In keeping with its promise for edgier theater, the New Everett Theatre kicks off its new season tonight with the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Show.”
The plot goes like this:
On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean-cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiance, Janet Weiss, run into trouble and look for help at a light down the road. The light is coming from the old Frankenstein place, where Dr. Frank N. Furter is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments. Brad and Janet find themselves face to face with the good doctor’s creation.
This ageless classic bursts at the seams with such memorable melodies as “Sweet Transvestite,” “Damnit Janet,” and “Time Warp.” Fish out your fishnets for this bold bash.
“Thom Pain (based on nothing)”: Seattle Repertory Theatre presents this disturbingly funny play by Will Eno.
A hit off Broadway when it premiered in 2005, “Thom Pain” is one of those theatre events that can be described as funny, edgy, existential and raw, yet it defies exact classification. The New York Times said the play leaves the audience breathless, in stitches and “in a puddle of tears.”
Thom is exploring lost love and childhood foibles, and the anxieties brought on by them. It is an odd and intoxicating affirmation of the value of being alive.
A finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in drama, “Thom Pain (based on nothing)” stars acclaimed local actor Todd Jefferson Moore.
Cirque du Soleil’s “Delirium”: This production, being touted as the first arena event in the history of Cirque, rolls into Seattle on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“Delirium” is an urban tale, a state-of-the-art mix of music, dance, theatre and multimedia. Pumped by this rejuvenated Cirque du Soleil rhythm, the audience is transported through a series of musical tableaux into a universe of delirious sensory folly. It pushes the limit of arena performance.
For the first time in Cirque du Soleil history, lyrics have been created for the instrumental tracks and real words integrated in place of invented language, bringing to the music a fresh poetic dimension.
Also for the first time, Cirque du Soleil musicians and singers will be center-stage as their music will be the driving force of this gigantic event.
Cirque du Soleil’s “Delirium” will be produced Tuesday and Wednesday at KeyArena in Seattle.