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Review: Two VERY Different Latinx Plays…”Brainpeople” and “Fade”

October 17, 2018 • One is spooky, weird and oddly appropriate for the times we live in...

The cast of Come From Away - Photo Credit Matt Murphy

Review: Emotional Roller Coasters At 5th Avenue and Seattle Rep…One Grim and One...

October 15, 2018 • Grab Those Hankies! You’re gonna need them at the 5th Avenue...

Left: A Small History of Amal, Age 7 (Forward Flux/Pratidhwani), at West of Lenin through October 6.  Photo by Pankaj Luthra. 

Right: Skeleton Crew, at ArtsWest through October 14.  Photo by John McLellan

Reviews: Must-See Theater At ArtsWest & Forward Flux/Pratidhwani

September 29, 2018 • Two intimate, lively shows consider the daily and extraordinary fight of the human spirit....

Theater Schmeater's production of TWO SISTERS AND A PIANO with (left to right) Aviona Rodriguez Brown, Marquicia Domingue and Roger Estrada.

Reviews: “Two Sisters And A Piano” at Schmee and “Everything You Touch” at...

September 28, 2018 • MORE recent theater openings to check out….here’s two...

Elinor Gunn, making very bland pasta and Daniel Gerroll play adulterous lovers in ACT's production of David Hare's SKYLIGHT now through Sept 30, 2018.

Reviews: Catching Up At ACT With “Setzuan” and “Skylight”

September 22, 2018 • I have so many reviews to write and I can’t let my lower back...

Sarah Harlett in Richard III. Photo by HMMM Productions.

Review: The All Female “Richard III” Is A Dynamic Theater Event

September 17, 2018 • They astounded us early last year with their fantastic mega event BRING DOWN...

Left to right: Phillip Ray Guevara, Jim Gall, Julie Briskman and Sophie Franco in Intiman's NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarías.  Photo by Naomi Ishisaka.

Review: Despite the September Tulips, Intiman’s “Native Gardens” Has Its Topical Charms

September 13, 2018 •   It’s September and a young/mostly old theater lovers...

Klarissa Marie Robles, in Theatre Battery's production, "Alma (or #NoWall)" Photo by Richard Salas.

Closing This Weekend: With “Alma ( or #nowall)”, Theatre Battery Brings Timely New...

September 7, 2018 • While Seattle is celebrated for its progressive and innovative arts scene, some of the most...

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Hepburn…Tracy…Duke of Windsor: All The Juicy Gay Secrets Revealed In “Scotty and the...

August 24, 2018 • Don’t let the very hetero banner image fool you…the one the makers of the...

Lorca's "Blood Wedding" produced by The Williams Project. Photos: Jeff Carpenter

Review: Nice Night For A “Blood Wedding”

August 4, 2018 • Outdoor theater is not one of my favorite things. Bugs…fussy children…oafs...

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Don’t Miss: “Tail Feather” Flocks into Langston with a Night of Dance, Struts,...

June 15, 2018 •   The starting place for Tail Feather, a performative celebration of queer...

Edna Turnblad (Nick DeSantis), Motormouth Maybelle (Shaunyce Omar), and Tracy Turnblad (Callie Williams).  Photo by Tracy Martin for Village Theatre.

Great Cast Makes for a Great, Big Show at Village’s Season Closer, “Hairspray”...

June 15, 2018 • Great Cast Makes for a Great, Big Show at Village’s Season Closer, “Hairspray” the...

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“Le Grand Fromage” (at West of Lenin thru 6/15) Is a Surprise Charmer

June 6, 2018 •   No “BAM!” Here, But the Food-Centric, Celeb-Sprinkled Solo...

"Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche" produced by Fantastic.Z Theatre Company. Photo: Alex Garland

Review: Dive Into Fantastic.Z’s “5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche” Through Next Weekend —...

May 30, 2018 •   That quiche diving is “great technique.”   I went...

A very young Terrence McNally with fellow playwright (and lover) Edward Albee

SIFF 2018 LGBTQ Pick: “Every Act of Life” Charts the Life of Master...

May 30, 2018 •   SIFF Pick: Every Act of Life Charts the Life of Master Playwright...

Anasofia Gallegos and Tony Magaña Jr in WELCOME TO ARROYOS at Theater Schmeater through June 2, 2018

Theater Ketchup: “Shakespeare (‘s Dad) in Love” and A Charming Visit to “Arroyo’s”

May 24, 2018 • You either adore the 1998 romantic comedy/drama SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE…or,...

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Review: Bold Queer Theater In Tacoma With “Bent”

May 24, 2018 • Through Saturday: Bent, a Small-Stage Production in Tacoma, Provides...

The evil Tyrone (acted/designed by Ben Burris) stars in the "evil Christian puppet play" HAND TO GOD at Seattle Public Theatre May 11 to June 3, 2018. Photography by John Ulman.

Theatre Ketchup: Evil Puppets Take Over Seattle Stages

May 18, 2018 • Secret Fun Fact: I j’adore puppets. Well…certain kinds of puppets....

Photo by Zack DeZon

Bag, Bath & Beyond: Bag Lady Manifesta and Broken Bone Bathtub Both Explore...

May 17, 2018 • Bag, Bath & Beyond: Bag Lady Manifesta and Broken Bone Bathtub Both Explore...

James Weidman as Sims/Papa and Pilar O'Connell as Morris in The Nether. Photo by Jeff Carpenter Photography.

Theater Ketchup-Sci Fi Edition: Pilgrims/The Nether/Silhouette

May 10, 2018 • So many local theater companies venturing into spooky dystopic future space...