Fall Arts Guide 2017

A new season means stages brimming with fresh stories, exciting sounds and unleashed imagination.

Here are 25 performances you shouldn’t miss.

Dragon Lady

Sara Porkalob’s biographical solo show is now an Intiman Theatre musical.

Her Story

A PNB bill showcases Twyla Tharp, Crystal Pite and Jessica Lang.

Last Stop on Lilac

Steamy, seamy ’60s Hollywood with playwright Kelleen Conway Blanchard and director Keira McDonald

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Book-It’s adaptation of Maya Angelou’s memoir.


A performance of John Cage’s Musicircus features music for flower pots.

More in Theatre

Teh Internet is Serious Business, Ay Carmela!, Burning Doors and The Humans

Into the Woods

A desperate search for a happy ending at Village Theatre

The World of Extreme Happiness

A new play asks the price of success in rapidly globalizing China.

More in Dance

BANDALOOP, Peggy Piacenza and Joanna Kotze/Kim Lusk

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba

A performance of the island nation’s many dance styles.

Burlesco DiVino: Wine in Rome

Lily Verlaine’s latest burlesque spectacular is a lively romp in the Eternal City.

More in Music

SSO’s [untitled] 1, The Barber of Seville and Habib Koité

Las Mariposas y Los Muertos

Benjamin Benne wrestles with identity in a new play about a band on the verge.

Emerald City Music: Not even the wind…

A world premiere from John Luther Adams launches an impressive second season.


A pared-down version of the musical set in early 20th-century New York

Pride and Prejudice

A compelling adaptation of the Jane Austen novel

They’re Baaaack

Local favorites BenDeLaCreme and Cherdonna Shinatra return with brand-new shows.