Midweek News – November 4

Here’s performing arts news from the Seattle area and beyond:

Seattle Symphony continues their push with diverse concert programming. Their most recent chamber music concert was “a sheer delight.” Their Sonic Evolution concert last weekend used both jazz and the work of poet Richard Hugo. This coming weekend, as part of their Masterworks Series, they’re presenting the dramatic musical strains of Brahms

Paramount Theatre presents If/Then this week with Idina Menzel in the lead role. Yes, she’s the woman who sang “Let It Go” in Frozen.

We should probably talk about the elephant in the room. It’s at the Seattle Children’s Theatre. Their new production Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play!’ is “charming.”

Seattle Repertory Theatre‘s Buyer & Cellar is a “deliciously self-aware one-man show” about Barbara Streisand.

Finally, some notes about diversity in the performing arts. There’s a push for it in today’s ballet world and there’s a push for it on America’s theater stages.