Midweek News – September 23


Here’s news from the local performing arts community and beyond:

Seattle Symphony’s opening night concert and gala was last weekend. They broke records in regards to their fundraising. The concert was also a smash.

Pacific Northwest Ballet‘s Nutcracker will be all new this year. Go behind-the-scenes of the production, here.

Speaking of Pacific Northwest Ballet, George Balanchine‘s ‘Prodigal Son‘ returns.

ACT just announced their 2016 season. Sondheim, Dangerous Liasons, a play called Stupid F-king Bird, and more!

Currently, ACT is putting on Bloomsday, based around James Joyce‘s classic novel, Ulysses. It’s getting great reviews.

Seattle playwright Ahamefule J. Oluo has a new punk album out.

A fan of playwright August Wilson? Denzel Washington plans on directing ten Wilson plays for HBO.

Finally, plenty of local museums will be FREE this Saturday as part of the Smithsonian‘s Museum Day Live. Check out the participants and get your tickets here.