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Ay, Carmela! Sep 21 - Oct 8, 2017  
Theatre Off Jackson Ay, Carmela!
 
Ay, Carmela! fuses music, vaudeville, fantasy and flamenco into a powerful tragicomedy about love, loss and the devastating personal effects of war. For traveling performers Carmela and Paulino, their comedy act is the only way to find any light during the devastating darkness of the Spanish Civil War. But when a sudden twist of fate thrusts them behind enemy lines, the two are forced to entertain military officials and prisoners in an effort to survive. Latino Theatre Project stages this acclaimed work by award-winning playwright Jose Sanchis Sinisterra at Seattle's Theatre Off Jackson.
 
   
Onerus Sep 21 - Nov 19, 2017  
Cafe Nordo Onerus
 
The year is 2046. Transparency -- the technology allowing citizens to be connected to the cloud 24 hours a day through their brains -- has rendered Cascadia incapable of dreaming. In this not-too-distant future, machines harvest everyone's dreams and offer them up for a price. In the world premiere of Onerus, written by Terry Podgorski and directed by Erin Brindley, you'll experience 100% Organic Dreams through all five senses. Dream sounds are provided by award-winning composer Annastasia Workman and multi-nominated Gregory Award sound designer Evan Mosher. Chef Erin Brindley conceived of each dream's tastes, aromas and textures. And dream visuals will be enhanced by the incredible video work of Degenerate Art Ensemble's Leo Mayberry. Your tickets include the performance, as well as a four-course meal of 100% Organic Dreams. It all takes place at Seattle pop-up food theater Cafe Nordo, which celebrates the intersection of food and art.
 
   
Footloose the Musical Sep 22 - Oct 15, 2017  
Tacoma Musical Playhouse Footloose the Musical
 
Get ready to kick off your Sunday shoes as the high-energy pop musical Footloose struts its way onto the stage at Tacoma Musical Playhouse. Based on the hit 1984 movie featuring Kevin Bacon, Footloose was a huge success on Broadway and London's West End. It's the story of Ren McCormack, a big-city teen who finds himself out of place in a rural town where dancing has been outlawed. As he tries to carve out a place for himself, he sets off a revolution when he inspires the younger generation to rebel against the local preacher's strict rules. All the chart-topping songs from the movie are here, including "Almost Paradise," "Holding Out for a Hero" and "Let's Hear It for the Boy," plus new material written for the stage.
 
   
Yankee Tavern Sep 22 - Oct 7, 2017  
Renton Civic Theatre Yankee Tavern
 
A strange mishmash of characters in a dusty old New York City bar are sucked into a topsy-turvy thriller, in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock and Oliver Stone. A charismatic, cantankerous regular argues with talk-radio hosts and anyone else about a wild conspiracy theory, the bartender derails the regular's rants and his fiancee addresses wedding invitations. When a stranger walks in and order a beer for himself and his invisible buddy, everything twists upside-down in Yankee Tavern at Renton Civic Theatre.
 
   
Jewels Sep 22 - Oct 1, 2017  
McCaw Hall Jewels
 
Pacific Northwest Ballet performs George Balanchine's glittering masterpiece, Jewels, a full-length, three-act plotless ballet that uses the music of three very different composers: Faure, Stravinsky and Tschaikovsky. Balanchine was inspired by jewelry designer Claude Arpels, and chose music revealing the essence of each jewel--emeralds, rubies and diamonds. Each section of the ballet, playing at McCaw Hall in Seattle, is distinct in both music and mood.
 
   
Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom Sep 22 - Oct 14, 2017  
The Schmee Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom
 
The plot for the thriller Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom by Jennifer Haley feels plucked straight from The Twilight Zone. In a nice little suburban subdivision with cookie-cutter houses, parents have discovered that their teenagers are addicted to a violent online video game. The setting for this video game? A nice little suburban subdivision with cookie-cutter homes that just happens to be swarming with zombies. Theater Schmeater zippy, production of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom at The Schmee in Seattle speaks to the increasingly blurred lines between reality and virtual reality.
 
