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Listings are currently limited to those based in King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston Counties; and slowly expanding west and north (Kitsap, Jefferson, Skagit, and Whatcom counties). The below show listings will be updated as new information is received. If you have a professional, community theatre, dance, or fringe show coming up in Western Washington that’s not listed, please tell us about it.

 

Jun
20
Thu
Dolly! @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm

A reverie of rhinestones and ruffles, dazzling dance, and iconic sing-alongs, Dolly! is an original, fictional summertime spectacle inspired by the divine feminine. Magical and honey-covered, this jukebox-dance musical is a soulful romp that follows the miracle maven as she uses her supernatural powers to transform the world into a glittery utopia. Big hair and even bigger ballads will inspire even the most apprehensive to sing through the laughs, love, tears, and joy.

This original production features world-class performers who tantalize audiences with high kicks and notes in a night of world-class song and dance, along with a delectable selection of dishes and drinks from their highly-acclaimed Market-fresh menu.

Age 21+. All-ages brunch shows on 6/29, 6/30, 7/6, and 7/7.

Tickets here

 

Clyde’s @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

Creating the perfect sandwich is the shared quest of the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff of Clyde’s, a truck stop cafe. Even as the shop’s mischievous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staffers are given purpose and permission to dream, in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s latest Broadway triumph. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton.

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

Preview 6/5; opens 6/6

Financial accessibility: Reduced price tickets ($18.50) offered to those who need them. Enter discount code “inclusion” during checkout process.

Tickets ($48.50) here.

 

From the Mississippi Delta @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma) (PWYC)
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

Based on her memoir of the same title, Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland recounts her 20-year journey from humble beginnings in Greenwood, Mississippi, during the Jim Crow era, her civil rights activism, achieving her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, and celebrating her success as a Pulitzer-Prize nominated playwright. Experience a story of triumph in the face of extreme adversity that expertly weaves through the trials and tribulations of Dr. Holland’s life relayed through the bodies and voices of only three actors, all in tribute to one of America’s unsung heroes. A joyful celebration of survival. Directed by Michelle Blackmon.

Accessibility: Pay-what-you-choose performance on 6/20. ASL interpreted performance on 6/23.

PWYC tickets available for this performance, in person or by phone. Online tickets ($29) here.

 

Man of La Mancha @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend) (PWYC)
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

Man of La Mancha, based on Cervantes’ epic 17th-century novel, Don Quixote, is a remarkable, poignant, moving musical that was one of the first shows to musicalize a piece of historical literature. Set in the context of the Spanish Inquisition, Man of La Mancha is presented as a play-within-a-play.

We encounter historical author Miguel de Cervantes in prison, awaiting trial by the Inquisition. When his fellow prisoners try to take Cervantes’ belongings from him, including his manuscript, Cervantes proposes a trial in which he proves the merit of the manuscript through a reenactment, enlisting his fellow prisoners as characters in his play. Together, they tell the story of the aged Alonso Quijana who believes himself to be a knight errant, names himself Don Quixote, and pursues an obsessive quest to attain an impossible dream. Against all odds, Quixote and his trusty squire Sancho Panza take to the road in a quest to chivalry, and seek out the good and innocent in a world filled with darkness and despair.

Through the story, all the prisoners – at least for a moment – are transformed. The mad Don Quixote may think a windmill to be a giant and a tavern to be a castle, but along the way he also transforms a wretched woman into a beautiful lady – and proves that an old man’s belief can truly make him a knight. Man of La Mancha features such stirring songs as “Dulcinea” and the now-famous standard, “Quest” – more famously known as “The Impossible Dream.”

Pay-what-you-choose performances on Thursdays.

Tickets here.

 

Pippin @ Bellingham Theatre Guild (Bellingham)
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

The musical story of one man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin relates the tale of the heir to the Frankish throne, young prince Pippin, and search for happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, pleasures of the flesh, and the intrigues of political power. Ultimately, he finds, happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

Book by Roger O. Hirson; music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Directed by Michelle Kriz.

Tickets ($18) here.

 

Spring Awakening @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

Spring Awakening is an electrifying journey through the trials and challenges of adolescence, with music by Duncan Sheik. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the story explores the mystery of attraction, desire, sex, insecurity, and the highs and lows of navigating the pressures of young adult life. With a score of contemporary rock music that transformed the way Broadway thinks about musicals, Spring Awakening is a poignant and thrilling ride that stings with resonance for today’s youth.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted and open captioned performance on 6/23 (matinee); additional open captioned performance on 6/21 (evening); audio described performance on 6/29 (matinee). See accessibility info, dates, and seating information here.

Tickets here.

 

Swing State (staged reading) @ Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (Langley)
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

Rebecca Gilman looks for hope to outweigh despair in this contemporary portrait of America’s heartland, in a time when it feels like everyone’s way of life is in danger of disappearing. This new American play is just off Broadway and onto our stage in a professional staged reading, directed by Vito Zingarelli.

All dates have sliding-scale tickets, beginning at $20 (by email request). Advance tickets online at regular price ($32+).

Tickets here.

 

Ride the Cyclone @ SecondStory Rep (Redmond)
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm

In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other: the chance to return to life. This popular musical is a funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived. Book, music, and lyrics by Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond. Directed by Harry Turpin.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Jun
21
Fri
Dolly! @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm

A reverie of rhinestones and ruffles, dazzling dance, and iconic sing-alongs, Dolly! is an original, fictional summertime spectacle inspired by the divine feminine. Magical and honey-covered, this jukebox-dance musical is a soulful romp that follows the miracle maven as she uses her supernatural powers to transform the world into a glittery utopia. Big hair and even bigger ballads will inspire even the most apprehensive to sing through the laughs, love, tears, and joy.

This original production features world-class performers who tantalize audiences with high kicks and notes in a night of world-class song and dance, along with a delectable selection of dishes and drinks from their highly-acclaimed Market-fresh menu.

Age 21+. All-ages brunch shows on 6/29, 6/30, 7/6, and 7/7.

