DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. are pleased to announce that Puget Sound native Keaton Whittaker has joined the cast of SHREK THE MUSICAL for the Seattle engagement. Eleven-year-old Whittaker will be playing the role of Young Fiona at certain performances of the world premiere at The 5th Avenue Theatre.
The 5th Avenue Theatre announces the nominees for its fifth annual 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards (Ceremony held Monday June 4th at 7:00pm), sponsored by Wells Fargo. The 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards is similar to the Tony Awards; it allows high school drama students from around Washington state to meet, celebrate and honor the exceptional musical theater productions presented during the 2006-2007 school year.
Next year, ACT has a balance of plays that are smart and beautiful, hilarious and zany, as well as thrilling and suspenseful. Fresh from Broadway is the Seattle premiere of the Tony Award Winner for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, by Christopher Durang. Also on deck for 2014 is the off-Broadway hit, Bethany by Laura Marks. Back from directing the Broadway opening of First Date, director Bill Berry will mount the infamous cult musical hit Little Shop of Horrors for the intimate Falls Theatre. Heavy hitters and famous authors Sam Shepard, Steve Martin, and Woody Allen will have their one-act plays combine for a summer triple bill, and Arthur Miller’s The Price will offer a look at an expertly crafted drama that remains timeless. ACT is honored to work with writer/actor Ayad Akhtar, winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Disgraced, on his recent play, a revised version of The Invisible Hand.
New York, N.Y. Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - Actors’ Equity Association (Equity), the Union representing professional stage actors and stage managers in the United States, has agreed to assist the Tacoma Actors Guild (TAG) in the theatre’s battle to remain open.
Acropolis Performance Lab's current production of the world premiere of DREAM OF A RIDICULOUS MAN has extended it's limited run by four performances this weekend due to an overwhelming request for tickets and receiving rave reviews from local papers.
What if you had to invite everyone you know to witness the most painful moment of your life? Undo imagines a world where divorce involves a formal ritual of division that goes far beyond splitting assets and signing papers.
From 2001 to 2005, Artattack Theater Ensemble produced innovative and award-winning productions in its intimate theater-in-the-round, blocks from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. Thereafter, founding Artistic Director, Justin Lockwood, relocated to Seattle where he has been immersing himself in theater and film, including productions with Seattle’s ReAct Theater, Sex in Seattle, Olympia’s Harlequin Theater and Juicebox Productions, winner of the Seattle and National 48 Hour Film Festivals.
This season's shows include the rolling world premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s The Taming, a new comedy based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew; Little Women the Musical, a poignant and timeless classic perfect for the holiday season; Douglas Carter Beane’s scathingly funny comedy, The Little Dog Laughed; Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein’s final play, Third; and the legendary story about the search for truth, peace and love in Vietnam War-era America, HAIR.
Auburn Regional Theatre proudly presents Dracula. By Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, from Bram Stoker's novel. Directed by Jacqueline Edwards. To perform October 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 & November 1, 2008 @ 8:00 pm.
Tony Award winner Alice Ripley, who won her Tony for her performance as bipolar mom Diana in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal, will next tackle the role of religious fanatic Margaret White in the cult-favorite musical Carrie this fall. That part was originated on Broadway by Tony winner Betty Buckley and more recently played Off-Broadway by Tony nominee Marin Mazzie.
It’s not a rumor…it’s the truth! Bellevue Civic Theatre is bringing Neil Simon’s hilarious farce Rumors back to Bellevue Civic Theatre to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Rumors will perform May 7th-15th at the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue. Get your tickets online at BrownPaperTickets.com
Blank Stage Theater presents Me vs. My Subconscious, an original solo theater show written and performed by Rebecca Goldberg and directed by Kris Flink. Stuck in a dead-end job (and a dead-end life), a woman wakes up from a beautiful dream where she is bold, brave, and says yes to everything. Inspired, she decides that it’s time to start listening to her subconscious. Look for a new job maybe? Or finally get up and sing on karaoke night? Her subconscious has another plan. Thus begins the journey of a woman who battles her subconscious for control of her life in a hilarious solo theater show featuring karaoke, dream sequences, a whirlwind trip to Paris, the best resignation letter—and the worst job interview—ever.
SEATTLE, WA – Book-It Repertory Theatre has been selected as one of nine theaters chosen to participate in the fifth round of the New Generations Program: Future Leaders Mentorships, a grant initiative cooperatively designed by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Theatre Communications Group (TCG).
The journey of an aspiring Asian American actress' struggles for love and acceptance and her obssession with perfection, seeking comfort in food. Self-destructive ways to stay THIN and PRETTY! Laugh out loud in this "OUTRAGEOUS VERSION" with new cast members as Latoya, Elvis, William, Bob True Love, GOD and Joseph! GOD comes alive onstage, puppets and more! Feast your eyes on the "Fat Song", "Maniac", Tango dance, "Snap Time Freeze Action" and an "Armor of God" tissue fight! This is not a bible-thumping show! Instead, it is an entertaining, honest story that leaves you with a message of love and hope! Co-produced by Breathing Space Ministries and Unexpected Productions, this is the first Christian episodic theater series in Seattle!
Seattle director/designer Jennifer Zeyl (BlahblahblahBANG!, My Name is Rachel Corrie ) directs the world premiere of Joanna Horowitz's one-woman country musical 100 Heartbreaks, playing for six nights only: Feb. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and March 1 at the Capitol Hill Arts Center. Part theatre, part cabaret, part country show, 100 Heartbreaks combines quick-witted storytelling with live country music inspired by the likes of Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, and crafted under the musical direction of John Osebold of local favorite "Awesome".
Playing both the West End of London and Broadway, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, is brilliantly re-created as the smash hit Olivier Award-Winning Best New Comedy. This blissfully funny show follows the adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil mustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and of course, devastatingly beautiful women.
Chimera Dance Theater presents an evening of fresh and dynamic contemporary dance entertainment with its Spring Dance Concert on April 19th at 7:00pm in the Carlson Theater at Bellevue Community College. Tickets are $15 for the public and $10 for dance students. They can be purchased at the door, or from performers prior to the event. The Spring Dance Concert consists of two sections. The first is a development of the Mad Tea Party first showcased in April of 2008. It includes work by choreographers Beth Chirilov, Jessica Hamblen-Klepper, Sarah Lofgren, and Sandra Viall. The Spring tea party includes Wintercress, a dance commissioned by Walrus Productions for their E.P.I.C. festival in June of 2008. Chimera Dance Theater is also premiering Steal Me A Dream, a dance created by Artistic Director, Sarah Lofgren, to music by Tom Waits. This dance is a collection of despairs and vexations. Moments are alternately inspired by children’s tantrums, corporate competition, and hangovers. Contact: Sarah Lofgren email@example.com
After 11 years, the current lineup of Seattle’s beloved Circus Contraption is hanging up their striped socks. Founded in 1998, Circus Contraption, the Northwest’s premier one-ring traveling circus, began with performances two years in a row at the Seattle Fringe Theatre Festival, and developed into a full-blown not-for-profit arts organization that has produced four full-length musical and theatrical circus productions, produced and recorded four albums, hosted countless memorable parties, and toured extensively across the U.S. and Europe. What has always been distinctive about Circus Contraption is the confluence of so many different skills and talents in one ensemble. The SHOW to End All SHOWS, running now until May 31 at The Circus Factory at Theo Chocolate, is the culmination of this ensemble’s work, and with it Circus Contraption hopes to celebrate these 11 years before most of its members move on to work on a variety of new projects.
Contemporary Classics will revive their hit summer production of ZANNA, DON’T! for a third time this summer June 25-July 3 at Seattle Repertory Theatre’s PONCHO Forum, coinciding with the 2010 Seattle Gay Pride Festival.
FIRST OF THREE MAJOR IRISH PLAYS Steer clear of the doldrums this fall by celebrating the spirit of Ireland and reliving its passionate story. Simulate a Dublin night out by taking in Faith Healer, a dark Celtic tale by Ireland’s premiere playwright Brian Friel. Meet the low-rent faith healer Frank Hardy (Steve Treacy, AEA), his wife Grace (Michelle Hensel), and his road manager Teddy (Doug Taylor) as they recount their own peculiar versions of events leading up to an ill-fated homecoming in Ireland.
