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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…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: classical music, Handel, holiday

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…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: 12th Avenue Arts, Alanna Saunders, New Century Theatre Company

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,…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Cafe Nordo, Culinarium, Terry Podgorski

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…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Harvard Exit, Varsity Theatre

November 28, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Share your home holiday-lights photos for a chance to win $100

The Northwest may be dark in winter, but household holiday lights displays help dispel the gloom. Share your illuminations with Seattle Times readers by uploading a photo, below. If you want readers to be able to see your display in person, you may include your address in the description. But you don’t have to. Our favorite will…


Comments | More in Reader photos | Topics: Holiday light displays, holiday lights 2014

November 25, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Author David Mitchell on ‘The Bone Clocks’

The dazzling David Mitchell has published several mind bending novels, including “Cloud Atlas” and this year’s “The Bone Clocks.” In Mitchell’s latest, an English teenager gets caught up in a mind-bending battle between opposing supernatural forces, and her life is never the same. Mitchell discusses “The Bone Clocks” tonight on “Well Read,” the books and authors interview…



November 19, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Holiday theater season: Beware of ticket brokers

A timely reminder, as the holiday theater season begins: Beware of high-priced ticket brokers. It’s perfectly legal in this state for a third-party ticket broker to buy blocks of tickets to, say, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Nutcracker,” or the 5th Avenue Theater’s “A Christmas Story,” or any of a number of other high-profile holiday shows, and…



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