As an arts editor, it’s not that professional to admit to being doe-eyed over a celebrity coming to town.
But Al Pacino? Um, yeah, I’m a leetle excited. He’ll be at the Paramount Theatre on June 11 to help close out this year’s Seattle International Film Festival (May 19–June 12), and tickets go on sale this weekend. It’s a one-night-only gig that involves Pacino, on stage, chatting about his life and career (The Godfather! The Godfather: Part II!), showing rarely seen film clips, and taking questions from the audience. Seriously.
Pacino turned 71 on Monday, so I’m wondering if this is his unofficial Reflections Tour. You know, time to take stock of his what he’s done, the Oscar he’s won, and where to go from King Lear. (He’s slated to star as the aging monarch in a 2012 film adaptation; it’s the role that all great actors want to play, but no great actor wants to admit he’s old enough to play.) Could Pacino be edging closer to retirement? Do we dare ask? Hooah.
Tickets ($65–$150) are on sale Saturday, April 30, at 10am at the Paramount box office, at stgpresents.org or by calling 877-784-4849.
UPDATED 5/3/11. This event has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict. Al Pacino was nominated for a Tony this week for his role in The Merchant of Venice, and the Tonys are on June 12. Good for Al, bad for us. Credit cards will be refunded, and anyone who paid in cash should return to the point of purchase for a refund.