Count down to 2014 with three hours of improvised entertainment. $28-$40.
The most exclamatory Dickens adaptation of all time, directed by David Armstrong and starring David Pichette as Fagin, Hans Altwies as Bill Sykes, and Merideth Kaye Clark as Nancy. $45-$129.
An improvised burlesque performance with live music that includes acts from Morgan LaMay, Jesus la Pinga, Violet DeVille, and several others. $13-$40.
A new British panto (a traditional genre in which kids are welcome, as is shouting at the stage) about a boy and his cat and the fantastical adventures they have. Featuring the Fremont Players and the Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra. $7-$13.
The Webber-Rice joint about Eva Perón and her tearful South American country. $25-$75.
A musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantasy about a boy and a peach-load of giant bugs going on a transatlantic journey. $32-$39.
An astute wordsmith will likely notice that the title of this popular musical is an anagram for "less miserable," which is all the good, poor people of France have ever wanted to be. $39-$54.
A multimedia stage performance that takes human trafficking as its subject. A production of Dry Bones Collective. $10-$15.
Vespertine Opera Theater presents this chamber opera from Benjamin Britten, with Julia Benzinger in the title role. This is a chamber opera (a term coined by Britten), with a score for a small group of musicians, but the performances (of which there are only two!) will still clock in at a healthy 3 hours long. $30-$35.
There There begins with the absence of an actor—Christopher Walken, we learn, is supposed to be performing a solo show inspired by Chekhov's Three Sisters but recently fell off a ladder and cannot perform it. The script's proofreader, played by Kristen Kosmas (directed by Paul Willis), will perform as Walken's substitute. Because we're supposedly i... more » $12-$20.
Live radio-theater performed in front of an audience by members of the Sandbox Artists Collective. This round will include short scripts by Elizabeth Heffron, Wayne Rawley, Paul Mullin, and Scot Augustson with special guest Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings and new music from piano man Jose “Juicy” Gonzales. $15-$20.
The world's quickest theater festival, in which playwrights, directors, actors, musicians, and designers write, rehearse, and perform 14 new short plays in 48 hours. The event is somewhere between art marathon and community bonding event, where strict conditions do their best to broil all the preciousness out of the theater-making process. This yea... more » $20-$25.
Who is the 17th doctor? Phone booths? Robots that look like vintage hair driers? If any of this means anything to you, you may enjoy this improv night. A Seattle Experimental Theater $12-$15.
This Afro-Brazilian dance company will premiere Sem Mim, "inspired by the sea and the songs of medieval Galician-Portuguese troubadours," and O Corpo, "exploring ideas about movement and the human body." $38-$52.
UW School of Dance faculty showcase their choreographic erudition with a program of varied performances. $8-$10.
Frank Ferrante returns to his recurring character Chef Caesar, along with a Ukrainian contortionist, a trapeze act, the acrobats Les Petits Frères, and former Cirque du Soleil performer Andrea Conway Doba. $78.
Set on the "worst day of his career," this musical sends Jerry Springer to hell to put on a show for Satan, then up to heaven to give God a hand. It infamously includes tap-dancing Ku Klux Klan members. A coproduction between Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group.
Sex, love, and raw physicality are the themes of this dance performance with pop sounds by Montreal-based Frédérick Gravel and the Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup. $12-$25.
LGBTQ comedy. $20-$25.
The Bridge Project is one of Velocity Dance Center's great gifts to the city—you want to find the next important dancer or choreographer (or musician or designer or filmmaker) in this town? That person might be here. This will, as usual, be four new works created in three "pressure-cooker" weeks by emerging artists. $12-$18.
The UMO Ensemble performs Buddhist and Sufi folktales with puppetry, masks, and clowning.
Seattle Shakespeare Company performs this history play about a king, "more poet than monarch," and the challenges to his throne. Directed by Rosa Joshi. $29-$48.
The long-running R&D wing of On the Boards where artists try out new scraps of dance, theater, music, film, and stuff that defies categorization. Each month is curated by a new cadre of artists, thinkers, and community members. $8.
An installment in the Six Pack reading series, where playwrights and writers are encouraged to let loose on a theme. Sometimes audience members get up and tell their own stories. There has also been Jell-O wrestling.
The comedian, known by some for his work in Seinfeld.