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
7
Wed
The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Dec
8
Thu
The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 8 @ 1:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

(ASL interpreted and open captioned performance scheduled for 12/11 matinee)

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) here.

Kiki & Herb: Do You Hear What We Hear? @ The Moore Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

This holiday season, prepare yourself for sleighing belles, rabid yells, and tidings of joy from New York’s most iconic “octogenarian” lounge act, Kiki & Herb, created and performed by Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman. This relentlessly fabulous duo will haunt audiences nationwide with a brand-new holiday spectacular.

Bond and Mellman’s signature cocktail of boozy banter, pop-culture shmaltz, and claws-out cultural critique has charmed cities across this nation for more than two decades. The infamous duo make their way through a number of seasonal songs, belting Christmas classics, and slinging enough cheer to choke down this holiday season.

Tickets ($56+) here.

 

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 Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Elf: The Musical @ Edmonds Driftwood Theatre (Edmonds)
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
Directed by Craig Schieber

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

The Dina Martina Christmas Show @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm

Get a butter knife and spread the word: Dina Martina is brimming with excitement to be bringing her singular brand of razzle-dazzle entertainment back to ACT for an all-new Christmas show, joined by composer/musician Chris Jeffries.

A beloved Seattle holiday tradition for 25 years, Dina Martina’s Christmas Shows are jam-packed with traditional as well as contemporary holiday tunes, both treated with Miss Martina’s fresh and undeniably surreal comic sensibility. You’ll howl with laughter at her vocal prowess, gasp at her stories, wonder “why?” at her fashion sense, but make no mistake – Dina Martina is an incredibly unique comedian who’ll leave an indelible impression on you in the best possible way.

Tickets ($29-$60) here.

 

Dec
9
Fri
Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) here.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

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 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Shoreline CC Theater (Shoreline)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his magic foot to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads.

In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its perspicacious, jocular, and effervescent spellers.

Location: Shoreline Community College Campus Theater (16101 Greenwood Ave N)
Building 1600

Theatre website here. Tickets ($17) here.

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Elf: The Musical @ Edmonds Driftwood Theatre (Edmonds)
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
Directed by Craig Schieber

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

The Dina Martina Christmas Show @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm

Get a butter knife and spread the word: Dina Martina is brimming with excitement to be bringing her singular brand of razzle-dazzle entertainment back to ACT for an all-new Christmas show, joined by composer/musician Chris Jeffries.

A beloved Seattle holiday tradition for 25 years, Dina Martina’s Christmas Shows are jam-packed with traditional as well as contemporary holiday tunes, both treated with Miss Martina’s fresh and undeniably surreal comic sensibility. You’ll howl with laughter at her vocal prowess, gasp at her stories, wonder “why?” at her fashion sense, but make no mistake – Dina Martina is an incredibly unique comedian who’ll leave an indelible impression on you in the best possible way.

Tickets ($29-$60) here.

 

Dec
10
Sat
The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 10 @ 1:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

(ASL interpreted and open captioned performance scheduled for 12/11 matinee)

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

The Dina Martina Christmas Show @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 10 @ 2:30 pm

Get a butter knife and spread the word: Dina Martina is brimming with excitement to be bringing her singular brand of razzle-dazzle entertainment back to ACT for an all-new Christmas show, joined by composer/musician Chris Jeffries.

A beloved Seattle holiday tradition for 25 years, Dina Martina’s Christmas Shows are jam-packed with traditional as well as contemporary holiday tunes, both treated with Miss Martina’s fresh and undeniably surreal comic sensibility. You’ll howl with laughter at her vocal prowess, gasp at her stories, wonder “why?” at her fashion sense, but make no mistake – Dina Martina is an incredibly unique comedian who’ll leave an indelible impression on you in the best possible way.

Tickets ($29-$60) here.

 

Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) here.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

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.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Shoreline CC Theater (Shoreline)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his magic foot to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads.

In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its perspicacious, jocular, and effervescent spellers.

Location: Shoreline Community College Campus Theater (16101 Greenwood Ave N)
Building 1600

Theatre website here. Tickets ($17) here.

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Elf: The Musical @ Edmonds Driftwood Theatre (Edmonds)
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
Directed by Craig Schieber

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

The Dina Martina Christmas Show @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm

Get a butter knife and spread the word: Dina Martina is brimming with excitement to be bringing her singular brand of razzle-dazzle entertainment back to ACT for an all-new Christmas show, joined by composer/musician Chris Jeffries.

