Performance Calendar

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

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Jun
29
Wed
Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm

Inspired by the lyrics of Barry Manilow’s Grammy Award-winning song “Copacabana,” Can Can’s summer show masterfully blends gender bending comedy and flirtatous sex appeal.

It’s 1970 at the Copacabana where famed showgirl Lola and bartender Tony are on the fritz after a lengthy tumultuous affair. Lola’s fellow performers are caught in the middle of the relationship drama and torn between their loyalty to Lola and their drinking buddy, Tony. Rico the suave, womanizing flair bartender from Fuegos Mucho Caliente (the Copacabana’s rival restaurant) has caught wind of the break-up and plans his pursuit of Lola. When Tony hears of Rico and Lola’s entanglement, he crafts a plan to win Lola back. As Rico and Tony’s rivalry escalates, fate will decide who wins the hand of the prized showgirl.

Tickets (starting at $83-$126, depending on night) here.

 

Mamma Mia! @ Village Theatre (Issaquah) (PWYC)
Jun 29 @ 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.)

Tickets ($53-$91) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for this show date; see info here.

 

miku, and the gods. @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm

By Julia Izumi

World premiere
Co-presented by Pork Filled Productions

Miku wants to be a god. Ephraim wants to be an Olympian. Grandma Seiko wants to remember. And minor god Shara just wants people to include him in the conversation, you know? As they journey from the schoolyard to the river to the underworld and back again, Miku and company will learn what it actually takes to become a god. As funny as it is moving, miku, and the gods. is an epic adventure that braids together friendship, death, memory, time, rhythm – and power beyond what one could ever desire.

Preview 6/15, opens 6/16

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

 

The Bonesetter’s Daughter @ Book-It Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm

By Amy Tan
Adapted by Desdemona Chiang

Ruth wants to be a better stepmother, a better daughter, a better person. When she discovers the unheard story of her mother’s childhood, she realizes it isn’t too late to build the life she wants. Through this bittersweet and deeply moving chronicle of war and revenge, we are reminded that forgiveness is always closer than it seems.

(Previews 6/9-10)

Tickets ($53.50) here.

 

Jun
30
Thu
Mamma Mia! @ Village Theatre (Issaquah) (captioned performance)
Jun 30 @ 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.

This performance is listed as a captioned performance (not ASL interpreted).

 

Lizzie: The Rock Musical – Just Us Girls & Co. @ The Give Inn (Seattle – Ballard)
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lizzie is American mythology set to a blistering rock score. This murder musical is about the notorious Lizzie Borden. On August 4th, 1892, Andrew Jackson Borden and Abby Durfee Borden were found dead in their home, the victims of a brutal hatchet murder. The main suspect was Andrew’s daughter Lizzie. The trial of Lizzie Borden was a national news story and over a century later the story is still an American legend.

Director: Jesse Smith
Associate Director/Choreographer: Jessica Low
Music Director: Chris DiStefano

Lizzie Borden: Rachel Noll James
Emma Borden: Jessica Low
Bridget Sullivan: Shannon Dowling
Alice Russell: Justine Stillwell

Location: The Give Inn (2220 NW Market St., lower level)

Tickets ($27+) here.

 

Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm

Inspired by the lyrics of Barry Manilow’s Grammy Award-winning song “Copacabana,” Can Can’s summer show masterfully blends gender bending comedy and flirtatous sex appeal.

It’s 1970 at the Copacabana where famed showgirl Lola and bartender Tony are on the fritz after a lengthy tumultuous affair. Lola’s fellow performers are caught in the middle of the relationship drama and torn between their loyalty to Lola and their drinking buddy, Tony. Rico the suave, womanizing flair bartender from Fuegos Mucho Caliente (the Copacabana’s rival restaurant) has caught wind of the break-up and plans his pursuit of Lola. When Tony hears of Rico and Lola’s entanglement, he crafts a plan to win Lola back. As Rico and Tony’s rivalry escalates, fate will decide who wins the hand of the prized showgirl.

