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

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

 

May
18
Sat
Shakespeare Up Close: Ages of Being @ New City Theater (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
May 18 @ 8:00 pm

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

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

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

Tickets ($23) here.

 

Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice In Wonderland @ Triple Door (Downtown Seattle)
May 18 @ 9:30 pm

Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann’s re-imagination of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale of nonsense and fantasy returns to the Triple Door. Come along with Alice as she discovers what wonders lie beyond the velvet rope at Wonderland’s most exclusive nightclub, The Looking Glass, and tries to best the menacing Queen of Hearts to become the next Queen of Wonderland.

Ages 17+ for most shows, 21+ for this (9:30) show.

Tickets here.

 

May
19
Sun
A Tale of Peter Rabbit @ Seattle Children’s Theatre (Seattle Center)
May 19 @ 11:00 am

Beatrix Potter’s timeless tale of Peter Rabbit is given a modern twist by award-winning writer Trista Baldwin. What does it mean to be a good bunny? If everyone thinks you’re a bad bunny, can you ever be good? In this moving and adventurous reimagining of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale, Peter Rabbit and his three sisters come together to tell a story of their very own. Directed by Anita Montgomery.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted performance 5/4 (1 pm); audio described performance 5/11 (4:30 pm); sensory friendly performance 5/5 (11 am); pay-what-you-choose preview 4/25 (6:30 pm).

Tickets here.

 

Animals Out of Paper – ReAct Theatre @ 12th Ave Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
May 19 @ 2:00 pm

When a reclusive and renowned folding artist opens her origami studio to a high school teacher and a young hip-hop prodigy, the three of them discover reams of connection and surprises. A poignant and entertaining reminder that life gets messy as it unfolds. A Seattle premiere; written by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Julie Beckman.

NOTE: two casts will perform at alternating dates; see ticketing page for cast schedules.

Purple Cast: Joyce Thi Brew, Laurence Hughes, and Akul Sood
Orange Cast: Duygu Erdogan Monson, Daniel Christianson, and Tanish Telukunta

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

Tickets $36 (artist & advance discount tickets also available), here.

 

New Works Festival – Shattered Glass Project @ 18th & Union (Seattle – Central District)
May 19 @ 2:00 pm

Four new plays by women and non-binary playwrights and directors. Each day has 2 (Thursday), 3 (Friday & Saturday), or 4 (Sunday) plays in different combinations; see schedule for each day.

Plays:

The Uterine Files: Virginia Mary’s experiences echo through the lives of her descendants. Moving through time from 1863 to the present, this choreopoem’s stories of disruption demand an answer: what are they doing with our uteruses?

Carmilla: A camp-horror play based on the queer, female-centered, pre-Dracula vampire novella of the same name, introducing the mother of the modern monster and shattering the mold of male protagonists in horror.

On the Train: A timely indictment of medical racism as three women fight a hypocritical senator to secure the right for women to control and protect their own reproductive destinies.

Out of Time: Three different pairs of women deal with disaster and its aftermath, from the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire to the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11 and beyond.

Tickets and schedule here.

 

The Barber of Seville @ Seattle Opera (Seattle Center)
May 19 @ 2:00 pm

The wheeling and dealing Figaro plays matchmaker between the savvy Rosina and the lovesick Count Almaviva, while Rosina’s vulturous guardian does everything he can to keep the lovebirds apart. With Gioachino Rossini’s familiar and show-stopping tunes, libretto by Cesare Sterbini full of schemes and hijinks, and magnificently colorful sets and costumes in Lindy Hume’s audience-favorite production, this production is a treat for ears and eyes alike.

Tickets here.

 

Unrivaled @ Seattle Public Theater (Seattle – Green Lake)
May 19 @ 2:00 pm

11th century ladies-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shonagon are, to this day, two of Japan’s most beloved writers.
They also kind of hated each other.

Unrivaled is about friendship, heartbreak, and what it means to be a female artist. And no matter how much things change, the more they stay the same … even after a thousand years. A co-production with SIS Productions. Written by Rosie Nagasaki; directed by Mimi Katano.

Tickets $10-$100 (sliding scale available for all) here.

 

UW MFA Dance Concert @ Meany Studio Theatre (Seattle – UW main campus)
May 19 @ 2:00 pm

The MFA Dance Concert premieres work that is choreographed by UW MFA candidates on the department’s undergraduate dancers.

Tickets ($23) here.

 

A Tale of Peter Rabbit @ Seattle Children’s Theatre (Seattle Center)
May 19 @ 2:30 pm

Beatrix Potter’s timeless tale of Peter Rabbit is given a modern twist by award-winning writer Trista Baldwin. What does it mean to be a good bunny? If everyone thinks you’re a bad bunny, can you ever be good? In this moving and adventurous reimagining of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale, Peter Rabbit and his three sisters come together to tell a story of their very own. Directed by Anita Montgomery.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted performance 5/4 (1 pm); audio described performance 5/11 (4:30 pm); sensory friendly performance 5/5 (11 am); pay-what-you-choose preview 4/25 (6:30 pm).

Tickets here.

