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3 Penny Opera – Musical Play – Shoreline Community College
XY – Musical – Village Theatre
“XY” developing musical at Village Theatre. Good intentions, mostly strong stage presence, & interesting talkback. Needed more intersex medical exposition. Half the show, I thought it was about a trans person! Also, too much of a downer. I guess all musicals can’t be tap dancing & jazz hands!
The Turn of the Screw – Play – Book-It Repertory Theatre
“Turn of the Screw” stage play adaptation w/ Book-It Repertory Theatre at Seattle Center. Eerie gothic supernatural ghost thriller. But too confusing because of British subtlety. Was it all a delusion? #suspense
Frozen – Musical – Paramount Theatre
Disney’s “Frozen – The Musical” at Paramount Theatre w/ Seattle Theatre Group. High-quality special effects & clever puppetry. #LetItGo
The Children – Play – Seattle Repertory Theater
“The Children” play at Seattle Rep. Bizzare, random, & slow. Not a fan. Good acting though.
Patricia Barber – Dinner Show – The Triple Door
Patricia Barber dinner show at The Triple Door w/ Midori. While I love listening to jazz as background music, I don’t understand it as the “main course” in a live concert. Rendition of “I Could Have Danced” was a pleasant surprise though.
She Loves Me – Musical – Village Theatre
“She Loves Me” musical at Village Theatre. Beautiful set like Tiffany & Co. So much “old world elegance.” Charming pen pal love story was the inspiration for “You’ve Got Mail.”
Bliss – Musical – 5th Avenue Theatre
“Bliss the Musical” at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Novel lagoon & fairy godfather (Mario Cantone) elements. Loved the traditional perfect Stepford Cinderella-like princesses. But the rah-rah girl power sisterhood snowflake message was overplayed 🙄. Also wish the hilarious butch lesbian princess was featured more.
The Best of Everything – Play – UW School of Drama
Opening night to “The Best of Everything” stage play adaptation w/ the University of Washington School of Drama. Short, light, cute, simple, funny, fast-moving story (just how I like it). Great performers too. Digging the innocent 1950s vibe. #secretaries #workingWomen
Admissions – Play – Seattle Public Theater
“Admissions” at Seattle Public Theater. Gorgeous suburban set. Great dialogue & thought-provoking perspectives but the play didn’t provide a solution for racial or reverse discrimination. #whitePrivilege #whiteGuilt #diversity