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In 18th-century Vienna, music is the currency of power and Court Composer Antonio Salieri is the toast of the town. That is, until a young prodigy by the name of Mozart comes on the scene. Reeling from the realization of his own mediocrity in the face of true genius, Salieri swears vengeance on the God that gave Mozart his breathtaking talent. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Play, Amadeus explodes with musical masterpieces and richness of language, juxtaposing the petty world of human excess, indulgence and jealousy with the transcendent achievements of human artistry, passion and genius.
A fierce, biting comedy about family, faith and what you choose to believe when you're chosen. The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in an explosive verbal (and sometimes physical) battle. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbaum, a "real Jew" who is volatile, self-assured and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam, a secular and entitled young man, who has his shiksa girlfriend, Melody, in tow. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather's chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over faith and family legacy ensues. Nominated for three Outer Critics Circle Awards and four Lucille Lortel Awards.
This inventive and humorous drama celebrates the making of things—research papers, bridges, community. When fifth-grade latch-key child Sasha can't find a pen to write the due-tomorrow report on the Brooklyn Bridge she is struggling to complete, she works up the courage to break her mother's rules and venture out of their apartment for help. There, in view of the magnificent bridge, she discovers a diverse collection of neighbors, each special in their own way but alike in their deep good-heartedness. Sasha learns that there are facts and then there is what's important—and what's important is what matters.
"My name is Tramaine Berry Thompson and I am more than meets the eye..." A senseless act of gang violence alters a high school senior's dreams, leaving his family to pick up the pieces and find hope and resilience within their tight-knit Brooklyn borough.
An actor's life is never easy. One day you're the Mayor of Disney's Toontown, the next you're the resident shopkeeper for Barbra Streisand's basement mall. Turns out it's lonely at the top (and the bottom) of the Hollywood food chain. This outrageous comedy takes an insider's look at fame and friendship and pushes it to the limit.
An art gallery hosts a retrospective of the work of a legendary Chinese dissident artist who was imprisoned in a Chinese detention center for a single work of art. Recently profiled in the New Yorker, the artist himself is present and shares with patrons the details of an ordeal that defies belief. A labyrinthine exploration of truth, art, social justice and cultural appropriation ensues, where nothing is as it first appears.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we love you! Just in time for the holidays, SCT presents this sparkling musical, based on the MGM motion picture version of Ian Fleming's book. Come see this imaginative tale filled with memorable, quirky characters, and, of course, Chitty the fantasmagorical" car. Cheer on the devoted father and eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, and his children, Jemima and Jeremy, as they plot to rescue Grandpa Potts and the children of Vulgaria from the dastardly Baron and Baroness Bomburst. Join us for a marvelous, musical holiday event!
Based on an inspiring true story. September 11, 2001 was an ordinary day in isolated Gander, Newfoundland—until it wasn't. Thirty-eight planes were diverted to its doorstep on that fateful day, making this small town unexpected hosts to an international community. The camaraderie that followed reminds us all of the power that comes from opening up your heart and your home.
Can one word alter the course of your life? Through a dizzying fugue of vignettes, audiences watch as Marianne and Roland's relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending their relationship on an entirely new trajectory. Science and romance collide in this unusual love story that's delighted audiences in New York and London.
A brilliant study of human relationships framed by the age-old battle between tradition and youthful rebellion, Dance Like a Man has been hailed as one of the best works of the dramatic imagination in recent times.
Jairaj and his wife Ratna—aging Bharatnatyam dancers—are focused on their daughter Lata's upcoming performance at a high-profile dance festival. Meanwhile, Lata nervously awaits the meeting between her parents and the man she wishes to marry. In the conversations that follow, the fissures in Jairaj and Ratna's own relationship explode into high-strung battles, stemming back to their youth. The younger couple has their own issues to contend with, as Lata attempts to balance her ambitions with those of her parents. Is the older generation always right? Is the younger generation always rebellious? Do we all become our parents?
The Dinner Detective is America's LARGEST murder mystery comedy dinner show! You'll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! In this show, EVERYONE is a suspect, even YOU, and the killer might be at your table!
