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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Jan
26
Wed
[POSTPONED – THIS SHOW DATE IS CANCELLED] Beowulf – Book-It Repertory Theatre @ Center Theatre (Seattle Center)
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm

Adapted by Julian Glover
From translations by Michael Alexander & Edwin Morgan
Directed by Gus Menary
Starring Brandon J. Simmons

Hear! Listen! Hwaet!

As we gather together in the dark to hear a tale of long, long ago, so too did the thegns and folk gather in the King’s hall seeking shelter from the beasts that lurk in the night.

Our hero, Beowulf, travels to King Hrothgar’s land to defeat a monster and save a kingdom, for that is what great heroes do. But Grendel, the creature condemned by God, is grim and vengeful, strong and horrible. Beowulf and a few brave enough to join him, embark on the quest to vanquish the foul fiend. Courage, cunning, and might may win the day and the laurels of battle, but once an adventurer, always an adventurer. Beowulf’s life continues anon with heroic and mighty deeds until a Dragon is awoken and the elder statesman must face a final test of his bravery, alone. This mythic tale, over one thousand years old, cries to be experienced aloud, reminding us of the importance of a good story well told.

Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level

Tickets ($36.50-$53.50, depending on show time) here.

 

Ooh La La! @ Can Can (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm

An evening of over-the-top opulence with an all-new original Parisian inspired production. Paint the town pink and revel in Can Can’s latest and loveliest rose-colored soirée to remember. Sip on lavish libations, dine on delectable delicacies, and fall in love with a stage brimming with burlesque beauty, daring dance, sultry song, and lively laughter.

Age restriction: 21+

Tickets ($140-$216, including food and a drink) here.

 

[POSTPONED – THIS SHOW DATE IS CANCELLED] Beowulf – Book-It Repertory Theatre @ Center Theatre (Seattle Center)
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

Adapted by Julian Glover
From translations by Michael Alexander & Edwin Morgan
Directed by Gus Menary
Starring Brandon J. Simmons

Hear! Listen! Hwaet!

As we gather together in the dark to hear a tale of long, long ago, so too did the thegns and folk gather in the King’s hall seeking shelter from the beasts that lurk in the night.

Our hero, Beowulf, travels to King Hrothgar’s land to defeat a monster and save a kingdom, for that is what great heroes do. But Grendel, the creature condemned by God, is grim and vengeful, strong and horrible. Beowulf and a few brave enough to join him, embark on the quest to vanquish the foul fiend. Courage, cunning, and might may win the day and the laurels of battle, but once an adventurer, always an adventurer. Beowulf’s life continues anon with heroic and mighty deeds until a Dragon is awoken and the elder statesman must face a final test of his bravery, alone. This mythic tale, over one thousand years old, cries to be experienced aloud, reminding us of the importance of a good story well told.

Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level

Tickets ($36.50-$53.50, depending on show time) here.

 

Anastasia (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak.

Tickets ($82-$166) here.

 

Bohemia @ The Triple Door (Downtown Seattle)
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

The award-winning smash hit Bohemia from critically acclaimed artists Opal Peachey and Mark Siano returns to the Triple Door this January. After blowing audiences away with their sell-out success Seattle Vice, their latest musical Bohemia is a freewheeling cabaret about love, classical music, art nouveau, green fairies and absinthe. Set in 1890s Prague, Bohemia combines the music of Dvořák and Chopin, with art by Alphonse Mucha. Historic artists like Sarah Bernhardt and George Sand, interweave with beautiful green fairies, aerial numbers, dance, burlesque, classical piano battles, comedy, and original songs.

Tickets ($28-$58) here.

 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

NOTE: Some dates are available only in full season ticket packages.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Directed by Jay Woods

This is a tale as old as time: a brilliant young woman in search of something more than her small town has to offer and a Beast—who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Return to the magic of live theater at The 5th with unforgettable performances, spectacular costumes, and dazzling sets. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a joyful opportunity to bring your family together for musical theater at its best.

Tickets ($59+) here.

 

Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

By Cheryl L. West
Directed by Henry Godinez

Part theater, part revival, and all power – this one-woman show with music will have your head nodding and hands clapping from start to finish.

Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer tells the impassioned story of American civil rights activist and hero, Fannie Lou Hamer. From her humble origins as the daughter of a Mississippi sharecropper, to co-founding the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and demanding recognition at the National Democratic Convention, hers is a story of justice that will not be denied.

A co-commission with Goodman Theatre.

Location: Seattle Center (Mercer side)

Tickets ($24-$98) here.

Seattle Rep is now offering a limited number of PWYC tickets for all performances. See policies and info here.

 

Monsters of the American Cinema @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

By Christian St. Croix

When his husband dies, Remy Washington, a Black man, finds himself both the owner of a drive-in movie theater and a caregiver to his late husband’s straight, white teenage son, Pup. United by their love of classic American monster movies, the two have developed a warm and caring familial chemistry – but their relationship fractures when Remy discovers Pup and his friends have been bullying a gay teen at his school. Monsters of the American Cinema is a haunting and humorous tale about fathers and sons, ghosts and monsters.

Location: West Seattle junction

Tickets ($18.50-$123.50, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Next Creations: Winter 2022 – Whim W’Him @ Vashon Center for the Arts (Vashon Island)
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

World premieres from Ethan Colangelo, Jakevis Thomason, and Olivier Wevers.

Tickets ($35-$50) here.

 

See How They Run @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood)
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

By Philip King
Directed by Karen Lund

All Penelope wants is an evening out on the town; even vicars’ wives deserve a little fun. But between a buzzed busybody in the closet, a volley of vicars galloping across the lawn, and a Soviet spy on the loose, her night of fun creates mayhem for all. Precocious and preposterous, this comedy is pure pandemonium!

Tickets ($20-$50, depending on date) here.

 

Six-Pack Series – Washington Ensemble Theatre @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

The Six Pack Series is back and with a fresh coat of WET paint on it. Six Seattle artists from all forms and genres are invited to present a brand new work based on the theme: My Worlds on Fire. How ‘Bout Yours?

Kiki Abba will host this super chill and highly interactive showcase that gives a chance for audiences to learn about cool new artists, have a laugh, maybe shed a tear in your crying hanky, and cheer on these new works in progress. The artist line-up is being curated by Ensemble Member Sien Méndez and former Ensemble Member Minna Lee.

Tickets ($0-$6, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Songs for a New World @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Experience the show that took New York by storm, featuring powerful songs of life, love, the choices we make, and the hope they inspire. Even the most challenging events can inspire something powerful within each one of us. This production embraces every turn, every unexpected bend, and strives to show us that renewal and survival is always within reach.

With music and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), Songs for a New World reflects on the human condition and brings stories brilliantly to life through beautifully staged vignettes and a power-house cast.

Tickets ($51-$77) here.

 

Dragon Mama @ Cafe Nordo (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm

By Sara Porkalob

How does a Dragon earn her wings? Maria Porkalob, Jr., yearns for a gayer, more POC-filled life than Bremerton, WA, can offer. When presented with an opportunity to make a quick fortune, Maria must make an important decision: leave her debt-ridden mother, four young siblings, and newborn daughter Sara for the wild unknown of Alaska, or stay close to home, family, and intergenerational trauma.

Traversing 25 years filled with queer love in a barren land, Dragon Mama features ghosts, Filipino gangsters, and a dope ‘80s and ‘90s soundtrack.

Ten tickets each night are designated as Community Tickets: Discounted tickets designed to make art more accessible. Created and available for students, artists, BIPOC, and anyone for whom the higher ticket price is a barrier.

Optional: Add a pre-show dinner in The Knife Room at Nordo, by Chef Aaron Verzosa of Archipelago. (Note: The Knife Room is not wheelchair accessible and is only reachable by stairs.)

Tickets ($25-$50, sliding scale) here.

 

Jan
27
Thu
Songs for a New World @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Experience the show that took New York by storm, featuring powerful songs of life, love, the choices we make, and the hope they inspire. Even the most challenging events can inspire something powerful within each one of us. This production embraces every turn, every unexpected bend, and strives to show us that renewal and survival is always within reach.

