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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Aug
10
Wed
Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Aug 10 @ 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.

 

Here There Be Dragons @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm

Conceived and directed by the inimitable Valerie Curtis-Newton, and featuring the music and lyrics of some of Seattle’s most dynamic Black women recording artists, this brand-new theatrical song cycle celebrates the joys, triumphs, and tribulations of Black women.  As they confront the mystery of the unknown, they construct new legends with the confidence of all that has come before them.  A unique fusion of musical styles and theatrical influences, Here There Be Dragons is a bold journey into uncharted waters and new possibilities.

Preview 7/27, opens 7/28

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

 

Creative Hiatus Productions: People in the Square – The Pioneer Square Musical @ The New Skid Road Theatre at Beneath the Streets (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm

By Rose Cano & David Nyberg
Directed by Rose Cano

A cabaret-style musical revue which invites the audience a glimpse into the many different inhabitants, past and present, of Pioneer Square. A four member cast and three piece band bring to life this musical history lesson through time. A collection of songs and short scenes, celebrating the diversity and fascinating stories of Seattle’s first neighborhood.

Location: Beneath the Streets (underground tours)

Tickets ($48) here.

 

Joketellers Union @ Clock-Out Lounge (Seattle – Beacon Hill)
Aug 10 @ 8:30 pm

An ongoing comedy show produced by Brett Hamil and Emmett Montgomery, featuring local and nationally touring comedians, special guests with special talents, friendship, pizza, and rhythmic clapping. 21+.

Tickets ($11 online) and show info here.

 

Aug
11
Thu
Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Aug 11 @ 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)
Aug 11 @ 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.

Here There Be Dragons @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm

Conceived and directed by the inimitable Valerie Curtis-Newton, and featuring the music and lyrics of some of Seattle’s most dynamic Black women recording artists, this brand-new theatrical song cycle celebrates the joys, triumphs, and tribulations of Black women.  As they confront the mystery of the unknown, they construct new legends with the confidence of all that has come before them.  A unique fusion of musical styles and theatrical influences, Here There Be Dragons is a bold journey into uncharted waters and new possibilities.

Preview 7/27, opens 7/28

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

 

Want – The Shattered Glass Project @ Center Theatre (Seattle Center)
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Barbara Lindsay
Directed by Maureen Hawkins

When love is like a flame, what could possibly put it out?

Middle-aged couple Ruby and Early are happy in their new marriage (for starters, the sex is amazing!). Sure, they’re struggling with unemployment and numbingly dull manual labor, but they have each other and they’ve just moved into a new apartment. Then the next-door neighbor pays them a call …

The Shattered Glass Project is proud to present the world premiere of a stirring play about the impact that poverty and jealousy can have on love. “Want” is the first in-person presentation by TSGP of a play from the developmental reading workshop series.

The Shattered Glass Project is a theatre company with the mission to amplify the voices of theatre artists who have been marginalized on the basis of their gender or sex, including but not limited to cis and trans women, non-binary folks, and trans-masculine/trans-feminine folks, by providing unique opportunities to create and grow professionally.

Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level

Note: opening postponed from July to 8/4.

Tickets ($0-$55, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Creative Hiatus Productions: People in the Square – The Pioneer Square Musical @ The New Skid Road Theatre at Beneath the Streets (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm

By Rose Cano & David Nyberg
Directed by Rose Cano

A cabaret-style musical revue which invites the audience a glimpse into the many different inhabitants, past and present, of Pioneer Square. A four member cast and three piece band bring to life this musical history lesson through time. A collection of songs and short scenes, celebrating the diversity and fascinating stories of Seattle’s first neighborhood.

Location: Beneath the Streets (underground tours)

Tickets ($48) here.

 

Aug
12
Fri
Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Aug 12 @ 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.

