Home to one of the most stunning vistas in the world, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival features thousands of acres of brilliantly colorful tulip fields set among the rolling hills of the Pacific Northwest. This unique, eight-hour day tour gives you the chance to get up-close and personal with these beautiful flowers, plus explore the nearby town of La Conner, a quaint village that mixes small-town charm and outdoor beauty. This tour, which includes admission into Tulip Town and Roozengaarde Gardens, picks you up at the Museum of Pop Culture to begin a comfortable drive north to the floral wonderland.
In Marie, art doesn’t just imitate life — it comes to life. Inspired by the unknown dancer at the heart of Edgar Degas’ work, this all-new musical paints a colorful portrait of the real-life person behind the masterpiece. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Paris Ballet Opera, where a young woman finds herself in a dangerous dance with life and art. Directed and choreographed by Susan Strom ((Crazy for You, The Scottsboro Boys), with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty (the Tony-winning writers of Ragtime, Anastasia, and Once On This Island), Marie takes the stage of The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.
The worldwide hit that’s so far spawned two movies and a Cher album, Mamma Mia! tells the story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and one unforgettable trip down the aisle. Young bride-to-be Sophie wants nothing more than to have her father at her wedding. But there’s a small problem: She has no idea which of mom’s three former boyfriends might be the guy. So Sophie invites them all to the festivities at her mother’s Greek isle taverna, and mayhem ensues. The show’s tale of enduring love and friendship features all the beloved hit songs by ABBA, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Take a Chance on Me” and, of course, the title tune. Experience all the fun and excitement of Mamma Mia! at Seattle Musical Theatre.
Indulge all five senses when the Cafe Nordo crew takes on the first ever adaptation of Tom Robbin’s cult classic, Jitterbug Perfume. Don your Mardi Gras beads and revel in humanity’s search for immortality as dueling perfumiers open Pan’s bottle, causing past, present and future to collide at your table in a soaring ode to love eternal. Your ticket also includes four courses of aromatic cuisine.
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. “This is a remarkable thing about democracy,” says the foreign-born juror, “that we are notified by mail to come down to this place — and decide on the guilt or innocence of a person; of a man or woman we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing.” But personal it is, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated and the jurors become Twelve Angry Men in this classic show at the Renton Civic Theatre.
Set in the locker room of a Florida high school, Dry Land examines an unlikely and touching friendship between two teen girls, one of whom has enlisted the other to help her terminate an unwanted pregnancy. Nominated for a Susan Blacksmith Prize, Ruby Rae Spiegel’s Dry Land premiered in a sold-out off-Broadway run that the The New York Times called, “Tender, caustic, funny and harrowing, often all at the same time.” See it in Seattle at the Bathhouse Theater.
A popular and critical hit on Broadway, this sharp-witted sequel to Ibsen’s realist masterpiece begins with a knock at the door. Some 15 years prior, Nora walked out that same door, leaving behind her husband and children to pursue a life as a fiercely independent woman — a sure shocker in the 19th century. Now it’s revealed that she’s been busy writing scandalous novels that encourage women to break free from the bonds of marriage and find their own destiny. When a powerful judge blackmails Nora, she comes home to ask for help from the very family she abandoned. Coming to the Leo K. Theatre, the Seattle Rep’s production of A Doll’s House, Part 2 is a blistering and very funny meditation on marriage and the high cost of personal fulfillment — and you don’t need to have seen the original Ibsen to thoroughly enjoy this play, dubbed “explosively funny” by the Hollywood Reporter and the recipient of eight 2017 Tony Award nominations.
Marlow, the young man that Kate Hardcastle desires, is too shy to talk to well-born ladies. When a practical joke has him believing she’s a working class barmaid, Kate seizes the opportunity and hatches a plan with her cousin Constance, but it throws the whole household into madcap mayhem in order to conceal her identity. While wrangling her meddling step-mother, blusterous father and rascally step-brother, can Kate convince Marlow to love her for who she really is? Filled with mistaken identities, romantic entanglements, mischief-makers and clowns, it’s easy to see hints of Shakespeare in Oliver Goldsmith’s raucous 18th century hit. Enjoy all the pranks and hijinks of She Stoops to Conquer at Seattle’s Center Theatre.
This year’s Seattle University Redhawks are looking for another conference title, taking on teams from Albany to Bakersfield at their home field in Bellevue. Manager Donny Harrel helms the team as they look to regain their success in 2016, when they claimed the Western Athletic Conference title. Cheer on your local college team at Bannerwood Sports Park.
