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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Nov
26
Sat
The Thanksgiving Play (staged reading) @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend)
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Larissa FastHorse
Directed by Robin Walbeck-Forrest

Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in this wickedly funny satire about teaching artists who try to create a pageant that celebrates both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.

(Staged reading)

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

Tickets (free; by donation) here.

 

 

Nov
27
Sun
Not / Our Town – Pony World Theatre @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill) (PWYC)
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm

Written and directed by Brendan Healy

Pony World Theatre tackles the most iconic American classic: Our Town by Thornton Wilder. But how much this production feels like an old classic or something new, different, and weird is up to audience members. Before each show, the audience takes a survey with options for several different scenes, staging styles, and even story elements. The winning votes determine that night’s performance. This is not improvised theatre, but instead numerous possible variations of the script. Do you want to see teenagers on ladders or things falling from the ceiling? How about puppets? Would you like to see people fall in love or out of love? You can decide. Does someone need to know or appreciate the original Our Town to enjoy this creative imagining of an old story about life and family? Absolutely NOT.

Both the 1938 original and this new play tell stories about family, community, and those journeys in life common to us all. Because even when the destination is the same, there are hundreds of different paths to get there.

Tickets (offered on a pay-what-you-choose basis for this performance) here.

 

Nov
29
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Nov
30
Wed
Not / Our Town – Pony World Theatre @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill) (PWYC)
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm

Written and directed by Brendan Healy

Note: For this (11/30) performance only, the company will do the never (or rarely) performed variations, rather than holding the regular audience survey to determine what’s performed. 

Pony World Theatre tackles the most iconic American classic: Our Town by Thornton Wilder. But how much this production feels like an old classic or something new, different, and weird is up to audience members. Before each show, the audience takes a survey with options for several different scenes, staging styles, and even story elements. The winning votes determine that night’s performance. This is not improvised theatre, but instead numerous possible variations of the script. Do you want to see teenagers on ladders or things falling from the ceiling? How about puppets? Would you like to see people fall in love or out of love? You can decide. Does someone need to know or appreciate the original Our Town to enjoy this creative imagining of an old story about life and family? Absolutely NOT.

Both the 1938 original and this new play tell stories about family, community, and those journeys in life common to us all. Because even when the destination is the same, there are hundreds of different paths to get there.

Tickets (offered on a pay-what-you-choose basis for this performance) here.

 

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

By Maggie Lee

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

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

Preview performance 11/30, opening 12/2

Tickets $4-$51 (pay-what-you-choose for preview) here.

 

Dec
1
Thu
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

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

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

 

Dec
2
Fri
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

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

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

 

Dec
3
Sat
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

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

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

 

Dec
4
Sun
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

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

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

 

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

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

Free admission; show info here.

 

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

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

Free admission; show info here.

 

The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

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

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

Free admission; show info here.

 

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

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Written By Charles Dickens
Directed by Dustin Trabert and Caitlin Sussman

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

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

Tickets (pay-what-you-choose for 12/8 and 12/15 shows), here.

 

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

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

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

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

 

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

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

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

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

 

Dec
11
Sun
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

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

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

 

Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge (reading) @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend)
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Christopher Durang
Directed by April Davis

A comedic wink to “Christmas Carol’, that asks, “What if Dickens’ Mrs. Cratchit wasn’t so goody-goody, but instead was an angry, stressed-out modern-day American woman?”

(Staged reading)

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

Tickets (free; by donation) here.

 

 

Dec
13
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Dec
15
Thu
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

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

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

 

A Christmas Carol @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend) (PWYC)
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

 

A Christmas Carol @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend) (PWYC)
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

Written By Charles Dickens
Directed by Dustin Trabert and Caitlin Sussman

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

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

Tickets (pay-what-you-choose for 12/8 and 12/15 shows), here.

 

Dec
17
Sat
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

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

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

 

Dec
18
Sun
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

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

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

 

Dec
20
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Dec
21
Wed
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

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

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

 

Dec
22
Thu
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

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

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

 

Dec
23
Fri
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

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

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

 

Why Christmas Pageants Suck / Sons of a Common Mother (readings) @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend)
Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Sean Walbeck
Directed by Robin Walbeck-Forrest

Two short award-winning plays about how military service affects families fundamentally.

(Staged reading)

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

Tickets (free; by donation) here.

 

Dec
24
Sat
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

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

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

 

Christmastown: A Holiday Noir @ Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)
Dec 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

By Wayne Rawley
Directed by Rachel Delmar

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

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

 

Dec
27
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.