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Valtesse doesn’t mess around with its elaborate cabaret style. Photo by Jules Doyle

Valtesse’s Art of the Tease

The new female-driven cabaret company strives for a noir cinematic sophistication.

 

Nic Kay will perform at On the Boards’s Solo: A Festival of Dance. Photo by Sarah JiRhee

On the Boards and Velocity Dance Center’s New Performative Horizons

The local arts institutions continue to push creative bounds under changing leadership.

 

The finale of ‘Volta’ brings the X Games to Cirque du Soleil. Photo by Patrice Lamoureux

Cirque du Xtreme

While thematically uncentered, Cirque du Soleil’s BMX-adorned Volta still entertains.

 

Mozart Meets #MeToo in The Core Ensemble’s ‘Don Giovanni’

An ambitious, imaginative, double-cast production in which one sings, the other doesn’t.

Simply the Bess

Seattle Opera’s ‘Porgy and Bess’ is a must-see production that feels engaged with the cultural conversation.

The Midwestern tale of <em>Sweet Land</em> makes its West Coast premiere at Taproot Theatre. Photo by Erik Stuhaug

This Land Was Made for You and Me

Taproot’s ‘Sweet Land, the Musical’ doesn’t fully capture the mood of 1920s Minnesota farmland, but still manages to charm.

The Midwestern tale of <em>Sweet Land</em> makes its West Coast premiere at Taproot Theatre. Photo by Erik Stuhaug

My Favorite Martins

Steve Martin and Martin Short discuss bringing their two-man comedy extravaganza back to Seattle.

‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’: A Portrait of the Man as a Young Portrait

In Book-It’s Wilde adaptation, art imitates life imitates art imitates life….

Altiveros and Gartner as the mythic couple in Seattle Opera’s ‘O+E.’ Photo by Philip Newton

The Women of Seattle Opera Bring a Legend Into the Light

‘O+E’ strips things down for an all-female reimagining of a Greek myth.

Altiveros and Gartner as the mythic couple in Seattle Opera’s ‘O+E.’ Photo by Philip Newton
Davis’ Duchess explains the rules to Burton’s Lady Windermere. Photo by Robert Wade

Taproot Theatre Reveals Victorians’ Secrets

Oscar Wilde’s comedy demonstrates the pitfalls of virtue.

Davis’ Duchess explains the rules to Burton’s Lady Windermere. Photo by Robert Wade
Anita Yavich’s costumes combine stunningly with RETNA’s backdrops in Seattle Opera’s <em></em><em>Aida</em>. Photo by Philip Newton

Sing Like an Egyptian

The performance of Seattle Opera’s Aida can’t always match its stunning design.

Anita Yavich’s costumes combine stunningly with RETNA’s backdrops in Seattle Opera’s <em></em><em>Aida</em>. Photo by Philip Newton

Seattle Rep Announces Its 2018–19 Season

The slate includes Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights,’ Mike Daisey, and the Fremont Troll.

Students perform their original pieces prior to watching ‘Hamilton’ on March 14, 2018. Photo by Christopher Nelson

Seattle Students Find Empowering Lessons in ‘Hamilton’

High schoolers draw parallels between modern and historic struggles after watching the Broadway hit.

Students perform their original pieces prior to watching ‘Hamilton’ on March 14, 2018. Photo by Christopher Nelson
<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>.)