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
8
Thu
Mr. Dickens and His Carol @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.) (open captioned)
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

By Samantha Silva
Developed with and Directed by Braden Abraham

Charles Dickens should be looking forward to Christmas. When his latest book is a flop, putting both his popularity and finances in peril, his publishers give an ultimatum: write a Christmas book within a month or lose everything. Adapted for the stage from Samantha Silva’s critically acclaimed novel, this tale set in the heart of Victorian England weaves a fictional take on Dickens’ past, present, and future into a comedic and poignant new holiday classic. A world premiere.

Tickets ($32-$108) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances; see info here.

This performance is listed as a captioned performance (not ASL interpreted). ASL interpreted show scheduled for 12/17 matinee. See accessibility info here.

 

Note the following special dates: opening night (11/30), teen night (12/9), post-show events (12/15, 12/16), Victorian cosplay night (12/20), pre-show book signing (12/21)

And accessible performances: audio described (12/3 matinee), open captions (12/8 night), sensory friendly (12/10 matinee), ASL interpreted (12/17 matinee), mask-required performances (various)

See ticketing page for info

 

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

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

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

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

Tickets ($59-$199) here.

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

 

Dec
17
Sat
A Christmas Carol @ ACT (Downtown Seattle) (ASL interpreted)
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Gregory Falls
Directed by John Langs
Music by Adam Stern

Fill your heart with joy! ACT’s Yuletide Dickens classic proudly returns for the 47th year.

On a snowy Christmas Eve brimming with memorable characters, ghostly apparitions, and visits to the past, present, and future, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the joy of charity and redemption.

This performance is listed as ASL interpreted. As always, please check with the theatre to confirm that has not changed. ACT’s schedule of upcoming ASL-interpreted shows is here, and info on accessibility is here.

Tickets ($49-$94) here.

Note: Looking for more ASL-interpreted & open-captioned performances? See NWT’s calendar filter, updated regularly, here

Mr. Dickens and His Carol @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center – Mercer St.) (ASL interpreted)
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

By Samantha Silva
Developed with and Directed by Braden Abraham

Charles Dickens should be looking forward to Christmas. When his latest book is a flop, putting both his popularity and finances in peril, his publishers give an ultimatum: write a Christmas book within a month or lose everything. Adapted for the stage from Samantha Silva’s critically acclaimed novel, this tale set in the heart of Victorian England weaves a fictional take on Dickens’ past, present, and future into a comedic and poignant new holiday classic. A world premiere.

Tickets ($32-$108) here.

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances; see info here.

This performance is listed as ASL interpreted. As always, please check with the theatre to confirm that has not changed. See accessibility info here.

 

Note the following special dates: opening night (11/30), teen night (12/9), post-show events (12/15, 12/16), Victorian cosplay night (12/20), pre-show book signing (12/21)

And accessible performances: audio described (12/3 matinee), open captions (12/8 night), sensory friendly (12/10 matinee), ASL interpreted (12/17 matinee), mask-required performances (various)

See ticketing page for info

 

The Midwinter Revels @ Rialto Theater (Tacoma) (ASL interpreted)
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm

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

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

This performance is listed as ASL interpreted. As always, please check with the theatre to confirm that has not changed.

Tickets ($41-$44) here.

 

Dec
18
Sun
A Christmas Story @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma) (ASL interpreted)
Dec 18 @ 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).

Tickets ($27) here.

This performance is listed as ASL interpreted. As always, please check with the theatre to confirm that has not changed.

 

Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle) (open captioned)
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm

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

Tickets ($57+) here.

This performance is listed as a captioned performance (not ASL interpreted). ASL interpreted shows scheduled for 12/21 (evening) and 12/31 (matinee).

 

Dec
22
Thu
Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle) (ASL interpreted)
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm

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

Tickets ($57+) here.

This performance is listed as ASL interpreted. As always, please check with the theatre to confirm that has not changed.

 

Dec
31
Sat
Moulin Rouge! The Musical (touring) @ The Paramount (Downtown Seattle) (ASL interpreted)
Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm

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

Tickets ($57+) here.

This performance is listed as ASL interpreted. As always, please check with the theatre to confirm that has not changed.