2017 Nominator Comments

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Seattle Public Theater On Clover Road Mike Dooly (Stine) Great. Deep understanding of the text and perhaps the character with the most layers in the whole play. Probably because of the writer, but the actor really brought it to life. Probably the most redeeming aspect of the whole play.
Seattle Public Theater On Clover Road Mike Dooly (Stine) Present, honest, great delivery, clever mannerisms. Nice chemistry with Kate. Committed to the combat.
Seattle Public Theater On Clover Road Other/Final Comments As this production is so overly concerned with revealing a plot point, actor Hannah Ruwe is left out of the program and this scoring form. This was an aspect of the production I didn't care for and I feel Ms Ruwe gave a wonderfully odd and unsettling performance. Her work deserves more attention and appreciation.
Seattle Public Theater On Clover Road Other/Final Comments I expected to dislike this show and walked away feeling like it succeed in ways that made the experience almost enjoyable. I think that's a compliment for this text.
Seattle Public Theater On Clover Road Other/Final Comments In its brief, unrelenting runtime, On Clover Road digs deep into the pain and trauma of loss, deceit, and manipulation on many fronts which its superb cast handles deftly. The performance is beautifully designed, tightly directed, and a powerful brawl of hard, brutal emotions.
Seattle Public Theater On Clover Road Other/Final Comments Thank you for producing something dark and scary. We don't get enough of that in Seattle theatre! I wish there were a more diverse cast, but I understand that the show is about a cult, which is, admittedly, kind of a white thing. I hope the rest of your season will have more diversity in casting. Thank you for all your hard work!! I enjoyed the show.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Christine Riippi (Pauline Clench) Great blank looks and confused looks - played the empty-headed girl very well.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Costume) I loved the costumes!
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Costume) Probably one of the more subtle aspects of very broad and larger-than-life show. The costume design was one of the few elements that kept drawing us back to time and locale. Very nice work on Ms. Toomey's part.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Direction) Came together very nicely; entertaining and cohesive.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Direction) Expert direction. The pacing was terrific and each character resonated with their own particular kind of energy. If this production doesn't establish Mr. Michels as the go-to director in Seattle for layered, broad physical comedy, then this community doesn't deserve his time, talent or energy.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Direction) The direction was solid! Really enjoyed the energy and director choices.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Ensemble) Great energy between the cast!
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Ensemble) This was a terrific ensemble, from the actors to the music combo. Each cast member had their own unique kind of crisp comedic style and energy yet all were clearly mindful of their place in the larger story. They were all a joy to watch as individuals. As a unit they were unstoppable.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Lighting) Mr. Schaefer never disappoints. His lighting design is always nuanced, spot-on and tells it's own story.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Overall Production) A really challenging style of play to execute well. Some wonderful moments and will no doubt improve over the course of the run.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Overall Production) Enjoyable throughout. During scene changes there was music and singing, keeping the mood going. The ones changing the set were bouncing along in time with the music. Looked like everyone was having fun, which spread that mood through the audience.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Overall Production) This production was a marvel--a strong, buoyant and rib-tickling farce the likes of which we seldom see in Seattle. ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS was packed with an overwhelming quantity of comedic verve. Every performer relished their moments and it was marvelous. The musical combo was a sweet, sweet touch--a cherry on top of the sundae. To say this was a fun show would be an understatement. It was a joy to watch.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Overall Production) This was a farce, and generally had the same premise as The Servant of Two Masters. Lots of physical humor. Great fun. Lots of slamming doors, people falling, and a young man playing a very old man to a 'T'. Good British accents! It's supposed to take place in 1963 in Brighton, a British seaside town. And many of the characters are in or near the underworld although we don't know just what they've done, other than that one character has accidentally murdered another character's brother. So they need working class accents, not posh. Good job!
