SPECIAL DEAL: 2 for $10 on Turn of the Screw

​Catch the last weekend of performances at a special price for TeenTix Members!

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Get in the spooky mood with this dark, mysterious opera!

Our generous friends at Seattle Opera are offering a special deal for their current production of The Turn of the Screw: TeenTix Members can see this opera at the 2 for $10 price at either of the closing weekend performances:

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SPECIAL OFFER: 2 for $10 at A Thousand Splendid Suns!

​See the show with this special discount for the last week of its run.

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Have you seen A Thousand Splendid Suns yet? Don't miss this harrowing yet ultimately beautiful tale, all at a special price just for TeenTix Members.

Our incredibly fantastic friends at Seattle Repertory Theatre are generously offering a 2 for $10 ticket price for the following performances:

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The Teen Take on the Teeny Awards

Recap and review of the 2018 Teeny Awards. Written by Teen Editorial Staff Member Hannah Schoettmer.

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The Teeny Awards, an annual ceremony run by TeenTix to honor their partner organizations and art’s collision with teens in the Seattle community, is something of a mecca for the artistically inclined youth in the area. However, I’d never heard of the awards before I volunteered to write this piece. Reminiscing on my memories of past awards events, I expected a bowl of Ritz crackers, a seemingly bored keynote speaker, and a few merits that would be given for criteria that I wasn’t totally sure were met by the winners. I’d heard glowing praises of this event, though, so I entered with an open mind.

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SPECIAL EVENT: March For Our Lives @ Town Hall

​Don't miss the opportunity to add your voice to this national conversation!

At the beginning of this month, we celebrated teen superheroes at the 2018 Teeny Awards. Now it's your chance to meet some of them.

Join Town Hall this Sunday, October 21st for a special event featuring three of the young founders of March For Our Lives, a student-led demonstration in support of gun control. The event is 100% FREE for teens under age 18 and for students who can provide valid ID, and you can reserve your seat online right now by visiting this link!

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It’s Spooky Season!

The Press Corps October Editorial! Written by Teen Editorial Staff members Hannah Schoettmer and Huma Ali.

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There are two types of people: people who love fall, and people who LOVE fall. Here on the Teen Editorial Staff, we fall into the latter category. Besides the cooler weather, there’s all the trappings of fall, too. Here in Seattle, we have the whole gamut—fuzzy socks, pumpkin patches, cute picture spots, a torrential, neverending wall of rain—anything you could want! But here at TeenTix, it’s safe to say that Spooky Season is officially in full swing—and that’s why our October theme is all things eerie!

From murderous barbers, spooky films, to horror novelas, the month of October is packed full of scares. We hope to invoke thrill in our readers, and push them to check out these wonderfully eerie productions.

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Controversial Opinion: Country Music Isn’t Always Bad

Review of Radney Foster at Fremont Abbey Arts. Written by Teen Editorial Staff Member Hannah Schoettmer, and edited by Teen Editorial Staff Member Josh Fernandes!

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There’s a stigma against country music. Everyone has the same assumption—a twangy assortment of half-clothed women, guns, and an unusual, unnatural love for one’s truck set over a backdrop of rolling wheat fields and cattle herds. And those assumptions lead to changing the radio station at the first hint of mandolin—something I am guilty of too. And while there is certainly country music that fits that description, there’s a whole other side to the genre that is often ignored, set to sunsets over the open plains, a deep sense of family, and, often, a longing for something more. The evening’s acoustic set, headlined by Radney Foster, captured the longing of a quirky small town life, and how that deep sense of belonging, while comfortable and familiar, can sometimes be strangling.

The evening began with a set by Luke Martin, a long-haired man who reminded me vaguely of a wood elf. The stage was set as a living room, complete with an armchair and side table with a pitcher of water. He languished on a wooden stool and seemed very comfortable with the guitar in his hands. He sang of longing and of love, set to a masterfully finger-picked acoustic backdrop. His slight lean and big eyes only lended to the aura he cast, of desire and a fierce compassion. After all, as he sang, “it ain’t no use being alone, this I know."

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Sikh Captain America Combats Discrimination

Review of "Wham! Bam! Pow!” at the Wing Luke Museum and of “Vishavjit Singh: Sikh Captain America” at Seattle Town Hall, Written by Teen Editorial Staff Member Lily W, and edited by Teen Editorial Staff Member Hannah S!
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When I think about America, especially in our current political climate, I think about prejudice. Bigotry seems to have infected every part our nation and, as a teen, it often feels like reducing the amount of discrimination in our country is simply impossible. Many current events and happenings in the news pile on, spreading hate and contributing towards a perpetual feeling of political stagnation and ambivalence. But Vishavjit Singh, in both his exhibit, “Wham! Bam! Pow!” at the Wing Luke Museum, and talk, “Vishavjit Singh: Sikh Captain America” at Town Hall Seattle, shows that combating discrimination, while not an easy task, is something each and everyone of us can and should be working towards.

