Roundup of reviews for shows from Annex, Seattle Shakespeare, WET and everything else! An Iliad (Seattle Repertory Theatre) – This solo show of stories from The Iliad (co-created by Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson) was recognized most for actor Hans Altwies’ strong performance. “Altwies manages his character’s mercurial turns with grace and ease—he’s an unusually Read more..
Many options for you this weekend: The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Seattle Shakespeare Company‘s modernized version of Shakespeare’s B-side was met with raves this week. “The cast did an exceptional job at uniting the extreme modernity of their new ‘world’ and the 500-year-old words of Shakespeare,” Paulina Przystupa writes on the TeenTix blog, “So much Read more..
omg, etc After a multi-week hiatus, I’m happy to announce the return of Review Friday! Completely retooled for a stronger demographic, the New Review Friday has all the hotness of the old Review Friday, with absolutely nothing changed! I hope you enjoy. Legally Blonde The Musical is in town at 5th Avenue, giving reviewers a Read more..
The plays opening last week had some “backstage” stories as well – 5th Ave brings a touring production of Intiman’s soon-to-be-ex Artistic Director Bartlett Sher and Taproot opens their doors after extensive renovation. After winning 7 Tony Awards in 2008, The South Pacific tour finally hits Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. Does it live up to Read more..
Speech & Debate at The Seattle Rep Lots of shows this week at The Seattle Rep, Balagan, Shadow & Light Theatre, Schmeater, Village, and more! The youth-centric, local-cast Speech & Debate opened last week at The Seattle Repertory Theatre. While some had issues with the light script tackling huge issues, most agreed the cast brought Read more..
Marya Sea Kaminski in "Electra" The crazy holiday season is over, and theaters are starting back up with non-Christmas shows. What better time for a greek tragedy? Electra opened at the Seattle Shakespeare Company, and the reviews are astounding. The Seattle P-I says “I’m willing to bet that in December “Electra” will remain one of Read more..
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And by that I mean Christmas is in a week. Nearly every play in town is holiday-themed, so bring a Santa hat if you’re headed out tonight. Here’s a summary of what reviewers thought of the holiday productions: 5th Avenue brought back White Christmas from their 2006 Read more..
Happy Thanksgiving Eve, everybody! The critics were all sold on Equivocation, the new play at the Seattle Repertory Theatre that was imported directly from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Jay Irwin at Broadwayworld.com was blown away, saying “wow” no more than 70 times in his 6 paragraph review. Brendan Kiley at The Stranger says “what Shakespeare Read more..
Here you are.. some reviews! More reviews for the Theater Schmeater shows: The Seattle Times enjoyed the actors in At Home at The Zoo, saying they “brilliantly reinforce Albee’s concerns with alienation, loneliness and class differences in the United States.” The Stranger didn’t really like the new first act but calls The Zoo Story (now Read more..
Artifacts of Consequence The Satori Group makes a big splash in their latest production, Theater Schmeater debuts a new act by Albee, and Opus continues to impress. It’s.. the week in reviews! A little late. Darn that power outage.. The post-apocalyptic Artifacts of Consequence has it all, according to reviews: a stellar cast with Read more..