Author: David-Edward Hughes

Critical Condition: Only Make Believe?

At first glance, Singin’ in the Rain at Village Theatre and King Charles III at Seattle Rep might seem to have next to nothing in common. One is a screen to stage transfer of a most beloved 1952 MGM musical satire of Hollywood ushering in talking pictures, while the other is an audacious, Masterpiece Theatre sort of drama, imagining the turnover at the top when Queen Elizabeth finally breathes her last.

Read More

Under the Sea with Jamie Torcellini

I first met Jamie Torcellini in my junior year at the United States International University School of Performing and Visual Arts. He was a diminutive young Gene Kelly type who had grown up in San Diego’s Jr. Theatre program. We acted together in a main-stage production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, where he was anything but type-cast as the Courtesan peddler Marcus Lycus, and I was (at age 20) the venerable and dotty Erronius.

Read More

Jasmine Joshua Flies by Night

Reboot Theatre, known best for their all female 1776, is about to open a new musical, and although their Artistic Director Jasmine Joshua has been a familiar face in Seattle for awhile, we wanted a sit-down to talk to her about herself, her company and newest project.

Read More

Don Darryl Rivera Steals 5th Ave’s Impressive Man of La Mancha

Oh what a few years on Broadway in the smash hit Disney musical can do. Don Darryl Rivera is an impish, butterball of a comic actor/singer, popular in the Puget Sound for much of the last decade returns to Seattle after 2.5 years (with no end in sight) of playing Iago in the smash Aladdin, to steal every minute he is onstage in the 5th Avenue’s impressive Man of La Mancha.

Read More

All Categories

Jetspace Shop

Get Updates