 

As If Theatre Company: Kenmore Quickies @ Kenmore Community Club (Kenmore)
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm

Funny, serious, a bit strange, and downright weird are all adjectives that can be used to describe the 8 plays that make up “the unauthorized history of Kenmore.” As If Theatre Company’s second-annual short play festival, the Kenmore Quickies, brings together 8 playwrights, 8 directors, and 14 actors in a weekend of brand-new works.

Each of the 8 plays are based upon a different piece of Kenmore’s history. The local playwrights are randomly assigned their cast and director and given a limited number of props to use (or not use). Then the playwrights are sequestered for 4 weeks to devise their Tall Tall. On the deadline, the playwright hands off the script to the director as they gather with their cast to rehearse for 2 weeks prior to opening night.

Each evening, audience members will vote for the Audience Favorite Award, which will be presented after Sunday’s performance.

This popular event plays at the historic Kenmore Community Club located right in the heart of Brewery Row and backs up to the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Down the Rabbit Hole – Cafe Nordo @ The Knife Room (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Aug 12 @ 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.

Here There Be Dragons @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm

Conceived and directed by the inimitable Valerie Curtis-Newton, and featuring the music and lyrics of some of Seattle’s most dynamic Black women recording artists, this brand-new theatrical song cycle celebrates the joys, triumphs, and tribulations of Black women.  As they confront the mystery of the unknown, they construct new legends with the confidence of all that has come before them.  A unique fusion of musical styles and theatrical influences, Here There Be Dragons is a bold journey into uncharted waters and new possibilities.

Preview 7/27, opens 7/28

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

 

Want – The Shattered Glass Project @ Center Theatre (Seattle Center)
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Barbara Lindsay
Directed by Maureen Hawkins

When love is like a flame, what could possibly put it out?

Middle-aged couple Ruby and Early are happy in their new marriage (for starters, the sex is amazing!). Sure, they’re struggling with unemployment and numbingly dull manual labor, but they have each other and they’ve just moved into a new apartment. Then the next-door neighbor pays them a call …

The Shattered Glass Project is proud to present the world premiere of a stirring play about the impact that poverty and jealousy can have on love. “Want” is the first in-person presentation by TSGP of a play from the developmental reading workshop series.

The Shattered Glass Project is a theatre company with the mission to amplify the voices of theatre artists who have been marginalized on the basis of their gender or sex, including but not limited to cis and trans women, non-binary folks, and trans-masculine/trans-feminine folks, by providing unique opportunities to create and grow professionally.

Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level

Note: opening postponed from July to 8/4.

Tickets ($0-$55, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Creative Hiatus Productions: People in the Square – The Pioneer Square Musical @ The New Skid Road Theatre at Beneath the Streets (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm

By Rose Cano & David Nyberg
Directed by Rose Cano

A cabaret-style musical revue which invites the audience a glimpse into the many different inhabitants, past and present, of Pioneer Square. A four member cast and three piece band bring to life this musical history lesson through time. A collection of songs and short scenes, celebrating the diversity and fascinating stories of Seattle’s first neighborhood.

Location: Beneath the Streets (underground tours)

Tickets ($48) here.

 

Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Aug 12 @ 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.

 

Aug
13
Sat
As If Theatre Company: Kenmore Quickies @ Kenmore Community Club (Kenmore)
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm

Funny, serious, a bit strange, and downright weird are all adjectives that can be used to describe the 8 plays that make up “the unauthorized history of Kenmore.” As If Theatre Company’s second-annual short play festival, the Kenmore Quickies, brings together 8 playwrights, 8 directors, and 14 actors in a weekend of brand-new works.

Each of the 8 plays are based upon a different piece of Kenmore’s history. The local playwrights are randomly assigned their cast and director and given a limited number of props to use (or not use). Then the playwrights are sequestered for 4 weeks to devise their Tall Tall. On the deadline, the playwright hands off the script to the director as they gather with their cast to rehearse for 2 weeks prior to opening night.

Each evening, audience members will vote for the Audience Favorite Award, which will be presented after Sunday’s performance.

