Frederick Wiseman's X-ray portraits of complex worlds like zoos, high schools, emergency rooms and ballet companies have, over 45 years, produced a thrilling and labyrinthine portrait of life as collectively lived in institutional worlds. Now in his 80th year, Wiseman has turned his gaze on the microcosm of the world that is a large college campus.
Macklemore's and Lewis' single Thrift Shop reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013, selling more than 2.2 million copies.
The first ever live cinema broadcast from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company features David Tennant in the title role of Richard II.
Agatha Christie meets Roger Corman in this new murder mystery from the author of The Schmee's smash hit Live! From the Last Night of My Life! It's 1958 on a Sci-Fi B-Movie set populated by aspiring starlets, philandering filmmakers, sleazy sleuths and snooping secret agents! A hilarious whodunit full of what-gets- done-to-who laughs.
A classic Victorian whodunit about an attempted murder tied to the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound. Expect suspense and laughs alike in this witty adaptation of a popular Sherlock Holmes tale.
From the talented team who create the musicals for StoryBook Theater, this hilarious spin on the familiar holiday poem is guaranteed to have the whole family laughing. Join the Big Family and their menagerie as they await the coming of St. Nick. Now in its 13th year, this Studio tradition includes new surprises each year.
Holiday magic returns to Northshore Performing Arts Center with The Nutcracker, a classic seasonal favorite. The Emerald Ballet Theatre makes the stage come alive accompanied by the inspiring music of Tchaikovsky performed by the Rainier Symphony Ballet Orchestra.
Madeline and her friend Pepe, son of the Spanish ambassador, join a gypsy circus. They ride horses, perform acrobatics and befriend the clowns. When Miss Clavel tries to bring them home, Madeline and Pepe are in for a big surprise. Based on one of the most honored children's books of all time.
Works in Progress is an open mic for all comers. Read your work, meet other writers, find out what's going on in the literary community. Poetry, fiction, essay, memoir, plays, unclassified, and unclassifiable are all welcome.
Make Wednesday your comedy night with something unique and fun! It's Seattle's only improv showcase where pairs of improv comedians take the stage and try to entertain you! You'll find all styles of comedy in this show, from old time vaudevillian to new age stylistic. It's always a fun and very social time! Every Duo night is different at the Market Theater, from themed nights to promotional events, all starring Seattle talent! Visit the lounge and watch for drink specials!
Based on the outlandish, and true, chronicles of David Sedaris' experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy's Santaland display, this hilarious cult classic features comic encounters during the height of the holiday crunch. NPR humorist and best-selling author of When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Me Talk Pretty One Day and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers.
Director Josh Anderson along with Emily Kight, Joanna Hardie and Christina Collins produce more Yuletide cheer than you can shake a stick at in Saul Tannenbaum's Claus for Celebration. Join Saul, the lovely Jingle Belles, and special guest Miss Mona von Horne, the Belle of Berlin in Act I. Filled with spectacular songs, jolly jokes, and more, Saul Tannenbaum's Claus for Celebration will delight you, excite you, and re- ignite you with a love for the holidays.
Seattle artists Joe Vollan and Megon Shore explore the afterworld of the animal kingdom in their collaborative exhibition, Spectral Menagerie. Ghost animals, deaths-head moths and nodding calla lilies appear in their paintings, charting a course through the afterlife that is by turns eerie, haunting and beautiful.
It begins as a typically cheery holiday show. Performers take beloved holiday stories from the audience and reenact them in a sugary and warm fuzzy way. And then Uncle Mike shows up and works his irreverent, depraved, and hysterical magic, defiling everything he touches.
Celebrate the spirit of the holidays with Wing-It Productions' It's Your Wonderful Life. Based on the classic James Stewart film, the show replaces the tale of everyman George Bailey with the life story of a different audience volunteer every night, showcasing a new wonderful life.
Sixteen teams of improvisers battle it out in an Xtreme improv comedy match judged by You! The significance of the name "Womb Escape," began in 2007, when teams, originally spawned from Unexpected Productions improv school, became successful groups on their own without the warmth and comfort of a "womb-like" theater! It has evolved into a tournament for anyone in the Pacific Northwest with an interest in performing improv. All experience levels are welcome!
Take a break from your outdoor adventures to come inside the Center and make some holiday crafts. Sip some hot cocoa or cider while you indulge in snowflakes and sparkles, make a holiday card, and even learn about the birds, native plants, and animals of the Pacific Flyway. Family fun for all ages.
Just in time for the holidays, this family-friendly holiday production brings new meaning and sounds to the heartwarming story of good will and cheer. It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is a fully-staged take on a timeless classic - just a heard on the radio in 1947!.
Here's another family fun excursion into the wild and wacky world of their fabulous Christmas pantomimes. If you think you know the story of Aladdin, think again.
Dos Fallopa (Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt) arrive at ACT with their 13th holiday comedy extravaganza: Ham for the Holidays: Close Encounters of the Pork Rind. These sketch comedians create an evening full of wickedly funny social satire, musical parody, and razor-sharp zingers roasting the holiday tradition.
This year's Holiday Group Show will focus on the theme of Home and includes interesting perspectives by many talented artists.
Throughout the world, The Nutcracker and The Tale of the Hard Nut has become a generational Christmas tradition. Tacoma City Ballet celebrates its 30th performance season at the Broadway Center For the Performing Arts with a world premiere production. For the very first time, this timeless family holiday classic will be told in its entirety. Beginning with The Tale of the Hard Nut and ending in the familiar Kingdom of the Sweets, the adventure of Princess Pirlipat, The Nutcracker and The Tale of the Hard Nut Prince, and of course, Clara will charm and delight audiences more than ever before. See the world premiere The Nutcracker and The Tale of the Hard Nut you know and love together for the very first time. This glorious production transports you to a land filled with music, magic, and wonder. Under the artistic direction of Erin M. Ceragioli, and accompanied by the Northwest Sinfonietta under the direction of Christophe Chagnard.
In Another Letter to Father Christmas, children from all over the world write letters to Father Christmas asking him to retrieve and restore their lost and favorite items as Christmas gifts. Father Christmas, too ill with a cold to make the magical journey to the Land of Lost Things and request these items from the evil Gatekeeper, sends his silly and slightly inept elves in his place. Their journey turns into a wild adventure, and they return to Father Christmas with all the items...except for a very special one - a home for a lost elf.
Holiday traditions in the Northwest start on the water with Argosy Cruises. The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Every year, the Argosy Christmas Ship sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, over 45 in total. Choirs onboard sing 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via state-of-the-art speaker system. On shore, thousands of people gather around roaring bonfires anticipating the arrival of the Christmas Ship.
Join Santa in celebrating this holiday season aboard the Royal Argosy. But not everything is going as planned. Someone has stolen all of the presents. Even your presents! Who could it be? You and your children are invited to help an agent from Santa's Secret Service solve this horrible crime by unraveling a lively list of clever clues. Without your help, there may be no Christmas this year! Remember, Santa is looking for a band of merry men, women and children to help save Christmas!