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    Jitterbug Perfume @ Cafe Nordo

    Wednesday May 1
    7 pm - 10 pm

    Cafe Nordo
    109 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    Café Nordo presents the World Premiere adaptation of Tom Robbin's classic novel, Jitterbug Perfume. Served with 4 courses of aromatic cuisine included in your ticket price, designed by Director and Executive Chef Erin Brindley.

    Don your Mardi Gras beads and revel in humanity’s search for immortality as dueling perfumiers open Pan's bottle, causing past, present and future to collide at your table in a soaring ode to love eternal.


    Tickets up to $99 
    https://www.cafenordo.com/now-playing

     

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    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Wednesday May 1
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Wednesday May 1
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

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    Joketellers Union Comedy Showcase @ Clock-Out Lounge

    Wednesday May 1
    8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Clock-Out Lounge
    4864 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Ongoing series)

    A weekly comedy show produced by Brett Hamil and Emmett Montgomery featuring a lineup of invited local and visiting comics, plus special guests with surprising talents.

    Pro-tip: order drinks at the bar & Seattle's best pizza (at Breezy Town Pizza) under the neon pizza slice next to the stage. Show starts around 9. 

    Tickets $7 online or at the door. Info here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/2395760763976285/

     

  • THU
    2
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Thursday May 2
    2 pm - 4 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • THU
    2
    Jitterbug Perfume @ Cafe Nordo

    Thursday May 2
    7 pm - 10 pm

    Cafe Nordo
    109 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    Café Nordo presents the World Premiere adaptation of Tom Robbin's classic novel, Jitterbug Perfume. Served with 4 courses of aromatic cuisine included in your ticket price, designed by Director and Executive Chef Erin Brindley.

    Don your Mardi Gras beads and revel in humanity’s search for immortality as dueling perfumiers open Pan's bottle, causing past, present and future to collide at your table in a soaring ode to love eternal.


    Tickets up to $99 
    https://www.cafenordo.com/now-playing

     

  • THU
    2
    Translations Film Fest: Opening Night Film & Party @ Gay City

    Thursday May 2
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Northwest Film Forum
    1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    Opening night film: The Garden Left Behind 

    Flavio Alves; USA; 2019; 88 mins

    Northwest Premiere

    Fresh from its premiere at SXSW (where the film won the audience award!) comes a timely film about Tina, a young transwoman, and her grandmother Eliana, as they navigate Tina’s transition and their struggle to build a life as undocumented immigrants in New York City. Tina (played with poise and depth by newcomer Carlie Guevara) luckily has a supportive group of transwomen friends but is faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges, including violent threats in the streets and a lack of commitment from her lover. Director Flavio Alves (TOM IN AMERICA, TWIST 2014) employed trans actors in this feature that will leave you on your feet and ready for action.

    Tickets $22
    https://threedollarbillcinema.org/translations

     

  • THU
    2
    Balloonacy @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Thursday May 2
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/5) 

    by Barry Kornhauser
    Directed by Rita Giomi

    Balloonacy is the story of the unexpected friendship between a lonely man and a mischievous red balloon who floats in to the man’s apartment, shaking up his mundane routine. It is the old man’s birthday, and the balloon is his only guest. The rapscallion balloon teases, hides, and plays until the exasperated old man attempts to throw the balloon out of his apartment. Throughout the course of their silent and humorous interactions, the old man discovers he has been missing something very important in his life: friendship and play. 

    Tickets $40
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/balloonacy-4/

     

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    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Thursday May 2
    7 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

  • THU
    2
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Thursday May 2
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

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    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Thursday May 2
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

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    Language Rooms @ Slate Theatre (Pony World)

    Thursday May 2
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Slate Theatre (at INScape Arts)
    815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA

    by Yussef El Guindi
    Directed by Brendan Healy

    (Thru 5/4) 

    Ahmed is the quintessential American worker, trying to do his job right while navigating the workplace politics of water cooler gossip and Super Bowl parties. Only this office is a secret military compound where Ahmed translates interrogations of terrorism suspects. Brilliantly shifting between comedy and suspense, Yussef El Guindi's award-winning Language Rooms takes Ahmed through a strange and unsettling journey. As his work and even his loyalties are called into question, Ahmed realizes that more than his job is at risk. 

    Cast: Lowell Deo, Hisam Goueli, Abhijeet Rane, and George Sayah

    Designers: Dana Amromin, Dan Garlington, Sann Hall, Michael Notestine, and Amber Parker; with Annie & Justin Duffiance 

    Special show dates: 
    4/18 (Thur) is $1 ticket night. A limited amount of regular priced tickets will be available online. All tickets sold at the door cost only $1. 
    4/22 (Mon) is Pay-What-You-Can. Tickets available online.


    Tickets $15
    https://languagerooms.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    Queer, Mama. Crossroads @ Annex

    Thursday May 2
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Annex Theatre
    1100 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/4)

    by Anastacia-Reneé
    Directed by Anastacia-Reneé & Aviona Rodriguez Brown

    Where do black women go when their souls have been taken too soon? At the crossroads. Explore racism, sexism, homophobia, systemic silence, and spirit in this choreo-poem-performance piece. Dismantle the American cover of denial and secrecy regarding injustices committed against queer women of color who are mothers. 

    Cast:
    Ebo Barton as Invisible 1
    Simone Dawson as Forgotten
    Kamari Bright as No Hashtag
    Jalayna Carter as Ansister
    Naa Akua as Guide
    Modessa Jacobs as Understudy for No Hashtag


    Tickets $20 (sliding scale available, $10-$40) 
    http://www.annextheatre.org/2019-season/queer-mama-crossroads/

    Special dates: 

    PWYC Mondays April 15 & 22
    Matinee Sunday, April 14th 2:00 PM
    Talkbacks following the performance April 5th and 6th & May 2nd*
    No Performance on Friday, April 19 (see below for more info)

    ** The show is 60 minutes, with no intermission. Audience members are highly encouraged to take the opportunity to decompress following the performance in the Annex lounge. **

    CONTENT WARNING: Violence, death, and flashing lights.

    On Friday April 19, there will be no performance of Queer, Mama. Crossroads. In its place at 7:30 pm, Anastacia-Reneé will publicly offer her class “How to Be an Effective Ally” in which people who feel overwhelmed or guilty about not knowing how to help individuals who are systematically and subconsciously racially targeted or consistently treated unfairly can learn techniques about how to become an effective ally through writing exercises and examples.

     

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    Singlet @ 12th Ave Arts (WET)

    Thursday May 2
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Ave Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/5)

    by Erin Markey

    The first theatrical work presented in GUSH, WET’s new series that brings a piece of contemporary theatrical work from outside Seattle to be performed on their stage, is Erin Markey’s Singlet. Markey draws on their longstanding friendship and working relationship with actor Emily Davis to create a performance that maps the bonds and hysteria of earned intimacy. Combining Markey’s singular style with a host of influences—spanning Genet’s The Maids, celebrity psychotherapist Esther Perel’s available-on-Audible couples counseling sessions, Notes on a Scandal, Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan Quartet, and Precious Moments Collectible Dolls—this kaleidoscopic production grapples with the desire, rivalry, vulnerability, and subterfuge that bind two people together. By turns tenacious and tender, Singlet reimagines the economies of power between friends, families, and wrestlers.


    Tickets $25 
    https://washingtonensemble.secure.force.com/ticket/

     

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    Black Sheep @ 18th & Union

    Thursday May 2
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    18th & Union
    1406 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/6)

    by Heidi Park
    Directed & designed by Mario Gomez
    Featuring Aimee Decker & Anna Saephan

    Ever since you were a child, have you felt like you were the black sheep of the family? Heidi has. As the only person of color in her white adoptive family, we follow Heidi through her unlikely success at the Minnesota State Fair and her heartbreaking journey in Korea to recover her roots.

    Dramaturg - Seayoung Yim
    Director/Stage Manager/Designer
    Executive Producer - Jamie Lee
    Emotional Support Hedgehog - Rachtha Danh

     

    Tickets $15-$25 (sliding scale)
    https://18thandunion.org/black-sheep

     

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    Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons @ Seattle Public Theater (Theater Schmeater)

    Thursday May 2
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Public Theater
    7312 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

    (Thru 5/4)

    by Sam Steiner
    Directed by Andrew Shanks & Jordan-Michael Whidbey

    The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Oliver and Bernadette are about to find out.

    Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons imagines a world where we're forced to say less. It's about what we say and how we say it; about the things we can only hear in the silence; about dead cats, activism, eye contact and lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons.

    Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons premiered at Warwick Arts Centre in 2015 and won three Judges' Awards at the National Student Drama Festival, before appearing at Latitude Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Camden People's Theatre, London. 

    Starring Sharif Ali and MaryKate Moran


    Tickets $20 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4188615

     

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    Small Mouth Sounds @ 12th Ave Arts (Thalia’s Umbrella)

    Thursday May 2
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Ave Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/11)

    by Bess Wohl 
    Directed by Daniel Wilson 

    Seven people meet in the seclusion of the woods to begin a silent retreat. They each leave changed—but not in the ways they expect. Using very few words, Small Mouth Sounds depicts the achingly human need to connect.   

    The cast includes David Pichette (Teacher), Ina Chang (Judy), Bridget Connors (Joan), Terry Edward Moore (Jan), Douglas Ridings (Rodney), Adam St. John (Ned) and Sara Dabney Tisdale (Alicia).   

    Tickets $39; industry $15; PWYC preview 4/18 
    https://smallmouthsounds.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    Office Hour @ ArtsWest

    Thursday May 2
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ArtsWest
    4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

    (Thru 5/26) 

    by Julia Cho 
    Directed by Mathew Wright 

    Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection. 

    Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence. 

    Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Tickets $42 
    https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/office-hour/ 

     

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Thursday May 2
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

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    Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical @ UW (UTS)

    Thursday May 2
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Hutchinson Hall (Room 205)
    4276 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

    (Thru 5/5)

    by Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond 
    Directed by AD Kassing 

    Tilly is a woman so drenched in sensual melancholy that everyone she meets cant help but fall in love with her. But when she suddenly becomes happy, her friends and lovers can no longer stand being in her vicinity. Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical is a play where happiness takes the form of confetti and those consumed by depression turn into almonds.  


    Tickets $15 
    https://uts-melancholy.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    Jitterbug Perfume @ Cafe Nordo

    Friday May 3
    7 pm - 10 pm

    Cafe Nordo
    109 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    Café Nordo presents the World Premiere adaptation of Tom Robbin's classic novel, Jitterbug Perfume. Served with 4 courses of aromatic cuisine included in your ticket price, designed by Director and Executive Chef Erin Brindley.

    Don your Mardi Gras beads and revel in humanity’s search for immortality as dueling perfumiers open Pan's bottle, causing past, present and future to collide at your table in a soaring ode to love eternal.


    Tickets up to $99 
    https://www.cafenordo.com/now-playing

     

  • FRI
    3
    Balloonacy @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Friday May 3
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/5) 

    by Barry Kornhauser
    Directed by Rita Giomi

    Balloonacy is the story of the unexpected friendship between a lonely man and a mischievous red balloon who floats in to the man’s apartment, shaking up his mundane routine. It is the old man’s birthday, and the balloon is his only guest. The rapscallion balloon teases, hides, and plays until the exasperated old man attempts to throw the balloon out of his apartment. Throughout the course of their silent and humorous interactions, the old man discovers he has been missing something very important in his life: friendship and play. 

    Tickets $40
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/balloonacy-4/

     

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    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Friday May 3
    7 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

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    Devi @ ACT (with Pratidhwani)

    Friday May 3
    7:30 pm - 10 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/11)

    Adapted & directed by Moumita Bhattacharya
    From the book by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee 

    Raised illiterate, married and abandoned at 12, then kidnapped at 17, Prafulya embodies the struggles of a girl born to poverty in 1800s India until a chance encounter changes her life forever. Devi [/they-vee/] is the story of a woman who rises to power against the rule of the British, quickly becoming the de facto ruler of the land, or The Devi (Goddess) Chaudhurani (Holder of the Land).

    Beloved by her people, the Devi uses her position to run a parallel government that believes in equality, justice, and freedom, proving that a woman can be the protagonist in her own story, despite mens’ best efforts to make her invisible.

    Devi is adapted for the stage from Bankim Chandra Chatterjee’s Devi Chaudhurani. Published in 1884, this text called for a resurgent India to fight against the rule of the British Empire with strength from within the common people. At a time when most women in India remained behind purdah and did not show their faces to men, Chatterjee’s work about a woman creating an ideal state lead by and for the people was revolutionary.

    Pratidhwani brings history to the stage in a new, drama-dance by Moumita Bhattacharya. This production is presented in English and will feature eight Indian dance forms and 45 performers.


    Tickets up to $42 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/devi/

     

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    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Friday May 3
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

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    BAT Playwrights Festival: A @ Burien Actors Theatre (Burien)

    Friday May 3
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Burien Actors Theatre
    14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166, USA

    (Thru 5/5)

    Experience the unexpected, fresh from the imaginations of Washington State playwrights. Thought-provoking, engaging, all-new plays. 

    Festival includes two award-winning shows for the first two weeks and then two more award-winning shows for the last two weeks. Come twice and see them all!

    First installment includes: 

    NOT FOOD FOR MONSTERS   
    Written by Devin Rodger
    An uptight front office manager at a high school loses her self-control for the first time, finding herself in the ensuing chaos. One-act dark comedy.   

    HARDENED CRIMINALS
    Written by Suzanne Bailie 
    In this full-length drama, a father pursues an unorthodox solution to his daughter's drug addiction with unexpected results.

    Combined, the perfomances are just over 3 hours (with 2 intermissions). 


    Tickets $12 
    https://burienactorstheatre.org/shows/current-season

     

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    Language Rooms @ Slate Theatre (Pony World)

    Friday May 3
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Slate Theatre (at INScape Arts)
    815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA

    by Yussef El Guindi
    Directed by Brendan Healy

    (Thru 5/4) 

    Ahmed is the quintessential American worker, trying to do his job right while navigating the workplace politics of water cooler gossip and Super Bowl parties. Only this office is a secret military compound where Ahmed translates interrogations of terrorism suspects. Brilliantly shifting between comedy and suspense, Yussef El Guindi's award-winning Language Rooms takes Ahmed through a strange and unsettling journey. As his work and even his loyalties are called into question, Ahmed realizes that more than his job is at risk. 

    Cast: Lowell Deo, Hisam Goueli, Abhijeet Rane, and George Sayah

    Designers: Dana Amromin, Dan Garlington, Sann Hall, Michael Notestine, and Amber Parker; with Annie & Justin Duffiance 

    Special show dates: 
    4/18 (Thur) is $1 ticket night. A limited amount of regular priced tickets will be available online. All tickets sold at the door cost only $1. 
    4/22 (Mon) is Pay-What-You-Can. Tickets available online.


    Tickets $15
    https://languagerooms.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    Queer, Mama. Crossroads @ Annex

    Friday May 3
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Annex Theatre
    1100 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/4)

    by Anastacia-Reneé
    Directed by Anastacia-Reneé & Aviona Rodriguez Brown

    Where do black women go when their souls have been taken too soon? At the crossroads. Explore racism, sexism, homophobia, systemic silence, and spirit in this choreo-poem-performance piece. Dismantle the American cover of denial and secrecy regarding injustices committed against queer women of color who are mothers. 

    Cast:
    Ebo Barton as Invisible 1
    Simone Dawson as Forgotten
    Kamari Bright as No Hashtag
    Jalayna Carter as Ansister
    Naa Akua as Guide
    Modessa Jacobs as Understudy for No Hashtag


    Tickets $20 (sliding scale available, $10-$40) 
    http://www.annextheatre.org/2019-season/queer-mama-crossroads/

    Special dates: 

    PWYC Mondays April 15 & 22
    Matinee Sunday, April 14th 2:00 PM
    Talkbacks following the performance April 5th and 6th & May 2nd*
    No Performance on Friday, April 19 (see below for more info)

    ** The show is 60 minutes, with no intermission. Audience members are highly encouraged to take the opportunity to decompress following the performance in the Annex lounge. **

    CONTENT WARNING: Violence, death, and flashing lights.

    On Friday April 19, there will be no performance of Queer, Mama. Crossroads. In its place at 7:30 pm, Anastacia-Reneé will publicly offer her class “How to Be an Effective Ally” in which people who feel overwhelmed or guilty about not knowing how to help individuals who are systematically and subconsciously racially targeted or consistently treated unfairly can learn techniques about how to become an effective ally through writing exercises and examples.

     

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    Singlet @ 12th Ave Arts (WET)

    Friday May 3
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Ave Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/5)

    by Erin Markey

    The first theatrical work presented in GUSH, WET’s new series that brings a piece of contemporary theatrical work from outside Seattle to be performed on their stage, is Erin Markey’s Singlet. Markey draws on their longstanding friendship and working relationship with actor Emily Davis to create a performance that maps the bonds and hysteria of earned intimacy. Combining Markey’s singular style with a host of influences—spanning Genet’s The Maids, celebrity psychotherapist Esther Perel’s available-on-Audible couples counseling sessions, Notes on a Scandal, Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan Quartet, and Precious Moments Collectible Dolls—this kaleidoscopic production grapples with the desire, rivalry, vulnerability, and subterfuge that bind two people together. By turns tenacious and tender, Singlet reimagines the economies of power between friends, families, and wrestlers.


    Tickets $25 
    https://washingtonensemble.secure.force.com/ticket/

     

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    3
    Black Sheep @ 18th & Union

    Friday May 3
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    18th & Union
    1406 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/6)

    by Heidi Park
    Directed & designed by Mario Gomez
    Featuring Aimee Decker & Anna Saephan

    Ever since you were a child, have you felt like you were the black sheep of the family? Heidi has. As the only person of color in her white adoptive family, we follow Heidi through her unlikely success at the Minnesota State Fair and her heartbreaking journey in Korea to recover her roots.

    Dramaturg - Seayoung Yim
    Director/Stage Manager/Designer
    Executive Producer - Jamie Lee
    Emotional Support Hedgehog - Rachtha Danh

     

    Tickets $15-$25 (sliding scale)
    https://18thandunion.org/black-sheep

     

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    Boeing Boeing @ SecondStory Rep (Redmond)

    Friday May 3
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    SecondStory Rep
    7325 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    by Marc Camoletti
    Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans
    Directed by Nikki Przasnyski

    This 1960's French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent 'layovers.' He keeps 'one up, one down, and one pending' until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard's apartment, at the same time.


    Tickets $29 
    https://www.secondstoryrepertory.org/product-page/boeing-boeing

     

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    Immigration Stories @ Yaw Theater (Guild Dance Co.)

    Friday May 3
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Yaw Theater (Equinox Studios)
    6520 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Thru 5/4)

    Immigration Stories is a choreographic odyssey by Guild Dance Company artistic director Alex Ung that traces the journey of his immigrant Tai Dam family from war-torn Southeast Asia to Iowa, from the 1940s to the 1970s.

    Immigration Stories will be told through traditional Tai Dam dance accompanied by drum, string, and pipe. A blend of hip hop and contemporary styles set to contemporary music will add to the narrative as we witness the passage of time and the Tai Dam relocation. The musical centerpiece of Immigration Stories will be the song, Saay Fon (Flows of Rain), a recounting of Tai Dam history written by the elders of the Des Moines Tai Dam community and performed by Jimmi Van Luong.

    Music: Traditional Tai Dam, Saay Fon (Flows of Rain), and a mix of contemporary and alternative music 

    Choreography: Alex Ung

    Running Time: approx. 65 minutes plus an opening number performed by PRICEarts


    Tickets $25
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4067070

     

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    Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons @ Seattle Public Theater (Theater Schmeater)

    Friday May 3
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Public Theater
    7312 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

    (Thru 5/4)

    by Sam Steiner
    Directed by Andrew Shanks & Jordan-Michael Whidbey

    The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Oliver and Bernadette are about to find out.

    Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons imagines a world where we're forced to say less. It's about what we say and how we say it; about the things we can only hear in the silence; about dead cats, activism, eye contact and lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons.

    Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons premiered at Warwick Arts Centre in 2015 and won three Judges' Awards at the National Student Drama Festival, before appearing at Latitude Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Camden People's Theatre, London. 

    Starring Sharif Ali and MaryKate Moran


    Tickets $20 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4188615

     

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    Small Mouth Sounds @ 12th Ave Arts (Thalia’s Umbrella)

    Friday May 3
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Ave Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/11)

    by Bess Wohl 
    Directed by Daniel Wilson 

    Seven people meet in the seclusion of the woods to begin a silent retreat. They each leave changed—but not in the ways they expect. Using very few words, Small Mouth Sounds depicts the achingly human need to connect.   

    The cast includes David Pichette (Teacher), Ina Chang (Judy), Bridget Connors (Joan), Terry Edward Moore (Jan), Douglas Ridings (Rodney), Adam St. John (Ned) and Sara Dabney Tisdale (Alicia).   

    Tickets $39; industry $15; PWYC preview 4/18 
    https://smallmouthsounds.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    Office Hour @ ArtsWest

    Friday May 3
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ArtsWest
    4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

    (Thru 5/26) 

    by Julia Cho 
    Directed by Mathew Wright 

    Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection. 

    Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence. 

    Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Tickets $42 
    https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/office-hour/ 

     

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    Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It @ Gilbert & Sullivan (Dacha) ($$)

    Friday May 3
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
    9250 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    by William Shakespeare 
    Directed by Nick O'Leary

    Dacha's most challenging feat returns with our Shakespeare Dice series, in which a small company of actors memorizes the entire script of a classic play, and the audience rolls dice each night to determine who plays who. This year, 8 courageous actors take on Shakespeare's gender-bending romantic comedy in Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It

    In this immersive karaoke bar experience, all bets are off once our heroes reach the Forest of Arden: the scenes will be re-shuffled into a random order each night, and the audience will be thrown into the heart of the action of our topsy-turvy remix.

    TICKETS 

    Dacha Theatre is committed to making our performances accessible to all patrons. For financial accommodation, we have a sliding scale ticketing system:
    Tier 1: $25
    Tier 2: $15
    Tier 3: Pay What You Can
    To reserve Pay What You Can tickets, please email dachatheatre@gmail.com with your desired number of tickets. We will send you instructions on how to pay for your tickets. There is no difference in audience experience between the different Tiers. 

    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/FBe/4210183


    CAST:
    Ben Symons
    Beth Pollack
    Claire Idstrom
    Emily Huntingford
    Jaime Riggs
    Kate Drummond
    Mike Lion
    Trey McGee
    Understudy: Emily DenBleyker

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    Musical Mix Up @ West of Lenin

    Friday May 3
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    West of Lenin
    203 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103, USA

    (One night only) 

    Directed & hosted by Kate Jaeger
    Music Directed by Katherine Strohmaier

    Featuring: Andrew Eric Davison, EmilyRose Frasca, Anasofia Gallegos, MJ Jurgensen, Cassi Q Kohl, Jon Lutyens, Randy Scholz, Chandler T Rail Thomas and more!


    Tickets $15 presale, $20 door
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4211033

     

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    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Friday May 3
    8 pm - 10 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

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    Puget Soundworks: Home Is ... @ All Pilgrims

    Friday May 3
    8 pm - 10 pm

    All Pilgrims Christian Church
    500 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102, USA

    (Thru 5/5) 

    Directed by Eric Lane Barnes 

    Puget Soundworks is an all-gender, LGBTQ-friendly chorus serving the greater Puget Sound region. We are an inclusive singing community where all people's voices are heard through energizing performance and social action.

    Where is home to you?

    A house with four walls and a roof, or the back of a different bus every night? Surrounded by the family you were born into or friends you've made your family? In your head, or in your heart? This rich repertoire will address these questions and others you may have about the place you call home.

    Where is home to those experiencing homelessness?

    During 'Home is,' we highlight this growing population in 'Vera's Voices,' a suite of songs by musician Michael Owcharuk in honor of his homeless aunt. John Ruskin, a 19th century art critic, once defined home as that place of peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division.


    Tickets $25 
    https://seattle-home-is.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    Centrifugre @ Theatre Off Jackson (Infinity Box)

    Friday May 3
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Theatre Off Jackson
    409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/4)

    Science News meets Science Fiction, as five teams of randomly paired science writers and playwrights have two days to create an original 10 minute science play and a five minute science talk for Infinity Box Theatre Project’s Centrifuge.

    Centrifuge is short, fun and challenging. It lasts one week, start to finish. A partner project of 14/48, and produced in association with Theatre Off Jackson.