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Overall Production) Very enjoyable show
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Scenic) The set was a marvelous use of a very problematic and idiosyncratic space with cleverly constructed, interchangeable parts.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Scenic) The scenes and scene changes really contributed to the story. Loved the period furniture.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Sound/Music) The choice to use live music and all sound effects be live greatly added to the overall style of the play.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Comments (Sound/Music) The music really added to the performance. Great use of a very multi-talented cast.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Daniel Stoltenberg (Alan Dangle) Loved the 'over acting' actor. He played the part well.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Daniel Stoltenberg (Alan Dangle) Lovely work from Mr. Stoltenberg. He tickled me to no end. If there is such a thing as "pretentious actor lazzi" then he's claimed it.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors David Roby (Francis Henshall) Absolutely fabulous physical comedy and felt like he carried the entire show. The energy of the show didn't really begin until he came on stage.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors David Roby (Francis Henshall) Exceptional acting, switching from the scenes to interacting with audience seamlessly.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors David Roby (Francis Henshall) Mr Roby is classic physical comedian, the likes of which we don't often see. Marvelous work.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Kayla Teel (Rachel Crabbe) Ms Teel played with some wonderfully broad and colorful character contrasts. Hope to see more of her work in the future.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Madison Jade Jones (Dolly) Ms Jones owns the space when she's onstage. She is at once delicate and bold and a great deal of fun to watch. AND oh my goodness, what an amazing voice.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Madison Jade Jones (Dolly) Very talented. Wish she'd been given more to do/room to play.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Mark Waldstein (Gareth) Wonderful comedic timing and physical comedy.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Other/Final Comments A fun, madcap evening's entertainment. Kudos, especially, to David Roby as Francis. The clowning and physical comedy was non-stop and he was on-point.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Other/Final Comments A really strong effort with a very difficult/challenging script/style.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Other/Final Comments I have to applaud Sound Theatre Company for taking on ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS. It's not an easy show to produce. Without actors with such a keen sense for broad physical comedy it would have been an utter failure. The show is the total opposite. Granted, they lucked out in casting Mr. Roby, but they also were also blessed with one solid and dynamic cast. This show was silly and broad and wonderfully overcooked but lifted us all in ways we did not anticipate.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Other/Final Comments Very enjoyable. Long play, but didn't look at my watch once. The music during scene changes kept the flow going. The acrobatics in the play were great, well done.
Sound Theatre Company One Man, Two Guvnors Other/Final Comments Very talented cast, in acting, music, and antics. An enjoyable show.
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Billie Wildrick (Katherine "Babe" Williams) An absolute joy to experience, she is a true triple threat.
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Comments (Actors) Davione Gordon was luxury casting in the ensemble. What a talent! He's got steam heat and then some. Here's hoping we see a lot more of that triple threat soon.
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Comments (Direction) The transitions between song and scene were smooth and believable (as a musical can be). Each being on stage was always fully engaged, but not distracting.
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Comments (Lighting) Beautiful use of the lighting that helped to make the large space feel intimate and then to make it, again, feel like the 3k seat house a show like this was intended for.
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Comments (Lighting) The best work I've seen of Mr. Aguilar's. Congratulations on a beautiful light-painting.
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Comments (Lighting) The lights were well balanced with the spotlight to highlight the actors within the scene, without being to obvious.
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Comments (Overall Production) I was pleasantly surprised by the pace and heart of this production.
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Comments (Scenic) Carol Wolfe Clay knocked it out of the park in her first design for the 5th Avenue. I am excited to see more of her work around town now that I know too look for her.
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Comments (Scenic) Every element of the set was remarkable. The way that it transitioned, how the set pieces appeared was impressive each and every time. I could not wait to see how it would transform next!
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Greg McCormick Allen (Hines) I LOVE dropping in a tap number!
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Kyle Robert Carter (Prez) I hated and loved his character, which are signs of a great performance.
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Other/Final Comments Davione Gordon gave a stand-out performance as an ensemble dancer, bringing much needed life and electricity to numbers like "Steam Heat!" He's one to watch for sure.
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Other/Final Comments It was great to see such a cheesy musical done so well. It takes the right team, and this was it.
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Other/Final Comments Really excellent, high energy show. The choreography was stunning!
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Other/Final Comments This is the strongest show I've seen at The 5th... and it is a "revival" of a tried-and-true musical. If only this kind of artistry, beauty, and heart could be seen in their new musicals or updates.
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Other/Final Comments This play was enjoyable but suffers from the limits of its source material: namely that the opening act is too long, with little of redeeming value, while the second act, though much shorter, has all the best moments. But all in all it's a perfectly enjoyable, if forgettable evening of popcorn theater.
5th Avenue Theatre Pajama Game, The Shaunyce Omar (Mabel) What a breath of fresh air. I wanted her to have another song, she made the audience crave more.
ReAct Theatre Perfect Arrangement Casey Fluoresce (Kitty) Great energy.
ReAct Theatre Perfect Arrangement Comments (Costume) Costumes looked wonderful, reflected the period and had excellent use of color.
ReAct Theatre Perfect Arrangement Comments (Costume) Loved the fur, nice tailoring, fun hats and accessories, especially.
ReAct Theatre Perfect Arrangement Comments (Direction) Well-rehearsed, actors seemed comfortable with each other, especially with a lot of kissing. Nice pacing throughout.