This popular event plays at the historic Kenmore Community Club located right in the heart of Brewery Row and backs up to the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Bend in the Road: The Anne of Green Gables Musical @ Kitsap Forest Theatre (Bremerton)
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm

Book & lyrics by Benita Scheckel
Music & lyrics by Michael Upward
Based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In its Northwest premiere, Bend in the Road is a warm, funny and savvy brand-new musical adaptation of one of the most beloved stories in literature — Anne of Green Gables.

Anne Shirley, an orphan, is mistakenly adopted by siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert to help them on their Avonlea farm. Anne’s intelligent, joyous and imaginative ways change the lives of all those around her. Bend in the Road’s themes of finding a home, being an intelligent and independent woman, using the power of imagination and growing up resonate with audiences from all walks of life.

Located in an outdoor forest theatre reached by trail; read more here.

Tickets ($18) here.

(Per theatre policy, tickets display dates but are valid for any performance in the run)

 

Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Aug 13 @ 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.

 

As If Theatre Company: Kenmore Quickies @ Kenmore Community Club (Kenmore)
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm

Funny, serious, a bit strange, and downright weird are all adjectives that can be used to describe the 8 plays that make up “the unauthorized history of Kenmore.” As If Theatre Company’s second-annual short play festival, the Kenmore Quickies, brings together 8 playwrights, 8 directors, and 14 actors in a weekend of brand-new works.

Each of the 8 plays are based upon a different piece of Kenmore’s history. The local playwrights are randomly assigned their cast and director and given a limited number of props to use (or not use). Then the playwrights are sequestered for 4 weeks to devise their Tall Tall. On the deadline, the playwright hands off the script to the director as they gather with their cast to rehearse for 2 weeks prior to opening night.

Each evening, audience members will vote for the Audience Favorite Award, which will be presented after Sunday’s performance.

This popular event plays at the historic Kenmore Community Club located right in the heart of Brewery Row and backs up to the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Down the Rabbit Hole – Cafe Nordo @ The Knife Room (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Aug 13 @ 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.

Here There Be Dragons @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm

Conceived and directed by the inimitable Valerie Curtis-Newton, and featuring the music and lyrics of some of Seattle’s most dynamic Black women recording artists, this brand-new theatrical song cycle celebrates the joys, triumphs, and tribulations of Black women.  As they confront the mystery of the unknown, they construct new legends with the confidence of all that has come before them.  A unique fusion of musical styles and theatrical influences, Here There Be Dragons is a bold journey into uncharted waters and new possibilities.

Preview 7/27, opens 7/28

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

 

Want – The Shattered Glass Project @ Center Theatre (Seattle Center)
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Barbara Lindsay
Directed by Maureen Hawkins

When love is like a flame, what could possibly put it out?

Middle-aged couple Ruby and Early are happy in their new marriage (for starters, the sex is amazing!). Sure, they’re struggling with unemployment and numbingly dull manual labor, but they have each other and they’ve just moved into a new apartment. Then the next-door neighbor pays them a call …

The Shattered Glass Project is proud to present the world premiere of a stirring play about the impact that poverty and jealousy can have on love. “Want” is the first in-person presentation by TSGP of a play from the developmental reading workshop series.

The Shattered Glass Project is a theatre company with the mission to amplify the voices of theatre artists who have been marginalized on the basis of their gender or sex, including but not limited to cis and trans women, non-binary folks, and trans-masculine/trans-feminine folks, by providing unique opportunities to create and grow professionally.

Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level

Note: opening postponed from July to 8/4.

Tickets ($0-$55, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Creative Hiatus Productions: People in the Square – The Pioneer Square Musical @ The New Skid Road Theatre at Beneath the Streets (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm

By Rose Cano & David Nyberg
Directed by Rose Cano

A cabaret-style musical revue which invites the audience a glimpse into the many different inhabitants, past and present, of Pioneer Square. A four member cast and three piece band bring to life this musical history lesson through time. A collection of songs and short scenes, celebrating the diversity and fascinating stories of Seattle’s first neighborhood.