    Tickets $10-$20 (sliding scale) 
    https://www.strangertickets.com/events/93636065/centrifuge


    Science Writers:
    Chris Tachibana
    Jane Hu
    Wayt Gibbs
    Julia Goldstein
    Alan Boyle

    Playwrights:
    Celeste Mari Williams
    Harold Taw
    Stacy Flood
    Anthea Carns
    Pam Hobart Carter

    Directors:
    Agastya Kohli
    Kenna Kettrick
    Peggy Gannon
    Rachel Delmar
    Sasha Bailey

    Actors:
    Mark Waldstein
    Archana Srikanta
    Corey Spruill
    Gurvinder Pal Singh
    Patrick Lennon
    Minna Lee
    Adria LaMorticella
    Kathy Hsieh
    Steven Grenley
    Nishant Ghan
    Queenelle Gazmen
    Tom Fraser
    Caitlin Frances
    Rebecca Erickson
    Angie Bolton
    Aly Bedford

    Designers:
    Gerard Menendez
    Wyly Astley
    Cedric Wright
    Gretchen Wenzl
    Rob Falk
    Jessica Jones
    Ahren Buhman

    Band:
    Bob DeDea

    Stage Manager:
    KyeAnne Wilde


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    Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical @ UW (UTS)

    Friday May 3
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Hutchinson Hall (Room 205)
    4276 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

    (Thru 5/5)

    by Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond 
    Directed by AD Kassing 

    Tilly is a woman so drenched in sensual melancholy that everyone she meets cant help but fall in love with her. But when she suddenly becomes happy, her friends and lovers can no longer stand being in her vicinity. Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical is a play where happiness takes the form of confetti and those consumed by depression turn into almonds.  


    Tickets $15 
    https://uts-melancholy.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Friday May 3
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

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    3
    Musical Mix Up @ West of Lenin

    Friday May 3
    10 pm - 12 am

    West of Lenin
    203 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103, USA

    (One night only) 

    Directed & hosted by Kate Jaeger
    Music Directed by Katherine Strohmaier

    Featuring: Andrew Eric Davison, EmilyRose Frasca, Anasofia Gallegos, MJ Jurgensen, Cassi Q Kohl, Jon Lutyens, Randy Scholz, Chandler T Rail Thomas and more!


    Tickets $15 presale, $20 door
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4211033

     

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    4
    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Saturday May 4
    12 pm - 2:30 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

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    4
    Open House @ INScape Arts ($)

    Saturday May 4
    12 pm - 6 pm

    INScape Arts
    815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA

    (One day only) 

    At the semi-annual INScape open house, 30+ artists and makers will have their studios open, Barry Johnson will be doing a pop-up show in the basement entry gallery, and in the first floor gallery SPoCS (Seattle People of Color Salon) present WS is BS*: Contemporary Non-Western Indigineity.

    Free, no RSVP required. 


    Info: 
    https://www.facebook.com/events/823910571286893/

     

     

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    4
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Saturday May 4
    2 pm - 4 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

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    4
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Saturday May 4
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

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    4
    Balloonacy @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Saturday May 4
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/5) 

    by Barry Kornhauser 
    Directed by Rita Giomi

    Balloonacy is the story of the unexpected friendship between a lonely man and a mischievous red balloon who floats in to the man’s apartment, shaking up his mundane routine. It is the old man’s birthday, and the balloon is his only guest. The rapscallion balloon teases, hides, and plays until the exasperated old man attempts to throw the balloon out of his apartment. Throughout the course of their silent and humorous interactions, the old man discovers he has been missing something very important in his life: friendship and play. 

    Tickets $40
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/balloonacy-4/

     

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    4
    Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It @ Gilbert & Sullivan (Dacha) ($$)

    Saturday May 4
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
    9250 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    by William Shakespeare 
    Directed by Nick O'Leary

    Dacha's most challenging feat returns with our Shakespeare Dice series, in which a small company of actors memorizes the entire script of a classic play, and the audience rolls dice each night to determine who plays who. This year, 8 courageous actors take on Shakespeare's gender-bending romantic comedy in Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It

    In this immersive karaoke bar experience, all bets are off once our heroes reach the Forest of Arden: the scenes will be re-shuffled into a random order each night, and the audience will be thrown into the heart of the action of our topsy-turvy remix.

    TICKETS 

    Dacha Theatre is committed to making our performances accessible to all patrons. For financial accommodation, we have a sliding scale ticketing system:
    Tier 1: $25
    Tier 2: $15
    Tier 3: Pay What You Can
    To reserve Pay What You Can tickets, please email dachatheatre@gmail.com with your desired number of tickets. We will send you instructions on how to pay for your tickets. There is no difference in audience experience between the different Tiers. 

    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/FBe/4210183


    CAST:
    Ben Symons
    Beth Pollack
    Claire Idstrom
    Emily Huntingford
    Jaime Riggs
    Kate Drummond
    Mike Lion
    Trey McGee
    Understudy: Emily DenBleyker

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Saturday May 4
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

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    Immigration Stories @ Yaw Theater (Guild Dance Co.)

    Saturday May 4
    4 pm - 6 pm

    Yaw Theater (Equinox Studios)
    6520 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Thru 5/4)

    Immigration Stories is a choreographic odyssey by Guild Dance Company artistic director Alex Ung that traces the journey of his immigrant Tai Dam family from war-torn Southeast Asia to Iowa, from the 1940s to the 1970s.

    Immigration Stories will be told through traditional Tai Dam dance accompanied by drum, string, and pipe. A blend of hip hop and contemporary styles set to contemporary music will add to the narrative as we witness the passage of time and the Tai Dam relocation. The musical centerpiece of Immigration Stories will be the song, Saay Fon (Flows of Rain), a recounting of Tai Dam history written by the elders of the Des Moines Tai Dam community and performed by Jimmi Van Luong.

    Music: Traditional Tai Dam, Saay Fon (Flows of Rain), and a mix of contemporary and alternative music 

    Choreography: Alex Ung

    Running Time: approx. 65 minutes plus an opening number performed by PRICEarts


    Tickets $25
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4067070

     

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    Balloonacy @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Saturday May 4
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/5) 

    by Barry Kornhauser 
    Directed by Rita Giomi

    Balloonacy is the story of the unexpected friendship between a lonely man and a mischievous red balloon who floats in to the man’s apartment, shaking up his mundane routine. It is the old man’s birthday, and the balloon is his only guest. The rapscallion balloon teases, hides, and plays until the exasperated old man attempts to throw the balloon out of his apartment. Throughout the course of their silent and humorous interactions, the old man discovers he has been missing something very important in his life: friendship and play. 

    Tickets $40
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/balloonacy-4/

     

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    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Saturday May 4
    4:30 pm - 7 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

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    Jitterbug Perfume @ Cafe Nordo

    Saturday May 4
    7 pm - 10 pm

    Cafe Nordo
    109 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    Café Nordo presents the World Premiere adaptation of Tom Robbin's classic novel, Jitterbug Perfume. Served with 4 courses of aromatic cuisine included in your ticket price, designed by Director and Executive Chef Erin Brindley.

    Don your Mardi Gras beads and revel in humanity’s search for immortality as dueling perfumiers open Pan's bottle, causing past, present and future to collide at your table in a soaring ode to love eternal.


    Tickets up to $99 
    https://www.cafenordo.com/now-playing

     

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    Macha Theatre Works Gala @ Taproot

    Saturday May 4
    7 pm - 10 pm

    Taproot Theatre - Isaac Studio
    212 N 85th St, Seattle, WA 98103, USA

    (One night only)

    Join Macha Theatre Works’ annual fundraising gala for an evening of drinks, desserts, and delightful company. Be the first to hear our 2019-2020 Season Announcement, enter a raffle for exclusive experiences chosen by Macha’s Board of Directors, and raise your paddle to support local new work and strong female characters. Hosted by the incomparable Kate Jaeger.

    The night wouldn’t be complete without you! Come celebrate the future – we can’t wait to see you there!


    Tickets $25 
    https://sforce.co/2uXve0G


    ABOUT US: Macha Theatre Works is a fearless female non-profit arts organization showcasing exceptional artists, delivering innovative education programs, and staging new theatrical works that feature strong female characters. Founded in 2001 as Macha Monkey Productions, the company transitioned to Macha Theatre Works in 2017 under the leadership of Artistic Director Amy Poisson and Managing Director Kyna Shilling. We strive to bring complex, provocative, empowering, innovative, eclectic, diverse women’s stories to the stage.

     

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    Devi @ ACT (with Pratidhwani)

    Saturday May 4
    7:30 pm - 10 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/11)

    Adapted & directed by Moumita Bhattacharya
    From the book by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee 

    Raised illiterate, married and abandoned at 12, then kidnapped at 17, Prafulya embodies the struggles of a girl born to poverty in 1800s India until a chance encounter changes her life forever. Devi [/they-vee/] is the story of a woman who rises to power against the rule of the British, quickly becoming the de facto ruler of the land, or The Devi (Goddess) Chaudhurani (Holder of the Land).

    Beloved by her people, the Devi uses her position to run a parallel government that believes in equality, justice, and freedom, proving that a woman can be the protagonist in her own story, despite mens’ best efforts to make her invisible.

    Devi is adapted for the stage from Bankim Chandra Chatterjee’s Devi Chaudhurani. Published in 1884, this text called for a resurgent India to fight against the rule of the British Empire with strength from within the common people. At a time when most women in India remained behind purdah and did not show their faces to men, Chatterjee’s work about a woman creating an ideal state lead by and for the people was revolutionary.

    Pratidhwani brings history to the stage in a new, drama-dance by Moumita Bhattacharya. This production is presented in English and will feature eight Indian dance forms and 45 performers.


    Tickets up to $42 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/devi/

     

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    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Saturday May 4
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

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    BAT Playwrights Festival: A @ Burien Actors Theatre (Burien)

    Saturday May 4
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Burien Actors Theatre
    14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166, USA

    (Thru 5/5)

    Experience the unexpected, fresh from the imaginations of Washington State playwrights. Thought-provoking, engaging, all-new plays. 

    Festival includes two award-winning shows for the first two weeks and then two more award-winning shows for the last two weeks. Come twice and see them all!

    First installment includes: 

    NOT FOOD FOR MONSTERS   
    Written by Devin Rodger
    An uptight front office manager at a high school loses her self-control for the first time, finding herself in the ensuing chaos. One-act dark comedy.   

    HARDENED CRIMINALS
    Written by Suzanne Bailie 
    In this full-length drama, a father pursues an unorthodox solution to his daughter's drug addiction with unexpected results.

    Combined, the perfomances are just over 3 hours (with 2 intermissions). 


    Tickets $12 
    https://burienactorstheatre.org/shows/current-season

     

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    Language Rooms @ Slate Theatre (Pony World)

    Saturday May 4
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Slate Theatre (at INScape Arts)
    815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA

    by Yussef El Guindi
    Directed by Brendan Healy

    (Thru 5/4) 

    Ahmed is the quintessential American worker, trying to do his job right while navigating the workplace politics of water cooler gossip and Super Bowl parties. Only this office is a secret military compound where Ahmed translates interrogations of terrorism suspects. Brilliantly shifting between comedy and suspense, Yussef El Guindi's award-winning Language Rooms takes Ahmed through a strange and unsettling journey. As his work and even his loyalties are called into question, Ahmed realizes that more than his job is at risk. 

    Cast: Lowell Deo, Hisam Goueli, Abhijeet Rane, and George Sayah

    Designers: Dana Amromin, Dan Garlington, Sann Hall, Michael Notestine, and Amber Parker; with Annie & Justin Duffiance 

    Special show dates: 
    4/18 (Thur) is $1 ticket night. A limited amount of regular priced tickets will be available online. All tickets sold at the door cost only $1. 
    4/22 (Mon) is Pay-What-You-Can. Tickets available online.


    Tickets $15
    https://languagerooms.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    Queer, Mama. Crossroads @ Annex

    Saturday May 4
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Annex Theatre
    1100 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/4)

    by Anastacia-Reneé
    Directed by Anastacia-Reneé & Aviona Rodriguez Brown

    Where do black women go when their souls have been taken too soon? At the crossroads. Explore racism, sexism, homophobia, systemic silence, and spirit in this choreo-poem-performance piece. Dismantle the American cover of denial and secrecy regarding injustices committed against queer women of color who are mothers. 

    Cast:
    Ebo Barton as Invisible 1
    Simone Dawson as Forgotten
    Kamari Bright as No Hashtag
    Jalayna Carter as Ansister
    Naa Akua as Guide
    Modessa Jacobs as Understudy for No Hashtag


    Tickets $20 (sliding scale available, $10-$40) 
    http://www.annextheatre.org/2019-season/queer-mama-crossroads/

    Special dates: 

    PWYC Mondays April 15 & 22
    Matinee Sunday, April 14th 2:00 PM
    Talkbacks following the performance April 5th and 6th & May 2nd*
    No Performance on Friday, April 19 (see below for more info)

    ** The show is 60 minutes, with no intermission. Audience members are highly encouraged to take the opportunity to decompress following the performance in the Annex lounge. **

    CONTENT WARNING: Violence, death, and flashing lights.

    On Friday April 19, there will be no performance of Queer, Mama. Crossroads. In its place at 7:30 pm, Anastacia-Reneé will publicly offer her class “How to Be an Effective Ally” in which people who feel overwhelmed or guilty about not knowing how to help individuals who are systematically and subconsciously racially targeted or consistently treated unfairly can learn techniques about how to become an effective ally through writing exercises and examples.

     

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    Singlet @ 12th Ave Arts (WET)

    Saturday May 4
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Ave Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/5)

    by Erin Markey

    The first theatrical work presented in GUSH, WET’s new series that brings a piece of contemporary theatrical work from outside Seattle to be performed on their stage, is Erin Markey’s Singlet. Markey draws on their longstanding friendship and working relationship with actor Emily Davis to create a performance that maps the bonds and hysteria of earned intimacy. Combining Markey’s singular style with a host of influences—spanning Genet’s The Maids, celebrity psychotherapist Esther Perel’s available-on-Audible couples counseling sessions, Notes on a Scandal, Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan Quartet, and Precious Moments Collectible Dolls—this kaleidoscopic production grapples with the desire, rivalry, vulnerability, and subterfuge that bind two people together. By turns tenacious and tender, Singlet reimagines the economies of power between friends, families, and wrestlers.


    Tickets $25 
    https://washingtonensemble.secure.force.com/ticket/

     

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    Black Sheep @ 18th & Union

    Saturday May 4
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    18th & Union
    1406 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/6)

    by Heidi Park
    Directed & designed by Mario Gomez
    Featuring Aimee Decker & Anna Saephan

    Ever since you were a child, have you felt like you were the black sheep of the family? Heidi has. As the only person of color in her white adoptive family, we follow Heidi through her unlikely success at the Minnesota State Fair and her heartbreaking journey in Korea to recover her roots.

    Dramaturg - Seayoung Yim
    Director/Stage Manager/Designer
    Executive Producer - Jamie Lee
    Emotional Support Hedgehog - Rachtha Danh

     

    Tickets $15-$25 (sliding scale)
    https://18thandunion.org/black-sheep

     

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    Boeing Boeing @ SecondStory Rep (Redmond)

    Saturday May 4
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    SecondStory Rep
    7325 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    by Marc Camoletti
    Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans
    Directed by Nikki Przasnyski

    This 1960's French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent 'layovers.' He keeps 'one up, one down, and one pending' until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard's apartment, at the same time.


    Tickets $29 
    https://www.secondstoryrepertory.org/product-page/boeing-boeing

     

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    Immigration Stories @ Yaw Theater (Guild Dance Co.)

    Saturday May 4
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Yaw Theater (Equinox Studios)
    6520 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Thru 5/4)

    Immigration Stories is a choreographic odyssey by Guild Dance Company artistic director Alex Ung that traces the journey of his immigrant Tai Dam family from war-torn Southeast Asia to Iowa, from the 1940s to the 1970s.

    Immigration Stories will be told through traditional Tai Dam dance accompanied by drum, string, and pipe. A blend of hip hop and contemporary styles set to contemporary music will add to the narrative as we witness the passage of time and the Tai Dam relocation. The musical centerpiece of Immigration Stories will be the song, Saay Fon (Flows of Rain), a recounting of Tai Dam history written by the elders of the Des Moines Tai Dam community and performed by Jimmi Van Luong.

    Music: Traditional Tai Dam, Saay Fon (Flows of Rain), and a mix of contemporary and alternative music 

    Choreography: Alex Ung

    Running Time: approx. 65 minutes plus an opening number performed by PRICEarts


    Tickets $25
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4067070

     

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    Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons @ Seattle Public Theater (Theater Schmeater)

    Saturday May 4
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Public Theater
    7312 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

    (Thru 5/4)

    by Sam Steiner
    Directed by Andrew Shanks & Jordan-Michael Whidbey

    The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Oliver and Bernadette are about to find out.

    Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons imagines a world where we're forced to say less. It's about what we say and how we say it; about the things we can only hear in the silence; about dead cats, activism, eye contact and lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons.

    Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons premiered at Warwick Arts Centre in 2015 and won three Judges' Awards at the National Student Drama Festival, before appearing at Latitude Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Camden People's Theatre, London. 

    Starring Sharif Ali and MaryKate Moran


    Tickets $20 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4188615

     

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    Small Mouth Sounds @ 12th Ave Arts (Thalia’s Umbrella)

    Saturday May 4
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Ave Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/11)

    by Bess Wohl 
    Directed by Daniel Wilson 

    Seven people meet in the seclusion of the woods to begin a silent retreat. They each leave changed—but not in the ways they expect. Using very few words, Small Mouth Sounds depicts the achingly human need to connect.   

    The cast includes David Pichette (Teacher), Ina Chang (Judy), Bridget Connors (Joan), Terry Edward Moore (Jan), Douglas Ridings (Rodney), Adam St. John (Ned) and Sara Dabney Tisdale (Alicia).   

    Tickets $39; industry $15; PWYC preview 4/18 
    https://smallmouthsounds.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    Office Hour @ ArtsWest

    Saturday May 4
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ArtsWest
    4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

    (Thru 5/26) 

    by Julia Cho 
    Directed by Mathew Wright 

    Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection. 

    Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence. 

    Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Tickets $42 
    https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/office-hour/ 

     

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    Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It @ Gilbert & Sullivan (Dacha) ($$)

    Saturday May 4
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
    9250 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    by William Shakespeare 
    Directed by Nick O'Leary

    Dacha's most challenging feat returns with our Shakespeare Dice series, in which a small company of actors memorizes the entire script of a classic play, and the audience rolls dice each night to determine who plays who. This year, 8 courageous actors take on Shakespeare's gender-bending romantic comedy in Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It

    In this immersive karaoke bar experience, all bets are off once our heroes reach the Forest of Arden: the scenes will be re-shuffled into a random order each night, and the audience will be thrown into the heart of the action of our topsy-turvy remix.

    TICKETS 

    Dacha Theatre is committed to making our performances accessible to all patrons. For financial accommodation, we have a sliding scale ticketing system:
    Tier 1: $25
    Tier 2: $15
    Tier 3: Pay What You Can
    To reserve Pay What You Can tickets, please email dachatheatre@gmail.com with your desired number of tickets. We will send you instructions on how to pay for your tickets. There is no difference in audience experience between the different Tiers. 

    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/FBe/4210183


    CAST:
    Ben Symons
    Beth Pollack
    Claire Idstrom
    Emily Huntingford
    Jaime Riggs
    Kate Drummond
    Mike Lion
    Trey McGee
    Understudy: Emily DenBleyker

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    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Saturday May 4
    8 pm - 10 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

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    The Spitfire Grill @ Cornish (Showtunes)

    Saturday May 4
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Cornish Playhouse - Seattle Center
    201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    by James Valcq & Fred Alley
    Directed by Jessica Spencer 

    A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill.

    Presented in concert format. 


    Tickets $40 
    http://showtunestheatre.org/

     

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    Puget Soundworks: Home Is ... @ All Pilgrims

    Saturday May 4
    8 pm - 10 pm

    All Pilgrims Christian Church
    500 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102, USA

    (Thru 5/5) 

    Directed by Eric Lane Barnes 

    Puget Soundworks is an all-gender, LGBTQ-friendly chorus serving the greater Puget Sound region. We are an inclusive singing community where all people's voices are heard through energizing performance and social action.

    Where is home to you?

    A house with four walls and a roof, or the back of a different bus every night? Surrounded by the family you were born into or friends you've made your family? In your head, or in your heart? This rich repertoire will address these questions and others you may have about the place you call home.

    Where is home to those experiencing homelessness?

    During 'Home is,' we highlight this growing population in 'Vera's Voices,' a suite of songs by musician Michael Owcharuk in honor of his homeless aunt. John Ruskin, a 19th century art critic, once defined home as that place of peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division.


    Tickets $25 
    https://seattle-home-is.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    Centrifugre @ Theatre Off Jackson (Infinity Box)

    Saturday May 4
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Theatre Off Jackson
    409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/4)

    Science News meets Science Fiction, as five teams of randomly paired science writers and playwrights have two days to create an original 10 minute science play and a five minute science talk for Infinity Box Theatre Project’s Centrifuge.

    Centrifuge is short, fun and challenging. It lasts one week, start to finish. A partner project of 14/48, and produced in association with Theatre Off Jackson.


    Tickets $10-$20 (sliding scale) 
    https://www.strangertickets.com/events/93636065/centrifuge


    Science Writers:
    Chris Tachibana
    Jane Hu
    Wayt Gibbs
    Julia Goldstein
    Alan Boyle

    Playwrights:
    Celeste Mari Williams
    Harold Taw
    Stacy Flood
    Anthea Carns
    Pam Hobart Carter

    Directors:
    Agastya Kohli
    Kenna Kettrick
    Peggy Gannon
    Rachel Delmar
    Sasha Bailey

    Actors:
    Mark Waldstein
    Archana Srikanta
    Corey Spruill
    Gurvinder Pal Singh
    Patrick Lennon
    Minna Lee
    Adria LaMorticella
    Kathy Hsieh
    Steven Grenley
    Nishant Ghan
    Queenelle Gazmen
    Tom Fraser
    Caitlin Frances
    Rebecca Erickson
    Angie Bolton
    Aly Bedford

    Designers:
    Gerard Menendez
    Wyly Astley
    Cedric Wright
    Gretchen Wenzl
    Rob Falk
    Jessica Jones
    Ahren Buhman

    Band:
    Bob DeDea

    Stage Manager:
    KyeAnne Wilde


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    Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical @ UW (UTS)

    Saturday May 4
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Hutchinson Hall (Room 205)
    4276 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

    (Thru 5/5)

    by Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond 
    Directed by AD Kassing 

    Tilly is a woman so drenched in sensual melancholy that everyone she meets cant help but fall in love with her. But when she suddenly becomes happy, her friends and lovers can no longer stand being in her vicinity. Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical is a play where happiness takes the form of confetti and those consumed by depression turn into almonds.  


    Tickets $15 
    https://uts-melancholy.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Saturday May 4
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

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    Balloonacy @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Sunday May 5
    11 am - 1 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/5) 

    by Barry Kornhauser 
    Directed by Rita Giomi

    Balloonacy is the story of the unexpected friendship between a lonely man and a mischievous red balloon who floats in to the man’s apartment, shaking up his mundane routine. It is the old man’s birthday, and the balloon is his only guest. The rapscallion balloon teases, hides, and plays until the exasperated old man attempts to throw the balloon out of his apartment. Throughout the course of their silent and humorous interactions, the old man discovers he has been missing something very important in his life: friendship and play. 

    Tickets $40
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/balloonacy-4/

     

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    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Sunday May 5
    11 am - 1:30 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

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    Devi @ ACT (with Pratidhwani)

    Sunday May 5
    2 pm - 4:30 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/11)

    Adapted & directed by Moumita Bhattacharya
    From the book by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee 

    Raised illiterate, married and abandoned at 12, then kidnapped at 17, Prafulya embodies the struggles of a girl born to poverty in 1800s India until a chance encounter changes her life forever. Devi [/they-vee/] is the story of a woman who rises to power against the rule of the British, quickly becoming the de facto ruler of the land, or The Devi (Goddess) Chaudhurani (Holder of the Land).

    Beloved by her people, the Devi uses her position to run a parallel government that believes in equality, justice, and freedom, proving that a woman can be the protagonist in her own story, despite mens’ best efforts to make her invisible.

    Devi is adapted for the stage from Bankim Chandra Chatterjee’s Devi Chaudhurani. Published in 1884, this text called for a resurgent India to fight against the rule of the British Empire with strength from within the common people. At a time when most women in India remained behind purdah and did not show their faces to men, Chatterjee’s work about a woman creating an ideal state lead by and for the people was revolutionary.

    Pratidhwani brings history to the stage in a new, drama-dance by Moumita Bhattacharya. This production is presented in English and will feature eight Indian dance forms and 45 performers.


    Tickets up to $42 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/devi/

     

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    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Sunday May 5
    2 pm - 4 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

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    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Sunday May 5
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

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    BAT Playwrights Festival: A @ Burien Actors Theatre (Burien)

    Sunday May 5
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Burien Actors Theatre
    14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166, USA

    (Thru 5/5)

    Experience the unexpected, fresh from the imaginations of Washington State playwrights. Thought-provoking, engaging, all-new plays. 

    Festival includes two award-winning shows for the first two weeks and then two more award-winning shows for the last two weeks. Come twice and see them all!

    First installment includes: 

    NOT FOOD FOR MONSTERS   
    Written by Devin Rodger 
    An uptight front office manager at a high school loses her self-control for the first time, finding herself in the ensuing chaos. One-act dark comedy.   

