Performance Calendar

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

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Jul
7
Thu
Mamma Mia! @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson
Originally Conceived by Judy Craymer

Directed by Faith Bennett Russell
Music Direction by Andrew Pang and Aaron M. Davis Norman
Choreographed by Katy Tabb

Millions of people from around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the captivating story, and ABBA’s timeless music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. Sophie’s wedding day is right around the corner, and she wants her dad to walk her down the aisle. The only problem is she doesn’t know who he is. After secretly inviting all three of her mom’s old boyfriends to attend the wedding, things heat up at their already sizzling Grecian getaway.

Director’s note to this production:
“We’re going to breathe new life into this production of Mamma Mia! by reimagining what it could and should look like today. Part of that is having a beautifully diverse cast of storytellers, where we can ground and root the themes of our show in a very real way. All the fun and great songs that we love, anchored in something real, intentional, tangible and inspiring. I am rooting one of our themes in the West African word, ‘Sankofa.” A simple translation means to ‘retrieve’ or ‘go get it’. A more in-depth translation says: ‘…it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.’ In our show, Donna is on her own personal Sankofa, as well as Sophie. Sometimes, you must to go back, before you can successfully move forward.” — Faith Bennett Russell

Location: Issaquah (Front St.)

Tickets ($53-$91) here.

 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

By John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask
Directed by Aaron Lamb

This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.

(Preview 6/23, opens 6/24)

Tickets ($46) here.

 

Mamma Mia! @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson
Originally Conceived by Judy Craymer

Directed by Faith Bennett Russell
Music Direction by Andrew Pang and Aaron M. Davis Norman
Choreographed by Katy Tabb

Millions of people from around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the captivating story, and ABBA’s timeless music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. Sophie’s wedding day is right around the corner, and she wants her dad to walk her down the aisle. The only problem is she doesn’t know who he is. After secretly inviting all three of her mom’s old boyfriends to attend the wedding, things heat up at their already sizzling Grecian getaway.

Director’s note to this production:
“We’re going to breathe new life into this production of Mamma Mia! by reimagining what it could and should look like today. Part of that is having a beautifully diverse cast of storytellers, where we can ground and root the themes of our show in a very real way. All the fun and great songs that we love, anchored in something real, intentional, tangible and inspiring. I am rooting one of our themes in the West African word, ‘Sankofa.” A simple translation means to ‘retrieve’ or ‘go get it’. A more in-depth translation says: ‘…it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.’ In our show, Donna is on her own personal Sankofa, as well as Sophie. Sometimes, you must to go back, before you can successfully move forward.” — Faith Bennett Russell

Location: Issaquah (Front St.)

(Previews 6/8-9)

Tickets ($53-$91) here.

 

Jul
8
Fri
Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

By John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask
Directed by Aaron Lamb

This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.

(Preview 6/23, opens 6/24)

Tickets ($46) here.

 

Kinky Boots @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm

Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible.

Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Jon Douglas Rake
Choreographed by Jon Douglas Rake & Christina Naficy

Tickets ($31) here.

 

Mamma Mia! @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson
Originally Conceived by Judy Craymer

Directed by Faith Bennett Russell
Music Direction by Andrew Pang and Aaron M. Davis Norman
Choreographed by Katy Tabb

Millions of people from around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the captivating story, and ABBA’s timeless music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. Sophie’s wedding day is right around the corner, and she wants her dad to walk her down the aisle. The only problem is she doesn’t know who he is. After secretly inviting all three of her mom’s old boyfriends to attend the wedding, things heat up at their already sizzling Grecian getaway.

Director’s note to this production:
“We’re going to breathe new life into this production of Mamma Mia! by reimagining what it could and should look like today. Part of that is having a beautifully diverse cast of storytellers, where we can ground and root the themes of our show in a very real way. All the fun and great songs that we love, anchored in something real, intentional, tangible and inspiring. I am rooting one of our themes in the West African word, ‘Sankofa.” A simple translation means to ‘retrieve’ or ‘go get it’. A more in-depth translation says: ‘…it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.’ In our show, Donna is on her own personal Sankofa, as well as Sophie. Sometimes, you must to go back, before you can successfully move forward.” — Faith Bennett Russell

Location: Issaquah (Front St.)

