Performance Calendar

Looking for what’s happening around town? We’ve got you covered — with theatre, dance, and more.

We try hard to provide updated information, but these showtimes are not official. Please confirm dates/times with the individual theatres via their ticketing pages.


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Feb
1
Wed
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm

By Isaac Gómez
Based on the Novel by Erika L. Sánchez
Directed by Juliette Carrillo

As she grieves the death of her older sister, Júlia Reyes faces pressure to put her own dreams of becoming a writer on hold. She finds herself caught between her family’s expectations and the less than perfect life she grapples with every day as a 15-year-old growing up in Chicago. A rich and poignant exploration of how to transcend your circumstances while remaining true to who you are.

Previews 1/13-17, opens 1/18

ASL interpreted and audio described on 2/4 (matinee); open captioned in English on 1/26 (evening); Spanish captioned 2/3 (evening)

Tickets ($30-$102) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets are available for all performances by phone and in-person; see info here

 

House of Hearts @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm

All peace is disrupted in the Land of Broken Hearts when Queen Astral’s daughter, Aurora, falls in love with the town fool, Puck, at the Broken Hearts Ball, the fastidious annual gathering where speaking or feeling love is forever banned and punishable by death. Luna tries to contain the peace and order by convincing the Queen to have mercy and a change of heart to reverse the archaic laws she once created that would subject her very own daughter to death.

When the chaos unravels, will the love escape the grasp of the Queen’s tortured past and prevail to save her very own daughter? Your presence at the House of Hearts will reveal the answers to these curiosities and more.

House of Hearts features the talented cast of professional Can Can dancers, singers, and entertainers. Richard Peacock is Queen Astral, Shadou Mintrone is Aurora, Sasha Voyt is Elektra, Jasmine Jean Sim is Luna, and Jonathan Betchtel is Puck.

Tickets ($83+) here.

NOTE: During week before Valentine’s Day (2/8-14), only preferred & VIP tickets are available.

 

A Woman of No Importance @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood) (PWYC)
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm

By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Karen Lund

Gerald’s prospects are bright as he celebrates his new position with the notorious Lord Illingworth. But amidst the glittering banter at Lady Hunstanton’s party, a long buried scandal is revealed. Will the unveiling of Gerald’s lineage change the trajectory of his future? And what of the lovely American who’s captured his heart? This comedic classic from Oscar Wilde will charm you with its cleverness and wit.

Show info here.

Tickets for this performance are pay-what-you-choose: $10+ beginning at noon (by phone or in-person), and any price after 5pm (in-person only). See PWYC ticket info here.

 

History of Theatre @ ACT Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm

By Reginald André Jackson
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

From ACT Core Company writer and artist Reginald André Jackson in collaboration with The Hansberry Project and director Valerie Curtis-Newton comes the world premiere production, History of Theatre. Jackson delves into the journey and rich legacy of his artistic ancestors, from the early days of enslavement through the ensuing 200 years. Full of music, dance, and profound insights, the show traces the brilliance, perseverance, and artistry of our theatrical forebearers restoring and highlighting forgotten and unsung artists to their rightful place in history.

(Previews 1/28-2/1, opens 2/2)

Tickets ($0-$89) here.

Limited pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all shows, plus $20 same-day rush tickets; see info here.

 

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm

By Isaac Gómez
Based on the Novel by Erika L. Sánchez
Directed by Juliette Carrillo

As she grieves the death of her older sister, Júlia Reyes faces pressure to put her own dreams of becoming a writer on hold. She finds herself caught between her family’s expectations and the less than perfect life she grapples with every day as a 15-year-old growing up in Chicago. A rich and poignant exploration of how to transcend your circumstances while remaining true to who you are.

Previews 1/13-17, opens 1/18

ASL interpreted and audio described on 2/4 (matinee); open captioned in English on 1/26 (evening); Spanish captionined 2/3 (evening)

Tickets ($30-$102) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets are available for all performances by phone and in-person; see info here

 

Metamorphoses @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm

By Sami Ibrahim, Laura Lomas, and Sabrina Mahfouz
Directed by Shana Cooper

A daring and intimate new production inspired by Ovid’s epic poems of transformation. This modern interpretation performed by a quartet of actors weaves together a collection of both well-known and rarely told myths that excavate the extremes of human experience through the purest forms of theatrical storytelling.

Previews 1/27-31, opens 2/1

ASL interpreted and audio described on 2/18 (matinee); open captioned on 2/9 (evening); sensory friendly performance 2/25 (matinee). See accessibility info here.

Tickets ($50-$82) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets are available for all performances by phone and in-person; see info here

 

Duo Comedy Showcase @ Unexpected Productions (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm

Duo Comedy Showcase is Seattle’s only public open-mic for improv. Two-person teams doing what they do best: creating spontaneous scenes on the fly that are so hilarious, quick-witted, and perfectly constructed, it’s hard to believe they are made up on the spot. At Duos, newer improvisers have an opportunity to improve while professional improvisers practice and try new things. Who knows, you might even want to join them. Every Wednesday.

Location: Unexpected Productions, at the Gum Wall in the Market

Tickets ($11) here.

 

Feb
2
Thu
Art Bar: Games & Coloring Night @ Everett Improv (Everett)
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Thursdays, we are a game and art bar — the place to activate your pineal gland by playing and art-ing. You can play our games and use our art stuff. Or bring your own games and your own art stuff.

We will have good music on, appropriate lighting, drink specials, and a general vibe of “well shi*t, this is downright lovely.”

Location: Everett Improv (2610 Colby Ave)

Free, drop-in. Info here.

