Every superhero has an origin story. And long before he became heavyweight world-boxing champion Muhammad Ali, 12-year-old Cassius Clay was just a kid living in Louisville, Kentucky during the nation's dark time of Jim Crow racism and segregation. But when his bike gets stolen, he meets a police officer who teaches him how to box. Climb into the ring with Clay as he battles his way into becoming one of history's greatest athletes and civil-rights advocates, through help from his loving family and his own fierce determination. Check out And In This Corner: Cassius Clay, written by NEA award-winning playwright Idris Goodwin, at the Seattle Children's Theatre.
ReAct Theatre revives its hit musical adaptation of Schoolhouse Rock Live! in celebration of the 45th anniversary of this ever-popular and educational pop-culture phenomenon. The entire family's sure to enjoy this unique and original staging of this fun musical at 12th Ave Arts in Seattle. Based on the beloved cartoon shorts from the 1970s, this nostalgic and campy romp through all your favorite Schoolhouse Rock songs includes such perennial faves as "Just a Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly," "Interplanet Janet," "Conjunction Junction" and many more. Knowledge is Power!
The producers of Broadway's smash hit The Illusionists have brought together the world's greatest entertainers for a spell-binding and incredible new holiday production. This year, make your holiday a thrilling one with A Magical Cirque Christmas. Experience the enchantment of Christmas with dazzling illusions and breathtaking cirque artists, performing to all your favorite holiday music. Don't miss husband-and-wife aerialist team Tyce and Mary Nielsen (finalists on this season's America's Got Talent), performing Duo Trapeze and Duo Roller Skating. Get into the spirit of the season with this merry treat that's perfect for the entire family!
Pacific Northwest Ballet's always enchanting production of The Nutcracker stars the company's dazzling dancers performing live to a 60-piece orchestra. Set to the cherished Tchaikovsky score and featuring George Balanchine's original choreography, this iconic version of the popular holiday ballet tells the timeless story of young Clara, who receives a nutcracker soldier as a gift and has a magical dream that her toy comes to life. Experience one of the Northwest's favorite holiday spectacles with your loved ones at Seattle's McCaw Hall.
You can bet your bottom dollar that there'll be plenty of fun when everyone's favorite orphan takes over Seattle this holiday season. The beloved story of a plucky young orphan who never gives up her dreams of finding a family, Annie brings back all the great characters you know and love, including the adorable scamp herself, the lovable Daddy Warbucks, his faithful assistant Grace and the wicked Miss Hannigan. Featuring unforgettable numbers like "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You" and the ever-optimistic "Tomorrow," this exciting new production from The 5th Avenue Theatre will leave you with a spring in your step and a song in your heart.
Experience the phenomenon as it once again leaps onto the Cadillac Palace Theatre stage. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you'll remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life." Let your imagination run wild at the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation Newsweek calls "a landmark event in entertainment."
When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus' help to discover the real meaning of Christmas. Be there this holiday season, when CampTMP's Honor Program presents the stage version of the award-winning 1965 TV special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse.