Make or Break Tradition this Holiday Season

Teen Editorial Staff November 2023 Editorial

Written by Teen Editorial Staff Members Aamina Mughal and Daphne Bunker

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This November, as the clocks fall back and the rain keeps falling, we at the TeenTix Newsroom are turning our attention to tradition: maintaining beloved ones and forging others that are fresh and new. With a TeenTix pass this month, there’s plenty of time to both return to classic stories and explore contemporary ideas.

At Seattle Rep, Little Women runs from November 10 to December 17, a staging of Louisa May Alcott’s adaptation of her own 1868 novel. Following the aspiring writer Jo March and her three sisters throughout each of their lives, Little Women centers on the joy of family. But the cozy community fun doesn’t stop with the play itself; the run includes dates with a Winter Market taking place in the Rep’s lobby, a double feature date in collaboration with SIFF Uptown, and more.

If you’re looking for another classic piece of theater to embrace the holidays, look no further than the 5th Ave’s production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. The musical tells the story of two veterans who’ve become successful performers and producers, who then take up an invitation from two sisters to join them at a Vermont lodge for Christmas. As a stage adaptation of the 1954 film, it’s a story and score that has endured the test of time.

One of the most contentious and interesting things about art history is the way that art evolves. At the Bellevue Art Museum, Positive Fragmentation attempts to redefine the paradigm of the art world by showcasing underrepresented artists. At the same time, LINEAJES at the Frye is interrupting the gallery in the Frye Salon with works that represent heritages that are often excluded from the Western canon.

Finally, journey to On the Boards to see Make Banana Cry, a piece that challenges the Western gaze on Asian populations. The opening performance of the show on November 9 will be followed by a live panel and the closing performance precedes a post-show party!

From TeenTix’s home in Seattle Center and across the bridge to the Eastside, the Seattle Area continues the age-old tradition that comes with the holiday season of deciding what traditions to carry with us and what to challenge. We hope that, as you deal with similar questions, you’ll take a moment to see these shows and follow along with our TeenTix writers!

Lead photo credit: Photo by Jan Huber on Unsplash

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