November theater: Small and large, Seattle’s performing arts are back | Nov. 2-8, 2022
Hello darkness, my outdated good friend, it is theater time once more. After all, fall not solely brings sundown at 5 p.m., but in addition the start of most theater seasons.
Perennial favourite “The Wiz” opens on Fifth Avenue on Nov. 19, directed by Kelli Foster Warder. Kataka Corn stars as Dorothy and, if I can see them sharing the stage with Nicholas Japaul Bernard (examine for Scarecrow, not too long ago reviewed on this paper for his efficiency within the ACT/Fifth co-production of “Choir Boy”), I’m in .
At the Seattle Center by Nov. 20, hosted by Seattle Shakespeare, is “Macbeth,” directed by ACT Artistic Director John Langs. The theater presents many content material warnings, together with an abundance of blood, gore, homicide and suicide.
We’ll get into extra vacation exhibits subsequent month, however Black Friday is making an attempt to rebrand itself as extra targeted on theater than offers. Opening that day we’ve got “Mr. Dickens and His Carol” at Seattle Rep, “A Very Die Hard Christmas” at Seattle Public Theatre, “Q Brothers Christmas Carol” at ArtsWest and, for traditionalists, “A Christmas Carol” at ACT.
But what actually excites me concerning the Seattle theater scene are all of the teams you may not have heard of: LANGSTON, Wayward Works, Pork Filled Productions, Pony World, Sound, Taproot, Dacha (of which this author is a member of the corporate), Reboot. Many of those teams give attention to casting and promoting all-inclusive tickets, with sliding scales that permit attendees to decide on a value that is proper for them — generally even without cost.
James Baldwin’s The Amen Project is on the Seattle stage for the primary time ever, introduced by the LANGSTON and Williams Project and directed by Reggie D. White. The manufacturing, which runs Nov. 2-20, follows the Williams Project’s “Summer of Baldwin,” which included a free e book membership and occasion on the Frye — the type of group constructing I wish to see.
Opening Nov. 4, Reboot Theater Company presents Jesus Christ Superstar, directed and choreographed by Harry Turpin. I’m undecided if this counts as a vacation sport or not, however the rock opera will no less than set the stage for some pleasant household discussions over turkey and stuffing.
Another twist on a real traditional is coming to the stage on November 4: “Not / Our Town,” from Pony World Theater at twelfth Avenue Arts. The new adaptation, written and directed by Brendan Healy, is as much as the viewers to see how intently it resembles the 1938 unique, however attendees additionally do not should be accustomed to Our Town to take pleasure in it. (If you’d wish to be, Cornish college students can be performing “Our Town” Nov. 5 and 6 in Raisbeck Auditorium.)
The Dacha Theater can have a one-weekend stage studying of the newly created, tremendous queer play Girls School Memory Play (working title). I’m thrilled to be a part of the solid and honored to work with director Leah Sainz-Jones and author Donovan Olsen to carry that piece to the stage. Visit us at West of Lenin, November 17–20.
I’m working out of house and have to get on with that little bit of self-promotion, so I’ll finish with this: Theater is for everybody, so present up and make it yours!
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