Midweek News – May 26


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

Village Theatre is staging Billy Elliot. The show, it’s been said, is better than the movie.

The Intiman Theatre Festival is upon us. Here’s a chat with Intiman’s artistic director, Andrew Russell. Here are some thoughts about their first show, Stick Fly. And here’s an interview with one of the show’s actors, Tyler Trerise.

Paint Your Wagon opens soon at the 5th Avenue Theatre. A chat with actor Robert Cuccioli here.

Want to go behind-the-scenes at Seattle Rep? Okay.

The Seattle International Film Festival is now going full steam ahead. Art Zone went to opening night.

The Northwest Folklife Festival is taking place this weekend. Join the fun.

Seattle is the most well-read city in the nation.

Lest we forget – the forgotten women of classical music.

Finally, a Q&A with Michelle Obama about the arts and Hamilton.