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Brighton Beach Memoirs  
SecondStory Repertory Brighton Beach Memoirs
 
Neil Simon changed the course of his career when he wrote Brighton Beach Memoirs, the first play of his Tony Award-winning Eugene Trilogy. Never before had Simon's writing been so personal, reflecting the actual individuals and hardships that defined his Depression-era youth. The play introduces Eugene Morris Jerome, a Jewish-American teenager in the throes of puberty. Complicating Eugene's coming-of-age are the relatives who share his family's cramped Brooklyn apartment, including his parents, his older brother, his aunt and his two female cousins, one of whom he finds far too attractive for his own good. Critics have praised the play for its humor, but also for its clear-eyed look at the tough choices that faced many American families in the '30s. Enjoy Brighton Beach Memoirs at Redmond's SecondStory Repertory.
   
Butterflies Are Free  
Woodinville Repertory Theatre Butterflies Are Free
 
A touching and humorous play about doubt, heartbreak and taking risks, Butterflies Are Free centers on Don Baker -- a blind young man who's lived for years in the shadow of his alter ego, "Donny Dark," a character in the children's books written by his mother. When Don decides to finally break away from his controlling mother, he moves to an apartment in Manhattan to pursue his dream of being a songwriter. But when Mrs. Baker comes to visit and meets her son's quirky actress neighbor (played memorably by Goldie Hawn in the 1972 film), her controlling nature kicks into overdrive. Come to Woodinville Repertory Theatre to see for yourself whether Don is able to stand up to her, or if he succumbs to parental power.
   
Cabaret  
The Paramount Theatre Cabaret
 
Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd--and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time." Right this way, your table's waiting at Cabaret, John Kander, Fred Ebb And Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.
   
Company  
Renton Civic Theatre Company
 
A sophisticated classic that remains as tart and incisive as ever when it comes to exploring modern relationships, Stephen Sondheim's multiple Tony-winning musical comedy revolves around commitment-phobic Bobby, his three girlfriends, and the five married couples who happen to be his best friends. Writer George Furth's series of interlocking sketches are filled with wit and romantic ins-and-outs, while Sondheim's dazzling score features favorites like "The Ladies Who Lunch" and "Being Alive." This new production of Company comes to the stage at the Renton Civic Theatre.
   
Crossing Delancey  
Phoenix Theatre Crossing Delancey
 
Crossing Delancey follows Isabel, a modern young woman who lives alone, works in a book shop and passes her time visiting her grandmother in Manhattan's Lower East Side. This irascible granny and her matchmaker friend have found a "good catch" for Isabel, whose initial reluctance gives way to a blossoming romance. Playwright Susan Sandler's charming romantic comedy was adapted into a 1988 film, which earned star Amy Irving a Golden Globe nomination. Now you can see the original theatrical version at Edmonds' Phoenix Theatre.
   
Downstairs  
ACT Downstairs
 
An unwanted houseguest is never an ideal situation, but the edgy new drama Downstairs turns it into a dog-eat-dog battle of wills when a brilliant lost soul comes to stay in his sister's basement and refuses to leave. As the siblings try to make sense of their troubled past and figure out how to move forward, the menacing brother-in-law nears his breaking point. Watch the power plays, intriguing relationships and surprising humor unfold as Downstairs makes its Seattle debut in ACT's intimate Bullitt Cabaret.
   
Dreamgirls  
Francis J. Gaudette Theatre Dreamgirls
 
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.
   
The Game's Afoot  
Wade James Theatre The Game's Afoot
 
Winner of the 2012 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Play, Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot blends comedy and mystery to great effect. It's December 1936, and world-renowned actor William Gillette, best known for originating the role of Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his castle in Connecticut for a weekend of good old-fashioned carousing. But it's not long before one of the guests is discovered ... dead! Now it's up to Gillette himself to live up to his onscreen persona and identify the killer before he strikes again in this hilarious Edmonds Driftwood Players production of the whodunit at the Wade James Theatre.
   
Ice Cream  
Can Can Ice Cream
 
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.
   
Le Faux  
Julia's On Broadway Le Faux
 
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.
   
The Legend of Georgia McBride  
ACT The Legend of Georgia McBride
 
What do you do when your Elvis act gets the axe? With a pregnant wife, a woefully empty bank account and an eviction notice coming his way any minute, Casey is left with no choice but to trade in his signature jumpsuit for sequins and start strutting his stuff around the Florida panhandle as the area's newest drag queen. A music-filled comedy about finding your true voice, this ACT production of The Legend of Georgia McBride at Seattle's Allen Theatre at ACT will have you laughing and rooting for the underdog inside of us all.
   
Lost Falls  
Cafe Nordo Lost Falls
 
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.
   
Medicine Ball: Playwrights vs. Poets  
Erickson Theatre Off Broadway Medicine Ball: Playwrights vs. Poets
 
The theme of this year's festival may be "unity," but seven playwrights and seven poets will find themselves on opposite sides of the ring in this annual "literary boxing match." In a series of head-to-head challenges at the Erickson Theatre Off Broadway, each talented wordsmith and an ensemble of top Seattle theater talent stage an original work inspired by a piece of visual art from a local gallery. You'll judge the result, and each member of the winning team will take home a prized bottle of Two Buck Chuck.
   
The Realistic Joneses  
12th Ave Arts The Realistic Joneses
 
The New York Times declares that "Plays as funny and moving, as wonderful and weird as The Realistic Joneses do not appear often on Broadway. Or ever, really." In a small American town, two couples find that they share identical homes, last names -- and much more. Pulitzer finalist Will Eno breathes life into the Joneses, who grapple with language, communication and what it means to truly know another person. A complex game of wits begins between the two couples, turning ordinary conversation into an extraordinary adventure. The Broadway premiere won a Drama Desk Special Award, and now you can see The Realistic Joneses at Seattle's 12th Ave Arts.
   
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion  
The 5th Avenue Theatre Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
 
Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre presents the world premiere of the musical adaptation of cult '90s comedy Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, directed by Rock of Ages' Kristin Hanggi with an '80s and '90s-themed score by Orange is the New Black's Gwendolyn Sanford and Brandon Jay. With their 10-year high school reunion coming up, inseperable best friends Romy and Michele are desperate to look wealthy and successful in order to show up their cruel former classmates. Arriving at the reunion, the friends tell their onetime tormentors that they got rich by inventing the Post-It note -- but as they go to greater and greater lengths to live up to their lie, Romy and Michele's relationship gets put to the ultimate test.
   
Welcome to Braggsville  
Seattle Center Welcome to Braggsville
 
Based on the acclaimed satirical novel by T. Geronimo Johnson, Welcome to Braggsville follows a college student whose personal tragedy becomes the center of a national media storm. With a sincere heart, this coming-of-age tale for a new generation intimately explores how all Americans are linked to -- and culpable in -- the country's racial and cultural injustices. Seattle's Book-It Repertory Theatre has adapted this astonishing, razor-sharp satire for the stage and now brings the world premiere to Center Theatre.