With music and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), Songs for a New World reflects on the human condition and brings stories brilliantly to life through beautifully staged vignettes and a power-house cast.

Tickets ($51-$77) here.

 

Ooh La La! @ Can Can (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm

An evening of over-the-top opulence with an all-new original Parisian inspired production. Paint the town pink and revel in Can Can’s latest and loveliest rose-colored soirée to remember. Sip on lavish libations, dine on delectable delicacies, and fall in love with a stage brimming with burlesque beauty, daring dance, sultry song, and lively laughter.

Age restriction: 21+

Tickets ($140-$216, including food and a drink) here.

 

[POSTPONED – THIS SHOW DATE IS CANCELLED] Beowulf – Book-It Repertory Theatre @ Center Theatre (Seattle Center)
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

Adapted by Julian Glover
From translations by Michael Alexander & Edwin Morgan
Directed by Gus Menary
Starring Brandon J. Simmons

Hear! Listen! Hwaet!

As we gather together in the dark to hear a tale of long, long ago, so too did the thegns and folk gather in the King’s hall seeking shelter from the beasts that lurk in the night.

Our hero, Beowulf, travels to King Hrothgar’s land to defeat a monster and save a kingdom, for that is what great heroes do. But Grendel, the creature condemned by God, is grim and vengeful, strong and horrible. Beowulf and a few brave enough to join him, embark on the quest to vanquish the foul fiend. Courage, cunning, and might may win the day and the laurels of battle, but once an adventurer, always an adventurer. Beowulf’s life continues anon with heroic and mighty deeds until a Dragon is awoken and the elder statesman must face a final test of his bravery, alone. This mythic tale, over one thousand years old, cries to be experienced aloud, reminding us of the importance of a good story well told.

Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level

Tickets ($36.50-$53.50, depending on show time) here.

 

Anastasia (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak.

Tickets ($82-$166) here.

 

Bohemia @ The Triple Door (Downtown Seattle)
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

The award-winning smash hit Bohemia from critically acclaimed artists Opal Peachey and Mark Siano returns to the Triple Door this January. After blowing audiences away with their sell-out success Seattle Vice, their latest musical Bohemia is a freewheeling cabaret about love, classical music, art nouveau, green fairies and absinthe. Set in 1890s Prague, Bohemia combines the music of Dvořák and Chopin, with art by Alphonse Mucha. Historic artists like Sarah Bernhardt and George Sand, interweave with beautiful green fairies, aerial numbers, dance, burlesque, classical piano battles, comedy, and original songs.

Tickets ($28-$58) here.

 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

NOTE: Some dates are available only in full season ticket packages.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Directed by Jay Woods

This is a tale as old as time: a brilliant young woman in search of something more than her small town has to offer and a Beast—who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Return to the magic of live theater at The 5th with unforgettable performances, spectacular costumes, and dazzling sets. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a joyful opportunity to bring your family together for musical theater at its best.

Tickets ($59+) here.

 

Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

By Cheryl L. West
Directed by Henry Godinez

Part theater, part revival, and all power – this one-woman show with music will have your head nodding and hands clapping from start to finish.

Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer tells the impassioned story of American civil rights activist and hero, Fannie Lou Hamer. From her humble origins as the daughter of a Mississippi sharecropper, to co-founding the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and demanding recognition at the National Democratic Convention, hers is a story of justice that will not be denied.

A co-commission with Goodman Theatre.

Location: Seattle Center (Mercer side)

Tickets ($24-$98) here.

Seattle Rep is now offering a limited number of PWYC tickets for all performances. See policies and info here.

 

Mala @ Seattle Public Theater (Seattle – Green Lake)
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

By Melinda Lopez
Directed by Sophie Franco

Mala is a darkly funny tale about what it means to put our loved ones first, right to the very end, and what happens when we strive to be good but don’t always succeed. It is a comical and brutally honest look at family dynamics, including stubborn parents and unequipped children, and explores the unsentimental poetry of everyday life. A one-woman tour-de-force for a powerful actress, Mala careens from comedy to deep pathos, while having the toughest conversation about the most common of events—the end of life.

