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Actor/singer Paolo Montalban plays "Sam" in the 5th Avenue Theatre's upcoming production of MAMMA MIA, Febr 2-25, 2018

The 5th Avenue To Give Its “Mamma Mia” A Diverse Refreshening

November 22, 2017 • Oh. Thank. The Divinity of Your Choice. When the 5th Avenue Theatre announced a few months...

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More Musical Theater Shake Ups As David Armstrong Announces Change Of Role At...

November 16, 2017 • Wow! More big changes in Seattle’s musical theater community as the 5th Avenue Theatre...

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...

Lorna Luft in Grease 2 and today-ish. The singer/actress/Judy Garland daughter stars in Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre production of "Holiday Inn" this holiday season.

Judy’s Daughter/Not Liza Minnelli/Lorna Luft To Star in 5th Avenue’s “Holiday Inn”

October 26, 2017 • OOOOOOOOOOOH!!!! We love it when Judy’s Kids come to town!!! (How come Joey never...

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...

Rich Gray, center with boa and the cast of "The Nance" onstage at ArtsWest Oct 26-Nov 19, 2017 Photo by John McLellan

Richard Gray Spills The Tea On His Role as “The Nance” Debuting At...

October 23, 2017 • It’s a perfect fit for LGBTQ audiences….ArtsWest...

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...

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All Ages Drag And Stripper Cuddling At 18th And Union

October 16, 2017 • TWO very interesting shows coming up at the 18th & Union theater/performance space up top...

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...

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“Jomama Jones” Mixes Music/Performance Art/Theater With Gender Fluidity

October 11, 2017 • I’d never heard of the performance artist known as “Jomama Jones” until I...

Cherdonna is back with an all new show at On The Boards in Seattle, Oct 12-15 with KISSING LIKE BABIES. Photo: Ji Ji Lee

A Message From Cherdonna: “New Show , Kissing Like Babies Opens Thursday!!!!”

October 10, 2017 • Our Queen and Savior, “Her Empress Divaship, Our Lady of the Holy...

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“Hocum Pokem” a Night of Slick Jabs and Standing O’s

October 4, 2017 •   Peaches Christ has finally answered the question, “What do you get...

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Queer Romantic Drama “Next Fall” Is Fantastic Z’s Latest Production

September 30, 2017 • It’s a play that might be familiar to some Seattle...

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...

Sara Porkalob wrote and stars in DRAGON LADY at Intiman. 
Photo by Robert Wade/Intiman Theatre.

Reviews: Fall Theater Kicks Off With 2 Interesting Shows About The Immigrant Experience

September 11, 2017 • I saw four theater productions this weekend as we kick off the fall theater...