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Review: A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at Taproot Theatre
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - Jan 28, 2023


A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE is ironically an important work by none other than the esteemed Oscar Wilde. A thinking man’s comedy, Wilde imbues this work with witty banter while challenging society’s norms. The clips along with a steady stream of laughs punctuated by occasions of loud guffaws and eye-popping truths. You will be charmed. You will be delighted. You will be entertained.

Taproot Theatre to Stage LE CLUB NOEL, 11/29-12/28
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 25, 2013


Taproot Theatre presents Le Club Noel, an original Christmas play by Seattle playwrights and performers Candace and Sam Vance. Step into a 1930's Parisian Cabaret and fall under the spell of Le Club Noel, where the band is hot and the songs sung by a beautiful chanteuse. Together they create music to awaken love in the coldest of hearts. With money scarce, and WWII on the horizon, this close-knit band of musicians reminds us that Christmas has always been a time for miracles. Associate Artistic Director Karen Lund directs Le Club Noel which opens on November 29 and runs through December 28 with low-price previews on November 22 and 23 and a pay-what-you-can performance on November 27. Early bird pricing is available for performances on December 4 and 5.

BWW Reviews: SPT's THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE Explores Love Beyond Words
by Jay Irwin - May 24, 2013


For a show that is all about words and how to express them correctly, it sometimes feels that Julia Cho's "The Language Archive" could have done a little better expressing them efficiently. Occasionally the show tends to drone on and could have ended a few times. Fortunately the cast in Seattle Public Theater's production is so engaging that those droning moments dissipate quickly and what's left is an intriguingly sweet love story.

SPT Announces THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, Opening 5/17
by Kelsey Denette - Apr 22, 2013


SPT will present the Seattle Premiere of 2009 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Winner Julia Cho's The Language Archive running May 17-June 9, 2013 at the historic Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake.

Taproot Theatre’s Acting Studio Announces Fall Classes
by Kelsey Denette - Jul 26, 2012


Summer is barely here, autumn is around the corner and Taproot Theatre's Acting Studio is getting ready to go back to school, offering classes for students of all ages, from toddlers to adults throughout the fall and into the holiday season.

Taproot Theatre concludes 35th Anniversary Season with AN IDEAL HUSBAND, Opens 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2011


Taproot Theatre brings the work of one of Britain's wittiest playwrights to the stage this fall with Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband. Dandies and diamonds swirl in and out of this comedic classic. Sir Robert appears to be the ideal husband, until a choice from early in his career comes back to haunt him. Can he be restored to his adoring wife or will the truth be everyone's undoing? This smart satire sparkles with wit and romance. Written by Oscar Wilde and directed by Karen Lund, An Ideal Husband opens on September 23 and runs through October 22, with previews on September 21 and 22.

Taproot Theatre Announces Additional Performances of AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by Kelsey Denette - Oct 11, 2011


Due to extraordinary ticket demand, Taproot Theatre is adding a matinee performance on Tuesday, October 18 and extending An Ideal Husband through October 29. Now audiences have one more week to experience this vibrant production.

Taproot Theatre concludes 35th Anniversary Season with AN IDEAL HUSBAND, Opens 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2011


Taproot Theatre brings the work of one of Britain's wittiest playwrights to the stage this fall with Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband. Dandies and diamonds swirl in and out of this comedic classic. Sir Robert appears to be the ideal husband, until a choice from early in his career comes back to haunt him. Can he be restored to his adoring wife or will the truth be everyone's undoing? This smart satire sparkles with wit and romance. Written by Oscar Wilde and directed by Karen Lund, An Ideal Husband opens on September 23 and runs through October 22, with previews on September 21 and 22.

Taproot Theatre concludes 35th Anniversary Season with AN IDEAL HUSBAND, Opens 9/23
by Lauren Wolman - Aug 16, 2011


Taproot Theatre brings the work of one of Britain's wittiest playwrights to the stage this fall with Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband. Dandies and diamonds swirl in and out of this comedic classic. Sir Robert appears to be the ideal husband, until a choice from early in his career comes back to haunt him. Can he be restored to his adoring wife or will the truth be everyone's undoing? This smart satire sparkles with wit and romance. Written by Oscar Wilde and directed by Karen Lund, An Ideal Husband opens on September 23 and runs through October 22, with previews on September 21 and 22.

BWW Reviews: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR from Seattle Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2011


Seattle Shakes is rounding out their 20th Anniversary season with Shakespeare's comedy "The Merry Wives of Windsor". And after starting out their Anniversary season with the sublime "Hamlet" (which I still can't stop thinking about) and then putting up their rollicking version of "The Threepenny Opera", it's a shame they finished off with a whimper rather than a bang with this production which, while having its moments of fun, came across as uneven, unfocused and at times confusing.

