The following discount entertainment tickets are a selected list of discount and half-price tickets for the coming weekend, as well as some other upcoming hot tickets.
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Updated October 18, 2017. To check for all available Seattle discount tickets, go here.
October 20-22: Seattle discount and half-price tickets
World Premiere Dark Comedy “Happy, Happy, Happy…” at Erickson Theatre Off Broadway, Seattle
Lauren’s grandmother is dead. The funeral has been scheduled for today, her son Caleb’s 19th birthday, and she has to finish his 10-layer gluten-free cake. Her husband is no help; all he wants to do these days is jog… for hours. And her best friend seems distracted… what could she be hiding? It’s a day for everyone’s secrets to be revealed as the characters struggle with morality and the cost of their choices in this dark comedy about betrayal and what you’ll risk to follow your bliss. Written by Lisa Every and Jenn Ruzumna, “Happy, Happy, Happy…” makes its world premiere at The Erickson Theatre Off Broadway.
“Into the Woods”: Sondheim’s Musical Mashup at Village Theatre – Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, Issaquah
A fresh, sophisticated spin on Brothers Grimm fairy tales, “Into the Woods” interweaves several classic fairy tales into one epic story that shows what happens when magic becomes strikingly real. Unable to bear children, a baker and his wife complete a number of tasks for a witch who promises to grant their wish if they’re successful. During their journey, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. All the storybook characters discover that wishes often come with a steep price, and things don’t always end happily ever after. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the original Broadway run won critical praise and numerous awards and the cast recording took home a Grammy. Come see this enchanting Village Theatre production at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah.
“Go, Dog. Go!” Brings P.D. Eastman Book to Life at Seattle Children’s Theatre – Eve Alvord Theatre, Seattle
Rev up your engines and get ready to howl as Seattle Children’s Theatre presents “Go, Dog, Go!” This fun children’s musical based on P.D. Eastman’s famous book explodes on stage with high-spirited singing, zooming cars, construction zone chaos, and up-all-night antics that will have the whole family in stitches. Big dogs, little dogs, dogs at work and dogs at play all delve into life with gusto, with lots for audiences of all ages to marvel at. The madcap party never stops when these zany canines leap off the page and onto the stage in one of the most inventive adaptations in SCT history.
Modern Rock Musical “Spring Awakening” at Skinner Theater, Raisbeck Performance Hall, Seattle
Cue the waterworks — “Spring Awakening” is coming to Seattle’s Raisbeck Performance Hall. A rock musical adaptation of the original 1891 German play, this Tony sensation (whose original Broadway cast featured Lea Michelle) puts a modern spin on the classic coming-of-age story. In “Spring Awakening”, boys and girls are trying to understand their bodies, their urges and most importantly, themselves as they grapple with midterms, parental expectations and … sex. There’s no getting around it. Throughout the musical, it’s countlessly referenced in the soundtrack, especially in insanely catchy hits like “The B**ch of Living” and “Totally F**ked.” For those who love edgier works like “Book of Mormon” and “Avenue Q”, “Spring Awakening” is right up your alley.
Comedy-Drama’s Dark Look at Life in Modern China at The Bathhouse Theater, Seattle
“The World of Extreme Happiness” shines a harsh light on the human price of China’s urban-led economic boom by focusing on Sunny, the unwanted female child of a farm couple. Escaping to the city at age 14, the naive girl finds janitorial work in a factory and strives to improve her lot by attending self-help classes. But when her own rise through the ranks causes calamity for a coworker, she finds herself in the ironic position of having to defend a system she’s now seriously questioning. Award-winning playwright Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s “The World of Extreme Happiness” was dubbed “salty, surreal, bombastic” and “bruisingly funny” by “Time Out London”. Come see it at The Bathhouse Theater in Seattle.
Highway 99 Blues Club and Restaurant: Live Jams in a Juke Joint Setting at Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle
Housed in a 1909 brick building on the Seattle waterfront, Highway 99 Blues Club and Restaurant is inspired by the juke joints of the American South and the neighborhood blues clubs of Chicago. Dubbing themselves “the West Coast Home of the Blues,” the venue fully embraces the culture and music. On stage, you’ll see regional and national touring artists cranking out everything from zydeco to honky-tonk to roots and Americana. Meanwhile, the venue itself is studded with “old timey” touches like a 34-foot bar made from antique doors and blue velvet benches collected from an old Masonic Temple. The walls are covered with photos snapped by some of the country’s best blues photographers. And to round out the juke joint experience, the kitchen pumps out Southern-style comfort food — think jambalaya and chicken gumbo — while the bar whips up cocktails named for blues legends like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.