Location: Beneath the Streets (underground tours)

Tickets ($48) here.

 

Pork Filled Productions: She Devil of the China Seas @ Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle – International District)
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm

By Roger W. Tang
Directed by Kiefer Harrington

Tse knew one thing: survival. She clawed her way up, using any means possible to aid her injured sister, Hei. But when China’s pirate king, Zhang Ngoi, offers her a chance for more, the sorceress Moh and her dark forces gather to destroy her before she can even accept…and fulfill a destiny from the gods!

Fielding one of the largest Asian American casts in recent Puget Sound history, She Devil is based on the real-life figure, Zhang Tse, history’s most successful pirate. Also known as Ching Shih, Zhang Yi and Ching Yi Saou, she defeated both Imperial Chinese and European fleets in her spectacular career in the 19th Century.

Preview 8/9, opens 8/11

Closed captioning available at 8/20 & 8/26 performances. Sensory relaxed performance 8/21 (matinee). See info here.

Tickets $10-$50 (sliding scale available for all) here.

Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Aug 13 @ 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.

 

Aug
14
Sun
Bend in the Road: The Anne of Green Gables Musical @ Kitsap Forest Theatre (Bremerton)
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm

Book & lyrics by Benita Scheckel
Music & lyrics by Michael Upward
Based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In its Northwest premiere, Bend in the Road is a warm, funny and savvy brand-new musical adaptation of one of the most beloved stories in literature — Anne of Green Gables.

Anne Shirley, an orphan, is mistakenly adopted by siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert to help them on their Avonlea farm. Anne’s intelligent, joyous and imaginative ways change the lives of all those around her. Bend in the Road’s themes of finding a home, being an intelligent and independent woman, using the power of imagination and growing up resonate with audiences from all walks of life.

Located in an outdoor forest theatre reached by trail; read more here.

Tickets ($18) here.

(Per theatre policy, tickets display dates but are valid for any performance in the run)

 

Want – The Shattered Glass Project @ Center Theatre (Seattle Center)
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm

Written by Barbara Lindsay
Directed by Maureen Hawkins

When love is like a flame, what could possibly put it out?

Middle-aged couple Ruby and Early are happy in their new marriage (for starters, the sex is amazing!). Sure, they’re struggling with unemployment and numbingly dull manual labor, but they have each other and they’ve just moved into a new apartment. Then the next-door neighbor pays them a call …

The Shattered Glass Project is proud to present the world premiere of a stirring play about the impact that poverty and jealousy can have on love. “Want” is the first in-person presentation by TSGP of a play from the developmental reading workshop series.

The Shattered Glass Project is a theatre company with the mission to amplify the voices of theatre artists who have been marginalized on the basis of their gender or sex, including but not limited to cis and trans women, non-binary folks, and trans-masculine/trans-feminine folks, by providing unique opportunities to create and grow professionally.

Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level

Note: opening postponed from July to 8/4.

Tickets ($0-$55, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Here There Be Dragons @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm

Conceived and directed by the inimitable Valerie Curtis-Newton, and featuring the music and lyrics of some of Seattle’s most dynamic Black women recording artists, this brand-new theatrical song cycle celebrates the joys, triumphs, and tribulations of Black women.  As they confront the mystery of the unknown, they construct new legends with the confidence of all that has come before them.  A unique fusion of musical styles and theatrical influences, Here There Be Dragons is a bold journey into uncharted waters and new possibilities.

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

 

As If Theatre Company: Kenmore Quickies @ Kenmore Community Club (Kenmore)
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm

Funny, serious, a bit strange, and downright weird are all adjectives that can be used to describe the 8 plays that make up “the unauthorized history of Kenmore.” As If Theatre Company’s second-annual short play festival, the Kenmore Quickies, brings together 8 playwrights, 8 directors, and 14 actors in a weekend of brand-new works.

