The birth of freedom, the Magna Carta, civil war, justice and the power of love are all wrapped up in the musical Cardinal Sins. The passionate story of unrequited love takes place in the Middle Ages, when the common man under the yoke of monarchy had his first taste of freedom. Inspired by true events, you'll witness the words and actions that inspired our modern ideals of fairness and justice. The epic story comes to Knutzen Family Theatre in Federal Way.
Full of onstage sparkle and backstage drama, the Tony- and Grammy Award-winning hit musical Dreamgirls tells the rags-to-riches tale of a fictional 1960s Motown girl group based on the stories of real-life acts like The Supremes and The Shirelles. Jam-packed with great R&B music, punctuated by show-stopping hits like "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" and "One Night Only," this modern classic pulls back the curtain on the emotional struggles that come along with fame and fortune -- and does so with plenty of soulful style. Don't miss Village Theatre's production of Dreamgirls at Issaquah's Francis J. Gaudette Theatre.
Grand Concourse is playwright and Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck's funny, compassionate play that speaks directly to our shared humanity. Running a soup kitchen in the Bronx with an iron spoon, Shelley has begun to question both her faith and her work. When a motivated -- if a bit capricious -- college dropout by the name of Emma volunteers at the soup kitchen, Shelley's struggles are intensified, pushing her to the breaking point. Made up of equal parts heart and humor, this touching and insightful look at everyday life examines faith, forgiveness and responsibility to others. See this Seattle Public Theater production of Grand Concourse on the stage of The Bathhouse Theater.
Here Lies Love traces the nonviolent restoration of democracy in the Philippines in 1986 and follows the meteoric rise and dramatic fall of the controversial First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos. The astonishing true story of Marcos is now an immersive, groundbreaking theatrical event by Talking Heads frontman and visual artist David Byrne. Seattle Rep's Bagley Wright Theatre transforms into a wild dance party, where techno beats spin and tell the story of the People Power Revolution that inspired the world and changed the Philippines forever. Two-time Tony-nominated director Alex Timbers helms Byrne and Fatboy Slim's one-of-a-kind "poperetta" about the Filipina "Steel Butterfly" and the power of the people.
Inspired by the much-anticipated return of David Lynch's trippy TV drama Twin Peaks, Lost Falls serves up a diabolical small-town murder mystery, with a side of live music and a five-course meal, filled with surrealist delights. A savory mashed potato donut with "damn fine" coffee gravy kicks off your theatrical dining adventure at Cafe Nordo's Culinarium in Seattle's Pioneer Square, where you'll find yourself immersed in an investigation into the deaths of two roadhouse chefs that takes some mind-bending turns. No word yet whether the Log Lady or cherry pie will be making an appearance.
Everyone is a suspect in the hilarious musical mystery Murder for Two. Officer Marcus Moscowicz, a small-town cop determined to rise to the rank of detective, sets out to solve the murder of a famous novelist. This off-Broadway hit features one actor playing the detective, while another plays all the suspects -- and they both play the piano. The two multi-talented actors bring this witty, winking homage to old-fashioned closed-room murder mysteries to the Falls Theatre at ACT in Seattle. Get caught up in the whirlwind of comedy, music, mystery and vaudeville-style mayhem.
Based on the beloved 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film, the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Sister Act tells the hilarious and uplifting tale of a wannabe disco diva whose life is turned upside down when she witnesses a crime and goes into hiding in a convent. As this free-spirited soul singer shakes things up under the watchful eye of Mother Superior, teaching her fellow sisters to sing, she rediscovers her own voice in the process. Featuring powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a moving story, this Tacoma Musical Playhouse production brings the spirit of the original to stage.