 

Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice In Wonderland @ Triple Door (Downtown Seattle)
May 19 @ 4:00 pm

Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann’s re-imagination of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale of nonsense and fantasy returns to the Triple Door. Come along with Alice as she discovers what wonders lie beyond the velvet rope at Wonderland’s most exclusive nightclub, The Looking Glass, and tries to best the menacing Queen of Hearts to become the next Queen of Wonderland.

Ages 17+ for most shows, 21+ for 9:30 shows.

Tickets here.

 

Andrew Schneider: nowiswhenweare (the stars) @ On the Boards (Seattle – Lower Queen Anne)
May 19 @ 7:00 pm

Walking in total darkness to immersion in a theatrical cosmos, viewers explore traces of themselves in starlight, the universe, and those who have been here before us.

Note: Scheduled time TBD.

Tickets here.

 

Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice In Wonderland @ Triple Door (Downtown Seattle)
May 19 @ 7:00 pm

Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann’s re-imagination of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale of nonsense and fantasy returns to the Triple Door. Come along with Alice as she discovers what wonders lie beyond the velvet rope at Wonderland’s most exclusive nightclub, The Looking Glass, and tries to best the menacing Queen of Hearts to become the next Queen of Wonderland.

Ages 17+ for most shows, 21+ for 9:30 shows.

Tickets here.

 

May
21
Tue
The Adding Machine – UW Drama @ Jones Playhouse (Seattle – U-District)
May 21 @ 2:00 pm

In this unique adaptation of The Adding Machine, the unremarkable Mr. Zero, an accountant, is unexpectedly replaced by an adding machine. What follows is a series of remarkable events during and after his life that are outside of his control — or are they? In this devised adaptation, director Ryan Purcell and student artists will examine the present-day emergence of artificial intelligence in the context of Rice’s prescient expressionistic classic of the 1920s.

A new devised adaptation, directed by Ryan Guzzo Purcell. Based on the play by Elmer Rice.

Previews 5/18, 5/21; opens 5/23

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

 

May
22
Wed
Joketellers Union @ Clock-Out Lounge (Seattle – Beacon Hill)
May 22 @ 8:30 pm

Twice-monthly comedy showcase with Emmett Montgomery, Brett Hamil, and special guests.

Tickets ($14) here.

May
23
Thu
The Adding Machine – UW Drama @ Jones Playhouse (Seattle – U-District)
May 23 @ 2:00 pm

In this unique adaptation of The Adding Machine, the unremarkable Mr. Zero, an accountant, is unexpectedly replaced by an adding machine. What follows is a series of remarkable events during and after his life that are outside of his control — or are they? In this devised adaptation, director Ryan Purcell and student artists will examine the present-day emergence of artificial intelligence in the context of Rice’s prescient expressionistic classic of the 1920s.

A new devised adaptation, directed by Ryan Guzzo Purcell. Based on the play by Elmer Rice.

Previews 5/18, 5/21; opens 5/23

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

 

Unrivaled @ Seattle Public Theater (Seattle – Green Lake)
May 23 @ 7:30 pm

11th century ladies-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shonagon are, to this day, two of Japan’s most beloved writers.
They also kind of hated each other.

Unrivaled is about friendship, heartbreak, and what it means to be a female artist. And no matter how much things change, the more they stay the same … even after a thousand years. A co-production with SIS Productions. Written by Rosie Nagasaki; directed by Mimi Katano.

Tickets $10-$100 (sliding scale available for all) here.

 

May
24
Fri
The Adding Machine – UW Drama @ Jones Playhouse (Seattle – U-District)
May 24 @ 2:00 pm

In this unique adaptation of The Adding Machine, the unremarkable Mr. Zero, an accountant, is unexpectedly replaced by an adding machine. What follows is a series of remarkable events during and after his life that are outside of his control — or are they? In this devised adaptation, director Ryan Purcell and student artists will examine the present-day emergence of artificial intelligence in the context of Rice’s prescient expressionistic classic of the 1920s.

A new devised adaptation, directed by Ryan Guzzo Purcell. Based on the play by Elmer Rice.

Previews 5/18, 5/21; opens 5/23

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

 

God, Zombies & Other Phantasms – Drunken Owl @ Jules Maes (Seattle – Georgetown)
May 24 @ 7:00 pm

Drunken Owl Theatre is a monthly variety show of original works of theatre, poetry, music, and more, hosted by Kevin Finney, and featuring new works from different artists each month.

May’s show is a four-show run of Drunken Owl’s thrice-yearly full production. “God, Zombies and Other Phantasms” features four short plays: “The Realtor” by Kate Danley, “The Tooth Dealer” by Andrew Meyers, “More” by Anna Tatelman, and “Pray Tell” by Kevin Harrang; and music by Betsy Boyer, Kevin Harrang, and David Sorey.

Seating (general) begins 30 min before showtime. Ages 21+

Location: Jules Maes Saloon (5919 Airport Way S., Seattle)

Tickets (when available) here.

 

Unrivaled @ Seattle Public Theater (Seattle – Green Lake)
May 24 @ 7:30 pm

11th century ladies-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shonagon are, to this day, two of Japan’s most beloved writers.
They also kind of hated each other.

