Midweek News – December 7


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

A congratulations are in order for the Seattle Symphony. They’ve been nominated for a Grammy Award.

ACT is presenting A Christmas Carol. They’ve presented every holiday season for 41 years. What does the show mean in 2016? Some thoughts.

Don’t be a poor unfortunate soul and not see The Little Mermaid at the 5th Avenue Theatre. It’s getting rave reviews.

Like those Tchaikovsky sugar plum fairies? The Pacific Northwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker is “impressive” and “enriching.”

Not into those Christmas performance traditions? Fear not – there’s some offbeat holiday happenings happening.

Book-It Repertory Theatre is presenting the treasured tale Treasure Island. It’s “full of gems” and is “terrific.” To learn about how they learned to talk like pirates, go here.

What can theatre do in the world of Trump? Some thoughts.

Finally, what are Bill Gates’ favorite books of the year? These ones.