Articles Tagged ‘theatre’

Seattle Sets the Mood with these Autumn-Inspired Events

Seattle Sets the Mood with these Autumn-Inspired Events September 17, 2011 | Events, Kid Friendly, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Second Annual “This Is Halloween” From October 28th through the 31st at the Triple Door, catch the Can Can’s dazzling concoction of live music, cabaret, burlesque and film inspired by Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” and starring The Can Can Castaways, The Heavenly Spies, Orkestar...

Review: Brownie Points at Taproot Theatre

Review: Brownie Points at Taproot Theatre May 26, 2011 | Events | Read More
The thing about plays with small casts is that there’s no room for weak links. Each character must be real, every single moment of the production. Shut those characters in an isolated cabin and force them to discuss life’s most awkward topics, and you’ve got a few roles to challenge...

Review of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 Musical in Seattle

Review of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 Musical in Seattle April 11, 2011 | Events | Read More
The 1980 film with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton was an instant hit, and over two decades later the story of three women getting revenge on their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss still hits a sweet spot. The musical version of 9 to 5 opened April 7th at the 5th Avenue...

Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical Coming to Seattle

Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical Coming to Seattle March 16, 2011 | Events | Read More
The 5th Avenue Theatre will be featuring the musical version of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, starring Dee Hoty, Diana DeGarmo and Mamie Parris, from April 5th through the 24th, 2011. The title tune of the original 1980s blockbuster movie is featured in the musical version, along with over a dozen...

Review: “Next to Normal” at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Review: “Next to Normal” at the 5th Avenue Theatre February 27, 2011 | Events | Read More
The Seattle production of Next to Normal made its premiere Thursday, February 24 at the 5th Avenue Theatre, and I experienced this renowned, pop-rock, wickedly funny, and emotionally wrenching musical for the first time. Even before the show began, I admired the set; a three level structure that incorporated...

Review: 3 Screams, a Man Alone Productions Play

Review: 3 Screams, a Man Alone Productions Play February 7, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
I read lots of types of books, and I enjoy lots of types of movies. Sometimes I want a mindless laugh. Sometimes I want to see stuff blow up. Sometimes I want to think and learn. Occasionally, I read a book that I know within seconds of turning the last page that I will be reading again, or I see a movie...

Aladdin Coming to Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre

Aladdin Coming to Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre January 16, 2011 | Events | Read More
The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced the premiere of Disney’s Aladdin, a New Stage Musical, beginning July 7 and running until July 31, 2011. The musical, adapted from the 1992 animated film, will feature the Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, as well as never-before...

Lily Tomlin Live in Seattle

Lily Tomlin Live in Seattle December 26, 2010 | Events | Read More
Looking for a laugh? How about a “howlingly funny” one? The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced that on January 29th and 30th, they will be hosting comic legend Lily Tomlin and her hilarious internal cast of characters in The Best of Lily Tomlin. Sister Boogie Woman, Ernestine the Phone Lady,...

Review of A Christmas Story: The Musical

Review of A Christmas Story: The Musical December 19, 2010 | Events | Read More
I remember a month or so ago when I first saw a green bus barreling downtown with the advertisement stretched out on its side. The top half of a familiar, bespectacled blond head. The pink bunny ears. I ran home to tell my husband – “They’re doing a musical version of A Christmas Story!” Because...