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, Jan 11, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 / 4:00pm Friday, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 4:00pm Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 4:00pm Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 4:00pm
From the producers of Le Faux, Seattle's longest-running celebrity impersonation show, comes Julia's Queen of the Brunch, a fabulous, fun-filled weekly drag extravaganza. Every Sunday, your hostess-with-the-mostess Kristie Champagne will roll in the pink bus to Julia's on Broadway filled with Seattle's greatest local drag talent. With a new lineup of local performers each week and monthly themed shows, this gender-bending show promises a unique, exciting experience every time. Along with the over-the-top entertainment, you can purchase items from the full brunch menu, including pitchers of mimosas to enjoy throughout the show.
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Jan 13, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 1:00pm
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.
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 10:00pm
For those of you who love to hate those groan-worthy flicks, whether they be terrible rom coms or "over-action-packed" adventures (there is such a thing as too many car explosions), then CSz Seattle has the perfect "movie" for you. B-Rated is an entirely improvised film based on audience suggestions that's supposed to be straight up awful -- but in a funny way! You pick the title, and they'll handle the rest at Seattle's Atlas Theatre.
Friday, Jan 11, 2019 / 10:00pm (Doors open at 9:30pm. Allow time for parking.)Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 10:00pm (Doors open at 9:30pm. Allow time for parking.)Friday, Mar 8, 2019 / 10:00pm (Doors open at 9:30pm. Allow time for parking.)
Something Magical combines comedy, illusions, audience interaction, acrobatics, escape and mind-reading into a thoroughly enjoyable entertainment experience. You won't believe your eyes on this hilarious rollercoaster ride at Hale's Ale Palladium in Seattle. Each month, you'll witness a world-renowned magician create an evening of dazzling mystery and wonder. The show is performed under the watchful eye of a video camera and projected as large as can be, so you won't miss a thing.
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 8:00pm (Magician Paul Nathan)Friday, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:00pm (Magician Paul Nathan)Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pm (Magician Paul Nathan)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (Magician Paul Nathan)Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (Magician Paul Nathan)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm (Magician Paul Nathan)
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, Jan 10, 2019 / 6:30pmFriday, Jan 11, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 6:30pmSunday, Jan 13, 2019 / 6:30pmMonday, Jan 14, 2019 / 6:30pmThursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 6:30pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 6:30pm
Ever feel like everything is possible and nothing at all? Brayton does. He’s 25, his best friend just got married, and now he’s alone. Primed for a new adventure, Brayton travels across the U.S. over 10 winters, yearning for a reason to stop running. Journeying through fake friends, lost pets, love battles, and technology of the future, 25-35 at Seattle's Theatre Off Jackson bravely tears into the taboo subject of loneliness that plagues Americans, particularly men. Before he steps out on the ice, Brayton must decide how much of himself he can give to others in this rap musical with one performer. Tré Calhoun is a performer, musician and social justice playwright who tells a cautioning tale inspired by his memoirs. Wesley Frugé directs Calhoun’s delicate and riveting adventure through young adulthood, in which one actor plays over seven characters. Stage managed by Hazel Rose Gibson.
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pm
Iconic singer-songwriter John Gorka comes to Seattle with touring on his new studio album, True in Time. It's an engaging, personal album that shows the full range of Gorka’s artistry, exhibiting his spirited acoustic guitar playing, insightful lyrics and wry, witty storytelling. Gorka continues to find new insights in the commonplace, beauty in the ordinary, the twist of bitter in the sweet, all delivered with one of the most distinctive folks voices of our time. See him live at the Triple Door.
There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful Wizard of Oz, twists its way into Tacoma! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow. This lavish production features breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and the classic songs you already know and love. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling theatrical version of Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel "Over the Rainbow" and experience this musical treasure on stage.
From the brilliantly creative mind behind Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox comes the Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical. Named Time magazine's No. 1 show of the year, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed only with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical has a powerhouse team behind it, including Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) and Tony-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin. See it at Everett Performing Arts Center.
Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 13, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 16, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pm
In an advanced, spacefaring future, the commander and crew of a distant terraforming station have been hard at work preparing to turn Mars into a habitable, Earth-like planet with water, trees and plenty of air to breathe. Their work is nearly completed, and soon all that will be left to do is push the "big red button" that will turn the inhospitable wasteland into a paradise. With a documentary crew on hand to capture the historic moment, along with a government inspector with her own doubts about the project, the pressure is already high for the crew. But when one of them is mysteriously killed, this isolated group must determine the cause. Was it a simple technological failure? Or has their attempt to reshape a world awakened something with a power beyond their understanding? The Edmonds Driftwood Players present the sci-fi mystery Red Planet Blue on the stage of the Wade James Theatre in Edmonds.
Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 11, 2019 / 8:00pm
All's Well That Ends Well is a fairy tale of love and war. It’s a world in decline where leaders are failing and wars loom large. Smart and unwavering, Helena has pinned her heart to Bertram. He wants nothing to do with her and runs off to the wars for adventure and to escape his newly arranged marriage. So Helena follows him. Overcoming obstacles and aided by a fantastic collection of comic characters, the two begin separate journeys towards each other, both learning about the paradox of holding love tight as well as letting go. And still she persisted. Not only is Shakespeare’s “serious comedy” modern in its discussion about the complicated relationships between men and women, but it’s also rich in examining differing generational views on how to find your own way in the world. See All's Well That Ends Well at Center Theatre in Seattle.
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 13, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jan 16, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pm
The Improvised Man is performed in the style of Ray Bradbury. Bradbury was a known for his "Twilight Zone-type" work in science fiction, dystopian fiction, horror, and his pulp fiction stories (Fahrenheit 451, The October Country, I Sing the Body Electric!, Something Wicked This Way Comes). Each show consists of three stories tied together by a single theme from you, the audience, but otherwise unrelated, all framed by a host. Bradbury is known for recurring themes like individuals of giving up one’s individual rights, the government is the enemy of creativity, darkness is to be feared, robots are not our friends, and clowns, carnivals and sideshows are the scariest things of all. See these themes and more in The Improvised Man. Catch The Improvised Man at Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater in Seattle.
Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 / 8:30pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 8:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 8:30pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 8:30pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 8:30pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 8:30pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 8:30pm
Grammy-nominated blues harp legend Mark Hummel unleashes an all-instrumental harmonica album, and it redefines the scope and beauty of what the instrument is capable of in the right hands. The disc features Mark's hand-picked selection of newly recorded, live, previously released and unreleased material. Mark is joined by his stellar band of R.W. Grigsby (bass) and Wes Starr (drums) as well as blues guitar legends Anson Funderburgh, Little Charlie Baty, Chris "Kid" Andersen and Rusty Zinn. Recorded at Kid Andersen's famed Greaseland Studios in California, as well as Joyride Studio in Chicago. Blues harmonica and guitar aficionados everywhere will be delighted with the high standard of excellence set on Harpbreaker. Enjoy the Mark Hummel 2019 Southern Harmonica Blowout at The Triple Door in Seattle.
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 13, 2019 / 7:00pm
Britt is the perfect kid — she never gets into trouble and loves making her friends happy. But in StinkyKids: The Musical, things take a turn for the worse when she wakes up with an epic wad of gum stuck in her hair. Now Britt's worried that her parents will cancel the trip to the brand-new bounce house, so she has to rely on her mischievous friends to help her, embarking on an unexpected adventure across their neighborhood. This Tacoma Musical Playhouse production of the award-winning show, based on the best-selling series of books, will make your family stand up and cheer.
