OPENING AND CURRENT RUNS


THE ALTOS... LIKE THE SOPRANOS, ONLY LOWER

Final week. Mafia dinner theater. Crepe de Paris, 1333 Fifth Ave, 623-4111. $15 (show only)-$42 (w/dinner). Thurs at 8 pm. Through Nov 18.

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Final week. Old ladies with a penchant for murder. SecondStory Repertory, 16587 NE 74th St, Redmond, 425-881-6777. $14-$18. Fri-Sat at 8:15 pm. Through Nov 20.

BAD DATES

Opening. Anne Allgood performs a one-woman show about the wacky world of heterosexual dating. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St, Seattle Center, 443-2222. $10-$46. Benefit performance for Empty Space Fri Nov 19 at 7:30 pm. Preview performances Sat Nov 20 at 2 and 7:30 pm, Sun Nov 21 at 2 pm, Mon Nov 22 at 7:30 pm. Opening Tues Nov 23 at 7:30 pm. Wed at 7:30 pm. Through Dec 18.

THE BEAST

One night only. The originator of the improv style employed by Seattle's Bombshelter group presents his one-man show. Chamber Theater, 915 E Pike St, fourth floor, 748-0698. $10. Sat Nov 20 at 8 pm.

BUNNICULA

"The song-and-dance numbers mostly get in the way of the compelling plot." (Amy Kate Horn) Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St, 441-3322. $14-$28. Fri at 7 pm, Sat-Sun at 2 and 5:30 pm. Through Jan 16.

THE DESIGNATED MOURNER

See review this issue. Final week. New City Warehouse, 2110 Airport Way S, 271-4430. $15. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Nov 20.

ELEEMONSYNARY

Final week. Three generations of classics junkies and spelling champs. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave S, 340-1049. $14. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Nov 20.

A EULOGY FOR CITIZEN

See review this issue. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave, 325-6500. $15. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Dec 18.

GETTING OUT

Opening. A student production of Marsha Norman's Pulitzer-winning first play. Campus Theater, Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, 546-4606. $6-$8. Opening Thurs Nov 18 at 7:30 pm. Fri-Sun at 7:30 pm. Through Nov 24.

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS

Final week. A musical at Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave, 425-893-9900. $7-$7.50. Sat at 11 am, 1 and 3 pm. Sun at 1 and 3 pm. Through Nov 21.

GREEN SCYTHE

Final week. A musical adaptation of a Chekhov novella. Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 1400 E Prospect St, 325-6500. $15. Fri-Sat at 8 pm. Through Nov 20.

HALFPENNY OPERA

Final week. Diminutive Brechtian puppets. Rendezvous, 2232 Second Ave, 675-4500. $10-$12. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Nov 20.

HIGH SOCIETY

Opening. Cole Porter's romantic musical. Civic Light Opera at Sand Point Community Recreation Theatre, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, 363-2809. $20-$30. Benefit performance for Empty Space Thurs Nov 18 at 8 pm. Opening Fri Nov 19 at 8 pm. Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Dec 5.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Opening. The Andrew Lloyd Weber epic in a bitty basement. Theatre Babylon, 1408 10th Ave, 720-1942. $12-$30. Preview Thurs Nov 18 at 8 pm. Opening Fri Nov 19 at 8 pm. Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm (w/guest Herod Joe Boling). Through Dec 18.

LOLA TAROT

"Improvisational ritual theater" that incorporates music, dance, improv, and tarot card readings. Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S Alaska St. Tickets available at the door only, $10-$15. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Dec 11.

* NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND

Final week. "The first few scenes--the dynamic staging and sheer performance energy--comprise the most exciting theater I've seen in some time. But these robust antics demand equally aggressive anguish from the underground man, and Aaron Blakely isn't quite up to the task. " (Annie Wagner) Defibrillator Productions at RED, 89 Yesler Way, third floor, 226-5860. $12. Fri-Sun at 8 pm. Through Nov 21.

OUR TOWN

Final week. "In his glossy multiculturalism, director Bartlett Sher inflames the universalizing impulse of Thornton Wilder's small-town play, and refuses us the critical distance that might place this literary work in the rich context of American history." (Annie Wagner) 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, Sun at 2 and 7:30 pm, Tues-Wed at 7:30 pm. Through Nov 20.

THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD

See review this issue. Exchange Theatre at Seattle Public Theater's Bathhouse Theater, 7312 W Green Lake Dr N, 524-1300. $18-$20. Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Nov 28.

Q'WE-TI: TALES OF THE MAKAH TRIBE

Final week. Carter Family Marionettes at Northwest Puppet Center, 9123 15th Ave NE, 523-2579. $7.50-$9.50. Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun at 1 and 3 pm. Through Nov 21.

A RADIOLAND CHRISTMAS

Previewing. A Christmas special crisis at a Seattle radio station, circa 1943. Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St, 781-9707. $17-$29. Preview performances Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 and 8 pm. Through Dec 30.

THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY (VERSION 1.O)

One week only. A student production of the Cyril Tourneur satire. Cornish College Main Campus Center, 102 Lenora St, Room 102, 325-6500. Free. Opening Thurs Nov 18 at 8 pm. Fri-Sat at 8 pm. Sun at 2 pm. Through Nov 21.

RUMORS

Final week. A Neil Simon farce. Next Step Theater Group at Center House Theatre 4, 305 Harrison St, Seattle Center, 325-6500. $12. Thurs-Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat at 2 and 7:30 pm. Through Nov 20.