 

House of Hearts @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm

All peace is disrupted in the Land of Broken Hearts when Queen Astral’s daughter, Aurora, falls in love with the town fool, Puck, at the Broken Hearts Ball, the fastidious annual gathering where speaking or feeling love is forever banned and punishable by death. Luna tries to contain the peace and order by convincing the Queen to have mercy and a change of heart to reverse the archaic laws she once created that would subject her very own daughter to death.

When the chaos unravels, will the love escape the grasp of the Queen’s tortured past and prevail to save her very own daughter? Your presence at the House of Hearts will reveal the answers to these curiosities and more.

House of Hearts features the talented cast of professional Can Can dancers, singers, and entertainers. Richard Peacock is Queen Astral, Shadou Mintrone is Aurora, Sasha Voyt is Elektra, Jasmine Jean Sim is Luna, and Jonathan Betchtel is Puck.

Tickets ($83+) here.

NOTE: During week before Valentine’s Day (2/8-14), only preferred & VIP tickets are available.

 

A Woman of No Importance @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood)
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm

By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Karen Lund

Gerald’s prospects are bright as he celebrates his new position with the notorious Lord Illingworth. But amidst the glittering banter at Lady Hunstanton’s party, a long buried scandal is revealed. Will the unveiling of Gerald’s lineage change the trajectory of his future? And what of the lovely American who’s captured his heart? This comedic classic from Oscar Wilde will charm you with its cleverness and wit.

(Previews 1/25-1/26; opens 1/27)

Tickets ($26-$54) here.

 

Ain’t Too Proud (touring) – Broadway @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and silky-smooth harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts, creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits, with 14 reaching number one.

Nominated for 12 Tony Awards and the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, Ain’t Too Proud tells the thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal, as the group’s personal and political conflicts threatened to tear them apart during a decade of civil unrest in America.

Written by three-time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, and featuring the Tony-winning choreography of Sergio Trujillo, the unforgettable story of this legendary quintet is set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and so many more.

Tickets ($52+) here.

ASL-interpreted and audio-described performance scheduled for 1/29 (matinee); open-captioned performance on 1/29 (evening).

 

An Endless Shift @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm

Devised by Gloria Alcalá and Alma Davenport

A Documentary Theater Project

Created from verbatim accounts of the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic by the Seattle nurses who were there, An Endless Shift is a tribute to the everyday heroes who were confronted with what would become the longest shift of their lives. Seattle theater artist Gloria Alcalá, in a solo tour de force performance, embodies and voices the multitude of perspectives on the harrowing journey Seattle nurses faced in an ever-shifting landscape. It is a journey of challenge, hope, and deep recognition of our common humanity, told in the firsthand words of the humans who were there.

(Preview 1/25, opens 1/26)

Sliding scale tickets ($18.50-$123.50) available for all, here.

 

An Incomplete List – Dacha @ Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle – International Dist)
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm

Written & composed by Dante Green
Directed by Nansi Dwendi

An Incomplete List of All the Things I’m Going to Miss When The World is No Longer: is an electro-synth musical at the end of the world. Following a global announcement of the exact time Earth, as we know it, will cease to exist,a community of young queer friends and lovers decide the only reasonable thing would be to gather together for one last rager. This musical invites you into a glance at the last party on Earth — interwoven through a retrospective of cherished and tragic memories — to celebrate and mourn the delights and deceptions of the human experience. Dacha, in association with Theatre Off Jackson, is excited to produce this as the West Coast Premiere.

Tickets ($3-$55, pay-what-you-choose available for all) here.

 

Baskerville @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic “The Hound of the Baskervilles” into a murderously funny adventure. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one, and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

Tickets ($47) here.

PWYC rush tickets available for certain dates (TBA), and half-price same-day rush tickets available for all; see info here.

 

Coming Home – Teatro ZinZanni @ Herban Feast SoDo Park (Seattle)
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Teatro ZinZanni’s original brand of love, chaos, and dinner is making its long-awaited return to Seattle with a limited engagement run of the all-new show, Coming Home. When the world went dark more than two years ago, people everywhere were dispersing and lives turned upside. Today, as we rebuild and focus on our dreams going forward, we find that home is where our hearts reside — and Seattle is our home. So, join us in celebrating this return to home with an incredible cast of phenomenal talents in a limited engagement that will serve up the love, chaos, and dinner we’ve all been missing so very much.

Performers include Kevin Kent, Elena Gatilova (aerialist), Vita Radionova, Rizo (singer), Domitil Aillot (Chinese pole), Manuela Horn (yodeling Dominatrix), Duo Madrona (trapeze), Michael Evolution (basketball freestyle juggler)

Tickets $135+ (includes 4-course meal) here.

 

Gloria: A Life @ Strawberry Theatre Workshop (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Emily Mann
​Directed by Makaela Milburn

Five decades after Gloria Steinem began raising her voice for equality and championing the voices of others, she remains a leader of the American feminist movement. Emily Mann’s play traces the progress of Steinem’s extraordinary life, from her undercover Playboy Bunny exposé in the 1960s, through her founding of Ms. Magazine in the 1970s, to her activism in today’s women’s movement.

Location: 12th Avenue Arts

Tickets ($49) here.

History of Theatre @ ACT Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm

By Reginald André Jackson
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

From ACT Core Company writer and artist Reginald André Jackson in collaboration with The Hansberry Project and director Valerie Curtis-Newton comes the world premiere production, History of Theatre. Jackson delves into the journey and rich legacy of his artistic ancestors, from the early days of enslavement through the ensuing 200 years. Full of music, dance, and profound insights, the show traces the brilliance, perseverance, and artistry of our theatrical forebearers restoring and highlighting forgotten and unsung artists to their rightful place in history.

(Previews 1/28-2/1, opens 2/2)

Tickets ($0-$89) here.

Limited pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all shows, plus $20 same-day rush tickets; see info here.

