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Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, March 9 | Emerald City – Triggered by a conversation between playwright SP Miskowski and director Meghan Arnette about the changing cultural identity of Seattle, Emerald City is a haunting love note/ break up letter to the city. Miskowski artfully connects the past and the present as she weaves together history and a personal tale of longing, urban identity and change. A writer is forced to return to Seattle, site of her personal and professional ruin, to cover the story of Dorothy Dietrich. Crashing with a college roommate and proprietor of an earnest yet doomed tour business, and surreptitiously followed by a lover whose interest may be swayed by a surprising suitor, her life is once again changed by a trip she didn’t want to take to a city she hoped never to see again.

Saturday, March 10 | Draw Attack! Costume Session with Brew and Live Music – Georgetown Atelier hosts its first monthly costume figure drawing session, featuring live baroque opera by Jordan Corbin of Watershed Opera and delicious brew from Georgetown Brewing Co! Enjoy the ambience of a working classical art school, which offers participants use of easels, work lamps and controlled lighting. The school is an active part of the Georgetown Art Attack art walk, allowing visitors to respectively witness the drawing session in action. Chinese Mortal Warrior P. Pan will be the model of the evening. Pose will be gestures, followed by 20 minute poses and a final 40 minute pose. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Thursday, March 1 | EAT OUR SHORTS 4: Love and Other Disasters – GuyWriters Theatre Company presents an evening of 7 comedic short plays that explore the ups and downs of dating, relationships, and love in that often unpredictable world called San Francisco.

Thursday, March 1 | MERCHANTS – Long-running San Francisco indy theater troupe, No Nude Men Productions, brings you the debut work of exciting new playwright Susan Sobeloff. “Merchants” tells the story of a performance artist (Maura Halloran) and her finance consultant sister (Ariane Owens), two young women trying to find the modern Holy Grails of financial stability and career satisfaction. As the economy collapses around them and the middle class begins to drown, Lilah finds herself unemployed and pregnant while Mercedes is suddenly the center of a quickly growing business venture that soon proves to be as unsustainable as it is lucrative. Also staring Tony Cirimele and Trish Tillman, this intimate, intense show is the perfect storm of the problems facing so many Americans today and asks the questions we all need to be asking about what it will take to keep our heads above water.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in Hot Tickets, San Francisco

 

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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! February 27 (and Wednesday, February 29) | THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 (2011) & !WOMEN ART REVOLUTION (2010) – A double bill of two recent, critically acclaimed documentaries about two important social, political and artistic movements of the late 60s and early 70s

Thursday, March 1BRANDEE BUILT ON CRAZEE –  BRANDEE BUILT ON CRAZEE is a One Woman Show directed by Michael Steger (90210) and Sean Hankinson.  This comedy is loosely based on Brandee Tucker’s life. Tucker plays over fifteen characters where she walks the audience through her experiences starting from age six. The audience will go through a journey meeting childhood bullies, a beauty shop guru, relatives with mental illness, an inspiring grandmother and many more characters.

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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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I Scream, You Scream!: The Ice Cream Post

Photo by Jessica Merz on Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

As February winds to a close, it’s time to plan for the most wonderful time of the year: ice cream season. Unlike the winter months, where the only advantage to eating ice cream is that it is delicious (which is really the main draw, let’s be real), springtime seems perfectly suited to the frozen delicacy. Not too hot, so it doesn’t melt all over you, and not too cold, so it doesn’t make your teeth hurt. Ice cream is the best. To celebrate the glory that is ice cream, here is a list of events all across the USA to get your sweet tooth satisfied. BOO-YUM!

Friday, March 2 | Deadly Dessert | Philadelphia, PA

ICE CRIME! This dinner theater production in Philly needs you to solve a mystery surrounding Len & Terry’s Ice Cream. “But wait,” you say, “I want to eat ice cream, not just talk about it! YOU TRICKED ME.” No, I did not. This is DINNER THEATER, and Bistro Romano, as part of its full menu, has a fine selection of gelato and sorbetto to satisfy that craving. This is an all-immersive ice cream experience. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Food

 

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Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Thursday, February 24 | Proof – Catherine’s father, a well-regarded mathematician and professor has just died, after a long battle with mental illness. On the eve of his funeral, she must come to grips with her own future thanks to her father’s genes: both her gift for math and her own potential mental fragility. This realistic, engaging four-person show looks at the human condition in solitude, mental illness, and relationships.

Friday, February 24 | BENEFICIAL BASS – Mike O’Leary suffers from Ankylosing Spondylitis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the spinal joints. About a year ago the Bassdrop Music team met Blair Boykin, a supporter of Bassdrop Music events. She’s also been booked many of times to entertain their crowds. Bassdrop recently learned about her boyfriends saddening disease and instantly felt they could offer help. Mike has been diagnosed for 5 years and now needs assistance paying medical bills and other living expenses. Featuring sounds from JPOD THE BEAT CHEF, KAT1LYST, GHOSTPLAY JONES and more!