* RUSSIAN DOLL

Final week. "Spectacular physical theater, interrupted by a less impressive skit about a decaying relationship." (Annie Wagner) TheatreRUN at Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 625-0500. $12-$14. Fri-Sat at 8 and 10:30 pm, Sun at 8 pm. Through Nov 21.

SEATTLE OPERA YOUNG ARTISTS

One night only. Excerpts from Mozart, Strauss, Puccini, and more. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 652-5858. $13-$18. Thurs Nov 18 at 7:30 pm.

THE SECRET GARDEN

Opening. The children's novel of tuberculosis and flowers gets a new adaptation at Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St, Seattle Center, 441-3322. $14-$28. Opening Fri Nov 19 at 7 pm. Sat-Sun at 2 and 5:30 pm. Through Jan 8.

SEX IN SEATTLE EPISODE 10: ACTION FANTASIES!

Final week. The Asian-American foursome is back in this send-up of action films. SIS Productions at Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 323-9443. $8-$12. Fri-Sat at 8 and 10:30 pm. Through Nov 20.

[SIC]

Final week. A Melissa James Gibson play about the horror of life after college. Fresh Goods Theatre at Freehold's East Hall Theater, 1525 10th Ave, second floor, 877-278-4842. $12. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Nov 20.

TAKE ME OUT

See review this issue. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St, Seattle Center, 443-2222. $10-$46. Thurs-Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat at 2 and 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm, Tues-Wed at 7:30 pm. Through Dec 4. .

UNDER THE SKIN OF THE CITY

Opening. Performance artist Stokley Towles and playwright Bret Fetzer reprise their Writers on Work performances about police officers and EMTs, respectively. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030. $8. Opening Mon Nov 22 at 7:30 pm. Tues at 7:30 pm. Through Nov 30.

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Final week. Sex-neutral tales of anatomical self-love and self-hate. Stone Soup Theatre, 4035 Stone Way N, 633-1883. $12.50-$18. Thurs-Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 3 and 8 pm. Through Nov 20.

DANCE


CORNISH DANCE THEATER FALL 2004 CONCERT

One weekend only. A student performance, with choreography by KT Niehoff and more. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway Ave, 325-6500. $4-$8. Fri Nov 19 at 8 pm, Sat Nov 20 at 2 and 8 pm. Through Nov 20.

D9 DANCE COLLECTIVE

One night only. An open rehearsal with choreographer Rob Kitsos at Freehold Studio Theater, 915 E Pine St, ground floor, 240-8240. Free. Sat Nov 20 at 12:30 pm.

IN THE ROUGH

One weekend only. Excerpts from new works by Pablo Cornejo and Paige Barnes. Open Flight Studio, 4205 University Way NE, 419-5481. $7. Fri-Sat at 8 pm.

TRAPEZE, TANGO, AND THEATRICS

Argentinian Tango Twins at Pink Door, 1919 Post Alley, 443-3241. Free. Sun Nov 21 at 7 pm. Through Nov 28.

IMPROV, CABARET, & COMEDY


BED, BOYS, AND BEYOND

A musical revue about Seattle's gay scene. Thumper's, 1500 E Madison St, 328-3800. $12.50. Fri-Sat at 9 pm. Through Dec 4.

THE LOST FOLIO: SHAKESPEARE'S MEN

Final week. An "improvised play of Shakespearian proportions." Wing-It Productions at Historic University Theater, 5510 University Way NE, 524-7677. $8-$10. Thurs-Fri at 8 pm. Through Nov 19.

PAULA POUNDSTONE

One weekend only. Standup comedy at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St, 628-0888. $35. Fri-Sat Nov 19-20 at 8 pm, Sun Nov 21 at 7 pm.

LATE NIGHT


APRIL'S SUBJECT

Opening. A new play about perfection and amnesia by the co-writer of Collaborator's Extropia. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave, 325-6500. $10. Preview performance Thurs Nov 18 at 11 pm. Opening Fri Nov 19 at 11 pm. Sat at 11 pm. Through Dec 18.

THE ATOMIC BOMBSHELLS... GONE BAD!!!

Burlesque at Mirabeau Room, 529 Queen Anne Ave N. Tickets available at the door only, $10. Wed at 10 pm. Through Dec 8.

CARLOTTA'S LATE NITE WING DING

A fresh batch of wonder from Troy Mink. Northwest Actors Studio, 1100 E Pike St, 325-6500. $8-$12. Fri-Sat at 10:30 pm. Through Dec 18.

PLANTS AND ANIMALS: THE DISGUSTING CRIMES OF NATURE

Final week. A Scot Augustson play about two pitiful orphans bent on saving humanity from the insurgent forces of flora and fauna. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, lower level, 388-0500. $10. Sat Nov 20 at 11 pm. Through Nov 20.

SEATTLE GOGA

One night only. All-girl improv comedy at ArtsWest Theatre, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0963. $7. Sat Nov 20 at 10:30 pm.

SCATTERBRAINS

One night only. Improv comedy at Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, W 7312 Green Lake Dr N, 524-1300. $7. Sat Nov 20 at 10:30 pm. Through Nov 27.

LONG RUNS
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.

MUSICA VITAE! CABARET at Century Ballroom, 325-6500.

TEATRO ZINZANNI at 2301 Sixth Ave, 802-0015.

THEATRESPORTS at the Market Theater, 781-9273.

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