 

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm

By Isaac Gómez
Based on the Novel by Erika L. Sánchez
Directed by Juliette Carrillo

As she grieves the death of her older sister, Júlia Reyes faces pressure to put her own dreams of becoming a writer on hold. She finds herself caught between her family’s expectations and the less than perfect life she grapples with every day as a 15-year-old growing up in Chicago. A rich and poignant exploration of how to transcend your circumstances while remaining true to who you are.

Previews 1/13-17, opens 1/18

ASL interpreted and audio described on 2/4 (matinee); open captioned in English on 1/26 (evening); Spanish captionined 2/3 (evening)

Tickets ($30-$102) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets are available for all performances by phone and in-person; see info here

 

Po Boy Tango @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma) (PWYC)
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm

By Kenneth Lin
Directed by David Hsieh

A celebration of the human spirit and the joy of cooking.

Po Boy Tango tells the story of Richie Po, a Taiwanese immigrant who turns to his estranged friend Gloria, an African-American Soul Food Chef, to help him recreate his mother’s ‘Great Banquet’. Despite the challenges of shark fin soup, duck po boy sandwiches, and underlying cultural tensions, they find common ground through their shared humor and the blending of traditional Chinese cuisine and African-American soul food. Helped by lessons from Po Mama’s television cooking show, the two discover a deeper understanding of food, culture, and the nature of friendship.

Tickets ($27) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available (in-person or by phone) for this performance; see info here.

 

This Bitter Earth @ Seattle Public Theater (Seattle – Green Lake)
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm

By Harrison David Rivers
Directed by Brandon Ivie

A deep love is challenged by divisive political realities. Jesse, an introspective black playwright, finds his choices called into question when his boyfriend, Neil, a white Black Lives Matter activist, calls him out for his political apathy. As passions and priorities collide, this couple is forced to reckon with issues of race, class and the bravery it takes to love out loud.

(Preview 1/26, opens 1/27)

Tickets ($5-$50, pay-what-you-choose available for all) here.

 

Feb
3
Fri
House of Hearts @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm

All peace is disrupted in the Land of Broken Hearts when Queen Astral’s daughter, Aurora, falls in love with the town fool, Puck, at the Broken Hearts Ball, the fastidious annual gathering where speaking or feeling love is forever banned and punishable by death. Luna tries to contain the peace and order by convincing the Queen to have mercy and a change of heart to reverse the archaic laws she once created that would subject her very own daughter to death.

When the chaos unravels, will the love escape the grasp of the Queen’s tortured past and prevail to save her very own daughter? Your presence at the House of Hearts will reveal the answers to these curiosities and more.

House of Hearts features the talented cast of professional Can Can dancers, singers, and entertainers. Richard Peacock is Queen Astral, Shadou Mintrone is Aurora, Sasha Voyt is Elektra, Jasmine Jean Sim is Luna, and Jonathan Betchtel is Puck.

Tickets ($83+) here.

NOTE: During week before Valentine’s Day (2/8-14), only preferred & VIP tickets are available.

 

Scenes and Songs: An Improvised Concept Musical @ Unexpected Productions (Seattle – Pike Place)
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm

One piano, one pianist, a handful of improvisers, and you. Created right before your eyes, from themes provided by the audience, our imaginative performers weave together entertaining and touching songs, stories, and characters all centered around one main concept. This improvised concept musical show is a genuine musical collaboration between the audience, improvisers, and the musician. Inspired by concept musicals like Company, Assassins, and Working.

Location: Unexpected Productions, at the Gum Wall in the Market

Tickets ($21.50) here.

 

The Man From Earth @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
Feb 3 @ 7:25 pm

By James Bixby and Richard Schenkman

Every 10 years or so, John Oldman has to move on. No matter what he’s doing. No matter who he’s with. He has to pack up and leave, or there will be talk of him not aging. John was born 14,000 years ago and not aged a day since he was 35. Packing his belongings to move to a new home, his colleagues, college professors from different disciplines, show up to give him an impromptu farewell party. He decides to tell his friends why he is leaving, turning the event into a mysterious and intense interrogation. Is he really ageless or is this all just a puzzle to test his old colleagues?

Tickets ($13-$17) here.

 

An Endless Shift @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm

Devised by Gloria Alcalá and Alma Davenport

A Documentary Theater Project

Created from verbatim accounts of the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic by the Seattle nurses who were there, An Endless Shift is a tribute to the everyday heroes who were confronted with what would become the longest shift of their lives. Seattle theater artist Gloria Alcalá, in a solo tour de force performance, embodies and voices the multitude of perspectives on the harrowing journey Seattle nurses faced in an ever-shifting landscape. It is a journey of challenge, hope, and deep recognition of our common humanity, told in the firsthand words of the humans who were there.

(Preview 1/25, opens 1/26)

Sliding scale tickets ($18.50-$123.50) available for all, here.

 

An Incomplete List – Dacha @ Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle – International Dist)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm

Written & composed by Dante Green
Directed by Nansi Dwendi

An Incomplete List of All the Things I’m Going to Miss When The World is No Longer: is an electro-synth musical at the end of the world. Following a global announcement of the exact time Earth, as we know it, will cease to exist,a community of young queer friends and lovers decide the only reasonable thing would be to gather together for one last rager. This musical invites you into a glance at the last party on Earth — interwoven through a retrospective of cherished and tragic memories — to celebrate and mourn the delights and deceptions of the human experience. Dacha, in association with Theatre Off Jackson, is excited to produce this as the West Coast Premiere.

Tickets ($3-$55, pay-what-you-choose available for all) here.

 

Baskerville @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic “The Hound of the Baskervilles” into a murderously funny adventure. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one, and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

Tickets ($47) here.

PWYC rush tickets available for certain dates (TBA), and half-price same-day rush tickets available for all; see info here.

