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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Dec
5
Mon
Director’s Lab @ University of Puget Sound (Tacoma)
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm

A festival of scenes selected from full-length plays and directed by students of Theatre 313: Directing Class.

Free admission; info here.

Location: UPS campus, Norton Clapp Theatre

 

Dec
6
Tue
A Christmas Carol @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Gregory Falls
Directed by John Langs
Music by Adam Stern

Fill your heart with joy! ACT’s Yuletide Dickens classic proudly returns for the 47th year.

On a snowy Christmas Eve brimming with memorable characters, ghostly apparitions, and visits to the past, present, and future, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the joy of charity and redemption.

Audio described performance scheduled for 12/10 (matinee); ASL interpreted performance scheduled for 12/17 (matinee).

Tickets ($49-$94) here.

 

Director’s Lab @ University of Puget Sound (Tacoma)
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm

A festival of scenes selected from full-length plays and directed by students of Theatre 313: Directing Class.

Free admission; info here.

Location: UPS campus, Norton Clapp Theatre

 

Dec
7
Wed
Austen Unbound @ Book-It Rep (Seattle Center)
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

An Improvised Play Celebrating the Works of Jane Austen
Directed by Dave Morris

Austen Unbound is Book-It Repertory Theatre’s first long-form improvised play. At each performance of this show, the ensemble will create an entirely new story, set in the style and genre of the beloved author’s works. Audiences will feel like they are watching a play based off a never-before published Jane Austen novel, as the improvisational actors transport them to the drawing rooms and manor houses of the Regency era. The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen will resonate with audiences as they experience new characters and stories in this “unscripted” play, which will be a unique story each night (based on suggestions given from the audience).

Tickets ($63.50-$68.50) here.

 

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood)
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Karen Lund

In this all-new Jane Austen-inspired story, we return to the world of the Darcys and Bennets! Lydia’s come for Christmas, the halls are decked, and the aroma of everyone’s favorite orange biscuits fills the air. But downstairs the loyal staff scramble to keep a secret that could upend the festivities. Amid the chaos of Christmas, a little yuletide forgiveness might be the one gift everyone needs.

Tickets $26-$54 (depending on location) here.

A Very Die Hard Christmas – The Habit @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

By Jeff Schell and The Habit
Directed by Mark Siano

Ki Yay! Coming back this holiday season, from the comedy writers that have had Seattle in stitches for years, comes A Very Die Hard Christmas, a musical parody that is sure to blow the roof off the joint. Sketch writers from The Habit team up with Seattle Public Theater to create this holiday comedy perfect for those who like their Christmas entertainment with lots of action, 80s jokes, smooth soft rock jams, and snarky German terrorists.

Tickets ($38) here.

 

Homicide for the Holidays @ Cafe Nordo (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm

Do you like the old-timey Noble Fir? Or Flocked Silver Fabulousness? How about both?! Nordo’s Holiday Spectacular promises to cram you chock-full of everything you’ve come to love about the season, gift wrapped in bawdy humor, nostalgic Christmas Disco, and a festive feast.

Continuing in the tradition of previous Nordo Nativities, our scribe Scot “Dragatha Christie” Augustson has crafted a story of merry mayhem and murder, festooned with razor sharp riffs on 1980’s pop culture. We’ll finally learn who was responsible for the Death of Disco!

This is the last show in the Culinarium, before Nordo moves to a new location.

Tickets ($116+), including 5-course meal, here.

Read NWTheatre’s coverage of Cafe Nordo shows here.  

 

A Christmas Carol @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Gregory Falls
Directed by John Langs
Music by Adam Stern

Fill your heart with joy! ACT’s Yuletide Dickens classic proudly returns for the 47th year.

On a snowy Christmas Eve brimming with memorable characters, ghostly apparitions, and visits to the past, present, and future, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the joy of charity and redemption.

Audio described performance scheduled for 12/10 (matinee); ASL interpreted performance scheduled for 12/17 (matinee).

Tickets ($49-$94) here.

 

Director’s Lab @ University of Puget Sound (Tacoma)
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm

A festival of scenes selected from full-length plays and directed by students of Theatre 313: Directing Class.

Free admission; info here.

Location: UPS campus, Norton Clapp Theatre

 

Mr. Dickens and His Carol @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

By Samantha Silva
Developed with and Directed by Braden Abraham

Charles Dickens should be looking forward to Christmas. When his latest book is a flop, putting both his popularity and finances in peril, his publishers give an ultimatum: write a Christmas book within a month or lose everything. Adapted for the stage from Samantha Silva’s critically acclaimed novel, this tale set in the heart of Victorian England weaves a fictional take on Dickens’ past, present, and future into a comedic and poignant new holiday classic. A world premiere.

Tickets ($32-$108) here.

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

 

Note the following special dates: opening night (11/30), teen night (12/9), post-show events (12/15, 12/16), Victorian cosplay night (12/20), pre-show book signing (12/21)

And accessible performances: audio described (12/3 matinee), open captions (12/8 night), sensory friendly (12/10 matinee), ASL interpreted (12/17 matinee), mask-required performances (various)

See ticketing page for info

 

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood)
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Karen Lund

In this all-new Jane Austen-inspired story, we return to the world of the Darcys and Bennets! Lydia’s come for Christmas, the halls are decked, and the aroma of everyone’s favorite orange biscuits fills the air. But downstairs the loyal staff scramble to keep a secret that could upend the festivities. Amid the chaos of Christmas, a little yuletide forgiveness might be the one gift everyone needs.

Tickets $26-$54 (depending on location) here.

