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VIDEO: Get A First Look At UNRINETOWN at the 5th Avenue Theatre Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At UNRINETOWN at the 5th Avenue Theatre
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look Urinetown, this season's co-production between The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre!

Seattle Theater Writers Announce the Eighth Annual Nominations of the 2018 Gypsy Rose Photo Seattle Theater Writers Announce the Eighth Annual Nominations of the 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2019

Seattle's critics' circle announces Nominees of Excellence in Seattle theatrical productions. Spanning dozens of theater companies and productions, from large and prominent to small and humble, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor the excellence found in the myriad of professional theater productions that we reviewers attend in a year.

Mikko Juan And Sarah Rose Davis To Lead The Cast Of URINETOWN At 5th Avenue Theatre Photo Mikko Juan And Sarah Rose Davis To Lead The Cast Of URINETOWN At 5th Avenue Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 14, 2019

The cast for Urinetown, this season's co-production between The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre, has been announced.

BWW Review: Village's MATILDA Big on Talent and Charm but Short on Magic and Flow Photo BWW Review: Village's MATILDA Big on Talent and Charm but Short on Magic and Flow
by Jay Irwin - Nov 9, 2018

A few years ago, Dear Readers, Seattle audiences were treated to the tour of Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's lovely musical version of Roald Dahl's "Matilda". A clever little tuner that managed to go beyond simply adding songs to a beloved book and find the heart of the story. Unfortunately, the complaint I heard most often back then from people who saw it was that they couldn't understand the lyrics owing to a bad sound mix in the theater and a bevy of child actors putting on quite thick British accents. So, if you didn't know the lyrics then maybe you didn't get to know them. Well, Village Theatre has picked up this tale of these revolting children (not a judgment of the kids, it's one of the songs) and while the lyrics are much clearer in the more intimate setting and the talent from the kids and adults alike is top notch (with some excellent diction) the show at times feels like it's striving to find it's rhythm and barely finds its magic.

MATILDA Creates Magic At Village Theatre This Holiday Season Photo MATILDA Creates Magic At Village Theatre This Holiday Season
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2018

Village Theatre is elated to bring Roald Dahl's magical misfit Matilda to the stage in the hit musical that swept up five Tony Awards, seven Olivier Awards, and was named TIME's #1 Show of the Year in 2013. The production features an incredible cast of 15 local youth who have been training for their roles in music, acting, and CrossFit since June. They will be joined by some of the Puget Sound's best performers.

Victoria Clark And More Set For Village Theatre's 18th Annual Festival Of New Musical Photo Victoria Clark And More Set For Village Theatre's 18th Annual Festival Of New Musicals
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2018

With one week left until The 18th Annual Festival of New Musicals, Village Theatre is excited to announce this summer's casting and creative teams! Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) will direct Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Gu?nter, a hilarious family adventure of what happens after Hansel and Gretl escape. Village Theatre's new artistic director Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Once on this Island) will direct the kick-off show Elysium: An American Fable, the moving story of a family dying under the weight of their own secrets; and associate artistic director Brandon Ivie (Jasper in Deadland) will direct The Passage, a coming-of-age mystery about a boy battling a monster holding his father captive. Joining them will be music directors Jason Hart (American Psycho), Rona Siddiqui (Bella: An American Tall Tale), R.J. Tancioco (Here Lies Love), and resident music director Tim Symons (Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion), among others.

Tanne Foundation Announces Artist Awards Photo Tanne Foundation Announces Artist Awards
by Julie Musbach - Sep 2, 2017

The Tanne Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 awards. Now in its nineteenth year, the foundation's mission is to underscore the importance of supporting individual artists with unrestricted funding. The awards totaling $53,300 honor five artists in recognition of their artistic achievements as well as one artist-run organization which has presented exceptional work for 40 years.

BWW Review: Village's THE 39 STEPS Packed with Laughs but Lacks Pace
by Jay Irwin - Jan 20, 2017

If you've ever seen Patrick Barlow's brilliant stage adaptation of the Hitchcock film "The 39 Steps" you know what a fast paced thrill ride it is. When I saw the Broadway touring production I thought I was going to pass out from laughter. Which is why I was a little let down by the current production at Village Theatre that still had some great laughs but not always that lightning fast pace that the show demands.

Spies, Lies, and Tomfoolery in Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced, comedy-fueled whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. On stage in Issaquah starting January 19, this Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning play features four versatile cast members putting on a frenetic show-within-a-show. Based on the novel by John Buchan and the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock, and adapted by Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps has become a stage favorite not just for its nostalgic spy thriller plot and winking references to Hitchcock, but for the virtuosic clowning required by the farcical stage adaptation, leading it to be one of the longest running plays in the history of London's West End.

Spies, Lies, and Tomfoolery in Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS at Village Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 9, 2017

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced, comedy-fueled whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. On stage in Issaquah starting January 19, this Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning play features four versatile cast members putting on a frenetic show-within-a-show. Based on the novel by John Buchan and the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock, and adapted by Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps has become a stage favorite not just for its nostalgic spy thriller plot and winking references to Hitchcock, but for the virtuosic clowning required by the farcical stage adaptation, leading it to be one of the longest running plays in the history of London's West End.

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VIDEO: Get A First Look At UNRINETOWN at the 5th Avenue Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At UNRINETOWN at the 5th Avenue Theatre

by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look Urinetown, this season's co-production between The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre!