Performance Calendar

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

We try hard to provide updated information, but these showtimes are not official. Please confirm dates/times with the individual theatres via their ticketing pages.


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Dec
9
Fri
Cinderella: A Panto @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point)
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

Written and directed by Vince Brady

Celebrate the most magical time of year with the most magical fairy tale of them all. For 15 years, Centerstage has enchanted audiences with its traditional holiday pantomime (the Panto). Young and old enjoy the sparkle, glitter and chaos of this family-friendly laugh-a-minute traditional British treat. Audience participation is encouraged and enhances the cleverly choreographed mayhem. The Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Prince Charming and, of course, the Wicked Stepsisters deliver holiday joy to everyone, ages 5 to 95.

Location: Knutzen Family Theatre (3200 SW Dash Point Rd)

Tickets ($42) here.

 

Nyx and the Long Night @ Olympia Family Theater (Olympia)
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

Co-created by Emily McHugh, Donald Palardy, and Lily Raabe
Directed by Luz Gaxiola

Co-production with String & Shadow Puppet Theater

An original winter folk myth

Once upon a time there were two sisters: Sol, a child of Day, and Luna, a child of Night. Every day they played a game of catch in the sky, tossing the sun and the moon between them. Everything changed the day they dropped the sun. Now, the world has been dark for a very long time – an endless winter solstice. Perhaps a young woman named Nyx will be the answer. Part girl, part tree, and raised under the light of the stars, her magic and courage might just save the world.

Tickets $5-$35 (sliding scale available for all) here.

 

There Is a Happiness That Morning Is @ InD Theatre (Bainbridge Island)
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

By Mickle Maher
Directed by Erin Murray

After a very public carnal display, two professors at a University are called upon to provide an explanation and apology to their students. Deeper questions of morality, existentialism, and accountability unravel. As they begin to justify and clarify the situation for their students, the way in which they see each other begins to shift- threatening the norm and comfort of the world they have built together for so many years.

The clever and poignant use of poetry in this story explores philosophy’s place in the indefinable feeling of passion. Director Erin Murray describes it as a story about “finding beauty in the mundane.”

Location: Rolling Bay Hall (10598 NE Valley Rd, Bainbridge Island)

Tickets ($0-$106, sliding scale available to all) here.

 

Austen Unbound @ Book-It Rep (Seattle Center)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An Improvised Play Celebrating the Works of Jane Austen
Directed by Dave Morris

Austen Unbound is Book-It Repertory Theatre’s first long-form improvised play. At each performance of this show, the ensemble will create an entirely new story, set in the style and genre of the beloved author’s works. Audiences will feel like they are watching a play based off a never-before published Jane Austen novel, as the improvisational actors transport them to the drawing rooms and manor houses of the Regency era. The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen will resonate with audiences as they experience new characters and stories in this “unscripted” play, which will be a unique story each night (based on suggestions given from the audience).

(Previews 11/30-12/2, opens 12/3)

Tickets ($63.50-$68.50) here.

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Next Fest NW – Velocity Dance Center @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

Next Fest NW is Velocity’s experimental new works festival, celebrating contemporary dance and movement-based artists innovating in our region. This year’s festival features four pieces in response to the theme of Revolve/Revolution by artists Akoiya Harris, Andrew McShea, Jenny Peterson + Kaitlin McCarthy, and the Anfractuous project.

Inspired by the ideas of invention and reimagination, this year’s festival was curated by Fox Whitney, Alyza DelPan-Monley, Elby Brosch, Marco Farroni, and Miss Texas 1988. This festival revels in the breadth of creative response that can come from a singular unifying theme. We invite you to revel in the breadth of creative explorations by local artists and contemplate your own responses to the curatorial statement.

Tickets ($22.50-$54.50, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Shoreline CC Theater (Shoreline)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his magic foot to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads.

In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its perspicacious, jocular, and effervescent spellers.

Location: Shoreline Community College Campus Theater (16101 Greenwood Ave N)
Building 1600

Theatre website here. Tickets ($17) here.

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Acrobatic Conundrum 9: Thresholds @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm

Acrobatic Conundrum creates technically rigorous, ensemble-based circus shows that seek to contribute to a more courageous and connected world. The Seattle based contemporary circus company takes up residence in the heart of Capitol Hill for the ninth installment of their adroitly curated cabaret, featuring a spate of phenomenal acts from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Aerial arts, cyr wheel, acrobatics, clown, musical performances and much more populate the performances.

A door defends. And beckons. It divides. And offers a way in. The circumstances change and an opening we took for granted is lost forever; meanwhile the unexpected saunters in through a window left ajar. In Vol. 9: Thresholds, nine acrobats somersault their way into liminal space, ready to knock on the portal to the unknown. Darting back and forth across the fourth wall, pursuing the thrill of the edge, and pausing only briefly with one hand poised on the knob, Acrobatic Conundrum shares its paean to the doorways of our lives and the opportunities they represent. Because when one door closes, a trapdoor opens.

Featuring: Emma Curtiss, Oliver Donaldson, Dream Frohe, Leah Jones, PJ Perry, Ivanna Wei, Duo Maria & Oli, Jody Poth, Gabby Leiva, and Terry Crane

Tickets ($39) here.

 

Cinderella @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm

Directed by Desdemona Chiang
Music by Richard Rogers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Adapted for the stage by Tom Briggs
From the teleplay by Robert L. Freedman

Do I love you because you’re beautiful? Or are you beautiful because I love you? Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to life in a timeless new production full of theatrical invention, tuneful melodies, and romance galore.

With favorite songs like “In My Own Little Corner” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was last seen on the Village Theatre stage in 1985. Now, under the inspired direction of the acclaimed Desdemona Chiang, with a script drawn from the 1997 television adaptation, Chiang’s production of Cinderella brings the story into the present with scintillating new costumes, a top-tier cast of Seattle stars, and a spectacular 16-person orchestra you’ll have to hear to believe.

