Archive for the ‘Theater and Stage’ Category

Posted by on Apr 12th, 2014

One of Seattle’s most prestigious theater companies, the Tony Award winning SEATTLE REPERTORY THEATRE announced the productions for their 2014/2015 »

Posted by on Apr 10th, 2014

So much naughtiness in one theater building. Who would have ever thought we’d be saying that about ACT, Seattle’s beloved »

Posted by on Mar 15th, 2014

Two plays and a return visit from a beloved local burlesque show…here’s the poo on these Seattle area stage works »

Posted by on Mar 14th, 2014

Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman. Lyrics by Alan Menken. Based on the film by »

Posted by on Feb 6th, 2014

Laura Griffith has recently starred in both The Music Man and Candide (going backward in time) at the 5th Avenue Theatre, »

Posted by on Jan 31st, 2014

(It’s only the first month of the new year and I’m already getting behind on theatrical reviewing duties, so it’s »

Posted by on Jan 17th, 2014

Review: The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer. Produced by Strawberry Theatre Workshop. Directed by Sheila Daniels. With Greg Lyle-Newton, Rob »

Posted by on Jan 16th, 2014

Review: JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA. Music by Richard Thomas. Book & Lyrics by Stewart Lee & Richard Thomas. Produced by »

Posted by on Jan 16th, 2014

The gays are taking over Seattle area theaters in January…alert Westboro Baptist Church. No, we’re not talking about the ACTORS, »

Posted by on Jan 10th, 2014

One of my favorite parts of Seattle Gay Scene is covering theater and the opportunity to help create the Seattle »

Posted by on Jan 9th, 2014

It’s an exciting time of year for theater nerds. After the endless series of Holiday Themed Shows from Thanksgiving through »

Posted by on Jan 3rd, 2014

Review: EVITA. Lyrics by Tim Rice. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Original Choreography by Rob Ashford. Directed by Michael Grandage. »

Posted by on Dec 17th, 2013

Larry Kramer’s powerful play about the early days of the AIDS crisis, “The Normal Heart” seemed destined to fade away »

Posted by on Dec 4th, 2013

What is between 8 and 15 years of age, eats constantly, sings, dances, acts, and needs constant supervision? The 48 »

Posted by on Nov 14th, 2013

Review: “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” Book by Stephan Elliot & Allan Scott. Music & Lyrics by Various. Directed by »

Posted by on Nov 9th, 2013

Wade McCollum says that he has always enjoyed playing old women, and sometimes old men. He says, “I’ve always played »

Posted by on Nov 1st, 2013

A Tony-nominated play, Peter and the Starcatcher, has floated, on tour, into the Moore Theatre here in Seattle, but it’s »

Posted by on Oct 29th, 2013

Theatre Puget Sound’s Gregory Awards, honoring excellence in Seattle area theater, happened last night at The Neptune Theatre and our »

Posted by on Oct 23rd, 2013

You have  till November 3, 2013 to see a great rendition of the classic musical, Anything Goes! Touring from the Roundabout »

Posted by on Oct 12th, 2013

Review: “Carrie: The Musical” Music by Michael Gore. Lyrics by Dean Pitchford. Book by Lawrence D. Cohen. Based on the »

Posted by on Oct 11th, 2013

Review: “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum. Original film music by Harold Arlen. Original film lyrics by E. »

Posted by on Oct 8th, 2013

There’s a trend now to involve television audiences in rooting for performers who vie for starring roles in major musicals. »

Posted by on Sep 20th, 2013

Book writer Rupert Holmes seems like he’s feeling really great about now in the process of previews for the new »

Posted by on Sep 13th, 2013

Continuing the inside look behind the making of the new musical Secondhand Lions as it develops at The 5th Avenue Theatre, »

Posted by on Sep 10th, 2013

With great excitement, after years of wishing, I’ve gotten access to some fly-on-the-wall time at the creation of a major »

Posted by on Aug 23rd, 2013

Some swell feller named Michael Strangeways reviewed Annex Theater’s production of The Half Brothers Brand Old-Time Variety Show (running through »

Posted by on Aug 15th, 2013

Just in time for the fourth cycle in the Ring extravaganza at Seattle Opera, theater entrepreneurs Richard Ziman and Leslie »

Posted by on Aug 12th, 2013

The popular movie-turned-musical Sister Act is returning to Seattle from August 20 to August 25 at the Paramount Theatre. The »

Posted by on Aug 10th, 2013

Sometimes, if you’re a live theater nerd, you just feel like going on a theater bender and seeing as many »

Posted by on Aug 8th, 2013

Mr. Strangeways has been glued to his computer every day this week from about noon to 2pm as Theater Puget »

Posted by on Jul 27th, 2013

Review: “Trouble in Mind” by Alice Childress. Produced by the Intiman Festival. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton. With Tracy Michelle Hughes, »

Posted by on Jul 23rd, 2013

Review: “Gruesome Playground Injuries” by Rajiv Joseph. Produced by Azeotrope and Serin Ngai. Directed by Desdemona Chiang. With Richard Nguyen »

Posted by on Jul 15th, 2013

The 5th Avenue is fast becoming a reliable conduit for developing musicals that end up on Broadway. This July, previews on »

Posted by on Jul 3rd, 2013

Pride is done…praise Zeus, but now it’s time to get back to work. Oh, screw that…here’s a delightful entertainment you »

Posted by on Jun 29th, 2013

One Night Only – FREE July 2nd 7:00pm, at the Neptune:  David & Jonathan: A Modern Day Retelling of the »

Posted by on Jun 24th, 2013

During what appears to be a new escalating phase of the Republican “war against women” and internet conversations regarding “rape »

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