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Review: SUNSET BOULEVARD at Showtunes Theatre

Dear Readers, if you know me at all you know my disdain for most things Andrew Lloyd Webber. With so much repetition and borrowing from other’s works, I just don’t see the appeal. But many love him and so it should come as no surprise that Showtunes Theatre would choose to dust off one of his grander works, “Sunset Boulevard” for their latest concert. And while the leads certainly got to show off their talents, I question the choice of this one and the presentation, beyond it being an ALW work.

SNOWED IN Comes to ArtsWest This Month

This holiday season, ArtsWest will present the world premiere of Snowed In, a new holiday musical by Corinne Park-Buffelen and ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright. 

Book-It Theatre to Close its Doors After Final Season Show

Recovery from the pandemic and a business model that doesn’t work in today’s environment are at the core of Book-It Repertory Theatre’s decision this week to cancel production planning of its 2023/24 season.

Seattle's Book-It Theatre Will Close After 33 Years

Recovery from the pandemic and a business model that doesn't work in  this environment are at the core of Book-It Repertory Theatre's decision this week to  cancel production planning of its 2023/24 season.

Book-It Welcomes Interim Artistic Director

Book-It Repertory Theatre has announced Kelly Kitchens as its Interim Artistic Director. Kitchens takes over for Gus Menary, who was Artistic Director from 2019-2023, and will be relocating to Chicago after directing Solaris, the final show in Book-It’s 2022-2023 Season.

Book-It Repertory Theatre Welcomes Kelly Kitchens As Interim Artistic Director

Book-It Repertory Theatre has announced Kelly Kitchens as its Interim Artistic Director. Kitchens takes over for Gus Menary, who was Artistic Director from 2019-2023, and will be relocating to Chicago after directing Solaris, the final show in Book-It's 2022-2023 Season.

SEATTLE CRITIC'S CHOICE AWARDS (JAY'S PICKS) 2022

Dear Readers, I don’t need to tell you, it’s been a crazy year. Many theaters just coming back to life or ramping up again post pandemic. But even with all the chaos, Seattle still comes up with some amazing shows from theaters large and small. Here’s a list of my personal picks for outstanding shows and performers from the past year, 2022.

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards; Can Can Culinary Cabaret Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards; at Edmonds Driftwood Plyers Leads Best Ensemble Performance!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards; Can Can Culinary Cabaret Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards; Reboot Theater's CABARET Leads Best Musical

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Kentucky Opera Opens 22/23 Season With LA BOHEME

Kentucky Opera will stage five performances of La bohème at The Brown Theatre this Fall to open its 70th Anniversary Season 22/23. One of the most romantic stories of all time, Giacomo Puccini's La bohème will be performed Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.

BWW Review: 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL from Showtunes

Dear Readers, if you’ve ever been to a Showtunes show, you know the amount of joy and fun that floods off the stage from those insanely talented performers. And their current production of “9 to 5: The Musical” is no exception.

BWW Review: MRS. CALIBAN from Book-It Repertory Theatre

Dear Readers, I’ve said it before, a good ending of a play can forgive a multitude of sins that came before. But how about a cute beginning of a story that finishes off laying there like a dead fish? Unfortunately, that’s the case with “Mrs. Caliban”, the current offering from Book-It Repertory Theatre. This fishy love story has a good hook but lacked a decent tail to swim it on home.

Book-It Repertory Theatre Presents MRS. CALIBAN

Book-It Repertory Theatre will return to in-person, live performance on the Center Theatre stage after postponing their winter show due to the Omicron wave of Covid-19.

UW School Of Drama Presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

What shapes your identity? How do you express who you are in public versus private spheres? What if who you are doesn't align with society's expectations? These are some of the ideas that Kelly Kitchens, stage director for The Importance of Being Earnest at the UW School of Drama, is exploring with glee.

University Of Washington School Of Drama Announces 2021 �" 2022 Public Season

The University of Washington School of Drama has announce its 2021-2022 public season, a season that will happen live and in-person in the beautiful Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse at UW.

Kentucky Opera Announces Brown-Forman 2021/22 Season

Kentucky Opera has announced its Brown-Forman 2021/22 season highlighting community and artistic partners, as well as key themes of Faith, Justice and Family that resonated throughout Kentucky Opera’s 2020/21 virtual season.

Kentucky Opera Announces Brown-Forman 2020/21 Season

The 20/21 season begins with Kentucky Opera's second annual Open House at the Brown Theatre. This free-of-charge event on June 14 will feature fun for all ages with engaging activities, backstage tours, performances, and a peek at the upcoming season. On the mainstage, the opera continues to humanize the art form with three productions that celebrate the importance of friendship and community. In its second season, the Awakenings series will continue to partner with social service organizations to explore the connection of the operas' themes to our society today with arts-centered conversations. The Awakenings panel discussions are designed to open our eyes to the world around us by challenging tradition, questioning social narratives and inviting varied perspectives.

Showtunes Theatre Company Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary at Town Hall

Showtunes Theatre Company produced its first musical in concert on January 22, 2000 at Town Hall in Seattle. That first show was Anyone Can Whistle, a Stephen Sondheim/Arthur Laurents cult favorite that showcased 30+ local performers and musicians and enjoyed a sold-out-one-night-only performance. Now, 20 years and one month to the day, Showtunes has produced 40 musicals in concert, multiple cabarets and special events produced in and around Seattle since January of 2000 on the very stage it all began - Town Hall Seattle.

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