With an assist from her fairy godmother, as Cinderella dreams of finding her own place in a perfect world, she steps into her glass slippers to meet the prince of her dreams — only to lose him as the clock strikes midnight. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella promises to be an unforgettable trip to the theatre, perfect for the whole family as memories are made together.

Tickets ($66-$105) here.

 

Jonathan Van Ness: Imaginary Living Room Olympian @ The Paramount Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm

Fresh off releasing his second book, this member of Queer Eye’s Fab Five brings comedy, gymnastics, and self-love to Seattle to brighten the dark days of December.

Tickets ($63+) here.

 

Seattle Theatresports @ Unexpected Productions (Seattle – Pike Place)
Dec 9 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Seattle’s weekly, high-stakes, competitive improv comedy show

Based on audience suggestions, two teams of incredible improvisers rumble, creating exciting fast-paced improv games, hilarious stories, scenes, and songs right on the spot and in the moment. Boo the judges as they award points to each team. At the end of the night, one team is declared a winner, and the audience member with the suggestion walks out with a prize.

Location: downstairs at Pike Place Market, next to the gum wall

Tickets ($16) here.

 

Dec
10
Sat
Cinderella @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm

Directed by Desdemona Chiang
Music by Richard Rogers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Adapted for the stage by Tom Briggs
From the teleplay by Robert L. Freedman

Do I love you because you’re beautiful? Or are you beautiful because I love you? Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to life in a timeless new production full of theatrical invention, tuneful melodies, and romance galore.

With favorite songs like “In My Own Little Corner” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was last seen on the Village Theatre stage in 1985. Now, under the inspired direction of the acclaimed Desdemona Chiang, with a script drawn from the 1997 television adaptation, Chiang’s production of Cinderella brings the story into the present with scintillating new costumes, a top-tier cast of Seattle stars, and a spectacular 16-person orchestra you’ll have to hear to believe.

With an assist from her fairy godmother, as Cinderella dreams of finding her own place in a perfect world, she steps into her glass slippers to meet the prince of her dreams — only to lose him as the clock strikes midnight. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella promises to be an unforgettable trip to the theatre, perfect for the whole family as memories are made together.

Tickets ($66-$105) here.

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 10 @ 1:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

(ASL interpreted and open captioned performance scheduled for 12/11 matinee)

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Austen Unbound @ Book-It Rep (Seattle Center)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

An Improvised Play Celebrating the Works of Jane Austen
Directed by Dave Morris

Austen Unbound is Book-It Repertory Theatre’s first long-form improvised play. At each performance of this show, the ensemble will create an entirely new story, set in the style and genre of the beloved author’s works. Audiences will feel like they are watching a play based off a never-before published Jane Austen novel, as the improvisational actors transport them to the drawing rooms and manor houses of the Regency era. The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen will resonate with audiences as they experience new characters and stories in this “unscripted” play, which will be a unique story each night (based on suggestions given from the audience).

Tickets ($63.50-$68.50) here.

 

Cinderella: A Panto @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

Written and directed by Vince Brady

Celebrate the most magical time of year with the most magical fairy tale of them all. For 15 years, Centerstage has enchanted audiences with its traditional holiday pantomime (the Panto). Young and old enjoy the sparkle, glitter and chaos of this family-friendly laugh-a-minute traditional British treat. Audience participation is encouraged and enhances the cleverly choreographed mayhem. The Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Prince Charming and, of course, the Wicked Stepsisters deliver holiday joy to everyone, ages 5 to 95.

Location: Knutzen Family Theatre (3200 SW Dash Point Rd)

Tickets ($42) here.

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Next Fest NW – Velocity Dance Center @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

Next Fest NW is Velocity’s experimental new works festival, celebrating contemporary dance and movement-based artists innovating in our region. This year’s festival features four pieces in response to the theme of Revolve/Revolution by artists Akoiya Harris, Andrew McShea, Jenny Peterson + Kaitlin McCarthy, and the Anfractuous project.

Inspired by the ideas of invention and reimagination, this year’s festival was curated by Fox Whitney, Alyza DelPan-Monley, Elby Brosch, Marco Farroni, and Miss Texas 1988. This festival revels in the breadth of creative response that can come from a singular unifying theme. We invite you to revel in the breadth of creative explorations by local artists and contemplate your own responses to the curatorial statement.

Tickets ($22.50-$54.50, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Nyx and the Long Night @ Olympia Family Theater (Olympia)
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm

Co-created by Emily McHugh, Donald Palardy, and Lily Raabe
Directed by Luz Gaxiola

Co-production with String & Shadow Puppet Theater

An original winter folk myth

Once upon a time there were two sisters: Sol, a child of Day, and Luna, a child of Night. Every day they played a game of catch in the sky, tossing the sun and the moon between them. Everything changed the day they dropped the sun. Now, the world has been dark for a very long time – an endless winter solstice. Perhaps a young woman named Nyx will be the answer. Part girl, part tree, and raised under the light of the stars, her magic and courage might just save the world.

Tickets $5-$35 (sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Cinderella: A Panto @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point)
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

Written and directed by Vince Brady

Celebrate the most magical time of year with the most magical fairy tale of them all. For 15 years, Centerstage has enchanted audiences with its traditional holiday pantomime (the Panto). Young and old enjoy the sparkle, glitter and chaos of this family-friendly laugh-a-minute traditional British treat. Audience participation is encouraged and enhances the cleverly choreographed mayhem. The Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Prince Charming and, of course, the Wicked Stepsisters deliver holiday joy to everyone, ages 5 to 95.

Location: Knutzen Family Theatre (3200 SW Dash Point Rd)

Tickets ($42) here.

 

Nyx and the Long Night @ Olympia Family Theater (Olympia)
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

Co-created by Emily McHugh, Donald Palardy, and Lily Raabe
Directed by Luz Gaxiola

Co-production with String & Shadow Puppet Theater

An original winter folk myth

Once upon a time there were two sisters: Sol, a child of Day, and Luna, a child of Night. Every day they played a game of catch in the sky, tossing the sun and the moon between them. Everything changed the day they dropped the sun. Now, the world has been dark for a very long time – an endless winter solstice. Perhaps a young woman named Nyx will be the answer. Part girl, part tree, and raised under the light of the stars, her magic and courage might just save the world.

