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Recap: The 2017 Teeny Awards!

Winners, cupcakes, the art, the big $$$, and ALL THE LOVE!

2017 Teeny Award Winners, Photo by Bronwen Houck

On Sunday, September 24th, teens, parents, artists, and arts leaders gathered at TeenTix Community Partner, Vera Project to celebrate the 10th annual Teeny Awards, hosted by TeenTix arts crush, Justin Huertas and members of The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society

The Teeny Awards are planned with support from The New Guard, TeenTix’s teen governing body, and celebrate the best in local arts and culture according to...

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CONSTANT SPACE at Local Sightings Film Festival

In the first seconds of the film, a dark screen appears and fuzzy neon green text slowly types the message: It is the distant future. Mankind has conquered many galaxies, but the universe is vast. The mega-corporation Apocalypse Inc. has dispatched exploration vessels to discover new resources and possibly new life. The following is a journey of Syrinx-87.” This opening statement is frozen on the screen for a full 75 seconds...

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Nominate A Teen for the Youth Arts Advocate of the Year Award!

Last year's YAAY nominees. Photo by John Ulman.

Do you know a teen who is always getting their friends to go to shows? How about a teen who works to keep arts education in school? Or a teen who creates opportunities for other teens to express themselves through art? Or a teen who pours themselves into leading a drama club, poetry slam, photography club, writing club, dance team, or WHATEVER KIND OF AWESOME ARTY CLUB? Know anybody like that? 

Nominate them for the Youth...

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#2017TeenyAwards: What To See & What To Do

New Guardians Isabel, Conor and TeenTix member showing off the voting board at the 2016 Teeny Awards

You know all about what to wear to the 2017 Teeny Awards - AND we hope you've got your Teeny Awards tickets (but if not, no worries, you can do that right here!), AND you've probably noticed that the doors open (@2:30 pm) a whole hour before the awards ceremony starts (@3:30 pm) on Sunday, September 24th.

Why's that?

So glad you asked!

HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO/EAT/SEE during the pre-show red carpet/cupcake hour!


WHAT TO...

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2017 Teeny Awards: What It Is & What To Wear

New Guardians Meg and Esme at the 2016 Teeny Awards Red Carpet

When the summer heat dies down and the yellow buses start running again, you know it’s Teeny Awards time!


WHAT IT IS

The Teeny Awards celebrate the things teens (aka Seattle’s trendsetting young taste-makers) love in our local arts & culture scene! The winners are selected by popular vote — in other words, YOU choose which shows, exhibits and organizations should receive coveted awards such as “Best Aesthetics,” “The...

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What To See: June 2017

Pictured: Ben Gonio as Sweeney Todd. Photo by John McLellan.

Happy June and Happy Summer!

I’m Katherine and I have more recommendations from TeenTix’s Arts Leadership Society, The New Guard. In May, we saw a ton of art around Seattle! We kicked it with fellow youth arts group, the Henry Teen Art Collective, at the Seattle Art Museum and explored the permanent collection. We watched as many SIFF movies as we could fit into our schedule. We also saw lots of theater; some of our...

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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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What to See: April 2017

Happy Spring! I’m Katherine and I’m back with more recommendations from The New Guard, TeenTix’s youth leadership board. During March, we saw many different plays, films, and art exhibits. Some of our personal favorites were the Moisture Festival, SIFF movies, and Dry Powder at Seattle Rep (which is still running!). What did you see in March?

This month, we have three main recommendations. Firstly, the amazing Terracotta...

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Seattle Opera’s: La Traviata

An opera for die-hard-opera-fanatics and opera-newbies alike!

Joshua Dennis (Alfredo), Corinne Winters (Violetta) and cast members of Seattle Opera's "La traviata." Philip Newton photo

After attending Seattle Opera’s: La Traviata, I can officially say that I have been to the Opera!
As a die-hard-theater-goer, I figured it was high time I had my first operatic experience, but I was unsure of where or what to attend as a newcomer. Luckily, I had the perfect friend to phone! I immediately rang my wonderful sister- a trained singer, an opera fanatic and a Senior in the Audio Engineering Program at Evergreen...

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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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Teeny Awards 2016! The winners! The cupcakes! The money! The outfits! The music! The love!

The Teeny Awards 2016 Winners + Presenters | Photo by Bronwen Houck

On Sunday, October 9th, arts leaders and teenage arts enthusiasts gathered at Benaroya Hall to celebrate the 9th annual Teeny Awards, hosted by local performer/composer Celene Ramadan and members of the Young Americans’ Theatre Company, with performances by ParisAlexa and Seattle JazzED.

The Teeny Awards, presented annually by The New Guard, TeenTix’s teen governing body, celebrate the best in local arts and culture...