Unrivaled is about friendship, heartbreak, and what it means to be a female artist. And no matter how much things change, the more they stay the same … even after a thousand years. A co-production with SIS Productions. Written by Rosie Nagasaki; directed by Mimi Katano.

Tickets $10-$100 (sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Shakespeare Up Close: Ages of Being @ New City Theater (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
May 24 @ 8:00 pm

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

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

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

Tickets ($23) here.

 

May
25
Sat
The Adding Machine – UW Drama @ Jones Playhouse (Seattle – U-District)
May 25 @ 2:00 pm

In this unique adaptation of The Adding Machine, the unremarkable Mr. Zero, an accountant, is unexpectedly replaced by an adding machine. What follows is a series of remarkable events during and after his life that are outside of his control — or are they? In this devised adaptation, director Ryan Purcell and student artists will examine the present-day emergence of artificial intelligence in the context of Rice’s prescient expressionistic classic of the 1920s.

A new devised adaptation, directed by Ryan Guzzo Purcell. Based on the play by Elmer Rice.

Previews 5/18, 5/21; opens 5/23

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

 

God, Zombies & Other Phantasms – Drunken Owl @ Jules Maes (Seattle – Georgetown)
May 25 @ 7:00 pm

Drunken Owl Theatre is a monthly variety show of original works of theatre, poetry, music, and more, hosted by Kevin Finney, and featuring new works from different artists each month.

May’s show is a four-show run of Drunken Owl’s thrice-yearly full production. “God, Zombies and Other Phantasms” features four short plays: “The Realtor” by Kate Danley, “The Tooth Dealer” by Andrew Meyers, “More” by Anna Tatelman, and “Pray Tell” by Kevin Harrang; and music by Betsy Boyer, Kevin Harrang, and David Sorey.

Seating (general) begins 30 min before showtime. Ages 21+

Location: Jules Maes Saloon (5919 Airport Way S., Seattle)

Tickets (when available) here.

 

Unrivaled @ Seattle Public Theater (Seattle – Green Lake)
May 25 @ 7:30 pm

11th century ladies-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shonagon are, to this day, two of Japan’s most beloved writers.
They also kind of hated each other.

Unrivaled is about friendship, heartbreak, and what it means to be a female artist. And no matter how much things change, the more they stay the same … even after a thousand years. A co-production with SIS Productions. Written by Rosie Nagasaki; directed by Mimi Katano.

Tickets $10-$100 (sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Shakespeare Up Close: Ages of Being @ New City Theater (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
May 25 @ 8:00 pm

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

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

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

Tickets ($23) here.

 

May
26
Sun
God, Zombies & Other Phantasms – Drunken Owl @ Jules Maes (Seattle – Georgetown)
May 26 @ 2:00 pm

Drunken Owl Theatre is a monthly variety show of original works of theatre, poetry, music, and more, hosted by Kevin Finney, and featuring new works from different artists each month.

May’s show is a four-show run of Drunken Owl’s thrice-yearly full production. “God, Zombies and Other Phantasms” features four short plays: “The Realtor” by Kate Danley, “The Tooth Dealer” by Andrew Meyers, “More” by Anna Tatelman, and “Pray Tell” by Kevin Harrang; and music by Betsy Boyer, Kevin Harrang, and David Sorey.

Seating (general) begins 30 min before showtime. Ages 21+

Location: Jules Maes Saloon (5919 Airport Way S., Seattle)

Tickets (when available) here.

 

The Adding Machine – UW Drama @ Jones Playhouse (Seattle – U-District)
May 26 @ 2:00 pm

In this unique adaptation of The Adding Machine, the unremarkable Mr. Zero, an accountant, is unexpectedly replaced by an adding machine. What follows is a series of remarkable events during and after his life that are outside of his control — or are they? In this devised adaptation, director Ryan Purcell and student artists will examine the present-day emergence of artificial intelligence in the context of Rice’s prescient expressionistic classic of the 1920s.

A new devised adaptation, directed by Ryan Guzzo Purcell. Based on the play by Elmer Rice.

Previews 5/18, 5/21; opens 5/23

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

 

Unrivaled @ Seattle Public Theater (Seattle – Green Lake)
May 26 @ 2:00 pm

11th century ladies-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shonagon are, to this day, two of Japan’s most beloved writers.
They also kind of hated each other.

Unrivaled is about friendship, heartbreak, and what it means to be a female artist. And no matter how much things change, the more they stay the same … even after a thousand years. A co-production with SIS Productions. Written by Rosie Nagasaki; directed by Mimi Katano.

Tickets $10-$100 (sliding scale available for all) here.

 

God, Zombies & Other Phantasms – Drunken Owl @ Jules Maes (Seattle – Georgetown)
May 26 @ 5:00 pm

Drunken Owl Theatre is a monthly variety show of original works of theatre, poetry, music, and more, hosted by Kevin Finney, and featuring new works from different artists each month.

May’s show is a four-show run of Drunken Owl’s thrice-yearly full production. “God, Zombies and Other Phantasms” features four short plays: “The Realtor” by Kate Danley, “The Tooth Dealer” by Andrew Meyers, “More” by Anna Tatelman, and “Pray Tell” by Kevin Harrang; and music by Betsy Boyer, Kevin Harrang, and David Sorey.