Tickets here

 

Arsenic and Old Lace @ Bremerton Community Theatre (Bremerton)
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

Drama critic Mortimer Brewster’s engagement announcement is upended when he discovers a corpse in his elderly aunts’ window seat. Mortimer rushes to tell his aunts, only to learn that the two old women aren’t just aware of the dead man in their parlor — they killed him. Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic black comedy about the only thing more deadly than poison: family. Written by Joseph Kesselring; directed by Dan Estes.

Tickets ($18) here.

 

Clyde’s @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

Creating the perfect sandwich is the shared quest of the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff of Clyde’s, a truck stop cafe. Even as the shop’s mischievous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staffers are given purpose and permission to dream, in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s latest Broadway triumph. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton.

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

Preview 6/5; opens 6/6

Financial accessibility: Reduced price tickets ($18.50) offered to those who need them. Enter discount code “inclusion” during checkout process.

Tickets ($48.50) here.

 

From the Mississippi Delta @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

Based on her memoir of the same title, Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland recounts her 20-year journey from humble beginnings in Greenwood, Mississippi, during the Jim Crow era, her civil rights activism, achieving her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, and celebrating her success as a Pulitzer-Prize nominated playwright. Experience a story of triumph in the face of extreme adversity that expertly weaves through the trials and tribulations of Dr. Holland’s life relayed through the bodies and voices of only three actors, all in tribute to one of America’s unsung heroes.

A joyful celebration of survival. Directed by Michelle Blackmon.

Accessibility: Pay-what-you-choose performance on 6/20. ASL interpreted performance on 6/23.

Tickets ($29) here.

 

Man of La Mancha @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend)
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

Man of La Mancha, based on Cervantes’ epic 17th-century novel, Don Quixote, is a remarkable, poignant, moving musical that was one of the first shows to musicalize a piece of historical literature. Set in the context of the Spanish Inquisition, Man of La Mancha is presented as a play-within-a-play.

We encounter historical author Miguel de Cervantes in prison, awaiting trial by the Inquisition. When his fellow prisoners try to take Cervantes’ belongings from him, including his manuscript, Cervantes proposes a trial in which he proves the merit of the manuscript through a reenactment, enlisting his fellow prisoners as characters in his play. Together, they tell the story of the aged Alonso Quijana who believes himself to be a knight errant, names himself Don Quixote, and pursues an obsessive quest to attain an impossible dream. Against all odds, Quixote and his trusty squire Sancho Panza take to the road in a quest to chivalry, and seek out the good and innocent in a world filled with darkness and despair.

Through the story, all the prisoners – at least for a moment – are transformed. The mad Don Quixote may think a windmill to be a giant and a tavern to be a castle, but along the way he also transforms a wretched woman into a beautiful lady – and proves that an old man’s belief can truly make him a knight. Man of La Mancha features such stirring songs as “Dulcinea” and the now-famous standard, “Quest” – more famously known as “The Impossible Dream.”

Pay-what-you-choose performances on Thursdays.

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Move Over Mrs. Markham @ The Phoenix Theatre (Edmonds)
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

Move Over Mrs. Markham is set in a very elegant top floor London flat, belonging to Philip and Joanna Markham. The flat has been under renovation, and thus has been largely empty. Philip is a straight-laced publisher of children’s books, and he shares an office with his partner, Henry Lodge, on the ground floor. Reluctantly, Philip agrees to let Henry borrow his apartment for the evening to “entertain” his latest girlfriend. At the same time, Joanna Markham is persuaded by Linda Lodge to let her borrow the apartment, so she can entertain her lover. Nobody knows that the interior designer who had been decorating the apartment for the past three months has decided that this was the night he and the au pair would try out the new round bed. When all three sets of people converge on the apartment, expecting to find it empty, chaos and confusion ensue. Written by Ray Cooney and John Chapman; directed by Eric Lewis.

Tickets ($28) here.

 

Pippin @ Bellingham Theatre Guild (Bellingham)
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

The musical story of one man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin relates the tale of the heir to the Frankish throne, young prince Pippin, and search for happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, pleasures of the flesh, and the intrigues of political power. Ultimately, he finds, happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

Book by Roger O. Hirson; music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Directed by Michelle Kriz.

Tickets ($18) here.

 

Spring Awakening @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle) (open captioned)
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

Spring Awakening is an electrifying journey through the trials and challenges of adolescence, with music by Duncan Sheik. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the story explores the mystery of attraction, desire, sex, insecurity, and the highs and lows of navigating the pressures of young adult life. With a score of contemporary rock music that transformed the way Broadway thinks about musicals, Spring Awakening is a poignant and thrilling ride that stings with resonance for today’s youth.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted and open captioned performance on 6/23 (matinee); additional open captioned performance on 6/21 (evening); audio described performance on 6/29 (matinee). See accessibility info, dates, and seating information here.

Tickets here.

Want more Deaf-friendly theatre? See NWTheatre’s complete calendar of ASL interpreted and open captioned performances here.

 

Swing State (staged reading) @ Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (Langley)
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

Rebecca Gilman looks for hope to outweigh despair in this contemporary portrait of America’s heartland, in a time when it feels like everyone’s way of life is in danger of disappearing. This new American play is just off Broadway and onto our stage in a professional staged reading, directed by Vito Zingarelli.

All dates have sliding-scale tickets, beginning at $20 (by email request). Advance tickets online at regular price ($32+).

Tickets here.

 

Ride the Cyclone @ SecondStory Rep (Redmond)
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm

In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other: the chance to return to life. This popular musical is a funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived. Book, music, and lyrics by Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond. Directed by Harry Turpin.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Shakespeare Up Close: Ages of Being @ New City Theater (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm

New City founding artists, Mary Ewald and John Kazanjian, have created a compilation of compelling speeches and sonnets tracing the arc of life from youth to old age. This intimate evening of great speeches from the Bard is performed for 12 people per night in the living room of a 1904 Capitol Hill home. (Note: most dates are selling out quickly.)

New City has been producing theater in Seattle since 1982. Past living room performances have included work by T.S. Eliot, Wallace Shawn, Allen Ginsberg, and Walt Whitman. Past Shakespearean productions include Hamlet and The Tempest.