Friday, Apr 12, 2019 / 4:00pm (vs Sacramento State)Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 / 2:00pm (vs Sacramento State)Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 / Noon (vs Sacramento State)Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 / 4:00pm (vs University of British Colombia)Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 4:00pm (vs Lewis-Clark State)Friday, May 3, 2019 / 4:00pm (vs Chicago State)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pm (vs Chicago State)Sunday, May 5, 2019 / Noon (vs Chicago State)
Celebrate the season of love with Bonbon, Can Can Culinary’s latest cabaret treat, starring an oh-so-sweet cast of sultry singers and dancers. Your hunky and hilarious host Jonny Boy will guide you through a multimedia spectacle of exquisitely choreographed dance and music against a backdrop of high-definition visual technology installations, with performers so close you can almost taste the glitter. Treat yourself and those you love to Bonbon while enjoying craft cocktails and other items purchased from a specially curated, Pike Place Market-fresh menu.
Seven literary giants assemble for a writing retreat only to have one of them turn up dead in House of Ink, an improvised spoof of locked-room whodunits from Unexpected Productions. Imagine Woody Allen, Ayn Rand, Dr. Seuss, Jane Austen and Charles Bukowski trapped in an Agatha Christie plot in which you help solve the crime. It’s totally improvised and totally hilarious, with each show a unique mystery. Even the authors change from night to night. Some of the other literary victims/suspects that might crop up include Judy Blume, Ray Bradbury, Anton Chekhov, Neil Gaiman, Ursula K. Le Guin, Joseph Heller, J.K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis, Vince Lombardi, Christopher Marlowe, Stephenie Meyer, Molière, Sylvia Plath, Raymond Chandler, Paula Vogel, Kurt Vonnegut, Oscar Wilde and, of course, Agatha Christie.
Kids, grown-ups and grands can all indulge in Can Can Culinary’s latest sweet treat, the Bonbon Brunch. Your hilarious host Sensible Paul will guide you through a multimedia spectacle of exquisitely choreographed dance and music against a backdrop of high-definition visual technology installations, while you enjoy mimosas and dining from a market-fresh brunch menu in their cozy theater beneath Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market. This delectable show promises an unforgettably funny and sparkly spectacle of dance, song and laughter for all ages to enjoy.
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, Apr 12, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 10:00pm
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theater producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight. Enjoy this hilarious musical farce at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse.
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 an evening in the city.
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.
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.
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Apr 20, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 11:30amFriday, May 17, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 11:30amWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 11:30am
Join us for a special beer pairing dinner cruise with the award-winning Georgetown Brewing Company, where you can enjoy outstanding beers paired with a delicious three-course dinner crafted by our executive chef. The experts of the locally-owned Georgetown Brewing Company, Washington’s largest brewery, will be onboard to talk about their rags to riches story and the local craft beer brewing scene in Seattle. Famously known for their Manny’s Pale Ale, they are also known for other delicious beers in their line-up, which are sold at popular bars here in the Pacific Northwest.
Friday, Apr 12, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding at 6:30pm)
In the time of C.S. Lewis and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, there was also Sophie Scholl — a 21-year-old German theology student who opposed Hitler and the Nazi regime. After she’s arrested for denouncing Hitler, Sophie must choose to compromise her beliefs or make the ultimate sacrifice. In an age with much civil unrest and uncertainty, Sophie’s story shows us that one voice can inspire many. Enjoy We Will Not Be Silent on the Jewell Mainstage at Taproot Theatre Company in Seattle.
Noveltease Theatre opens its inaugural season of literary burlesque with a new twist on an old story. Adventure! Marvelous Tales of the Baron Munchausen is adapted from the 1785 book Baron Munchausen’s Narrative of His Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia by Rudolph Erich Raspe. Through a combination of theatrical text and original burlesque choreography, Noveltease takes you on a 90-minute adventure through some truly fantastic tales that must be seen to be believed. In a series of episodic accounts of his larger-than-life tales, the Baron Munchausen seduces the listener to find reason at the core of fantasy and spectacle. With undersea lobster trees, fanciful flights atop cannonballs, dalliances with goddesses, and cherry tree-horned stags, the performing company of Adventure! each take up the Baron’s mantle to challenge the status quo by weaving unbelievable stories through burlesque dance. Adventure! will be performed at The Auditorium at U-Heights, where Noveltease is a resident company in the U-Heights Theatre Alliance. Directed by Cheeky Diamondz and Tootsie Spangles (Deers, Annex Theatre), Adventure! features Noveltease Core Company members Onyx Asili, Jesse Belle-Jones, Fosse Jack, Al Lykya, Trixie Paprika, Sailor St. Claire and Polly Wood. Adventure! is adapted for the stage and choreographed by Fosse Jack, with lighting design by Angelo Domitri.
