TeenTix Blog

You can tell he likes rats

Review of Peter Pan by Paulina P., age 17

“You can tell he likes rats,” whispered the young girl, sitting on her mother’s lap to my left. That comment made me smile and realize how good an introduction to theater this piece is. It has a familiar story with elements that are unique to the theater and this production. There were no flying teenagers or elaborate Victoria interiors but adapter and director Joy Marzec succeeded...Read more →

The truth about “La Bamba” and other discoveries

Review of American Sabor by Renee A., age 16

Here in Seattle we are blessed with such a great variety of venues that offer all sorts of enrichment for our minds. One such establishment is the Experience Music Project, which I luckily got a chance to visit last Sunday, to check out their new exhibit American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music. The exhibit focuses on the influence Latinos have had in American music and its...Read more →

Bring your BIG imagination (and your little brother) to this kid-friendly show

Review of The Big Friendly Giant by Delaney M., age 15

The play The Big Friendly Giant (BFG) is currently running at Seattle Children’s Theater. The BFG is based on the book by Roald Dahl. This play was adapted by David Wood and directed by Rita Giomi. The BFG is played by Charles Leggett. Sophie is played by Jennifer Sue Johnson.


Jennifer Sue Johnson and Charles Leggett in The Big Friendly Giant. Photo by Chris Bennion.

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Powerful performances bring difficult realities to life in Birdie Blue

Review of Birdie Blue by Jennifer K., 17

Birdie Blue packs for a trip, and, as many travelers do, she becomes nostalgic. Throughout this 90-minute play, Birdie recalls events and characters that have touched her, and the audience is swept up into the turbulence of her past.

Birdie Blue, put on by Seattle Repertory Theater, is directed by Chuck Smith and written by Cheryl L. West. West is a noted playwright who often deals with...Read more →

High energy and colorful, this Joseph is a musical theatre-lovers dream

Review of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Lauren C., age 16

A musical theatre lover’s dream, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a smorgasbord of musical styles, including an Elvis-style song, country music, and a disco beat. Plus, there isn’t a single spoken word in the show.

Based on the biblical story of Joseph, who is sold into slavery in Egypt and then climbs the ranks of society because of his...Read more →

Life Lessons

Review of Repertoire by Elisabeth S.

I liked Velocity Dance Studio, where Next Stage Dance Theatre’s Repertoire was playing, the moment I walked up the stairs and into the main lobby. It was very warm, a happy alternative to the biting winter air outside. The petite woman who took my ticket was just as warm as the room, and as I waited for the house doors to open, I became increasingly excited for the impending performance....Read more →

This Sci-Fi classic challenges the viewer…in more ways than one

Review of Metropolis @ SIFF Cinema by Ori R., age 17



In 2026, the rich revel in the pleasures of the future as the poor are forced to live underground, working on the machines that power the overworld. A New Tower of Babel houses the man who rules over it all. This is the premise of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. The film was revolutionary for its time, combining ancient philosophies with futuristic technology, including the idea of...Read more →

Kitchen Confidential:  The Cook reveals a lesser-known side of Cuba’s history

Review of The Cook by Jenny B., age 18

The Cook brings to Seattle Repertory Theatre a whole new perspective on a historical event. When talking about Fidel Castro’s takeover of Cuba, we always seem to discuss the people who left Cuba, and not those who stayed behind. This story steps you through the gain and loss that the average Cuban family went through during this period.


Zabryna Guevara as Gladys, the cook, Jessica Pimentel...Read more →

It was an amazing show, and I the character playin…

It was an amazing show, and I the character playing Jem Finch is my friend. It was ana overall really good show.

The thrill of spectacle

Review of Contemporary Classics by Emma K., age 16

Dance is one of the most versatile and mesmerizing art forms. Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Contemporary Classics is a truly spectacular testament to this fact. Dancers from PNB’s troupe of forty-five perform four separate pieces, each more unique and stunning than the last.

The first piece, Agon, recently marked its 50th anniversary. First performed by the New York City Ballet,...Read more →

SCT’s got 10 questions for actor Mickey Rowe

Check out Seattle Children's Theatre's new blog SCT Behind the Curtain, currently featuring an interview with Disney's High School Musical star (and Teen Tix member!) Mickey Rowe. Here's a snippet:

Why do you do what you do?

