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
2
Fri
Cinderella: A Panto @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point)
Dec 2 @ 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.

 

Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) here.

One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
Dec 2 @ 7:25 pm

By Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton and Craig Pospisil
Directed by Scott Ellgen

It’s Christmas Eve and the Evergreen Mall is buzzing! Two teenagers snatch a baby Jesus from the mall nativity scene, a new salesperson uses a unique technique to sell fishing rods, a shoplifter meets an unusually compassionate security guard, a special snowman donut is missing from the break room, a sad elf needs a friend, two actors argue over roles in A Christmas Carol, a pair of former lovers may reconnect, or not. And just which sweater should you buy for your father’s new wife?

It all comes together in this heartwarming story at the Evergreen Mall.

Tickets ($11-$17, depending on day) here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we restage Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless story of transformation, absolution, and grace, updated with new chills and thrills for 2022. Join us for a Holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of cheer and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. Grab the family and start your Holiday season with some theatre magic!

(Preview 11/23, opens 11/25)

Tickets ($53) here.

PWYC tickets available for certain performances: 12/3 (Saturday matinee), 12/8 (Thursday evening), 12/18 (Sunday matinee); see info here. Half-price same-day rush tickets available for all; see info here.

 

A Christmas Story @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940’s follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Pay-what-you-choose performance 12/22 (Thursday night); ASL interpreted performance 12/18 (Sunday matinee).

Tickets ($27) here.

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 2 @ 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.

 

Humbug @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm

As A Christmas Carol with a modern-day twist, Humbug follows the story of Eleanor Scrooge, a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street executive who has an aversion to Christmas and an insatiable appetite for power. Locked in her office on a snowy Christmas Eve, Eleanor is determined to finish a corporate-takeover proposal until three “advisors” provide her with an eye-opening new appreciation for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas. An upbeat and moving adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic, Humbug is one for the ages. With a contemporary flair, it is a tale the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets ($26) here.

 

Dec
3
Sat
A Christmas Carol @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia) (PWYC)
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we restage Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless story of transformation, absolution, and grace, updated with new chills and thrills for 2022. Join us for a Holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of cheer and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. Grab the family and start your Holiday season with some theatre magic!

(Preview 11/23, opens 11/25)

Tickets ($53) here.

PWYC rush tickets available for this performances; see info here.

 

Cinderella: A Panto @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point) (sensory friendly)
Dec 3 @ 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)

Designated sensory friendly performance

Tickets ($42) here.

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 3 @ 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.

 

Cinderella: A Panto @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point)
Dec 3 @ 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.

 

Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) here.

One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
Dec 3 @ 7:25 pm

By Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton and Craig Pospisil
Directed by Scott Ellgen

It’s Christmas Eve and the Evergreen Mall is buzzing! Two teenagers snatch a baby Jesus from the mall nativity scene, a new salesperson uses a unique technique to sell fishing rods, a shoplifter meets an unusually compassionate security guard, a special snowman donut is missing from the break room, a sad elf needs a friend, two actors argue over roles in A Christmas Carol, a pair of former lovers may reconnect, or not. And just which sweater should you buy for your father’s new wife?

It all comes together in this heartwarming story at the Evergreen Mall.

Tickets ($11-$17, depending on day) here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we restage Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless story of transformation, absolution, and grace, updated with new chills and thrills for 2022. Join us for a Holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of cheer and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. Grab the family and start your Holiday season with some theatre magic!

(Preview 11/23, opens 11/25)

Tickets ($53) here.

PWYC tickets available for certain performances: 12/3 (Saturday matinee), 12/8 (Thursday evening), 12/18 (Sunday matinee); see info here. Half-price same-day rush tickets available for all; see info here.

 

A Christmas Story @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940’s follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Pay-what-you-choose performance 12/22 (Thursday night); ASL interpreted performance 12/18 (Sunday matinee).

Tickets ($27) here.

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 3 @ 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.

 

Humbug @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm

As A Christmas Carol with a modern-day twist, Humbug follows the story of Eleanor Scrooge, a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street executive who has an aversion to Christmas and an insatiable appetite for power. Locked in her office on a snowy Christmas Eve, Eleanor is determined to finish a corporate-takeover proposal until three “advisors” provide her with an eye-opening new appreciation for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas. An upbeat and moving adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic, Humbug is one for the ages. With a contemporary flair, it is a tale the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets ($26) here.

