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Dylan Smith, Tony Magaña Jr., Craig Peterson, Lamar Legend, Carter Rodriquez, Roger Estrada and Trick Danneker at T-Mobile Park in a publicity shot for Strawberry Theatre Workshop's production of Richard Greenberg's TAKE ME OUT onstage at 12th Avenue Arts, May 23-June 22, 2019. Photo: John Ulman.

Reviews: LGBTQ Plays Take Center Stage With “Take Me Out” and “Boy”

June 15, 2019 • Review: TAKE ME OUT by Richard Greenberg. Produced by Strawberry Theatre...

Shawn Belyea and Libby Barnard star in David Harrower's acclaimed play BLACKBIRD at 18th & Union through June 15, 2019. Photo: Jennifer Crooks

Review: “Blackbird” Tackles The Complex Ambiguity Of A Taboo Subject

June 7, 2019 • Review: BLACKBIRD by David Harrower. Produced by White Rabbits, Inc...

The cast of Cheryl Strayed's TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS onstage at Seattle Rep through June 29, 2019: Julie Briskman, Charles Leggett, Justin Huertas and Chantal DeGroat examining what might be the ugliest top in history while sitting on the stupidest family room couch choice in history.

Reviews: It’s A Bit “Lifetime TV Movie of The Week” With “The Call”...

June 4, 2019 • Review: The Call by Tanya Barfield. Produced by Seattle Public...

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Reviews: A Korean Archie Bunker Lives In “Kim’s Convenience” // Fire Rages In...

May 25, 2019 • Review: KIM’S CONVENIENCE by Ins Choi. Produced by Taproot Theatre....

Porscha Shaw, Shontina Vernon, Shaunyce Omar, and Britney Nicole Simpson in Nina Simone: Four Women at Seattle Repertory Theatre from April 26 to June 2, 2019 Photo by Nate Watters.

Review: Sound & Movement Are Key Elements In “Nina Simone” and “Office Hour”

May 11, 2019 • Two currently running theater productions in the greater Seattle Metroplex offer up...

The Cast | The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Production photo. © 2019 Mark Kitaoka/Village Theatre

Review: Village’s “Curious Incident” Is Bravura Theater And Worth A Trip To Everett...

May 7, 2019 •   Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME by...

Brandon O'Neill as Officer Lockstock and Arika Matoba as Little Sally - Photo Credit Jeff Carpenter

Review: You’re In For A Treat At “Urinetown” (heh heh)

May 6, 2019 • Review: URINETOWN: The Musical. Music & Lyrics by Mark Hollman....

Teague M. Parker and Monique Kleinhans in theater simple's THE MASTER AND MARGARITA onstage at Theater Off Jackson through April 28, 2019

Reviews: Recherching With “The Master and Margarita” and “Anne Frank”

April 24, 2019 • Review: THE MASTER AND MARGARITA by Mikhail Bulgakov. Adapted by Adapted by theater...

Hugo (James Schilling) and Chris (Rachel Guyer-Mafune) investigate something nasty in the pot in Washington Ensemble Theatre's FEATHERS AND TEETH onstage March 29-April 15, 2019. Photo: WET

Reviews: A Fun “She Stoops To Conquer” and A Modestly Fun “Feathers and...

April 8, 2019 • Review: SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER by Oliver Goldsmith. Produced by Seattle Shakespeare Company....

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Review: “Marie, Still Dancing” Needs To Be Still Re-Writing Its Clunky Book &...

April 6, 2019 • Review: Marie, Dancing Still. Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Music by Stephen Flaherty....

Pictured: Libby Barnard.  Photo by John Ulman.

Review: Seattle Public’s “Dry Land” Is An Emotionally Charged and Dynamic Piece of...

March 28, 2019 • Review: DRY LAND by Ruby Rae Spiegel. Produced by Seattle Public Theater. Directed by Anita...

Teri J. Lazzara and Brandon Ryan in MAP Theatre's production of TREVOR. (Photo: Shane Regan)

Reviews: “Trevor” and “Always…Patsy Cline” Don’t Quite Fit The Bill

March 23, 2019 • When I do multiple reviews in one post, I TRY to make sure that there’s some connection...

