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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

This audio drama weaves Spanish, English and ‘Hamlet’ in an autobiographical tale by Gemma Alexander

Incorporating elements from “Hamlet,” the audio drama "house of sueños" is an autobiographical story by Meme García that deals with intergenerational trauma, mental health, and the Cen…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

What do our 11- and 15-year-old reviewers — and their mom — think of new musical ‘Bliss’ at Seattle’s 5th Ave? by Gemma Alexander, Xuan Moses and Aranya Moses

The original musical "Bliss" is having its world premiere run at the 5th Ave. What did our family of reviewers think of the family-friendly fractured fairy tale?

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Monday, February 10, 2020

‘Frozen’ at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre: Let go of expectations as Disney’s blockbuster film hits the stage by Gemma Alexander

Is this stage musical adaptation a frame-by-frame recreation of a hit film, fit only for families with princess-obsessed children? Or does it work on its own merits? We find out.

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

‘A vision few people had’: Douglas Q. Barnett, a Seattle pioneer of African American theater, dies at 88 by Gemma Alexander

Mr. Barnett is perhaps best known for being founder and artistic director of Black Arts/West, a local theater company that produced socially relevant theater by and about African Americans a…

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Monday, November 4, 2019

What is there to do in Seattle with kids in November? Try these 5 fun events. by Gemma Alexander

From magical musical theater to a global dance party, here are five top family-friendly arts events (and a bonus) to brighten your November.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

9 best family-friendly arts and entertainment events in the Seattle area to take kids to in fall 2019 by Gemma Alexander

From movie music to a Minecraft exhibit, the fall arts-and-entertainment calendar for kids is both educational and entertaining.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Review: ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre is entertaining but uneven by Gemma Alexander

Like previous adaptations of Roald Dahl's children's book, this touring production, at the Paramount through Aug. 11, is funny, entertaining and a little odd, but doesn’t quite capture Dah…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

An operetta about Julia Child, with servings of chocolate cake at the end? It’s happening at The Rendezvous | Art Outings by Tantri Wija and Gemma Alexander

Two writers for The Seattle Times attend “Bon Appétit!: The Julia Child Operetta," in which family stories about Julia Child combine with opera, and the result is a (literal) chocolate ca…

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