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 13, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pm
From the duo who created last year's award-winning hit Seattle Vice comes a new cabaret about love, classical music, art nouveau, green fairies and absinthe. Bohemia by Mark Siano and Opal Peachey is a new musical set in 1890s Prague that combines the music of Dvorák and Chopin, with art by Alphonse Mucha. Historic artists like Sarah Bernhardt and George Sand interweave with beautiful green fairies, aerial numbers, dance, burlesque, classical piano battles, comedy and original songs. Famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorák has hit a wall and prior to composing his magnum opus he looks to the bottom of a bottle of absinthe for inspiration. In this macabre and mystical dream cabaret, Dvorák is visited by the ghost of late composer Frederick Chopin. Chopin and many other famous Bohemians guide Dvorák as they search for the true source of inspiration and grasp at artistic immortality. Bohemia is coming to The Triple Door in Seattle.
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 10:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pm
Get ready to have all of your preconceived notions destroyed, as the ladies of Jello Underground return for a one-night-only battle in Seattle. Two-time consecutive champion Direckt Action Jackson will defend her title against an array of fierce competitors vying for the belt in the ring, beneath the streets of South Lake Union. On the heels of the release of Jello Underground, the award-winning documentary short film now streaming on Amazon, there has been ample buzz building for this bout. Join us for an epic evening of athletic combat, stage theatrics, and the only female-produced jello wrestling showcase in the world.
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)
Seattle's classic winter show, Wonderland, is back at Can Can Culinary Cabaret in the Historic Pike Place Market. Celebrate the holidays as their cast of A-list performers swings from the chandeliers into a new show full of classic beauty and artistry. It’ll be a glittering parade of nostalgia, exploding with dance, laughter and all the cheer of yesteryear. This carnival of merriment will mesmerize audiences as they enter Can Can’s intimate theater turned whimsical winter chalet, making this a holiday entertainment spectacular to remember. Experience the Pike Place Market's best of brunch, carefully crafted with local, market-fresh seasonal ingredients and prepared to tantalize even the most refined palates. Kids, parents, and grandparents alike will enjoy this delightful afternoon escape. 'Tis the season to eat, drink (the signature mimosas are a must), and be merry in this wintry Wonderland, where their whimsical blend of music, dance and theater becomes your holiday utopia.
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 12:30pmSaturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 2:30pmSunday, Jan 13, 2019 / 12:30pmSunday, Jan 13, 2019 / 2:30pm
Avenue Q meets improv comedy in this adult puppet show at Unexpected Productions' Market Theater. Where do puppets hang out after their day jobs? Well, after singing songs and dancing at the children's theater, they head down to their local watering hole and pull up a bar stool. And when the Cotton Gin gets a little rowdy, marionettes and sock puppets alike bust out with bawdy songs and risqué jokes. Come join the fun with the puppet regulars at The Cotton Gin, located in Pike Place Market.
Friday, Jan 11, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)Friday, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)
From established comedy favorites to hot up-and-comers on the national and Pacific Northwest stand-up scenes, the Renton Civic Theatre is your place to catch great comedy. Taking the stage are comedians that have performed on NBC's Last Comic Standing and Def Comedy Jam, as well as shows like Portlandia, Inside Amy Schumer and Chappelle's Show, and at top clubs across the country. For over 20 years Renton Civic Theatre has been staging entertaining plays for the Greater Puget Sound region, and now this renovated 1920s movie palace is bringing you a night of laughs with a lineup of some of the best comedians around.
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 8:30pm (Comedian Tyler Boeh)
The successful performance of the Harold is the Holy Grail of any seasoned improv ensemble. It begins with a single audience suggestion. From that point on, anything can happen. It's unpredictable. The improvisers are off and running, creating a humorous improv jam session, that has never been seen before and will never be seen again. The popular form of improv is simply called, the Harold, created by improv legend Del Close in the 1960s. Join Unexpected Productions Improv Thursdays, as their resident narrative ensemble Improv Anonymous creates meaning from your suggestion, by forming different stories scenes and games, crafting characters and themes that weave together to create the Harold, at Market Theater in Seattle.
Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:00)Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:00)Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:00)Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:00)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:00)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:00)Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:00)Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:00)