Whether or not you've always wondered what a rock 'n' roll adaptation of this Shakespeare comedy would be like, it has now arrived, so act accordingly. Brought to us by Harlequin Productions in Olympia. $31.
An extension of the Can Can's all-male revue Bachelorette Show: A Night of Celebration for Birthdays, Boys, and Brides to Be. The promo photo is three ripped naked men holding cowboy hats over their nether regions. $25-$30.
Stand-up from Rock, who has appeared on Apollo Live and Chelsea Lately. $20-$30.
It's a festival of durational performance art, curated by Alice Gosti, taking place at various venues around Seattle, but centered around Seattle University's Hedreen Gallery. Events include: a screening of durational films at the Northwest Film on July 14, performance by Mark Haim at Studio Current on July 15 at 7 pm, by Neil Ferron at Hedreen on July 16 at 1:30 pm, by Maryanna Lachman and Mara Poliak at Hedreen on July 18 at 1:30 pm, by Jan Trumbauer at Hedreen on July 19 at 1:30 pm, by Ethan... more » Free.
"How many ages hence/Shall this our lofty scene be acted over,/In states unborn and accents yet unknown!" This all-female production is directed by Vanessa Miller for Seattle Shakespeare Company's Wooden O, to be performed in parks around Puget Sound. Free.
A production of Penninsula Family Theater. $20.
A dramatic retelling of the 2006 Nickel Mines shooting, in which a man entered an Amish one-room schoolhouse and killed five young girls, following an attempt at hostage taking. This one-woman show is performed by Marianne Savell and directed by Robert Quinlan.
A musical adaptation of the love story and bildungsroman by Charlotte Brontë with score and lyrics by Paul Gordon. $20-$40.
"Yes, it’s expensive, but it’s so fucking good, you should absolutely save up to go. My experience at the last Book of Mormon tour was one of the greatest theatrical experiences of my life. Yes, the show brilliantly lampoons Latter-day Saints using the church’s own text, but beyond that, it’s a densely hilarious indictment of the Great American Musical, with laughs and dazzlements coming at you so fast, your blood turns to Percocet… and oh my God, you just have to go." (David Schmader) $25-$545.
GreenStage's productions this summer, Othello and Love's Labour's Lost, tour to major parks in and around Seattle, kicking off at Volunteer Park during the Outdoor Theater Festival. See their website for full details. Free.
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.
Directed by David Quicksall, this production set in the 1950s (with era-appropriate songs) will migrate around the parks of Seattle. Free.
Improv parody of mobsters à la The Godfather or The Sopranos. $15.
This summer, under the tents at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC, you can see A Midsummer's Night's Dream, The Tempest, and Cymbeline, as well as the play Equivocation by Bill Cain.
The maestro inventor trope gets the ZinZanni treatment in this new production, which comes equipped with an "airborne femme fatale, a pliant puppet, and wisecracking pranksters." $99.
Comedy that occurs below the earth's surface. $6-$20.
Open mic and touring acts. $10-$20.
The city of Auburn would like to remind you that things (comedy, music, musicals) periodically happen at the historic and beautiful Auburn Avenue Theater.