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

I'm New Here

A Seattle Arts Primer

A cultural cheat sheet of the best art walks, Broadway-bound plays and musicals, required reading from local authors, and trends in music including a mixtape of Seattle sounds.

08/21/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Intiman Theatre's Andrew Russell

The artistic director and playwright discusses his new show 'John Baxter Is a Switch Hitter.'

08/12/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Met Picks

Top Things to See and Do in Seattle: August 2015

Alabama Shakes howls with chart-topping roots rock, Three Dollar Bill Cinema shares cinematic bedtime stories outdoors, and Mumford and Sons brings a loaded Stopover Festival lineup to Walla Walla.

07/29/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theater Review

The Enduring Enchantment of 'Wicked'

The Broadway hit makes a magical return to the Paramount Theatre.

07/15/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Taproot Theatre's Karen Lund

"I don’t think you can have 'Christian theater' any more than you can have 'Christian spaghetti.'"

07/08/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld


Something Wicked This Way Comes

With the hit Wizard of Oz precursor returning, we speculate which other stories need musical prequels.

07/02/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle July 2015

Outdoor music from the Decemberists and West Seattle Summer Fest, summer nights with Grease, and new nerdy fiction from Ernest Cline.

07/02/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Yussef El Guindi

The award-winning playwright discusses his creative process and 'Threesome', his latest work at ACT Theatre.

06/10/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: April 20–26

'Fresh Off The Boat' author Eddie Huang dishes on food and culture and 'Angry Housewives' returns: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

04/20/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with ACT Theatre's Kurt Beattie

The artistic director discusses ACT's 50th anniversary and 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.'

04/14/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theater Review

'Lizard Boy' Is Comfortable in Its Own Skin

Seattle Rep's superhero musical leans heavily on the current moment, but the songs carry it.

04/08/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld


Ira Glass: This American Dance

The famed host chats about his unique touring show 'Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host,' which combines dance and radio storytelling.

04/07/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: John Oliver Interviews Edward Snowden and a Batman Song

Plus the National, a comedic talk show goodbye, and basketball joy

04/06/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: April 2015

Allen Stone retraces his rise with five concerts, America’s Test Kitchen visits the Moore, and the record setting musical Angry Housewives returns.

04/01/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Justin Huertas

The playwright and actor shares the origin story of his superhero musical 'Lizard Boy.'

03/27/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld


PubliCalendar: 'Best of Enemies' Premieres Tonight

Today's picks for civic nerds

03/25/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh

Small Press, Big Party

5 Essential Events at APRIL Festival 2015

The Seattle small press festival is back in a big way: a storytelling brawl, ghosts of avant-garde expats, and lots and lots of books

03/18/2015 By Darren Davis

Theater Review

The Cinematic Conversations of 'The Flick'

We use films to breakdown New Century Theater Company production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning tale about the tedium of movie theater employees.

03/17/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld