Kelly Rogers Flynt

Kelly Rogers Flynt Born and educated in the South, Kelly Rogers Flynt has happily transitioned to life in the Pacific Northwest where she enjoys more rain and fewer mosquitos. She works as a director, choreographer, and dramaturg for youth and community theater in the greater Seattle area. She has also previously worked as a theater reviewer for Seattle’s Child. In addition to theater, she enjoys photography, freelance writing, and watching her two thespian teens perform.



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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: NECESSARY SACRIFICES at Taproot TheatreBWW Review: NECESSARY SACRIFICES at Taproot Theatre
Posted: Sep. 22, 2019


BWW Review: SUNSET BABY at Arts West Presents a Slice of LifeBWW Review: SUNSET BABY at Arts West Presents a Slice of Life
Posted: Sep. 29, 2019


BWW Review: EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED at Book-It Repertory TheatreBWW Review: EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED at Book-It Repertory Theatre
Posted: Sep. 16, 2019


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: FADE at Seattle Public TheaterBWW Review: FADE at Seattle Public Theater
Posted: Oct. 16, 2018


BWW Review: MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Taproot TheatreBWW Review: MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Taproot Theatre
Posted: Nov. 24, 2018


BWW Review: JANE EYRE at Arts WestBWW Review: JANE EYRE at Arts West
Posted: Nov. 20, 2018


BWW Review: WE WILL NOT BE SILENT at Taproot TheatreBWW Review: WE WILL NOT BE SILENT at Taproot Theatre
Posted: Mar. 23, 2019


BWW Review: MY ANTONIA at Book-It Repertory TheatreBWW Review: MY ANTONIA at Book-It Repertory Theatre
Posted: Dec. 3, 2018


BWW Review: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at Seattle Shakespeare ticks all the boxes.BWW Review: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at Seattle Shakespeare ticks all the boxes.
Posted: Jan. 13, 2019


BWW Review: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Taproot TheatreBWW Review: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Taproot Theatre
Posted: Jan. 28, 2019


BWW Review: SUNSET BABY at Arts West Presents a Slice of Life
September 29, 2019

SUNSET BABY at Arts West presents a slice of life with all its complexities, troubles, and truths. Troubled pasts, hard choices, and conflicting emotions rule the day in this show. No one has it easy, and no one escapes unscarred. Everyone has baggage, but must own their choices. They must all decide if they can find the courage to do better, to be better, or let their past rule their future.

BWW Review: NECESSARY SACRIFICES at Taproot Theatre
September 22, 2019

NECESSARY SACRIFICES at Taproot Theater is both necessary and a gift to audiences. In a time of great division, this show reaches deep into the psyche of our nation and reminds us how even those with great differences can work together. With compelling dialogue, witty and heartfelt performances, and the absence of distractions, NECESSARY SACRIFCIES wastes no time in showing us what it means to be guided by the better angels of our nature.

BWW Review: EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED at Book-It Repertory Theatre
September 16, 2019

EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED is packed to bursting with stories, journeys, memories, and realizations. The show occurs in three different time periods and slowly reveals how two families were shaped by historical events. The show explores how family histories both known and unknown can shape our own self-perceptions.

BWW Review: PEELING at Sound Theatre Company
August 10, 2019

PEELING by Kaite O'Reilly is a deep look into the lives of disabled actors and the issues they face both on and off stage. The three-actor show is a play within the play as we see the actors both in their staged performances and in their interactions between scenes. The show begins with one actor missing the opening cue for places because she is deaf and no thought was given as to how the stage manager would communicate with her. From that initial slam of reality, PEELING pulls no punches as the actors tackle a manifold of issues facing the disabled community.

BWW Review: KIM'S CONVENIENCE at Taproot Theatre
May 27, 2019

KIM'S CONVENIENCE at Taproot Theatre is full of laughs and heart. A convenience store is often the hot spot of a community, where you can find a little of whatever you need. For the Kim family, the convenience store is much more than that. It is their hope, their conduit to a brighter future. Its constant need of attention is also an albatross and point of contention. When an unsuspecting police officer responds to a 911 call from the store, he finds more than a variety of snacks. KIM's CONVENIENCE is a witty look at everyday life with surprising insight into human nature.

BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at Seattle Shakespeare
May 4, 2019

AS YOU LIKE IT by Seattle Shakespeare Company is a grab bag of experiences. It has moments of delight mixed with quite a few confusing bits. The show takes a while to get going, but then the comedy pulls it along with fresh energy. At times it seemed as if some of the characters were in a different show altogether, projecting a very different tone and vibe. The visuals were both appealing in sets and confusing in costumes. The acting carried the day, but in the end the show left your scratching your head.

BWW Review: WE WILL NOT BE SILENT at Taproot Theatre
March 23, 2019

WE WILL NOT BE SILENT at Taproot Theatre is a glimpse into the heart of courage. The story of Sophie Scholl and her resistance to the Nazi regime is one of inspiration and fortitude. Without bells and whistles or fanfare, this show focuses on the heart of the matter. When the laws of the land conflict with what you believe to be right, how will you respond? When the stakes are high, how much are you willing to dare?

BWW Review: JOHN at Arts West
March 21, 2019

JOHN at ArtsWest is an enigma wrapped in a conundrum, nestled in a puzzle. The show is peppered with interesting bits of information, side stories, tangents, and seemingly pertinent details. However most of these bits only serve to fully realize the characters rather than apply to the plot. You can easily find yourself chasing meanings in references that are never explained or even mentioned again. The amount of detail and richness of backstory is amazing. The amount of unanswered questions is frustrating. JOHN is a show rich with characters and short on plot.

