Big News in Little Bits

What makes the Nutcracker ballet so appealing to Americans? It’s an institution here now in Seattle during the holidays. The New York Times dances around the subject to find some answers.

City Arts gives a hearty congratulations to Issaquah’s Village Theatre. Their recent production of Anne of Green Gables is setting sales records.

The leaders of the Intiman Theatre discuss missteps and cash problems with the Puget Sound Business Journal. They have an accumulated debt of $2.3 million.

In Tacoma recently, worlds collided. City Arts cover boy Mark Lindquist (novelist and lawyer) and cartoonist R.R. Anderson met up recently. The Tacoma Urbanist was there.

Carrie Fisher’s show, Wishful Drinking, was staged at Seattle Repertory Theatre recently. The show, now a feature-length documentary, had its premiere this weekend on HBO.