Each of the 8 plays are based upon a different piece of Kenmore’s history. The local playwrights are randomly assigned their cast and director and given a limited number of props to use (or not use). Then the playwrights are sequestered for 4 weeks to devise their Tall Tall. On the deadline, the playwright hands off the script to the director as they gather with their cast to rehearse for 2 weeks prior to opening night.

Each evening, audience members will vote for the Audience Favorite Award, which will be presented after Sunday’s performance.

This popular event plays at the historic Kenmore Community Club located right in the heart of Brewery Row and backs up to the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Tickets ($22) here.

 

The Play’s the Thing – Burien Actors Theatre @ Marvista Park (Normandy Park)
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm

By Ferenc Molnar
Adapted by P.G. Wodehouse
Directed by Rachel Rene

The story revolves around Albert, a young composer of a new show, and the playwright, Sandor. When Albert unexpectedly arrives to see his fiancée, Ilona, he heartbreakingly overhears her sharing her affection with another man, Almady.

Sandor begins to rewrite reality to save Albert from heartbreak and thus save his new show. Through clever misdirection, Sandor tries to make it seem this incident was just dialogue in a play and begins to prep his ‘actors’ to take the stage – but will Albert fall for it?

This ‘play-within-a-play’ technique will leave you laughing out loud as the lines between reality and mere ‘acting’ blur. The clever use of this technique leads you down twists and turns that set up the hilarious finale.

Free, outdoor, non-ticketed event; show info here.

 

Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Aug 14 @ 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.

 

Aug
15
Mon
Pork Filled Productions: She Devil of the China Seas @ Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle – International District)
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm

By Roger W. Tang
Directed by Kiefer Harrington

Tse knew one thing: survival. She clawed her way up, using any means possible to aid her injured sister, Hei. But when China’s pirate king, Zhang Ngoi, offers her a chance for more, the sorceress Moh and her dark forces gather to destroy her before she can even accept…and fulfill a destiny from the gods!

Fielding one of the largest Asian American casts in recent Puget Sound history, She Devil is based on the real-life figure, Zhang Tse, history’s most successful pirate. Also known as Ching Shih, Zhang Yi and Ching Yi Saou, she defeated both Imperial Chinese and European fleets in her spectacular career in the 19th Century.

Preview 8/9, opens 8/11

Closed captioning available at 8/20 & 8/26 performances. Sensory relaxed performance 8/21 (matinee). See info here.

Tickets $10-$50 (sliding scale available for all) here.

Aug
16
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Aug 16 @ 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.

Aug
17
Wed
Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Aug 17 @ 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.

 

Creative Hiatus Productions: People in the Square – The Pioneer Square Musical @ The New Skid Road Theatre at Beneath the Streets (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm

By Rose Cano & David Nyberg
Directed by Rose Cano

A cabaret-style musical revue which invites the audience a glimpse into the many different inhabitants, past and present, of Pioneer Square. A four member cast and three piece band bring to life this musical history lesson through time. A collection of songs and short scenes, celebrating the diversity and fascinating stories of Seattle’s first neighborhood.

Location: Beneath the Streets (underground tours)

Tickets ($48) here.

 

Aug
18
Thu
Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Aug 18 @ 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.

 

Creative Hiatus Productions: People in the Square – The Pioneer Square Musical @ The New Skid Road Theatre at Beneath the Streets (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm

By Rose Cano & David Nyberg
Directed by Rose Cano

A cabaret-style musical revue which invites the audience a glimpse into the many different inhabitants, past and present, of Pioneer Square. A four member cast and three piece band bring to life this musical history lesson through time. A collection of songs and short scenes, celebrating the diversity and fascinating stories of Seattle’s first neighborhood.

Location: Beneath the Streets (underground tours)

Tickets ($48) here.

 

Pork Filled Productions: She Devil of the China Seas @ Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle – International District)
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm

By Roger W. Tang
Directed by Kiefer Harrington

Tse knew one thing: survival. She clawed her way up, using any means possible to aid her injured sister, Hei. But when China’s pirate king, Zhang Ngoi, offers her a chance for more, the sorceress Moh and her dark forces gather to destroy her before she can even accept…and fulfill a destiny from the gods!

