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September 26, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Weekend preview: 4 hot tickets in the cool season

The fall arts season is underway in earnest. Good thing, too, since it’s looking like we’ll need all the indoor entertainment we can get in the next few weeks. (Let the rainy season begin!) Here are a few things to put on your weekend calendar. For hundreds more, see our Fall Arts Guide. And…


Comments | More in List, Weekend preview | Topics: ACT Theatre, ayad akhtar, Carla Korbes

January 28, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Musical chairs: Nirvana out, Shackleton love story in

From Misha Berson, Seattle Times theater critic: The Seattle avatar of grunge will just have to wait.  An early explorer of the Antarctic has first dibs now, in Balagan Theatre’s lineup of new musicals. The company had planned to bring “Nirvanov,” a theater piece conflating the life of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain with Anton Chekhov’s…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: ACT Theatre, Balagan Theatre, Dan Milburn

December 17, 2013 at 1:07 PM

5 sparkling holiday shows in Seattle

Christmas is midweek, FCOL. You’ve got a whole weekend to fill before it gets here, with last-minute chores and abstention from all the holiday food. Herewith, five ways to relax, immersed in live theater. “James and the Giant Peach” at Seattle Children’s Theatre/Chris Bennion photo –“A Christmas Carol”: Let’s start with a classic. ACT Theatre presents its…


Comments | Topics: 5th Avenue Theatre, A Christmas Carol, ACT Theatre

December 9, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Macklemore and a $100 gift card: things to do this week

Pearl Jam, a pot party….the fun never seems to end in Seattle, does it? But wait, there’s more: concerts, swell art and … a chance to win a $100 Starbucks gift card. Grammys can’t hold him? Macklemore is shown in Seattle in March. / Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times Music: Locally sourced rappers Macklemore and Ryan…


Comments | More in The week ahead | Topics: 5th Avenue Theatre, A Christmas Carol, ACT Theatre

December 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Actor Christopher Evan Welch had deep Seattle roots

Christopher Evan Welch and Peggy Pope in Seattle Repertory Theatre’s “Harvey” (1993)./Chris Bennion photo Actor Christopher Evan Welch, a native Texan well-known to Seattle audiences from his school/work here, died Monday in Los Angeles. Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson shares this: There are some actors whose mere presence produces a jolt: when they step on stage, the…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: ACT Theatre, Bill Irwin, Christopher Evan Welch

November 25, 2013 at 6:30 AM

5 things to do this week: holiday fests, ‘Christmas Carol’ and more

Here at ArtsPage HQ, we are thankful for you, our readers (of the blog, and The Seattle Times as a whole). We’re also thankful that we live in such an arts-rich city, one that rewards us many times over. This weekend kicks off the “official” holiday season, so here are some events to get you…


Comments | More in List, The week ahead | Topics: 5th Avenue Theatre, A Christmas Carol, ACT Theatre

March 25, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Mudhoney, Dr. Who, botanical booze, plus 11 other things to do this week

  Mudhoney As Bob Seger (who is coming to Tacoma on Friday) once sang, “Rock and roll never forgets.” Mudhoney might agree — the group is marking its 25th anniversary with a new album and a concert at Neumos. You didn’t forget where we last left “Dr. Who,” did you? The time lord and his trusty Tardis…


Comments | More in Arts news, The week ahead | Topics: ACT Theatre, Benaroya Hall, Dr. Who