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TeenTix member Parker M.‘s take on 600 HIGHWAYMEN’s Employee of the Year @ On the Boards

Photo by Maria Baranova

The words “let go,” sends five girls, ages nine and ten, into a surreal routine. What must be meticulously choreographed, seems somehow loose and reminiscent. One girl dances as if completely alone, twirling and waving her arms gracefully. The others run back and forth across the tiny stage, arms locked, unified as one. They trade giggles and grins as they jostle up and down. This scene is beautiful.

Besides the laughter,...

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A peak inside ACT Theatre

TeenTix New Guard member Caroline H. spends the day at ACT Theatre

TeenTix New Guard member Caroline H. with ACT Theatre's Robert Hankin.

All we see on stage when we go to see a play are the actors and the set pieces. We notice the lights and sound, and maybe the tech crew, but there are so many parts to running a fully-functioning theater that people may not realize. I considered myself pretty knowledgeable about all things theater, but I still had a lot to learn on my mini-mentorship with Robert Hankin, the Associate Director of Development at ACT Theatre. He...

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Get Steampunked & Attend a #GHOSTSTORYPIZZAPARTY!

Join TeenTix, Pork Filled Productions, and Washington Ensemble for two upcoming, unforgettable special events!

Wanna get acquainted with the TeenTix community? There's no better way than to attend one of our ~special events~ produced in cooperation with our partner organizations. The best part about seeing one of these shows? Proceeds from the tickets you purchase always support TeenTix and our mission to ensure equitable access to the arts for all young people. Ready, set, GO get some art!

STEAMPUNKED! | tickets
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2016 Summer Opportunities for Teens

Whatcha doin' this summer? Wonder no more with this ~comprehensive list~ of amazing classes, workshops, and more from our partners. Go forth and summer on!

DANCE

- Dance your face off at Spectrum Dance Theatre! Ages 7 - 14 can apply for Rumpelstiltskin at Musical Theatre Camp or at Drama/Dance Camp's Trickster Tales from Around the World. Get your body movin' with these courses

FILM

- If video production and media skills are your thang, give Reel Queer Youth of Three Dollar Bill Cinema a try. You and your classmates will take an idea from conception to production over...

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Actual Live Teens Talk About the Arts

On Wednesday, April 9th, representatives of TeenTix partner organizations, supporters, and other friends gathered at the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at Benaroya Hall for the First Annual TeenTix Partner Meet-Up. The Meet-Up closed with a half-hour-long panel where members of The New Guard, TeenTix's Teen Arts Leadership Society, talked about their experiences as avid arts-goers, and answered questions from the audience. 

Our...

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Attention, South Sound Teens!

​Want to see TeenTix represented in Pierce County?! Take our survey below!

Thine beauteous county!

The Arts & Culture Coalition of Pierce County and the City of Tacoma are working with us in hopes of bringing TeenTix to The 253! The most important part of this feasibility study is hearing from YOU. We want to know if/how the arts fit into your life now, and if/how that could change if TeenTix was introduced to your home turf.

If you're a teen that lives in Pierce County, please take this survey that'll ask about your...

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Spring Break RULES with Reel Grrls!

​These two amazing classes start this Spring - but there's a limited amount of time to apply!

Apply by THIS FRIDAY to make your spring break awesome.

Looking to step up your media skills this Spring? You've come to the very specific, totally right place. Reel Grrls is offering TWO short classes in April that YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT.

 

 

  • If you're female, transgender, or gender non-conforming and between the ages of 9 - 15, take a look at Animate Your World! This course focuses on creating a stop-motion animation using clay, paper, puppets, whiteboards, toys, and...
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Call for Entries: 20 Under 20 @ BAM

​Imagine having your work displayed in an art museum--now make it a reality!

Submit your art and you could be featured at BAM!

Bellevue Arts Museum and the Teen Arts Council are pleased to present an exhibition showcasing young artists in the Puget Sound area. Local artists under the age of 20 may apply to have their artwork featured in the 20 Under 20 Exhibition, which will be on view in BAM's Community Education Gallery from June 3 to October 9.

This exhibition is designed to feature youth ages 13 – 19 as emerging artists, and is juried by the...

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Show off your chops in the Musical Theatre Songwriting Challenge!

​#IWriteSongs16 is just beginning. See how you can enter and win!

The Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge focuses on songs that could appear in a musical. You could be the next big composer!

Are you a musician? Obsessed with musical theatre? Think you have what it takes to compose an original, winning song? THIS IS FOR YOU.

The Songwriting Challenge is your chance to showcase your songwriting talents and compete for the opportunity to be one of three finalists traveling to New York City to:

  • Participate in an intensive songwriting workshop with professional musicians, singers, songwriters, and producers...
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Love is in the Air!

​Our partners sure know how to make us feel special. Check out these Valentine's Day themed events that you can get into for just $5!

Le Chauds Lapins appear at Town Hall on Valentine's Day.

DANCE

Roméo et Juliette

A perfectly timed Valentine, Roméo et Juliette beautifully details the intoxicating passion of Shakespeare’s great play with heartbreaking beauty. The ballet’s contemporary design and choreography glow while the PNB Orchestra perfectly plays Prokofiev’s powerfully haunting score.

MUSIC

Prom Queen

Prom Queen's sound is cinematic, vintage and dark: drawing comparisons to contemporary...

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Live Music + Photography = Oh Snap!

​Combine your love of live music and photography by applying to Oh Snap! presented by the YAB.

