Midweek News – September 16


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

ACT Theatre‘s artistic director, Kurt Beattie, is about to exit, stage left. He leaves behind a legacy.

Bruce Lawrence, the first black member of the Seattle Symphony who played with John Coltrane on bass, recently passed away at the age of 88.

Snapshots, based on the music of Stephen Schwartz, is now on Village Theatre‘s stage.

Halloween isn’t too far off. Seattle Women’s Chorus is set to perform their Spirits Rising concert soon.

The Pearl Fishers is coming soon to Seattle Opera. A preview here and its famous duet here.

Congratulations are in order for the University of Washington Drama Department. They’re celebrating their 75th anniversary with their 2015-2016 season.

Finally, new research finds the wealthy are more likely to attend arts events, but less likely to spend their spare time painting, singing, or dancing. The story, here.