The Café Nordo production, from the macabre mind of Scot Augustson, sets “whimsical, heartwarming murders” among the holiday shoppers in a department store. 

 

The yuletide is indeed bright and gay in this riotous burlesque romp celebrating 10 years this season. The show features Waxie Moon, Cherdonna and many of the city’s brightest acts of the cabaret stage. 

 

To her usual stage shows—promising “ludicrous song, horrifying stories and overburdened costumes”— this entertaineress’s Christmas wingding adds audience gifts, holiday pathos and award-winning composer Chris Jeffries at the keyboard.

 

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Put some Vegas glitz into your holiday with this music and circus spectacular for the whole family.

 

Visit Gage Academy of Art to learn about the organization at this interactive open house that includes live music, studio tours and art activities for the whole family.

Justin Huertas, whose fantasy musical Lizard Boy made a splash at the Seattle Rep in 2015, has written the music and lyrics for a new musical version of Diana Wynne Jones’ 1986 novel.

Try this: Hop into your time machine, travel back to 1969, watch an episode of Laugh-In and guess which cast member will still be a major entertainment figure a half-century later. Did you guess Tomlin? (You didn’t, you fibber.

Promising “even more crack!”, this ’80s-themed takeoff combines modern dance and hair metal. 

 

Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann keep the traditional sparkle but spice up the sugarplums in this elegantly sexy retelling.

 

This is the most lavish local presentation, with Ian Falconer’s elegant storybook sets and costumes, and a charming video prologue to set the scene.