Snappy dialogue and quick wit crackle in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play that was called, "the closest thing the theatre offers to a duel at 10 paces" by The New York Times. Meet Weller and Fonsia, two strangers who are about to enter into a seemingly harmless game of Gin Rummy. But when Fonsia goes on an instant winning streak, tensions build within their new friendship and the conversation starts to get personal. A collaboration between local Seattle legends Jeff Steitzer (director), Kurt Beattie (Weller) and Marianne Owen (Fonsia), The Gin Game is full of humor, spirit and more than a touch of warfare. Deal yourself in at the Everett Performing Arts Center.
Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 2:00pm
It's not every work of literature that's so universally loved it gets featured on currency, has three asteroids named after it and was once adapted by Orson Welles for a (sadly unproduced) Disney movie. But those are just a few of the testaments to The Little Prince's enduring popularity. Now this classic tale of innocence and boundless love comes to the stage in a new production from Seattle Children's Theatre. After crashing his plane in the middle of the Sahara Desert, a pilot soon encounters a strange boy who's not from around here. In fact, he's from an asteroid and is travelling the universe encountering other, even stranger creatures. Come along with this unlikely pair on a dreamlike journey full of wonder at the Charlotte Martin Theatre.
Teatro ZinZanni has been called "the Kit Kat Klub on acid," but you won't have to worry about bad vibes when you take this trip. Enter a fantastical world where a magical Maître d' struggles to make opening night a success. Mechanical waitresses, gravity-defying chefs and an amorous busboy who has finally met his match will have to bend over backwards -- literally -- to save the day. International cirque, comedy and cabaret combine for a topsy-turvy blend that is part circus, part dinner theater and all magic. While you enjoy the show, you can chow down on four courses designed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson. Step into Teatro ZinZanni at King County's Marymoor Park and experience Love, Chaos, and Dinner.
Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Mar. 11, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 7:00pm
The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's and '30s comes to life in Ain't Misbehavin', the three-time Tony Award-winning musical revue. Watch the Seattle Musical Theatre performers embark on a journey through the timeless music of jazz legend Thomas "Fats" Waller. You'll be jumpin' and jivin' to the piano rolls of "Honeysuckle Rose," "This Joint is Jumpin'" and, of course, the classic title track. Sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry and always unforgettable, this Jazz Age gem is saving all its musical charms for you.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 2:00pm
Aviatrix Amelia Earhart, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson and author Agatha Christie each vanished mysteriously. Agatha disappeared for 11 days; Aimee disappeared for three weeks; and of course Amelia vanished completely. Vanishing Point, a musical comedy-fantasy, brings these three women together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives. Enjoy this Seattle Public Theater production at The Bathhouse Theater.
Since springing onto the scene in 2007, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Justin Nozuka has been winning fans with his soulful vocals and delicate acoustic guitar playing. After his debut album Holly was released along with singles "After Tonight" and "Mr. Therapy Man," Nozuka was featured as one of VH1's Artists You Ought to Know. His sophomore record, 2010's You I Wind Land and Sea, only boosted his profile further as did subsequent collaborations with artists like RZA and The Slakadeliqs. With his latest, Low Tide, Nozuka's mature lyrics hint at what's to come for this artist. See this amazing talent live when he plays at Neumos in Seattle alongside Good Old War.
You don't have to be a student to enjoy comedy in the University District. Whether you're looking for a study break in between finals or trying to change up the usual Friday night dinner date, Laughs Comedy Club in Seattle's U-District is the go-to for a prime stand-up experience. Comedians from Last Comic Standing, Conan and the Laugh Factory regularly make their way through this venue, whose owners trek out to the Montreal Comedy Fest every year to scope out the next rising sensation, bringing them to Seattle to crack some jokes. Skip the cover fees and have a laugh at this intimate spot.
Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 10:00pm (John Roy)Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 10:00pm (John Roy)
A true innovator, Miles Davis was always ahead of the curve, from the birth of cool jazz to the development of hard bop to the controversial explosion of genres with fusion. Celebrating this legacy of cutting-edge originality, the Miles Electric Band delves into the trumpeter's electric period, which gave the world classic albums like In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew. Hitting the stage at the Moore Theatre in Seattle are former Davis collaborators, including Grammy nominees Robert Irving III and John Beasley on piano, percussionist Munyungo Jackson, and Grammy winner and Davis' nephew Vince Wilburn Jr. on drums. Darryl Jones, Mino Cinelu and Antoine Roney round out this modern jazz ensemble.
"Absolutely dazzling!" raves the Huffington Post. Actor and international piano virtuoso Hershey Felder embodies the iconic Irving Berlin to bring you the musical story of an immigrant boy who gave a country its voice. From Czarist Russia to New York's Lower East Side, and then throughout the world, Berlin's life and music epitomizes the American Dream, and his songs capture his patriotic vision of our country. Experience the stories behind this songwriter's most popular and enduring work, including "God Bless America," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "White Christmas" and more. Felder's signature creation of character and musical performance will astonish, move and delight at Seattle Rep - Bagley Wright Theatre.
Before it became the feature film starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, The Last Five Years began as a stirring stage musical that was hailed as one of the 10 best shows of 2001 by Time Magazine. Told through inventive and heartrending songs, The Last Five Years is a two-person show that navigates the ins and outs -- and beginning and ending -- of a marriage. Written by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade), this Drama Desk Award winner is the story of a couple's five-year relationship, from the thrilling pangs of new love to their painful final separation. There is, however, a twist: The man retells the relationship from beginning to end, while the woman relates their story in reverse. The two characters' emotional timelines converge in the middle of the show -- at their wedding. See this heartfelt song cycle at Seattle's 12th Ave Arts.
Olivia is an attractive middle-aged author whose career is reaching the end of its shelf life. Ethan, a young internet phenom, is making a huge online splash with his sex-fueled blog. Their meeting in a secluded cabin results in an instant physical connection that evolves into something more as their adventures online and off raise a whole host of modern moral questions. Laura Eason (Netflix's House of Cards) wrote this sexy, provocative exposé that playfully explores what happens when private lives become public domain. Catch this intelligent, modern romance at Seattle's 12th Ave Arts.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 2:00pm Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 / 8:00pm
Inclusive casting and the "chosen family" will be the centerpiece of this classic 1930s madcap comedy about two clashing New York families. When a member of the conservative Kirby family falls in love with a girl from the eccentric Vanderhof household, the two families come together to celebrate the couple's engagement and discover their shocking differences over a wildly uncomfortable dinner discussion. Written by masters of comedy George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, this fast-paced, witty classic has been entertaining audiences for more than 70 years. Tee Dennard, a founding member of Seattle's Group Theatre, and Shermona Mitchell lead this cast as grandpa and his novelist daughter, Penny Sycamore, at Seattle's Center Theatre.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm (Preview)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 2:00pmMonday, Mar. 5, 2018 / 7:30pm
The stage is set for the big comedy varieté show, the theater is packed, the band is ready -- but the tour bus with all the performers has broken down! Now Frank Olivier must pull off the show of his life and perform all 16 twisted variety acts himself, aided only by Flynch, his loyal hunchback assistant. The Twisted Cabaret Orchestra accompanies as Olivier delights with juggling, mind reading, knife-throwing, magic, fire-eating and other unbelievable feats. See the madcap variety show that the New York Times called "wickedly funny" at the Hale's Ales Palladium Theater in Seattle.
Singer-songwriter Carla Bruni brings her trademark smoky, breathy vocals to Seattle's S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, where she'll perform the unexpected range of covers featured on her most recent release French Touch. Yes, you'll hear classics like "Moon River" and "Stand By Your Man," but she'll also deliver less predictable personal favorites like Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence." Bruni gives them all a dose of her signature French ennui and tasteful jazzy backings. Watch the French pop star (and former First Lady) take on tracks by Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, AC/DC and beyond at Benaroya Hall.
