John Longenbaugh

Northern comfort: Mink as Pubertee.

Carlotta’s Troy Mink Finds a New Gig at Pubertee’s Pub

For 10 years, Seattle's late-night theater scene intermittently featured a very odd star, a slightly deranged, elderly Southern lady from small-town Kentucky. This was Carlotta… Continue reading

Northern comfort: Mink as Pubertee.
“Color-Sighted” Casting and Subsurface Diversity Make the Hsiehs More Than a Multiculti Act

“Color-Sighted” Casting and Subsurface Diversity Make the Hsiehs More Than a Multiculti Act

Kathy and David Hsieh want you to know that, in contrast to what many Seattle theater people believe, they are not married; they're siblings. But… Continue reading

“Color-Sighted” Casting and Subsurface Diversity Make the Hsiehs More Than a Multiculti Act
Killer Whales and Theremins

Killer Whales and Theremins

An all-ages rock/theater fable

Killer Whales and Theremins
Savior Behavior

Savior Behavior

What it’s like to share a house with a deity

Savior Behavior
Quaid: giving Rita a run.

The Yodeling Bull

Did you know Randy Quaid could sing?

Quaid: giving Rita a run.
Cool Minnesotan.

Esbjornson’s Brought Radical, Challenging Pieces to Seattle Rep

Critics and audiences have responded with mixed reactions.

Cool Minnesotan.

Stage

Eddie Izzard

A good sign: no infected toenails.
A good sign: no infected toenails.
The highlight: Hawkins and Anderson in Windsor.

Outdoor Theater’s Great If You Remember Sunscreen

It's remarkable what you can do in a well-equipped theater these days. Mechanical devices—like trapdoors, flying scenery, revolves, video projections, hydraulic lifts—are standard equipment, and… Continue reading

The highlight: Hawkins and Anderson in Windsor.

Annex Theatre’s Two Decades Buck Fringe Mortality Rate

The veteran theater group's moving into Northwest Actors Studio's old digs.

The Cody Rivers Show: still tops.

Five Hours of Sporadic Funniness at Seattle SketchFest

You wouldn’t guess from listless derivative crap like Saturday Night Live, but sketch can be very, very good.

The Cody Rivers Show: still tops.
Pichette as a verbose, academic Brit in a 2004 ACT production of Stoppard’s Jumpers.

The Iraq War Is a Guaranteed Good Time When Pichette Takes the Stage

DAVID PICHETTE is my favorite actor. When I call him up to tell him this, he's wary."What is this about, again?" I explain that my… Continue reading

Pichette as a verbose, academic Brit in a 2004 ACT production of Stoppard’s Jumpers.

I’m Becoming a Big Fan of High-School Musicals

These soon-to-be-former "theater geeks" are going to save the business.

Are Artists Being Exploited?

State auditors say yes. Theater companies disagree.

It’s Amazing How Much Fun You Can Have In State Prison

Just ignore the bales of razor wire at the fences.

Play time with Les Parfaits Inconnus.

Children’s Festival Looks Beyond Raffi and Rogers

Brian Faker has demonstrated with his past programming how good kid shows can be.

Play time with Les Parfaits Inconnus.
So close you can smell him.

Why Pricey ZinZanni is Seattle’s Best Entertainment Buy

It's spring, and I'm in love. It's been an intermittent but long-standing affair (we met back in October 1998), but just recently I had a… Continue reading

So close you can smell him.
David Burnahm as Fabrizio: smoothed out.

Why a Humble Piazza Is a Better Piazza

Four years ago, I saw the first Seattle version of The Light in the Piazza at Intiman. Last week, I saw the return of the… Continue reading

David Burnahm as Fabrizio: smoothed out.

ACT Is Up

Along with the melancholy news of yet another regional theater biting the dust (the 30-year-old TAG closed its doors at the end of February) is… Continue reading

Too Bad: The Sequel

Last week was the first of a two-part piece on Bad Theater. I'll confess that this week I've lost some of my heart in writing… Continue reading