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Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Matilda the Musical’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Jennifer Blood (Miss Honey), Evan Gray (Bruce), Bryce Ryness (Miss Trunchbull), Gabby Gutierrez (Matilda Wormwood) and The Company of Matilda The Musical National Tour. Photo credit: Joan Marcus.

Despite significant lyrical difficulties, this is the rare “family” musical that won’t bore kids or adults or both. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Carousel’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Julie Jordan (Laura Griffith) and Billy Bigelow (Brandon O'Neill) in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel at The 5th Avenue Theatre.  
Photo by Tracy Martin.

How do you solve a problem like the discomfiting domestic abuse apologetics in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel? Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Kinky Boots’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Kyle Taylor Parker in the national tour of 'Kinky Boots.' Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Despite a lackluster book, it would take a real grouch to totally write off 'Kinky Boots.' Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘A Room With a View’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Lucy Honeychurch (Laura Griffith) and George Emerson (Louis Hobson) in "A Room with a View." 
Photo by Tracy Martin

A valiant effort by the 5th to gussy up a lemon, but mostly to no avail. Read More »

Theatre Interview with Actress Jessica Skerritt

Jessica Skerritt (center) as Clio/Kira in Village Theatre's Xanadu. Photo by Mark Kitaoka

Skerritt sips an iced tea, speaking congenially as if across the table from a friend, as opposed to some goony reporter she's never met. Read More »

Theatre Review (Seattle): The 5th Avenue’s ‘Spamalot’ is a Silly Place

Photo by Tracy Martin. Matt Owen and Dan Stokinger Cook as pre-Sir Robin and pre-Sir Lancelot

The world needs more ways to enjoy Tim the Enchanter, killer bunnies, rude French knights, and the Knights Who Say Ni and so, my friends, here it is. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Oliver!’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Mark Jeffrey James Weber plays Oliver Twist at alternating performances.
Credit Tracy Martin

The classic musical has an amazing score and enough humor to balance the darker themes. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Oliver!’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Fagin (David Pichette, center) and company in Oliver! at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Photo by Mark Kitaoka.

This gorgeous-to-look-at production of the perennial favorite smoothes over some of its source's rough edges, but it's pretty stellar across the board. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Secondhand Lions’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Hub (Mark Jacoby), Walter (Johnny Rabe), Mae (Kendra Kassebaum) and Garth (Gregg Edelman) in Secondhand Lions at The 5th Avenue Theatre.
Credit: Tracy Martin

The company's commitment to producing new musicals is admirable, but tired retreads of properties that weren’t all that great to begin with isn’t the optimal direction to go in. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Brandon O'Neill as the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Photo by Tracy Martin.

Break out the superlatives for the 5th Avenue’s wholly entertaining production of The Pirates of Penzance Read More »