Midweek News – January 28


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

Seattle Children’s Theatre is presenting the powerful Hana’s Suitcase. Learn the story behind the Holocaust drama here.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is showing at 5th Avenue Theatre. Several stars have taken the lead role on Broadway from Matthew Broderick to the man who played Harry Potter in those movies. Artistic Director David Armstrong discusses the show here.

The Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, highlighting local theatre, were recently announced. Seattle Rep, Book-It, ACT and more were big winners.

Seattle Opera‘s The Marriage of Figaro is now playing at McCaw Hall. It’s full of genius and charm. It’s gratifying, too. Go with grandma if you can.

Seattle Symphony‘s Ludovic Morlot recently conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The performance was assured and elegant.

Spring has sprung at the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Artistic Director Peter Boal talks about it, here.

What’s like to do Shakespeare in sign language?

Finally, the latest intel on the SpongeBob SquarePants musical.