Midweek News – August 26


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

Seattle Opera is getting rave reviews for its world premiere production of An American Dream. The show, about the interment of the Japanese during WWII, is “exquisite,” “a triumph,” and “gripping.”

Meanwhile, at th 5th Avenue Theatre, Matilda is delighting audiences. It’s “inventive,” “delightful,” and reminds one reviewer of the Muppets.

Intiman Theatre is presenting John Baxter is a Switch Hitter. Actor Reginald Andre Jackson is interviewed about the show, here.

In some bleaker news, Seattle Repertory Theatre has amassed an operating deficit more than $800,000 the past three years.

Also, wildfires and outdoor theater don’t mix.

Finally, how is Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet anyway?