Theater

  • Opening Nights: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    In 1954, Joseph Papp produced the first “Shakespeare in the Park” festival in Lower Manhattan. Today, those who wish to attend the New York City … More »

  • Opening Nights: Jane Eyre

    Musical theater has had some success with neglected orphans (Annie or Oliver!, anyone?), so an adaptation of Jane Eyre was probably inevitable. Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 … More »

  • Opening Nights: Passing Strange

    Passing Strange ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., 292-7676, acttheatre.org. $20–$40. Runs Wed.–Sun. Ends June 29. Rock & roll doesn’t translate well to the theater. The … More »

  • Opening Nights: The Hunchback of Seville

    The Hunchback of Seville The Little Theatre, 608 19th Ave. E., 325-5105, washingtonensemble.org. $15–$20. 7:30 p.m. Thurs.–Mon. Ends June 30. Washington Ensemble Theatre is the … More »

  • Opening Nights: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Center Theatre at the Armory (Seattle Center), 216-0833, book-it.org. $25–$43. 6 p.m. Wed.–Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Ends July … More »

  • Stage: Why Must Porgy and Bess Be Abridged?

    Since its 1935 premiere, Porgy and Bess has not only been the center of a tug-of-war over whether it’s an opera—as George Gershwin conceived it—or … More »

  • Opening Nights: Homo for the Holidays

    Homo for the Holidays Oddfellows Hall, 915 E. Pike St. (West Hall, 2nd floor), 320-8458, strangertickets.com. $25–$30. 8 p.m. Wed.–Thurs., 7 & 10 p.m. Fri., … More »

  • Opening Nights: The Santaland Diaries

    The Santaland Diaries Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Ave. N., 524-1300, seattlepublictheater.org. $15–$29. Runs Thurs.–Sun. plus Dec. 23 & 24. … More »

  • Opening Nights: Oliver!

    Oliver! The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave. 625-1900, 5thavenue.org. $41 and up. Runs Tues.–Sun. Ends Dec. 31. Consider yourself amused. This handsome, high-stepping production … More »

  • Opening Nights: Nutcracker

    Nutcracker McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. (Seattle Center), 441-2424, pnb.org. $25–$140. Runs near daily through Dec. 27. When Kent Stowell and Francia Russell went to … More »

  • Opening Nights: The Hound of the Baskervilles

    The Hound of the Baskervilles Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St. (Seattle Center), 443-2222, seattlerep.org. $15–$80. 7:30 p.m. Wed.–Sun. plus weekend matinees. Ends Dec. 15. … More »

  • Holiday Music: All the Messiah You Can Handel

    English horns are not in any way English. It takes four musicians to properly play a trio sonata. And George Frideric Handel’s Messiah is not … More »

  • Opening Nights: Les Misérables

    Les Misérables Village Theatre, 303 Front St. N. (Issaquah), 425-392-2202, villagetheatre.org. $33–$68. runs Tues.–Sun through Jan. 5, then at Everett Performing Arts Center, Jan. 10–Feb. … More »

  • Opening Nights: The Habit 13

    The Habit 13 Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Ave. N., 800-838-3006, thehabitcomedy.com. $19. 8 p.m. Fri.–Sun. Ends Dec. 1. What … More »

  • Opening Nights: Kylián + Pite

    Kylián + Pite McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. (Seattle Center), 441-2424, pnb.org. $28–$174. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. & Sat., 1 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 17. After … More »

  • Opening Nights: Jesus’ Son

    Jesus’ Son West of Lenin, 203 N. 36th St., 216-0833, book-it.org. $22. 7:30 p.m. Wed.–Sun. Ends Nov. 24. The primary challenge facing Book-It Repertory Theatre … More »

  • Opening Nights: Rope

    Rope The Ballard Underground, 2220 N.W. Market St., 395-5458, ghostlighttheatricals.org. $12–$15. 7:30 p.m. Thurs.–Sat., plus 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 10. Ends Nov. 23. Nothing’s more … More »

  • Opening Nights: 25 Saints

    25 Saints ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., 292-7676, azotheatre.org. $25–$30. Runs Thurs.–Sun. Ends Nov. 24. “You’re disposable people,” a corrupt sheriff tells a pair of … More »

  • Opening Nights: Red Light Winter

    Red Light Winter ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., 292-7676, azotheatre.org. $25–$30. Thurs.–Sun. Ends Nov. 24. Adulthood is supposed to bring maturity. When it doesn’t, some … More »

  • Opening Nights: Much Ado About Nothing

    Much Ado About Nothing Center House Theatre (Seattle Center), 733-8222, seattleshakespeare.org. $25–$48. 7:30 p.m. Wed.–Sat., plus matinees. Ends Nov. 17. All the screwball elements are … More »