Costs & Values

The Fight to Fund Seattle's Arts

The economic losses are immense. Relief is cropping up. But is it enough?

04/04/2020 By Stefan Milne

A Theater Review, Dearie

Can 5th Ave Theatre’s Mrs. Doubtfire Hold Up to the Robin Williams Touchstone?

The musical adaptation is big and shiny but something is missing.

12/17/2019 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This November

The Godmother of Rock and Roll gets a musical, the Henry makes the invisible seen, and a sitar goes electric.

10/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

AUTUMN HAPPENINGS

A Guide to Seattle’s Arts Scene This Fall

From a trio of new directors to a self-reflexive musical’s take on Jane Austen, autumn is for the arts.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

13 Seattle Events to Catch This May

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

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

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

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

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do January 4–6

Viaduct visuals, a fun-sized fun run, and a Bowie birthday tribute.

01/03/2019 By Gwen Hughes

Theater Review

The Childlike Charm of 'Matilda the Musical'

The precocious new musical is a delight for the whole family...when you can hear it.

09/02/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Eric Ankrim

The actor discusses the showstopping musical sincerity of 'Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.'

03/05/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Season Announcements

5th Avenue Theatre's 2015-16 Season Features 'Matilda the Musical' and 'The Sound of Music'

The slate also features 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' and the world premiere of 'Waterfall.'

02/03/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theater Review

The High Kicks and Missteps of 'Kinky Boots'

The touring production of the 2013 Tony winner for Best Musical at 5th Avenue Theatre has the Broadway glitz, but also some nagging issues.

10/16/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Comedy Chatter

Lily Tomlin Discusses Character Creation and Women in Comedy

We catch up with the comedic legend before her shows at 5th Avenue Theater.

06/04/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theater Review

'Little Shop of Horrors' Basks in Macabre Sunshine

ACT Theatre's dark musical comedy revels in campiness but struggles with paper thin characters.

03/20/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Season Announcement

'Kinky Boots' and 'Something Rotten!' Highlight 5th Avenue Theatre's 2014–15

Catch last year's Tony Awards champ and the world premiere of the new musical from the director and choreographer of 'The Book of Mormon.'

02/24/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theater

Seattle-Born 'First Date' Opening on Broadway

We chat with composers Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary about their big debut.

07/12/2013 By Laura Dannen

Theater Preview

ACT and 5th Avenue Team Up on 'Grey Gardens'

Time to meet Big Edie and Little Edie.

03/18/2013 By Laura Dannen

Theater Reviews

Go See: 'Memphis', 'Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam'

One musical, one drama, both tackling race in America with great success.

09/21/2012 By Laura Dannen