The Edmonds Driftwood Players are pleased to announce that their 2011 scholarship awards have been granted. Four students who have shown talent and achievement in their communities and/or school theater departments are the recipients. Each one is planning to continue the study of theater arts at the college of their choice.
Based on the Gospel according to Matthew, GODSPELL is one of the biggest Broadway successes of all time, and features a classic rock-band score by Stephen Schwartz, boasting a string of well-loved songs which bring the parables of the Bible to life. GODSPELL is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.
Seattle goga has been performing Improvised Longform Sketch Comedy to the delight of audiences, since 2002. Their work is consistently described as fresh and funny, as well as "Inspiring", "Wicked" and
Surpassing the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s 360 members, Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus will, for the first time, join together for a full concert to bring their powerful 400+ voices to the stage at McCaw Hall. On June 25 and June 26, 2010 the two Choruses will honor the remarkable 30 year history of Seattle Men’s Chorus while paying tribute to two of this country’s most beloved composers: Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein.
Starring Repertory Players Thomas Deskin, Elliott Waldman, & Lorrie Deskin and joined by new Featured Players Jana Gueck, Richard Deskin, and Molly Sharpe! Get ready for a twisted, satirical look at school, dating, family life, the news and more!
Brandon Ivie takes on three more new Original Cast Recordings this time around: the new all star HAIR concert, the boy band spoof Altar Boyz and the latest Broadway recording, All Shook Up, featuring Seattle's own Cheyenne Jackson. Click here!
From The Old Lady in CANDIDE to Princess Puffer in DROOD (twice) to Fanny Brice’s Mama in FUNNY GIRL to the title roles in MAME and ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Seattle actress/singer Judy Ann Moulton has played many of the great star roles in the American Musical Theater. This fall, in a true passion propelled project, co-produced with Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Theatre, Judy Ann takes on the life and songbook in a one-woman concert entitled JUDY SINGS JUDY, celebrating the timeless talent and songbook of Judy Garland. I spoke with JudyAnn recently about the genesis of the project, and how the life and career of Garland affected her own career path.
In The Magic Chamber, a one-of-a-kind theatrical event, a small select audience experiences the phenomenal at arms length, and having suspended its disbelief, leaves this with the sensation that anything is possible. Expect to be dazzled by this performance, honed on the road in Pipia’s successful Northwest Tall Grass Magic Tour, a recreation of the legendary cadre of traveling “Tall Grass Magicians” who haunted the earliest days of the vaudeville era; literally walking through tall grass from town to town.
Young up-and-coming singer-actor Jessica Skerrit performs her one woman cabaret MEN I'VE HAD at Thumper's Cabaret, located on 15th and Madison in Seattle, Washington, produced by Contemporary Classics.
If only every trial were as funny as this National Shakespeare Award-winning play! Let the Christmas spirit last a little longer and come see The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge at the Kirkland Performance Center in downtown Kirkland, January 8th-10th, 2010.
After a successful premiere at Burien Little Theatre last year, THUGS: A Musical Mafiasco will open next week at the Knutzen Family Theatre next week. This new musical comedy by two local artists, playwright Dave Tucker and composer Kim Douglass, proved to be an audience pleaser and the creative duo has continued the development of the play with a second mounting of the show, opening January 25.
An outstanding cast of professional local acting talent, including; Troy Wageman, Megan Chenovick, Timothy Glynn, Jeannette D’Armand and Marcus Wolland, heads up Lyric Light Opera’s production of the Tony-Award-winning musical Brigadoon, opening September 7th at Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland, WA.
Mae West Fest has picked up her shoes and took the Interurban to Everett. Now based out of the New Artspace Everett Lofts, she has also taken under her umbrella the New Everett Writer's Theater. While Mae will continue to bring its focus to women writers and directors, creating opportunities for women in theater, NEWT will have a somewhat wider focus of supporting and providing resources for writers and theater artists of all stripes and genders.
Seattle comedian and monologist Mark Siano (Soft Rock Spectacular, The Habit, High Times and Misdemeanors) presents a new one-man show, Pinko Holiday. Pinko Holiday details the exploits of an American traveling through the Communist countries of Laos, Vietnam, and China. Siano will be saved from near death on the Mekong river by a 6-year old Laotian girl, he will flirt with deadly poison in Vietnam, and he will avoid arrest while notoriously smuggling a protest sign past Chinese security at the Beijing Olympics.