Location: private residence on Capitol Hill; address provided with tickets

Tickets ($23) here.

 

Dolly! @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Jun 21 @ 9:30 pm

A reverie of rhinestones and ruffles, dazzling dance, and iconic sing-alongs, Dolly! is an original, fictional summertime spectacle inspired by the divine feminine. Magical and honey-covered, this jukebox-dance musical is a soulful romp that follows the miracle maven as she uses her supernatural powers to transform the world into a glittery utopia. Big hair and even bigger ballads will inspire even the most apprehensive to sing through the laughs, love, tears, and joy.

This original production features world-class performers who tantalize audiences with high kicks and notes in a night of world-class song and dance, along with a delectable selection of dishes and drinks from their highly-acclaimed Market-fresh menu.

Age 21+. All-ages brunch shows on 6/29, 6/30, 7/6, and 7/7.

Tickets here

 

Jun
22
Sat
Monkey & Francine in the City of Tigers – Seattle Opera @ Powell Barnett Park (Seattle – Central Dist) ☀️
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am

This 45-minute opera for youth audiences fuses together folktales from around the world to tell the story of Monkey and his brainy sister, Francine. The siblings must learn to cooperate to escape a hungry crocodile and outwit the greedy Lord of the Tigers. Combining multiple styles of music from Bollywood, Ethiopian jazz, Latin, and classical, this opera shares the timeless message that we all have different strengths, but when we work together, anything is possible.

Music by Kamala Sankaram; libretto by David Johnston; directed by Susan Payne O’Brien; music Directed by Li-Tan Hsu.

This production is appropriate for all ages, especially families with children. Audience members should bring their own chairs or blankets.

Free, non-ticketed event. Storytime at 10am, performance at 11.

Schedule and park locations here

 

Spring Awakening @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Jun 22 @ 1:30 pm

Spring Awakening is an electrifying journey through the trials and challenges of adolescence, with music by Duncan Sheik. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the story explores the mystery of attraction, desire, sex, insecurity, and the highs and lows of navigating the pressures of young adult life. With a score of contemporary rock music that transformed the way Broadway thinks about musicals, Spring Awakening is a poignant and thrilling ride that stings with resonance for today’s youth.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted and open captioned performance on 6/23 (matinee); additional open captioned performance on 6/21 (evening); audio described performance on 6/29 (matinee). See accessibility info, dates, and seating information here.

Tickets here.

 

Once on This Island @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm

Once on this Caribbean Island, Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl, decided to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, she sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. Can she prove that love is more powerful than death? With a Calypso-flavored score from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, Once on This Island is a captivating adaptation of the beloved fairy tale The Little Mermaid. Relish in this breathtaking and imaginative dance-filled musical, which overflows with love, grief, faith, and hope.

ASL interpreted performance 6/29, and open captioned performance 7/13 (matinees).

$20 Section B same-day, in-person rush tickets offered for all dates (subject to availability). Pay-what-you-choose tickets available same-day for select performances. See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.

 

Dolly! @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm

A reverie of rhinestones and ruffles, dazzling dance, and iconic sing-alongs, Dolly! is an original, fictional summertime spectacle inspired by the divine feminine. Magical and honey-covered, this jukebox-dance musical is a soulful romp that follows the miracle maven as she uses her supernatural powers to transform the world into a glittery utopia. Big hair and even bigger ballads will inspire even the most apprehensive to sing through the laughs, love, tears, and joy.

This original production features world-class performers who tantalize audiences with high kicks and notes in a night of world-class song and dance, along with a delectable selection of dishes and drinks from their highly-acclaimed Market-fresh menu.

Age 21+. All-ages brunch shows on 6/29, 6/30, 7/6, and 7/7.

Tickets here

 

Inspired By … (10-minute play festival) – Mirror Stage @ U-Heights (Seattle – U-District)
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

Six playwrights, six directors, six local change-makers, six new plays, 60 minutes of transformative storytelling. A new play festival pairing local playwrights with a mix of Mirror Stage Podcast guests as the inspiration for six new 10-minute plays. The scripts are developed over the course of three weeks, culminating in a week of rehearsals before the debut weekend of new staged reading performances featuring more than 20 local actors.

Location: U-Heights (5031 University Way NE, Seattle)

Tickets (when available) and show info here.

 

Arsenic and Old Lace @ Bremerton Community Theatre (Bremerton)
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

Drama critic Mortimer Brewster’s engagement announcement is upended when he discovers a corpse in his elderly aunts’ window seat. Mortimer rushes to tell his aunts, only to learn that the two old women aren’t just aware of the dead man in their parlor — they killed him. Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic black comedy about the only thing more deadly than poison: family. Written by Joseph Kesselring; directed by Dan Estes.

Tickets ($18) here.

 

Clyde’s @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

Creating the perfect sandwich is the shared quest of the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff of Clyde’s, a truck stop cafe. Even as the shop’s mischievous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staffers are given purpose and permission to dream, in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s latest Broadway triumph. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton.

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

Preview 6/5; opens 6/6

Financial accessibility: Reduced price tickets ($18.50) offered to those who need them. Enter discount code “inclusion” during checkout process.

Tickets ($48.50) here.

 

From the Mississippi Delta @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

Based on her memoir of the same title, Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland recounts her 20-year journey from humble beginnings in Greenwood, Mississippi, during the Jim Crow era, her civil rights activism, achieving her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, and celebrating her success as a Pulitzer-Prize nominated playwright. Experience a story of triumph in the face of extreme adversity that expertly weaves through the trials and tribulations of Dr. Holland’s life relayed through the bodies and voices of only three actors, all in tribute to one of America’s unsung heroes.

A joyful celebration of survival. Directed by Michelle Blackmon.

Accessibility: Pay-what-you-choose performance on 6/20. ASL interpreted performance on 6/23.

Tickets ($29) here.

 

Man of La Mancha @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend)
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

Man of La Mancha, based on Cervantes’ epic 17th-century novel, Don Quixote, is a remarkable, poignant, moving musical that was one of the first shows to musicalize a piece of historical literature. Set in the context of the Spanish Inquisition, Man of La Mancha is presented as a play-within-a-play.