 

Coming Home – Teatro ZinZanni @ Herban Feast SoDo Park (Seattle)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Teatro ZinZanni’s original brand of love, chaos, and dinner is making its long-awaited return to Seattle with a limited engagement run of the all-new show, Coming Home. When the world went dark more than two years ago, people everywhere were dispersing and lives turned upside. Today, as we rebuild and focus on our dreams going forward, we find that home is where our hearts reside — and Seattle is our home. So, join us in celebrating this return to home with an incredible cast of phenomenal talents in a limited engagement that will serve up the love, chaos, and dinner we’ve all been missing so very much.

Performers include Kevin Kent, Elena Gatilova (aerialist), Vita Radionova, Rizo (singer), Domitil Aillot (Chinese pole), Manuela Horn (yodeling Dominatrix), Duo Madrona (trapeze), Michael Evolution (basketball freestyle juggler)

Tickets $135+ (includes 4-course meal) here.

 

Gloria: A Life @ Strawberry Theatre Workshop (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Emily Mann
​Directed by Makaela Milburn

Five decades after Gloria Steinem began raising her voice for equality and championing the voices of others, she remains a leader of the American feminist movement. Emily Mann’s play traces the progress of Steinem’s extraordinary life, from her undercover Playboy Bunny exposé in the 1960s, through her founding of Ms. Magazine in the 1970s, to her activism in today’s women’s movement.

Location: 12th Avenue Arts

Tickets ($49) here.

History of Theatre @ ACT Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm

By Reginald André Jackson
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

From ACT Core Company writer and artist Reginald André Jackson in collaboration with The Hansberry Project and director Valerie Curtis-Newton comes the world premiere production, History of Theatre. Jackson delves into the journey and rich legacy of his artistic ancestors, from the early days of enslavement through the ensuing 200 years. Full of music, dance, and profound insights, the show traces the brilliance, perseverance, and artistry of our theatrical forebearers restoring and highlighting forgotten and unsung artists to their rightful place in history.

(Previews 1/28-2/1, opens 2/2)

Tickets ($0-$89) here.

Limited pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all shows, plus $20 same-day rush tickets; see info here.

 

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm

By Isaac Gómez
Based on the Novel by Erika L. Sánchez
Directed by Juliette Carrillo

As she grieves the death of her older sister, Júlia Reyes faces pressure to put her own dreams of becoming a writer on hold. She finds herself caught between her family’s expectations and the less than perfect life she grapples with every day as a 15-year-old growing up in Chicago. A rich and poignant exploration of how to transcend your circumstances while remaining true to who you are.

Previews 1/13-17, opens 1/18

ASL interpreted and audio described on 2/4 (matinee); open captioned in English on 1/26 (evening); Spanish captionined 2/3 (evening)

Tickets ($30-$102) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets are available for all performances by phone and in-person; see info here

 

Metamorphoses @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm

By Sami Ibrahim, Laura Lomas, and Sabrina Mahfouz
Directed by Shana Cooper

A daring and intimate new production inspired by Ovid’s epic poems of transformation. This modern interpretation performed by a quartet of actors weaves together a collection of both well-known and rarely told myths that excavate the extremes of human experience through the purest forms of theatrical storytelling.

Previews 1/27-31, opens 2/1

ASL interpreted and audio described on 2/18 (matinee); open captioned on 2/9 (evening); sensory friendly performance 2/25 (matinee). See accessibility info here.

Tickets ($50-$82) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets are available for all performances by phone and in-person; see info here

 

Once on This Island @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on the novel, “My Love, My Love” By Rosa Guy
Directed by Harry Turpin
Music directed by Daniel Wolfert

From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, this Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Picasso at the Lapin Agile @ Western Washington Center for the Arts (Port Orchard)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Steve Martin
Directed by Dan Estes​

This absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso together in Paris in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism.

Location: 521 Bay St. (Port Orchard)

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Po Boy Tango @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm

By Kenneth Lin
Directed by David Hsieh

A celebration of the human spirit and the joy of cooking.

Po Boy Tango tells the story of Richie Po, a Taiwanese immigrant who turns to his estranged friend Gloria, an African-American Soul Food Chef, to help him recreate his mother’s ‘Great Banquet’. Despite the challenges of shark fin soup, duck po boy sandwiches, and underlying cultural tensions, they find common ground through their shared humor and the blending of traditional Chinese cuisine and African-American soul food. Helped by lessons from Po Mama’s television cooking show, the two discover a deeper understanding of food, culture, and the nature of friendship.

Tickets ($27) here.

Pay-what-you-choose performance on 2/2; ASL-interpreted performance on 2/5 (matinee).

 

The Hatmaker’s Wife @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm

By Lauren Yee

Hetchman the retired hatmaker loves his hat – and his wife. When both go missing, he vows to find them. But first he needs to muster the strength to leave the comforts of his beloved armchair. The Hatmaker’s Wife is a surreal time-bending fable set in a home where walls talk, words magically appear, and a sweet unexplainable love triangle develops between a man, his wife, and his hat.

Tickets ($41) here.

 

This Bitter Earth @ Seattle Public Theater (Seattle – Green Lake)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm

By Harrison David Rivers
Directed by Brandon Ivie

A deep love is challenged by divisive political realities. Jesse, an introspective black playwright, finds his choices called into question when his boyfriend, Neil, a white Black Lives Matter activist, calls him out for his political apathy. As passions and priorities collide, this couple is forced to reckon with issues of race, class and the bravery it takes to love out loud.

(Preview 1/26, opens 1/27)

Tickets ($5-$50, pay-what-you-choose available for all) here.

 

A Woman of No Importance @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood)
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm

By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Karen Lund

Gerald’s prospects are bright as he celebrates his new position with the notorious Lord Illingworth. But amidst the glittering banter at Lady Hunstanton’s party, a long buried scandal is revealed. Will the unveiling of Gerald’s lineage change the trajectory of his future? And what of the lovely American who’s captured his heart? This comedic classic from Oscar Wilde will charm you with its cleverness and wit.