BWW Reviews: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR from Seattle Shakespeare Company
by Jay Irwin - Apr 23, 2011


Seattle Shakes is rounding out their 20th Anniversary season with Shakespeare's comedy "The Merry Wives of Windsor". And after starting out their Anniversary season with the sublime "Hamlet" (which I still can't stop thinking about) and then putting up their rollicking version of "The Threepenny Opera", it's a shame they finished off with a whimper rather than a bang with this production which, while having its moments of fun, came across as uneven, unfocused and at times confusing.

Taproot Theatre Extends MAN OF LA MANCHA Thru 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2010


Seattle audiences have two additional weeks to join Don Quixote (Jeff Berryman) and Sancho Panza (Don Darryl Rivera) on their quest to discover a world filled with beauty, hope and wonder in Man of La Mancha. Responding to demand and packed houses, Taproot Theatre Company has extended the run of this Tony Award-winning musical for two weeks.

Taproot Theatre Closes Newly Staged MAN OF LA MANCHA, 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2010


Experience Don Quixote's impossible dream like never before with Taproot Theatre's intimate new staging of Man of La Mancha. Featuring the story and songs of an immortal classic, this Tony Award-winning musical comes to the Taproot stage with fresh, acoustic arrangements. Don Quixote is mad... mad enough to dream an impossible dream while tilting after windmills with his trusty sidekick, Sancho Panza. Quixote's romantic quest is as crazy as he is.

Taproot Theatre Extends MAN OF LA MANCHA Thru 8/21
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jul 28, 2010


Seattle audiences have two additional weeks to join Don Quixote (Jeff Berryman) and Sancho Panza (Don Darryl Rivera) on their quest to discover a world filled with beauty, hope and wonder in Man of La Mancha. Responding to demand and packed houses, Taproot Theatre Company has extended the run of this Tony Award-winning musical for two weeks.

Photo Coverage: Taproot Theatre Opens MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Nicolas Coburn - Jul 9, 2010


Experience Don Quixote's impossible dream like never before with Taproot Theatre's intimate new staging of Man of La Mancha. Featuring the story and songs of an immortal classic, this Tony Award-winning musical comes to the Taproot stage with fresh, acoustic arrangements. Don Quixote is mad... mad enough to dream an impossible dream while tilting after windmills with his trusty sidekick, Sancho Panza. Quixote's romantic quest is as crazy as he is. But is his impossible dream madness or vision? The trial is about to begin. Man of La Mancha provides a glimpse into the Spanish literature that inspired Picasso, before Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris opens at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) in October. Inspired by Spanish writers including Cervantes, Picasso wove characters such as Don Quixote-a revolutionary like himself-into some of his art. Man of La Mancha, directed by producing artistic director Scott Nolte with musical direction by Edd Key, opens on July 9 and runs through August 7, with low-price previews on July 7 and 8, plus a pay-what-you-can performance on July 14. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below!

Taproot Theatre Presents Newly Staged MAN OF LA MANCHA, Runs 7/9-8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2010


Experience Don Quixote's impossible dream like never before with Taproot Theatre's intimate new staging of Man of La Mancha. Featuring the story and songs of an immortal classic, this Tony Award-winning musical comes to the Taproot stage with fresh, acoustic arrangements. Don Quixote is mad... mad enough to dream an impossible dream while tilting after windmills with his trusty sidekick, Sancho Panza. Quixote's romantic quest is as crazy as he is.

Photo Flash: TTC Presents MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jun 16, 2010


Don Quixote is mad... mad enough to dream an impossible dream while tilting after windmills with his trusty sidekick, Sancho Panza.

Taproot Theatre Presents Newly Staged MAN OF LA MANCHA, Runs 7/9-8/7
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jun 4, 2010


Experience Don Quixote's impossible dream like never before with Taproot Theatre's intimate new staging of Man of La Mancha. Featuring the story and songs of an immortal classic, this Tony Award-winning musical comes to the Taproot stage with fresh, acoustic arrangements. Don Quixote is mad... mad enough to dream an impossible dream while tilting after windmills with his trusty sidekick, Sancho Panza. Quixote's romantic quest is as crazy as he is.

Photo Flash: Production Photos of Taproot Theatre's THE GREAT DIVORCE; Opens 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2010


Taproot Theatre opens its 2010 Season at its newly-restored Greenwood playhouse with the regional premiere of 'The Great Divorce.' The show will open Friday, January 29 and run through February 27, 2010.

Taproot to Open 2010 Season in Greenwood Playhouse
by Gabrielle Sierra - Dec 31, 2009


Three months after the fire that caused severe damage to its Greenwood playhouse, Taproot Theatre is thrilled to reopen the theatre with the regional premiere of The Great Divorce, the first show in its 2010 Season.

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