(Previews 6/8-9)

Tickets ($53-$91) here.

 

Jul
9
Sat
Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm

By John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask
Directed by Aaron Lamb

This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.

(Preview 6/23, opens 6/24)

Tickets ($46) here.

 

Kinky Boots @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm

Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible.

Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Jon Douglas Rake
Choreographed by Jon Douglas Rake & Christina Naficy

Tickets ($31) here.

 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

By John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask
Directed by Aaron Lamb

This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.

(Preview 6/23, opens 6/24)

Tickets ($46) here.

 

Kinky Boots @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm

Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible.

Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Jon Douglas Rake
Choreographed by Jon Douglas Rake & Christina Naficy

Tickets ($31) here.

 

Mamma Mia! @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson
Originally Conceived by Judy Craymer

Directed by Faith Bennett Russell
Music Direction by Andrew Pang and Aaron M. Davis Norman
Choreographed by Katy Tabb

Millions of people from around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the captivating story, and ABBA’s timeless music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. Sophie’s wedding day is right around the corner, and she wants her dad to walk her down the aisle. The only problem is she doesn’t know who he is. After secretly inviting all three of her mom’s old boyfriends to attend the wedding, things heat up at their already sizzling Grecian getaway.

Director’s note to this production:
“We’re going to breathe new life into this production of Mamma Mia! by reimagining what it could and should look like today. Part of that is having a beautifully diverse cast of storytellers, where we can ground and root the themes of our show in a very real way. All the fun and great songs that we love, anchored in something real, intentional, tangible and inspiring. I am rooting one of our themes in the West African word, ‘Sankofa.” A simple translation means to ‘retrieve’ or ‘go get it’. A more in-depth translation says: ‘…it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.’ In our show, Donna is on her own personal Sankofa, as well as Sophie. Sometimes, you must to go back, before you can successfully move forward.” — Faith Bennett Russell

Location: Issaquah (Front St.)

(Previews 6/8-9)

Tickets ($53-$91) here.

 

Jul
10
Sun
Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm

By John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask
Directed by Aaron Lamb

This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.

(Preview 6/23, opens 6/24)

Tickets ($46) here.

 

Kinky Boots @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm

Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible.

Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Jon Douglas Rake
Choreographed by Jon Douglas Rake & Christina Naficy

Tickets ($31) here.

 

Jul
12
Tue
Hadestown (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm

Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show from celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin is a love story for today… and always.

Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, Hadestown is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

Jul
13
Wed
Hadestown (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm

Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show from celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin is a love story for today… and always.

Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, Hadestown is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

Jul
14
Thu
Hadestown (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm

Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show from celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin is a love story for today… and always.

Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, Hadestown is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

By John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask
Directed by Aaron Lamb

This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.

(Preview 6/23, opens 6/24)

Tickets ($46) here.

 

Jul
15
Fri
A Year With Frog & Toad – Ballyhoo Theatre @ The Phoenix Theatre (Edmonds)
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards – including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a wonderful score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons.

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe… all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells a story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

Tickets ($20) here.

 

The Sound of Music @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm

The final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein captures a personal tale of growth and hope. After causing disorder at the abbey, the young novice Maria is sent to be governess to Captain Von Trapp’s seven children. Maria enchants the entire family by teaching the children to sing and the captain to love again. This delightful musical will thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award winning Best Score.

Tickets ($33) here.

 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

By John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask
Directed by Aaron Lamb

This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.

(Preview 6/23, opens 6/24)

Tickets ($46) here.

 

Kinky Boots @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm

Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible.

Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Jon Douglas Rake
Choreographed by Jon Douglas Rake & Christina Naficy

Tickets ($31) here.

 

Sweeney Todd @ Village Theatre KIDSTAGE (Issaquah)
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm

Considered legendary Stephen Sondheim’s greatest masterpiece, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a Tony-award winning psychological thriller set to a dark and intricate score.

Sweeney Todd returns to 19th century London after he has been unjustly exiled. Todd is skilled with a razor and has a bloody thirst for vengeance. He sets up a barbershop above Mrs. Lovett’s failing pie business, and a recipe for disaster looms for London’s unsuspecting victims. Obsession, revenge, and deadly consequences come together as characters examine the line between good and evil.