Tickets ($26-$54) here.

 

Ain’t Too Proud (touring) – Broadway @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and silky-smooth harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts, creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits, with 14 reaching number one.

Nominated for 12 Tony Awards and the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, Ain’t Too Proud tells the thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal, as the group’s personal and political conflicts threatened to tear them apart during a decade of civil unrest in America.

Written by three-time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, and featuring the Tony-winning choreography of Sergio Trujillo, the unforgettable story of this legendary quintet is set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and so many more.

Tickets ($52+) here.

ASL-interpreted and audio-described performance scheduled for 1/29 (matinee); open-captioned performance on 1/29 (evening).

 

Deathtrap @ Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts (Marysville)
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm

By Ira Levin

Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell. When he receives a script from a student, Sidney immediately recognizes it as a potential Broadway smash. With his wife’s help, Sidney plans to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit … but the play’s twists and turns, and sudden shocks, will take the audience on a roller coaster ride of suspense.

Tickets ($23) here.

 

The Stand-Up Sit Down Comedy Show @ Everett Improv (Everett)
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm

Local stand-up comedians do brand new material in brand new sets. Then local improvisational comedians riff real hard off of the stand-up sets in some crazy-ass improvised sets, potentially destroying and ruining preciously emotional material written with the metaphorical blood of stand-ups.

Admission includes open mic and empty orchestra (karaoke and original music open mic, after the comedy show until 2am). Bar opens at 6pm.

Location: Everett Improv (2610 Colby Ave)

Tickets ($23) here.

 

Seattle Theatresports Improv @ Unexpected Productions (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Feb 3 @ 9:00 pm

Theatresports at Unexpected Productions is Seattle’s popular weekly, high-stakes, competitive improv comedy show. Based on audience suggestions, two teams of incredible improvisers rumble, creating exciting fast-paced improv games, hilarious stories, scenes, and songs right on the spot and in the moment. Boo the judges as they award points to each team. At the end of the night, one team is declared a winner, the audience member with the suggestion walks out with a prize. Every Friday and Saturday.

Location: Unexpected Productions, at the Gum Wall in the Market

Tickets ($16) here.

 

Swipe Right (comedy) – Bandit Theater @ Here After (Seattle – Belltown)
Feb 3 @ 9:00 pm

An improv show about finding love in the era of online dating. One brave soul from our audience will plug their dating profile into a projector and allow these comedians to critique their online presence. Then the improvisers will do a set of improv comedy based on the profile. You’ll laugh, you’ll judge, you’ll fall in love.

Tickets ($21.50) here.

 

Feb
4
Sat
A Woman of No Importance @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood)
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm

By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Karen Lund

Gerald’s prospects are bright as he celebrates his new position with the notorious Lord Illingworth. But amidst the glittering banter at Lady Hunstanton’s party, a long buried scandal is revealed. Will the unveiling of Gerald’s lineage change the trajectory of his future? And what of the lovely American who’s captured his heart? This comedic classic from Oscar Wilde will charm you with its cleverness and wit.

Tickets ($26-$54) here.

 

History of Theatre @ ACT Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm

By Reginald André Jackson
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

From ACT Core Company writer and artist Reginald André Jackson in collaboration with The Hansberry Project and director Valerie Curtis-Newton comes the world premiere production, History of Theatre. Jackson delves into the journey and rich legacy of his artistic ancestors, from the early days of enslavement through the ensuing 200 years. Full of music, dance, and profound insights, the show traces the brilliance, perseverance, and artistry of our theatrical forebearers restoring and highlighting forgotten and unsung artists to their rightful place in history.

(Previews 1/28-2/1, opens 2/2)

Tickets ($0-$89) here.

Limited pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all shows, plus $20 same-day rush tickets; see info here.

 

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter @ Seattle Rep (ASL interpreted)
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm

By Isaac Gómez
Based on the Novel by Erika L. Sánchez
Directed by Juliette Carrillo

As she grieves the death of her older sister, Júlia Reyes faces pressure to put her own dreams of becoming a writer on hold. She finds herself caught between her family’s expectations and the less than perfect life she grapples with every day as a 15-year-old growing up in Chicago. A rich and poignant exploration of how to transcend your circumstances while remaining true to who you are.

Previews 1/13-17, opens 1/18

This performance listed as ASL interpreted and audio described — as always, please confirm date and best seating location with the theatre. Open captioned in English on 1/26 (evening); Spanish captioned 2/3 (evening)

Tickets ($30-$102) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets are available for all performances by phone and in-person; see info here

 

Metamorphoses @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm

By Sami Ibrahim, Laura Lomas, and Sabrina Mahfouz
Directed by Shana Cooper

A daring and intimate new production inspired by Ovid’s epic poems of transformation. This modern interpretation performed by a quartet of actors weaves together a collection of both well-known and rarely told myths that excavate the extremes of human experience through the purest forms of theatrical storytelling.

Previews 1/27-31, opens 2/1

ASL interpreted and audio described on 2/18 (matinee); open captioned on 2/9 (evening); sensory friendly performance 2/25 (matinee). See accessibility info here.

Tickets ($50-$82) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets are available for all performances by phone and in-person; see info here

 

Once on This Island @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on the novel, “My Love, My Love” By Rosa Guy
Directed by Harry Turpin
Music directed by Daniel Wolfert

From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, this Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

House of Hearts @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm

All peace is disrupted in the Land of Broken Hearts when Queen Astral’s daughter, Aurora, falls in love with the town fool, Puck, at the Broken Hearts Ball, the fastidious annual gathering where speaking or feeling love is forever banned and punishable by death. Luna tries to contain the peace and order by convincing the Queen to have mercy and a change of heart to reverse the archaic laws she once created that would subject her very own daughter to death.

