TeenTix Blog - 2009

Mecca… I forget who did it. Seattle Rep?

Mecca... I forget who did it. Seattle Rep?

Young American's Theatre Company's Past Cu…

Young American's Theatre Company's Past Curfew!!

Our first annual random, hastily-compiled, totally-not-comprehensive list of Seattle art we loved this year

Compiled by Teen Tix members and staff

Lucas M. loved A Tale of Two Cities at Seattle Children's Theatre.

Joseph P. loved Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with Leonidas Kavakos at Seattle Symphony.

Leonidas Kavakos rocked

Brook W. loved Titus and A Cure for Pain both at Washington Ensemble Theatre.

Madeleine D. loved Merchant of Venice at Book-It Repertory Theatre.

Washington Ensemble Theatre makes really good plays (and pies)

Beth R....
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video of the day

The Mighty Marya Sea Kaminski (you may remember her as Rachel in MY Name is Rachel Corrie at Seattle Rep, to name just one of her dozens of lauded local performances) gives us a little taste of her Electra

Electra starts previews January 5th @ Seattle Shakespeare Company

Check out the rival's video that Shorecrest ch…

Check out the rival's video that Shorecrest challenged them to make. It was shot BACKWARDS.


Extemporaneous Commentary

What? Art making, cake eating, theatre watching
When? Sunday, December 17th
Where? Seattle Repertory Theatre
How much? $5.00 for you, $5.00 for your guest

More please: Teen Tix and Seattle Rep are pleased to invite you to Extemporaneous Commentary, a party that will include art-making (specifically: artworks created on old-fashioned cafeteria trays), cake-eating (specifically: delicious), and theatre watching (specifically: Seattle...

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Review of Handel's Messiah at Seattle Symphony by Monet C.

Handel’s Messiah premiered on April 13, 1742 as a charitable benefit, raising 400 pounds and freeing 142 men from debtor’s prison. A year later, Handel staged it in London. Controversy emanating from the Church of England continued to plague Handel, yet the King of England attended the performance and, as the first notes of the triumphant Hallelujah Chorus rang out,...

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datebook: january 2010

New blog feature! On the fifteenth(ish) of every month, we will publish a look ahead at the arts events that we're most psyched about for the upcoming month. Know of something coming up at one of our participating organizations that you think should be in the datebook? Let us know!


visual art

The Telephone Project by Stray at Henry Art Gallery

It started with a poem. One artist interpreted it into an artwork. The next...

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Spencer T. on the "Dark Side of Oz" phenomenon

Drugs inspire you to do weird things. Just ask Pink Floyd. Their 1973 rock classic, The Dark Side of the Moon, is rumored to have been created to sync with the visuals from a classic of a different vein: The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland. It is unknown where this story came from, but since the theory took off in the 90s, the internet has been inundated with lists of hundreds...Read more →

I like this website I feel that this site could be…

I like this website I feel that this site could be very useful & informative

video of the day

The kids of A Christmas Carol @ ACT Theatre talk to actor Brandon Whitehead (Mr. Fezziwig) about the show:

There are five more Teen Tix-eligible performances of A Christmas Carol:

Friday, December 11th at 6:00
Tuesday, December 15th at 6:00 and 8:30
Wednesday, December 16th at 6:00 and 8:30

Please note that there are NO companion (2 for $10) tickets available for any of these performances.

Our reviewer, Jenny S. says "Once one allows...Read more →

Love Triangles Made Extra-Complicated

Review of Twelfth Night (Or What You Will) at Seattle Shakespeare Company by Yvette J.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Shakespeare expert or a newbie to his work, Twelfth Night (Or What You Will) is a great play to watch Shakespeare’s work come to life. All of the characters seem to have jumped right out of the pages and onto the stage with no extra flourishes, add-ons or anything taken out of the characters. Director...Read more →

An Exuberant Celebration of Life

Review of Black Nativity at Intiman Theatre by Marissa B-T

An element of audience participation was evident from the beginning of Black Nativity: A Gospel Song Play. It commenced with a rocking number from the fantastic jazz quartet. Then silence reigned and a spotlight fell on director Patrinell Wright, singing the first notes of “Joy to the World” from the back of the house. She paused a few seats down to greet a...Read more →

cure for boredom

La Danse: Le Ballet de L'Opera de Paris @ Northwest Film Forum

Dance lovers, film lovers, French lovers (ooh la la!) this is for you:

"To say that the film, sumptuous in its length and graceful in its rhythm, is a feast for ballet lovers is to state the obvious and also sell Mr. Wiseman's achievement a bit short. Yes, this is one of the finest dance films ever made, but there's more to it than that." -A. O. Scott NY Times

Watch the...Read more →

cure for boredom

Jody Diamond and Gamelan Pacifica @ Cornish College of the ArtsTONIGHT!

Okay, first, what's a gamelan, right? Let's go to Wikipedia:

"A gamelan is a musical ensemble from Indonesia, typically from the islands of Bali or Java, featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings. Vocalists may also be included."

Gamelan Pacifica is a 30 year-old Seattle-based...Read more →

The Perfect Holiday Pick-Me-Up for any Teenager

A review of Plaid Tidings at ArtsWest by Shannon L.

The Plaids, a barbershop quartet, were killed when broadsided by a bus on the way to a show. They returned to earth just one more time in the show Forever Plaid… or did they? The Plaids are back at Arts West in Plaid Tidings, and I certainly hope it will be back for many more. These four men, plus a small orchestra, executes spot-on choreography, never waver off-pitch, and...Read more →

video of the day

Our video of the day is a short little promo for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of Equivocation, currently playing at Seattle Rep (and our Pick of the Week).

This video makes you want to see the play, which is remarkable considering that it simultaneously reminds you of how all theatre - even really really good theatre - always always always looks absolutely stupid on video. Enjoy.

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cure for boredom

Rashomon @ SIFF Cinema

Hey! You! Dude who's never seen Rashomon! I *know* I didn't just hear you call yourself a real film nerd, right? RIGHT? Yeah, that's what I thought.

December 4 - 10
SIFF Cinema
More info at siff.net

Pick of the Week

Equivocation @ Seattle Repertory Theatre

"Equivocation is a stunningly thoughtful play. It boldly holds its audience accountable for its response. It stands and says: Listen up. Art matters, because life matters...Cain’s provocative script, performed by Ashland’s riveting actors, makes for one night at the theatre you are not permitted to forget." - Teen Tix reviewer Lauren W

Photo by Jenny Graham

In Equivocation, the Prime...Read more →

cure for boredom

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play presented by Taproot Theatre @ North Seattle Community College

If you live in the Phinney/Greenwood neighborhood, or have been following local news lately, you probably already know that Taproot Theatre, along with several other businesses and homes in the Greenwood neighborhood, was severly damaged in one of a rash of fires that were set by an arsonist over the past month.

Mark Lund,...Read more →