Location: First Stage (Front St.)

Tickets ($32) here.

 

The Pirates of Penzance – Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm

Hilarious mayhem will descend on The Bagley Wright Stage this summer as a cast of fashionable pirates, determined daughters, and bumbling bobbies collide in the pursuit of love, family, and, inevitably, duty. Breathtaking music, outlandish characters, and an unexpected twist or two will keep new and veteran audiences alike enthralled from the first notes of the overture to the final curtain call.

The most popular and enduring Gilbert & Sullivan show of all time, The Pirates of Penzance will come to life in an enchanting new production featuring an all-star cast and creative team, an all-new design, and an exuberant new staging by Seattle G&S Artistic Director Phil Lacey.

Tickets ($27-$57) here.

 

Hadestown (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm

Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show from celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin is a love story for today… and always.

Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, Hadestown is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

Mamma Mia! @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson
Originally Conceived by Judy Craymer

Directed by Faith Bennett Russell
Music Direction by Andrew Pang and Aaron M. Davis Norman
Choreographed by Katy Tabb

Millions of people from around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the captivating story, and ABBA’s timeless music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. Sophie’s wedding day is right around the corner, and she wants her dad to walk her down the aisle. The only problem is she doesn’t know who he is. After secretly inviting all three of her mom’s old boyfriends to attend the wedding, things heat up at their already sizzling Grecian getaway.

Director’s note to this production:
“We’re going to breathe new life into this production of Mamma Mia! by reimagining what it could and should look like today. Part of that is having a beautifully diverse cast of storytellers, where we can ground and root the themes of our show in a very real way. All the fun and great songs that we love, anchored in something real, intentional, tangible and inspiring. I am rooting one of our themes in the West African word, ‘Sankofa.” A simple translation means to ‘retrieve’ or ‘go get it’. A more in-depth translation says: ‘…it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.’ In our show, Donna is on her own personal Sankofa, as well as Sophie. Sometimes, you must to go back, before you can successfully move forward.” — Faith Bennett Russell

Location: Everett Performing Arts Center

Tickets ($53-$91) here.

 

Jul
16
Sat
Mamma Mia! @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson
Originally Conceived by Judy Craymer

Directed by Faith Bennett Russell
Music Direction by Andrew Pang and Aaron M. Davis Norman
Choreographed by Katy Tabb

Millions of people from around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the captivating story, and ABBA’s timeless music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. Sophie’s wedding day is right around the corner, and she wants her dad to walk her down the aisle. The only problem is she doesn’t know who he is. After secretly inviting all three of her mom’s old boyfriends to attend the wedding, things heat up at their already sizzling Grecian getaway.

Director’s note to this production:
“We’re going to breathe new life into this production of Mamma Mia! by reimagining what it could and should look like today. Part of that is having a beautifully diverse cast of storytellers, where we can ground and root the themes of our show in a very real way. All the fun and great songs that we love, anchored in something real, intentional, tangible and inspiring. I am rooting one of our themes in the West African word, ‘Sankofa.” A simple translation means to ‘retrieve’ or ‘go get it’. A more in-depth translation says: ‘…it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.’ In our show, Donna is on her own personal Sankofa, as well as Sophie. Sometimes, you must to go back, before you can successfully move forward.” — Faith Bennett Russell

Location: Everett Performing Arts Center

Tickets ($53-$91) here.

 

A Year With Frog & Toad – Ballyhoo Theatre @ The Phoenix Theatre (Edmonds)
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards – including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a wonderful score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons.

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe… all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells a story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

Tickets ($20) here.

 

Hadestown (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm

Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show from celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin is a love story for today… and always.

Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, Hadestown is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm

By John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask
Directed by Aaron Lamb

This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.

(Preview 6/23, opens 6/24)

Tickets ($46) here.

 

Kinky Boots @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm

Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible.

Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Jon Douglas Rake
Choreographed by Jon Douglas Rake & Christina Naficy

Tickets ($31) here.