Tickets $5-$35 (sliding scale available for all) here.

 

There Is a Happiness That Morning Is @ InD Theatre (Bainbridge Island)
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

By Mickle Maher
Directed by Erin Murray

After a very public carnal display, two professors at a University are called upon to provide an explanation and apology to their students. Deeper questions of morality, existentialism, and accountability unravel. As they begin to justify and clarify the situation for their students, the way in which they see each other begins to shift- threatening the norm and comfort of the world they have built together for so many years.

The clever and poignant use of poetry in this story explores philosophy’s place in the indefinable feeling of passion. Director Erin Murray describes it as a story about “finding beauty in the mundane.”

Location: Rolling Bay Hall (10598 NE Valley Rd, Bainbridge Island)

Tickets ($0-$106, sliding scale available to all) here.

 

Austen Unbound @ Book-It Rep (Seattle Center)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An Improvised Play Celebrating the Works of Jane Austen
Directed by Dave Morris

Austen Unbound is Book-It Repertory Theatre’s first long-form improvised play. At each performance of this show, the ensemble will create an entirely new story, set in the style and genre of the beloved author’s works. Audiences will feel like they are watching a play based off a never-before published Jane Austen novel, as the improvisational actors transport them to the drawing rooms and manor houses of the Regency era. The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen will resonate with audiences as they experience new characters and stories in this “unscripted” play, which will be a unique story each night (based on suggestions given from the audience).

(Previews 11/30-12/2, opens 12/3)

Tickets ($63.50-$68.50) here.

 

Coming Home – Teatro ZinZanni @ Herban Feast SoDo Park (Seattle)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Teatro ZinZanni’s original brand of love, chaos, and dinner is making its long-awaited return to Seattle with a limited engagement run of the all-new show, Coming Home. When the world went dark more than two years ago, people everywhere were dispersing and lives turned upside. Today, as we rebuild and focus on our dreams going forward, we find that home is where our hearts reside — and Seattle is our home. So, join us in celebrating this return to home with an incredible cast of phenomenal talents in a limited engagement that will serve up the love, chaos, and dinner we’ve all been missing so very much.

Performers include Kevin Kent, Elena Gatilova (aerialist), Vita Radionova, Rizo (singer), Domitil Aillot (Chinese pole), Manuela Horn (yodeling Dominatrix), Duo Madrona (trapeze), Michael Evolution (basketball freestyle juggler)

Tickets $135+ (includes 4-course meal) here.

Note: New Year’s Eve show begins at 8:30

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Next Fest NW – Velocity Dance Center @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

Next Fest NW is Velocity’s experimental new works festival, celebrating contemporary dance and movement-based artists innovating in our region. This year’s festival features four pieces in response to the theme of Revolve/Revolution by artists Akoiya Harris, Andrew McShea, Jenny Peterson + Kaitlin McCarthy, and the Anfractuous project.

Inspired by the ideas of invention and reimagination, this year’s festival was curated by Fox Whitney, Alyza DelPan-Monley, Elby Brosch, Marco Farroni, and Miss Texas 1988. This festival revels in the breadth of creative response that can come from a singular unifying theme. We invite you to revel in the breadth of creative explorations by local artists and contemplate your own responses to the curatorial statement.

Tickets ($22.50-$54.50, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Shoreline CC Theater (Shoreline)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his magic foot to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads.

In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its perspicacious, jocular, and effervescent spellers.

Location: Shoreline Community College Campus Theater (16101 Greenwood Ave N)
Building 1600

Theatre website here. Tickets ($17) here.

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Acrobatic Conundrum 9: Thresholds @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm

Acrobatic Conundrum creates technically rigorous, ensemble-based circus shows that seek to contribute to a more courageous and connected world. The Seattle based contemporary circus company takes up residence in the heart of Capitol Hill for the ninth installment of their adroitly curated cabaret, featuring a spate of phenomenal acts from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Aerial arts, cyr wheel, acrobatics, clown, musical performances and much more populate the performances.

A door defends. And beckons. It divides. And offers a way in. The circumstances change and an opening we took for granted is lost forever; meanwhile the unexpected saunters in through a window left ajar. In Vol. 9: Thresholds, nine acrobats somersault their way into liminal space, ready to knock on the portal to the unknown. Darting back and forth across the fourth wall, pursuing the thrill of the edge, and pausing only briefly with one hand poised on the knob, Acrobatic Conundrum shares its paean to the doorways of our lives and the opportunities they represent. Because when one door closes, a trapdoor opens.

Featuring: Emma Curtiss, Oliver Donaldson, Dream Frohe, Leah Jones, PJ Perry, Ivanna Wei, Duo Maria & Oli, Jody Poth, Gabby Leiva, and Terry Crane

Tickets ($39) here.

 

Cinderella @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm

Directed by Desdemona Chiang
Music by Richard Rogers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Adapted for the stage by Tom Briggs
From the teleplay by Robert L. Freedman

Do I love you because you’re beautiful? Or are you beautiful because I love you? Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to life in a timeless new production full of theatrical invention, tuneful melodies, and romance galore.

With favorite songs like “In My Own Little Corner” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was last seen on the Village Theatre stage in 1985. Now, under the inspired direction of the acclaimed Desdemona Chiang, with a script drawn from the 1997 television adaptation, Chiang’s production of Cinderella brings the story into the present with scintillating new costumes, a top-tier cast of Seattle stars, and a spectacular 16-person orchestra you’ll have to hear to believe.

With an assist from her fairy godmother, as Cinderella dreams of finding her own place in a perfect world, she steps into her glass slippers to meet the prince of her dreams — only to lose him as the clock strikes midnight. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella promises to be an unforgettable trip to the theatre, perfect for the whole family as memories are made together.

Tickets ($66-$105) here.

