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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.

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.

 

Feb
28
Wed
Becoming Dr. Ruth @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

She’s America’s favorite sex therapist! Before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Ruth Siegel had to flee Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, become a sharpshooter in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America. Filled with irrepressible wit, joy, and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth tells the triumphant and life-affirming story of a woman who — through her perseverance, indefatigable spirit, and bravery — carved her own unique place in the world.

Becoming Dr. Ruth promises an unforgettable, hilarious, and uplifting evening of theater that will touch your soul and heart. Acclaimed actress Naomi Jacobson reprises the role that has garnered her ovations across the country in this tour-de-force one woman play; Mari Nelson understudies in the title role. Written by Mark St. Germain.

ASL interpreted performance 3/2, and open captioned performance 3/16 (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 (3/10 and 3/16 evenings). See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.

 

Feb
29
Thu
Becoming Dr. Ruth @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm

She’s America’s favorite sex therapist! Before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Ruth Siegel had to flee Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, become a sharpshooter in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America. Filled with irrepressible wit, joy, and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth tells the triumphant and life-affirming story of a woman who — through her perseverance, indefatigable spirit, and bravery — carved her own unique place in the world.

Becoming Dr. Ruth promises an unforgettable, hilarious, and uplifting evening of theater that will touch your soul and heart. Acclaimed actress Naomi Jacobson reprises the role that has garnered her ovations across the country in this tour-de-force one woman play; Mari Nelson understudies in the title role. Written by Mark St. Germain.

ASL interpreted performance 3/2, and open captioned performance 3/16 (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 (3/10 and 3/16 evenings). See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.

 

Becoming Dr. Ruth @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm

She’s America’s favorite sex therapist! Before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Ruth Siegel had to flee Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, become a sharpshooter in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America. Filled with irrepressible wit, joy, and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth tells the triumphant and life-affirming story of a woman who — through her perseverance, indefatigable spirit, and bravery — carved her own unique place in the world.

Becoming Dr. Ruth promises an unforgettable, hilarious, and uplifting evening of theater that will touch your soul and heart. Acclaimed actress Naomi Jacobson reprises the role that has garnered her ovations across the country in this tour-de-force one woman play; Mari Nelson understudies in the title role. Written by Mark St. Germain.

ASL interpreted performance 3/2, and open captioned performance 3/16 (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 (3/10 and 3/16 evenings). See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.

 

Measure for Measure @ University of Puget Sound (Tacoma)
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure is an edgy, debate-worthy play where Shakespeare explores the paradoxical way that restrictive policies produce unintended results, often exactly the opposite of the results they were trying to produce. The main character, Isabella, faces impossible choices brought forth by leaders who enforce abstractions and allow double standards for themselves. Her conflict with Angelo leaves her brother’s life hanging in the balance. It’s a play concerned with purity, mercy, good social order, and the liberty of conscience.

This production seeks to discover what happens when we strip the play down to its essence and see how it uncomfortably and brilliantly resonates with our era of backlash and confusion about prohibitions and bans, both on ideas and reproductive rights; the effects of policing and the nature of safety; and the freedom to live and love with self-determination. Directed by Professor Sara Freeman.

Tickets (when available) and show info here.

 

Memoirs of a Forgotten Man @ Thalia’s Umbrella (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm

Alexei is an extraordinary man: he has a perfect memory. But he is a journalist in Stalin’s Russia, and when the State tells him to forget someone, he can’t — and then he disappears. A Soviet official is searching for him, and the official tries to enlist the help of the psychologist who studied him. But are the official’s reasons political or personal? Or both?

A slippery examination of the connections between memory and identity, Memoirs of a Forgotten Man is a celebration of a remarkable man — but it also counts the costs we pay when the State decides what the truth is. Written by D.W. Gregory, directed by Terry Edward Moore. Performed by Sunam Ellis, Patrick Harvey, Leslie Law, and Jon Lutyens.

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Ave., Seattle)

Pay-what-you-choose preview on 2/22; opens 2/23

Tickets ($54, or $20 for theatre artists) here.

 

Plaza Suite @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at The Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before, and was yesterday the anniversary or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her, or as Mother yells, “I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!” Written by Neil Simon; directed by Misty Doty.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Shakespeare In Love @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend) (PWYC)
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – Romeo and Juliet. With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers for tragedy?

Pay-what-you-choose performances on Thursdays.

Tickets here.

 

Mar
1
Fri
All Shook Up @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm

Set in the summer of 1955 and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, this hilarious musical comedy depicts life in a small Midwestern town that comes together through the thrill of romance and the power of rock & roll. Combining all-time favorite hits like “Jailhouse Rock,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love” with a story inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, this rockin’ musical is sure to have you dancing in the seats.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Barney Carey Gets His Wings @ Olympia Family Theater (Olympia)
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm

Rooting through an old trunk, Barney and his dad make unexpected discoveries, including a beautiful bright set of fairy wings. But boys can’t wear fairy wings … right? Who made that rule anyway? Barney Carey Gets His Wings is a funny and poignant tale of forgotten memories and future possibilities.

Written by Brendon Murray; directed by Anya Guadamuz.

Tickets $5+ (sliding scale advance tickets available to all, and limited free tickets at door) here.

 

KingX: The Meeting @ Acts on Stage (White Center)
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm

Ideologies clash and merge under the watchful eye of federal surveillance and unbridled dedication in this theatrical deep-dive into the explosive and impassioned confrontation that never happened. KingX: The Meeting is a one-act play depicting the fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., two seminal icons of the movement.

Location: Acts on Stage (10806 12th Ave SW, Seattle)

Tickets ($33) here.

 

Luchadora! @ Seattle Children’s Theatre (Seattle Center)
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm

Transport yourself to the world of lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) with this inspired adaptation of the Chinese legend Hua Mulan. The discovery of a worn pink wrestling mask prompts Nana Lupita, a Wisconsin grandmother, to share her coming of age story growing up in 1960s Texas. As we follow Lupita’s journey, we witness her life as a daring teen tomboy bike riding with her friends, working at her father’s flower stand, and lucha libre. When a World Championship match is announced, Lupita’s excitement explodes; she anticipates seeing it until she discovers her ailing father is one of the wrestlers. With the help of a magical mask maker, Lupita secretly trains to take her father’s place. She soon finds it difficult keeping her secret from her friends and, most importantly, her father.