Tickets (starting at $83-$126, depending on night) here.

 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Jun 30 @ 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)
Jun 30 @ 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.

 

miku, and the gods. @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

By Julia Izumi

World premiere
Co-presented by Pork Filled Productions

Miku wants to be a god. Ephraim wants to be an Olympian. Grandma Seiko wants to remember. And minor god Shara just wants people to include him in the conversation, you know? As they journey from the schoolyard to the river to the underworld and back again, Miku and company will learn what it actually takes to become a god. As funny as it is moving, miku, and the gods. is an epic adventure that braids together friendship, death, memory, time, rhythm – and power beyond what one could ever desire.

Preview 6/15, opens 6/16

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

 

Strawberry Jam: The House Fire Project & Gaslighting – Strawberry Theatre Workshop @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

Show info:

The House Fire Project (by Kaytlin McIntyre, directed by Jess K. Smith). In the middle of the night in 2005 a teenage girl’s house burns down. Fifteen years later, she goes on an investigative journey to discover what really happened to the house, and to her family. Part true crime mystery, part comical family slide-show, House Fire Project is a one-woman show about the ripples of domestic violence, starring its author. The Strawberry Jam will be its public debut.

Gaslighting (written by Kelleen Conway Blanchard, directed by Steven Sterne) is a 10-minute play commissioned by 14/48, the World’s Quickest Theatre Festival. Featuring Stacey Bush and Cody Smith.

Festival info:
Strawberry Jam is a Directors Festival of seven plays in fifteen days from playwrights ranging from Pulitzer Prize winners (Quiara Alegría Hudes, María Irene Fornés) to local novices (Alanah Pascual, Shanna Allman, Kaytlin McIntyre). Strawberry Theatre Workshop—which has been shuttered for two years—returns to 12th Ave Arts with its most ambitious program ever. Why produce one play, when you can amplify the artists in your community with seven? Add three Sundays of eclectic music concerts, featuring Strawshop favorites Felicia Loud, Jose Gonzales, and the musicians of BeatleConcert. That’s a Strawberry Jam.

Festival schedule and tickets ($13.50 per show, $39 full festival) here.

Music Series sold separately.

 

The Bonesetter’s Daughter @ Book-It Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

By Amy Tan
Adapted by Desdemona Chiang

Ruth wants to be a better stepmother, a better daughter, a better person. When she discovers the unheard story of her mother’s childhood, she realizes it isn’t too late to build the life she wants. Through this bittersweet and deeply moving chronicle of war and revenge, we are reminded that forgiveness is always closer than it seems.

(Previews 6/9-10)

Tickets ($53.50) here.

 

11th Annual Festival of Shorts @ Edmonds Driftwood Players (Edmonds)
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm

Eight short plays on the theme, “What would you do?” exploring the ethical dilemmas and decision-making in everyday life, with both the comedic and dramatic consequences of our decisions.

ACT 1

Windfall by James Pfrehm
Whole New World by Karla M. Sorenson
The Price to Pay by Elena Naskova
Seeing the Light by Jeff Dunne

ACT 2

Losing Tucker by Paul Lewis
Like Jason by Maripat Allen
Why by Chris Widney
The Good War by Brent Stainer

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Jul
1
Fri
Lizzie: The Rock Musical – Just Us Girls & Co. @ The Give Inn (Seattle – Ballard)
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lizzie is American mythology set to a blistering rock score. This murder musical is about the notorious Lizzie Borden. On August 4th, 1892, Andrew Jackson Borden and Abby Durfee Borden were found dead in their home, the victims of a brutal hatchet murder. The main suspect was Andrew’s daughter Lizzie. The trial of Lizzie Borden was a national news story and over a century later the story is still an American legend.

Director: Jesse Smith
Associate Director/Choreographer: Jessica Low
Music Director: Chris DiStefano

Lizzie Borden: Rachel Noll James
Emma Borden: Jessica Low
Bridget Sullivan: Shannon Dowling
Alice Russell: Justine Stillwell

Location: The Give Inn (2220 NW Market St., lower level)

Tickets ($27+) here.

 

Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm

Inspired by the lyrics of Barry Manilow’s Grammy Award-winning song “Copacabana,” Can Can’s summer show masterfully blends gender bending comedy and flirtatous sex appeal.

It’s 1970 at the Copacabana where famed showgirl Lola and bartender Tony are on the fritz after a lengthy tumultuous affair. Lola’s fellow performers are caught in the middle of the relationship drama and torn between their loyalty to Lola and their drinking buddy, Tony. Rico the suave, womanizing flair bartender from Fuegos Mucho Caliente (the Copacabana’s rival restaurant) has caught wind of the break-up and plans his pursuit of Lola. When Tony hears of Rico and Lola’s entanglement, he crafts a plan to win Lola back. As Rico and Tony’s rivalry escalates, fate will decide who wins the hand of the prized showgirl.

Tickets (starting at $83-$126, depending on night) here.

 

Down the Rabbit Hole – Cafe Nordo @ The Knife Room (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm

Alice and friends return to The Knife Room at Nordo this spring with the smash hit audience favorite “Down the Rabbit Hole”. This Karaoke Cabaret of Nonsense features immersive art installations for you to wander throughs such as “The Mad Hatter’s Tearoom” where your salad is plucked from thin air, the “Wonderland Menagerie” where the Mad Hatter and March Hare serve teapots of mushroom soup with goat cheese “sugar cubes”, and “The Infinity Garden of Living Flowers”, where the daisies want you to look your best in the mirrored and instagrammable world. Themed cocktail confections abound in this romping and roaming feast for the senses.

The story centers around all things wonderland – your favorite tales like “The Walrus and the Carpenter” and “The Stolen Tart” are set to original music, or played out with you as judge and jury with hilarious consequences. The entire evening is MC’d by the White Rabbit, as he belts out inspired hits from Jefferson Airplane and Gnarls Barley and encourages the Mad Hatter, March Hare, and Queen of Hearts to sing their favorite tunes.

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

Location: Cafe Nordo (Seattle – Pioneer Square) downstairs in the Knife Room, which is only reached by stairs and is not wheelchair accessible.

Tickets ($100-$110), here.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Jul 1 @ 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.

 

miku, and the gods. @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm

By Julia Izumi

World premiere
Co-presented by Pork Filled Productions

Miku wants to be a god. Ephraim wants to be an Olympian. Grandma Seiko wants to remember. And minor god Shara just wants people to include him in the conversation, you know? As they journey from the schoolyard to the river to the underworld and back again, Miku and company will learn what it actually takes to become a god. As funny as it is moving, miku, and the gods. is an epic adventure that braids together friendship, death, memory, time, rhythm – and power beyond what one could ever desire.

Preview 6/15, opens 6/16

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

 

Strawberry Jam: The House Fire Project & Gaslighting – Strawberry Theatre Workshop @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm

Show info:

The House Fire Project (by Kaytlin McIntyre, directed by Jess K. Smith). In the middle of the night in 2005 a teenage girl’s house burns down. Fifteen years later, she goes on an investigative journey to discover what really happened to the house, and to her family. Part true crime mystery, part comical family slide-show, House Fire Project is a one-woman show about the ripples of domestic violence, starring its author. The Strawberry Jam will be its public debut.

Gaslighting (written by Kelleen Conway Blanchard, directed by Steven Sterne) is a 10-minute play commissioned by 14/48, the World’s Quickest Theatre Festival. Featuring Stacey Bush and Cody Smith.

Festival info:
Strawberry Jam is a Directors Festival of seven plays in fifteen days from playwrights ranging from Pulitzer Prize winners (Quiara Alegría Hudes, María Irene Fornés) to local novices (Alanah Pascual, Shanna Allman, Kaytlin McIntyre). Strawberry Theatre Workshop—which has been shuttered for two years—returns to 12th Ave Arts with its most ambitious program ever. Why produce one play, when you can amplify the artists in your community with seven? Add three Sundays of eclectic music concerts, featuring Strawshop favorites Felicia Loud, Jose Gonzales, and the musicians of BeatleConcert. That’s a Strawberry Jam.

Festival schedule and tickets ($13.50 per show, $39 full festival) here.

Music Series sold separately.

 

The Bonesetter’s Daughter @ Book-It Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm

By Amy Tan
Adapted by Desdemona Chiang

Ruth wants to be a better stepmother, a better daughter, a better person. When she discovers the unheard story of her mother’s childhood, she realizes it isn’t too late to build the life she wants. Through this bittersweet and deeply moving chronicle of war and revenge, we are reminded that forgiveness is always closer than it seems.

(Previews 6/9-10)

Tickets ($53.50) here.

 

11th Annual Festival of Shorts @ Edmonds Driftwood Players (Edmonds)
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm

Eight short plays on the theme, “What would you do?” exploring the ethical dilemmas and decision-making in everyday life, with both the comedic and dramatic consequences of our decisions.

ACT 1

Windfall by James Pfrehm
Whole New World by Karla M. Sorenson
The Price to Pay by Elena Naskova
Seeing the Light by Jeff Dunne

ACT 2

Losing Tucker by Paul Lewis
Like Jason by Maripat Allen
Why by Chris Widney
The Good War by Brent Stainer

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Mamma Mia! @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Jul 1 @ 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.

 

Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Jul 1 @ 9:45 pm

Inspired by the lyrics of Barry Manilow’s Grammy Award-winning song “Copacabana,” Can Can’s summer show masterfully blends gender bending comedy and flirtatous sex appeal.

It’s 1970 at the Copacabana where famed showgirl Lola and bartender Tony are on the fritz after a lengthy tumultuous affair. Lola’s fellow performers are caught in the middle of the relationship drama and torn between their loyalty to Lola and their drinking buddy, Tony. Rico the suave, womanizing flair bartender from Fuegos Mucho Caliente (the Copacabana’s rival restaurant) has caught wind of the break-up and plans his pursuit of Lola. When Tony hears of Rico and Lola’s entanglement, he crafts a plan to win Lola back. As Rico and Tony’s rivalry escalates, fate will decide who wins the hand of the prized showgirl.

Tickets (starting at $83-$126, depending on night) here.

 

Jul
2
Sat
Mamma Mia! @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Jul 2 @ 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 2 @ 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.

 

The Bonesetter’s Daughter @ Book-It Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm

By Amy Tan
Adapted by Desdemona Chiang

Ruth wants to be a better stepmother, a better daughter, a better person. When she discovers the unheard story of her mother’s childhood, she realizes it isn’t too late to build the life she wants. Through this bittersweet and deeply moving chronicle of war and revenge, we are reminded that forgiveness is always closer than it seems.

(Previews 6/9-10)

Tickets ($53.50) here.

 

Lizzie: The Rock Musical – Just Us Girls & Co. @ The Give Inn (Seattle – Ballard)
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lizzie is American mythology set to a blistering rock score. This murder musical is about the notorious Lizzie Borden. On August 4th, 1892, Andrew Jackson Borden and Abby Durfee Borden were found dead in their home, the victims of a brutal hatchet murder. The main suspect was Andrew’s daughter Lizzie. The trial of Lizzie Borden was a national news story and over a century later the story is still an American legend.

Director: Jesse Smith
Associate Director/Choreographer: Jessica Low
Music Director: Chris DiStefano

Lizzie Borden: Rachel Noll James
Emma Borden: Jessica Low
Bridget Sullivan: Shannon Dowling
Alice Russell: Justine Stillwell

Location: The Give Inn (2220 NW Market St., lower level)

Tickets ($27+) here.