August Schulenberg’s sweetly compelling, disturbing & offensive, Texas tale of a fat rancher and a skinny rodeo clown who find themselves on a spiritual journey of epic proportions as they ride the "bull" of luck, love and reversal of fortune.
Power is sexy, but sex is often power’s undoing. New Century Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Stephanie Timm’s Tails of Wasps captures one such downfall in vivid, intimate detail. In the private walls of a luxury hotel room a politician comes apart as he must face the reality of his lustful desires and sexual transgressions.
In this dark political comedy, a frightened friend and an eager salesman disrupt a couple's quiet farm life. They and their heifers will never be the same. While traditional American optimism may be no match for fear-based patriotism, Shepard’s vision is as ridiculous as it is angrily prophetic. If just for an evening, stop grinding your teeth and join us to laugh (& shudder) together in this ode to the last 8 years.
Last fall, NewsWrights United produced It’s Not in the P-I: A Living Newspaper about a Dying Newspaper, to huge critical and audience acclaim. Based on the overwhelming popular success of that run, we plan to produce the next edition, this time focusing on new media. The good news is, you can help!
Northwest Savoyards is pleased to announce the opening of Cole Porter’s beloved song & dance show, Anything Goes, at the Historic Everett Theatre, Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 17th. Don’t miss the boat – there are only 6 performances!
On The Boards' new season of it's popular and admired 12 Minutes Max program begins with it's first show on October 3 and 4 at 7:00pm, which includes films, dance, scenes, solo performances and more.
12 Minutes Max has been a part of On the Boards programming since it´s inception in 1978, showcasing as many as 100 performing artists each year. Designed as a laboratory for emerging and established artists to experiment with new material, its original format was a workshop/"jam session" for dancers called Choreography Etc. The program grew incorporating a greater number of artists from all performance diciplines. The presentations began to vary greatly in length, so in 1986 a new rule was created: Two curators would cull through possible acts with this mantra, "7 slots, 12 minutes max. Period!"
The lyrical savagery of John Webster's masterpiece is presented in a crisp new adaptation by Open Circle's Artistic Director Ron Sandahl (H.P. Lovecraft, A Clockwork Orange: REMIXED) as edited and directed by John Kaufmann (Line One, Star Ball).
Printer’s Devil Theater presents the world premiere of Keri Healey's new full-length play, "Torso," a script that explores grief, revenge, and the surprising capacity for violence that lives within even the "nicest" people. Torso is produced in association with Theatre Off Jackson.
As a new feature at SeattleActor.com, Miryam Gordon shares some brief thoughts on; Frontier: Valley of the Shadow through October 10, 2009 (or possibly longer) at New City Theater, Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill (produced by Strawberry Theatre Workshop) through October 12, 2009 and The Producers at Seattle Musical Theatre (already closed.) We hope you enjoy the commentary. If you would like to share your own thoughts please contact us.
One of the largest hurdles for any beginning thespian is getting their foot in the door to gain the experience needed to get cast. At every theater, for every role, there are numerous actors who would be a 'perfect' fit – the competition can be overwhelming. Recently, Redwood Theatre has begun casting interns to help new actors enter the theater in a supportive and educational environment.
This AIN'T your mama's cabaret! No sir! THIS is a raucous, rowdy interactive show that’s different every time. Aunt Dottie and her Nephew Aaron bring their unique brand of entertainment to this all-requests cabaret full of improv, comedy & music. You never know what will happen at Aunt Dottie’s Cabaret!
Richard Hugo House, July 16 - August 8, 2010: ReAct Theatre, Seattle's only multi-ethnic philanthropic theater company, opens its 2010 season with the premiere of the new romantic ghost tale KINDRED SPIRITS, written by Seattle's own Maggie Lee. KINDRED SPIRITS is whimsically charming new play about the power of memory and love. Lonely hearts reside at haunted old Campbell Manor, a place where memories of lost loves magically take on a life of their own. Sensible Henrietta who moves in for the summer knows better than to believe in ghosts. But she soon discovers that mansion happens to be truly haunted, in more ways than one. Part wry, intriguing mystery and part bittersweet, romantic comedy, KINDRED SPIRITS is a modern ghost story that sheds new light on the restless spirits from the past that we can never let go. Everyone has kindred spirits...discover yours by not missing this World Premiere!
