Midweek News – October 12


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

Seattle Repertory Theatre is presenting Lorraine Hansberry’s classic drama A Raisin in the Sun. It is “powerful.” Learn more about the show from director Timothy Piggee, here.

Seattle Opera is presenting Hansel and Gretel soon. You can learn about it, here. Truth be told, the writer of this blog post is excited that his nephew is in the production.

5th Avenue Theatre’s newest production is Man of La Mancha. Learn a bit about Don Quixote, here. And learn why Man of La Mancha matters, here.

Before you know it, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker will be on stage again at McCaw Hall. What’s the audition process like for all those sugar plum fairies? Find out, here.

Matthew Wright, the Artistic Director at ArtsWest in West Seattle recently discussed their coming season with King FM, here.

Why are Seattle’s independent bookstores thriving? Jean Riley investigates.

The City Arts Art Walk Awards are being held on Thursday. A preview.

The Portland Art Museum recently announced a major expansion and a partnership with the family of Mark Rothko.

Finally, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda was on Saturday Night Live. Some highlights.