"This is the annual collaboration between Northwest Film Forum and Velocity Dance Center showcasing contemporary dance on film, from video recordings of staged work to choreography created specifically for the camera to animation and beyond. Tonight’s program features work from Seattle, Bellingham, NYC, Italy, and Denmark; tomorrow night’s program... more » $11-$16.
A live radio show from the Garrison Keillor of Canada (he probably hates it when people call him that). $35-$53.
Comedy from James Heneghen, Evan Morrison, Jessica Strauss and Billy Anderson. $5.
"The themes of artistic relevance and passion are explored in this evening of parody" with songs by Michael Jackson, Sophie Tucker, the Starland Vocal Band, and others. Directed by Frances King and Timothy McCuen Piggee. Free.
Featuring the talents of Mae Kim Beg, Maggie McMuffin, Vixen Valentine, and many more. $13-$15.
A stage adaptation of the Capra classic by Theater Anonymous. This company's central device is the anonymity of the cast—not even the other cast members know who's in the show until an actor speaks his/her first line and rises from the anonymity of the audience. $20-$25.
The political commentator and comedian on her "Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour" with special guests John Fugelsang and Hal Sparks. $22-$147.
A Christmas variety show featuring violinist Geoffrey Castle, now in its sixth year, that blends storytelling, dance, music, and "a visit from Santa Claus." $20-$25.
A comedy musical adaptation of the cult-horror holiday film. A production of Balagan Theatre. $35.
"Some Sherlocks are too icy (Jeremy Brett in the BBC series) or too superhero-ish to believe (Robert Downey, Jr. in the film franchise) but Darragh Kennan’s performance as Sherlock in this new adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles is just right. He can be prickly or exuberant, he has an impish sense of humor—in short, he’s a fully formed huma... more » $12-$60.
A holiday-themed performance from the Cornish alum and RuPaul's Drag Race champion. $25-$45.
Contemporary dance and new works from GENDER TENDER, Coleman Pester/Tectonic Marrow Society, Nathan Blackwell, Dylan Ward, and others. If you're wondering what's about to come around the corner for new dance in Seattle, this is the place to look. $12-$18.
A child-friendly version of the holiday classic performed by the students of the ARC School of Ballet. $10-$15.
Family-friendly "sea-nanigans" including an aerialist, a ballerina, and the nautical-themed children's entertainers Recess Monkey. $19-$25.
A funny and family-friendly spinoff from the famous Christmas poem. $14.
A one-night variety show celebrating the grimmer side of Christmas with storytelling from Jennifer Jasper, "theatrical bits" by Daniel Tarker and others, buffoonery from Christine and Lyam White (of UMO), and ukuleles. $15.
A Shakespearean holiday mash-up (by Sound Theatre Company and One Lump or Two Productions) that boasts a boatload of historical inaccuracies. $25.
Like the movie It's a Wonderful Life, but with George Bailey's life substituted with the life of a willing audience member! $10.
The Splinter Group presents this nonverbal journey into the afterlife of Willy Loman with physical theater, video, and "an original soundscape" by Evan Mosher. Created and directed by Paul Budraitis (Bo-Nita).
Another Nutcracker. Explicitly family-oriented. $15-$20.
This play by Stephen Metcalfe, directed by Gregg Gilmore, begins with two men—each dealing with emotional baggage related to military service—planning to go fishing. One realizes he's attracted to the other's sister and the drama begins. Ticket buyers will be given the address. $25.
An unscripted, hour-long theatrical Christmas production from the perspective of Uncle Mike. In the promotional photo, Uncle Mike is holding a beer. There are probably several other beers just outside of the frame. $10.
4 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.
There is no shortage of Dickens adaptations in the city during this, or any, Christmas season. Last year, Cienna Madrid wrote of Seattle Musical Theatre's holiday efforts: "If daytime Emmys were awarded to community-theater casts, Seattle Musical Theatre would be in the running for a shiny new paperweight." Directed by Rick Wright. $30-$40.
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.