We’ve got musicals, we’ve got drama, we’ve even got Gene Kelly! Check out this month’s accessible performances in the Greater Seattle Area.
This March, you can lose yourself in a twist on the classic fairytale with Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods at 5th Avenue Theatre; laugh uproariously to the 1491s first ever play, Between Two Knees at Seattle Rep; or get posh with the Dashwood sisters in Sense and Sensibility at Village Theatre. Check out the full list of open captioned, ASL interpreted, audio described, and sensory friendly performances coming to Seattle in March.
Changer: A Hand Telling
Sound Theatre Company
Released last year as a radio play, renowned Deaf storyteller Howie Seago worked with original adapters Fern Naomi Renville and Roger Fernandes to create this first-of-its-kind, sign-language-based film featuring two Deaf Native storytellers. This film takes the original audio and augments it with gorgeous Lower Elwha S’Klallam landscapes and visual storytelling created for the screen.
Closed Captioned and ASL Interpreted: On demand now
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Seattle Opera World Premiere. Set against Afghanistan’s volatile history, this new opera tells the breathtaking story of Mariam and Laila, two Afghan women. Brought together under the brutal Taliban rule, the bond between Laila and Mariam leads to unthinkable sacrifices, and ultimately, one family’s survival. Based on Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel, this story has captured the hearts of millions including American composer Sheila Silver and librettist Stephen Kitsakos who adapted the novel for the opera stage.
Open Captioned: March 3–11
Into the Woods
The 5th Avenue Theatre
“Happily Ever After” has never been so complicated. That’s what Little Red, a Witch, Cinderella, the Baker, and his wife discover as they invade one another’s stories and find themselves tangled in a web of unexpected consequences. They quickly find this web is too big to untangle on their own and that they must work together to set everything right in the kingdom. Into the Woods reminds us that only together can we defeat the wolves and giants of the world. With a stunning, unforgettable score featuring “No One is Alone,” “Children Will Listen,” and “Giants in the Sky,” this iconic show will enchant, entrance, and delight! A Tony Award-winning Broadway hit and feature film sensation, Into the Woods continues to enthrall theater lovers more than three decades after its creation.
Audio Described: March 4
Carmela Full of Wishes
Seattle Children’s Theatre
Carmela Full of Wishes is based on the book of the same title by Newbery Medal and Caldecott Honor-winning author Matt de la Peña and illustrator Christian Robinson. When young Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true–she’s finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands! Traveling through their neighborhood, Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. If only she can think of just the right wish to make! Join us for this moving ode to family, dreamers, and to finding hope in the most unexpected places.
ASL Interpreted: March 4
Audio Described: March 11
Sensory Friendly: March 12
Dear Evan Hansen
Broadway at The Paramount
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.
ASL Interpreted & Audio Described: March 12
Open Captioned: March 12
Between Two Knees
The first play by acclaimed intertribal sketch comedy troupe The 1491s—best known for the hit television series “Reservation Dogs”—takes audiences on a searing and absurdly funny series of vignettes through American history centered on one family’s account of their experiences from the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890 to the protests there in 1973.
Open Captioning: March 16
ASL Interpreted & Audio Described: March 25
Gene Kelly: A Life in Music
Music was central to Gene Kelly’s work. It influenced him, inspired him and in many ways, defined him. In 1969, the musical arrangements to many of MGM’s classic films were destroyed. Now with these scores carefully reconstructed, we bring you a remarkable event: Gene Kelly dancing on the big screen accompanied live by the Seattle Symphony! Hosted by Kelly’s wife and biographer, Patricia Ward Kelly, this special Seattle Pops event takes you behind the scenes to share Gene Kelly’s own insights about the making of these enduring works.
Open Captioned: March 18
Sense and Sensibility
With a flirtatious nod to Netflix’s smash hit Bridgerton, our production of this playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and sensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. This classic-modern mashup revisits the 18th-century England of the beloved iconic characters, and layers it with smart comedy and zany antics—all cheekily underscored by a contemporary mix of your favorite pop songs, bringing to life this delightfully indulgent literary masterpiece on Village Theatre’s intimate mainstage.
ASL Interpreted: March 25