    HARDENED CRIMINALS
    Written by Suzanne Bailie  
    In this full-length drama, a father pursues an unorthodox solution to his daughter's drug addiction with unexpected results.

    Combined, the perfomances are just over 3 hours (with 2 intermissions). 


    Tickets $12 
    https://burienactorstheatre.org/shows/current-season

     

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    Boeing Boeing @ SecondStory Rep (Redmond)

    Sunday May 5
    2 pm - 4 pm

    SecondStory Rep
    7325 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    by Marc Camoletti
    Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans
    Directed by Nikki Przasnyski

    This 1960's French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent 'layovers.' He keeps 'one up, one down, and one pending' until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard's apartment, at the same time.


    Tickets $29 
    https://www.secondstoryrepertory.org/product-page/boeing-boeing

     

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    Small Mouth Sounds @ 12th Ave Arts (Thalia’s Umbrella)

    Sunday May 5
    2 pm - 4 pm

    12th Ave Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/11)

    by Bess Wohl 
    Directed by Daniel Wilson 

    Seven people meet in the seclusion of the woods to begin a silent retreat. They each leave changed—but not in the ways they expect. Using very few words, Small Mouth Sounds depicts the achingly human need to connect.   

    The cast includes David Pichette (Teacher), Ina Chang (Judy), Bridget Connors (Joan), Terry Edward Moore (Jan), Douglas Ridings (Rodney), Adam St. John (Ned) and Sara Dabney Tisdale (Alicia).   

    Tickets $39; industry $15; PWYC preview 4/18 
    https://smallmouthsounds.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    5
    The Spitfire Grill @ Cornish (Showtunes)

    Sunday May 5
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Cornish Playhouse - Seattle Center
    201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    by James Valcq & Fred Alley
    Directed by Jessica Spencer 

    A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill.

    Presented in concert format. 


    Tickets $40 
    http://showtunestheatre.org/

     

  • SUN
    5
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Sunday May 5
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

  • SUN
    5
    Office Hour @ ArtsWest

    Sunday May 5
    3 pm - 5 pm

    ArtsWest
    4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

    (Thru 5/26) 

    by Julia Cho 
    Directed by Mathew Wright 

    Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection. 

    Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence. 

    Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Tickets $42 
    https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/office-hour/ 

     

  • SUN
    5
    Balloonacy @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Sunday May 5
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/5) 

    by Barry Kornhauser 
    Directed by Rita Giomi

    Balloonacy is the story of the unexpected friendship between a lonely man and a mischievous red balloon who floats in to the man’s apartment, shaking up his mundane routine. It is the old man’s birthday, and the balloon is his only guest. The rapscallion balloon teases, hides, and plays until the exasperated old man attempts to throw the balloon out of his apartment. Throughout the course of their silent and humorous interactions, the old man discovers he has been missing something very important in his life: friendship and play. 

    Tickets $40
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/balloonacy-4/

     

  • SUN
    5
    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Sunday May 5
    3:30 pm - 6 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

  • SUN
    5
    Puget Soundworks: Home Is ... @ First Congregational (Bellevue)

    Sunday May 5
    4 pm - 6 pm

    First Congregational Church
    11061 NE 2nd St, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA

    (Thru 5/5) 

    Directed by Eric Lane Barnes 

    Puget Soundworks is an all-gender, LGBTQ-friendly chorus serving the greater Puget Sound region. We are an inclusive singing community where all people's voices are heard through energizing performance and social action.

    Where is home to you?

    A house with four walls and a roof, or the back of a different bus every night? Surrounded by the family you were born into or friends you've made your family? In your head, or in your heart? This rich repertoire will address these questions and others you may have about the place you call home.

    Where is home to those experiencing homelessness?

    During 'Home is,' we highlight this growing population in 'Vera's Voices,' a suite of songs by musician Michael Owcharuk in honor of his homeless aunt. John Ruskin, a 19th century art critic, once defined home as that place of peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division.


    Tickets $25 
    https://bellevue-home-is.brownpapertickets.com/ 

     

  • SUN
    5
    Jitterbug Perfume @ Cafe Nordo

    Sunday May 5
    6 pm - 9 pm

    Cafe Nordo
    109 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    Café Nordo presents the World Premiere adaptation of Tom Robbin's classic novel, Jitterbug Perfume. Served with 4 courses of aromatic cuisine included in your ticket price, designed by Director and Executive Chef Erin Brindley.

    Don your Mardi Gras beads and revel in humanity’s search for immortality as dueling perfumiers open Pan's bottle, causing past, present and future to collide at your table in a soaring ode to love eternal.


    Tickets up to $99 
    https://www.cafenordo.com/now-playing

     

  • SUN
    5
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Sunday May 5
    7 pm - 9 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • SUN
    5
    Translations Film Fest: Closing Night Film & Party @ Gay City

    Sunday May 5
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Gay City
    517 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    Closing night film: Jack & Yaya 

    Jen Bagley & Mary Hewey; USA, 2018, 83 mins.

    West Coast Premiere

    Jack and Yaya’s friendship rivals the closest of bonds. Neighbors since toddlerhood, they have a deep, supportive connection that ensures that they are never alone as they endure the many trials associated with being trans. These two created safe spaces for one another to grow and explore their identities before they could truly understand it for themselves. This documentary follows their path to discovery as well as that of their friends and family. A heartfelt documentary that reminds us of the power of lifelong friendship.

    Tickets $15
    https://threedollarbillcinema.org/translations

     

  • SUN
    5
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Sunday May 5
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

  • SUN
    5
    Weird & Awesome with Emmett Montgomery @ Annex

    Sunday May 5
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Annex Theatre
    1100 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Monthly series) 

    Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery is a love letter to the strangeness and talent that walks amongst us. Each show features brilliant people doing things outside of their comfort zones or the things they are really good at. Prizes are won! Friends are made! Nightmares are shared and Joy is experienced!


    Tickets $10-$15
    http://www.annextheatre.org/monthly-shows/weird-and-awesome-with-emmett-montgomery/

     

  • SUN
    5
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Sunday May 5
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • SUN
    5
    Singlet @ 12th Ave Arts (WET)

    Sunday May 5
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Ave Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/5)

    by Erin Markey

    The first theatrical work presented in GUSH, WET’s new series that brings a piece of contemporary theatrical work from outside Seattle to be performed on their stage, is Erin Markey’s Singlet. Markey draws on their longstanding friendship and working relationship with actor Emily Davis to create a performance that maps the bonds and hysteria of earned intimacy. Combining Markey’s singular style with a host of influences—spanning Genet’s The Maids, celebrity psychotherapist Esther Perel’s available-on-Audible couples counseling sessions, Notes on a Scandal, Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan Quartet, and Precious Moments Collectible Dolls—this kaleidoscopic production grapples with the desire, rivalry, vulnerability, and subterfuge that bind two people together. By turns tenacious and tender, Singlet reimagines the economies of power between friends, families, and wrestlers.


    Tickets $25 
    https://washingtonensemble.secure.force.com/ticket/

     

  • SUN
    5
    Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It @ Gilbert & Sullivan (Dacha) ($$)

    Sunday May 5
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
    9250 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    by William Shakespeare 
    Directed by Nick O'Leary

    Dacha's most challenging feat returns with our Shakespeare Dice series, in which a small company of actors memorizes the entire script of a classic play, and the audience rolls dice each night to determine who plays who. This year, 8 courageous actors take on Shakespeare's gender-bending romantic comedy in Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It

    In this immersive karaoke bar experience, all bets are off once our heroes reach the Forest of Arden: the scenes will be re-shuffled into a random order each night, and the audience will be thrown into the heart of the action of our topsy-turvy remix.

    TICKETS 

    Dacha Theatre is committed to making our performances accessible to all patrons. For financial accommodation, we have a sliding scale ticketing system:
    Tier 1: $25
    Tier 2: $15
    Tier 3: Pay What You Can
    To reserve Pay What You Can tickets, please email dachatheatre@gmail.com with your desired number of tickets. We will send you instructions on how to pay for your tickets. There is no difference in audience experience between the different Tiers. 

    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/FBe/4210183


    CAST:
    Ben Symons
    Beth Pollack
    Claire Idstrom
    Emily Huntingford
    Jaime Riggs
    Kate Drummond
    Mike Lion
    Trey McGee
    Understudy: Emily DenBleyker

  • SUN
    5
    Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical @ UW (UTS)

    Sunday May 5
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Hutchinson Hall (Room 205)
    4276 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

    (Thru 5/5)

    by Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond 
    Directed by AD Kassing 

    Tilly is a woman so drenched in sensual melancholy that everyone she meets cant help but fall in love with her. But when she suddenly becomes happy, her friends and lovers can no longer stand being in her vicinity. Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical is a play where happiness takes the form of confetti and those consumed by depression turn into almonds.  


    Tickets $15 
    https://uts-melancholy.brownpapertickets.com/

     

  • MON
    6
    Season Announcement Party @ Mountaineering Club (Seattle Public Theater) ($)

    Monday May 6
    6 pm - 8 pm

    Mountaineering Club
    4507 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

    (One night only) 

    Join the Seattle Public Theater community at the Mountaineering Club, the rooftop bar at the Graduate Seattle Hotel, for an electrifying evening of vibrant conversation, delicious eats, and unexpected surprises.

    Be the first to know our exciting 2019/20 season, get your subscription, all while enjoying a specialty Seattle Public cocktail!

    Free to attend. Cash bar. 

    We can't wait to celebrate with you all!


    No RSVP; info here: 
    https://www.facebook.com/events/574620069689671/

     

  • MON
    6
    Distillery Series @ West of Lenin (Macha) ($)

    Monday May 6
    7 pm - 9 pm

    West of Lenin
    203 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103, USA

    (Monthly reading series; different show each month) 

    The Dark of the Lighthouse
    by Maggie Lee
    Directed by Amy Poisson  

    About the play:
    Sisters Iris and Ivy have always looked out for each other as their only family. But when Ivy decides to start a family of her own, terrible secrets of their unknown ancestry emerge from the shadows of a long-forgotten lighthouse, threatening to tear them apart forever, in this dark tale of Lovecraftian horror.

    About the series: 
    Distillery, Macha Theatre Works' New Work Reading Series, is held 1st Mondays. The reading begins at 7 pm, followed by a discussion with the cast and playwright. This is a free event, no tickets needed.

    Info here:
    https://www.machatheatreworks.com/distillery-about/

     

  • MON
    6
    Devi @ ACT (with Pratidhwani)

    Monday May 6
    7:30 pm - 10 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/11)

    Adapted & directed by Moumita Bhattacharya
    From the book by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee 

    Raised illiterate, married and abandoned at 12, then kidnapped at 17, Prafulya embodies the struggles of a girl born to poverty in 1800s India until a chance encounter changes her life forever. Devi [/they-vee/] is the story of a woman who rises to power against the rule of the British, quickly becoming the de facto ruler of the land, or The Devi (Goddess) Chaudhurani (Holder of the Land).

    Beloved by her people, the Devi uses her position to run a parallel government that believes in equality, justice, and freedom, proving that a woman can be the protagonist in her own story, despite mens’ best efforts to make her invisible.

    Devi is adapted for the stage from Bankim Chandra Chatterjee’s Devi Chaudhurani. Published in 1884, this text called for a resurgent India to fight against the rule of the British Empire with strength from within the common people. At a time when most women in India remained behind purdah and did not show their faces to men, Chatterjee’s work about a woman creating an ideal state lead by and for the people was revolutionary.

    Pratidhwani brings history to the stage in a new, drama-dance by Moumita Bhattacharya. This production is presented in English and will feature eight Indian dance forms and 45 performers.


    Tickets up to $42 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/devi/

     

  • MON
    6
    Black Sheep @ 18th & Union

    Monday May 6
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    18th & Union
    1406 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/6)

    by Heidi Park
    Directed & designed by Mario Gomez
    Featuring Aimee Decker & Anna Saephan

    Ever since you were a child, have you felt like you were the black sheep of the family? Heidi has. As the only person of color in her white adoptive family, we follow Heidi through her unlikely success at the Minnesota State Fair and her heartbreaking journey in Korea to recover her roots.

    Dramaturg - Seayoung Yim
    Director/Stage Manager/Designer
    Executive Producer - Jamie Lee
    Emotional Support Hedgehog - Rachtha Danh

     

    Tickets $15-$25 (sliding scale)
    https://18thandunion.org/black-sheep

     

  • MON
    6
    Small Mouth Sounds @ 12th Ave Arts (Thalia’s Umbrella)

    Monday May 6
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Ave Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/11)

    by Bess Wohl 
    Directed by Daniel Wilson 

    Seven people meet in the seclusion of the woods to begin a silent retreat. They each leave changed—but not in the ways they expect. Using very few words, Small Mouth Sounds depicts the achingly human need to connect.   

    The cast includes David Pichette (Teacher), Ina Chang (Judy), Bridget Connors (Joan), Terry Edward Moore (Jan), Douglas Ridings (Rodney), Adam St. John (Ned) and Sara Dabney Tisdale (Alicia).   

    Tickets $39; industry $15; PWYC preview 4/18 
    https://smallmouthsounds.brownpapertickets.com/

     

  • MON
    6
    Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It @ Gilbert & Sullivan (Dacha) ($$)

    Monday May 6
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
    9250 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    by William Shakespeare 
    Directed by Nick O'Leary

    Dacha's most challenging feat returns with our Shakespeare Dice series, in which a small company of actors memorizes the entire script of a classic play, and the audience rolls dice each night to determine who plays who. This year, 8 courageous actors take on Shakespeare's gender-bending romantic comedy in Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It

    In this immersive karaoke bar experience, all bets are off once our heroes reach the Forest of Arden: the scenes will be re-shuffled into a random order each night, and the audience will be thrown into the heart of the action of our topsy-turvy remix.

    TICKETS 

    Dacha Theatre is committed to making our performances accessible to all patrons. For financial accommodation, we have a sliding scale ticketing system:
    Tier 1: $25
    Tier 2: $15
    Tier 3: Pay What You Can
    To reserve Pay What You Can tickets, please email dachatheatre@gmail.com with your desired number of tickets. We will send you instructions on how to pay for your tickets. There is no difference in audience experience between the different Tiers. 

    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/FBe/4210183


    CAST:
    Ben Symons
    Beth Pollack
    Claire Idstrom
    Emily Huntingford
    Jaime Riggs
    Kate Drummond
    Mike Lion
    Trey McGee
    Understudy: Emily DenBleyker

  • MON
    6
    Sandbox Radio: Selling Out benefit @ ACT

    Monday May 6
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (One night only)

    Be our guest for this sparkling evening starring a stunning lineup of performers and special guests from episodes past! Featuring writing by Scot Auguston, Elizabeth Heffron and Peffy Platt, tons of music, a silent auction of amazing goodies to bid on and MORE! All in the yummy Bullitt Cabaret at ACT Theatre. Adult beverages available for purchase at the bar all night. 

    Join producers and hosts Leslie Law and Richard Ziman, Music Director Angie Louise, the Sandbox Radio Orchestra and the Sandbox Radio Players. Come open your hearts, and your wallets, and help fund Sandbox Radio's upcoming shows.  All proceeds from the evening go to producing the 2019 season at the newly renovated downstairs space at Town Hall: The FORUM!!! 

    Door, bar, & silent auction open at 6:30. 
     

    Tickets $35 
    https://srsellingout.brownpapertickets.com/


    FEATURING APPEARANCES BY

    Soprano Megan Parker
    The Sirens of Swing
    Jerry Dixon
    The Drunken Tenor
    Lisa Koch
    The Love Markets
    and
    Poet Daemond Arrindell


  • MON
    6
    Sh*t Gold @ Velocity ($)

    Monday May 6
    10 pm - 12 am

    Velocity Dance Center
    1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Ongoing series)

    Open Mic Performance Night, held every 1st & 3rd Monday. For artists experimenting in any genre. For those unafraid to fail. Low stress. High focus.

    Come show: A sketch, a task, a situation, a work in-the-works. You have five minutes or less to take a risk.

    Sign-up:  Arrive at 9:30PM to sign up. You can also email gold@velocitydancecenter.org on the day of.

    Food:  Bring something to share if you’d like.

    Booze:  Available at the bar.


    Free, no tickets required. Info here:
    http://velocitydancecenter.org/events/shtgold/

     

     

  • TUE
    7
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Tuesday May 7
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • TUE
    7
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Tuesday May 7
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • WED
    8
    Mappy Hour @ Clock-Out Lounge (MAP Theatre)

    Wednesday May 8
    4 pm - 7 pm

    Clock-Out Lounge
    4864 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    Enjoy an extended happy hour courtesy of our beloved event venue and food partners Clock-Out Lounge and Breezy Town Pizza:

    *** $1-off Drafts
    *** $5 Wells
    *** $6 Rotating Spritz
    *** $3 PNW Tall Cans
    *** $6 High Life Pony & Well Shot
    *** Small Plate & Pizza Specials

    No cost for admission, no wild event programming - just people, drinks and pizza. We're bringing the generous spirit beyond the web and into the bar. We will have live donation stations available to GIVE BIG while you're there, but seeing your faces is gift enough for us!


    No RSVP needed; info here: 
    https://www.facebook.com/events/374769603123278/

     

  • WED
    8
    Jitterbug Perfume @ Cafe Nordo

    Wednesday May 8
    7 pm - 10 pm

    Cafe Nordo
    109 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    Café Nordo presents the World Premiere adaptation of Tom Robbin's classic novel, Jitterbug Perfume. Served with 4 courses of aromatic cuisine included in your ticket price, designed by Director and Executive Chef Erin Brindley.

    Don your Mardi Gras beads and revel in humanity’s search for immortality as dueling perfumiers open Pan's bottle, causing past, present and future to collide at your table in a soaring ode to love eternal.


    Tickets up to $99 
    https://www.cafenordo.com/now-playing

     

  • WED
    8
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Wednesday May 8
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • WED
    8
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Wednesday May 8
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • WED
    8
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Wednesday May 8
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

  • WED
    8
    Joketellers Union Comedy Showcase @ Clock-Out Lounge

    Wednesday May 8
    8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Clock-Out Lounge
    4864 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Ongoing series)

    A weekly comedy show produced by Brett Hamil and Emmett Montgomery featuring a lineup of invited local and visiting comics, plus special guests with surprising talents.

    Pro-tip: order drinks at the bar & Seattle's best pizza (at Breezy Town Pizza) under the neon pizza slice next to the stage. Show starts around 9. 

    Tickets $7 online or at the door. Info here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/2395760763976285/

     

  • THU
    9
    Jitterbug Perfume @ Cafe Nordo

    Thursday May 9
    7 pm - 10 pm

    Cafe Nordo
    109 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    Café Nordo presents the World Premiere adaptation of Tom Robbin's classic novel, Jitterbug Perfume. Served with 4 courses of aromatic cuisine included in your ticket price, designed by Director and Executive Chef Erin Brindley.

    Don your Mardi Gras beads and revel in humanity’s search for immortality as dueling perfumiers open Pan's bottle, causing past, present and future to collide at your table in a soaring ode to love eternal.


    Tickets up to $99 
    https://www.cafenordo.com/now-playing

     

  • THU
    9
    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Thursday May 9
    7 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

  • THU
    9
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Thursday May 9
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • THU
    9
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Thursday May 9
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • THU
    9
    Lover of Low Creatures @ Velocity

    Thursday May 9
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Velocity Dance Center
    1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    by Neve Mazique-Bianco 
    Directed by Sara Porkalob

    Velocity is very excited to announce their upcoming co-production with Seattle’s own rising dance star Neve Mazique-Bianco’s Lover of Low Creatures, a world premiere that will run at Velocity’s Founders Theater May 9-12 2019. Lover of Low Creatures is simultaneously a unique new take on musical and dance theatre, a solo cabaret, and a spiritual ritual take on coming of age and sexual healing. Snow is a mixed race (Sudanese Nubian and Scottish American), physically disabled girl growing up in a forest on a river near a town. She and her white mother’s house is whimsical and magical, filled with friendly animals and butterflies, dancing in the morning, and sleeping spells in the evening. Snow and her mother are scientists, artists, and witches in tune with each other and the natural world. But underneath the flow of their routine, is an entity, or entities, very ancient, and very much alive, following Snow, that she is afraid to face, most of all because she has reason to believe her fate is intricately tied to it, in a way her mother’s is not.


    Tickets $20 
    http://velocitydancecenter.org/events/neve-mazique-bianco/

     

  • THU
    9
    Small Mouth Sounds @ 12th Ave Arts (Thalia’s Umbrella)

    Thursday May 9
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Ave Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/11)

    by Bess Wohl 
    Directed by Daniel Wilson 

    Seven people meet in the seclusion of the woods to begin a silent retreat. They each leave changed—but not in the ways they expect. Using very few words, Small Mouth Sounds depicts the achingly human need to connect.   

    The cast includes David Pichette (Teacher), Ina Chang (Judy), Bridget Connors (Joan), Terry Edward Moore (Jan), Douglas Ridings (Rodney), Adam St. John (Ned) and Sara Dabney Tisdale (Alicia).   

    Tickets $39; industry $15; PWYC preview 4/18 
    https://smallmouthsounds.brownpapertickets.com/

     

  • THU
    9
    Office Hour @ ArtsWest

    Thursday May 9
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ArtsWest
    4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

    (Thru 5/26) 

    by Julia Cho 
    Directed by Mathew Wright 

    Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection. 

    Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence. 

    Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Tickets $42 
    https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/office-hour/ 

     

  • THU
    9
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Thursday May 9
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

  • THU
    9
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Thursday May 9
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • THU
    9
    Spin the Bottle @ Annex

    Thursday May 9
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Annex Theatre
    1100 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Monthly series) 

    Audiences of all shapes and sizes have been entertained monthly by Seattle’s longest-running variety show, SPIN THE BOTTLE. Beginning in 2019, Spin the Bottle transitions to every second Thursday of the month at 8 pm to coincide with Capitol Hill Art Walk.

    Created by Bret Fetzer and premiering on September 12, 1997 and now curated by Catherine Blake Smith (since 2015), Spin the Bottle delights Seattle audiences who crave the newest and most exciting theater, music, dance, spoken word, film, and whatever else we can find! 


    Tickets $10-$15
    http://www.annextheatre.org/monthly-shows/spin-the-bottle/ 

     

  • FRI
    10
    Jitterbug Perfume @ Cafe Nordo

    Friday May 10
    7 pm - 10 pm

    Cafe Nordo
    109 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    Café Nordo presents the World Premiere adaptation of Tom Robbin's classic novel, Jitterbug Perfume. Served with 4 courses of aromatic cuisine included in your ticket price, designed by Director and Executive Chef Erin Brindley.

    Don your Mardi Gras beads and revel in humanity’s search for immortality as dueling perfumiers open Pan's bottle, causing past, present and future to collide at your table in a soaring ode to love eternal.


    Tickets up to $99 
    https://www.cafenordo.com/now-playing

     

  • FRI
    10
    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Friday May 10
    7 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

  • FRI
    10
    Devi @ ACT (with Pratidhwani)

    Friday May 10
    7:30 pm - 10 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/11)

    Adapted & directed by Moumita Bhattacharya
    From the book by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee 

    Raised illiterate, married and abandoned at 12, then kidnapped at 17, Prafulya embodies the struggles of a girl born to poverty in 1800s India until a chance encounter changes her life forever. Devi [/they-vee/] is the story of a woman who rises to power against the rule of the British, quickly becoming the de facto ruler of the land, or The Devi (Goddess) Chaudhurani (Holder of the Land).

    Beloved by her people, the Devi uses her position to run a parallel government that believes in equality, justice, and freedom, proving that a woman can be the protagonist in her own story, despite mens’ best efforts to make her invisible.

    Devi is adapted for the stage from Bankim Chandra Chatterjee’s Devi Chaudhurani. Published in 1884, this text called for a resurgent India to fight against the rule of the British Empire with strength from within the common people. At a time when most women in India remained behind purdah and did not show their faces to men, Chatterjee’s work about a woman creating an ideal state lead by and for the people was revolutionary.

    Pratidhwani brings history to the stage in a new, drama-dance by Moumita Bhattacharya. This production is presented in English and will feature eight Indian dance forms and 45 performers.


    Tickets up to $42 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/devi/

     

  • FRI
    10
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Friday May 10
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • FRI
    10
    BAT Playwrights Festival: B @ Burien Actors Theatre (Burien)

    Friday May 10
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Burien Actors Theatre
    14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166, USA

    (Thru 5/19)

    Experience the unexpected, fresh from the imaginations of Washington State playwrights. Thought-provoking, engaging, all-new plays. 

    Festival includes two award-winning shows for the first two weeks and then two more award-winning shows for the last two weeks. Come twice and see them all!

    First installment includes: 

    THE GREAT FISH & JONAH 
    Written by Matthew Weaver 
    This one-act comedy is a humorous modern take on the classic story of Jonah and the Whale (er, 'Great Fish').   

    GOLDENDALE 
    Written by Kevin K. Berry 
    The Martins are selling their house in a small farming town in Washington until they find out the couple buying are two men. Full-length drama.

