A glorious retelling of Victor Hugo's epic masterpiece, this powerful tale of love, faith and prejudice is sure to leave you utterly spellbound. This rich musical gem not only features the soaring voices of a 30-person choir at every performance, but also places at its center Joshua Castille, a deaf actor, in the role of Quasimodo. Its lush, beautiful score is unlike just about anything else in musical theater today, featuring songs from the Disney animated feature and new music from legendary composers Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Newsies) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell and Pippin). Get swept away by all the musical magic of The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jun 19, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 20, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 7:30pm
This all-new stage production will be bursting with Village Theatre's unique flair, as Hairspray gives new meaning to BIG entertainment. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, dethrone the reigning teen queen, win the affections of the local heartthrob and integrate a TV network ... all without denting her 'do! Winner of eight Tony Awards (including Best Musical), Hairspray teaches us to look past skin color and size in the fight for equal rights. Have some fun at Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah.
Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 7:00pm
One of Broadway's biggest new comedic hits comes to town as Hand to God arrives at Seattle's Bathhouse Theater. This devilishly funny tale centers around the young students of a Texas Christian Puppet Ministry. Taught to obey the Bible and evade "Satan's hand," things take a darkly comic turn when one devout young man's puppet takes on a shocking personality that no one could have expected. His demented puppet, Tyrone, soon throws all his relationships out of whack, showing that idle hands truly are the Devil's playthings. Described by The New Yorker as "Sesame Street meets The Exorcist," this hilariously twisted sock puppet comedy is one you won't forget.
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 7:30pm
Located in Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, Can Can Culinary Cabaret is an underground vaudeville attraction reminiscent of the Paris cabarets of the early 20th century. Everything at Can Can Culinary Cabaret changes with the seasons, from the music and choreography to the decor and the selection of seasonal small plates for purchase. In their latest brunch show, Magnificent Matinee, Can Can Culinary Cabaret combines scintillating tales from Seattle's rough-and-tumble history with high kicks, comedy, music and acrobatics. The menu of hand-crafted delights features fresh ingredients the Market's own fishmongers, cheesemakers, butchers, dairy shops and local farmers.
Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 12:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 2:30pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 12:30pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 12:30pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 2:30pmSunday, Jun 24, 2018 / 12:30pmSunday, Jun 24, 2018 / 2:30pm
What if Shakespeare had conceived the melancholy Dane as a costumed crime fighter? Bat-Hamlet tells the tale of a Dark Knight who emerges from betwixt the pages of Shakespeare to exact revenge on his murderous uncle, King Jester. Once resolved to avenge beloved King Police Commissioner Gordrick's death, Hamlet dons the persona of Bat-Hamlet, a flashier and much cooler version of his brooding youth. The world of comic books and the Bard of Avon come together in this hilarious mash-up. It's a tale of murder, revenge, poetry and BAM! SOCK! POW! Fans of Shakespeare and Batman, alike, will love being immersed in the maddening spiral of these iconic characters when they swoop into Seattle's Slate Theater.
Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 6:30pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 24, 2018 / 6:30pmThursday, Jun 28, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 29, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 7:30pm
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. 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 to 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.
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 11:30amFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 11:30amWednesday, Jun 20, 2018 / 11:30amThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 11:30amFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 11:30amSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 11:30amSunday, Jun 24, 2018 / 11:30amWednesday, Jun 27, 2018 / 11:30am
Seattle's Cafe Nordo specializes in immersive dining experiences that leave old-school dinner theater in the dust, especially when it comes to its latest thrilling offering. The spaghetti western Smoked! follows the trail of an enigmatic stranger, who rides into the small town of Sauget looking for whiskey and finding plenty of trouble. The band Two Horses Too Many provides the tunes, and you'll surely enjoy the chef-designed four-course meal of nouveau chuckwagon cuisine, featuring Smoked Oxtail Chili, Sunflower Seed Risotto and Pandowdy, along with themed cocktails and wine flights available for purchase.