Pakistani-born Amir seems to be living the American Dream. A successful New York lawyer, he enjoys a comfortable life with his American wife, a talented artist influenced by Islamic imagery. But when his Muslim heritage is questioned, his life begins to unravel and a celebratory dinner with friends leads to a fiery debate on prejudice, identity and faith.
"It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how." Back by popular demand, our favorite Dr. Seuss character introduces his eclectic entertainment with mischievous humor and madcap style. The Cat in The Hat busts the boredom of a rainy afternoon with all sorts of zaniness – including the iconic and acrobatic Thing One and Thing Two. Rhyming his way through the house while balancing cups and tools, Cat brings a cozy home to chaos where Sally, her brother and their outspokenly cautious pet Fish, are simultaneously amused, astounded and concerned, with good reason.
Taproot's brand new adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula takes you on a chilling adventure following the unlikely allies that join forces to defeat an ancient villain. Dare to enter the crypt as light invades darkness in the ultimate battle between life and death.
When Gerald and Piggie 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. These two pals and their devotion to each other through ups and downs will remind you of how good it feels to put friends first. Based on the wildly popular, beloved book series, this lively musical features Gerald and Piggie and the delightful back-up singers, the Squirrelles, discovering the fun of being in a play and making the audience do exactly what they want. Bring your "bestus" friend and share the laughter.
Experience the great plays you seldom see on the stage! Join Seattle theatre artists as they give voice to the characters that sit silent on your bookshelves. Directors include Mark Anders, John Dillon, Allen Galli, Leslie Law, Larry Paulsen, Jeff Steitzer, and Richard Ziman.
Celebrate summer and raise your spirit with this musical journey of loyalty, laughter and unconditional love. Inspired by the Gospel of Matthew, Godspell boasts a Tony-nominated score featuring popular songs like "Day By Day" and "Learn Your Lessons Well."
The American sensation,Grease, will send audiences cruisin' through the days of pajama parties, sock hops, and drive-ins with an exuberant cast of Seattle's freshest faces and favorite performers at The 5th Avenue Theatre this summer.Follow the whole gang as they hand-jive their way through their senior year with unforgettable songs like "Beauty School Dropout," "Hopelessly Devoted," "Greased Lightnin'," and "You're the One That I Want." This musical favorite will electrify and delight audiences of any generation.
It is March, 2000. A child's suitcase arrives from Auschwitz at the tiny Holocaust Education Centre in Tokyo. Painted on the side are a name, Hana Brady, 1931, and the word "Waisenkind" (orphan). Spurred on by the children at the Centre, the curator Fumiko Ishioka, embarks on a relentless search from Tokyo to Prague to Toronto to uncover the story of Hana and her fate. In this inventive, multi-media staging of a true story, we see the Centre's students discover a tale of family love and tragedy; and through their learning about this shameful chapter in history, find a key to tolerance and hope for the future.
Jeanne Sakata's one-man show is inspired by the true story of University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi. Gordon agonizes over U.S. Government orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast during WWII. As he fights to reconcile his country's betrayal with his passionate belief in the U.S. Constitution, Hirabayashi journeys toward a greater understanding of America's triumphs— and a confrontation with its failures.
Don't miss this special night with The Love Markets as the critically acclaimed, Weimar Berlin-inspired cabaret band returns to ACT! Lift your glass to new songs of love, subversion, and revolution from the band Seattle Magazine calls "Irresistible… A deliciously dark carnival." The Bullitt Cabaret becomes a musical boudoir filled with absurdity, hilarity, heartbreak, and transcendence as The Love Markets draw you once again into the world of your dreams. A sold-out favorite since 2010, The Love Markets were last seen at ACT in 2013, celebrating the release of their album World Of Your Dreams in The Falls Theatre.
Beane is an exile from life—an oddball. His well-meaning sister, Joan, and brother-in-law, Harry, try and make time for him in their busy lives, but no one can get through. Following a burglary on Beane's apartment, Joan is baffled to find her brother blissfully happy and tries to unravel the story behind his mysterious new love, Molly. Funny, enchanting and wonderfully touching, John Kolvenbach's offbeat comedy is a rhapsody to the power of love in all its forms.
Who decides who is capable of raising a child? Veteran social worker Caroline will do whatever it takes to protect baby Luna Gale, but her well-intentioned mission is swayed by hidden motives, buried secrets and moral ambiguity. Powerful and arresting, Luna grapples with the age-old question of whether the end justifies the means.
