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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Oct
6
Thu
Choir Boy – ACT & The 5th Avenue Theatre @ ACT Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm

By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Jamil Jude

A co-production of ACT and The 5th Avenue Theatre
A Play with Music

For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical Black men. One talented student, Pharus Young, has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?

This riveting show is an intersectional coming-of-age story and a powerful examination of personal identity against institutional traditions: here, being black and queer in a prestigious all-male prep school. From Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy Award-winning writer of Moonlight, Choir Boy electrified Broadway with its soaring gospel, spiritual, and R&B performances.

(Previews 9/11-14, opens 9/15)

Tickets ($5-$89 depending on section, with sliding scale on select tickets available to all) here.

Pay-what-you-choose ($5-$50) advance tickets for select seats available at all performances at ticket link above. Same-day rush tickets available in person. See discount ticket information here.

 

Spirit Parlour @ Cafe Nordo (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm

Created by Julia Nardin & Mark Siano

This autumn, cross over into Nordo’s Spirit Parlour and raise a glass in honor of the dead. We invite you to join a secret order of spiritualists and summon a carefully curated collection of ghosts for the evening’s entertainment.

You’ll enjoy a variety of interactive performances, sample from a wine and cocktail menu steeped in lore, and discover their stories at the bottom of your glass. Spirit Parlour is a fully immersive haunting with a limited number of seats to preserve a sense of intimacy and strengthen the connection between the living and the dead. Reserve your table now — before it’s too late.

Unlike some other Nordo events, dinner and beverages are not included in the general ticket price. VIP packages available.

Sunday’s 6pm performances ($128) include the Nordo Dinner Experience crafted by chef Erin Brindley.

Admission 21+

Tickets $38+ (vary by day and time; lowest at Thursday late-night shows), here.

 

The Hitchcock Hotel @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm

Ding ding ding … your room is waiting at the infamous Hitchcock Hotel.

It’s been decades since the Hitchcock family entertained the likeness of royals and influential politicians alike, but the memories of their guests continue to inhabit this dilapidated relic of the past. An evening, guided by the hotel porter, featuring death defying dance, sultry songs, shimmying show girls and hauntingly beautiful new music, you’re sure to delight in the decadence of the damned.

Admission 21+

Tickets ($83+ to $126+, depending on date) here.

Theatre menu is here.

 

A Night With the Russells: The Legacy of Us @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood)
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

An evening of laughter, love, and unrelenting joy! Seattle’s own Sarah, Be, and Faith Bennett Russell carry on their family’s legacy as storytellers, while celebrating their individual journeys as Black female artists. From their roots in Jamaica to their home in Seattle, this cabaret is filled with songs both new and old. Bring your tissues and party-poppers and prepare to leave with a song in your heart.

(Previews 9/21-22, opening 9/23)

Tickets ($25-$53) here.

 

As If Theatre Company: The Foreigner @ Kenmore Community Club (Kenmore)
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

By Larry Shue
Directed by Ken Michels

The Foreigner takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife’s illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country and does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he’s a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge’s guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst some of the residents of the lodge

Tickets ($27) here.

 

Avenue Q @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

Music & lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Matthew Posner

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is like a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned.

Tickets ($32) here.

 

Book-It Rep: In the Time of the Butterflies @ Center House Theatre (Seattle Center)
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

By Caridad Svich
Based on the novel by Julia Alvarez
Directed by Ana María Campoy

For 30 years, President Trujillo’s iron fist of authoritarianism tightened around the throat of the Dominican Republic. But the people would not be crushed, they would not be silenced. As the revolution grew, so too did our butterflies—the Mirabal sisters. Four girls we see grow into women. Four women with deep love for their family and their country. Four revolutionaries, with only one left alive to bear witness, to speak out loud of the joy and laughter, terror and violence that shaped a nation and its people.

This elegantly written work of historical fiction is a story of resistance. Based on the life of four sisters at the crossroads of childhood and adulthood, of ignorance and truth, of complacency and action, it is a powerful look at coming into one’s own with the realization that you are part of something larger, something important.

Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level

(Previews 9/22-23, opens 9/24)

Tickets ($41.50 weekday matinee, up to $68.50 other times) here.

 

Choir Boy – ACT & The 5th Avenue Theatre @ ACT Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Jamil Jude

A co-production of ACT and The 5th Avenue Theatre
A Play with Music

For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical Black men. One talented student, Pharus Young, has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?

This riveting show is an intersectional coming-of-age story and a powerful examination of personal identity against institutional traditions: here, being black and queer in a prestigious all-male prep school. From Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy Award-winning writer of Moonlight, Choir Boy electrified Broadway with its soaring gospel, spiritual, and R&B performances.

(Previews 9/11-14, opens 9/15)

Tickets ($5-$89 depending on section, with sliding scale on select tickets available to all) here.

Pay-what-you-choose ($5-$50) advance tickets for select seats available at all performances at ticket link above. Same-day rush tickets available in person. See discount ticket information here.

