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Review: Strong Direction/Acting Make Rarely Produced “Timon” Worth Seeing

January 14, 2018 • Review: Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare. Produced by Seattle...

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Review: Akropolis Takes A Dark Journey Into Dostoevsky’s “Crime + Punishment”

January 13, 2018 • Review: Crime + Punishment based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Adapted for the stage by...

Sara Porkalob in Howl's Moving Castle at Book It Theatre. Photo by Alabastro Photography.

Review: A Lack of Magic And A Looooong Running Time Hamper “Howl’s Moving...

December 8, 2017 • Review: HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones and adapted by Myra...

Richard Gray as Chauncey Miles in The Nance. Photo by John McLellan.

Reviews: The Pluses/Minuses Of Two Interestingly Flawed Productions

November 11, 2017 • Two local theater productions have a lot to admire about them. And,...

From Twin Peaks to an all female production of "Coriolanus"....veteran actor Wendy Robie in "Coriolanus: Fight Like A Bitch" onstage at 12th Avenue Arts through Nov 18, 2017. Photo: John Ulman

Reviews: Two Plays Burning Like A Bitch At 12th Avenue Arts…

November 10, 2017 • TWO, count’em, TWO big shows on view at the bee-yoo-ti-ful 12th Avenue Arts duo theater...

Hannah Ruwe, Nik Doner, Malika Usmanova in Mr. Doner's autobiographical theater piece CUDDLING WITH STRIPPERS onstage at 18th and Union through Nov 4, 2017

Reviews: Catching Up With “Strippers” and The Sharks of “63 Trillion”

November 3, 2017 • Review: Cuddling with Strippers by Nik Doner. Produced by White...

Some of the cast of THE CRUCIBLE onstage at ACT Seattle. Photo: Chris Bennion

Everything Old Is Fresh Again: “The Crucible” Is Still Powerful And Relevant And...

October 28, 2017 • Many young theater makers are always extolling the superiority of creating new work for their...

Kathy Hsieh and Kevin Lin in THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS at Seattle Public Theatre. Photo: John Ulman

“A World of Extreme Happiness”: A Fascinatingly Flawed Look At Modern China

October 25, 2017 • Review: The World of Extreme Happiness by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig. Produced by...

Scott Shoemaker as "Leonora Dottington" in BEWARE THE TERROR OF GAYLORD MANOR onstage at ACT through October 29, 2017. Photo by Eric Paguio/Design by Tim Harmon

Reviews: Two Campy Pastiches Don’t Quite Deliver The Goods

October 22, 2017 • Theater has had a long love affair with the “pastiche” an artistic work that...

Douglas Lyons as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. and the Cast of Ragtime - Photo Credit Mark Kitaoka

Review: 5th Avenue’s “Ragtime” Is Best Musical Production This Year

October 21, 2017 • Review: Ragtime: The Musical. Book by Terrence McNally. Music by Stephen Flaherty. Lyrics by...

The cast of Bainbridge Performing Arts' production of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT. Photo by Chris Cannon

Review: Bainbridge Performing Arts Stages A Deliciously Camp “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”

October 21, 2017 • Review: PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT – THE MUSICAL. Book by Stephan...

Emily Chisholm (Jane), Kjerstine Anderson (Lizzy), Hana Lass (Lydia), Rajeev Varma (Mr. Bennet), and Cheyenne Casebier (Mrs. Bennet) in Seattle Repertory Theatre’s production of Pride and Prejudice. Photo by Alan Alabastro.

Review: A Very Silly And Very Funny “Pride & Prejudice”

October 13, 2017 • Review: Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill. Based on the novel by Jane Austen. Produced by...

Macall Gordon, Peter Crook and that scene stealing toupee in Seattle Shakespeare production of Julius Caesar. Photos by Alabastro Photography

Reviews: The Bland & The Odd

September 26, 2017 • How do you review blandly bad productions of plays? Or, decent...

Stan Egi is "KING OF THE YEES" in ACT's production of the play by Lauren Yee. Photo: Chris Bennion

Review: ACT’s “King of the Yees” Charms

September 20, 2017 • Review: King of the Yees by Lauren Yee. Produced by ACT. Directed by Desdemona...

Keita stars in Book-It Rep's adaptation of Maya Angelou's I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS. Photo by John Ulman

Review: A Gorgeous “Caged Bird” At Book-It

September 19, 2017 • Review: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. Adapted by Myra Platt...

"Rent" alum Adam Pascal is still lookin' good as Will Shakespeare...here he is, center with some of the male ensemble of the Something Rotten! National Tour - Photo Credit Jeremy Daniel

Review: The Modest Charms And Annoying Swish of “Something Rotten!”

September 19, 2017 • Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. Music and Lyrics...

Ryan Williams French, top and Leicester Landon, bottom, are part of the ensemble of The Williams Project's production of James Baldwin's 1964 play, BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE

Review: A Powerful And Timely “Blues For Mister Charlie”

September 9, 2017 • Review: BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE by James Baldwin. Produced by The Williams Project, Barbara...

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Boys Don’t Always Work It Out: “Beach Rats” Is Not A Mindless Beefcake...

September 8, 2017 • Beach Rats is a new film from writer/director Eliza Hittman that delivers a...

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“Nite Skool” Rocks and Rules at Annex Theatre

July 30, 2017 • Just when it seems like the country has completely gone backwards,...

Eva Abram and Porscha Shaw in HOODOO LOVE at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center through July 30, 2017. Photo: Margaret Toomey

“Hoodoo Love” Sings Some Beautifully Passionate Blues

July 24, 2017 • Review: Hoodoo Love by Katori Hall. Produced by Sound Theatre Company...

Darragh Kennan is Aristotle and Chip Sherman is Alexander in the new play "ALEX & ARIS" at ACT. Photo: Chris Bennion

“Greensward” and “Alex & Aris”: Two New Plays Recall Theatrical Styles Of The...

July 22, 2017 • Two new plays in Seattle both feel like theater from another era. One has its...

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Cthulhu Arrived in Seattle!

July 22, 2017 • Cthulhu, the Musical! has arrived in Seattle, WA!  The ever-popular...

Spectrum Dance Theater's "(IM)Pulse" onstage at Seattle Repertory Theatre through July 2, 2017. Photo: Nate Watters

Review: Spectrum’s “(Im)PULSE” Is A Beautiful, Painful Road To Healing

June 21, 2017 • Review: (IM)Pulse Created and Produced by Spectrum Dance Theater. Part 1 Text from David...

Brandon Ryan and Christine Marie Brown star in the family drama/thriller DOWNSTAIRS by Theresa Rebeck, a Theatre 22/ACTLab co-production at ACT's Bullitt Cabaret through July 9, 2017.

Review: Theatre 22/ACTLab’s “Downstairs” Is A Gripping Family Drama/Thriller With Superb Acting

June 18, 2017 • Review: Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck. Produced by Theatre 22 with ACTLab....