Jokes with a side of chicken parm. Folks who've appeared at recent Flipside shows: Harrold Gomez, Jen Seaman, Jubal Flagg, Gabriel Rutledge, and others. Free.
The wild and wacky world of ballroom dancing, onstage for your awe and titillation. With performances from Dancing with the Stars performers Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff, and Val Chmerkovskiy as well as select contestants from So You Think You Can Dance? and American Idol. $30-$90.
A marathon of exposition in song at an audition. Every character has had a tough life and now wants to be chosen for a good role. Memorable exchanges include: "Tell me about the Bronx." "What's to tell about the Bronx? It's uptown and to the right." And: "You were a rotten dancer." "Why do you think I became your choreographer?" This production will reproduce Michael Bennett’s original staging and Bennett and Bob Avian’s original choreography.
Joel de la Fuente stars in Jeanne Sakata's solo show inspired by the true story of UW student Gordon Hirabayshi and what happened to him during the Japanese internment of WWII. $35.
The plays featured in this program are all from Hollywood veterans: Floating Lady by Steve Martin, The Unseen Hand by Sam Shepard, and Riverside Drive by Woody Allen. $10-$55.
A showcase of premiere readings of works fostered by the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth. This year's offering include Bloomsday by Steven Dietz and The Change Room by Carly Mensch. $15.
A one-man Groucho Marx performance with piano by Frank Ferrante in ACT's Central Heating Lab. $35.
Radio drama performed live on stage tackles to the tough topic of the end of summer the subsequent widespread recommencing of academic obligations. $20.
Generally, this series puts on staged readings of rarely produced, often overlooked plays. Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh is certainly a widely known play, but it qualifies for inclusion in this series by virtue of the fact that it's never been professionally produced in Seattle. Stay tuned for the announcement of the next two Endangered Species Project productions, which are scheduled Oct 6 and Nov 3. $25.
"Estragon: Nothing to be done. Vladimir: I'm beginning to come round to that opinion." This production by Seattle Shakespeare Company, as part of the Seattle Beckett Festival, will be directed by George Mount. Starring Darragh Kennan as Estragon and Todd Jefferson Moore as Vladimir. $48.
eSe Teatro presents this comic re-imagining of the Cervantes classic as the story of two Seattle Latinos who meet in the ER and set off to face "the perils of chronic alcoholism and mental illness as they navigate the winding streets, shelters, and the health care system." $30.
An American financial whiz is kidnapped by militant Islamists in Pakistan and told to raise his own $10 million ransom by playing the markets. Nick and his captor Bashir eventually warm to their task "with terrifying results." Written by Ayad Akhtar and directed by Allen Nause. $55.
The radio dramatists return with their contribution to the Seattle Beckett Fest, with their radio drama renditions of Words and Music and All That Fall, scored with live music and sound effects. $20.
A solo comedy "with dance breaks" by Noah Duffy, directed by Keira McDonald (the dynamo behind the Solo Performance Festival), about theft and sexual conversion therapy sessions. $5-$10.
Two parties, one full of snooty rich types, the other full of rowdy "hackers, artists, and agitators," happen to happen on balconies next to one another. A "screwball" comedy written and directed by Scotto Moore, "featuring a cast of fourteen playing over twenty characters with over thirty costume changes." $20.
Star Trek burlesque.
This is Seattle's longest-running cabaret and has seen just about everything. Up this month: music by Aba Kiser, a fairytale from Bret Fetzer, drag by Troy Mink, "hilarious smut" by Dartanion London, and much more. $10.
On the first Sunday of each month, comedy, variety, and "a parade of wonder and awkward sharing" are hosted by the self-proclaimed "mustache wizard" Emmett Montgomery. $5-$10.
It's improv comedy in the form of a sport. Do you like sports? Ha-ha. Comedy! It's funny! It's also a sport! Fun and comedy: ha-ha, sports. Okay? ComedySportz. $14.
The city of Auburn would like to remind you that things (comedy, music, musicals) periodically happen at the historic and beautiful Auburn Avenue Theater.
Doktor Kaboom is a zany scientist comedy character who looks like Guy Fieri in a lab coat. $15.
A production of STAGERight Theatre.
Part of the 2014 Seattle Becketfest, this production includes both a production of the Becket classic, Endgame, by Ghost Light Theatricals, as well as Blood Ensemble's riffing response, entitled NDGM. $18-$20.
There's an opera on Vashon Island, and this year they're opening their season with a production of Don Giovanni. $32-$35.