• Opening Nights: Twelfth Night

    Twelfth Night Center House Theatre (Seattle Center), 733-8222. $30–$39. See for schedule. Ends Nov. 16. The prewar surrealists fused dream and reality via startling, … More »

  • Opening Nights: Blood Countess

    Blood Countess Annex Theatre, 1110 Pike St., 728-0933, $5–$20. 8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat. plus Mon., Nov. 10. Ends Nov. 22. Feeling anemic? Luckily it’s easy … More »

  • Best of Seattle: Response to an Off-stage Tragedy

    Jerry Manning’s unexpected death this May, following a heart procedure, was a huge blow for the Seattle theater community—extending far beyond Seattle Repertory Theatre. He’d … More »

  • Best of Seattle: Stage Production

    One of the lesser-known side stories in Superman comics concerned “the bottled city” of Kandor, which the evil half-man/half-machine Brainiac kept as a souvenir after … More »

  • Best of Seattle: Stage Adaptation

    Five hours, folks. That’s what we were in for at Book-It’s epic June adaptation of Michael Chabon’s epic Pulitzer-winner The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & … More »

  • Best of Seattle: Road Gig

    The most-anticipated concert in Spring for Music, the most-anticipated classical-music festival in New York City’s season, the Seattle Symphony’s performance in Carnegie Hall in May … More »

  • Best of Seattle: Stage Provocation

    Jerry Springer: The Opera’s savage view of American culture makes The Book of Mormon look about as audacious as a Full House episode, and the … More »

  • Best of Seattle: Dance Production

    Two of the works that Mark Morris Dance Group brought home to Seattle at the Paramount over Valentine’s Day weekend—Love Song Waltzes and its companion, … More »

  • Opening Nights: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    In 1954, Joseph Papp produced the first “Shakespeare in the Park” festival in Lower Manhattan. Today, those who wish to attend the New York City … More »

  • Opening Nights: Jane Eyre

    Musical theater has had some success with neglected orphans (Annie or Oliver!, anyone?), so an adaptation of Jane Eyre was probably inevitable. Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 … More »

  • Opening Nights: Passing Strange

    Passing Strange ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., 292-7676, $20–$40. Runs Wed.–Sun. Ends June 29. Rock & roll doesn’t translate well to the theater. The … More »

  • Opening Nights: The Hunchback of Seville

    The Hunchback of Seville The Little Theatre, 608 19th Ave. E., 325-5105, $15–$20. 7:30 p.m. Thurs.–Mon. Ends June 30. Washington Ensemble Theatre is the … More »

  • Opening Nights: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Center Theatre at the Armory (Seattle Center), 216-0833, $25–$43. 6 p.m. Wed.–Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Ends July … More »

  • Stage: Why Must Porgy and Bess Be Abridged?

    Since its 1935 premiere, Porgy and Bess has not only been the center of a tug-of-war over whether it’s an opera—as George Gershwin conceived it—or … More »

  • Opening Nights: Homo for the Holidays

    Homo for the Holidays Oddfellows Hall, 915 E. Pike St. (West Hall, 2nd floor), 320-8458, $25–$30. 8 p.m. Wed.–Thurs., 7 & 10 p.m. Fri., … More »

  • Opening Nights: The Santaland Diaries

    The Santaland Diaries Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Ave. N., 524-1300, $15–$29. Runs Thurs.–Sun. plus Dec. 23 & 24. … More »

  • Opening Nights: Oliver!

    Oliver! The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave. 625-1900, $41 and up. Runs Tues.–Sun. Ends Dec. 31. Consider yourself amused. This handsome, high-stepping production … More »

  • Opening Nights: Nutcracker

    Nutcracker McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. (Seattle Center), 441-2424, $25–$140. Runs near daily through Dec. 27. When Kent Stowell and Francia Russell went to … More »

  • Opening Nights: The Hound of the Baskervilles

    The Hound of the Baskervilles Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St. (Seattle Center), 443-2222, $15–$80. 7:30 p.m. Wed.–Sun. plus weekend matinees. Ends Dec. 15. … More »

  • Holiday Music: All the Messiah You Can Handel

    English horns are not in any way English. It takes four musicians to properly play a trio sonata. And George Frideric Handel’s Messiah is not … More »

  • Opening Nights: Les Misérables

    Les Misérables Village Theatre, 303 Front St. N. (Issaquah), 425-392-2202, $33–$68. runs Tues.–Sun through Jan. 5, then at Everett Performing Arts Center, Jan. 10–Feb. … More »