TeenTix Blog - 2008

3 Opportunities from SIFF!!!!!

FutureWave Shorts Submissions are Open for SIFF 2009

Don't miss this chance to be considered to screen your youth-made film the Seattle International Film Festival this June!

Submissions are now being accepted for the FutureWave Shorts program featuring the work of youth (aged 18 and under) from around the world.
If you have completed a film since January 2008, download the application form and send it in now. The application fee...Read more →

A SIFF Offer “You Can’t Refuse”

A Review of The Godfather and The Godfather Part 2

at SIFF Cinema

by Renee A.

I am ashamed to admit that I waited seventeen years to watch the Godfather movies. For years now I have been hearing about this cultural phenomenon with quotes used in all sorts of settings; the most common being the famous phrase and motto of the Corleone Family “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
While I am not the type of girl who...
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This Weekend at Vera Project!

The Dutchess and the Duke at Vera!
Friday December 12 7:30 PM
Girls Rock! Seattle Launch Party!
The Dutchess and the Duke
Panda & Angel
Another Perfect Crime
DJ Shani Thunders

$11 ($10 w. club card)Buy advance tickets at TICKETWEB

Vera is extremely excited to welcome Girls Rock Seattle as they host their launch party with Hardly Art risers The Dutchess and the Duke. Their brand of earthy folk and indie This should be a fun night...Read more →

New Venue: Pick of the Week!

Great Speeches from a Dying World @ The Northwest Film Forum


Finding that homeless people seem to be invisible to the rest of society, director Linas Phillips (Walking To Werner) set out to familiarize himself with 12 people who were living on the streets of Seattle. As he developed friendships and discovered each person's particular struggles, he asked the subjects to read a famous speech from history that they felt...

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Revived, Invigorated and Inspired!

A review of Black Nativity

at INTIMAN Theatre

By Molly L.

Langston Hughes said it best when he described his work of art as “A Gospel Song Play.” That is exactly what it is! Black Nativity is “a,” it is one of a kind, there isn’t anything else quite like it. It is a gospel, spreading the news of Jesus’ birth. The show is a Song, there is so much singing preformed by very talented musicians with amazing soloists....
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A Lively Family of Eccentrics

Review of You Can't Take It With You

at Seattle Repertory Theatre

By Emma K.

With the holiday season upon us, and every family having to tighten their purse strings, it’s nice to see a show that reminds us of what’s really important. You Can’t Take It With You, currently playing at Seattle Rep, is just such a delightful treat.

Written in 1936 by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, the play follows the Sycamore family and their...
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Bumbling Miners Re-envision “Family”

A Review of The Christmas Foundling

At Taproot Theatre

By Emma M.

The Christmas Foundling, Taproot Theatre’s holiday offering, brings to the season a story of family and love and many fabulous performances.

It’s a story of a group of slightly bumbling miners who try their hand at raising a child and then dealing with his long lost family when they arrive on their doorstep ten years later. The play is inspired by stories by Bret...
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A Piece of “Tradition” You Don’t Want to Miss!

A review of Fiddler on the Roof,
performed by The Driftwood Players
by Rachel N.

Almost everyone has seen or at least heard of the classic movie “Fiddler on the Roof,” but it’s not every day you get to see it performed live. Through December 21st, however, anyone can have the pleasure of seeing this amazing musical performed by the Driftwood Players at Wade James Theatre (voted #2 Best Theatre Group in Western Washington of...
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Dazzling “Nutcracker” Will Make Seasons Bright

A review of The Nutcracker
at Pacific Northwest Ballet
by Jonathan H.

I will admit, I am not a huge fan of ballet or dance performances, but The Nutcracker has always been an exception. Having seen this several times in my life, I came in sort of knowing what to expect. I knew I would see dazzling costumes and sets, lots of snow, beautiful dancing, and wonderful music. And to be frank, this is exactly what I got. But there was...Read more →

SAVE THE DATE:  Nutcracker at PNB

Pacific Northwest ballet is about to roll out its annual production of Nutcracker.
Its so darn good and popular, that PNB doesn't offer Teen Tix for this show :-(

HOWEVER. . . . on one day only, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30th at 5:30pm, PNB has graciously put aside 100 tickets just for you, our Teen Tix members!!! grin