 

Dec
4
Sun
One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
Dec 4 @ 1:55 pm

By Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton and Craig Pospisil
Directed by Scott Ellgen

It’s Christmas Eve and the Evergreen Mall is buzzing! Two teenagers snatch a baby Jesus from the mall nativity scene, a new salesperson uses a unique technique to sell fishing rods, a shoplifter meets an unusually compassionate security guard, a special snowman donut is missing from the break room, a sad elf needs a friend, two actors argue over roles in A Christmas Carol, a pair of former lovers may reconnect, or not. And just which sweater should you buy for your father’s new wife?

It all comes together in this heartwarming story at the Evergreen Mall.

Tickets ($11-$17, depending on day) here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we restage Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless story of transformation, absolution, and grace, updated with new chills and thrills for 2022. Join us for a Holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of cheer and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. Grab the family and start your Holiday season with some theatre magic!

Tickets ($53) here.

PWYC tickets available for certain dates (TBA), and half-price same-day rush tickets available for all; see info here.

 

A Christmas Story @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940’s follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Pay-what-you-choose performance 12/22 (Thursday night); ASL interpreted performance 12/18 (Sunday matinee).

Tickets ($27) here.

 

Cinderella: A Panto @ Centerstage Theatre (Federal Way – Dash Point)
Dec 4 @ 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.

 

Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) here.

Humbug @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm

As A Christmas Carol with a modern-day twist, Humbug follows the story of Eleanor Scrooge, a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street executive who has an aversion to Christmas and an insatiable appetite for power. Locked in her office on a snowy Christmas Eve, Eleanor is determined to finish a corporate-takeover proposal until three “advisors” provide her with an eye-opening new appreciation for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas. An upbeat and moving adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic, Humbug is one for the ages. With a contemporary flair, it is a tale the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets ($26) here.

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma)
Dec 4 @ 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.

 

Dec
5
Mon
Director’s Lab @ University of Puget Sound (Tacoma)
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm

A festival of scenes selected from full-length plays and directed by students of Theatre 313: Directing Class.

Free admission; info here.

Location: UPS campus, Norton Clapp Theatre

 

Dec
6
Tue
Director’s Lab @ University of Puget Sound (Tacoma)
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm

A festival of scenes selected from full-length plays and directed by students of Theatre 313: Directing Class.

Free admission; info here.

Location: UPS campus, Norton Clapp Theatre

 

Dec
7
Wed
Director’s Lab @ University of Puget Sound (Tacoma)
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm

A festival of scenes selected from full-length plays and directed by students of Theatre 313: Directing Class.

Free admission; info here.

Location: UPS campus, Norton Clapp Theatre

 

Dec
8
Thu
Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) here.

A Christmas Carol @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia) (PWYC)
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we restage Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless story of transformation, absolution, and grace, updated with new chills and thrills for 2022. Join us for a Holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of cheer and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. Grab the family and start your Holiday season with some theatre magic!

(Preview 11/23, opens 11/25)

Tickets ($53) here.

PWYC rush tickets available for this performances; see info here.

 

A Christmas Story @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940’s follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Pay-what-you-choose performance 12/22 (Thursday night); ASL interpreted performance 12/18 (Sunday matinee).

Tickets ($27) here.

 

Humbug @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

As A Christmas Carol with a modern-day twist, Humbug follows the story of Eleanor Scrooge, a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street executive who has an aversion to Christmas and an insatiable appetite for power. Locked in her office on a snowy Christmas Eve, Eleanor is determined to finish a corporate-takeover proposal until three “advisors” provide her with an eye-opening new appreciation for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas. An upbeat and moving adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic, Humbug is one for the ages. With a contemporary flair, it is a tale the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets ($26) here.

 

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.

 

Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) 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.

 

The Nutcracker – Evergreen City Ballet @ Auburn Performing Arts Center (Auburn)
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

Evergreen City Ballet is excited to announce Wade Walthall’s The Nutcracker for the 2022 Holiday Season. We are thrilled to be back in person, live and on stage, at the Auburn Performing Arts Center and Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center. The performances are December 9th-11th (Auburn) and December 16th-18th (Renton) with four performances at each venue. Our dancers and guest performers are eager to bring this wonderful holiday classic to families across the Puget Sound region.

Shortened performances on 12/10 matinee (Auburn) and 12/17 matinee (Renton).

Tickets ($38) here.

 

One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
Dec 9 @ 7:25 pm

By Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton and Craig Pospisil
Directed by Scott Ellgen

It’s Christmas Eve and the Evergreen Mall is buzzing! Two teenagers snatch a baby Jesus from the mall nativity scene, a new salesperson uses a unique technique to sell fishing rods, a shoplifter meets an unusually compassionate security guard, a special snowman donut is missing from the break room, a sad elf needs a friend, two actors argue over roles in A Christmas Carol, a pair of former lovers may reconnect, or not. And just which sweater should you buy for your father’s new wife?

