Aviatrix Amelia Earhart, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson and author Agatha Christie each vanished mysteriously. Agatha disappeared for 11 days; Aimee disappeared for three weeks; and of course Amelia vanished completely. Vanishing Point, a musical comedy-fantasy, brings these three women together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives. Enjoy this Seattle Public Theater production at The Bathhouse Theater.
My, my, how can you resist it: The ultimate feel-good, ABBA musical spectacular has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Mamma Mia! tells the story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and one unforgettable trip down the aisle. Young bride-to-be Sophie wants nothing more than to have her father at her wedding. But there's a small problem: She has no idea which of mom's three former boyfriends might be the guy. So Sophie invites them all to the festivities at her mother's Greek isle taverna, and mayhem ensues. The show's tale of enduring love and friendship features all the beloved hit songs by ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "The Winner Takes It All," "Take a Chance on Me" and of course the tile tune. Don't miss Mamma Mia! when it comes to Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.
Frank Sinatra made women scream when he walked up to the microphone. With a twist of a phrase, men wept. His ability to interpret a song defined an American generation. Now Ol' Blue Eyes lives again in My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse. A nostalgic song-and-dance revue, My Way celebrates the pivotal moments in Sinatra's outsized, iconic life. From the swinging '40s to the bright lights of '60s Vegas to his firm lock on legend status in the '90s, this soaring tribute incorporates songs from across the Chairman of the Board's musical career, including memorable hits like "Strangers in the Night," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Fly Me to the Moon" and of course, "New York, New York."
Jake, owner of a bowling alley in a small Midwestern town, is sitting on a hilltop where he often comes to ruminate. This is the spot where two of his three wives are buried. Lois was zapped by lightning while carrying a bowling trophy in a thunderstorm, and Loretta was tragically killed by a ball return machine. In his younger days, Jake was a promising concert musician. But a foul tip baseball broke his fingers which subsequently healed into a perfect bowler's grip. Jake replays the key frames of his life, and, from time to time, is visited by his daughter Molly who has become adept at talking women into marrying her father for love and free lane time. But who is that nattily dressed man with dark glasses and a revolver lurking nearby? Don't miss More Fun Than Bowling at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds.
Whether you're a total square or a raging polkadot, families and kids of all sizes and shapes will dig this musical about acceptance and unexpected friendships. In Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, Lily Polkadot has just moved into the "Squares Only" side of town in the small Rockaway. As the first polkadot in her school, she's not allowed to join anyone, do anything or even use their drinking fountains! Thanks to the shy square Sky, however, they'll form a friendship that outweighs any challenges along the way. Come hang out at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse to experience this fun-loving musical, inspired by Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.
Scout Finch, the young heroine of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird comes to vibrant life in this moving adaptation. As her father Atticus defends a black man framed for a crime he didn't commit, Scout and her brother Jem see their small Southern town torn apart over issues of racism and injustice. This ever-timely story takes the stage at the Wade James Theatre in Edmonds.
Olivia is an attractive middle-aged author whose career is reaching the end of its shelf life. Ethan, a young internet phenom, is making a huge online splash with his sex-fueled blog. Their meeting in a secluded cabin results in an instant physical connection that evolves into something more as their adventures online and off raise a whole host of modern moral questions. Laura Eason (Netflix's House of Cards) wrote this sexy, provocative expose that playfully explores what happens when private lives become public domain. Catch this intelligent, modern romance at Seattle's 12th Ave Arts.
The time is the mid '70s, the place a city in upstate New York. John, a playwright, returns to his family's house, bringing with him a new play which he has written about them. His purpose is to obtain their permission to proceed with production, but his wealthy, very proper parents are cautious from the outset. For them the theatre is personified by the gracious, comforting era of the Lunts and Ina Claire, and they are disturbed by the bluntness of modern plays. And there's also John's sister Nina to contend with, although her reservations have to do with the fact that John has given her character such a minor role. Their confrontation takes place during the ritual of the cocktail hour, and as the martinis flow, so do the recriminations and revelations, both funny and poignant. Experience The Cocktail Hour at Renton Civic Theatre.