 

Lizzie: The Rock Musical – Just Us Girls & Co. @ The Give Inn (Seattle – Ballard)
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lizzie is American mythology set to a blistering rock score. This murder musical is about the notorious Lizzie Borden. On August 4th, 1892, Andrew Jackson Borden and Abby Durfee Borden were found dead in their home, the victims of a brutal hatchet murder. The main suspect was Andrew’s daughter Lizzie. The trial of Lizzie Borden was a national news story and over a century later the story is still an American legend.

Director: Jesse Smith
Associate Director/Choreographer: Jessica Low
Music Director: Chris DiStefano

Lizzie Borden: Rachel Noll James
Emma Borden: Jessica Low
Bridget Sullivan: Shannon Dowling
Alice Russell: Justine Stillwell

Location: The Give Inn (2220 NW Market St., lower level)

Tickets ($27+) here.

 

Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm

Inspired by the lyrics of Barry Manilow’s Grammy Award-winning song “Copacabana,” Can Can’s summer show masterfully blends gender bending comedy and flirtatous sex appeal.

It’s 1970 at the Copacabana where famed showgirl Lola and bartender Tony are on the fritz after a lengthy tumultuous affair. Lola’s fellow performers are caught in the middle of the relationship drama and torn between their loyalty to Lola and their drinking buddy, Tony. Rico the suave, womanizing flair bartender from Fuegos Mucho Caliente (the Copacabana’s rival restaurant) has caught wind of the break-up and plans his pursuit of Lola. When Tony hears of Rico and Lola’s entanglement, he crafts a plan to win Lola back. As Rico and Tony’s rivalry escalates, fate will decide who wins the hand of the prized showgirl.

Tickets (starting at $83-$126, depending on night) here.

 

Down the Rabbit Hole – Cafe Nordo @ The Knife Room (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm

Alice and friends return to The Knife Room at Nordo this spring with the smash hit audience favorite “Down the Rabbit Hole”. This Karaoke Cabaret of Nonsense features immersive art installations for you to wander throughs such as “The Mad Hatter’s Tearoom” where your salad is plucked from thin air, the “Wonderland Menagerie” where the Mad Hatter and March Hare serve teapots of mushroom soup with goat cheese “sugar cubes”, and “The Infinity Garden of Living Flowers”, where the daisies want you to look your best in the mirrored and instagrammable world. Themed cocktail confections abound in this romping and roaming feast for the senses.

The story centers around all things wonderland – your favorite tales like “The Walrus and the Carpenter” and “The Stolen Tart” are set to original music, or played out with you as judge and jury with hilarious consequences. The entire evening is MC’d by the White Rabbit, as he belts out inspired hits from Jefferson Airplane and Gnarls Barley and encourages the Mad Hatter, March Hare, and Queen of Hearts to sing their favorite tunes.

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

Location: Cafe Nordo (Seattle – Pioneer Square) downstairs in the Knife Room, which is only reached by stairs and is not wheelchair accessible.

Tickets ($100-$110), here.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Jul 2 @ 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.

 

miku, and the gods. @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm

By Julia Izumi

World premiere
Co-presented by Pork Filled Productions

Miku wants to be a god. Ephraim wants to be an Olympian. Grandma Seiko wants to remember. And minor god Shara just wants people to include him in the conversation, you know? As they journey from the schoolyard to the river to the underworld and back again, Miku and company will learn what it actually takes to become a god. As funny as it is moving, miku, and the gods. is an epic adventure that braids together friendship, death, memory, time, rhythm – and power beyond what one could ever desire.

Preview 6/15, opens 6/16

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

 

Strawberry Jam: The House Fire Project & Gaslighting – Strawberry Theatre Workshop @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm

Show info:

The House Fire Project (by Kaytlin McIntyre, directed by Jess K. Smith). In the middle of the night in 2005 a teenage girl’s house burns down. Fifteen years later, she goes on an investigative journey to discover what really happened to the house, and to her family. Part true crime mystery, part comical family slide-show, House Fire Project is a one-woman show about the ripples of domestic violence, starring its author. The Strawberry Jam will be its public debut.