ReAct Theatre Perfect Arrangement Comments (Ensemble) Great listening; committed performances.
ReAct Theatre Perfect Arrangement Comments (Scenic) Creative use of the rolling flats! Liked the plants - they helped naturalize the black space.
ReAct Theatre Perfect Arrangement Comments (Scenic) Set was functional and added to the story.
ReAct Theatre Perfect Arrangement Jebidiah Mathre (Bob) Great comic moment when he was supposed to be sick! Natural and heartfelt performance.
ReAct Theatre Perfect Arrangement Jebidiah Mathre (Bob) Well done, overall. Most believable and I felt like I understood the motivations and intentions of this conflicted character.
ReAct Theatre Perfect Arrangement John Coons (Theodore) Though we didn't see him much, when he was on stage he was grounded and compelling. Nice work with Bob in the overalls scene.
ReAct Theatre Perfect Arrangement Julia Beers (Mildred) Lovely subtlety, poise and nuance. Drew out the humor.
ReAct Theatre Perfect Arrangement Other/Final Comments I love that you produced such a timely piece, all of the elements were there and you did capture the 1950s very well.
ReAct Theatre Perfect Arrangement Other/Final Comments What a wonderful show. I have to admit, when I first sat down I thought I was going to be in for snoozefest - but the acting was so connected and genuine that I was earnestly entertained from start to finish. I really enjoyed experiencing your performance. GREAT JOB.
ReAct Theatre Perfect Arrangement Steph Sola (Barbara) Poised, present, determined. Wonderful final monologue.
ReAct Theatre Perfect Arrangement Zandi Carlson (Norma) Beautiful raw emotion in the final scene. A real presence on stage.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Aly Gutierrez (Molly) Adorably endearing and plucky without ever becoming irritating. She held the play together with her sincerity.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Aly Gutierrez (Molly) There were shameful few songs in the show for her. Her voice was strong and lovely.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Aly Gutierrez (Molly) You are fiendishly talented and I look forward to seeing you in other productions.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Brian Lange (Smee) Such a fun role to watch and it's clear he had a great time with it. He fully committed to every goofy and crazy thing he had to do.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Comments (Costume) I'm not sure I've ever been to a play where I wanted the costumes more. While of course they were character appropriate and created the world of the play, they were also gorgeous and looked so wearable. The costumes invoked character in fun, subtle ways, without getting too close to cliches from previous Peter Pan media. Molly's act two outfit especially spoke to her growth and her scrappy ingenuity as well as her innocence, while also making me want to wear it. The mermaid costumes were hilarious and beautiful, while each being wonderfully individualized. Excellent work!
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Comments (Costume) Those mermaid tails!
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Comments (Direction) The scene where Molly runs through the boat and sees all the different levels was beautiful. Using the cast as the doors was so great to watch.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Comments (Direction) The staging of the play was fun and inventive. There were many interesting and unusual conventions used, but they were all clear and easy to understand. The ensemble worked very well together and the play left a lasting impression.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Comments (Ensemble) The ensemble role in this play was huge! From sharing the storytelling to switching out roles to creating group movement pieces like the crocodile, the expectations were high and were still exceeded!
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Comments (Lighting) The lighting design was truly beautiful, with many moments that stood out. From the starstuff, to the birth of Tinkerbell the play made many demands and they were all beautifully met.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Comments (Scenic) The scenic design was visually interesting and allowed for space to be used in countless imaginative ways. From the simple ramps and stairs to the flight effect for the mermaid, everything felt native to the world of the play while invoking a sense of magic and play that underlined the themes of the play. Beautifully done!
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher John Han (Ted) He is a gag machine - quick, precise and effective every time.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher John Schilling (Prentiss) Did very nice, sincere, honest work. Fun to watch without every upstaging the action.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Nathan Brockett (Mrs. Brumbrake/Teacher) A comedic delight at Mrs. Brumbrake.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Nathan Brockett (Mrs. Brumbrake/Teacher) A brilliant character actor with distinctive voice talents. His excellent soprano voice added an ethereal element to the atmosphere.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Other/Final Comments Beautiful blend of crisp ensemble work, investment in the material and a sense of giddy fun. Transformative.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Other/Final Comments The cast as whole did a fantastic job of telling the story both verbally and physically and did a wonderful job of creating the world of the play.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Other/Final Comments This is the best ensemble work I've seen in some time. Bravi!
