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The Story of Stu Rasmussen, America’s First Openly Transgender Mayor, Now a Musical

Intiman Theatre debuts Stu for Silverton as part of its summer theater festival.

05/22/2013 By Laura Dannen

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Seattle’s Secrets Are Revealed During ‘Seattle Confidential’

Ian Bell’s social theater gets locals talking about sex, crime, love, and the afterlife.

04/17/2013 By Laura Dannen

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Nothing and Everything Is Sacred in Saint Genet’s ‘Paradisiacal Rites’

Warning: This performance art is not for the faint of heart.

04/17/2013 By Laura Dannen

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The Girls of Grunge

New play These Streets spotlights the songs and stories of Seattle’s hard-rocking women of the ’90s.

01/23/2013 By Laura Dannen

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Debunking ‘The Book of Mormon’

How spot-on is the Broadway musical’s satire? Local writer and lifelong Mormon Nicole Hardy weighs in.

12/19/2012 By Laura Dannen

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Book-It Repertory Theatre Stages The Art of Racing in the Rain

Book-It Repertory Theatre adapts Garth Stein’s best-selling novel The Art of Racing in the Rain.

03/23/2012 By Laura Dannen

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Seattle Summer Events Guide: Theater & Dance

A guide to the best outdoor theater and dance events all summer long.

06/21/2011

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Rage Against the Machine

In a new monologue titled The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, Mike Daisey dissects his love-hate relationship with iPhones.

03/16/2011 By Laura Dannen

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Fantasy Frye-land

The latest avant-garde explosion at the Frye Art Museum is courtesy of Degenerate Art Ensemble, a Seattle-based performance art group that defies definition.

02/15/2011 By Suzanne Beal

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Spring Arts Preview: Top Seven Strategies Seattle Arts Should Copy

We proudly salute arts organizations around the world using creative approaches to reach new audiences.

01/21/2011 By Laura Dannen

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Spring Arts Preview: Arts in a Flash

Ever since Seattle got serious about its flash mobs—they show up everywhere from Westlake Center to Seahawks games—we’ve noticed local arts organizations embracing the “shock and awe” marketing spirit. Here, videos from five recent Seattle flash mobs.

01/20/2011 By Laura Dannen

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Spring Arts Preview

A primer to the spring arts season, starring Nick Cave, Marco Goecke and his upcoming Pacific Northwest Ballet premiere Contemporary 4, Catherine Cabeen and her new dance Into the Void, and more.

01/14/2011 By Laura Dannen

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Spring Arts Preview: 21 Can’t-Miss Events

We canvas the coming months to find the 21 best things to do. What’s on tap? Billy Elliot at the Paramount, Chop Shop Dance Festival, Shabazz Palaces and TheeSatisfaction, Hugo Literary Series’ Brief Encounters, a Jeff Bridges film fest at Sea

01/14/2011 By Laura Dannen, Clancey Denis, and Sarah Hirsch

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Raaalphie!

Premiering at 5th Avenue Theatre: Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s musical adaptation of 1983 film A Christmas Story.

11/15/2010

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Long, Beautiful Hair

This month the musical revival Hair brings its message of peace, love, and pre-Obama hope to Paramount Theatre.

10/12/2010

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A Tasting Menu of Fall Arts

The Flaming Lips, Pablo Picasso masterpieces, Lucia di Lammermoor, Daniel Handler, and more in our preview of the best fall arts events.

08/12/2010 By Laura Dannen With Tiffany Wan and Douglas Bair

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Ira Glass Has the Flu

Ira Glass visits Seattle for a live taping of This American Life at Benaroya Hall.

07/20/2010 Edited by Laura Dannen

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Mayor of Cirque City

Former Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer Adam Miller runs away with the circus: Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza, which sets up camp in Marymoor Park for nearly all of June.

05/18/2010 Edited by Laura Dannen

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Homer Alone

New Century Theater codirector Hans Altwies treads softly into his first solo show—an adaptation of The Iliad at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

03/11/2010 By Laura Dannen

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Four Questions For… Jan Fabre

Belgian maverick Jan Fabre, a choreographer, playwright, director, and designer, has been shocking audiences for nearly four decades. Now he’s touring internationally with his stage company Troubelyn for the theater and dance amalgam Orgy of Toleran

04/24/2009 By Christopher Werner