Spring Pees

Head to Urinetown for Charm, Not Satire

The 2001 musical, currently playing at ACT Theatre, is a crowd-pleaser through and through.

04/16/2019 By Stefan Milne

Get Active

Two Seattle Productions Bring Protest to the Stage

Seattle Rep and Spectrum Dance perform pieces based on revolutionary songs by Nina Simone and Billie Holiday.

03/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Artist Interview

Actress Amy Thone Talks Romeo and Juliet at ACT Theatre

The UW acting professor returns to her Shakespearean roots in a new take on an old classic.

03/05/2019 By Gwen Hughes

From Book to Beat

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Gets Set to Music

On its 10th anniversary, the best-selling novel set in Chinatown–International District finds new life as a musical.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Theater Review

Death of a Salesman Remains Relevant in the Trump Era

Short Order Theatre Company's performance is a loud and painful success.

02/20/2019 By Haley Gray

Theater Review

American Junkie Adapts a Grunge Heroin Memoir to the Stage

Book-It Repertory Theatre turns Tom Hansen’s 2009 book into a stream of consciousness addiction monologue.

02/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

Long Time Coming

A Musical Version of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet?

A Seattle–born composer has secured the rights for a stage adaptation of Jamie Ford's beloved local novel.

01/31/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Theater Review

Last of the Boys Is Engrossing, Funny, and a Little Too Ambitious

Local playwright Steven Dietz’s 2004 story of haunted Vietnam vets comes to Seattle Repertory Theatre.

01/25/2019 By Stefan Milne

In Absinthia

Comedy Cabaret Bohemia Is Back

The local show hits the Triple Door this week with a new light-up dance number.

01/15/2019 By Stefan Milne

The White Christmas Album

A Very Didion Christmas Slouches Towards Hugo House

Want to see an absurdist yuletide karaoke theater piece from Sarah Paul Ocampo and Christopher Frizzelle? Yes, you do.

12/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Theater Review

Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley Is a Fizzy Holiday Treat

The Pride and Prejudice sequel, now running at Taproot Theatre, is a solid family bet.

12/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Theater Review

A Bright Room Called Day Is Aggressively Timely

The Williams Project's new production of Tony Kushner’s play belabors parallels between 1930s Berlin and now.

10/30/2018 By Stefan Milne

Ballet Review

Pacific Northwest Ballet Shakes Off the Cobwebs

PNB’s new season opens with Jerome Robbins Festival, a celebration of the famed choreographer that doesn’t exactly celebrate the company’s strengths.

09/26/2018 By Darren Davis

Opera and "Opera"

How Two Seattle Shows Offer Dramatically Different Takes on Theater Stalwarts

Contexts (and some fireworks) separate Porgy and Bess and The Phantom of the Opera.

08/16/2018 By Stefan Milne

Big Names

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle Fall 2018

Jay and Bey love stadiums, Seattle Rep puts on a Hamilton predecessor, and Angel Olsen flies solo.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Theater Review

Femme Fatale Is a Fun, If Uneven, Night Out

Seattle musician Prom Queen joins the market's burlesque company for a show both rocky and rocking.

07/25/2018 By Stefan Milne

Aria Politic

Seattle Opera Refuses to Be a Museum Piece

In the last four years, the company has shifted its mission toward cultural equity.

07/17/2018 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

15 July Events You Can't Miss

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix this month.

06/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Theater Reviews

May Theater Roundup: Aida, Love Never Dies, and Familiar

Two very different operatic takes on romance come to Seattle, while Familiar stages a comic interrogation of immigration.

05/09/2018 By Stefan Milne

The Only Theater in Town

The Paramount's 1928 Opening Bash Brought a Bit of Hollywood to the Pacific Northwest

As the most glamorous venue in Seattle throws its 90th birthday party this month, a look back on the 1928 grand opening celebration that welcomed a little bit of Hollywood to the Pacific Northwest.

04/26/2018 By Darren Davis