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Shredder Orpheus @ On the Boards
Shredder OrpheusOct 31 @ 9:00 PM
Ages 16+

To save the world and his kidnapped wife, Orpheus must penetrate the world of the dead and free the television airwaves. Armed with a futuristic guitar and a skateboard from hell, Orpheus storms onto the...

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My Playlist

Tenacious Picks from TeenTix Press Corps Writer Jessica J.

About the DJ: Jessica is tiny but tenacious. She has a passion for social justice, with a particular interest in diverse media representation and art as resistance, but is also deeply invested in narratives about children falling in love and saving the world (in a strange turn of art-as-wish-fulfillment). She loves thunderstorms, public transportation, and petting other people’s dogs.

1. Italo Calvino
Postmodern Italian...

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A Feast for the Senses

​Review of the common S E N S E at Henry Art Gallery

A fully immersive experience is rare when it comes to art. More often viewers are separated by glass and velvet ropes. When one gets the opportunity to leave a trace, it invokes a visceral response. With the common S E N S E, Ann Hamilton asks viewers to go beyond viewing and achieves a highly intimate relationship between the work and the viewer.

Artist Ann Hamilton has been given the unusual chance to take over the entire...

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Two and a Half Hours of Irresistible, Tubular Fun

​Review of Kinky Boots at 5th Avenue Theatre

The cast of the first national tour of Kinky Boots. ​Photo credit: Matthew Murphy.

According to Kinky Boots’ tagline, sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. In the case of the production at 5th Avenue Theatre, the musical just stands out — no fitting in required.

If you’re into the musical theater scene, you’ve probably already heard of Kinky Boots. The musical first came onto the scene in a big way in 2012, winning six Tonys — including Best Musical and Best Original Score — and nominated for...

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My Playlist

​Music, Television, Movies, and More from TeenTix Press Corps Writer Susana D.

About the DJ: Hi. My name is Susana. I am a freshman at Garfield High School. In my free time I like to play violin and soccer. I also spend hours attempting to flatten my fringe. (Harry Potter, I feel you.) I love musical theater and Studio Ghibli films, although I cannot speak Japanese to save my life — don't tell my teachers! Disclaimer: I love ranting, so watch out!

1. Frankie Cosmos
I learned about Frankie Cosmos...

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How to Follow Your Heart

​Review of Sarah Prefers to Run at Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Running is the focus of Sarah’s life, as much a part of it as breathing or sleeping. She cannot imagine life without it and wants to continue running at college in Montreal. But standing in her way is a lack of money and opposition from her mother. As Sarah fights to keep running, Sarah Prefers to Run portrays the struggle of doing what you love, no matter the cost.

When asked why she does track and field, Sarah simply...

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An Engaging Love Story

​Review of Mary's Wedding at New Century Theatre Company

Mary’s Wedding by New Century Theatre Company is an engaging, fantastic love story.

With only two actors in the whole production, a phenomenal performance is created between them. There’s a young British girl, Mary (played by Maya Sugarman), who moved to Canada with her family and the Canadian soldier (played by Conner Neddersen) who she fell in love with during the time of World War I. The whole play is a combination of...

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Parallel Lives, Unparalleled Tension

​Review of Slip/Shot at Seattle Public Theater

Quinn Armstrong as Clem. Photo by Paul Bestock.

BANG! With a single gunshot, many lives change. Seattle Public Theater’s Pacific Northwest premiere of Slip/Shot evokes serious thought about the truth behind racial tension both in the 1960s and now. Written by Jacqueline Goldfinger in 2012, the play takes place in the racially divided town of Tallahassee in 1963, where a white security guard accidentally kills an innocent young black man.

The first part of the play...

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My Playlist

​Freaking Awesome Music and Art Recommendations from TeenTix Press Corps Writer Alyssa T.

About the DJ: I’m a nerdy programmer who lives for art, music, and anything ridiculously awesome, especially the five things I’m going to tell you about. I graduated from the UW Informatics: Human-Computer Interaction program, and in my spare time, I sing, sketch, and play the viola and guitar. Over the summer, I went on an art splurge in Europe and became a cheese farmer in France for a couple weeks. It was freaking awesome....

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Shining Bright

​Review of Jewels at Pacific Northwest Ballet by Megan R.

Pacific Northwest Ballet soloists William Lin-Yee and Elizabeth Murphy with company dancers in "Emeralds." Photo by Angela Sterling.

The show starts off with a bang — or rather, with a timpani. With the glittering curtain still down, the sound of Tchaikovsky soars from the orchestra pit and fills the concert hall. Then the curtain lifts and more then a dozen dancers come into view. As they leap and twirl across the stage, the dancers, dressed in sparkly bodices and flowing green skirts, truly become jewels.

Jewels at Pacific Northwest Ballet doesn’t set...