Suzy Hunt as "Genevieve" in Annie Baker's JOHN onstage at ArtsWest March 14 to April 7, 2019. Photos by John McLellan

Review: Experiencing The Spooky Pleasures of “John”

March 22, 2019 • Review: JOHN by Annie Baker. Produced by ArtsWest Playhouse. Directed by Erin Murray. Scenic...

"Guess Who's Baaaaaack??!!??" Pamela Reed is Nora and Laura Kenny is Anne Marie in Seattle Rep's production of Lucas Hnath's unnecessary sequel A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2. Photo: Alan Alabastro

Review: Do We REALLY Need A Sequel To Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”?

March 21, 2019 • Review: A Doll’s Life, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath and based on Henrik Ibsen’s A...

Belize (left) (played by Ton Williams) and Prior (Kenyon Meleney) in Angels in America: Part II (Perestroika).  Photo by Tim Johnston.

Review: Stand-Out Acting Propels the Marathon “Angels in America” At Lakewood Playhouse

March 9, 2019 •   The Tacoma-area theatre’s production, told in six acts across two separate shows...

Juliet (Gabriella O'Fallon) and Romeo (Joshua M. Castille) are the fenced in young lovers in ACT's ROMEO + Juliet onstage through March 31, 2019. Photo: Chris Bennion

ACT’s “Romeo + Juliet” Has Energy & Teen Angst To Spare, Plus A...

March 9, 2019 •   Review: ROMEO + JULIET by William Shakespeare. Produced by ACT. Directed by John Langs....

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Review: “The Woman in Black” Gets The Scare Job Done

March 4, 2019 • Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK based on the novel by Susan Hill and adapted for the stage by...

Ian Bond in Book-It's AMERICAN JUNKIE. Photo: Studio 19 Photography

Review: Book-It’s “American Junkie” Is A Rough Trip…But, Is It Rough Enough?

February 23, 2019 •   Review: AMERICAN JUNKIE based on the memoir by Tom Hansen. Adapted by Jane Jones and...

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In the Sharp & Witty 140 LBS, Solo Performer Susan Lieu Avenges Her...

February 16, 2019 •   “How beauty killed my mother” is the tagline for 140 LBS, Susan Lieu’s solo show...

Diana Huey as Sherrie and Galen Disston as Drew star in Rock of Ages at The 5th Avenue Theatre - Photo Credit Tracy Martin

Review: “Rock of Ages” Is Such A Dumb Show…Yet, Ridiculous Amounts of Fun

February 14, 2019 • Review: ROCK OF AGES. Book by Chris D’Arienzo. Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan...

Peter Crook as Vanya and Alexandra Tavares as Yelena in UNCLE VANYA at ACT

Review: Seagull Project Wraps Up Chekhov Series With A Lovely “Uncle Vanya”

February 9, 2019 • Review: UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov. Translated by Carol Rocamora....

Kathryn Van Meter and Dedra D. Woods star in FIRE SEASON at Seattle Public Theater now through February 17, 2019.

Reviews: “Fire Season” Has Heat; “M. Butterfly” Doesn’t

January 30, 2019 • Review: M. BUTTERFLY by David Henry Hwang. Produced by Arts West. Directed by Samip Raval....

Kevin Anderson in Seattle Repertory Theatre’s production of Last of the Boys. Photo by Alan Alabastro

Review: Seattle Rep’s “Last of the Boys”…Reflection on Ghosts of Vietnam War Is...

January 25, 2019 • Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Strong Production of Dietz’s...

Left to right: Shermona Mitchell, Klarissa Marie Robles and Sophie Franco in "B" at Washington Ensemble Theatre/12th Avenue Arts on Capitol Hill. Photo: WET

WET’s New Production of Guillermo Calderón’s “B” Explores The Politics of Protest &...

January 20, 2019 •   Review: “B” by Guillermo Calderón. Produced by Washington Ensemble...

Michael Winters and Keiko Green in All's Well That Ends Well. Photo by John Ulman

It’s January…Must Be Time For New Theater Not Involving The Holidays

January 19, 2019 •   Review: All’s Well That Ends Well by William...