Your favorite holiday traditions can now be visited in person! Check out what's opening in December and what is still running into the holidays and don't miss your present by getting tickets late! Shows are already selling out.
We’ve Battled Monsters Before, ArtsWest,
11/26/21-12/26/21 (world premiere)
The next world premiere musical arrives from the creative
mind of Justin Huertas. When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of
secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and
demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s
mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she
ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely
adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem Ibong Adarna,
playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his Lizard Boy
roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir, Seattle Public
In this film noir-inspired holiday thriller, hard-boiled
detective Nick Holiday investigates some un-holiday-like shenanigans taking
place in Christmastown that sends him on a search for the truth about Big Red.
Add a glamorous elf, a used-Christmas-tree salesman, a muckraking reporter, and
a quick-thinking cab driver, and you have what the Seattle Times calls the
“best new holiday romp of the year!”
Inspecting Carol, The Phoenix Theatre,
the scenes of a struggling theatre’s annual clumsy production of A Christmas
Carol, rehearsals are at a standstill. Tim is no longer Tiny, Scrooge wants
to do the play in Spanish (Feliz Navidad), and their funding is on hold pending
an inspection. To top it off, a man who asks to audition for the show is
mistaken for the inspector for the National Endowment for the Arts. The cast
caters to the bewildered wannabe actor, and he is given a part in the ill-fated
production. Everything goes wrong at the theatre that is anything but show
business as usual.
Snow Business, Seattle Men’s Chorus, Benaroya
Hall, Federal Way Performing Arts Center, Everett Civic Auditorium, 12/5-23/21
Everyone’s favorite Christmas chorus is back on the boards
at Benaroya Hall, where it seems they belong best. Get ready for sexy Santas
and colorful choralography and the dulcet tones of a 200-man musical melding.
Scott Shoemaker’s War on Christmas, Shoes and
Pants Productions and Theatre Off Jackson, 12/2-24/21
Christmas is saved! The all-star variety spectacular that
quickly became a YuleTide tradition makes its triumphant return at Theatre Off
Jackson! After two years of sold out shows at Re-bar and a hit streaming
special in 2020, "Scott Shoemaker's War on Christmas" is ready
to knock your stockings off once again. Come spend an evening with Scott and a
cast of Seattle luminaries as they try to figure out who's fighting a war on
Christmas and what for? Comedy, songs, dance numbers, delightful videos, and
partial nudity! Joining Scott are an amazing group of illustrious superstars:
Adé, Waxie Moon, Mandy Price & Faggedy Randy!
A Very Die Hard Christmas, Seattle Public Theater,
Yippie Ki Yay, it's a Christmas miracle. From The Habit, the
comedy writers that have had Seattle in stitches for years, comes the return of
the new annual holiday favorite - A Very Die Hard Christmas. This
musical comedy is a fast-paced laughter-packed parody of "the greatest
Christmas movie of all time." For those who like their Christmas
entertainment with lots of snarky 80s comedy and over-the-top action, this is
one of Seattle's must-see shows.
A Christmas Carol, ACT Theatre, 12/7-26/21
Scrooge is about to have the most spirited night of his
life! Audiences will be transported to that famously chilly, snowy Christmas
Eve night as the story comes alive with a tremendously talented cast and
Gregory A. Falls’ enchanting adaptation. Julie Beckman directs this year’s
production. Amy Thone and R. Hamilton Wright headline A Christmas Carol as the
holiday season’s favorite miser in this three-week run. The two actors also
take turns as Marley.
The Winter’s Tale, Seattle Repertory Theatre, at Cornish Playhouse, 12/16-29/21
“A Hybrid Film and Live Theatrical Experience” Seattle Rep’s Public Works family of community and professional actors join together for a dazzling journey of reunion and redemption in a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. The Sicilian King Leontes suspects his wife of infidelity and seeks revenge by imprisoning her and banishing their newborn child to distant shores. Sixteen years later, in the wild woods of Bohemia, the consequences of his actions begin to unfold.
(Note: What does a “hybrid film and live experience” mean? The
Winter's Tale has been rehearsed and filmed onsite at Seattle Rep and
Seattle Center campus and beautifully edited to feature the Bard-inspired story
as well as a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes magic of creating a Public
Works production. To experience The Winter’s Tale in person, you will
join fellow theater fans at the Cornish Playhouse for one of five showtimes to
watch the film together.)