When the chaos unravels, will the love escape the grasp of the Queen’s tortured past and prevail to save her very own daughter? Your presence at the House of Hearts will reveal the answers to these curiosities and more.

House of Hearts features the talented cast of professional Can Can dancers, singers, and entertainers. Richard Peacock is Queen Astral, Shadou Mintrone is Aurora, Sasha Voyt is Elektra, Jasmine Jean Sim is Luna, and Jonathan Betchtel is Puck.

Tickets ($83+) here.

NOTE: During week before Valentine’s Day (2/8-14), only preferred & VIP tickets are available.

 

Scenes and Songs: An Improvised Concept Musical @ Unexpected Productions (Seattle – Pike Place)
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm

One piano, one pianist, a handful of improvisers, and you. Created right before your eyes, from themes provided by the audience, our imaginative performers weave together entertaining and touching songs, stories, and characters all centered around one main concept. This improvised concept musical show is a genuine musical collaboration between the audience, improvisers, and the musician. Inspired by concept musicals like Company, Assassins, and Working.

Location: Unexpected Productions, at the Gum Wall in the Market

Tickets ($21.50) here.

 

The Man From Earth @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
Feb 4 @ 7:25 pm

By James Bixby and Richard Schenkman

Every 10 years or so, John Oldman has to move on. No matter what he’s doing. No matter who he’s with. He has to pack up and leave, or there will be talk of him not aging. John was born 14,000 years ago and not aged a day since he was 35. Packing his belongings to move to a new home, his colleagues, college professors from different disciplines, show up to give him an impromptu farewell party. He decides to tell his friends why he is leaving, turning the event into a mysterious and intense interrogation. Is he really ageless or is this all just a puzzle to test his old colleagues?

Tickets ($13-$17) here.

 

An Endless Shift @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm

Devised by Gloria Alcalá and Alma Davenport

A Documentary Theater Project

Created from verbatim accounts of the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic by the Seattle nurses who were there, An Endless Shift is a tribute to the everyday heroes who were confronted with what would become the longest shift of their lives. Seattle theater artist Gloria Alcalá, in a solo tour de force performance, embodies and voices the multitude of perspectives on the harrowing journey Seattle nurses faced in an ever-shifting landscape. It is a journey of challenge, hope, and deep recognition of our common humanity, told in the firsthand words of the humans who were there.

(Preview 1/25, opens 1/26)

Sliding scale tickets ($18.50-$123.50) available for all, here.

 

An Incomplete List – Dacha @ Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle – International Dist)
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm

Written & composed by Dante Green
Directed by Nansi Dwendi

An Incomplete List of All the Things I’m Going to Miss When The World is No Longer: is an electro-synth musical at the end of the world. Following a global announcement of the exact time Earth, as we know it, will cease to exist,a community of young queer friends and lovers decide the only reasonable thing would be to gather together for one last rager. This musical invites you into a glance at the last party on Earth — interwoven through a retrospective of cherished and tragic memories — to celebrate and mourn the delights and deceptions of the human experience. Dacha, in association with Theatre Off Jackson, is excited to produce this as the West Coast Premiere.

Tickets ($3-$55, pay-what-you-choose available for all) here.

 

Baskerville @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic “The Hound of the Baskervilles” into a murderously funny adventure. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one, and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

Tickets ($47) here.

PWYC rush tickets available for certain dates (TBA), and half-price same-day rush tickets available for all; see info here.

 

Coming Home – Teatro ZinZanni @ Herban Feast SoDo Park (Seattle)
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Teatro ZinZanni’s original brand of love, chaos, and dinner is making its long-awaited return to Seattle with a limited engagement run of the all-new show, Coming Home. When the world went dark more than two years ago, people everywhere were dispersing and lives turned upside. Today, as we rebuild and focus on our dreams going forward, we find that home is where our hearts reside — and Seattle is our home. So, join us in celebrating this return to home with an incredible cast of phenomenal talents in a limited engagement that will serve up the love, chaos, and dinner we’ve all been missing so very much.

Performers include Kevin Kent, Elena Gatilova (aerialist), Vita Radionova, Rizo (singer), Domitil Aillot (Chinese pole), Manuela Horn (yodeling Dominatrix), Duo Madrona (trapeze), Michael Evolution (basketball freestyle juggler)

Tickets $135+ (includes 4-course meal) here.

 

Gloria: A Life @ Strawberry Theatre Workshop (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Emily Mann
​Directed by Makaela Milburn

Five decades after Gloria Steinem began raising her voice for equality and championing the voices of others, she remains a leader of the American feminist movement. Emily Mann’s play traces the progress of Steinem’s extraordinary life, from her undercover Playboy Bunny exposé in the 1960s, through her founding of Ms. Magazine in the 1970s, to her activism in today’s women’s movement.

Location: 12th Avenue Arts

Tickets ($49) here.

History of Theatre @ ACT Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm

By Reginald André Jackson
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

From ACT Core Company writer and artist Reginald André Jackson in collaboration with The Hansberry Project and director Valerie Curtis-Newton comes the world premiere production, History of Theatre. Jackson delves into the journey and rich legacy of his artistic ancestors, from the early days of enslavement through the ensuing 200 years. Full of music, dance, and profound insights, the show traces the brilliance, perseverance, and artistry of our theatrical forebearers restoring and highlighting forgotten and unsung artists to their rightful place in history.

(Previews 1/28-2/1, opens 2/2)

Tickets ($0-$89) here.

Limited pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all shows, plus $20 same-day rush tickets; see info here.

