News Cast

Here’s this week’s arts and performance news from Seattle and beyond:

Congratulations to all the Tony Award nominees.

What are you most looking forward to seeing at the coming Seattle International Film Festival? Some highlights can be found here.

5th Avenue Theatre is set to stage a world premiere of Jasper in Deadland soon. Here’s a little preview and an interview with the writer.

Trimpin, a “musical genius,” will work with the Seattle Symphony soon. Get to know him here.

ACT is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Reviews say it starts their season off with a bang.

Seattle Opera’s staging of Ariadne auf Naxos is coming soon. Learn a bit more about Richard Strauss‘s comedic opera here.

Little Bee is being staged at Book-It Repertory Theatre. Here’s an interview with the author of the bestselling novel, Chris Cleave.

And did you hear about the opera star turned metal singer? Meet Jeran Michael Brown.

Finally, can you teach a 2-year-old Hamlet’s famous soliloquy? Find out here.