A Few of Press Corps Writer Emma T.‘s Favorite Things
About the DJ: I’m a college sophomore writing you all the way from the frigid wastes of upstate New York and counting the days until I can come home. I’m a double major—English (Creative Writing) and Social Sciences — and I love all things involving the arts: theater, dance, film, fine, or otherwise.
1. Romeo and Juliet, 2013
I just finally managed to get my hands on the latest iteration of the love story to end all love...
Review of Pinocchio at Seattle Children's Theatre by Kajmere H.
I had the opportunity to visit Seattle Children’s Theatre and watch the newest adaptation of Pinocchio — and a new adaptation it was. The theater is known for it's well-acted plays for children and families. Having had the chance to enjoy several alongside my own family, I was excited to see what they would pull off this time.
As the story goes, Gepetto, a poor woodworker, makes a puppet from said wood and calls it...Read more →
TeenTix members purchased over 10,000 five-dollar tickets to the arts in 2013
Hey! Did you guys know that teens like art? Of course you did, and so did we! That's why there's a thing called TeenTix, tra la la.
But did you know HOW MUCH teens like art? Guess what? It's SO MUCH. For example, in 2013, teens liked art 10,689 times (And that's only counting the times you liked art with TeenTix. We know that you sometimes go see art without us AND WE'RE TOTALLY FINE WITH IT.)
More fun numbers!
Since...Read more →
TeenTix Press Corps Writer Naomi T.'s Latest Obsessions
About the DJ: I'm currently a senior in high school, and I'm preparing to go off to college next year to study cello performance. Apart from music, I am interested in all art forms, particularly film and literature. I'm also really into cupcakes and pie.
1. National Theater Live at the SIFF Cinema
I recently saw the encore broadcast of Coriolanus at the Uptown and it was incredible, as was Frankenstein, which was shown...
Thank you to all of the TeenTix parents who took the time to complete our first-ever parent survey! Your answers have already helped us make the program better for you and your kids.
Today I wanted to share some of the results of the survey, share some of your comments, and answer some questions that came up a lot. Of course, if you have any questions or thoughts about to improve TeenTix, I would love to hear from you. My...Read more →
Review of Steel Magnolias at Edmonds Driftwood Players
Get a taste of Southern hospitality by joining six women as they embark on a moving journey in Edmonds Driftwood Player’s newest production, Steel Magnolias.
Each woman in this production comes with her own unique sass, flair, and outlook on life as they come together in Truvy’s home beauty salon.
With secrets bigger than the hair seen in this show, get to know the gossip around town and get a first-hand look into these...
What TeenTix Press Corps Writer Chloe Y. Has Been Digging Lately
About the DJ: My name is Chloe. I live in Ballard, go to school in Everett (Don't ask, it's complicated.), and spend a lot of time downtown working at Pacific Science Center or playing violin for something or other. As a classical musician in training, I like to go to the symphony, opera, and ballet. I love Seattle and living in a big city.
Portlandia is a must watch for every proud Northwesterner. Fred...
Review of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus at Book-It Repertory Theatre
When most people think of Frankenstein, they think of a tall, green monster with bolts through his neck. However, Book-It Repertory Theatre creates a performance that goes beyond that. Director David Quicksall, who also directed Moby Dick and Dracula, puts together a performance well-worth its iconic source material, creating a spooky yet enticing tale of life and death — and what that means.
The classic story of Victor...
Review of Monty Python's Spamalot at 5th Avenue Theartre
5th Avenue Theatre is currently putting on a spectacular rendition of Monty Python’s Spamalot. And after that, it will be done again with their high school-aged students (Go support teens in the arts too!).
Spamalot, written by Eric Idle, is a goofy spoof of the famous movie, Monty Python and The Holy Grail. Even if you’ve never seen Monty Python and The Holy Grail, this spoof is witty, hilarious, and performed amazingly by...Read more →
The Loves of TeenTix Press Corps Writer Reanne W.
About the DJ: My name is Reanne (pronounced like the one character from My So-Called Life), and I'm currently a junior at Garfield High School. Besides artsy things, I like books, caffeine, learning languages, Asian food, and have an ambition to travel the world one day.
1. Humans of New York
Being the politically correct person that I am, I instantly fell in love with photographer Brandon Stanton’s book/blog/wildly...