Written by Alvaro Saar Rios. Directed by Johamy Morales.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted performance 3/2 (1 pm); audio described performance 3/9 (1 pm); sensory friendly performance 3/10 (1 pm); pay-what-you-choose preview 2/22 (6:30 pm).

Tickets here.

 

14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival @ Center Theatre (Seattle Center)
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

The signature production of The 14/48 Projects, each weekend of 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival presents 14 plays written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored, designed, premiered in 48 hours.

Each weekend features different artists. Each night features 7 different plays (performed twice, at 7:30 and 10).

Location: Center Theatre (Seattle Center Armory, lower level)

Info and tickets (when available) here.

 

Measure for Measure @ University of Puget Sound (Tacoma)
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure is an edgy, debate-worthy play where Shakespeare explores the paradoxical way that restrictive policies produce unintended results, often exactly the opposite of the results they were trying to produce. The main character, Isabella, faces impossible choices brought forth by leaders who enforce abstractions and allow double standards for themselves. Her conflict with Angelo leaves her brother’s life hanging in the balance. It’s a play concerned with purity, mercy, good social order, and the liberty of conscience.

This production seeks to discover what happens when we strip the play down to its essence and see how it uncomfortably and brilliantly resonates with our era of backlash and confusion about prohibitions and bans, both on ideas and reproductive rights; the effects of policing and the nature of safety; and the freedom to live and love with self-determination. Directed by Professor Sara Freeman.

Tickets (when available) and show info here.

 

Memoirs of a Forgotten Man @ Thalia’s Umbrella (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

Alexei is an extraordinary man: he has a perfect memory. But he is a journalist in Stalin’s Russia, and when the State tells him to forget someone, he can’t — and then he disappears. A Soviet official is searching for him, and the official tries to enlist the help of the psychologist who studied him. But are the official’s reasons political or personal? Or both?

A slippery examination of the connections between memory and identity, Memoirs of a Forgotten Man is a celebration of a remarkable man — but it also counts the costs we pay when the State decides what the truth is. Written by D.W. Gregory, directed by Terry Edward Moore. Performed by Sunam Ellis, Patrick Harvey, Leslie Law, and Jon Lutyens.

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Ave., Seattle)

Pay-what-you-choose preview on 2/22; opens 2/23

Tickets ($54, or $20 for theatre artists) here.

 

Nunsense @ Evergreen Playhouse (Centralia)
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

Nunsense is the hilarious musical farce about a convent of Nuns staging a fundraiser to enable them to bury the last four nuns of their order who died of botulism in an unfortunate convent cooking accident (and who are temporarily being stored in the freezer!). The Little Sisters of Hoboken (well, what’s left of them) put on this riotous revue packed with hilarious, show-stopping song and dance numbers, and always proves to be a crowd favorite.

Pay-what-you-choose performance (general seating) on 3/7.

Tickets ($18) here.

 

Sanctuary City @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

Winter, 2001, Newark, NJ. Two DREAMers — pre-DACA — meet up on the fire escape, which happens most nights. Both undocumented teens, they grapple with life’s challenges, from family to their futures. When one becomes naturalized, she promises to marry the other so he can receive his papers and truly start his life. As time passes and their relationship shifts, both must confront what they are willing to sacrifice to live freely and belong. This searing and captivating new play by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright asks what we’re willing to risk for those we love.

Written by Martyna Majok. Directed by Desdemona Chiang.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 3/14 (evening); sensory friendly performance on 3/16 (matinee); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 3/30 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Shakespeare In Love @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend)
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – Romeo and Juliet. With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers for tragedy?

Pay-what-you-choose performances on Thursdays.

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Something’s Afoot @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

Prepare to laugh until it hurts with this musical spoof of the whodunit genre. Poking fun at the likes of Agatha Christie murder mysteries, in Something’s Afoot, 10 people are stranded in an isolated country estate during a raging thunderstorm and are picked off, one by one, with cleverly fiendish devices. As bodies pile up, the survivors frantically race to solve the mystery. Join in the tomfoolery of this farcical, raucous, and outrageous show. Book, music, and lyrics by James McDonald, David Voss, and Robert Gerlach; additional music by Ed Linderman.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted and open captioned performance on 3/24 (matinee); additional open captioned performance on 3/15 (evening); audio described performance on 3/23 (matinee). See accessibility info, dates, and seating information here.

Tickets here.

 

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales @ WWCA (Port Orchard)
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

Though the characters may be familiar, your favorite storybook fables are uproariously derailed in this adaptation of the quintessential children’s book.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is a hilarious and irreverent play that is sure to leave audiences of all ages in stitches. Based on Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s quintessential children’s book of fractured fairy tales, the play is a collection of twisted, humorous parodies of famous tales like Little Red Riding Hood, The Ugly Duckling, The Gingerbread Man, and more. You’ve never seen fairy tales like this: ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and, of course, stinky cheese. Directed by Dan Estes and Angela McDermott.

Tickets ($23.50) here.

 

Unstoppable: A Queer Dancical @ Broadway Performance Hall (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

Inspired by real life events, Unstoppable is an ode to the power and resilience of the queer community. It follows two friends who move from their small town to the city as they navigate relationships, community, and political drama against the backdrop of an election season.

Unstoppable is a full-on original play filled with queer stories, pop hits, and powerful dance scenes. The “dancical” format builds on choreographed dancing instead of live singing. No more hiding behind singers as the unfortunately named “backup dancers” — Unstoppable shines a spotlight on the diverse and talented dancer-actors in our community. And also … drag queens!