 

Cloud Tectonics – Sound Theatre & Earthseed @ 12th Ave Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

By José Rivera
Directed by Jéhan Òsanyìn

In the midst of a dark storm, two people – one cast out by those she trusted, the other stuck in the mundane – find each other.

The pregnant Celestina can stop time, but it’s a power that she can’t control. Everything beautiful about love, both timeless and fleeting, is turned into magic. The moments that they find normal, delicate feelings of home can be everything.

(Preview 9/23, opens 9/24)

Tickets $6-$79 (sliding scale available for all), here.

 

Spanish Captioning: September 25 (matinee), October 1 (both), 6, 15
CART-Captioned: September 30
ASL-Interpreted: October 2 (matinee), 13 (matinee)
Sensory-Friendly: October 9 (matinee)
Post-Show Discussion: September 29, October 6

Mercado with local vendors follows 10/1 & 10/15 matinees; open to the public.

 

Down the Rabbit Hole @ Cafe Nordo (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

Follow the white rabbit! Don’t be late for the Wonderland Show + Dinner served in a very magical way…

This Karaoke Cabaret of Nonsense features immersive art installations for you to wander throughs such as “The Mad Hatter’s Tearoom” where your salad is plucked from thin air, the “Wonderland Menagerie” where Alice serves teapots of mushroom soup with goat cheese “sugar cubes”, and “The Infinity Garden of Living Flowers”, where the daisies want you to look your best in the mirrored and instagrammable world. Themed cocktail confections abound in this romping and roaming feast for the senses.

This Pop-Up Tasting Menu is included in the ticket price.

Tickets $101+ (varies by day; lowest on Thursdays), here.

 

Fun Home @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel

Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.

Preview 10/6, opening 10/7.

Tickets ($46) here.

Pay-what-you-choose rush tickets available 10/15 (matinee), 10/21 (evening), and 10/27 (evening); see info here.

Little Shop of Horrors @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the Film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith

Directed by Brandon Ivie
Music directed by Aaron M. Davis Norman & Tim Symons
Choreographed by Randy Ford

Romance! Murder! Doo-wop! Aliens! A wildly entertaining dark sci-fi musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors follows the misadventures of a lowly floral shopkeeper who discovers a seemingly harmless new breed of plant (with a secret taste for human blood) that carries ambitions that threaten our hero’s romantic inclinations… and the world! From the writing team who brought us Disney’s animation blockbusters The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin, this Broadway classic blends the sounds of rock and Motown and is considered one of the funniest musical comedies of all time. Warning: Don’t feed the plants!

(Previews 9/14-15, opening 9/16)

Tickets ($61-$97) here.

 

$20 same-day Section B rush tickets available for all; see discount tickets info here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for certain performances: 9/24 (matinee), 10/1 (both), 10/2 (matinee), 10/5 (evening), 10/8 (evening)

ASL interpreted performance 10/1 (matinee); captioned performance 10/6 (matinee)

 

Swimming While Drowning @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

By Emilio Rodriguez
Directed by Roy Arauz

A story of love, poetry, and new beginnings.

When teenager Angelo Mendez decides to leave his home out of fear of further disappointing his homophobic father, he encounters a world he was not prepared for at an LGBT homeless shelter in Los Angeles. There he meets a fellow homeless teen who gives him a voice and unexpectedly introduces him to love. Angelo ultimately learns that all relationships, no matter how powerful, have an unfortunate time cap which he must cope with through his writing. A dark romantic comedy set in a homeless shelter. A story that is simultaneously gritty, sweet, funny, heartbreaking and real.

(Preview 9/28, opens 9/29)

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

 

The Emerald City Slasher – Jet City Improv @ Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle – Int’l Dist)
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Directed by Mario Orallo-Molinaro

An improvised PMW murder mystery!

The Emerald City is a rainy metropolis, with lush greenery, strong vegan coffee, and a booming tech community. Traffic is terrible, but it doesn’t matter when you are staring at the reddish orange sunlight in the evening. USA Today called “Emerald City” the next San Francisco yet more sad.” But when the city is besieged with a serial killer on the loose, it changes the DNA of the community.

Join us for an improvised PNW murder mystery where you create the characters and follow them as they find out who the menace is or if they’re the next victim of… The Emerald City SLASHER! The killer’s identity will be different with every performance! Mwahaha.

Tickets ($18) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for 10/13 & 10/22 shows

 

Where We Belong @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

By Madeline Sayet
Directed by Mei Ann Teo

In 2015, Mohegan theater-maker Madeline Sayet travels to England to pursue a PhD in Shakespeare.

Madeline finds a country that refuses to acknowledge its ongoing role in colonialism, just as the Brexit vote threatens to further disengage the UK from the wider world. In this intimate and exhilarating solo piece, Madeline echoes a journey to England braved by Native ancestors in the 1700s following treatise betrayals – and forces us to consider what it means to belong in an increasingly globalized world.

A Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company production, presented by Seattle Rep.

(Previews 9/9-13, opening 9/14)

Tickets ($49-$84) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances; see info here.

 

The Half-Life of Marie Curie @ SecondStory Rep (Redmond)
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Elizabeth Tanner

In 1911, Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discovery of the elements radium and polonium. By 1912, she was the object of ruthless gossip over an alleged affair with the married Frenchman Paul Langevin, all but erasing her achievements from public memory. Weakened and demoralized by the press lambasting her as a “foreign” Jewish temptress and a home-wrecking traitor, Marie agrees to join her friend and colleague Hertha Ayrton, an electromechanical engineer and suffragette. THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE revels in the power of female friendship as it explores the relationship between these two brilliant women, both of whom are mothers, widows, and fearless champions of scientific inquiry.

Location: Redmond Town Center, 2nd floor

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Spirit Parlour @ Cafe Nordo (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Oct 6 @ 9:30 pm

Created by Julia Nardin & Mark Siano

This autumn, cross over into Nordo’s Spirit Parlour and raise a glass in honor of the dead. We invite you to join a secret order of spiritualists and summon a carefully curated collection of ghosts for the evening’s entertainment.

You’ll enjoy a variety of interactive performances, sample from a wine and cocktail menu steeped in lore, and discover their stories at the bottom of your glass. Spirit Parlour is a fully immersive haunting with a limited number of seats to preserve a sense of intimacy and strengthen the connection between the living and the dead. Reserve your table now — before it’s too late.

Unlike some other Nordo events, dinner and beverages are not included in the general ticket price. VIP packages available.

Sunday’s 6pm performances ($128) include the Nordo Dinner Experience crafted by chef Erin Brindley.

Admission 21+

Tickets $38+ (vary by day and time; lowest at Thursday late-night shows), here.

 

Oct
7
Fri
Spirit Parlour @ Cafe Nordo (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm

Created by Julia Nardin & Mark Siano

This autumn, cross over into Nordo’s Spirit Parlour and raise a glass in honor of the dead. We invite you to join a secret order of spiritualists and summon a carefully curated collection of ghosts for the evening’s entertainment.

You’ll enjoy a variety of interactive performances, sample from a wine and cocktail menu steeped in lore, and discover their stories at the bottom of your glass. Spirit Parlour is a fully immersive haunting with a limited number of seats to preserve a sense of intimacy and strengthen the connection between the living and the dead. Reserve your table now — before it’s too late.

Unlike some other Nordo events, dinner and beverages are not included in the general ticket price. VIP packages available.

Sunday’s 6pm performances ($128) include the Nordo Dinner Experience crafted by chef Erin Brindley.

Admission 21+

Tickets $38+ (vary by day and time; lowest at Thursday late-night shows), here.

 

The Hitchcock Hotel @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm

Ding ding ding … your room is waiting at the infamous Hitchcock Hotel.

It’s been decades since the Hitchcock family entertained the likeness of royals and influential politicians alike, but the memories of their guests continue to inhabit this dilapidated relic of the past. An evening, guided by the hotel porter, featuring death defying dance, sultry songs, shimmying show girls and hauntingly beautiful new music, you’re sure to delight in the decadence of the damned.

Admission 21+

Tickets ($83+ to $126+, depending on date) here.

Theatre menu is here.

 

The Secret Garden @ Olympia Family Theater (Olympia)
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm

By Mabelle Reynoso
Directed by Emily McHugh
Assistant directed by Marissa Rivera Bolaños

Join us for a world-premiere, modern-day twist on the classic novel! Set in the Pacific Northwest, our new adaptation is a tale of friendship and the healing that happens when we reconnect with nature. Told from a Latinx perspective, The Secret Garden takes you behind the garden gate and into an imaginative world with talking creatures, magical plants, punk music and puppets galore.

Tickets $5-$35 (sliding scale available for all), here.

 

a white haunting – MAP Theatre @ 18th & Union (Seattle – Central District)
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Brian Dang
Directed by Zenaida Rose Smith

Darren has invited Tchai over to his home for the first time. They’re flirting, dancing, and discussing the morality of pineapple pizza when things start to go sour: the pizza person acts really weird; the power goes out; Tchai lets his nerves get to him; and last but not least, a masked intruder wielding an axe accidentally gets invited in.

a white haunting is a horror-comedy: unapologetically dark and witty, irreverent and uncomfortable . . . a “rom-com meets sociopolitical horror” that engages with the intersection of Queer, AAPI and Black identities.

Performed by Rhys Daly, Brandon Ryan, and Patrick Tolden

Tickets $10-$50 (sliding scale available for all), here.

 

As If Theatre Company: The Foreigner @ Kenmore Community Club (Kenmore)
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

By Larry Shue
Directed by Ken Michels

The Foreigner takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife’s illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country and does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he’s a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge’s guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst some of the residents of the lodge

Tickets ($27) here.

