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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...

Nick DeSantis as "The Proprietor" in ACT/The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of "Assassins". Photo credit: Mark Kitaoka

Actor Nick DeSantis Takes Aim at “Assassins” For ACT And The 5th Avenue

March 1, 2016 • A staunch member of the Seattle Musical Theater community, actor Nick DeSantis specializes in...

Pictured (L-R): Christine Marie Brown, Erik Gratton, Anne Allgood, and Bhama Roget. Photo by Chris Bennion.

Review: ACT’s “Mr. Burns” Might Be The Worst Play…Ever

October 23, 2015 • Review: Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn. Score by Michael Friedman. Lyrics by...

Kevin Kelly and Arjun Pande are "separated at birth" in Seattle Shakes' "The Comedy of Errors". 
Photo: John Ulman

Reviews: Theater We….Like

September 26, 2015 • Review: Bloomsday by Steven Dietz. Directed by Kurt Beattie. With Sydney...

Naval intelligence officer, Lieutenant Doris Little, (Heather Dudenbostel) confronts Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara (Robbie Hankins) about the attack in the Gulf of Tonkin as Senator Wayne Morse (Greg Monahan) looks on, in The Ghosts of Tonkin. Photo credit: Angela Kiser

New Play “The Ghosts of Tonkin” Explores The Vietnam War…And, American Culpability

May 2, 2015 • A unique production is coming shortly to ACT Theatre from Bellingham...

Brandon O'Neill is Brick and Laura Griffith is Maggie the Cat in ACT's production of Tennessee Williams' acclaimed classic play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". Photo: John Cornicello/ACT

From “Carousel” To “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof”: Brandon O’Neill & Laura...

April 23, 2015 • Brandon O’Neill and Laura Griffith have just finished up a successful run as the lead couple...

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Victor Janusz Wants To Tell You Some Stories

July 11, 2014 • Cabaret Artist Victor Janusz tells “Obama Tales” and...