Only 1 ticket per Teen Tix pass holder (no 2 for $10 this day), and it is first come first serve, so if you wanna see this super...
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A Mediocre Crew of Red-Nosed Pirates

A review of Bluenose

at Seattle Children’s Theatre

By Abbie B

What started out as a promising story of an endearing crew of red-nosed pirates and their encounter with a blue-nosed girl quickly became a rather mediocre performance. The biggest problems were the lack of a structured plot and clever humor. Although the majority of the audience members were still learning their ABC’s, even they got tired of the repeated physical...
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Spend Some Time in Oz this Holiday Season

A review of The Wizard of Oz
at Seattle Children's Theatre
by Jonathan H. Age 15

I have to say, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this show. I have very much enjoyed many shows at the Seattle Children’s Theatre before, but to have a show as well known as “The Wizard of Oz” play itself out on their stage only makes me want to compare it to the well known movie. I know from past experiences that SCT has been known to adapt...
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WANTED:  Reviewers and Steering Committee Members

Teen Tix Seeks New Members for its Teen Steering Committee

Are you a regular use Teen Tix member? Do you have strong thoughts and opinions?
Looking for a new volunteer opportunity? Want to rule the world?

If so, then we want YOU!
Teen Tix is recruiting new members for its Teen Steering Committee. The committee meets once a month to discuss all issues Teen Tix. Help us shape the future of the program, find ways to improve...Read more →

Internship Opportunity for Young Artists!

KTUB, Kirkland Teen Union Building, is sponsoring an Artist-In-Residence Program. The internship is a six month program that provides aspiring artists (ages 13 - 20) the opportunity to build a body of work, develop as individual artists, and make connections with artists in the community. Any youth who think they would benefit from this awesome opportunity are encoiuraged to apply!
They can contact Mercedes at [email protected]...Read more →

Creation and Experimentation at PNB

A review of New Works
at Pacific Northwest Ballet

By Kaitlin S.

The sweat flew at Pacific Northwest Ballet’s New Works, which featured two world premier pieces, a Pacific Northwest Ballet premier, and a reproduction.

M-Pulse, one of New Works’ world premiers, featured a tribal, percussion-heavy score by Christina Spinei and choreography by Kiyon Gaines. Gaines received his ballet education at the School of American Ballet. At...
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A Wild Ride in Becky’s New Car

Review of Becky's New Car
at ACT Theatre

By Michelle K.

As soon as one enters ACT, the vibrancy of the venue and the whispering of the play-goers’ excited voices sends chills up the spine. Once sat into my seat by a friendly usher, I couldn’t help but notice some similarities between the stage set up and ancient amphitheatres. The circular construction of the stage, and the ever-rising seats served as a perfect auditorium for...
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Advertise YOUR event on the TeenTix Blog!

Hey Teens. . . .

Do you have a special arts event coming up at your school, community group, or elsewhere?

Want to let other teens know about it?

If so, consider posting to the Teen Tix blog!

You can enter information on your upcoming event, and have it seen by hundreds of avid readers and arts patrons.

Announce your school play.
Talk up your band's latest gig.
Highlight a local art exhibition.
Publish your latest short story.

The list...Read more →

From the Field

Don't miss out!
Only 2 weeks left!

The Three Musketeers

Seattle Repertory Theatre

NOW through Nov. 9th


Pictured: Montana von Fliss as Sabine and Ryan Shams as Aramis

I’m sitting in my dressing room at the Seattle Rep after a student matinee performance that had, in my opinion, our best audience ever! Let me back up and tell you that I’m Montana von Fliss and I work for Teen Tix, but I’m also a professional...Read more →

JasminWe will be getting a group for Saturday ...

We will be getting a group for Saturday morning runs from RRS if you are still interested.

I'll get your e-mail from Dana if I don't get a response from this.

Hope Acrobatics (Circus classes!) is off to a good start.

Also, think about Wed. interval workouts at Nathan Hale. They will keep you in shape!

-Richard Freeman
[email protected]

The Vera Project!

Hey! I book free monthly shows at The Vera Project called Veracity. They are on the second Wednesday of every month! If you know a band that will play for free, just emerging, or just want to have a fun small show, please have them email [email protected]!

Please come to the next show!!! :]