Performing Arts

Virtual programming creates new opportunities for Seattle arts organizations

Digital programs allow groups to reach new audiences

Manual Cinema’s ‘Ada/Ava’ from April 2020.

Nat Rubio-Licht

On the Boards’ Northwest New Works Festival Spotlight: Dance Filmmaker Kiana Harris

Get to know this emerging artist who presents her new dance film, “Rivers of Nine,” at On the Boards’ 35th annual festival highlighting new and experimental work

“I rarely have been interested in creating work onstage,” says dance filmmaker Kiana Harris; “I knew I wanted to continue with dance but craved a new artistic medium.” For this Cornish College alumnus and Anchorage native, that meant moving from live performance to film. Her latest, “Rivers of Nine,” the third in her AJE IJO series…

Gavin Borchert

‘Mean Girls’ Meets Machiavelli in Seattle Rep’s ‘MacBeth’

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents a twisted all-female twist on the classic drama

Charlotte Schweiger (MacBeth and Company of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s “MacBeth”

Danielle Hayden

Review: Village Theatre’s Divine ‘Hairspray’

Remember how fun the show was 16 years ago? It still is

The cast of Hairspray. Hairspray Production photo.

Gavin Borchert

ArtsWest Adapts a Dated Melodrama For the Times

"An Octoroon" will have a first look show on April 3 and then will run from April 19 to May 13.

From left to right: Actors Mike Dooly, Lamar Legend and Jose Abaoag each play three roles in ArtsWest’s “An Octoroon”

Gavin Borchert

Macha Theatre Works’ ‘Smoke & Dust’ Kicks Up History’s Dirt

A new play considers an extraordinary female composer’s life with a timely twist. Our review

Bianca Raso as Liv/Barbara Strozzi and James Lyle as Josh/Giovanni Vidman in Joy McCullough-Carranza’s ‘Smoke & Dust’

Gavin Borchert

In West of Lenin’s ‘Big Rock,’ Dad and Daughter Take Each Other for Granite

Sonya Schneider’s new play touches on family trauma, with mixed results

Todd Jefferson Moore (Sands), Meg McLynn (Signe) and Evan Whitfield (Hamish) in Big Rock at West of Lenin, 2018.

Gavin Borchert

The Quick and Dirty on Seattle’s Hamilton Lottery

Still confused about those $10 Hamilton tickets? Here’s some do’s and don’ts to get you started.

If you don’t feel like paying $240 or more for Hamilton tickets, we don’t blame you. But you may have a chance on getting tickets without selling your kidney. Hamilton’s producers launched Seattle’s $10 #HAM4HAM ticket lottery on Sunday, Feb. 4. Here are the basics do’s and don’ts you need to know: DO download the…

Daria Kroupoderova

Local Theatre Legend on August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” and Leaving Seattle

After 16 years in Seattle, most recently as associate artistic director at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Marya Sea Kaminski says farewell to Seattle with an August Wilson play.

That wailing you heard rising from Seattle’s theater community last Dec. 5 was a cry of pain at the announcement that Marya Sea Kaminski would be leaving Seattle Repertory Theatre after three years as associate artistic director to take the position of artistic director for Pittsburgh Public Theater. Losing her as an administrator was only…

Gavin Borchert