A beloved Seattle holiday tradition for 25 years, Dina Martina’s Christmas Shows are jam-packed with traditional as well as contemporary holiday tunes, both treated with Miss Martina’s fresh and undeniably surreal comic sensibility. You’ll howl with laughter at her vocal prowess, gasp at her stories, wonder “why?” at her fashion sense, but make no mistake – Dina Martina is an incredibly unique comedian who’ll leave an indelible impression on you in the best possible way.

Tickets ($29-$60) here.

 

Dec
11
Sun
A Charlie Brown Christmas – Strawberry Theatre Workshop @ Cornish Playhouse (Seattle Center)
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm

The Jose ‘Juicy’ Gonzales Trio returns to Strawberry Theatre Workshop for the jazziest Christmas party in Seattle. Groove to the fresh sounds of Vince Guaraldi’s holiday classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, played in its entirety. Now in its 11th year, Charlie has jammed its way onto the list of the region’s most hip holiday traditions. Sip your cocktails at the Cornish Playhouse. Dress in your favorite jazz threads and step back into 1965, when the music was fly, and Snoopy was still just a drawing on the comics page.

Note two shows: shorter one-act performance (matinee), and longer two-act night show with festivities (6pm start, 7pm performance) 

Location: Cornish Playhouse (201 Mercer St.)

Tickets ($27) here.

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle) (ASL interpreted)
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

This performance is listed as ASL interpreted. As always, please check with the theatre to confirm that has not changed. The 5th reserves a section near the interpreter; see info and schedule of the season’s interpreted shows here.

 

Elf: The Musical @ Edmonds Driftwood Theatre (Edmonds)
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
Directed by Craig Schieber

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) here.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

The Dina Martina Christmas Show @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 11 @ 2:30 pm

Get a butter knife and spread the word: Dina Martina is brimming with excitement to be bringing her singular brand of razzle-dazzle entertainment back to ACT for an all-new Christmas show, joined by composer/musician Chris Jeffries.

A beloved Seattle holiday tradition for 25 years, Dina Martina’s Christmas Shows are jam-packed with traditional as well as contemporary holiday tunes, both treated with Miss Martina’s fresh and undeniably surreal comic sensibility. You’ll howl with laughter at her vocal prowess, gasp at her stories, wonder “why?” at her fashion sense, but make no mistake – Dina Martina is an incredibly unique comedian who’ll leave an indelible impression on you in the best possible way.

Tickets ($29-$60) here.

 

Q Brothers Christmas Carol @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Dec 11 @ 3:00 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 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Shoreline CC Theater (Shoreline)
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm

An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his magic foot to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads.

In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its perspicacious, jocular, and effervescent spellers.

Location: Shoreline Community College Campus Theater (16101 Greenwood Ave N)
Building 1600

Theatre website here. Tickets ($17) here.

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas – Strawberry Theatre Workshop @ Cornish Playhouse (Seattle Center)
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm

The Jose ‘Juicy’ Gonzales Trio returns to Strawberry Theatre Workshop for the jazziest Christmas party in Seattle. Groove to the fresh sounds of Vince Guaraldi’s holiday classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, played in its entirety. Now in its 11th year, Charlie has jammed its way onto the list of the region’s most hip holiday traditions. Sip your cocktails at the Cornish Playhouse. Dress in your favorite jazz threads and step back into 1965, when the music was fly, and Snoopy was still just a drawing on the comics page.

Note two shows: shorter one-act performance (matinee), and longer two-act night show with festivities (6pm start, 7pm performance) 

Location: Cornish Playhouse (201 Mercer St.)

Tickets ($43 general, $87 VIP) here.

 

The Dina Martina Christmas Show @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm

Get a butter knife and spread the word: Dina Martina is brimming with excitement to be bringing her singular brand of razzle-dazzle entertainment back to ACT for an all-new Christmas show, joined by composer/musician Chris Jeffries.

A beloved Seattle holiday tradition for 25 years, Dina Martina’s Christmas Shows are jam-packed with traditional as well as contemporary holiday tunes, both treated with Miss Martina’s fresh and undeniably surreal comic sensibility. You’ll howl with laughter at her vocal prowess, gasp at her stories, wonder “why?” at her fashion sense, but make no mistake – Dina Martina is an incredibly unique comedian who’ll leave an indelible impression on you in the best possible way.

Tickets ($29-$60) here.

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Dec
13
Tue
The Dina Martina Christmas Show @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm

Get a butter knife and spread the word: Dina Martina is brimming with excitement to be bringing her singular brand of razzle-dazzle entertainment back to ACT for an all-new Christmas show, joined by composer/musician Chris Jeffries.