"Absolutely dazzling!" raves the Huffington Post. Actor and international piano virtuoso Hershey Felder embodies the iconic Irving Berlin to bring you the musical story of an immigrant boy who gave a country its voice. From Czarist Russia to New York's Lower East Side, and then throughout the world, Berlin's life and music epitomizes the American Dream, and his songs capture his patriotic vision of our country. Experience the stories behind this songwriter's most popular and enduring work, including "God Bless America," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "White Christmas" and more. Felder's signature creation of character and musical performance will astonish, move and delight at Seattle Rep - Bagley Wright Theatre. With this pre-sale offer, you'll be sure to nab tickets to what promises to be a popular show.
Drawing on the momentum from a Top 10 spot on NBC's The Voice, as well as more than a decade of experience working in the music industry, singer Kat Robichaud brings her band Darling Misfits to Seattle's Hales Ales Palladium for Misfit Cabaret, an exciting blend of musical theater, rock 'n' roll and vaudeville. Robichaud and her band create a night of decadence, bawdiness and damsels (not) in distress, complete with everything from burlesque to drag to circus to magic. For each new show, Robichaud writes two original songs keeping with the theme of the evening (this month: Grimm), as well as a special medley to kick off the evening. Imagine a place where your darkest dreams bloom into thrilling life -- that's what Misfit Cabaret is all about.
The Merchant of Venice has been hailed as one of Shakespeare's finest comedies -- which is quite an achievement for a play that grapples with issues of justice, mercy and anti-Semitism, all while one of the protagonists fights not to have a pound of flesh removed from his body. Venetian businessman Antonio borrows from Jewish moneylender Shylock in order to finance his friend Bessanio's attempt to propose to the wealthy heiress Portia, promising him a pound of his flesh if he can't repay the debt. When an unexpected calamity renders Antonio unable to pay up, he and his friends must fight in court to keep Shylock from collecting on his debt. Shakespeare's delightfully dark romantic comedy is coming to the Center Theatre in Seattle.
You unlock this off-the-cuff comedy show with the key of imagination ... you've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone UnScripted. Using little more than their razor-sharp imaginations, quick wits and audience suggestions, this show's talented performers will create an improvised parody in the style of the unforgettably mind-bending and classic show and other '60s sci-fi gems. Step into Tacoma's Pantages Theater each for a hilarious night of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas created in an instant.
Wave your jazz hands in the air, because Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate is coming to Seattle. The hilarious musical comedy, which became Porter's biggest Broadway hit, takes you behind the scenes of a production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew -- only this version of The Taming of the Shrew stars a feuding divorced couple. The sour exes turn their personal drama into fodder for an onstage war of the sexes unlike any other. With catchy songs like "So in Love," "Another Op'nin,' Another Show," "Too Darn Hot" and "Brush Up Your Shakespeare," the musical celebrates Shakespeare while also giving a nod to working in the theater -- including the joys, the madness and everything in between. Now you can take a trip back to the golden age of Hollywood when the show The New York Times called a "milestone musical" comes to the stage of The 5th Avenue Theatre.
Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block, at least until he finds his muse: Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will's greatest admirer and will stop at nothing to appear in his next play. In a classic case of mistaken identity and backstage theatrics, Will's love for Viola quickly blossoms, inspiring him to write his first masterpiece. This charming adaptation of the Academy Award-winning screenplay will drive you crazy with cross references to Shakespearean lit. Enjoy Shakespeare in Love at Seattle Center's Cornish Playhouse.
This story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful musicals of all time, which has now been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and is the winner of over 50 international awards. The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. LOVE NEVER DIES is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic score.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More," and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera comes to a city near you as part of a brand new North American Tour. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as "bigger and better than ever before."