Getting Festive

Teen Editorial Staff December 2019 Editorial

Written by Teen Editors Lily Williamson and Tova Gaster!

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Sorry Boomers: in Seattle at least, you’ve pretty much lost the “War on Christmas.” While in the days of yore, our monthly theme for December might have been limited to Christmas, we at TeenTix respect cultural and religious diversity—so our reviews this month will simply be getting Festive (whatever that means to you).

MOHAI’s new exhibit, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation, displays the rich history of the Indian American community in the PNW and throughout the country. Through video, audio, and photographs, learn about the underrepresented history of one of America’s largest immigrant groups.

At ACT, drag queen Dina Martina will be bringing campy flair to the holiday with her hilarious annual Christmas show.

For a multi-media performance not directly affiliated with any holiday, composer, writer, musician, and stand-up comedian Ahamefule J. Oluo brings his new work, Susan, to On the Boards. Susan is a dark comedy juxtaposing stand-up interludes about Oluo’s mother’s life as a white woman married to a Nigerian chief, and about Oluo’s own journey to reconnect with his Nigerian family, interspersed with new orchestral compositions.

For some Christmas fun down South, Renton civic theater puts on Nuncrackers—a unique Christmas musical about a group of nuns who film a Christmas public access special in their basement. In addition, Christmastown, a film noir-inspired play at Seattle Public Theater should be sure to bring Christmas cheer.

And, for non-holiday antics that are sure to impress, Mrs. Doubtfire at 5th Avenue Theatre should provide a wacky and light-hearted musical experience.

Whether you’re hoping for some holiday-specific cheer, or just wanting to enjoy the festive season, all the great art this month has got you covered!

Lead photo credit: Photo by Cristiano Firmani on Unsplash.


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