TeenTix Blog

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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Big Names, Tiny Paintings

​A review of Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art at Seattle Art Museum by Harper M.

"Coast of Brittany" by Eugene Boudin

The exhibit Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art at the Seattle Art Museum features artists many have heard of, but not always the style or subject we’re used to. The 71-piece collection from the National Gallery of Art, most of which were donated by siblings Ailsa and Paul Mellon, is comprised of works that were meant to be shown indoors, in domestic spaces. Most of these paintings were done in the 1860s...

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#VOTE! Inaugural New Guard ~Leadership Board~ Elections

Meet the nominees for these newly-formed leadership positions on The New Guard, TeenTix's Arts Leadership Society

...for the New Guard Leadership Board 15/16!

TeenTix’s The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society is holding inaugural elections for its ~Leadership Board~, expanding beyond the singular role of President, held by Coco Allred of Skyline High School.

Joining Coco will be the newly-formed roles of Vice President, Secretary/Historian, Finance/Philanthropy Chair, Events Chair, and Peer Engagement Chair.

As with any democratic process, TeenTix relies your participation!...

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Meet the Youth Arts Advocate of the Year Nominees + the Winner!

See why these fabulous teens were nominees in our newest category at the #TeenyAwards2015!

The Youth Arts Advocate of the Year nominees with Frank Video, Holly Arsenault, and Ashraf Hasham. Photo: John Ulman

The Teeny Awards are TeenTix’s teen choice awards for regional arts and cultural organizations and events. This year, we decided to honor a real-life teen, nominated by their peers! Here are the youth advocates nominated this year:

WALKER CAPLAN
Walker CaplanWalker Caplan is thrilled to be nominated alongside so many inspiring teens by such an amazing, far-reaching youth arts access program. She is the founder and producer of 14/48: HS...

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There Was Nowhere I Would Have Rather Been

Ananya G. gives us the long and short of her experience in this summer's Culture Writing 101.

Teacher Ijeoma Oluo introduces Culture Writing 101 on the first day of class!

In June I graduated high school, and in a few weeks I’ll be moving out of my parents’ home and beginning college. Summer is drawing to a close and reflecting back on it, Culture Writing 101 was one of the coolest (although it was pretty hot) parts of my summer.

The first class was right after my freshman orientation at the University of Washington Seattle campus. I got stuck in rush-hour traffic and ended up being late to...

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Win 2 Tickets to LOLZapaOOPSa!

​Be a WINNER by answering this trivia question for two tickets to LOLZapaOOPSa!

What if we told you that answering a single question could win you 1 teen ticket + 1 adult ticket for our upcoming special event, LOLZapaOOPSa? WHAT IF!? BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WE'RE TELLING YOU.

A special donor has donated two tickets (1 for a member, and 1 for a companion adult) for this Thursday's event to give away to one lucky winner who can answer this question correctly: 

Where (the date) and when (the name of the...

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Teeny Awards 2015: The Nominees

Photo by Bronwen Houck Photography

We are thrilled to share the list of nominees for the 2015 Teeny Awards! The Teeny Awards celebrate the best in Seattle arts and culture according to TeenTix members. Their goal is to elevate and celebrate youth voices in the arts community, and to acknowledge those organizations that have done a particularly good job welcoming teens over the last year.

Teeny Awards 2015 Nominees

BEST YOUTH ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM
Teen...

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Register for YouthCAN and Get Your Art Out There!

Get Your Art Out There! Build a Creative Portfolio with YouthCAN

Teen artists, get noticed! Learn how to build an online portfolio and tell the story behind your art, whether you make paintings, poems, or something completely different. Professional designer Raj Makker will teach you how to use HTML, take great photos, and write about your art. Learn design principles and find out how designers use their art skills to solve...

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‘Wicked’ is NOT TeenTix-eligible, BUT…!

​We know you want to see Wicked. We are here to help. 

Hey there TeenTixers!

It appears that Wicked-mania is upon us. We've been getting a lot of calls and emails in our office wondering whether Wicked at The Paramount is TeenTix-eligible. Some of you have even been showing up at The Paramount hoping to buy Wicked tickets with your TeenTix pass. We're sorry to have to tell you that WICKED AT THE PARAMOUNT IS NOT TEENTIX ELIGIBLE. You see, Wicked is presented by STG, which is not...

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Culture, Passion, and Community in the Starbucks Newsroom

​TeenTixer April K. Visits Starbucks Headquarters

About a month ago, I shadowed the jobs of members of the Starbucks Newsroom at Starbucks Headquarters. Yes, coffee heaven. Often when we imagine what something will be like, we tend to picture it better than how it is in reality. (I still consider myself a child in this aspect.) However, when I went to coffee heaven, I was out-imagined by Starbucks.

The bittersweet aroma of roasted coffee beans filled the air as I walked up...

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SIFF’s FutureWave Expands the Role of Teens in the Film Community

We’ve all seen movies. We all have our opinions. But who would think that a teenager’s opinion of movies could impact anything? Seattle International Film Festival’s FutureWave program gives teens just that opportunity—for their opinions to matter and be taken seriously in the world of film.

SIFF’s FutureWave program allows youth to participate in the reviewing process of movies playing at the festival. For the 2015...

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Look What You’ve Done!

​Read our 2014 Annual Report and find out!

Here at TeenTix, we love our supporters more than life itself. Without you, there are no $5.00 teen tickets to the arts, no TeenTix Press Corps, no New Guard, no empowered young arts citizens, no bright future. Nothing. Seriously, you are ensuring the future of civilization. So, hey, thanks for that! 

We put together this little report as a thank you, a celebration, and a manifesto. Please check it out and learn more about...

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Everyday Living in Extraordinary Circumstances

​Review of Tangerines at SIFF by Sophia G.

It is 1992. In Georgia, a civil war is tearing the country apart. Estonian settlers are fleeing back to Estonia to escape. In the midst of this, Ivo and his neighbor Margus, both senior Estonian men, tend to their tangerine crop. They want to stay until the last of their tangerines is harvested, despite the war that’s coming increasingly near. When two injured soldiers turn up near their houses, Ivo and Margus take them in and...

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Summer Opportunities 2015!

A Handy Guide to Local Summer Programs

​It's that time again: you gotta decide what you're gonna do as soon as school is over. Will you dance in a ballet? Take an improv class? Be in a rock band? It's up to you! We've created this handy guide to all the things we know about happening in Seattle this summer just for teens!

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DANCE

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute: Breakdancing...

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Punk Rock Moms

​Review of Angry Housewives at ArtsWest

Janet McWilliams (Wendi), Heather Hawkins (Bev), Chelsea LeValley (Jetta), Ann Cornelius (Carol). Photo credit: Michael Brunk.

Imagine your dear, sweet mother. She’s living a very plain life, making sure the laundry is done before starting dinner, making ends meet, and generally keeping everyone alive and happy. Now imagine that mother, who couldn’t hurt a fly, is now in a punk rock band. Hard to not laugh at, right? ArtsWest is bringing that image to life.

Directed by Shawn Belyea, Angry Housewives is a delightful musical about four wives and...

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The Future of Film is Here

​National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) Hits Seattle This Weekend

It's finally that time of year again—the time to showcase young film directors from around the world. NFFTY is a stand out among film festivals for precisely the reason stated in its title; it's "for talented youth." Don't be thinking amateur, though. The directors, all under age 24, of NFFTY's selections have the creativity, skills, and vision to put them on par with the best. These are high quality, well-produced, and...

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