Handler is known for her E! Entertainment series, Chelsea Lately, which provides a platform for her running commentary on celebrity culture. $66.50 - $91.50.
A competition of West Coast B-Boys, featuring a series of one-on-one breakdance battles, each judged by established breakers, Roxrite (Renegades/Red Bull BC One All Star), Free (Circle of Fire/Soulshifters), and Jeromeskee (Massive Monkees/Rock Steady). The event is MC'd by B-Boy, Crazy Legs (Rock Steady Crew) with beats provided by DJ Lean Rock. Tonight's winner will advance to the North American finals in Las Vegas this August. Free.
The Nepalese new year is quite late, compared to the one most commonly observed around here. Celebrate by enjoying live cultural performances, some of the national cuisines, and dancing in the year 2071. $15-$50.
A new play by Leonard D. Goodisman in which a dying woman summons her friends and family to a villa for a collective adieu. Drama happens. $12-$25.
With choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jamie Karlovich, Zoe Scofield, and Deborah Wolf. $10.
A short, Christian drama about the Gospel of Mark. Produced at Taproot's Isaac Studio Theatre.
Shakespeare c/o Mendelssohn c/o Balanchine c/o Pacific Northwest Ballet. With choreography by Balanchine and costumes and sets by Tony Award-winner Martin Pakledinaz. $28-$120.
Singer, comedian, and impresario Mark Siano (the Habit, the "Soft Rock" cabaret series) and Opal Peachey (Cafe Nordo) pay homage to 1965 Seattle, when the speakeasies were plentiful and the cops took bribes by the truckload. Featuring live music by the Enablers and a nightly after-party. $20-$35.
A new burlesque act from Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann, the producers of Land of the Sweets and Burlesco DiVino.
Pastor Kaleb Hagen-Kerr returns to his flock of the "defunct and disoriented" for his 15th Easter Sunday service. (His first official service was in the chaotic streets during Seattle's WTO protest in 1999.) He hits a rare chord of earnest satire, simultaneously arch and sincere—Pastor Kaleb is a character, and his services are theater, but they're not a joke. Over the years, he's preached intermittently for show people, burlesque dancers, musicians, and other spiritually thirsty members of Seat... more » By donation.
"Gidion's Knot gives people fits. This two-actor play about an extraordinarily tense parent-teacher conference (the fifth-grader in question has recently died) is popping up at theaters around the country and attracting either glowing or bilious reviews. It's provocative and manipulative, a thought experiment with a dead kid at its center—do children need protection from a corrupt world that poisons their innocence or do they really need protection from Victorian-minded schoolteachers who would... more » $10-$22.
It was a refrain that wafted about in the wake of the 2012 production of Keri Healey’s sibling-murder psychodrama Torso: “Stephen Hando is amazing.” To quote the many who’ve watched Hando light up Seattle stages since the mid ’90s: duh. A diminutive man with a towering stage presence, Hando is one of Seattle’s great character actors. InKeefee’s House of Cards, he goes solo, channeling a charming, wily, loose-tongued, and increasingly intoxicated blackjack dealer, in a semi-improvised show that i... more » $15.
A night of improv based on the hugely popular video game series. From Unexpected Productions. $12-$15.
A Cornish college production of the Lope de Vega play about a young woman who leads a rebellion against a local tyrant. Free.
A dark comedy that takes as its setting six different offices in six different geographical places as the weekend approaches. $17-$22.
Lyric Opera Northwest presents this classic tale about the child who steadfastly refused to go to school, behave himself, or yield to the social demands of adulthood in any way. $24-$34.
A "promenade theater" performance (that is, an immersive show in which actors and audience move around a building together) of Martin Crimp's Attempts on Her Life, a play that does not specify how many actors should perform it, nor who should speak what lines. In 17 disconnected scenes, the characters describe a protagonist who isn't there. Directed by Bobbin Ramsey for the new company Horse in Motion. $15-$25.
A new show from Dina (aka Stranger Genius Award-winner Grady West) with a bit more video than usual, plus new live stuff, to celebrate 25 years since her first performance at CoCA. $20-$25.
"Tails of Wasps, a new play by Stephanie Timm, documents a politician, his penis, and their predictable fall from grace. In a fit of fabulist irony, Timm has named her politician Frank. Paul Morgan Stetler plays Frank as a surprisingly sympathetic serial liar—his transgressions begin almost innocently, on the night he's elected, when a sweet and flustered campaign staffer (Brenda Joyner) confesses her admiration for and attraction to him. But she's engaged, he's married, and some ill-time phone... more » $30.
A new pop musical, touring from Village Theater, about an aspiring novelist who teaches rich kids in order to pay the bills.
A sleep-deprived single mother begins to hallucinate an online romantic relationship with the heroic pole explorer. This new musical production is a coproduction of Balagan Theatre, ACT Theatre, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. $20-$35.
Mia McCullough's play about social obsessions with beauty centers on a community's reaction to a billboard for a local spa, which opponents see as exploiting female insecurities. Produced by SiS Productions and directed by Charles Waxberg. $6-$10.
Drag performance from Anita Goodmann, puppets, and guest performances from drag queens Butch Alice, Sparkle Leigh, and Patient Leigh. $15.
In this new play by Laura Marks, a suburban mother copes with the spin cycle of the economic downturn: job loss, a daughter taken into foster care, having to squat in a home in foreclosure, and making allegiances with potentially unsavory characters. Starring Emily Chisholm, Richard Ziman, Darragh Kennan, Cynthia Jones, and others. Directed by John Langs. $20-$49.