A Very Die Hard Christmas – The Habit @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 7 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

By Jeff Schell and The Habit
Directed by Mark Siano

Ki Yay! Coming back this holiday season, from the comedy writers that have had Seattle in stitches for years, comes A Very Die Hard Christmas, a musical parody that is sure to blow the roof off the joint. Sketch writers from The Habit team up with Seattle Public Theater to create this holiday comedy perfect for those who like their Christmas entertainment with lots of action, 80s jokes, smooth soft rock jams, and snarky German terrorists.

Tickets ($38) here.

 

Dec
8
Thu
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

For the final time, SPT is bringing back the holiday favorite and now Seattle tradition of Christmastown. In this film noir-inspired holiday thriller, hard-boiled detective Nick Holiday investigates some un-holiday-like shenanigans taking place in Christmastown that sends him on a search for the truth about Big Red, with a glamorous elf, a used-Christmas-tree salesman, a muckraking reporter, and a quick-thinking cab driver.

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

 

Homicide for the Holidays @ Cafe Nordo (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm

Do you like the old-timey Noble Fir? Or Flocked Silver Fabulousness? How about both?! Nordo’s Holiday Spectacular promises to cram you chock-full of everything you’ve come to love about the season, gift wrapped in bawdy humor, nostalgic Christmas Disco, and a festive feast.

Continuing in the tradition of previous Nordo Nativities, our scribe Scot “Dragatha Christie” Augustson has crafted a story of merry mayhem and murder, festooned with razor sharp riffs on 1980’s pop culture. We’ll finally learn who was responsible for the Death of Disco!

This is the last show in the Culinarium, before Nordo moves to a new location.

Tickets ($116+), including 5-course meal, here.

Read NWTheatre’s coverage of Cafe Nordo shows here.  

 

A Christmas Carol @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Gregory Falls
Directed by John Langs
Music by Adam Stern

Fill your heart with joy! ACT’s Yuletide Dickens classic proudly returns for the 47th year.

On a snowy Christmas Eve brimming with memorable characters, ghostly apparitions, and visits to the past, present, and future, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the joy of charity and redemption.

Audio described performance scheduled for 12/10 (matinee); ASL interpreted performance scheduled for 12/17 (matinee).

Tickets ($49-$94) here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia) (PWYC)
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we restage Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless story of transformation, absolution, and grace, updated with new chills and thrills for 2022. Join us for a Holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of cheer and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. Grab the family and start your Holiday season with some theatre magic!

(Preview 11/23, opens 11/25)

Tickets ($53) here.

PWYC rush tickets available for this performances; see info here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend) (PWYC)
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Adapted and directed by Dustin Trabert

Valley Center Stage’s beloved annual tradition returns with a new production of A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge is a businessman whose lonely Christmas is invaded by a series of encounters that force him to examine his life. Join us for our celebration of Dickens’ timely and timeless tale about choices and connections, character and community, and ghosts.

Location: Salal Grange (1060 Stilson Ave., North Bend)

Pay-what-you-choose tickets at this performance (Thursday nights); tickets and info here.

 

A Christmas Story @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940’s follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Pay-what-you-choose performance 12/22 (Thursday night); ASL interpreted performance 12/18 (Sunday matinee).

Tickets ($27) here.

 

Austen Unbound @ Book-It Rep (Seattle Center)
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An Improvised Play Celebrating the Works of Jane Austen
Directed by Dave Morris

Austen Unbound is Book-It Repertory Theatre’s first long-form improvised play. At each performance of this show, the ensemble will create an entirely new story, set in the style and genre of the beloved author’s works. Audiences will feel like they are watching a play based off a never-before published Jane Austen novel, as the improvisational actors transport them to the drawing rooms and manor houses of the Regency era. The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen will resonate with audiences as they experience new characters and stories in this “unscripted” play, which will be a unique story each night (based on suggestions given from the audience).

(Previews 11/30-12/2, opens 12/3)

Tickets ($63.50-$68.50) here.

 

Humbug @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

As A Christmas Carol with a modern-day twist, Humbug follows the story of Eleanor Scrooge, a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street executive who has an aversion to Christmas and an insatiable appetite for power. Locked in her office on a snowy Christmas Eve, Eleanor is determined to finish a corporate-takeover proposal until three “advisors” provide her with an eye-opening new appreciation for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas. An upbeat and moving adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic, Humbug is one for the ages. With a contemporary flair, it is a tale the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets ($26) here.

 

Mr. Dickens and His Carol @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.) (open captioned)
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

By Samantha Silva
Developed with and Directed by Braden Abraham

Charles Dickens should be looking forward to Christmas. When his latest book is a flop, putting both his popularity and finances in peril, his publishers give an ultimatum: write a Christmas book within a month or lose everything. Adapted for the stage from Samantha Silva’s critically acclaimed novel, this tale set in the heart of Victorian England weaves a fictional take on Dickens’ past, present, and future into a comedic and poignant new holiday classic. A world premiere.

Tickets ($32-$108) here.

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

This performance is listed as a captioned performance (not ASL interpreted). ASL interpreted show scheduled for 12/17 matinee. See accessibility info here.

 

Note the following special dates: opening night (11/30), teen night (12/9), post-show events (12/15, 12/16), Victorian cosplay night (12/20), pre-show book signing (12/21)

And accessible performances: audio described (12/3 matinee), open captions (12/8 night), sensory friendly (12/10 matinee), ASL interpreted (12/17 matinee), mask-required performances (various)

See ticketing page for info

 

Q Brothers Christmas Carol @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

By Q Brothers Collective

In this hip-hop remix of Dickens’ classic tale, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Hip-Hop Past, Present, and Future … and a Jamaican Jacob Marley. As Scrooge is shown the path of rhythm and redemption, will he throw off his selfish chains and join the beat?