Seating (general) begins 30 min before showtime. Ages 21+

Location: Jules Maes Saloon (5919 Airport Way S., Seattle)

Tickets (when available) here.

 

May
29
Wed
The Adding Machine – UW Drama @ Jones Playhouse (Seattle – U-District)
May 29 @ 2:00 pm

In this unique adaptation of The Adding Machine, the unremarkable Mr. Zero, an accountant, is unexpectedly replaced by an adding machine. What follows is a series of remarkable events during and after his life that are outside of his control — or are they? In this devised adaptation, director Ryan Purcell and student artists will examine the present-day emergence of artificial intelligence in the context of Rice’s prescient expressionistic classic of the 1920s.

A new devised adaptation, directed by Ryan Guzzo Purcell. Based on the play by Elmer Rice.

Previews 5/18, 5/21; opens 5/23

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

 

May
30
Thu
The Adding Machine – UW Drama @ Jones Playhouse (Seattle – U-District)
May 30 @ 2:00 pm

In this unique adaptation of The Adding Machine, the unremarkable Mr. Zero, an accountant, is unexpectedly replaced by an adding machine. What follows is a series of remarkable events during and after his life that are outside of his control — or are they? In this devised adaptation, director Ryan Purcell and student artists will examine the present-day emergence of artificial intelligence in the context of Rice’s prescient expressionistic classic of the 1920s.

A new devised adaptation, directed by Ryan Guzzo Purcell. Based on the play by Elmer Rice.

Previews 5/18, 5/21; opens 5/23

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

 

Coppélia – Conversation & Dress Rehearsal @ Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle Center)
May 30 @ 5:30 pm

Enjoy an in-depth discussion with PNB artists and experts before attending an exclusive dress rehearsal performance with PNB Company dancers and the PNB Orchestra. You’ll get insider information and a sneak peek at the show.

Conversations & Dress Rehearsal event tickets are pay-what-you-choose, with $25 donation suggested. Info and tickets here.

 

About Coppélia:

When a silent beauty appears on the balcony of toymaker Doctor Coppelius’ workshop, it spells trouble for sweethearts Swanilda and Franz: he’s smitten and she’s determined to confront her rival and win back her beau. With spirited mime, bravura dancing, and Léo Delibes’ famously melodic score, Coppélia is one of ballet’s greatest comedies and perfect for all ages. Choreographed by Alexandra Danilova and George Balanchine. See show info, cast lists (subject to change), and performance tickets here.

 

Gunked! @ Annex Theatre (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
May 30 @ 7:30 pm

The creative team behind a late-1980s kids’ cable network is on the eve of launching a high-energy, neon-colored competition series. Will they succeed, or will it be a slime-a-riffic, televised, darkly comic catastrophe? It’s Double Dare meets Noises Off in Gunked!

Written by Marcus Gorman and Jo Jo Stiletto; directed by Tootsie Spangles.

Preview 5/30, opens 5/31

Tickets (sliding scale and pay-what-you-choose available for all) here.

 

Unrivaled @ Seattle Public Theater (Seattle – Green Lake)
May 30 @ 7:30 pm

11th century ladies-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shonagon are, to this day, two of Japan’s most beloved writers.
They also kind of hated each other.

Unrivaled is about friendship, heartbreak, and what it means to be a female artist. And no matter how much things change, the more they stay the same … even after a thousand years. A co-production with SIS Productions. Written by Rosie Nagasaki; directed by Mimi Katano.

Tickets $10-$100 (sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Skye Hughes: The Body of Pain @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
May 30 @ 8:00 pm

the body of pain is an investigation of the pain of this American social and political moment and the systems of harm that perpetuate oppression and destruction of the planet. Through the lens of identity politics, it deconstructs rhetoric working within the 21st century information war fueling inequality, violence, and exploitation. It draws parallels between what is enacted upon the body and the planet. Going from the micro to the macro – individual somatic experience, through social and political phenomena, to the metaphysical – it imagines the end of humanity in images. Featuring Nabilah Ahmed, Miri Daniels, Kaitlin McCarthy, Kennedy Polovich, Sonam Tshedzom Tingkhye, and Kristen Yeung.

A new multi-media performance created and directed by Skye Hughes, produced by Jeffrey Azevedo.

Tickets here.

 

May
31
Fri
The Adding Machine – UW Drama @ Jones Playhouse (Seattle – U-District)
May 31 @ 2:00 pm

In this unique adaptation of The Adding Machine, the unremarkable Mr. Zero, an accountant, is unexpectedly replaced by an adding machine. What follows is a series of remarkable events during and after his life that are outside of his control — or are they? In this devised adaptation, director Ryan Purcell and student artists will examine the present-day emergence of artificial intelligence in the context of Rice’s prescient expressionistic classic of the 1920s.

A new devised adaptation, directed by Ryan Guzzo Purcell. Based on the play by Elmer Rice.

Previews 5/18, 5/21; opens 5/23

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

 

Coppélia @ Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle Center)
May 31 @ 7:30 pm

When a silent beauty appears on the balcony of toymaker Doctor Coppelius’ workshop, it spells trouble for sweethearts Swanilda and Franz: he’s smitten and she’s determined to confront her rival and win back her beau. With spirited mime, bravura dancing, and Léo Delibes’ famously melodic score, Coppélia is one of ballet’s greatest comedies and perfect for all ages. Choreographed by Alexandra Danilova and George Balanchine.

