Category Archives: Dance

Happy 168th Birthday to Dickens’ Christmas Carol!

Charles Dickens’ holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” was first published on this day in 1843. We celebrate the story’s 168th birthday today! Dickens wrote the book during the early Victorian era when England was experiencing a renewed interest in forgotten Christmas traditions and when new traditions such as the Christmas tree and Christmas cards were starting to gain popularity. The story was an immediate success and has never been out of print since it was first published so many years ago. It’s also been adapted to the stage, film, opera and a whole host of other media, including this condensed, customizable eCard version courtesy of the folks at JibJab. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 19, 2011 in Arts, Comedy, Dance, Drag, Seasonal, Theater


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See It First for Less: The Nutcracker Opens in Bellevue on Friday, December 9th.

Thanksgiving is over and Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed so it’s time to start making those holiday plans with the family. Nothing says Christmas more than The Nutcracker and here in the Pacific Northwest, International Ballet Theatre, based in Bellevue, Washington, will bring their version of this holiday classic, complete with the original Russian flair, exquisite costuming and theatrical pageantry of the original, to the Meydenbauer Theatre. Even better, they’re offering discounted tickets for opening night available exclusively through Brown Paper Tickets for a limited time. Opening night is on Friday, December 9 and tickets are going fast so pick yours up right over here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 30, 2011 in Arts, Dance


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New Jersey Tap Dance Ticket Giveaway!

To enter into our ticket giveaway, just comment on this blog post before Wednesday, August 24, 2011 and tell us why you love Brown Paper Tickets.

Calling all Jersey Tap dance fans! Today we’ll be giving away two pairs of tickets to the grand finale show of Jersey Tap Fest, Tap ‘n Time!

Jersey Tap Fest is focused on serving tap dance, teaching its history, preserving its percussive traditions and promoting tap as a cherished American art form. Tap Fest’s week-long activities provide workshops to help encourage and strengthen the skills of young tappers while providing seasoned tappers the opportunity to hone their techniques. This main stage event will feature some of New Jersey’s finest tappers and world-class performers including: Karen Callaway Williams, Jason Janas, Hillary-Marie Michael, Jeff Foote, Hank Smith, Kyle Wilder, Boston Tap Company, NJTAP2 (New Jersey Tap Ensemble Youth Company), Mary No & Co and many more! Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 18, 2011 in Arts, BPT, Dance


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Today is National Tap Dance Day!

National Tap Dance Day falls on the birthday of legendary Bill “Bojangles” Robison (1878-1949).

To celebrate National Tap Dance Day, we’re featuring a really cool event taking place in Bellevue, Washington. Numerous dancers will clickety-clack the heck out of Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center today, Wednesday the 25th, at 7:30p.m. You can purchase tickets here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Arts, Dance


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SFIAF 2011 – The World’s Stage Comes to San Francisco

The San Francisco International Arts Festival brings together dance, music, opera, performance art and theatre from all over the globe to the Bay Area for three weeks in May and June. We’re proud to ticket this amazing festival featuring the finest in global performance with artists coming all the way from Spain, Israel, Poland, Iraq, the Netherlands and across the United States to perform in front of eager Bay Area audiences in a variety of venues.

The festival begins on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 and here’s a list of some of the acts to look out for. Just click on the hyperlinks to go to the ticket page.

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Posted by on May 11, 2011 in Arts, Dance, Music, Theater


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Launch Party in Seattle

Brown Paper Tickets recently celebrated our new services and updated website launch with a raucous party in our hometown of Seattle, Washington. We partied with over 400 of Brown Paper Tickets event producers, performers and friends.

Our new services are aimed at empowering event producers to successfully organize and ticket any type of event they may desire. This inspired us to adopt a theme of “Anything is Possible” to lead the night’s entertainment and modern-vaudeville vibe. Read the rest of this entry »


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This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Holiday Party!

Ho! Ho! Ho! The holiday season is officially upon us. Assuming you weren’t trampled to death by a Black Friday mob, you’re probably ready to go out and enjoy some holiday festivities. Well there’s plenty to choose from, but if you’re like me, you’d rather not bother with the traditional fare. You’d rather set your sights on events that challenge the traditional view of the most sacred of American family traditions and provide a little comedic stress relief. Here are a few of my favorites happening around the country. If you’re lucky, one of these events might just be in your neck of the woods. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 13, 2010 in Arts, Burlesque, Dance, Drag, Literature, Seasonal, Theater


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