Gaslighting (written by Kelleen Conway Blanchard, directed by Steven Sterne) is a 10-minute play commissioned by 14/48, the World’s Quickest Theatre Festival. Featuring Stacey Bush and Cody Smith.

Festival info:
Strawberry Jam is a Directors Festival of seven plays in fifteen days from playwrights ranging from Pulitzer Prize winners (Quiara Alegría Hudes, María Irene Fornés) to local novices (Alanah Pascual, Shanna Allman, Kaytlin McIntyre). Strawberry Theatre Workshop—which has been shuttered for two years—returns to 12th Ave Arts with its most ambitious program ever. Why produce one play, when you can amplify the artists in your community with seven? Add three Sundays of eclectic music concerts, featuring Strawshop favorites Felicia Loud, Jose Gonzales, and the musicians of BeatleConcert. That’s a Strawberry Jam.

Festival schedule and tickets ($13.50 per show, $39 full festival) here.

Music Series sold separately.

 

The Bonesetter’s Daughter @ Book-It Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm

By Amy Tan
Adapted by Desdemona Chiang

Ruth wants to be a better stepmother, a better daughter, a better person. When she discovers the unheard story of her mother’s childhood, she realizes it isn’t too late to build the life she wants. Through this bittersweet and deeply moving chronicle of war and revenge, we are reminded that forgiveness is always closer than it seems.

(Previews 6/9-10)

Tickets ($53.50) here.

 

11th Annual Festival of Shorts @ Edmonds Driftwood Players (Edmonds)
Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm

Eight short plays on the theme, “What would you do?” exploring the ethical dilemmas and decision-making in everyday life, with both the comedic and dramatic consequences of our decisions.

ACT 1

Windfall by James Pfrehm
Whole New World by Karla M. Sorenson
The Price to Pay by Elena Naskova
Seeing the Light by Jeff Dunne

ACT 2

Losing Tucker by Paul Lewis
Like Jason by Maripat Allen
Why by Chris Widney
The Good War by Brent Stainer

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Mamma Mia! @ Village Theatre (Issaquah) (PWYC)
Jul 2 @ 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.)

Tickets ($53-$91) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for this show date; see info here.

 

Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Jul 2 @ 9:45 pm

Inspired by the lyrics of Barry Manilow’s Grammy Award-winning song “Copacabana,” Can Can’s summer show masterfully blends gender bending comedy and flirtatous sex appeal.

It’s 1970 at the Copacabana where famed showgirl Lola and bartender Tony are on the fritz after a lengthy tumultuous affair. Lola’s fellow performers are caught in the middle of the relationship drama and torn between their loyalty to Lola and their drinking buddy, Tony. Rico the suave, womanizing flair bartender from Fuegos Mucho Caliente (the Copacabana’s rival restaurant) has caught wind of the break-up and plans his pursuit of Lola. When Tony hears of Rico and Lola’s entanglement, he crafts a plan to win Lola back. As Rico and Tony’s rivalry escalates, fate will decide who wins the hand of the prized showgirl.

Tickets (starting at $83-$126, depending on night) here.

 

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Mamma Mia! @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Jul 3 @ 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.

 

11th Annual Festival of Shorts @ Edmonds Driftwood Players (Edmonds)
Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm

Eight short plays on the theme, “What would you do?” exploring the ethical dilemmas and decision-making in everyday life, with both the comedic and dramatic consequences of our decisions.

ACT 1

Windfall by James Pfrehm
Whole New World by Karla M. Sorenson
The Price to Pay by Elena Naskova
Seeing the Light by Jeff Dunne

ACT 2

Losing Tucker by Paul Lewis
Like Jason by Maripat Allen
Why by Chris Widney
The Good War by Brent Stainer

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Jul 3 @ 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.