TeenTix Blog - 2011

Just Be

Review of Theaster Gates: The Listening Room @ Seattle Art Museum by Samantha V.

It is unusual to hear music in an art museum. And yet from the very back of SAM's contemporary gallery, you can now hear warm 70's jazz calling you closer to take a look, inviting you to take a seat. Welcome to The Listening Room. Here you can find something that you normally don't in an art museum, an invitation to explore. Not just with your sense...Read more →

Sweet Sounds (and a Gorgeous Dress!)

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

As I walked into Benaroya Hall, a wave of memories swept over me, making me wonder if this year’s Messiah could compare to last year’s; however, I lost all thoughts within the first few bars of tenor Thomas Glenn’s opening accompagnato. His tones are well rounded, and his enunciation impeccable. From a singer’s standpoint, he has huge lung capacity (which, given...Read more →

Cure for Boredom

The Catechism Cataclysm @ NW Film Forum

What happens when you put a disgraced priest and a former metal band guitarist in a canoe?


When Father Billy is discovered telling inappropriate parables, he's forced to take a sabbatical to clean up his act. He recruits his high school idol, Robbie, and together they take a trip down the river that ends in, well, horror. Innovative storytelling and wacky antics make this mouthful of...Read more →

Pick of the Week

Handel's Messiah @ Seattle Symphony

It's that time of year! Seattle Symphony is proud to present its annual performances of Handel's Messiah, and we're even happier to give you $5 tickets to this special event! This year there will be a food drive put on by Food Lifeline, Washington’s largest hunger relief organization. Stop by before or after the show and donate non-perishables to families in need this holiday season.

Here's a...Read more →

Witty Fast-Forward

Review of Every Christmas Story Ever Told @ ArtsWest by Melissa C.

As a theatre kid in West Seattle, I have spent a lot of time at ArtsWest - the local theatre and gallery - and I was not disappointed. The gallery exhibit was impressive and less outrageous/disturbing than usual. It featured 3D paintings, unbelievable colored pencil drawings, and paintings of food that were a treat before the show.

From left: Justin Huertas, Brian...
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A Superb Visual Spectacle

Review of Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol @ Seattle Public Theatre by Monet C.

In a damnation of his own making, Jacob Marley finds, much to his chagrin, that the only way to a better non-existence--since he is “not just merely dead, but sincerely, utterly, and totally dead”--is to redeem the one person worse than himself, namely, Scrooge, with a bogle at his shoulder. (To find out what a bogle is, see the show!) At first, he...Read more →

Pick of the Week

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory @ SIFF Cinema

The classic romp through a life-size game of Candy Land returns to SIFF Cinema after winning a Teeny Award last year! Follow Charlie as he (spoiler alert) finds the golden ticket and travels to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, meets Oompa-Loompas, is witness to the selfishness of the other children, and is tempted to ruin Wonka's secret to the evil Mr. Slugworth. "Come with me...Read more →

Sounds like a great night! Do the attendees have t…

Sounds like a great night! Do the attendees have to be associated with Teen Tix or can any art-loving teen show up at SAM and get in?

UPDATE:  Ticket Availability for Holiday Pops at Seattle Symphony

This just in:

Seattle Symphony's upcoming performance of Holiday Pops with Marvin Hamlisch has limited ticket availability.

If you want to attend, Teen Tix are only available for the following two dates:
Thursday 12/8 at 7:30pm
Friday 12/9 at 8pm

Ring in the Holidays with Marvin Hamlisch and the Seattle Symphony with classics like "O Holy Night," "My Favorite Things," and "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." Bring on the...Read more →

Cure for Boredom

Teen Night Out @ Seattle Art Museum

Attention, Teen Tixers! We just caught wind of a great opportunity for teens at SAM: A FREE Teen Night Out Featuring Hip-Hop and Asian Culture. This event is just for high school students who love art, are looking to love art, or those who just want to have a great night of tours, performance, and music!

