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<em>Come From Away</em> kicks off 5th Avenue Theatre’s 2018–19 season. Photo by Matthew Murphy

5th Avenue Theatre Reveals Its 2018–19 Season

Find hope in performances of musical favorites like ‘Annie’ and ‘Come From Away.’

<em>Come From Away</em> kicks off 5th Avenue Theatre’s 2018–19 season. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Alek Shrader and Daniela Mack as Berlioz’s titular sparring lovers. Photo by Jacob Lucas

The Merry War of ‘Beatrice and Benedict’ Shines Thanks to Clever Doctoring

Seattle Opera goes back to Shakespeare and enriches a slender but sparkling composition.

Alek Shrader and Daniela Mack as Berlioz’s titular sparring lovers. Photo by Jacob Lucas
Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Photo by Ani Collier

The Bleeding of Ballet

Technique and transgression fill stages this spring as two styles become one.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Photo by Ani Collier
The family of <em>Hir</em>. Photo by John McLellan

The Sunset of Masculinity

Hir at ArtsWest gives trans voices a stage to dismantle the normative.

The family of <em>Hir</em>. Photo by John McLellan
Evan Flory-Barnes (center) preps for On Loving the Muse and Family with his therapist. Photo by Shasta Bree

Working It Out

Evan Flory-Barnes is finally stepping into the theatrical spotlight. All it took was some therapy.

Evan Flory-Barnes (center) preps for On Loving the Muse and Family with his therapist. Photo by Shasta Bree
Photo by Joan Marcus

A Beginners Guide to ‘Hamilton’

Get ready for the Seattle debut of the smash-hit musical at the Paramount Theatre.

Photo by Joan Marcus
(Image courtesy <em>Hamilton</em>.)

Get Ready to Play the ‘Hamilton’ Lottery

Don’t throw away your daily shot at scoring $10 seats to see the Broadway sensation.

(Image courtesy <em>Hamilton</em>.)
Quinn Alexa Dailey tries on one of the Valkyrie costumes from Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Photo by Nate Watters

A Second Act for Costumes from Seattle Opera and Fifth Avenue Theatre

The companies clean out their closets and the costume crowd lines up.

Quinn Alexa Dailey tries on one of the Valkyrie costumes from Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Photo by Nate Watters

BenDeLaCreme’s Queer, Freaky, and Flirtatious “Gaylord Manor”

The high-camp cabaret approaches horror from a queer perspective.

Onerus’ Sci-Fi Theatre Cautions a Tech-Centric Future

Café Nordo’s new production envisions the calamity of corporate control in Cascadia 2046.

‘las mariposas Y los muertos’ Explores Hipster Appropriation in the Pitchfork Era

Benjamin Benne’s newest play wittily dives into rock and representation.

Ayad Akhtar’s ‘The Who & The What’ Takes a Philosophical Lens to Love and Islam

Faith, family, and feminism lie at the heart of this new play by Ayad Akhtar.

“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” Deftly Adapts the Brilliant Memoir for the Stage

Malika Oyetimein and Myra Platt’s production portrays Angelou through the ages.

Dusting the Crust Off ‘The Crucible’

A conversation with ACT’s John Langs on whether old dramas should keep getting restaged in Seattle.

Sara Porkalob’s ‘Dragon Lady’ Is a Celebration of the Legacies That Made Her

In her one-woman show, the artist/activist plays multiple generations of her family.

“American Archipelago” Struggles to Tie Isolated Stories into One, Cohesive Narrative

The tale of twisted fates in the United States lacks the clarity to tell an effective tale.

Jane Austen’s Song of Regret

Her bittersweet romance is translated to the stage.

Malika Oyetimein’s ‘Hoodoo Love’ Places the Story in the Audience’s Laps

The director’s take on a story of black resilience strategically engages with white audiences.