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Paul Flanagan as Miss Bible Belt in "Pageant the Musical" at ACT through July 8th. Photo: Nate Watters

“Pageant” Is The Drag Beauty Pageant Musical You Know You Have To See…An...

June 14, 2018 •   Pageant, written by two-time Tony nominee Bill Russell, Frank Kelly, and...

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Theater Ketchup: “Familiar” and “The Wolves”

May 5, 2018 • Recent big productions from our big theater companies run the gamut from dramatic high school...

Karl Hamilton as The Amazing Karnak in Ride the Cyclone at The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Theatre - Photo Credit Mark Kitaoka

Review: “Ride The Cyclone” Is The Best Designed Dead Canadian Teenagers Trapped In...

March 30, 2018 • Review: Ride The Cyclone. Book, Music & Lyrics by Brooke Maxwell & Jacob Richmond....

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Seattle Youth Scene: Adults & teenagers alike, don’t snooze on these youth shows

March 29, 2018 •     “The youth right now are the truth right now.” That...

The mega Shakespeare production BRING DOWN THE HOUSE earned 10 Gypsy Award nominations.

7th Annual Gypsy Awards Nominations Announced Honoring Seattle Theater

January 19, 2018 • We’re thrilled to announce the nominees for the 7th annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards,...

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...

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...

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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UMO Is Ready To Lead The Resistance…

July 21, 2017 • Satire and political cabaret have long been tools to fight...

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....

Richard Gray (left) as The Suspects and Chris DiStefano (right) as Officer Marcus in Murder for Two, a co-production between The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre. Photo credit: Tracy Martin

Reviews: Village and 5th Avenue Both Offer Up Middlebrow Musicals

April 10, 2017 • It’s hard to write reviews of middle of the road shows that aren’t really bad but...

A bazillion characters all played by Rich Gray with Chris DiStefano on piano in ACT/5th Avenue's spring co-production musical (at ACT) of MURDER FOR TWO. Photo by  Jeff Carpenter.

Interview: Laughs & Life with Richard Gray of ACT // 5th Avenue’s “Murder...

March 29, 2017 • Anyone seeing theatre in the Puget Sound in the past 2 decades has enjoyed the performances...

The cast of "Milk Like Sugar" at ArtsWest. Photos by John McLellan

Review: ArtsWest’s “Milk Like Sugar” and ACT’s “Tribes”

March 12, 2017 • “Young people with problems” is the thread  (and a rather simplistically common...

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Review: “The Cherry Orchard” Features Brilliant Performances

February 9, 2017 • Review: The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov. Produced by The Seagull...

Photo credit: (l. to r.) Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt as Heartwood Mac.  Photo by Sage Alixander.

More Holiday Shows We Love: Those “Ham” Ladies Lisa Koch & Peggy Platt...

December 12, 2016 • We’re so blessed in Seattle…so many holiday traditions to...

Lorenzo Roberts and Jarrod M. Smith star in Marco Ramirez's "The Royale" at ACT through October 9, 2016. Photo: Chris Bennion/ACT

Reviews: ACT and Book-It Offer Up A Pair Of Rock’em, Sock’em, Time Twistin’...

September 22, 2016 • What. The. Hell. Is. Going. On. In. Seattle TheaterLand. This Month. We have a ridiculous...

Ali Shallal al Qaisi is the name behind the mask of this iconic image from the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.

“Bad Apples” Has Its Moments But Glorifies Abusers While Ignoring The Abused

September 11, 2016 • Review: Bad Apples. Book by Jim Leonard. Music & Lyrics by Beth Thornley...

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Fall Arts Season Is Heeeeeere! 7 Shows You (probably) Need To See! Involving...

September 1, 2016 • Twice a year, in January and September, theater lovers and theater critics squeal in...

Photo by Chris Bennion — "Stupid F*cking Bird" currently on stage at ACT with Keiko Green, Connor Toms, Jasmine Jean Sim and Adam Standley.

Review: With “Birds” and “Asher Lev” Aaron Posner Takes Over Seattle Theater

April 29, 2016 • It’s interesting to note that 2016 seems to be the year that Seattle theaters pay...

Sarah Jane Moore (Kendra Kassebaum, left) and Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme (Laura Griffith) in Assassins, a co-production presented at ACT - A Contemporary Theatre.
Photo credit Mark Kitaoka

“Assassins”: Everybody’s Got The Right To Be…Underwhelmed

March 4, 2016 • Review: Assassins.  Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by John Weidman. Produced by...