 

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm

By Isaac Gómez
Based on the Novel by Erika L. Sánchez
Directed by Juliette Carrillo

As she grieves the death of her older sister, Júlia Reyes faces pressure to put her own dreams of becoming a writer on hold. She finds herself caught between her family’s expectations and the less than perfect life she grapples with every day as a 15-year-old growing up in Chicago. A rich and poignant exploration of how to transcend your circumstances while remaining true to who you are.

Previews 1/13-17, opens 1/18

ASL interpreted and audio described on 2/4 (matinee); open captioned in English on 1/26 (evening); Spanish captionined 2/3 (evening)

Tickets ($30-$102) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets are available for all performances by phone and in-person; see info here

 

Metamorphoses @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm

By Sami Ibrahim, Laura Lomas, and Sabrina Mahfouz
Directed by Shana Cooper

A daring and intimate new production inspired by Ovid’s epic poems of transformation. This modern interpretation performed by a quartet of actors weaves together a collection of both well-known and rarely told myths that excavate the extremes of human experience through the purest forms of theatrical storytelling.

Previews 1/27-31, opens 2/1

ASL interpreted and audio described on 2/18 (matinee); open captioned on 2/9 (evening); sensory friendly performance 2/25 (matinee). See accessibility info here.

Tickets ($50-$82) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets are available for all performances by phone and in-person; see info here

 

Once on This Island @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on the novel, “My Love, My Love” By Rosa Guy
Directed by Harry Turpin
Music directed by Daniel Wolfert

From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, this Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Picasso at the Lapin Agile @ Western Washington Center for the Arts (Port Orchard)
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Steve Martin
Directed by Dan Estes​

This absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso together in Paris in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism.

Location: 521 Bay St. (Port Orchard)

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Po Boy Tango @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm

By Kenneth Lin
Directed by David Hsieh

A celebration of the human spirit and the joy of cooking.

Po Boy Tango tells the story of Richie Po, a Taiwanese immigrant who turns to his estranged friend Gloria, an African-American Soul Food Chef, to help him recreate his mother’s ‘Great Banquet’. Despite the challenges of shark fin soup, duck po boy sandwiches, and underlying cultural tensions, they find common ground through their shared humor and the blending of traditional Chinese cuisine and African-American soul food. Helped by lessons from Po Mama’s television cooking show, the two discover a deeper understanding of food, culture, and the nature of friendship.

Tickets ($27) here.

Pay-what-you-choose performance on 2/2; ASL-interpreted performance on 2/5 (matinee).

 

Royal Gambit @ Jewel Box Theatre (Poulsbo)
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm

By Hermann Gressieker and George White
Directed by Kathy Currie

Guided by era-changing costumes and evolving feminine wiles, two-step through time with King Henry VIII and his Queens:  Katarina of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Kathryn Howard, and Kathryn Parr.

Location: Jewel Box Theatre (225 NE Iverson St., Poulsbo)

Tickets ($22) here.

The Edge Improv @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (Bainbridge Island)
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm

The Edge Improv’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from shrewd onlookers since the dawn of time. Their promise of “imagination on demand” routinely relies on audience suggestions.

Location: Bainbridge Cinemas (BPA temporary location) – 403 Madison Ave N.

Tickets ($15) here.

 

The Hatmaker’s Wife @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point)
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm

By Lauren Yee

Hetchman the retired hatmaker loves his hat – and his wife. When both go missing, he vows to find them. But first he needs to muster the strength to leave the comforts of his beloved armchair. The Hatmaker’s Wife is a surreal time-bending fable set in a home where walls talk, words magically appear, and a sweet unexplainable love triangle develops between a man, his wife, and his hat.

Tickets ($41) here.

 

This Bitter Earth @ Seattle Public Theater (Seattle – Green Lake)
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm

By Harrison David Rivers
Directed by Brandon Ivie

A deep love is challenged by divisive political realities. Jesse, an introspective black playwright, finds his choices called into question when his boyfriend, Neil, a white Black Lives Matter activist, calls him out for his political apathy. As passions and priorities collide, this couple is forced to reckon with issues of race, class and the bravery it takes to love out loud.

(Preview 1/26, opens 1/27)

Tickets ($5-$50, pay-what-you-choose available for all) here.

 

A Woman of No Importance @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood)
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm

By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Karen Lund

Gerald’s prospects are bright as he celebrates his new position with the notorious Lord Illingworth. But amidst the glittering banter at Lady Hunstanton’s party, a long buried scandal is revealed. Will the unveiling of Gerald’s lineage change the trajectory of his future? And what of the lovely American who’s captured his heart? This comedic classic from Oscar Wilde will charm you with its cleverness and wit.

Tickets ($26-$54) here.

 

Deathtrap @ Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts (Marysville)
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm

By Ira Levin

Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell. When he receives a script from a student, Sidney immediately recognizes it as a potential Broadway smash. With his wife’s help, Sidney plans to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit … but the play’s twists and turns, and sudden shocks, will take the audience on a roller coaster ride of suspense.

Tickets ($23) here.

 

The Black Hole Improv Comedy @ Everett Improv (Everett)
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm

Some might say the simplest form of improv is the hardest: 90 minutes. One suggestion. No plan.

A single word will become the center point of everything created, and your mind might be comedically blown.

Location: Everett Improv (2610 Colby Ave)

Tickets ($18) here.

 

Seattle Theatresports Improv @ Unexpected Productions (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Feb 4 @ 9:00 pm

Theatresports at Unexpected Productions is Seattle’s popular weekly, high-stakes, competitive improv comedy show. Based on audience suggestions, two teams of incredible improvisers rumble, creating exciting fast-paced improv games, hilarious stories, scenes, and songs right on the spot and in the moment. Boo the judges as they award points to each team. At the end of the night, one team is declared a winner, the audience member with the suggestion walks out with a prize. Every Friday and Saturday.

