Midweek News – January 18


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

This Thursday is the Ghostlight Project, a time for arts groups (including ones here in Seattle) to pledge to stand for and protect “the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Woody Guthrie’s life is on stage at Seattle Rep with Woody Sez. It tells his story well, says one of many reviews. Learn a bit more about Guthrie before you go to the show, here.

Here Lies Love will soon lovingly lie on the stage of Seattle Rep later this season. David Byrne, who created the musical, recently discussed the show, here.

Later this year, 5th Avenue Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning musical, Fun Home. The writer of the musical recently won the Kleban Prize.

Coming soon to the Seattle Art Museum, Jacob Lawrence’sThe Migration Series.’

Coming soon to the Seattle Art Museum’s lobby, a floating tree.

Beloved local ceramic artist, Akio Takamori, passed away recently.

Beloved opera singer, Melvyn Poll, passed away recently.

Teatro ZinZanni, a Seattle institution, may have to move. Details, here.

Finally, is this the Golden Age of classical music composing? Yes.