A true Broadway sensation, Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz from a very different perspective. Long before Dorothy arrives, another girl is born with emerald-green skin. She’s smart, fiery, misunderstood, and she possesses an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships … until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, the untold true story of the Witches of Oz transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. See this acclaimed musical at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 1:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 7:30pm
On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley to Memphis’ Sun Records. The rock ‘n’ roll musical Million Dollar Quartet was inspired by this legendary recording session — the first and only collaboration between these true legends, each of whom had an undeniable influence on American music. This thrilling production takes you inside the studio with the four major talents who came together to form a red-hot band for one unforgettable night, and features such enduring hits as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Great Balls of Fire” and “Hound Dog.” A hit on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet was nominated for 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Awards. Now it returns to the Village Theatre stage in Issaquah – 12 years after its triumphant premiere.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 2:00pm
When three women made the pact of solidarity on their summer road trip, no one ever expected that they would soon become the most legendary outlaws in the country. The gang of motorcycle riding, man-eating women known as El Dorado were a fearsome trio of renegades redefining what it meant to be a woman on their own terms with no compromise. How El Dorado found themselves out running the law, robbing corner stores at gunpoint, and seducing their unsuspecting victims while in high heels, fishnets, and nail polish are things legends are made of. With an original Can Can soundtrack featuring the vocal stylings of Seattle’s own Brent Amaker, The Legend of El Dorado showcases performances of original choreography performed by the Can Can Dance Company and a delicious Market-fresh menu.
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, Jun 13, 2019 / 6:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 6:30pmMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / 6:30pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 6:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 6:30pmMonday, Jun 24, 2019 / 6:30pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 6:30pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 6:30pm
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, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Jul 5, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jul 12, 2019 / 8:00pm
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.
Leave the outside world behind when you venture into Can Can Cabaret’s make-believe world beneath Pike Place Market in Seattle. Inspired by starlets, harlots and bygone eras of Parisian cabaret, you’ll enjoy show-stopping singers and highly athletic dancers during The Brunch Show, which features family-friendly performances and a menu that includes mimosas and a market fresh menu of brunch classics. Your hilarious host will guide you through a glittering multimedia spectacle of exquisitely choreographed dance set against a backdrop of all-new high definition visual content. This funny, sparkly spectacle is sure to become the highlight of your weekend.
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:30pm
There is a buzz of excitement in the air when you enter at the Gum Wall. People are lined up at the concession (where you smell the fresh buttered popcorn) and over at the bar they are serving icy, inexpensive drinks. Everyone is here to laugh. As you enter the theater, you feel the beat of the music. BAM! This is Theatresports. This is Seattle’s best weekly, high-stakes, competitive improv tournament. Based on audience suggestion, two teams of improvisers rumble, competing with exciting fast-paced segments improv games, stories, scenes, and a few songs. Boo the judges as they award points to each team. At the end of the night, a team is declared a winner, the person with the best audience suggestion walks out with a prize and you walk out with new memories.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 10:30pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 10:30pmFriday, Jul 5, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jul 6, 2019 / 10:30pm
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.
Genre-bending icons Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke join forces to present a special night of song and guitar wizardry at The Triple Door in Seattle. The revered instrumentalists and vocalists perform sets of original material in an evening that culminates in an unforgettable jam. Heralded as a “one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus,” (NY Times) Raul Midón has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Jason Mraz, Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg. Blind since birth, Midón produced-engineered his 2017 album Bad Ass and Blind, which received a 2018 Best Jazz Vocal Album Grammy nomination. Paul Simon calls Benin guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke “one of a rare handful of guitarists that move effortlessly between his West African roots and modern American Jazz.” Praised by Herbie Hancock as “a musical painter,” Loueke combines harmonic complexity, soaring melody, African folk forms and guitar techniques to create a warm and evocative sound of his own.
If Show and Tell was as much fun as Found Objects, nobody would have left preschool. For the skilled improvisers of Improv Anonymous take the concept behind the familiar classroom activity and expand it into something exciting and altogether unpredictable. Each week, the performers will bring in an actual object from their day or request one from the audience. Then, with the audience’s support, they will craft a story on the spot that explores each object. As crowd suggestions and on-stage epiphanies build into a narrative, expect to be surprised and delighted by the hidden lives of everyday objects — and those that own them — during Found Objects at Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:30pm
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.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 6:30pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 6:30pm Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 6:30pm Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 6:30pm Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 6:30pm Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 6:30pm
Harrington decided to take the plunge into comedy after moving to Seattle. In 2013 Harrington placed third in the Make Danny Laugh comedy competition where Danny Bonaduce was one of the judges at The Parlor in Bellevue, Wa. He later appeared as a guest on Seattle’s KZOK The Danny Bonaduce & Sarah Morning Show. Harrington has also appeared on The Sour Kool-Aid Show on Twitch TV. This show will feature Thomas Nichols. With guests Vanessa Dawn and Eric Lundquist. Host by John Gardner.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
BlueStreet Jazz Voices is a 20-voice vocal jazz ensemble with a tremendous backup trio. They sing and perform technical, precise, emotive, and above all, fun presentations of jazz standards, contemporary hits, gospel and rich ballads. Enjoy a fun-filled night of music with this richly rewarding ensemble in the cozy confines of the Triple Door.