Developed through a collaboration between Dare to Dance Seattle, a nonprofit providing professional-quality opportunities for dance enthusiasts of all ages to create and perform, and Green Carpet Studio, an independent production company. Creatively, the show is a natural extension of the 12 full-length dance shows previous curated by Dare to Dance Seattle, which always had a focus on collaboration and storytelling.

Tickets (when available) and show info here.

 

X: The Life & Times of Malcolm X @ Seattle Opera (Seattle Center)
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

Activist. Orator. Husband. Leader. One of the most misunderstood figures in U.S. history, Malcolm X was an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. Get to know the man through a series of biographical vignettes that follow Malcolm X from his interrupted childhood in Lansing, Michigan, to his tragic murder in Harlem. With a score by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Anthony Davis (The Central Park Five) that fuses elements of modernism, minimalism, and jazz, X produces a sound world that is unmistakably individual. Libretto by Thulani Davis; story by Christopher Davis.

Presented in English with English captions. Audio described performance on 3/3 (see accessibility info here).

Tickets here.

 

Ada and the Engine @ Edmonds Driftwood Players (Edmonds)
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm

As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul mate Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge — a world she might not live to see. A music-laced story of love, friendship, and the edgiest dreams of the future. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.

Written by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Eric Bischoff.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Becoming Dr. Ruth @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm

She’s America’s favorite sex therapist! Before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Ruth Siegel had to flee Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, become a sharpshooter in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America. Filled with irrepressible wit, joy, and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth tells the triumphant and life-affirming story of a woman who — through her perseverance, indefatigable spirit, and bravery — carved her own unique place in the world.

Becoming Dr. Ruth promises an unforgettable, hilarious, and uplifting evening of theater that will touch your soul and heart. Acclaimed actress Naomi Jacobson reprises the role that has garnered her ovations across the country in this tour-de-force one woman play; Mari Nelson understudies in the title role. Written by Mark St. Germain.

ASL interpreted performance 3/2, and open captioned performance 3/16 (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 (3/10 and 3/16 evenings). See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.

 

Plaza Suite @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at The Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before, and was yesterday the anniversary or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her, or as Mother yells, “I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!” Written by Neil Simon; directed by Misty Doty.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] [revised] [again] @ Red Curtain (Marysville)
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm

All 37 of Shakespeare’s plays are performed in a breakneck 97 minutes by three actors. The show is fast-paced, witty, and physical — full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and critics alike. Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield.

Tickets ($26) here.

 

Trouble in Mind @ Burien Actors Theatre (Burien)
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm

A talented and experienced Black actress has been cast in Chaos in Belleville, an anti-lynching play set to open on Broadway. She had paid her dues throughout the years, playing stereotypical supporting roles in second-rate shows, and is ready for her star turn. Chaos in Belleville, written by a White playwright, might not be quite as enlightened a piece as she’s been hoping for — but that doesn’t mean it won’t sell out. And selling out is the question at the heart of Alice Childress’s comedy-drama, set in 1957. A cast of multi-generational Black actors rehearse under the purview of a White director and stage manager, and as the rehearsal process unfolds, theatre conventions and racial politics collide.

Written by Alice Childress; directed by Jasmine Lomax.

Location: Kennedy Catholic High School theatre (140 S. 140th St, Burien)

Tickets ($25) here.

 

14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival @ Center Theatre (Seattle Center)
Mar 1 @ 10:00 pm

The signature production of The 14/48 Projects, each weekend of 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival presents 14 plays written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored, designed, premiered in 48 hours.

Each weekend features different artists. Each night features 7 different plays (performed twice, at 7:30 and 10).

Location: Center Theatre (Seattle Center Armory, lower level)

Info and tickets (when available) here.

 

Mar
2
Sat
Luchadora! @ Seattle Children’s Theatre (Seattle Center) (ASL interpreted)
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm

Transport yourself to the world of lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) with this inspired adaptation of the Chinese legend Hua Mulan. The discovery of a worn pink wrestling mask prompts Nana Lupita, a Wisconsin grandmother, to share her coming of age story growing up in 1960s Texas. As we follow Lupita’s journey, we witness her life as a daring teen tomboy bike riding with her friends, working at her father’s flower stand, and lucha libre. When a World Championship match is announced, Lupita’s excitement explodes; she anticipates seeing it until she discovers her ailing father is one of the wrestlers. With the help of a magical mask maker, Lupita secretly trains to take her father’s place. She soon finds it difficult keeping her secret from her friends and, most importantly, her father.

Written by Alvaro Saar Rios. Directed by Johamy Morales.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted performance 3/2 (1 pm); audio described performance 3/9 (1 pm); sensory friendly performance 3/10 (1 pm); pay-what-you-choose preview 2/22 (6:30 pm).

Tickets here.

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

 

Becoming Dr. Ruth @ Village Theatre (Everett) (ASL interpreted)
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm

She’s America’s favorite sex therapist! Before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Ruth Siegel had to flee Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, become a sharpshooter in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America. Filled with irrepressible wit, joy, and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth tells the triumphant and life-affirming story of a woman who — through her perseverance, indefatigable spirit, and bravery — carved her own unique place in the world.

Becoming Dr. Ruth promises an unforgettable, hilarious, and uplifting evening of theater that will touch your soul and heart. Acclaimed actress Naomi Jacobson reprises the role that has garnered her ovations across the country in this tour-de-force one woman play; Mari Nelson understudies in the title role. Written by Mark St. Germain.

ASL interpreted performance 3/2, and open captioned performance 3/16 (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 (3/10 and 3/16 evenings). 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.

 

Jersey Boys @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys, presented in a documentary-style format that dramatizes the formation, success and breakup of the 1960s rock ‘n’ roll group. The musical is structured as four “seasons,” each narrated by a different member of the band who gives his own perspective on its history and music.

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe. Directed by Jon Douglas Rake.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Measure for Measure @ University of Puget Sound (Tacoma)
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure is an edgy, debate-worthy play where Shakespeare explores the paradoxical way that restrictive policies produce unintended results, often exactly the opposite of the results they were trying to produce. The main character, Isabella, faces impossible choices brought forth by leaders who enforce abstractions and allow double standards for themselves. Her conflict with Angelo leaves her brother’s life hanging in the balance. It’s a play concerned with purity, mercy, good social order, and the liberty of conscience.

