Pierce County Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Pierce County including Tacoma, Puyallup, , Lakewood and beyond.

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Sep
19
Thu
Playzone @ Tacoma Dance Studios
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm

PLAYZONE WORKSHOP
Playzone is a unique workshop designed by utilizing different techniques for performance education. Playzone intertwines improv, games, movement, and acting to develop performance skills. It is a high energy & playful exploration that can enrich performance whether it’s for acting, clowning, solo or ensemble work. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in learning some performing techniques for fun or beginners or advanced performers. It’s been a proven workshop to bring out the laughter while also learning! We can guarantee the laughs!! Ages 18 and up!

Led by Rachel Lionheart and Michelle Matlock.
For more details visit http://circleup.fun and register online.

$12 per person

Must Register to attend http://circleup.fun
Please contact info@circleup.fun to arrange alternative payment methods.

When:
Thursdays
September 12th & 19th October 3rd & 10th
7pm-9pm
**NO CLASS ON September 26TH (Thursday)**

Ages: 18+

Where:
Tacoma Dance Studios
1127 Broadway Suite 204
Tacoma, WA 98402

About Rachel:
Rachel Lionheart is a performance artist, actor, and writer. Born in the Northwest and a graduate of New York University’s (NYU) Experimental Theater Wing, renowned for its interdisciplinary approach.
Drawing from her studies in physical theater at NYU and mindfulness practices at The Shambhala Meditation Center of NY, Rachel facilitates workshops and masterclasses on improvisation, acting, and story-telling that is rooted in presence, physicality, and vulnerability.

About Michelle:
Michelle Matlock is a teacher, creator, performer, and director. She is a native of Washington State, where she studied theater at Western Washington University for three years and then went on to graduate from the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York City. She spent 15 years in New York acting, teaching, creating shows and producing. Her one-woman shows “The Mammy Project”, has been produced in New York and all over North and South America. Most recently she created the role of Ladybug for Cirque Du Soleil’s touring show “OVO”.
Currently, Michelle lives in Tacoma, WA and is the founder of Circle Up Productions. CUP is a live entertainment and performance education company focused on making the residents of Tacoma laugh, play, think, explore, and smile through theater arts, circus arts, workshops, and events.

Contact Email: info@circleup.fun

Website: https://www.michellenicolematlock.com/circle-up-fun

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Sep
20
Fri
India.Arie: The Worthy Tour @ The Pantages Theater
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm

Singer-songwriter India.Arie helped launch the neo-soul movement of the early 2000s and remains a pillar of contemporary R&B with her engaging grooves and thoughtful, positive lyrical messages. Arising from Atlanta’s rich music scene, she has earned 21 Grammy Award nominations that have brought four wins, including a Best R&B Album nod for her 2003 release Voyage to India. This national tour is supporting her new, seventh album, Worthy, which features the singles “That Magic,” already a Top 10 R&B hit, and “What If,” a tribute to civil rights pioneers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and many more.

BONUS! Every ticket purchaser will receive either a digital download or CD copy of India.Arie’s new album, Worthy. You will receive an email within 7 days of purchase.

Tickets are on sale for subscriptions now. Call the Box Office at 253.591.5894. Single tickets on sale for Members July 8 at 11:00 a.m. Public on sale July 11 at 11:00 a.m.

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Sep
24
Tue
RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour @ The Pantages Theater
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway…and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohéme, RENT follows and unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hop in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters – love.

Some content may be considered PG-13. The show features mature themes and situations.

Two performances: Tuesday, September 24 & Wednesday September 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM.Tickets are on sale for subscriptions now. Call the Box Office at 253.591.5894. Single tickets on sale for Members July 8 at 11:00 a.m. Public on sale July 11 at 11:00 a.m.

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Sep
25
Wed
RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour @ The Pantages Theater
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway…and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohéme, RENT follows and unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hop in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters – love.

Some content may be considered PG-13. The show features mature themes and situations.

Two performances: Tuesday, September 24 & Wednesday September 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM.Tickets are on sale for subscriptions now. Call the Box Office at 253.591.5894. Single tickets on sale for Members July 8 at 11:00 a.m. Public on sale July 11 at 11:00 a.m.

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Sep
27
Fri
An Evening with Carlene Carter @ The Pantages Theater
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

Carlene Carter has been releasing music for almost four decades. The daughter of June Carter Cash and country star Carl Smith, and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, she is the physical embodiment of the Carter Family in the 21st century. Carter has spent the better part of the last few years on the road with John Mellencamp on his Plain Spoken tour, both as a support act and joining him on stage nightly to perform duets.

Tickets are on sale for subscriptions now. Single tickets on sale for Members July 8 at 11:00 a.m. Public on sale July 11 at 11:00 a.m. Call the Box Office at 253.591.5894.

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Sep
28
Sat
Naturally 7 @ Rialto Theater
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

This seven-man crew has perfected an intriguing a cappella style in a quest to celebrate the voice. Not only do they sing, but they also serve as all backing instruments from drums, bass, guitars, horns, flutes … even down to turntables. Their emergence from beyond R&B and pop taps into various genres from traditional gospel and rock to 17th century baroque. The group rose to prominence when their Paris subway version of Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” went viral on YouTube. Then, Michael Bublé tapped the group as his worldwide touring partner. The rest is history! Tickets are on sale for subscriptions now. Single tickets on sale for Members July 8 at 11:00 a.m. Public on sale July 11 at 11:00 a.m. Call the Box Office at 253.591.5894.

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Oct
7
Mon
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace Downtown Church
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Solo Performance Workshop

Begins on Monday, October 7, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
SOLO PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2019 6:30-9:30, EVERY MONDAY UNTIL DECEMBER 2nd.