Q Brothers Christmas Carol mixes everything from reggae to rock, updating and funkifying this beloved tale of love, forgiveness, and Christmas spirit – and transforming it into something altogether new.

(Preview 11/23, opening 11/25)

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

The Flight Before Xmas @ Macha Theatre Works (Seattle – Fremont)
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

By Maggie Lee

With all the stress of the holidays, spending Christmas Eve stranded in an airport with a bunch of strangers is the last thing anyone needs! With endless delays, kids shuttling between step-families, a rogue cat on the loose, an important business deal at stake, and missing your grandson’s first Christmas morning, the holiday spirit can disappear quicker than your lost luggage. But sometimes, all you need is to be a little late in order to truly appreciate what you’re rushing toward.

Location: West of Lenin (203 N 36th St)

Tickets $21-$101 (sliding scale available for all) here.

 

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood)
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Karen Lund

In this all-new Jane Austen-inspired story, we return to the world of the Darcys and Bennets! Lydia’s come for Christmas, the halls are decked, and the aroma of everyone’s favorite orange biscuits fills the air. But downstairs the loyal staff scramble to keep a secret that could upend the festivities. Amid the chaos of Christmas, a little yuletide forgiveness might be the one gift everyone needs.

Tickets $26-$54 (depending on location) here.

A Christmas Carol @ SecondStory Repertory (Redmond)
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In its eighth year of production, this original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is rich with traditional carols, alive with color and movement, and created to tell this enduring tale in a fashion that will appeal to people of all ages. Join the SSR family and celebrate this timeless seasonal classic right here in Redmond. After entertaining Redmond audiences for years, 2022 will mark John Clark’s final performance of Scrooge. Surely not to be missed.

Location: Redmond Town Center, upper level

Tickets ($30) here.

 

A Very Die Hard Christmas – The Habit @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 8 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

By Jeff Schell and The Habit
Directed by Mark Siano

Ki Yay! Coming back this holiday season, from the comedy writers that have had Seattle in stitches for years, comes A Very Die Hard Christmas, a musical parody that is sure to blow the roof off the joint. Sketch writers from The Habit team up with Seattle Public Theater to create this holiday comedy perfect for those who like their Christmas entertainment with lots of action, 80s jokes, smooth soft rock jams, and snarky German terrorists.

Tickets ($38) here.

 

Dec
9
Fri
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

For the final time, SPT is bringing back the holiday favorite and now Seattle tradition of Christmastown. In this film noir-inspired holiday thriller, hard-boiled detective Nick Holiday investigates some un-holiday-like shenanigans taking place in Christmastown that sends him on a search for the truth about Big Red, with a glamorous elf, a used-Christmas-tree salesman, a muckraking reporter, and a quick-thinking cab driver.

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

 

Cinderella: A Panto @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point)
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

Written and directed by Vince Brady

Celebrate the most magical time of year with the most magical fairy tale of them all. For 15 years, Centerstage has enchanted audiences with its traditional holiday pantomime (the Panto). Young and old enjoy the sparkle, glitter and chaos of this family-friendly laugh-a-minute traditional British treat. Audience participation is encouraged and enhances the cleverly choreographed mayhem. The Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Prince Charming and, of course, the Wicked Stepsisters deliver holiday joy to everyone, ages 5 to 95.

Location: Knutzen Family Theatre (3200 SW Dash Point Rd)

Tickets ($42) here.

 

Homicide for the Holidays @ Cafe Nordo (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

Do you like the old-timey Noble Fir? Or Flocked Silver Fabulousness? How about both?! Nordo’s Holiday Spectacular promises to cram you chock-full of everything you’ve come to love about the season, gift wrapped in bawdy humor, nostalgic Christmas Disco, and a festive feast.

Continuing in the tradition of previous Nordo Nativities, our scribe Scot “Dragatha Christie” Augustson has crafted a story of merry mayhem and murder, festooned with razor sharp riffs on 1980’s pop culture. We’ll finally learn who was responsible for the Death of Disco!

This is the last show in the Culinarium, before Nordo moves to a new location.

Tickets ($116+), including 5-course meal, here.

Read NWTheatre’s coverage of Cafe Nordo shows here.  

 

Nyx and the Long Night @ Olympia Family Theater (Olympia)
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

Co-created by Emily McHugh, Donald Palardy, and Lily Raabe
Directed by Luz Gaxiola

Co-production with String & Shadow Puppet Theater

An original winter folk myth

Once upon a time there were two sisters: Sol, a child of Day, and Luna, a child of Night. Every day they played a game of catch in the sky, tossing the sun and the moon between them. Everything changed the day they dropped the sun. Now, the world has been dark for a very long time – an endless winter solstice. Perhaps a young woman named Nyx will be the answer. Part girl, part tree, and raised under the light of the stars, her magic and courage might just save the world.

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

 

The Nutcracker Prince – BCTjr @ Bremerton Community Theatre (Bremerton)
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

By E.T.A. Hoffmann and adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller
Directed by Rana Teresa Tan

Clara’s dream unfolds as Christmas Eve arrives. Uncle Drosselmeyer gives Fritz some toy soldiers and Clara a wooden Nutcracker. When Clara kisses the Nutcracker goodnight, little does she know that she has released her prince from his spell! As Clara dreams, the Rat King and his rowdy band of mice arrive to battle the Nutcracker Prince and his loyal Toy Soldiers. At last the Nutcracker Prince defeats the Rat King freeing the house from his tyranny. The Nutcracker Prince leads Clara to the Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy rules with love and covers the world with magic. Snowflakes and Flowers delight everyone, spreading their beautiful Christmas spirit. On Christmas Day, Clara awakens to the real world — her glorious dream has passed, yet she has learned a wonderful lesson about Christmas love and joy. This lovely holiday play is deeply moving with a very happy ending.