 

Seattle Theatresports @ Unexpected Productions (Seattle – Pike Place)
Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Seattle’s weekly, high-stakes, competitive improv comedy show

Based on audience suggestions, two teams of incredible improvisers rumble, creating exciting fast-paced improv games, hilarious stories, scenes, and songs right on the spot and in the moment. Boo the judges as they award points to each team. At the end of the night, one team is declared a winner, and the audience member with the suggestion walks out with a prize.

Location: downstairs at Pike Place Market, next to the gum wall

Tickets ($16) here.

 

Dec
11
Sun
Cinderella @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm

Directed by Desdemona Chiang
Music by Richard Rogers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Adapted for the stage by Tom Briggs
From the teleplay by Robert L. Freedman

Do I love you because you’re beautiful? Or are you beautiful because I love you? Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to life in a timeless new production full of theatrical invention, tuneful melodies, and romance galore.

With favorite songs like “In My Own Little Corner” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was last seen on the Village Theatre stage in 1985. Now, under the inspired direction of the acclaimed Desdemona Chiang, with a script drawn from the 1997 television adaptation, Chiang’s production of Cinderella brings the story into the present with scintillating new costumes, a top-tier cast of Seattle stars, and a spectacular 16-person orchestra you’ll have to hear to believe.

With an assist from her fairy godmother, as Cinderella dreams of finding her own place in a perfect world, she steps into her glass slippers to meet the prince of her dreams — only to lose him as the clock strikes midnight. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella promises to be an unforgettable trip to the theatre, perfect for the whole family as memories are made together.

Tickets ($66-$105) here.

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle) (ASL interpreted)
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

This performance is listed as ASL interpreted. As always, please check with the theatre to confirm that has not changed. The 5th reserves a section near the interpreter; see info and schedule of the season’s interpreted shows here.

 

Austen Unbound @ Book-It Rep (Seattle Center)
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

An Improvised Play Celebrating the Works of Jane Austen
Directed by Dave Morris

Austen Unbound is Book-It Repertory Theatre’s first long-form improvised play. At each performance of this show, the ensemble will create an entirely new story, set in the style and genre of the beloved author’s works. Audiences will feel like they are watching a play based off a never-before published Jane Austen novel, as the improvisational actors transport them to the drawing rooms and manor houses of the Regency era. The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen will resonate with audiences as they experience new characters and stories in this “unscripted” play, which will be a unique story each night (based on suggestions given from the audience).

Tickets ($63.50-$68.50) here.

 

Cinderella: A Panto @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point)
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

Written and directed by Vince Brady

Celebrate the most magical time of year with the most magical fairy tale of them all. For 15 years, Centerstage has enchanted audiences with its traditional holiday pantomime (the Panto). Young and old enjoy the sparkle, glitter and chaos of this family-friendly laugh-a-minute traditional British treat. Audience participation is encouraged and enhances the cleverly choreographed mayhem. The Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Prince Charming and, of course, the Wicked Stepsisters deliver holiday joy to everyone, ages 5 to 95.

Location: Knutzen Family Theatre (3200 SW Dash Point Rd)

Tickets ($42) here.

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Nyx and the Long Night @ Olympia Family Theater (Olympia)
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm

Co-created by Emily McHugh, Donald Palardy, and Lily Raabe
Directed by Luz Gaxiola

Co-production with String & Shadow Puppet Theater

An original winter folk myth

Once upon a time there were two sisters: Sol, a child of Day, and Luna, a child of Night. Every day they played a game of catch in the sky, tossing the sun and the moon between them. Everything changed the day they dropped the sun. Now, the world has been dark for a very long time – an endless winter solstice. Perhaps a young woman named Nyx will be the answer. Part girl, part tree, and raised under the light of the stars, her magic and courage might just save the world.

Tickets $5-$35 (sliding scale available for all) here.

 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Shoreline CC Theater (Shoreline)
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm

An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his magic foot to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads.

In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its perspicacious, jocular, and effervescent spellers.

Location: Shoreline Community College Campus Theater (16101 Greenwood Ave N)
Building 1600

Theatre website here. Tickets ($17) here.

 

There Is a Happiness That Morning Is @ InD Theatre (Bainbridge Island)
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm

By Mickle Maher
Directed by Erin Murray

After a very public carnal display, two professors at a University are called upon to provide an explanation and apology to their students. Deeper questions of morality, existentialism, and accountability unravel. As they begin to justify and clarify the situation for their students, the way in which they see each other begins to shift- threatening the norm and comfort of the world they have built together for so many years.

The clever and poignant use of poetry in this story explores philosophy’s place in the indefinable feeling of passion. Director Erin Murray describes it as a story about “finding beauty in the mundane.”

Location: Rolling Bay Hall (10598 NE Valley Rd, Bainbridge Island)

Tickets ($0-$106, sliding scale available to all) here.

 

Acrobatic Conundrum 9: Thresholds @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm

Acrobatic Conundrum creates technically rigorous, ensemble-based circus shows that seek to contribute to a more courageous and connected world. The Seattle based contemporary circus company takes up residence in the heart of Capitol Hill for the ninth installment of their adroitly curated cabaret, featuring a spate of phenomenal acts from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Aerial arts, cyr wheel, acrobatics, clown, musical performances and much more populate the performances.

A door defends. And beckons. It divides. And offers a way in. The circumstances change and an opening we took for granted is lost forever; meanwhile the unexpected saunters in through a window left ajar. In Vol. 9: Thresholds, nine acrobats somersault their way into liminal space, ready to knock on the portal to the unknown. Darting back and forth across the fourth wall, pursuing the thrill of the edge, and pausing only briefly with one hand poised on the knob, Acrobatic Conundrum shares its paean to the doorways of our lives and the opportunities they represent. Because when one door closes, a trapdoor opens.

Featuring: Emma Curtiss, Oliver Donaldson, Dream Frohe, Leah Jones, PJ Perry, Ivanna Wei, Duo Maria & Oli, Jody Poth, Gabby Leiva, and Terry Crane

Tickets ($39) here.

