The Grapes of Wrath, Sleeping Beauty Notebook, and Wallace and Gromit


Continuing the ambitious American Cycle series that launched with Bartlett Sher's beautifully brooding Our Town, Intiman now contemplates Depression-era fortitude with director Linda Hartzell's staging of The Grapes of Wrath. Fri., Oct. 7–Sun., Nov. 13. $27–$46. Intiman Theatre, Seattle Center, 206-269-1900, STEVE WIECKING


Choreographer Donald Byrd may be one of Seattle's most underappreciated artists. Go see Sleeping Beauty Notebook, performed by Spectrum Dance Theater, and see why. (Warning: not suitable for kids.) 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. 7–Sat., Oct. 8. $24.50– $29.50. Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., 206-628-0888,, LYNN JACOBSON


In Her Shoes may do the biggest box office this weekend, but we're spending our popcorn allowance at Wallace and Gromit's romping, stomping feature debut, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. It runs rings around Aardman's previous clay-animation feature, Chicken Run. See review. Opens Friday. TIM APPELO

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