Two 30-something dropouts hang out by the dumpster in back of a Vermont coffee shop in the quietly beautiful comedy The Aliens. As the burnouts meditate on music and philosophy, 'shrooms and Bukowski, a teenage employee tells them to hit the road. But instead of leaving, they decide to teach him everything they know. Playing at 12th Avenue Arts courtesy of Seattle's ReAct Theatre, this Obie-winning off-Broadway hit by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker is a thoughtful and humorous look at friendship in a small town, featuring deft wordplay hailed as "gentle and extraordinarily beautiful" by The New York Times.
Tacoma Musical Playhouse invites you to "be their guest" for Disney's Beauty and the Beast as they bring the Academy Award-winning film to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. The musical tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, who longs for something more. She gets it when she meets Beast, who's actually a prince cursed buy a spell. Time is running out, and if the Beast doesn't break the curse soon, he and his household will never be human again. This gorgeous musical romance is filled with unforgettable characters and dazzling production numbers, including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. The whole family will enjoy this classic story!
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs 'em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that's anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know as the original storybook heroines come back to life to set the record straight. Don't miss Disenchanted! at 12th Ave Arts in Seattle.
Set in the backyard of the Horowitz-Yamasaki-Bloom family home, three generations of this Jewish-American-transracial family gather for their traditional Mother's Day celebration of bagels and lox and Korean potato salad. Nana, the matriarch, is struggling with Alzheimer's. Her adult daughters, Pearl and Lena, both adopted from Korea and with grown children of their own, find themselves at odds about their mother's care. Granddaughter Gracie unexpectedly invites her new boyfriend Antoine. Everyone arrives with secrets, and their revelations bring out their complicated hidden truths, while examining the myriad of expectations, responsibilities and roles that women face in every modern family. Enjoy the world premiere of this insightful, humorous and affecting new look at the ties and traditions that bind, when Family Matters comes to the stage of Seattle's 12th Ave Arts.
This all-new stage production will be bursting with Village Theatre's unique flair, as Hairspray gives new meaning to BIG entertainment. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, dethrone the reigning teen queen, win the affections of the local heartthrob, and integrate a TV network ... all without denting her 'do! The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning Best Musical teaches us to look past skin color and size as we continue the fight for equal rights. Join the fun at Everett Performing Arts Center.
Laugh along to a fully improvised play based on suggestions from you -- the audience -- and delivered in the sultry style of a Tennessee Williams original, a la Streetcar, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie and more. Come feel the heat of Hot Tin Streetcar each Friday and Saturday at Unexpected Productions' Market Theater in Seattle, as a cast of talented improvisers craft a hilarious show filled with over the top emotions, tragic woman, secretive men, thick southern drawls and sexual tension all mixed with liquor and mendacities.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Broadway musical offers a colorful twist on the Old Testament tale of Joseph, whose father gives him a gorgeous multi-hued cloak as a gift. Green with envy over the garment, Joseph's brothers sell him into slavery, and he ends up in Egypt, where he manages to rescue the country from famine, with a little help from an Elvis-esque pharaoh. A multiple Tony nominee when it first appeared on stage, this always-popular show is great fun for all ages and boasts a mix of musical styles, ranging from country and pop to rock and even calypso. See this timeless tale at the Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater & Family Park in Fall City.
Director Ruben Van Kempen and Maestro Bernard Kwiram lead a delightful new production of this rollicking comedy featuring rapturous maidens, handsome and moody poets, a platoon of enthusiastic British Dragoon Guards, and the local milkmaid who throws a wrench in it all! One of their most successful shows, Patience; or Bunthorne's Bride brims with the lyrical genius and keen edge for satire that have made Gilbert & Sullivan household names for generations. But it's more than just a witty and funny show; the score also boasts some of Sullivan's most plaintive melodies and beautiful orchestrations. The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society is delighted to present this true masterpiece at The Bagley Wright Theatre at Seattle Rep.
You're in for a real treat when Persimmon Nights serves up a delectable blend of Korean food, K-drama and K-pop at Seattle's Cafe Nordo. Set at the height of Asian-American immigration (the '60s/'70s), this immersive cabaret invites you into The Persimmon Grove, a lurid nightclub run by an infamous proprietor, Jae Min Kang. When four beautiful women show up at his memorial service, Kang's family discovers that they've inherited their patriarch's legacy of secrets along with the club's crumbling exterior. Featuring live music from K-pop band The Kimchi Kitties and a four-course Korean dinner designed by Chef Erin Brindley and Corinne Magin, Persimmon Nights will leave you hungry for more.
In this sweeping musical that soars like the Minnesota skies, a young German woman crosses the sea to marry a Norwegian man she's never met. What should be their happy ending is met with suspicion and prejudice as friends and neighbors abandon them. But when hardship befalls the community, Inge and Olaf sacrifice everything to save their friends. Sweet Land comes to the Jewell Mainstage at the Taproot Theatre Company in Seattle.