BWW Review: Seattle Immersive Theatre's AMERICAN BUFFALO Amps Up the DangerBWW Review: Seattle Immersive Theatre's AMERICAN BUFFALO Amps Up the Danger
by Jay Irwin - Oct 23, 2017

David Mamet's American Buffalo has never been what you might call a comfortable play laced as it is with profanity, crime, and violence. If done well the tension in Don's 2ns Hand Store should continue to build and build until it predictably results in chaos. But what Seattle Immersive Theatre has done with their current production is to not only give the audience some top-notch performances of the show but also put us all right there in the shop so the danger is not only palpable but at arm's reach. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 10/20/2017Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Seattle (more...)

Photo Flash: French Farce Comes to Tacoma in WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

This bitter farce is set in 1910 France. There we meet self-absorbed and blustery General Leon Saint-Pe and his infatuation with Ghislaine, a woman with whom he danced at a garrison ball some 17 years earlier.  A married man trapped in a loveless marriage to his hypochondriac wife, the General pines for true love, his lost youth, and the courage to move forward.   (more...)


by Jay Irwin - Nov 28, 2016

I remember my first exposure to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, "Treasure Island". It wasn't the book but rather an animated version they showed occasionally during Saturday morning cartoons and although I haven't seen that one in years I remember loving it for its thrilling swashbuckling adventure and rich characters including a bad guy who wasn't all that bad even though he was a bloodthirsty pirate. Well I'm happy to say all those feelings from childhood came rushing back the other night as I watched Book-It Repertory Theatre's current adaptation. I mean, swarthy pirates, sword fights, and buried treasure. How can you go wrong? (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre's Second Annual NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals Launches This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Some of Seattle's most talented actors will be hard at work in collaboration with writers from around the country in the rehearsal halls of The 5th Avenue Theatre this month as the company's NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals launches its three week intensive development cycle this weekend. (more...)

Walk the Plank Between Good and Evil This Holiday Season with TREASURE ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Book-It Repertory Theatre continues its 27th season with the gripping classic Treasure Island. Full of enthralling characters and one of literature's most beloved villains, Treasure Island explores the complex relationship between the morally ambiguous Long John Silver and the young Jim Hawkins. Throughout this thrilling tale, Hawkins learns hard lessons of balancing the lure of adventure with the desire for stability and confronting the dilemma of liking a person, but not their behavior. The most popular pirate story ever written in English, Treasure Island is sure to delight audiences this holiday season! (more...)

Mirror Stage to Present THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Sponsored in part by 4Culture, Mirror Stage's 10th Feed Your Mind season closes with The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz on April 11 & 12, 2015 at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre in Seattle's University District. Directed by Suzanne M. Cohen, Feed Your Mind: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity features Eric Ray Anderson (Everett K. Olson), Marcel Davis (Chad Deity), David Natale (Ring Announcer/Joe Jabroni/Billy Heartland/Old Glory), Arvind Srinivasan (Vigneshwar Paduar), and Jake Ynzunza (Macedonia Guerra). (more...)

BWW Reviews: ACT's Three Quirky ONE ACTS Feels Like One Too Many in Total
by Jay Irwin - Jul 27, 2014

In my opinion One Act plays are an underutilized form in the theatrical world. Too short to take up an entire evening's entertainment and so they get overlooked. Thankfully ACT has chosen not to shy away from the form with their current offering, "An Evening of One Acts" and has even chosen works by some iconic American authors. And while the evening was loaded with quirky fun, two of the one acts felt as if they could have ended a few times over and ran a bit long. (more...)

ACT Presents AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS, Now thru 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

A full plate of theatre portioned out in three short plays, ACT - A Contemporary Theatre presents An Evening of One Acts. The line-up begins with a curtain raiser by Steve Martin, Patter for the Floating Lady, followed by Woody Allen's Riverside Drive, and the evening culminates with Sam Shepard's The Unseen Hand. All three plays deliver an experience that will stretch the imagination with magic, surprise, wonder, and a dose of science fiction fantasy. (more...)