"I was born here. I'm from here. I'm American." Witness the story of 12-year-old Ben Uchida, a Japanese-American boy whose life is changed forever following the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor. When the U.S. government forces Japanese-American citizens into internment camps, Ben and his family must face difficult truths about the idea of home. One young person's struggle to understand a society allowing mass discrimination against its citizens poses questions as urgent today as they were in the past. The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559 takes a thoughtful look at moments that shaped the American experience, taking care to address even the most sensitive issues. The play serves as a reminder to audience members of all ages never to accept such injustice. Relive this chapter in history at Seattle Children's Theatre - Eve Alvord Theatre.
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, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Ben Smith's Dreamwreck)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Hank Shreve Band)Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Randy Hansen’s Jimi Hendrix Revolution)Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pm (Big Time Double Bill with: Sister Mercy and very special guest - The Ty Curtis Band)Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 8:00pm (Polly O'Keary & the Rhythm Method with Special Guest: The Eric Rice Band)Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 8:00pm (Dudley Taft)Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (Ridin' With The King: BB King Tribute)Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (Harpdog Brown & the Travelin' Blues Show)
Jake, owner of a bowling alley in a small Midwestern town, is sitting on a hilltop where he often comes to ruminate. This is the spot where two of his three wives are buried. Lois was zapped by lightning while carrying a bowling trophy in a thunderstorm, and Loretta was tragically killed by a ball return machine. In his younger days, Jake was a promising concert musician. But a foul tip baseball broke his fingers which subsequently healed into a perfect bowler's grip. Jake replays the key frames of his life, and, from time to time, is visited by his daughter Molly who has become adept at talking women into marrying her father for love and free lane time. But who is that nattily dressed man with dark glasses and a revolver lurking nearby? Don't miss More Fun Than Bowling at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds.
When sharp-tongued queens from RuPaul's Drag Race stomp and sashay onto the stage at Seattle's Moore Theatre, the library will officially be open for business. Haters Roast: The Shady Tour 2018 is the ultimate reading session, where drag superstars will sound off on everything from politics to love, social media to their fellow "sisters." The all-star lineup includes Trixie Mattel and Jinkx Monsoon, as well as Latrice Royale, Thorgy Thor, Trinity Taylor and Eureka O'Hara, with hostess-with-the-mostess Ginger Minj.
Located in Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret is an underground vaudeville attraction reminiscent of the Paris cabarets of the early 20th century. Everything at Can Can 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 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.
Winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominated for four Tony Awards, The Gin Game symbolizes life in the form of a card game. D.L. Coburn's sharp-witted dramedy follows two lonely nursing home residents who strike up an acquaintance and begin to play gin rummy. As the game progresses and one player goes on a winning streak, intimate secrets of their lives are revealed and they begin to search for each other's weaknesses in both the game and life itself. See the play the New York Times called "the closest thing the theatre offers to a duel at 10 paces" at the Village Theatre in Issaquah.
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.
Seattle's Can Can is transformed into the streets of Verona in an original, modernized adaptation of Shakespeare's famous tale of star-crossed lovers. Bring a date and be transfixed as the talented company of Seattle's most exciting cabaret present the poetic story featuring love, comedy and tragedy through stunning dance performance. Set to an original soundtrack, this seductive Romeo and Juliet slowly undresses before you as the familiar story reaches its always stunning climax.
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 9:30pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 / 9:30pm
Experience Seattle's citywide Shakespeare celebration with the one-of-a-kind theatrical hybrid, Beatrice & Benedict. Overheard confessions, unfortunate reactions, tender reconciliations and plenty of witty banter glide on a warm breeze of masterful orchestration. In this novel adaptation of Shakespeare's lively comedy Much Ado About Nothing, Hector Berlioz's exuberant opera score is paired with sung and spoken English text taken directly from the Bard's own pen. Don't miss this exciting Seattle Opera premiere at McCaw Hall.
