Best Upcoming Theater Productions In Seattle

Best Upcoming Theater Productions In Seattle

Adventure appears to be the theme for theatre productions in Seattle this January and February. Whether you feel like laughing across the globe, reclaiming your childhood in the form of talking stuffed animals or taking a serious walk down memory lane, there is something here for everyone.

‘Around the World in 80 Days’
Village Theatre – Francis Gaudette Theatre
303 Front St. N.
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 392-2202
www.villagetheatre.org

Date: Jan. 22 – March 1, 2015

The task of having five actors portray 39 different characters seems almost as difficult as the title itself. Based on the Jules Vernes novel and written by Mark Brown, “Around the World in 80 Days” tells of Phileas Fogg’s incredible journey to win a bet. The comedy adventure is complete with bandits, damsels in distress and some unique travel arrangements. The incredible story will be presented from January 22 through March 1 and tickets range from $39-$67.

‘The Explorers Club’
Taproot Theatre
204 N. 85th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 781-9707
www.taproottheatre.org

Date: Jan. 28 – Feb. 28, 2015

Nell Benjamin’s hilarious “The Explorers Club” will be presented at Taproot Theatre Company from January 28 through February 28. Set in London in 1879, the famed Explorers Club is at its wit’s end. A woman, of all things, has been nominated for membership and she has discovered a mythical city. Up until now, the manly explorers have faced many trials, but none so lively as this. Tickets range from $20-$40.

‘The Piano Lesson’
Seattle Repertory Theatre
155 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 443-2222
www.seattlerep.org

Date: Jan. 16 – Feb. 8, 2015

The Seattle Repertory Theatre will present August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “The Piano Lesson” to the stage from January 16 through February 8. Set in Pittsburgh during the Great Depression, the story tells of a woman wanting to give her daughter the family piano but her brother would rather sell the antique in hopes of using the money to purchase the land that their family once worked on as slaves. The story focuses on how a family can honor their family’s legacy and truly be set free from the past. Tickets range from $22-$64.

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‘The Three Sisters’
ACT Theatre
700 Union St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 292-7676
www.acttheatre.org

Date: Jan. 20 – Feb. 8, 2015

Part of The Seagull Project (created from a love of playwright Anton Chekhov), “The Three Sisters” tells of the former upper class Prozorov family who longs to return to Moscow and escape their dreary life in a small provincial town. Living with the “grass is greener on the other side” mentality, they obsess on what they don’t have to the detriment of what they do. Tickets are $35.

‘The Velveteen Rabbit’
Second Story Repertory
16587 NE 74th St.
Redmond , WA 98052
(425) 881-6777
www.secondstoryrep.org

Date: Jan. 10-25, 2015

Based on the book by Margery Williams, Elise Kauzlaric captures the heart of the beloved story of “The Velveteen Rabbit” at the SecondStory Repertory Theatre from January 10-25. The story is told from the point of view of the resident toys who come to life when the children have left the room. It is a story about the love between a little boy and his prized, yet worn, bunny and what it means to be “real.” Tickets are $10.

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