   
Closer Sep 22 - Oct 7, 2017  
SecondStory Repertory Closer
 
Closer follows the complicated romantic escapades of four flawed individuals living in London. A writer, a photographer, an enigmatic young woman and a dermatologist get caught up in an unusual set of cross-relationships that move across blind dates, internet chat rooms and high-end strip clubs. Patrick Marber's darkly funny play about love, lust, relationships and jealousy won the Olivier Award for Best Play in England and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play in 1999. It was later adapted into an Oscar-nominated film starring Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman, and now you can get entangled in the steamy web of lies and lust on stage at SecondStory Repertory in Redmond.
 
   
Misfit Cabaret Sep 28 - Sep 30, 2017  
Hale's Ales Palladium Theater Misfit Cabaret
 
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: WhimSea), 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.
 
   
Go, Dog. Go! Sep 28 - Nov 26, 2017  
Seattle Children's Theatre Go, Dog. Go!
 
Rev up your engines and get ready to howl as Seattle Children's Theatre presents Go, Dog, Go! This fun children's musical based on P.D. Eastman's famous book explodes on stage with high-spirited singing, zooming cars, construction zone chaos, and up-all-night antics that will have the whole family in stitches. Big dogs, little dogs, dogs at work and dogs at play all delve into life with gusto, with lots for audiences of all ages to marvel at. The madcap party never stops when these zany canines leap off the page and onto the stage in one of the most inventive adaptations in SCT history.
 
   
Pride and Prejudice Sep 29 - Oct 29, 2017  
Seattle Repertory Theatre Pride and Prejudice
 
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice ranks among author Jane Austen's works as one of her best. Playwright Kate Hamill imbues new life to this classic love story with a decidedly progressive take on the trials and travails of Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, and, of course the delightful Bennet clan. But not to worry, empire waists and lavish Regency-era attire still abound in this familiar yet surprisingly modern world premiere adaptation.
 
   
Next Fall Sep 29 - Oct 14, 2017  
The Ballard Underground Next Fall
 
Next Fall takes a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to believe in today's climate and what it might cost us not to. See this new work at the Ballard Underground in Seattle.
 
   
Zombie Cheerleaders from Hell! Oct 4 - Oct 31, 2017  
Can Can Zombie Cheerleaders from Hell!
 
Find out what goes bump in the night when Seattle burlesque stars the Heavenly Spies slink onstage this Halloween season to bring you Zombie Cheerleaders from Hell! It's a spooky-sexy evening of terrifying masks and pretty pasties, black cats and twerking booties, sweet transvestites and dancing cuties. The award-winning troupe will wow you with their death-defying high kicks, gravity-defying hair, macabre makeup and come-hither costumes. It all takes place at Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret, where you can eat, drink and be scary.
 
   
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Oct 6 - Oct 29, 2017  
Phoenix Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
 
The Tony Award winner for Best Play of 2013, Christopher Durang's hit Broadway satire Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike skewers the classic dramas of Anton Chekhov through an absurdist tale of family dysfunction -- but you don't have to be a student of Russian literature to appreciate this zany farce. Siblings Vanya and Sonia live a quiet life in the Bucks County farmhouse where they grew up. But when their movie star sister Masha returns home unannounced with Spike, her 20-something boy toy, an unforgettable weekend ensues. See this tale of sibling rivalry, regret and raucousness in this hilarious production at the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds.
 
   
California Suite Oct 6 - Oct 29, 2017  
Woodinville Repertory Theatre California Suite
 
Neil Simon's California Suite is really four separate comedy playlets with one common thread. In each, people from various cities travel to California during different time periods and stay in the same Beverly Hills Hotel suite, bringing their problems, anxieties and comic marital dilemmas with them. A magazine writer, a cheating husband, a British film star preparing to attend the Academy Awards and two couples on a disastrous vacation -- all of these characters are imbued with Simon's biting wit, and wonderfully compassionate insights into our hopes, dreams and frailties. Check in to California Suite at the Woodinville Repertory Theatre.
 