 

Cinderella @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm

Directed by Desdemona Chiang
Music by Richard Rogers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Adapted for the stage by Tom Briggs
From the teleplay by Robert L. Freedman

Do I love you because you’re beautiful? Or are you beautiful because I love you? Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to life in a timeless new production full of theatrical invention, tuneful melodies, and romance galore.

With favorite songs like “In My Own Little Corner” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was last seen on the Village Theatre stage in 1985. Now, under the inspired direction of the acclaimed Desdemona Chiang, with a script drawn from the 1997 television adaptation, Chiang’s production of Cinderella brings the story into the present with scintillating new costumes, a top-tier cast of Seattle stars, and a spectacular 16-person orchestra you’ll have to hear to believe.

With an assist from her fairy godmother, as Cinderella dreams of finding her own place in a perfect world, she steps into her glass slippers to meet the prince of her dreams — only to lose him as the clock strikes midnight. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella promises to be an unforgettable trip to the theatre, perfect for the whole family as memories are made together.

Tickets ($66-$105) here.

 

Coming Home – Teatro ZinZanni @ Herban Feast SoDo Park (Seattle)
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Teatro ZinZanni’s original brand of love, chaos, and dinner is making its long-awaited return to Seattle with a limited engagement run of the all-new show, Coming Home. When the world went dark more than two years ago, people everywhere were dispersing and lives turned upside. Today, as we rebuild and focus on our dreams going forward, we find that home is where our hearts reside — and Seattle is our home. So, join us in celebrating this return to home with an incredible cast of phenomenal talents in a limited engagement that will serve up the love, chaos, and dinner we’ve all been missing so very much.

Performers include Kevin Kent, Elena Gatilova (aerialist), Vita Radionova, Rizo (singer), Domitil Aillot (Chinese pole), Manuela Horn (yodeling Dominatrix), Duo Madrona (trapeze), Michael Evolution (basketball freestyle juggler)

Tickets $135+ (includes 4-course meal) here.

Note: New Year’s Eve show begins at 8:30

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Dec
12
Mon
Coming Home – Teatro ZinZanni @ Herban Feast SoDo Park (Seattle)
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Teatro ZinZanni’s original brand of love, chaos, and dinner is making its long-awaited return to Seattle with a limited engagement run of the all-new show, Coming Home. When the world went dark more than two years ago, people everywhere were dispersing and lives turned upside. Today, as we rebuild and focus on our dreams going forward, we find that home is where our hearts reside — and Seattle is our home. So, join us in celebrating this return to home with an incredible cast of phenomenal talents in a limited engagement that will serve up the love, chaos, and dinner we’ve all been missing so very much.

Performers include Kevin Kent, Elena Gatilova (aerialist), Vita Radionova, Rizo (singer), Domitil Aillot (Chinese pole), Manuela Horn (yodeling Dominatrix), Duo Madrona (trapeze), Michael Evolution (basketball freestyle juggler)

Tickets $135+ (includes 4-course meal) here.

Note: New Year’s Eve show begins at 8:30

 

Dec
13
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Dec
14
Wed
Austen Unbound @ Book-It Rep (Seattle Center)
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An Improvised Play Celebrating the Works of Jane Austen
Directed by Dave Morris

Austen Unbound is Book-It Repertory Theatre’s first long-form improvised play. At each performance of this show, the ensemble will create an entirely new story, set in the style and genre of the beloved author’s works. Audiences will feel like they are watching a play based off a never-before published Jane Austen novel, as the improvisational actors transport them to the drawing rooms and manor houses of the Regency era. The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen will resonate with audiences as they experience new characters and stories in this “unscripted” play, which will be a unique story each night (based on suggestions given from the audience).

(Previews 11/30-12/2, opens 12/3)

Tickets ($63.50-$68.50) here.

 

Cinderella @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Desdemona Chiang
Music by Richard Rogers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Adapted for the stage by Tom Briggs
From the teleplay by Robert L. Freedman

Do I love you because you’re beautiful? Or are you beautiful because I love you? Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to life in a timeless new production full of theatrical invention, tuneful melodies, and romance galore.

With favorite songs like “In My Own Little Corner” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was last seen on the Village Theatre stage in 1985. Now, under the inspired direction of the acclaimed Desdemona Chiang, with a script drawn from the 1997 television adaptation, Chiang’s production of Cinderella brings the story into the present with scintillating new costumes, a top-tier cast of Seattle stars, and a spectacular 16-person orchestra you’ll have to hear to believe.

With an assist from her fairy godmother, as Cinderella dreams of finding her own place in a perfect world, she steps into her glass slippers to meet the prince of her dreams — only to lose him as the clock strikes midnight. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella promises to be an unforgettable trip to the theatre, perfect for the whole family as memories are made together.

Tickets ($66-$105) here.

 

Coming Home – Teatro ZinZanni @ Herban Feast SoDo Park (Seattle)
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Teatro ZinZanni’s original brand of love, chaos, and dinner is making its long-awaited return to Seattle with a limited engagement run of the all-new show, Coming Home. When the world went dark more than two years ago, people everywhere were dispersing and lives turned upside. Today, as we rebuild and focus on our dreams going forward, we find that home is where our hearts reside — and Seattle is our home. So, join us in celebrating this return to home with an incredible cast of phenomenal talents in a limited engagement that will serve up the love, chaos, and dinner we’ve all been missing so very much.

Performers include Kevin Kent, Elena Gatilova (aerialist), Vita Radionova, Rizo (singer), Domitil Aillot (Chinese pole), Manuela Horn (yodeling Dominatrix), Duo Madrona (trapeze), Michael Evolution (basketball freestyle juggler)

Tickets $135+ (includes 4-course meal) here.

Note: New Year’s Eve show begins at 8:30

 

Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory, a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Dec
15
Thu
Cinderella @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm

Directed by Desdemona Chiang
Music by Richard Rogers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Adapted for the stage by Tom Briggs
From the teleplay by Robert L. Freedman

Do I love you because you’re beautiful? Or are you beautiful because I love you? Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to life in a timeless new production full of theatrical invention, tuneful melodies, and romance galore.

