An intimate and nostalgic musical chronicling 50 years of life and love, this two-person Broadway classic was created by the writing team behind The Fantasticks and garnered seven Tony Award nominations in 1967. The story begins on the wedding day of Michael and Agnes and follows the perils and triumphs of marriage, children, arguments and more. Village Theatre’s production features Kendra Kassebaum (RENT, Wicked) and Peter Saide (Desperate Measures, Cinderella). Together with director Michael Arnold, they will tell a story that crosses generations and connects us all in the very real (and ultimately human) journey of love.
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm
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.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 12:30pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 2:30pm Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 12:30pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:30pm Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 12:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:30pm Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 12:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:30pm
North America's longest-running genre TV series, Supernatural keeps delivering thrills, chills and humor in its 14th season, and Creation Entertainment is thrilled to celebrate by bringing The Official Supernatural Convention to the Westin Seattle. With appearances from some of TV's hottest stars, like Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and more, the convention is an action-packed weekend that includes parties, panels, contests, photographs, full musical concerts, photo and autograph opportunities, and more surprises. See the website for up to date info on guests and ticket availability.
Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 9:30am - 7:00pm Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 9:30am - 7:00pm Three-Day PassSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 9:30am - 7:00pm
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.
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 Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 4:00pm
Raise a pint to The Choir of Man, an across-the-pond hit now importing its singing, dancing, stomping concert show to American shores for the very first time. You're invited to a friendly night at a working pub, where nine of the handsomest, sweetest-voiced blokes you'll ever meet proceed to let loose with all manner of musical revelry, from pub and folk tunes to Broadway hits and classic rock faves. And all you've got to do is sit back, relax (or get up and dance) and have an awesome time. This revue hits the Moore Theatre in Seattle with tunes on board from Guns 'n' Roses, Adele, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fiddler on the Roof, Katy Perry, Avicii and more.
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.
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 9:00pm
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 17, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pm
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.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 10:00pm Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 10:00pm Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 10:00pm
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.
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 3:30pm Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 3:30pm Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Feb 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
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.
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 9:30pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:00pm
You show up, share a personal, true story and the actors recreate your story on the spot on stage, through the art of improvised movement, music, dialogue and imagery. It's called playback, a form that was originally developed in 1975 in New York State by Jo Salas and Jonathan Fox, and is now practiced in many languages by groups all over the world. It even has its own festivals. Come to Seattle Asian Medicine and Martial Arts ready to share and listen to everything from past memories to future dreams, with each month focusing on a different topic.
Now entertaining amateur sleuths across the country, The Dinner Detective makes its way to the Crown Plaza Seattle Downtown to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses, you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 6:00pm
When Henrietta Leavitt starts working at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, her dreams of studying the stars are dashed when she finds that she won't be allowed to touch a telescope and instead will be laboring with a group of other female "computers" to crunch numbers for a renowned male astronomer's project. As Henrietta attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, balancing her passion for science with family obligations and the possibility of love. Silent Sky, the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, comes to the Wade James Theatre in Edmonds.
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
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, Feb 9, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 10:00pm
Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that promises to hit 300 breweries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop at Crucible Brewing Company in Woodinville is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances.
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Feb 18, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Mar 25, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Apr 22, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 20, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 24, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Jul 22, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Aug 19, 2019 / 8:00pm
Fading stars of the 1950s, George and Charlotte Hay are now in Buffalo, New York, playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac with five other actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body. Written by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), see the delightful Moon Over Buffalo at Renton Civic Theatre.
Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 7:30pm
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 17, 2019 / 6:30pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 6:30pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 6:30pmMonday, Jan 21, 2019 / 6:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 6:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 6:30pm
PJ Masks Live! is back with an all-new, super-heroic, live musical show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series: The PJ Masks! Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, along with their new friend PJ Robot, as they try to save the day from the sneaky villains -- Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl! Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-tastrophe! Leaping, flipping and climbing -- live on stage! Complete with your favorite music and brand new songs you’ve never heard before! Don’t sleep through it -- watch The PJ Masks! Save the Day live on stage at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre.
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.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 10:00pm (Doors open at 9:30pm. Allow time for parking.)Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 10:00pm (Doors open at 9:30pm. Allow time for parking.)Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 10:00pm (Doors open at 9:30pm. Allow time for parking.)
Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that promises to hit 300 breweries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop at Crucible Brewing in Everett is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Feb 19, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 8:00pm
Filmmakers from across Washington State have submitted their "short short" films, and now's your chance to see the best of the best. See a jury-selected lineup of 3- to 10-minute films made by the area's up-and-coming talents, and stick around for a brief Q&A session with the attending filmmakers after the screenings. This community-based arts celebration returns to the Shoreline Community College Theater for the third year in a row.
Race -- often times considered a four-letter word that no one wants to talk about, the big elephant in the room in today’s political and social climate. Lifting the veil on what it means to be black in America and offering a profound and sometimes unsettling insight into the emotional and physical toll racial division can cause, Unapologetically Black is a collection of true stories as told by those who lived through them. Each story is a profound display of humanity and triumph amid racial and ethnic division across a variety of topics including mental health, law enforcement, education, relationships, identity and more. Join Allegory: Stories That Shape the Soul for this groundbreaking debut at Center Theatre in Seattle.
Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 7:00pm
Red took Broadway by storm in 2010 with its portrait of painter Mark Rothko's ambition and vulnerability. The winner of that year's Tony Award for Best Play, this daring drama picks up with Rothko in the early 1960s, after he has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art -- a series of murals for New York's famed Four Seasons Restaurant. Working feverishly in his studio in the Bowery with his brash young assistant, Ken, Rothko struggles to complete what he hopes will be his crowning achievement while also facing the possibility that the project could become his undoing. Red's startling snapshot of a brilliant artist experiencing vulnerability at the height of his fame comes to SecondStory Repertory in Redmond
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
The opioid crisis hits too close to home for a small community in rural Washington when a twelve-year-old boy overdoses on Oxycontin. At turns both comic and starkly straightforward, this world-premiere play by the winner of the Seattle Public Theater's inaugural Emerald Prize explores the struggle of everyday, working-class Americans who face the failure of systems designed to help them. Fire Season is sure to spark discussion when it comes to the stage at Seattle's Bathhouse Theater.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pm
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, 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.)
Although Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's four orchestral suites are exemplars of everything that is loved about his music, they still remain relatively unknown to audiences in spite of their great potential appeal. This concert at Seattle's Benaroya Hall - S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium features a rare performance of the Orchestral Suite No. 2, a boistrous, tuneful and joyous work deserving of more popularity. Joseph Haydn is represented by two contrasting works: the rousing overture to his opera L'incontro improvviso, and a tempestuous dramatic "scene", Berenice, che fai?, featuring soprano Linda Tsatsanis. The concert also includes music by French composer Elsa Barraine, whose Symphony No. 2 was given its second U. S. performance during the Philharmonic's 2017-18 season; her Funeral Music for "The Entombment" of Titien will receive its U. S. premiere. The soloist will be pianist Sophie Lippert, a former winner of the Philharmonic's Don Bushell Competition.
If you love your kids, but hate children's shows, The I Hate Children Children's Show is just the ticket. It's a smart, funny magic show for kids that won't leave adults bored. Magician Paul Nathan (HBO, MTV, Star Trek: Voyager) brings his acclaimed show to Seattle after taking home the Editor's Choice Award for "Best Children's Show" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For someone who claims to hate rugrats, "Unkle Paul" sure is good with them. Accompanied by guitarist John Anaya, he combines dry humor with magic tricks that keep kids entranced and adults laughing. Everyone is a star in this interactive show where children are invited to help create the magic on stage.
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 1:00pm
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 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 / 1:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 1:00pm
Still a memorable story of female empowerment and resilience more than 30 years after it premiered. At turns both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply emotional, Steel Magnolias reveals the strength of the human condition and our shared need for companionship. Within the walls of Truvy’s beauty shop, set in the deep Bayou of Louisiana, are six women whose lives increasingly hinge on the existence of one another. Together, they absorb the passing seasons, just like the weathered wooden structure of the salon “home” that they share. Known for the popular film, this L.A. Theatre Works national tour of Steel Magnolias is a tour de force featuring an all female cast in a commanding staged reading performance.