This production seeks to discover what happens when we strip the play down to its essence and see how it uncomfortably and brilliantly resonates with our era of backlash and confusion about prohibitions and bans, both on ideas and reproductive rights; the effects of policing and the nature of safety; and the freedom to live and love with self-determination. Directed by Professor Sara Freeman.

Tickets (when available) and show info here.

 

Barney Carey Gets His Wings @ Olympia Family Theater (Olympia)
Mar 2 @ 3:00 pm

Rooting through an old trunk, Barney and his dad make unexpected discoveries, including a beautiful bright set of fairy wings. But boys can’t wear fairy wings … right? Who made that rule anyway? Barney Carey Gets His Wings is a funny and poignant tale of forgotten memories and future possibilities.

Written by Brendon Murray; directed by Anya Guadamuz.

Tickets $5+ (sliding scale advance tickets available to all, and limited free tickets at door) here.

 

KingX: The Meeting @ Acts on Stage (White Center)
Mar 2 @ 3:00 pm

Ideologies clash and merge under the watchful eye of federal surveillance and unbridled dedication in this theatrical deep-dive into the explosive and impassioned confrontation that never happened. KingX: The Meeting is a one-act play depicting the fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., two seminal icons of the movement.

Location: Acts on Stage (10806 12th Ave SW, Seattle)

Tickets ($33) here.

 

Luchadora! @ Seattle Children’s Theatre (Seattle Center)
Mar 2 @ 4:30 pm

Transport yourself to the world of lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) with this inspired adaptation of the Chinese legend Hua Mulan. The discovery of a worn pink wrestling mask prompts Nana Lupita, a Wisconsin grandmother, to share her coming of age story growing up in 1960s Texas. As we follow Lupita’s journey, we witness her life as a daring teen tomboy bike riding with her friends, working at her father’s flower stand, and lucha libre. When a World Championship match is announced, Lupita’s excitement explodes; she anticipates seeing it until she discovers her ailing father is one of the wrestlers. With the help of a magical mask maker, Lupita secretly trains to take her father’s place. She soon finds it difficult keeping her secret from her friends and, most importantly, her father.

Written by Alvaro Saar Rios. Directed by Johamy Morales.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted performance 3/2 (1 pm); audio described performance 3/9 (1 pm); sensory friendly performance 3/10 (1 pm); pay-what-you-choose preview 2/22 (6:30 pm).

Tickets here.

 

All Shook Up @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm

Set in the summer of 1955 and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, this hilarious musical comedy depicts life in a small Midwestern town that comes together through the thrill of romance and the power of rock & roll. Combining all-time favorite hits like “Jailhouse Rock,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love” with a story inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, this rockin’ musical is sure to have you dancing in the seats.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Barney Carey Gets His Wings @ Olympia Family Theater (Olympia)
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm

Rooting through an old trunk, Barney and his dad make unexpected discoveries, including a beautiful bright set of fairy wings. But boys can’t wear fairy wings … right? Who made that rule anyway? Barney Carey Gets His Wings is a funny and poignant tale of forgotten memories and future possibilities.

Written by Brendon Murray; directed by Anya Guadamuz.

Tickets $5+ (sliding scale advance tickets available to all, and limited free tickets at door) here.

 

KingX: The Meeting @ Acts on Stage (White Center)
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm

Ideologies clash and merge under the watchful eye of federal surveillance and unbridled dedication in this theatrical deep-dive into the explosive and impassioned confrontation that never happened. KingX: The Meeting is a one-act play depicting the fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., two seminal icons of the movement.

Location: Acts on Stage (10806 12th Ave SW, Seattle)

Tickets ($33) here.

 

14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival @ Center Theatre (Seattle Center)
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

The signature production of The 14/48 Projects, each weekend of 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival presents 14 plays written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored, designed, premiered in 48 hours.

Each weekend features different artists. Each night features 7 different plays (performed twice, at 7:30 and 10).

Location: Center Theatre (Seattle Center Armory, lower level)

Info and tickets (when available) here.

 

Measure for Measure @ University of Puget Sound (Tacoma)
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure is an edgy, debate-worthy play where Shakespeare explores the paradoxical way that restrictive policies produce unintended results, often exactly the opposite of the results they were trying to produce. The main character, Isabella, faces impossible choices brought forth by leaders who enforce abstractions and allow double standards for themselves. Her conflict with Angelo leaves her brother’s life hanging in the balance. It’s a play concerned with purity, mercy, good social order, and the liberty of conscience.

This production seeks to discover what happens when we strip the play down to its essence and see how it uncomfortably and brilliantly resonates with our era of backlash and confusion about prohibitions and bans, both on ideas and reproductive rights; the effects of policing and the nature of safety; and the freedom to live and love with self-determination. Directed by Professor Sara Freeman.

Tickets (when available) and show info here.

 

Memoirs of a Forgotten Man @ Thalia’s Umbrella (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

Alexei is an extraordinary man: he has a perfect memory. But he is a journalist in Stalin’s Russia, and when the State tells him to forget someone, he can’t — and then he disappears. A Soviet official is searching for him, and the official tries to enlist the help of the psychologist who studied him. But are the official’s reasons political or personal? Or both?

A slippery examination of the connections between memory and identity, Memoirs of a Forgotten Man is a celebration of a remarkable man — but it also counts the costs we pay when the State decides what the truth is. Written by D.W. Gregory, directed by Terry Edward Moore. Performed by Sunam Ellis, Patrick Harvey, Leslie Law, and Jon Lutyens.

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Ave., Seattle)

Pay-what-you-choose preview on 2/22; opens 2/23

Tickets ($54, or $20 for theatre artists) here.