Singh, a self-described “accidental cartoonist” and former software engineer, was pressured by his parents to pursue a career in the sciences. He was inspired to start drawing in the aftermath of 9/11, after experiencing and witnessing harassment and discrimination against anyone who looked similar to the perpetrating terrorists. Singh remembers finding out that the towers had been attacked—he was at work when he saw it on TV. Immediately, another employee was staring at him. Singh states that “his angry, bloodshot eyes was my first introduction of things to come.” And things only got worse—as Singh was driving home, “just about every driver on the road… took time to flip [me] off or scream at [me] in anger.” In the period directly after the attack, Singh had to work from home in order to avoid harassment.

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2018 Teeny Awards Recap!!!!!

​What happened at the #2018TeenyAwards? We've got all the highlights right here!

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On Sunday, October 7th, teens, parents, artists, and arts leaders gathered at TeenTix Community Partner The Vera Project to celebrate the 11th annual Teeny Awards, hosted by Priya Frank and David Rue 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 celebrates the best in local arts and culture according to teenage art enthusiasts. Awardees are chosen by the New Guard based on votes by the TeenTix membership.

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The Fantastically Dark “Dark Fantastic”

Review of 18th & Union's Dark Fantastic, written by Teen Editorial Staff Member Josh F, and edited by Teen Editorial Staff Member Huma A!
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I'm not someone who's really into horror. It's just not something I grew up having, and nowadays, it seems to be rapidly dropping in quality. I’m also not someone who's really into improv. I've always liked the idea, but, as a newcomer, the thought of audience interaction always seemed too intimidating. So when I went to see Dark Fantastic, a horror improv show, I really had no idea what to expect. I only knew the show combined horror with improv, a primarily humour driven art, so it interested me quite a bit.

The theatre was small—49-max-occupants-small, to be specific—with sheets of cellophane covering brick walls, foreshadowing the gory fates that lay ahead. When the show started, the audience was asked two questions. First, “What is your biggest fear?” (to which someone replied, “A Roomba”), and, second, “What is an object you would find in your grandmother's house?” Answer? “ A Doily.”

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What Happens When You Give Dancers A Say?

Review of Whim W'Him's Choreographic Shindig IV, written by Teen Editorial Staff Member Anya S, and edited by Teen Editorial Staff Member Hannah S!
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I used to be a dancer. When I danced, however, I never felt closely connected with what I was asked to perform. Sure, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty were classics, but their stories didn’t represent my identity. I didn’t feel that my dancing reflected who I was.

At Whim W’Him’s Choreographic Shindig IV, however, the company could choose pieces and choreographers that reflected them. For the Choreographic Shindig IV, the dancers chose three choreographers—Alice Klock, Brendan Duggan, and Omar Román de Jesús. These artists, using the dancers’ input, created three 20-minute pieces: "Before After," "Stephanie Knows Some Great People," and "Welcome to Barrio Ataxia." Klock’s piece, "Before After," dealt with the death of one world and the birth of the next. It began with the end: a spotlight illuminated a soloist clad in grey, slowly rubbing his hands together. He then moved about the space, clearly suffering. When he was spent, he collapsed to the ground. His death sharply contrasted with what came next. Two dancers, wearing green, created life through fluid extensions and expansive gestures, their movements reminiscent of youthful deer running across a field.

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Reader, She Married Him

Review of Jane Eyre at Book-It Repertory Theatre, written by Teen Editorial Staff Member Huma A, and edited by Teen Editorial Staff Member Anya S!

Opening night at Book-It's production of Jane Eyre was a memorable experience. The place was bustling with an activity and vibrancy synonymous with champagne, cupcakes, and opening night.

The play began with a girl, Jane, holding a candle in the dark and singing an eerie song —replicating the Gothic Romanticism portrayed in Brontë’s novel. As the night progressed, full and rich with English accents, the story switched perspectives from the first, second, and third person. Parts of the show embodied Brontë’s novel, with characters even quoting iconic lines, like “Reader, I married him.”

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Announcement: PNB Changes 2 for $10 Day!

​From Sundays to Thursdays, there's a new day to snag the 2 for $10 deal at Pacific Northwest Ballet.

