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OTHELLO, All-POC HENRY IV and More Announced for Seattle Shakespeare 2022-23 Season Photo OTHELLO, All-POC HENRY IV and More Announced for Seattle Shakespeare 2022-23 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 13, 2022

The 2022-2023 season launches in October with William Shakespeare's Othello directed by Reginald André Jackson. Shakespeare's play follows a racist master manipulator as he deceives a military leader into believing his wife has been unfaithful.

Plays Announced For 30th Anniversary At Seattle Shakespeare Photo Plays Announced For 30th Anniversary At Seattle Shakespeare
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 2, 2020

Seattle Shakespeare Company unveiled its 2020-2021 season containing several artist-initiated projects around the theme of a?oeFamily Trust.a?? Highlights include a comedy by a Shakespeare contemporary, the return of upstart crow collective to the Seattle Shakespeare stage, a 20th Century American classic, and the beloved bickering of Beatrice and Benedick.

US Premiere Of EUROPE By David Greig Comes to Thalia's Umbrella Photo US Premiere Of EUROPE By David Greig Comes to Thalia's Umbrella
by Stephi Wild - Feb 15, 2020

The best play about BREXIT was written in Scotland in 1994. (It's also about a few other places.) In a time when words and ideas are divisive, come join the feast that is David Greig's powerful play about two refugees who change a small town. The town is already reeling from layoffs at the local factory, and because the trains that link all of Europe no longer stop in the town's station. Everyone in town, old and new, must decide where home is and what they will do to find, make, or keep it. Come see the terror and triumph of worlds colliding in a play that Arts Desk called a?oeTimely, tender, brutal, and brilliant.a??

A  Quirky, Compassionate (Almost) Silent Play Announced At Thalia's Umbrella Photo A Quirky, Compassionate (Almost) Silent Play Announced At Thalia's Umbrella
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2019

Thalia's Umbrella is thrilled to present the Seattle premiere of Bess Wohl's (mostly) silent comedy Small Mouth Sounds at 12th Avenue Arts April 18 to May 11, 2019.

BWW Review: A WITTY WHODUNNIT IN 'THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES' at SHAW FESTIVAL Photo BWW Review: A WITTY WHODUNNIT IN 'THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES' at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Aug 20, 2018

How do you dust off an old classic and make it engaging and fresh for a 21st Century audience. The Shaw Festival has done just that in its gem of production THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Many have heard the title but may not be familiar with the details of the intriguingly convoluted case that Sherlock Holmes and his pal Dr. Watson take on.

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Comes to the Shaw Festival Photo THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Comes to the Shaw Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2018

Craig Hall directs the Canadian premiere of R. Hamilton Wright and David Pichette's new adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Victorian whodunit The Hound of the Baskervilles. Twist after suspenseful twist will keep audiences on the edge of their seats until the final curtain. Tinged with the familiar Sherlockian wit, this deliciously dark thriller begins previews on August 1 at the Festival Theatre.

Mad Kings And Wild Wives - Wooden O's Silver Anniversary Announced Photo Mad Kings And Wild Wives - Wooden O's Silver Anniversary Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

This summer Seattle Shakespeare Company will celebrate 25 years of bringing free Shakespeare to our region's parks with productions of King Lear and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Both shows will start performances on July 12 and will perform in 12 different park venues through August 12. The full schedule of venues, dates and performance times is located on Seattle Shakespeare Company's website.

Casting and New Venues Announced: Wooden O Free Summer Shakespeare in the Parks Photo Casting and New Venues Announced: Wooden O Free Summer Shakespeare in the Parks
by Rebecca Russo - Jun 19, 2018

 Casting is announced for Seattle Shakespeare Company's free Wooden O productions of King Lear and The Merry Wives of Windsor which start performances on Thursday, July 12. Both productions will perform in park venues throughout King and Pierce Counties (please see attached schedule). This summer marks the 25th Anniversary for Wooden O productions in the parks.