    Combined, the perfomances are just over 3 hours (with 2 intermissions). 


    Tickets $12 
    https://burienactorstheatre.org/shows/current-season

     

  • FRI
    10
    Lover of Low Creatures @ Velocity

    Friday May 10
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Velocity Dance Center
    1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    by Neve Mazique-Bianco 
    Directed by Sara Porkalob

    Velocity is very excited to announce their upcoming co-production with Seattle’s own rising dance star Neve Mazique-Bianco’s Lover of Low Creatures, a world premiere that will run at Velocity’s Founders Theater May 9-12 2019. Lover of Low Creatures is simultaneously a unique new take on musical and dance theatre, a solo cabaret, and a spiritual ritual take on coming of age and sexual healing. Snow is a mixed race (Sudanese Nubian and Scottish American), physically disabled girl growing up in a forest on a river near a town. She and her white mother’s house is whimsical and magical, filled with friendly animals and butterflies, dancing in the morning, and sleeping spells in the evening. Snow and her mother are scientists, artists, and witches in tune with each other and the natural world. But underneath the flow of their routine, is an entity, or entities, very ancient, and very much alive, following Snow, that she is afraid to face, most of all because she has reason to believe her fate is intricately tied to it, in a way her mother’s is not.


    Tickets $20 
    http://velocitydancecenter.org/events/neve-mazique-bianco/

     

  • FRI
    10
    Boeing Boeing @ SecondStory Rep (Redmond)

    Friday May 10
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    SecondStory Rep
    7325 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    by Marc Camoletti
    Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans
    Directed by Nikki Przasnyski

    This 1960's French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent 'layovers.' He keeps 'one up, one down, and one pending' until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard's apartment, at the same time.


    Tickets $29 
    https://www.secondstoryrepertory.org/product-page/boeing-boeing

     

  • FRI
    10
    Small Mouth Sounds @ 12th Ave Arts (Thalia’s Umbrella)

    Friday May 10
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Ave Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/11)

    by Bess Wohl 
    Directed by Daniel Wilson 

    Seven people meet in the seclusion of the woods to begin a silent retreat. They each leave changed—but not in the ways they expect. Using very few words, Small Mouth Sounds depicts the achingly human need to connect.   

    The cast includes David Pichette (Teacher), Ina Chang (Judy), Bridget Connors (Joan), Terry Edward Moore (Jan), Douglas Ridings (Rodney), Adam St. John (Ned) and Sara Dabney Tisdale (Alicia).   

    Tickets $39; industry $15; PWYC preview 4/18 
    https://smallmouthsounds.brownpapertickets.com/

     

  • FRI
    10
    Office Hour @ ArtsWest

    Friday May 10
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ArtsWest
    4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

    (Thru 5/26) 

    by Julia Cho 
    Directed by Mathew Wright 

    Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection. 

    Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence. 

    Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Tickets $42 
    https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/office-hour/ 

     

  • FRI
    10
    Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It @ Gilbert & Sullivan (Dacha) ($$)

    Friday May 10
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
    9250 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    by William Shakespeare 
    Directed by Nick O'Leary

    Dacha's most challenging feat returns with our Shakespeare Dice series, in which a small company of actors memorizes the entire script of a classic play, and the audience rolls dice each night to determine who plays who. This year, 8 courageous actors take on Shakespeare's gender-bending romantic comedy in Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It

    In this immersive karaoke bar experience, all bets are off once our heroes reach the Forest of Arden: the scenes will be re-shuffled into a random order each night, and the audience will be thrown into the heart of the action of our topsy-turvy remix.

    TICKETS 

    Dacha Theatre is committed to making our performances accessible to all patrons. For financial accommodation, we have a sliding scale ticketing system:
    Tier 1: $25
    Tier 2: $15
    Tier 3: Pay What You Can
    To reserve Pay What You Can tickets, please email dachatheatre@gmail.com with your desired number of tickets. We will send you instructions on how to pay for your tickets. There is no difference in audience experience between the different Tiers. 

    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/FBe/4210183


    CAST:
    Ben Symons
    Beth Pollack
    Claire Idstrom
    Emily Huntingford
    Jaime Riggs
    Kate Drummond
    Mike Lion
    Trey McGee
    Understudy: Emily DenBleyker

  • FRI
    10
    Time to Tell @ ACT (with Shawn Ketchum Johnson)

    Friday May 10
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre (the Lalie)
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Climate change -- its effects on our planet, the current white-hot debate of its very existence, the promise that there is still time to change its course, the nagging feeling in the populace that time has run out -- is arguably the most important, universal, global issue of our current moment. 

    And yet, most of us find only deep confusion when attempting to engage with the issue. The most successful tactic by far is to simply disconnect. A thoughtful exploration of social conscience, personal ambition, and deep time, Time to Tell provides an opportunity to complicate our biases and bring our confusions into the light. Are our beliefs helping us, or hindering us from a greater and more fruitful understanding? 

    Initially devised during a rehearsal/workshop process involving the collaboration of lauded American poet Elyse Fenton and a twelve-member ensemble, a workshop version of Time to Tell was publicly presented in September 2017 at the Lee Center for the Arts with support from Seattle University. 


    Tickets $30 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/time-to-tell/

     

  • FRI
    10
    Legendary Children @ SAM ($)

    Friday May 10
    8 pm - 12 am

    Seattle Art Museum
    1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (One night only)

    A night celebrating the beautiful, the transgressive, and the unique of QTPOC communities. Featuring performances, DJs, and art from some of Seattle’s most talented queer artists, you'll have the chance to join in community conversations sparked by queer and transgender communities of color in conjunction with the new exhibition Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer.

    This is an evening of representation, dance, empowerment, art, and social justice that transforms through QTPOC voices ringing loud and clear. Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer will be open and free during Legendary Children. 


    Tickets FREE; reservation strongly recommended:
    https://tickets.seattleartmuseum.org/public/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=21

     

     

  • FRI
    10
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Friday May 10
    8 pm - 10 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • FRI
    10
    Converge Rising @ Studio Current ($)

    Friday May 10
    8 pm - 11 pm

    Studio Current
    1100 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (One night only) 

    A free performance and silent auction in support of the Converge Dance Festival (May 17-18) 

    Help elevate Converge to be a space where dance connects all communities, gives a platform for new choreographic voices in Seattle, and values each and every talent’s time and creativity! Help us pay our dancers! 

    Performances by The Guild Dance Company, Noelle Price / PRICEarts, surprise guest artists, as well as excepts of new dance works by Converge 2019 featured artists.  Performances, free food & drinks, silent auction, and dancing. 

    NOTE: basement location (underneath Annex Theatre) is not wheelchair accessible. Bathroom is single-stall & gender-neutral. 


    RSVP here:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/converge-rising-tickets-59966182466

     

  • FRI
    10
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Friday May 10
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

  • FRI
    10
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Friday May 10
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • FRI
    10
    Karin Stevens: Sea Change Within Us @ Base

    Friday May 10
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Base
    6520 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    A movement through our water concerns and climate change consequences, this multi-disciplinary performance is rooted in the belief that dance is a vital resource for (re)imaging and (re)creating life-affirming relationships with water in and around us.

    Choreographed by Seattle dance artist Karin Stevens, this 60-minute performance features 10 dancers moving 2-D planes into a dynamic 3-D installation by artist Roger Feldman, and an original sound score by Seattle composers Jessi Harvey and Kaley Lane Eaton.  


    Tickets $25 (with sliding scale available) 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4089567

     

  • SAT
    11
    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Saturday May 11
    12 pm - 2:30 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

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    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Saturday May 11
    2 pm - 4 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

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    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Saturday May 11
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

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    Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It @ Gilbert & Sullivan (Dacha) ($$)

    Saturday May 11
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
    9250 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    by William Shakespeare 
    Directed by Nick O'Leary

    Dacha's most challenging feat returns with our Shakespeare Dice series, in which a small company of actors memorizes the entire script of a classic play, and the audience rolls dice each night to determine who plays who. This year, 8 courageous actors take on Shakespeare's gender-bending romantic comedy in Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It

    In this immersive karaoke bar experience, all bets are off once our heroes reach the Forest of Arden: the scenes will be re-shuffled into a random order each night, and the audience will be thrown into the heart of the action of our topsy-turvy remix.

    TICKETS 

    Dacha Theatre is committed to making our performances accessible to all patrons. For financial accommodation, we have a sliding scale ticketing system:
    Tier 1: $25
    Tier 2: $15
    Tier 3: Pay What You Can
    To reserve Pay What You Can tickets, please email dachatheatre@gmail.com with your desired number of tickets. We will send you instructions on how to pay for your tickets. There is no difference in audience experience between the different Tiers. 

    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/FBe/4210183


    CAST:
    Ben Symons
    Beth Pollack
    Claire Idstrom
    Emily Huntingford
    Jaime Riggs
    Kate Drummond
    Mike Lion
    Trey McGee
    Understudy: Emily DenBleyker

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Saturday May 11
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

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    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Saturday May 11
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

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    Karin Stevens: Sea Change Within Us @ Base

    Saturday May 11
    4 pm - 6 pm

    Base
    6520 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    A movement through our water concerns and climate change consequences, this multi-disciplinary performance is rooted in the belief that dance is a vital resource for (re)imaging and (re)creating life-affirming relationships with water in and around us.

    Choreographed by Seattle dance artist Karin Stevens, this 60-minute performance features 10 dancers moving 2-D planes into a dynamic 3-D installation by artist Roger Feldman, and an original sound score by Seattle composers Jessi Harvey and Kaley Lane Eaton.  


    Tickets $25 (with sliding scale available) 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4089567

     

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    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Saturday May 11
    4:30 pm - 7 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

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    Jitterbug Perfume @ Cafe Nordo

    Saturday May 11
    7 pm - 10 pm

    Cafe Nordo
    109 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    Café Nordo presents the World Premiere adaptation of Tom Robbin's classic novel, Jitterbug Perfume. Served with 4 courses of aromatic cuisine included in your ticket price, designed by Director and Executive Chef Erin Brindley.

    Don your Mardi Gras beads and revel in humanity’s search for immortality as dueling perfumiers open Pan's bottle, causing past, present and future to collide at your table in a soaring ode to love eternal.


    Tickets up to $99 
    https://www.cafenordo.com/now-playing

     

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    Devi @ ACT (with Pratidhwani)

    Saturday May 11
    7:30 pm - 10 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/11)

    Adapted & directed by Moumita Bhattacharya
    From the book by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee 

    Raised illiterate, married and abandoned at 12, then kidnapped at 17, Prafulya embodies the struggles of a girl born to poverty in 1800s India until a chance encounter changes her life forever. Devi [/they-vee/] is the story of a woman who rises to power against the rule of the British, quickly becoming the de facto ruler of the land, or The Devi (Goddess) Chaudhurani (Holder of the Land).

    Beloved by her people, the Devi uses her position to run a parallel government that believes in equality, justice, and freedom, proving that a woman can be the protagonist in her own story, despite mens’ best efforts to make her invisible.

    Devi is adapted for the stage from Bankim Chandra Chatterjee’s Devi Chaudhurani. Published in 1884, this text called for a resurgent India to fight against the rule of the British Empire with strength from within the common people. At a time when most women in India remained behind purdah and did not show their faces to men, Chatterjee’s work about a woman creating an ideal state lead by and for the people was revolutionary.

    Pratidhwani brings history to the stage in a new, drama-dance by Moumita Bhattacharya. This production is presented in English and will feature eight Indian dance forms and 45 performers.


    Tickets up to $42 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/devi/

     

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    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Saturday May 11
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

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    BAT Playwrights Festival: B @ Burien Actors Theatre (Burien)

    Saturday May 11
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Burien Actors Theatre
    14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166, USA

    (Thru 5/19)

    Experience the unexpected, fresh from the imaginations of Washington State playwrights. Thought-provoking, engaging, all-new plays. 

    Festival includes two award-winning shows for the first two weeks and then two more award-winning shows for the last two weeks. Come twice and see them all!

    First installment includes: 

    THE GREAT FISH & JONAH 
    Written by Matthew Weaver 
    This one-act comedy is a humorous modern take on the classic story of Jonah and the Whale (er, 'Great Fish').   

    GOLDENDALE 
    Written by Kevin K. Berry 
    The Martins are selling their house in a small farming town in Washington until they find out the couple buying are two men. Full-length drama.

    Combined, the perfomances are just over 3 hours (with 2 intermissions). 


    Tickets $12 
    https://burienactorstheatre.org/shows/current-season

     

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    Lover of Low Creatures @ Velocity

    Saturday May 11
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Velocity Dance Center
    1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    by Neve Mazique-Bianco 
    Directed by Sara Porkalob

    Velocity is very excited to announce their upcoming co-production with Seattle’s own rising dance star Neve Mazique-Bianco’s Lover of Low Creatures, a world premiere that will run at Velocity’s Founders Theater May 9-12 2019. Lover of Low Creatures is simultaneously a unique new take on musical and dance theatre, a solo cabaret, and a spiritual ritual take on coming of age and sexual healing. Snow is a mixed race (Sudanese Nubian and Scottish American), physically disabled girl growing up in a forest on a river near a town. She and her white mother’s house is whimsical and magical, filled with friendly animals and butterflies, dancing in the morning, and sleeping spells in the evening. Snow and her mother are scientists, artists, and witches in tune with each other and the natural world. But underneath the flow of their routine, is an entity, or entities, very ancient, and very much alive, following Snow, that she is afraid to face, most of all because she has reason to believe her fate is intricately tied to it, in a way her mother’s is not.


    Tickets $20 
    http://velocitydancecenter.org/events/neve-mazique-bianco/

     

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    Boeing Boeing @ SecondStory Rep (Redmond)

    Saturday May 11
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    SecondStory Rep
    7325 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    by Marc Camoletti
    Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans
    Directed by Nikki Przasnyski

    This 1960's French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent 'layovers.' He keeps 'one up, one down, and one pending' until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard's apartment, at the same time.


    Tickets $29 
    https://www.secondstoryrepertory.org/product-page/boeing-boeing

     

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    Small Mouth Sounds @ 12th Ave Arts (Thalia’s Umbrella)

    Saturday May 11
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Ave Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/11)

    by Bess Wohl 
    Directed by Daniel Wilson 

    Seven people meet in the seclusion of the woods to begin a silent retreat. They each leave changed—but not in the ways they expect. Using very few words, Small Mouth Sounds depicts the achingly human need to connect.   

    The cast includes David Pichette (Teacher), Ina Chang (Judy), Bridget Connors (Joan), Terry Edward Moore (Jan), Douglas Ridings (Rodney), Adam St. John (Ned) and Sara Dabney Tisdale (Alicia).   

    Tickets $39; industry $15; PWYC preview 4/18 
    https://smallmouthsounds.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    Office Hour @ ArtsWest

    Saturday May 11
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ArtsWest
    4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

    (Thru 5/26) 

    by Julia Cho 
    Directed by Mathew Wright 

    Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection. 

    Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence. 

    Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Tickets $42 
    https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/office-hour/ 

     

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    Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It @ Gilbert & Sullivan (Dacha) ($$)

    Saturday May 11
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
    9250 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    by William Shakespeare 
    Directed by Nick O'Leary

    Dacha's most challenging feat returns with our Shakespeare Dice series, in which a small company of actors memorizes the entire script of a classic play, and the audience rolls dice each night to determine who plays who. This year, 8 courageous actors take on Shakespeare's gender-bending romantic comedy in Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It

    In this immersive karaoke bar experience, all bets are off once our heroes reach the Forest of Arden: the scenes will be re-shuffled into a random order each night, and the audience will be thrown into the heart of the action of our topsy-turvy remix.

    TICKETS 

    Dacha Theatre is committed to making our performances accessible to all patrons. For financial accommodation, we have a sliding scale ticketing system:
    Tier 1: $25
    Tier 2: $15
    Tier 3: Pay What You Can
    To reserve Pay What You Can tickets, please email dachatheatre@gmail.com with your desired number of tickets. We will send you instructions on how to pay for your tickets. There is no difference in audience experience between the different Tiers. 

    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/FBe/4210183


    CAST:
    Ben Symons
    Beth Pollack
    Claire Idstrom
    Emily Huntingford
    Jaime Riggs
    Kate Drummond
    Mike Lion
    Trey McGee
    Understudy: Emily DenBleyker

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    Time to Tell @ ACT (with Shawn Ketchum Johnson)

    Saturday May 11
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre (the Lalie)
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Climate change -- its effects on our planet, the current white-hot debate of its very existence, the promise that there is still time to change its course, the nagging feeling in the populace that time has run out -- is arguably the most important, universal, global issue of our current moment. 

    And yet, most of us find only deep confusion when attempting to engage with the issue. The most successful tactic by far is to simply disconnect. A thoughtful exploration of social conscience, personal ambition, and deep time, Time to Tell provides an opportunity to complicate our biases and bring our confusions into the light. Are our beliefs helping us, or hindering us from a greater and more fruitful understanding? 

    Initially devised during a rehearsal/workshop process involving the collaboration of lauded American poet Elyse Fenton and a twelve-member ensemble, a workshop version of Time to Tell was publicly presented in September 2017 at the Lee Center for the Arts with support from Seattle University. 


    Tickets $30 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/time-to-tell/

     

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    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Saturday May 11
    8 pm - 10 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

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    The Spitfire Grill @ Cornish (Showtunes)

    Saturday May 11
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Cornish Playhouse - Seattle Center
    201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    by James Valcq & Fred Alley
    Directed by Jessica Spencer 

    A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill.

    Presented in concert format. 


    Tickets $40 
    http://showtunestheatre.org/

     

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Saturday May 11
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

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    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Saturday May 11
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

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    Karin Stevens: Sea Change Within Us @ Base

    Saturday May 11
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Base
    6520 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    A movement through our water concerns and climate change consequences, this multi-disciplinary performance is rooted in the belief that dance is a vital resource for (re)imaging and (re)creating life-affirming relationships with water in and around us.

    Choreographed by Seattle dance artist Karin Stevens, this 60-minute performance features 10 dancers moving 2-D planes into a dynamic 3-D installation by artist Roger Feldman, and an original sound score by Seattle composers Jessi Harvey and Kaley Lane Eaton.  


    Tickets $25 (with sliding scale available) 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4089567

     

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    Mother's Day
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    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Sunday May 12
    11 am - 1:30 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

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    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Sunday May 12
    2 pm - 4 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

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    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Sunday May 12
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

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    BAT Playwrights Festival: B @ Burien Actors Theatre (Burien)

    Sunday May 12
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Burien Actors Theatre
    14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166, USA

    (Thru 5/19)

    Experience the unexpected, fresh from the imaginations of Washington State playwrights. Thought-provoking, engaging, all-new plays. 

    Festival includes two award-winning shows for the first two weeks and then two more award-winning shows for the last two weeks. Come twice and see them all!

    First installment includes: 

    THE GREAT FISH & JONAH  
    Written by Matthew Weaver  
    This one-act comedy is a humorous modern take on the classic story of Jonah and the Whale (er, 'Great Fish').   

    GOLDENDALE  
    Written by Kevin K. Berry  
    The Martins are selling their house in a small farming town in Washington until they find out the couple buying are two men. Full-length drama.

    Combined, the perfomances are just over 3 hours (with 2 intermissions). 


    Tickets $12 
    https://burienactorstheatre.org/shows/current-season

     

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    Boeing Boeing @ SecondStory Rep (Redmond)

    Sunday May 12
    2 pm - 4 pm

    SecondStory Rep
    7325 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    by Marc Camoletti
    Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans
    Directed by Nikki Przasnyski

    This 1960's French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent 'layovers.' He keeps 'one up, one down, and one pending' until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard's apartment, at the same time.


    Tickets $29 
    https://www.secondstoryrepertory.org/product-page/boeing-boeing

     

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    The Spitfire Grill @ Cornish (Showtunes)

    Sunday May 12
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Cornish Playhouse - Seattle Center
    201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    by James Valcq & Fred Alley
    Directed by Jessica Spencer 

    A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill.

    Presented in concert format. 


    Tickets $40 
    http://showtunestheatre.org/

     

  • SUN
    12
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Sunday May 12
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

  • SUN
    12
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Sunday May 12
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • SUN
    12
    Karin Stevens: Sea Change Within Us @ Base

    Sunday May 12
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Base
    6520 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    A movement through our water concerns and climate change consequences, this multi-disciplinary performance is rooted in the belief that dance is a vital resource for (re)imaging and (re)creating life-affirming relationships with water in and around us.

    Choreographed by Seattle dance artist Karin Stevens, this 60-minute performance features 10 dancers moving 2-D planes into a dynamic 3-D installation by artist Roger Feldman, and an original sound score by Seattle composers Jessi Harvey and Kaley Lane Eaton.  


    Tickets $25 (with sliding scale available) 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4089567

     

  • SUN
    12
    Time to Tell @ ACT (with Shawn Ketchum Johnson)

    Sunday May 12
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    ACT Theatre (the Lalie)
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Climate change -- its effects on our planet, the current white-hot debate of its very existence, the promise that there is still time to change its course, the nagging feeling in the populace that time has run out -- is arguably the most important, universal, global issue of our current moment. 

    And yet, most of us find only deep confusion when attempting to engage with the issue. The most successful tactic by far is to simply disconnect. A thoughtful exploration of social conscience, personal ambition, and deep time, Time to Tell provides an opportunity to complicate our biases and bring our confusions into the light. Are our beliefs helping us, or hindering us from a greater and more fruitful understanding? 

    Initially devised during a rehearsal/workshop process involving the collaboration of lauded American poet Elyse Fenton and a twelve-member ensemble, a workshop version of Time to Tell was publicly presented in September 2017 at the Lee Center for the Arts with support from Seattle University. 


    Tickets $30 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/time-to-tell/

     

  • SUN
    12
    Office Hour @ ArtsWest

    Sunday May 12
    3 pm - 5 pm

    ArtsWest
    4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

    (Thru 5/26) 

    by Julia Cho 
    Directed by Mathew Wright 

    Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection. 

    Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence. 

    Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Tickets $42 
    https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/office-hour/ 

     

  • SUN
    12
    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Sunday May 12
    3:30 pm - 6 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

  • SUN
    12
    Jitterbug Perfume @ Cafe Nordo

    Sunday May 12
    6 pm - 9 pm

    Cafe Nordo
    109 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    Café Nordo presents the World Premiere adaptation of Tom Robbin's classic novel, Jitterbug Perfume. Served with 4 courses of aromatic cuisine included in your ticket price, designed by Director and Executive Chef Erin Brindley.

    Don your Mardi Gras beads and revel in humanity’s search for immortality as dueling perfumiers open Pan's bottle, causing past, present and future to collide at your table in a soaring ode to love eternal.


    Tickets up to $99 
    https://www.cafenordo.com/now-playing

     

  • SUN
    12
    Karin Stevens: Sea Change Within Us @ Base

    Sunday May 12
    6 pm - 8 pm

    Base
    6520 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    A movement through our water concerns and climate change consequences, this multi-disciplinary performance is rooted in the belief that dance is a vital resource for (re)imaging and (re)creating life-affirming relationships with water in and around us.

    Choreographed by Seattle dance artist Karin Stevens, this 60-minute performance features 10 dancers moving 2-D planes into a dynamic 3-D installation by artist Roger Feldman, and an original sound score by Seattle composers Jessi Harvey and Kaley Lane Eaton.  


    Tickets $25 (with sliding scale available) 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4089567

     

  • SUN
    12
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Sunday May 12
    7 pm - 9 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • SUN
    12
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Sunday May 12
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

  • SUN
    12
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Sunday May 12
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • SUN
    12
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Sunday May 12
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • SUN
    12
    Lover of Low Creatures @ Velocity

    Sunday May 12
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Velocity Dance Center
    1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/12)

    by Neve Mazique-Bianco 
    Directed by Sara Porkalob

    Velocity is very excited to announce their upcoming co-production with Seattle’s own rising dance star Neve Mazique-Bianco’s Lover of Low Creatures, a world premiere that will run at Velocity’s Founders Theater May 9-12 2019. Lover of Low Creatures is simultaneously a unique new take on musical and dance theatre, a solo cabaret, and a spiritual ritual take on coming of age and sexual healing. Snow is a mixed race (Sudanese Nubian and Scottish American), physically disabled girl growing up in a forest on a river near a town. She and her white mother’s house is whimsical and magical, filled with friendly animals and butterflies, dancing in the morning, and sleeping spells in the evening. Snow and her mother are scientists, artists, and witches in tune with each other and the natural world. But underneath the flow of their routine, is an entity, or entities, very ancient, and very much alive, following Snow, that she is afraid to face, most of all because she has reason to believe her fate is intricately tied to it, in a way her mother’s is not.