 

Nunsense @ Evergreen Playhouse (Centralia)
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

Nunsense is the hilarious musical farce about a convent of Nuns staging a fundraiser to enable them to bury the last four nuns of their order who died of botulism in an unfortunate convent cooking accident (and who are temporarily being stored in the freezer!). The Little Sisters of Hoboken (well, what’s left of them) put on this riotous revue packed with hilarious, show-stopping song and dance numbers, and always proves to be a crowd favorite.

Pay-what-you-choose performance (general seating) on 3/7.

Tickets ($18) here.

 

Sanctuary City @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

Winter, 2001, Newark, NJ. Two DREAMers — pre-DACA — meet up on the fire escape, which happens most nights. Both undocumented teens, they grapple with life’s challenges, from family to their futures. When one becomes naturalized, she promises to marry the other so he can receive his papers and truly start his life. As time passes and their relationship shifts, both must confront what they are willing to sacrifice to live freely and belong. This searing and captivating new play by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright asks what we’re willing to risk for those we love.

Written by Martyna Majok. Directed by Desdemona Chiang.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 3/14 (evening); sensory friendly performance on 3/16 (matinee); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 3/30 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Shakespeare In Love @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend)
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – Romeo and Juliet. With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers for tragedy?

Pay-what-you-choose performances on Thursdays.

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Something’s Afoot @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

Prepare to laugh until it hurts with this musical spoof of the whodunit genre. Poking fun at the likes of Agatha Christie murder mysteries, in Something’s Afoot, 10 people are stranded in an isolated country estate during a raging thunderstorm and are picked off, one by one, with cleverly fiendish devices. As bodies pile up, the survivors frantically race to solve the mystery. Join in the tomfoolery of this farcical, raucous, and outrageous show. Book, music, and lyrics by James McDonald, David Voss, and Robert Gerlach; additional music by Ed Linderman.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted and open captioned performance on 3/24 (matinee); additional open captioned performance on 3/15 (evening); audio described performance on 3/23 (matinee). See accessibility info, dates, and seating information here.

Tickets here.

 

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales @ WWCA (Port Orchard)
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

Though the characters may be familiar, your favorite storybook fables are uproariously derailed in this adaptation of the quintessential children’s book.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is a hilarious and irreverent play that is sure to leave audiences of all ages in stitches. Based on Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s quintessential children’s book of fractured fairy tales, the play is a collection of twisted, humorous parodies of famous tales like Little Red Riding Hood, The Ugly Duckling, The Gingerbread Man, and more. You’ve never seen fairy tales like this: ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and, of course, stinky cheese. Directed by Dan Estes and Angela McDermott.

Tickets ($23.50) here.

 

Unstoppable: A Queer Dancical @ Broadway Performance Hall (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

Inspired by real life events, Unstoppable is an ode to the power and resilience of the queer community. It follows two friends who move from their small town to the city as they navigate relationships, community, and political drama against the backdrop of an election season.

Unstoppable is a full-on original play filled with queer stories, pop hits, and powerful dance scenes. The “dancical” format builds on choreographed dancing instead of live singing. No more hiding behind singers as the unfortunately named “backup dancers” — Unstoppable shines a spotlight on the diverse and talented dancer-actors in our community. And also … drag queens!

Developed through a collaboration between Dare to Dance Seattle, a nonprofit providing professional-quality opportunities for dance enthusiasts of all ages to create and perform, and Green Carpet Studio, an independent production company. Creatively, the show is a natural extension of the 12 full-length dance shows previous curated by Dare to Dance Seattle, which always had a focus on collaboration and storytelling.

Tickets (when available) and show info here.

 

Vanity Fair – UW Drama @ Jones Playhouse (Seattle – U-District)
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

In Vanity Fair, Becky, orphaned and disadvantaged, is cunning and ambitious, while Amelia, born into privilege, is well-intentioned but naive. As they each strive to secure love, success, and stability in the patriarchy of early 19th-century London they face many obstacles to their dreams. As their parallel stories unfold, the audience is forced to confront our own hypocrisy and the complexities of a world that often rewards those who break the rules. Through Becky and Amelia’s travails, this thrilling, highly theatrical (im)morality play explores the flexibility of our morals when faced with the harsh realities of our lives.

Stage adaptation written by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackery. Directed by Kate Drummond.

Previews 3/2, 3/5; opens 3/7

Tickets $23 ($11 for previews), here.

 

Ada and the Engine @ Edmonds Driftwood Players (Edmonds)
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm

As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul mate Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge — a world she might not live to see. A music-laced story of love, friendship, and the edgiest dreams of the future. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.

Written by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Eric Bischoff.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Becoming Dr. Ruth @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm

She’s America’s favorite sex therapist! Before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Ruth Siegel had to flee Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, become a sharpshooter in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America. Filled with irrepressible wit, joy, and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth tells the triumphant and life-affirming story of a woman who — through her perseverance, indefatigable spirit, and bravery — carved her own unique place in the world.

Becoming Dr. Ruth promises an unforgettable, hilarious, and uplifting evening of theater that will touch your soul and heart. Acclaimed actress Naomi Jacobson reprises the role that has garnered her ovations across the country in this tour-de-force one woman play; Mari Nelson understudies in the title role. Written by Mark St. Germain.

ASL interpreted performance 3/2, and open captioned performance 3/16 (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 (3/10 and 3/16 evenings). See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.

 

Plaza Suite @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at The Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before, and was yesterday the anniversary or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her, or as Mother yells, “I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!” Written by Neil Simon; directed by Misty Doty.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] [revised] [again] @ Red Curtain (Marysville)
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm

All 37 of Shakespeare’s plays are performed in a breakneck 97 minutes by three actors. The show is fast-paced, witty, and physical — full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and critics alike. Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield.

Tickets ($26) here.

 

Trouble in Mind @ Burien Actors Theatre (Burien)
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm

A talented and experienced Black actress has been cast in Chaos in Belleville, an anti-lynching play set to open on Broadway. She had paid her dues throughout the years, playing stereotypical supporting roles in second-rate shows, and is ready for her star turn. Chaos in Belleville, written by a White playwright, might not be quite as enlightened a piece as she’s been hoping for — but that doesn’t mean it won’t sell out. And selling out is the question at the heart of Alice Childress’s comedy-drama, set in 1957. A cast of multi-generational Black actors rehearse under the purview of a White director and stage manager, and as the rehearsal process unfolds, theatre conventions and racial politics collide.

Written by Alice Childress; directed by Jasmine Lomax.

Location: Kennedy Catholic High School theatre (140 S. 140th St, Burien)

Tickets ($25) here.

 

14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival @ Center Theatre (Seattle Center)
Mar 2 @ 10:00 pm

The signature production of The 14/48 Projects, each weekend of 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival presents 14 plays written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored, designed, premiered in 48 hours.

Each weekend features different artists. Each night features 7 different plays (performed twice, at 7:30 and 10).

Location: Center Theatre (Seattle Center Armory, lower level)

Info and tickets (when available) here.

 

Mar
3
Sun
Luchadora! @ Seattle Children’s Theatre (Seattle Center)
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm

Transport yourself to the world of lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) with this inspired adaptation of the Chinese legend Hua Mulan. The discovery of a worn pink wrestling mask prompts Nana Lupita, a Wisconsin grandmother, to share her coming of age story growing up in 1960s Texas. As we follow Lupita’s journey, we witness her life as a daring teen tomboy bike riding with her friends, working at her father’s flower stand, and lucha libre. When a World Championship match is announced, Lupita’s excitement explodes; she anticipates seeing it until she discovers her ailing father is one of the wrestlers. With the help of a magical mask maker, Lupita secretly trains to take her father’s place. She soon finds it difficult keeping her secret from her friends and, most importantly, her father.

Written by Alvaro Saar Rios. Directed by Johamy Morales.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted performance 3/2 (1 pm); audio described performance 3/9 (1 pm); sensory friendly performance 3/10 (1 pm); pay-what-you-choose preview 2/22 (6:30 pm).

Tickets here.

 

Ada and the Engine @ Edmonds Driftwood Players (Edmonds)
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul mate Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge — a world she might not live to see. A music-laced story of love, friendship, and the edgiest dreams of the future. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.

Written by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Eric Bischoff.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

All Shook Up @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

Set in the summer of 1955 and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, this hilarious musical comedy depicts life in a small Midwestern town that comes together through the thrill of romance and the power of rock & roll. Combining all-time favorite hits like “Jailhouse Rock,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love” with a story inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, this rockin’ musical is sure to have you dancing in the seats.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Becoming Dr. Ruth @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

She’s America’s favorite sex therapist! Before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Ruth Siegel had to flee Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, become a sharpshooter in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America. Filled with irrepressible wit, joy, and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth tells the triumphant and life-affirming story of a woman who — through her perseverance, indefatigable spirit, and bravery — carved her own unique place in the world.

Becoming Dr. Ruth promises an unforgettable, hilarious, and uplifting evening of theater that will touch your soul and heart. Acclaimed actress Naomi Jacobson reprises the role that has garnered her ovations across the country in this tour-de-force one woman play; Mari Nelson understudies in the title role. Written by Mark St. Germain.

ASL interpreted performance 3/2, and open captioned performance 3/16 (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 (3/10 and 3/16 evenings). See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.

 

Jersey Boys @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys, presented in a documentary-style format that dramatizes the formation, success and breakup of the 1960s rock ‘n’ roll group. The musical is structured as four “seasons,” each narrated by a different member of the band who gives his own perspective on its history and music.

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe. Directed by Jon Douglas Rake.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Memoirs of a Forgotten Man @ Thalia’s Umbrella (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

Alexei is an extraordinary man: he has a perfect memory. But he is a journalist in Stalin’s Russia, and when the State tells him to forget someone, he can’t — and then he disappears. A Soviet official is searching for him, and the official tries to enlist the help of the psychologist who studied him. But are the official’s reasons political or personal? Or both?

A slippery examination of the connections between memory and identity, Memoirs of a Forgotten Man is a celebration of a remarkable man — but it also counts the costs we pay when the State decides what the truth is. Written by D.W. Gregory, directed by Terry Edward Moore. Performed by Sunam Ellis, Patrick Harvey, Leslie Law, and Jon Lutyens.

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Ave., Seattle)

Pay-what-you-choose preview on 2/22; opens 2/23

Tickets ($54, or $20 for theatre artists) here.

 

Nunsense @ Evergreen Playhouse (Centralia)
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

Nunsense is the hilarious musical farce about a convent of Nuns staging a fundraiser to enable them to bury the last four nuns of their order who died of botulism in an unfortunate convent cooking accident (and who are temporarily being stored in the freezer!). The Little Sisters of Hoboken (well, what’s left of them) put on this riotous revue packed with hilarious, show-stopping song and dance numbers, and always proves to be a crowd favorite.

Pay-what-you-choose performance (general seating) on 3/7.

Tickets ($18) here.

 

Shakespeare In Love @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend)
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – Romeo and Juliet. With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers for tragedy?

Pay-what-you-choose performances on Thursdays.

Tickets ($22) here.

 

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] [revised] [again] @ Red Curtain (Marysville)
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

All 37 of Shakespeare’s plays are performed in a breakneck 97 minutes by three actors. The show is fast-paced, witty, and physical — full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and critics alike. Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield.

Tickets ($26) here.

 

Trouble in Mind @ Burien Actors Theatre (Burien)
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

A talented and experienced Black actress has been cast in Chaos in Belleville, an anti-lynching play set to open on Broadway. She had paid her dues throughout the years, playing stereotypical supporting roles in second-rate shows, and is ready for her star turn. Chaos in Belleville, written by a White playwright, might not be quite as enlightened a piece as she’s been hoping for — but that doesn’t mean it won’t sell out. And selling out is the question at the heart of Alice Childress’s comedy-drama, set in 1957. A cast of multi-generational Black actors rehearse under the purview of a White director and stage manager, and as the rehearsal process unfolds, theatre conventions and racial politics collide.

