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Fierstein Shines in Fiddler on the Roof

Fierstein Shines in Fiddler on the Roof
... DC  (map it) Dates & Times – Through Sunday, May 2, 2010. Tickets - $51.50  and are available online or by phone at 800-447-7400.  The theater does not allow children under the age of 4 years. Nearest Metro Subway Station – Metro Center – Blue, Orange or Red lines, or Federal Triangle – Blue and Orange lines, then a 3-block walk, or use the DC Circulator bus. Parking – Limited metered street parking and area paid garage parking is available. Images -  The Tony® Award-winning musical...
April 28th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Broadway, featuredarticle, plays, The Arts, theater

Writers Writing about Writing – A Review of [title of show]

Writers Writing about Writing – A Review of [title of show]
... day now. The pair, after not  being able to come up with a good idea for their play, decide to write about two unknown guys writing a musical for a theater festival. The laughs start at the untitled opening number appropriately titled “Untitled Opening Number”, a song and dance number that, if you have seen any big Broadway musical, will instantly remind you of the Broadway musical opening number formula. After the two get past the initial writer’s block and start writing the first...
April 16th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Arlington, theater, top-feature

Seattle Rep Announces 2010-11 Season Line Up

Seattle Rep Announces 2010-11 Season Line Up
Seattle Repertory Theatre announces its line up for the 2010-11 theater season with a mix of traditional and new productions. Take a look: God of Carnage – October 1st – 24th, 2010 at Bagley Wright.  Winner of the 2009 Tony for Best Play. Three Tall Women – October 22nd – November 28th, 2010 at Leo K.   A compelling production from Edward Albee. Dancing at Lughnasa – November 12th – December 5th, 2010 at Bagley Wright.  Another Tony award winning production. The K of D, an urban...
April 7th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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A Rare Tribal Art Exhibition and A Rarer Play

A Rare Tribal Art Exhibition and A Rarer Play
An exhibition on Gond Art and a theater production by Bollywood actors. The Gond Art exhibition has uninhibited sculptures, while the play has uninhibited memories of politically significant events. Read on for more details. Gond Art Exhibition Art Exhibition in New Delhi The first ever exhibition of Gond sculptures is on its way in New Delhi. The exhibition, called Dog Father, DOG Mother, Their Daughter & Other Stories, is the first by Sukhnandi Vyam from Madhya Pradesh. The artist has worked...
March 30th, 2010 | induspride | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Art, featuredarticle, theater

Enchanted April Debuts at Centerstage Theatre

Enchanted April Debuts at Centerstage Theatre
... the production with a woman friend, who appreciates the themes and nuances of what today would be a no-brainer decision. Centerstage is community theater at its very best, and the Knutzen Family Theatre is a great location to showcase these local actors.  Centerstage offers great productions, solid and often inspired performances, and very affordable prices.  Grab a friend or two and head off to see Enchanted April or an upcoming production.  Ain’t Misbehavin’ will be the next production...
March 29th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, Federal Way, theater

Upcoming Performances in Tacoma Theater District

Upcoming Performances in Tacoma Theater District
Tacoma has a vibrant and growing theater District, providing quality music, comedy, dance, drama, movies, and other performances in three venues:  Pantages theater, Rialto theater, and Theatre on the Square.  The Spring Season for the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts is well under way, but there’s still time to catch a great performance. Here’s what’s on the calendar. March: 12th – 21st – Defending the Caveman (Theatre on the Square) 19th – Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (Rialto) 19th...
March 15th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dance, music, The Arts, theater

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Orange County

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Orange County
... and magic at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, free for children, and includes green mint ice cream! Irish Hooley at the Irvine Barclay theater in Irvine, CA (map) on March 17th at 8 p.m. The Irish Hooley sold out last year, and is back again for 2010! Irish Hooley (meaning “boisterous party”) celebrates this St. Patrick’s Day in a “kick up your heels and join in the fun” family concert. The night will include pipes, flutes, harp, fiddles, bodhráns, dancing,...
March 3rd, 2010 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, festival, golf, theater

Cute Chihuahuas & Lots of Pink in Legally Blonde The Musical

Cute Chihuahuas & Lots of Pink in Legally Blonde The Musical
The movie was adorably cute and funny, and Legally Blonde The Musical, now playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre, promises audience the same enjoyable, if saccharine, experience. Hello Harvard! You're going pink, thanks to Elle (Becky Gulsvig) and her best friend Bruiser the dog (Frankie) in the National Tour of Legally Blonde the Musical playing at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre from Feb 23-March 14 The Plot:  Elle Woods (played by Becky Gulsvig) is a college superstar.  She’s cute and perky,...
March 2nd, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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Bolshoi Ballet Performs Don Quixote in Costa Mesa

Bolshoi Ballet Performs Don Quixote in Costa Mesa
... pas de deux, and is always a showstopping production. Don Quixote premiered in Moscow in 1869 and was originally choreographed for the Bolshoi theater by Marius Petipa, a choreographer famous for his work on Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty. Location:  Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa  (map). Dates & Times:  February 24th – 27th, 2010, 7:30 pm; matinee performances on February 27-28th, 2 pm Tickets:   Start at $21.  Available...
February 19th, 2010 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Bolshoi Ballet, featuredarticle, theater

The Butterfly Lovers Comes to Seattle Paramount Theatre

The Butterfly Lovers Comes to Seattle Paramount Theatre
The beauty and artistry of the Beijing Dance Academy comes to Seattle in The Butterfly Lovers, the story of a forbidden marriage that’s been hailed as China’s Romeo & Juliet. The story tells of Zhu Yingtai, a beautiful and intelligent woman, who is the only daughter in a wealthy family.  She convinces her father to allow her to attend school, but since this is a tradition only permitted boys, she must disguise herself so that she might be allowed to study.  She meets a handsome young man...
February 6th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dance, featuredarticle, performing arts, theater

