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<i>No Way To Treat A Lady</i> Moves North to Everett May 1st-24th

No Way To Treat A Lady Moves North to Everett May 1st-24th

There’s just something about a good ol’-fashioned detective story. A game of cat-and-mouse, where the stakes are high and the number of victims climb. Where throwing in a percolating love story doesn’t hurt, either. Bobbi Kotula (Carmella) and Nick DeSantis (Christopher “Kit” Gill) in No Way to Treat a Lady. Photo by © 2014 Tracy... [Read more of this review]


Last Month Left to Check Out the Cultural Conception That is <i>Jacques Brel</i>

Last Month Left to Check Out the Cultural Conception That is Jacques Brel

Life, no matter how long or how short, is meant to be lived. The good, the bad. The successes, the failures. And, throughout it all, don’t forget to feel it – feel it all. Every. Single. Second. Each and every day. The company of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well & Living in Paris, a co-production presented at ACT – A Contemporary... [Read more of this review]


Worst of Friends Become <i>Best of Enemies</i> at Taproot Until April 25th

Worst of Friends Become Best of Enemies at Taproot Until April 25th

Relationships can be … complicated. So much so that the phrase “never judge a book by its cover” rings oh-so true. Particularly when life morphs into unimaginable crucibles. From left to right: Faith Russell (Ann Atwater), Corey Spruill (Bill Riddick) and Jeff Berryman (C.P. Ellis) in Taproot’s Best of Enemies. Photo by Erik... [Read more of this review]


Until April 19th: The Superbly Scintillating <i>Swan Lake</i>

Until April 19th: The Superbly Scintillating Swan Lake

There are some things which are, quite simply, quintessential. Like precious stones and diamonds. Or precious metals and gold. Or sparkling wine and Champagne. Or flowers and roses. And, of course classical ballet and Swan Lake. Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancers Carla Körbes and Karel Cruz in Kent Stowell’s Swan Lake. Photo by © Angela... [Read more of this review]


Jam Out With <i>Lizard Boy</i> at SRT

Jam Out With Lizard Boy at SRT

Let’s face it, dear hedonists – from time to time we all need superheroes/superheroines – mentors with (at least, seemingly) super-human powers used for all of the right reasons. Yet folks whose extraordinary skills are also – sometimes – their stigmas within society. Through them and their deeds, we learn goodness, self-sacrifice,... [Read more of this review]


Until April 11th: <i>The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland</i> at The Triple Door

Until April 11th: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland at The Triple Door

Spring has sprung, dear hedonists … some would say 4- to 6-weeks early, at that. The flowers are blooming; the grass is lush and green. Other things are springing up with vim and vigor, too – like a certain burlesque show. Lily Verlaine as the sexy Caterpillar. Photo by POC Photo, provided by Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann Present, and... [Read more of this review]


In Washington, March Stays in for Some Vino and Goes Out for Some Vino

In Washington, March Stays in for Some Vino and Goes Out for Some Vino

OK, so now that Washington’s wine “March Madness” is officially over and we’re a week+ into April, let’s recap some of the highlights, shall we, dear hedonists? For Washington is a wine force to be reckoned with – the state of Washington grows over 40 wine grape varietals (Merlot being the “gateway varietal... [Read more of this review]


Two Plays That End This Month You Won’t Want To Miss

Two Plays That End This Month You Won’t Want To Miss

Life is filled with lessons – lessons based on the selfish victimization of others can lead to tragedies that are life-changing. Right now, two such plays are taking place in Seattle. Maya Sugarman (as Mariane, left) and the hilarious Bhama Roget (as Dorine, right) in Tartuffe. Photo by John Ulman, provided by SSC, and used with permission. First,... [Read more of this review]


NCTC’s New Space and New 2015 Season

NCTC’s New Space and New 2015 Season

I suspect that Goldilocks had it right … that being neither too big nor too small is juuust right. There’s just something to be said for being in the middle, at the top of the bell curve, whatever. Not conformity, here, but rather, extraordinary. From left to right: Emily Chisholm (Rose), Sam Hagen (Sam) and Tyler Trerise (Avery). Photo... [Read more of this review]


Vacation With Tots at the Richmond Airport, Flight Optional

Vacation With Tots at the Richmond Airport, Flight Optional

To me, airports are ephemeral, transient places. Places where you go to get somewhere else. Places in which you try to spend as little time as possible. Sure, there’s always the fear of being stuck snuggling one’s luggage on an airport bench (or even the highly-patterned carpeted floor) for several hours or more during a snow storm or somesuch;... [Read more of this review]


Three Performances That End March 29th

Three Performances That End March 29th

There are three performances that wrap-up in one week – this Sunday, March 29th – that you may want to consider, dear hedonists. Two I enjoyed immensely; one, not so much. (Obviously, your Hedonista attended these productions. As media, no less.) The 5-member cast of Around the World in 80 Days, from left to right: Aneesh Sheth (Aouda),... [Read more of this review]


PNB’s <i>Forsythe</i> is Fabulous

PNB’s Forsythe is Fabulous

Ballet is balancing beautifully; and, although the dancers themselves are both athletes as well as sheer works of art unto themselves, the composers, as weavers of the tapestry of dance, are worth noting as well. Pacific Northwest Ballet soloists Leta Biasucci and Margaret Mullin in William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, which PNB... [Read more of this review]


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