Teatro ZinZanni’s main event is part circus, part cabaret and always magical. Described as “the Kit Kat Klub on acid” Teatro ZinZanni is a night out unlike any other. It’s a three-hour whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret artists all served up with a scrumptious multi-course feast and elegant libations. The ever-evolving and constantly changing production — at least three new shows per year — combines improv comedy, vaudeville revue, music, dance, cirque and sensuality into a dizzying and colorful new form that’s never quite the same from one evening to the next. Famous for its intimate setting, the fast-paced action of the show unfolds above, around and even alongside you as you dine on a gourmet meal. Don’t miss the show The New York Times calls “the hottest ticket in town”!
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 11:30amSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 6:00pmWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 7:00pm
Divorcées Mary and Jo think their best friend Liz’s new beau, Jackson, is a serial killer. When Jackson announces plans to take Liz’s 19-year-old daughter, Amanda, on a camping expedition, Mary and Jo snap into FBI mode to apprehend the evil ruffian. The wild plot and slapstick antics lead the quirky cast into the red rocks of Southern Utah on a journey that will leave you laughing and prove that nothing is ever as simple as it appears to be.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)
A celebration of the simple beauty of being human, Tiny Beautiful Things is based on Cheryl Strayed’s (Wild) journey as the beloved anonymous advice columnist for Dear Sugar. Over the years, thousands of people turned to Sugar for words of wisdom, compassion and hope. At first unsure of herself, Sugar finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with the deep yearning and heartrending questions from her readers. This funny and deeply touching exploration of resilience at the Seattle Repertory Theatre was brilliantly adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, the Academy Award-nominated writer of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Time Out said the play “knocks you down with its avalanche of kindness,” and honestly, who couldn’t use an experience like that in their lives?
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30pm
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, Jun 15, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 6:00pm
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.
Join us at the second annual Slimetopia! The Tukwila Community Center oozes with excitement when Slimetopia slides onto the scene. There are designated slime trading areas, merch booths, Q&A sessions, a photobooth, a free slime raffle and much more.
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 10:00am
Journey beneath the streets of Seattle to uncover the city’s hidden history. During this intimate 60-minute walking tour, you’ll explore subterranean passageways and five city blocks of 1890s architecture, while getting a dose of “only in Seattle” stories from your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. Featuring tunnels never before offered by any tour company, Beneath the Streets takes you through three sections of the historic subterranean passageways in Pioneer Square to illuminate the evolution of the city’s physical and cultural landscape.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 9:30am Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 9:30am Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 9:30amTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 9:30amWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 9:30amThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 9:30amFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 9:30amMonday, Jun 24, 2019 / 9:30am
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.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 11:30amWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 11:30amThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 11:30amFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 11:30amWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 11:30amThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 11:30am
Is Major League Baseball ready for a gay superstar? Strawberry Theatre Workshop presents Take Me Out — an exploration of what happens when a superstar player on a major-league baseball team announces that he is gay. What outfielder Darren Lemming receives is disarming — and often hilarious — candor from his teammates, manager, and agent. Setting his play entirely in the team’s clubhouse and shower, playwright Richard Greenberg traps a dozen (often naked) men in one room with their most intimate thoughts and no place to hide.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pm Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm
Little House of Green Gables: An Improvised Coming of Age Tale. This fun improvised tale takes place at the turn of the 20th century in a small North American farming town. Using your suggestions, this group of creative, optimistic, intelligent, forward-thinking sisters (and friends) shake up their sleepy old community by finding their purpose and improving the town folk’s lives with their uncompromising spirit. Will they do what’s right rather than what’s expected while changing hearts and minds? You decide. This unscripted show is inspired by Anne of Green Gables, Little House on the Prairie, My Antonia, and Girl Waits with Gun.
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 8:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 8:30pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 8:30pm
Enjoy two hilarious improv shows during this double feature at The Other Theatre in Seattle. In #Adulting, performers will ask the audience to share memorable moments of pretending we know what we’re doing as grown-ups. Then they will create scenes and characters to explore the lessons learned. And in CC Me, a special guest will share their funniest real work emails and the performers will create scenes and characters celebrating the absurdities within.