Neil Simon’s Classic Comedy at Woodinville Repertory Theatre, Woodinville
Neil Simon’s “California Suite” is really four separate comedy playlets with one common thread. In each, people from various cities travel to California during different time periods and stay in the same Beverly Hills Hotel suite, bringing their problems, anxieties and comic marital dilemmas with them. A magazine writer, a cheating husband, a British film star preparing to attend the Academy Awards and two couples on a disastrous vacation — all of these characters are imbued with Simon’s biting wit, and wonderfully compassionate insights into our hopes, dreams and frailties. Check in to “California Suite” at the Woodinville Repertory Theatre.
“B-Rated”: Terrible Movies Improvised at Atlas Theatre, Seattle
For those of you who love to hate those groan-worthy flicks, whether they be terrible rom coms or “over-action-packed” adventures (there is such a thing as too many car explosions), then CSz Seattle has the perfect “movie” for you. “B-Rated” is an entirely improvised film based on audience suggestions that’s supposed to be straight up awful — but in a funny way! You pick the title, and they’ll handle the rest at Seattle’s Atlas Theatre.
Laughs Comedy Club Brings Rising Stars to Seattle at Laughs Comedy Club, Seattle
You don’t have to be a student to enjoy comedy in the University District. Whether you’re looking for a study break in between finals or trying to change up the usual Friday night dinner date, Laughs Comedy Club in Seattle’s U-District is the go-to for a prime stand-up experience. Comedians from “Last Comic Standing”, “Conan” and the Laugh Factory regularly make their way through this venue, whose owners trek out to the Montreal Comedy Fest every year to scope out the next rising sensation, bringing them to Seattle to crack some jokes. Skip the cover fees and have a laugh at this intimate spot.
SFO: Brahms & Tchaikovsky at New Hope Presbyterian Church, Kent
The Seattle Festival Orchestra gets its 2017-18 season off to a rousing start under Wesley Schulz’s baton with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth. Though he may be more famous for ballets like “Sleeping Beauty”, “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker”, the Russian composer’s 1888 piece is suitably symphonic, progressing from a somber beginning to an uplifting, triumphant march in the final movement. Also set to be performed at Kent’s New Hope Presbyterian Church is Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, featuring musicians Carrie Rehkopf and John Michel.
SFO: Brahms & Tchaikovsky at Plymouth Church, Seattle
The Seattle Festival Orchestra gets its 2017-18 season off to a rousing start under Wesley Schulz’s baton with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth. Though he may be more famous for ballets like “Sleeping Beauty”, “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker”, the Russian composer’s 1888 piece is suitably symphonic, progressing from a somber beginning to an uplifting, triumphant march in the final movement. Also set to be performed at Seattle’s Plymouth Church is Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, featuring musicians Carrie Rehkopf and John Michel.
“One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” With Charles Ross at Northshore Performing Arts Center, Bothell
Charles Ross will stun you with his “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy”. Much of Ross’ childhood was spent in a galaxy far, far away, watching “Star Wars” videos over and over again. The result of this misspent youth is his hysterical “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy”, where he single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into one hilarious show! If you’ve already seen the movies, read the books, and named your first-born Skywalker, Ross’ zany take on Star Wars is right up your alley and sure to leave a lasting impression. Check it out at Northshore Performing Arts Center.
Halloween events, scary stuff, and dark comedies
Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” On Stage at Wade James Theatre, Edmonds
The granddaddy of vampire stories, Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” gets more bite in Steven Dietz’s stage adaptation coming to Wade James Theatre from the Edmonds Driftwood Players. A dark, mysterious force has come to London, casting a spell over its citizens. It’s up to a small group led by Abraham Van Helsing to get to the bottom of it and save themselves before it’s too late. Steven Dietz is one of the most produced playwrights in America, and his new adaptation of “Dracula” captures the suspense and seduction of the original for a “wickedly theatrical” (Dramatists Play Service) show.
The Most Terrifying Halloween Haunt Of All Time: Stalker Farms at Stalker Farms – Haunted Attractions, Snohomish
Fair warning: Stalker Farms is not just another Halloween haunt. Stalker Farms is a horror movie. But you’re not watching it — you’re “in” it. With trained actors, talented makeup artists and original story lines — this year’s all-new arcs include crazed cultists and a clown’s uh, “magic” show — Snohomish’s Stalker Farms delivers an immersive haunt experience so intense, a few of last year’s guests needed assistance from on-site medical staff (yes, there’s an on-site medical staff — it’s that hardcore). For those of you who don’t enjoy self-induced heart palpitations and anxiety attacks, never fear: There are also “no scare” mazes, an apple cannon, a giant pillow jump, a paintball shooting gallery, foosball, fire pits and much more. But if you’re ready to get the creamed corn scared out of you, step into what the fans on Scare Factor voted the “best in WA.” Sorry for the nightmares, but hey, you get what you paid for.
