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December 17, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Madeleine Albright’s powerful pins coming to Bellevue

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright always went forth armed with diplomatic acumen and a snazzy brooch pinned to her jacket. She picked out many of them based not on their price tag, but what they symbolized; after Saddam Hussein’s press referred to her as an “unparalleled serpent,” she wore a snake pin to…

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December 13, 2014 at 3:43 PM

‘Something Rotten’ may skip Seattle en route to Broadway

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: Playbill.com reports that “Something Rotten” — a world premiere musical slated for April 29 to May 24, 2015, at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre — may bypass Seattle and go straight to Broadway in early 2015. Reached for comment Saturday, executive producer and artistic director David Armstrong said, “There’s discussion…

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December 11, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Olympic Sculpture Park reschedules lights night

Today’s weather isn’t conducive to gathering outdoors by the water and looking at lights, so Seattle Art Museum has rescheduled its SAM Lights event for 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 18. On that night, you can stroll through the Olympic Sculpture Park on a path illuminated with hundreds of lights and luminarias, listen to music and…

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December 10, 2014 at 2:25 PM

New tenant for the old doll museum in Bellevue

The KidsQuest Museum, now residing in the Factoria Mall in Bellevue, just received more funding in its quest for a new home. The city of Bellevue’s just-approved budget includes $2 million for KidsQuest; that puts the museum’s Good to Grow Campaign at $6 million, halfway toward its $12 million goal to purchase and renovate…

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December 5, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Let the ‘Messiah’ season begin

We just had snow, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. It’s now time, then, for Messiah December. Here are some places to enjoy Handel’s masterpiece: –Inverse Opera is first out of the gate, with director Robert Scherzer at the helm of a staged concert version starring 12 regional performers. It’s a simple approach, Scherzer says, with…

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December 4, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Arts news: New Century season, Kirkland actor in ‘Peter Pan’

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: New Century’s first shows at 12th Avenue Arts New Century Theatre Company, one of the three theater companies in residence in the new 12th Avenue Arts building, has announced its first two-show season in the Capitol Hill housing and cultural complex. The company’s initial production in the space will be…

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December 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Café Nordo opening postponed until March

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: Café Nordo has postponed the opening of the Culinarium, its new dinner-performance show place in Pioneer Square until March 5, 2015. Construction of the new quarters, in the historic 1890s-era Globe Building where Elliott Bay Book Company was formerly located, is well underway. But according Café Nordo co-founder Terry Podgorski,…

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December 2, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Harvard Exit Theatre will close in January, Varsity changes hands

Update, 11:12 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3: Looks like the Varsity Theatre will indeed continue as a cinema. Darren Willis, general manager of University District Parking Associates (which owns the building in which the Varsity resides), said this morning, “We’re in the final stages of negotiation with an established operator, and as soon as there’s something…

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November 14, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Theater news: Seattle Children’s Theatre, Rain City Projects

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: Manager leaves Seattle Children’s Theatre Seattle Children’s Theatre has announced that Mary Ann Ehlshlager is no longer with the company. Ms. Ehlshlager, a former staffer at the Delaware Theatre Company, was managing director of SCT for the past two and a half years. No reason was given for her departure. In a…

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