We encounter historical author Miguel de Cervantes in prison, awaiting trial by the Inquisition. When his fellow prisoners try to take Cervantes’ belongings from him, including his manuscript, Cervantes proposes a trial in which he proves the merit of the manuscript through a reenactment, enlisting his fellow prisoners as characters in his play. Together, they tell the story of the aged Alonso Quijana who believes himself to be a knight errant, names himself Don Quixote, and pursues an obsessive quest to attain an impossible dream. Against all odds, Quixote and his trusty squire Sancho Panza take to the road in a quest to chivalry, and seek out the good and innocent in a world filled with darkness and despair.

Through the story, all the prisoners – at least for a moment – are transformed. The mad Don Quixote may think a windmill to be a giant and a tavern to be a castle, but along the way he also transforms a wretched woman into a beautiful lady – and proves that an old man’s belief can truly make him a knight. Man of La Mancha features such stirring songs as “Dulcinea” and the now-famous standard, “Quest” – more famously known as “The Impossible Dream.”

Pay-what-you-choose performances on Thursdays.

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Move Over Mrs. Markham @ The Phoenix Theatre (Edmonds)
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

Move Over Mrs. Markham is set in a very elegant top floor London flat, belonging to Philip and Joanna Markham. The flat has been under renovation, and thus has been largely empty. Philip is a straight-laced publisher of children’s books, and he shares an office with his partner, Henry Lodge, on the ground floor. Reluctantly, Philip agrees to let Henry borrow his apartment for the evening to “entertain” his latest girlfriend. At the same time, Joanna Markham is persuaded by Linda Lodge to let her borrow the apartment, so she can entertain her lover. Nobody knows that the interior designer who had been decorating the apartment for the past three months has decided that this was the night he and the au pair would try out the new round bed. When all three sets of people converge on the apartment, expecting to find it empty, chaos and confusion ensue. Written by Ray Cooney and John Chapman; directed by Eric Lewis.

Tickets ($28) here.

 

Pippin @ Bellingham Theatre Guild (Bellingham)
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

The musical story of one man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin relates the tale of the heir to the Frankish throne, young prince Pippin, and search for happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, pleasures of the flesh, and the intrigues of political power. Ultimately, he finds, happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

Book by Roger O. Hirson; music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Directed by Michelle Kriz.

Tickets ($18) here.

 

Spring Awakening @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

Spring Awakening is an electrifying journey through the trials and challenges of adolescence, with music by Duncan Sheik. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the story explores the mystery of attraction, desire, sex, insecurity, and the highs and lows of navigating the pressures of young adult life. With a score of contemporary rock music that transformed the way Broadway thinks about musicals, Spring Awakening is a poignant and thrilling ride that stings with resonance for today’s youth.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted and open captioned performance on 6/23 (matinee); additional open captioned performance on 6/21 (evening); audio described performance on 6/29 (matinee). See accessibility info, dates, and seating information here.

Tickets here.

 

Swing State (staged reading) @ Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (Langley)
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

Rebecca Gilman looks for hope to outweigh despair in this contemporary portrait of America’s heartland, in a time when it feels like everyone’s way of life is in danger of disappearing. This new American play is just off Broadway and onto our stage in a professional staged reading, directed by Vito Zingarelli.

All dates have sliding-scale tickets, beginning at $20 (by email request). Advance tickets online at regular price ($32+).

Tickets here.

 

Once on This Island @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

Once on this Caribbean Island, Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl, decided to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, she sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. Can she prove that love is more powerful than death? With a Calypso-flavored score from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, Once on This Island is a captivating adaptation of the beloved fairy tale The Little Mermaid. Relish in this breathtaking and imaginative dance-filled musical, which overflows with love, grief, faith, and hope.

ASL interpreted performance 6/29, and open captioned performance 7/13 (matinees).

$20 Section B same-day, in-person rush tickets offered for all dates (subject to availability). Pay-what-you-choose tickets available same-day for select performances. See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.

 

Ride the Cyclone @ SecondStory Rep (Redmond)
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other: the chance to return to life. This popular musical is a funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived. Book, music, and lyrics by Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond. Directed by Harry Turpin.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Shakespeare Up Close: Ages of Being @ New City Theater (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

New City founding artists, Mary Ewald and John Kazanjian, have created a compilation of compelling speeches and sonnets tracing the arc of life from youth to old age. This intimate evening of great speeches from the Bard is performed for 12 people per night in the living room of a 1904 Capitol Hill home. (Note: most dates are selling out quickly.)

New City has been producing theater in Seattle since 1982. Past living room performances have included work by T.S. Eliot, Wallace Shawn, Allen Ginsberg, and Walt Whitman. Past Shakespearean productions include Hamlet and The Tempest.

Location: private residence on Capitol Hill; address provided with tickets

Tickets ($23) here.

 

Dolly! @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Jun 22 @ 9:30 pm

A reverie of rhinestones and ruffles, dazzling dance, and iconic sing-alongs, Dolly! is an original, fictional summertime spectacle inspired by the divine feminine. Magical and honey-covered, this jukebox-dance musical is a soulful romp that follows the miracle maven as she uses her supernatural powers to transform the world into a glittery utopia. Big hair and even bigger ballads will inspire even the most apprehensive to sing through the laughs, love, tears, and joy.

This original production features world-class performers who tantalize audiences with high kicks and notes in a night of world-class song and dance, along with a delectable selection of dishes and drinks from their highly-acclaimed Market-fresh menu.

Age 21+. All-ages brunch shows on 6/29, 6/30, 7/6, and 7/7.

Tickets here

 

Jun
23
Sun
Monkey & Francine in the City of Tigers – Seattle Opera @ Othello Playground (South Seattle) ☀️
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am

This 45-minute opera for youth audiences fuses together folktales from around the world to tell the story of Monkey and his brainy sister, Francine. The siblings must learn to cooperate to escape a hungry crocodile and outwit the greedy Lord of the Tigers. Combining multiple styles of music from Bollywood, Ethiopian jazz, Latin, and classical, this opera shares the timeless message that we all have different strengths, but when we work together, anything is possible.