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 7:00pm (Show Starts at 8:00pm)Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:00pm (Show Starts at 8:00pm)Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 7:00pm (Show Starts at 8:00pm)Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 7:00pm (Show Starts at 8:00pm)Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 5:30pm (Show Starts at 6:30pm)Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 / 7:00pm (Show Starts at 8:00pm)Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 7:00pm (Show Starts at 8:00pm)Friday, Jun 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (Show Starts at 8:00pm)
Housed in a 1909 brick building on the Seattle waterfront, Highway 99 Blues Club and Restaurant is inspired by the juke joints of the American South and the neighborhood blues clubs of Chicago. Dubbing themselves "the West Coast Home of the Blues," the venue fully embraces the culture and music. On stage, you'll see regional and national touring artists cranking out everything from zydeco to honky-tonk to roots and Americana. Meanwhile, the venue itself is studded with "old timey" touches like a 34-foot bar made from antique doors and blue velvet benches collected from an old Masonic Temple. The walls are covered with photos snapped by some of the country's best blues photographers. And to round out the juke joint experience, the kitchen pumps out Southern-style comfort food -- think jambalaya and chicken gumbo -- while the bar whips up cocktails named for blues legends like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.
Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Hank Shreve Band with Randy Oxford)Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Rae Gordon Band)Friday, Jun 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Portland's Flying Guitar Circus Presents: Doug Rowell, Robbie Laws, and Ty Curtis)Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Polly O'Keary & the Rhythm Method with Special Guest: The Satin Sirens)
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920's draw to an end, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the cabaret. With the Emcee's bawdy songs serving as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally's boardinghouse, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Experience Kander & Ebb musical gems like "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Don't Tell Mama" and "Two Ladies" when Cabaret comes to the Renton Civic Theatre.
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 8:00pm
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 13th annual Seattle International Dance Festival. 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 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. Get this 17-day festival started on the right foot as you join the rest of the dance-loving general public at the first-ever Opening Night Party and Shuffle, courtesy of SIDF and City Arts Magazine. Check out the Description section for a full schedule of events.
Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pm (Ouro Collective and Karin Stevens Dance)Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (T42 and Jenifer Salk)Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 / 7:30pm (Spotlight on Contemporary Ballet)Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 7:30pm (Spotlight on Seattle NOW)Friday, Jun 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Joshua Beamish and Alex Crozier)Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (III2 and Catapult Dance)
If fairy-tale princesses Snow White, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty suddenly showed up in the real world, they'd totally turn into reality stars, right? That's the clever premise of this new mixed-media experience, receiving its world premiere at the Shoreline Community College Theater. In Off We Fly Now, the famed foursome escapes their legendary lives, only to find themselves bombarded by the media and the public, and still falling into many of the same traps they've already faced on the road to their happily ever after.
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 7:30pm
Set in a gloomy world of ghosts, witches and prophecies, Macbeth is perfect for a spooky campfire tale. But when seven young women stick around after school to recount the Bard's bloody story of a corrupt Scottish King who slashes his way to throne, they unleash an unspeakable and violent horror -- one that dangerously blurs the line between reality and fantasy. Written and directed by Erica Schmidt, MAC BETH taps into the haunting elements embedded in both the psyche and Shakespeare's epic tragedy. See this daring new thriller at Seattle Rep's - Leo K. Theatre.
Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jun 20, 2018 / 7:30pm Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 22, 2018 / 7:30pm
Can Can Culinary Cabaret goes Bananas! for a limited engagement this spring. Seattle's only underground Parisian-inspired bohemia becomes a steamy oasis beckoning warmer weather. Feast on a specially curated Pike Place Market-fresh menu and handcrafted cocktails as the Can Can Dance Company wows you with burlesque, comedy, song, cabaret and more. Inspired by riot time classics like Cry-Baby and Grease, Can Can Culinary Cabaret's Bananas! is a special little slice of paradise, no airfare required. You won't want to miss this guilty pleasure getaway.
