ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
Scheming to get impregnated by a disinterested bachelor--it's the heady stuff of soap operas and Shakespeare alike. Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. Free. Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 3 pm. Through Aug 28.
AS YOU LIKE IT
Two weekends only. Inheritance and fools and cross-dressing, oh my! Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W Greenlake Dr N. Free. Opening Fri Aug 20 at 7:30 pm. Sat-Sun at 2 and 7:30 pm. Through Aug 28.
BYE BYE BIRDIE
One weekend only. The vintage-heartthrob musical at West Seattle High School Theatre, 3000 California Ave SW, twelfthnightproductions.org. $7-$12. Thurs Aug 19 at 7:30 pm. Sat-Sun Aug 20-21 at 3 and 7:30 pm.
CAROL'S SPECIAL DAY
Final week. "This short musical about a wedding-planning agency is too painfully dumb to be satire, and the female characters--most of whom are played by men, except for the boss lady and the one who's supposed to be a transsexual--are either blubbering hysterics or controlling bitches. But the worst thing has got to be the garish, inept digital video that takes the place of the third quarter of the play." (Annie Wagner) Snacktray Studios at Northwest Actors Studio, 1100 E Pike St, 760-3790. $10. Fri-Sat at 8 pm. Through Aug 21.
Class warfare, treason, and the love of one's mother, care of William Shakespeare. Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd, Sat Aug 21 at 8 pm. Also at Discovery Park, 3801 W Government Way, Sun Aug 22 at 3 pm. Free. Through Aug 29.
DANGEROUS LEE PRESS-ONS
One weekend only. A freehand adaptation of Dangerous Liaisons, set on a gay cruise ship. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Donation. Thurs-Fri Aug 19-20 at 8 pm.
DEAF YOUTH DRAMA PROGRAM: THE THREE MUSKETEERS
Final week. An SCT Drama School production at Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St, Seattle Center, 441-3322. $6-$9. Fri Aug 20 at 7 pm, Sat Aug 21 at 5:30 pm. Through Aug 21.
See review this issue. EXITheatre at Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 325-6500. $13.50-$20. Thurs-Sun at 8 pm. Through Aug 29.
* GETTING OUT
Final week. "Kerry Christianson's solid production describes the life of Arlene, a woman freshly released from prison, with commitment and grit. " (Bret Fetzer) Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave, 325-6500. $15. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Aug 21.
GREASE! THE WAY WE DO IT!
One weekend only. A youth production of the poodle-skirt musical, this time with an African-American twist. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center at Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St, 684-4301. $1-$5. Thurs Aug 19 at 1 pm, Fri Aug 20 at 1 and 7 pm, Sat Aug 21 at 7 pm.
* HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
"Now all I got is a Barbie-doll crotch!" singeth performance powerhouse Nick Garrison, in the return of the only rock 'n' roll musical that matters. Miss it at your peril. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 325-6500. $22-$24. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Sept 11.
Final week. "Solidly sung and well staged, Seattle Opera's Lohengrin is worth seeing and hearing, especially the robust voice of soprano Jane Eaglen as the diabolical Ortrud. " (Christopher DeLaurenti) Seattle Opera at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, 389-7676. $47-$123. Sat at 7 pm. Through Aug 21.
One weekend only. You may already be familiar with the film version. Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W Greenlake Dr N. Free. Fri Aug 20 at 5:30 pm, Sat-Sun Aug 21-22 at noon and 4 pm.
"The sweaty medieval deaths at the beginning are funnier than a single joke uttered by the Patch Adams-esque order of clowning priests as they preach their treacly doctrine of 'love, laughter, and life everlasting' to their plague-ridden flock. " (Annie Wagner) Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E, northwest field. Free. Fri at 7 pm, Sat-Sun at 2 pm. Through Aug 29.
* THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
Final week. See Stranger Suggests. "Darragh Kennan attacks his role as the tiniest gangster boss with exactly the nuanced caricature that Brecht's style demands." (Annie Wagner) Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, 325-6500. $15-$18. Thurs-Fri at 7:30 pm, Sun at 7:30 pm. Gala Event Sat Aug 21 at 6:30 pm. Through Aug 22.
Opening. "...and it's beginning to SNOW!" Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St, 292-2787. $20-$52. Opening Wed Aug 25 at 7:30 pm. Through Aug 29.
Final week. A student production of the musical based on the works of Theodore Geisel. ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0339. $10. Thurs-Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat at 3 and 7:30 pm. Through Aug 21.
Final week. See profile, page 25. "Craig Lucas has written some lovely plays, but this one is a mess." (Bret Fetzer) Intiman Playhouse, 201 Mercer St, Seattle Center, 269-1900. $10-$46. Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 and 8 pm. Through Aug 21.
"The first act packs in all the raunchy irreverence you could ask from a revue about three 'ladies' (wink) who play the 'organ' (wink, wink), but the rest of the play is a disaster. " (Annie Wagner) DramaQueen at Empty Space Theatre, 3509 Fremont Ave N, 325-6500. $17-$22. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 3 and 7 pm. Through Sept 11.
See review this issue. Defibrillator Productions at JEM Arts Center, 6012 12th Ave S, 696-2230. $12. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Aug 28.
YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
Extended. "The only imaginable response to this atrocity's big hit, 'Happiness,' is diabetes or an aneurysm. " (Bret Fetzer) Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St, 781-9707. $10-$28. Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 and 8 pm, Wed at 7:30 pm. Through Aug 28.
FESTIVALS, CABARET, & COMEDY
I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU... DEAD
Interactive murder mystery at... Cr*pe de Paris Restaurant & Cabaret, 1333 Fifth Ave, 623-4111. $15 (show only), $42 (includes dinner). Wed at 8 pm. Through Sept 1.
A musical revue set in New York City. Cr*pe de Paris, 1333 Fifth Ave, 623-4111. $16 (show only), $42 (includes dinner). Fri-Sat at 8:30 pm. Through Sept 4.
THIS IS BURLESQUE
One night only. A Swedish Housewife burlesque revue at Catwalk, 172 S Washington St, www.catwalkclub.net. $20. Thurs Aug 19 at 9 pm.
TOO DARN HOT! THE MANY MOODS OF SUMMER
A comic cabaret revue with a seasonal theme. Straight-Edge Theatrics at Thumper's, 1500 E Madison St, 328-3800. $9 (show only). Fri-Sat at 8:30 pm. Through Aug 28.
One night only. See Stranger Suggests. A performance salon featuring third-grade letters to Bush and comedy from Alfredo Tryferis. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N. Tickets at the door only, $10. Sat Aug 21 at 11 pm.
Opening. A new play by Bret Fetzer about a one-of-a-kind flight from LAX to NYC. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 915 E Pine St, second floor, 728-0933. $7. Opens Fri Aug 20 at 11 pm. Sat at 11 pm. Through Sept 11.
Final week. Burlesque with the Atomic Bombshells at the Mirabeau Room, 529 Queen Anne Ave N. $10. Wed at 10 pm. Through Aug 25.
TWILIGHT ZONE: LIVE!
Final week. Another couple of live episodes, this time featuring bikers and cowboys. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave, 325-6500. $10. Thurs-Sat at 11 pm. Through Aug 21.
LAST SUNDAY IN JUNE
One night only. A staged reading of a new play set in an apartment perched above a Gay Pride Day parade. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St. $5. Sun Aug 22 at 2 pm.
DON'T TELL MOMMA at Thumper's, 328-3800.
* THE HOKUM HALL VARIETY SHOW at Hokum Hall, 937-3613.
* JET CITY IMPROV at Historic University Theater, 352-8291.
LATE NIGHT CATECHISM from Seattle Theatre Project at ACT, 292-7676.
TEATRO ZINZANNI at 2301 Sixth Ave, 802-0015.