Location: The Bathhouse Theater at Green Lake

Tickets ($5-$50, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Monsters of the American Cinema @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

By Christian St. Croix

When his husband dies, Remy Washington, a Black man, finds himself both the owner of a drive-in movie theater and a caregiver to his late husband’s straight, white teenage son, Pup. United by their love of classic American monster movies, the two have developed a warm and caring familial chemistry – but their relationship fractures when Remy discovers Pup and his friends have been bullying a gay teen at his school. Monsters of the American Cinema is a haunting and humorous tale about fathers and sons, ghosts and monsters.

Location: West Seattle junction

Tickets ($18.50-$123.50, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Next Creations: Winter 2022 – Whim W’Him @ Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (Langley)
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

World premieres from Ethan Colangelo, Jakevis Thomason, and Olivier Wevers.

Tickets ($30-$45) here.

 

Orpheus & Eurydice @ Seattle Opera (Seattle Center)
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck; Libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi

How far would you be willing to go for true love? Travel with Orpheus through an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of darkness and light, as he seeks to rescue his beloved wife Eurydice from the underworld. Set in the intimate Tagney Jones Hall at the Opera Center, with three principal singers and a small orchestra, this captivating production offers a front-row seat to sublime melodies and breathtaking drama. Chía Patiño, former head of Ecuador’s National Theatre, creates an all-new production that puts viewers in the midst of the action, and blurs the line between fantasy and reality.

Sung in Italian. There will not be projected translations for this production.

Performance Time: Approximately 65 minutes with no intermission.

 

NOTE: Opera website reports this production is currently sold out, to season ticket holders.

Location: Tagney Jones Hall, Opera Center (Seattle Center/Mercer St.)

Tickets (if available) and show information here.

 

Photograph 51 – UW Drama @ Jones Playhouse (Seattle – U-District)
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

By Anna Zeigler
Directed by Amanda Rountree

In 1951, chemist Rosalind Franklin works relentlessly in her King’s College London lab, closing in on a major discovery that could unlock the mysteries of the DNA molecule. Undermined by her colleague Maurice Wilkins, she struggles to compete with rival team Watson and Crick as pressure intensifies to produce results. Anna Zeigler’s “rich, complex, and moving” (The Chicago Tribune) play honors the monumental contribution of one scientist with two X chromosomes whom history nearly left behind. Second-year MFA director Amanda Rountree makes her UW Drama mainstage debut.

Previews 1/22 & 1/25

Location: the Ave, just west of UW main campus

Tickets ($23) here.

 

See How They Run @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood)
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

By Philip King
Directed by Karen Lund

All Penelope wants is an evening out on the town; even vicars’ wives deserve a little fun. But between a buzzed busybody in the closet, a volley of vicars galloping across the lawn, and a Soviet spy on the loose, her night of fun creates mayhem for all. Precocious and preposterous, this comedy is pure pandemonium!

Tickets ($20-$50, depending on date) here.

 

Songs for a New World @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Experience the show that took New York by storm, featuring powerful songs of life, love, the choices we make, and the hope they inspire. Even the most challenging events can inspire something powerful within each one of us. This production embraces every turn, every unexpected bend, and strives to show us that renewal and survival is always within reach.

With music and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), Songs for a New World reflects on the human condition and brings stories brilliantly to life through beautifully staged vignettes and a power-house cast.

Tickets ($51-$77) here.

 

Dragon Mama @ Cafe Nordo (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm

By Sara Porkalob

How does a Dragon earn her wings? Maria Porkalob, Jr., yearns for a gayer, more POC-filled life than Bremerton, WA, can offer. When presented with an opportunity to make a quick fortune, Maria must make an important decision: leave her debt-ridden mother, four young siblings, and newborn daughter Sara for the wild unknown of Alaska, or stay close to home, family, and intergenerational trauma.

Traversing 25 years filled with queer love in a barren land, Dragon Mama features ghosts, Filipino gangsters, and a dope ‘80s and ‘90s soundtrack.

Ten tickets each night are designated as Community Tickets: Discounted tickets designed to make art more accessible. Created and available for students, artists, BIPOC, and anyone for whom the higher ticket price is a barrier.