At this awesome event, you'll get FREE admission to Theaster Gates: The Listening Room and...Read more →

Ominous and Surreal

Review of Zoe|Juniper: A Crack in Everything @ On the Boards by Jackie A.

The rippling hedges on the empty stage set a peaceful but ominous atmosphere as I waited for the show to begin. Those hedges predicted the beautiful yet mysteriousZoe|Juniper: A Crack in Everything, presented at On the Boards from December 1st to December 4th.

Choreographer Zoe Scofield and visual artist Juniper Shuey fuse dance and visuals together to...Read more →

Escaping Suburbia

Review of Dragonslayer @ Northwest Film Forum by Rosemary T.

Director Tristan Patterson’s youth-and-revolt documentary Dragonslayer chronicles the life of a young anarchist skateboarder named “Screech” over the course of eight months in and around Fullerton, Calif.

“I see this as a lovers-on-the-run film,” says director Patterson, who dropped by for the opening of his new film showing at the Northwest Film Forum now...Read more →

Fear Not the Amphibians!

Review of A Year with Frog and Toad @ Seattle Children's Theatre by Jennifer K.

A Year With Frog & Toad is a wonderfully heartwarming tale about the strength of friendship despite individual differences. Based on the characters of a popular children’s storybook, the musical is highly entertaining and enjoyable for audiences of all ages.

From left: Christian Duhamel, Jennifer Sue Johnson, MJ Sieber, Auston James and Vickielee...
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Pick of the Week

Owen Meany's Christmas Pageant @ Book-It Repertory Theatre

Short, sweet, and memorable--Owen Meany knows that this is his year to play Baby Jesus in the annual Christmas pageant, and this pint-sized guy is going to get his wish, whatever the cost!

Josh Aaseng, center, as Owen Meany. Photo courtesy of Book-It Rep.

Book-It made an online version of the program for all to enjoy this Christmas season, and it's packed with holiday...Read more →

is not in Venezuela. Is Guatemala

is not in Venezuela.
Is Guatemala

Truly Heartfelt

Review of Granito: How to Nail a Dictator @ SIFF Cinema by Jennifer K.

Granito is an inspiring film about the massacre of the indigenous Mayan tribe in Venezuela and the current generation’s journey to demand justice from a corrupt government. In the absence of effective media focus, the crimes of the Guatemalan government have gone completely unnoticed, and the genocide is often overlooked in history.

The creator of the...Read more →

A Whole Lotta Ugly

Review of Hairspray @ Seattle Musical Theatre by Melissa C.

I was hoping to once again be surprised and delighted by Seattle Musical Theatre, whose building looks like a warehouse from the outside and feels intimate and friendly on the inside, but is capable of putting on high quality performances that belie its appearance. Not this time. This performance had so many problems that rather than being entertained by the...Read more →

Would I (a parent) be able to buy a regular priced…

Would I (a parent) be able to buy a regular priced ticket to attend Nutcracker with my teenager?

Theatre’s Best Friend

Review of Sylvia @ Seattle Repertory Theatre by Olivia M.

I’ve always kind of wanted a dog, a best friend to play Frisbee and snuggle with, but after seeing Sylvia, I know what I really want: an adult human woman pretending to be a dog who can speak English while maintaining the mannerisms of a dog, and who frequently swears quite vulgarly at cats. And I know I want this from spending an evening watching Sylvia at the Seattle...Read more →

Pick of the Week

The Nutcracker @ PNB

Bring on the Sugarplum Fairies, the Snowflakes, and the Toy Soldiers and celebrate with PNB's annual performance of The Nutcracker!

Our friends at Pacific Northwest Ballet are offering a special ONE NIGHT performance of The Nutcrackerjust for Teen Tix Members. 200 Teen Tix tickets will be available for sale on November 27th at 4:00 PM at the PNB box office. Get your tickets on a first-come, first-served basis...Read more →