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David-Edward Hughes

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Bio: Born and raised in Hawaii (the stork meant to drop him in NYC) David-Edward is a musical theatre encyclopedia according to his friends. Having co-founded an all teen musical theatre company at 14, he earned a BFA in Musical Theatre Acting from U.S. International University in San Diego. He has done over 50 roles in theatre including Norman in THE BOYS NEXT DOOR which earned him a Hawaii State Theatre Council Po'okela Award for Excellence by an Actor in a Play. Making Seattle his permanent home 25 years ago he has acted in/directed and/or produced shows at Village, 5th Avenue, Re-Bar, AHA!, Straight Edge Theatricals, Cabaret de Paris and Thumpers. David is proud to have been Founding Co-Producer/Artistic Director of Showtunes Theatre from 1999-2009. He has also taught and coached musical theatre students. He has been Talkin' Broadway's regional correspondent for 15 years, and has also been a contributor to playbill.com and Backstage West.

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A Teatro ZinZanni patron and diva/star Christine Deaver share a meal in ZinZanni's holiday show, HOLLYWOOD & VINE at their new home in Woodinville, Washington. Photo: Michael Doucette

Teatro Zinzanni’s HOLLYWOOD & VINE Decks the Halls in New Venue in Woodinville

December 5, 2018 • Fans of Teatro Zinzanni’s who mourned the loss of the company’s longtime...

Jon Allbritton right works on actor Tim Platt for the Seattle area premiere of CASA VALENTINA, running Oct 19 - 28. Photo: Derek Villanueva

Dressing Them Up For “Casa Valentina”: An Interview With Jon Allbritton

October 19, 2018 • Jon Allbritton is a Seattle based costume/make-up designer who describes himself as “stuck...

Paul Flanagan as Miss Bible Belt in "Pageant the Musical" at ACT through July 8th. Photo: Nate Watters

“Pageant” Is The Drag Beauty Pageant Musical You Know You Have To See…An...

June 14, 2018 •   Pageant, written by two-time Tony nominee Bill Russell, Frank Kelly, and...

AFterHOursJEssica

Familiar, Peculiar, and Singular Sondheim in Arts West Cabaret Series

July 24, 2017 • Everybody says don’t do Sondheim, too offbeat, too musically...

PersuasionMusicalTaprootBanner

Caitlin Frances Practices Friendly “Persuasion” at Taproot’s Premiere of New Jane Austen Musical

July 13, 2017 • Long a familiar face in western Washington theatre circles, Caitlin Frances is part of an...

ConcertForAmericaCast

Super Duper Exclusive Interview with Seth Rudetsky About “Concert for America” This Thursday...

July 4, 2017 • If you want to take Seth Rudetsky at his word you will rest up on the...

Cortney Wolfson as Romy and Stephanie Renee Wall as Michele in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - Photo Credit: Mark Kitaoka

The 5th Avenue’s ‘Michele’ Stephanie Renee Wall Answers 8 Questions About “Romy &...

June 13, 2017 • Previews began last week and the official opening is Thursday, June 15th but...

SMCRocksSymphony

Seattle Symphony & Seattle Men’s Chorus Team Up For “Broadway Rocks”

May 17, 2017 • For the first time ever the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Men’s...

Angela Birchett (Effie White)

Dreamgirls Production photo.

© 2017 Tracy Martin

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Interview: The Village Theatre’s “Dreamgirls” With ALL The Dreams & Director Steve Tomkins

May 12, 2017 • Village Theatre’s beloved Artistic Director Steve Tomkins says the vaunted...

Tony Award winning actress Daisy Eagan

Tony Winner Daisy Eagan Talks To Us About Her Journey Between “Secret Gardens”

April 20, 2017 • Becoming an overnight sensation at an early age is daunting for any actor, but the harder path...

A bazillion characters all played by Rich Gray with Chris DiStefano on piano in ACT/5th Avenue's spring co-production musical (at ACT) of MURDER FOR TWO. Photo by  Jeff Carpenter.

Interview: Laughs & Life with Richard Gray of ACT // 5th Avenue’s “Murder...

March 29, 2017 • Anyone seeing theatre in the Puget Sound in the past 2 decades has enjoyed the performances...

Photo of Greg McCormick Allen and Shaunyce Omar in The 5th Avenue Theatre's "The Pajama Game". Photo by Mark Kitaoka​

Racing after The Pajama Game’s Time-Study Man Greg McCormick Allen

February 14, 2017 • If the term MVP can be used in theatrical parlance, veteran Seattle...

She's a Legend. Patti LuPone is coming to the Pacific Northwest for two big shows...and, she talks to SGS!

Patti LuPone Tells Us All….

April 20, 2016 • Who are the legendary stars whose careers have shown as brightly as Ethel Merman and Mary...

The cast of Sound Theatre Company's production of the musical "Parade" directed by Troy Wageman. Photo: Ken Holmes

An Interview with the Director of Sound Theatre’s “Parade”: Troy Wageman’s Musical Comedy...

March 11, 2016 • “My life sometimes reads as the most boring book in the world, and...

Nick DeSantis as "The Proprietor" in ACT/The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of "Assassins". Photo credit: Mark Kitaoka

Actor Nick DeSantis Takes Aim at “Assassins” For ACT And The 5th Avenue

March 1, 2016 • A staunch member of the Seattle Musical Theater community, actor Nick DeSantis specializes in...

Sarah Rudinoff plays Smitty in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at The 5th Avenue Theatre.
Photo Credit Mark Kitaoka

She Knows How to Succeed-An Interview With The Amazing Sarah Rudinoff

February 3, 2016 • Born in Alexandria, Virginia, and raised on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, Sarah...

Ring of Fire
Photo by Michelle Smith-Lewis
Cayman Ilika and Jared Michael Brown

The Man In The Ring of Fire: An Interview With Jared Michael Brown

January 29, 2016 • Jared Michael Brown, one of Seattle’s finest younger actors just...

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The (Nearly) Unreachable Tituss Burgess is this Year’s Guest Diva At SMC’s “Home...

November 28, 2015 • The days may not be as Merry and Bright after this Holiday season’s...