It all comes together in this heartwarming story at the Evergreen Mall.

Tickets ($11-$17, depending on day) here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we restage Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless story of transformation, absolution, and grace, updated with new chills and thrills for 2022. Join us for a Holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of cheer and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. Grab the family and start your Holiday season with some theatre magic!

(Preview 11/23, opens 11/25)

Tickets ($53) here.

PWYC tickets available for certain performances: 12/3 (Saturday matinee), 12/8 (Thursday evening), 12/18 (Sunday matinee); see info here. Half-price same-day rush tickets available for all; see info here.

 

A Christmas Story @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940’s follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Pay-what-you-choose performance 12/22 (Thursday night); ASL interpreted performance 12/18 (Sunday matinee).

Tickets ($27) 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.

 

Humbug @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm

As A Christmas Carol with a modern-day twist, Humbug follows the story of Eleanor Scrooge, a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street executive who has an aversion to Christmas and an insatiable appetite for power. Locked in her office on a snowy Christmas Eve, Eleanor is determined to finish a corporate-takeover proposal until three “advisors” provide her with an eye-opening new appreciation for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas. An upbeat and moving adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic, Humbug is one for the ages. With a contemporary flair, it is a tale the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets ($26) here.

 

Dec
10
Sat
The Nutcracker – Evergreen City Ballet @ Auburn Performing Arts Center (Auburn)
Dec 10 @ 1:30 pm

Evergreen City Ballet is excited to announce Wade Walthall’s The Nutcracker for the 2022 Holiday Season. We are thrilled to be back in person, live and on stage, at the Auburn Performing Arts Center and Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center. The performances are December 9th-11th (Auburn) and December 16th-18th (Renton) with four performances at each venue. Our dancers and guest performers are eager to bring this wonderful holiday classic to families across the Puget Sound region.

Shortened performances on 12/10 matinee (Auburn) and 12/17 matinee (Renton).

Tickets ($38) here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we restage Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless story of transformation, absolution, and grace, updated with new chills and thrills for 2022. Join us for a Holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of cheer and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. Grab the family and start your Holiday season with some theatre magic!

Tickets ($53) here.

PWYC tickets available for certain dates (TBA), and half-price same-day rush tickets available for all; see info here.

 

A Christmas Story @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940’s follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Pay-what-you-choose performance 12/22 (Thursday night); ASL interpreted performance 12/18 (Sunday matinee).

Tickets ($27) 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.

 

The Nutcracker – Tacoma City Ballet @ Pantages Theater (Tacoma)
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

Tacoma City Ballet’s Nutcracker is a replication of the original historical The Nutcracker, first seen in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892, including re-creations of the historic production’s set, props, costumes, and certain choreography. Tacoma City Ballet has presented The Nutcracker in the Pantages Theater since 1983, and this version since 1998.

The cast features about 150 members — including character/actor dancers who are adults from the Tacoma community, the children of Tacoma City Ballet School, and the Tacoma City Ballet Company (composed of 40 dancers in the corps de ballet and a complement of eight dancers in our professional division) — and is accompanied by the Tacoma City Ballet Orchestra.

Tickets ($27.50+) 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.

 

Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) 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.

 

The Nutcracker – Evergreen City Ballet @ Auburn Performing Arts Center (Auburn)
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

Evergreen City Ballet is excited to announce Wade Walthall’s The Nutcracker for the 2022 Holiday Season. We are thrilled to be back in person, live and on stage, at the Auburn Performing Arts Center and Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center. The performances are December 9th-11th (Auburn) and December 16th-18th (Renton) with four performances at each venue. Our dancers and guest performers are eager to bring this wonderful holiday classic to families across the Puget Sound region.

Shortened performances on 12/10 matinee (Auburn) and 12/17 matinee (Renton).

Tickets ($38) here.

 

One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
Dec 10 @ 7:25 pm

By Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton and Craig Pospisil
Directed by Scott Ellgen

It’s Christmas Eve and the Evergreen Mall is buzzing! Two teenagers snatch a baby Jesus from the mall nativity scene, a new salesperson uses a unique technique to sell fishing rods, a shoplifter meets an unusually compassionate security guard, a special snowman donut is missing from the break room, a sad elf needs a friend, two actors argue over roles in A Christmas Carol, a pair of former lovers may reconnect, or not. And just which sweater should you buy for your father’s new wife?