Pay-what-you-choose performance on 6/6. (See PWYC and discount ticket info here.)

Show info, cast lists (subject to change), and tickets here.

 

Gunked! @ Annex Theatre (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
May 31 @ 7:30 pm

The creative team behind a late-1980s kids’ cable network is on the eve of launching a high-energy, neon-colored competition series. Will they succeed, or will it be a slime-a-riffic, televised, darkly comic catastrophe? It’s Double Dare meets Noises Off in Gunked!

Written by Marcus Gorman and Jo Jo Stiletto; directed by Tootsie Spangles.

Preview 5/30, opens 5/31

Tickets (sliding scale and pay-what-you-choose available for all) here.

 

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again! @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
May 31 @ 7:30 pm

The year is 2065. The sun has exploded, a dystopian nightmare has been realized, and the world has been taken over by aliens. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales aren’t on the best of terms, but decide to put their falling-out behind them for a final reunion extravaganza. From the creators of 2014’s crowd favorite The Vaudevillians, experience the comedy, music, and saucy stylings of two of the Pacific Northwest’s standout entertainers.

Written and performed by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 6/13 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 6/22 (matinee).

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

Tickets here.

 

Unrivaled @ Seattle Public Theater (Seattle – Green Lake)
May 31 @ 7:30 pm

11th century ladies-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shonagon are, to this day, two of Japan’s most beloved writers.
They also kind of hated each other.

Unrivaled is about friendship, heartbreak, and what it means to be a female artist. And no matter how much things change, the more they stay the same … even after a thousand years. A co-production with SIS Productions. Written by Rosie Nagasaki; directed by Mimi Katano.

Tickets $10-$100 (sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Shakespeare Up Close: Ages of Being @ New City Theater (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
May 31 @ 8:00 pm

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

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

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

Tickets ($23) here.

 

Skye Hughes: The Body of Pain @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
May 31 @ 8:00 pm

the body of pain is an investigation of the pain of this American social and political moment and the systems of harm that perpetuate oppression and destruction of the planet. Through the lens of identity politics, it deconstructs rhetoric working within the 21st century information war fueling inequality, violence, and exploitation. It draws parallels between what is enacted upon the body and the planet. Going from the micro to the macro – individual somatic experience, through social and political phenomena, to the metaphysical – it imagines the end of humanity in images. Featuring Nabilah Ahmed, Miri Daniels, Kaitlin McCarthy, Kennedy Polovich, Sonam Tshedzom Tingkhye, and Kristen Yeung.

A new multi-media performance created and directed by Skye Hughes, produced by Jeffrey Azevedo.

Tickets here.

 

Jun
1
Sat
Coppélia @ Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle Center)
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm

When a silent beauty appears on the balcony of toymaker Doctor Coppelius’ workshop, it spells trouble for sweethearts Swanilda and Franz: he’s smitten and she’s determined to confront her rival and win back her beau. With spirited mime, bravura dancing, and Léo Delibes’ famously melodic score, Coppélia is one of ballet’s greatest comedies and perfect for all ages. Choreographed by Alexandra Danilova and George Balanchine.

Pay-what-you-choose performance on 6/6. (See PWYC and discount ticket info here.)

Show info, cast lists (subject to change), and tickets here.

 

The Adding Machine – UW Drama @ Jones Playhouse (Seattle – U-District)
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm

In this unique adaptation of The Adding Machine, the unremarkable Mr. Zero, an accountant, is unexpectedly replaced by an adding machine. What follows is a series of remarkable events during and after his life that are outside of his control — or are they? In this devised adaptation, director Ryan Purcell and student artists will examine the present-day emergence of artificial intelligence in the context of Rice’s prescient expressionistic classic of the 1920s.

A new devised adaptation, directed by Ryan Guzzo Purcell. Based on the play by Elmer Rice.

Previews 5/18, 5/21; opens 5/23

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

 

The Adding Machine – UW Drama @ Jones Playhouse (Seattle – U-District)
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm

In this unique adaptation of The Adding Machine, the unremarkable Mr. Zero, an accountant, is unexpectedly replaced by an adding machine. What follows is a series of remarkable events during and after his life that are outside of his control — or are they? In this devised adaptation, director Ryan Purcell and student artists will examine the present-day emergence of artificial intelligence in the context of Rice’s prescient expressionistic classic of the 1920s.

A new devised adaptation, directed by Ryan Guzzo Purcell. Based on the play by Elmer Rice.

Previews 5/18, 5/21; opens 5/23

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

 

Coppélia @ Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle Center)
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm

When a silent beauty appears on the balcony of toymaker Doctor Coppelius’ workshop, it spells trouble for sweethearts Swanilda and Franz: he’s smitten and she’s determined to confront her rival and win back her beau. With spirited mime, bravura dancing, and Léo Delibes’ famously melodic score, Coppélia is one of ballet’s greatest comedies and perfect for all ages. Choreographed by Alexandra Danilova and George Balanchine.

Pay-what-you-choose performance on 6/6. (See PWYC and discount ticket info here.)