ACT to Present AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS, 7/18-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

A full plate of theatre portioned out in three short plays, ACT - A Contemporary Theatre presents An Evening of One Acts. The line-up begins with a curtain raiser by Steve Martin, Patter for the Floating Lady, followed by Woody Allen's Riverside Drive, and the evening culminates with Sam Shepard's The Unseen Hand. All three plays deliver an experience that will stretch the imagination with magic, surprise, wonder, and a dose of science fiction fantasy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE FOREIGNER at Village Packs the Laughs with Intelligence
by Jay Irwin - Jan 24, 2014

It's a show that's done by pretty much everyone and their dog. Why? Because Larry Shue's "The Foreigner" is somewhat easy to put up (one set, manageable cast) and it's one of Shue's funnier and smarter pieces. So it's kind of a staple for smaller theaters. But while it is an easily doable show, it's not so easy to get it right. Much of it is spoken in a made up language (that has to make sense) and it's got a dark sharp edge to it that can kill the comedy. Luckily director Brian Yorkey understands that dark edge and his cast currently at Village Theatre completely get the humor of it amounting to a thoroughly solid and engaging production of an oft-produced gem. (more...)

SANDBOX RADIO LIVE: THE NAKED TRUTH Set for West of Lenin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

Werner Heisenberg gave us the uncertainty principal, the essence of which is, you can't know everything about everything. A few decades later, Kurt Godel proved-literally proved with MATH-that some truths cannot be proven. If science and mathematics seem to be telling us anything, it's that the truth likes to keep its clothes on. Butnothing gets things naked like art can. Come watch us strip it all down to the gist... (more...)

SANDBOX RADIO LIVE: THE NAKED TRUTH Set for West of Lenin, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Werner Heisenberg gave us the uncertainty principal, the essence of which is, you can't know everything about everything. A few decades later, Kurt Godel proved-literally proved with MATH-that some truths cannot be proven. If science and mathematics seem to be telling us anything, it's that the truth likes to keep its clothes on. Butnothing gets things naked like art can. Come watch us strip it all down to the gist... (more...)

Endangered Species Project Holds Reading of THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2013

Endangered Species Project is tickled to once again blow the dust off an undeservedly dusty script - the astoundingly charming family comedy, THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER. Playwright Liam O'Brien honors, by reference and imitation, the great George Bernard Shaw, who died two years before PENNYPACKER's premiere. The play, O'Brien's only work for the stage, was founded on a true story that occurred in O'Brien's family. (more...)

Endangered Species Project to Hold Reading of THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Endangered Species Project is tickled to once again blow the dust off an undeservedly dusty script - the astoundingly charming family comedy, THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER. Playwright Liam O'Brien honors, by reference and imitation, the great George Bernard Shaw, who died two years before PENNYPACKER's premiere. The play, O'Brien's only work for the stage, was founded on a true story that occurred in O'Brien's family. (more...)

Sandbox Radio Presents Latest Episode EYE OF THE BEHOLDER Live at West of Lenin Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

Is there any vision clearer than that born in imagination's utter darkness? All stories become vibrantly possible when you set the stage in your mind. So close your eyes and come hear what all the fuss is about as Sandbox Radio presents its latest episode, 'Eye of the Beholder', live! at 8:00 PM, today, January 28 at Fremont's most happening theatre, West of Lenin. (more...)

Sandbox Radio to Present Latest Episode EYE OF THE BEHOLDER Live at West of Lenin, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

Is there any vision clearer than that born in imagination's utter darkness? All stories become vibrantly possible when you set the stage in your mind. So close your eyes and come hear what all the fuss is about as Sandbox Radio presents its latest episode, 'Eye of the Beholder', live! at 8:00 PM, Monday, January 28 at Fremont's most happening theatre, West of Lenin. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Village Brings the Charm and Heart with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Jay Irwin - Nov 9, 2012

When your first introduction to a show is a bad one it can color your perception of the show for years to come if not forever. Such was the case of my experience with "Fiddler on the Roof" which I have always looked upon as just being long. Luckily Village Theatre currently has a production that is so filled with warmth, joy and heart that even a long time cynic toward the show as myself can come away with a great evening and even a little tear in his eye. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Eric Polani Jensen and Bobbi Kotula in Village Theatre's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2012

This holiday season Village Theatre brings the beloved Tony Award-winning musical to both Issaquah and Everett stages. The Issaquah run is: November 7 - December 30, 2012; and the Everett run is: January 4 - January 27, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the production photos below. (more...)

SANDBOX RADIO LIVE! Presents SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY Today, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2012

That old familiar chill is creeping closer. And the inevitable Fall looms palpably now, just down that darkening road. So why not join Sandbox Radio LIVE! as we greet the growing shadows with an eager offering of Something Wicked This Way, today, October 1st at 8:00pm at Fremont's newest theatre, West of Lenin. (more...)

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