Eight actors begin with a black box space, then create a bold, new re-staging of Williams' classic tale in real-time before—and among—the audience.
Inspired by the ancient Greek legend, Orpheus Descending is about a small town disrupted by an outsider – and what happens when that outsider taps into dangerous community undercurrents that eventually erupt in brutality and mayhem.
Developed by and features Intiman's first Company-in-Residence, The Williams Project.
Juliana Smithton is a successful neuroscientist on the brink of a breakthrough in her field, but the rest of her life in unraveling. Her husband has filled for divorce, her daughter has eloped and her health is in danger. But in this highly acclaimed, haunting new play, things are not always as they seem. The Other Place follows Juliana as she unravels a personal, 10-year-old mystery, sifting through muddled facts, half-truths and hazy memories that lead her back to a Cape Cod cottage where an epiphany waits for her. Called "a cagy, emotionally resonant drama packed with plot twists" by the New York Times, The Other Place was nominated for a Tony Award, an Obie Award and two Outer Circle Critics Awards including Outstanding New Play.
This 1968 adaptation of the Greek classic - set in a Latin American dictatorship - features a chorus of reporters manipulating information and with it, the people's opinions. With the Greek chorus transformed into a host of multi-cultural news reporters working for online media and a crowd of citizens who Tweet and update their Facebook status at every move of their despotic dictator, this production features an entirely Hispanic cast as the residents of the Republic of Molina.
Written by Puerto Rican playwright Luis Rafael Sanchez, translated and directed by Arlene Martínez-Vázquez, Antígona Pérez brings a story of resilience that honors all people standing up for what they think is right. In addition, it brings a reminder to all audiences about the struggles currently going on in the world, including poverty, corruption and abuse of power. Criticism about current political systems and the relationship between church and state may also be observed throughout the play.
Told by a mysterious troupe of performers, a young and dreamy prince, Pippin is unhappy with his lot. Overlooked by his errant father King Charles, and mocked by his family, he wants to learn the meaning of life, and takes on a series of thrilling challenges, including becoming involved in war, switching sides to become a revolutionary, whilst leaving a trail of broken hearts over the land. But perhaps excitement and freedom isn't the key to living, and maybe its modesty that will fill the void.
The American Wild West and Victorian England collide in this original adventure tale. The year is 1887, the occasion is the Queen Victoria's Jubilee, and the coincidences are suspiciously piling up. The creative team behind 2013's hit The Hound of the Baskervilles is at it again with more thrills, more laughs and more unbelievable deductions.
Based on Frank Wedekind's controversial 1891 expressionist play and featuring an electrifying score, Spring Awakening follows the lives of a group of teens as they navigate their journey from adolescence to adulthood in a fusion of morality, sexuality, and rock & roll. Winner of 8 Tony Awards - including Best Musical.
Proceeds from our production will benefit Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets. PSKS supports homeless and at-risk youth and young adults in the Seattle area. Their committed efforts are targeted at providing stepping stones to transition youths from the streets to self-sufficiency and productive roles in community.
An American Classic. A longshoreman by trade, Eddie Carbone is confident of his place in the working-class neighborhood he calls home. That life changes when he agrees to harbor his immigrant cousins. A love affair exposes a dark family secret, and suspicion, jealousy and betrayal soon follow in this passionate drama by one of America's greatest playwrights.
Sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things. This award-winning, internationally acclaimed production from Vancouver's Presentation House Theatre is an intimate "guided play" experience for ages 3 to 7. Adapted from the timeless classic, the audience helps to transform Max's bedroom into the various landscapes of his adventures. The audience then becomes the Wild Things as they are each given a mask and encouraged to "let the Wild Rumpus begin!" With the leadership of the performers, the audience also helps bring Max safely home. This highly interactive production has toured all over the world and now Seattle families will have the opportunity to be part of this special show.
Pushed together as room-mates at The University of Shiz, initially the beautiful and popular Glinda clashes with the fiery, misunderstood, green-skinned Elphaba. Soon they learn to put their differences aside, and form an unexpected bond, that stays with them for years to come. An uplifting and affirming adventure, get your tickets for the hottest tour in town