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.
With scenery and costumes inspired by the Pacific Northwest, this PNB production provides the perfect setting for Shakespeare’s timeless combination of fairies, fantasy, humor and romance. This charm-filled dance adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream was choreographed by the legendary George Balanchine to music by Felix Mendelssohn and is a garden of delight for all ages. This classic comic tale of romantic confusion comes to the stage at Seattle’s McCaw Hall.
theater simple breaks and re-makes their award-winning take on Mikhail Bulgakov’s satire for 2019. Originally staged in 1997, and last seen in Seattle in 2001, the world has changed, and it’s time to look to see what else has shifted. Recipient of the Fringe Award for Best Play at the 1998 Adelaide Fringe, The Master & Margarita has been theater simple’s most requested work, and given the state of global politics, is ripe for re-examination. See it at Theatre Off Jackson in Seattle.
Elizabeth Gilbert is best known for her massively successful 2006 memoir, Eat Pray Love, which chronicled her journey alone around the world, searching for solace. With her follow-up novel, Committed, which explored her ambivalent feelings about marriage, she proved that she knows our deepest feelings, because they are hers also. Enjoy an evening of laughter and tears with one of the century’s most relatable writers, when Elizabeth Gilbert comes to Seattle’s McCaw Hall and digs deep into her own generative process and shares her wisdom and unique life stories.
Marilyn is a garrulous optimist who insists she never gets angry. Abby’s a misanthropic loner who’s afraid of nothing. Forced to room together in their retirement home, these two adversaries wager over who moves out and who gets the bed by the window. When their slightly sadistic practical jokes propel them into a skydiving challenge, they learn something about grabbing life and living fully that most people half their ages never understand.
Based on the best-selling book of the same name, this compelling sensory drama won five Tony Awards for its Broadway run and now comes to the stage at the Village Theatre in Issaquah. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time follows the adventures of 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain — exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, leading to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
Unexpected Productions takes off the safety net of carefully rehearsed structures and open it up to you. At each performance, the improvisers will interact with the audience, explore options and together, you and the performers will choose the night’s format. Every show is a tight rope walk of improv. You’ve heard that no improv shows are ever the same, but it’s never been truer than in Wild Card at Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater in Seattle.
Classic comedy is re-imagined with this fun, interactive show that pushes the boundaries of physical humor. In Mouth Wide Shut our experienced improvisers use your suggestions to create stories, laughter, playful kinetic energy, and a few surprises using only physical humor … without any words. Inspired by silent movies, classical mime and groups like the Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil, this new weekend show from the producers of Seattle Theatresports comes to Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater in Pike Place Market.
Enjoy two hilarious improv shows in this hour-long show. First Act: 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: Dear Olive Garden Sometimes the review a person leaves for a chain restaurants actually say more about the person writing the review than it says about the restaurant. In this show the performers will read reviews of chain establishments and create scenes and characters, exploring the eccentricities of the sorts of folks who just must let the world know about their dining experience.
Join expert Paranormal Investigator Ross Allison for a one-hour guided tour of Spooked in Seattle’s Death Museum, featuring its collection of morbid curios, Victorian mourning wear, haunted dolls, and much more! Your tour ticket will also entitle you to a 10 percent discount on the purchase of any one of Ross’s books, such as Spooked in Seattle,Ghostology 101,Tacoma’s Haunted History,My Haunted Journal, and Haunted Toys and Haunted Ships and Lighthouses. Ross Allison has been a well known paranormal investigator for nearly 20 years. He has been featured on many television and radio shows, such as SyFy’s Ghost Hunters, Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures,Scariest Places On Earth, ABC’s Nightline, Food Network’s Freaky Sweets and many more, and lectures around the world on ghost hunting.
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, Apr 13, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 10:00pm
Conan and Comedy Central veteran Ahmed Bharoocha is half Irish Catholic, half Pakistani-Indian-Burmese-Muslim and wholly a master of punctuating striking social commentary with high-energy theatrics. He’s appeared everywhere from Tosh.0 to the Moontower Comedy Festival to Adam DeVine’s House Party and Adult Swim series Dream Corp, LLC. Now, you can catch him at a live stand-up set at Laughs Comedy Club in Seattle.
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.
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.
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.