A new work by Stranger Genius Award winner Rebecca Brown about monsters, romantic authors, and how their "images and ideas have informed our concept of what is 'cinematic.'" $12-$15.
An international breakdance battle with a $3,000 dollar prize! $12-$15.
Teenage members of Velocity and STG's Youth Dance Collective showcase their work. $5 suggested.
Check out the brand new home for "The Schmee" in Belltown (they got the keys on Dec 3). Free.
Choreography and performance from students at Cornish. $5.
The new twist employed in this riff on the hoary old Carol: Different parts of the play are interpreted by different theater companies, including STAGEright, Confrontational, Lungfish Productions, Quiet Theatre, and Blood Ensemble.
In 2010, a man named Clay Duke walked into a Florida school board meeting and fired a dozen rounds, hitting nobody. After being shot several times by a security guard, Duke shot himself in the head. Using this event as a starting point, local choreographer and filmmaker Dayna Hanson assembled a group of collaborators (including Sarah Rudinoff, Wade... more » $12-$20.
The Seattle Dance Project is a modern dance company that performs at various venues around the greater Seattle area, including ACT. This annual benefit gala will include an auction, cocktails, dinner and live music. $150.
A Christmas special that promises to be "dripping with sex appeal" from the edgy five-woman troupe Stripped Screw Burlesque. $18-$25.
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 staging of Cabaret by Arts on the Waterfront that comments on contemporary Russian persecution of the LGBTQ community. Starring Wes Hurley and Zachary Simonson and featuring video clips from real-life vigilantes and young fascists talking about the situation in Russia.
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 Shakespearean holiday mash-up (by Sound Theatre Company and One Lump or Two Productions) that boasts a boatload of historical inaccuracies. $25.
Like the movie It's a Wonderful Life, but with George Bailey's life substituted with the life of a willing audience member! $10.
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.
An unscripted, hour-long theatrical Christmas production from the perspective of Uncle Mike. In the promotional photo, Uncle Mike is holding a beer. There are probably several other beers just outside of the frame. $10.
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.
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.