Arts & Culture

Best of Theatre in Seattle During March

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March is bringing a great line-up of performances in Puget Sound! From Mamma Mia, Godspell and Cyrano de Bergerac to New Works at PNB and a new musical First Date at ACT Theatre…. you’ll be entertained all month long.

Sweet Charity
March 2 – 18
Paradise Theatre
9911 Burnham Dr. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
253.851.PLAY
http://www.paradisetheatre.org

Taxi dancer Charity continues to have faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life.

Godspell
March 8 – 24
Evergreen Family Theatre
11500 Redmond-Woodinville Road
Redmond, WA 98052
425.885.2244
http://www.evergreenfamilytheatre.org

Based on the Gospel according to Matthew, Godspell is one of the biggest Broadway successes of all time, and features a classic rock-band score by Stephen Schwartz, boasting a string of well-loved songs which bring the parables of the Bible to life. GODSPELL is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.

First Date
March 10 – May 20
ACT A Contemporary Theatre
700 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.acttheatre.org

First Date is a collaboration of The 5th Avenue Theatre & ACT: A Contemporary Theatre. The hilarious new musical about one date, two people, and all the voices in their heads. How can they know if they’re right for each other when old boyfriends, ex-fiancées, best friends, pushy relatives, and even the waiter keep offering unsolicited advice? First Date will be performed in the intimate Falls Theatre at ACT.

New Works
March 16 – 24
Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.441.2424
http://www.pnb.org

An all-premiere line-up presents PNB’s introduction to a pair of hot-ticket European choreographers and a second commission from dance-fusion pioneer Victor Quijada (Suspension of Disbelief). Performances include A Million Kisses to my Skin, Cylindrical Shadows and Mating Theory.

Cyrano de Bergerac
March 17 – April 1
Seattle Shakespeare Company
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.733.8222
http://www.seattleshakespeare.org

Known throughout Paris for his personal bravery and the charm of his verse, Cyrano de Bergerac has been cursed with a nose that precedes him by an hour. During the age of gallant Musketeers, this beautiful soul, damned by a marred appearance, joins forces with the handsome Christian to woo Roxane, the woman of both their desires. In a new translation, Edmond Rostand’s poetry soars with passion to reveal the tender, true heart of love.

Mamma Mia!
Tuesday – Sunday
March 20 – 25
The Paramount Theatre
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
877.784.4849
http://www.stgpresents.org

A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!

OR,
March 23-April 22
Seattle Rep Theatre
155 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.443.2222
http://www.seattlerep.org

Aphra Behn is England’s first female professional playwright…and a spy. She’s just quit the espionage business to write her first play, and she’s on deadline when her former lover blazes in with enemies on his heels. To complicate things, the city’s hottest actress, Nell Gwynne, is getting awfully friendly, and, for that matter, so is the king—as in Charles II. Set in Restoration England, this playful farce is a rush of mad-cap antics, gender bending, and rollicking intrigue.

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