Show info, cast lists (subject to change), and tickets here.

 

Gunked! @ Annex Theatre (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm

The creative team behind a late-1980s kids’ cable network is on the eve of launching a high-energy, neon-colored competition series. Will they succeed, or will it be a slime-a-riffic, televised, darkly comic catastrophe? It’s Double Dare meets Noises Off in Gunked!

Written by Marcus Gorman and Jo Jo Stiletto; directed by Tootsie Spangles.

Preview 5/30, opens 5/31

Tickets (sliding scale and pay-what-you-choose available for all) here.

 

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again! @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm

The year is 2065. The sun has exploded, a dystopian nightmare has been realized, and the world has been taken over by aliens. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales aren’t on the best of terms, but decide to put their falling-out behind them for a final reunion extravaganza. From the creators of 2014’s crowd favorite The Vaudevillians, experience the comedy, music, and saucy stylings of two of the Pacific Northwest’s standout entertainers.

Written and performed by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 6/13 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 6/22 (matinee).

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

Tickets here.

 

Unrivaled @ Seattle Public Theater (Seattle – Green Lake)
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm

11th century ladies-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shonagon are, to this day, two of Japan’s most beloved writers.
They also kind of hated each other.

Unrivaled is about friendship, heartbreak, and what it means to be a female artist. And no matter how much things change, the more they stay the same … even after a thousand years. A co-production with SIS Productions. Written by Rosie Nagasaki; directed by Mimi Katano.

Tickets $10-$100 (sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Shakespeare Up Close: Ages of Being @ New City Theater (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm

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

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

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

Tickets ($23) here.

 

Skye Hughes: The Body of Pain @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm

the body of pain is an investigation of the pain of this American social and political moment and the systems of harm that perpetuate oppression and destruction of the planet. Through the lens of identity politics, it deconstructs rhetoric working within the 21st century information war fueling inequality, violence, and exploitation. It draws parallels between what is enacted upon the body and the planet. Going from the micro to the macro – individual somatic experience, through social and political phenomena, to the metaphysical – it imagines the end of humanity in images. Featuring Nabilah Ahmed, Miri Daniels, Kaitlin McCarthy, Kennedy Polovich, Sonam Tshedzom Tingkhye, and Kristen Yeung.

A new multi-media performance created and directed by Skye Hughes, produced by Jeffrey Azevedo.

Tickets here.

 

Jun
2
Sun
The Adding Machine – UW Drama @ Jones Playhouse (Seattle – U-District)
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm

In this unique adaptation of The Adding Machine, the unremarkable Mr. Zero, an accountant, is unexpectedly replaced by an adding machine. What follows is a series of remarkable events during and after his life that are outside of his control — or are they? In this devised adaptation, director Ryan Purcell and student artists will examine the present-day emergence of artificial intelligence in the context of Rice’s prescient expressionistic classic of the 1920s.

A new devised adaptation, directed by Ryan Guzzo Purcell. Based on the play by Elmer Rice.

Previews 5/18, 5/21; opens 5/23

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

 

Unrivaled @ Seattle Public Theater (Seattle – Green Lake)
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm

11th century ladies-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shonagon are, to this day, two of Japan’s most beloved writers.
They also kind of hated each other.

Unrivaled is about friendship, heartbreak, and what it means to be a female artist. And no matter how much things change, the more they stay the same … even after a thousand years. A co-production with SIS Productions. Written by Rosie Nagasaki; directed by Mimi Katano.

Tickets $10-$100 (sliding scale available for all) here.

 

[CANCELED] Sandbox Radio: Redux @ Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle – International Dist)
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm

[NOTE: Show is postponed, and location changed. Now 9/29 at Town Hall Seattle]

The variety show in the style of a live radio broadcast is back. Join Sandbox Radio for a fresh new episode filled with all the things you love. Featuring writing by Scot Augustson, Elizabeth Heffron, and Maggie Lee; music direction by Angie Louise; all your favorite Sandbox Radio players; an appearance by The Love Markets; musical guests The Half Brothers, and more. Produced and directed by Leslie Law and Richard Ziman.

It’s been a bit since Sandbox last hit the dial with a live episode, and it’s time to make up for lost years!

Location: Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave S)

Discount tickets available for artists/industry.

Tickets ($37) here.

 

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again! @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm

The year is 2065. The sun has exploded, a dystopian nightmare has been realized, and the world has been taken over by aliens. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales aren’t on the best of terms, but decide to put their falling-out behind them for a final reunion extravaganza. From the creators of 2014’s crowd favorite The Vaudevillians, experience the comedy, music, and saucy stylings of two of the Pacific Northwest’s standout entertainers.

Written and performed by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 6/13 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 6/22 (matinee).

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

Tickets here.

 

Jun
3
Mon
Gunked! @ Annex Theatre (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm

The creative team behind a late-1980s kids’ cable network is on the eve of launching a high-energy, neon-colored competition series. Will they succeed, or will it be a slime-a-riffic, televised, darkly comic catastrophe? It’s Double Dare meets Noises Off in Gunked!

Written by Marcus Gorman and Jo Jo Stiletto; directed by Tootsie Spangles.