Fielding one of the largest Asian American casts in recent Puget Sound history, She Devil is based on the real-life figure, Zhang Tse, history’s most successful pirate. Also known as Ching Shih, Zhang Yi and Ching Yi Saou, she defeated both Imperial Chinese and European fleets in her spectacular career in the 19th Century.

Preview 8/9, opens 8/11

Closed captioning available at 8/20 & 8/26 performances. Sensory relaxed performance 8/21 (matinee). See info here.

Tickets $10-$50 (sliding scale available for all) here.

Aug
19
Fri
14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival – Outdoors @ Salmon Bay Park (Seattle – Ballard) (ASL interpreted)
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm

The namesake festival returns with a single weekend in Salmon Bay Park, with free admission!

14 plays will be written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored, designed, and premiered in 48 hours — and audiences can enjoy these premiers while soaking up the beautiful Seattle summer weather. This event is free to the public and does not require a ticket.

Location: Salmon Bay Park (2001 NW Canoe Pl, in Ballard)

Free, no tickets required; show info here.

The 7pm performances are listed as ASL interpreted. As always, please check with the theatre to confirm that has not changed.

Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Aug 19 @ 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.

 

The Oregon Trail @ Centerstage (Federal Way)
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jeanette Sanchez

Funny, provocative, and intelligent, The Oregon Trail follows 90’s kid Jane from Middle School, where she takes solace in her favorite 8-bit video game, to adulthood, where the game seems to follow her with its all-knowing gaze, helping her navigate her growing pains. As she grapples with what it is she truly wants, Jane meets someone entirely unexpected: her own great-great-grandmother, on the Oregon Trail … in 1848.

Location: Dash Point (Federal Way)

Tickets ($35) here.

A Night in Paris @ Washington Hall (Seattle – Central District)
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm

10 fabulous dancers, 2 phenomenal singers, and a super talented musician will take you on a journey from strolling the streets of Paris in the rain, to the Moulin Rouge for the Can Can, finishing at the Lido de Paris for a glamorous showgirl finale. An evening full of rhinestones, feathers and more in a sexy, romantic, classy, Parisian inspired show.

Location: Washington Hall (153 14th Ave.)

Tickets ($49) here.

Creative Hiatus Productions: People in the Square – The Pioneer Square Musical @ The New Skid Road Theatre at Beneath the Streets (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm

By Rose Cano & David Nyberg
Directed by Rose Cano

A cabaret-style musical revue which invites the audience a glimpse into the many different inhabitants, past and present, of Pioneer Square. A four member cast and three piece band bring to life this musical history lesson through time. A collection of songs and short scenes, celebrating the diversity and fascinating stories of Seattle’s first neighborhood.

Location: Beneath the Streets (underground tours)

Tickets ($48) here.

 

Pork Filled Productions: She Devil of the China Seas @ Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle – International District)
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm

By Roger W. Tang
Directed by Kiefer Harrington

Tse knew one thing: survival. She clawed her way up, using any means possible to aid her injured sister, Hei. But when China’s pirate king, Zhang Ngoi, offers her a chance for more, the sorceress Moh and her dark forces gather to destroy her before she can even accept…and fulfill a destiny from the gods!

Fielding one of the largest Asian American casts in recent Puget Sound history, She Devil is based on the real-life figure, Zhang Tse, history’s most successful pirate. Also known as Ching Shih, Zhang Yi and Ching Yi Saou, she defeated both Imperial Chinese and European fleets in her spectacular career in the 19th Century.

Preview 8/9, opens 8/11

Closed captioning available at 8/20 & 8/26 performances. Sensory relaxed performance 8/21 (matinee). See info here.

Tickets $10-$50 (sliding scale available for all) here.

14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival – Outdoors @ Salmon Bay Park (Seattle – Ballard)
Aug 19 @ 9:30 pm

The namesake festival returns with a single weekend in Salmon Bay Park, with free admission!

