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Balanchine’s <i>Jewels</i> Glimmer On

Balanchine’s Jewels Glimmer On

In 1967, George Balanchine created a masterpiece: a full-length trilogy, sans plot. It’s three parts? Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds. It premiered on April 13, 1967. Right now, this production – compiled under the name Jewels and supposedly inspired by “Mr. B’s” visit to the New York Jeweler Claude Arpels of Van Cleef... [Read more of this review]


<i>The Mountaintop</i> at ArtsWest Evokes Emotions

The Mountaintop at ArtsWest Evokes Emotions

Emotions are everywhere; some try to constantly hold them in, while others let them out all-too-often. Most of us are somewhere in-between. But what if you were spending your last hours before your imminent demise, dear hedonists? While being Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., no less? “Pall Malls” – Camae (Brianne A. Hill) and Dr. King... [Read more of this review]


West Coast Premiere of <i>The Invisible Hand</i> at ACT Riveting

West Coast Premiere of The Invisible Hand at ACT Riveting

Choices – they bombard  us each and every day. Some are easy, while others are much more difficult. Others, however, are downright impossible. Enter the world premiere of The Invisible Hand is written by playwright/actor American-Pakistani Ayad Akhtar (whose 2013 Pulitzer Prize-Winning play Disgraced opens on Broadway this autumn) and directed... [Read more of this review]


5th Ave’s <i>A Chorus Line</i> Enjoyably Entertaining

5th Ave’s A Chorus Line Enjoyably Entertaining

Dreams are a great part of what makes life worth living; they help shape who we are, dear hedonists. From pure fantasies to future plans, dreams are quite often the tie that binds us to who we are and how we choose to live our lives. The company of A Chorus Line at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Photo by Mark Kitaoka, provided by The 5th, and used with permission. From... [Read more of this review]


Last Weekend for Samuel Beckett’s Absurdist <i>Waiting for Godot</i>

Last Weekend for Samuel Beckett’s Absurdist Waiting for Godot

Life can be tough, dear hedonists – filled with struggles, oppression, and strife. Sure, we should all try our best to make the world more pleasurable, more hedonistic – but the reality is, there’s a dark, ugly, and painful side to life. And then there’s the fear of the unknown, too. Todd Jefferson Moore, Jim Hamerlinck, Darragh... [Read more of this review]


This Weekend Opening in Seattle at the Seven Gables Theatre: <i> The Last of Robin Hood</i>

This Weekend Opening in Seattle at the Seven Gables Theatre: The Last of Robin Hood

Personally, I’m a big fan of the mid-century as a period; folks back then just seemed to have a sense of dashing style and nuanced class that we’ve somehow lost along the way and keep trying desperately to regain year after year, season after season, ever since. The art, the architecture, the vehicles, the fashion, the bar ware, the cocktails,... [Read more of this review]


Esquin’s Cayuse Cellar Collections Up For Grabs Until Gone

Esquin’s Cayuse Cellar Collections Up For Grabs Until Gone

There’s something admittedly glorious about stumbling across a truly unique wine. Or a truly exceptional wine. Or both. Last month was officially Washington State Wine Month – a designation by the Washington State Wine Commission in which to celebrate the state’s many, many (o)enophilic options. On August 20th, 2014, your Hedonista... [Read more of this review]


World Premiere of <i> Sleep, Marilyn, And Dream</i> Runs Until September 14th, 2014

World Premiere of Sleep, Marilyn, And Dream Runs Until September 14th, 2014

At some moments in time, we all wish we were anachronisms. Or, perhaps we wish we were living within an anachronism. Take film noir marathons. Or mid-century décor. Or vintage … anything and everything. Erin Ison as a less-hourglassy Marilyn Monroe in Sleep, Marilyn, And Dream, presented by Kulcsar Theatricals. That’s how your Hedonista... [Read more of this review]


Honey’s Where it’s at … at The Fairmont Waterfront

Honey’s Where it’s at … at The Fairmont Waterfront

‘Tis the season for produce, dear hedonists – and my #1 kind is the backyard bounty, where neighbo(u)rs share the bounty of their gardens, from tomatoes and zukes (not TOO large, please) to fruit trees laden with apples, pears, plums, and even peaches. Oh, and figs, of course. A recent platter I prepared, complete with balsamic vinegar from... [Read more of this review]


<i>Groucho Returns</i> … Until August 24th, 2014

Groucho Returns … Until August 24th, 2014

Although the weather is lovely these days, it’s always nice to come inside to enjoy some good theatrical entertainment. Take historical theatre, if you will, dating back to 1905 and spanning the decades until 1976. Here I’m thinking of none other than Groucho Marx. Groucho – Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx – was the third-born... [Read more of this review]


<i>An Evening of One Acts</i> Will Entertain, Daze, and Confuse

An Evening of One Acts Will Entertain, Daze, and Confuse

A compiled series of literary works, such as poems or short stories, with each one by a different author, is known as an anthology. What of a compiled series of one act plays? Well then, in that case, at ACT- A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) it’s An Evening of One Acts, directed by R. Hamilton Wright (SRT’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, Doc... [Read more of this review]


Vancouver’s Bard on The Beach a Real Beauty

Vancouver’s Bard on The Beach a Real Beauty

There’s something that just says summer with regards to Shakespeare in the park. Any park. Right now, running June 11th until September 20th, 2014, there’s Shakespeare at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Celebrating their 25th year, Bard on the Beach is running four plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (directed by Dean Paul Gibson), The... [Read more of this review]


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Balanchine’s <i>Jewels</i> Glimmer On

Balanchine’s Jewels Glimmer On

In 1967, George Balanchine created a masterpiece: a full-length trilogy, sans plot.... 


<i>The Mountaintop</i> at ArtsWest Evokes Emotions

The Mountaintop at ArtsWest Evokes Emotions

Emotions are everywhere; some try to constantly hold them in, while others let them... 


West Coast Premiere of <i>The Invisible Hand</i> at ACT Riveting

West Coast Premiere of The Invisible Hand at ACT Riveting

Choices – they bombard  us each and every day. Some are easy, while others... 


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This Weekend Opening in Seattle at the Seven Gables Theatre: <i> The Last of Robin Hood</i>

This Weekend Opening in Seattle at the Seven Gables Theatre: The Last of Robin Hood

Personally, I’m a big fan of the mid-century as a period; folks back then just... 


Honey’s Where it’s at … at The Fairmont Waterfront

Honey’s Where it’s at … at The Fairmont Waterfront

‘Tis the season for produce, dear hedonists – and my #1 kind is the backyard... 


<i>Groucho Returns</i> … Until August 24th, 2014

Groucho Returns … Until August 24th, 2014

Although the weather is lovely these days, it’s always nice to come inside... 


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