That is a hard question to answer… Why does a Business Man do what he does? Well, I’m not in it for the money. I guess I do theatre because it is what I am passionate about. It makes me tick. I like...
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Fate turns unexpectedly in this Shakespearean adventure

Review of Pericles by Delaney M., age 15

The play Pericles is currently running at Seattle Shakespeare Company (SSC). Pericles was written by William Shakespeare, and SSC’s version is directed by Sheila Daniels. The role of Pericles is played by Reginald André Jackson, Thaisa is played by Alycia Delmore, and Marina is played by Kate Czajkowski. Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Artistic Director, Stephanie Shine, also plays the...Read more →

Unique and romantic, IBT’s Dracula equals Halloween fun

Review of Dracula by Paulina P., age 17

Ballet is not my forte. Seldom do I elect to go and see one, no matter what the piece, but Dracula really kept me entertained. It was my first time to Vera Altunina’s International Ballet Theatre (IBT) and I was surprised that there even was a ballet for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I knew the story, and wondered how they would interpret the story of this great vampire. I tried to look for...Read more →

Interview:  Alycia Delmore

By Delaney M., age 15



Last week I met Alycia Delmore, a 30-year-old local actress, at the Starbucks in the Center House. Alycia is tall and has shoulder length dark brown hair. She was dressed in the typical Seattle fashion of jeans, a sweater, a puffy vest, and a scarf. She’s currently starring in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Pericles. Intrigued by Alycia’s interest in Shakespearean theater, I set off with a long list of...

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Scary, funny and a little bit silly, Sleepy Hollow captures the Halloween spirit

Review of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Cindy C.



It was a dark and stormy night – perfect conditions to see one of the most classic Halloween stories brought to life by the Driftwood Players on a small stage in Edmonds - Washington Irving’s classic story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

I had never been to Edmonds, let alone to the Wade James Theatre, so I was surprised at the small size of the venue. The maximum occupancy was...Read more →

Smart, witty and fast, The Women just ropes you in

Review of The Women by Paulina P., age 17


Susanna Wilson, Anne Allgood, Julie Briskman and Emily Cedergreen are just a few of The Women
Photo by Chris Bennion

It was an adventure to get down to Seattle to see The Women at the ACT Theatre and I had no idea what to expect. I did not recall seeing any shows directed by Warner Shook, had actually never seen a performance at the ACT Theatre, and had never heard of the playwright. I...Read more →

Inspirational Dinah Was brings a legend to life

Review of Dinah Was by Jenny B., age 18


Stephanie Hatley stars as Dinah Washington
Photo by Andre Helmstetter

I’m sure that every jazz musician knows the story of Dinah Was, the opening show of the 2007–2008 season at the Seattle Parks and Recreation's Langston Hughes Performing Art Center (LHPAC). Directed by Jacqueline Moscou and staring Stephanie Scott-Hatley, this inspiring production follows the life of the amazing jazz...Read more →

Murder, Made Funny

Review of Murderers by Emma K., age 16


Sarah Rudinoff as Minka in Murderers
Photo by Chris Bennion

Murder may not be your typical topic for a comedy, but it is certainly entertaining. Currently playing at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Murderers, by former actor Jeffrey Hatcher, is a compilation of three monologues, each told by an unlikely murder suspect residing at the Riddle Key Retirement Community. Steven Dietz creatively directs...Read more →

Eclectic Samedis gives a glimpse into a more honest side of dance

Review of Les Samedis de la Danse by Jennifer K., age 17


Photo by Michael Thatcher

Most of us will never perform in a ballet. The closest we come is attending one or two performances of The Nutcracker. Watching a ballet is a magical experience, but behind the glittering costumes and ethereal movement is the intense, exhausting, and often painful practice of dancing. Les Samedis de la Danse gives audiences a peek into that...Read more →

Hilarious, strange Bat Boy is not for the faint of heart

Review of Bat Boy: The Musical by Elisabeth S.


Troy Wageman is Bat Boy
Photo by Matthew Durham


I've been living in a cave - but obviously not the same one as Bat Boy.

If I had been, I would have known about his theatre debut, the spawn of a tabloid phenomena that has graced the shelves of grocery stores for years. The theatre production in his honor, however, has grabbed more attention for Bat Boy than any cheap gossip column ever...Read more →