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Reviews: Dracula and The Tempest Bring Magic To The Stage

October 26, 2019 • Two recently opened plays in Seattle provide seasonal spooky/magical fun for area audiences....

ACT Welcomes DeLa’s Funny/Weird “Gaylord Manor” For Third Year

September 11, 2019 • It’s funny and it’s creepy and full of scene stealing...

Review: You’re In For A Treat At “Urinetown” (heh heh)

May 6, 2019 • Review: URINETOWN: The Musical. Music & Lyrics by Mark Hollman....

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...

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....

Review: Two Plays Examine The Middle East…One Confounds While The Other Just Fails

October 24, 2018 • In recent years, a number of playwrights have appeared who write...

Reviews: Catching Up At ACT With “Setzuan” and “Skylight”

September 22, 2018 • I have so many reviews to write and I can’t let my lower back...

A Rare Opportunity For Brecht Fans: “The Good Woman of Setzuan” Runs Two...

September 21, 2018 • Local theater companies seem to prefer staging very recent work or revisiting plays from the...

“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...

Theater Ketchup: “Familiar” and “The Wolves”

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

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

“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...

UMO Is Ready To Lead The Resistance…

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

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....

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...

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...