Written by Alice Childress; directed by Jasmine Lomax.

Location: Kennedy Catholic High School theatre (140 S. 140th St, Burien)

Tickets ($25) here.

 

Unstoppable: A Queer Dancical @ Broadway Performance Hall (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

Inspired by real life events, Unstoppable is an ode to the power and resilience of the queer community. It follows two friends who move from their small town to the city as they navigate relationships, community, and political drama against the backdrop of an election season.

Unstoppable is a full-on original play filled with queer stories, pop hits, and powerful dance scenes. The “dancical” format builds on choreographed dancing instead of live singing. No more hiding behind singers as the unfortunately named “backup dancers” — Unstoppable shines a spotlight on the diverse and talented dancer-actors in our community. And also … drag queens!

Developed through a collaboration between Dare to Dance Seattle, a nonprofit providing professional-quality opportunities for dance enthusiasts of all ages to create and perform, and Green Carpet Studio, an independent production company. Creatively, the show is a natural extension of the 12 full-length dance shows previous curated by Dare to Dance Seattle, which always had a focus on collaboration and storytelling.

Tickets (when available) and show info here.

 

X: The Life & Times of Malcolm X @ Seattle Opera (Seattle Center) (audio described)
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

Activist. Orator. Husband. Leader. One of the most misunderstood figures in U.S. history, Malcolm X was an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. Get to know the man through a series of biographical vignettes that follow Malcolm X from his interrupted childhood in Lansing, Michigan, to his tragic murder in Harlem. With a score by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Anthony Davis (The Central Park Five) that fuses elements of modernism, minimalism, and jazz, X produces a sound world that is unmistakably individual. Libretto by Thulani Davis; story by Christopher Davis.

Presented in English with English captions. Audio described performance on 3/3 (see accessibility info here).

Tickets here.

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

 

Barney Carey Gets His Wings @ Olympia Family Theater (Olympia)
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm

Rooting through an old trunk, Barney and his dad make unexpected discoveries, including a beautiful bright set of fairy wings. But boys can’t wear fairy wings … right? Who made that rule anyway? Barney Carey Gets His Wings is a funny and poignant tale of forgotten memories and future possibilities.

Written by Brendon Murray; directed by Anya Guadamuz.

Tickets $5+ (sliding scale advance tickets available to all, and limited free tickets at door) here.

 

KingX: The Meeting @ Acts on Stage (White Center)
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm

Ideologies clash and merge under the watchful eye of federal surveillance and unbridled dedication in this theatrical deep-dive into the explosive and impassioned confrontation that never happened. KingX: The Meeting is a one-act play depicting the fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., two seminal icons of the movement.

Location: Acts on Stage (10806 12th Ave SW, Seattle)

Tickets ($33) here.

 

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales @ WWCA (Port Orchard)
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm

Though the characters may be familiar, your favorite storybook fables are uproariously derailed in this adaptation of the quintessential children’s book.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is a hilarious and irreverent play that is sure to leave audiences of all ages in stitches. Based on Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s quintessential children’s book of fractured fairy tales, the play is a collection of twisted, humorous parodies of famous tales like Little Red Riding Hood, The Ugly Duckling, The Gingerbread Man, and more. You’ve never seen fairy tales like this: ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and, of course, stinky cheese. Directed by Dan Estes and Angela McDermott.

Tickets ($23.50) here.

 

Luchadora! @ Seattle Children’s Theatre (Seattle Center)
Mar 3 @ 4:30 pm

Transport yourself to the world of lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) with this inspired adaptation of the Chinese legend Hua Mulan. The discovery of a worn pink wrestling mask prompts Nana Lupita, a Wisconsin grandmother, to share her coming of age story growing up in 1960s Texas. As we follow Lupita’s journey, we witness her life as a daring teen tomboy bike riding with her friends, working at her father’s flower stand, and lucha libre. When a World Championship match is announced, Lupita’s excitement explodes; she anticipates seeing it until she discovers her ailing father is one of the wrestlers. With the help of a magical mask maker, Lupita secretly trains to take her father’s place. She soon finds it difficult keeping her secret from her friends and, most importantly, her father.

Written by Alvaro Saar Rios. Directed by Johamy Morales.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted performance 3/2 (1 pm); audio described performance 3/9 (1 pm); sensory friendly performance 3/10 (1 pm); pay-what-you-choose preview 2/22 (6:30 pm).

Tickets here.

 

Sanctuary City @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm

Winter, 2001, Newark, NJ. Two DREAMers — pre-DACA — meet up on the fire escape, which happens most nights. Both undocumented teens, they grapple with life’s challenges, from family to their futures. When one becomes naturalized, she promises to marry the other so he can receive his papers and truly start his life. As time passes and their relationship shifts, both must confront what they are willing to sacrifice to live freely and belong. This searing and captivating new play by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright asks what we’re willing to risk for those we love.

Written by Martyna Majok. Directed by Desdemona Chiang.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 3/14 (evening); sensory friendly performance on 3/16 (matinee); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 3/30 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Something’s Afoot @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm

Prepare to laugh until it hurts with this musical spoof of the whodunit genre. Poking fun at the likes of Agatha Christie murder mysteries, in Something’s Afoot, 10 people are stranded in an isolated country estate during a raging thunderstorm and are picked off, one by one, with cleverly fiendish devices. As bodies pile up, the survivors frantically race to solve the mystery. Join in the tomfoolery of this farcical, raucous, and outrageous show. Book, music, and lyrics by James McDonald, David Voss, and Robert Gerlach; additional music by Ed Linderman.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted and open captioned performance on 3/24 (matinee); additional open captioned performance on 3/15 (evening); audio described performance on 3/23 (matinee). See accessibility info, dates, and seating information here.

Tickets here.

 

Mar
4
Mon
Memoirs of a Forgotten Man @ Thalia’s Umbrella (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm

Alexei is an extraordinary man: he has a perfect memory. But he is a journalist in Stalin’s Russia, and when the State tells him to forget someone, he can’t — and then he disappears. A Soviet official is searching for him, and the official tries to enlist the help of the psychologist who studied him. But are the official’s reasons political or personal? Or both?