Tickets ($10) here.

 

One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
Dec 9 @ 7:25 pm

By Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton and Craig Pospisil
Directed by Scott Ellgen

It’s Christmas Eve and the Evergreen Mall is buzzing! Two teenagers snatch a baby Jesus from the mall nativity scene, a new salesperson uses a unique technique to sell fishing rods, a shoplifter meets an unusually compassionate security guard, a special snowman donut is missing from the break room, a sad elf needs a friend, two actors argue over roles in A Christmas Carol, a pair of former lovers may reconnect, or not. And just which sweater should you buy for your father’s new wife?

It all comes together in this heartwarming story at the Evergreen Mall.

Tickets ($11-$17, depending on day) here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Gregory Falls
Directed by John Langs
Music by Adam Stern

Fill your heart with joy! ACT’s Yuletide Dickens classic proudly returns for the 47th year.

On a snowy Christmas Eve brimming with memorable characters, ghostly apparitions, and visits to the past, present, and future, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the joy of charity and redemption.

Audio described performance scheduled for 12/10 (matinee); ASL interpreted performance scheduled for 12/17 (matinee).

Tickets ($49-$94) here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we restage Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless story of transformation, absolution, and grace, updated with new chills and thrills for 2022. Join us for a Holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of cheer and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. Grab the family and start your Holiday season with some theatre magic!

(Preview 11/23, opens 11/25)

Tickets ($53) here.

PWYC tickets available for certain performances: 12/3 (Saturday matinee), 12/8 (Thursday evening), 12/18 (Sunday matinee); see info here. Half-price same-day rush tickets available for all; see info here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Adapted and directed by Dustin Trabert

Valley Center Stage’s beloved annual tradition returns with a new production of A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge is a businessman whose lonely Christmas is invaded by a series of encounters that force him to examine his life. Join us for our celebration of Dickens’ timely and timeless tale about choices and connections, character and community, and ghosts.

Location: Salal Grange (1060 Stilson Ave., North Bend)

Pay-what-you-choose performances on Thursday nights.

Tickets ($22) here.

 

A Christmas Story @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940’s follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Pay-what-you-choose performance 12/22 (Thursday night); ASL interpreted performance 12/18 (Sunday matinee).

Tickets ($27) here.

 

Austen Unbound @ Book-It Rep (Seattle Center)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An Improvised Play Celebrating the Works of Jane Austen
Directed by Dave Morris

Austen Unbound is Book-It Repertory Theatre’s first long-form improvised play. At each performance of this show, the ensemble will create an entirely new story, set in the style and genre of the beloved author’s works. Audiences will feel like they are watching a play based off a never-before published Jane Austen novel, as the improvisational actors transport them to the drawing rooms and manor houses of the Regency era. The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen will resonate with audiences as they experience new characters and stories in this “unscripted” play, which will be a unique story each night (based on suggestions given from the audience).

(Previews 11/30-12/2, opens 12/3)

Tickets ($63.50-$68.50) here.

 

Dashing Through the Snow @ The Phoenix Theatre (Edmonds)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

A mad-capped comedy that’s more fun than a joyride with friends in a one-horse open sleigh! Meet Trina the innkeeper of the Snowflake Inn in Tinsel, Texas. She’s frantically trying to prepare for the holidays while dealing with a mixed bag of challenging guests and employees who leave comedic chaos in their wake.

Tickets ($28) here.

 

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play – Twelfth Night Productions @ Kenyon Hall (West Seattle)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

Twelfth Night Production (TNP) is proud to present The Lux Radio Theater version of the classic 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street. TNP’s Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family.

Miracle on 34th Street tells the timeless story of an old man who calls himself Kris Kringle and is hired as the Macy’s department store Santa. His claim to be the real Santa Claus becomes a court case and a young child’s belief could make all the difference.

Based on the film of the same name and presented as a live 1940’s radio broadcast, Miracle on 34th Street features a cast of radio players, foley actors, and a wonderful 1929 Wurlitzer pipe organ.

Location: Kenyon Hall (7904 35th Ave SW)

Tickets ($24) here.

 

Mr. Dickens and His Carol @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

By Samantha Silva
Developed with and Directed by Braden Abraham

Charles Dickens should be looking forward to Christmas. When his latest book is a flop, putting both his popularity and finances in peril, his publishers give an ultimatum: write a Christmas book within a month or lose everything. Adapted for the stage from Samantha Silva’s critically acclaimed novel, this tale set in the heart of Victorian England weaves a fictional take on Dickens’ past, present, and future into a comedic and poignant new holiday classic. A world premiere.

Tickets ($32-$108) here.

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

 

Note the following special dates: opening night (11/30), teen night (12/9), post-show events (12/15, 12/16), Victorian cosplay night (12/20), pre-show book signing (12/21)

And accessible performances: audio described (12/3 matinee), open captions (12/8 night), sensory friendly (12/10 matinee), ASL interpreted (12/17 matinee), mask-required performances (various)

See ticketing page for info

 

Q Brothers Christmas Carol @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

By Q Brothers Collective

In this hip-hop remix of Dickens’ classic tale, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Hip-Hop Past, Present, and Future … and a Jamaican Jacob Marley. As Scrooge is shown the path of rhythm and redemption, will he throw off his selfish chains and join the beat?