14 plays will be written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored, designed, and premiered in 48 hours — and audiences can enjoy these premiers while soaking up the beautiful Seattle summer weather. This event is free to the public and does not require a ticket.

Location: Salmon Bay Park (2001 NW Canoe Pl, in Ballard)

Free, no tickets required; show info here.

Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Aug 19 @ 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.

 

Aug
20
Sat
Bend in the Road: The Anne of Green Gables Musical @ Kitsap Forest Theatre (Bremerton)
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm

Book & lyrics by Benita Scheckel
Music & lyrics by Michael Upward
Based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In its Northwest premiere, Bend in the Road is a warm, funny and savvy brand-new musical adaptation of one of the most beloved stories in literature — Anne of Green Gables.

Anne Shirley, an orphan, is mistakenly adopted by siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert to help them on their Avonlea farm. Anne’s intelligent, joyous and imaginative ways change the lives of all those around her. Bend in the Road’s themes of finding a home, being an intelligent and independent woman, using the power of imagination and growing up resonate with audiences from all walks of life.

Located in an outdoor forest theatre reached by trail; read more here.

Tickets ($18) here.

(Per theatre policy, tickets display dates but are valid for any performance in the run)

 

14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival – Outdoors @ Salmon Bay Park (Seattle – Ballard) (ASL interpreted)
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm

The namesake festival returns with a single weekend in Salmon Bay Park, with free admission!

14 plays will be written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored, designed, and premiered in 48 hours — and audiences can enjoy these premiers while soaking up the beautiful Seattle summer weather. This event is free to the public and does not require a ticket.

Location: Salmon Bay Park (2001 NW Canoe Pl, in Ballard)

Free, no tickets required; show info here.

The 7pm performances are listed as ASL interpreted. As always, please check with the theatre to confirm that has not changed.

Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Aug 20 @ 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.

 

The Oregon Trail @ Centerstage (Federal Way)
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jeanette Sanchez

Funny, provocative, and intelligent, The Oregon Trail follows 90’s kid Jane from Middle School, where she takes solace in her favorite 8-bit video game, to adulthood, where the game seems to follow her with its all-knowing gaze, helping her navigate her growing pains. As she grapples with what it is she truly wants, Jane meets someone entirely unexpected: her own great-great-grandmother, on the Oregon Trail … in 1848.

Location: Dash Point (Federal Way)

Tickets ($35) here.

Creative Hiatus Productions: People in the Square – The Pioneer Square Musical @ The New Skid Road Theatre at Beneath the Streets (Seattle – Pioneer Square)
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm

By Rose Cano & David Nyberg
Directed by Rose Cano

A cabaret-style musical revue which invites the audience a glimpse into the many different inhabitants, past and present, of Pioneer Square. A four member cast and three piece band bring to life this musical history lesson through time. A collection of songs and short scenes, celebrating the diversity and fascinating stories of Seattle’s first neighborhood.

Location: Beneath the Streets (underground tours)

Tickets ($48) here.

 

Pork Filled Productions: She Devil of the China Seas @ Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle – International District)
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm

By Roger W. Tang
Directed by Kiefer Harrington

Tse knew one thing: survival. She clawed her way up, using any means possible to aid her injured sister, Hei. But when China’s pirate king, Zhang Ngoi, offers her a chance for more, the sorceress Moh and her dark forces gather to destroy her before she can even accept…and fulfill a destiny from the gods!

Fielding one of the largest Asian American casts in recent Puget Sound history, She Devil is based on the real-life figure, Zhang Tse, history’s most successful pirate. Also known as Ching Shih, Zhang Yi and Ching Yi Saou, she defeated both Imperial Chinese and European fleets in her spectacular career in the 19th Century.

Preview 8/9, opens 8/11

Closed captioning available at 8/20 & 8/26 performances. Sensory relaxed performance 8/21 (matinee). See info here.

