From Tony-winning master of mayhem Ken Ludwig (The Game's Afoot) comes Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a fast-paced comedy about everyone's favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" before a family curse dooms its newest heir. This madcap sendup of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic whodunit ensnares you in a dizzying web of clues, disguises and deceit when it hits the Wade James Theatre in Edmonds.
When Matt and Luisa fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families, a modern-day Romeo and Juliet unfolds, with plenty of comedy, drama and music, along with a healthy dose of moonlight and magic. Featuring the beloved songs "Try to Remember," "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," the original off-Broadway run of this timeless musical lasted an astonishing 42 years and continues to charm sold-out audiences all over the world. See this romantic tale performed live at the Red Curtain Arts Center in the Seattle area.
Adapted from poet Maya Angelou's acclaimed autobiography and directed by Malika Oyetimein, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings now comes to the stage of Center Theatre in Seattle. The play chronicles Angelou's experiences from age three through the birth of her son when she was 16. Despite enduring wrenching childhood trauma and systemic racism, she finds her voice and the will to endure, eventually learning to use her identity as a source of strength and personal dignity.
Sip and unwind with an icy cocktail and embrace the summer fun at the historic Pike Place Market with Can Can Cabaret's brand spankin' new seasonal show Ice Cream. Can Can's stage transforms into a classic doo-wop decked out ice cream parlor, complete with pastels, glitter, and most importantly -- sugar! Inspired by summer cult classics like Grease, Hairspray and Beach Party, you'll enjoy this heated kickoff of upbeat dance numbers filled with glitz and glutes.
A fresh, sophisticated spin on Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Into the Woods interweaves several classic fairy tales into one epic story that shows what happens when magic becomes strikingly real. Unable to bear children, a baker and his wife complete a number of tasks for a witch who promises to grant their wish if they're successful. During their journey, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. All the storybook characters discover that wishes often come with a steep price, and things don't always end happily ever after. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the original Broadway run won critical praise and numerous awards and the cast recording took home a Grammy. Come see this enchanting Village Theatre production at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah.
Murderous political intrigue unfolds in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, a "history play" that remains intensely relevant to today's audiences. Suspicions arise when the beloved Caesar gains popularity among his people. A deadly plot unfolds as he finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle for power with his former "friends, Romans, countrymen," Brutus and Cassius, who question his motives and influence. The actions of these friends-turned-conspirators set off a civil war at the dawn of the Roman Empire. Watch the drama unfold on the stage of The Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center courtesy of Seattle Shakespeare Company.
Going against tradition isn't easy with 36 generations of ancestors to please, as Lauren Yee quickly learns in the hilarious cultural comedy King of the Yees. Growing up just outside of San Francisco's Chinatown, she's always felt like an outsider, especially compared to her father, Larry, the unofficial king of the Chinese community and its seemingly obsolescent Chinese American men's club. But after her father disappears, she must embrace her heritage for the first time in order to find him. Explore America's largest Chinatown through the eyes of a new generation in this bitingly funny, honest and heartfelt comedy at the Allen Theatre at ACT in Seattle.
Spend an evening with Seattle's best female impersonators as they take on the personas of Cher, Lady Gaga, Pink, Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli and more. The perfect gender-bending show for celebrating any occasion -- a birthday, anniversary, bachelorette party or a night out with friends -- Le Faux is the longest-running show of its kind in the city, with exciting and outrageous performances every night and a full cast of dancers. Julia's on Broadway also offers a full bar and appetizers before and during the show, and the host will even bring your special guest on stage for a little embarrassment in front of the entire audience.
This witty battle of the sexes pits snobby London linguist Henry Higgins against Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl plucked from the street, as he attempts to turn her into a well-spoken society woman. But his feisty pupil gives him much more than he bargained for. With a score full of instantly recognizable Lerner & Loewe songs like "The Rain in Spain," "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "I Could Have Danced All Night," it's no wonder My Fair Lady became a huge Broadway hit and, in 1964, was turned into an Oscar-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn. The acclaimed Seattle Musical Theatre kicks off its 40th anniversary season with this romantic charmer.
Neil Simon's Rumors is a first-rate farce packed with broad physical comedy, the great playwright's trademark wit and plenty of high-octane, door-slamming energy. It all starts when three affluent couples arrive at an upper-crust Manhattan anniversary party to discover that their host -- who happens to be the Deputy Mayor of New York -- has accidentally shot himself through the earlobe, while his wife and their staff are missing. Desperate to save the mayor's reputation, the couples go to zany lengths to keep the police and press from finding out the truth. Don't miss this gem of a comedy at the Tacoma Little Theatre.
Direct from Broadway, Something Rotten! is a "big, fat hit!" (New York Post). Set in the '90s -- the 1590s, that is -- this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony nominee Rob McClure and Broadway's Josh Grisetti), two brothers desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is "The Producers + The Book of Mormon x The Drowsy Chaperone. Squared!" (New York Magazine). Don't miss this dazzling show when it comes to The Fifth Avenue Theatre in Seattle.
Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. Written by Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, The Who & The What is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are. Watch faith, culture and family collide when this comedy hits Seattle's ArtsWest.