« GridView, my way. | Main | Organic?! »


One of the things I appreciate the most about Seattle (and other big cities) is the opportunity to see many plays, musicals, and other artsy things, and I've been taking advantage of these opportunities. Being under 25 makes the experience even better -- a lot of the local theatres offer great discounts for us young people.

Recently, we had the Seattle International Film Festival, where there were screenings of a bunch of foreign and independent films at some of the local theaters. I got to see three movies, all of which were great. Strings was a film from Denmark that had a pretty typical fantasy-MacBeth plotline, but the characters were all puppets, and the world was designed around that theme. For example, cutting a puppet's headstring would kill him. Cote d'Azur was a silly French movie about a family that had serious issues: the parents thought the son was gay, but he wasn't gay -- instead, his father was gay, but that didn't matter because the mother was having an affair. Right. And Dreamship Surprise was a crazy German spoof on Star Trek (kind of like SpaceBalls, except flamboyantly gay).

Listen to them sing!

I also saw Miss Saigon at the 5th Avenue Theatre, which is a theatre that shows musicals. Les Mis is coming next year, which I'm really excited about. A few of us got a season subscription to Broadway Across America, and we're looking forward to seeing musicals like Mamma Mia and Wicked.

Play-wise, I decided to try out a season subscription to ACT Theatre because it was a great deal for under-25ers. It's a very intimate theatre, but I enjoyed the one play I've seen there so far. And Seattle Repertory Theatre is always a favorite -- this season looks like it's going to be good.

So much to do!


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)


This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on July 1, 2005 2:03 PM.

The previous post in this blog was GridView, my way..

The next post in this blog is Organic?!.

Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.