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2018 Spring Arts Guide

Our guide to 29 of this season's most daring, thrilling performances.

Fresh ideas, original voices and brand-new, boundary-stretching work: This season on Seattle stages is all about innovation. Here are 29 performances you shouldn’t miss.

Photo by Nate Waters

A Dance for Dark Horses

Choreographer Kim Lusk’s delightful, demanding full-length debut.


Illustration by Lara Kaminoff

Become Desert

A world-premiere composition from Pulitzer-winner John Luther Adams.


Photo by Bruce Clayton-Tom

Patti & the Kid

Frank Boyd, Libby King and Maya Flory-Barnes Salas’ American experiment


Illustration by Lara Kaminoff


Scotto Moore and Eddie DeHais craft an a cappella sci-fi musical.


Photo by Nate Watters

Black Bois

Choreographer Dani Tirrell searches for healing.



Illustration by Lara Kaminoff

An Octoroon

Brandon J. Simmons directs a provocative Seattle premiere.


Photo by Bruce Clayton-Tom


Site-specific Shakespeare at Stimson-Green Mansion


Illustration by Lara Kaminoff

On Loving the Muse and Family

Evan Flory-Barnes re-tunes the late-night variety show


Photo by Nate Watters

The Wolves

On a soccer team of teenage girls


Jessica Skerritt

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