If you like the Broadway shows of Andrew Lloyd Webber, you will undoubtedly enjoy The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. The talented singers and beautiful dancers are accompanied by an onstage, 12-piece orchestra.You'll hear music from Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and Phantom! You don’t want to miss this show at Tacoma Musical Playhouse.
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 7:30pm
Catch a trio of exciting new Seattle Public Theatre stage productions at the Bathhouse Theater with this three-show package. First up is the world-premiere play Fire Season, about a small town left reeling when a 12-year-old boy overdoses on Oxycontin in rural Washington. It's an at times funny and always unflinching look at strong, working-class Americans hoping to make it through another day. In Dry Land, Amy and Ester must find a way to terminate Amy’s unwanted pregnancy -- soon. Limited by their age and the legal restrictions on reproductive health services in their locality, the two best friends meet in the locker room of their Florida high school and do their best to manage the situation. And The Call centers on a white couple who face unexpected challenges after deciding to adopt a child from Africa. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, it's a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.
Any 3 Show Dates: January 25, 2019 - June 9, 2019 (Reserve in Advance)
Come see the Pacific Northwest’s only banked track roller derby at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds' Gary D. Weikel Event Center in Monroe. The fast-paced, hard-hitting action will keep you at the edge of your seat as teams like the Angels of Anarchy and Skull Crushers take the track. Tilted Thunder empowers women of all ages through the awesome sport of banked track roller derby, and features both junior and adult skaters.
Known in jazz circles as "The Real Diehl," multi-prizewinning pianist and composer Aaron Diehl makes comes to the Triple Door as an ensemble leader for these two much-anticipated Seattle shows. With a career steadily on the rise since his top ranking at the 2002 Essentially Ellington competition, Diehl's a Juilliard graduate who's famed for his inventive solos and for becoming one of the youngest artists ever to be named a 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival Commission Artist. Plus, his 2015 album Space Time Continuum, was called "superior" and "jubilant" by The New York Times.
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 9:30pm
A thunderstorm. In a windswept country house, a family of failures wrangles over a will: a detective who has never solved a case; a writer, an artist and a composer whose works have never been published, shown or performed, and a dysfunctional teenager. Here are the prime ingredients for a murder mystery, but this diversion is by Alan Ayckbourn and it has a number of surprises. The victim is not who it should be, the murderer’s identity changes overnight and the thrills are leavened with tongue in cheek humor.
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 7:30pm
In a Chicago junk shop in the mid-1970s, three small-time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is a valuable “Buffalo head nickel.” These high-minded grifters fancy themselves businessmen pursuing legitimate free enterprise. But the reality of the three -– Donny (Scott Randall), the oafish junk shop owner; Bobby (Ben Griffin), a young junkie Donny has taken under his wing; and “Teach,” (Mike McFadden) a violently paranoid braggart –- is that they are merely pawns caught up in their own game of last-chance, dead-end, empty pipe dreams. Directed by Liam Cole, this show contains strong adult language and scenes of intense violence, and is not suitable for children.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
Author Tom Hansen deftly balances a raw story about the path that leads to self-destruction with wry humor and hope. A tight, 90-minute ride through Seattle’s music scene during the grunge era, American Junkie looks at the man behind the addiction and takes a hard look at the power heroin and other opioids have on people’s lives. A story of recovery and accountability, this adaptation of American Junkie follows Hansen as he goes from rock bottom and then rises to the path of recovery. Hansen was a pioneer in the punk rock scene in Seattle until he became hooked on heroin and started selling it. On his deathbed and weighing 100 pounds, he finally got clean in 1999 after six months in the hospital and in Bailey-Boushay House, a local hospice. He returned to school in 2000 and graduated with an MFA from the University of British Columbia in 2008. Hansen is the author of two books, the memoir American Junkie and the novel This Is What We Do. See Book-It Repertory Theatre’s production of American Junkie at Seattle’s Center Theatre.
Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 7:30pm (Preview)Friday, Feb 15, 2019 / 7:30pm (Preview)Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:30pm
Based on Verdi’s beloved 19th century opera, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is a timeless story of forbidden love set on the banks of the Nile. Elton John and Tim Rice’s iconic styles manifest with eclectic reggae, gospel, Motown, African, Indian and Middle Eastern influences. With nearly 2000 Broadway performances and countless revivals, Aida has earned its place in history. Featuring a Tony- and Grammy award-winning score, Troy Wageman directs the talented local cast through rousing rock numbers and heart-wrenching ballads in this production at Seattle Musical Theatre.
Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:30pm
Join Pacific Northwest Ballet for The Sleeping Beauty, the dreamiest of classical ballets. This performance is filled with romance, enchantment and fairies that really fly! The treasured tale of a young princess thwarted by an evil fairy comes to PNB's stage in grand fashion at McCaw Hall in Seattle, featuring gorgeous scenery and costumes, plus the live PNB Orchestra!
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 1:00pm
We're going back to a sexier time -- The Reagan Era -- where the party has been raging hard in Hollywood. There, at one of the Sunset Strip's last legendary rock venues, the liquor flows freely, the Lycra is tight and the Aqua Net is in abundance. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and perspiring janitor) Drew longs to become the next David Lee Roth. But when he falls for a small-town girl, will the good times come to an end? One of the longest-running shows in recent Broadway history, the Tony-nominated Rock of Ages is jam-packed with eyebrow-scorching hits from Styx, Poison and many other monster bands of the '80s. Get ready to rock out at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Feb 5, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Feb 12, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 13, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 7:30pm
Ronan Farrow — the genius son of Mia Farrow, who graduated from university at 15 and law school at 19 — took a journalistic sledgehammer to the Hollywood world of sexual predation by breaking the story of the now disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein. Winning a Pulitzer Prize for his work, he didn't stop there and received his Ph.D. just a few months after the award. There is no subject off limits for this journalistic genius, as one can see in his latest book, War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence. Don't miss this heavy hitter when he speaks at Seattle's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall as part of the Unique Lives series.
A story so controversial in its time that party guests were asked not to discuss it for fear of starting a fight, Henrick Ibsen’s A Doll’s House features Nora Helmer: a woman in the role of a typical housewife, treated like a doll while harboring a secret debt for saving her husband’s life. Her debtor, now an employee to her husband, threatens to reveal her secret to her husband in order to save his own job. Nora finds herself faced with a difficult moral dilemma between the sacred values of her marriage and family versus her independence. Tacoma Little Theatre first presented this classic in 1935, and now you can see for yourself why it still resonates today.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pm Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:30pm Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:30pm
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.
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 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 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
Imagine the greatest pub gig you’ve ever been to and multiply it by 10 and you’ll still be nowhere near the fun that this show exudes throughout The Choir of Man. Featuring pub tunes, folk, rock, choral and opera numbers, the nine “landlords” showcase music that has wide appeal. The cast features world class tap dancers, tumblers, singers, instrumentalists and even a UK Poetry Slam champion, ensuring that there is something for everyone in this joyous and uplifting show for all ages. Not only is the concert set in a pub, but it has a real working bar from which the cast will pull pints and invite audience members to get up close and personal with the show -- witnessing the action from chairs and tables among the guys -- come ready to drink in the action! Winner of the best overall Pick of the Fringe award at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival, the world’s second largest annual arts festival with over 1200 acts, The Choir of Man is the runaway hit from the creative minds of Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay -- the team behind The Soweto Gospel Choirs. This show is 90 minutes of unadulterated entertainment that combines high energy dance, live percussion and foot stomping choreography with the incredible talent of nine ordinary guys who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock. See it at Tacoma's Pantages Theater at Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.
Acclaimed opera stars Lawrence Brownlee and Eric Owens team up for a thrilling evening of classical arias and traditional American spirituals. The Associated Press hails Brownlee as "one of the world's leading bel canto tenors," and he's the winner of the prestigious Richard Tucker Award and a regular at the Met in Manhattan and La Scala in Milan. Bass-baritone Eric Owens is a multiple Grammy winner who's been dubbed an "American marvel" by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Following the world premiere’s “rapturous reception” (The Washington Post), the smash hit of the 2017 Santa Fe Opera season now makes its West Coast debut at Seattle’s McCaw Hall. This innovative portrait of Apple’s visionary co-founder “does what opera does best: giving audiences a glimpse into the inner life of its title character” (Marin Independent Journal). Mason Bates’ score dazzles with a glossy mix of lyrical and rhythmic music, combining traditional and electronic instrumentation. Mark Campbell’s compelling, funny and touching libretto interweaves universal themes of communication and connection, treating its subject with respect and humanity. Kevin Newbury’s sharp and “visually stunning” (ABQ Journal) staging utilizes state-of-the-art technology to artfully conjure up and skillfully transition among the opera’s 18 scenes. Don’t miss this remarkable example of heightened theatrical imagination courtesy of Seattle Opera.
