By Alison Ward and Megan Campbell, STG Interns
Trying to find ways to get in the holiday spirit? Look no further because Seattle arts and cultural activities have you covered. Enjoy your time with family and friends while listening to carols, sipping on eggnog, and roaming around Pike Place Market searching for the perfect gift. You can even visit Santa at the Northwest African American Museum or Wing Luke Museum. In the evening, holiday cheer continues with dazzling lights at Woodland Park Zoo, a countdown to the New Year at the Space Needle, and ice skating at Seattle Center.
While you plan for cozy weather and family time, here's a sneak peek at some of the spectacular shows and events coming to Seattle Theatre Group's historic theatres: the Paramount, Moore and Neptune. Whether you prefer enjoying John Water's delightfully unconventional holiday show, "A John Waters Christmas" or the family-friendly "Disney Jr. Live" costume palooza featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse live on stage, there's something sure to entertain everyone on your list!
8:00 p.m., Nov. 25, 2022 | Tickets start at $20 | Neptune Theatre
As part of the annual tradition, Seattle's Tribute to the Last Waltz is teaming up with Seattle Theatre Group and Northwest Harvest for a benefit show paying homage to The Band and their classic 1976 concert, made into a film by Martin Scorsese, and hailed as one of the greatest concert films ever made.
Over the past several years, Seattle's Tribute to the Last Waltz, comprised of dozens of Seattle's most lovely and talented musicians have performed songs from The Band's "Last Waltz" raising tens of thousands of dollars for Northwest Harvest, as a part of KING 5 Home Team Harvest, which have provided hundreds of thousands of nutritious meals for our communities.
Prepare for an unforgettable performance and come sing along to your favorite timeless hits like "The Weight," "Up on Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," Van Morrison's "Caravan," and more!
Blue Man Group
Nov. 25 - 27, 2022 | Various show times and ticket prices | Paramount Theatre
More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is Blue Man Group. Blue Man Group returns to Seattle for their new North American tour. It's everything you know and love about Blue Man Group—signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and quirky comedy—the men are still blue but the rest is all new! Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction, and hilarious absurdity— join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.
A John Waters Christmas
8:00 p.m., Nov. 30, 2022 | Tickets start at $35 | Neptune Theatre
Yep, he's back, with Christmas lunacy throbbing in his veins. Ready to reinfect the lunatic fringe with holiday jeer. "The Pope of Trash", as William Burrough once called him, is coming to your fair city on his annual festive home-invasion to slide down your chimney of burning gift wrapped needs and ignite your lust for presents. It'll be a combustion of Christmasly-incorrect kindling that will blaze into a glorious nut-case Noel fire from hell. Go ahead! Knock over that tree! Stomp your presents! Manger Danger! A raging new critical theory that no PTA can ever stop. Scream! Scream again! It's a John Waters Christmas for Chrissake!
7:30 p.m., Dec. 2, 2022 | Tickets start at $36.50 | Moore Theatre
Multihyphenate actor, comedian, vocalist, writer, and magician Miranda Sings is best known for her hilarious viral videos on YouTube and her Netflix Original Series "Haters Back Off!" Miranda has amassed more than 50 million followers across social media and passed four billion views on YouTube, and now she's coming to Seattle!
8:00 p.m., Dec. 2-3, 2022 | Tickets start at $25 | Paramount Theatre
Featuring a dozen musicians, with songs in 25 languages, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages on six continents. After making its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998, the band has gone on to play with more than 50 orchestras around the world, including multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in London. In 2014, Pink Martini was inducted into both the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.
Pink Martini has released 11 studio albums on its own independent label Heinz Records (named after Lauderdale's dog), selling over three million albums worldwide. In 2019, the band released two EPs featuring the vocals of Pink Martini's newest members Jimmie Herrod and Edna Vazquez. Both vocalists have toured with the band for the past year and are officially part of the group with the release of Herrod's EP Tomorrow and Vaquez's Besame Mucho, both of which were co-produced by Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes.
Disney Jr. Live
4:00 p.m., Dec. 4, 2022 | Tickets start at $15 | The Paramount Theatre
This show brings beloved Disney Junior characters and favorite Marvel Super Heroes live on stage for a jam-packed, concert-style show with singing, dancing, acrobatics, and more. It will feature favorite songs from hit Disney Junior series, as well as new original music.
Mickey, Minnie, and their pals are getting ready to throw a huge costume party but mysterious green weather keeps interrupting the fun. Can Spidey and his Amazing Friends help save the Costume Palooza? Come join the party and see Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Doc McStuffins, Alice, the Puppy Dog Pals, and Marvel's Spidey and his Amazing Friends LIVE on stage!
Kiki & Herb: Do You Hear What We Hear?