    Tickets $20 
    http://velocitydancecenter.org/events/neve-mazique-bianco/

     

  • SUN
    12
    Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It @ Gilbert & Sullivan (Dacha) ($$)

    Sunday May 12
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
    9250 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117, USA

    (Thru 5/12) 

    by William Shakespeare 
    Directed by Nick O'Leary

    Dacha's most challenging feat returns with our Shakespeare Dice series, in which a small company of actors memorizes the entire script of a classic play, and the audience rolls dice each night to determine who plays who. This year, 8 courageous actors take on Shakespeare's gender-bending romantic comedy in Shakespeare Dice: As You Like It

    In this immersive karaoke bar experience, all bets are off once our heroes reach the Forest of Arden: the scenes will be re-shuffled into a random order each night, and the audience will be thrown into the heart of the action of our topsy-turvy remix.

    TICKETS 

    Dacha Theatre is committed to making our performances accessible to all patrons. For financial accommodation, we have a sliding scale ticketing system:
    Tier 1: $25
    Tier 2: $15
    Tier 3: Pay What You Can
    To reserve Pay What You Can tickets, please email dachatheatre@gmail.com with your desired number of tickets. We will send you instructions on how to pay for your tickets. There is no difference in audience experience between the different Tiers. 

    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/FBe/4210183


    CAST:
    Ben Symons
    Beth Pollack
    Claire Idstrom
    Emily Huntingford
    Jaime Riggs
    Kate Drummond
    Mike Lion
    Trey McGee
    Understudy: Emily DenBleyker

  • TUE
    14
    Menopause the Musical @ Moore

    Tuesday May 14
    7 pm - 9 pm

    The Moore Theatre
    1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/16)

    Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. 


    Tickets up to $60 
    https://www.stgpresents.org/calendar/4722/menopause-the-musical

     

  • TUE
    14
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Tuesday May 14
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • WED
    15
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Wednesday May 15
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • WED
    15
    Menopause the Musical @ Moore

    Wednesday May 15
    7 pm - 9 pm

    The Moore Theatre
    1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/16)

    Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. 


    Tickets up to $60 
    https://www.stgpresents.org/calendar/4722/menopause-the-musical

     

  • WED
    15
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Wednesday May 15
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • WED
    15
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Wednesday May 15
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • WED
    15
    Kim's Convenience @ Taproot

    Wednesday May 15
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Taproot Theatre

    (Thru 6/22)

    Preview performance 

    by Ins Choi
    Co-Directed by David Hsieh & Scott Nolte

    Enter Kim's Convenience store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa (dad), Umma (mom), their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story reminds us that family isn't always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.


    Tickets up to $34 
    http://taproottheatre.org/shows/2019/kims-convenience/

     

  • WED
    15
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Wednesday May 15
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

  • WED
    15
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Wednesday May 15
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • WED
    15
    Joketellers Union Comedy Showcase @ Clock-Out Lounge

    Wednesday May 15
    8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Clock-Out Lounge
    4864 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Ongoing series)

    A weekly comedy show produced by Brett Hamil and Emmett Montgomery featuring a lineup of invited local and visiting comics, plus special guests with surprising talents.

    Pro-tip: order drinks at the bar & Seattle's best pizza (at Breezy Town Pizza) under the neon pizza slice next to the stage. Show starts around 9. 

    Tickets $7 online or at the door. Info here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/2395760763976285/

     

  • THU
    16
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Thursday May 16
    2 pm - 4 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • THU
    16
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Thursday May 16
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

  • THU
    16
    Menopause the Musical @ Moore

    Thursday May 16
    7 pm - 9 pm

    The Moore Theatre
    1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/16)

    Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. 


    Tickets up to $60 
    https://www.stgpresents.org/calendar/4722/menopause-the-musical

     

  • THU
    16
    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Thursday May 16
    7 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

  • THU
    16
    FagGod @ Langston Hughes (CD Forum)

    Thursday May 16
    7 pm - 8 pm

    Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
    104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

    (Thru 5/18) 

    FagGod is a new work in progress that is ever evolving, created by Dani Tirrell, Naa Akua and Anastasia Renee. In a non-linear focus, this work explores the beginning of the AIDS epidemic that began in 1981. FagGod is a guided thought that uses dance, storytelling and images from the late 70s and early 80s as a meditation on the lives that we lost to HIV/AIDS. 

    Were the places of safety also places of death? Who and what was idolized? How did the Reagan administration fail the country during that time? Just some of the questions that the artists are asking  examining throughout the developmental process.

    Presented by the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas. 

    Tickets $20
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/fbevent/4231042

     

  • THU
    16
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Thursday May 16
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • THU
    16
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Thursday May 16
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • THU
    16
    Office Hour @ ArtsWest

    Thursday May 16
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ArtsWest
    4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

    (Thru 5/26) 

    by Julia Cho 
    Directed by Mathew Wright 

    Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection. 

    Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence. 

    Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Tickets $42 
    https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/office-hour/ 

     

  • THU
    16
    Kim's Convenience @ Taproot

    Thursday May 16
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Taproot Theatre

    (Thru 6/22)

    Preview performance 

    by Ins Choi
    Co-Directed by David Hsieh & Scott Nolte

    Enter Kim's Convenience store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa (dad), Umma (mom), their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story reminds us that family isn't always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.


    Tickets up to $34 
    http://taproottheatre.org/shows/2019/kims-convenience/

     

  • THU
    16
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Thursday May 16
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

  • THU
    16
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Thursday May 16
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • THU
    16
    The Call @ Seattle Public Theater

    Thursday May 16
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Public Theater
    7312 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

    (Thru 6/9)

    Preview performance 

    by Tanya Barfield
    Directed by Annie Lareau 

    When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.  


    Tickets $34 
    https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/the-call

     

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    16
    Ligia Lewis: Sorrow Swag @ On the Boards

    Thursday May 16
    8 pm - 9 pm

    On the Boards
    100 W Roy St, Seattle, WA 98119, USA

    (Thru 5/19)

    Ligia Lewis is a dancer and choreographer who works in multiple contexts, including in theatres and museums. Engaging with affect and empathy, her choreography considers the social inscriptions of the body while evoking its potentiality. Her work can be described as experientially rich and complex. Within her practice, Lewis continues to provoke the nuances of embodiment. 

    Sorrow Swag, the first part in Lewis's BLUE, RED, WHITE triptych, takes the color blue as a point of departure to work through grief and sadness. The performance uses texts and images derived from mid-century classical theater, Beckett and Anouilh, to interrogate race, authorship, gender, and grief. Sorrow Swag disrupts the canonical by means of an imaginative reformulation that prioritizes sensation. The work takes place in an immersive visual and auditory space and uses color as a synesthetic texture and emotional referent to produce a choreography that engages language, text, affect and embodiment.Sorrow Swag takes race and melancholy as points of departure for an experience that unfolds through the language of sadness.

    On the Boards will present minor matter, Part II in Lewis's triptych, on the same weekend as Sorrow Swag, giving audiences an exclusive opportunity to view both works back-to-back. 

    Tickets $26
    https://www.ontheboards.org/performances/ligia-lewis-sorrow-swag


    Pass for both shows $45 ($22.50 each)
    https://ontheboards.secure.force.com/ticket/?acode=e7ca54a6d8abf887b2e09dd7f9de5b74#sections_a0F2I00000NTmfPUAT

     

  • THU
    16
    Food Thunderdome 1 @ Cafe Nordo (14/48)

    Thursday May 16
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Cafe Nordo
    109 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/25, different lineups each weekend)

    14/48: Nordo combines the pressure-cooker of The World’s Quickest Theater Festival with the immersive experience and culinary excellence of Café Nordo. On the Sunday night of each week, four playwrights are paired with four chefs, given a random ingredient and a common theme, a randomly selected director, and a randomly drawn cast. They will have four days to write, rehearse, prepare recipes, and serve audiences the fruits of their labors on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights: four plays interwoven with a four-course meal.

    Tickets $65 
    https://www.the1448projects.org/nordo 

     

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    16
    Time to Tell @ ACT (with Shawn Ketchum Johnson)

    Thursday May 16
    8 pm - 10 pm

    ACT Theatre (the Lalie)
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Climate change -- its effects on our planet, the current white-hot debate of its very existence, the promise that there is still time to change its course, the nagging feeling in the populace that time has run out -- is arguably the most important, universal, global issue of our current moment. 

    And yet, most of us find only deep confusion when attempting to engage with the issue. The most successful tactic by far is to simply disconnect. A thoughtful exploration of social conscience, personal ambition, and deep time, Time to Tell provides an opportunity to complicate our biases and bring our confusions into the light. Are our beliefs helping us, or hindering us from a greater and more fruitful understanding? 

    Initially devised during a rehearsal/workshop process involving the collaboration of lauded American poet Elyse Fenton and a twelve-member ensemble, a workshop version of Time to Tell was publicly presented in September 2017 at the Lee Center for the Arts with support from Seattle University. 


    Tickets $30 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/time-to-tell/

     

  • FRI
    17
    FagGod @ Langston Hughes (CD Forum)

    Friday May 17
    12 pm - 1 pm

    Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
    104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

    (Thru 5/18) 

    FagGod is a new work in progress that is ever evolving, created by Dani Tirrell, Naa Akua and Anastasia Renee. In a non-linear focus, this work explores the beginning of the AIDS epidemic that began in 1981. FagGod is a guided thought that uses dance, storytelling and images from the late 70s and early 80s as a meditation on the lives that we lost to HIV/AIDS. 

    Were the places of safety also places of death? Who and what was idolized? How did the Reagan administration fail the country during that time? Just some of the questions that the artists are asking  examining throughout the developmental process.

    Presented by the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas. 

    Tickets $20
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/fbevent/4231042

     

  • FRI
    17
    Within the Silence @ WA History Museum (Living Voices) (Tacoma) ($)

    Friday May 17
    5 pm - 6 pm

    Washington State History Museum
    1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA

    by Ken Mochizuki

    A story of a Japanese immigrant family growing up in Seattle's Nihonmachi (Japantown) during WWII.

    Presented on the Day of Remembrance, the anniversary of Executive Order 9066, in which the United States ordered Japanese Americans segregated in concentration camps. Events run 3-8 pm; play performed from 5-6. 

    Free, no tickets required. Info here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/350230885840773/

     

     

     

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    17
    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Friday May 17
    7 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

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    17
    Converge Dance Festival @ Velocity

    Friday May 17
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Velocity Dance Center
    1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/18) 

    Converge Dance Festival 2019 presents original dance works by six new and up-and-coming choreographers. Featuring new works by:
    Meredith Pellon
    Peter Kohring
    Ellensburg Dance Collective (Gabrielle McNeille & Michael Blue)
    Caitlyn Lamdin
    Beth Terwilleger
    Leah Russell

    Audiences have the opportunity to experience original and meaningful contemporary dance works in four shows over one weekend.

    Tickets $18 (with reduced rates available) 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4213206

     

  • FRI
    17
    FagGod @ Langston Hughes (CD Forum)

    Friday May 17
    7 pm - 8 pm

    Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
    104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

    (Thru 5/18) 

    FagGod is a new work in progress that is ever evolving, created by Dani Tirrell, Naa Akua and Anastasia Renee. In a non-linear focus, this work explores the beginning of the AIDS epidemic that began in 1981. FagGod is a guided thought that uses dance, storytelling and images from the late 70s and early 80s as a meditation on the lives that we lost to HIV/AIDS. 

    Were the places of safety also places of death? Who and what was idolized? How did the Reagan administration fail the country during that time? Just some of the questions that the artists are asking  examining throughout the developmental process.

    Presented by the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas. 

    Tickets $20
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/fbevent/4231042

     

  • FRI
    17
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Friday May 17
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • FRI
    17
    BAT Playwrights Festival: B @ Burien Actors Theatre (Burien)

    Friday May 17
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Burien Actors Theatre
    14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166, USA

    (Thru 5/19)

    Experience the unexpected, fresh from the imaginations of Washington State playwrights. Thought-provoking, engaging, all-new plays. 

    Festival includes two award-winning shows for the first two weeks and then two more award-winning shows for the last two weeks. Come twice and see them all!

    First installment includes: 

    THE GREAT FISH & JONAH 
    Written by Matthew Weaver 
    This one-act comedy is a humorous modern take on the classic story of Jonah and the Whale (er, 'Great Fish').   

    GOLDENDALE 
    Written by Kevin K. Berry 
    The Martins are selling their house in a small farming town in Washington until they find out the couple buying are two men. Full-length drama.

    Combined, the perfomances are just over 3 hours (with 2 intermissions). 


    Tickets $12 
    https://burienactorstheatre.org/shows/current-season

     

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    17
    Office Hour @ ArtsWest

    Friday May 17
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ArtsWest
    4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

    (Thru 5/26) 

    by Julia Cho 
    Directed by Mathew Wright 

    Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection. 

    Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence. 

    Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Tickets $42 
    https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/office-hour/ 

     

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    17
    Sweeney Todd @ Slate (Reboot)

    Friday May 17
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Slate Theater @ INScape Arts
    815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA

    (Thru 6/1)

    by Stephen Sondheim 
    Directed by Julia Griffin
    Music direction by Aimee Hong

    Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun! 

    A modern reboot with a gender-bending cast.  

    Tickets $25
    https://rebootsweeneytodd.brownpapertickets.com/

     

  • FRI
    17
    The Arsonists @ Gallery Erato (Horse in Motion)

    Friday May 17
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Gallery Erato
    309 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 6/3)

    by Max Frisch
    Directed by Bobbin Ramsey 
    Translated by Alistair Beaton

    Stories of arsonists burning down houses fill the news, but it could never happen here, right? The audience is invited into the center of this fiery and absurdist political parable as The Arsonists puts everyone in the hot-seat. The site-specific production is performed at Gallery Erato in historic Pioneer Square where the Seattle Great Fire raged over a century ago. With tough questions about fate, responsibility, and hair rejuvenator, this play asks the burning question of what it could mean to “burn it all down.”


    Tickets $28 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4096664

     

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    17
    Time to Tell @ ACT (with Shawn Ketchum Johnson)

    Friday May 17
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre (the Lalie)
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Climate change -- its effects on our planet, the current white-hot debate of its very existence, the promise that there is still time to change its course, the nagging feeling in the populace that time has run out -- is arguably the most important, universal, global issue of our current moment. 

    And yet, most of us find only deep confusion when attempting to engage with the issue. The most successful tactic by far is to simply disconnect. A thoughtful exploration of social conscience, personal ambition, and deep time, Time to Tell provides an opportunity to complicate our biases and bring our confusions into the light. Are our beliefs helping us, or hindering us from a greater and more fruitful understanding? 

    Initially devised during a rehearsal/workshop process involving the collaboration of lauded American poet Elyse Fenton and a twelve-member ensemble, a workshop version of Time to Tell was publicly presented in September 2017 at the Lee Center for the Arts with support from Seattle University. 


    Tickets $30 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/time-to-tell/

     

  • FRI
    17
    The Call @ Seattle Public Theater

    Friday May 17
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Public Theater
    7312 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

    (Thru 6/9)

    by Tanya Barfield
    Directed by Annie Lareau 

    When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.  


    Tickets $34 
    https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/the-call

     

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    17
    Tiny Beautiful Things @ Seattle Rep

    Friday May 17
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
    Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
    Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
    Directed by Courtney Sale 

    Anonymous online columnist “Sugar” receives thousands of letters asking for advice, and with her own particular brand of brutal honesty and incisive empathy, helps those seeking guidance for life obstacles both large and small. It is later revealed that “Sugar” is author Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Based on the best-selling book by Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play that personifies the unfathomable questions that are at the heart of being human.

    Tickets up to $66
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/TB/Synopsis

     

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    17
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Friday May 17
    8 pm - 10 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

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    17
    Ligia Lewis: minor matter @ On the Boards

    Friday May 17
    8 pm - 9 pm

    On the Boards
    100 W Roy St, Seattle, WA 98119, USA

    (Thru 5/19)

    Ligia Lewis is a dancer and choreographer who works in multiple contexts, including in theatres and museums. Engaging with affect and empathy, her choreography considers the social inscriptions of the body while evoking its potentiality. Her work can be described as experientially rich and complex. Within her practice, Lewis continues to provoke the nuances of embodiment. 

    minor matter is the second part in Lewis's newly completed triptych, BLUE, RED, WHITE. Materializing thoughts between love and rage, Lewis and two performers move with and against one another, their bodies become engaged in a complicated entanglement with the black box and themselves. Between light and shadow, reference and imagination, affect and embodiment, questions of re-presentation, presentation, abstraction and the limits of signification emerge. Inminor matter, sound travels across musical epochs to arrive at the poetics of the intimate present. Through a dynamic interplay of the theatre’s parts—sound, light, image, and architecture—minor mattergives life to a vibrant materiality.

    On the Boards will present Sorrow Swag, Part I in Lewis's triptych, over the course of the same weekend as minor matter, giving audiences a unique opportunity to view both works back-to-back. 

    Tickets $26 
    https://www.ontheboards.org/performances/ligia-lewis-minor-matter

    Pass for both shows $45 ($22.50 each)
    https://ontheboards.secure.force.com/ticket/?acode=e7ca54a6d8abf887b2e09dd7f9de5b74#sections_a0F2I00000NTmfPUAT

     

     

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    17
    Kim's Convenience @ Taproot

    Friday May 17
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Taproot Theatre

    (Thru 6/22)

    by Ins Choi
    Co-Directed by David Hsieh & Scott Nolte

    Enter Kim's Convenience store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa (dad), Umma (mom), their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story reminds us that family isn't always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.


    Tickets up to $50 
    http://taproottheatre.org/shows/2019/kims-convenience/

     

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    17
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Friday May 17
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

  • FRI
    17
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Friday May 17
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

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    17
    Food Thunderdome 1 @ Cafe Nordo (14/48)

    Friday May 17
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Cafe Nordo
    109 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/25, different lineups each weekend)

    14/48: Nordo combines the pressure-cooker of The World’s Quickest Theater Festival with the immersive experience and culinary excellence of Café Nordo. On the Sunday night of each week, four playwrights are paired with four chefs, given a random ingredient and a common theme, a randomly selected director, and a randomly drawn cast. They will have four days to write, rehearse, prepare recipes, and serve audiences the fruits of their labors on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights: four plays interwoven with a four-course meal.

    Tickets $65 
    https://www.the1448projects.org/nordo 

     

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    17
    Alia Swesky: When your arms ached ... @ Base

    Friday May 17
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Base
    6520 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    When your arms ached, I watched the Mountain hold its fragile form is a durational performance that explores the connection between embodied strength and submission. Juxtaposing the imagery of the female body with that of the mountain, Swersky navigates objectification, resilience and the inevitability of aging. Provoking the allure and control of the male gaze, Swersky brings the omnipresent into view. Marking her first evening-length solo performance, Mountain is a journey through oppression and sorrow towards grace and collective empowerment. 

    NOTE: performance is preceded by durational ritual, during which audience may come & go. Schedule for full weekend is: 

    Fri - Sat, May 17-18
    Durational Ritual | 7-9pm (come and go as you please)
    Performance | 9pm (recommended arrival time at 8:30pm) 

    Sun, May 19
    Durational Ritual | 6-8pm (come and go as you please)
    Performance | 8pm (recommended arrival time at 7:30pm) 

    Tickets $15 ($18 at the door) 
    https://sheisthemountain.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    17
    Converge Dance Festival @ Velocity

    Friday May 17
    9 pm - 11 pm

    Velocity Dance Center
    1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/18) 

    Converge Dance Festival 2019 presents original dance works by six new and up-and-coming choreographers. Featuring new works by:
    Meredith Pellon
    Peter Kohring
    Ellensburg Dance Collective (Gabrielle McNeille & Michael Blue)
    Caitlyn Lamdin
    Beth Terwilleger
    Leah Russell

    Audiences have the opportunity to experience original and meaningful contemporary dance works in four shows over one weekend.

    Tickets $18 (with reduced rates available) 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4213206

     

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    Armed Forces Day
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    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Saturday May 18
    12 pm - 2:30 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

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    FagGod @ Langston Hughes (CD Forum)

    Saturday May 18
    12 pm - 1 pm

    Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
    104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

    (Thru 5/18) 

    FagGod is a new work in progress that is ever evolving, created by Dani Tirrell, Naa Akua and Anastasia Renee. In a non-linear focus, this work explores the beginning of the AIDS epidemic that began in 1981. FagGod is a guided thought that uses dance, storytelling and images from the late 70s and early 80s as a meditation on the lives that we lost to HIV/AIDS. 

    Were the places of safety also places of death? Who and what was idolized? How did the Reagan administration fail the country during that time? Just some of the questions that the artists are asking  examining throughout the developmental process.

    Presented by the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas. 

    Tickets $20
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/fbevent/4231042

     

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    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Saturday May 18
    2 pm - 4 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

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    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Saturday May 18
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

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    Kim's Convenience @ Taproot

    Saturday May 18
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Taproot Theatre

    (Thru 6/22)

    by Ins Choi
    Co-Directed by David Hsieh & Scott Nolte

    Enter Kim's Convenience store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa (dad), Umma (mom), their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story reminds us that family isn't always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.


    Tickets up to $50 
    http://taproottheatre.org/shows/2019/kims-convenience/

     

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Saturday May 18
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

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    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Saturday May 18
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

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    Converge Dance Festival @ Velocity

    Saturday May 18
    4 pm - 6 pm

    Velocity Dance Center
    1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/18) 

    Converge Dance Festival 2019 presents original dance works by six new and up-and-coming choreographers. Featuring new works by:
    Meredith Pellon
    Peter Kohring
    Ellensburg Dance Collective (Gabrielle McNeille & Michael Blue)
    Caitlyn Lamdin
    Beth Terwilleger
    Leah Russell

    Audiences have the opportunity to experience original and meaningful contemporary dance works in four shows over one weekend.

    Tickets $18 (with reduced rates available) 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4213206

     

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    FagGod @ Langston Hughes (CD Forum)

    Saturday May 18
    4 pm - 5 pm

    Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
    104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

    (Thru 5/18) 

    FagGod is a new work in progress that is ever evolving, created by Dani Tirrell, Naa Akua and Anastasia Renee. In a non-linear focus, this work explores the beginning of the AIDS epidemic that began in 1981. FagGod is a guided thought that uses dance, storytelling and images from the late 70s and early 80s as a meditation on the lives that we lost to HIV/AIDS. 

    Were the places of safety also places of death? Who and what was idolized? How did the Reagan administration fail the country during that time? Just some of the questions that the artists are asking  examining throughout the developmental process.

    Presented by the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas. 

    Tickets $20
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/fbevent/4231042

     

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    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Saturday May 18
    4:30 pm - 7 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

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    FagGod @ Langston Hughes (CD Forum)

    Saturday May 18
    6 pm - 7 pm

    Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
    104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

    (Thru 5/18) 

    FagGod is a new work in progress that is ever evolving, created by Dani Tirrell, Naa Akua and Anastasia Renee. In a non-linear focus, this work explores the beginning of the AIDS epidemic that began in 1981. FagGod is a guided thought that uses dance, storytelling and images from the late 70s and early 80s as a meditation on the lives that we lost to HIV/AIDS. 

    Were the places of safety also places of death? Who and what was idolized? How did the Reagan administration fail the country during that time? Just some of the questions that the artists are asking  examining throughout the developmental process.

    Presented by the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas. 

    Tickets $20
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/fbevent/4231042

     

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    Converge Dance Festival @ Velocity

    Saturday May 18
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Velocity Dance Center
    1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/18) 

    Converge Dance Festival 2019 presents original dance works by six new and up-and-coming choreographers. Featuring new works by:
    Meredith Pellon
    Peter Kohring
    Ellensburg Dance Collective (Gabrielle McNeille & Michael Blue)
    Caitlyn Lamdin
    Beth Terwilleger
    Leah Russell

    Audiences have the opportunity to experience original and meaningful contemporary dance works in four shows over one weekend.

    Tickets $18 (with reduced rates available) 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4213206

     

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    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Saturday May 18
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

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    BAT Playwrights Festival: B @ Burien Actors Theatre (Burien)

    Saturday May 18
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Burien Actors Theatre
    14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166, USA

    (Thru 5/19)

    Experience the unexpected, fresh from the imaginations of Washington State playwrights. Thought-provoking, engaging, all-new plays. 

    Festival includes two award-winning shows for the first two weeks and then two more award-winning shows for the last two weeks. Come twice and see them all!

    First installment includes: 

    THE GREAT FISH & JONAH 
    Written by Matthew Weaver 
    This one-act comedy is a humorous modern take on the classic story of Jonah and the Whale (er, 'Great Fish').   

    GOLDENDALE 
    Written by Kevin K. Berry 
    The Martins are selling their house in a small farming town in Washington until they find out the couple buying are two men. Full-length drama.

    Combined, the perfomances are just over 3 hours (with 2 intermissions). 


    Tickets $12 
    https://burienactorstheatre.org/shows/current-season

     

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    Ligia Lewis: Sorrow Swag @ On the Boards

    Saturday May 18
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    On the Boards
    100 W Roy St, Seattle, WA 98119, USA

    (Thru 5/19)

    Ligia Lewis is a dancer and choreographer who works in multiple contexts, including in theatres and museums. Engaging with affect and empathy, her choreography considers the social inscriptions of the body while evoking its potentiality. Her work can be described as experientially rich and complex. Within her practice, Lewis continues to provoke the nuances of embodiment. 