It all comes together in this heartwarming story at the Evergreen Mall.

Tickets ($11-$17, depending on day) here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we restage Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless story of transformation, absolution, and grace, updated with new chills and thrills for 2022. Join us for a Holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of cheer and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. Grab the family and start your Holiday season with some theatre magic!

(Preview 11/23, opens 11/25)

Tickets ($53) here.

PWYC tickets available for certain performances: 12/3 (Saturday matinee), 12/8 (Thursday evening), 12/18 (Sunday matinee); see info here. Half-price same-day rush tickets available for all; see info here.

 

A Christmas Story @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940’s follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Pay-what-you-choose performance 12/22 (Thursday night); ASL interpreted performance 12/18 (Sunday matinee).

Tickets ($27) here.

 

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.

 

Humbug @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm

As A Christmas Carol with a modern-day twist, Humbug follows the story of Eleanor Scrooge, a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street executive who has an aversion to Christmas and an insatiable appetite for power. Locked in her office on a snowy Christmas Eve, Eleanor is determined to finish a corporate-takeover proposal until three “advisors” provide her with an eye-opening new appreciation for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas. An upbeat and moving adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic, Humbug is one for the ages. With a contemporary flair, it is a tale the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets ($26) here.

 

Dec
11
Sun
The Nutcracker – Evergreen City Ballet @ Auburn Performing Arts Center (Auburn)
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm

Evergreen City Ballet is excited to announce Wade Walthall’s The Nutcracker for the 2022 Holiday Season. We are thrilled to be back in person, live and on stage, at the Auburn Performing Arts Center and Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center. The performances are December 9th-11th (Auburn) and December 16th-18th (Renton) with four performances at each venue. Our dancers and guest performers are eager to bring this wonderful holiday classic to families across the Puget Sound region.

Shortened performances on 12/10 matinee (Auburn) and 12/17 matinee (Renton).

Tickets ($38) here.

 

One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
Dec 11 @ 1:55 pm

By Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton and Craig Pospisil
Directed by Scott Ellgen

It’s Christmas Eve and the Evergreen Mall is buzzing! Two teenagers snatch a baby Jesus from the mall nativity scene, a new salesperson uses a unique technique to sell fishing rods, a shoplifter meets an unusually compassionate security guard, a special snowman donut is missing from the break room, a sad elf needs a friend, two actors argue over roles in A Christmas Carol, a pair of former lovers may reconnect, or not. And just which sweater should you buy for your father’s new wife?

It all comes together in this heartwarming story at the Evergreen Mall.

Tickets ($11-$17, depending on day) here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we restage Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless story of transformation, absolution, and grace, updated with new chills and thrills for 2022. Join us for a Holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of cheer and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. Grab the family and start your Holiday season with some theatre magic!

Tickets ($53) here.

PWYC tickets available for certain dates (TBA), and half-price same-day rush tickets available for all; see info here.

 

A Christmas Story @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940’s follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Pay-what-you-choose performance 12/22 (Thursday night); ASL interpreted performance 12/18 (Sunday matinee).

Tickets ($27) 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.

 

Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) here.

Humbug @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

As A Christmas Carol with a modern-day twist, Humbug follows the story of Eleanor Scrooge, a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street executive who has an aversion to Christmas and an insatiable appetite for power. Locked in her office on a snowy Christmas Eve, Eleanor is determined to finish a corporate-takeover proposal until three “advisors” provide her with an eye-opening new appreciation for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas. An upbeat and moving adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic, Humbug is one for the ages. With a contemporary flair, it is a tale the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets ($26) 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.

 

The Nutcracker – Tacoma City Ballet @ Pantages Theater (Tacoma)
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

Tacoma City Ballet’s Nutcracker is a replication of the original historical The Nutcracker, first seen in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892, including re-creations of the historic production’s set, props, costumes, and certain choreography. Tacoma City Ballet has presented The Nutcracker in the Pantages Theater since 1983, and this version since 1998.

The cast features about 150 members — including character/actor dancers who are adults from the Tacoma community, the children of Tacoma City Ballet School, and the Tacoma City Ballet Company (composed of 40 dancers in the corps de ballet and a complement of eight dancers in our professional division) — and is accompanied by the Tacoma City Ballet Orchestra.

Tickets ($27.50+) 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.

 

Dec
15
Thu
Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) here.

