What to See: May 2017

Catch Seattle Opera's The Magic Flute during their ~Teen Night~ on 5/19/17!

Hey TeenTix members! It’s Katherine and I’m bringing you more recommendations from The New Guard, TeenTix’s Arts Leadership Society.

During April, we saw a TON of different shows and went to many events. Our favorites were Here Lies Love (which is still playing!) at Seattle Rep, The Secret Garden at 5th Ave, and Ballet on Broadway at PNB. Personally, I saw The Fog Machine Play at *new partner* Copious Love Productions (which was one of last month’s recommendations) and it was probably the weirdest thing I’ve seen (but also one of the coolest)!

Our first recommendation of the month is the classic opera The Magic Flute which is playing at Seattle Opera. Mozart’s famous show features one of the highest notes in any opera and tells the story of a prince, a princess, and (of course) a magic flute. The costumes, sets, and props look absolutely beautiful and it has an amazing cast. It is three hours long but if you get tired, you can always leave at intermission. It plays May 6th through May 21st at McCaw Hall; don’t miss it! In fact, the Opera just announced their Teen Night for this production on Friday 5/19, and advanced TeenTix are now on sale--use promo code FLUTETEENS to buy your TeenTix early, before it sells out (like the Here Lies Love Teen Night sold out) and learn more here (I hear they're giving out concession stand vouchers for TeenTix members that night)!

We’re also really excited for ACT Theatre’s production of Murder of Two in collaboration with the 5th Avenue Theatre. This two-man musical comedy is an awesome blend of murder, music, and mayhem. One actor is the investigator and the other plays all the suspects! With a brilliant cast and creative team, this musical will be one of the best shows in town! It runs until June 11th and plays Tuesday through Sunday. Make sure to check for ticket availability online before you make the trek downtown.

Lastly, the 43rd Annual Seattle International Film Festival is running May 18th to June 11th. The schedule JUST GOT RELEASED is always one of the coolest events of the year. Over 400 films from 80 countries in 25 days with 155,000 audience members. The best part about SIFF is that there is always something happening: the perfect art for a busy teen! Can’t wait? Check out one of their year-round cinema films; The Lost City of Z and Colossal are supposed to be awesome.

Not your style? We’re also looking forward to Sueño at UW School of DramaBusman’s Honeymoon at Taproot Theatre Company, and Chitrangada at ACT Theatre, co-presented with Pratidhwani. Unexpected Productions’ show Outer Rim: An Improvised Space Western is sure to be a hilarious evening. Interested in museums? MoPOP (formerly known as the EMP) has a special exhibit on the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame and the Northwest African American Museum’s exhibit An Elegant Utility is closing at the end of the month. Catch it before it ends!

Have you seen any of these shows? What did you think? Let us know in the comments and follow us on social media (twitter, facebook, insta) for more recommendations!

P.S. Applications for the '17-'18 cohort of The New Guard is NOW OPEN and closes June 1st! YOU SHOULD TOTALLY APPLY. Find out more by visiting The New Guard page

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