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Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Sound’ by Don Nguyen at Azeotrope

L to R: Lindsay W. Evans, Cheyenna Clearbrook, and Ryan Schlecht. Photo by Richard Nguyen Sloniker.

Like the deaf teenage girl at its center, Don Nguyen’s 'Sound' is caught between two worlds. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Brechtfest’ by The Horse in Motion

L-R Dylan Smith, Shaudi Vahdat, Liza Curtiss, Nic Morden in 'Brechtfest.' Photo by Anthony White

Who knew that Bertolt Brecht, and carousing cabaret-style dinner theater are actually a pretty good fit together? Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘La Mélancolie des dragons’ at On the Boards

La Melancolie des dragons

The absurd and the sublime are conjoined in Philippe Quesne’s 'La Mélancolie des dragons.' Read More »

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): ‘John Baxter is a Switch Hitter’ at Intiman Theatre

The Seattle Fireflies take on the San Francisco Hornets in Intiman Theatre’s 'John Baxter is a Switch Hitter.' Photo by Chris Bennion.

'John Baxter is a Switch Hitter' has an intriguing premise - a straight ringer at the Gay Softball World Series - but the result is like a promising minor leaguer called up to the bigs way too early. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic’s History of 20th Century Graphic Design’ by Art Chantry

A Heretic's History

'Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic's History of 20th Century Graphic Design' is a graphic designer's archaeological “dig” through the left-over detritus of the 20th century. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Angry Housewives’ at ArtsWest

The cast of "Angry Housewives." Photo by Michael Brunk.

After a long run in the '80s, it probably shouldn't be a surprise that today 'Angry Housewives' is a quaint crowd-pleaser. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Slowgirl’ at Seattle Public Theater

Kevin McKeon as Sterling and Hannah Mootz as Becky in Seattle Public Theater's production of Slowgirl by Greg Pierce. Image copyright 2015 by Steven Sterne Photography.

This shallowly observed two-hander gives all it can within about 10 minutes. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Lizard Boy’ at Seattle Repertory Theatre

William A. Williams, Justin Huertas and Kirsten deLohr Helland in Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Lizard Boy. Photo: Alabastro Photography.

'Lizard Boy' is smart, charming and – perhaps most impressively – concise genre fare. Read More »

Theater Review Round-Up (Seattle): ‘The Comparables,’ ‘Chinglish’ & ‘Next to Normal’

Keiko Green, Cheyenne Casebier and Linda Gehringer in 'The Comparables.' Photo by Alabastro Photography

Reviews of shows from Seattle Repertory Theatre, ArtsWest, and SecondStory Repertory. Read More »