Seattle’s New Shows in 2019
The entertainment world takes a sharp turn to holiday favorites in November and December each year, and Seattle's music and theatre community is no different. But, it's 2019, a New Year with new Seattle shows.
You'll find chamber music and symphony on the calendar. But, you can also be one of the first patrons to experience the newly launched As If Theatre Company and its first production, The Clean House. Shows are scheduled from February 8th through 24th. Performances are held at the Kenmore Community Club. Seniors and students can take $5.00 off the regular $25 ticket prices.
If music and theatre aren't particularly your thing, then check out Seattle Weekly's round-up, which includes books, films, visual arts, and more. All of the links are included below. So, make it a point to get out more in 2019 and take advantage of Seattle's active entertainment community.
Excitement is in the air north of Seattle in the community of Kenmore, as local actors Cindy Giese French, Amy Gentry, and Molly Hall premiere the first production of their new theatrical enterprise, As If Theatre Company, on Feb. 8. Sarah Ruhl's 2004 Susan Smith Blackburn prize-winning play, The Clean House, which was a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist, will be the company's debut offering, directed by Carissa Meisner Smit.
The Seattle Weekly Round-up of Upcoming Seattle Area Shows
Dear Evan Hansen—the 2017 Tony winner for Best Musical and easily the most buzzed-about Broadway show post-Hamilton—follows the titular socially anxious kid, who fabricates a relationship with a dead classmate to bond with the deceased’s family. It’s a modern take on grief, mental illness, Internet lives, and suicide. You know, typical light Broadway fare! SETH SOMMERFELD The Paramount. Runs Jan. 23–Feb. 2; see stgpresents.org for exact schedule. Sold out—but see luckyseat.com/dearevanhansen for info on entering a seat lottery.
Ludovic Morlot conducts a Seattle Symphony and UW Symphony in a two-orchestra mashup in Bernstein and Beethoven. GB Benaroya Hall, seattlesymphony.org. Free. 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 25.
At the ninth annual Mozart Birthday Toast, hear chamber music covering his whole career (from K. 19d to K. 502), curated by keyboardist Byron Schenkman, with Lee Peterson, Nathan Whittaker, and Rachell Ellen Wong. There’ll be champagne and chocolates, too, to salute his 263rd. GB Seattle First Baptist Church, townhallseattle.org. $10–$15. 7 p.m. Sun., Jan. 27.
The cold months aren’t typically a hotbed for live music, but don’t tell that to the folks behind Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival. This year’s edition of the Leavenworth gathering includes Shannon and the Clams, Jenn Champion, Slang, and local standouts like Parisalexa, The True Loves, Monsterwatch, Tres Leches, and Spirit Award. SS Leavenworth Festhalle, winter.timbermusicfest.com. $85; single day $45. Jan 25 & 26.
Think of Children’s Film Festival Seattle as SIFF For Kids. The Northwest Film Forum’s annual celebration of enriching films for young audiences boasts 146 films from 39 countries. SS Northwest Film Form, childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org. $9–14; festival pass $140–$180. Jan. 24–Feb. 9.