Performance Calendar

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets ($18) here.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets ($18) here.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Free, no tickets required; show info here.

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

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

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

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

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

Free, no tickets required; show info here.

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets ($18) here.

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

 

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

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

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

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

Free, no tickets required; show info here.

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

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

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

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

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

Free, no tickets required; show info here.

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets ($18) here.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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