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Hey, PNB fans!

We know you love getting a deal at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Previously, you've been able to get 2 tickets for $5 each on Sundays, but going forward, this is the new policy:

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Storytelling That Transcends Boundaries

Review of Richard III at Seattle Shakespeare Company, written by TeenTix Press Corps Member Emily B, and edited by the Teen Editorial Staff!
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Rarely do I enter a play with as many thoughts and questions as I had going into Richard III at Seattle Shakespeare Company. There was so much to be explored: would a historical play remain accessible not only 400 years after it was written, but 500 years after its events occurred? And what would it be like to see this play – with 21 male characters and 4 female characters – presented by an all-female cast? The answers I found are a testament to the power of Shakespeare’s words to cross boundaries of gender and time, and a testament to what amazing, powerful theatre Seattle Shakespeare Company’s actresses can create when they bring life to all his words – not only those of his few female characters.

One feature which makes all-female productions so exciting, particularly when it comes to all-female productions of Shakespeare, are the opportunities offered for female performing artists, who tend to have fewer opportunities than their male counterparts in the world of Shakespeare. The bard’s plays contain far more roles for men than for women, perhaps because they were originally performed by all-male casts. All-female productions like this open the door for audiences to experience the unique talent and perspectives that female performers can bring to the full array of magnificent roles Shakespeare created. And works of art placing women in positions of power, onstage and behind the scenes, are much-needed today and always. So naturally, I was excited that Seattle Shakespeare Company had chosen to collaborate again with the upstart crow collective to present this sequel to Bring Down the House, their highly-praised all-female adaptation of the Henry VI trilogy.

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Join an Exclusive Curator Tour @ BAM for FREE!

You can attend this special Members-Only tour through Bellevue Arts Museum - at NO cost.

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Hey TeenTixers!

One of the perks of being a member here at TeenTix is offers like this one - Bellevue Arts Museum has generously opened 10 FREE spots for TeenTix passholders to join their Members-Only Curator Tour that’s happening on Friday, September 21st from 7 - 8 PM.

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Meet the Teen Editorial Staff!

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We are thrilled to announce the newest Press Corps program: The Teen Editorial Staff! The Teen Editorial Staff is a group of five teens who will edit and curate the content for the review section of the TeenTix blog. These five youth will lead a newsroom of teen writers who will cover events selected by the editors at TeenTix’s Arts Partners.

A statement from the Teen Editorial Staff: "As teens, we feel that art is often made inaccessible for our demographic. As the Teen Editorial Staff, we are working to fix that by giving teens a voice in the adult-dominated world of arts criticism." Meet the Fab Five:

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Calling All Teen Writers!

Apply to join the TeenTix Newsroom!

The TeenTix Newsroom is a group of teen writers led by the Teen Editorial Staff. The Editorial Staff is made up of 5 teens who curate the review portion of the TeenTix blog. Editorial Staff members decide which art events to cover each month, then assign teen writers to review them. Editorial Staff members edit all teen writing before it is published on the TeenTix blog.

Teen writers are eligible to receive a stipend of up to $20 per review!

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Your Voice Matters: Vote in the #2018TeenyAwards!

VOTE NOW to choose the winners of this year's Teeny Awards!
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You've got the power.

The #2018TeenyAwards is the Biggest Little Awards Show in Seattle, where the fate of each nominee rests in YOUR hands! That's right, TEENS get to make the final decision each year about which organizations will take home a coveted Teeny Award and the sweet, sweet bragging rights that go along with it.

SO DON'T DELAY: VOTE NOW and tell us about the art you loved seeing!

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Announcing the Fall Press Corps Intensive!

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We are excited to launch applications for the Fall Press Corps Intensive! The Press Corps Intensive is a FREE five-week arts-going and criticism practice workshop. The Fall session runs October 10-November 18. In this program,10 teens will work with professional writers and critics who will help mentor and hone your arts criticism skills. The session includes five different art events at several TeenTix Arts Partners.

You’ll see: Theater performances at Seattle Repertory Theatre and Seattle Public Theater A visual art exhibit at NAAM A film at Three Dollar Bill Cinema A concert at Fremont Abbey Arts

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RSVP for Choreographic Shindig!

​Whim W'Him is offering a special deal for this highly anticipated annual event!

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See the newest installation of this Whim W'Him staple: Choreographic Shindig is back and better than ever!

TeenTix Members are encouraged to reserve up to 4 tickets for you and all your friends for this event (a rare chance to snag seats in advance with your TeenTix pass!) so don't delay - fill out this form now to see the show on one of the following dates:

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