7:30 p.m., Dec 8, 2022 | Tickets start at $39.50 | The Moore Theatre
This holiday season, prepare yourself for sleighing belles, rabid yells, and tidings of joy from New York's most iconic "octogenarian" lounge act, Kiki & Herb, created and performed by Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman. A match made in—depending on who you ask—a 1934 Western Pennsylvania children's asylum, the 90s San Francisco club circuit, or the dawn of time, this relentlessly fabulous duo will haunt audiences nationwide on a six-city tour starting in Boston with a brand-new holiday spectacular. Kiki & Herb: DO YOU HEAR WHAT WE HEAR? runs December 8, 2022. Hot off the heels of their sold-out run at Brooklyn Academy of Music last year, this tour will be Kiki & Herb's first shows out of NYC since 2007.
8:00 p.m., Dec. 9, 2022 | Tickets start at $45.25 | The Paramount Theatre
Jonathan Van Ness is an Emmy-nominated television personality, comedian, New York Times best-selling author, podcaster, hairstylist, and haircare innovator, doing the most to bring joy and be their best self. Come to the Paramount Theatre and watch them perform a fabulous mix of comedy and entertainment.
8:00 pm., Dec. 10, 2022 | Tickets start at $39.50 | The Moore Theatre
Ukulele master and jolly ambassador of aloha, Jake Shimabukuro, will bring joy to the world this upcoming 2022 Holiday Season by delivering a special gift for all with the debut of his highly anticipated holiday show, "Christmas in Hawaii".
With only four strings, Jake is a humble master whose mission is to connect and inspire people. Whether one on one or in front of an audience of thousands, Jake shares a deep emotional connection with the listener that is open, magical, and transcendent. Jake's genuine love for people, the spirit of holidays, and his beloved home of Hawaii are at the forefront. It will be a warm welcome of merriment and wonder for the season.
In addition to his signature show favorites, this special show will draw on a vibrant catalog of holiday classics such as "We Three Kings," "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," "O Holy Night," "I'll Be Home For Christmas", and selections from "Jake & Friends", which was released in November 2021.
This special "Christmas in Hawaii" show will also feature Jackson Waldhoff, Justin Kawika Young, and Herb Ohta, Jr.
Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas?
8:00 p.m., Dec. 13, 2022 | Tickets start at $35 | The Neptune Theatre
Live on stage, Matt will perform every original song from this very real new seasonal classic, which is definitely for sure coming out. Accompanied by the talented musical director Henry Koperski on the keys, Matt welcomes you to join him for a drink or three and confront yourself with the question...Have You Heard of Christmas?
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Dec. 14, 2022 - January 1, 2023 | Various show times and ticket prices | The Paramount Theatre
Pop the champagne, "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" is the winner of 10 Tony Awards® — including Best Musical!
Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to "Moulin Rouge! The Musical." Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mashup extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award® winner Alex Timbers, "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Love. With a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan; music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award® winner Justin Levine; and choreography by Tony Award® winner Sonya Tayeh, "Moulin Rouge!" is more than a musical — it is a state of mind.
The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show
8:00 p.m., Dec. 21-24, 2022 | Tickets start at $35 | The Moore Theatre
You better watch out, you better not cry, because "the queens of Christmas" (Entertainment Weekly) are coming back to YOUR town with the wildly successful, internationally acclaimed "Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show!" Another holiday season brings another year of fabulous spectacle, whip-smart comedy, brand-new songs and annual favorites. Join the sugary DeLa and spicy Jinkx for an evening The New York Times says is "sure to lift your spirits and make you howl with laughter."
8:00 p.m., Dec. 22, 2022 | Tickets start at $36.50 | The Neptune Theatre
The Klezmatics are world-renowned and Grammy-winning superstars of the klezmer world. They erupted out of New York City's East Village in 1986 and revitalized klezmer for the new century with music that is steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition and spirituality, while incorporating contemporary themes such as human rights and anti-fundamentalism with eclectic musical influences including Arab, African, Latin and Balkan rhythms, jazz and punk.
7:30 p.m. | Tickets start at $32.50 | The Neptune Theatre
Peter Himmelman is a Grammy and Emmy nominated singer-songwriter, visual artist, best-selling author, film composer, entrepreneur, and rock and roll performer with over 20 critically acclaimed recordings to his credit.
In addition to his own creative work, he is the founder of Big Muse, a company, which helps organizations to leverage the power of their people's innate creativity. Clients include The Wharton School, The UPennCLO Executive Doctoral Program, 3M, McDonald's, Adobe, and Gap Inc. His most recent book, Let Me Out (Unlock your creative mind and bring your ideas to life) was released in October, 2016.
Dec. 27- Jan 1, 2022 | Various show times and tickets | The Moore Theatre
Playing to sold out houses all over the world, the Olivier Award-nominated "Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff," takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books into seventy hilarious minutes. Even if you don't know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, Potted Potter will make you roar with laughter.
Created by two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, Potted Potter is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).
For a full list of Broadway, concerts, comedy, dance, music, theatre, film and entertainment coming to STG, go to stgpresents.org/events.