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Theater Review (Seattle): ‘All the Way’ by Robert Schenkkan at Seattle Repertory Theatre

Jack Willis (center, as Lyndon B. Johnson) and the cast of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s 'All the Way.' Photo by Chris Bennion.

'All the Way,' Robert Schenkkan’s chronicle of the first year of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency, is a lucid, absorbing depiction of one of America’s most fascinating leaders. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Fangs’ at Eclectic Theater

(Clockwise) Chris Macdonald, Samantha Routh, Ashley Bagwell and Shane Regan in Eclectic Theater's production of 'Fangs.'

Mining dark comedy out of bouts of emotional cruelty and pointed mind games, Fangs plays like a reasonably sharp Tracy Letts facsimile. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Hamlet’ at New City Theater and ‘Twelfth Night’ at Seattle Shakespeare Company

Mary Ewald in Hamlet

Seattle audiences have a couple of Shakespeare options these next few weeks, but only one is a cohesive theatrical experience. 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): ‘Mary’s Wedding’

Maya Sugarman and Conner Neddersen in NCTC's production of 'Mary's Wedding.' Photo by Chris Bennion

NCTC maintains its high standards with a largely beautiful, strongly acted production of Stephen Massicotte’s Mary’s Wedding, but it’s limited by a trite text. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Waiting for Godot’ by Seattle Shakespeare Company

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Seattle’s ongoing Beckett Festival continues with Seattle Shakespeare’s production of Waiting for Godot, a cornerstone work in the Irish author’s oeuvre of tragicomic existentialist pondering. Director George Mount’s staging often opts for a more overtly comic tenor, and though one of the characterizations is a bit tiresome, this is an excellent showcase of Beckett’s structural and linguistic brilliance. Two of ... Read More »

Concert Review: ‘Jamming for June’ Gilda’s Club Benefit at Musicquarium Lounge – Seattle, WA 8/24/2014

Sanjaya Malakar; Photo: Max Wang

A memorable fundraising concert that featured lively performances by Sanjaya Malakar, Kristin Allen-Zito, and Lisa Fox. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Black Comedy’ by Peter Shaffer

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The well of laughter is continuously renewed in Strawberry Theatre Workshop’s production, featuring an elastic cast that bounces back from every gag with renewed vigor. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘The Hunchback of Seville’ at Washington Ensemble Theatre

The cast of WET's 'The Hunchback of Seville.' Photo by Cassandra Bell

A farce with the attention span of sketch comedy (and a hit-to-miss joke ratio to match)! Read More »

Concert Review: Justin Hayward at Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA, 6/12/14

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Justin was in fine voice, the band complemented him well, and you got the hits. But... Read More »