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Cast And Creative Team Announced For ALWAYS PATSY CLINE at The Great Lakes Center For Photo Cast And Creative Team Announced For ALWAYS PATSY CLINE at The Great Lakes Center For The Arts
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021

Returning to the role of Patsy Cline is Cayman Ilika, who has performed on stages throughout the country including the 5th Avenue Theatre and Village Theatre in Seattle, Musical Theatre West in Los Angeles, and The Asolo Repertory Theatre in Saraosota.

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.

Nominees Announced for The 2020 GYPSY ROSE LEE AWARDS Photo Nominees Announced for The 2020 GYPSY ROSE LEE AWARDS
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2020

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

BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Village Theatre - The RomCom that Wouldn't (and Shouldn't Photo BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Village Theatre - The RomCom that Wouldn't (and Shouldn't) Quit
by Jay Irwin - Jan 20, 2020

Everyone loves a good Romantic Comedy, and when people find a good one, they latch onto it. Such a RomCom was the 1937 play a?oeParfumeriea?? by Miklos Laszlo. Now, if you're not familiar with that one maybe you're more familiar with some of the films that were based on it. There was the 1940 James Stewart-Margaret Sullavan film a?oeThe Shop Around the Cornera??, or how about the 1949 Judy Garland-Van Johnson musical version a?oeIn the Good Old Summertimea??. No? Well I'm sure you remember the 1998 Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan feature a?oeYou've Got Maila??. And beyond those, the play also spawned one of the most underrated and underappreciated shows in American Musical Theatre, a?oeShe Loves Mea?? by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick with a book by Joe Masteroff, currently playing at Village Theatre. a?oeShe Loves Mea?? has been revived on Broadway since it's 1963 beginnings twice, plus a concert version in 1977, but still there are too many people who don't know the glory of this show. Well, Dear Readers, let's try and change that.

Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Photo Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019

There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

December 19th Update: MATILDA - Village Theatre Leads Best Musical Category in the BW Photo December 19th Update: MATILDA - Village Theatre Leads Best Musical Category in the BWW Seattle Awards Voting
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019

We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Photo Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

Musical That Inspired 'You've Got Mail' Kicks Off The New Year At Village Theatre Photo Musical That Inspired 'You've Got Mail' Kicks Off The New Year At Village Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 12, 2019

Called a?oethe most romantic of all Broadway musicalsa?? by The Wall Street Journal, Village Theatre is delighted to bring She Loves Me to the stage beginning this January. The charming musical, which inspired the hit film You've Got Mail, has been revered by critics and audiences alike since it first debuted on Broadway in 1963 a?' going on to be nominated for over 50 awards including the Tony, Drama Desk, and Olivier Awards. She Loves Me will run at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah January 16 a?' February 23, 2020 before moving to the Everett Performing Arts Center February 28 a?' March 22, 2020. 

BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Update: MATILDA - Village Theatre Leads Best Musical@ Photo BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Update: MATILDA - Village Theatre Leads Best Musical@
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019

There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

BWW Review: THE BISHOP'S WIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Taproot Theatre Is a Perfect Blen Photo BWW Review: THE BISHOP'S WIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Taproot Theatre Is a Perfect Blend of Freshness and Nostalgia
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - Dec 2, 2019

Taproot Theatre breathes some fresh air into the holiday season with their production of THE BISHOP'S WIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY. While other theater leans on the old standards, Taproot is rolling the dice and presents a new adaptation of a lesser-known work. Their gamble is already paying off with smiles, cheer, and holiday spirit. THE BISHOP'S WIFE is a perfect blend of nostalgia and freshness.

BWW Review: Taproot Presents BRIGHT STAR, The Musical that Would Have Been Better as  Photo BWW Review: Taproot Presents BRIGHT STAR, The Musical that Would Have Been Better as a Play
by Jay Irwin - Jul 13, 2019

Edie Brickell and Steve Martin's 'Bight Star', currently playing at Taproot Theatre, has a lovely and heartbreaking story, but is a musical that suffers from two things. First, it can never quite come to terms with which era it's in, and second (and most importantly) it's a musical that doesn't have very good songs.

BWW Review:  You'll Go 'Crazy' and 'Fall to Pieces' over ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE at Tap Photo BWW Review: You'll Go 'Crazy' and 'Fall to Pieces' over ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE at Taproot
by Jay Irwin - Mar 16, 2019

Dear Readers, as I'm sure you're aware, we are blessed with an abundance of riches here in Seattle with the local talent who grace our stages, if you know where to look. Well, currently the treasure map leads right over to Taproot Theatre and X marks the spot on the Isaac Studio Theatre where they are producing "Always… Patsy Cline" starring two gems, Cayman Ilika and Kate Jaeger who will rock you, crack you up, and maybe even bring a tear to your eye with their absolute brilliance.

