THE WIZ, FUN HOME & More Lead Seattle's November Top Picks

Seattle is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month.

The Wiz

The 5th Avenue Theatre - Now through October 27, 2022

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs "Brand New Day," "Ease on Down the Road," and "Home," this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy. When Dorothy finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz, she sets out to seek the aid of the mysterious Wiz, forging powerful new friendships with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion along her way down the yellow brick road. But when she battles the devious Evillene to save her new friends, she learns that no matter where you're from, home isn't really where you live; it's who you love. Winner of seven Tony Awards® including Best Musical, The Wiz is an effervescent explosion of music, dance, magic, and delight. Don't miss this 5th Avenue Theatre original staging! Playing November 19-December 23 at The 5th Avenue Theatre.

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Fun Home

Harlequin Productions - October 07, 2022 through November 05, 2022

Music by Jeanine TesoriBook and Lyrics by Lisa KronBased on the Graphic Novel by Alison BechdelWinner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires.

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Murder on The Orient Express

Tacoma Little Theatre - October 21, 2022 through November 06, 2022

Eight suspects, one thrilling ride with this new adaptation by Ken Ludwig!Board the exotic and mysterious Orient Express as it takes off into the opulence and grandeur of the 1930s. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of year, but by the morning, it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer in case they decide to strike again. Join Poirot as he battles the clock to figure out whodunit in this sleek, stylish, and surprisingly comedic murder mystery.Pay What You Can: Thursday, November 3rd at 7:30pmASL Interpreted Performance: Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 2:00pm

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Elf-The Musical

Wade James Theatre - November 18, 2022 through December 18, 2022

A title known the world over, Elf-The Musical is a must-see holiday musical, based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

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A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol

Unexpected Productions - November 25, 2022 through December 23, 2022

Based on your suggestions, our improvisers will weave Dickens' tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge in all sorts of hilarious ways. At this Seattle classic, each show is different merging this literary classic with over 30 audience suggestions into this holiday improvised show. Where does Scrooge work? What ails Tiny Tim? Does Scrooge even get reformed? It's all up to you in this wild, hilarious, holiday ride. A holiday tradition for countless locals since 1985.

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