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A Review of the 5th Avenue Theatre’s Production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The 5th Avenue Theatre’s presentation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame may have songs and movie title lettering from its Disney film predecessor, but this Seattle production has abandoned any pretense of Disney’s “Happiest Place on Earth” motif to thoroughly ground the musical in the tormented source material of Victor Hugo’s original novel. The themes are […]

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Irving Berlin’s Non-Racist Holiday Inn: A Review of the 5th Avenue Theatre Production

There is no way for me to write my review of the 5th Avenue Theatre’s production of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn without sounding racist. Incidentally, when people use the qualifying phrase “sounding racist” they are usually just being racist. Here is the big problem. The 5th Avenue Theatre’s current, not racist version of Holiday Inn […]

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A Review of Murder for Two: The 5th Avenue Theatre/ACT–A Contemporary Theatre’s Delightful, Comedic, Piano-Centric Farce

Don’t let the rather mundane and boring title fool you, Murder for Two is an innovative, consistently creative, hilarious musical comedy farce. This 5th Avenue Theatre/ACT–A Contemporary Theatre co-production is the Pacific Northwest premiere of what happens when just two gifted actors and one well-tuned grand piano embody the interrogation of a room full of […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Mixtape: A Confluence of Genius

Yesterday, Lin-Manuel Miranda once again introduced something thoroughly unique to the world. The full Hamilton Mixtape finally dropped last night and like pretty much everything else Lin-Manuel touches, this Hamilton Musical inspired multiple song release exists in a world all its own. Miranda has done more than gather big named musicians to croon covers from […]

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