BWW Review: CAUGHT at Intiman Theatre Will Catch You Off Guard
March 9, 2019

CAUGHT presented by Intiman Theatre will catch you off guard and make swiss cheese of all your theories of what is art and what is theater. Christopher Chen's play combines visual art and theater into a playground of ideas. What is truth, your perception, and intention are all challenged with thought-provoking dialogue and action. Just when you think you have grasped the essence of the piece, it shifts direction and reveals a twist, another level, and leaves you once again wondering what is real.

BWW Review: THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE at Seattle Children's Theatre
February 28, 2019

Seattle Children's Theatre brings another classic book to life in their production of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. The book by Kate DiCamillo tells the story of a china rabbit that is given as a gift to a young girl, Abilene, by her grandmother. The girl adores the rabbit and names him Edward. Edward, however, is only interested in himself and his own thoughts and fails to appreciate or connect with those around him. The grandmother who seems to sense Edward's aloofness, warns that she is disappointed in him, and that loving others is the whole point of existence. Through a series of events, Edward is separated from Abilene and spends years moving in and out of the possession of various people. Along the way he learns what it means to be loved and how to love others. Through chance or fate or maybe miracles, Edward is given the chance to love those who first loved him.

BWW Review: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Taproot Theatre
January 28, 2019

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Taproot Theater is what Aunt Abby would call a 'fine howdy doo.' This production proves why Joseph Kesselring's play is considered a classic. The play contains not only great humor but also smarts. The talented cast has a great rapport and will take you on an adventurous ride full of surprises.

BWW Review: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at Seattle Shakespeare ticks all the boxes.
January 13, 2019

With all the focus dedicated to the language and story, Seattle Shakespeare breaths new life into this old classic while maintaining all its traditions. While current trends rely on new interpretations, new locations, different time periods, this production stays true to the Bard and delivers the goods. ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL is a bittersweet tale of love, war, and relationships. The show questions why we love who we love and who is deserving of love, romantic and familial.

BWW Review: MY ANTONIA at Book-It Repertory Theatre
December 3, 2018

Book-It Repertory Theatre has a winner on its hands. MY ANTONIA sings with triumph as a story we both know by heart and one we long to hear. It deftly deals with the issues of love and loss, class divide, and immigration. Whether a century ago or current day, the story of My Antonia is remarkable for its beauty and authenticity.

BWW Review: MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Taproot Theatre
November 24, 2018

Taproot Theatre's production of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY offers a holiday diversion of wit, charm, and heart. Mary Bennet, the middle sister, steps from the shadows to take command of her own story. With a gathering of family and a visit from a distant cousin, the recipe is ripe for misunderstandings between people who manage to talk so much and say so little. Taproot Theatre has provided a show that should be on everyone's holiday wish list.

BWW Review: JANE EYRE at Arts West
November 20, 2018

ArtsWest gives new life to an old story with its production of JANE EYRE. The musical is presented in an updated chamber version in its West Coast premier. The story is a classic. The lessons of following your heart and forgiveness are universal. But above it all is the music. The glorious music will haunt you, enrapture you, and seep into your very bones. You may come for the story, but it is the music that will make you want to see it again and again.

BWW Review: PARLIAMENT SQUARE at Pony World Theatre
November 3, 2018

PARLIAMENT SQUARE by Pony World Theatre pulls at your heart and gut but leaves your intellect unengaged. The show is a feast of tension, activism, and drama with a side of emotional manipulation. The story falls to match the actors or design in terms of inspiration and fizzles from lack of specificity.

BWW Review: ARMS & THE MAN at Seattle Shakespeare
October 31, 2018

Seattle Shakespeare's ARMS & THE MAN visits the past and finds the present. With wit, humor, and richness of production, the show presents a classic tale of a chance encounter that changes everything. From the pithy dialogue to the talented cast, Seattle Shakespeare has chosen well for its second show of the season.

BWW Review: FADE at Seattle Public Theater
October 16, 2018

FADE at Seattle Public Theater is a quiet little show that's worth making a lot of noise about. The play by Tanya Saracho is both a witty and scathing examination of classism, racism, and sexism. An immigrant looks to climb the corporate ladder in Hollywood, but the price of success may be more than she bargained for. Identity, heritage, and friendship are all tokens of negotiation.

BWW Review: SKELETON CREW at Arts West
September 23, 2018

Skeleton Crew at ArtsWest Theatre is a double punch of grit and heart. The recession is wreaking havoc on the auto industry in Detroit, and the plant workers are caught in the crossfire. When you can't control the forces at work around you, your reactions to the circumstances are all you have left. Stress, uncertainty, power plays, and self-preservation are all in the mix. The small but powerful cast will suck you into their world and leave their pain and worry stirring uncomfortably in your belly. In Skeleton Crew nothing comes easy, but building a good life is worth the fight.

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Paramount Theatre
August 11, 2018

The Phantom is back, and he's here to bring you dreams and nightmares, music and mystery, opulence and wrath. Cameron Mackintosh's production of The Phantom of the Opera at the Paramount Theatre is a masterpiece of spectacle. From heavily adorned costumes to pyrotechnics to shimmering chandeliers, this show sparkles from top to bottom. The Phantom of the Opera has long reigned as one of the jewels in the pantheon of musical theater. The current national tour retains the beauty of the old while incorporating new technical marvels. The sets and costumes are fit for a palace while the staging ensures that the story is not lost among the grandeur. Compelling and mesmerizing, Phantom hits all the high notes.



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