Optional: Add a pre-show dinner in The Knife Room at Nordo, by Chef Aaron Verzosa of Archipelago. (Note: The Knife Room is not wheelchair accessible and is only reachable by stairs.)

Tickets ($25-$50, sliding scale) here.

 

The Bridge Project – Velocity Dance Center @ Base (Seattle – Georgetown)
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm

The Bridge Project, part of Velocity’s Residency Programs, is a 4-week residency and performance program for movement-based artists new to making work, or who have been making work in the greater Seattle area for three years or less. This program offers three choreographers up to 40 hours of rehearsal space each to create a new short work with a cast of up to three local auditioned dancers. Velocity provides each choreographer with a choreography stipend, performer stipends, costume stipend, and the creative, financial and administrative support of a fully-produced weekend of performances at Base.

Location: Equinox Studios (Seattle – Georgetown)

Tickets ($20-$50, sliding scale) here.

 

Jan
28
Fri
Bohemia @ The Triple Door (Downtown Seattle)
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm

The award-winning smash hit Bohemia from critically acclaimed artists Opal Peachey and Mark Siano returns to the Triple Door this January. After blowing audiences away with their sell-out success Seattle Vice, their latest musical Bohemia is a freewheeling cabaret about love, classical music, art nouveau, green fairies and absinthe. Set in 1890s Prague, Bohemia combines the music of Dvořák and Chopin, with art by Alphonse Mucha. Historic artists like Sarah Bernhardt and George Sand, interweave with beautiful green fairies, aerial numbers, dance, burlesque, classical piano battles, comedy, and original songs.

Tickets ($28-$58) here.

 

Ooh La La! @ Can Can (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm

An evening of over-the-top opulence with an all-new original Parisian inspired production. Paint the town pink and revel in Can Can’s latest and loveliest rose-colored soirée to remember. Sip on lavish libations, dine on delectable delicacies, and fall in love with a stage brimming with burlesque beauty, daring dance, sultry song, and lively laughter.

Age restriction: 21+

Tickets ($140-$216, including food and a drink) here.

 

[POSTPONED – THIS SHOW DATE IS CANCELLED] Beowulf – Book-It Repertory Theatre @ Center Theatre (Seattle Center)
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm

Adapted by Julian Glover
From translations by Michael Alexander & Edwin Morgan
Directed by Gus Menary
Starring Brandon J. Simmons

Hear! Listen! Hwaet!

As we gather together in the dark to hear a tale of long, long ago, so too did the thegns and folk gather in the King’s hall seeking shelter from the beasts that lurk in the night.

Our hero, Beowulf, travels to King Hrothgar’s land to defeat a monster and save a kingdom, for that is what great heroes do. But Grendel, the creature condemned by God, is grim and vengeful, strong and horrible. Beowulf and a few brave enough to join him, embark on the quest to vanquish the foul fiend. Courage, cunning, and might may win the day and the laurels of battle, but once an adventurer, always an adventurer. Beowulf’s life continues anon with heroic and mighty deeds until a Dragon is awoken and the elder statesman must face a final test of his bravery, alone. This mythic tale, over one thousand years old, cries to be experienced aloud, reminding us of the importance of a good story well told.

Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level

Tickets ($36.50-$53.50, depending on show time) here.

 

[POSTPONED – THIS SHOW DATE IS CANCELLED] The Oregon Trail @ Centerstage (Federal Way)
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm

by Bekah Brunstetter

Funny, provocative, and intelligent, The Oregon Trail follows 90’s kid Jane from Middle School, where she takes solace in her favorite 8-bit video game, to adulthood, where the game seems to follow her with its all-knowing gaze, helping her navigate her growing pains. As she grapples with what it is she truly wants, Jane meets someone entirely unexpected: her own great-great-grandmother, on the Oregon Trail … in 1848.

Location: Dash Point (Federal Way); not accessible by transit.

Tickets ($39) here.

Disenchanted! @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm

Book, Music & Lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino
Developed with and Originally Directed Off-Broadway by Fiely Matias
Directed by Brittany D. Henderson
Music Director: Tasha Atwood

Poisoned apples, Glass slippers, Who needs ’em?!

Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. The original storybook heroines are none-too-happy with the way they’ve been portrayed in today’s pop culture so they’ve tossed their tiaras and have come to life to set the record straight. Forget the princesses you think you know – these royal renegades are here to comically belt out the truth.

 

Location: 6th Ave., west end (Tacoma)

Tickets ($31) here.

 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm

NOTE: Some dates are available only in full season ticket packages.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Directed by Jay Woods

This is a tale as old as time: a brilliant young woman in search of something more than her small town has to offer and a Beast—who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Return to the magic of live theater at The 5th with unforgettable performances, spectacular costumes, and dazzling sets. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a joyful opportunity to bring your family together for musical theater at its best.

Tickets ($59+) here.

 

Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm

By Cheryl L. West
Directed by Henry Godinez

Part theater, part revival, and all power – this one-woman show with music will have your head nodding and hands clapping from start to finish.

Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer tells the impassioned story of American civil rights activist and hero, Fannie Lou Hamer. From her humble origins as the daughter of a Mississippi sharecropper, to co-founding the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and demanding recognition at the National Democratic Convention, hers is a story of justice that will not be denied.

A co-commission with Goodman Theatre.

Location: Seattle Center (Mercer side)

Tickets ($24-$98) here.

Seattle Rep is now offering a limited number of PWYC tickets for all performances. See policies and info here.

 

Mala @ Seattle Public Theater (Seattle – Green Lake)
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm

By Melinda Lopez
Directed by Sophie Franco

Mala is a darkly funny tale about what it means to put our loved ones first, right to the very end, and what happens when we strive to be good but don’t always succeed. It is a comical and brutally honest look at family dynamics, including stubborn parents and unequipped children, and explores the unsentimental poetry of everyday life. A one-woman tour-de-force for a powerful actress, Mala careens from comedy to deep pathos, while having the toughest conversation about the most common of events—the end of life.

Location: The Bathhouse Theater at Green Lake

Tickets ($5-$50, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Monsters of the American Cinema @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm

By Christian St. Croix

When his husband dies, Remy Washington, a Black man, finds himself both the owner of a drive-in movie theater and a caregiver to his late husband’s straight, white teenage son, Pup. United by their love of classic American monster movies, the two have developed a warm and caring familial chemistry – but their relationship fractures when Remy discovers Pup and his friends have been bullying a gay teen at his school. Monsters of the American Cinema is a haunting and humorous tale about fathers and sons, ghosts and monsters.

Location: West Seattle junction

Tickets ($18.50-$123.50, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Orpheus & Eurydice @ Seattle Opera (Seattle Center)
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck; Libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi

How far would you be willing to go for true love? Travel with Orpheus through an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of darkness and light, as he seeks to rescue his beloved wife Eurydice from the underworld. Set in the intimate Tagney Jones Hall at the Opera Center, with three principal singers and a small orchestra, this captivating production offers a front-row seat to sublime melodies and breathtaking drama. Chía Patiño, former head of Ecuador’s National Theatre, creates an all-new production that puts viewers in the midst of the action, and blurs the line between fantasy and reality.

Sung in Italian. There will not be projected translations for this production.

Performance Time: Approximately 65 minutes with no intermission.

 

NOTE: Opera website reports this production is currently sold out, to season ticket holders.

Location: Tagney Jones Hall, Opera Center (Seattle Center/Mercer St.)

Tickets (if available) and show information here.

 

Photograph 51 – UW Drama @ Jones Playhouse (Seattle – U-District)
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm

By Anna Zeigler
Directed by Amanda Rountree

In 1951, chemist Rosalind Franklin works relentlessly in her King’s College London lab, closing in on a major discovery that could unlock the mysteries of the DNA molecule. Undermined by her colleague Maurice Wilkins, she struggles to compete with rival team Watson and Crick as pressure intensifies to produce results. Anna Zeigler’s “rich, complex, and moving” (The Chicago Tribune) play honors the monumental contribution of one scientist with two X chromosomes whom history nearly left behind. Second-year MFA director Amanda Rountree makes her UW Drama mainstage debut.

Previews 1/22 & 1/25

Location: the Ave, just west of UW main campus

Tickets ($23) here.