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Cast members for Simon Astor's latest play, "A Tear for Rome" debuting April 19, 2019 at Seattle Center.

“Another Tear for Rome” Features A Cast of THOUSANDS!!!

April 19, 2019 • Or, maybe 12 or so? If it’s a big cast with big themes and...

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“First Wives Fight Club” Shows Cancelled For Seattle/Portland/Canada Due To Low Sales

April 12, 2019 • Sadly, local producers Qurb Live/Magazine have pulled the plug on the upcoming production of...

Mikko Juan as Bobby Strong and Mari Nelson as Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown - Photo Credit Jeff Carpenter

An Interview with “Urinetown’s” Mari Nelson as the Wily Miss Pennywise

April 11, 2019 • Look up Mari Nelson’s credits on Playbill.com as I did to prepare this piece, and you...

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....

The ensemble of Queer, Mama. Crossroads
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Kamari Bright, Naa Akua, Simone Dawson, Ebo Barton, Jalayna Carter
Photo by Jaycee Hermida Holmes

“Queer, Mama. Crossroads” Uses Spoken Word/Movement To Explore The Lives Of Queer Women...

April 5, 2019 • Opening tonight at the Annex Theatre on Capitol Hill is a powerful...

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...

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“Intersections 2” Returns To Celebrate A Variety Of Art From Queer, Trans, POC,...

March 20, 2019 • This week brings the second annual Intersections: A Celebration of Seattle Performance...

Annie Murphy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, and Dan Levy in a Neil Barrett sweater we almost bought for ourselves,  star in SCHITT'S CREEK and all/some of them are coming to Seattle in May.

Schitt’s Creek Is Coming To Seattle

March 18, 2019 • We heard it through the grapevine earlier this week that there’s an upcoming event at...

Macbeth is one of 4 plays scheduled for Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2019/20 season. Image:  Shakespeare Center of L.A.

Seattle Shakes Announce A 4 Show 2019-20 Season Including “Macbeth” and “The Tempest”

March 18, 2019 • They’re gonna be short a show for 2019/2020. Seattle...

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The 5th Avenue Announces 19/20 Season: Includes “Evita”, “Shrek” and “Sister Act”

March 11, 2019 • Following the Village Theatre’s lead who announced their 2019/2020 season last week,...

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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Village Announces All Musical 40th Season Including “Spelling Bee” and “Wedding Singer”

March 6, 2019 • Issaquah’s Village Theatre announced the line-up for their 40th anniversary season...

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A Sensible Theatre Company Talks “Rush the Runway 2.0” Where Fashion/Theater/Night Life All...

March 5, 2019 • In preparation for the 2nd annual “Rush the Runway” event, I had the pleasure of...

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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...

Top picks this month in & around Tacoma include (clockwise from top left): Angels in America I & II at Lakewood Playhouse (photo by Tim Johnston, with Rachel Wilkie (L) as Angel in Heaven & Kenyon Meleney (R) as Prior); Dani Tirrell & Showing Out at Tacoma Art Museum (photo courtesy of Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas); Fashion is ART at Tacoma Art Museum (photo by Erik Christensen, designs by Dawnamatrix); and Dean Spade: Fighting to Win! Critical Queer & Trans Politics in Scary Times at the Washington State History Museum.

Tacoma LGBTQ Scene: Ailey II & More Are Treats for the South Sound

February 28, 2019 •     Acclaimed modern dance company Ailey II takes the Pantages Theatre stage March...

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...

The delights of Teatro ZinZanni. Photo: Keith Brofsky.

Teatro ZinZanni Announces Extension Plans And New Shows

February 21, 2019 • Seattle based fans of Teatro ZinZanni, the international cirque...

Lakewood Playhouse takes up the challenge of staging Tony Kushner's epic 2 part AIDS drama, ANGELS IN AMERICA.

Toasty Theatre Picks: After the Freeze, Thaw Out with These

February 20, 2019 • R. Barron picks a bounty of stage treats, ranging from rock musicals to comedy...

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Did Mrs. Peacock Do “It” In The Library With A G-String? Find Out...

February 19, 2019 • Clue, the whodunit board game that has been fascinating us for a...

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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...