Q Brothers Christmas Carol mixes everything from reggae to rock, updating and funkifying this beloved tale of love, forgiveness, and Christmas spirit – and transforming it into something altogether new.

(Preview 11/23, opening 11/25)

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

The Flight Before Xmas @ Macha Theatre Works (Seattle – Fremont)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

By Maggie Lee

With all the stress of the holidays, spending Christmas Eve stranded in an airport with a bunch of strangers is the last thing anyone needs! With endless delays, kids shuttling between step-families, a rogue cat on the loose, an important business deal at stake, and missing your grandson’s first Christmas morning, the holiday spirit can disappear quicker than your lost luggage. But sometimes, all you need is to be a little late in order to truly appreciate what you’re rushing toward.

Location: West of Lenin (203 N 36th St)

Tickets $21-$101 (sliding scale available for all) here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ SecondStory Repertory (Redmond)
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In its eighth year of production, this original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is rich with traditional carols, alive with color and movement, and created to tell this enduring tale in a fashion that will appeal to people of all ages. Join the SSR family and celebrate this timeless seasonal classic right here in Redmond. After entertaining Redmond audiences for years, 2022 will mark John Clark’s final performance of Scrooge. Surely not to be missed.

Location: Redmond Town Center, upper level

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Humbug @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm

As A Christmas Carol with a modern-day twist, Humbug follows the story of Eleanor Scrooge, a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street executive who has an aversion to Christmas and an insatiable appetite for power. Locked in her office on a snowy Christmas Eve, Eleanor is determined to finish a corporate-takeover proposal until three “advisors” provide her with an eye-opening new appreciation for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas. An upbeat and moving adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic, Humbug is one for the ages. With a contemporary flair, it is a tale the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets ($26) here.

 

Miracle on 34th Street @ Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts (Marysville)
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm

Adapted and directed by Red Curtain’s artistic director, Scott B Randall, this “modern radio play” is set in December 2020. When Jessie’s elderly father goes into the hospital with COVID, her theatre friends gather on a video call to cheer her and her daughter, Kara, by doing a sort of readers’ theatre performance over Zoom. Being performers, the story is a mix of the true story (as portrayed in the classic movie), improvised lines, and pop culture references, sure to help bring out the feelings of closeness and joy associated with the season.

In this fully-staged production, we’ll see each character in their own “homes,” plus the projected Zoom call high above the stage. This is a unique way to present the classic tale of friendship tinged with holiday magic, perfect for the entire family.

Tickets ($23) here.

 

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood)
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Karen Lund

In this all-new Jane Austen-inspired story, we return to the world of the Darcys and Bennets! Lydia’s come for Christmas, the halls are decked, and the aroma of everyone’s favorite orange biscuits fills the air. But downstairs the loyal staff scramble to keep a secret that could upend the festivities. Amid the chaos of Christmas, a little yuletide forgiveness might be the one gift everyone needs.

Tickets $26-$54 (depending on location) here.

A Very Die Hard Christmas – The Habit @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 9 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

By Jeff Schell and The Habit
Directed by Mark Siano

Ki Yay! Coming back this holiday season, from the comedy writers that have had Seattle in stitches for years, comes A Very Die Hard Christmas, a musical parody that is sure to blow the roof off the joint. Sketch writers from The Habit team up with Seattle Public Theater to create this holiday comedy perfect for those who like their Christmas entertainment with lots of action, 80s jokes, smooth soft rock jams, and snarky German terrorists.

Tickets ($38) here.

 

Dec
10
Sat
A Christmas Carol @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Gregory Falls
Directed by John Langs
Music by Adam Stern

Fill your heart with joy! ACT’s Yuletide Dickens classic proudly returns for the 47th year.

On a snowy Christmas Eve brimming with memorable characters, ghostly apparitions, and visits to the past, present, and future, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the joy of charity and redemption.

Audio described performance scheduled for 12/10 (matinee); ASL interpreted performance scheduled for 12/17 (matinee).

Tickets ($49-$94) here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we restage Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless story of transformation, absolution, and grace, updated with new chills and thrills for 2022. Join us for a Holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of cheer and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. Grab the family and start your Holiday season with some theatre magic!

Tickets ($53) here.

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

 

A Christmas Carol @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Adapted and directed by Dustin Trabert

Valley Center Stage’s beloved annual tradition returns with a new production of A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge is a businessman whose lonely Christmas is invaded by a series of encounters that force him to examine his life. Join us for our celebration of Dickens’ timely and timeless tale about choices and connections, character and community, and ghosts.

Location: Salal Grange (1060 Stilson Ave., North Bend)

Pay-what-you-choose performances on Thursday nights.

Tickets ($22) here.

 

A Christmas Story @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940’s follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Pay-what-you-choose performance 12/22 (Thursday night); ASL interpreted performance 12/18 (Sunday matinee).

Tickets ($27) here.

 

A Very Die Hard Christmas – The Habit @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

By Jeff Schell and The Habit
Directed by Mark Siano

Ki Yay! Coming back this holiday season, from the comedy writers that have had Seattle in stitches for years, comes A Very Die Hard Christmas, a musical parody that is sure to blow the roof off the joint. Sketch writers from The Habit team up with Seattle Public Theater to create this holiday comedy perfect for those who like their Christmas entertainment with lots of action, 80s jokes, smooth soft rock jams, and snarky German terrorists.

Tickets ($38) here.