This workshop is for anyone who stands alone in front of an “audience” and wants to or must tell a story, present an idea, give a speech, act a play, or convey a message.
Your “audience” might be in a theater, a classroom, a workspace or a conference room. You might be presenting to patrons, students, children, co-workers, employees, or managers. You may an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, or storyteller. This workshop is for ANYONE that needs to stand alone in front of an audience and create whatever is you need to convey!
You are a Solo Performer!

The only requirement is that you bring an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a lesson plan, a speech, a poem, a word, a thought, etc. Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years.

This process includes theater games, acting exercises, movement, exploration, improv, and discussions that provoke, communication skill-building, material development, character building, motivation, playing, storytelling, stage presence, confidence, writing and of course just getting on your feet and starting.
It all starts with what motivates you!

Creating original work and any form of solo performance is a personal journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Your experience will be tailored to your individual needs!

Michelle will lead 1 three-hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the final week, each full workshop participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase (free invite-only, family and friends).
Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance.

WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7, 2019- 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM AND CONTINUES ONCE A WEEK, EVERY MONDAY, ENDING ON DECEMBER 2, 2019.

You can attend all 9 classes and participate in the showcase OR you can drop into individual workshops as often as you want (minimum attendance of 7 workshops to be in the showcase).

Location:
Urban Grace Church Downtown
902 Market Street
Entrance on 9th Street
Mondays 6:30-9:30

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the two first workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first 2 workshops contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

DO NOT REGISTER FOR DROP-IN UNLESS YOU HAVE ATTENDED ONE OF THE FIRST TWO WORKSHOPS. JOIN CIRCLE UP EMAIL LIST TO BE NOTIFIED. JOIN HERE https://bit.ly/2Qqr0IW

The Work-In-Progress presentation will be the final week.
8-10 students

Rules
REQUIREMENT FOR DROP-IN

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the first two workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first workshop contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

Contact Email: info@circleup.fun
Website: http://circleup.fun
Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circleupevents/
Follow Us on Instagram: @circle_up_events
Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/circleupfun
Register for workshops and receive our newsletter: http://circleup.fun

Join our meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Circle-Up-Productions/

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Oct
14
Mon
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace Downtown Church
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Solo Performance Workshop

Begins on Monday, October 7, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
SOLO PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2019 6:30-9:30, EVERY MONDAY UNTIL DECEMBER 2nd.

This workshop is for anyone who stands alone in front of an “audience” and wants to or must tell a story, present an idea, give a speech, act a play, or convey a message.
Your “audience” might be in a theater, a classroom, a workspace or a conference room. You might be presenting to patrons, students, children, co-workers, employees, or managers. You may an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, or storyteller. This workshop is for ANYONE that needs to stand alone in front of an audience and create whatever is you need to convey!
You are a Solo Performer!

The only requirement is that you bring an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a lesson plan, a speech, a poem, a word, a thought, etc. Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years.

This process includes theater games, acting exercises, movement, exploration, improv, and discussions that provoke, communication skill-building, material development, character building, motivation, playing, storytelling, stage presence, confidence, writing and of course just getting on your feet and starting.
It all starts with what motivates you!

Creating original work and any form of solo performance is a personal journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Your experience will be tailored to your individual needs!

Michelle will lead 1 three-hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the final week, each full workshop participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase (free invite-only, family and friends).
Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance.

WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7, 2019- 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM AND CONTINUES ONCE A WEEK, EVERY MONDAY, ENDING ON DECEMBER 2, 2019.

You can attend all 9 classes and participate in the showcase OR you can drop into individual workshops as often as you want (minimum attendance of 7 workshops to be in the showcase).

Location:
Urban Grace Church Downtown
902 Market Street
Entrance on 9th Street
Mondays 6:30-9:30

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the two first workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first 2 workshops contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

DO NOT REGISTER FOR DROP-IN UNLESS YOU HAVE ATTENDED ONE OF THE FIRST TWO WORKSHOPS. JOIN CIRCLE UP EMAIL LIST TO BE NOTIFIED. JOIN HERE https://bit.ly/2Qqr0IW

The Work-In-Progress presentation will be the final week.
8-10 students

Rules
REQUIREMENT FOR DROP-IN

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the first two workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first workshop contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

Contact Email: info@circleup.fun
Website: http://circleup.fun
Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circleupevents/
Follow Us on Instagram: @circle_up_events
Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/circleupfun
Register for workshops and receive our newsletter: http://circleup.fun

Join our meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Circle-Up-Productions/

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Oct
17
Thu
Shakespeare in Love @ Theater on the Square
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, the struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block… until he meets the beautiful Viola, daughter of a wealthy merchant. Her fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Viola becomes Will’s muse. Secretly, she disguises herself as a man to become a player in the acting company because women were banned from being actor’s in Queen Elizabeth’s time. Will and Viola’s love blossoms and releases his writer’s block to inspire Romeo and Juliet. But, will this story end in tragedy or a blissful union? Performance schedule:

Preview Night: Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October October 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 p.m.

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Oct
18
Fri
Shakespeare in Love @ Theater on the Square
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, the struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block… until he meets the beautiful Viola, daughter of a wealthy merchant. Her fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Viola becomes Will’s muse. Secretly, she disguises herself as a man to become a player in the acting company because women were banned from being actor’s in Queen Elizabeth’s time. Will and Viola’s love blossoms and releases his writer’s block to inspire Romeo and Juliet. But, will this story end in tragedy or a blissful union? Performance schedule:

Preview Night: Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October October 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 p.m.

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