Music by Kamala Sankaram; libretto by David Johnston; directed by Susan Payne O’Brien; music Directed by Li-Tan Hsu.

This production is appropriate for all ages, especially families with children. Audience members should bring their own chairs or blankets.

Free, non-ticketed event. Storytime at 10am, performance at 11.

Schedule and park locations here

 

Spring Awakening @ The 5th (Downtown Seattle) (ASL interpreted + captioned)
Jun 23 @ 1:30 pm

Spring Awakening is an electrifying journey through the trials and challenges of adolescence, with music by Duncan Sheik. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the story explores the mystery of attraction, desire, sex, insecurity, and the highs and lows of navigating the pressures of young adult life. With a score of contemporary rock music that transformed the way Broadway thinks about musicals, Spring Awakening is a poignant and thrilling ride that stings with resonance for today’s youth.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted and open captioned performance on 6/23 (matinee); additional open captioned performance on 6/21 (evening); audio described performance on 6/29 (matinee). See accessibility info, dates, and seating information here.

Tickets here.

Want more Deaf-friendly theatre? See NWTheatre’s complete calendar of ASL interpreted and open captioned performances here.

 

From the Mississippi Delta @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma) (ASL interpreted)
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

Based on her memoir of the same title, Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland recounts her 20-year journey from humble beginnings in Greenwood, Mississippi, during the Jim Crow era, her civil rights activism, achieving her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, and celebrating her success as a Pulitzer-Prize nominated playwright. Experience a story of triumph in the face of extreme adversity that expertly weaves through the trials and tribulations of Dr. Holland’s life relayed through the bodies and voices of only three actors, all in tribute to one of America’s unsung heroes.

A joyful celebration of survival. Directed by Michelle Blackmon.

Accessibility: Pay-what-you-choose performance on 6/20. ASL interpreted performance on 6/23.

Tickets ($29) here.

Want more Deaf-friendly theatre? See NWTheatre’s complete calendar of ASL interpreted and open captioned performances here.

 

Inspired By … (10-minute play festival) – Mirror Stage @ U-Heights (Seattle – U-District)
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

Six playwrights, six directors, six local change-makers, six new plays, 60 minutes of transformative storytelling. A new play festival pairing local playwrights with a mix of Mirror Stage Podcast guests as the inspiration for six new 10-minute plays. The scripts are developed over the course of three weeks, culminating in a week of rehearsals before the debut weekend of new staged reading performances featuring more than 20 local actors.

Location: U-Heights (5031 University Way NE, Seattle)

Tickets (when available) and show info here.

 

Man of La Mancha @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend)
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

Man of La Mancha, based on Cervantes’ epic 17th-century novel, Don Quixote, is a remarkable, poignant, moving musical that was one of the first shows to musicalize a piece of historical literature. Set in the context of the Spanish Inquisition, Man of La Mancha is presented as a play-within-a-play.

We encounter historical author Miguel de Cervantes in prison, awaiting trial by the Inquisition. When his fellow prisoners try to take Cervantes’ belongings from him, including his manuscript, Cervantes proposes a trial in which he proves the merit of the manuscript through a reenactment, enlisting his fellow prisoners as characters in his play. Together, they tell the story of the aged Alonso Quijana who believes himself to be a knight errant, names himself Don Quixote, and pursues an obsessive quest to attain an impossible dream. Against all odds, Quixote and his trusty squire Sancho Panza take to the road in a quest to chivalry, and seek out the good and innocent in a world filled with darkness and despair.

Through the story, all the prisoners – at least for a moment – are transformed. The mad Don Quixote may think a windmill to be a giant and a tavern to be a castle, but along the way he also transforms a wretched woman into a beautiful lady – and proves that an old man’s belief can truly make him a knight. Man of La Mancha features such stirring songs as “Dulcinea” and the now-famous standard, “Quest” – more famously known as “The Impossible Dream.”

Pay-what-you-choose performances on Thursdays.

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Move Over Mrs. Markham @ The Phoenix Theatre (Edmonds)
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

Move Over Mrs. Markham is set in a very elegant top floor London flat, belonging to Philip and Joanna Markham. The flat has been under renovation, and thus has been largely empty. Philip is a straight-laced publisher of children’s books, and he shares an office with his partner, Henry Lodge, on the ground floor. Reluctantly, Philip agrees to let Henry borrow his apartment for the evening to “entertain” his latest girlfriend. At the same time, Joanna Markham is persuaded by Linda Lodge to let her borrow the apartment, so she can entertain her lover. Nobody knows that the interior designer who had been decorating the apartment for the past three months has decided that this was the night he and the au pair would try out the new round bed. When all three sets of people converge on the apartment, expecting to find it empty, chaos and confusion ensue. Written by Ray Cooney and John Chapman; directed by Eric Lewis.

Tickets ($28) here.

 

Once on This Island @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

Once on this Caribbean Island, Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl, decided to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, she sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. Can she prove that love is more powerful than death? With a Calypso-flavored score from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, Once on This Island is a captivating adaptation of the beloved fairy tale The Little Mermaid. Relish in this breathtaking and imaginative dance-filled musical, which overflows with love, grief, faith, and hope.

ASL interpreted performance 6/29, and open captioned performance 7/13 (matinees).

$20 Section B same-day, in-person rush tickets offered for all dates (subject to availability). Pay-what-you-choose tickets available same-day for select performances. See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.

 

Pippin @ Bellingham Theatre Guild (Bellingham)
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

The musical story of one man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin relates the tale of the heir to the Frankish throne, young prince Pippin, and search for happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, pleasures of the flesh, and the intrigues of political power. Ultimately, he finds, happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

Book by Roger O. Hirson; music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Directed by Michelle Kriz.

Tickets ($18) here.

 

Swing State (staged reading) @ Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (Langley)
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

Rebecca Gilman looks for hope to outweigh despair in this contemporary portrait of America’s heartland, in a time when it feels like everyone’s way of life is in danger of disappearing. This new American play is just off Broadway and onto our stage in a professional staged reading, directed by Vito Zingarelli.