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:30pm
There is a buzz of excitement in the air when you pass the Market Theater's famous Gum Wall and enter a world of comedy. People are lined up at the concession stand and the smell of fresh buttered popcorn fills the air. Over at the bar they are serving up icy cold drinks and everyone is getting primed to laugh. As you enter the theater, you feel the beat from the music and then it's on. BAM! This is Theatresports. Seattle's longest-running show with some of the best improv the Northwest has to offer. At Theatresports, teams of improvisational actors use their quick wits to create scenes on the spot, based entirely on audience suggestions. A panel of judges -- sometimes including guest celebrities -- then weighs in on which team is the funniest. Be prepared with clever suggestions to throw out, because the two most valuable audience ideas win prizes. The Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson called Theatresports "the most polished improv troupe in the city."
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 10:30pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 10:30pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 10:30pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 10:30pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 10:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 10:30pm
Drawing on the momentum from a Top 10 spot on NBC's The Voice, as well as more than a decade of experience working in the music industry, singer Kat Robichaud brings her band Darling Misfits to Seattle's Hales Ales Palladium for Misfit Cabaret, an exciting blend of musical theater, rock 'n' roll and vaudeville. Robichaud and her band create a night of comedy, romance, bawdiness and damsels (not) in distress, complete with everything from burlesque to drag to circus to magic. For each new show, Robichaud writes two original songs keeping with the theme of the evening (this month: Grimm), as well as a special medley to kick off the evening. Imagine a place where your darkest dreams bloom into thrilling life -- that's Misfit Cabaret.
Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 8:00pm
AARRRGH! Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard's band of comical pirates and searches for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, but he soon learns that home and family are treasures you can't find on any map! Based on the popular book by Melinda Long and David Shannon, How I Became a Pirate is a joyful family musical that is sure to leave mateys of all ages singing and dancing in the aisles at the Everett Civic Auditorium.
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.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 9:00pm
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, Feb. 24, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Mar. 11, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 1:00pm
The time is the mid '70s, the place a city in upstate New York. John, a playwright, returns to his family's house, bringing with him a new play which he has written about them. His purpose is to obtain their permission to proceed with production, but his wealthy, very proper parents are cautious from the outset. For them the theatre is personified by the gracious, comforting era of the Lunts and Ina Claire, and they are disturbed by the bluntness of modern plays. And there's also John's sister Nina to contend with, although her reservations have to do with the fact that John has given her character such a minor role. Their confrontation takes place during the ritual of the cocktail hour, and as the martinis flow, so do the recriminations and revelations, both funny and poignant. Experience The Cocktail Hour at Renton Civic Theatre.
Expectations are high for the Seattle University women's basketball team this season, and you can watch all the action as the Redhawks look to soar over the competition in the WAC. Under the guidance of coach Suzy Barcomb, the Redhawks surprised experts last season by qualifying for the WNIT. This year's squad returns senior forward Alexis Montgomery, the WAC preseason Player of the Year, and guard Kamira Sanders. Help make the Connolly Complex one of the loudest venues in the conference with these great seats, which also come with a hot dog and soda.
Frank Sinatra made women scream when he walked up to the microphone. With a twist of a phrase, men wept. His ability to interpret a song defined an American generation. Now Ol' Blue Eyes lives again in My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse. A nostalgic song-and-dance revue, My Way celebrates the pivotal moments in Sinatra's outsized, iconic life. From the swinging '40s to the bright lights of '60s Vegas to his firm lock on legend status in the '90s, this soaring tribute incorporates songs from across the Chairman of the Board's musical career, including memorable hits like "Strangers in the Night," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Fly Me to the Moon" and of course, "New York, New York."
Celebrate Black History Month with George Stevens Jr.'s award- winning solo show that tells the amazing, inspirational true story of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Told in the first person, the play revisits flashpoints in Marshall's life: from his childhood in Baltimore, to law school, his rise to the Supreme Court and his role in the civil-rights movement. This locally produced play, staged at Broadway Center's Theatre on the Square, stars Northwest actor Eric Clausell.