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 9:30pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 9:30pm
When the irresistible Dorian Gray sees the magnificent portrait his friend Basil Hallward has painted of him, he laments that he will grow old while the picture will always remain young. Dorian strikes a Faustian bargain and is granted eternal youth while the portrait ages and records his sins. As his pursuit of pleasure devolves into a life of sin and corruption, Dorian's bargain brings devastating consequences. Oscar Wilde's only novel scandalized Victorian England with its open examination of sex, drugs, and even murder, and its ultimate declaration that hiding from one's true self is the real sin. See The Picture of Dorian Gray at Seattle's Center Theater.
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 7:30pm
Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production, the play takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia. The lodge is often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time "Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should--the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. That he does, fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant. The Foreigner comes to the stage at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds.
Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00 pm)Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00 pm)Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 2:00pm (Doors Open at 1:00 pm)
Delve into the deep, dark history of Pioneer Square on this adults-only jaunt under the streets of Seattle. During this intimate 60-minute walking tour, your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through three 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 14, 2018 / 6:30pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 6:30pm
Theatresports is a weekly, high-stakes, competitive improv comedy tournament at Unexpected Productions' Market Theater in Seattle. Based on audience suggestions, two teams of incredible improvisers rumble, creating exciting fast-paced improv games, stories, scenes and songs right on the spot and in the moment. Boo the judges as they award points to each team. At the end of the night, one team is declared a winner, and the audience member with the suggestion walks out with a prize. You and your friends walk out with new memories and smiles from ear to ear.
Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 10:30pm
Seattle Musical Theatre's production of this popular musical brings to life all of Schultz's beloved characters. None of the cast is actually six years old (they have all aged appropriately since their 1967 debut), and they don't much resemble their younger selves, but the whole gang is back. Bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder, who doesn't give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and 'blockhead" himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form as we span the months from Valentine's Day to Beethoven Day, with wild optimism coupled with utter despair.
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 2:00pm
The legendary Leonard Bernstein understood the pulse of American life like no other composer, and his sassy, energetic scores still stir emotions decades later. The Seattle Symphony brings Bernstein's Broadway classic Wonderful Town to life in this concert at Benaroya Hall's Taper Auditorium. Under the baton of Music Director Ludovic Merlot and featuring clarinetist Benjamin Lulich and soprano Jessica Rivera, among others, the Symphony will perform "Christopher Street," "A Little Bit in Love," "Ohio" and the "Conga!" in this vibrant showcase of Bernstein's work.
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pm
Set on Long Island in the 50s, Sabrina Fair follows the daughter of the Larrabee family chauffeur. Bright, well-educated and just returned from five years in Paris, Sabrina has come home to find out if she is still in love with the younger Larrabee son, David. The elder son, Linus, a cynical, good-humored tycoon, lays a trap to bring them together for his own amusement. It works: David falls in love with Sabrina and wants to marry her. At the same time, a rich young Frenchman who has known Sabrina in Paris turns up and asks her to marry him. But who does Sabrina love and will she get her heart's desire? Find out when the Edmonds Driftwood Players bring this romantic tale to Wade James Theatre.
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 8:00pm
Wild Horses is a savagely funny play about a threshold summer that forever alters an adolescent girl, as portrayed by her grown-up self. Complex and timeless, it's a coming-of-age story for all generations. The pathos and hubris of her teenage years, the struggle for identity, independence and authenticity and the desire to find her place in a complicated world. It all comes rushing at you as she takes you on the ride of her life on stage at Seattle's 12th Ave Arts.
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jun 20, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 7:30pm
There's a very simple reason why Steve Solomon's My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! is one of the longest-running one-man shows of all time: It's funny. You know that feeling you get when someone tells an excruciatingly hilarious story about their life that kind of mirrors an experience of yours -- only theirs is way worse? It's something like a mixture of wistful fondness and head-shaking relief that your life isn't quite as awkward as you think it is. Well, you can expect that feeling and a whole lot of laughs as this show introduces you to Solomon's bickering parents, ex-wife, kids, therapists and so much more. Spend an evening at the Broadway Center Theatre on the Square in Tacoma and enjoy this charming and entertaining show.
