Theater Returns to Seattle This Fall

Grey skies, cozy flannel and pumpkin spice. Fall has truly returned to the Pacific Northwest. But while some might be mourning the end of summer, there is a bright spot on the cloudy horizon: live theater has returned. After a long hiatus thanks to the pandemic, touring shows, concerts and live performances of all kinds are finally resuming. Read on for a glimpse of the shows opening in the city in the coming weeks.

This classic and campy rock musical follows the last days of Jesus Christ. Complete with iconic melodies and melodrama, the show — composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice — is certainly worth a watch. The Broadway tour will run at the Paramount Theater from October 5 – 10, with tickets starting at $35. To purchase tickets or learn more, click here.

Above illustration by Jake Fruend, courtesy of Book-It Repertory Theatre

For those not quite ready to return to in-person events, this upcoming audio drama may be just the thing. ‘Zen and the Art of an Android Beatdown’ is a new audio play produced by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Based on a short story of the same name by Tochi Onyebuchi, the play follows the story of a boxing android and his mechanic as she repairs him between matches. The play will be available starting October 12, tickets will go on sale September 28.

There’s nothing quite like a night at the ballet. The superb Pacific Northwest Ballet will be making its return to in-person performances with a debut show in September: Singularly Cerrudo. The performance will showcase the work of the PNB’s resident choreographer, Alejandro Cerrudo and will run from September 24 – 26. After that, the PNB will explore all forms of dance with a show called Beyond Ballet, running from November 5 – 7, before opening The Nutcracker in late November. Information for the season and tickets can be found here.

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