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Billie's first professional review stated she "couldn't be more appealing if she were a banana." Now she's making her Broadway debut! In the meantime, Billie has been enjoying a vibrant career in Seattle playing wonderful roles like Dot/Marie (Sunday in the Park with George), Adelaide (Guys and ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Billie's first professional review stated she "couldn't be more appealing if she were a banana." Now she's making her Broadway debut! In the meantime, Billie has been enjoying a vibrant career in Seattle playing wonderful roles like Dot/Marie (Sunday in the Park with George), Adelaide (Guys and ... (read complete bio)
BWW Review: HOW CAN I LOVE YOU at Ancient Lakes Theatre Festival Photo BWW Review: HOW CAN I LOVE YOU at Ancient Lakes Theatre Festival
by Jay Irwin - Jul 20, 2021

Dear Readers, as we inch back into the world of live theatrical experiences, the excitement to put out incredible art is palpable. And when you have a stunning outdoor venue such as the Cave B Winery Estates in George, WA, not to mention some of the A-listers of Seattle theater talent involved, that excitement can be overwhelming. But don‚Äôt let that excitement blind you to when a show just is not there, as was the case with ‚ÄúHow Can I Love You‚ÄĚ from Composer Rand Bellar and Playwright, Librettist, and Lyricist Vince Bryan.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Will Return to The Green Room 42 with Shelby Acosta, John Card Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Will Return to The Green Room 42 with Shelby Acosta, John Cardoza, Jordan Dobson and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2020

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... will return to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from Jagged Little Pill; West Side Story; Ain't Too Proud:The Life and Times of the Temptations; Emojiland and Fiddler on the Roof [Fiddler Afn Dakh] on MONDAY, MARCH 9TH at 7 PM.

2019 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Winners Announced Photo 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Winners Announced
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2020

Seattle Theater Writers Seattle's theater reviewers circle announces the Winners 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 across the area.

Showtunes Theatre Company Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary at Town Hall Photo Showtunes Theatre Company Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary at Town Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 30, 2020

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.

Nominees Announced for The 2020 GYPSY ROSE LEE AWARDS Photo Nominees Announced for The 2020 GYPSY ROSE LEE AWARDS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 24, 2020

Seattle's critics' circle announces nominees for the 2020 Gypsy Rose Lee awards celebrating excellence in Seattle theatrical productions.

BWW 2019 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks) Photo BWW 2019 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)
by Jay Irwin - Jan 13, 2020

Oh my! What a year! We've seen bad-ass gospel singers, lost Jewish plays, mythical towns of excretion and even an octopus wrestler or two. No, those aren't allusions to the crazy theater going on in Washington D.C. but the crazy wonderful theater going on right here in the Seattle area. It was tough coming up with just one winner (or even just a few Honorable Mentions) but I managed to do it a?? for the most part. Plus, some shows that more of you should have seen. (Yes, that's me nagging you all, Dear Readers, to check out more of the smaller or obscure theaters around here.) But what it all comes down to is, we're blessed here in the Northwest with an over-abundance of theatrical riches and I'm so fortunate to be able to share some of my favorites of the year with you with the BWW 2019 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks). So, let's get started, shall we?

The Premiere Cast Recording of YANKEE DOODLE DANDY is Available Now Photo The Premiere Cast Recording of YANKEE DOODLE DANDY is Available Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2019

The life and times of legendary showman George M. Cohan explode into the 21st century in a sensational musical, Yankee Doodle Dandy! For the first time, the complete recording of this remarkable new musical is available on CD, digital and streaming formats. The Seattle Times called the show, 'Irresistible!' It features a book by David Armstrong (Artistic Director Emeritus of The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle) and new songs inspired by unfinished Cohan melodies, including the heartbreaking ballad, Pick Up Your Dreams, by Albert Evans (Nite Club Confidential, Pageant).

AT THIS PERFORMANCE… Returns To The Green Room 42 On 12/02 Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE… Returns To The Green Room 42 On 12/02
by Marianka Swain - Nov 28, 2019

AT THIS PERFORMANCEa??  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys and Understudies from LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; HAMILTON; THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL and WICKED on MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND at 7PM.

BWW Review: Village Theatre's GUYS & DOLLS Has the 'Numbers' but Not the 'Story' Photo BWW Review: Village Theatre's GUYS & DOLLS Has the 'Numbers' but Not the 'Story'
by Jay Irwin - Nov 10, 2019

There's a reason that Frank Loesser's a?oeGuys & Dollsa?? has endured all these years and keeps coming back, it's a near perfect musical. It's fun and frothy with that rare breed of songs that all move the story along and tell a story of their own. But with these songs, and because of them, you need a love story that reads true, connections with everyone on stage, and storytelling in the staging and choreography as well as in the dialog and lyrics. And while the current production at Village Theatre has some numbers that worked and some wonderful performers, it lacked those three elements making the show a nice collection of performances with no spark or cohesion.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Celebrates Its 16th Anniversary and Returns To The Green Room  Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Celebrates Its 16th Anniversary and Returns To The Green Room 42
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2019

AT THIS PERFORMANCEa?? celebrates its 16th anniversary and returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys and Understudies from Moulin Rouge; Ain't Too Proud; Broadway Bounty Hunter; Frozen; Kiss Me, Kate; Be More Chill; Alice By Heart; School Of Rock; and Bandstand on Monday, October 7th at 7pm.