 

The Pirates of Penzance – Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm

Hilarious mayhem will descend on The Bagley Wright Stage this summer as a cast of fashionable pirates, determined daughters, and bumbling bobbies collide in the pursuit of love, family, and, inevitably, duty. Breathtaking music, outlandish characters, and an unexpected twist or two will keep new and veteran audiences alike enthralled from the first notes of the overture to the final curtain call.

The most popular and enduring Gilbert & Sullivan show of all time, The Pirates of Penzance will come to life in an enchanting new production featuring an all-star cast and creative team, an all-new design, and an exuberant new staging by Seattle G&S Artistic Director Phil Lacey.

Tickets ($27-$57) here.

 

A Year With Frog & Toad – Ballyhoo Theatre @ The Phoenix Theatre (Edmonds)
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards – including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a wonderful score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons.

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe… all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells a story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

Tickets ($20) here.

 

The Sound of Music @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm

The final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein captures a personal tale of growth and hope. After causing disorder at the abbey, the young novice Maria is sent to be governess to Captain Von Trapp’s seven children. Maria enchants the entire family by teaching the children to sing and the captain to love again. This delightful musical will thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award winning Best Score.

Tickets ($33) here.

 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

By John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask
Directed by Aaron Lamb

This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.

(Preview 6/23, opens 6/24)

Tickets ($46) here.

 

Kinky Boots @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm

Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible.

Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Jon Douglas Rake
Choreographed by Jon Douglas Rake & Christina Naficy

Tickets ($31) here.

 

Sweeney Todd @ Village Theatre KIDSTAGE (Issaquah)
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm

Considered legendary Stephen Sondheim’s greatest masterpiece, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a Tony-award winning psychological thriller set to a dark and intricate score.

Sweeney Todd returns to 19th century London after he has been unjustly exiled. Todd is skilled with a razor and has a bloody thirst for vengeance. He sets up a barbershop above Mrs. Lovett’s failing pie business, and a recipe for disaster looms for London’s unsuspecting victims. Obsession, revenge, and deadly consequences come together as characters examine the line between good and evil.

Location: First Stage (Front St.)

Tickets ($32) here.

 

The Pirates of Penzance – Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.)
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm

Hilarious mayhem will descend on The Bagley Wright Stage this summer as a cast of fashionable pirates, determined daughters, and bumbling bobbies collide in the pursuit of love, family, and, inevitably, duty. Breathtaking music, outlandish characters, and an unexpected twist or two will keep new and veteran audiences alike enthralled from the first notes of the overture to the final curtain call.

The most popular and enduring Gilbert & Sullivan show of all time, The Pirates of Penzance will come to life in an enchanting new production featuring an all-star cast and creative team, an all-new design, and an exuberant new staging by Seattle G&S Artistic Director Phil Lacey.

Tickets ($27-$57) here.

 

Hadestown (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm

Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show from celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin is a love story for today… and always.

Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, Hadestown is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

Mamma Mia! @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson
Originally Conceived by Judy Craymer

Directed by Faith Bennett Russell
Music Direction by Andrew Pang and Aaron M. Davis Norman
Choreographed by Katy Tabb

Millions of people from around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the captivating story, and ABBA’s timeless music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. Sophie’s wedding day is right around the corner, and she wants her dad to walk her down the aisle. The only problem is she doesn’t know who he is. After secretly inviting all three of her mom’s old boyfriends to attend the wedding, things heat up at their already sizzling Grecian getaway.

Director’s note to this production:
“We’re going to breathe new life into this production of Mamma Mia! by reimagining what it could and should look like today. Part of that is having a beautifully diverse cast of storytellers, where we can ground and root the themes of our show in a very real way. All the fun and great songs that we love, anchored in something real, intentional, tangible and inspiring. I am rooting one of our themes in the West African word, ‘Sankofa.” A simple translation means to ‘retrieve’ or ‘go get it’. A more in-depth translation says: ‘…it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.’ In our show, Donna is on her own personal Sankofa, as well as Sophie. Sometimes, you must to go back, before you can successfully move forward.” — Faith Bennett Russell

Location: Everett Performing Arts Center

Tickets ($53-$91) here.

 

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Hadestown (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle) (ASL interpreted & audio described)
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm

Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show from celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin is a love story for today… and always.

Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, Hadestown is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

Tickets ($57+) here.

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