)
Teatro ZinZanni’s main event is part circus, part cabaret and always magical. Described as “the Kit Kat Klub on acid” Teatro ZinZanni is a night out unlike any other. It’s a three-hour whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret artists all served up with a scrumptious multi-course feast and elegant libations. The ever-evolving and constantly changing production — at least three new shows per year — combines improv comedy, vaudeville revue, music, dance, cirque and sensuality into a dizzying and colorful new form that’s never quite the same from one evening to the next. Famous for its intimate setting, the fast-paced action of the show unfolds above, around and even alongside you as you dine on a gourmet meal. Don’t miss the show The New York Times calls “the hottest ticket in town”!
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 11:30amSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:00pm
A celebration of the simple beauty of being human, Tiny Beautiful Things is based on Cheryl Strayed’s (Wild) journey as the beloved anonymous advice columnist for Dear Sugar. Over the years, thousands of people turned to Sugar for words of wisdom, compassion and hope. At first unsure of herself, Sugar finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with the deep yearning and heartrending questions from her readers. This funny and deeply touching exploration of resilience at the Seattle Repertory Theatre was brilliantly adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, the Academy Award-nominated writer of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Time Out said the play “knocks you down with its avalanche of kindness,” and honestly, who couldn’t use an experience like that in their lives?
Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pm
Since 2004, Spooked in Seattle has been telling the stories of real hauntings and providing evidence captured on real paranormal investigations by AGHOST (Advances Ghost Hunters of Seattle-Tacoma. This 90-minute walking tour takes you through Seattle’s oldest neighborhood, with locations including the Pioneer Square Hotel, the Smith Tower, and Merchant’s Cafe and Saloon, Seattle’s oldest restaurant. You will hear real stories of the ghosts that continue to haunt the area, topped off by venturing into a portion of Seattle’s famous “underground,” with nothing but a flashlight. The tour begins and ends at Spooked in Seattle headquarters.
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 / 6:00pmWednesday, Jun 5, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 6:00pmMonday, Jun 10, 2019 / 6:00pmTuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 6:00pm
One of the most groundbreaking and romantic musicals ever written, West Side Story sets Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the turbulent and passionate streets of New York’s West Side during the 1950s. Tony is a dreamer, ready to leave his street gang behind and face the future head-on; Maria is idealistic and looking to explore womanhood and the world beyond her family’s dress shop. When the two meet, their worlds stop — and cultural divides and societal expectations give way to star-crossed love. Featuring a live orchestra performing one of the most exciting scores ever written for the stage, and a story that tackles topics of prejudice, street violence, and the need for compassion between communities, this production at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre will rumble in your heart long after the final note is sung.
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 1:30pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pm
With successful careers, a stable home and a good marriage, the only thing missing from Annie and Peter’s lives is a child. After several failed attempts to start a family, the couple decides to adopt, setting their sights on a child from Africa. But when they receive surprising news from the adoption agency, Annie and Peter’s marriage is truly put to the test as secrets are exposed and the couple is left with an unexpected choice. Making its way to The Bathhouse Theater in Seattle, The Call is a stirring portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home and offering thought-provoking insight into marriage, identity and community.
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 2:00pm
Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner — talking smack, passing the time and hoping that today a miracle will come. A provocative mash-up of Waiting for Godot and the Exodus saga, Pass Over exposes the unquestionable human spirit of young black men who dream about a promised land they’ve yet to find. Pop culture, historical and religious references intersect in this funny and alarming meditation on manhood, race and the cycle of violence that prevents too many from reaching their full potential. Enjoy this show at Seattle’s Allen Theatre at ACT.
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 5, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 8:00pm
Jende and Neni Jonga have recently emigrated from Cameroon to America to try to make a new life for themselves and their young son. When the Great Recession starts to upend the economy, the Jongas begin to grasp the fragility of the American dream. Imbolo Mbue masterfully weaves a story of class divide, immigration, and marriage in her remarkable debut novel. Behold the Dreamers is a New York Times best-seller, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and a pick for Oprah’s Book Club.
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pm
There’s perhaps no more universal language than dance, and now you can experience the dazzling movements and rhythms of the world’s most innovative contemporary dancers at the Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF). Stretching to three full weeks of activities, this year’s event at Broadway Performance Hall will showcase thrilling and innovative works from dozens of international artists, along with the best homegrown talent. The festivities kick off with Shuffle, an opening night dance party that’ll get you into the groove of things. The festival also brings back the inaugural James Ray Residency Project, which showcases five all-new works by Seattle-based dance artists, and Art on the Fly, a popular outdoor event that celebrates all forms of art with dance classes, food vendors, live performances and other interactive events. Spotlight on Contemporary Ballet and Spotlight on Seattle Now both feature an exciting mix of short and long pieces by local curators including Donald Byrd, Julie Tobiason, Eva Stone, Betsey Brock and more. Check out the Additional Info section for a full schedule of events.