With favorite songs like “In My Own Little Corner” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was last seen on the Village Theatre stage in 1985. Now, under the inspired direction of the acclaimed Desdemona Chiang, with a script drawn from the 1997 television adaptation, Chiang’s production of Cinderella brings the story into the present with scintillating new costumes, a top-tier cast of Seattle stars, and a spectacular 16-person orchestra you’ll have to hear to believe.

With an assist from her fairy godmother, as Cinderella dreams of finding her own place in a perfect world, she steps into her glass slippers to meet the prince of her dreams — only to lose him as the clock strikes midnight. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella promises to be an unforgettable trip to the theatre, perfect for the whole family as memories are made together.

Tickets ($66-$105) here.

 

Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory, a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

There Is a Happiness That Morning Is @ InD Theatre (Bainbridge Island)
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

By Mickle Maher
Directed by Erin Murray

After a very public carnal display, two professors at a University are called upon to provide an explanation and apology to their students. Deeper questions of morality, existentialism, and accountability unravel. As they begin to justify and clarify the situation for their students, the way in which they see each other begins to shift- threatening the norm and comfort of the world they have built together for so many years.

The clever and poignant use of poetry in this story explores philosophy’s place in the indefinable feeling of passion. Director Erin Murray describes it as a story about “finding beauty in the mundane.”

Location: Rolling Bay Hall (10598 NE Valley Rd, Bainbridge Island)

Tickets ($0-$106, sliding scale available to all) here.

 

Austen Unbound @ Book-It Rep (Seattle Center)
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An Improvised Play Celebrating the Works of Jane Austen
Directed by Dave Morris

Austen Unbound is Book-It Repertory Theatre’s first long-form improvised play. At each performance of this show, the ensemble will create an entirely new story, set in the style and genre of the beloved author’s works. Audiences will feel like they are watching a play based off a never-before published Jane Austen novel, as the improvisational actors transport them to the drawing rooms and manor houses of the Regency era. The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen will resonate with audiences as they experience new characters and stories in this “unscripted” play, which will be a unique story each night (based on suggestions given from the audience).

(Previews 11/30-12/2, opens 12/3)

Tickets ($63.50-$68.50) here.

 

Cinderella @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Desdemona Chiang
Music by Richard Rogers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Adapted for the stage by Tom Briggs
From the teleplay by Robert L. Freedman

Do I love you because you’re beautiful? Or are you beautiful because I love you? Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to life in a timeless new production full of theatrical invention, tuneful melodies, and romance galore.

With favorite songs like “In My Own Little Corner” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was last seen on the Village Theatre stage in 1985. Now, under the inspired direction of the acclaimed Desdemona Chiang, with a script drawn from the 1997 television adaptation, Chiang’s production of Cinderella brings the story into the present with scintillating new costumes, a top-tier cast of Seattle stars, and a spectacular 16-person orchestra you’ll have to hear to believe.

With an assist from her fairy godmother, as Cinderella dreams of finding her own place in a perfect world, she steps into her glass slippers to meet the prince of her dreams — only to lose him as the clock strikes midnight. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella promises to be an unforgettable trip to the theatre, perfect for the whole family as memories are made together.

Tickets ($66-$105) here.

 

Coming Home – Teatro ZinZanni @ Herban Feast SoDo Park (Seattle)
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Teatro ZinZanni’s original brand of love, chaos, and dinner is making its long-awaited return to Seattle with a limited engagement run of the all-new show, Coming Home. When the world went dark more than two years ago, people everywhere were dispersing and lives turned upside. Today, as we rebuild and focus on our dreams going forward, we find that home is where our hearts reside — and Seattle is our home. So, join us in celebrating this return to home with an incredible cast of phenomenal talents in a limited engagement that will serve up the love, chaos, and dinner we’ve all been missing so very much.

Performers include Kevin Kent, Elena Gatilova (aerialist), Vita Radionova, Rizo (singer), Domitil Aillot (Chinese pole), Manuela Horn (yodeling Dominatrix), Duo Madrona (trapeze), Michael Evolution (basketball freestyle juggler)

Tickets $135+ (includes 4-course meal) here.

Note: New Year’s Eve show begins at 8:30

 

Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory, a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

Next Fest NW – Velocity Dance Center @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

Next Fest NW is Velocity’s experimental new works festival, celebrating contemporary dance and movement-based artists innovating in our region. This year’s festival features four pieces in response to the theme of Revolve/Revolution by artists Akoiya Harris, Andrew McShea, Jenny Peterson + Kaitlin McCarthy, and the Anfractuous project.

Inspired by the ideas of invention and reimagination, this year’s festival was curated by Fox Whitney, Alyza DelPan-Monley, Elby Brosch, Marco Farroni, and Miss Texas 1988. This festival revels in the breadth of creative response that can come from a singular unifying theme. We invite you to revel in the breadth of creative explorations by local artists and contemplate your own responses to the curatorial statement.

Tickets ($22.50-$54.50, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Dec
16
Fri
Cinderella: A Panto @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point)
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

Written and directed by Vince Brady

Celebrate the most magical time of year with the most magical fairy tale of them all. For 15 years, Centerstage has enchanted audiences with its traditional holiday pantomime (the Panto). Young and old enjoy the sparkle, glitter and chaos of this family-friendly laugh-a-minute traditional British treat. Audience participation is encouraged and enhances the cleverly choreographed mayhem. The Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Prince Charming and, of course, the Wicked Stepsisters deliver holiday joy to everyone, ages 5 to 95.

Location: Knutzen Family Theatre (3200 SW Dash Point Rd)

Tickets ($42) here.

