Presented by the Endangered Species Project, an organization dedicated to preserving less frequently produced plays. This staged reading is a screwball comedy about three married couples who realize, on their 25th anniversaries, that they aren't, in fact, legally married. Matrimonial reevaluation ensues. By donation.
Margaret Atwood's theatrical response to Homer's Odyssey finds Penelope serving an eternal sentence in Hades, reflecting on Odysseus's violent homecoming. Produced by Cornish College of the Arts. $10.
A live radio show from the Garrison Keillor of Canada (he probably hates it when people call him that). $35-$53.
A stage adaptation of the Capra classic by Theater Anonymous. This company's central device is the anonymity of the cast—not even the other cast members know who's in the show until an actor speaks his/her first line and rises from the anonymity of the audience. $20-$25.
A Christmas variety show featuring violinist Geoffrey Castle, now in its sixth year, that blends storytelling, dance, music, and "a visit from Santa Claus." $20-$25.
A comedy musical adaptation of the cult-horror holiday film. A production of Balagan Theatre. $35.
"Some Sherlocks are too icy (Jeremy Brett in the BBC series) or too superhero-ish to believe (Robert Downey, Jr. in the film franchise) but Darragh Kennan’s performance as Sherlock in this new adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles is just right. He can be prickly or exuberant, he has an impish sense of humor—in short, he’s a fully formed huma... more » $12-$60.
Family-friendly "sea-nanigans" including an aerialist, a ballerina, and the nautical-themed children's entertainers Recess Monkey. $19-$25.
A funny and family-friendly spinoff from the famous Christmas poem. $14.
A one-night variety show celebrating the darker side of Christmas with storytelling from Jennifer Jasper, "theatrical bits" by Daniel Tarker and others, buffoonery from Christine and Lyam White (of UMO), and ukuleles. $15.
Nine new theatrical performances from local artists Emily Conbere, Ben McFadden, former Stranger intern Catherine Blake Smith, and many others! $11.
A Shakespearean holiday mash-up (by Sound Theatre Company and One Lump or Two Productions) that boasts a boatload of historical inaccuracies. $25.
The Splinter Group presents this nonverbal journey into the afterlife of Willy Loman with physical theater, video, and "an original soundscape" by Evan Mosher. Created and directed by Paul Budraitis (Bo-Nita).
This play by Stephen Metcalfe, directed by Gregg Gilmore, begins with two men—each dealing with emotional baggage related to military service—planning to go fishing. One realizes he's attracted to the other's sister and the drama begins. Ticket buyers will be given the address. $25.
“How did some slip of a girly boy from communist East Berlin become the internationally ignored song stylist barely standing before you?” The return of Jerick Hoffer (aka Jinkx Monsoon) to the role of Hedwig, as directed by Ian Bell. A coproduction of Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group. $15.
There is no shortage of Dickens adaptations in the city during this, or any, Christmas season. Last year, Cienna Madrid wrote of Seattle Musical Theatre's holiday efforts: "If daytime Emmys were awarded to community-theater casts, Seattle Musical Theatre would be in the running for a shiny new paperweight." Directed by Rick Wright. $30-$40.
Acrobatic pageantry of the Christmas variety from this touring, tinsel-doused troupe of performers. $35-$65.
The annual holiday sketch-comedy show by Lisa Koch and Peggy Plat, described by ACT's press office as "Carol Burnett on steroids." $22-$28.
This Christmas play by David Sedaris is "for mature elves only" and stars Patrick Lennon as Crumpet the Elf, as directed by Kelly Kitchens. $15-$32.
A 1992 musical tale of ghost-facilitated redemption by Leslie Bricusse. $30-$40.
Seattle Public Theater's annual production about "the horrible Herdman family" and how they wreak havoc on a community Christmas pageant. Directed by Shana Bestock. $15-$32.
Two short Christmas plays featuring child and adult performers. $20-$25.
A children's puppet performance from the Hans Christian Anderson library. A pixie learns the value of art. $8-$10.
Chandelier Productions promises more blood, more sex, and more muscle in their new Rocky Horror staging. And there will be a real "rock-n-roll" band. Directed by Georgina Spelvin. $20-$30.
This Christmas production by local artists is set in a 1930s Parisian cabaret with an undercurrent of approaching war. $5-$40.