By Alden N.
At the Sound Off! Semifinals #2 , the entire night built up, transmigrating itself from making one feel like bit of moss on the side of a tree on a warm, breezy spring morning to the hard-rocked, fiery hellfire that the Skychurch was always meant to be. It was fun as all damn. Sound Off! may have just been one of the best, most fun concerts I have ever attended, and, very possibly, one of the best I will ever attend —...Read more →
Winner: Laser Fox, Wild Card: Dames
Sound Off! — the EMP’s annual under-21 battle of the bands competition — didn’t present your stereotypical bands this past Saturday night. The first round of the semifinals gave a little taste of everything.
“Y’all rocking with us?” was the question asked during the first performance of the competition as Tommy Cassidy took the stage. And yes, Tommy Cassidy, we were all rocking with you. The group, composed of the frontman...Read more →
The Little Treasures of TeenTix Press Corps Writer Layne M.
About the DJ: My name is Layne, and I am an inhabitant of West Seattle by week and downtown by weekend. I live a hectic life full of unique adventures and wonderful experiences. I am a city girl so I am used to the hustling, bustling, ever-changing world that is life in general. Though I am usually on the move, there are some things that have stuck with me. I must say, I am very happy that they haven't even been whisked away...Read more →
Review of The Sleeping Beauty at Pacific Northwest Ballet
Picture a stage. Picture a baroque-inspired set with tall pillars and marble sets. Purple, blue, and green lighting illuminates purple, blue, and green-dressed dancers as the curtain rises, giving everything a slightly ethereal look. The music swells. The dance begins.
So starts Pacific Northwest Ballet's production of Tchaikovsky's iconic The Sleeping Beauty. A three-act ballet (with an additional prologue) based on the...Read more →
The Northwest Royale 2014: 2-on-2 Breaking Tournament at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute welcomes breakers from across the Northwest Region to battle in a unique competition. Each b-boy/b-girl will be randomly paired with a partner the day of the event and then have to dance with that partner to proceed through the rounds. Each dancer will be given a cash amount for participating that they'll then wager in their battles, with bets eventually adding up to their prize...Read more →
The Room Nobody Knows at On the Boards
This weekend, On the Boards offers a theater experience unlike any other — one that involves a miniature set, pig faces, and giant phalluses. Directed by a psychiatrist who has decided to leave his practice to become an artist, The Room Nobody Knows promises to be a show unlike any your own mind could imagine. It has been described as experimental, surreal, psycho-erotic, and bizarre. So if you're up for something a little...Read more →
Review of A Great Wilderness at Seattle Repertory Theatre
A Great Wilderness tells the story of Walt, played by Michael Winters, who has spent his life counseling young boys out of their homosexuality at a remote summer camp in the woods. Walt is aging, and he is taking one last boy before moving into an assisted living home. This last boy, played by Jack Taylor, disappears, influencing the events that transpire during the rest of the show. This play features questions of aging,...Read more →
Current Favorites of TeenTix Editor-in-Chief Kali Swenson
1. Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart
I sort of forgot about Gary Shteyngart in the time since his last novel Super Sad True Love Story was published. But his silly book trailer featuring James Franco, Rashida Jones, and more caught my interest enough to attend his hilarious reading at Town Hall a few weeks ago and start on his new memoir, Little Failure. Now I just can’t put down my copy (signed “To Kali, with best wishes”...
Monty Python and the Holy Grail — Teens Special at SIFF
Ever dreamed of a world with only other teenagers? Well, that world might be hard to find, but a little taste of it can be had at SIFF tonight.
They're hosting a special screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail to which only teens are allowed! For $5 (with or without a TeenTix pass) teens can view the classic film in a fun, interactive, and other-age-group-free way.
So head to SIFF, pick up the free coconuts being...Read more →
Review of American Wee-Pie at Seattle Public Theater
Have you ever thought of trying Oaxacan mole flavored cupcakes? Or savory wasabi cupcakes with framboise? American Wee-Pie invites you to discover the wonderful possibilities in life when you open up to new things, opportunities, and flavors.
Lisa Dillman’s American Wee-Pie takes place in a “dead end” town as Zed (Evan Whitfield) returns to his hometown to attend the funeral of his mother. As a middle-aged adult, Zed’s life...Read more →