Preview 5/30, opens 5/31

Tickets (sliding scale and pay-what-you-choose available for all) here.

 

Jun
4
Tue
Plays on Tap (readings) – Copious Love @ Jules Maes Saloon (Seattle – Georgetown)
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm

Plays on Tap returns with new play readings and events every first Tuesday, now at Jules Maes Saloon. Be a part of this quick and dirty play reading process that provides playwrights the opportunity to hear new works read out loud by professional actors and receive feedback from audiences.

Plays on tap for 2024 include:

Con-Veiled by Ejay Amor (3/5)
Madaling Sabihin (Easy to Say) by Alegra Batara
No More Candy by Mikki Gillette
Welcome to Betty’s Diner by Marcus Gorman
SKIN by Anamaria Guerzon
Peggy by Maggie Higginbothom

Doors at 7, reading at 7:30. Ages 21+

Location: back room at Jules Maes Saloon (5919 Airport Way S, Seattle)

Free admission, no tickets required. Info here.

 

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again! @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm

The year is 2065. The sun has exploded, a dystopian nightmare has been realized, and the world has been taken over by aliens. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales aren’t on the best of terms, but decide to put their falling-out behind them for a final reunion extravaganza. From the creators of 2014’s crowd favorite The Vaudevillians, experience the comedy, music, and saucy stylings of two of the Pacific Northwest’s standout entertainers.

Written and performed by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 6/13 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 6/22 (matinee).

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

Tickets here.

 

Jun
5
Wed
Clyde’s @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm

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

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

Preview 6/5; opens 6/6

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

Tickets ($48.50) here.

 

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again! @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm

The year is 2065. The sun has exploded, a dystopian nightmare has been realized, and the world has been taken over by aliens. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales aren’t on the best of terms, but decide to put their falling-out behind them for a final reunion extravaganza. From the creators of 2014’s crowd favorite The Vaudevillians, experience the comedy, music, and saucy stylings of two of the Pacific Northwest’s standout entertainers.

Written and performed by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 6/13 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 6/22 (matinee).

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

Tickets here.

 

Jun
6
Thu
Clyde’s @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm

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

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

Preview 6/5; opens 6/6

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

Tickets ($48.50) here.

 

Coppélia @ Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle Center) (PWYC)
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm

When a silent beauty appears on the balcony of toymaker Doctor Coppelius’ workshop, it spells trouble for sweethearts Swanilda and Franz: he’s smitten and she’s determined to confront her rival and win back her beau. With spirited mime, bravura dancing, and Léo Delibes’ famously melodic score, Coppélia is one of ballet’s greatest comedies and perfect for all ages. Choreographed by Alexandra Danilova and George Balanchine.

Pay-what-you-choose performance on 6/6. (See PWYC and discount ticket info here.)

Show info, cast lists (subject to change), and advance tickets here.

 

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

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

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

Preview 6/5; opens 6/6

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

Tickets ($48.50) here.

 

Coppélia @ Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle Center)
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm

When a silent beauty appears on the balcony of toymaker Doctor Coppelius’ workshop, it spells trouble for sweethearts Swanilda and Franz: he’s smitten and she’s determined to confront her rival and win back her beau. With spirited mime, bravura dancing, and Léo Delibes’ famously melodic score, Coppélia is one of ballet’s greatest comedies and perfect for all ages. Choreographed by Alexandra Danilova and George Balanchine.

Pay-what-you-choose performance on 6/6. (See PWYC and discount ticket info here.)

Show info, cast lists (subject to change), and tickets here.

 

Gunked! @ Annex Theatre (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm

The creative team behind a late-1980s kids’ cable network is on the eve of launching a high-energy, neon-colored competition series. Will they succeed, or will it be a slime-a-riffic, televised, darkly comic catastrophe? It’s Double Dare meets Noises Off in Gunked!

Written by Marcus Gorman and Jo Jo Stiletto; directed by Tootsie Spangles.

Preview 5/30, opens 5/31

Tickets (sliding scale and pay-what-you-choose available for all) here.

 

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again! @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm

The year is 2065. The sun has exploded, a dystopian nightmare has been realized, and the world has been taken over by aliens. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales aren’t on the best of terms, but decide to put their falling-out behind them for a final reunion extravaganza. From the creators of 2014’s crowd favorite The Vaudevillians, experience the comedy, music, and saucy stylings of two of the Pacific Northwest’s standout entertainers.

Written and performed by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 6/13 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 6/22 (matinee).

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

Tickets here.

 

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

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

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

Tickets here.

 

Sweets by Kate – Lowbrow Opera Collective @ Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle – International Dist)
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm

A chamber opera in two acts

When Elizabeth Brigmann’s father dies suddenly, she decides to return to the small town that shunned her for coming out as gay twelve years earlier. Amid the outwardly-cheery glow of 1950’s rural America, Elizabeth and her partner, Kate, must navigate the lurking disapproval of the town, the teetering success of Elizabeth’s family business, and her family’s (quite literal) deals with the Devil.

The Devil’s dirty (and downright Mozartian) scheme to run the young couple out of town hinges on his assertion that American prejudice is immovable and that he can make the townspeople hate what they don’t understand with the smallest nudge. But – as Kate already knows and the Devil himself fears – people will surprise you. Composition by Griffin Candey, libretto by Thom Miller.

