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BWW Review: Seattle Public Theater's Noir CHRISTMASTOWN Successfully Threads Parody Needle BWW Review: Seattle Public Theater's Noir CHRISTMASTOWN Successfully Threads Parody Needle
by Amelia Reynolds on December 14, 2017 in Seattle

Can a Christmas noir be both gripping and funny? Can it succeed at all? Well, we know it can, because Christmastown returns to Seattle Public Theater as the second half of their holiday double feature. Not only does director Kelly Kitchens avoid cheesiness (which something like this could so, so easily have in spades), but she creates a yuletide, hard boiled mash-up that works both as a comedy and as a noir. Ring-a-ding-ding, we got us a perfect parody! (more...)
Theatre Puget Sound Announces Puppet Class For The New Year Theatre Puget Sound Announces Puppet Class For The New Year
by BWW News Desk on December 13, 2017 in Seattle

Looking for the perfect gift for the new-experience seeker on your list? Help them start 2018 on a delightfully zany note with a puppet class! Or heck, treat yourself. (The more the merrier where puppets are concerned.) (more...)
Enjoy A Thrilling Evening Of Mystery With THE MALTESE FALCON Enjoy A Thrilling Evening Of Mystery With THE MALTESE FALCON
by BWW News Desk on December 13, 2017 in Seattle

Book-It Repertory Theatre and Caf Nordo pair up once again for a theatrical culinary collaboration in winter 2018. After a resounding success with A Moveable Feast last winter, both companies are elated to bring a sexy, shadowy evening of mystery with Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. The performance will be accompanied with a multi-course meal in an immersive theatrical dining experience. (more...)
The Green and Sammy Johnson Are Live in Seattle, 1/6 The Green and Sammy Johnson Are Live in Seattle, 1/6
by BWW News Desk on December 13, 2017 in Seattle

The Green's Marching Orders has impressively debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart and reached another charting milestone as the album hit #15 on Billboard's Independent Release and # 62 on Billboard's Top 200 Sales Chart. Marching Orders (released on October 20, 2017 via longtime label partner Easy Star Records) is the band's fourth studio album and their third album to claim the #1 spot on the Billboard Reggae Chart and their highest charting album on the Top 200. (more...)
Stone Soup's Fall Youth Conservatory presents LION, WITCH, WARDROBE Stone Soup's Fall Youth Conservatory presents LION, WITCH, WARDROBE
by BWW News Desk on December 14, 2017 in Seattle

Stone Soup's Fall Youth Conservatory presents Lion, Witch, Wardrobe. During WWII 4 children were sent to live with another family member. It was there little Lucy discovered the magic of the wardrobe. She brought her brothers and sister along into this wonderful world of Narnia. Celebrate Stone Soup Youth actors by attending one of the three performances this December. (more...)
NF Adds Second 'Perception Tour' Show at Showbox SoDo NF Adds Second 'Perception Tour' Show at Showbox SoDo
by BWW News Desk on December 13, 2017 in Seattle

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces the following show going on sale: NF's Perception Tour has added a second show on March 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM at Showbox SoDo. (more...)
BWW Review: DeLouRue's Exuberant Extravaganza HOMO FOR THE HOLIDAYS A Must See at Oddfellows BWW Review: DeLouRue's Exuberant Extravaganza HOMO FOR THE HOLIDAYS A Must See at Oddfellows
by Amelia Reynolds on December 12, 2017 in Seattle

It's the most wonderful time to be queer, sings BenDeLaCreme, drag queen of both local and international fame (you may remember her from RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 and now Drag Race All Stars 3! ). Silly as that parody lyric may be, for many, seeing Homo for the Holidays makes this season truly the most wonderful time of the year. Celebrating its tenth year, DeLouRue's Homo for the Holidays is back and better than ever. (more...)
SUGAR PLUM GARY is Coming to Town SUGAR PLUM GARY is Coming to Town
by BWW News Desk on December 12, 2017 in Seattle

The orphanage Sugar Plum Gary lived in was visited by Santa Claus one night, and he was the only survivor. Now he's a Santanist, and he's here to spread the word about the true reason for the season. (more...)
AUNTIE MAME Comes to Pacific Place, 12/13; Costumes Encouraged! AUNTIE MAME Comes to Pacific Place, 12/13; Costumes Encouraged!
by BWW News Desk on December 13, 2017 in Seattle

Make the Yuletide gay with Three Dollar Bill Cinema and AUNTIE MAME at AMC Pacific Place on December 13 at 6:30 pm. One night only! Festive attire and costumes encouraged for this highly anticipated holiday tradition. (more...)
Audition Dates Announced for Boston Ballet School's Summer Dance Program Audition Dates Announced for Boston Ballet School's Summer Dance Program
by BWW News Desk on December 12, 2017 in Seattle

Boston Ballet School's Summer Dance Program (SDP) is a five-week intensive summer residential dance program for Pre-Professional level students from all around the world and gives young dancers the opportunity to work with Boston Ballet School's internationally-renowned faculty. (more...)
Todrick Hall and Rob Lowe on Sale Friday at Seattle Theatre Group Todrick Hall and Rob Lowe on Sale Friday at Seattle Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Seattle

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces the following shows going on sale: Todrick Hall and Rob Lowe. (more...)
Reboot Theatre to Host 12 Hour Telethon Reboot Theatre to Host 12 Hour Telethon
by BWW News Desk on December 12, 2017 in Seattle

For the final push of Reboot Theatre Company's $5,500 fundraising campaign, the intrepid company is hosting a twelve-hour telethon live on the internet from the Slate Theater. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10
by BWW News Desk on December 10, 2017 in Seattle

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 10, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
BWW Review: Seattle Public Theatre's THE FLIGHT BEFORE XMAS: Lighthearted Holiday Schadenfreude BWW Review: Seattle Public Theatre's THE FLIGHT BEFORE XMAS: Lighthearted Holiday Schadenfreude
by Amelia Reynolds on December 09, 2017 in Seattle

As part one of Seattle Public Theatre's featured holiday double-header, The Flight Before Xmas manifests many peoples' worst nightmare: being stuck in an airport terminal when you need or want desperately to get to the final destination. Thankfully, audiences can laugh at other people dealing with this very stressful situation in Maggie Lee's sweet holiday comedy. (more...)
BWW Review: Wacky, Whimsical, Fun with Nordo's THE VIEW FROM SANTA'S LAP BWW Review: Wacky, Whimsical, Fun with Nordo's THE VIEW FROM SANTA'S LAP
by Jay Irwin on December 09, 2017 in Seattle

And I thought last year's offering from Caf Nordo and Scot Sgt. Rigsby Auguston was crazy. But Auguston has amped the wacky fun up to 12 now with their latest incarnation The View from Santa's Lap complete with delicious food, shadow puppet mermaids, and (dum dum dum) MURDER! (more...)
BWW Review: Taproot Theatre's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: A Beautiful House, Divided BWW Review: Taproot Theatre's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: A Beautiful House, Divided
by Amelia Reynolds on December 08, 2017 in Seattle

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. (more...)
Holiday Chorus Concerts Announced in Burien 12/9 and 12/10 Holiday Chorus Concerts Announced in Burien 12/9 and 12/10
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Seattle

On December 9 & 10, the entire Northwest Associated Arts family will present their annual Christmas program at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. This annual holiday extravaganza, titled ChristmasSounds in Burien! Features nearly 200 singers, ages 8 to 80 and is one of Burien's unique holiday traditions. All seven NWAA ensembles will share a single stage, combining beloved traditional Christmas carols, like The Holly and the Ivy, with festive favorites, like Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree. (more...)
Theatre Anonymous presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Theatre Anonymous presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Seattle

The 14/48 Projects continues its holiday tradition with Theater Anonymous presents It's a Wonderful Life today, December 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm. This special stage adaptation of the timeless classic It's a Wonderful Life plays one-night-only in the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center. It's not just a heartwarming play; it's a gala party, it's a singular feat of theatrical daring, and it's a great way to kick off your holiday season! (more...)
Cast Complete for August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING at Seattle Rep Cast Complete for August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Seattle

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of Two Trains Running, August Wilson's slice-of-life portrait of a defining moment in American history. (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards; ManeStage Leads Theatre of the Year! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards; ManeStage Leads Theatre of the Year!
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Seattle

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
The Fern Shakespeare Company to Present Shakespeare's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA The Fern Shakespeare Company to Present Shakespeare's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Seattle

Love, and a bit with a dog. Is all really fair in love and war? Shakespeare tackles this age old question in his first comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona. (more...)
Seattle Playwrights Salon presents TRAFFICK by Spencer Funk Seattle Playwrights Salon presents TRAFFICK by Spencer Funk
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Seattle

Seattle Playwrights Salon and The Core Ensemble present a staged reading of Traffick by Spencer Funk today December 8 at 7 p.m. at the Conservatory, 5813 Airport Way South, Seattle 98108. Admission is free! Beer, wine, cider, and food available for purchase before and after the show, and during intermission. (more...)
Bedford Falls Back To Charm West Seattle Bedford Falls Back To Charm West Seattle
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Seattle

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is excited to announce the return of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show, playing this December at Kenyon Hall. Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, playwright Joe Landry's take on It's a Wonderful Life, comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast as the ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage. You will feel the magic as we return to the fateful Christmas Eve when George Bailey contemplates ending his life before he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others. No man is a failure who has friends. (more...)
BROADWAY BINGO to Kick Off This January at Dorothy's BROADWAY BINGO to Kick Off This January at Dorothy's
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Seattle

Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret announces its newest monthly event - Broadway Bingo - set for Saturday, January 6 at 7 p.m. at The Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, WA). (more...)
Review Roundup: Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatre Review Roundup: Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Seattle

The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn is running now through December 31st! This holiday season, Lorna Luft, the beloved performer and daughter of film and television icon Judy Garland, will star as Louise in 5th Avenue's Holiday Inn. Luft joins a phenomenal cast of local and national talent, including Eric Ankrim, Sarah Rose A. Davis, Matt Owen and Taryn Darr for a dazzling winter treat that is perfect for the whole family. 5th Avenue favorite Richard Gray will play Danny Reed. Caden Brauch and Kristoffer Holtan, will alternate the role of Charlie Winslow. (more...)