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The Magnificent Ambersons

Sun April 16 at 6 pm.

Perhaps best known as the Orson Welles film, this staged reading is adapted by Stephen Oles, directed by Daniel Tarker, and presented by Seattle Playwright's Collective as part of their “First Looks” Staged Readings series. $5 suggested.

Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave

Eat Read Hugo 2014

Thurs April 17 at 5:30 pm.

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Hugo House is a place for writers, readers, performance, and all manner of literary activity. This annual fundraiser consists of an auction, a dinner, and the wit and wisdom of guest speaker, Nancy Pearl. $150-$250.

Palace Ballroom
2100 Fifth Ave

The Negro Passion Play

Tues and Thurs at 7:30 pm, through April 17.

A reimagining of the passion of the Christ within the context of the Civil Rights movement. $15.

Chelsea Handler

Fri, April 18 at 7 pm.

Handler is known for her E! Entertainment series, Chelsea Lately, which provides a platform for her running commentary on celebrity culture. $66.50 - $91.50.

Paramount Theatre
911 Pine St

Red Bull BC One Ultimate B-Boy Competition

Fri, April 18 at 7 pm.

A competition of West Coast B-Boys, featuring a series of one-on-one breakdance battles, each judged by established breakers, Roxrite (Renegades/Red Bull BC One All Star), Free (Circle of Fire/Soulshifters), and Jeromeskee (Massive Monkees/Rock Steady). The event is MC'd by B-Boy, Crazy Legs (Rock Steady Crew) with beats provided by DJ Lean Rock. Tonight's winner will advance to the North American finals in Las Vegas this August. Free.

EMP Museum
325 Fifth Avenue N

Nepali New Year

Sat April 19 at 7 pm.

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The Nepalese new year is quite late, compared to the one most commonly observed around here. Celebrate by enjoying live cultural performances, some of the national cuisines, and dancing in the year 2071. $15-$50.

Shoreline Center
18560 First Ave NE

Checkoff in the Sun

Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through April 19.

A new play by Leonard D. Goodisman in which a dying woman summons her friends and family to a villa for a collective adieu. Drama happens. $12-$25.

Eclectic Theater
1214 10th Ave

Cornish Dance Theater Spring Concert

Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 and 8 pm. Through April 19.

With choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jamie Karlovich, Zoe Scofield, and Deborah Wolf. $10.

The Mark of Immediacy

Thurs–Sat. Through April 19.

A short, Christian drama about the Gospel of Mark. Produced at Taproot's Isaac Studio Theatre.

Taproot Theatre
204 N 85th St

A Midsummer's Night's Dream

Thurs-Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat a 2 and 7:30 pm, Sun at 1 pm.

Shakespeare c/o Mendelssohn c/o Balanchine c/o Pacific Northwest Ballet. With choreography by Balanchine and costumes and sets by Tony Award-winner Martin Pakledinaz. $28-$120.

McCaw Hall
321 Mercer St

Seattle Vice

Thurs-Sat at 8:30 pm. Through April 19.

Seattle Vice Singer, comedian, and impresario Mark Siano (the Habit, the "Soft Rock" cabaret series) and Opal Peachey (Cafe Nordo) pay homage to 1965 Seattle, when the speakeasies were plentiful and the cops took bribes by the truckload. Featuring live music by the Enablers and a nightly after-party. $20-$35.

ACT Theatre
700 E Union St

Through the Looking Glass: Burlesque Alice in Wonderland

Wed-Sat. Through April 19.

A new burlesque act from Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann, the producers of Land of the Sweets and Burlesco DiVino.

Pastor Kaleb's 15th Annual Easter Sunday Service

Sun April 20. Social begins at 11 am, service at 12 pm.

Pastor Kaleb's 15th Annual Easter Sunday Service Pastor Kaleb Hagen-Kerr returns to his flock of the "defunct and disoriented" for his 15th Easter Sunday service. (His first official service was in the chaotic streets during Seattle's WTO protest in 1999.) He hits a rare chord of earnest satire, simultaneously arch and sincere—Pastor Kaleb is a character, and his services are theater, but they're not a joke. Over the years, he's preached intermittently for show people, burlesque dancers, musicians, and other spiritually thirsty members of Seat... more » By donation.

Century Ballroom
915 E Pine St, second floor

Gidion's Knot

Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through April 20.

Gidion's Knot "Gidion's Knot gives people fits. This two-actor play about an extraordinarily tense parent-teacher conference (the fifth-grader in question has recently died) is popping up at theaters around the country and attracting either glowing or bilious reviews. It's provocative and manipulative, a thought experiment with a dead kid at its center—do children need protection from a corrupt world that poisons their innocence or do they really need protection from Victorian-minded schoolteachers who would... more » $10-$22.

Seattle Public Theater
7312 W Green Lake Dr N

Sandbox Radio LIVE! Greatest Hits

Mon, April 21 at 7:30 pm.

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The Sandbox Artists Collective live radio show—which, in its broad sampling of local talents and fast and loose production style, is starting to become a more pulled-together 14/48—brings back audience favorites. $25-$75.

West of Lenin
203 N 36th St

The Roethke

Thurs at 8:30 pm. Through April 24.

Improv based on a single poem, in a format inspired by the great Theodore Roethke. This series is a production of Improv Anonymous, the resident long-form actors of Unexpected Productions.

Market Theater
1428 Post Alley

Sinner Saint Burlesque

Thurs at 9 pm. Through April 27.

A burlesque tour through "Seattle's heroic herstory," hosted by Diva le Deviant and featuring new member Nikola Tease-la. Free.

Brass Tacks
6031 Airport Way S

Spencers’ Theatre of Illusion

Fri April 25 at 7:30 pm.

A husband-and-wife team who perform that brand of spectacle-heavy onstage magic tricks. Expect stern expressions on both their faces as they cavort among the flames wearing all black and studded belts.

Yoni Ki Baat

Fri, April 25 at 7 pm.

A South Asian adaptation of the Vagina Monologues. Presented by Tasveer. $20.

Seattle Asian Art Museum
1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park

Keefee's House of Cards

Thurs-Sun at 8 pm. Through April 26.

Keefee's House of Cards It was a refrain that wafted about in the wake of the 2012 production of Keri Healey’s sibling-murder psychodrama Torso: “Stephen Hando is amazing.” To quote the many who’ve watched Hando light up Seattle stages since the mid ’90s: duh. A diminutive man with a towering stage presence, Hando is one of Seattle’s great character actors. InKeefee’s House of Cards, he goes solo, channeling a charming, wily, loose-tongued, and increasingly intoxicated blackjack dealer, in a semi-improvised show that i... more » $15.

Gay City
517 E Pike St

Copious Love Season 3 Fundraiser

Sat April 26 at 6 pm.

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Copious Love is seeking funding for its third season of original Seattle theater, and this evening will include a dinner gala, a live auction, and perhaps a kissing booth as well.

Washington Hall
153 14th Ave S

Craig Shoemaker

Sat April 26 at 7 and 10 pm.

This man was in Scream 2. Tonight he will tell jokes. $20-$25.

Hair

Sat April 26 at 3 and 7:30 pm.

A touring production of the '60s musical about drugs, sex, and the defiling of the American flag by long-haired weirdos.

Jamie Kilstein

Sat April 26 at 8 pm.

Comedy. $15-$18.

Highline
210 Broadway E

Final Fantasy: The Improvised Adventures

Fri, Sat. Through April 26.

A night of improv based on the hugely popular video game series. From Unexpected Productions. $12-$15.

Market Theater
1428 Post Alley

 

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