John Longenbaugh

Kids can relate: Connor Toms as Hamlet.
Kids can relate: Connor Toms as Hamlet.
Off nights: Whitehead (left) and Gouran in Swansong.

Living-Room Theater at Its Best

Seattle Shakespeare Co. nabs Swansong.

Off nights: Whitehead (left) and Gouran in Swansong.

Fluke

Most experimental theater deals with a big question: how do you wake an audience up? When conventional theater companies tackle a literary adaptation of a… Continue reading

Aylward: fiery gravitas to go.

John Aylward: The Practiced

That guy you've seen around town, and on Boston Legal, ER, and The West Wing.

Aylward: fiery gravitas to go.
Everyone loves the Moore, but no one wants to spruce it up.

Unrehabbed, Unparalleled

Back in 2000, I got a commission from the Seattle Theatre Group (STG, which operates both the Moore and Paramount theaters) to create a project… Continue reading

Everyone loves the Moore, but no one wants to spruce it up.
Farrow (in back, left) flees Disney.

Still Behavin’ After All These Years

Curtis Farrow's been a part of the Fats Waller revue for two decades.

Farrow (in back, left) flees Disney.
Radionova: “You see their excitement.”

Hot Actors With Flexibility

I was impressed, too.

Radionova: “You see their excitement.”

Jersey Boys

The passion-inducing story of four pop idols

Leggett as the BFG: surprisingly touching.

The Big Friendly Giant Tells All

Your belly gets you gigs.

Leggett as the BFG: surprisingly touching.
Hearts on Fire

Hearts on Fire

Teatro ZinZanni productions are so polished that itÂ’s easy to forget how difficult it actually is to pull off a three-and-a-half-hour spectacle of cirque, comedy,… Continue reading

Hearts on Fire
Jennifer Lyon: Operator, get me Catfight 5-1234.
Jennifer Lyon: Operator, get me Catfight 5-1234.
Familiar novelty: Hand2Mouth at OTB.
Familiar novelty: Hand2Mouth at OTB.
Clown while you can: Sachie Mikawa at Freehold’s Studio Series 2007.

Oddfellows’ New Owners Don’t Get Freehold

Other than that their space would make a great restaurant.

Clown while you can: Sachie Mikawa at Freehold’s Studio Series 2007.
Room to maneuver: K. Brian Neel in Annex’s latest.

Theaters Surviving the Capitol Hill Condos

Even if the medium's not exactly part of developers' New Seattle.

Room to maneuver: K. Brian Neel in Annex’s latest.
Hand2Mouth

Hand2Mouth

Satirizing our society through our music

Hand2Mouth
Scandiuzzi: man with a mission.

Scandiuzzi: From the Ramones and the Police to Eagles and ACT

The executive director is charged with creating a nonstop arts center.

Scandiuzzi: man with a mission.

The Life of Galileo

A battle for scientific freedom with contemporary resonance

Doubt at Seattle Rep last year. This year: 35 more theaters.

Relevance Is the Last Thing a Hot Play Is Concerned With

American Theatre Magazine, written by and for theater geeks, has just come out with its annual Season Preview, listing what all the major nonprofit U.S.… Continue reading

Doubt at Seattle Rep last year. This year: 35 more theaters.
Joyce: bringing variety back.

Kevin Joyce Plays It Plain

It's kind of a new thing for him.

Joyce: bringing variety back.

Four Picks

Bat Boy the MusicalIn homage to the dearly departed Weekly World News (the venerable tabloid rag that ceased publication last month), ArtsWest will present the… Continue reading