    Sorrow Swag, the first part in Lewis's BLUE, RED, WHITE triptych, takes the color blue as a point of departure to work through grief and sadness. The performance uses texts and images derived from mid-century classical theater, Beckett and Anouilh, to interrogate race, authorship, gender, and grief. Sorrow Swag disrupts the canonical by means of an imaginative reformulation that prioritizes sensation. The work takes place in an immersive visual and auditory space and uses color as a synesthetic texture and emotional referent to produce a choreography that engages language, text, affect and embodiment.Sorrow Swag takes race and melancholy as points of departure for an experience that unfolds through the language of sadness.

    On the Boards will present minor matter, Part II in Lewis's triptych, on the same weekend as Sorrow Swag, giving audiences an exclusive opportunity to view both works back-to-back. 

    Tickets $26
    https://www.ontheboards.org/performances/ligia-lewis-sorrow-swag


    Pass for both shows $45 ($22.50 each)
    https://ontheboards.secure.force.com/ticket/?acode=e7ca54a6d8abf887b2e09dd7f9de5b74#sections_a0F2I00000NTmfPUAT

     

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    The Learned Ladies @ Hughes Penthouse (UW Drama)

    Saturday May 18
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Hughes Penthouse Theatre (UW Campus)

    (Thru 6/2)

    Preview performance 

    Directed by Jane Nichols 

    UW Drama will stage the witty Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's Les Femmes Savantes. Two sisters, one intellectual and one romantic, clash over a suitor. 


    Tickets $10 
    https://drama.washington.edu/events/2019-05-22/learned-ladies

     

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    Office Hour @ ArtsWest

    Saturday May 18
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ArtsWest
    4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

    (Thru 5/26) 

    by Julia Cho 
    Directed by Mathew Wright 

    Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection. 

    Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence. 

    Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Tickets $42 
    https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/office-hour/ 

     

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    Sweeney Todd @ Slate (Reboot)

    Saturday May 18
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Slate Theater @ INScape Arts
    815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA

    (Thru 6/1)

    by Stephen Sondheim 
    Directed by Julia Griffin
    Music direction by Aimee Hong

    Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun! 

    A modern reboot with a gender-bending cast.  

    Tickets $25
    https://rebootsweeneytodd.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    Time to Tell @ ACT (with Shawn Ketchum Johnson)

    Saturday May 18
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre (the Lalie)
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Climate change -- its effects on our planet, the current white-hot debate of its very existence, the promise that there is still time to change its course, the nagging feeling in the populace that time has run out -- is arguably the most important, universal, global issue of our current moment. 

    And yet, most of us find only deep confusion when attempting to engage with the issue. The most successful tactic by far is to simply disconnect. A thoughtful exploration of social conscience, personal ambition, and deep time, Time to Tell provides an opportunity to complicate our biases and bring our confusions into the light. Are our beliefs helping us, or hindering us from a greater and more fruitful understanding? 

    Initially devised during a rehearsal/workshop process involving the collaboration of lauded American poet Elyse Fenton and a twelve-member ensemble, a workshop version of Time to Tell was publicly presented in September 2017 at the Lee Center for the Arts with support from Seattle University. 


    Tickets $30 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/time-to-tell/

     

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    The Call @ Seattle Public Theater

    Saturday May 18
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Public Theater
    7312 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

    (Thru 6/9)

    by Tanya Barfield
    Directed by Annie Lareau 

    When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.  


    Tickets $34 
    https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/the-call

     

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    Tiny Beautiful Things @ Seattle Rep

    Saturday May 18
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
    Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
    Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
    Directed by Courtney Sale 

    Anonymous online columnist “Sugar” receives thousands of letters asking for advice, and with her own particular brand of brutal honesty and incisive empathy, helps those seeking guidance for life obstacles both large and small. It is later revealed that “Sugar” is author Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Based on the best-selling book by Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play that personifies the unfathomable questions that are at the heart of being human.

    Tickets up to $66
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/TB/Synopsis

     

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    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Saturday May 18
    8 pm - 10 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

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    Kim's Convenience @ Taproot

    Saturday May 18
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Taproot Theatre

    (Thru 6/22)

    by Ins Choi
    Co-Directed by David Hsieh & Scott Nolte

    Enter Kim's Convenience store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa (dad), Umma (mom), their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story reminds us that family isn't always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.


    Tickets up to $50 
    http://taproottheatre.org/shows/2019/kims-convenience/

     

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Saturday May 18
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

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    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Saturday May 18
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

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    Food Thunderdome 1 @ Cafe Nordo (14/48)

    Saturday May 18
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Cafe Nordo
    109 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/25, different lineups each weekend)

    14/48: Nordo combines the pressure-cooker of The World’s Quickest Theater Festival with the immersive experience and culinary excellence of Café Nordo. On the Sunday night of each week, four playwrights are paired with four chefs, given a random ingredient and a common theme, a randomly selected director, and a randomly drawn cast. They will have four days to write, rehearse, prepare recipes, and serve audiences the fruits of their labors on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights: four plays interwoven with a four-course meal.

    Tickets $65 
    https://www.the1448projects.org/nordo 

     

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    Alia Swesky: When your arms ached ... @ Base

    Saturday May 18
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Base
    6520 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    When your arms ached, I watched the Mountain hold its fragile form is a durational performance that explores the connection between embodied strength and submission. Juxtaposing the imagery of the female body with that of the mountain, Swersky navigates objectification, resilience and the inevitability of aging. Provoking the allure and control of the male gaze, Swersky brings the omnipresent into view. Marking her first evening-length solo performance, Mountain is a journey through oppression and sorrow towards grace and collective empowerment. 

    NOTE: performance is preceded by durational ritual, during which audience may come & go. Schedule for full weekend is: 

    Fri - Sat, May 17-18
    Durational Ritual | 7-9pm (come and go as you please)
    Performance | 9pm (recommended arrival time at 8:30pm) 

    Sun, May 19
    Durational Ritual | 6-8pm (come and go as you please)
    Performance | 8pm (recommended arrival time at 7:30pm) 

    Tickets $15 ($18 at the door) 
    https://sheisthemountain.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    Ligia Lewis: minor matter @ On the Boards

    Saturday May 18
    8:45 pm - 9:45 pm

    On the Boards
    100 W Roy St, Seattle, WA 98119, USA

    (Thru 5/19)

    Ligia Lewis is a dancer and choreographer who works in multiple contexts, including in theatres and museums. Engaging with affect and empathy, her choreography considers the social inscriptions of the body while evoking its potentiality. Her work can be described as experientially rich and complex. Within her practice, Lewis continues to provoke the nuances of embodiment. 

    minor matter is the second part in Lewis's newly completed triptych, BLUE, RED, WHITE. Materializing thoughts between love and rage, Lewis and two performers move with and against one another, their bodies become engaged in a complicated entanglement with the black box and themselves. Between light and shadow, reference and imagination, affect and embodiment, questions of re-presentation, presentation, abstraction and the limits of signification emerge. Inminor matter, sound travels across musical epochs to arrive at the poetics of the intimate present. Through a dynamic interplay of the theatre’s parts—sound, light, image, and architecture—minor mattergives life to a vibrant materiality.

    On the Boards will present Sorrow Swag, Part I in Lewis's triptych, over the course of the same weekend as minor matter, giving audiences a unique opportunity to view both works back-to-back. 

    Tickets $26 
    https://www.ontheboards.org/performances/ligia-lewis-minor-matter

    Pass for both shows $45 ($22.50 each)
    https://ontheboards.secure.force.com/ticket/?acode=e7ca54a6d8abf887b2e09dd7f9de5b74#sections_a0F2I00000NTmfPUAT

     

     

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    Light rain shower
    69°/62°
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    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Sunday May 19
    11 am - 1:30 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

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    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Sunday May 19
    2 pm - 4 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • SUN
    19
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Sunday May 19
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • SUN
    19
    BAT Playwrights Festival: B @ Burien Actors Theatre (Burien)

    Sunday May 19
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Burien Actors Theatre
    14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166, USA

    (Thru 5/19)

    Experience the unexpected, fresh from the imaginations of Washington State playwrights. Thought-provoking, engaging, all-new plays. 

    Festival includes two award-winning shows for the first two weeks and then two more award-winning shows for the last two weeks. Come twice and see them all!

    First installment includes: 

    THE GREAT FISH & JONAH  
    Written by Matthew Weaver  
    This one-act comedy is a humorous modern take on the classic story of Jonah and the Whale (er, 'Great Fish').   

    GOLDENDALE  
    Written by Kevin K. Berry  
    The Martins are selling their house in a small farming town in Washington until they find out the couple buying are two men. Full-length drama.

    Combined, the perfomances are just over 3 hours (with 2 intermissions). 


    Tickets $12 
    https://burienactorstheatre.org/shows/current-season

     

  • SUN
    19
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Sunday May 19
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

  • SUN
    19
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Sunday May 19
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • SUN
    19
    The Call @ Seattle Public Theater

    Sunday May 19
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Seattle Public Theater
    7312 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

    (Thru 6/9)

    by Tanya Barfield
    Directed by Annie Lareau 

    When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.  


    Tickets $34 
    https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/the-call

     

  • SUN
    19
    Time to Tell @ ACT (with Shawn Ketchum Johnson)

    Sunday May 19
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    ACT Theatre (the Lalie)
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Climate change -- its effects on our planet, the current white-hot debate of its very existence, the promise that there is still time to change its course, the nagging feeling in the populace that time has run out -- is arguably the most important, universal, global issue of our current moment. 

    And yet, most of us find only deep confusion when attempting to engage with the issue. The most successful tactic by far is to simply disconnect. A thoughtful exploration of social conscience, personal ambition, and deep time, Time to Tell provides an opportunity to complicate our biases and bring our confusions into the light. Are our beliefs helping us, or hindering us from a greater and more fruitful understanding? 

    Initially devised during a rehearsal/workshop process involving the collaboration of lauded American poet Elyse Fenton and a twelve-member ensemble, a workshop version of Time to Tell was publicly presented in September 2017 at the Lee Center for the Arts with support from Seattle University. 


    Tickets $30 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/time-to-tell/

     

  • SUN
    19
    Office Hour @ ArtsWest

    Sunday May 19
    3 pm - 5 pm

    ArtsWest
    4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

    (Thru 5/26) 

    by Julia Cho 
    Directed by Mathew Wright 

    Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection. 

    Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence. 

    Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Tickets $42 
    https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/office-hour/ 

     

  • SUN
    19
    The Diary of Anne Frank @ Seattle Children's Theatre

    Sunday May 19
    3:30 pm - 6 pm

    Seattle Children's Theatre
    201 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
    Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
    Directed by Janet Allen

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank. First published over 70 years ago, Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.” 

    Co-production with the Indiana Rep. 

    Tickets $45
    https://www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-diary-of-anne-frank/ 

     

  • SUN
    19
    Ligia Lewis: Sorrow Swag @ On the Boards

    Sunday May 19
    5 pm - 6 pm

    On the Boards
    100 W Roy St, Seattle, WA 98119, USA

    (Thru 5/19)

    Ligia Lewis is a dancer and choreographer who works in multiple contexts, including in theatres and museums. Engaging with affect and empathy, her choreography considers the social inscriptions of the body while evoking its potentiality. Her work can be described as experientially rich and complex. Within her practice, Lewis continues to provoke the nuances of embodiment. 

    Sorrow Swag, the first part in Lewis's BLUE, RED, WHITE triptych, takes the color blue as a point of departure to work through grief and sadness. The performance uses texts and images derived from mid-century classical theater, Beckett and Anouilh, to interrogate race, authorship, gender, and grief. Sorrow Swag disrupts the canonical by means of an imaginative reformulation that prioritizes sensation. The work takes place in an immersive visual and auditory space and uses color as a synesthetic texture and emotional referent to produce a choreography that engages language, text, affect and embodiment.Sorrow Swag takes race and melancholy as points of departure for an experience that unfolds through the language of sadness.

    On the Boards will present minor matter, Part II in Lewis's triptych, on the same weekend as Sorrow Swag, giving audiences an exclusive opportunity to view both works back-to-back. 

    Tickets $26
    https://www.ontheboards.org/performances/ligia-lewis-sorrow-swag


    Pass for both shows $45 ($22.50 each)
    https://ontheboards.secure.force.com/ticket/?acode=e7ca54a6d8abf887b2e09dd7f9de5b74#sections_a0F2I00000NTmfPUAT

     

  • SUN
    19
    Ligia Lewis: minor matter @ On the Boards

    Sunday May 19
    6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

    On the Boards
    100 W Roy St, Seattle, WA 98119, USA

    (Thru 5/19)

    Ligia Lewis is a dancer and choreographer who works in multiple contexts, including in theatres and museums. Engaging with affect and empathy, her choreography considers the social inscriptions of the body while evoking its potentiality. Her work can be described as experientially rich and complex. Within her practice, Lewis continues to provoke the nuances of embodiment. 

    minor matter is the second part in Lewis's newly completed triptych, BLUE, RED, WHITE. Materializing thoughts between love and rage, Lewis and two performers move with and against one another, their bodies become engaged in a complicated entanglement with the black box and themselves. Between light and shadow, reference and imagination, affect and embodiment, questions of re-presentation, presentation, abstraction and the limits of signification emerge. Inminor matter, sound travels across musical epochs to arrive at the poetics of the intimate present. Through a dynamic interplay of the theatre’s parts—sound, light, image, and architecture—minor mattergives life to a vibrant materiality.

    On the Boards will present Sorrow Swag, Part I in Lewis's triptych, over the course of the same weekend as minor matter, giving audiences a unique opportunity to view both works back-to-back. 

    Tickets $26 
    https://www.ontheboards.org/performances/ligia-lewis-minor-matter

    Pass for both shows $45 ($22.50 each)
    https://ontheboards.secure.force.com/ticket/?acode=e7ca54a6d8abf887b2e09dd7f9de5b74#sections_a0F2I00000NTmfPUAT

     

     

  • SUN
    19
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Sunday May 19
    7 pm - 9 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • SUN
    19
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Village Theatre (Everett)

    Sunday May 19
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    by Simon Stephens
    Directed by Jerry Dixon 
    Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

    Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, this compelling sensory drama is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, this adventure will turn his life upside-down – while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes.


    Tickets up to $69 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/curious-incident-dog-night.php 

     

  • SUN
    19
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Sunday May 19
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • SUN
    19
    Alia Swesky: When your arms ached ... @ Base

    Sunday May 19
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Base
    6520 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Thru 5/19) 

    When your arms ached, I watched the Mountain hold its fragile form is a durational performance that explores the connection between embodied strength and submission. Juxtaposing the imagery of the female body with that of the mountain, Swersky navigates objectification, resilience and the inevitability of aging. Provoking the allure and control of the male gaze, Swersky brings the omnipresent into view. Marking her first evening-length solo performance, Mountain is a journey through oppression and sorrow towards grace and collective empowerment. 

    NOTE: performance is preceded by durational ritual, during which audience may come & go. Schedule for full weekend is: 

    Fri - Sat, May 17-18
    Durational Ritual | 7-9pm (come and go as you please)
    Performance | 9pm (recommended arrival time at 8:30pm) 

    Sun, May 19
    Durational Ritual | 6-8pm (come and go as you please)
    Performance | 8pm (recommended arrival time at 7:30pm) 

    Tickets $15 ($18 at the door) 
    https://sheisthemountain.brownpapertickets.com/

     

  • SUN
    19
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Sunday May 19
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • SUN
    19
    The Arsonists @ Gallery Erato (Horse in Motion)

    Sunday May 19
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Gallery Erato
    309 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 6/3)

    by Max Frisch
    Directed by Bobbin Ramsey 
    Translated by Alistair Beaton

    Stories of arsonists burning down houses fill the news, but it could never happen here, right? The audience is invited into the center of this fiery and absurdist political parable as The Arsonists puts everyone in the hot-seat. The site-specific production is performed at Gallery Erato in historic Pioneer Square where the Seattle Great Fire raged over a century ago. With tough questions about fate, responsibility, and hair rejuvenator, this play asks the burning question of what it could mean to “burn it all down.”


    Tickets $28 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4096664

     

  • SUN
    19
    Tiny Beautiful Things @ Seattle Rep

    Sunday May 19
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
    Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
    Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
    Directed by Courtney Sale 

    Anonymous online columnist “Sugar” receives thousands of letters asking for advice, and with her own particular brand of brutal honesty and incisive empathy, helps those seeking guidance for life obstacles both large and small. It is later revealed that “Sugar” is author Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Based on the best-selling book by Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play that personifies the unfathomable questions that are at the heart of being human.

    Tickets up to $66
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/TB/Synopsis

     

  • MON
    20
    Light drizzle
    65°/56°
  • MON
    20
    Sweeney Todd @ Slate (Reboot)

    Monday May 20
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Slate Theater @ INScape Arts
    815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA

    (Thru 6/1)

    by Stephen Sondheim 
    Directed by Julia Griffin
    Music direction by Aimee Hong

    Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun! 

    A modern reboot with a gender-bending cast.  

    Tickets $25
    https://rebootsweeneytodd.brownpapertickets.com/

     

  • MON
    20
    The Arsonists @ Gallery Erato (Horse in Motion)

    Monday May 20
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Gallery Erato
    309 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 6/3)

    by Max Frisch
    Directed by Bobbin Ramsey 
    Translated by Alistair Beaton

    Stories of arsonists burning down houses fill the news, but it could never happen here, right? The audience is invited into the center of this fiery and absurdist political parable as The Arsonists puts everyone in the hot-seat. The site-specific production is performed at Gallery Erato in historic Pioneer Square where the Seattle Great Fire raged over a century ago. With tough questions about fate, responsibility, and hair rejuvenator, this play asks the burning question of what it could mean to “burn it all down.”


    Tickets $28 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4096664

     

  • MON
    20
    Small Journeys Before the Unbreakable Dawn @ U-Heights (Pork Filled) ($$)

    Monday May 20
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    University Heights Center Auditorium
    5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

    (One night only) 

    by Preston Choi 

    Dawn is about to break over a sleepy city, but bakers, drinkers, parents, and pigeons are already on the go, also a hungry rabbit that lives on the moon. Lives, green and mature, human and animal, weave and wobble on their ways, Small Journeys Before the Unbreakable Dawn is a surreal kaleidoscope of life in the ephemeral time before the Sun rises.

    A staged reading of a new to Seattle Asian American play, by a a new to Seattle Asian American playwright. 

    No tickets needed; pay-what-you-can at door. Info here: 
    https://www.facebook.com/events/255501761921215/

     

  • MON
    20
    Sh*t Gold @ Velocity ($)

    Monday May 20
    10 pm - 12 am

    Velocity Dance Center
    1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Ongoing series)

    Open Mic Performance Night, held every 1st & 3rd Monday. For artists experimenting in any genre. For those unafraid to fail. Low stress. High focus.

    Come show: A sketch, a task, a situation, a work in-the-works. You have five minutes or less to take a risk.

    Sign-up:  Arrive at 9:30PM to sign up. You can also email gold@velocitydancecenter.org on the day of.

    Food:  Bring something to share if you’d like.

    Booze:  Available at the bar.


    Free, no tickets required. Info here:
    http://velocitydancecenter.org/events/shtgold/

     

     

  • TUE
    21
    Patchy light drizzle
    71°/55°
  • TUE
    21
    Kim's Convenience @ Taproot

    Tuesday May 21
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Taproot Theatre

    (Thru 6/22)

    by Ins Choi
    Co-Directed by David Hsieh & Scott Nolte

    Enter Kim's Convenience store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa (dad), Umma (mom), their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story reminds us that family isn't always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.


    Tickets up to $50 
    http://taproottheatre.org/shows/2019/kims-convenience/

     

  • TUE
    21
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Tuesday May 21
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • TUE
    21
    The Learned Ladies @ Hughes Penthouse (UW Drama)

    Tuesday May 21
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Hughes Penthouse Theatre (UW Campus)

    (Thru 6/2)

    Preview performance 

    Directed by Jane Nichols 

    UW Drama will stage the witty Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's Les Femmes Savantes. Two sisters, one intellectual and one romantic, clash over a suitor. 


    Tickets $10 
    https://drama.washington.edu/events/2019-05-22/learned-ladies

     

  • TUE
    21
    Tiny Beautiful Things @ Seattle Rep

    Tuesday May 21
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
    Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
    Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
    Directed by Courtney Sale 

    Anonymous online columnist “Sugar” receives thousands of letters asking for advice, and with her own particular brand of brutal honesty and incisive empathy, helps those seeking guidance for life obstacles both large and small. It is later revealed that “Sugar” is author Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Based on the best-selling book by Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play that personifies the unfathomable questions that are at the heart of being human.

    Tickets up to $66
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/TB/Synopsis

     

  • WED
    22
    Clear skies
    77°/56°
  • WED
    22
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Wednesday May 22
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • WED
    22
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Wednesday May 22
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • WED
    22
    The Learned Ladies @ Hughes Penthouse (UW Drama)

    Wednesday May 22
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Hughes Penthouse Theatre (UW Campus)

    (Thru 6/2)

    Directed by Jane Nichols 

    UW Drama will stage the witty Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's Les Femmes Savantes. Two sisters, one intellectual and one romantic, clash over a suitor. 


    Tickets $20 
    https://drama.washington.edu/events/2019-05-22/learned-ladies

     

  • WED
    22
    Kim's Convenience @ Taproot ($$)

    Wednesday May 22
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Taproot Theatre

    (Thru 6/22)

    Pay-what-you-can performance 

    by Ins Choi
    Co-Directed by David Hsieh & Scott Nolte

    Enter Kim's Convenience store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa (dad), Umma (mom), their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story reminds us that family isn't always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.


    Tickets  
    http://taproottheatre.org/shows/2019/kims-convenience/


    Tickets for Pay What You Can Performances:
    For the PWYC performance only, a limited number of $10 tickets are offered starting at noon. Tickets may be purchased in person or by phone. Limit 4 tickets per person.

    Starting at 5:00 PM tickets are name your own price. These tickets may be purchased in person only. Limit 4 tickets per person.

    Seating for PWYC performances is General Admission, there is no reserved seating. If you have accessible seating needs please call the box office directly.

    Any tickets purchased with a debit or credit card have an added $3 per ticket fee.

     

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    22
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Wednesday May 22
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • WED
    22
    The Arsonists @ Gallery Erato (Horse in Motion)

    Wednesday May 22
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Gallery Erato
    309 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 6/3)

    by Max Frisch
    Directed by Bobbin Ramsey 
    Translated by Alistair Beaton

    Stories of arsonists burning down houses fill the news, but it could never happen here, right? The audience is invited into the center of this fiery and absurdist political parable as The Arsonists puts everyone in the hot-seat. The site-specific production is performed at Gallery Erato in historic Pioneer Square where the Seattle Great Fire raged over a century ago. With tough questions about fate, responsibility, and hair rejuvenator, this play asks the burning question of what it could mean to “burn it all down.”


    Tickets $28 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4096664

     

  • WED
    22
    Tiny Beautiful Things @ Seattle Rep

    Wednesday May 22
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
    Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
    Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
    Directed by Courtney Sale 

    Anonymous online columnist “Sugar” receives thousands of letters asking for advice, and with her own particular brand of brutal honesty and incisive empathy, helps those seeking guidance for life obstacles both large and small. It is later revealed that “Sugar” is author Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Based on the best-selling book by Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play that personifies the unfathomable questions that are at the heart of being human.

    Tickets up to $66
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/TB/Synopsis

     

  • WED
    22
    Joketellers Union Comedy Showcase @ Clock-Out Lounge

    Wednesday May 22
    8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Clock-Out Lounge
    4864 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Ongoing series)

    A weekly comedy show produced by Brett Hamil and Emmett Montgomery featuring a lineup of invited local and visiting comics, plus special guests with surprising talents.

    Pro-tip: order drinks at the bar & Seattle's best pizza (at Breezy Town Pizza) under the neon pizza slice next to the stage. Show starts around 9. 

    Tickets $7 online or at the door. Info here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/2395760763976285/

     

  • THU
    23
    Partly cloudy skies
    82°/58°
  • THU
    23
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Thursday May 23
    2 pm - 4 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • THU
    23
    Seattle Playwrights Salon @ Palace ($$)

    Thursday May 23
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Palace Theatre & Art Bar
    5813 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Monthly event) 

    A monthly reading series of new work by local playwrights. 

    No tickets; admission by donation ($10 suggested).

    Info here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/452177588650307/

     

  • THU
    23
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Thursday May 23
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • THU
    23
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Thursday May 23
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • THU
    23
    The Learned Ladies @ Hughes Penthouse (UW Drama)

    Thursday May 23
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Hughes Penthouse Theatre (UW Campus)

    (Thru 6/2)

    Directed by Jane Nichols 

    UW Drama will stage the witty Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's Les Femmes Savantes. Two sisters, one intellectual and one romantic, clash over a suitor. 


    Tickets $20 
    https://drama.washington.edu/events/2019-05-22/learned-ladies

     

  • THU
    23
    Office Hour @ ArtsWest

    Thursday May 23
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ArtsWest
    4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

    (Thru 5/26) 

    by Julia Cho 
    Directed by Mathew Wright 

    Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection. 

    Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence. 

    Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Tickets $42 
    https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/office-hour/ 

     

  • THU
    23
    Kim's Convenience @ Taproot

    Thursday May 23
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Taproot Theatre

    (Thru 6/22)

    by Ins Choi
    Co-Directed by David Hsieh & Scott Nolte

    Enter Kim's Convenience store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa (dad), Umma (mom), their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story reminds us that family isn't always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.


    Tickets up to $50 
    http://taproottheatre.org/shows/2019/kims-convenience/

     

  • THU
    23
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Thursday May 23
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • THU
    23
    Sweeney Todd @ Slate (Reboot)

    Thursday May 23
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Slate Theater @ INScape Arts
    815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA

    (Thru 6/1)

    by Stephen Sondheim 
    Directed by Julia Griffin
    Music direction by Aimee Hong

    Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun! 

    A modern reboot with a gender-bending cast.  

    Tickets $25
    https://rebootsweeneytodd.brownpapertickets.com/

     

  • THU
    23
    The Arsonists @ Gallery Erato (Horse in Motion)

    Thursday May 23
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Gallery Erato
    309 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 6/3)

    by Max Frisch
    Directed by Bobbin Ramsey 
    Translated by Alistair Beaton

    Stories of arsonists burning down houses fill the news, but it could never happen here, right? The audience is invited into the center of this fiery and absurdist political parable as The Arsonists puts everyone in the hot-seat. The site-specific production is performed at Gallery Erato in historic Pioneer Square where the Seattle Great Fire raged over a century ago. With tough questions about fate, responsibility, and hair rejuvenator, this play asks the burning question of what it could mean to “burn it all down.”


    Tickets $28 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4096664

     

  • THU
    23
    Take Me Out @ 12th Ave Arts (Strawberry Theatre Workshop) ($)

    Thursday May 23
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Avenue Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 6/22)

    Preview performance (free) 

    by Richard Greenberg
    Directed by Greg Carter 

    Is baseball ready for an openly gay superstar? 

    Take Me Out explores what happens when a superstar player on a major-league baseball team announces that he is gay. What outfielder Darren Lemming receives is disarming — and often hilarious — candor from his teammates, manager, and agent. Setting his play entirely in the team's clubhouse and shower, playwright Richard Greenberg traps a dozen (often naked) men in one room with their most intimate thoughts and no place to hide. 

    Enter into this sheltered atmosphere a mid-season roster addition from outside the team's familial bubble. A rookie relief pitcher's unfiltered television interview opens a locker of complicated insights about masculinity, democracy, race, and identity for the twenty-first century.


    Tickets free (previews only)  
    http://www.strawshop.org/take-me-out.html

     

  • THU
    23
    The Call @ Seattle Public Theater

    Thursday May 23
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Public Theater
    7312 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

    (Thru 6/9)

    by Tanya Barfield
    Directed by Annie Lareau 

    When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.  


    Tickets $34 
    https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/the-call

     

  • THU
    23
    Food Thunderdome 2 @ Cafe Nordo (14/48)

    Thursday May 23
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Cafe Nordo
    109 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/25, different lineups each weekend)

    14/48: Nordo combines the pressure-cooker of The World’s Quickest Theater Festival with the immersive experience and culinary excellence of Café Nordo. On the Sunday night of each week, four playwrights are paired with four chefs, given a random ingredient and a common theme, a randomly selected director, and a randomly drawn cast. They will have four days to write, rehearse, prepare recipes, and serve audiences the fruits of their labors on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights: four plays interwoven with a four-course meal.

    Tickets $65 
    https://www.the1448projects.org/nordo 

     

  • THU
    23
    Time to Tell @ ACT (with Shawn Ketchum Johnson)

    Thursday May 23
    8 pm - 10 pm

    ACT Theatre (the Lalie)
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Climate change -- its effects on our planet, the current white-hot debate of its very existence, the promise that there is still time to change its course, the nagging feeling in the populace that time has run out -- is arguably the most important, universal, global issue of our current moment. 

    And yet, most of us find only deep confusion when attempting to engage with the issue. The most successful tactic by far is to simply disconnect. A thoughtful exploration of social conscience, personal ambition, and deep time, Time to Tell provides an opportunity to complicate our biases and bring our confusions into the light. Are our beliefs helping us, or hindering us from a greater and more fruitful understanding? 

    Initially devised during a rehearsal/workshop process involving the collaboration of lauded American poet Elyse Fenton and a twelve-member ensemble, a workshop version of Time to Tell was publicly presented in September 2017 at the Lee Center for the Arts with support from Seattle University. 


    Tickets $30 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/time-to-tell/

     

  • FRI
    24
    Clear skies
    65°/48°
  • FRI
    24
    The Detention Lottery @ Fauntleroy UCC ($)

    Friday May 24
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Fauntleroy UCC
    9140 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136, USA

    by Margaret O'Donnell 
    Directed by Lia S. Fakhouri 

    This immersive work by local playwright and immigration attorney Margaret O'Donnell is designed to travel to various neighborhood locations, in which audience members become the detained. Lia S. Fakhouri (Veils with Macha Theatre Works) will direct this showing held at Fauntleroy UCC.

    Free, no tickets required. Info here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/393523828166294/

  • FRI
    24
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Friday May 24
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • FRI
    24
    The Learned Ladies @ Hughes Penthouse (UW Drama)

    Friday May 24
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Hughes Penthouse Theatre (UW Campus)

    (Thru 6/2)

    Directed by Jane Nichols 

    UW Drama will stage the witty Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's Les Femmes Savantes. Two sisters, one intellectual and one romantic, clash over a suitor. 


    Tickets $20 
    https://drama.washington.edu/events/2019-05-22/learned-ladies

     

  • FRI
    24
    Office Hour @ ArtsWest

    Friday May 24
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ArtsWest
    4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

    (Thru 5/26) 

    by Julia Cho 
    Directed by Mathew Wright 

    Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection. 

    Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence. 

    Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Tickets $42 
    https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/office-hour/ 

     

  • FRI
    24
    Sweeney Todd @ Slate (Reboot)

    Friday May 24
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Slate Theater @ INScape Arts
    815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA

    (Thru 6/1)

    by Stephen Sondheim 
    Directed by Julia Griffin
    Music direction by Aimee Hong

    Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun! 

    A modern reboot with a gender-bending cast.  

    Tickets $25
    https://rebootsweeneytodd.brownpapertickets.com/

     

  • FRI
    24
    The Arsonists @ Gallery Erato (Horse in Motion)

    Friday May 24
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Gallery Erato
    309 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 6/3)

    by Max Frisch
    Directed by Bobbin Ramsey 
    Translated by Alistair Beaton

    Stories of arsonists burning down houses fill the news, but it could never happen here, right? The audience is invited into the center of this fiery and absurdist political parable as The Arsonists puts everyone in the hot-seat. The site-specific production is performed at Gallery Erato in historic Pioneer Square where the Seattle Great Fire raged over a century ago. With tough questions about fate, responsibility, and hair rejuvenator, this play asks the burning question of what it could mean to “burn it all down.”


    Tickets $28 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4096664

     

  • FRI
    24
    #adulting @ 18th & Union (Lowbrow Opera)

    Friday May 24
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    18th & Union
    1406 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Lowbrow Opera Collective’s inaugural production will be the West coast premiere of a new opera titled #adulting. The story follows four roommates, recently brought together via craigslist, through their first forays into adulthood. Ruth, Tony, Bucket, and Drew come across a lot of challenges -- mainly their own lack of practical life skills. The show is equal parts self deprecating humor and a giant middle finger to anyone who says millennials can’t get shit done. Mostly absurd and just a little raunchy, the opera uses a variety of musical styles to portray vignettes of modern lives, from the joy of a first apartment to the horror of a stubborn, mysterious and icky stain you find on the only couch you could afford.

    John Ervin Brooks, music
    Natalie Stewart Elder, libretto
    Stefan Melnyk, additional music and libretto
    Austin Nucklos, additional music and libretto
    Katie Kelley, director


    Tickets $15-$25 (sliding scale)

    https://18thandunion.org/adulting

     

  • FRI
    24
    Time to Tell @ ACT (with Shawn Ketchum Johnson)

    Friday May 24
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre (the Lalie)
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Climate change -- its effects on our planet, the current white-hot debate of its very existence, the promise that there is still time to change its course, the nagging feeling in the populace that time has run out -- is arguably the most important, universal, global issue of our current moment. 

    And yet, most of us find only deep confusion when attempting to engage with the issue. The most successful tactic by far is to simply disconnect. A thoughtful exploration of social conscience, personal ambition, and deep time, Time to Tell provides an opportunity to complicate our biases and bring our confusions into the light. Are our beliefs helping us, or hindering us from a greater and more fruitful understanding? 

    Initially devised during a rehearsal/workshop process involving the collaboration of lauded American poet Elyse Fenton and a twelve-member ensemble, a workshop version of Time to Tell was publicly presented in September 2017 at the Lee Center for the Arts with support from Seattle University. 


    Tickets $30 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/time-to-tell/

     

  • FRI
    24
    Take Me Out @ 12th Ave Arts (Strawberry Theatre Workshop) ($)

    Friday May 24
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Avenue Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 6/22)

    Preview performance (free) 

    by Richard Greenberg
    Directed by Greg Carter 

    Is baseball ready for an openly gay superstar? 

    Take Me Out explores what happens when a superstar player on a major-league baseball team announces that he is gay. What outfielder Darren Lemming receives is disarming — and often hilarious — candor from his teammates, manager, and agent. Setting his play entirely in the team's clubhouse and shower, playwright Richard Greenberg traps a dozen (often naked) men in one room with their most intimate thoughts and no place to hide. 

    Enter into this sheltered atmosphere a mid-season roster addition from outside the team's familial bubble. A rookie relief pitcher's unfiltered television interview opens a locker of complicated insights about masculinity, democracy, race, and identity for the twenty-first century.


    Tickets free (previews only)  
    http://www.strawshop.org/take-me-out.html

     

  • FRI
    24
    The Defiance @ Rainier Beach HS (Intiman - Starfish Project) ($)

    Friday May 24
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Robeson PAC - Rainier Beach HS
    8815 Seward Park Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, USA

    (Thru 6/1) 

    The Defiance imagines a near-future society where all creative expression is outlawed. In spite of living in a totalitarian environment, some people find a way to sing in secret or dream out loud in poems and paintings. This production is an experience in storytelling, that explores themes of social justice and education through the arts.

    The play was written by South Seattle middle school students and is one part of a community project in collaboration with students, actors, activists, and educators.

    Tickets free; RSVP here:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-defiance-tickets-61838947958

     

  • FRI
    24
    The Call @ Seattle Public Theater

    Friday May 24
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Public Theater
    7312 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

    (Thru 6/9)

    by Tanya Barfield
    Directed by Annie Lareau 

    When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.  


    Tickets $34 
    https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/the-call

     

  • FRI
    24
    Tiny Beautiful Things @ Seattle Rep

    Friday May 24
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
    Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
    Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
    Directed by Courtney Sale 

    Anonymous online columnist “Sugar” receives thousands of letters asking for advice, and with her own particular brand of brutal honesty and incisive empathy, helps those seeking guidance for life obstacles both large and small. It is later revealed that “Sugar” is author Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Based on the best-selling book by Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play that personifies the unfathomable questions that are at the heart of being human.

    Tickets up to $66
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/TB/Synopsis

     

  • FRI
    24
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Friday May 24
    8 pm - 10 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • FRI
    24
    Kim's Convenience @ Taproot

    Friday May 24
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Taproot Theatre

    (Thru 6/22)

    by Ins Choi
    Co-Directed by David Hsieh & Scott Nolte

    Enter Kim's Convenience store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa (dad), Umma (mom), their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story reminds us that family isn't always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.


    Tickets up to $50 
    http://taproottheatre.org/shows/2019/kims-convenience/

     

  • FRI
    24
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Friday May 24
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • FRI
    24
    Food Thunderdome 2 @ Cafe Nordo (14/48)

    Friday May 24
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Cafe Nordo
    109 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/25, different lineups each weekend)

    14/48: Nordo combines the pressure-cooker of The World’s Quickest Theater Festival with the immersive experience and culinary excellence of Café Nordo. On the Sunday night of each week, four playwrights are paired with four chefs, given a random ingredient and a common theme, a randomly selected director, and a randomly drawn cast. They will have four days to write, rehearse, prepare recipes, and serve audiences the fruits of their labors on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights: four plays interwoven with a four-course meal.

    Tickets $65 
    https://www.the1448projects.org/nordo 

     

  • SAT
    25
    Overcast skies
    66°/48°
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    25
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Saturday May 25
    2 pm - 4 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • SAT
    25
    Kim's Convenience @ Taproot

    Saturday May 25
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Taproot Theatre

    (Thru 6/22)

    by Ins Choi
    Co-Directed by David Hsieh & Scott Nolte

    Enter Kim's Convenience store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa (dad), Umma (mom), their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story reminds us that family isn't always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.


    Tickets up to $50 
    http://taproottheatre.org/shows/2019/kims-convenience/

     

  • SAT
    25
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Saturday May 25
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • SAT
    25
    Tiny Beautiful Things @ Seattle Rep

    Saturday May 25
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
    Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
    Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
    Directed by Courtney Sale 

    Anonymous online columnist “Sugar” receives thousands of letters asking for advice, and with her own particular brand of brutal honesty and incisive empathy, helps those seeking guidance for life obstacles both large and small. It is later revealed that “Sugar” is author Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Based on the best-selling book by Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play that personifies the unfathomable questions that are at the heart of being human.

    Tickets up to $66
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/TB/Synopsis

     

  • SAT
    25
    #adulting @ 18th & Union (Lowbrow Opera)

    Saturday May 25
    3 pm - 5 pm

    18th & Union
    1406 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Lowbrow Opera Collective’s inaugural production will be the West coast premiere of a new opera titled #adulting. The story follows four roommates, recently brought together via craigslist, through their first forays into adulthood. Ruth, Tony, Bucket, and Drew come across a lot of challenges -- mainly their own lack of practical life skills. The show is equal parts self deprecating humor and a giant middle finger to anyone who says millennials can’t get shit done. Mostly absurd and just a little raunchy, the opera uses a variety of musical styles to portray vignettes of modern lives, from the joy of a first apartment to the horror of a stubborn, mysterious and icky stain you find on the only couch you could afford.

    John Ervin Brooks, music
    Natalie Stewart Elder, libretto
    Stefan Melnyk, additional music and libretto
    Austin Nucklos, additional music and libretto
    Katie Kelley, director


    Tickets $15-$25 (sliding scale)

    https://18thandunion.org/adulting

     

  • SAT
    25
    Dark at Dusk @ Gay City Arts

    Saturday May 25
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Gay City
    517 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (One night only) 

    by Nic Masangkay 

    After a medication overdose, our protagonist lays unconscious at a Seattle hospital. Piecing together their past via music, film, and spoken word poetry, we retrace what led Them to suicide -- perhaps They arent the true killer. Find out if They live to tell Their own story.

    In Dark at Dusk: The Final Suicide, poet, singer-songwriter, music producer, and audio engineer Nic Masangkay leads a cast of local queer artists of color on an exploration of diaspora, gender nonconformity, queerness, disability, chronic illness, abuse, and love. 

    Cast and Team: Ace Wilson, Brian Is Ze, DJ Phenohype, Falon Sierra, Guayaba, Moonyeka, Selena Velasco, Son the Rhemic, Queerbigan, Vanna Zaragoza, Zora Seboulisa


    Tickets $15
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3657409

     

  • SAT
    25
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Saturday May 25
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • SAT
    25
    The Learned Ladies @ Hughes Penthouse (UW Drama)

    Saturday May 25
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Hughes Penthouse Theatre (UW Campus)

    (Thru 6/2)

    Directed by Jane Nichols 

    UW Drama will stage the witty Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's Les Femmes Savantes. Two sisters, one intellectual and one romantic, clash over a suitor. 


    Tickets $20 
    https://drama.washington.edu/events/2019-05-22/learned-ladies

     

  • SAT
    25
    Office Hour @ ArtsWest

    Saturday May 25
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ArtsWest
    4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

    (Thru 5/26) 

    by Julia Cho 
    Directed by Mathew Wright 

    Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection. 

    Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence. 

    Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Tickets $42 
    https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/office-hour/ 

     

  • SAT
    25
    Sweeney Todd @ Slate (Reboot)

    Saturday May 25
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Slate Theater @ INScape Arts
    815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA

    (Thru 6/1)

    by Stephen Sondheim 
    Directed by Julia Griffin
    Music direction by Aimee Hong

    Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun! 

    A modern reboot with a gender-bending cast.  

    Tickets $25
    https://rebootsweeneytodd.brownpapertickets.com/

     

  • SAT
    25
    The Arsonists @ Gallery Erato (Horse in Motion)

    Saturday May 25
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Gallery Erato
    309 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 6/3)

    by Max Frisch
    Directed by Bobbin Ramsey 
    Translated by Alistair Beaton

    Stories of arsonists burning down houses fill the news, but it could never happen here, right? The audience is invited into the center of this fiery and absurdist political parable as The Arsonists puts everyone in the hot-seat. The site-specific production is performed at Gallery Erato in historic Pioneer Square where the Seattle Great Fire raged over a century ago. With tough questions about fate, responsibility, and hair rejuvenator, this play asks the burning question of what it could mean to “burn it all down.”


    Tickets $28 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4096664

     

  • SAT
    25
    #adulting @ 18th & Union (Lowbrow Opera)

    Saturday May 25
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    18th & Union
    1406 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Lowbrow Opera Collective’s inaugural production will be the West coast premiere of a new opera titled #adulting. The story follows four roommates, recently brought together via craigslist, through their first forays into adulthood. Ruth, Tony, Bucket, and Drew come across a lot of challenges -- mainly their own lack of practical life skills. The show is equal parts self deprecating humor and a giant middle finger to anyone who says millennials can’t get shit done. Mostly absurd and just a little raunchy, the opera uses a variety of musical styles to portray vignettes of modern lives, from the joy of a first apartment to the horror of a stubborn, mysterious and icky stain you find on the only couch you could afford.

    John Ervin Brooks, music
    Natalie Stewart Elder, libretto
    Stefan Melnyk, additional music and libretto
    Austin Nucklos, additional music and libretto
    Katie Kelley, director


    Tickets $15-$25 (sliding scale)

    https://18thandunion.org/adulting

     

  • SAT
    25
    Time to Tell @ ACT (with Shawn Ketchum Johnson)

    Saturday May 25
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre (the Lalie)
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Climate change -- its effects on our planet, the current white-hot debate of its very existence, the promise that there is still time to change its course, the nagging feeling in the populace that time has run out -- is arguably the most important, universal, global issue of our current moment. 

    And yet, most of us find only deep confusion when attempting to engage with the issue. The most successful tactic by far is to simply disconnect. A thoughtful exploration of social conscience, personal ambition, and deep time, Time to Tell provides an opportunity to complicate our biases and bring our confusions into the light. Are our beliefs helping us, or hindering us from a greater and more fruitful understanding? 

    Initially devised during a rehearsal/workshop process involving the collaboration of lauded American poet Elyse Fenton and a twelve-member ensemble, a workshop version of Time to Tell was publicly presented in September 2017 at the Lee Center for the Arts with support from Seattle University. 


    Tickets $30 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/time-to-tell/

     

  • SAT
    25
    Take Me Out @ 12th Ave Arts (Strawberry Theatre Workshop)

    Saturday May 25
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Avenue Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 6/22)

    by Richard Greenberg
    Directed by Greg Carter 

    Is baseball ready for an openly gay superstar? 

    Take Me Out explores what happens when a superstar player on a major-league baseball team announces that he is gay. What outfielder Darren Lemming receives is disarming — and often hilarious — candor from his teammates, manager, and agent. Setting his play entirely in the team's clubhouse and shower, playwright Richard Greenberg traps a dozen (often naked) men in one room with their most intimate thoughts and no place to hide. 

    Enter into this sheltered atmosphere a mid-season roster addition from outside the team's familial bubble. A rookie relief pitcher's unfiltered television interview opens a locker of complicated insights about masculinity, democracy, race, and identity for the twenty-first century.


    Tickets $36 ($24 on Mondays; 10 $10 'golden tickets' available per performance)  
    http://www.strawshop.org/take-me-out.html

     

  • SAT
    25
    The Defiance @ Rainier Beach HS (Intiman - Starfish Project) ($)

    Saturday May 25
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Robeson PAC - Rainier Beach HS
    8815 Seward Park Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, USA

    (Thru 6/1) 

    The Defiance imagines a near-future society where all creative expression is outlawed. In spite of living in a totalitarian environment, some people find a way to sing in secret or dream out loud in poems and paintings. This production is an experience in storytelling, that explores themes of social justice and education through the arts.

    The play was written by South Seattle middle school students and is one part of a community project in collaboration with students, actors, activists, and educators.

    Tickets free; RSVP here:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-defiance-tickets-61838947958

     

  • SAT
    25
    The Call @ Seattle Public Theater

    Saturday May 25
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Public Theater
    7312 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

    (Thru 6/9)

    by Tanya Barfield
    Directed by Annie Lareau 

    When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.  


    Tickets $34 
    https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/the-call

     

  • SAT
    25
    Tiny Beautiful Things @ Seattle Rep

    Saturday May 25
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
    Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
    Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
    Directed by Courtney Sale 

    Anonymous online columnist “Sugar” receives thousands of letters asking for advice, and with her own particular brand of brutal honesty and incisive empathy, helps those seeking guidance for life obstacles both large and small. It is later revealed that “Sugar” is author Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Based on the best-selling book by Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play that personifies the unfathomable questions that are at the heart of being human.

    Tickets up to $66
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/TB/Synopsis

     

  • SAT
    25
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Saturday May 25
    8 pm - 10 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • SAT
    25
    Kim's Convenience @ Taproot

    Saturday May 25
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Taproot Theatre

    (Thru 6/22)

    by Ins Choi
    Co-Directed by David Hsieh & Scott Nolte

    Enter Kim's Convenience store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa (dad), Umma (mom), their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story reminds us that family isn't always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.


    Tickets up to $50 
    http://taproottheatre.org/shows/2019/kims-convenience/

     

  • SAT
    25
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Saturday May 25
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • SAT
    25
    Food Thunderdome 2 @ Cafe Nordo (14/48)

    Saturday May 25
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Cafe Nordo
    109 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 5/25, different lineups each weekend)

    14/48: Nordo combines the pressure-cooker of The World’s Quickest Theater Festival with the immersive experience and culinary excellence of Café Nordo. On the Sunday night of each week, four playwrights are paired with four chefs, given a random ingredient and a common theme, a randomly selected director, and a randomly drawn cast. They will have four days to write, rehearse, prepare recipes, and serve audiences the fruits of their labors on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights: four plays interwoven with a four-course meal.

    Tickets $65 
    https://www.the1448projects.org/nordo 

     

  • SUN
    26
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Sunday May 26
    2 pm - 4 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • SUN
    26
    The Learned Ladies @ Hughes Penthouse (UW Drama)

    Sunday May 26
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Hughes Penthouse Theatre (UW Campus)

    (Thru 6/2)

    Directed by Jane Nichols 

    UW Drama will stage the witty Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's Les Femmes Savantes. Two sisters, one intellectual and one romantic, clash over a suitor. 


    Tickets $20 
    https://drama.washington.edu/events/2019-05-22/learned-ladies

     

  • SUN
    26
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Sunday May 26
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • SUN
    26
    Sweeney Todd @ Slate (Reboot)

    Sunday May 26
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Slate Theater @ INScape Arts
    815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA

    (Thru 6/1)

    by Stephen Sondheim 
    Directed by Julia Griffin
    Music direction by Aimee Hong

    Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun! 

    A modern reboot with a gender-bending cast.  

    Tickets $25
    https://rebootsweeneytodd.brownpapertickets.com/

     

  • SUN
    26
    Choreography Showcase @ Spectrum Dance Theater ($$)

    Sunday May 26
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Spectrum Dance Theater
    800 Lake Washington Blvd, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    The Choreography Showcase presents the culminating work of Introduction to Choreography, a course designed to explore the basic skills of creating dance and the refinement these skills over the course of the year. 

    Students learn to identify their own movement vocabulary and build dance work, through rigorous practice, that is thoughtful and uniquely their own. This year- long course is completed with a revealing presentation of student generated work that will demonstrate a wide variety of creativity and ideas.


    Tickets free; $5-$15 donation suggested
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-choreography-showcase-tickets-61321032860

     

  • SUN
    26
    The Call @ Seattle Public Theater

    Sunday May 26
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Seattle Public Theater
    7312 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

    (Thru 6/9)

    by Tanya Barfield
    Directed by Annie Lareau 

    When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.  


    Tickets $34 
    https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/the-call

     

  • SUN
    26
    Tiny Beautiful Things @ Seattle Rep

    Sunday May 26
    2 pm - 4 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
    Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
    Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
    Directed by Courtney Sale 

    Anonymous online columnist “Sugar” receives thousands of letters asking for advice, and with her own particular brand of brutal honesty and incisive empathy, helps those seeking guidance for life obstacles both large and small. It is later revealed that “Sugar” is author Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Based on the best-selling book by Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play that personifies the unfathomable questions that are at the heart of being human.