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 8:00pm (Alessandra Corona Performing Works, HYPERNOVA)Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 7:30pm (Equilibrio Dinamico & Julie Tobiason Ballet)Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Molissa Fenley & Co, Tchekpo Dance Co w/ Elisabeth Masé)Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:30pm (ARC Dance Company, Tara Brandel)Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 7:30pm (A Ung / Guild Dance Co, A Morgan, K Lefferts, M Pellon, V Gutierrez)Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:30pm (A Ung / Guild Dance Co, A Morgan, K Lefferts, M Pellon, V Gutierrez)Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm (ka·nei·see: collective, Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts)Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (Khambatta Dance Company, Robert Moses’ KIN)
Sail to Blake Island with Argosy Cruise Ships for a day of hiking, lunch and reconnecting with the great outdoors. After boarding you can select the Huckleberry Bundle for a picnic lunch and a two-hour hike or the Hemlock Bundle, which includes lunch in the longhouse, a guided activity and free time on the island.
Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)Sunday, Jul 7, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)
This isn’t just a cruise — it’s a four-hour adventure that begins when you climb aboard an Argosy vessel, a comfortable ship featuring two cash bars. During this Tillicum Excursion, soak up the beautiful coastal scenery as the narrated jaunt takes you from Puget Sound to Blake Island State Park to explore the 475-acre island, which lies north of Vashon Island and south of Bainbridge Island. Once docked, you’ll disembark and visit Tillicum Village, where you’ll enjoy an appetizer of clams and nectar and a Northwest flavors-inspired buffet meal featuring traditionally prepared alder fire-roasted fish. At the end of the meal, enjoy a Northwest Native American storytelling show with live dancers. Afterward, you’ll have a chance to explore the island’s beaches and forest trails a bit before boarding for the return cruise.
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 / 4:30pmThursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 4:30pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 11:30amWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 11:30amThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 11:30amFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 11:30am
Journey beneath the streets of Seattle to uncover the city’s hidden history. During this intimate 60-minute walking tour, you’ll explore subterranean passageways and five city blocks of 1890s architecture, while getting a dose of “only in Seattle” stories from your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. Featuring tunnels never before offered by any tour company, Beneath the Streets takes you through three sections of the historic subterranean passageways in Pioneer Square to illuminate the evolution of the city’s physical and cultural landscape.
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 / 9:30am Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 / 9:30am Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 9:30am Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 9:30am
In Beth Henley’s play, the three McGrath sisters are back together in their hometown of Hazelhurst, Mississippi for the first time in a decade. Lenny, the eldest, never left Hazelhurst — she is the caretaker of the sisters’ cantankerous Old Granddaddy. Meg, the middle sister, left home to pursue stardom as a singer in Los Angeles, but has, so far, only found happiness at the bottom of a bottle. And Babe, the youngest, has just been arrested for the murder of her abusive husband. Under the scorching heat of the Mississippi sun, past resentments bubble to the surface and each sister must come to terms with the consequences of her own “crimes of the heart.”
Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 2:00pm
Café Nordo is proud to present The Champagne Widow at Nordo’s Culinarium in historic Pioneer Square. Written by Opal Peachey, composed by Annastasia Workman and directed by Billie Wildrick (Annie, The 5th Avenue), The Champagne Widow will be set in the underground caves of France, where Champagne’s most luxurious bottles of bubbles come to life and sing the stories of the women who made them famous. “Men did not write women’s history and women did not write women’s history. The stories of the widows (or Veuves in French) who made Champagne into the luxury brand it is today are disappearing in the sands of the hour glass,” said playwright and lead performer Opal Peachey. The Champagne Widow will tell the unsung stories of businesswomen Barbe Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, Louise Pommery, Mathilde Laurent-Perrier and Lily Bollinger. Café Nordo integrates food, drink and theater into a multi-sensory audience experience and The Champagne Widow will feature a four-course meal inspired by the story of Champagne, included in the ticket price. Available for purchase will be a “Flight of Widows” with four glasses of Champagne, from the houses of Veuve Clicquot, Pommery, Laurent-Perrier and Bollinger. To bring the intersectional feminist message of the production home, Nordo will also offer a “Flight of Women in Wine Today” featuring wines from estates where women of diverse backgrounds hold the CEO title in 2019.
Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 6:00pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 6:00pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 7:30pm
Inspired by a true story, Anna Ziegler’s Boy explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. See it at Theatre Off Jackson in Seattle.
Monday, Jun 10, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:00pm
Noel Coward’s zany comedy, Hay Fever, had audiences laughing in 1924 when it first took the Tacoma Little Theatre stage! Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some guests, David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children, Simon and Sorel, appear with guests of their own. A houseful of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare. With Judith’s new flame and David’s newest literary “inspiration” keeping company as the children follow suit, the Bliss family lives up to its name as the “quiet weekend” comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale worthy of Feydeau.
Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:30pm
When the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth-grade production of Grease. Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.
Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pm
Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. You won’t be able to resist the spoofy fun of Reefer Madness. The addictive and clever musical numbers range from big Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes like “Down at the Ol’ Five and Dime” and the Vegas-style “Listen to Jesus, Jimmy,” featuring J.C. Himself leading a chorus of showgirl angels.
Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 2:00pm
Just off the shore of New York City lies a sorrowful island that serves as a public burial ground for the lonely, the forgotten, the impoverished of the city. Hart Island is an inspiring and emotional tale of an immigrant woman fighting for her child, and the unexpected compassion of a disillusioned inmate who is the only person who can help her. From the authors of Cloaked, this hauntingly beautiful new musical observes two people on the fringe of society as they change each other’s lives forever. This Beta Series Developmental Production (a staged production of a new musical with limited sets and costumes) can be enjoyed at the Village Theatre.
Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
After writing and producing chart-toppers for artists like Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears, the Grammy-nominated duo of Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony decided to come out of the recording studio and onto center stage as the larger-than-life two-man act Louis York. The pair created their own album label, Weirdo Workshop, in 2015, and have since released three EPs, with infectiously groovy singles like “Clair Huxtable” and “I Enjoy You.” Experience this dynamic duo’s eclectic sound, “steeped in hook-driven pop and throwback R&B along with rock and African tribal rhythms” (Los Angeles Times), with the all-female band The Shindellas, when their entertainment-packed Love Takeover Tour comes to Seattle’s Triple Door.
In the third annual Laugh-Off, 30 comedians compete for cash prizes of $2000.00. The first week of the competition features 15 comics, as does the second week. Then the Top 5 from those preliminary rounds advance to the semifinals, and the Top 5 from that round take the stage for the finals, where one will be crowned Seattle’s Laugh-Off champion of 2019.
Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:00pm
Described by NPR as “a visionary composer, an extraordinary jazz pianist and a very bright young rising star in the jazz world,” Romain Collin blurs the lines between virtuosic improvisation, sound designing, indie rock and classical music. About to release his new brainchild, Tiny Lights…_, he keeps developing “a unique voice, a crystal clear vision” (_UK VIBE), making his mark on the New York scene, as well as internationally. Coming to The Triple Door in Seattle, Collin has also composed orchestra scores for mini-documentaries produced by Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai and her fund. Other scoring works include the five-part feature documentary Le Bresil par la Côte, the two-part feature documentary Les Airventuriers, various short documentaries for the United Nations Refugee Agency and for the Gates Foundation, as well as numerous award-wining short movies.
Howe Gelb is currently the enigmatic frontman of the alt-country rock group Giant Sand, which has been laying down eclectic grooves that defy easy categorization since the late 1970s. But in this performance at The Triple Door in Seattle, Gelb is on his own, playing his signature blend of psychedelic jams, jazzy standards, improvised country and western ballads and everything in between. Don’t miss this chance to see the artist who The Quietus called “an enigma, an inspiration and some kind of genius.”
