Nominated for five Tony Awards, Moises Kauffman's play is a drama set in New York City and Austria about a mother and a composer separated by 200 years. $10-$45.
“I’ve got a long history of suicide in my family. The good news is it skips a generation. so, if I’m lucky, my kids will kill themselves.” $25.
Choreographer Iyun Ashani Harrison (Julliard, National Dance Theater Company of Jamaica, Ballet Hispanico of New York, Ailey II) presents four new dances, two of which were created in collaboration with Seattle composers Ben Morrow and William Hayes. $15-$20.
A world premiere work developed with Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Black Swan Lab featuring live musical renditions of Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe-settings of poet Heinrich Heine's Lyrisches Intermezzo. $20-$25.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 meets The Breakfast Club in a late-night comedic improv show written and directed by David Nance. $10-$15.
Set in 18th-century Germany, Itamar Moses (Outrage, Celebrity Row, The Four of Us) composes a fictional story—structured like a fugue—about J.S. Bach vying against German organists who play dirty as they all reach for the position as prime organist and musical director. $20-$40.
“Is there any force in government that is just so completely focused on fucking people, besides the Secret Service?” $31.25 - $81.25.
The Pink Door has burlesque on Saturday nights, plus aerial performances, music, cabaret, and other stuff on other nights. See thepinkdoor.net for details. $15.
"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 choreographer by Rainbow Fletcher and her team of dancers and designers (often the dancers are the designers) who create dreamscapes from the Moulin Rouge to a bondage club in Tokyo. Fletcher and her team have also performed at On the Boards and other, more august venues, and their marriage of artistry and sensuality is excellent." (Brendan Kiley) $10-$45.
Nine gay men will sit around an onstage "campfire," singing and telling their comedic versions of classic ghost stories, horror comics, and gothic novels. $25.
A new production of the longest-running American musical on Broadway. Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly pursue fame and fortune by any means possible from inside the Cook County Jail. $27-$62.
Pork Filled Productions presents a new steam-punk adventure play by Maggie Lee (Kindred Spirits), directed by Amy Poisson (These Streets). Professor Pemberton, a resident of New Providence, must confront his past as political unrest sweeps through his town. $10-$15.
Rogue Theatrics presents Caryl Churchill's well-known 1979 queer-feminist-political play. In Act 1, a Victorian-era family plays out their drama in colonial Africa. In Act 2 we see the same family with genders reversed in 1970s London. $15-$20.
"Good open mic, good touring acts," says Stranger comedy expert Lindy West. Plus, they have a "starving artists" menu when you can get a grilled cheese sandwich for cheap! $10-$20.
Weekly "female focused but not female exclusive" comedy open mic with special guest spots, a headliner, raffle, and more. $5.
Two teams of comedians compete with improv comedy. $12.
An encore of the 10-year anniversary performance of artistic director Donald Byrd's first Spectrum Dance Theater's creation, a rumination on the post–9/11 American landscape. $20-$25.
Les Fleurs D’Egypte Dance Company presents an evening of poi, techno music, and bellydancing. Performers include Najla, Nadira, BreAnn, Kitiera, Danielle, and Ava alongside dinner and cocktails. $15-$18.
A tribute to George Balanchine curated by artistic director Peter Boal, this triple bill features a world premiere from Christopher Wheeldon, the return of Agon (a 1957 avant-garde ballet by “Mr. B,” now staged by Francia Russell), and the last third of Balanchine’s Jewels series, entitled Diamonds. $28-$173.
British schoolboys and Cold War-era Czechoslovakian actors are the new characters in Tom Stoppard's interpretations of two tragedies by Shakespeare. Sound Theater Company at $5-$25.