   
Aladdin Oct 12 - Oct 29, 2017  
The Paramount Theatre Aladdin
 
Aladdin, adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including "One Thousand and One Nights," is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin's journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.
 
   
Dracula Oct 12 - Oct 22, 2017  
Wade James Theatre Dracula
 
The granddaddy of vampire stories, Bram Stoker's Dracula gets more bite in Steven Dietz's stage adaptation coming to Wade James Theatre from the Edmonds Driftwood Players. A dark, mysterious force has come to London, casting a spell over its citizens. It's up to a small group led by Abraham Van Helsing to get to the bottom of it and save themselves before it's too late. Steven Dietz is one of the most produced playwrights in America, and his new adaptation of Dracula captures the suspense and seduction of the original for a "wickedly theatrical" (Dramatists Play Service) show.
 
   
The World of Extreme Happiness Oct 13 - Nov 5, 2017  
Seattle Public Theater at The Bathhouse Theater The World of Extreme Happiness
 
The World of Extreme Happiness shines a harsh light on the human price of China's urban-led economic boom by focusing on Sunny, the unwanted female child of a farm couple. Escaping to the city at age 14, the naive girl finds janitorial work in a factory and strives to improve her lot by attending self-help classes. But when her own rise through the ranks causes calamity for a coworker, she finds herself in the ironic position of having to defend a system she's now seriously questioning. Award-winning playwright Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's The World of Extreme Happiness was dubbed "salty, surreal, bombastic" and "bruisingly funny" by Time Out London. Come see it at The Bathhouse Theater in Seattle.
 
   
The Barber of Seville Oct 14 - Oct 28, 2017  
Seattle Opera at McCaw Hall The Barber of Seville
 
With a triumphant overture made famous through other mediums -- think Bugs Bunny -- The Barber of Seville appeals to both opera newbies and aficionados. Gioachino Rossini's delightfully funny story of young love unfolds in Spain and finds the dashing Count Almaviva striving to win the love of the beautiful Rosina. But to rescue her from her awful guardian, the Count enlists the help of the town's busybody barber, the famed Figaro -- who ends up creating hilarious mayhem with his many disguises and wacky schemes. Seattle Opera sails through the score's bel canto glories, thrilling the audience with their Wes Anderson-inspired visuals and vibrant portrayals of classic characters. Rossini's razor-sharp musical wit glints through every scene of this delicious comedy at McCaw Hall.
 
   
Burn This Oct 27 - Nov 18, 2017  
12th Ave Arts Burn This
 
Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson (Fifth of July), Burn This explores romance, artistic expression and familial turmoil through the lens of 1980s Manhattan. Anna, who's still reeling from the loss of her beloved artistic partner and friend Robbie, struggles to regain equilibrium with her supportive roommate, Larry, and her doting boyfriend, Burton. But when Robbie's grieving, dangerous brother arrives unexpectedly, he challenges everything Anna thinks she wants. This dangerous, sexy, emotional and humorous work from one of America's finest playwrights can be seen at Seattle's 12th Avenue Arts.
 
   
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Oct 28 - Nov 5, 2017  
Tacoma Musical Playhouse The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
 
Mark Twain's lovable little scamp Tom Sawyer comes alive on the stage of the Tacoma Musical Playhouse in this musical version of America's favorite book. Set in a bustling 1840s town on the banks of the Mississippi river, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer follows Tom, his best friend Huckleberry Finn and his feisty love interest Becky Thatcher as they get themselves into -- and out of -- one bind after another. Filled with playful, mischievous kids, funny dialogue and high-stakes action, this timeless tale taps into the child in all of us. This Broadway adaptation of Tom Sawyer is perfect for all ages.
 