Location: Unexpected Productions, at the Gum Wall in the Market

Tickets ($16) here.

 

Mouth Stuff: Comedy & Spoken Word Open Mic @ Everett Improv (Everett)
Feb 4 @ 10:00 pm

Everett Improv turns into an open mic bar for comedy, poetry, stories, and more.

Come and perform your own stuff in any spoken word genre: comedy, poetry, stories, slam, etc. Or just come and enjoy some good ol’ oral tradition as a purely voyeuristic patron of the arts.

First Saturday of every month, 10pm – 2am.

Location: Everett Improv (2610 Colby Ave)

Tickets ($5 at door); show info here.

 

Feb
5
Sun
The Man From Earth @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
Feb 5 @ 1:55 pm

By James Bixby and Richard Schenkman

Every 10 years or so, John Oldman has to move on. No matter what he’s doing. No matter who he’s with. He has to pack up and leave, or there will be talk of him not aging. John was born 14,000 years ago and not aged a day since he was 35. Packing his belongings to move to a new home, his colleagues, college professors from different disciplines, show up to give him an impromptu farewell party. He decides to tell his friends why he is leaving, turning the event into a mysterious and intense interrogation. Is he really ageless or is this all just a puzzle to test his old colleagues?

Tickets ($13-$17) here.

 

Baskerville @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic “The Hound of the Baskervilles” into a murderously funny adventure. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one, and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

Tickets ($47) here.

PWYC rush tickets available for certain dates (TBA), and half-price same-day rush tickets available for all; see info here.

 

Deathtrap @ Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts (Marysville)
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm

By Ira Levin

Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell. When he receives a script from a student, Sidney immediately recognizes it as a potential Broadway smash. With his wife’s help, Sidney plans to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit … but the play’s twists and turns, and sudden shocks, will take the audience on a roller coaster ride of suspense.

Tickets ($23) here.

 

History of Theatre @ ACT Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm

By Reginald André Jackson
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

From ACT Core Company writer and artist Reginald André Jackson in collaboration with The Hansberry Project and director Valerie Curtis-Newton comes the world premiere production, History of Theatre. Jackson delves into the journey and rich legacy of his artistic ancestors, from the early days of enslavement through the ensuing 200 years. Full of music, dance, and profound insights, the show traces the brilliance, perseverance, and artistry of our theatrical forebearers restoring and highlighting forgotten and unsung artists to their rightful place in history.

(Previews 1/28-2/1, opens 2/2)

Tickets ($0-$89) here.

Limited pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all shows, plus $20 same-day rush tickets; see info here.

 

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm

By Isaac Gómez
Based on the Novel by Erika L. Sánchez
Directed by Juliette Carrillo

As she grieves the death of her older sister, Júlia Reyes faces pressure to put her own dreams of becoming a writer on hold. She finds herself caught between her family’s expectations and the less than perfect life she grapples with every day as a 15-year-old growing up in Chicago. A rich and poignant exploration of how to transcend your circumstances while remaining true to who you are.

Previews 1/13-17, opens 1/18

ASL interpreted and audio described on 2/4 (matinee); open captioned in English on 1/26 (evening); Spanish captioned 2/3 (evening)

Tickets ($30-$102) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets are available for all performances by phone and in-person; see info here

 

Metamorphoses @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm

By Sami Ibrahim, Laura Lomas, and Sabrina Mahfouz
Directed by Shana Cooper

A daring and intimate new production inspired by Ovid’s epic poems of transformation. This modern interpretation performed by a quartet of actors weaves together a collection of both well-known and rarely told myths that excavate the extremes of human experience through the purest forms of theatrical storytelling.

Previews 1/27-31, opens 2/1

ASL interpreted and audio described on 2/18 (matinee); open captioned on 2/9 (evening); sensory friendly performance 2/25 (matinee). See accessibility info here.

Tickets ($50-$82) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets are available for all performances by phone and in-person; see info here

 

Once on This Island @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on the novel, “My Love, My Love” By Rosa Guy
Directed by Harry Turpin
Music directed by Daniel Wolfert

From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, this Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Po Boy Tango @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma) (ASL interpreted)
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm

By Kenneth Lin
Directed by David Hsieh

A celebration of the human spirit and the joy of cooking.

Po Boy Tango tells the story of Richie Po, a Taiwanese immigrant who turns to his estranged friend Gloria, an African-American Soul Food Chef, to help him recreate his mother’s ‘Great Banquet’. Despite the challenges of shark fin soup, duck po boy sandwiches, and underlying cultural tensions, they find common ground through their shared humor and the blending of traditional Chinese cuisine and African-American soul food. Helped by lessons from Po Mama’s television cooking show, the two discover a deeper understanding of food, culture, and the nature of friendship.

Tickets ($27) here.

This performance is listed as ASL interpreted. As always, please check with the theatre to confirm that has not changed.

Pay-what-you-choose performance on 2/2 (Thursday night).

 

Royal Gambit @ Jewel Box Theatre (Poulsbo)
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm

By Hermann Gressieker and George White
Directed by Kathy Currie

Guided by era-changing costumes and evolving feminine wiles, two-step through time with King Henry VIII and his Queens:  Katarina of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Kathryn Howard, and Kathryn Parr.

Location: Jewel Box Theatre (225 NE Iverson St., Poulsbo)

Tickets ($22) here.

The Hatmaker’s Wife @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point)
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm

By Lauren Yee

Hetchman the retired hatmaker loves his hat – and his wife. When both go missing, he vows to find them. But first he needs to muster the strength to leave the comforts of his beloved armchair. The Hatmaker’s Wife is a surreal time-bending fable set in a home where walls talk, words magically appear, and a sweet unexplainable love triangle develops between a man, his wife, and his hat.

Tickets ($41) here.