A beloved Seattle holiday tradition for 25 years, Dina Martina’s Christmas Shows are jam-packed with traditional as well as contemporary holiday tunes, both treated with Miss Martina’s fresh and undeniably surreal comic sensibility. You’ll howl with laughter at her vocal prowess, gasp at her stories, wonder “why?” at her fashion sense, but make no mistake – Dina Martina is an incredibly unique comedian who’ll leave an indelible impression on you in the best possible way.

Tickets ($29-$60) here.

 

Dec
14
Wed
Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory, a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

The Dina Martina Christmas Show @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm

Get a butter knife and spread the word: Dina Martina is brimming with excitement to be bringing her singular brand of razzle-dazzle entertainment back to ACT for an all-new Christmas show, joined by composer/musician Chris Jeffries.

A beloved Seattle holiday tradition for 25 years, Dina Martina’s Christmas Shows are jam-packed with traditional as well as contemporary holiday tunes, both treated with Miss Martina’s fresh and undeniably surreal comic sensibility. You’ll howl with laughter at her vocal prowess, gasp at her stories, wonder “why?” at her fashion sense, but make no mistake – Dina Martina is an incredibly unique comedian who’ll leave an indelible impression on you in the best possible way.

Tickets ($29-$60) here.

 

Dec
15
Thu
Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory, a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) here.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory, a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

Q Brothers Christmas Carol @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Dec 15 @ 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 Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Elf: The Musical @ Edmonds Driftwood Theatre (Edmonds)
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
Directed by Craig Schieber

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

The Dina Martina Christmas Show @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm

Get a butter knife and spread the word: Dina Martina is brimming with excitement to be bringing her singular brand of razzle-dazzle entertainment back to ACT for an all-new Christmas show, joined by composer/musician Chris Jeffries.

A beloved Seattle holiday tradition for 25 years, Dina Martina’s Christmas Shows are jam-packed with traditional as well as contemporary holiday tunes, both treated with Miss Martina’s fresh and undeniably surreal comic sensibility. You’ll howl with laughter at her vocal prowess, gasp at her stories, wonder “why?” at her fashion sense, but make no mistake – Dina Martina is an incredibly unique comedian who’ll leave an indelible impression on you in the best possible way.

Tickets ($29-$60) here.

 

Dec
16
Fri
Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) here.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Q Brothers Christmas Carol @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Dec 16 @ 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 Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Elf: The Musical @ Edmonds Driftwood Theatre (Edmonds)
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
Directed by Craig Schieber

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory, a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

The Dina Martina Christmas Show @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm

Get a butter knife and spread the word: Dina Martina is brimming with excitement to be bringing her singular brand of razzle-dazzle entertainment back to ACT for an all-new Christmas show, joined by composer/musician Chris Jeffries.

A beloved Seattle holiday tradition for 25 years, Dina Martina’s Christmas Shows are jam-packed with traditional as well as contemporary holiday tunes, both treated with Miss Martina’s fresh and undeniably surreal comic sensibility. You’ll howl with laughter at her vocal prowess, gasp at her stories, wonder “why?” at her fashion sense, but make no mistake – Dina Martina is an incredibly unique comedian who’ll leave an indelible impression on you in the best possible way.

Tickets ($29-$60) here.

 

Dec
17
Sat
The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 17 @ 1:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

(ASL interpreted and open captioned performance scheduled for 12/11 matinee)

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory, a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

The Dina Martina Christmas Show @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 17 @ 2:30 pm

Get a butter knife and spread the word: Dina Martina is brimming with excitement to be bringing her singular brand of razzle-dazzle entertainment back to ACT for an all-new Christmas show, joined by composer/musician Chris Jeffries.

A beloved Seattle holiday tradition for 25 years, Dina Martina’s Christmas Shows are jam-packed with traditional as well as contemporary holiday tunes, both treated with Miss Martina’s fresh and undeniably surreal comic sensibility. You’ll howl with laughter at her vocal prowess, gasp at her stories, wonder “why?” at her fashion sense, but make no mistake – Dina Martina is an incredibly unique comedian who’ll leave an indelible impression on you in the best possible way.

Tickets ($29-$60) here.

 

Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) here.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Q Brothers Christmas Carol @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Dec 17 @ 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.

Rich Gray’s Forbidden Xmas – Showtunes Theatre @ Cornish Playhouse (Seattle Center)
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm

A holiday musical satire of life in the Northwest

Forbidden Xmas was an annual holiday tradition for many years in Seattle. Written by Seattle’s own Rich Gray, it was a holiday musical parody show that was updated each year to poke fun at and celebrate what was going on in the Northwest at the time. It’s time to bring this hit back to the northwest with some new songs and sketches as well as some of the favorites from its past productions in the 90s.