    Tickets up to $66
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/TB/Synopsis

     

  • SUN
    26
    Time to Tell @ ACT (with Shawn Ketchum Johnson)

    Sunday May 26
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    ACT Theatre (the Lalie)
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Climate change -- its effects on our planet, the current white-hot debate of its very existence, the promise that there is still time to change its course, the nagging feeling in the populace that time has run out -- is arguably the most important, universal, global issue of our current moment. 

    And yet, most of us find only deep confusion when attempting to engage with the issue. The most successful tactic by far is to simply disconnect. A thoughtful exploration of social conscience, personal ambition, and deep time, Time to Tell provides an opportunity to complicate our biases and bring our confusions into the light. Are our beliefs helping us, or hindering us from a greater and more fruitful understanding? 

    Initially devised during a rehearsal/workshop process involving the collaboration of lauded American poet Elyse Fenton and a twelve-member ensemble, a workshop version of Time to Tell was publicly presented in September 2017 at the Lee Center for the Arts with support from Seattle University. 


    Tickets $30 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/time-to-tell/

     

  • SUN
    26
    Office Hour @ ArtsWest

    Sunday May 26
    3 pm - 5 pm

    ArtsWest
    4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

    (Thru 5/26) 

    by Julia Cho 
    Directed by Mathew Wright 

    Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection. 

    Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence. 

    Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Tickets $42 
    https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/office-hour/ 

     

  • SUN
    26
    #adulting @ 18th & Union (Lowbrow Opera)

    Sunday May 26
    3 pm - 5 pm

    18th & Union
    1406 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Lowbrow Opera Collective’s inaugural production will be the West coast premiere of a new opera titled #adulting. The story follows four roommates, recently brought together via craigslist, through their first forays into adulthood. Ruth, Tony, Bucket, and Drew come across a lot of challenges -- mainly their own lack of practical life skills. The show is equal parts self deprecating humor and a giant middle finger to anyone who says millennials can’t get shit done. Mostly absurd and just a little raunchy, the opera uses a variety of musical styles to portray vignettes of modern lives, from the joy of a first apartment to the horror of a stubborn, mysterious and icky stain you find on the only couch you could afford.

    John Ervin Brooks, music
    Natalie Stewart Elder, libretto
    Stefan Melnyk, additional music and libretto
    Austin Nucklos, additional music and libretto
    Katie Kelley, director


    Tickets $15-$25 (sliding scale)

    https://18thandunion.org/adulting

     

  • SUN
    26
    Urinetown @ ACT (with The 5th)

    Sunday May 26
    7 pm - 9 pm

    ACT Theatre
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann
    Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis 
    Directed by Bill Berry 

    Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

    Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.


    Tickets up to $107 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/urinetown/

     

  • SUN
    26
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Sunday May 26
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • SUN
    26
    Time to Tell @ ACT (with Shawn Ketchum Johnson)

    Sunday May 26
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    ACT Theatre (the Lalie)
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 5/26)

    Climate change -- its effects on our planet, the current white-hot debate of its very existence, the promise that there is still time to change its course, the nagging feeling in the populace that time has run out -- is arguably the most important, universal, global issue of our current moment. 

    And yet, most of us find only deep confusion when attempting to engage with the issue. The most successful tactic by far is to simply disconnect. A thoughtful exploration of social conscience, personal ambition, and deep time, Time to Tell provides an opportunity to complicate our biases and bring our confusions into the light. Are our beliefs helping us, or hindering us from a greater and more fruitful understanding? 

    Initially devised during a rehearsal/workshop process involving the collaboration of lauded American poet Elyse Fenton and a twelve-member ensemble, a workshop version of Time to Tell was publicly presented in September 2017 at the Lee Center for the Arts with support from Seattle University. 


    Tickets $30 
    https://acttheatre.org/actlab/time-to-tell/

     

  • SUN
    26
    Tiny Beautiful Things @ Seattle Rep

    Sunday May 26
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
    Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
    Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
    Directed by Courtney Sale 

    Anonymous online columnist “Sugar” receives thousands of letters asking for advice, and with her own particular brand of brutal honesty and incisive empathy, helps those seeking guidance for life obstacles both large and small. It is later revealed that “Sugar” is author Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Based on the best-selling book by Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play that personifies the unfathomable questions that are at the heart of being human.

    Tickets up to $66
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/TB/Synopsis

     

  • MON
    27
    Memorial Day
  • TUE
    28
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Tuesday May 28
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • TUE
    28
    Tiny Beautiful Things @ Seattle Rep

    Tuesday May 28
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
    Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
    Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
    Directed by Courtney Sale 

    Anonymous online columnist “Sugar” receives thousands of letters asking for advice, and with her own particular brand of brutal honesty and incisive empathy, helps those seeking guidance for life obstacles both large and small. It is later revealed that “Sugar” is author Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Based on the best-selling book by Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play that personifies the unfathomable questions that are at the heart of being human.

    Tickets up to $66
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/TB/Synopsis

     

  • WED
    29
    Kim's Convenience @ Taproot

    Wednesday May 29
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Taproot Theatre

    (Thru 6/22)

    by Ins Choi
    Co-Directed by David Hsieh & Scott Nolte

    Enter Kim's Convenience store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa (dad), Umma (mom), their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story reminds us that family isn't always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.


    Tickets up to $50 
    http://taproottheatre.org/shows/2019/kims-convenience/

     

  • WED
    29
    In SEAtu: Weed @ Capitol Cider (Marisol Makes) ($$)

    Wednesday May 29
    6 pm - 7 pm

    Capitol Cider
    818 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/30; part of a four-part series) 

    The bouffons have landed in Seattle to observe and mimic foibles of human behavior. Allergic to apathy, they challenge politeness, expose uncomfortable truths, and acknowledge the beauty and tragic histories of our beloved icons.

    They have felt the drizzle, sniffed that coffee aroma, gorged on Omega3s, and splendored in the grass. Join them as they celebrate. 

    NOTE: venus is 21+ 


    Tickets up to $25 (sliding scale, PWYC), not yet available. 

    Series dates: 

    In SEAtu: Rain – Weds, Feb 27 @ 6pm; Thurs, Feb 28 @ 5:30pm
    In SEAtu: Coffee – Mon, Mar 25 @ 6pm and 7:30pm (coming soon)
    In SEAtu: Salmon – Mon, Apr 29 @ 6pm and 7:30pm (coming soon)
    In SEAtu: Weed – Weds, May 29 @ 6pm and Thursday, May 30 @ 6pm (coming soon)

     

  • WED
    29
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Wednesday May 29
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • WED
    29
    The Learned Ladies @ Hughes Penthouse (UW Drama)

    Wednesday May 29
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Hughes Penthouse Theatre (UW Campus)

    (Thru 6/2)

    Directed by Jane Nichols 

    UW Drama will stage the witty Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's Les Femmes Savantes. Two sisters, one intellectual and one romantic, clash over a suitor. 


    Tickets $20 
    https://drama.washington.edu/events/2019-05-22/learned-ladies

     

  • WED
    29
    Kim's Convenience @ Taproot

    Wednesday May 29
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Taproot Theatre

    (Thru 6/22)

    by Ins Choi
    Co-Directed by David Hsieh & Scott Nolte

    Enter Kim's Convenience store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa (dad), Umma (mom), their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story reminds us that family isn't always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.


    Tickets up to $50 
    http://taproottheatre.org/shows/2019/kims-convenience/

     

  • WED
    29
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Wednesday May 29
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • WED
    29
    The Arsonists @ Gallery Erato (Horse in Motion)

    Wednesday May 29
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Gallery Erato
    309 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 6/3)

    by Max Frisch
    Directed by Bobbin Ramsey 
    Translated by Alistair Beaton

    Stories of arsonists burning down houses fill the news, but it could never happen here, right? The audience is invited into the center of this fiery and absurdist political parable as The Arsonists puts everyone in the hot-seat. The site-specific production is performed at Gallery Erato in historic Pioneer Square where the Seattle Great Fire raged over a century ago. With tough questions about fate, responsibility, and hair rejuvenator, this play asks the burning question of what it could mean to “burn it all down.”


    Tickets $28 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4096664

     

  • WED
    29
    Tiny Beautiful Things @ Seattle Rep

    Wednesday May 29
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
    Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
    Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
    Directed by Courtney Sale 

    Anonymous online columnist “Sugar” receives thousands of letters asking for advice, and with her own particular brand of brutal honesty and incisive empathy, helps those seeking guidance for life obstacles both large and small. It is later revealed that “Sugar” is author Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Based on the best-selling book by Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play that personifies the unfathomable questions that are at the heart of being human.

    Tickets up to $66
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/TB/Synopsis

     

  • WED
    29
    Joketellers Union Comedy Showcase @ Clock-Out Lounge

    Wednesday May 29
    8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Clock-Out Lounge
    4864 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    (Ongoing series)

    A weekly comedy show produced by Brett Hamil and Emmett Montgomery featuring a lineup of invited local and visiting comics, plus special guests with surprising talents.

    Pro-tip: order drinks at the bar & Seattle's best pizza (at Breezy Town Pizza) under the neon pizza slice next to the stage. Show starts around 9. 

    Tickets $7 online or at the door. Info here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/2395760763976285/

     

  • THU
    30
    In SEAtu: Weed @ Capitol Cider (Marisol Makes) ($$)

    Thursday May 30
    6 pm - 7 pm

    Capitol Cider
    818 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 5/30; part of a four-part series) 

    The bouffons have landed in Seattle to observe and mimic foibles of human behavior. Allergic to apathy, they challenge politeness, expose uncomfortable truths, and acknowledge the beauty and tragic histories of our beloved icons.

    They have felt the drizzle, sniffed that coffee aroma, gorged on Omega3s, and splendored in the grass. Join them as they celebrate. 

    NOTE: venus is 21+ 


    Tickets up to $25 (sliding scale, PWYC), not yet available. 

    Series dates: 

    In SEAtu: Rain – Weds, Feb 27 @ 6pm; Thurs, Feb 28 @ 5:30pm
    In SEAtu: Coffee – Mon, Mar 25 @ 6pm and 7:30pm (coming soon)
    In SEAtu: Salmon – Mon, Apr 29 @ 6pm and 7:30pm (coming soon)
    In SEAtu: Weed – Weds, May 29 @ 6pm and Thursday, May 30 @ 6pm (coming soon)

     

  • THU
    30
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Thursday May 30
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • THU
    30
    The Learned Ladies @ Hughes Penthouse (UW Drama)

    Thursday May 30
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Hughes Penthouse Theatre (UW Campus)

    (Thru 6/2)

    Directed by Jane Nichols 

    UW Drama will stage the witty Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's Les Femmes Savantes. Two sisters, one intellectual and one romantic, clash over a suitor. 


    Tickets $20 
    https://drama.washington.edu/events/2019-05-22/learned-ladies

     

  • THU
    30
    Kim's Convenience @ Taproot

    Thursday May 30
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Taproot Theatre

    (Thru 6/22)

    by Ins Choi
    Co-Directed by David Hsieh & Scott Nolte

    Enter Kim's Convenience store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa (dad), Umma (mom), their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story reminds us that family isn't always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.


    Tickets up to $50 
    http://taproottheatre.org/shows/2019/kims-convenience/

     

  • THU
    30
    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Thursday May 30
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

  • THU
    30
    Sweeney Todd @ Slate (Reboot)

    Thursday May 30
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Slate Theater @ INScape Arts
    815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA

    (Thru 6/1)

    by Stephen Sondheim 
    Directed by Julia Griffin
    Music direction by Aimee Hong

    Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun! 

    A modern reboot with a gender-bending cast.  

    Tickets $25
    https://rebootsweeneytodd.brownpapertickets.com/

     

  • THU
    30
    The Arsonists @ Gallery Erato (Horse in Motion)

    Thursday May 30
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Gallery Erato
    309 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 6/3)

    by Max Frisch
    Directed by Bobbin Ramsey 
    Translated by Alistair Beaton

    Stories of arsonists burning down houses fill the news, but it could never happen here, right? The audience is invited into the center of this fiery and absurdist political parable as The Arsonists puts everyone in the hot-seat. The site-specific production is performed at Gallery Erato in historic Pioneer Square where the Seattle Great Fire raged over a century ago. With tough questions about fate, responsibility, and hair rejuvenator, this play asks the burning question of what it could mean to “burn it all down.”


    Tickets $28 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4096664

     

  • THU
    30
    Blackbird @ 18th & Union (White Rabbits Inc.) ($$)

    Thursday May 30
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    18th & Union
    1406 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 6/15)

    Pay-what-you-can preview performance 

    by David Harrower   
    Directed by Paul Budraitis

    Content Warning: This show discusses rape and sexual abuse (A packet of specific and detailed content warnings will be available at the theater)     

    Ray, age 56, has a new identity and a new life, thinking he can't be found. Una, 27, has a new life too and has just arrived unannounced at Ray's office. Raw emotions run high as they both attempt to reconstruct the sexually abusive relationship they had fifteen years ago, when she was 12 and he was 41.

    Blackbird is a story about living in the aftermath of rape and abuse—about the struggle of demanding a new future while carrying the weight of a traumatic past. 

    Called “one of the most powerful dramas of the century” by The New York Times, Blackbird is 'a brilliant and tantalizing study in sexual obsession that leaves one both shaken and stirred” (The Guardian). 

    Featuring Libby Barnard as Una and Shawn Belyea as Ray 

    Tickets $15-$25 (sliding scale)
    https://18thandunion.org/blackbird

     

     

  • THU
    30
    Don't Call It a Riot! @ 12th Ave Arts (Ten Auras)

    Thursday May 30
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Avenue Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Preview performance 

    Written & directed by Amontaine Aurore 

    It's 1968 and Reed, a member of Seattle's Black Panther Party, must juggle the demands of a new marriage and a baby on the way, yet still find time to fight for liberation and dream of creating a better world. When her best friend Marti moves in, there is yet one more thing on her plate. Reed is unaware of the forces that will eventually destroy the Party, as well as the ones that threaten her happy home. It will take 31 years before she discovers the betrayal that was at the root of a dream deferred.

    Don't Call it a Riot! explores the history of Seattle activism from the height of the city's 1960s Black Panther Party to the 1999 WTO protests while uncovering the toll that a commitment to social justice can take on the day-to-day lives of activists. 

    Tickets $10+ (name-your-price, preview only) 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4217780

     

  • THU
    30
    The Call @ Seattle Public Theater

    Thursday May 30
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Public Theater
    7312 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

    (Thru 6/9)

    by Tanya Barfield
    Directed by Annie Lareau 

    When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.  


    Tickets $34 
    https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/the-call

     

  • THU
    30
    Tiny Beautiful Things @ Seattle Rep

    Thursday May 30
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
    Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
    Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
    Directed by Courtney Sale 

    Anonymous online columnist “Sugar” receives thousands of letters asking for advice, and with her own particular brand of brutal honesty and incisive empathy, helps those seeking guidance for life obstacles both large and small. It is later revealed that “Sugar” is author Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Based on the best-selling book by Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play that personifies the unfathomable questions that are at the heart of being human.

    Tickets up to $66
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/TB/Synopsis

     

  • FRI
    31
    In Living Color @ Center Theatre Black Box (Allegory)

    Friday May 31
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Center Theatre - Black Box
    305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2) 

    Join ALLEGORY: Stories That Shape the Soul Storytellers for the debut of IN LIVING COLOR: Stories from the LGBTQ Community! 

    Family. The epitome of connection, unconditional love and acceptance. Unless it isn’t. This moniker is widely accepted as an inclusive way to categorize the individuals that make up the LGBTQ community. 

    Diving deep into the in’s and outs of what it really means to be part of a family, born-in or chosen, each of our LGBTQ Storytellers shares a life changing experience and how sexual orientation has impacted their lives and relationships. IN LIVING COLOR helps redefine the meaning of self love. 

    These adverse and difficult stories force the audience to examine their own critical judgments of the people they see as different or set apart and make a decision about what kind of person they want to be. 

    From religion, societal expectations, raising children and just trying to fit into an ever changing world, IN LIVING COLOR brings together a collection of true stories as told by those who lived through them.


    Tickets $22 ($20 each in multi-show pass) 
    https://www.allegorysoulstories.com/tickets

     

  • FRI
    31
    Nina Simone: Four Women @ Seattle Rep

    Friday May 31
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/2)

    by Christina Ham
    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

    When 'The High Priestess of Soul' Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country's agony. 'Four Women' and Simone's other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.


    Tickets 
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

     

  • FRI
    31
    The Learned Ladies @ Hughes Penthouse (UW Drama)

    Friday May 31
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Hughes Penthouse Theatre (UW Campus)

    (Thru 6/2)

    Directed by Jane Nichols 

    UW Drama will stage the witty Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's Les Femmes Savantes. Two sisters, one intellectual and one romantic, clash over a suitor. 


    Tickets $20 
    https://drama.washington.edu/events/2019-05-22/learned-ladies

     

  • FRI
    31
    Sweeney Todd @ Slate (Reboot)

    Friday May 31
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Slate Theater @ INScape Arts
    815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA

    (Thru 6/1)

    by Stephen Sondheim 
    Directed by Julia Griffin
    Music direction by Aimee Hong

    Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun! 

    A modern reboot with a gender-bending cast.  

    Tickets $25
    https://rebootsweeneytodd.brownpapertickets.com/

     

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    The Arsonists @ Gallery Erato (Horse in Motion)

    Friday May 31
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Gallery Erato
    309 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    (Thru 6/3)

    by Max Frisch
    Directed by Bobbin Ramsey 
    Translated by Alistair Beaton

    Stories of arsonists burning down houses fill the news, but it could never happen here, right? The audience is invited into the center of this fiery and absurdist political parable as The Arsonists puts everyone in the hot-seat. The site-specific production is performed at Gallery Erato in historic Pioneer Square where the Seattle Great Fire raged over a century ago. With tough questions about fate, responsibility, and hair rejuvenator, this play asks the burning question of what it could mean to “burn it all down.”


    Tickets $28 
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4096664

     

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    Blackbird @ 18th & Union (White Rabbits Inc.)

    Friday May 31
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    18th & Union
    1406 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 6/15)

    by David Harrower   
    Directed by Paul Budraitis

    Content Warning: This show discusses rape and sexual abuse (A packet of specific and detailed content warnings will be available at the theater)     

    Ray, age 56, has a new identity and a new life, thinking he can't be found. Una, 27, has a new life too and has just arrived unannounced at Ray's office. Raw emotions run high as they both attempt to reconstruct the sexually abusive relationship they had fifteen years ago, when she was 12 and he was 41.

    Blackbird is a story about living in the aftermath of rape and abuse—about the struggle of demanding a new future while carrying the weight of a traumatic past. 

    Called “one of the most powerful dramas of the century” by The New York Times, Blackbird is 'a brilliant and tantalizing study in sexual obsession that leaves one both shaken and stirred” (The Guardian). 

    Featuring Libby Barnard as Una and Shawn Belyea as Ray 

    Tickets $15-$25 (sliding scale)
    https://18thandunion.org/blackbird

     

     

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    They/Them the Festival @ Annex

    Friday May 31
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Annex Theatre
    1100 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 6/29)

    Written & performed by by Sam I'am
    Original Music by Emma Staake

    NOTE: different opening performers every night; see schedule at link below. Show includes They/Them The Musical and guest opening acts. 

    They/Them the Musical is the story of gender identity told through the eyes of mother, son and daughter, asking “How much does gender matter in loving a parent or child? 

    They/Them the Festival is a celebration of trans performance artists showcasing that WE ARE HERE. 


    Tickets $20 (sliding scale available, $10-$40) 
    http://www.annextheatre.org/2019-season/they-them-the-festival/


    Dates to note:

    NO show on 6/13 & 6/27 
    6/13: Spin the Bottle 
    6/27: Gender Is a Joke 3 comedy/fundraiser 

    Monday night shows on 6/10 & 6/17  

     

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    Don't Call It a Riot! @ 12th Ave Arts (Ten Auras)

    Friday May 31
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Avenue Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Written & directed by Amontaine Aurore 

    It's 1968 and Reed, a member of Seattle's Black Panther Party, must juggle the demands of a new marriage and a baby on the way, yet still find time to fight for liberation and dream of creating a better world. When her best friend Marti moves in, there is yet one more thing on her plate. Reed is unaware of the forces that will eventually destroy the Party, as well as the ones that threaten her happy home. It will take 31 years before she discovers the betrayal that was at the root of a dream deferred.

    Don't Call it a Riot! explores the history of Seattle activism from the height of the city's 1960s Black Panther Party to the 1999 WTO protests while uncovering the toll that a commitment to social justice can take on the day-to-day lives of activists. 

    Tickets $25
    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4217780

     

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    Take Me Out @ 12th Ave Arts (Strawberry Theatre Workshop)

    Friday May 31
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    12th Avenue Arts
    1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    (Thru 6/22)

    by Richard Greenberg
    Directed by Greg Carter 

    Is baseball ready for an openly gay superstar? 

    Take Me Out explores what happens when a superstar player on a major-league baseball team announces that he is gay. What outfielder Darren Lemming receives is disarming — and often hilarious — candor from his teammates, manager, and agent. Setting his play entirely in the team's clubhouse and shower, playwright Richard Greenberg traps a dozen (often naked) men in one room with their most intimate thoughts and no place to hide. 

    Enter into this sheltered atmosphere a mid-season roster addition from outside the team's familial bubble. A rookie relief pitcher's unfiltered television interview opens a locker of complicated insights about masculinity, democracy, race, and identity for the twenty-first century.


    Tickets $36 ($24 on Mondays; 10 $10 'golden tickets' available per performance)  
    http://www.strawshop.org/take-me-out.html

     

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    The Defiance @ Rainier Beach HS (Intiman - Starfish Project) ($)

    Friday May 31
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Robeson PAC - Rainier Beach HS
    8815 Seward Park Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, USA

    (Thru 6/1) 

    The Defiance imagines a near-future society where all creative expression is outlawed. In spite of living in a totalitarian environment, some people find a way to sing in secret or dream out loud in poems and paintings. This production is an experience in storytelling, that explores themes of social justice and education through the arts.

    The play was written by South Seattle middle school students and is one part of a community project in collaboration with students, actors, activists, and educators.

    Tickets free; RSVP here:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-defiance-tickets-61838947958

     

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    The Call @ Seattle Public Theater

    Friday May 31
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Public Theater
    7312 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

    (Thru 6/9)

    by Tanya Barfield
    Directed by Annie Lareau 

    When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.  


    Tickets $34 
    https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/the-call

     

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    Tiny Beautiful Things @ Seattle Rep

    Friday May 31
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
    Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
    Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
    Directed by Courtney Sale 

    Anonymous online columnist “Sugar” receives thousands of letters asking for advice, and with her own particular brand of brutal honesty and incisive empathy, helps those seeking guidance for life obstacles both large and small. It is later revealed that “Sugar” is author Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Based on the best-selling book by Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play that personifies the unfathomable questions that are at the heart of being human.

    Tickets up to $66
    https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/TB/Synopsis

     

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    Kim's Convenience @ Taproot

    Friday May 31
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Taproot Theatre

    (Thru 6/22)

    by Ins Choi
    Co-Directed by David Hsieh & Scott Nolte

    Enter Kim's Convenience store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa (dad), Umma (mom), their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story reminds us that family isn't always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.


    Tickets up to $50 
    http://taproottheatre.org/shows/2019/kims-convenience/

     

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    Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)

    Friday May 31
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Village Theatre
    303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    (Thru 6/23, followed by run in Everett) 

    Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
    Directed by Scott Weinstein
    Music Direction by Chuck Mead

    The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love.


    Tickets up to $84 
    https://www.villagetheatre.org/issaquah/million-dollar-quartet.php

     

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    West Side Story @ The 5th

    Friday May 31
    8 pm - 10:30 pm

    The 5th Avenue Theatre
    1308 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 6/23)

    Preview performance 

    Music by Leonard Bernstein
    Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by Arthur Laurents
    Based on conception of Jerome Robbins
    Directed by Bill Berry

    Inspired by Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is set in the 1950s and centers on a rivalry between two teenage street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, in the Upper West Side. The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang's leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. With original choreography reproduced by Bob Richard. 

    Presented in association with Spectrum Dance Theater. 


    Tickets up to $129 
    https://www.5thavenue.org/show/west-side-story

     

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    Pass Over @ ACT

    Friday May 31
    8 pm - 10 pm

    ACT Theatre (Allen mainstage)
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    (Thru 6/23) 

    by Antoinette Nwandu
    Directed by Tim Bond 

    Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner – talking smack, passing the time, and hoping that today a miracle will come.  A provocative mashup of Waiting for Godot and the Exodus saga, Pass Over exposes the unquestionable human spirit of young black men who dream about a promised land they’ve yet to find.

    Run Time: Approximately 80 minutes with no intermission

    Tickets up to $47 
    https://acttheatre.org/season/2019-2/passover/

     

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