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Other/Final Comments What a pleasure to watch! What a great blend of comedy, compassion and fun. The cast as a whole were so fun to watch. It was nice to see them engaging with the audience before the show. I was particularly touched when one pirate took the time to show two young boys around the stage. The cast worked together well and seemed to be having a great time. I loved the use of the actors as set pieces, sound effects, and players.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Ryan McCabe (Lord Aster) So British!
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Saxton Jay Walker (Black Stache) Fun, sassy, and engaging. He worked hard to have fun and to milk every line.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Saxton Jay Walker (Black Stache) His interpretation of this character could easily have turned into a non-cohesive smattering of oddities in the hands of a lesser talent. He was the heart of the show and I enjoyed every minute he was on stage.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Saxton Jay Walker (Black Stache) Your marvelous comic timing and obvious sense of fun made yours my favorite performance of the season. Thank you.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Trent Moury (Boy/Peter) A beautiful performance that captured journey from raw fear and hatred to heroism. Subtle but sweet.
ArtsWest Peter and the Starcatcher Trent Moury (Boy/Peter) Trent is really special to see onstage. There is an honesty and grounding in his character.
Theatre22 Pride, The Andre Nelson (Philip) Andre crafted this character with such composure and restraint, it left me aching. His portrayal of Philip was so genuine and heartbreaking and traumatizing. Bravo.
Theatre22 Pride, The Angela DiMarco (Sylvia) Is there anything this woman CAN'T do? She has shined in every production I've ever seen her in. Her performance was so nuanced and sincere. Seattle is lucky to have her talent.
Theatre22 Pride, The Angela DiMarco (Sylvia) She was the highlight of the show for me. She was brilliant in her roles. She was believable and I found myself wanting to see her more often. This felt very weird to me. As a gay man ... I thought that I would be most interested in the gay story lines but found myself wanting to see what happened to Ms. DiMarco's characters more intensely. This is why I think she was outstanding. She stole the show for me.
Theatre22 Pride, The Comments (Direction) I can only assume this was a difficult play to direct. It was so complex, with many layers and facets. Corey took this play and made it into a shining jewel. Each character was directed with such care and thoughtfulness. Corey is one of the most passionate, fierce directors in town and I look forward to every show he directs.
Theatre22 Pride, The Comments (Ensemble) This cast worked exceptionally well together. I was impressed by their ability to handle such difficult subject matter yet remain engaged with one another.
Theatre22 Pride, The Doug Fahl (The Doctor/The Man/Peter) Each character was solid. He did a nice job of playing 3 very distinct and full formed characters.
Theatre22 Pride, The Other/Final Comments A really poignant show for our time. To see how far we've come with gay rights gives me hope that we can continue to learn and grow despite recent turmoil. Hopefully we won't go sliding backwards. Beautiful work done by all.
Theatre22 Pride, The Other/Final Comments Brilliant. My only compliant about this production was the script. The script felt so serious and every moment was so intense. It was hard to feel that it was not all the same. I applaud the actors for making the jokes work and finding the levity in the script ... it is just hard to watch something that intense for 2.5 hours.
Theatre22 Pride, The Other/Final Comments Exceptional performance -- congratulations!
Theatre22 Pride, The Other/Final Comments Fantastic production. Cast and direction elevated an already strong script. Trevor was especially moving.
Theatre22 Pride, The Other/Final Comments This is clearly one of the best productions that I have seen in the last couple of years. Great risk taking in the direction. Beautiful and effective technical elements. And, a virtual master class in acting.
Theatre22 Pride, The Other/Final Comments This was a remarkable production. Superbly directed. I was so deeply impressed by the specific moment-to-moment work.
Theatre22 Pride, The Trevor Young Marston (Oliver) A praise worthy performance.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Alysha Curry (Sybil) Loved her performance. Such a delight. She felt very natural through all of her scenes.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Alysha Curry (Sybil) Wonderfully annoying! Terrific pacing in the final moments in the argument with Victor.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Comments (Costume) Favorite costumes: the blue polka dot dress (and smart matching shoes!), Victor's suit and tie, the kimono ensemble. Nicely done!
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Comments (Direction) I thoroughly enjoyed this production. Every element seemed pieced together wonderfully. The staging worked so well. Great transitions and use of the stage. The space felt bigger than it was.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Comments (Direction) Wonderful stage combat! Actors seemed comfortable kissing each other and the scenes on the couch were especially fun.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Comments (Ensemble) This team of actors felt like they have been with each other for a long time. They are so comfortable with each other. I truly was able to escape into the play.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Comments (Overall Production) Delightfully hilarious!
