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The Lion King Revisited: To CGI or Not To CGI…That Is The Question

July 19, 2019 •   Full Disclosure: I had NOT seen the original Disney version of The Lion King or the...

Beth DeVries as Cindy (background) and Anjelica McMillan as Neni in Book-It's adaptation of BEHOLD THE DREAMERS. Photo by John Ulman

Reviews: “Pass Over” and “Behold the Dreamers” Both Offer Takes On Black Lives...

June 22, 2019 • Review: PASS OVER by Antoinette Nwandu. Produced by ACT. Directed by...

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...