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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

Category: Theater
November 28, 2014 at 9:27 PM

ACT’s ageless “Carol” wins over a new fan

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Sketched Nov. 26, 2014

Somehow I missed the details of “A Christmas Carol” when I studied Dickens in grade-school in Spain — I was probably too busy reading “Don Quixote.”

This week, however, I was fully introduced to Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come during a dress rehearsal at the ACT Theatre in downtown Seattle.

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September 19, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Crowdfunded dream becomes stand-up reality

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Gabi_0918_P_Theater_03Sketched Sept. 12, 2014

Pocket Theater founder Clayton Weller is in the midst of a crowdfunded dream.

A year ago, the 29-year-old entertainment impresario was raising money for his project on Kickstarter. And on a recent Friday evening, he was sitting at the sound controls of his brand new performing venue on Greenwood Avenue North and watching spectators react to the first stand-up act of the evening.

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December 6, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Old city bathhouses stage comeback

Sketched Nov. 18, 2013 Talk about an interesting transformation. Back in the early 70s, when people stopped using the city’s historic bathhouses as places to change into their swimwear, the little brick buildings were repurposed as art centers. Currently, Seward Park’s is a ceramic studio, Madrona Beach’s hosts a dance company, and Green…

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November 4, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Neptune sails on as concert hall

Sketched Nov. 2 The U-District’s 90-year-old Neptune Theatre, which reopened as a concert and arts venue last summer, looks much the same now as it did when it was a movie house. You can still buy popcorn at the boat-shaped concession stand and admire the nautically-themed décor that includes portholes, tridents and mermaids. Once “the finest…

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