 

Book-It Rep: In the Time of the Butterflies @ Center House Theatre (Seattle Center)
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

By Caridad Svich
Based on the novel by Julia Alvarez
Directed by Ana María Campoy

For 30 years, President Trujillo’s iron fist of authoritarianism tightened around the throat of the Dominican Republic. But the people would not be crushed, they would not be silenced. As the revolution grew, so too did our butterflies—the Mirabal sisters. Four girls we see grow into women. Four women with deep love for their family and their country. Four revolutionaries, with only one left alive to bear witness, to speak out loud of the joy and laughter, terror and violence that shaped a nation and its people.

This elegantly written work of historical fiction is a story of resistance. Based on the life of four sisters at the crossroads of childhood and adulthood, of ignorance and truth, of complacency and action, it is a powerful look at coming into one’s own with the realization that you are part of something larger, something important.

Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level

(Previews 9/22-23, opens 9/24)

Tickets ($41.50 weekday matinee, up to $68.50 other times) here.

 

Choir Boy – ACT & The 5th Avenue Theatre @ ACT Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Jamil Jude

A co-production of ACT and The 5th Avenue Theatre
A Play with Music

For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical Black men. One talented student, Pharus Young, has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?

This riveting show is an intersectional coming-of-age story and a powerful examination of personal identity against institutional traditions: here, being black and queer in a prestigious all-male prep school. From Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy Award-winning writer of Moonlight, Choir Boy electrified Broadway with its soaring gospel, spiritual, and R&B performances.

(Previews 9/11-14, opens 9/15)

Tickets ($5-$89 depending on section, with sliding scale on select tickets available to all) here.

Pay-what-you-choose ($5-$50) advance tickets for select seats available at all performances at ticket link above. Same-day rush tickets available in person. See discount ticket information here.

 

Cloud Tectonics – Sound Theatre & Earthseed @ 12th Ave Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

By José Rivera
Directed by Jéhan Òsanyìn

In the midst of a dark storm, two people – one cast out by those she trusted, the other stuck in the mundane – find each other.

The pregnant Celestina can stop time, but it’s a power that she can’t control. Everything beautiful about love, both timeless and fleeting, is turned into magic. The moments that they find normal, delicate feelings of home can be everything.

(Preview 9/23, opens 9/24)

Tickets $6-$79 (sliding scale available for all), here.

 

Spanish Captioning: September 25 (matinee), October 1 (both), 6, 15
CART-Captioned: September 30
ASL-Interpreted: October 2 (matinee), 13 (matinee)
Sensory-Friendly: October 9 (matinee)
Post-Show Discussion: September 29, October 6

Mercado with local vendors follows 10/1 & 10/15 matinees; open to the public.

 

Clue: On Stage @ The Phoenix Theatre (Edmonds)
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

The classic board game is brought to life in Clue: On Stage. Six guests are invited to a dinner party thrown by an anonymous host. They are given aliases — Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum, and Miss Scarlet. Though discouraged from revealing personal information, it is soon discovered that all of them have fallen victim to the same blackmailer, their very host of the evening. Each is presented with a weapon and an option: pay their extortionist double, or kill the innocent butler. What follows is a madcap, slapstick evening full of murder, mystery, and laughs as they seek to puzzle out the culprit amongst criminals.

Tickets ($28) here.

 

Down the Rabbit Hole @ Cafe Nordo (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

Follow the white rabbit! Don’t be late for the Wonderland Show + Dinner served in a very magical way…

This Karaoke Cabaret of Nonsense features immersive art installations for you to wander throughs such as “The Mad Hatter’s Tearoom” where your salad is plucked from thin air, the “Wonderland Menagerie” where Alice serves teapots of mushroom soup with goat cheese “sugar cubes”, and “The Infinity Garden of Living Flowers”, where the daisies want you to look your best in the mirrored and instagrammable world. Themed cocktail confections abound in this romping and roaming feast for the senses.

This Pop-Up Tasting Menu is included in the ticket price.

Tickets $101+ (varies by day; lowest on Thursdays), here.

 

Fun Home @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel

Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.

Preview 10/6, opening 10/7.

Tickets ($46) here.

Pay-what-you-choose rush tickets available 10/15 (matinee), 10/21 (evening), and 10/27 (evening); see info here.

On Golden Pond @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend)
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

By Earnest Thompson
Directed by Bob Callaghan

On Golden Pond is a classic American comedic drama that’s every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted off Broadway in 1978. Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer are spending their 48th summer at their vacation home on Golden Pond, in the woods of Maine. Their delightful summer routine — fishing, picking strawberries, enjoying old mementoes, listening to the loons call — is given a bitterly comedic edge by Norman’s unreliable memory and cantankerously morbid statements. When their daughter Chelsea visits for Norman’s 80th birthday, bringing her boyfriend Bill and Bill’s teenage son, Billy Jr., the whole family must come to grips with Norman and Chelsea’s mutual bitterness, while Norman blossoms with his chance to mentor young Billy. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the difficulties of a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine in a play that effortlessly illustrates the hilarious, heartbreaking, human moments of which life is made.