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.
Sgt. Rigsby & His Amazing Silhouettes present a shadow-puppet show about hard living in today's Seattle. Desperate times, hard choices, talking animals -- Bury Me Under I-5 is a roller coaster of humor, despair and hope. It follows the stories of Chicken Jenny and Minky, two souls who have stumbled on life's path and struggle to get up again. Don't miss this show at the Theatre Off Jackson.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Feb. 26, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 8:00pm
Adventure! Undiscovered alien cultures! Lots of laughter. As part of the Seattle Emerald City Comic Con celebrations, Unexpected Productions Improv presents Seattle Experimental Theater's original unscripted comedy Where No Man Has Gone Before. It's a fully improvised parody of the original Star Trek TV series, and you can join the Enterprise crew as they beam down to an alien planet (defined by audience suggestion). But will the aliens turn out to be friends or foes? Tensions rise as the crew and their ship are put in unforeseen danger.
Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:30pm
Inspired by the true story of 18th-century rich Russian estate owners who began drafting their field serfs to perform in their own private opera companies, the clever new work Command Performance revolves around a spoiled young aristocrat who mistreats these singing servants -- though they ultimately get their revenge. Washington's own Bruce Monroe composed and conducts, as part of the 2018 Opera Workshop at Shoreline Community College Theater. Also on the bill is a chamber opera dubbed The Quartet.
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.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 1:00pm (Double Header vs. Rhode Island)Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 12:00pm (vs. Rhode Island)Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 4:00pm (vs. University at Albany)Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 1:00pm (vs. University at Albany - Double Header)Sunday, Mar. 11, 2018 / Noon (vs. University at Albany)Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 / 4:00pm (vs. Gonzaga)Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 2:00pm (vs. British Columbia)Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 5:00pm (vs. Northern Colorado)
Come watch Athena Vertical Dance in Tacoma's crazy circus unfold. The show will start with a group act and performance by drag extraordinary Mylo Precious and the Athena Vertical Dancers. Featuring a cast of talented students and instructors, the show will also include silks, pole, lollipop and even some singing by the fabulous VonDeadly. It's an aerial circus show not to be missed.
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.
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.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 6:30pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 6:30pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 6:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 6:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 6:30pm
Entertainer-impresario Michael Feinstein, famed for his great pipes, good looks and onstage charisma, has made an indelible mark as this generation's premier interpreter of jazz and pop standards, earning two Emmy Awards and five Grammy nominations along the way. In fact, in 2007, he established the The Great American Songbook Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and promotion of his beloved genre. As a performer, Feinstein's knocked 'em dead at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl, as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace, and he owns jazz-cabaret clubs in San Francisco, New York and elsewhere. For this concert at the Pantages at the Broadway Center in Tacoma, he'll celebrate the crooners -- Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Bing Crosby and others who made those classic tunes famous.
Pinocchio, that little wooden scamp with the growing nose, has been delighting children of all ages for generations. StoryBook Theater presents this lively, captivating tale in a zippy, family-friendly 55 minutes. Pinocchio, a little wooden boy, yearns to be real so he can read, run and make friends like other children do. But his new friends, the clever Cat and Fox, have other plans for this eager-to-please talking puppet. Can Pinocchio manage to outwit his devious friends, tell the truth, and learn from his mistakes? Catch this original children's musical at Hale's Ales Palladium Theater in Seattle.
Stand-up comedy and improv are usually two separate types of comedy that you won't see in the same show, but Unexpected Productions' Piggyback brings them both together so you can enjoy two types of comedy in one hilarious night. First, a professional comedian will perform a stand-up routine, then talented improvisation artists will create a narrative story in a particular genre of film or literature. The story created will be inspired by the material from the stand-up act. Piggyback has been featured at Bumbershoot, the Washington Comedy Festival and the Highlarous Comedy Festival. This run is the series finale.