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Get Your Sugarplums On

​PNB loves you.

PNB soloist Joshua Grant as the Mouse King, and PNB School student Joh Morrill as the Nutcracker in the battle scene from George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Photo © Angela Sterling.

As all you old school TeenTixers know, Pacific Northwest Ballet's wildly popular Nutcracker ballet is the only PNB show all year that is not TeenTix eligible. However, because they love us so much, PNB always puts aside a little stash of TeenTix tickets for one Nutcracker performance each year. It is an amazing, annual tradition that draws teens from far and wide. You won't want to miss it.

And this year, there's a new...

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Meet the Youth Arts Advocate of the Year Nominees + the Winner!

See why these fabulous teens were nominees in our newest category at the #TeenyAwards2015!

The Youth Arts Advocate of the Year nominees with Frank Video, Holly Arsenault, and Ashraf Hasham. Photo: John Ulman

The Teeny Awards are TeenTix’s teen choice awards for regional arts and cultural organizations and events. This year, we decided to honor a real-life teen, nominated by their peers! Here are the youth advocates nominated this year:

WALKER CAPLAN
Walker CaplanWalker Caplan is thrilled to be nominated alongside so many inspiring teens by such an amazing, far-reaching youth arts access program. She is the founder and producer of 14/48: HS...

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Win 2 Tickets to LOLZapaOOPSa!

​Be a WINNER by answering this trivia question for two tickets to LOLZapaOOPSa!

What if we told you that answering a single question could win you 1 teen ticket + 1 adult ticket for our upcoming special event, LOLZapaOOPSa? WHAT IF!? BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WE'RE TELLING YOU.

A special donor has donated two tickets (1 for a member, and 1 for a companion adult) for this Thursday's event to give away to one lucky winner who can answer this question correctly: 

Where (the date) and when (the name of the...

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Teeny Awards 2015: The Nominees

Photo by Bronwen Houck Photography

We are thrilled to share the list of nominees for the 2015 Teeny Awards! The Teeny Awards celebrate the best in Seattle arts and culture according to TeenTix members. Their goal is to elevate and celebrate youth voices in the arts community, and to acknowledge those organizations that have done a particularly good job welcoming teens over the last year.

Teeny Awards 2015 Nominees

BEST YOUTH ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM
Teen...

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Celebrate Halloween with TeenTix!

Trick or treating: Maybe. Seeing art: Definitely.

​'Tis the season of spook, and our partner organizations are delivering quite a scare! Here's a comprehensive guide to All Hallow's Eve events around Seattle.

Shredder Orpheus @ On the Boards
Shredder OrpheusOct 31 @ 9:00 PM
Ages 16+

To save the world and his kidnapped wife, Orpheus must penetrate the world of the dead and free the television airwaves. Armed with a futuristic guitar and a skateboard from hell, Orpheus storms onto the...

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Press Corps Orientation at Seattle Art Museum

​Hey blog-reader! Want to become a blog-writer?

Take your interaction with the arts to the next level — learn how to write about them!

If you want to become a writer for the TeenTix blog, now's your chance!

Learn the basics of how writing for the blog works (assignments, deadlines, editing, etc.) and how to write a solid arts review.

Art critic Eric Fredericksen will guide you through Seattle Art Museum's "Miro: The Experience of Seeing" exhibition while imparting his...

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A Zany, Crazy, Unfettered Opera

​Review of Jerry Springer: The Opera by Balagan Theatre

“Want it to be just like old times, with baby Jesus by my side, I want my old wings back as well, wanna get out of this dump called Hell, but first and most importantly, I want a f-ing apology!” So says Satan in this zany, crazy, unfettered opera in which Jerry Springer — of the famously raucous talk show — has a day that is, quite literally, hell. The poor man has to deal with a crazily obsessed warm-up man, guests who act...

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Chloe & Iman + ArtsWest

​TeenTix members Chloe and Iman describe their first trip to ArtsWest

All month long, we'll be sharing these videos of TeenTix members talking about memorable arts experiences, so check back often.

Without the financial support of the families who use TeenTix, like yours, these kinds of experiences would be out of reach for most teens. We are working to raise $5,000 by December 31st.


Click here to donate to TeenTix. You will be redirected to the website of our fiscal sponsor, The...

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We’re a Third of the Way to Our Goal!

​Help get us to $5,000 by December 31st!

You can keep arts experiences within reach for everyone.

Hi, this is Holly, the director of TeenTix. Did you know that TeenTix receives no money from the ticket sales we make possible? That money goes straight to our partner organizations, and that's how it should be. But a groundbreaking program like TeenTix still costs money to run, and that's where you come in.

We rely on donations from the families that benefit from...

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