GUYS & DOLLS Hits Village Theatre's Stage For The Holiday Season Photo GUYS & DOLLS Hits Village Theatre's Stage For The Holiday Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 25, 2019

This winter, Village Theatre will warm the cold and dreary Seattle days with the brassy and colorful iconic crowd pleaser, Guys & Dolls. The second show in their celebratory 40th Anniversary Season, Guys & Dolls will run at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah November 7 a?' December 29, 2019 before moving to the Everett Performing Arts Center January 3 a?' February 2, 2020.

BWW Review: The Beauty Is LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA from Showtunes Photo BWW Review: The Beauty Is LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA from Showtunes
by Jay Irwin - Sep 16, 2019

Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel's soaring romantic and tragic musical a?oeLight in the Piazzaa?? is not often tackled a?? thank the theater Gods. I'm not saying it's bad by any stretch of the imagination, it's just that I'd hate to see every small company, without the resources to handle it well, take it on. Fortunately, they've built in a few traps that may dissuade. First off, it's not your typical, rollicking musical with songs you'll be singing after. Second, there's all that Italian that your cast needs to learn and deliver authentically. And finally, it's some tough music. It needs to be done by insanely talented professionals who can handle these beautiful melodies that fly up into the rafters (often in Italian) as well as the heartfelt story. Enter Showtunes Theatre as they begin their 20th season, who routinely gather together the cream of the crop of Seattle artists for just a few weekends, books in hand, and you'll find yourself gifted with the mind-blowingly gorgeous evening that is their current production of a?oeLight in the Piazzaa??.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42; Lineup Announced! Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42; Lineup Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2019

AT THIS PERFORMANCEa?? returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys and Understudies from AIN'T TOO PROUD; BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER; WICKED; KISS ME KATE; BE MORE CHILL; A STRANGE LOOP and ANASTASIA on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH at 7 PM.

Showtunes Presents THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA In Concert At The Cornish Playhouse Photo Showtunes Presents THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA In Concert At The Cornish Playhouse
by Julie Musbach - Aug 20, 2019

For the opener of its 20th Anniversary Season, Showtunes is bringing this legendary work home to the theatre where it began. Join them as The Light in the Piazza returns to Seattle in one of the biggest concerts ever, featuring the full, Broadway orchestration.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE...Returns to The Green Room 42 Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE...Returns to The Green Room 42
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2019

AT THIS PERFORMANCEa?? returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys and Understudies from AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS; THE PROM; BE MORE CHILL; OKLAHOMA!; CHICAGO; BEETLEJUICE; KISS ME KATE and AVENUE Q on MONDAY, AUGUST 5TH at 7 PM.

BWW Review: Café Nordo's THE CHAMPAGNE WIDOW is a Bubbly Good Time Photo BWW Review: Café Nordo's THE CHAMPAGNE WIDOW is a Bubbly Good Time
by Jay Irwin - Jun 9, 2019

Cafe Nordo has come to be known in town for their sumptuous meals and fun, frothy and fascinating shows but this time they've outdone themselves with "The Champagne Widow". With a book by Opal Peachey and Music by Annastasia Workman and Lyrics by Peachey, Workman as well as director Billie Wildrick, this wholly new and original work goes beyond their usual good time and adds heartbreak and even a bit of an education, not only about the creation of Champagnes but the unsung women responsible for many of the great achievements in Champagne.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Announces June 3rd Lineup At The Green Room 42 Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Announces June 3rd Lineup At The Green Room 42
by Stephi Wild - May 28, 2019

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, June 3rd at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM. Hosted by series Producing Artistic Director and Casting Director Stephen DeAngelis, the popular series allows performers to showcase their versatility and share anecdotes about their experiences.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Announces Lineup For May 6 Edition Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Announces Lineup For May 6 Edition
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2019

AT THIS PERFORMANCE… returns featuring Standbys and Understudies from BE MORE CHILL; HADESTOWN; DEAR EVAN HANSEN; MEAN GIRLS; CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and HOLIDAY INN on MONDAY, MAY 6TH at 7 PM.

Café Nordo Presents THE CHAMPAGNE WIDOW Photo Café Nordo Presents THE CHAMPAGNE WIDOW
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2019

Cafe Nordo will present The Champagne Widow playing June 7th- 30th at Nordo's Culinarium in historic Pioneer Square. Written by Opal Peachey, composed by Annastasia Workman and directed by Billie Wildrick (Annie, The 5thAvenue) The Champagne Widow will be set in the underground caves of France, where Champagne's most luxurious bottles of bubbles come to life and sing the stories of the women who made them famous.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns Featuring Standbys and Understudies from BE MORE CHILL Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns Featuring Standbys and Understudies from BE MORE CHILL, SUPERHERO and More
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 3, 2019

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... returns featuring Standbys and Understudies from BE MORE CHILL; CHOIR BOY; ONCE ON THIS ISLAND; THE OTHER JOSH COHEN; SUPERHERO and SWEENEY TODD on MONDAY, APRIL 8TH at 7 PM.

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