Noël Coward’s Haunting Comedy “Blithe Spirit” at Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma
When you live in a haunted house you’ve got problems enough. But what if your resident ghost was your ex-wife? How about two exes? That’s the conundrum the cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine finds himself facing in Noël Coward’s classic comedy “Blithe Spirit”. When a medium inadvertently summons Charles’ late first wife, he soon finds he can’t get rid of her, even as she tries to sabotage his current marriage. But bad goes to worse when Charles’ second wife dies and his wives team up with hilarious consequences. Chock-full of Coward’s trademark wit, this fun night at Tacoma Little Theatre is sure to raise your spirits this Halloween season.
Haunting Comedy “Blithe Spirit” at Red Curtain Arts Center, Marysville
The smash comedy hit of London and Broadway stages, this classic from Noel Coward offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira, who is called up by a visiting happy medium. As the worldly and otherworldly personalities clash, Charles’ current wife is accidentally killed, passes over, joins Elvira, and the two blithe spirits haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity. Join the out-of-this-world fun at the Red Curtain Arts Center in Marysville.
Improvised Sci-Fi Horror-Comedy “Weirder Stuff” at Atlas Theatre, Seattle
If you like things that are strange, you’ll love “Weirder Stuff”, an improvised story of a sinister conspiracy in a small town. Three strands weave together as the laughs and tension build. Be a part of the suspenseful parody at Atlas Theatre in Seattle.
“Tinder Live! With Lane Moore: Halloween Edition” at Pantages Theater at Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Tacoma
This critically acclaimed show is an anything-can-happen interactive comedy showstopper. Produced and hosted by comedian Lane Moore (“The Onion, Girls”), “Tinder Live!” is the only comedy show exploring the crazy world of popular dating app Tinder. Packed with helpful and oftentimes ridiculous tips, tricks and real-time swiping and messaging (and sometimes even real-time phone calls and texting with matches), Moore guides audiences through the world of online love with sweet and often hysterical results. Enjoy this special Halloween edition of the popular show at the Pantages Theater at Broadway Center for the Performing Arts in Tacoma, with special guests: the lead singers of electro-dance-pop band Mirrorgloss, Del Brown and Najamoniq Todd.
“Halloween Party Cruise” at Waterways Cruises Yacht at HomePort, Seattle
Do you dare to be a guest at Dracula’s floating castle? Well, come dressed to stir up a little fright and you might just win the costume contest. Leave the normal world at the dock and dance the night away to “Thriller,” “Monster Mash” and more on this three-hour cruise on Lake Washington and Lake Union. Enjoy one complimentary specialty Halloween cocktail and the breathtaking views of nighttime Seattle on this 21+ “Halloween Party Cruise”.
“Beauty Boiz Go BOO” for Halloween at Fred Wildlife Refuge, Seattle
For the third year in a row, Forward Flux is partnering with the Beautyboiz to throw the epic Halloween dance party get-down of the year. After two years on Summit Ave., the party is moving to its new home at Fred Wildlife Refuge. Join hosts Adé, Uh-Oh Face and Haus of Shade for the gayest Halloween fest evah, including two floors of music, dancing (DJ Howin 1000, more), drinking (full bar, yo), spooky installations from Zane Exactly and more. Costumes encouraged — there will be a serious eye roll at the door if you come dressed “as yourself.”
Brian Reed Goes Behind the Scenes of “S-Town” at Benaroya Hall – S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Seattle
The real madness of March 2017 wasn’t about basketball or leprechauns; it was everyone asking the same question: “Omg are you listening to “S-Town”?” The podcast, created by the same peeps behind “This American Life” and the equally addictive “Serial”, shattered records by reaching 40 million downloads in its first month. What begins as an investigation of a small town murder, evolves into a fascinating character study of an eccentric genius who had weird nipple piercings, an elaborate backyard maze (which he made himself) and an enormous fortune of gold buried somewhere on his property — like something straight out of a Southern gothic novel. Now “S-Town” host and co-creator Brian Reed makes his way to Benaroya Hall, where he will share how he and his team changed the game of storytelling. Featuring never-before-heard audio outtakes and reporting details, you’ll get to see first-hand how Reed managed to expertly merge literature with journalism.