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It's not every work of literature that's so universally loved it gets featured on currency, has three asteroids named after it and was once adapted by Orson Welles for a (sadly unproduced) Disney movie. But those are just a few of the testaments to The Little Prince's enduring popularity. Now this classic tale of innocence and boundless love comes to the stage in a new production from Seattle Children's Theatre. After crashing his plane in the middle of the Sahara Desert, a pilot soon encounters a strange boy who's not from around here. In fact, he's from an asteroid and is travelling the universe encountering other, even stranger creatures. Come along with this unlikely pair on a dreamlike journey full of wonder at the Charlotte Martin Theatre.
A year after a bitterly contested presidential election, America is divided and racial tensions are high -- but it's not 2017; it's 1969. For Memphis Lee, the owner of a rundown diner in a struggling Pittsburgh neighborhood, the civil rights movement takes a back seat to more immediate problems. His diner has been slated for demolition as part of the city's urban renewal plan, but he has a competing offer from a predatory businessman. Caught between idealism and brutal reality, Memphis struggles to determine the fate of the place where his customers have gathered for decades to share their struggles, hopes and dreams. Now, the Seattle Rep presents Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's humorous and potent portrait of African-American life in the '60s, Two Trains Running. Experience the play Variety called "perfection" at the Bagely Wright Theatre.
It's Body Awareness Week on a small Vermont college campus and organizer Phyllis and her partner, Joyce, are hosting one of the guest artists in their home. Frank is a photographer famous for his female nude portraits. Phyllis and Joyce lead unconventional lives and consider themselves progressive, but when Frank brings his work into the home they share with Joyce's possibly autistic adult son, conflicting feelings over sexuality and sexual identity get hilariously stirred up. This dark comedy features a small ensemble of actors bringing to light modern issues like same-sex marriage, autism, body image and sexuality, and the conflict between art and censorship in a humorous and sometimes uncomfortable way. See the Obie Award-winning Body Awareness, by playwright Annie Baker, at Red Curtain Arts Center near Seattle.
From the duo who created last year's award-winning hit Seattle Vice comes a new cabaret about love, classical music, art nouveau, green fairies and absinthe. Bohemia by Mark Siano and Opal Peachey is a new musical set in 1890s Prague that combines the music of Dvorak and Chopin, with art by Alphonse Mucha. Historic artists like Sarah Bernhardt and George Sand interweave with beautiful green fairies, aerial numbers, dance, burlesque, classical piano battles, comedy and original songs. Famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak has hit a wall and prior to composing his magnum opus he looks to the bottom of a bottle of absinthe for inspiration. In this macabre and mystical dream cabaret, Dvorak is visited by the ghost of late composer Frederick Chopin. Chopin and many other famous Bohemians guide Dvorak as they search for the true source of inspiration and grasp at artistic immortality. Bohemia is coming to The Triple Door in Seattle.
After three years in the Peace Corps, James, a young speech therapist, joins the faculty of a school for the deaf, where he is to teach lip-reading. He meets Sarah, a school dropout, totally deaf from birth and estranged both from the world of hearing and from those who would compromise to enter that world. Fluent in sign language, James tries, with little success, to help Sarah, but gradually the two fall in love and marry. At first their relationship is a happy and glowing one, as the gulf of silence between them seems to be bridged by their desire to understand each other's needs and feelings, but discord soon develops as Sarah becomes militant for the rights of the deaf and rejects any hint that she is being patronized and pitied. Winner of the Tony Award, the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama Desk Award for best play, Children of a Lesser God comes to the Tacoma Little Theatre.
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.
In this Seattle Opera production of Cosi fan tutte, men and women behave badly. This opera is so spicy and sublime it could have only been composed by Mozart, classical music's ultimate bad-boy genius. Ferrando and Guglielmo are two young buddies so confident of their sweethearts' fidelity (and their own magnetic personalities) that they decide to disguise themselves and attempt to seduce each other's fiancee. Their plan goes wildly awry when the women return the affections of their new suitors, throwing the men into a tizzy and giving rise to some of the finest arias ever written. Thanks to a racy plot written by librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, Cosi fan tutte was rarely performed in its entirety until after World War II. This sublime contemporary production blending bawdy humor and keen insight comes to the stage of McCaw Hall.
"Avenue Q" meets improv comedy in this adult puppet show at Unexpected Productions' Market Theater. Where do puppets hang out after their day jobs? Well, after singing songs and dancing at the children's theater, they head down to their local watering hole and pull up a bar stool. And when the Cotton Gin gets a little rowdy, marionettes and sock puppets alike bust out with bawdy songs and jokes. Come join the fun with the puppet regulars at "The Cotton Gin", located at Pike Place Market.
Join the wildly popular Elephant & Piggie as they leap off the pages of books and come to life on stage at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse. Written by the books' author, Mo Willems, this upbeat musical romp explores the whimsical world of best friends Gerald the Elephant and Piggie the Pig. When these two get together, anything is possible. They might get invited to a fancy pool costume party, learn a crazy new dance or decide to spend the day skipping and playing ping-pong in silly hats. In "We Are in a Play!", the dynamic duo and their delightful backup singers, the Squirrelles, discover all the fun of starring in a play. Get ready to do the "Flippy Floppy Floory" dance at this hilarious and imaginative songfest that aims to teach kids the true meaning of friendship.
Winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominated for four Tony Awards, The Gin Game symbolizes life in the form of a card game. D.L. Coburn's sharp-witted dramedy follows two lonely nursing home residents who strike up an acquaintance and begin to play gin rummy. As the game progresses and one player goes on a winning streak, intimate secrets of their lives are revealed and they begin to search for each other's weaknesses in both the game and life itself. See the play the New York Times called "the closest thing the theatre offers to a duel at 10 paces" at the Village Theatre in Issaquah.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
If Shakespeare's plays are any indication, the darkest parts of human nature have hardly budged an inch since the early 1600s. Take his brilliant, challenging takedown of wealth and friendship -- and their messy intersection -- in Timon of Athens, a richly poetic, seldom-performed satire set in Ancient Greece. When rich and powerful aristocrat Timon's generosity leads to financial ruin, he's quickly and unceremoniously kicked to the curb by his so-called friends (real classy, guys). A deep cut from the Shakespearean oeuvre, Timon of Athens is both venomous and heart-breaking, careening from absurd comedy to savage tragedy unlike any other Shakespeare play. This will be Seattle Shakespeare Company's first production, a rare opportunity to see one of the Bard's best live on stage at Center Theatre.
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.
In Shakespeare's nautical comedy Twelfth Night, Viola is shipwrecked in what essentially becomes a days-long gender-bending drinking party. Lovesick Orsino tries to use Viola, disguised as male Cesario, to woo Lady Olivia. As Viola falls for Orsino, Olivia falls for Viola. Eventually everyone gets married ... because that's how the Bard's comedies end. Get swept away by the light-hearted debauchery of it all at The Ballard Underground 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.
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.
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness -- and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital -- Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. Enjoy Wit at SecondStory Repertory in Redmond.