 

Nyx and the Long Night @ Olympia Family Theater (Olympia)
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

Co-created by Emily McHugh, Donald Palardy, and Lily Raabe
Directed by Luz Gaxiola

Co-production with String & Shadow Puppet Theater

An original winter folk myth

Once upon a time there were two sisters: Sol, a child of Day, and Luna, a child of Night. Every day they played a game of catch in the sky, tossing the sun and the moon between them. Everything changed the day they dropped the sun. Now, the world has been dark for a very long time – an endless winter solstice. Perhaps a young woman named Nyx will be the answer. Part girl, part tree, and raised under the light of the stars, her magic and courage might just save the world.

Tickets $5-$35 (sliding scale available for all) here.

 

There Is a Happiness That Morning Is @ InD Theatre (Bainbridge Island)
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

By Mickle Maher
Directed by Erin Murray

After a very public carnal display, two professors at a University are called upon to provide an explanation and apology to their students. Deeper questions of morality, existentialism, and accountability unravel. As they begin to justify and clarify the situation for their students, the way in which they see each other begins to shift- threatening the norm and comfort of the world they have built together for so many years.

The clever and poignant use of poetry in this story explores philosophy’s place in the indefinable feeling of passion. Director Erin Murray describes it as a story about “finding beauty in the mundane.”

Location: Rolling Bay Hall (10598 NE Valley Rd, Bainbridge Island)

Tickets ($0-$106, sliding scale available to all) here.

 

Austen Unbound @ Book-It Rep (Seattle Center)
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An Improvised Play Celebrating the Works of Jane Austen
Directed by Dave Morris

Austen Unbound is Book-It Repertory Theatre’s first long-form improvised play. At each performance of this show, the ensemble will create an entirely new story, set in the style and genre of the beloved author’s works. Audiences will feel like they are watching a play based off a never-before published Jane Austen novel, as the improvisational actors transport them to the drawing rooms and manor houses of the Regency era. The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen will resonate with audiences as they experience new characters and stories in this “unscripted” play, which will be a unique story each night (based on suggestions given from the audience).

(Previews 11/30-12/2, opens 12/3)

Tickets ($63.50-$68.50) here.

 

Coming Home – Teatro ZinZanni @ Herban Feast SoDo Park (Seattle)
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Teatro ZinZanni’s original brand of love, chaos, and dinner is making its long-awaited return to Seattle with a limited engagement run of the all-new show, Coming Home. When the world went dark more than two years ago, people everywhere were dispersing and lives turned upside. Today, as we rebuild and focus on our dreams going forward, we find that home is where our hearts reside — and Seattle is our home. So, join us in celebrating this return to home with an incredible cast of phenomenal talents in a limited engagement that will serve up the love, chaos, and dinner we’ve all been missing so very much.

Performers include Kevin Kent, Elena Gatilova (aerialist), Vita Radionova, Rizo (singer), Domitil Aillot (Chinese pole), Manuela Horn (yodeling Dominatrix), Duo Madrona (trapeze), Michael Evolution (basketball freestyle juggler)

Tickets $135+ (includes 4-course meal) here.

Note: New Year’s Eve show begins at 8:30

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Next Fest NW – Velocity Dance Center @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm

Next Fest NW is Velocity’s experimental new works festival, celebrating contemporary dance and movement-based artists innovating in our region. This year’s festival features four pieces in response to the theme of Revolve/Revolution by artists Akoiya Harris, Andrew McShea, Jenny Peterson + Kaitlin McCarthy, and the Anfractuous project.

Inspired by the ideas of invention and reimagination, this year’s festival was curated by Fox Whitney, Alyza DelPan-Monley, Elby Brosch, Marco Farroni, and Miss Texas 1988. This festival revels in the breadth of creative response that can come from a singular unifying theme. We invite you to revel in the breadth of creative explorations by local artists and contemplate your own responses to the curatorial statement.

Tickets ($22.50-$54.50, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Acrobatic Conundrum 9: Thresholds @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm

Acrobatic Conundrum creates technically rigorous, ensemble-based circus shows that seek to contribute to a more courageous and connected world. The Seattle based contemporary circus company takes up residence in the heart of Capitol Hill for the ninth installment of their adroitly curated cabaret, featuring a spate of phenomenal acts from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Aerial arts, cyr wheel, acrobatics, clown, musical performances and much more populate the performances.

A door defends. And beckons. It divides. And offers a way in. The circumstances change and an opening we took for granted is lost forever; meanwhile the unexpected saunters in through a window left ajar. In Vol. 9: Thresholds, nine acrobats somersault their way into liminal space, ready to knock on the portal to the unknown. Darting back and forth across the fourth wall, pursuing the thrill of the edge, and pausing only briefly with one hand poised on the knob, Acrobatic Conundrum shares its paean to the doorways of our lives and the opportunities they represent. Because when one door closes, a trapdoor opens.

Featuring: Emma Curtiss, Oliver Donaldson, Dream Frohe, Leah Jones, PJ Perry, Ivanna Wei, Duo Maria & Oli, Jody Poth, Gabby Leiva, and Terry Crane

Tickets ($39) here.

 

Cinderella @ Village Theatre (Issaquah)
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm

Directed by Desdemona Chiang
Music by Richard Rogers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Adapted for the stage by Tom Briggs
From the teleplay by Robert L. Freedman

Do I love you because you’re beautiful? Or are you beautiful because I love you? Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to life in a timeless new production full of theatrical invention, tuneful melodies, and romance galore.

With favorite songs like “In My Own Little Corner” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was last seen on the Village Theatre stage in 1985. Now, under the inspired direction of the acclaimed Desdemona Chiang, with a script drawn from the 1997 television adaptation, Chiang’s production of Cinderella brings the story into the present with scintillating new costumes, a top-tier cast of Seattle stars, and a spectacular 16-person orchestra you’ll have to hear to believe.

With an assist from her fairy godmother, as Cinderella dreams of finding her own place in a perfect world, she steps into her glass slippers to meet the prince of her dreams — only to lose him as the clock strikes midnight. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella promises to be an unforgettable trip to the theatre, perfect for the whole family as memories are made together.

Tickets ($66-$105) here.

