Shadow Play

How One Theatre Troupe Keeps Shadow Puppetry Alive in Seattle

Sgt. Rigsby and His Amazing Silhouettes pays tribute to shadow puppetry's ancient traditions with topical (sometimes raunchy) performances that often dissect themes of trauma and loss.

02/15/2018 By Manola Secaira

The Battle of Porktown

Oh, Hey—Here's the Carlile Room's 'Hamilton'-Themed Menu

Buns. And nips. And firearm-themed sips.

01/31/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Ticket Alert

Here's How to Score $10 'Hamilton' Tickets

Register for the #HAM4HAM lottery starting on Sunday, February 4 for the chance to get your hands on the hottest ticket in town for next to nothing.

01/29/2018 By Kaelan Hicks

Theater

Hamilton Gets His Shot in Seattle

With the Broadway sensation debuting in Seattle this month, lead Joseph Morales talks inheriting the iconic role originated by Lin-­Manuel Miranda.

01/26/2018 By Darren Davis

Theater Review

'Straight White Men' Just Doesn't Work as Intended

Questionable performances mire Washington Ensemble Theatre's sold out family drama about white privilege and progressive obliviousness.

01/16/2018 By Darren Davis

Theater Review

Witness a Nervous Breakdown Unfold in Real Time with 'The Humans'

Seattle Rep's production of the 2016 Tony Award–winner for Best Play serves turkey with a side of tremendous anxiety.

12/05/2017 By Darren Davis

Headphones to Highways

How Podcasts Like Welcome to Night Vale Embraced the Live Tour

“A live show, something that’s not infinitely replicable—people understand that has value.”

11/20/2017 By Darren Davis

This Is Not a Drill

Drop What You're Doing and Register for 'Hamilton' Tickets

Tickets go on sale November 6, but only a select number of hopefuls will be able to purchase them directly. Register now!

10/27/2017 By Darren Davis

Theater Review

'Ragtime' Feels Like a Gut Punch in 2017

As a parable of racial injustice in America, 5th Avenue's stripped-down production of the Broadway classic does not shy away from its contemporary relevance.

10/25/2017 By Darren Davis

Fiendish Conversation

Marc Kenison (aka Waxie Moon) Won't Shut Up About Opera

The celebrated drag and burlesque performer chats about his (non-singing) opera debut in 'The Barber of Seville,' and why he's now totally obsessed with the artform.

10/11/2017 By Darren Davis

Theater Review

A Song of Satire and Real Life Pain in Sara Porkalob's 'Dragon Lady'

In her musical one-actor show, Sara Porkalob channels multiple generations of family history with charisma and brute force.

09/14/2017 By Darren Davis

Business Woman Special

'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion' Should Have Been a Musical All Along

5th Avenue Theatre's world premier adaptation is a huge party that improves on the source material in almost every way.

06/16/2017 By Darren Davis

Local Legends

After 22 Years, Carrie Imler Says Goodbye to Pacific Northwest Ballet

Days before her final performance, the longest-tenured principal dancer at PNB reflects on her storied career and what it means to retire so young.

06/07/2017 By Darren Davis

Theater Review

The Extremely Weird Feminism of 'Cherdonna's Doll's House'

Washington Ensemble Theatre's new play (or maybe drag show?) is mostly a hot mess until it succeeds wildly.

05/03/2017 By Darren Davis

Theater Review

'Here Lies Love' Turns Romance and Politics into a Disco Dance Party

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical about the Marcos regime offers a unique and immersive theatrical experience at Seattle Rep.

04/27/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theater

David Byrne Discusses the Hedonistic Musical Magic of 'Here Lies Love'

A chat with the iconic musician (and Seattle Rep artistic director Braden Abraham) about the one-of-a-kind political disco theatrical experience.

04/06/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theater Review

Women Literally Rule in Seattle Shakespeare's 'Bring Down the House'

Upstart Crow Collective's two-part all-female adaption of 'Henry VI' avoids feeling like a gimmick.

02/22/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Kate Wisniewski

The Upstart Crow Collective co-founder and actress discusses the creation of 'Bring Down the House,' Seattle Shakespeare's all-female version of 'Henry VI.'

01/26/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Season Announcement

'Hamilton' Headlines Broadway at the Paramount's 2017–18 Season

The slate of musicals also includes 'Les Misérables,' 'Disney's Aladdin,' and 'The Book of Mormon.'

01/09/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Hidden Seattle

Secret Shows, Underground Comedy, and Undiscovered Talent in Seattle

Hidden performances and hidden history lessons are worth the hunt.

11/16/2016 Photography by Seth Sommerfeld