All dates have sliding-scale tickets, beginning at $20 (by email request). Advance tickets online at regular price ($32+).

Tickets here.

 

Arsenic and Old Lace @ Bremerton Community Theatre (Bremerton)
Jun 23 @ 2:30 pm

Drama critic Mortimer Brewster’s engagement announcement is upended when he discovers a corpse in his elderly aunts’ window seat. Mortimer rushes to tell his aunts, only to learn that the two old women aren’t just aware of the dead man in their parlor — they killed him. Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic black comedy about the only thing more deadly than poison: family. Written by Joseph Kesselring; directed by Dan Estes.

Tickets ($18) here.

 

Clyde’s @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm

Creating the perfect sandwich is the shared quest of the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff of Clyde’s, a truck stop cafe. Even as the shop’s mischievous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staffers are given purpose and permission to dream, in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s latest Broadway triumph. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton.

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

Preview 6/5; opens 6/6

Financial accessibility: Reduced price tickets ($18.50) offered to those who need them. Enter discount code “inclusion” during checkout process.

Tickets ($48.50) here.

 

Dolly! @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm

A reverie of rhinestones and ruffles, dazzling dance, and iconic sing-alongs, Dolly! is an original, fictional summertime spectacle inspired by the divine feminine. Magical and honey-covered, this jukebox-dance musical is a soulful romp that follows the miracle maven as she uses her supernatural powers to transform the world into a glittery utopia. Big hair and even bigger ballads will inspire even the most apprehensive to sing through the laughs, love, tears, and joy.

This original production features world-class performers who tantalize audiences with high kicks and notes in a night of world-class song and dance, along with a delectable selection of dishes and drinks from their highly-acclaimed Market-fresh menu.

Age 21+. All-ages brunch shows on 6/29, 6/30, 7/6, and 7/7.

Tickets here

 

Once on This Island @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm

Once on this Caribbean Island, Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl, decided to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, she sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. Can she prove that love is more powerful than death? With a Calypso-flavored score from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, Once on This Island is a captivating adaptation of the beloved fairy tale The Little Mermaid. Relish in this breathtaking and imaginative dance-filled musical, which overflows with love, grief, faith, and hope.

ASL interpreted performance 6/29, and open captioned performance 7/13 (matinees).

$20 Section B same-day, in-person rush tickets offered for all dates (subject to availability). Pay-what-you-choose tickets available same-day for select performances. See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.

 

Jun
26
Wed
Dolly! @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm

A reverie of rhinestones and ruffles, dazzling dance, and iconic sing-alongs, Dolly! is an original, fictional summertime spectacle inspired by the divine feminine. Magical and honey-covered, this jukebox-dance musical is a soulful romp that follows the miracle maven as she uses her supernatural powers to transform the world into a glittery utopia. Big hair and even bigger ballads will inspire even the most apprehensive to sing through the laughs, love, tears, and joy.

This original production features world-class performers who tantalize audiences with high kicks and notes in a night of world-class song and dance, along with a delectable selection of dishes and drinks from their highly-acclaimed Market-fresh menu.

Age 21+. All-ages brunch shows on 6/29, 6/30, 7/6, and 7/7.

Tickets here

 

Once on This Island @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm

Once on this Caribbean Island, Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl, decided to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, she sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. Can she prove that love is more powerful than death? With a Calypso-flavored score from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, Once on This Island is a captivating adaptation of the beloved fairy tale The Little Mermaid. Relish in this breathtaking and imaginative dance-filled musical, which overflows with love, grief, faith, and hope.

ASL interpreted performance 6/29, and open captioned performance 7/13 (matinees).

$20 Section B same-day, in-person rush tickets offered for all dates (subject to availability). Pay-what-you-choose tickets available same-day for select performances. See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.

 

Spring Awakening @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm

Spring Awakening is an electrifying journey through the trials and challenges of adolescence, with music by Duncan Sheik. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the story explores the mystery of attraction, desire, sex, insecurity, and the highs and lows of navigating the pressures of young adult life. With a score of contemporary rock music that transformed the way Broadway thinks about musicals, Spring Awakening is a poignant and thrilling ride that stings with resonance for today’s youth.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted and open captioned performance on 6/23 (matinee); additional open captioned performance on 6/21 (evening); audio described performance on 6/29 (matinee). See accessibility info, dates, and seating information here.

Tickets here.

 

Jun
27
Thu
Spring Awakening @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm

Spring Awakening is an electrifying journey through the trials and challenges of adolescence, with music by Duncan Sheik. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the story explores the mystery of attraction, desire, sex, insecurity, and the highs and lows of navigating the pressures of young adult life. With a score of contemporary rock music that transformed the way Broadway thinks about musicals, Spring Awakening is a poignant and thrilling ride that stings with resonance for today’s youth.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted and open captioned performance on 6/23 (matinee); additional open captioned performance on 6/21 (evening); audio described performance on 6/29 (matinee). See accessibility info, dates, and seating information here.

Tickets here.

 

Once on This Island @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm

Once on this Caribbean Island, Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl, decided to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, she sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. Can she prove that love is more powerful than death? With a Calypso-flavored score from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, Once on This Island is a captivating adaptation of the beloved fairy tale The Little Mermaid. Relish in this breathtaking and imaginative dance-filled musical, which overflows with love, grief, faith, and hope.

ASL interpreted performance 6/29, and open captioned performance 7/13 (matinees).

$20 Section B same-day, in-person rush tickets offered for all dates (subject to availability). Pay-what-you-choose tickets available same-day for select performances. See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.

 

Dolly! @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm

A reverie of rhinestones and ruffles, dazzling dance, and iconic sing-alongs, Dolly! is an original, fictional summertime spectacle inspired by the divine feminine. Magical and honey-covered, this jukebox-dance musical is a soulful romp that follows the miracle maven as she uses her supernatural powers to transform the world into a glittery utopia. Big hair and even bigger ballads will inspire even the most apprehensive to sing through the laughs, love, tears, and joy.

