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Chris Shea, center, stars as Macbett in "Macbett" at Ghostlight Theatricals at the Ballard Underground. Photo: Steven Sterne.

Reviews: Ghostlight’s “Macbett” & Latino Theatre Project’s “26 Miles” Feature Strong Scripts/Casts

March 24, 2017 • Smaller Seattle companies tackle two fascinating complex plays by two talented playwrights....

Back Row: Suzy Hunt, Sara Henley-Hicks, Cassi Q. Kohl, Angie Louise Front Row: Katherine Strohmaier, Molli Corcoran, Bobby Kotula, Erin Hyatt. Photo: Showtunes Theatre

Showtunes celebrates strong females with a ton of Molly!

March 14, 2017 • Showtunes for the Love of Musicals presented a special staged performance of...

The cast of "Milk Like Sugar" at ArtsWest. Photos by John McLellan

Review: ArtsWest’s “Milk Like Sugar” and ACT’s “Tribes”

March 12, 2017 • “Young people with problems” is the thread  (and a rather simplistically common...

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KEDi: Stray Cats Strut in Istanbul

March 8, 2017 • “Cats … have seen empires rise and fall.” It is with this epic...

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Mykki Blanco Celebrates Community At Neumos Show

March 1, 2017 • Review: The Stunt Queen Tour w/Mykki Blanco and Cakes Da Killah Feb....

Katherine "Babe" Williams (Billie Wildrick, center) and company in The Pajama Game at The 5th Avenue Theatre. 
Photo credit Mark Kitaoka

Review: 5th Avenue’s Steamy “Pajama Game” Succeeds

February 26, 2017 • Review: The Pajama Game. Book by George Abbott & Richard Bissell based on...

Tracy Michelle Hughes and Rhonda J Soikowski star as the couple at the center of the romantic drama, "Bright Half Life" produced by New Century Theatre Company at 12th Avenue Arts through March 11, 2017.
Photography by Angela Nickerson

Theater Review: Strong Women Rule In Two Plays

February 21, 2017 • I’m behind on theater reportage! Let’s get to it and talk...

Corinne Magin plays Mary in Annex Theatre's "Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine". Photo by Joe Iano.

Theater Review: Annex’s “Scary Mary” Is A Spooky Arty Treat For The Senses

February 20, 2017 • Review: Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine by Amy Escobar. Produced by Annex Theatre. Directed...

Bill Johns, Eric Hampton, Nikki Visel, Christopher Morson and Melanie Hampton in Room Service at Taproot Theatre. Photo by Erik Stuhaug.

Reviews: The Great Depression Is BAAAAAACK At Taproot and Schmee

February 17, 2017 • Review: Room Service by John Murray and Allen Boretz. Produced by...

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Review: “The Cherry Orchard” Features Brilliant Performances

February 9, 2017 • Review: The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov. Produced by The Seagull...

Rebecca Love and Tim Gouran in "Every Five Minutes" at Washington Ensemble Theatre. Photo: Chris Bennion

Reviews: Two Plays That Don’t Quite Gel

January 28, 2017 • We’re not starting off strongly with the 2017 Seattle area...

The Two Madame Dragons...Maria and Sara Porkalob star in Nordo's "Madame Dragon's 60th Birthday"

Reviews: Madame Dragon’s B-Day and Woody Has Somethin’ To Say

January 18, 2017 • It’s a new and terrifying year full of hope and promise and new theater. Well…at...

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Kiss Me Kill Me: A Guilty Pleasure?

December 5, 2016 • Rule number one in gay cinema: Never fall in love with Brian Kinney. Brian Kinney is the...

The nuclear family in New Century Theatre Company's THE BIG MEAL.... Betsy Schwartz, Maire Kennan, Julian Mudge-Burns, Darragh Kennan. Photo:  Christopher Monsos

Theater Round Up: “Big Meals” and “Pride” and “Lost Girls” Edition

November 11, 2016 • I WILL catch up on my theater reviews…after a week of snit fits and high drama,...

Sylvester Foday Kamara and Alex Tavares in Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of MEDEA. Photo by John Ulman.

Review: Problematic Adult/Child Relations At Heart of Two Plays

November 6, 2016 • Two local theater productions, one a world premiere, examine the...

The musical thriller "Murder Ballad" at West of Lenin. Photo: Gabriel Corey

Review: 2 Smaller Companies Offer Up Quirky Charmers

October 29, 2016 • The advantage the bigger theater companies generally have is a bigger budget...

Rufus Bonds Jr. as Don Quixote with the Commpany of Man of La Mancha. Photo credit Mark Kitaoka

Review: “La Mancha” Dazzles Visually, But…

October 18, 2016 • Review: Man of La Mancha. Book by Dale Wasserman. Music by Mitch Leigh. Lyrics by Joe Darion....

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Review: “The Pass” A Robust Achievement For Queer Film

October 13, 2016 •   “You’re the last thing I remember of any value,” says a...

Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako (Beneatha Younger), Mia Ellis (Ruth Younger), Denise Burse (Lena Younger), Catalino Manalang (Travis Younger), Richard Prioleau (Walter Lee) in A Raisin in the Sun at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

381: Mia Ellis (Ruth Younger), Denise Burse (Lena Younger), and Jalani Clemmons (Travis Younger) in A Raisin in the Sun at Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Photo by Alan Alabastro.

Review: A Well Made “Raisin”

October 6, 2016 • Review: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. Produced by Seattle Repertory Theatre....

Tori Nelson in "The Summer House" produced by Forward Flux. Photo: Joe Moore

Review: Forward Flux’s Interesting Theatrical Double Header At Gay City

October 1, 2016 • Forward Flux is the very interesting local arts production company...