Cayman Ilika And Kate Jaeger Star In ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Photo Cayman Ilika And Kate Jaeger Star In ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 28, 2019

Cayman Ilika (5th Avenue Theatre's Kiss Me, Kate; Annie) and Kate Jaeger (Taproot Theatre's Persuasion, Village Theatre's Beta Series ZM) star as Patsy Cline and Louise Seger, respectively, in Always... Patsy Cline. This musical tribute features over 25 songs, including hits like 'Walkin' After Midnight,' 'I Fall to Pieces' and 'Crazy.' Taproot Theatre's Associate Artistic Director, Karen Lund (Taproot Theatre's Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley), directs this big-hearted tale of love and loss.

BWW Review: MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Taproot Theatre Photo BWW Review: MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Taproot Theatre
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - Nov 24, 2018

Taproot Theatre's production of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY offers a holiday diversion of wit, charm, and heart. Mary Bennet, the middle sister, steps from the shadows to take command of her own story. With a gathering of family and a visit from a distant cousin, the recipe is ripe for misunderstandings between people who manage to talk so much and say so little. Taproot Theatre has provided a show that should be on everyone's holiday wish list.

The 5th Announces 4 Inaugural First Draft Commissions Photo The 5th Announces 4 Inaugural First Draft Commissions
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2018

The 5th Avenue Theatre proudly announces that four writing teams representing womxn, gender non-conforming and non-binary voices have been selected to receive a First Draft Commission (a commission that will support writers solely through the development of the first draft of their script) following the inaugural First Draft: Raise Your Voice Story Summit. The commissioned teams will have one year to complete a first draft of their script with the support of The 5th Avenue Theatre. At the end of the cycle, The 5th will produce a one-week reading with a final presentation in New York City, giving the commissioned teams the opportunity to showcase their work to national industry leaders.

BWW Review: LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN at Taproot Theatre is a Tightly Woven Tapestry of a Photo BWW Review: LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN at Taproot Theatre is a Tightly Woven Tapestry of a Show
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - May 20, 2018

Lady Windermere's Fan at Taproot Theatre is a tapestry of tightly woven threads in which all are needed to tell the story. This show, an Oscar Wilde classic, is often produced in such a way that the humor overshadows the heart. Co-directors, Karen Lund and Marianne Savell, have instead chosen to explore the genuine fears and dilemmas that women of society faced in the late nineteenth century. With little power and few choices, these women struggled to uphold the ideals imposed by their society. Lady Windermere reminds us how easily a single decision can forever change the trajectory of a life. When authenticity is the cornerstone of a show, especially one with as strong a script as this, there is no need for a circus of distractions.

BWW Review: Taproot Theatre's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: A Beautiful House, Divided Photo BWW Review: Taproot Theatre's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: A Beautiful House, Divided
by Amelia Reynolds - Dec 8, 2017

A Civil War Christmas is a nice escape for folks that are getting a bit of a toothache from the glittery, schmaltzy, and sentimental Christmas plays foisted upon us this time of year. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel (for How I Learned to Drive ), A Civil War Christmas is historical fiction circa 1864, a birds-eye view of Civil War-torn America. Infused with hymnals, Union and Confederate songs, and Christmas carols, this musical time capsule bursts at the seams with a myriad of storylines. From slave to president, from Confederate to Union, for better or for worse, Vogel made sure to not miss anybody in this theatric nativity.

Theater Puget Sound Announces Ariel Bradler as New Executive Director
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 28, 2017

Theatre Puget Sound is thrilled to announce the selection of Ariel Bradler as its new executive director.  The selection was made after a regional search and selection process, which included interviews with, and public presentations for panels comprised of both TPS Board and staff representatives, as well as stakeholders from Seattle Center, TPS Membership, and experts from other arts and business disciplines.

Theatre Puget Sound Staff Demands Resignation of Entire Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Theatre Puget Sound's staff is in the midst of a multi-faceted disagreement with their Board of Directors, which has resulted in a request for the resignation of the entire Board.

Theatre Puget Sound Announces Change in Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Theatre Puget Sound (TPS) is entering a period of leadership transition. Longtime Executive Director Karen Lane, who has been with the organization almost from its founding, is no longer with TPS as of November 30, 2016.

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