TeenTix Blog - 2010

An Intellectual LOL

Review of Nine Nation Animation at Northwest Film Forum by Alyssa T.

Nine Nation Animation is an intellectual LOL. It’s ten times freakier than any wonderland Alice could ever imagine, and funnier, too. If you’re into visual art, storytelling, social criticism, or light laughs, this is for you. If you dig Norwegian construction workers, failing cat and mouse marriages, operatic birds, or candy-farting clowns, this is also...

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Handel is the Man…del

Review of Handel's Messiah at Seattle Symphony by Emma M.

Most people know Handel’s Messiah for its spectacular Hallelujah chorus, associating it with Christmastime. But Messiah is so much more. The wonderful baroque style and the soaring vocals make this piece a much deserved classic and Seattle Symphony’s rendition of this stirring classic is beautiful.

Seattle Symphony and Chorale

Over the course of a few weeks in the summer...Read more →

Picasso Three More Ways

Last Friday night, we sent a bunch of our writers to Picasso Teen Night Out at Seattle Art Museum. Here's what three of them thought (for four more views on the Picasso Teen Night Out, go here.):

Samantha V.: Freaky and Sideways with Picasso

As I have already reviewed the Picasso exhibit before, I felt I had seen everything there, and that nothing was going to be different. I was wrong. Now, I didn’t go on the press tour because...Read more →

video of the day

Seattle Symphony Chorale "flash mob" sings Handel's Messiah at Nordstrom

holiday date book

Ah, it's so great to be out of school. No homework, no alarm clocks... Oh crap. I'm totally bored. I am the most boring person who ever lived! I have no life except facebook! Which is not life! There is nothing inherently interesting about me! I am being sucked into a cesspool of ennui! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! (This has been a pre-enactment of the conversation you will have in your head exactly one and one-half days after...Read more →

Picasso Four Ways

Last Friday night, we sent a bunch of our writers to Picasso Teen Night Out at Seattle Art Museum. Here's what four of them thought:

Ehrik A.:

A little known fact is that before Pablo Picasso became an artistic deity, he dropped out of school when he was sixteen years old in order to explore the vast world of art. And while I am certainly not one to ever promote this type of “career move” to any readers out there, it’s...Read more →

video of the day

Crush of the Month Kyle Loven talks about his show, Crandal's Bag. See? Totes crushworthy (wait, are we still saying "totes"?)

Kyle Loven Interview from Washington Ensemble Theatre on Vimeo.

Crandal's Bag
Washington Ensemble Theatre
December 9 - 20
Learn more about Kyle at kyleloven.com

The Kake of Death: Teen Night at The K of D

What? Cake-eating, theatre-watching, fun-having
When? Sunday, January 16th
Where? Seattle Repertory Theatre
How much? $5.00 for you, $5.00 for your guest

More please: The Teen Tix Teen Steering Committee and Seattle Rep are pleased to invite you to The Kake of Death, a party that will include the eating of delicious cake, the winning of fabulous prizes, the listening-to of great music (by Capitol Hill band FREAKOUT) and the...Read more →

The Dancing Pop-Up Book

Review of The Nutcracker at Pacific Northwest Ballet by Rheanna M.



Photo by Angela Sterling

A childhood favorite, The Nutcracker has always been a crowd-pleaser. With rollicking music by Peter Tchaikovsky, the tunes will stick with you for years, be it the tinkling Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairies, or the most memorable March, whose violins will be plucking at the strings of your heart, The Nutcracker has never...

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Opportunity from Seattle International Film Festival

Do you have a love for arts and culture? If you do, then we want to hear from you!

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is looking to speak to teens as it plans new programming and outreach for teens. Past attendance at SIFF is not required. It’s just important for us to hear directly from teens about what would make its experience more appealing and exciting, so make your voice heard! We are holding 90 minute...Read more →

The Poet and the Musician

Review of Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields by Rheanna M.