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Posted by on February 23, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles


Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! February 20CONNECTIONS – Women Inventing Theatre III – Write Act Repertory Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director John Lant and Associate Artistic Director Ken Cosby are proud to present, Connections, the third installment of Women Inventing Theatre, featuring talented local female playwrights. Produced by Diane Chernansky and Susan Eiden.

Friday, February 24Birdemic Fest – 2008’s so-bad-it’s-good, camp-horror darling Birdemic, plus a sneak peek at Birdemic 2 with the director/cast in person!

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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the UK. Check back every Wednesday at noon, GMT for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, January 20 Identity Parade: The Deadly Winters, Paul Gilbody & Steve Heron The Village – Edinburgh  Showcasing the best in Scotland’s growing music scene in an intimate and informal manner, each ‘Identity Parade’ features three bands, one compere and many tunes in the unique setting that is The Vilage in Leith, Edinburgh. ‘Identity Parade’ is a showcase which is aimed at supporting the Edinburgh music scene. Originally set up by musician Alan R Davison and Woosh Entertainment’s Keith Easton, ‘Identity Parade’ brings together musical talent from all over Scotland, offering a variety of different sounds. This week’s instalment features The Deadly Winters whose latest release was called “an accomplished and mature piece of work..stuffed full of lovely melodies and toe-tapping charm” by Radar of The Scotsman New Music Blog. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2012 in Hot Tickets, United Kingdom

 

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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Wednesday, January 4Into the Abyss (2011) & Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. – A double bill of documentaries by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris. Abyss explores a triple-homicide in Texas, and the men charged with the crime: one serving a life sentence, the other sentenced to death. Mr. Death follows the career of execution technician and Holocaust-denier Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.

Thursday, January 5 | Nerve – First dates suck. Elliot has never had an online date before–at least not one that showed up. Susan has had far too many but would prefer not to discuss them. When they arrange to meet in a bar one night, all their flaws are revealed along with a surging desperation that may or may not be love. This is the Los Angeles premiere of this play!

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Posted by on January 2, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TOMORROW, December 14 | NOIR CITY XMAS 2011: Join Noir City at San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre for the second annual NOIR CITY XMAS, as the Film Noir Foundation offers a double-feature of rare noir-stained yuletide classics to darken your spirits this holiday season: Lady on a Train and Christmas Holiday. The evening will also feature the unveiling of the full schedule for NOIR CITY X, the 10th anniversary of the world’s most popular film noir festival, coming to the Castro Theatre January 20-29, 2012.

Thursday, December 8 | Becoming Julia Morgan: Becoming Julia Morgan follows the life of this Bay Area icon over a six-year period, 1931 to 1937, as she works on San Simeon, runs a busy San Francisco office with a large staff, and surmounts a medical crisis and her fear that she may have been too successful at keeping a low profile. There are flashbacks to her student days at UC Berkeley and in Paris, and a flash forward to today. Julia Morgan was born in 1872 (just seven years after the end of the Civil War), growing up in a large family in the burgeoning city of Oakland during the final decades of the Victorian era.  A tiny woman with a big ambitionto become an architect when there were virtually no female role models to show the way Morgan overcame the social barriers of her day to become California’s first licensed woman architect. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Hot Tickets, San Francisco

 

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Theatre/Education Doer Colleen Embarks On A New Project

Hello! I am the Theater/Education Doer. I am presently working on a new project that will allow young people to tell their personal stories on the stage via art, poetry/prose, song, physical enactment, etc. Here is the extended version of my mission:

When I was a teenager I was involved in the drama program at my high school. There was a class that I particularly enjoyed called Children’s Theatre. During this class, the high school kids would walk over to the local elementary school and consult the librarian regarding which books were the most popular that year. There would always be some old classics (If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, Where The Wild Things Are), but there would often be newer stories as well (The Stinky Cheese Man, Snot Stew). We would check these books out from the library and bring them back to the theatre with us, where we would then work on transcribing the stories into one-act plays for the stage. After reading through the scripts as a class, we would vote on which stories we wanted to perform, and then (after several rehearsals) we would spend a day or two traveling and performing for various local elementary schools. The kids loved seeing their favorite stories on stage and we were “drama geeks,” happy to perform for any audience (and the fact that we were released from school for the day on a field trip didn’t suck, either). Our end-of-year project consisted of our class pairing up with a class of 3rd graders, two 3rd graders per drama student. Here we had the opportunity to show the kids how to do what we had done – we helped them pick a story, re-write it for the stage, and directed them as they assumed their very first roles as actors. This was one of our favorite projects to work on, the kids would always remember us each year and the parents loved it. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2011 in Doers, Theatre/Education

 

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