STG Announces Upcoming Events: Nick Offerman and More
Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces the following concerts going on sale this week.
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Date: March 21, 2013 @ 8:00pm
Venue: Moore Theatre (All Ages)
Price: $35.00 not including applicable fees
Seating: Reserved Seating
On Sale: Friday, January 18, 2013 @ 10am
Ticketing Information: Available online atTickets.com, or in person at the Paramount Theatre box office (M-F 10am-6pm), 24-hour kiosks located outside the Paramount & Moore Theatres, charge by phone at (877)784-4849, Sonic Boom Records in Ballard (10am-10pm M-Sa, 10am-7pm Sun) or online atSTGPresents.org.
Best known for his role as Ron Swanson on NBC's critically acclaimed Parks & Recreation¸ Nick Offerman's humor has made him a fixture in television culture. On the Emmy-nominated show Parks & Recreation, Offerman plays the masculine director of a parks and recreation department in small town Indiana. Working alongside the ensemble cast of Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe, Offerman is a comedic heavyweight whose role has developed a cult following. For Parks & Recreation, Offerman received the Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy in 2011, after a previous nomination in 2010. The Critic's Choice Awards also nominated him for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for 2011. Soon to be released is his comedy, Casa De Mi Padre with Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna; and 21 Jump Street with Channing Tatum. He has recently wrapped production for Bob Byington's upcoming film Somebody Up There Likes Me which Offerman both produced and starred in. He has recently completed production for the upcoming comedy Gay Dude.
Offerman got his start in the Chicago theater community, where he was a founding member of the Defiant Theatre. He worked extensively at Steppenwolf, The Goodman, Wisdom Bridge, and Pegasus Players, among many others. Off-Broadway credits include Adding Machine at The Minetta Lane Theater. In Los Angeles, he is a company member of Evidence Room Theater Company, where he has appeared in many plays. He is also the recipient of the Joseph Jefferson Citation Award for his performance in The Kentucky Cycle by Robert Schenkkan at Chicago's Pegasus Players Theatre. He was awarded a second Jefferson Award for the puppets and masks he crafted for The Skriker at the experimental Defiant Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Offerman currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Megan Mullally. While he's not acting he is working in his woodworking shop building canoes, tables and other items by hand.
Date: March 28, 2013 @ 8:00pm
Venue: The Neptune (All Ages / Bar w/ ID)
Price: $20.00 advance, $22.00 day of show, not including applicable fees
Seating: General Admission
On Sale: Friday, January 18, 2013 @ 10amTicketing Information: Available online atTickets.com, or in person at the Paramount Theatre box office (M-F 10am-6pm), 24-hour kiosks located outside the Paramount & Moore Theatres, charge by phone at (877)784-4849, Sonic Boom Records in Ballard (10am-10pm M-Sa, 10am-7pm Sun) or online atSTGPresents.org.
There were questions I was frequently asked when I first met the press. "How are you handling this overnight success?" "How does it feel to do these tours and meet people all around the world?" Questions I often found impossible to answer. As someone who communicates through songwriting this is a record that is very much an account of those days and how I was, in fact, feeling. Lysandre could easily be mistaken as an album about a love affair and the girl I fell in love with. But it's much more then that. While love inspired me to write "Lysandre's Theme" - and the album closes with this encounter- it also tells a story: the story of a writer in a band who suddenly finds himself facing the reality of a first tour and everything that entailed; from writing alone at home, to suddenly being in a band preparing for their first out of town shows. It's a personal account. My account. Not that of a band or what the world might have seen. This is some of what I was feeling. A little window into my soul. I wrote "Lysandre's Theme" on the classical guitar on the 8th of August, 2008, just after her first stay with me in San Francisco. On the 7th of January 2009, I sat down to put the story of how I met her - and the tour on which that happened - into words. I decided to let the theme dictate the chords and form of the entire record; letting its chords be the colors on a palette to paint many pictures, allowing the theme to recur and tie the story together conceptually, making every song on the album akin to the other, never leaving the key of A. Lysandre was a girl working at the festival. After the festival ended there was a party for bands and crew, we all sat around drinking wine and talking, I finally asked her to sit with me-"Just when I thought it was over I said come sit on my lap, you did and you asked me why I hadn't tried to kiss you yet. And I said that I wanted to yesterday when you took me to your mother's house and we watched television on the couch, and then I bought a pack of cigarettes". At the end of that song I talk about remembering how I felt when the flight I was on had to have an emergency landing because the airplane blew a tire on take-off. It's a story that benefits from retrospect and, indeed, the final song "Lysandre's Epilogue" was written about a year later - in 2010- after she visited and we had tried to make it work long distance. And how it couldn't. After leaving Girls and deciding to try to work in an even more personal manner then I had before - not as a member of a band-this seemed perfect. It's my story and it should be told like this. Personally. I worked with a lot of wonderful musicians, who helped bring what I had written to life, and with Doug Boehm who produced the last Girls album. I'm grateful for their work and how committed they were to my vision. I think their talent and commitment shows. I feel like this is the most focused effort I've ever made musically; telling a story from one song to the next in order of occurrence, making the album almost like one long song. A little bit like a musical. I'm very proud of it and happy it worked so well. I'm pleased to be able to share it with the world; its story, its music, its universal and classic themes. It's a coming of age story, a road trip story, a love story. It's a moment in time that has been captured and brought to life through art. For you, for me, for us. For what it's worth.
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