The Spell of Love pairs Sam Shepard's play, Savage/Love, with original music by Seattle musicians Justin S Davis and Andrea Peterman. The Smith Tower's Chinese Room lends an air of mystery and romance that will also beautifully augment the text. ONE NIGHT ONLY - Monday, October 21. Tickets at http://the-spell-of-love.brownpapertickets.com
Based on the 1990 Newbery Honor book by Janet Taylor Lisle, Afternoon of the Elves is a poignant story about imagination, friendship and responsibility. An upwardly-mobile Hillary has her social standing jeopardized when she befriends her quirky outcast neighbor Sara Kate. Hillary is drawn in with the secret of an enchanted elf village in Sara Kate’s backyard. While the two tend to the secret elf village, the girls’ relationship grows as the complicated layers of Sara Kate’s life unfold, including the responsibility and burden she has taking care of her ill mother.
Relationships – in all of their humor, depth agony and moments when you can’t laugh for fear that you’ll cry – are what make a life. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change takes on the comedy and tragedy of relationships with a simplicity and truthfulness that will leave you rolling in the aisles with laughter and quietly wiping tears from your eyes. Our production, filled with the style and music from the 1980’s, will inspire you as we explore the meaning of love and relationships.
For its upcoming 2013-14 season Seattle Public Theater (SPT) invites audiences to unearth a keepsake box full of gems that examine and celebrate class, chaos theory…and cupcakes. Four plays, Broke-ology, American Wee-Pie, Gidion’s Knot, and Arcadia, plays that look deeply into history, legacy, and the things we hold dear.
Stock up for Halloween, find a unique wedding dress, or just add to your closet something you’ll never find in a store. Seattle Repertory Theatre is offering one chance to own—and wear—a piece of theatre magic at their Costume and Prop Sale, Saturday June 6, from 10 a.m.-4p.m. on the Bagley Wright stage.
Actress Hallie Todd, who played mom “Jo McGuire” on the Disney Channel’s “Lizzie McGuire” TV series, will host a two-day workshop for young actors in Seattle on the weekend of August 19-20, from 9AM-3PM each day. Location will be announced soon. Parents will receive a FREE bonus seminar on tips and techniques for navigating their children’s acting careers.
SecondStory Repertory is proud to present Kander and Ebb's rarely produced masterpiece, Kiss of the Spider Woman, a sensual musical set all at once in the brutal reality of a Latin American prison, and in the airily glamorous world of the silver screen that plays endlessly in the mind of long-time prison inmate, Luis Alberto Molina. With a book by Terrence McNally, and based on the Manuel Puig novel 'El Beso de la Mujer Araña', Kiss of the Spider Woman won the 1993 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score. Running March 28 through April 13, 2014, Kiss of the Spider Woman is directed by Billie Wildrick who recently returned to Seattle after her Broadway debut in Kathy Lee Gifford's Scandalous.
SIS Productions presents the premiere of Sex in Seattle 17: Coming Clean, playing September 18 - October 17, 2009 Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm AND 10 pm at Richard Hugo House.
"Sex in Seattle" returns with another brand new episode! Join Seattle's longest-running quirky romantic comedy about contemporary Asian American women, their lives and their loves. You don't need to have seen a previous episode to jump right in! Relationships are messy. Too much is left unsaid. So what's a gal to do? Tess, Jenna and Elizabeth get a little divine inspiration in how to deal with the men in their lives.
Sight Nine Theatre Company presents Eleemosynary, by Lee Blessing, at Theatre Off Jackson running November 5th through November 20th, 2004. Performances are at 8:00 pm, November 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20. Theatre Off Jackson is located in the International District at 409 7th Ave. South, just off of Jackson Street. Tickets are $14
and may be purchased through Ticket Window by calling 206.325.6500; online at www.ticketwindowonline.com, or at Ticket Window walk-up locations in Pike Place Market, Broadway Market and Meydenbauer Center. A preview performance Thursday, November 4, will be “Pay What You Will” at the door.
John Steinbeck's classic tale! The story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, United States. This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code. At Eclectic Theater. 1214 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122.
