Midweek News – June 29


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

Seattle Symphony‘s summer festival is in full swing. It’s been touted as a “imaginative tribute to American music.” 

As part of the symphony’s festival they’ll be exploring the meditative and environmentally aware compositions of John Luther Adams.

The Seattle Repertory Theatre has installed a hearing loop system, which enables patrons to hear throughout the theater building, not just in the seats.

ACT Theatre will premiere Daisy, a play about the making of the most notorious campaign commercial ever made. We talked to the playwright, Sean Devine.

5th Avenue Theatre will present A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. The musical won 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. We talked to Mary VanArsdel, an actor in the production. 

Last weekend was the last performance the Seattle Men’s and Seattle Women’s Chorus will do with Dennis Coleman as artistic director. Bravo, Mr. Coleman, on your retirement.

The Pike Place Market is going through major renovations and will include public art. What’s cool is that you can be a part of it.

Congratulations to Don Shelton, the new editor of the Seattle Times.

Finally, here are some real-life ballerinas in front of some famous ballerina paintings.