A slippery examination of the connections between memory and identity, Memoirs of a Forgotten Man is a celebration of a remarkable man — but it also counts the costs we pay when the State decides what the truth is. Written by D.W. Gregory, directed by Terry Edward Moore. Performed by Sunam Ellis, Patrick Harvey, Leslie Law, and Jon Lutyens.

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Ave., Seattle)

Pay-what-you-choose preview on 2/22; opens 2/23

Tickets ($54, or $20 for theatre artists) here.

 

Mar
5
Tue
Sanctuary City @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm

Winter, 2001, Newark, NJ. Two DREAMers — pre-DACA — meet up on the fire escape, which happens most nights. Both undocumented teens, they grapple with life’s challenges, from family to their futures. When one becomes naturalized, she promises to marry the other so he can receive his papers and truly start his life. As time passes and their relationship shifts, both must confront what they are willing to sacrifice to live freely and belong. This searing and captivating new play by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright asks what we’re willing to risk for those we love.

Written by Martyna Majok. Directed by Desdemona Chiang.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 3/14 (evening); sensory friendly performance on 3/16 (matinee); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 3/30 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Vanity Fair – UW Drama @ Jones Playhouse (Seattle – U-District)
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm

In Vanity Fair, Becky, orphaned and disadvantaged, is cunning and ambitious, while Amelia, born into privilege, is well-intentioned but naive. As they each strive to secure love, success, and stability in the patriarchy of early 19th-century London they face many obstacles to their dreams. As their parallel stories unfold, the audience is forced to confront our own hypocrisy and the complexities of a world that often rewards those who break the rules. Through Becky and Amelia’s travails, this thrilling, highly theatrical (im)morality play explores the flexibility of our morals when faced with the harsh realities of our lives.

Stage adaptation written by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackery. Directed by Kate Drummond.

Previews 3/2, 3/5; opens 3/7

Tickets $23 ($11 for previews), here.

 

Mar
6
Wed
Becoming Dr. Ruth @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm

She’s America’s favorite sex therapist! Before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Ruth Siegel had to flee Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, become a sharpshooter in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America. Filled with irrepressible wit, joy, and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth tells the triumphant and life-affirming story of a woman who — through her perseverance, indefatigable spirit, and bravery — carved her own unique place in the world.

Becoming Dr. Ruth promises an unforgettable, hilarious, and uplifting evening of theater that will touch your soul and heart. Acclaimed actress Naomi Jacobson reprises the role that has garnered her ovations across the country in this tour-de-force one woman play; Mari Nelson understudies in the title role. Written by Mark St. Germain.

ASL interpreted performance 3/2, and open captioned performance 3/16 (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 (3/10 and 3/16 evenings). See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.

 

Sanctuary City @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm

Winter, 2001, Newark, NJ. Two DREAMers — pre-DACA — meet up on the fire escape, which happens most nights. Both undocumented teens, they grapple with life’s challenges, from family to their futures. When one becomes naturalized, she promises to marry the other so he can receive his papers and truly start his life. As time passes and their relationship shifts, both must confront what they are willing to sacrifice to live freely and belong. This searing and captivating new play by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright asks what we’re willing to risk for those we love.

Written by Martyna Majok. Directed by Desdemona Chiang.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 3/14 (evening); sensory friendly performance on 3/16 (matinee); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 3/30 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Something’s Afoot @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm

Prepare to laugh until it hurts with this musical spoof of the whodunit genre. Poking fun at the likes of Agatha Christie murder mysteries, in Something’s Afoot, 10 people are stranded in an isolated country estate during a raging thunderstorm and are picked off, one by one, with cleverly fiendish devices. As bodies pile up, the survivors frantically race to solve the mystery. Join in the tomfoolery of this farcical, raucous, and outrageous show. Book, music, and lyrics by James McDonald, David Voss, and Robert Gerlach; additional music by Ed Linderman.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted and open captioned performance on 3/24 (matinee); additional open captioned performance on 3/15 (evening); audio described performance on 3/23 (matinee). See accessibility info, dates, and seating information here.

Tickets here.

 

X: The Life & Times of Malcolm X @ Seattle Opera (Seattle Center)
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm

Activist. Orator. Husband. Leader. One of the most misunderstood figures in U.S. history, Malcolm X was an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. Get to know the man through a series of biographical vignettes that follow Malcolm X from his interrupted childhood in Lansing, Michigan, to his tragic murder in Harlem. With a score by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Anthony Davis (The Central Park Five) that fuses elements of modernism, minimalism, and jazz, X produces a sound world that is unmistakably individual. Libretto by Thulani Davis; story by Christopher Davis.

Presented in English with English captions. Audio described performance on 3/3 (see accessibility info here).

Tickets here.

 

New Works Festival Part 1: 5×5 @ Cornish College (Seattle – Denny)
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm

A short play festival of 5 new 10-minute plays, all written, directed and performed by Cornish College of the Arts students.

Location: Raisbeck Performance Hall (2015 Boren Ave.)

Tickets here.

 

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Becoming Dr. Ruth @ Village Theatre (Everett)
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm

She’s America’s favorite sex therapist! Before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Ruth Siegel had to flee Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, become a sharpshooter in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America. Filled with irrepressible wit, joy, and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth tells the triumphant and life-affirming story of a woman who — through her perseverance, indefatigable spirit, and bravery — carved her own unique place in the world.

Becoming Dr. Ruth promises an unforgettable, hilarious, and uplifting evening of theater that will touch your soul and heart. Acclaimed actress Naomi Jacobson reprises the role that has garnered her ovations across the country in this tour-de-force one woman play; Mari Nelson understudies in the title role. Written by Mark St. Germain.

ASL interpreted performance 3/2, and open captioned performance 3/16 (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 (3/10 and 3/16 evenings). See discount ticket info here and PWYC info here.

Tickets here.