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Until March 8th at Book-It: <i>The Dog of the South</i>

Until March 8th at Book-It: The Dog of the South

Which is better, the book or the movie? Most times, I always go with the book – it’s simply difficult to get a really good story into approximately two – even sometimes three – hours of film. I’d also typically say the same of books and plays. Christopher Morson as Ray Midge. Photo by John Ulman, provided by Book-It, and... [Read more of this review]


<i>Dear Elizabeth</i> at SRT Inspiring

Dear Elizabeth at SRT Inspiring

Art inspires. There’s that phrase: Earth without art is just “eh.” Truer words were never spoken, dear hedonists. Whether you are a creator, an appreciator, or both, where art is concerned, it truly is an intrinsic part of our daily lives. Not too long ago your Hedonista attended the production of Sarah Ruhl’s Dear Elizabeth at... [Read more of this review]


<i>Carousel</i> Leaves One Hanging at 5th Ave

Carousel Leaves One Hanging at 5th Ave

It’s always interesting to attend productions by the “great ones” and, somehow, not be 100% in love with them. Of course, as with any artistic medium, the given pieces and productions will speak differently to everyone. Still, it surprises me when my socks are anything less than knocked off. The gorgeous carousel – and company... [Read more of this review]


Cold + Flu Season = Health & Wellness Teas from Choice Organic

Cold + Flu Season = Health & Wellness Teas from Choice Organic

‘Tis the cold and flu season, dear hedonists … no wonder that last month was National Hot Tea Month. The write-up in bold below is from Choice Organic Teas – which celebrated their 25th Anniversary last April – and yes, your Hedonista has written them up before – in 2013, 2012, and 2010, and has enjoyed media samples... [Read more of this review]


Four Shows Remain for SPT’s <i>Humble Boy</i>

Four Shows Remain for SPT’s Humble Boy

What makes a tragedy, well, tragic? In Shakespearean tragedies, the main character – hero, even – possesses a fatal flaw. A weakness or a flawed personality trait that ultimately leads to failure, downfall, and even death. Poster promo for Humble Boy, provided by SPT and used with permission. Enter Charlotte’s Jones’ Humble Boy... [Read more of this review]


Taproot Opens 2015 Season With Satirical <i>The Explorers Club</i>

Taproot Opens 2015 Season With Satirical The Explorers Club

Ah, good ol’ satire. The use of the ol’ funny bone to lambast the ills of society. Racism. Sexism. Any-ism, really. Enter The Explorers Club by Nell Benjamin (who composed the book and lyrics for the Broadway hit Legally Blonde, the musical), currently running at Taproot Theatre Company (TTC) due to a special arrangement with Dramatists... [Read more of this review]


ArtsWest’s <i>4000 Miles</i> Well-Worth The Trek

ArtsWest’s 4000 Miles Well-Worth The Trek

Intergenerational love can be … complicated. Downright frustrating, even. But somewhere amidst the value shifts, political leanings, hearing aids, and false teeth lies one simple truth: love does prevail. Enter the Northwest premiere of Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles at ArtsWest - a bittersweet journey about life, the bonds of love, and all that... [Read more of this review]


PNB’s <i>Don Quixote</i> Last Show on February 8th, 2015; Carla Körbes’ Final Performance on June 7th, 2015

PNB’s Don Quixote Last Show on February 8th, 2015; Carla Körbes’ Final Performance on June 7th, 2015

Live performances can be so exciting; one never really knows what will happen next. They are certainly extremely demanding for the performers, without a doubt. Your Hedonista attended the Opening Night performance of Don Quixote by the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB). Although beautiful as always – this particular production premiered at the PNB... [Read more of this review]


Chekhov’s <i>(The) Three Sisters</i> Currently at ACTLab, Formerly the Central Heating Lab

Chekhov’s (The) Three Sisters Currently at ACTLab, Formerly the Central Heating Lab

Imagine a family by the name of Prozorov – a family in which only three three sisters survive – dwelling in a provincial Russian town, dreaming of the glamour of Moscow. Chekhov’s three sisters, from left to right: Masha (Alexandra Tavares, also one of the producers), Irina (Sydney Andrews) and Olga (Julie Briskman, also the Co-Artistic... [Read more of this review]


Bravo for SRT’s <i>The Piano Lesson</i>

Bravo for SRT’s The Piano Lesson

One of the best things about live stage performance is how people connect with people in real time and space. How a feeling – a song, say – can reach your very core and vibrate the very tips of one’s capillaries. Wow – has the Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle Rep/SRT) ever had a blockbuster 2014-2015 season thus far. First,... [Read more of this review]


Golden Beetle = Family Style Menu + Cocktail Classes

Golden Beetle = Family Style Menu + Cocktail Classes

It’s always such a great feeling to find a new place to frequent. Be it a bar, a restaurant, a coffee shop or a tea house, new hang-0uts are always a treat to discover. This month your Hedonista has taken two media trips to Maria Hines’ Golden Beetle in Ballard – once to try out their family style menu, and once to check out one of... [Read more of this review]


Only Five Performances Remain of Gorky’s Darkly Compassionate <i>The Lower Depths</i>

Only Five Performances Remain of Gorky’s Darkly Compassionate The Lower Depths

Kindness and compassion – two emotions, two states of selfless empathic being that wouldn’t need to exist if this world didn’t have a loss of hope. Or failure. Or ostracism. Or ignorance. Or cruelty. Or brutality. Or sickness. Or death. From January 16th until the 31st, 2015, Theater Machine is running their production of Maxim Gorky’s... [Read more of this review]


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<i>Rudderless</i> Opened Yesterday at SIFF & Sundance

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Ah, tragedy – when it strikes, it strikes hard. It strikes without mercy and... 


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