At first glance, the title may be simple, but Alice Smith’s new album She is anything but. An intoxicating mixture of rock, pop and R&B, the album reveals a singer/songwriter/producer who has an unshakable sense of self and the attitude to match. Get ready, because here comes She. Alice was raised between Washington DC and Augusta, Georgia on a steady diet of gospel, pop, soul and a little go-go thrown in for good measure. Those influences remain on new songs like “Be Easy” and “The One”, representing an evolution from her critically-acclaimed debut album, For Lovers, Dreamers & Me, released in 2006. In the time between albums, her fans across the globe have followed her remarkable live show to world famous venues like NYC’s Joe’s Pub, LA’s Wiltern Theater and Paris’ Le Zenith. Known for a 4-octave vocal range, Alice has the kind of live performance that can coax goosebumps and tears from even the most jaded listener. She has honed her stage presence since cutting her teeth in NYC’s Afro-Punk Scene alongside artists like Tamar Kali and Imani Coppola. To her devoted followers, Alice’s follow-up album can’t come soon enough. “I’ve been through a lot of heartaches and setbacks,” she admits, while adding, “I’m grateful for everything that’s happened. Today I’m just trying to practice my gratefulness because I’m really comfortable with the place I’m at now, and I am so excited about She being released in March.” Riding the wave of For Lovers, Dreamers & Me, an artful blend of bluesy, soulful vocals and mid-tempo grooves that Vibe Magazine said “evoke[s] Fiona Apple’s finest material,” Alice signed to Epic Records. Her single “Dream” was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Urban/Alternative category, and her sophomore release seemed to be full steam ahead. However, the label soon underwent numerous, well-documented changes to its executive staff. Though she was producing new material at a steady clip, it was delayed by the inner workings of her label. While recordings were held up in legal snafus for months stretching into years, Alice found herself going back to the source. She reconnected with producer Alex Elena, (known for collaborations with artists including Lily Allen and Avril Levigne), with whom she recorded For Lovers, Dreamers & Me. The pair went back to the beginning. “Alex came to my house, and we cooked and ate and talked—and we finished the album,” explains Alice. Much of the album was also recorded in Hawaii, where she joined forces with writer/producer Reginald “Syience” Perry (Beyonce, John Legend, Ne-Yo) and singer/songwriter Rebecca Jordan. “We got a house and would record in another structure on the property with a huge Parvati statue in it,” describes Alice. “That’s the SHE that inspired the conversation leading to the song and album title.” The Hindu goddess of love, devotion and power, Parvati is a remarkably fitting agent for a project that has led to Alice’s own reincarnation as an artist. Out of this remarkably intimate setting came songs like “Cabaret,” where Alice seems to be daring herself with lines like, “What kind of chances will you take?” Sultry and swinging, “Cabaret” ushers in a new era of her sound—fiercely honed pop drenched in notes of soul, orchestral arrangements and multi-hued harmonies. The sound “is much more free and light,” says Alice. “I’m still an emotional person, but the music is getting lighter. There is more ease.” That lightness is revealed in songs like “Ocean,” with a Calypso twang and earthy, Janis-influenced vocals. Produced by Alex Elena, the track is one of the last Alice wrote for the album. She opens, crooning, “There’s something I’ve been dying to say,” a statement that seems to encompass all the disappointments and ultimate triumphs of the process of bringing She to light. Something else happened during this period when She has been coming to life—Alice became a mother. “Having babies is a really powerful feeling,” she muses, and the birth of her daughter has been one of the moving experiences that finds its way into the words and notes of She. Even when setbacks revealed themselves, “I started to think about who I want her mother to be, knowing that the best way to teach is to show.” Alice’s journey of bringing that higher self to life—documented in full, rollicking volume—is She. And her story has never sounded so sweet.
See the Father of American Ballet’s breathtaking range as Pacific Northwest Ballet serves up a double dose of George Balanchine. Theme & Variations captures the elegant beauty of classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky, while Tarantella shows off Balanchine’s playful side. The program also includes José Limón’s masterpiece, The Moor’s Pavane, a gorgeous ballet take on Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello. The return of soloist Price Suddarth’s electric Signature kicks off this performance at McCaw Hall in Seattle.
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 7:30pm Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 1:00pm
Get ready for an evening that will blow your mind as That’s Impossible Presents brings mesmerizing and hilarious magicians to the stage … and to your table. This intimate, cabaret-style magic show at DeLancey’s on 3rd in Renton has to be seen to be believed. Join the fun and experience the impossible at this magic showcase.
Come enjoy a lavish brunch buffet and the spectacular views of Seattle as you relax in the comfort of a beautiful Waterways yacht. Your two-hour cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington includes champagne or sparkling cider toast upon boarding, your own private table, an expansive buffet of classic Northwest brunch favorites, complimentary coffee and tea, a full-service bar available for the purchase of special alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and Captain’s narration of sights.
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins @ 10:30am)
Experience the best Seattle has to offer on a gorgeous and relaxing two-hour cruise on freshwater Lake Union and Washington as the captain narrates the sights. Take in the beautiful scenery and city skylines while enjoying a delicious dinner buffet of Northwestern favorites at your private table. You’ll also have access to a full-service bar with cocktails, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. You’ll enjoy the sunset as the sky becomes a fiery spectacle, then the stars and sparkling city lights of Seattle come out. It all starts on the Sunday Supper Cruise at Waterways Cruises Homeport in Seattle.
Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 4:30pm (Boarding begins at 4:30pm, departure at 5:00pm, return at 7:00pm)