Location: Sallal Grange (1060 Stilson Ave. SE, North Bend) — in the Cascade foothills, east of Issaquah

Tickets available soon; show info here.

 

Singin’ in the Rain @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

Directed and Choreographed by Megan Hicks
Music Directed by John Kelleher

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin’ in the Rain. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Swimming While Drowning @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

By Emilio Rodriguez
Directed by Roy Arauz

A story of love, poetry, and new beginnings.

When teenager Angelo Mendez decides to leave his home out of fear of further disappointing his homophobic father, he encounters a world he was not prepared for at an LGBT homeless shelter in Los Angeles. There he meets a fellow homeless teen who gives him a voice and unexpectedly introduces him to love. Angelo ultimately learns that all relationships, no matter how powerful, have an unfortunate time cap which he must cope with through his writing. A dark romantic comedy set in a homeless shelter. A story that is simultaneously gritty, sweet, funny, heartbreaking and real.

(Preview 9/28, opens 9/29)

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

 

The Emerald City Slasher – Jet City Improv @ Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle – Int’l Dist)
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Directed by Mario Orallo-Molinaro

An improvised PMW murder mystery!

The Emerald City is a rainy metropolis, with lush greenery, strong vegan coffee, and a booming tech community. Traffic is terrible, but it doesn’t matter when you are staring at the reddish orange sunlight in the evening. USA Today called “Emerald City” the next San Francisco yet more sad.” But when the city is besieged with a serial killer on the loose, it changes the DNA of the community.

Join us for an improvised PNW murder mystery where you create the characters and follow them as they find out who the menace is or if they’re the next victim of… The Emerald City SLASHER! The killer’s identity will be different with every performance! Mwahaha.

Tickets ($18) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for 10/13 & 10/22 shows

 

The Ghost Train @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point)
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

By Arnold Ridley

Who doesn’t love a good mystery? How about one set in a remote railway station in Maine with stranded passengers, superstitious villagers, and a phantom locomotive rumored to bring death in its wake? A long-running comedy thriller, The Ghost Train was written in 1923 and first produced on Broadway in 1926. It’s delighted audiences for almost 100 years with creepy thrills, eerie chills, and a sublime sense of humor.

Tickets ($38) here.

Two Minutes of Your Time: Coming Home – Pratidhwani @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood)
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

Pratidhwani presents a new experiment in theatre. Two Minutes is an evening filled with original monologues on the theme of ‘Coming Home’, written and performed by approximately 30 actors from our region. The evening is curated and directed by Sunam Ellis.

Performers:
Aarti Tiwari, Abhijeet Rane, Alpa Dave, Amit Sharma, Apeksha Godiyal, Arti Rajvanshi, Chinmayee Bhanu, Chitra Subramanian, David Dorrian, Devika Vyas, Divya Rajan, Esha More, Giya Agarwal, Guneet Banga, James Kelly, Kanjani Dholakia, Kaushik Mitra, Kimberly Le, Kira Dorrian, Komal Daga, Nimisha Mondal, Payal Patel, Preeti Sridhar, Puneet Shukla, Ramya Manjunatha, Samir Zutshi, Supriya Kulkarni

Directed by Sunam Ellis
Writing Coaches: Elizabeth Heffron, Maggie Lee

Location: Taproot Theatre – Isaac Studio

Tickets $10-$25 (sliding scale available for all), here.

 

What the Constitution Means to Me @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

By Heidi Schreck
Directed by Oliver Butler

Playwright Heidi Schreck’s boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives. Performed by Cassie Beck.

(Previews 9/30-10/4, opening 10/5)

Tickets ($30-$104) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances; see info here.

 

Where We Belong @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

By Madeline Sayet
Directed by Mei Ann Teo

In 2015, Mohegan theater-maker Madeline Sayet travels to England to pursue a PhD in Shakespeare.

Madeline finds a country that refuses to acknowledge its ongoing role in colonialism, just as the Brexit vote threatens to further disengage the UK from the wider world. In this intimate and exhilarating solo piece, Madeline echoes a journey to England braved by Native ancestors in the 1700s following treatise betrayals – and forces us to consider what it means to belong in an increasingly globalized world.

A Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company production, presented by Seattle Rep.

(Previews 9/9-13, opening 9/14)

Tickets ($49-$84) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances; see info here.

 

A Night With the Russells: The Legacy of Us @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood)
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm

An evening of laughter, love, and unrelenting joy! Seattle’s own Sarah, Be, and Faith Bennett Russell carry on their family’s legacy as storytellers, while celebrating their individual journeys as Black female artists. From their roots in Jamaica to their home in Seattle, this cabaret is filled with songs both new and old. Bring your tissues and party-poppers and prepare to leave with a song in your heart.

(Previews 9/21-22, opening 9/23)

Tickets ($25-$53) here.

 

Avenue Q @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm

Music & lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Matthew Posner

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is like a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned.

Tickets ($32) here.

 

Little Shop of Horrors @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the Film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith

Directed by Brandon Ivie
Music directed by Aaron M. Davis Norman & Tim Symons
Choreographed by Randy Ford

Romance! Murder! Doo-wop! Aliens! A wildly entertaining dark sci-fi musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors follows the misadventures of a lowly floral shopkeeper who discovers a seemingly harmless new breed of plant (with a secret taste for human blood) that carries ambitions that threaten our hero’s romantic inclinations… and the world! From the writing team who brought us Disney’s animation blockbusters The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin, this Broadway classic blends the sounds of rock and Motown and is considered one of the funniest musical comedies of all time. Warning: Don’t feed the plants!

(Previews 9/14-15, opening 9/16)

Tickets ($61-$97) here.

 

$20 same-day Section B rush tickets available for all; see discount tickets info here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for certain performances: 9/24 (matinee), 10/1 (both), 10/2 (matinee), 10/5 (evening), 10/8 (evening)

ASL interpreted performance 10/1 (matinee); captioned performance 10/6 (matinee)

 

The Half-Life of Marie Curie @ SecondStory Rep (Redmond)
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Elizabeth Tanner

In 1911, Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discovery of the elements radium and polonium. By 1912, she was the object of ruthless gossip over an alleged affair with the married Frenchman Paul Langevin, all but erasing her achievements from public memory. Weakened and demoralized by the press lambasting her as a “foreign” Jewish temptress and a home-wrecking traitor, Marie agrees to join her friend and colleague Hertha Ayrton, an electromechanical engineer and suffragette. THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE revels in the power of female friendship as it explores the relationship between these two brilliant women, both of whom are mothers, widows, and fearless champions of scientific inquiry.

Location: Redmond Town Center, 2nd floor

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Seattle Theatresports @ Unexpected Productions (Seattle – Pike Place)
Oct 7 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Seattle’s 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, and the audience member with the suggestion walks out with a prize.

Location: downstairs at Pike Place Market, next to the gum wall

Tickets ($16) here.

 

Spirit Parlour @ Cafe Nordo (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Oct 7 @ 9:30 pm

Created by Julia Nardin & Mark Siano

This autumn, cross over into Nordo’s Spirit Parlour and raise a glass in honor of the dead. We invite you to join a secret order of spiritualists and summon a carefully curated collection of ghosts for the evening’s entertainment.

You’ll enjoy a variety of interactive performances, sample from a wine and cocktail menu steeped in lore, and discover their stories at the bottom of your glass. Spirit Parlour is a fully immersive haunting with a limited number of seats to preserve a sense of intimacy and strengthen the connection between the living and the dead. Reserve your table now — before it’s too late.

Unlike some other Nordo events, dinner and beverages are not included in the general ticket price. VIP packages available.

Sunday’s 6pm performances ($128) include the Nordo Dinner Experience crafted by chef Erin Brindley.

Admission 21+

Tickets $38+ (vary by day and time; lowest at Thursday late-night shows), here.

 

The Hitchcock Hotel @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Oct 7 @ 9:45 pm

Ding ding ding … your room is waiting at the infamous Hitchcock Hotel.

It’s been decades since the Hitchcock family entertained the likeness of royals and influential politicians alike, but the memories of their guests continue to inhabit this dilapidated relic of the past. An evening, guided by the hotel porter, featuring death defying dance, sultry songs, shimmying show girls and hauntingly beautiful new music, you’re sure to delight in the decadence of the damned.

Admission 21+

Tickets ($83+) here.

Theatre menu is here.

 

Oct
8
Sat
Little Shop of Horrors @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the Film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith

Directed by Brandon Ivie
Music directed by Aaron M. Davis Norman & Tim Symons
Choreographed by Randy Ford

Romance! Murder! Doo-wop! Aliens! A wildly entertaining dark sci-fi musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors follows the misadventures of a lowly floral shopkeeper who discovers a seemingly harmless new breed of plant (with a secret taste for human blood) that carries ambitions that threaten our hero’s romantic inclinations… and the world! From the writing team who brought us Disney’s animation blockbusters The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin, this Broadway classic blends the sounds of rock and Motown and is considered one of the funniest musical comedies of all time. Warning: Don’t feed the plants!

(Previews 9/14-15, opening 9/16)

Tickets ($61-$97) here.

 

$20 same-day Section B rush tickets available for all; see discount tickets info here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for certain performances: 9/24 (matinee), 10/1 (both), 10/2 (matinee), 10/5 (evening), 10/8 (evening)

ASL interpreted performance 10/1 (matinee); captioned performance 10/6 (matinee)

 

A Night With the Russells: The Legacy of Us @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood)
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm

An evening of laughter, love, and unrelenting joy! Seattle’s own Sarah, Be, and Faith Bennett Russell carry on their family’s legacy as storytellers, while celebrating their individual journeys as Black female artists. From their roots in Jamaica to their home in Seattle, this cabaret is filled with songs both new and old. Bring your tissues and party-poppers and prepare to leave with a song in your heart.

