TeenTix Blog - Interviews

TEENTIX SUPERSTARS: DALE & CHRISTINE BATEMAN

Dale and Christine Bateman are GiveBIG SUPERSTARS and OMG are they passionate about TeenTix!

Christine introduced Dale to TeenTix after she got to know the TeenTix Press Corps, who were out and about practicing their skills and viewing art at the Balagan Theater where she was Marketing Director. The Press Corps and The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society are a big deal to Christine and Dale. They strongly believe in...

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GIVEBIG SUPERSTAR: ELLA MAHLER

Ella Mahler, our next GiveBig SUPERSTAR is a bit of a chameleon. She is part artist (dancer+choreographer+performer), part fundraiser and arts advocate at The Ostara Group, part keen art consumer, and part TeenTix Advisory Council member. Ella is basically living the art nerd dream.

You may see Ella in the wild at some of her favorite TeenTix partner organizations: SAM, NW Film Forum, and On the Boards to name a few.

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GIVEBIG SUPERSTAR: TUCKER CHOLVN

Do you know Tucker Cholvin?

Maybe you do – when he was 16, Tucker discovered the wonders of the TeenTix Pass. Tucker used TeenTix to see art all over Seattle – from the Pacific Northwest Ballet, to On the Boards, to the Seattle Art Museum. In his words “you name it - I went there using TeenTix.

Tucker also hung around TeenTix HQ all the time. He was on the Teen Steering Committee (the precursor to The New Guard) AND he...

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Stage Fright Done Right

Stage Fright is Hugo House's monthly Teen-Open-Mic-Night, and if you're a young writer looking for a place to explore and express your art Stage Fright is the event for you! 

A few teens from November's Stage Fright!

Stage Fright is a monthly Open-Mic-Night for, about, and lead by TEENS at Hugo House!

It is the place to be if you feel like being surrounded by inspirational writing AND writers. It takes place one Wednesday of every month in the Hugo House Cabaret and includes snacks, snaps, and snazzy MCs from the Young Writers Cohort. The environment is incredibly warm, welcoming, and had a palpable WOW-Factor as the writers got rolling,...

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Music is Meant for Young People

​An Interview with Rachel Barton Pine

Rachel Barton Pine is an accomplished young violinist whose musical interests cross genres, incorporating classical, baroque, and heavy metal music. This Saturday, she will be conducting the Seattle Baroque Orchestra and performing works by Vivaldi, Pisendel, Telemann, and Handel all while playing the viola d’amore. Rachel currently is on a worldwide tour, but Audrey L. of the TeenTix Press Corps got the chance to interview...

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Interview: Speight Jenkins, General Director, Seattle Opera

Speight Jenkins with "La Voix Humane and Suor Angelica" director Bernard Uzan. Photo by Alan Alabastro.

In September, after three decades of wowing Seattle audiences with amazing opera productions, award-winning Seattle Opera legend Speight Jenkins will step down as the General Director.  I got a chance to sit down with him and gain some insight into his role as General Director, what he does, how he got there, his best advice for teens looking into arts careers, and some great advice for first-time opera goers.


Katelyn H. ...

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What’s Next

​An interview with NEXT STEP dancers Alex Hyman and Jacqui Schiller, and musician Benton Gordon

By Kyla Sabado

Pacific Northwest Ballet School professional division student Jacqueline Schiller. Photo © Lindsay Thomas.

With music ranging from classical Mozart to alternative, electronic, screamo duo F*ck Buttons, this year’s NEXT STEP performance at Pacific Northwest Ballet will invigorate McCaw hall with young dancers performing fresh, original works.  I met with three performers in this upcoming show: the exceptional flutist, Benton Gordon (17), playing in the pit with the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO – lovingly pronounced...

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Interview: Connor Toms

Actor Connor Toms talks with Tucker C about playing the lead in the epic drama The Cider House Rules at Book-It Repertory Theatre, what he's been up to since his star turn as our first-ever interview subject, and what you have to forget when you're carrying 5 hours worth of dialogue around in your head.




The Cider House Rules
Parts 1 & 2
Through October 16
Book-It Repertory Theatre

Crush of the Month: Laura Gilbreath

by Tucker C.
 

Photo by Angela Sterling for Class Act Tutu

Laura Gilbreath, apart from being an amazing and accomplished dancer, is a lot of things. She is an avid country music fan, a savvy traveler through Europe, a Seattle University student, and all in all a very, very cool person. Officially, she’s a member of the corps de ballet at Pacific Northwest Ballet, and is performing in the upcoming 3 by Dove, opening this...

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