 

Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory, a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

Seattle Theatresports @ Unexpected Productions (Seattle – Pike Place)
Dec 16 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Seattle’s weekly, high-stakes, competitive improv comedy show

Based on audience suggestions, two teams of incredible improvisers rumble, creating exciting fast-paced improv games, hilarious stories, scenes, and songs right on the spot and in the moment. Boo the judges as they award points to each team. At the end of the night, one team is declared a winner, and the audience member with the suggestion walks out with a prize.

Location: downstairs at Pike Place Market, next to the gum wall

Tickets ($16) here.

 

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Cinderella @ Village Theatre (Issaquah) (captioned performance)
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm

Directed by Desdemona Chiang
Music by Richard Rogers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Adapted for the stage by Tom Briggs
From the teleplay by Robert L. Freedman

Do I love you because you’re beautiful? Or are you beautiful because I love you? Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to life in a timeless new production full of theatrical invention, tuneful melodies, and romance galore.

With favorite songs like “In My Own Little Corner” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was last seen on the Village Theatre stage in 1985. Now, under the inspired direction of the acclaimed Desdemona Chiang, with a script drawn from the 1997 television adaptation, Chiang’s production of Cinderella brings the story into the present with scintillating new costumes, a top-tier cast of Seattle stars, and a spectacular 16-person orchestra you’ll have to hear to believe.

With an assist from her fairy godmother, as Cinderella dreams of finding her own place in a perfect world, she steps into her glass slippers to meet the prince of her dreams — only to lose him as the clock strikes midnight. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella promises to be an unforgettable trip to the theatre, perfect for the whole family as memories are made together.

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

Tickets ($66-$105) here.

 

The Wiz @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 17 @ 1:30 pm

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you’re from, home isn’t really where you live; it’s who you love.

(ASL interpreted and open captioned performance scheduled for 12/11 matinee)

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

 

Acrobatic Conundrum 9: Thresholds @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm

Acrobatic Conundrum creates technically rigorous, ensemble-based circus shows that seek to contribute to a more courageous and connected world. The Seattle based contemporary circus company takes up residence in the heart of Capitol Hill for the ninth installment of their adroitly curated cabaret, featuring a spate of phenomenal acts from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Aerial arts, cyr wheel, acrobatics, clown, musical performances and much more populate the performances.

A door defends. And beckons. It divides. And offers a way in. The circumstances change and an opening we took for granted is lost forever; meanwhile the unexpected saunters in through a window left ajar. In Vol. 9: Thresholds, nine acrobats somersault their way into liminal space, ready to knock on the portal to the unknown. Darting back and forth across the fourth wall, pursuing the thrill of the edge, and pausing only briefly with one hand poised on the knob, Acrobatic Conundrum shares its paean to the doorways of our lives and the opportunities they represent. Because when one door closes, a trapdoor opens.

Featuring: Emma Curtiss, Oliver Donaldson, Dream Frohe, Leah Jones, PJ Perry, Ivanna Wei, Duo Maria & Oli, Jody Poth, Gabby Leiva, and Terry Crane

Tickets ($39) here.

 

Austen Unbound @ Book-It Rep (Seattle Center)
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

An Improvised Play Celebrating the Works of Jane Austen
Directed by Dave Morris

Austen Unbound is Book-It Repertory Theatre’s first long-form improvised play. At each performance of this show, the ensemble will create an entirely new story, set in the style and genre of the beloved author’s works. Audiences will feel like they are watching a play based off a never-before published Jane Austen novel, as the improvisational actors transport them to the drawing rooms and manor houses of the Regency era. The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen will resonate with audiences as they experience new characters and stories in this “unscripted” play, which will be a unique story each night (based on suggestions given from the audience).

Tickets ($63.50-$68.50) here.

 

Cinderella: A Panto @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point)
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm

Written and directed by Vince Brady

Celebrate the most magical time of year with the most magical fairy tale of them all. For 15 years, Centerstage has enchanted audiences with its traditional holiday pantomime (the Panto). Young and old enjoy the sparkle, glitter and chaos of this family-friendly laugh-a-minute traditional British treat. Audience participation is encouraged and enhances the cleverly choreographed mayhem. The Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Prince Charming and, of course, the Wicked Stepsisters deliver holiday joy to everyone, ages 5 to 95.

Location: Knutzen Family Theatre (3200 SW Dash Point Rd)

Tickets ($42) here.

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Tickets ($35) here.

 

Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle)
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory, a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

Tickets ($57+) here.

 

Next Fest NW – Velocity Dance Center @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm

Next Fest NW is Velocity’s experimental new works festival, celebrating contemporary dance and movement-based artists innovating in our region. This year’s festival features four pieces in response to the theme of Revolve/Revolution by artists Akoiya Harris, Andrew McShea, Jenny Peterson + Kaitlin McCarthy, and the Anfractuous project.

Inspired by the ideas of invention and reimagination, this year’s festival was curated by Fox Whitney, Alyza DelPan-Monley, Elby Brosch, Marco Farroni, and Miss Texas 1988. This festival revels in the breadth of creative response that can come from a singular unifying theme. We invite you to revel in the breadth of creative explorations by local artists and contemplate your own responses to the curatorial statement.

Tickets ($22.50-$54.50, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

The Midwinter Revels @ Rialto Theater (Tacoma)
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm

The Midwinter Revels is a lively concoction of folk tradition and high art that blends adults and children, amateurs and professionals, audience and players and truly does include dancing in the aisles. Full of humor and beauty, it plays each year to large audiences of all ages from all over the Pacific Northwest.

This year The Midwinter Revels is set in 19th century Mexico — a swirling spirited celebration, joyful, colorful, funny, tender, magical. It features Bill Johns and Marleyne Hernández, who bring us the heartfelt story of a young woman reclaiming her Mexican heritage. Also featured is impressive folk band Trío Guadalevín, singing in several languages and playing a wonderful array of instruments. Joining them are Bailadores de Bronce dancers, Revels’ own Adult and Children’s Choruses, the Seattle Brass Ensemble, and more.

Tickets ($41-$44) here.