Monica Piper, Emmy Award-winning comedy writer (Rugrats, Mad About You, Roseanne), actress (Off-Broadway’s Not That Jewish), and comedian, explores her Jewish roots and present life in this honest and hysterical blend of autobiographical stand-up and storytelling, called Farmisht, Farklempt, and Farblunget (translated: totally meshuggenah).
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open & Happy Hour With Cash Bar at 7:00pm)
Café Nordo is proud to present The Champagne Widow at Nordo’s Culinarium in historic Pioneer Square. Written by Opal Peachey, composed by Annastasia Workman and directed by Billie Wildrick (Annie, The 5th Avenue), The Champagne Widow will be set in the underground caves of France, where Champagne’s most luxurious bottles of bubbles come to life and sing the stories of the women who made them famous. “Men did not write women’s history and women did not write women’s history. The stories of the widows (or Veuves in French) who made Champagne into the luxury brand it is today are disappearing in the sands of the hour glass,” said playwright and lead performer Opal Peachey. The Champagne Widow will tell the unsung stories of businesswomen Barbe Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, Louise Pommery, Mathilde Laurent-Perrier and Lily Bollinger. Café Nordo integrates food, drink and theater into a multi-sensory audience experience and The Champagne Widow will feature a four-course meal inspired by the story of Champagne, included in the ticket price. Available for purchase will be a “Flight of Widows” with four glasses of Champagne, from the houses of Veuve Clicquot, Pommery, Laurent-Perrier and Bollinger. To bring the intersectional feminist message of the production home, Nordo will also offer a “Flight of Women in Wine Today” featuring wines from estates where women of diverse backgrounds hold the CEO title in 2019.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 6:00pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 7:30pm
Inspired by a true story, Anna Ziegler’s Boy explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. See it at Theatre Off Jackson in Seattle.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:00pm
Hold on to your hay cart — the fabled trickster Till Eulenspiegel is back at his merry pranks! Join the Grammy-winning Seattle Symphony as Richard Strauss takes us on a wild ride with music’s most lovable troublemaker. The effervescent Oboe Concerto revisits Strauss 50 years later, after he befriended an American soldier and oboe virtuoso in Germany at the end of World War II. Seattle Symphony Principal Oboe Mary Lynch comes front and center for a fresh reading of this alluring showpiece. In Jeux, Debussy fleshes out a kinetic tableau of tennis and other flirtatious games. The radiant Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin shines the spotlight on Wagner and his explosive, futuristic approach to the orchestra that impacted both Strauss and Debussy so profoundly.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 12:00pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
Noel Coward’s zany comedy, Hay Fever, had audiences laughing in 1924 when it first took the Tacoma Little Theatre stage! Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some guests, David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children, Simon and Sorel, appear with guests of their own. A houseful of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare. With Judith’s new flame and David’s newest literary “inspiration” keeping company as the children follow suit, the Bliss family lives up to its name as the “quiet weekend” comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale worthy of Feydeau.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pm
When the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth-grade production of Grease. Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. You won’t be able to resist the spoofy fun of Reefer Madness. The addictive and clever musical numbers range from big Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes like “Down at the Ol’ Five and Dime” and the Vegas-style “Listen to Jesus, Jimmy,” featuring J.C. Himself leading a chorus of showgirl angels.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 2:00pm
Wagner meets Adele. Beethoven meets Beyoncé. Stravinsky meets Kanye and Daft Punk. Get ready for the most ambitious pop-classical concert mash-up yet from Steve Hackman, the composer-producer behind wildly popular mashups like Brahms V. Radiohead and Beethoven V. Coldplay. This brand new mash-up weaves together pop-classical matches like Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture with Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way,” and Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony with Muse’s “Uprising” and Chance the Rapper’s “Paranoia,” creating a compelling musical landscape that is both strikingly modern and enchantingly classical. Mash-up creator Steve Hackman conducts this special Seattle Symphony presentation, joined on stage by three vocalists and the full orchestra.
