arts on the waterfront

Photo courtesy Rosie Hardy/Arts on the Waterfront.

The Montagues and Capulets face off at Waterfront Park (between the Seattle Ferris wheel and the Seattle Aquarium) in a stripped down but spirited two-person production of Romeo and Juliet, with musical accompaniment by "hard-rock cellist" Brandon Smith. This free performance comes courtesy of Arts on the Waterfront, Mickey Rowe and Laurie Roberts’s new initiative to bring theater, music, and visual art to the pier as construction of the Ferris wheel continues. Speaking of that Great Wheel: Have you heard that it’s open for business June 29?

The free fun started on June 15 and wraps this weekend with two more performances, followed by a concert each night: pop/rock/jazz band Fortune Dwellers on June 30 and country singer Jessica Lynne on July 1. A note from Arts on the Waterfront: "If you are a subscriber to ACT or Seattle Repertory Theatre and RSVP with proof of your subscription at artsonthewaterfront@gmail.com, we will reserve seats with your name on them so you don’t have to show up early. Our way of saying thank you for supporting our friends and neighbors." Another way to say thanks: Any donations go to the Trevor Project, a national nonprofit dedicated to preventing suicides among LGBT youth.

Arts on the Waterfront: Romeo and Juliet
June 30 & July 1 at 7, Waterfront Park, free