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 20, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 8:00pm
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, Jun 16, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Jun 24, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Jul 1, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jul 7, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Jul 8, 2018 / 1:00pm
The annual Laughs Comedy Club Laugh-off will feature 30 comedians competing for cash prizes of $1000. In the first round, 15 comedians will compete each night, and the top 5 from each week will advance to the semi-finals. The top 5 will then earn a spot in the finals to compete for the cash. You'll see up-and-coming comics performing their A-material, and maybe even some familiar faces from YouTube.
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 8:30pm (Doors 7:30pm )Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open 6:30pm)Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open 6:30pm)Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 10:00pm (Doors at 9:00pm)Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 8:30pm (Doors 7:30pm )Friday, Jun 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open 6:30pm)Friday, Jun 22, 2018 / 10:00pm (Doors at 9:00pm)Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open 6:30pm)
Wayne Marshall's relationship with music began early. By age three, he had already familiarized himself with the piano, and began taking formal lessons a few years later. Marshall's love of music led him to experiment in multiple genres, including church music and jazz, but he quickly found his professional voice as an organ/piano recitalist. Known for his musical diversity, Marshall has been featured extensively on CD, and has performed recitals at some of the world's most prestigious venues, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra. Now you can see him perform live at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.
Rose is a perfect wine for summer, and this tasting can introduce you to some new options. The Bellevue Taste Series is a lineup of special tasting events that highlight local beverage companies, primarily distilleries and wineries. The event will take place in the beautiful offices of WeWork Lincoln Square, which give a great view of downtown Bellevue.
Start your summer with Shakespeare and one of his best! Macbeth is a brave and loyal Thane to King Duncan. After hearing a prophecy that he will become king himself, Macbeth is overcome by ambition and greed. Bolstered by the prophecy and his wife's encouragement, he kills King Duncan and takes the throne. Afterwards, Macbeth's guilt, fear, and paranoia lead him to commit even more murders to secure his power. His confidence in the prophecies eventually leads to his downfall and he is overthrown and killed by those he has wronged. See Macbeth at the Tacoma Little Theatre.
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 2:00pm
In an era of political unrest and uprisings, Until the Flood is a startlingly powerful play. The latest work by award-winning playwright, performer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith focuses on the social unrest following the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Focusing on eight composite characters from the St. Louis region, the play examines the issues of race and social activism from a variety of perspectives. Even-keeled and balanced in its approach to the nation's festering problem of 400-year-old race relations, this 70-minute one-woman show is certain to generate conversations about who we've been, who we are and who we will become. See Until the Flood at Seattle's Allen Theatre at ACT.
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 7:30pm (Preview)Friday, Jun 22, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 27, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 28, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 29, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jul 1, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Jul 5, 2018 / 7:30pm
Get ready to party like it's 1976 at Nectar Lounge as one of Seattle's premier cover bands, Hit Explosion, presents Disco Fever, a night of party jams that will leave the place rocking. Don't worry about standing on the wall at this party, as Hit Explosion goes deep into its arsenal of 1970s and '80s hits that are perfect for dancing. Find your inner dancing machine at this epic disco throwdown.
Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)
Was that sultry burlesque performer a lady or one of Le Faux's fabulous drag stars? That's what you'll be asking yourself while taking in Magnifique, Julia's on Broadway's sassy, sexy new burlesque and variety show hosted by the incomparable Gorejess, Seattle's master of neo-burlesque with a classic twist. Inspired by the underground cabaret scenes of Paris and Berlin in the roaring '20s, Magnifique combines Seattle's most titillating burlesque performers with some of the gorgeous "ladies" from Le Faux. The result just might be the naughtiest way to spend a Thursday evening in the city.
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 8:30pmFriday, Jun 29, 2018 / 11:00pmThursday, Jul 12, 2018 / 8:30pmFriday, Jul 27, 2018 / 11:00pmThursday, Aug 9, 2018 / 8:30pmFriday, Aug 24, 2018 / 11:00pm
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.
Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 4:00pm Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 / 4:00pm
Do you sing in the shower, with the radio, in a choir or just to yourself? Sing It Seattle! is for people just like you. At each event, you'll hear snippets of three popular songs (songs you probably already know from the vast repertoire of pop, rock, soul and even Broadway hits). You vote on your favorite, then as a group, you'll spend the next 90 minutes learning that song with some totally cool vocal harmonies. It's open to everyone regardless of vocal ability. There's no audition, no commitment and no requirement to read music. Sing it Seattle! is based on music and singing that's spontaneous, creative and fun. And it all happens in the comfort of Unexpected Productions' Market Theater, a spacious sound-rich theater in the heart of downtown Seattle.
ROCKprov is an improvised rock 'n' roll concert to benefit a ridiculously fictitious cause, as determined by the audience at every show. It's like Live Aid meets Comic Relief at this benefit bash at Unexpected Productions' Market Theater that's just for laughs and just for you. Think absurd causes like Save the Snails or Buy Bono New Glasses. You decide each night. Based on your suggestions, the improvisers and musicians will make up songs on the fly and improv a few wild celebrity appearances and testimonials. With musical styles ranging from rock to opera, doo-wop, rap and musical theater, this night in Seattle of wailing guitar solos and uncontrollable laughter is an outlandish way to raise awareness of the ridiculous.
Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:30pm
Spend a Las Vegas-style evening with Seattle's best female impersonators as they take on the personas of Cher, Lady Gaga, JLo, Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli and more. The perfect gender-bending show for celebrating any occasion -- a birthday, anniversary, bachelorette party or a night out with friends -- Le Faux is the longest-running show of its kind in the city, with exciting and outrageous performances every night and a full cast of dancers. Julia's on Broadway also offers a full bar and appetizers for purchase before and during the show, and the host will even bring your special guest on stage for a little embarrassment in front of the entire audience.
A panel of inebriated experts give real-life advice to audience members seeking their wisdom. You might witness a drunk doctor, a faded physician, a stoned scientist... all doing their darndest to dole out honest life advice to those in need. Afterward, the improv comedians explore the consequences of their often-questionable advice in a series of improvised scenes, to a guaranteed comedic effect. Come with your questions, concerns and queries. Gain a little wisdom and a whole lot of entertainment with Dubious Advice at Seattle's Atlas Theatre.
When you come out of the same sketch/improv troupe as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig and Lisa Kudrow, expectations are going to be high, and Fortune Feimster is meeting them. A writer-performer on Chelsea Lately, Feimster has no doubt been on your TV screen at some point, maybe on an episode of The Mindy Project or in the semifinals of Last Comic Standing. She was also named one of Variety's Top 10 Comics to Watch, and you can do just that when she and Jessica Kirson co-headline Stand Up For Pride at Q Nightclub in Seattle. Kirson brings a cadre of characters, loads of frank observations and hilarious real talk to the stage. Whether she's taking shots at obnoxious kids, airing out her own family's flaws, or holding herself up for riotously funny ridicule, Kirson isn't afraid to be bold and brash. Catch these two quickly rising comedy stars together in this night of hilarious stand-up.
At the beginning of this improv comedy show, a crossword puzzle is given to the audience. Each scene of the show is a clue to a word that is filled in by the audience. None of the clues, words or scenes are prepared, and the puzzle and contents are all improvised. There are open scenes as well as puzzle and word improv games. At the end, the audience decides the theme based on looking at the whole puzzle. Performed by Unexpected Productions' resident narrative improv troupe, Improv Anonymous, this fun evening takes place in Seattle at Unexpected Productions' Market Theater.
The theme for this year's Seattle International Festival of Improvisation is Origins, focusing on the source materials and inspiration for early improvisation, including the pioneering work of Viola Spolin, Del Close and Keith Johnstone. Many of these origins have been lost or neglected. But more than a "back to basics," the festival will push the art form to new discoveries with an emphasis on true collaboration. This year's festival will feature improvisers from Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Reunion Island, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.S. You'll have the unique opportunity to see these International masters of improv during evening performances throughout the week at Unexpected Productions' Market Theater.
Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 8:30pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 8:30pm