Rachel Gallaher fell into interiors writing when she applied for an internship at a local shelter magazine three years ago. Now she reports on Pacific Northwest design for recently launched GRAY magazine and covers performing arts for City Arts. Worst design trend in history? Shag carpet in the bathroom—gross!

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Crystal Pite Brings Dark Matters to On the Boards

Astronomers can't describe the cosmological phenomenon of "dark matter," but that hasn't deterred choreographer Crystal Pite. In her work Dark Matters the Vancouver BC-based choreographer explores the concept of “dark matter” and unseen forces at...
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Intiman Feels the Love

Tony-nominated Daniel Breaker hosted Intiman's Valentine's Day Cabaret. On Monday, February 14, Intiman Theatre raised $48,000 towards the $1 million goal needed to keep the theatre open. Despite the recent announcement of severe financial...
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Vanities Proves Vain

Billy Wildrick, Cayman Ilika and Jennifer Sue Johnson in Vanities. The point of Vanities may be the evolution of true friendship, but its success lies in making teenage girls look like vapid dolts. Playing at ACT Theatre in collaboration with 5th...
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More than just a Play: Brothers Size at Seattle Rep

Yaegel T. Welch, Eddie R. Brown III and Warner Miller. It is a well-known and slightly over-told story: two brothers living together in the swelter of the Louisiana bayou, products of their aunt’s upbringing after their mother’s death. One is a...
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Q&A: Mark Chamberlin Talks about Odysseus

Mark Chamberlin as Odysseus, with April Wolfe as Calypso. Last week Taproot Theatre opened their 35th season with The Odyssey, starring local actor and Phinney Ridge denizen Mark Chamberlin. A 30-year veteran of the field, Chamberlin found himself...
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Tiny Dances from Big Choreographers

Ten Tiny Dances founder Mike Barber. When put under artistic constraints creative minds usually think outside the box for resourceful solutions. This weekend Velocity Dance Center turns that idea on its head as a group of choreographers is forced to...
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Acting Takes Center Stage in Taproot Theatre’s “The Odyssey”

Randy Scholz as Telemachus and Mark Chamberlin as Odysseus in "The Odyssey." It takes a strong actor to fill the sandals of Odysseus, the namesake hero of Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey,” and in the opening performance the stage adaptation at...
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Cinderella Opens at PNB

Principal dancers Seth Orza and Maria Chapman with company dancers Tonight marks the opening of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Cinderella, the whimsical tour de force choreographed by Kent Stowell. After nine years in the dark, the ballet will make its...
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“He’s like a really fast car…” Paul Budraitis at OtB

“I have no idea what we are ultimately going to see at the show,” muses Lane Czaplinski, Artistic Director of On the Boards, when speaking about this weekend’s performance of (IN)STABILITY. According to the OtB website, the show, opening...
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Seattle Rep. E-Ticket Generator Offers 50% off Tickets

A few weeks ago we reported on Seattle Repertory Theatre’s inaugural run with its Electronic Ticket Generator, a system that allows patrons to spread the word about a play and offer others discounted tickets using various social networking...
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Slashed Prices for The Threepenny Opera

For two days only get $20 tickets for any seat in the house to select showings of The Threepenny Opera. Performed by Seattle Shakespeare Company, the musical, written by German playwright Bertolt Brecht, offers a critical yet humorous view of...
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PDL Dominates LEGO Smackdown

Ben Beres and his mighty ship (well built, but the detachable slave ship must have not scored big with the crowd). The results of last week’s LEGO Spaceship Building Contest are in, and with the greatest touch of irony, he who talked the most...