Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is truly a love story for the ages. In a magical kingdom below the waves, we meet Ariel, a little mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom. She dreams of living in the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there -- like trading in her tail for human legs. Take an enchanting trip under the sea with everyone's favorite mermaid princess and her crabby sidekick, Sebastian, as they battle evil sea witch Ursula and win the heart of human prince Eric. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this production of the fishy fable at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
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 the Everett Performing Arts Center.
In this romantic comedy for the digital age, Karen and Max are getting hitched ... if their work will ever let them be together in the same city at the same time. But in our constantly connected world, plugged-in as we always are to email, texts and camera phones, do a modern bride and groom even need to be in the same country to go on a honeymoon together? Described by The New Yorker as a "tour de force with physical and verbal comedy to spare," For Better is a clever farce that pokes fun at our overdependence on gadgets. Catch all the fun at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds.
Fun Home -- winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical -- has been praised as "the best of what Broadway can do" (Associated Press) and "something of a miracle" (New York Magazine). Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home tells the story of Alison at three different ages, alongside her uniquely dysfunctional family -- her mother, brothers and brilliant, volatile father. Intimate, emotional and refreshingly honest, Fun Home captures the experience of seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Get your Goldstar exclusive pre-sale tickets to the show Newsday calls "a blazingly original heartbreaker and a nonstop treasure of invention" at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.
Gilbert & Sullivan's satirical story of mistaken identity, love, intrigue and duty in the British navy, with irresistible tunes and hilariously intricate lyrics, is one of the legendary duo's most beloved operettas. H.M.S. Pinafore is the tale of a gentlemanly captain who has arranged for his daughter to marry the First Lord of the Admiralty. The trouble is, she's already in love with a common sailor. The couple's plot to elope is discovered by the captain, but a surprise twist at the end changes everything. Poking good-natured fun at class discrimination, this superb example of a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta has remained immensely popular throughout the 130-plus years since its debut and contributed significantly to the development of modern musical theater. Take a theatrical journey aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore at The Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, courtesy of the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society.
Set in the Depression-era Memphis, Hoodoo Love is a story of resilience, longing and passion set to the blues music of the American South. It follows Toulou, a young black woman trying to pursue her dream of becoming a blues singer after escaping the Mississippi cotton fields. Then she falls for a rambling, silver-tongued, blues lover, the notorious Ace of Spades, and finds that the best-laid plans are seldom clear or easy. Written in vivid language that captures the blues, Hoodoo Love was penned by award-winning playwright -- and Memphis native -- Katori Hall (The Mountaintop). The term "Hoodoo" refers to the traditional African American folk spirituality and healing traditions from West Africa, that can be used to alter the fortunes of its practitioners. Sound Theatre Company presents the production in partnership with The Hansberry Project at Center Theatre in Seattle.
Sip and unwind with an icy cocktail and embrace the summer fun at the historic Pike Place Market with Can Can Cabaret's brand spankin' new seasonal show Ice Cream. Can Can's stage transforms into a classic doo-wop decked out ice cream parlor, complete with pastels, glitter, and most importantly -- sugar! Inspired by summer cult classics like Grease, Hairspray and Beach Party, you'll enjoy this heated kickoff of upbeat dance numbers filled with glitz and glutes.
Spend an evening with Seattle's best female impersonators as they take on the personas of Cher, Lady Gaga, Pink, Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli and more. The perfect gender-bending show for celebrating any occasion -- a birthday, anniversary, bachelorette party or a night out with friends -- Le Faux is the longest-running show of its kind in the city, with exciting and outrageous performances every night and a full cast of dancers. Julia's on Broadway also offers a full bar and appetizers before and during the show, and the host will even bring your special guest on stage for a little embarrassment in front of the entire audience.
Experience this enchanting fairytale musical in the magical setting of the Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, nestled among 95 acres of gorgeous parkland. The famed story of the princess and the pea comes to life in this rollicking Broadway adaptation, in which Winnifred is just an ordinary, high-spirited girl who wants to escape her childhood home: a swamp. Driven by true love, she swims the castle moat to be with the young Prince Dauntless the Drab, her knight in shining armor. However, before they can marry, his overprotective mother concocts a secret test that the young princess must pass before she'll allow them to wed. Of course, it's hard to prepare when sleep is in such short supply, even on a stack of 20 mattresses. Hitch a ride on this rollicking, song-filled road to happily-ever-after.
Spend a night with the eccentric and lovable residents of Schrampflin Falls, a fictional small town in Washington. Seattle's Unexpected Productions' Market Theater is transformed into the infamous little burg for this improvised show. When you pay a visit, you'll provide suggestions that bring the scandalous secrets of the town and its residents to life. Each show will feature real crime clippings from small-town newspapers all over the U.S. to inspire the events in Schrampflin Falls.
Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act is a devastating love story about an interracial couple hiding their illegal love in South Africa during the heights of apartheid. One night, while sharing their hopes and fears during a secret rendezvous, a black African principal and a white librarian are discovered by police. The second half of this tragically beautiful play rolls out like a surreal poem -- unwrapping the psychological effects of institutional racism and exposing the characters' innermost fears. See how Athol Fugard's 1972 tale of love, hatred and ignorance still resonates today when the production comes to Seattle's Theater Schmeater at The Schmee.
It's the Devil's last night on Earth, and she and her mischievous cohorts are ready to titillate, beguile and entertain you with fantastical stories of the Devil's greatest triumphs -- and her darkest secrets. Part of Cafe Nordo's experimental Pressure Cooker series, Sundown at the Devil's House is a fiendishly fun piece that fuses anarchic theatre, live music and strange goings-on into one devilishly clever story about the The Great Deceiver's love of music and mankind. Enjoy a little hell on Earth when Sundown at the Devil's House takes the stage at Seattle's Cafe Nordo.