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


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


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


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



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



Long, Beautiful Hair

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



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


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


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


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

Passing Through

Munchkin for Life

Oz veteran Margaret Pelligrini, the youngest remaining munchkin from the 1939 movie classic The Wizard of Oz, lands in the Emerald City.

04/23/2009 By Steve Wiecking

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A Walk in the Park

Director Sam Buntrock restages his excellent 2008 Broadway revival of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical “_Sunday in the Park with George_” in Seattle April 21 to May 10—making the 5th Avenue Theatre the only venue to host the production outs



Stage Princess

Star Wars royalty treads the boards—not lightly.

03/19/2009 By Steve Wiecking


Hello God? It’s me, Linas.

LASAGNA serves up the religion of Linas Phillips.

01/05/2009 By Steve Wiecking


Time and Time Again

01/03/2009 By Steve Wiecking


The Kindness of Strangers

Intiman grants fringe veteran Sheila Daniels her big Desire to direct.

12/28/2008 By Steve Wiecking


Seeing Green

Adventure and boogers still abound, but Shrek the Musical aims to be something else: a story with heart.

12/27/2008 By Steve Wiecking


Their Friends and Neighbors

New Century Theatre Company puts The Adding Machine to work

12/17/2008 By Steve Wiecking