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 8:30pm (Andie Main)Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 8:30pm (Drew Barth)Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 8:30pm (Scott Lossee)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 8:30pm (Wilfred Padua)Sunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 8:30pm (Derek Sheen, Johnny Norman, and Seth Lazear)
Reeling from the loss of their volatile mother, Kali and Simone are at odds as to whether to sell their costly childhood home. They compromise by renting out the attic, and into their lives walks Jo, an accomplished young war reporter. But her reasons for moving in are more complex than the sisters know: Haunted by the death of her beloved mentor, Jo is hell bent on untangling the mysteries contained in his journals ... whose pages point straight to Kali and Simone. As entanglements deepen and past collides with present, Kali, Simone and Jo relay three sides of the same story through the show's music, set and book. Featuring a rhythmic and soulful score that fuses pop, rock and modern indie-folk, Afterwords is the story of three women bound by notes scribbled down on paper, and the art we make from the love that makes us. See this rock-musical at Issaquah's Village Theatre.
Whether you're a budding Picasso or simply want to be more creative and adventurous, this class will help you capture some of the beauty of Seattle and the surrounding area -- whether it be Pike Place, spring blossoms or the city skyline -- on canvas. All the art supplies you'll need will be provided for you by BrushCapades Seattle. And artist and improv comic Anjl will lead you step-by-step through the process of creating your masterpiece during this two-hour lesson. This laid-back class is a blast, with friends, on a date or on your own. Plus, it's BYOB, so bring whatever fuels your creativity!
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:00pm (Paint Seattle Skyline)Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:00pm (Paint Your Pet)Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 / 7:00pm (Learn to Paint Walk In the Woods)Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 7:00pm (Learn to Paint a Summer's Eve)Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 7:00pm (Learn to Paint Sweet Trees)Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:00pm (Learn to Paint Starry Night)
A lot of the time, life can be just a bunch of big "what ifs," right? If so, CSz Seattle - the home of ComedySportz, is on the same wavelength as you, and they've got quite a show in store for the eternal questioners. In Parallel Universe, the audience decides what hypothetical scenario the team will act out -- Want to see JFK fulfill his full term? Curious to know what a mosquito-less world would be like? The possibilities are endless in this parallel world opening up right before your very eyes at the Atlas Theatre in Seattle.
At Full Disclosure, some of the best improvisers from CSz Seattle come together to share true and possibly even embarrassing stories, which are then used for material to create brand new characters and scenes, making this show a unique mixture of fact and fiction that's equal parts hilarious and truthful. Things get really interesting in the show's second half, when an audience member is given the opportunity to share a story of their own, and of course the improvisers make their mark by turning the story into original, unrehearsed comedy splendor! Is truth funnier than fiction? Find out for yourself at Full Disclosure, a show that's never the same twice.
Take a nap so you can be wide awake for this late-ish Friday night show that packs double the laughs. That's right; for the price of one ticket you get to see two of the region's funniest comedy troupes perform back-to-back improv. The night's featured guest is Toast, USC's oldest and most accomplished improv troupe. For this show, veteran improvisers unite to pay tribute to iconic improv format The Harold. You'll experience a blend of emotionally driven scene work, playful chaos and the occasional pallet-cleansing abstract nonsense. Together it all creates a unique and fantastic comedic experience with depth, intensity, and downright absurdity. And that's just the half of it! Don't miss The Double Feature at Seattle's Atlas Theatre.
You've probably heard of improv troupes basing their scenes off audience suggestions, but what would happen if they instead looked to great pieces of art to inspire hilarity? That's the idea behind the aptly named Unexpected Productions' A Thousand Words. During this show at the Market Theater in Seattle, you'll choose from various works of art, which the talented Improv Anonymous cast will then spin into side-splitting comedy made up right on the spot! Museums can be so stuffy -- why not get your art fix with a side of comedy?
Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 8:30pm Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 8:30pm Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 8:30pm Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:30pm Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:30pm Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / 8:30pm Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018 / 8:30pm Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018 / 8:30pm