The music starts, and you see the nearly-bald, perpetually puppy-dog-eyed Stephin Merritt, founder of the band The Magnetic Fields, who stars in this artsy documentary about the life of a true musical genius. The Magnetic Fields, to some, are a classically unpredictable band that covers more genres than a record store, but to most they are...

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Of Questionable Eggnog and Lightbulb Earrings

Review of A Tuna Christmas at ArtsWest by Safaa D.

Light bulb earrings, wannabe Methodists, and a whole lot of Honky-Tonk are the ingredients for a real country Christmas.

Welcome to Tuna. This fictional town happens to be the third smallest in Texas, meaning you can't spit snoose at a window without it being reported on the local radio station.

Photo by Michael Brunk

It’s that time of year again when the tinsel blows freely and...Read more →

The Mind Boggler

Review of Four Boxes by Allison C.

With spelling mistakes like “presnets” and “flimed bye” in the opening of Four Boxes, an inattentive watcher would assume that the movie was made unprofessionally by people who didn’t care. But, if you are willing to look for deeper connections, you will notice how these mistakes represent the purpose of the film. Embarrassedly I admit that as someone whose life centers around...Read more →


A tag-teamed review of Gloria's Cause at On the Boards, by Tucker C. and Dana F.



Photo by Ben Kasulke

Tucker: When the curtain opens on Gloria’s Cause, you are really not sure what to expect. There is no description in the program of what you are about to see, and any descriptions you can find online are sketchy at best and vary wildly. This mystery grows more when the actors come out on stage long before the...

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I saw a brief preview and cannot wait for opening ...

I saw a brief preview and cannot wait for opening - however I noticed the link to Washington Ensemble Theatre is incorrect. http://www.washingtonensemble.org/

A Christmas Miracle!

In true Scrooge-at-the-end-of-A-Christmas-Carol form, ACT Theatre has asked us to let you know that they are making four performances of A Christmas Carol Teen Tix-eligible this year! It's a Christmas miracle!

Mark Chamberlin as Scrooge and Sarah Roberts as Tiny Tim. Photo by Chris Bennion.

In case you're thinking that A Christmas Carol is just for kids, let us set you straight: ACT's Christmas Carol, true to the tone of Dickens'...
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Curious, Happy, Snoring Puppeteer Kyle Loven
by Kayla E.

Photo by Tyler Korth

EDITOR'S NOTE: We really really wanted to interview Kyle Loven (whose work—in case you're thinking you outgrew puppets at the age of three—the Stranger describes as "a little bit Edward Gorey, a little bit Samuel Beckett, and a little bit Czech surrealism") and we tried and tried, and we kept lousing it up (always our fault, Kyle was endlessly...Read more →

A Literary Curmudgeon Mash-Up

Review of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol at Taproot Theatre by Emma M.

Terry Edward Moore as Holmes. Photo by Erik Stuhaug.

If you celebrate the Christmas holiday, then at one time you have probably seen, read, or heard A Christmas Carol, the classic holiday story by Charles Dickens. If you don’t know it, the five minute version would go something like this: Scrooge the miser is visited by three ghosts and...Read more →

lobster, old-age, Tom Skerritt, and other happy vibes

review of Nora Ephron at Seattle Arts & Lectures by Laura V.

Amidst the convivial atmosphere at Town Hall, Nora Ephron bitterly recalls that her name rhymes with Norephedrine, the brain neurotransmitter. Otherwise, her interview with Seattle Arts and Lectures is full of laughter, reminiscing, "lobster, relationships, and Charles Portis," and other happy vibes. With her new book I Remember Nothing out, many fans join to watch the...Read more →

A Battle of the Wits

Review of Wittenberg at Seattle Shakespeare Company by Lauren W.

It’s like the start of a joke told by your professor. “So Martin Luther, Faust, and Hamlet all walk into a bar…” Except it’s not a joke—it’s the premise for Wittenberg, David Davalos’s brainy “what-if” comedy, brought to the Center House stage by Seattle Shakespeare Company. Billed as “hyper-literate,” the show is stuffed with gleeful...Read more →