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar 6, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 7:30pm
The most grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back with an all-new live show. All your kids' favorite characters will zoom from the screen to the stage when Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! King for a Day comes to Spokane. Zip up your hoodies, lace up your sneakers and ride along through the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King. You'll hear new songs to sing along to, meet a few surprise guests, and learn the kinds of one-to-grow-on lessons you trust PBS Kids to deliver. It's a royally great musical filled with tiger-tastic fun and it all gets underway at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.
A Vietnam vet struggles to comes to terms with his troubled memories in this fiercely funny play by longtime Seattle playwright Steven Dietz (Lonely Planet, Becky's New Car). Jeeter arrives in the Great Central Valley to the rusted-out trailer of his buddy Ben, a fellow Vietnam veteran, who's gone totally off the grid. Their beer drinking is interrupted by the arrival of Jeeter's new girlfriend, her volatile mother and ghosts from their shared past. Talkin' Broadway says, "Last of the Boys is to the Vietnam war what Angels In America was to the AIDS crisis." See this Seattle Rep production at the Bagley Wright Theatre.
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 7:30pm
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, Feb 22, 2019 / 4:00pm (vs Nebraska Omaha)Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 1:00pm (vs Nebraska Omaha (DH))Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 / Noon (vs Nebraska Omaha)Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 / 4:00pm (vs University of Washington)Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 / 4:00pm (vs UT Arlington)Friday, Mar 8, 2019 / 4:00pm (vs UT Arlington)Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 / Noon (vs UT Arlington)Monday, Mar 11, 2019 / 11:30am (vs University of Minnesota)
Get dolled up and join some sassy gals for a vintage burlesque and variety show that supports hospitalized veterans at the High Dive in Seattle. Pin-Ups On Tour works to recreate the bawdy fun of vaudevillian theaters so popular across America during and post-WWII. From the moment guests enter the event, they will be treated to something special. Pin-Ups on Tour's goal is to recreate the magic of the Hollywood Canteen that operated during the 1940s as a club offering dancing, drinks and entertainment for servicemembers, usually on their way overseas. The evening will feature dancing showgirls, comedy, variety acts, soulful lounge singers, vintage tray girls, and more than a few surprises! With entertainment and atmosphere around every turn, you'll feel like you stepped into another era.
Whether you're a total square or a raging polkadot, families and kids of all sizes and shapes will dig this musical about acceptance and unexpected friendships. In Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, Lily Polkadot has just moved into the "Squares Only" side of town in the small Rockaway. As the first polkadot in her school, she's not allowed to join anyone, do anything or even use their drinking fountains! Thanks to the shy square Sky, however, they'll form a friendship that outweighs any challenges along the way. Come hang out at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse to experience this fun-loving musical, inspired by Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine.
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 6:30pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 11:00am
While ComedySportz thrives off of the impulsivity of improv, just wait and see what kind of brilliance they produce when the performers write a script of their own. Something Great showcases sketch comedy from some of the troupe's funniest talent. Check out the organized chaos at the Atlas Theatre in Seattle.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 10:00pm
The Historic Everett Theatre may be over 100 years old, but it still stands as a lively home for all different types of entertainment. Voted "The Best Venue" by the Seattle A-List, this historic community gem hosts a diverse range of events, including classic and contemporary plays, stand-up comedy acts, movie nights, ghost hunting and tribute band concerts. First built in 1901, this performance space has been fully remodeled (but still upholds its classic charm), which makes it the perfect place to enjoy the acoustics of any live concert or performance. You can be sure to catch the latest and most exciting programs at this historic theater located in the heart of downtown.
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 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)Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)
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 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)Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:00)Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:00)