Steven Dietz has re-adapted his Dracula for ACT's stage. Bram Stoker's original Victorian gothic novel, published in 1897, instantly became a classic of the genre, and established vampires as the most charismatic and enduring supernatural villains ever to hide in the dark corners of our imagination. Dietz is giving ACT a new spin on the old tale to create a thoughtful and haunting interpretation of the story for a 21st century context.
British talk-show host David Frost has become a lowbrow laughingstock. Richard M. Nixon has just resigned the United States presidency in total disgrace over Vietnam and the Watergate scandal. Determined to resurrect his career, Frost risks everything on a series of in-depth interviews in order to extract an apology from Nixon. The cagey Nixon, however, is equally bent on redemption in the nation's eyes. In the television age, image is everything, and both are desperate to out-talk and upstage each other as the cameras roll. The result is the interview that sealed a president's legacy. See it onstage at SecondStory Repertory.
As Sarah's grandfather is nearing the end of his life, her precocious young son Evan is at the beginning of his. Written by Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51), the world premiere play The Great Moment is a funny and poetic meditation on beginnings and endings, birth and age, and the moments of transition that mark our passage from life to death.
Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, this brassy and colorful musical has been an iconic crowd-pleaser since it first hit Broadway in 1950. Infamous gamblers, woebegone yet determined missionaries, a troupe of dancing showgirls, and one momentous craps game come together on the streets (and in the sewers) of New York City. This beloved multi-award-winner is a non-stop treat full of romance, hilarity, and irresistible charm.
Pacific Northwest Ballet turns with pride to local talent for a triple bill of new work. Donald Byrd, artistic director of Spectrum Dance Theater (SDT) and a Tony nominated (The Color Purple) and Bessie Award-winning (The Minstrel Show) choreographer, shares the stage with Eva Stone, founder/producer of CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, who has made work for SDT and PNB's Sculptured Dance. PNB dancer Miles Pertl takes his first turn on the mainstage following creations for NEXT STEP and PNB School Performance.
Long before "women in rock" became a media catchphrase, Rosetta Tharpe proved in spectacular fashion that women rocked. Inspired by Gayle F. Wald's book Shout, Sister, Shout!, this new theatrical work tells "The Godmother of Rock 'n' Roll's" incredible story. Ambitious, courageous, and uncompromisingly public, Sister Rosetta Tharpe became a legend who redefined the national and international music scene in the 1930s and 40s. Experience her incredible life through this rousing musical portrait
Ah, Thanksgiving, that most American of holidays: when families gather to celebrate the warmth of home, the bounty of the harvest - and a legacy of genocide and violent colonial expansion. Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse's wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally "woke" teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.
"Life is pandemonium" in this fast-paced and irreverent Tony Award-winning comedy. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee follows an eclectic group of students as they vie for the title of regional spelling bee champ - hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. This witty coming-of-age story is bursting with heart, and Village Theatre's full-fledged production will be an unforgettable experience that chronicles all the joy, torment, and passion of those who love to compete. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box...
Nordo is proud to present the first production of their 11th Season, Violet's Attic: A Grand Ball for Wicked Dolls, and you're invited... if you dare! Be whisked away to a world that hauntingly tantalizes all five senses with bone-chilling live music, frighteningly unique dining, and the hair-raising story of a lonely girl and her dolls. Violet's imagination comes alive at Nordo's Culinarium. The scene is set in the attic of Violet's home where playtime quickly turns spooky. "Everything in this show is scaled five times bigger - a four foot tall hatbox, sewing pins the size of swords, even the food is scaled huge making our audience and actors feel like they're the size of dolls