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Nonlinear storytelling becomes a hurdle for both shows to overcome in their pursuit of proving the value of every moment we have on Earth.
Conversations about the obstacles faced by Black artists within the theater industry grew over the last few years. Now, two productions bring that to the Seattle stage.
Debra Ann Byrd's one-person, autobiographical show details the pain of a dream deferred and the inspiration of a dream realized.
You’ve seen their work on stages across the city, but how much do you know about these five local actors? Find out more about them and their plans for 2023.
From a rarely seen Lorraine Hansberry work to a celebration of a theater legend, Seattle theaters have plenty to look forward to for your 2023 calendar.
Our arts and culture writer looks back at a year in flux for our city’s arts scene.
The musical, which adapts the 2001 movie directed by Baz Luhrmann, prioritizes spectacle, to the detriment of the love story at its heart.
Seattle-area residents have two chances to experience Austen's world onstage: a "Pride and Prejudice" continuation and an improvised Austen-inspired play.
With "Q Brothers Christmas Carol" and the world premiere of "Mr. Dickens and His Carol," ArtsWest and Seattle Rep try new spins on Dickens' classic tale.
Led by Kataka Corn as Dorothy, 5th Avenue's outstanding production of "The Wiz" offers showstopping songs and a jaw-dropping costume design.
For some within the Black community, “The Wiz” has been part of their life for years, but they’ve rarely had the chance to see a production like 5th Avenue’s.
This year, Seattle theaters offer a mix of classic tales and clever twists on familiar stories. Oh, and Paddington is here to save Christmas.
The ending of this production of a seldom-produced James Baldwin play, from The Williams Project and LANGSTON, left our critic stunned.
By utilizing a nightly audience survey, Pony World’s take on Wilder’s “Our Town” examines what of the classics should be kept and what should be left behind.
The Seattle star made big waves in the theater world after she spoke openly about her experience in the Broadway revival of "1776."
This world premiere play from Joy McCullough centers on community when the government, police and church fail in their support of women.
By adding artists to the season planning process and carefully curating their gallery, ArtsWest is looking to expand the conversation around art.
After 20 years in various roles around the Seattle theater, ushering in programming like Seattle Rep's Public Works, Abraham will head to Glencoe, Illinois.
Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's 1960 novel seeks to update and rectify issues in the source material. The question remains if it went far enough.
You need to see this play "not only for its incisive brilliance, but because it's somehow managed to become even more timely," our theater critic writes.
With “The Boy Who Kissed the Sky” opening Seattle Children’s Theatre’s season, Idris Goodwin is ready to introduce Seattle to his artistic vision.
The Halloween season offers plenty of chances for haunts and frights. Here are some local experiences to consider as you plan your October outings.
José Rivera's play, through the use of magical realism, plays with the concept of time, and the effect love can have on it.
“The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation” is making its world premiere at the 5th Avenue Theatre. Here's how that helps the show as it turns its eyes toward Broadway.
In a Seattle run that aims to be a precursor to a Broadway stint, "Broadway Vacation" starts out hot before starting to lose its way.
Seattle's theaters have made strides in diversifying whose work is shown on area stages. What progress does a deeper dive into the upcoming season show?
Tarell Alvin McCraney's "Choir Boy" aims to make space to explore masculinity through the world of young Black men in an all-male prep school's renowned choir.
The top-grossing American play in Broadway history, James Baldwin’s earliest play, a 5th Avenue “Vacation” and more highlight a vibrant fall theater slate.
Theaters have adjusted rehearsal schedules to create a healthier work environment. What does that mean for theatermakers and the works you see onstage?
Intimacy work in theater goes beyond staging moments of physical intimacy. It extends to caring for actors of color as they prepare to take the stage.
Most of ACT's board of trustees collectively stepped down to make way for a new, more collaborative, board structure. What does that look like?