Location: Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave S)

Tickets $10+ (sliding scale offered for all) here.

 

Shakespeare Up Close: Ages of Being @ New City Theater (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm

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

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

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

Tickets ($23) here.

 

Jun
8
Sat
Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again! @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm

The year is 2065. The sun has exploded, a dystopian nightmare has been realized, and the world has been taken over by aliens. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales aren’t on the best of terms, but decide to put their falling-out behind them for a final reunion extravaganza. From the creators of 2014’s crowd favorite The Vaudevillians, experience the comedy, music, and saucy stylings of two of the Pacific Northwest’s standout entertainers.

Written and performed by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 6/13 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 6/22 (matinee).

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

Tickets here.

 

Clyde’s @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm

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

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

Preview 6/5; opens 6/6

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

Tickets ($48.50) here.

 

Coppélia @ Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle Center)
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm

When a silent beauty appears on the balcony of toymaker Doctor Coppelius’ workshop, it spells trouble for sweethearts Swanilda and Franz: he’s smitten and she’s determined to confront her rival and win back her beau. With spirited mime, bravura dancing, and Léo Delibes’ famously melodic score, Coppélia is one of ballet’s greatest comedies and perfect for all ages. Choreographed by Alexandra Danilova and George Balanchine.

Pay-what-you-choose performance on 6/6. (See PWYC and discount ticket info here.)

Show info, cast lists (subject to change), and tickets here.

 

Gunked! @ Annex Theatre (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm

The creative team behind a late-1980s kids’ cable network is on the eve of launching a high-energy, neon-colored competition series. Will they succeed, or will it be a slime-a-riffic, televised, darkly comic catastrophe? It’s Double Dare meets Noises Off in Gunked!

Written by Marcus Gorman and Jo Jo Stiletto; directed by Tootsie Spangles.

Preview 5/30, opens 5/31

Tickets (sliding scale and pay-what-you-choose available for all) here.

 

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again! @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm

The year is 2065. The sun has exploded, a dystopian nightmare has been realized, and the world has been taken over by aliens. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales aren’t on the best of terms, but decide to put their falling-out behind them for a final reunion extravaganza. From the creators of 2014’s crowd favorite The Vaudevillians, experience the comedy, music, and saucy stylings of two of the Pacific Northwest’s standout entertainers.

Written and performed by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 6/13 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 6/22 (matinee).

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

Tickets here.

 

Spring Awakening @ The 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm

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

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

Tickets here.

 

Sweets by Kate – Lowbrow Opera Collective @ Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle – International Dist)
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm

A chamber opera in two acts

When Elizabeth Brigmann’s father dies suddenly, she decides to return to the small town that shunned her for coming out as gay twelve years earlier. Amid the outwardly-cheery glow of 1950’s rural America, Elizabeth and her partner, Kate, must navigate the lurking disapproval of the town, the teetering success of Elizabeth’s family business, and her family’s (quite literal) deals with the Devil.

The Devil’s dirty (and downright Mozartian) scheme to run the young couple out of town hinges on his assertion that American prejudice is immovable and that he can make the townspeople hate what they don’t understand with the smallest nudge. But – as Kate already knows and the Devil himself fears – people will surprise you. Composition by Griffin Candey, libretto by Thom Miller.

Location: Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave S)

Tickets $10+ (sliding scale offered for all) here.

 

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

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

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

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

Tickets ($23) here.

 

Jun
9
Sun
Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again! @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm

The year is 2065. The sun has exploded, a dystopian nightmare has been realized, and the world has been taken over by aliens. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales aren’t on the best of terms, but decide to put their falling-out behind them for a final reunion extravaganza. From the creators of 2014’s crowd favorite The Vaudevillians, experience the comedy, music, and saucy stylings of two of the Pacific Northwest’s standout entertainers.

Written and performed by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 6/13 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 6/22 (matinee).

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

Tickets here.

 

Coppélia @ Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle Center)
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm

When a silent beauty appears on the balcony of toymaker Doctor Coppelius’ workshop, it spells trouble for sweethearts Swanilda and Franz: he’s smitten and she’s determined to confront her rival and win back her beau. With spirited mime, bravura dancing, and Léo Delibes’ famously melodic score, Coppélia is one of ballet’s greatest comedies and perfect for all ages. Choreographed by Alexandra Danilova and George Balanchine.

Pay-what-you-choose performance on 6/6. (See PWYC and discount ticket info here.)

Show info, cast lists (subject to change), and tickets here.

 

Gunked! @ Annex Theatre (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm

The creative team behind a late-1980s kids’ cable network is on the eve of launching a high-energy, neon-colored competition series. Will they succeed, or will it be a slime-a-riffic, televised, darkly comic catastrophe? It’s Double Dare meets Noises Off in Gunked!

Written by Marcus Gorman and Jo Jo Stiletto; directed by Tootsie Spangles.

Preview 5/30, opens 5/31

Tickets (sliding scale and pay-what-you-choose available for all) here.

 

Clyde’s @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jun 9 @ 3:00 pm

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

A co-production with The Hansberry Project

Preview 6/5; opens 6/6

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

Tickets ($48.50) here.