Youth Advisory Board (YAB) members pose next to the EMP.

EMP’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is hosting Oh Snap!, a photography contest highlighting live performances in the Seattle music scene.

A maximum of eight winners will be selected to have their photographs displayed in Soundboard Alley at EMP, a youth-designed and curated section of the museum. Those selected will also win tickets and passes to events hosted by EMP partners Vera Project, The Crocodile, and Youth in Focus. The...

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$700,000 Spent How YOU Want It.

What would you do with $700,000 of the City's budget? Share your idea at a Youth Voice, Youth Choice Assembly!

Youth Voice, Youth Choice is a new Participatory Budgeting (PB) Initiative from the City of Seattle. Focusing on engaging people who have historically not been involved in government, PB is a democratic process where community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.

Youth Voice, Youth Choice involves four steps. First, community members will come up with ideas for public projects they would like to see...

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Spring into these Teen Opportunities!

Keep the good vibes going with these ~super fun~ opportunities, just for YOU! 

Spring has almost sprung, and our partners' education programs are in full swing! Check out these opportunities below and make the most of the season.

Henry Teen Collective @ Henry Art Gallery
February 25 through May 12
Thursdays, 3:30–5:00 PM

What makes a museum like the Henry tick? What role can you play in bringing contemporary ideas to life? The Henry Teen Collective is a team of curious and enthusiastic youth...

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New Partners = More Art for YOU!

​Welcome Hugo House, Moisture Festival, West of Lenin, and Mirror Stage to the TeenTix family!

The Aviatrix wow audiences at Moisture Festival. Photo by John Cornicello, Cornicello Photography

Big, super happy, exciting news: TeenTix just added FOUR new partner organizations to our list! Wowza, this list is growing fast--give a warm welcome to our newest additions: Hugo HouseMoisture FestivalWest of Lenin, and Mirror Stage

 

Picured: Prelude to a Kiss at West of Lenin, event at the Hugo House.

 

 

Make sure you keep up with the events these partners offer by visiting them on their partner pages,...

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MEMBERS: Help us build a mobile app!

​Have you dreamed of carrying TeenTix with you wherever you go? Help make it happen!

This could be you + your phone +TeenTix on the go. Chyeah.

Very exciting news is on the horizon--TeenTix is working with a group of incredible folks to build a mobile app so you can have your pass/our calendar wherever you go!

The thing is--we can't do it without your feedback. Fill out this survey and enter to win ~prizes~: tickets to Brooklyn Bridge @ SCT, Unexpected Productions, and a couple of framed SEATTLE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE and SEATTLE OF THE DEAD old-movie-themed posters. The...

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This is Real Life: Teatro ZinZanni is now a TeenTix Partner!

You can see this amazingness with your TeenTix pass--see rules and restrictions below. But like... look at this first and rub your eyes for a sec. (Spiegeltent Photography. Photo: Michael Craft)

Is this real life, or are we dreaming? *pinch* OH YEAH NO IT'S REAL. Teatro ZinZanni is now a TeenTix partner! (Our 60th, at that!)

Because TZ is so special, TeenTix has a very special arrangement with them. It's pretty particular, but easy to understand--so read on!

Teatro ZinZanni's main event is part circus, part dinner theatre, and always magical.  The show is a three-hour whirlwind of international cirque, comedy,...

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Welcome foundry10, our Newest Community Partner!

​Check out these free or super-low-cost upcoming events & classes!

Please join TeenTix in welcoming foundry10 into our growing list of FRENZ (aka Community Partners)! 

Foundry10 is a not-for-profit educational organization. They see learning as an opportunity to be curious and explore both inside of classrooms and beyond. Their work includes running programs, collaborating with teachers and industry partners, and conducting scientific research, all to build an expanded and accessible...

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Get Your Sugarplums On

​PNB loves you.

PNB soloist Joshua Grant as the Mouse King, and PNB School student Joh Morrill as the Nutcracker in the battle scene from George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Photo © Angela Sterling.

As all you old school TeenTixers know, Pacific Northwest Ballet's wildly popular Nutcracker ballet is the only PNB show all year that is not TeenTix eligible. However, because they love us so much, PNB always puts aside a little stash of TeenTix tickets for one Nutcracker performance each year. It is an amazing, annual tradition that draws teens from far and wide. You won't want to miss it.

And this year, there's a new...

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A Graceful Collision Between New and Old

A review* of PNB's Emergence by Jessamyn G.

PNB Company in Emergence © Angela Sterling

I am so thankful for the opportunity to go to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Emergence. The program featured four contrasting pieces, each of which were incredibly unique, and brought a different tonality to the theater.

To begin the program, the curtain opened up to a piece titled Sum Stravinsky choreographed by Kiyon Gaines, that made its world premiere in 2012. I found it to be an excellent way to introduce the program. It is...

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Donate to THE 2016 ACCESS FUND + #FlexYourTeenTixMuscles by December 31!

Join our friendly competition + make sure that life-changing arts experiences remain within reach for #EverySingleTeen by making a donation to TeenTix before December 31st! 

Week 6 update of the #FlexYourTeenTixMuscles challenge!

It's in YOUR power to ensure that life-changing arts experiences remain within reach for all teens! Donate to TeenTix before December 31st.

Tis' the season for giving, and when you give to TeenTix you can start the new year knowing that you did your part to keep safe, enriching, empowering, inspiring arts experiences accessible to ALL young people. 

TeenTix is a member-sustained organization. This means that TeenTix...

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