See a Play This Weekend at Chicago’s Millennium Park

See a Play This Weekend at Chicago’s Millennium Park
... it or not, it is also the place be in the winter. Through January 30, the park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion is offering Moby Dick as part of its new theater lab series called In the Works. The In The Works series gives people a chance to sit on the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, experiencing “works in development” by local theater artists and companies. Moby Dick, which tells the story of Captain Ahab and the White Whale through puppetry and music, will be ready for a full presentation in...
January 29th, 2010 | Lisa Davis | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Chicago, Millennium Park, Moby Dick, play, theater

Glengarry Glen Ross at Seattle Rep

Glengarry Glen Ross at Seattle Rep
Four very competitive real estate agents go head-to-head in an intense sales competition, often employing underhanded and unethical conduct as they do just about anything to make a sale to unwilling, unwitting or unqualified buyers.  It may sound like a snippet from recent financial headlines, and perhaps it was, but it is also the plotline of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Glengarry Glen Ross. The sales competition is a bread and butter matter for the salesmen, as two will continue...
January 26th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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A Classic Greek Myth Gets Updated

A Classic Greek Myth Gets Updated
In Orestes, A Tragic Romp at the Folger theater in Washington, DC, Orestes returns home after being in exile during the Trojan War.  Upon his father’s return, his mother Clytemnestra and her lover, Aegisthus, kill Agamemnon.  In retaliation, both murders are  killed in retaliation and Orestes and Electra, his sister, stand in judgment for their crimes in front of the citizens and the gods. The gripping re-imagined drama, written by playwright Anne Washburn (author of author of The Internationalist,...
December 21st, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, plays, The Arts, theater

Young Frankenstein is Alive in Washington, DC

Young Frankenstein is Alive in Washington, DC
The classic Mel Brooks monster movie, Young Frankenstein, has been recreated into a monstrous new musical play, direct from Broadway.  And over the holiday season, Young Frankenstein the musical, is playing in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center. The story follows the talented Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Fronkensteen) as he attempts to escape his family’s dubious past but still complete his grandfather’s masterwork – resuscitating a corpse. Together with his bent-over and bumbling...
December 15th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: featuredarticle, Kennedy-Center, The Arts, theater

The Santaland Diaries: Irreverent Holiday Humor

The Santaland Diaries: Irreverent Holiday Humor
If you’re looking for a bit of irreverence during the holiday season, look no further than Seattle Public theater and its production of David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries. David Sedaris is a humorist and best selling author.  While working odd jobs in Chicago, and reading his diary in a local club, he was discovered by a Chicago radio show host who asked him to appear on a weekly radio show.  He debuted on National Public Radio in 1992 reading an essay that described his experiences working...
December 12th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, Holiday events, theater

REVIEW: Jack & the Beanstalk Panto-Style

REVIEW: Jack & the Beanstalk Panto-Style
... likely that there’s something waiting to be discovered. Princess Tamara (Alicia Mendez) escorts the cow. For me, the  discovery was a local theater group, Centerstage, a local venue, the Knutsen Family Theatre, and the theater style of panto. First, an explanation of what panto is:  Panto, short for pantomime, is a comedy art form dating back to the middle ages in Britain.  I always thought pantomimes were silent performances, but that isn’t true at all.  Pantos follow a basic format of...
December 4th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: family events, featuredarticle, Holiday events, theater

REVIEW: Equivocation at Seattle Rep

REVIEW: Equivocation at Seattle Rep
... Prices start at $12.  Tickets are available at the Seattle Repertory Theatre box office at (206) 443-2222 or toll-free at (877) 900-9285, or at the theater website. NOTE:  I received complimentary admission to the theater as part of a press night event. Photo credit:  Courtesy of Seattle Repertory Theatre.  Photo by Jenny Graham. For press inquires please contact Katie Jackman at 206-443-2210 x1001 or press@seattlerep.org. Related places: ...
November 25th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, theater

Meet Me in St. Louis, or Issaquah, or Everett

Meet Me in St. Louis, or Issaquah, or Everett
... at Issaquah’s Village Theatre. Cast performing “The Trolley Song” in Village Theatre’s production of Meet Me in St. Louis Creating musical theater from a movie is fraught with complications, but Village Theatre’s artistic director steps up to the challenge with the warm, fuzzy, holiday production.  It’s an ambitious production featuring 26 cast members, a 12-piece orchestra, and around 122 costumes. Here’s the plot line: All-American family is living in St. Louis just as the 1904...
November 13th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Everett, Holiday events, Issaquah, theater

A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre in DC

A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre in DC
... on the road to redemption over the night of Christmas Eve.  Gero has previously been seen in his amazing portrayal of Richard Nixon in Round House theater’s Nixon’s Nixon and with the Shakespeare Theatre Company in King Lear. A new staging focusing on the music and dancing will be directed by Signature Theatre’s Michael Baron and captures the joy and magic of Dickens’s classic holiday tale. A Christmas Carol was initially published in 1843 and quickly became a popular novella.  It’s...
November 11th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: christmas, featuredarticle, The Arts, theater

Memphis Leaves Seattle and Opens on Broadway

Memphis Leaves Seattle and Opens on Broadway
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to see “Memphis” at Seattle’s 5th Avenue theater.  With a little bit of editing, here’s my review of that performance. – Playbill from Memphis the Musical on Broadway There’s much debate over the birth of rock and roll.  Did it start with Elvis?  Or did it go further back, to the rhythm and blues of what was then called “colored” music? Memphis explores that question, as it depicts the life of Huey Calhoun, a character inspired by the...
November 3rd, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: featuredarticle, theater