 

Austen Unbound @ Book-It Rep (Seattle Center)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

An Improvised Play Celebrating the Works of Jane Austen
Directed by Dave Morris

Austen Unbound is Book-It Repertory Theatre’s first long-form improvised play. At each performance of this show, the ensemble will create an entirely new story, set in the style and genre of the beloved author’s works. Audiences will feel like they are watching a play based off a never-before published Jane Austen novel, as the improvisational actors transport them to the drawing rooms and manor houses of the Regency era. The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen will resonate with audiences as they experience new characters and stories in this “unscripted” play, which will be a unique story each night (based on suggestions given from the audience).

Tickets ($63.50-$68.50) here.

 

Cinderella: A Panto @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

Written and directed by Vince Brady

Celebrate the most magical time of year with the most magical fairy tale of them all. For 15 years, Centerstage has enchanted audiences with its traditional holiday pantomime (the Panto). Young and old enjoy the sparkle, glitter and chaos of this family-friendly laugh-a-minute traditional British treat. Audience participation is encouraged and enhances the cleverly choreographed mayhem. The Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Prince Charming and, of course, the Wicked Stepsisters deliver holiday joy to everyone, ages 5 to 95.

Location: Knutzen Family Theatre (3200 SW Dash Point Rd)

Tickets ($42) here.

 

Mr. Dickens and His Carol @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.) (sensory friendly)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

By Samantha Silva
Developed with and Directed by Braden Abraham

Charles Dickens should be looking forward to Christmas. When his latest book is a flop, putting both his popularity and finances in peril, his publishers give an ultimatum: write a Christmas book within a month or lose everything. Adapted for the stage from Samantha Silva’s critically acclaimed novel, this tale set in the heart of Victorian England weaves a fictional take on Dickens’ past, present, and future into a comedic and poignant new holiday classic. A world premiere.

Tickets ($32-$108) here.

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

This performance is designated as sensory friendly. See accessibility info here.

 

Note the following special dates: opening night (11/30), teen night (12/9), post-show events (12/15, 12/16), Victorian cosplay night (12/20), pre-show book signing (12/21)

And accessible performances: audio described (12/3 matinee), open captions (12/8 night), sensory friendly (12/10 matinee), ASL interpreted (12/17 matinee), mask-required performances (various)

See ticketing page for info

 

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Karen Lund

In this all-new Jane Austen-inspired story, we return to the world of the Darcys and Bennets! Lydia’s come for Christmas, the halls are decked, and the aroma of everyone’s favorite orange biscuits fills the air. But downstairs the loyal staff scramble to keep a secret that could upend the festivities. Amid the chaos of Christmas, a little yuletide forgiveness might be the one gift everyone needs.

Tickets $26-$54 (depending on location) here.

The Nutcracker Prince – BCTjr @ Bremerton Community Theatre (Bremerton)
Dec 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

By E.T.A. Hoffmann and adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller
Directed by Rana Teresa Tan

Clara’s dream unfolds as Christmas Eve arrives. Uncle Drosselmeyer gives Fritz some toy soldiers and Clara a wooden Nutcracker. When Clara kisses the Nutcracker goodnight, little does she know that she has released her prince from his spell! As Clara dreams, the Rat King and his rowdy band of mice arrive to battle the Nutcracker Prince and his loyal Toy Soldiers. At last the Nutcracker Prince defeats the Rat King freeing the house from his tyranny. The Nutcracker Prince leads Clara to the Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy rules with love and covers the world with magic. Snowflakes and Flowers delight everyone, spreading their beautiful Christmas spirit. On Christmas Day, Clara awakens to the real world — her glorious dream has passed, yet she has learned a wonderful lesson about Christmas love and joy. This lovely holiday play is deeply moving with a very happy ending.

Tickets ($10) here.

 

Nyx and the Long Night @ Olympia Family Theater (Olympia)
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm

Co-created by Emily McHugh, Donald Palardy, and Lily Raabe
Directed by Luz Gaxiola

Co-production with String & Shadow Puppet Theater

An original winter folk myth

Once upon a time there were two sisters: Sol, a child of Day, and Luna, a child of Night. Every day they played a game of catch in the sky, tossing the sun and the moon between them. Everything changed the day they dropped the sun. Now, the world has been dark for a very long time – an endless winter solstice. Perhaps a young woman named Nyx will be the answer. Part girl, part tree, and raised under the light of the stars, her magic and courage might just save the world.

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

 

Christmastown: A Holiday Noir @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

For the final time, SPT is bringing back the holiday favorite and now Seattle tradition of Christmastown. In this film noir-inspired holiday thriller, hard-boiled detective Nick Holiday investigates some un-holiday-like shenanigans taking place in Christmastown that sends him on a search for the truth about Big Red, with a glamorous elf, a used-Christmas-tree salesman, a muckraking reporter, and a quick-thinking cab driver.

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

 

Cinderella: A Panto @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point)
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

Written and directed by Vince Brady

Celebrate the most magical time of year with the most magical fairy tale of them all. For 15 years, Centerstage has enchanted audiences with its traditional holiday pantomime (the Panto). Young and old enjoy the sparkle, glitter and chaos of this family-friendly laugh-a-minute traditional British treat. Audience participation is encouraged and enhances the cleverly choreographed mayhem. The Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Prince Charming and, of course, the Wicked Stepsisters deliver holiday joy to everyone, ages 5 to 95.

Location: Knutzen Family Theatre (3200 SW Dash Point Rd)

Tickets ($42) here.

 

Homicide for the Holidays @ Cafe Nordo (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

Do you like the old-timey Noble Fir? Or Flocked Silver Fabulousness? How about both?! Nordo’s Holiday Spectacular promises to cram you chock-full of everything you’ve come to love about the season, gift wrapped in bawdy humor, nostalgic Christmas Disco, and a festive feast.