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Like Watching a Musician Destroy His Guitar

​Reveiw of Germinal at On the Boards

From the beginning of Germinal, one can tell it's an unconventional production. The stage lights flash repeatedly into the audience, followed by a mysterious light display on stage, all narrated by bursts of nervous laughter from the audience. After the stage lights finally come fully on, one expects the actors to talk, but they can't. Rather their thoughts are projected onto the back wall of the stage, a concept which later...

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Throwback Thursday

​Review of A Chorus Line at 5th Avenue Theatre by Bella A.

The company of "A Chorus Line." Photo by Mark Kitaoka.

Two hours and 10 minutes of sitting in the gorgeous 5th Avenue Theatre with no intermission immerses you in the stories of each character encountered. A Chorus Line has the elaborate dance numbers of a Broadway showstopper, but also the intimate feel of underground theater as characters twist, twirl, yell, and even weep before you.

Winner of nine Tony Awards, this musical is regarded as a classic in the world of theater....

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Apply to be a MOHAI Youth Advisor!

Are you destined to be a curator? A docent? A leader in the arts community? It's that time of year again--applications are now open for MOHAI's Youth Advisors!

"MOHAI's Youth Advisors (MYA) is a place for high school students to investigate, explore, and be empowered to create a more teen-friendly museum. This team of 15 high school students, ages 14-18, will meet twice monthly, set goals, and review deliverables. Tasks will include spending time with visitors in the galleries, interviewing peers, attending and reviewing other cultural programs in the area, and program development at...

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The Reimagining of an American Hero

​Review of The Mountaintop at ArtsWest

As I took my seat in the ArtsWest’s beautiful theater I was immediately was entranced by the set of The Mountaintop. Rain falling down windows transported me to another time and place. If I was at all distracted before, as soon as the lights dimmed in the theater, my mind was nowhere but right there in the Lorraine Motel with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the angel who comes to visit him the night before he is to die.

The...

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Teeny Awards 2014 Recap!

​Thanks to our dedicated members, organizations, and contributors, the #TeenyAwards2014 were a smashing success!

The winners gather on stage to show off their awards.

Each year, we gather together our friends, members, and partner organizations to recognize them for the hard work they do. It's a little party we like to call The Teeny Awards. And this year, IT RULED.

Not only did we throw a bangin' party fully equipped with cupcakes, a photo booth, carnival-style swag toss, and button making--we spent the night laughing our butts off with host Lindy West, got to give away an enormous...

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A Provocative Conversation Starter

​Review of The Invisible Hand at ACT

Connor Toms as Nick. Photo by Tim Durkan.

At once thought-provoking, action-packed, and moving, The Invisible Hand opens up a conversation. It tells the story of an American economist held captive in Pakistan and tackles hefty themes — the role of journalism, the relationship between money and God, tensions between America and the Middle East, the nature of greed, racial issues, political corruption, and the desire for power — along the way. As the play unfolds, it...

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Nothing and Everything

​Review of Waiting for Godot by Seattle Shakespeare Company

Darragh Kennan, Todd Jefferson Moore and Chris Ensweiler. Photo by John Ulman.

The set is a stage within a stage. Red curtains flank a stark rock and tree — sparse and pathetic like a Charlie Brown tree — on a dull road. “There is no lack of void.” This is true of both the stage and the show. Waiting for Godot, written by Samuel Beckett, is a bizarre play in which nothing and everything happens. The plot goes in many circles from a nonsensical and hopeless beginning through many strange events and...

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The Saddest and Hardest-Hitting Fantasia Around

​Review of Angels in America, Part 1: Millenium Approaches at Intiman Theatre

It's America circa 1986, the land of the guilt-ridden and home of the closeted homosexual people. And it's the world of Tony Kushner's award-winning play, Angels in America. Subtitled “A Gay Fantasia on National Themes,” Angels in America might just be the saddest and hardest-hitting fantasia around – and it’s fantastic.

Part 1 of the play, Millennium Approaches, follows two couples in mid-1980s New York City. The first is...

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Decidedly Northwestern

​Review of Modernism in the Pacific Northwest at Seattle Art Museum

"Form Follows Man" by Mark Tobey

Unsurprisingly, the Seattle Art Museum does not fail to impress with their current Modernism in the Pacific Northwest exhibition.

Even with no knowledge of the title and just a few minutes in the gallery, anyone would know that this is artwork from the Pacific Northwest. There is a miraculous similarity in colors, mainly featuring darker earth tones that scream Pacific Northwestern. I was actually quite surprised at the...

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Save the Date for the Teeny Awards Dinner + Ceremony

​Saturday, September 20, 2014 at EMP Museum

Come and help us celebrate 10 years of empowering teen arts audiences. Much more information to come!