A new musical version of the beloved English story. With all the traditional charm of old London at the holidays, Dick Whittington's adventurous story begins with Dick's poor beginnings as an orphan who comes to the big city in hope of finding the streets paved with gold. From there he finds his way in the world, buoyed by the kindness of others and an alliance with a most remarkable cat.
A musical comedy By Paul Hendy. They bring new life to the age-old tale and ensure that kids from 4 to 104 will be kept in awe from the moment the band starts to play. Jack and the Beanstalk has all the ingredients of a ridiculously funny Panto: a hilarious script, terrible jokes, fabulous songs, and a brilliant cast, and more.
Daft. Demented. Hashtag SNORT. Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt (aka Dos Fallopia) return to ACT with their absurd, gender-bending holiday sketch romp (think Carol Burnett on crack). An evening chock full of wickedly funny social satire, musical parody, and razor-sharp zingers. And of course…audience participation! Age Recommendation: 14+ for adult humor and themes.
Bainbridge Performing Arts Presents Monty Python's Spamalot this December.
Parasol Puppets stages an original adaptation of the classic story.
Little Red takes a basket to Granny who is recuperating after flying a little too close to a bug light. On the way to Granny's house, who do you think Little Red encounters? None other than the Big, Bad Frog!
Don't miss this goofy performance featuring handcrafted puppets accompanied by a soundtrack of vintage honky tonk piano tunes.
Story time at the North Pole as Mrs. Claus and the elves bring the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge to life in this original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Meet all of your favorite characters as we journey through time discovering the true meaning of Christmas. Afraid of ghosts? No problem. The ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future are all portrayed by the zaniest elves in Santa's workshop - and who could possibly be afraid of a silly little elf? Kick off the holiday season right with the SSR family and celebrate this timeless seasonal classic right here in Redmond.
In A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol, the audience decides the entire story. Where does Scrooge work? What afflicts poor Tiny Tim? You decide. This is not the boring version you have seen 100 times. This is Your version.
Bobby Caldwell's live performances are always electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages. In Japan and throughout Asia, he enjoys a feverish popularity, selling out shows and achieving gold and platinum status for his releases in those countries. In addition to heavy touring, Bobby starred as Frank Sinatra in the David Cassidy/Don Reo theatrical production The Rat Pack Is Back in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Exquisite choral writing and the exultant "Hallelujah" chorus in Handel's Messiah - featuring the Seattle Symphony, Chorale and soloists.
Who better to highlight all of the campy, fun, and, well, gay apparel you have to wear during the holiday season than Seattle Men's Chorus! Dress up in your favorite sweater or leather and join in the celebration! This rip-roaring show will have you dancing in your seat while you experience holiday favorites along with smash new hits.
Santa and Mrs. Claus are driving in to America's Car Museum this holiday season to upgrade their ride! Join the Claus family for a photo op in a 1906 Cadillac and receive a free slot car voucher for the America's Car Museum Speed Zone! Santa photos are included in America's Car Museum admission. Mrs. Claus will also visit to read stories to children.
Meet Santa, his elves and his very own Reindeer. Sit in his Grand Traveling Sleigh while enjoying the music, a warm beverage and all the other seasonal activities. Take the opportunity to enjoy the unforgettable atmosphere and exciting holiday spirit! All proceeds support Santa's Reindeer for the coming year.
Formerly a tattoo artist and semi-professional boxer, self-instructed Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick is considered a renegade in the contemporary art scene. His imagery is inspired by street life in Chicago, childhood encounters with Catholic icons, superheroes, industrialization and contemporary politics. Fitzpatrick's early artistic career focused primarily on printmaking, in more recent years he turned to large scale mixed media drawings, paintings and collages. This new body of etchings reflect his return to printmaking and his skill in creating small etchings with the precision of a needle on skin, revealing his personal vocabulary of enigmatic symbols. Fitzpatrick's work can be found in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, and many other public collections.