Mad Kings And Wild Wives - Wooden O's Silver Anniversary Announced Photo Mad Kings And Wild Wives - Wooden O's Silver Anniversary Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2018

This summer Seattle Shakespeare Company will celebrate 25 years of bringing free Shakespeare to our region's parks with productions of King Lear and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Both shows will start performances on July 12 and will perform in 12 different park venues through August 12. The full schedule of venues, dates and performance times is located on Seattle Shakespeare Company's website.

Mark St. Germain Drama Opens Taproot Theatre's 2018 Season Photo Mark St. Germain Drama Opens Taproot Theatre's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Taproot Theatre Company will open its 2018 Jewell Mainstage Season the Mark St. Germain drama, Camping with Henry and Tom. The four-person show features three titans of history: Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Warren G. Harding. Taproot's Producing Artistic Director, Scott Nolte, directs. Single tickets are available online at taproottheatre.org, by phone at 206.781.9707 or in person at 204 N 85th St. Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more by calling 206.781.9707 or by visiting taproottheatre.org/group-sales/.

David Pichette Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of 5th Avenue's THE PAJAMA GAME Starring Billie Wildrick, Josh Davis and More!
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2017

5th Avenue Theatre presents a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram.

STAGE TUBE: 5th Avenue Theatre Gets Ready for a Steamy PAJAMA GAME
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2017

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of 5th Avenue Theatre's OLIVER!
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2013

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents a singing and dancing spectacular not to be missed: Lionel Bart's beloved classic, Oliver!, the holiday treat that will have audiences saying 'Please sir, I want some more.' The iconic musical returns to the celebrated 5th Avenue stage for the first time in 20 years, and will feature stunning costumes, dazzling sets, and a massive local cast of 66 (including 36 youngsters), singing and dancing their way through the streets and alleys of Victorian London. Based on the classicCharles Dickens novel, Oliver! is filled with memorable tunes including 'Who Will Buy?', 'I'd Do Anything,' and 'As Long As He Needs Me.' Oliver! features direction by David Armstrong and will starDavid Pichette as Fagin, Grayson Smith as the Artful Dodger, Hans Altwies as Bill Sikes, andMerideth Kaye Clark as Nancy. Oliver Twist will be played by Jack Fleischmann and Mark Jeffrey James Weber at alternating performances.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Highlights of 5th Avenue's OLIVER!
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2013

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents a singing and dancing spectacular not to be missed: Lionel Bart's beloved classic, Oliver!, the holiday treat that will have audiences saying 'Please sir, I want some more.' The iconic musical returns to the celebrated 5th Avenue stage for the first time in 20 years, and will feature stunning costumes, dazzling sets, and a massive local cast of 66 (including 36 youngsters), singing and dancing their way through the streets and alleys of Victorian London. Based on the classicCharles Dickens novel, Oliver! is filled with memorable tunes including 'Who Will Buy?', 'I'd Do Anything,' and 'As Long As He Needs Me.' Oliver! features direction by David Armstrong and will starDavid Pichette as Fagin, Grayson Smith as the Artful Dodger, Hans Altwies as Bill Sikes, andMerideth Kaye Clark as Nancy. Oliver Twist will be played by Jack Fleischmann and Mark Jeffrey James Weber at alternating performances.

STAGE TUBE: 5th Avenue Theatre's PIRATES OF PENZANCE Performs on 'New Day'!
by Stage Tube - Jul 3, 2013

Today's 'New Day NW' in Seattle welcomed Brandon O'Neill, Anne Allgood and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka from The 5th Avenue Thatre's Gilbert & Sullivan classic THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. The trio performed the song 'Matter Patter', then joined guest host Kim Holcomb to chat about the production. Click below to watch the segment!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of 5th Avenue's TITANIC Concert
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2012

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's epic voyage, The 5th Avenue Theatre presented Titanic: The Concert, April 13-15. With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone, Titanic: The Concert was a unique way to celebrate the centennial of one of the most memorable events of the last century. Actors sang with the support of a 25-piece orchestra and the 80 voices of the award-winning Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union. The story of the Titanic came to life through music on The 5th Avenue stage on nights that coincided exactly with the ship's historic journey and tragic end. Go behind the scenes of the concert below!