Midweek News – April 20


Here is some news from Seattle’s performing arts community and beyond.

Seattle Children’s Theatre‘s artistic director, Linda Hartzell, is retiring soon after 32 years at the helm. The new artistic director is Courtney Sale. Before she starts, however, Hartzell looks back.

Seattle Repertory Theatre is soon to present Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem. Encore spoke with the writer of the play, and long-time Seattle actor R. Hamilton Wright here. He also discusses the show here.

ACT Theatre is presenting Stupid F+@!ing Bird. We sent an artist to visually interpret the show and this happened.

Seattle Opera loves Greer Grimsley, who performs regularly in their Wagner’s Ring Cycle. And Grimsley loves opera.

Dan Ireland, co-founder of the Seattle International Film Festival, recently passed away.

Anne Gould Hauberg, co-founder of the Pilchuck Glass School, recently passed away.

KEXP has new digs.

The cultural phenomenon that is the Hamilton musical, coming soon to Seattle, just won the Pulitzer Prize.

Finally, Cher the musical?