What To See: June 2017

​Recommendations from The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society.

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 favorites were Murder for Two at ACT, Spring Awakening at the UW Undergraduate Theatre Society, and The Magic Flute at Seattle Opera. What did you see in May?

Our first recommendation for June is Sweeney Todd at ArtsWest. Stephen Sondheim’s bloody classic won 8 Tony Awards when it debuted in 1979. It “tells the tale of an unjustly exiled man who… forms an unlikely partnership with… the pie baker Mrs. Lovett. When the two hatch a gutsy plan for revenge, the powerful elite – who have for years swept the powerless under the rug – are soon swallowed up by the same hungry masses they worked to oppress.” Combine Sondheim’s brilliance with ArtsWest’s epic production and Seattle’s finest actors and you have a guaranteed good time.

Next up, the world premiere of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion: the Musical at 5th Avenue Theatre! Based on the cult classic film, this brand new musical follows best friends Romy and Michele as they invent fake careers to impress people at their high school reunion. With a book by the film’s screenwriter and music by the composers of Orange is the New Black, this quirky show is sure to be a hit.

Lastly, we recommend TeenTix members check out the permanent collections at Seattle’s TeenTix-eligible museums. Seattle is home to many amazing museums and there’s one for every interest (and they have air conditioning!!).

Want to learn more about nature and Washington State? Check out the Burke Museum located on the UW campus. Interested in the history of Seattle? Visit MOHAI: they have over 4 million artifacts from the Puget Sound region’s past. Want to learn about individual identities and their experience in Seattle? The Wing Luke Museum tells the story of the Asian Pacific American experience and the Northwest African American Museum explores the unique history of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Interested in traditional museums with art? Visit the Henry Art Gallery (for contemporary art), the Bellevue Arts Museum (for art, craft, and design), and the Seattle Art Museum (for special exhibits and classic masterpieces). More into music? Check out MoPOP for music and its relationship to Seattle. Want to introduce your science friends to museums? Take them to the Pacific Science Center! Can’t stand to stay inside on a beautiful day? Take a picnic to the Olympic Sculpture Park and eat lunch surrounded by art. Wow, that’s every TeenTix eligible museum; which one are you going to visit?

That’s all for June! Want more recommendations? Follow our social media accounts @teentix and check out the calendar on our website. See something from this list? Take a photo and tag us @teentix! We love knowing what you saw and what you thought. Happy end-of-school and see you in July!

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