   
Shopkins Live! Nov 5  
McCaw Hall Shopkins Live!
 
Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show-stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions. All of Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the annual "Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair." Shady Diva showcases her latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap! But wait! No event is complete without a few hiccups! Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest? Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins and Shoppies need your help -- the show must go on! Featuring innovative set design, creative costuming and state of the art projections, this is one family theatrical event at Seattle's McCaw Hall you don't want to miss!
 
   
Mr. Popper's Penguins Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2017  
Seattle Children's Theatre Mr. Popper's Penguins
 
An out-of-work Mr. Popper is stuck at home daydreaming of adventures in far-off lands while Mrs. Popper scrimps and saves just to put food on the table. When Popper receives a family of penguins from Antarctic explorer Admiral Drake, the couple has a lot of extra mouths to feed on a tight budget. Mr. Popper trains the penguins to perform and takes their show on the road, leading to mischief, hilarity and dreams come true in this spirited family musical. Based on the classic 1938 children's book by Richard and Florence Atwater, the flipper-filled fun waddles from the page to the stage -- complete with puppets and song-and-dance numbers -- at Seattle Children's Theatre.
 
   
The Bodyguard Nov 14 - Nov 19, 2017  
The Paramount Theatre The Bodyguard
 
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don't expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including "Queen of the Night," "So Emotional," "One Moment in Time," "Saving All My Love," "Run to You," "I Have Nothing," "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and one of the biggest selling songs of all time-"I Will Always Love You."
 
   
The Humans Nov 17 - Dec 17, 2017  
Seattle Repertory Theatre The Humans
 
In his "kind, warm, beautifully observed and deeply moving new play" (Chicago Tribune), Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet) takes a fresh look at the hilarity, heart and horrors of modern American family life. Deciding to shake Thanksgiving up a bit, Erik Blake brings his family from Pennsylvania to New York City to celebrate the holiday at his youngest daughter's run-down apartment. But as darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night -- and family tensions reach a boiling point. After a successful Broadway run last year, where it won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, The Humans now comes to Seattle Rep - Bagley Wright Theatre, directed once again by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello (Assassins). Take advantage of this pre-sale offer to nab great seats for what's sure to be a hot ticket.
 
   
PJ Masks Live! Time To Be A Hero Dec 5  
McCaw Hall PJ Masks Live! Time To Be A Hero
 
The live show is based on eOne's top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, and the Baddies will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics, and immersive interactivity.
 
   
Elf The Musical Dec 5 - Dec 10, 2017  
The Paramount Theatre Elf The Musical
 
Elf is an original musical that brings to life the heartwarming and hilarious tale of Buddy, an orphan who mistakenly believes he's really one of Santa's elves. Featuring an all-star creative team led by director Sam Scalamoni (Beauty and the Beast), choreographer Conner Gallagher (Beauty and the Beast), Tony-winning book writers Thomas Meehan (The Producers) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and the Tony-nominated songwriting team of Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), Elf is the one present everyone wants this holiday season.
 
   
The Book Of Mormon Jan 2 - Jan 14, 2018  
The Paramount Theatre The Book Of Mormon
 
THE BOOK OF MORMON is the Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of "South Park," and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez, co-creator of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Avenue Q, comes THE BOOK OF MORMON, a new Broadway musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show describes as, "a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry" and by Entertainment Weekly as "the funniest musical of all time." Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, THE BOOK OF MORMON Chicago is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Don't miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls "the best musical of this century."
 
   
Hamilton Feb 6 - Mar 18, 2018  
The Paramount Theatre Hamilton
 
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.
 
   
Love Never Dies May 8 - May 13, 2018  
The Paramount Theatre Love Never Dies
 
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.
 
   
Les Miserables Jun 6 - Jun 17, 2018  
The Paramount Theatre Les Miserables
 
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.
 
   
The Phantom of the Opera Aug 8 - Aug 19, 2018  
The Paramount Theatre The Phantom of the Opera
 
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."