One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
Dec 15 @ 7:25 pm

By Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton and Craig Pospisil
Directed by Scott Ellgen

It’s Christmas Eve and the Evergreen Mall is buzzing! Two teenagers snatch a baby Jesus from the mall nativity scene, a new salesperson uses a unique technique to sell fishing rods, a shoplifter meets an unusually compassionate security guard, a special snowman donut is missing from the break room, a sad elf needs a friend, two actors argue over roles in A Christmas Carol, a pair of former lovers may reconnect, or not. And just which sweater should you buy for your father’s new wife?

It all comes together in this heartwarming story at the Evergreen Mall.

Tickets ($11-$17, depending on day) here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we restage Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless story of transformation, absolution, and grace, updated with new chills and thrills for 2022. Join us for a Holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of cheer and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. Grab the family and start your Holiday season with some theatre magic!

(Preview 11/23, opens 11/25)

Tickets ($53) here.

PWYC tickets available for certain performances: 12/3 (Saturday matinee), 12/8 (Thursday evening), 12/18 (Sunday matinee); see info here. Half-price same-day rush tickets available for all; see info here.

 

A Christmas Story @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940’s follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Pay-what-you-choose performance 12/22 (Thursday night); ASL interpreted performance 12/18 (Sunday matinee).

Tickets ($27) here.

 

Humbug @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

As A Christmas Carol with a modern-day twist, Humbug follows the story of Eleanor Scrooge, a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street executive who has an aversion to Christmas and an insatiable appetite for power. Locked in her office on a snowy Christmas Eve, Eleanor is determined to finish a corporate-takeover proposal until three “advisors” provide her with an eye-opening new appreciation for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas. An upbeat and moving adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic, Humbug is one for the ages. With a contemporary flair, it is a tale the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets ($26) 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.

 

Elf: The Musical @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern-day holiday classic tells the story of Buddy the Elf as he embarks on an unforgettable journey to New York City to find his family. Buddy’s love of Christmas inspires everyone to remember the joy and merriment of the Holiday Season. This heartwarming and hilarious musical is sure to spread Christmas cheer to last all year long!

Tickets ($33) 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.

 

The Nutcracker – Evergreen City Ballet @ Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center (Renton)
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

Evergreen City Ballet is excited to announce Wade Walthall’s The Nutcracker for the 2022 Holiday Season. We are thrilled to be back in person, live and on stage, at the Auburn Performing Arts Center and Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center. The performances are December 9th-11th (Auburn) and December 16th-18th (Renton) with four performances at each venue. Our dancers and guest performers are eager to bring this wonderful holiday classic to families across the Puget Sound region.

Shortened performances on 12/10 matinee (Auburn) and 12/17 matinee (Renton).

Tickets ($38) here.

 

One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
Dec 16 @ 7:25 pm

By Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton and Craig Pospisil
Directed by Scott Ellgen

It’s Christmas Eve and the Evergreen Mall is buzzing! Two teenagers snatch a baby Jesus from the mall nativity scene, a new salesperson uses a unique technique to sell fishing rods, a shoplifter meets an unusually compassionate security guard, a special snowman donut is missing from the break room, a sad elf needs a friend, two actors argue over roles in A Christmas Carol, a pair of former lovers may reconnect, or not. And just which sweater should you buy for your father’s new wife?

It all comes together in this heartwarming story at the Evergreen Mall.

Tickets ($11-$17, depending on day) here.

 

A Christmas Carol @ Harlequin Productions (Olympia)
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we restage Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless story of transformation, absolution, and grace, updated with new chills and thrills for 2022. Join us for a Holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of cheer and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. Grab the family and start your Holiday season with some theatre magic!

(Preview 11/23, opens 11/25)

Tickets ($53) here.

PWYC tickets available for certain performances: 12/3 (Saturday matinee), 12/8 (Thursday evening), 12/18 (Sunday matinee); see info here. Half-price same-day rush tickets available for all; see info here.

 

A Christmas Story @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940’s follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Pay-what-you-choose performance 12/22 (Thursday night); ASL interpreted performance 12/18 (Sunday matinee).

Tickets ($27) here.

 

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.

 

Humbug @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm

As A Christmas Carol with a modern-day twist, Humbug follows the story of Eleanor Scrooge, a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street executive who has an aversion to Christmas and an insatiable appetite for power. Locked in her office on a snowy Christmas Eve, Eleanor is determined to finish a corporate-takeover proposal until three “advisors” provide her with an eye-opening new appreciation for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas. An upbeat and moving adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic, Humbug is one for the ages. With a contemporary flair, it is a tale the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets ($26) here.