Location: Cornish Playhouse (201 Mercer St.)

Tickets ($55) here.

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Elf: The Musical @ Edmonds Driftwood Theatre (Edmonds)
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
Directed by Craig Schieber

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory, a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

The Dina Martina Christmas Show @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm

Get a butter knife and spread the word: Dina Martina is brimming with excitement to be bringing her singular brand of razzle-dazzle entertainment back to ACT for an all-new Christmas show, joined by composer/musician Chris Jeffries.

A beloved Seattle holiday tradition for 25 years, Dina Martina’s Christmas Shows are jam-packed with traditional as well as contemporary holiday tunes, both treated with Miss Martina’s fresh and undeniably surreal comic sensibility. You’ll howl with laughter at her vocal prowess, gasp at her stories, wonder “why?” at her fashion sense, but make no mistake – Dina Martina is an incredibly unique comedian who’ll leave an indelible impression on you in the best possible way.

Tickets ($29-$60) here.

 

Dec
18
Sun
Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle) (audio described)
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory, a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

Tickets ($57+) here.

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

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 18 @ 1:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

(ASL interpreted and open captioned performance scheduled for 12/11 matinee)

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Elf: The Musical @ Edmonds Driftwood Theatre (Edmonds)
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
Directed by Craig Schieber

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) here.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Rich Gray’s Forbidden Xmas – Showtunes Theatre @ Cornish Playhouse (Seattle Center)
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm

A holiday musical satire of life in the Northwest

Forbidden Xmas was an annual holiday tradition for many years in Seattle. Written by Seattle’s own Rich Gray, it was a holiday musical parody show that was updated each year to poke fun at and celebrate what was going on in the Northwest at the time. It’s time to bring this hit back to the northwest with some new songs and sketches as well as some of the favorites from its past productions in the 90s.

Location: Cornish Playhouse (201 Mercer St.)

Tickets ($55) here.

 

The Dina Martina Christmas Show @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 18 @ 2:30 pm

Get a butter knife and spread the word: Dina Martina is brimming with excitement to be bringing her singular brand of razzle-dazzle entertainment back to ACT for an all-new Christmas show, joined by composer/musician Chris Jeffries.

A beloved Seattle holiday tradition for 25 years, Dina Martina’s Christmas Shows are jam-packed with traditional as well as contemporary holiday tunes, both treated with Miss Martina’s fresh and undeniably surreal comic sensibility. You’ll howl with laughter at her vocal prowess, gasp at her stories, wonder “why?” at her fashion sense, but make no mistake – Dina Martina is an incredibly unique comedian who’ll leave an indelible impression on you in the best possible way.

Tickets ($29-$60) here.

 

Q Brothers Christmas Carol @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Dec 18 @ 3:00 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.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle) (open captioned)
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory, a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

Tickets ($57+) here.

This performance is listed as a captioned performance (not ASL interpreted). ASL interpreted shows scheduled for 12/21 (evening) and 12/31 (matinee).

 

The Dina Martina Christmas Show @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm

Get a butter knife and spread the word: Dina Martina is brimming with excitement to be bringing her singular brand of razzle-dazzle entertainment back to ACT for an all-new Christmas show, joined by composer/musician Chris Jeffries.

A beloved Seattle holiday tradition for 25 years, Dina Martina’s Christmas Shows are jam-packed with traditional as well as contemporary holiday tunes, both treated with Miss Martina’s fresh and undeniably surreal comic sensibility. You’ll howl with laughter at her vocal prowess, gasp at her stories, wonder “why?” at her fashion sense, but make no mistake – Dina Martina is an incredibly unique comedian who’ll leave an indelible impression on you in the best possible way.

Tickets ($29-$60) here.

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Dec
20
Tue
Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory, a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

Q Brothers Christmas Carol @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Dec 20 @ 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 Dina Martina Christmas Show @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm

Get a butter knife and spread the word: Dina Martina is brimming with excitement to be bringing her singular brand of razzle-dazzle entertainment back to ACT for an all-new Christmas show, joined by composer/musician Chris Jeffries.

A beloved Seattle holiday tradition for 25 years, Dina Martina’s Christmas Shows are jam-packed with traditional as well as contemporary holiday tunes, both treated with Miss Martina’s fresh and undeniably surreal comic sensibility. You’ll howl with laughter at her vocal prowess, gasp at her stories, wonder “why?” at her fashion sense, but make no mistake – Dina Martina is an incredibly unique comedian who’ll leave an indelible impression on you in the best possible way.

Tickets ($29-$60) here.