Continuing in the tradition of previous Nordo Nativities, our scribe Scot “Dragatha Christie” Augustson has crafted a story of merry mayhem and murder, festooned with razor sharp riffs on 1980’s pop culture. We’ll finally learn who was responsible for the Death of Disco!

This is the last show in the Culinarium, before Nordo moves to a new location.

Tickets ($116+), including 5-course meal, here.

Read NWTheatre’s coverage of Cafe Nordo shows here.  

 

Nyx and the Long Night @ Olympia Family Theater (Olympia)
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

Co-created by Emily McHugh, Donald Palardy, and Lily Raabe
Directed by Luz Gaxiola

Co-production with String & Shadow Puppet Theater

An original winter folk myth

Once upon a time there were two sisters: Sol, a child of Day, and Luna, a child of Night. Every day they played a game of catch in the sky, tossing the sun and the moon between them. Everything changed the day they dropped the sun. Now, the world has been dark for a very long time – an endless winter solstice. Perhaps a young woman named Nyx will be the answer. Part girl, part tree, and raised under the light of the stars, her magic and courage might just save the world.

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

 

The Nutcracker Prince – BCTjr @ Bremerton Community Theatre (Bremerton)
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

By E.T.A. Hoffmann and adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller
Directed by Rana Teresa Tan

Clara’s dream unfolds as Christmas Eve arrives. Uncle Drosselmeyer gives Fritz some toy soldiers and Clara a wooden Nutcracker. When Clara kisses the Nutcracker goodnight, little does she know that she has released her prince from his spell! As Clara dreams, the Rat King and his rowdy band of mice arrive to battle the Nutcracker Prince and his loyal Toy Soldiers. At last the Nutcracker Prince defeats the Rat King freeing the house from his tyranny. The Nutcracker Prince leads Clara to the Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy rules with love and covers the world with magic. Snowflakes and Flowers delight everyone, spreading their beautiful Christmas spirit. On Christmas Day, Clara awakens to the real world — her glorious dream has passed, yet she has learned a wonderful lesson about Christmas love and joy. This lovely holiday play is deeply moving with a very happy ending.

Tickets ($10) here.

 

Theater Anonymous: It’s a Wonderful Life – 14/48 Projects @ Cornish Playhouse (Seattle Center)
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

The one-night-only annual event returns with a live audience this December!

Who will be the next George Bailey? Who will play Mary? Potter? Clarence? Nobody knows, and that’s the fun of it! Join us for a pre-show lounge, meet Santa, and enjoy some refreshments and activities before we all take our seats and wait for the cast to be revealed.

Read more about the Theater Anonymous format here.

Tickets not yet available; see show info here.

 

One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
Dec 10 @ 7:25 pm

By Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton and Craig Pospisil
Directed by Scott Ellgen

It’s Christmas Eve and the Evergreen Mall is buzzing! Two teenagers snatch a baby Jesus from the mall nativity scene, a new salesperson uses a unique technique to sell fishing rods, a shoplifter meets an unusually compassionate security guard, a special snowman donut is missing from the break room, a sad elf needs a friend, two actors argue over roles in A Christmas Carol, a pair of former lovers may reconnect, or not. And just which sweater should you buy for your father’s new wife?

It all comes together in this heartwarming story at the Evergreen Mall.

Tickets ($11-$17, depending on day) here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Gregory Falls
Directed by John Langs
Music by Adam Stern

Fill your heart with joy! ACT’s Yuletide Dickens classic proudly returns for the 47th year.

On a snowy Christmas Eve brimming with memorable characters, ghostly apparitions, and visits to the past, present, and future, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the joy of charity and redemption.

Audio described performance scheduled for 12/10 (matinee); ASL interpreted performance scheduled for 12/17 (matinee).

Tickets ($49-$94) here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we restage Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless story of transformation, absolution, and grace, updated with new chills and thrills for 2022. Join us for a Holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of cheer and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. Grab the family and start your Holiday season with some theatre magic!

(Preview 11/23, opens 11/25)

Tickets ($53) here.

PWYC tickets available for certain performances: 12/3 (Saturday matinee), 12/8 (Thursday evening), 12/18 (Sunday matinee); see info here. Half-price same-day rush tickets available for all; see info here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Adapted and directed by Dustin Trabert

Valley Center Stage’s beloved annual tradition returns with a new production of A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge is a businessman whose lonely Christmas is invaded by a series of encounters that force him to examine his life. Join us for our celebration of Dickens’ timely and timeless tale about choices and connections, character and community, and ghosts.

Location: Salal Grange (1060 Stilson Ave., North Bend)

Pay-what-you-choose performances on Thursday nights.

Tickets ($22) here.

 

A Christmas Story @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940’s follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Pay-what-you-choose performance 12/22 (Thursday night); ASL interpreted performance 12/18 (Sunday matinee).

Tickets ($27) here.

 

Austen Unbound @ Book-It Rep (Seattle Center)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An Improvised Play Celebrating the Works of Jane Austen
Directed by Dave Morris

Austen Unbound is Book-It Repertory Theatre’s first long-form improvised play. At each performance of this show, the ensemble will create an entirely new story, set in the style and genre of the beloved author’s works. Audiences will feel like they are watching a play based off a never-before published Jane Austen novel, as the improvisational actors transport them to the drawing rooms and manor houses of the Regency era. The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen will resonate with audiences as they experience new characters and stories in this “unscripted” play, which will be a unique story each night (based on suggestions given from the audience).

(Previews 11/30-12/2, opens 12/3)

Tickets ($63.50-$68.50) here.

