Our Summer Cabarets are back!
SEattle Fave’s sing the pop artists that inspire them
After Hours: Origins – Mondays in August!
Join ArtsWest as your favorite Seattle performers sing the songbooks of the artists who inspired them, from Carole King and Alanis Morrissette to Freddie Mercury and Stevie Wonder.
Hosted by Artistic Director Mathew Wright, these one-night only events feature four of Seattle’s brightest stars: Kirsten DeLohr Helland, Frederick Hagreen, Jimmie Herrod, and Andi Alhadeff. These performers are at the forefront of musical theatre in Seattle—artistic talent behind smash-hits like Lizard Boy (Seattle Rep), Green Day’s American Idiot (ArtsWest), and The Sound of Music (5th Avenue Theatre), just to name a few.
Come join us as we get up close and personal with these incredibly talented artists, unscripted and ready to entertain!
Monday, August 1 – Kirsten DeLohr Helland
Monday, August 8 – Frederick Hagreen
Monday, August 15 – Jimmie Herrod
Monday, August 22 – Andi Alhadeff
*All performances begin at 7:30 PM
Subscriptions on Sale Now – SINGLE TICKETS LAUNCH AUGUST 1
bad apples – september 6-25
“Nothing I can tell you about this play does it justice, except come ready to be rocked. Leave your judgments, and your kids, at home.” —Huffington Post
Welcome to Club Abu, the darkest party in Baghdad. An incendiary rock musical that pulls back the curtain of one of the greatest moral challenges we have faced as a nation and sets it to a wicked irreverent back beat.
Bad Apples is a rock musical inspired by the real-life prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Bad Apples seeks to answer the simple question: How in God’s name did this happen? Two soldiers ended up pregnant by fellow soldier Charles Graner; both women wanted to marry him, competed with each other to win his love, and enthusiastically tortured prisoners together, documenting most of it in pictures that later leaked and shocked the world.
Who were the victims? Who were the villains? Is sadism part of being human? Normal for war? Normal for love? Was Abu really an aberration brought on by a few “bad apples” or does it speak to something deeper in our national psyche? Bad Apples is not a history play. It digs deeper than the facts, exploring a twisted theatrical world inspired by a fictionalized Abu Ghraib.
– held at the Falls Theatre, ACT, Co-presented with ACT Theatre and Circle X THEATRE Co.
summer youth theatre!
Come spend your summer with us! Singing, dancing, acting – a summer full of exploration and fun!
Our Summer Production MERRILLY WE ROLL ALONG
From the Blog
June 17th, 2016
Wow! Are we feeling blessed! Our preliminary count is in for the incredible support we received at our GALA. From the wonderful generosity of our donors we raised over 140,000! These donations touch every production, program and gallery exhibit with immediate benefit to our patrons, volunteers, students, creative teams, casts, crew and staff. These gifts…