BOHEMIA Comes to The Triple Door This JanuaryBOHEMIA Comes to The Triple Door This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

The illustrious Triple Door transforms into 1890s Prague in Bohemia, a story about love, classical music, art nouveau, green fairies and absinthe. Presented by Opal Peachey and Mark Siano, this new musical combines live orchestral music from composers Antonin Dvorak and Frederic Chopin, with original musical works; a set inspired by the art of Alphonse Mucha; and historic artists Sarah Bernhardt and George Sand interweave with beautiful green fairies, aerial numbers, dance, burlesque, classical piano battles, comedy, and new and original songs. (more...)

BWW Review: BOHEMIA Delights All the SensesBWW Review: BOHEMIA Delights All the Senses
by Jay Irwin - Jan 21, 2018

Whether or not you actually drink the absinthe (and there is plenty of it flowing) the green fairies are out in full force at the latest venture from Opal Peachey and Mark Siano, Bohemia , currently playing at The Triple Door. Should you catch this eye-popping extravaganza (and you should) be prepared for an evening of decadence for your eyes, ears, and taste buds. I'm sure Siano and Peachey would have liked to have included the other two senses as well but that might have landed us back in the territory of their previous hit show, Seattle Vice although some of the numbers came pretty close to that territory. (more...)

Classical Music is Sexy Again in BOHEMIAClassical Music is Sexy Again in BOHEMIA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

How do you get people to give a damn about classical music? Make it fun, lively, and add plenty of drinks and a whole lot of sex appeal. (more...)

BOHEMIA Levels Up And Brings ReinforcementsBOHEMIA Levels Up And Brings Reinforcements
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

From the award winning artistic duo who created Seattle Vice comes a new cabaret about love, classical music, art nouveau, and absinthe. Bohemia is a new musical set in 1890s Prague that combines the music of Dvo? k and Chopin, with art by Alphonse Mucha. Historic artists like Sarah Bernhardt, George Sand, and interweave with green fairies, aerial numbers, dance, burlesque, classical piano battles, comedy, and original songs. (more...)

2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The 'large theater' productions of ACT Theatre's The Royale and The 5th Avenue Theatre's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying take top honors and the 'small theater' productions of ArtsWest's Death of a Salesman and Washington Ensemble Theatre's The Things Are Against Us take top honors - for most category wins!? (more...)

Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 5th Avenue's 'HOW TO SUCCEED', VIOLET at ArtsWest and More Among 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Spanning 28 theater companies and 59 productions, from the largest and most prominent to small, humble and innovative, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor as much professional theater as we reviewers can cram into our year. (more...)

Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 5th Avenue's 'HOW TO SUCCEED', VIOLET at ArtsWest and More Among 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Spanning 28 theater companies and 59 productions, from the largest and most prominent to small, humble and innovative, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor as much professional theater as we reviewers can cram into our year. (more...)

BWW 2016 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)
by Jay Irwin - Dec 31, 2016

It's been a crazy year, Dear Readers. Lots of ups, lots of downs, and LOTS of emotions. And I'm not just talking about on stage. But let's not dwell on the bad things that may have happened in the world and focus on some of the amazing things Seattle theater companies gave us this past year, and let me tell you there were quite a few. So many in fact that in some categories I simply had to call out more than the usual Honorable Mentions as some performances just needed to be noted. You'll see what I mean especially when you get to the female categories as the ladies were certainly bringing it this year. But let's get started shall we? Out of the myriad shows I saw this year in Seattle, here are the shows and performances that truly stood out to me. (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Nominated for 7 Gregory Awards, Including Theatre of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Despite a budget that is literally millions of dollars less than Seattle's oldest and most established theater's, Seattle's Sound Theatre Company is nominated for 7 awards in 7 categories. Not only is Sound Theatre Company looking to win a plethora of honors on October 24th but this relatively small organization has already garnered 4 People's Choice Awards as voted on by the region's theatre-going public. The Gregory Awards hosted by Theatre Puget Sound is the regionest largest honorarium of excellence in the field of live theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Theater Schmeater's THE CROSSING : Great Singing, Wrong Focus
by Amelia Reynolds - Jul 18, 2016

Rose-of-the-air Amelia Earhart is a very elusive historical figure. I'm even named after her, and I don't know that much about her. So when I heard that Theater Schmeater was not only putting on their very first musical, but it was a musical about Amelia Earhart, I was very excited to learn more about the person behind the legend. As it turns out, 'The Crossing' is not a musical about Amelia Earhart, like it advertises, but rather a musical about Ray Spencer, the weatherman that may have killed Amelia Earhart. In a musical where nobody can stop talking about the woman crazy enough to fly across the Atlantic Ocean (and by herself, to boot!), that very woman is bafflingly under-represented. The Schmee's first musical had outstanding vocal performances by the cast, but it is inaccurate to even pretend that this musical is about Amelia Earhart. (more...)