Journey to both sides of the pond with two short plays this holiday season. Travel to Wales and celebrate the joy of memories and family, then return to the States with an American Christmas and beloved playwright, Thornton Wilder.
COMING ATTRACTIONS is the story of Lonnie Wayne Burke (Ryan Childers), a small-time crook going nowhere fast. That is, until he meets street-wise theatrical agent Manny Alter (Marcus Wolland). Together, they concoct a MURDEROUS scheme to catapult themselves into fortune and fame. It's THE PRODUCERS meets SILENCE OF THE LAMBS!
Beginning with the 2007 production Life of Galileo, Strawberry Theatre Workshop has endeavored to produce great plays about historical figures who were challenged by the moral and political ambiguities of their time. The series – called Biograph – has sought to make clear the parallels that exist in human struggles across all troubled eras. For Biograph’s final chapter in 2010, Strawshop will partner two seminal works of late 20th century drama exploring the lives and deaths of two gay martyrs.
TAKEN FROM TAG WEBSITE: It is with deep regret that we inform you that Tacoma Actors Guild must cancel the scheduled performance of Romeo and Juliet, the last show in our 2006-2007 season. Cash flow shortages make it impossible to mount the show.
Illyria book, music and lyrics by Peter Mills adapted by Peter Mills & Cara Reichel from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night July 12 – August 10 Previews July 10 & 11 This musical adaptation of Twelfth Night has all the hilarious hijinks and unrequited love of Shakespeare’s famous comedy. A mistaken identity sets off a chain of events that has everything topsy-turvy. As these classic characters sing of romance and shenanigans, you’ll be transported to a mythical land of love.
It’s the late 1930s. E.B. White is doing everything but finishing the first draft of Stuart Little. His wife, Katharine, is trying to adjust to life in the backwoods of Maine, far from her high powered job as the first female editor at the New Yorker. And Anne Carroll Moore, from behind the walls of her children’s library empire at the New York Public Library, is not at all sure she approves of what’s going on outside. Little Book is a comedy about the written word. That is: it’s about procrastination, disappointment, hypochondria, unrequited love, and blind hope. It’s about why the semicolon is way sexier than the dash. And why children’s literature matters. In keeping with the for/word company’s creative technique, Little Book is built entirely from the essays, letters, novels, poetry, and criticism of its central characters.
A lonely water creature finds a microphone, and an enchanted girl lost between night and the dawn of day sings her heart out: welcome to the eerie world of Undine. A live performance/song cycle inspired by the ethereal anti-heroine of German folklore, this performance features original songs, live electronic looping, shimmering dresses and wicked beats.
No Sex Please Were British opens on June 8th - July 14th, Every Friday & Saturday night at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $30 for Dessert Buffet & Show. The farce surrounds an assistant bank manager, Peter Hunter, who lives above his bank with his new bride Frances. When Frances innocently sends a mail order off for some Scandinavian glassware, what comes back is Scandinavian pornography. The two, along with the bank's frantic chief cashier Brian Runnicles, must decide what to do with the veritable floods of pornography, photographs, books, films and eventually girls that threaten to engulf this happy couple. The matter is considerably complicated by the presence of Eleanor (Peter's mother), Mr. Bromhead (his boss), Mr. Needham (a visiting bank inspector), and Vernon Paul (a police superintendent).
After a residency of 21 years Theater Schmeater will be saying good bye to it’s cozy 48 seat basement space at 1500 Summit. Theater Schmeater is beginning a search for a new home. Dedicated to presenting great plays simply, The Schmee has been a constant springboard for emerging theater artists, a practicing advocate of the power of “small” stage theater, and a continued presence in the lively Capitol Hill arts scene.
In our time of soaring unemployment, sketchy Wall Street practices, and increasingly vast income polarity, the examination of a capitalistic economy and what it does to humanity asks to be explored. Originally commissioned by the UNITAS Theatre Co. of Los Angeles who felt the plays themes were too controversial for a new company, the workshop was produced nevertheless by the cast and crew and since revised by its author. Told through reverse chronology in Depression-era New York City with layered scenes in a nearby town house one generation later, THE EQUATION engages the audience in a “how-done-it” about a birth rather than a death. This period “play of excavation” reveals a physician and his wife who attempt to adopt the infant son of a Russian woman desperate to give her child a shot at the American Dream glittering impossibly beyond her grasp.
