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 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.
The musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, "lovingly ripped off" from the original with book, lyrics, and some music by Eric Idle. $39-$120.
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.
There's an obvious affinity between Charles Dickens and Karl Marx. Both were writing in the same city (London) at the same time (the mid-1800s), and both were teeth-grindingly pissed off about economic and political inequality. Dickens published his polemical holiday myth about specters haunting a London miser in 1843, five years before Marx and En... more » $22-$65.
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.
The UMO Ensemble performs Buddhist and Sufi folktales with puppetry, masks, and clowning.
Balagan Theater presents this new mash-up between Chekhov's Ivanov (about a melancholy Russian official who's conflicted about his life, his wife, and his estate) and the life of Kurt Cobain. Both characters are also suicides. By David Lee and Nandi Johanes, directed by David Lee. $15-$35.
The Seagull Project returns with its reading series of Russian writers (Mayakovsky, Gogol, et al.) leading up to its new production of Chekhov's The Three Sisters. $10-$15.
A world premiere by Stephanie Timm about a politician's "downward spiral into the depths of sexual transgression." For this show, New Century Theatre Company will turn one of ACT's smaller and rarely used theater spaces (with floor to ceiling windows) into a luxury hotel room where the drama goes down.
Readings of seldom-seen plays.
The long-running, late-night variety show where you can find just about anything: nervy comedy, smutty puppets, trailers for new plays, experimental films, erotica, an irate actor singing an angry song to a theater critic before slapping a pie in his face, rapturous covers of Madonna songs, drag, burlesque, demonstrations of practical household ski... more » $10.
New fairy tales by Bret Fetzer, performed with a blues-folk choral backdrop by Sari Breznau and Eric Padget in this production that promises "alligators, debutantes, whimsy, and wonder." $5-$10.
A story of racial identity in Seattle from 1958 (when a young woman decides to begin passing as white) to 2013 (when three sisters find out a family secret). Written by Rachel Atkins, directed by Jose Amador. $5-$20.
A child-friendly version of the holiday classic performed by the students of the ARC School of Ballet. $10-$15.
A Broadway musical based on the novel in which the hashish-addled Louisa May Alcott introduced the yet-to-be-fully-dismissed theory that girls are, in fact, just littler versions of adult human women. Directed by Mathew Wright. $17-$37.
A play by Douglas Carter Beane about an actor, his agent, and her worries about how his "slight recurring case of homosexuality," including a physical relationship with a hustler, might damage his career. Directed by Annie Lareau. $17-$37.
The musical which first posited the question, "Jesus Christ, superstar, who do you who do you think you are?" A production of Musical Theatre Bainbridge. $19-$27.
Four teams compete to see who can improv the best. And you know how they determine which team is doing the best? Audience applause. Isn't that nice? From Unexpected Productions. $10.
The host and creator of Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery at Annex Theatre hosts a weekly standup comedy open-mic night and "humor growth hour" for comedians of all levels. Free.
A burlesque and comedy show presented by Jacqueline Hyde. $15-$20.
The Can Can Castaways, as we've often said in The Stranger, are like a gateway drug for modern dance. People show up at the subterranean, red-lit bar, order a few drinks, expect to see some hardbodies dancing—and they get that. But what they also get is the expert choreography by Rainbow Fletcher and her team of dancers and designers (often the dan... more » $10-$45.
A Shakespearean holiday mash-up (by Sound Theatre Company and One Lump or Two Productions) that boasts a boatload of historical inaccuracies. $25.