BWW Review: Powerful PARADE from Sound Theatre Company
by Jay Irwin - Mar 14, 2016

In any given show you usually have the good guys and the bad guys. The people you identify with as being in the right and those in the wrong. But even when some people are clearly wrong it's possible to see why they react the way they do if the performances are strong enough. Such is the case with Sound Theatre Company's current production of “Parade” as the performances throughout are so clear and so strong that even those doing despicable and abhorrent things can seem reasonable, at least within their own ideologies. (more...)

BWW Review: TRAILER PARK Trashes Gleefully!
by John James DeWitt - Aug 19, 2015

The final installment of STAGEright's "Find Your Light" season is the uproarious white-trash lampoon, THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, by Betsy Kelso and David Nehls. Concerning the rather sordid lives of several denizens inhabiting a southern Florida trailer park, the show touches on as many hilarious stereotypes as it can cram into its 95-minute length. From double-wide mobile homes and mullet haircuts to stripper bars and pole dancing, it's all there… about the only thing missing was pimento cheese on toasted Wonder bread. Featuring an appealing cast under the direction of Jay D. Irwin and with music direction by Josh Zimmerman, the show is a toe-tapping, crowd-pleasing diversion for a sultry August evening. (more...)

STAGEright Theatre Presents THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, Now thru 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

STAGEright Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical.  (more...)

STAGEright Theatre to Present THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, 8/14-29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

STAGEright Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical.  (more...)

BWW 2014 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)
by Jay Irwin - Jan 8, 2015

Oh my! It's been a hell of a year for the Seattle Theatre scene and I can say we've been quite fortunate to see the incredible shows we have. So many amazing shows in fact that picking just a few stand outs (let alone a "best") is a near impossibility. But I have searched the deep dark recesses of my memory to find the shows and performances that really stood out and stuck with me beyond the evening and throughout the year. And so, without further ado, I'm thrilled to present the BWW 2014 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (or Jay's Picks). Let the awesomeness flow! (more...)

ArtsWest Opens DOGFIGHT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

ArtsWest has announced the Cast of the Northwest Premiere of Benj Pasek & Justin Paul's Dogfight, opening tonight, October 23. (more...)

ArtsWest to Present DOGFIGHT, Opening 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

ArtsWest has announced the Cast of the Northwest Premiere of Benj Pasek & Justin Paul's Dogfight, opening Thursday, October 23. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Balagan and SMT's URINETOWN Sets an Almost Perfect Tone
by Jay Irwin - Aug 10, 2014

If you're going to go after a quirky, off kilter show such as "Urinetown", you need to go for the over-stylized melodrama aspect of it or don't even bother. Well Balagan Theatre has never been one to shy away from that "go big or go home" mentality and their current co-production with Seattle Musical Theatre is no exception. But as over the top as it is, it just doesn't quite reach the heights of satire in some places to really push the show into the realm of sardonic gold. (more...)

Balagan Theatre and Seattle Musical Theatre Co-Produce URINETOWN, Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The heads of Balagan Theatre heard that Seattle Musical Theatre (SMT) also had Urinetown in their season and reached out to the heads of SMT to create a partnership that would be more beneficial for both theaters and for the theatre community. With this in mind, Balagan is shifting their scheduled Urinetown production from September to August, to allow for a Co-Production with Seattle Musical Theatre. Balagan is thrilled to add SMT to their season co-producers. This joint production of Urinetown will take place at SMT's theater at Magnuson Park. (more...)

Balagan Theatre and Seattle Musical Theatre to Co-Produce URINETOWN, 8/8-24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The heads of Balagan Theatre heard that Seattle Musical Theatre (SMT) also had Urinetown in their season and reached out to the heads of SMT to create a partnership that would be more beneficial for both theaters and for the theatre community. With this in mind, Balagan is shifting their scheduled Urinetown production from September to August, to allow for a Co-Production with Seattle Musical Theatre. Balagan is thrilled to add SMT to their season co-producers. This joint production of Urinetown will take place at SMT's theater at Magnuson Park. (more...)

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