On Sunday, March 20th, the Board of Theatre Babylon made the difficult
decision to eliminate all staff as part of a spending freeze while the
company takes a hiatus to revisit the mission statement and decide how to
restructure in the wake of moving out of the Union Garage.
Visceral, confrontational, and moving, Theatre Machine, in association with Theatre Off Jackson, presents Rage Within/Without, a challenging examination of the roots of women’s anger told through movement, poetry, and true life stories. Originally a one-woman show written, researched and performed by Kathy Randels, Theatre Machine reworks the piece for an ensemble of local actors. Using movement, poetry, case studies, and historical facts Rage Within/Without strives to get to the core of what pushes women to kill. Ranging from abstract to clinical, heartbreaking to humorous, the pieces are as diverse as the women who inspired them.
Following the success of its January 2009 production, Ear to the Ground returns to Theatre Off Jackson with Not All Clowns Are Bozos II: Clown Harder, an evening of theatrical clowning to run January 14, 15, and 16, 2010 at 8pm.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (April 12 – 21.) is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. This beloved musical follows an average day, or rather a day made of little moments from throughout the life of Charlie Brown, from Valentine's Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair.
Originally a full-fledged Broadway musical, but eventually turned into one of the biggest cult films of all time, Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW makes it's second appearance in Seattle in the last year and a half, this time through University of Washington's Undergraduate Theatre Society.
Unexpected Productions introduces Man of the Hour, a show with an introspective, articulate exploration of the story we play in our own real lives. One character finds himself center stage as a blank slate - a normal self - only to be molded, manipulated, wrenched apart, and transformed by the characters who flit in and out of his story.
Village Theatre’s 2013-2014 season will deliver loads of laughs and an extended nine-week Issaquah holiday run of Les Misérables followed by the traditional four week run in Everett. But before Les Miz, marches in, the season gets off to a rolling start (on actual roller skates!) with the tongue-in-cheek musical comedy Xanadu that became a surprise Broadway hit. After the holidays Village Theatre will present the award-winning comedic farce, The Foreigner, and that is immediately followed up with the world premiere musical, The Tutor; a new musical comedy about an aspiring young novelist and his sullen 16-year old student. The final show of Village Theatre’s 34th season is the blockbuster Broadway hit Funny Girl. Fifty years earlier Funny Girl launched Barbra Streisand’s career into the stratosphere; casting details for this highly anticipated “career-making” regional production will be released early in 2014.
What happens when you can’t figure out who you are? Can someone who doesn’t believe in love fall in love? Is revolution really possible? QTET 2010 takes on some huge questions and finds some unexpected answers in BREAKING CHARACTER an original play created by an ensemble of queer youth artists. This show will take you on a life changing field trip, challenge what you see when you look in the mirror and may even get the boy with purple hair just within reach... or land you in the middle of a full blown tornado. The good kind.
The Young Americans’ Theatre company is Seattle’s only entirely youth run theater company. Every summer we produce a full season, including a festival of one acts and two main stage shows. The Young Americans’ Theatre Company is dedicated to producing work that speaks to, inspires, and authentically provokes discussion within the young Seattle community.
Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN) proudly commences its 28th School Season in October of 2011, presenting another extraordinary season of exuberant and youthful storytelling. Since 1984, Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN) has been one of the region’s premier youth arts organizations, providing a wide range of dynamic programming for thousands of children and families. Each year, YTN presents professional theatrical productions and special events, offers year-round classes and provides outreach programs for diverse communities throughout the region. Our 28th season of plays will lift your spirits and send children on one fantastic journey after another. “Theatre by kids and for kids” blends dynamic storytelling with high-quality productions to launch a child’s imagination to new heights.
Personality! You've got it - They want it - you'll show it the minute you come in the door. Just once pay attention to every little thing you do at an audition; are you pleased? Fix anything you can & want, then forget about the details and be confident about your auditions.
Tail! Spin! is the hysterical new comedy drawn verbatim from the leaked e-mails, raunchy texts and tell-tale tweets that brought down politicians Anthony Weiner, Mark Sanford, Larry Craig and Mark Foley. With SNL Alum Rachel Dratch! Only $55!