Tickets $10-$50 (sliding scale available for all) here.

14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival – Outdoors @ Salmon Bay Park (Seattle – Ballard)
Aug 20 @ 9:30 pm

The namesake festival returns with a single weekend in Salmon Bay Park, with free admission!

14 plays will be written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored, designed, and premiered in 48 hours — and audiences can enjoy these premiers while soaking up the beautiful Seattle summer weather. This event is free to the public and does not require a ticket.

Location: Salmon Bay Park (2001 NW Canoe Pl, in Ballard)

Free, no tickets required; show info here.

Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Aug 20 @ 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.

 

Aug
21
Sun
Bend in the Road: The Anne of Green Gables Musical @ Kitsap Forest Theatre (Bremerton)
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm

Book & lyrics by Benita Scheckel
Music & lyrics by Michael Upward
Based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In its Northwest premiere, Bend in the Road is a warm, funny and savvy brand-new musical adaptation of one of the most beloved stories in literature — Anne of Green Gables.

Anne Shirley, an orphan, is mistakenly adopted by siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert to help them on their Avonlea farm. Anne’s intelligent, joyous and imaginative ways change the lives of all those around her. Bend in the Road’s themes of finding a home, being an intelligent and independent woman, using the power of imagination and growing up resonate with audiences from all walks of life.

Located in an outdoor forest theatre reached by trail; read more here.

Tickets ($18) here.

(Per theatre policy, tickets display dates but are valid for any performance in the run)

 

Pork Filled Productions: She Devil of the China Seas @ Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle – International District) (sensory friendly)
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm

By Roger W. Tang
Directed by Kiefer Harrington

Tse knew one thing: survival. She clawed her way up, using any means possible to aid her injured sister, Hei. But when China’s pirate king, Zhang Ngoi, offers her a chance for more, the sorceress Moh and her dark forces gather to destroy her before she can even accept…and fulfill a destiny from the gods!

Fielding one of the largest Asian American casts in recent Puget Sound history, She Devil is based on the real-life figure, Zhang Tse, history’s most successful pirate. Also known as Ching Shih, Zhang Yi and Ching Yi Saou, she defeated both Imperial Chinese and European fleets in her spectacular career in the 19th Century.

Preview 8/9, opens 8/11

Closed captioning available at 8/20 & 8/26 performances. Sensory relaxed performance (reduced-intensity lighting and sound) at 8/21 (matinee). See info here.

Tickets $10-$50 (sliding scale available for all) here.

The Oregon Trail @ Centerstage (Federal Way)
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jeanette Sanchez

Funny, provocative, and intelligent, The Oregon Trail follows 90’s kid Jane from Middle School, where she takes solace in her favorite 8-bit video game, to adulthood, where the game seems to follow her with its all-knowing gaze, helping her navigate her growing pains. As she grapples with what it is she truly wants, Jane meets someone entirely unexpected: her own great-great-grandmother, on the Oregon Trail … in 1848.

Location: Dash Point (Federal Way)

Tickets ($35) here.

The Play’s the Thing – Burien Actors Theatre @ Des Moines Beach Park (Des Moines)
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm

By Ferenc Molnar
Adapted by P.G. Wodehouse
Directed by Rachel Rene

The story revolves around Albert, a young composer of a new show, and the playwright, Sandor. When Albert unexpectedly arrives to see his fiancée, Ilona, he heartbreakingly overhears her sharing her affection with another man, Almady.

Sandor begins to rewrite reality to save Albert from heartbreak and thus save his new show. Through clever misdirection, Sandor tries to make it seem this incident was just dialogue in a play and begins to prep his ‘actors’ to take the stage – but will Albert fall for it?

This ‘play-within-a-play’ technique will leave you laughing out loud as the lines between reality and mere ‘acting’ blur. The clever use of this technique leads you down twists and turns that set up the hilarious finale.

Free, outdoor, non-ticketed event; show info here.

 

Lola @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place)
Aug 21 @ 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.