This original production features world-class performers who tantalize audiences with high kicks and notes in a night of world-class song and dance, along with a delectable selection of dishes and drinks from their highly-acclaimed Market-fresh menu.

Age 21+. All-ages brunch shows on 6/29, 6/30, 7/6, and 7/7.

Tickets here

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Bainbridge Performing Arts @ Bloedel Reserve (Bainbridge Island) (PWYC) ☀️
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

As enchanting as it is playful, this Shakespearean comedy, set in a magical forest near Athens, follows four defiant young lovers, a hilariously untalented group of amateur actors, the austere royal court of Athens, and the magical inhabitants of a fairy kingdom.

The play explores themes of love in its many forms, the thin line between reality and illusion, and the delicate balance of the light and dark sides of desire. As the worlds of humans and fairies intertwine, love, jealousy, magic and mischievous fairies create a dreamscape of confusion, passion and hilarity. But despite the chaos (or, perhaps, because of it) all ends well in this timeless tale, echoing the sentiment that ‘the course of true love never did run smooth. Directed by Elizabeth Allum.

Location: Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island)

Tickets here

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Clyde’s @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm

Creating the perfect sandwich is the shared quest of the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff of Clyde’s, a truck stop cafe. Even as the shop’s mischievous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staffers are given purpose and permission to dream, in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s latest Broadway triumph. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton.

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

Preview 6/5; opens 6/6

Financial accessibility: Reduced price tickets ($18.50) offered to those who need them. Enter discount code “inclusion” during checkout process.

Tickets ($48.50) here.

 

Once on This Island @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm

Once on this Caribbean Island, Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl, decided to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, she sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. Can she prove that love is more powerful than death? With a Calypso-flavored score from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, Once on This Island is a captivating adaptation of the beloved fairy tale The Little Mermaid. Relish in this breathtaking and imaginative dance-filled musical, which overflows with love, grief, faith, and hope.

ASL interpreted performance 6/29, and open captioned performance 7/13 (matinees).

$20 Section B same-day, in-person rush tickets offered for all dates (subject to availability). Pay-what-you-choose tickets available same-day for select performances. See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.

 

Pippin @ Bellingham Theatre Guild (Bellingham)
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm

The musical story of one man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin relates the tale of the heir to the Frankish throne, young prince Pippin, and search for happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, pleasures of the flesh, and the intrigues of political power. Ultimately, he finds, happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

Book by Roger O. Hirson; music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Directed by Michelle Kriz.

Tickets ($18) here.

 

Spring Awakening @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm

Spring Awakening is an electrifying journey through the trials and challenges of adolescence, with music by Duncan Sheik. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the story explores the mystery of attraction, desire, sex, insecurity, and the highs and lows of navigating the pressures of young adult life. With a score of contemporary rock music that transformed the way Broadway thinks about musicals, Spring Awakening is a poignant and thrilling ride that stings with resonance for today’s youth.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted and open captioned performance on 6/23 (matinee); additional open captioned performance on 6/21 (evening); audio described performance on 6/29 (matinee). See accessibility info, dates, and seating information here.

Tickets here.

 

Ride the Cyclone @ SecondStory Rep (Redmond)
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm

In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other: the chance to return to life. This popular musical is a funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived. Book, music, and lyrics by Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond. Directed by Harry Turpin.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Jun
28
Fri
Dolly! @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm

A reverie of rhinestones and ruffles, dazzling dance, and iconic sing-alongs, Dolly! is an original, fictional summertime spectacle inspired by the divine feminine. Magical and honey-covered, this jukebox-dance musical is a soulful romp that follows the miracle maven as she uses her supernatural powers to transform the world into a glittery utopia. Big hair and even bigger ballads will inspire even the most apprehensive to sing through the laughs, love, tears, and joy.

This original production features world-class performers who tantalize audiences with high kicks and notes in a night of world-class song and dance, along with a delectable selection of dishes and drinks from their highly-acclaimed Market-fresh menu.

Age 21+. All-ages brunch shows on 6/29, 6/30, 7/6, and 7/7.

Tickets here

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Bainbridge Performing Arts @ Bloedel Reserve (Bainbridge Island) ☀️
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm

As enchanting as it is playful, this Shakespearean comedy, set in a magical forest near Athens, follows four defiant young lovers, a hilariously untalented group of amateur actors, the austere royal court of Athens, and the magical inhabitants of a fairy kingdom.

The play explores themes of love in its many forms, the thin line between reality and illusion, and the delicate balance of the light and dark sides of desire. As the worlds of humans and fairies intertwine, love, jealousy, magic and mischievous fairies create a dreamscape of confusion, passion and hilarity. But despite the chaos (or, perhaps, because of it) all ends well in this timeless tale, echoing the sentiment that ‘the course of true love never did run smooth. Directed by Elizabeth Allum.

Location: Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island)

Tickets here

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Arsenic and Old Lace @ Bremerton Community Theatre (Bremerton)
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

Drama critic Mortimer Brewster’s engagement announcement is upended when he discovers a corpse in his elderly aunts’ window seat. Mortimer rushes to tell his aunts, only to learn that the two old women aren’t just aware of the dead man in their parlor — they killed him. Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic black comedy about the only thing more deadly than poison: family. Written by Joseph Kesselring; directed by Dan Estes.

Tickets ($18) here.

 

Cabaret @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

In a time when the world is changing forever, there is one place where everyone can be free. Welcome to the Kit Kat Klub. One of the most famous American musicals of all time, Cabaret takes us to the seedy underground of 1929 Berlin during the twilight of the Jazz Age. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff. Directed by Aaron Lamb.

Pay-what-you-choose rush tickets available for select dates. See discount and rush ticket info here.

Tickets here.

 

Clyde’s @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

Creating the perfect sandwich is the shared quest of the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff of Clyde’s, a truck stop cafe. Even as the shop’s mischievous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staffers are given purpose and permission to dream, in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s latest Broadway triumph. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton.

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

Preview 6/5; opens 6/6

Financial accessibility: Reduced price tickets ($18.50) offered to those who need them. Enter discount code “inclusion” during checkout process.

Tickets ($48.50) here.