Wesley Wehr was a man of many talents: artist, musician, archivist, paleobotanist at the Burke Museum, and the author of two memoirs. His intimate, abstracted Northwest landscapes can recall the hillsides in which he dug for fossils and his whimsical ink drawings are reminiscent of the fossils themselves. This exhibition focuses on Wehr's pen and ink, and mixed technique drawings, primarily from the late 1960's to the mid 1970's.
For this holiday season, Davidson Galleries hosts a special rotating exhibition of small works on paper. All works will be available for immediate take-home.
Based in Eastern Washington, Leslie Cain uses pastels to capture the shifting light on the land, the wind blowing in the grasses, and ripples moving on water's surface, highlighting the complex and rich textures of this state's landscape. The artist works and reworks her images, first sketching lines, then kneading the pigment into the surface to create broad planes of deep color.
Enjoy two short plays this holiday season. Travel to Wales and celebrate the joy of memories and family, then return to the States with an American Christmas and beloved playwright, Thornton Wilder. Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales comes to life for its 9th season at Stone Soup Theatre, recreating the nostalgic times of Thomas' childhood Christmas when everything was brighter, better, and more alive. The Long Christmas Dinner is a human, tender play that journeys the lives of several generations of the Bayard family, and some of their Christmas dinners.
A newly-commissioned play from Seattle's award-winning playwright Wayne Rawley, Christmastown: A Holiday Noir is a tightly wrapped comedy-mystery packed with all the trimmings of your favorite hard-boiled detective fiction and yuletide jollity to cheer,chill, and leave viewers chuckling. Directed by Gregory-award winning Kelly Kitchens (Arcadia, Slowgirl), the adult comedy features Nick Holiday (John Ulman) as the ultimate low-life private detective who gets a surprise visit from sexy elf Holly Wonderland (Amber Wolfe) that spins him on a search for the truth and meaning of Christmas.
SuperSones play the sublime music known as Son - the acoustic dance music of the Cuban countryside that inspired modern Salsa. Son is a unique blend of Spanish guitars and harmony, Afro-Cuban percussion and swing, call-and-response singing, and trumpet improvisation. From the 1930's in Havana to the present moment, Cuban septets like SuperSones have inspired people around the world to dance and celebrate.
Life used to be simple, but love never was. Childhood crushes go awry, rebellious youth break hearts, and old-age dreams go unfulfilled. But not this Christmas in Mossy Rock! Listen to the story of three generations told through music and memories during a family-friendly evening at Taproot Theatre.
Artistry and ice unite in a glorious and temporal expression of the season. Watch internationally acclaimed, award-winning artists at work as they create seasonal sculptures -- or stop by later to see the glistening result. Each Saturday an ice master will carve a different design.
Stop by the BPA Gallery in November for an exhibit of abstract paintings by Amos Staffler Edwards. Refined raw is a mixed-medium process created on Bainbridge Island, and this collection features elements reminiscent of encaustic and glass work, oil, and watercolor. The nuanced combination of color, texture, and depth of focus encourages viewers to travel off the path of the linear and meander the realm of the visceral…through time and the collective unconscious where words can't reach. The pieces are living and will subtly patina over time, becoming richer with age and bearing witness to our lives.
Gallery 110 artists explore toys and games playfully, critically, literally,and obscurely. Recognizing that toys and play exercise our imaginations, and help us interact with our world and each other, gallery members reveal the complicated and elucidating role of the toy.
Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann snowstorm into Seattle's illustrious Triple Door this December for their ninth annual installment of Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker. An award-winning wintertime spectacle, this show has delighted thousands of holiday revelers since 2006.
You are invited to witness daring "Feats of Curiosity" as the Mother of Invention invites you to her Exhibition of Ideas and Inventions! Step right up and be prepared to be amazed by the inventions of Professor Loco, the magic of Alexander the Amazing, and await the arrival of Dr. Aeroflot as he reveals for the first time his new flying machine!