(Previews 9/21-22, opening 9/23)

Tickets ($25-$53) here.

 

Book-It Rep: In the Time of the Butterflies @ Center House Theatre (Seattle Center)
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm

By Caridad Svich
Based on the novel by Julia Alvarez
Directed by Ana María Campoy

For 30 years, President Trujillo’s iron fist of authoritarianism tightened around the throat of the Dominican Republic. But the people would not be crushed, they would not be silenced. As the revolution grew, so too did our butterflies—the Mirabal sisters. Four girls we see grow into women. Four women with deep love for their family and their country. Four revolutionaries, with only one left alive to bear witness, to speak out loud of the joy and laughter, terror and violence that shaped a nation and its people.

This elegantly written work of historical fiction is a story of resistance. Based on the life of four sisters at the crossroads of childhood and adulthood, of ignorance and truth, of complacency and action, it is a powerful look at coming into one’s own with the realization that you are part of something larger, something important.

Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level

(Previews 9/22-23, opens 9/24)

Tickets ($41.50 weekday matinee, $63.50-$68.50 other times) here.

 

Choir Boy – ACT & The 5th Avenue Theatre @ ACT Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm

By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Jamil Jude

A co-production of ACT and The 5th Avenue Theatre
A Play with Music

For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical Black men. One talented student, Pharus Young, has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?

This riveting show is an intersectional coming-of-age story and a powerful examination of personal identity against institutional traditions: here, being black and queer in a prestigious all-male prep school. From Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy Award-winning writer of Moonlight, Choir Boy electrified Broadway with its soaring gospel, spiritual, and R&B performances.

(Previews 9/11-14, opens 9/15)

Tickets ($5-$89 depending on section, with sliding scale on select tickets available to all) here.

Pay-what-you-choose ($5-$50) advance tickets for select seats available at all performances at ticket link above. Same-day rush tickets available in person. See discount ticket information here.

 

Fun Home @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel

Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.

Preview 10/6, opening 10/7.

Tickets ($46) here.

Pay-what-you-choose rush tickets available 10/15 (matinee), 10/21 (evening), and 10/27 (evening); see info here.

Singin’ in the Rain @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm

Directed and Choreographed by Megan Hicks
Music Directed by John Kelleher

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin’ in the Rain. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

What the Constitution Means to Me @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm

By Heidi Schreck
Directed by Oliver Butler

Playwright Heidi Schreck’s boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives. Performed by Cassie Beck.

(Previews 9/30-10/4, opening 10/5)

Tickets ($30-$104) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances; see info here.

 

Where We Belong @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

By Madeline Sayet
Directed by Mei Ann Teo

In 2015, Mohegan theater-maker Madeline Sayet travels to England to pursue a PhD in Shakespeare.

Madeline finds a country that refuses to acknowledge its ongoing role in colonialism, just as the Brexit vote threatens to further disengage the UK from the wider world. In this intimate and exhilarating solo piece, Madeline echoes a journey to England braved by Native ancestors in the 1700s following treatise betrayals – and forces us to consider what it means to belong in an increasingly globalized world.

A Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company production, presented by Seattle Rep.

(Previews 9/9-13, opening 9/14)

Tickets ($49-$84) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances; see info here.

 

The Secret Garden @ Olympia Family Theater (Olympia)
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm

By Mabelle Reynoso
Directed by Emily McHugh
Assistant directed by Marissa Rivera Bolaños

Join us for a world-premiere, modern-day twist on the classic novel! Set in the Pacific Northwest, our new adaptation is a tale of friendship and the healing that happens when we reconnect with nature. Told from a Latinx perspective, The Secret Garden takes you behind the garden gate and into an imaginative world with talking creatures, magical plants, punk music and puppets galore.

Tickets $5-$35 (sliding scale available for all), here.

 

Spirit Parlour @ Cafe Nordo (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm

Created by Julia Nardin & Mark Siano

This autumn, cross over into Nordo’s Spirit Parlour and raise a glass in honor of the dead. We invite you to join a secret order of spiritualists and summon a carefully curated collection of ghosts for the evening’s entertainment.

You’ll enjoy a variety of interactive performances, sample from a wine and cocktail menu steeped in lore, and discover their stories at the bottom of your glass. Spirit Parlour is a fully immersive haunting with a limited number of seats to preserve a sense of intimacy and strengthen the connection between the living and the dead. Reserve your table now — before it’s too late.

Unlike some other Nordo events, dinner and beverages are not included in the general ticket price. VIP packages available.

Sunday’s 6pm performances ($128) include the Nordo Dinner Experience crafted by chef Erin Brindley.

Admission 21+

Tickets $38+ (vary by day and time; lowest at Thursday late-night shows), here.

 

The Hitchcock Hotel @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm

Ding ding ding … your room is waiting at the infamous Hitchcock Hotel.

It’s been decades since the Hitchcock family entertained the likeness of royals and influential politicians alike, but the memories of their guests continue to inhabit this dilapidated relic of the past. An evening, guided by the hotel porter, featuring death defying dance, sultry songs, shimmying show girls and hauntingly beautiful new music, you’re sure to delight in the decadence of the damned.

Admission 21+

Tickets ($83+ to $126+, depending on date) here.

Theatre menu is here.

 

The Secret Garden @ Olympia Family Theater (Olympia)
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm

By Mabelle Reynoso
Directed by Emily McHugh
Assistant directed by Marissa Rivera Bolaños

Join us for a world-premiere, modern-day twist on the classic novel! Set in the Pacific Northwest, our new adaptation is a tale of friendship and the healing that happens when we reconnect with nature. Told from a Latinx perspective, The Secret Garden takes you behind the garden gate and into an imaginative world with talking creatures, magical plants, punk music and puppets galore.

Tickets $5-$35 (sliding scale available for all), here.

 

a white haunting – MAP Theatre @ 18th & Union (Seattle – Central District)
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Brian Dang
Directed by Zenaida Rose Smith

Darren has invited Tchai over to his home for the first time. They’re flirting, dancing, and discussing the morality of pineapple pizza when things start to go sour: the pizza person acts really weird; the power goes out; Tchai lets his nerves get to him; and last but not least, a masked intruder wielding an axe accidentally gets invited in.

a white haunting is a horror-comedy: unapologetically dark and witty, irreverent and uncomfortable . . . a “rom-com meets sociopolitical horror” that engages with the intersection of Queer, AAPI and Black identities.

Performed by Rhys Daly, Brandon Ryan, and Patrick Tolden

Tickets $10-$50 (sliding scale available for all), here.

 

As If Theatre Company: The Foreigner @ Kenmore Community Club (Kenmore)
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm

By Larry Shue
Directed by Ken Michels

The Foreigner takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife’s illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country and does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he’s a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge’s guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst some of the residents of the lodge

Tickets ($27) here.

 

Book-It Rep: In the Time of the Butterflies @ Center House Theatre (Seattle Center)
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm

By Caridad Svich
Based on the novel by Julia Alvarez
Directed by Ana María Campoy

For 30 years, President Trujillo’s iron fist of authoritarianism tightened around the throat of the Dominican Republic. But the people would not be crushed, they would not be silenced. As the revolution grew, so too did our butterflies—the Mirabal sisters. Four girls we see grow into women. Four women with deep love for their family and their country. Four revolutionaries, with only one left alive to bear witness, to speak out loud of the joy and laughter, terror and violence that shaped a nation and its people.

This elegantly written work of historical fiction is a story of resistance. Based on the life of four sisters at the crossroads of childhood and adulthood, of ignorance and truth, of complacency and action, it is a powerful look at coming into one’s own with the realization that you are part of something larger, something important.

Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level

(Previews 9/22-23, opens 9/24)

Tickets ($41.50 weekday matinee, up to $68.50 other times) here.

 

Choir Boy – ACT & The 5th Avenue Theatre @ ACT Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm

By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Jamil Jude

A co-production of ACT and The 5th Avenue Theatre
A Play with Music

For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical Black men. One talented student, Pharus Young, has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?

This riveting show is an intersectional coming-of-age story and a powerful examination of personal identity against institutional traditions: here, being black and queer in a prestigious all-male prep school. From Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy Award-winning writer of Moonlight, Choir Boy electrified Broadway with its soaring gospel, spiritual, and R&B performances.

(Previews 9/11-14, opens 9/15)

Tickets ($5-$89 depending on section, with sliding scale on select tickets available to all) here.

Pay-what-you-choose ($5-$50) advance tickets for select seats available at all performances at ticket link above. Same-day rush tickets available in person. See discount ticket information here.

 

Cloud Tectonics – Sound Theatre & Earthseed @ 12th Ave Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm

By José Rivera
Directed by Jéhan Òsanyìn

In the midst of a dark storm, two people – one cast out by those she trusted, the other stuck in the mundane – find each other.

The pregnant Celestina can stop time, but it’s a power that she can’t control. Everything beautiful about love, both timeless and fleeting, is turned into magic. The moments that they find normal, delicate feelings of home can be everything.

(Preview 9/23, opens 9/24)

Tickets $6-$79 (sliding scale available for all), here.

 

Spanish Captioning: September 25 (matinee), October 1 (both), 6, 15
CART-Captioned: September 30
ASL-Interpreted: October 2 (matinee), 13 (matinee)
Sensory-Friendly: October 9 (matinee)
Post-Show Discussion: September 29, October 6

Mercado with local vendors follows 10/1 & 10/15 matinees; open to the public.