 

Dashing Through the Snow @ The Phoenix Theatre (Edmonds)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

A mad-capped comedy that’s more fun than a joyride with friends in a one-horse open sleigh! Meet Trina the innkeeper of the Snowflake Inn in Tinsel, Texas. She’s frantically trying to prepare for the holidays while dealing with a mixed bag of challenging guests and employees who leave comedic chaos in their wake.

Tickets ($28) here.

 

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play – Twelfth Night Productions @ Kenyon Hall (West Seattle)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

Twelfth Night Production (TNP) is proud to present The Lux Radio Theater version of the classic 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street. TNP’s Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family.

Miracle on 34th Street tells the timeless story of an old man who calls himself Kris Kringle and is hired as the Macy’s department store Santa. His claim to be the real Santa Claus becomes a court case and a young child’s belief could make all the difference.

Based on the film of the same name and presented as a live 1940’s radio broadcast, Miracle on 34th Street features a cast of radio players, foley actors, and a wonderful 1929 Wurlitzer pipe organ.

Location: Kenyon Hall (7904 35th Ave SW)

Tickets ($24) here.

 

Mr. Dickens and His Carol @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

By Samantha Silva
Developed with and Directed by Braden Abraham

Charles Dickens should be looking forward to Christmas. When his latest book is a flop, putting both his popularity and finances in peril, his publishers give an ultimatum: write a Christmas book within a month or lose everything. Adapted for the stage from Samantha Silva’s critically acclaimed novel, this tale set in the heart of Victorian England weaves a fictional take on Dickens’ past, present, and future into a comedic and poignant new holiday classic. A world premiere.

Tickets ($32-$108) here.

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

 

Note the following special dates: opening night (11/30), teen night (12/9), post-show events (12/15, 12/16), Victorian cosplay night (12/20), pre-show book signing (12/21)

And accessible performances: audio described (12/3 matinee), open captions (12/8 night), sensory friendly (12/10 matinee), ASL interpreted (12/17 matinee), mask-required performances (various)

See ticketing page for info

 

Q Brothers Christmas Carol @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

By Q Brothers Collective

In this hip-hop remix of Dickens’ classic tale, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Hip-Hop Past, Present, and Future … and a Jamaican Jacob Marley. As Scrooge is shown the path of rhythm and redemption, will he throw off his selfish chains and join the beat?

Q Brothers Christmas Carol mixes everything from reggae to rock, updating and funkifying this beloved tale of love, forgiveness, and Christmas spirit – and transforming it into something altogether new.

(Preview 11/23, opening 11/25)

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

A Christmas Carol @ SecondStory Repertory (Redmond)
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In its eighth year of production, this original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is rich with traditional carols, alive with color and movement, and created to tell this enduring tale in a fashion that will appeal to people of all ages. Join the SSR family and celebrate this timeless seasonal classic right here in Redmond. After entertaining Redmond audiences for years, 2022 will mark John Clark’s final performance of Scrooge. Surely not to be missed.

Location: Redmond Town Center, upper level

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Humbug @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm

As A Christmas Carol with a modern-day twist, Humbug follows the story of Eleanor Scrooge, a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street executive who has an aversion to Christmas and an insatiable appetite for power. Locked in her office on a snowy Christmas Eve, Eleanor is determined to finish a corporate-takeover proposal until three “advisors” provide her with an eye-opening new appreciation for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas. An upbeat and moving adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic, Humbug is one for the ages. With a contemporary flair, it is a tale the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets ($26) here.

 

Miracle on 34th Street @ Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts (Marysville)
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm

Adapted and directed by Red Curtain’s artistic director, Scott B Randall, this “modern radio play” is set in December 2020. When Jessie’s elderly father goes into the hospital with COVID, her theatre friends gather on a video call to cheer her and her daughter, Kara, by doing a sort of readers’ theatre performance over Zoom. Being performers, the story is a mix of the true story (as portrayed in the classic movie), improvised lines, and pop culture references, sure to help bring out the feelings of closeness and joy associated with the season.

In this fully-staged production, we’ll see each character in their own “homes,” plus the projected Zoom call high above the stage. This is a unique way to present the classic tale of friendship tinged with holiday magic, perfect for the entire family.

Tickets ($23) here.

 

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley @ Taproot Theatre (Seattle – Greenwood)
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Karen Lund

In this all-new Jane Austen-inspired story, we return to the world of the Darcys and Bennets! Lydia’s come for Christmas, the halls are decked, and the aroma of everyone’s favorite orange biscuits fills the air. But downstairs the loyal staff scramble to keep a secret that could upend the festivities. Amid the chaos of Christmas, a little yuletide forgiveness might be the one gift everyone needs.

Tickets $26-$54 (depending on location) here.

A Very Die Hard Christmas – The Habit @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 10 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

By Jeff Schell and The Habit
Directed by Mark Siano

Ki Yay! Coming back this holiday season, from the comedy writers that have had Seattle in stitches for years, comes A Very Die Hard Christmas, a musical parody that is sure to blow the roof off the joint. Sketch writers from The Habit team up with Seattle Public Theater to create this holiday comedy perfect for those who like their Christmas entertainment with lots of action, 80s jokes, smooth soft rock jams, and snarky German terrorists.

Tickets ($38) here.

 

Dec
11
Sun
A Christmas Carol @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm

Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Gregory Falls
Directed by John Langs
Music by Adam Stern

Fill your heart with joy! ACT’s Yuletide Dickens classic proudly returns for the 47th year.

On a snowy Christmas Eve brimming with memorable characters, ghostly apparitions, and visits to the past, present, and future, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the joy of charity and redemption.

Audio described performance scheduled for 12/10 (matinee); ASL interpreted performance scheduled for 12/17 (matinee).

Tickets ($49-$94) here.