 

Pippin @ Bellingham Theatre Guild (Bellingham)
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

The musical story of one man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin relates the tale of the heir to the Frankish throne, young prince Pippin, and search for happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, pleasures of the flesh, and the intrigues of political power. Ultimately, he finds, happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

Book by Roger O. Hirson; music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Directed by Michelle Kriz.

Tickets ($18) here.

 

Spring Awakening @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

Spring Awakening is an electrifying journey through the trials and challenges of adolescence, with music by Duncan Sheik. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the story explores the mystery of attraction, desire, sex, insecurity, and the highs and lows of navigating the pressures of young adult life. With a score of contemporary rock music that transformed the way Broadway thinks about musicals, Spring Awakening is a poignant and thrilling ride that stings with resonance for today’s youth.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted and open captioned performance on 6/23 (matinee); additional open captioned performance on 6/21 (evening); audio described performance on 6/29 (matinee). See accessibility info, dates, and seating information here.

Tickets here.

 

Once on This Island @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

Once on this Caribbean Island, Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl, decided to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, she sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. Can she prove that love is more powerful than death? With a Calypso-flavored score from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, Once on This Island is a captivating adaptation of the beloved fairy tale The Little Mermaid. Relish in this breathtaking and imaginative dance-filled musical, which overflows with love, grief, faith, and hope.

ASL interpreted performance 6/29, and open captioned performance 7/13 (matinees).

$20 Section B same-day, in-person rush tickets offered for all dates (subject to availability). Pay-what-you-choose tickets available same-day for select performances. See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.

 

Ride the Cyclone @ SecondStory Rep (Redmond)
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other: the chance to return to life. This popular musical is a funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived. Book, music, and lyrics by Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond. Directed by Harry Turpin.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Dolly! @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Jun 28 @ 9:30 pm

A reverie of rhinestones and ruffles, dazzling dance, and iconic sing-alongs, Dolly! is an original, fictional summertime spectacle inspired by the divine feminine. Magical and honey-covered, this jukebox-dance musical is a soulful romp that follows the miracle maven as she uses her supernatural powers to transform the world into a glittery utopia. Big hair and even bigger ballads will inspire even the most apprehensive to sing through the laughs, love, tears, and joy.

This original production features world-class performers who tantalize audiences with high kicks and notes in a night of world-class song and dance, along with a delectable selection of dishes and drinks from their highly-acclaimed Market-fresh menu.

Age 21+. All-ages brunch shows on 6/29, 6/30, 7/6, and 7/7.

Tickets here

 

Jun
29
Sat
Spring Awakening @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle) (audio described)
Jun 29 @ 1:30 pm

Spring Awakening is an electrifying journey through the trials and challenges of adolescence, with music by Duncan Sheik. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the story explores the mystery of attraction, desire, sex, insecurity, and the highs and lows of navigating the pressures of young adult life. With a score of contemporary rock music that transformed the way Broadway thinks about musicals, Spring Awakening is a poignant and thrilling ride that stings with resonance for today’s youth.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted and open captioned performance on 6/23 (matinee); additional open captioned performance on 6/21 (evening); audio described performance on 6/29 (matinee). See accessibility info, dates, and seating information here.

Tickets here.

Want more audio described theatre? See NWTheatre’s complete calendar of audio described performances here.

 

Once on This Island @ Village Theatre (Everett) (ASL interpreted)
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm

Once on this Caribbean Island, Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl, decided to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, she sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. Can she prove that love is more powerful than death? With a Calypso-flavored score from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, Once on This Island is a captivating adaptation of the beloved fairy tale The Little Mermaid. Relish in this breathtaking and imaginative dance-filled musical, which overflows with love, grief, faith, and hope.

ASL interpreted performance 6/29, and open captioned performance 7/13 (matinees).

$20 Section B same-day, in-person rush tickets offered for all dates (subject to availability). Pay-what-you-choose tickets available same-day for select performances. See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.

Want more Deaf-friendly theatre? See NWTheatre’s complete calendar of ASL interpreted and open captioned performances here.

 

Dolly! @ Can Can Culinary Cabaret (Seattle – Pike Place Market)
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm

A reverie of rhinestones and ruffles, dazzling dance, and iconic sing-alongs, Dolly! is an original, fictional summertime spectacle inspired by the divine feminine. Magical and honey-covered, this jukebox-dance musical is a soulful romp that follows the miracle maven as she uses her supernatural powers to transform the world into a glittery utopia. Big hair and even bigger ballads will inspire even the most apprehensive to sing through the laughs, love, tears, and joy.

This original production features world-class performers who tantalize audiences with high kicks and notes in a night of world-class song and dance, along with a delectable selection of dishes and drinks from their highly-acclaimed Market-fresh menu.

Age 21+. All-ages brunch shows on 6/29, 6/30, 7/6, and 7/7.

Tickets here

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Bainbridge Performing Arts @ Bloedel Reserve (Bainbridge Island) ☀️
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm

As enchanting as it is playful, this Shakespearean comedy, set in a magical forest near Athens, follows four defiant young lovers, a hilariously untalented group of amateur actors, the austere royal court of Athens, and the magical inhabitants of a fairy kingdom.

The play explores themes of love in its many forms, the thin line between reality and illusion, and the delicate balance of the light and dark sides of desire. As the worlds of humans and fairies intertwine, love, jealousy, magic and mischievous fairies create a dreamscape of confusion, passion and hilarity. But despite the chaos (or, perhaps, because of it) all ends well in this timeless tale, echoing the sentiment that ‘the course of true love never did run smooth. Directed by Elizabeth Allum.

Location: Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island)

Tickets here

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Arsenic and Old Lace @ Bremerton Community Theatre (Bremerton)
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm

Drama critic Mortimer Brewster’s engagement announcement is upended when he discovers a corpse in his elderly aunts’ window seat. Mortimer rushes to tell his aunts, only to learn that the two old women aren’t just aware of the dead man in their parlor — they killed him. Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic black comedy about the only thing more deadly than poison: family. Written by Joseph Kesselring; directed by Dan Estes.

Tickets ($18) here.