Just off the shore of New York City lies a sorrowful island that serves as a public burial ground for the lonely, the forgotten, the impoverished of the city. Hart Island is an inspiring and emotional tale of an immigrant woman fighting for her child, and the unexpected compassion of a disillusioned inmate who is the only person who can help her. From the authors of Cloaked, this hauntingly beautiful new musical observes two people on the fringe of society as they change each other’s lives forever. This Beta Series Developmental Production (a staged production of a new musical with limited sets and costumes) can be enjoyed at the Village Theatre.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:00pm
In the third annual Laugh-Off, 30 comedians compete for cash prizes of $2000.00. The first week of the competition features 15 comics, as does the second week. Then the Top 5 from those preliminary rounds advance to the semifinals, and the Top 5 from that round take the stage for the finals, where one will be crowned Seattle’s Laugh-Off champion of 2019.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 10:00pm
The award-winning Edmonds Driftwood Players bring a pair of literary heroes together, when the famous wit Oscar Wilde comes to world-renowned detective Sherlock Holmes with a conundrum of a case. Someone’s blackmailing Wilde’s friend, the actress Lillie Langtry, over intimate letters she’s exchanged with the Prince of Wales. Now it’s up to Holmes (who’ll employ one of his most ingenious disguises) and his trusty sidekick Watson (who embarks on a new romance) to ferret out the villain and save the day, and maybe even the monarchy itself. Catch all the Victorian Era excitement at the Wade James Theatre in Edmonds.
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 8:00pm
Hot new indie/pop band Goodnight Suzie features a husband and wife duo as lead vocalists, born out of the popular Seattle cover band “The Side Project.” Their debut album Boombox includes up-tempo hand clapping sing-along pop tunes and sweet emotional ballads. The new band features a six- or seven-piece group with electric guitar, bass, percussion, violin, ukulele and even a rocking organist/piano player at The Triple Door. GoodNight Suzie’s music has appeared on shows such as Dancing with The Stars and been broadcast in Starbucks locations across the U.S. They’ve performed thousands of concerts throughout the Pacific NW and beyond. Goodnight Suzie developed its own sound and style from influences like Portugal. The Man, Colbie Caillat, Brandi Carlile, Benjamin Clementine and Amos Lee.
Jende and Neni Jonga have recently emigrated from Cameroon to America to try to make a new life for themselves and their young son. When the Great Recession starts to upend the economy, the Jongas begin to grasp the fragility of the American dream. Imbolo Mbue masterfully weaves a story of class divide, immigration, and marriage in her remarkable debut novel. Behold the Dreamers is a New York Times best-seller, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and a pick for Oprah’s Book Club.
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.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:30pm Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:30pm Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 / 8:30pm Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 8:30pm Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 8:30pm Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 8:30pm Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 / 8:30pm Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 8:30pm
When it came time for David Bowie to record his genre-blending final masterpiece, Blackstar, he tapped Grammy-nominated avant-garde jazz saxophonist Donny McCaslin and his group to weave the utterly original sonic tapestry for the album. Now, three years after Bowie’s death, McCaslin has reflected on the experience, drawing on everything he learned from Bowie to record a new album, Blow. Don’t miss the dynamic, daring McCaslin in all his art pop glory when he performs live at The Triple Door in Seattle.
Mark Farner is the engine that took the original Grand Funk Railroad, one of rock music’s most successful groups, to the top of the charts. As their lead vocalist, lead guitarist and principal songwriter, the group made a beeline to rock stardom following their show-stealing performance before 180,000 people at the Atlanta International Pop Festival in 1969. Capitol Records was soon on board releasing the band’s appropriately titled first album, On Time, which included such timeless Mark Farner compositions as “Time Machine,” “High On A Horse,” “Heartbreaker” and more. Now he makes his way to the Historic Everett Theatre.
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:00pm (With the Original Drummer and Lead Singer of Rare Earth Peter Rivera)
There’s perhaps no more universal language than dance, and now you can experience the dazzling movements and rhythms of the world’s most innovative contemporary dancers at the Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF). Stretching to three full weeks of activities, this year’s event at Broadway Performance Hall will showcase thrilling and innovative works from dozens of international artists, along with the best homegrown talent. The festivities kick off with Shuffle, an opening night dance party that’ll get you into the groove of things. The festival also brings back the inaugural James Ray Residency Project, which showcases five all-new works by Seattle-based dance artists, and Art on the Fly, a popular outdoor event that celebrates all forms of art with dance classes, food vendors, live performances and other interactive events. Spotlight on Contemporary Ballet and Spotlight on Seattle Now both feature an exciting mix of short and long pieces by local curators including Donald Byrd, Julie Tobiason, Eva Stone, Betsey Brock and more. Check out the Additional Info section for a full schedule of events.
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Molissa Fenley & Co, Tchekpo Dance Co w/ Elisabeth Masé)Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:30pm (ARC Dance Company, Tara Brandel)Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 7:30pm (A Ung / Guild Dance Co, A Morgan, K Lefferts, M Pellon, V Gutierrez)Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:30pm (A Ung / Guild Dance Co, A Morgan, K Lefferts, M Pellon, V Gutierrez)Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm (ka·nei·see: collective, Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts)Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (Khambatta Dance Company, Robert Moses’ KIN)