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Comments (Overall Production) This was a delightful little production that held my interest through good pacing and comedic timing.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Comments (Scenic) Loved the topiaries in the opening scene - nicely delineated the two balconies.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Comments (Scenic) The use of the doors was excellent. They were really key to the performance and added to the comedy. The tea cart scene was also delightful. The furniture fit well with the time period. The actors were able to flow through scenes and interact with the set pieces that really worked to tell the story. My favorite pieces were the potted shrubbery in the first act. They gave the setting a breezy, affluent, outdoor feeling.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Isis Phoenix (Amanda) Exceptional comic timing, nice listening, took the space.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Isis Phoenix (Amanda) I couldn't get enough of her character. She felt very natural through every emotion. The anger, delight, frustration, bitterness, and lust all felt authentic from the character. Very impressed.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Isis Phoenix (Amanda) OMG this woman. She was INCREDIBLE. I believed every ounce of her. Phenomenal performance.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Jesse Calixto (Victor) He commanded the stage whenever he was on. He gave a strong performance.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Jesse Calixto (Victor) Nice delivery as the straight man. Well-rehearsed, poised throughout. Enjoyed watching him "let it rip" at the end!
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Jesse Calixto (Victor) This dude was AWESOME. I really enjoyed his performance.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Kit Lascher (Elyot) A delightfully nuanced performance. Grounded, centered, at ease in the role.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Kit Lascher (Elyot) Also, VERY good actor. Heavy part for anyone. I had a hard time believing some of it because they're clearly pretty young...but that was no fault of theirs.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Other/Final Comments For such a small production, the casting went really well, and the theatre did an excellent job of creating the world they wanted me to be a part of. I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon.
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Other/Final Comments I was quite impressed with the actor who played Amanda - very talented!
Reboot Theatre Company Private Lives Zandi Carlson (Louise) Made the most of a cameo role. Loved the clowning moments - bum to the face, the tearing off of the hat!
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Proof Charles Leggett (Robert) Leggett's performance was nuanced, powerful and moving - just in the space of a scene, his ability to command, then collapse into wheedling second childhood was most impressive.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Proof Comments (Overall Production) Strawberry Theatre Workshop did a fantastic job of blending all of the elements together in order to bring this powerful piece of theatre to life.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Proof Other/Final Comments I am so grateful for getting the opportunity to see this show performed by such genuine, skilled talent. For two hours, on the day before the inauguration, I was given the blessing to escape and discover a world which felt so honest, so loving, so real. Just a great experience. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to making wonderful, simple, memorable theatre.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Chelsea LeValley (Lady Mary) Absolutely fabulous. My favorite person to watch on stage. She has the voice of an angel. I feel that pretty soon, her career is going to take off and take her out of Seattle. I feel that if she stays her, she will be doing the world a disservice. Everyone in the world should know who this woman is. So much talent. So lovely to watch.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Chelsea LeValley (Lady Mary) Beautiful voice, and acting. Perfect fit for the debut of this roll.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Chelsea LeValley (Lady Mary) Ms. LeValley is so very likeable - her vocals were touching and emotional.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Comments (Actors) Karen Skrinde's high notes were a pleasure to hear during the group vocals.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Comments (Costume) Gorgeous use of costumes and great use of color to demonstrate evolving status.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Comments (Ensemble) Beautiful voices. Ensemble worked well, like a Greek chorus.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Comments (Ensemble) For the most part they were wonderful and worked together. Some were better than others at moving furniture.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Comments (Lighting) My favorite part was the water for the shipwreck. Second was the sun details on the backdrop. I thought they were done wonderfully.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Comments (Lighting) Great vibrant colors in the island, mixed with traditional musical spotlights when necessary. The city scenes and indoor lighting was appropriate.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Comments (Lighting) Very effective use of light with the scrim and projections.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Comments (Overall Production) I thought the individual performances were very good and the the music direction, singing and occasional acapella harmonies were gorgeous.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Comments (Overall Production) Over all a fun show. Entertaining, funny, and some enjoyable design ascetics. The vocal abilities of the entire cast was stellar!
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Comments (Scenic) Gorgeous set with very smooth transitions and extremely effective in advancing the story.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Comments (Scenic) Loam Manor set worked well, minimal pieces that all were used by cast- I liked that you could see the people on the other side of the windows walking by and calling "inside" it gave the space depth and put the audience in the room. The island was also well done - the tall bamboo screens were beautiful and worked well to give a feeling of "jungle-ness" without obscuring too much, but there were definite issues with the movement of the set pieces, such that the actors had to hold them in place to keep them from swaying.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Comments (Scenic) Vibrant transitions design. The colors pallet was enjoyable of transition of set pieces well done. I woudl have liked to see a tree house or levels on the island to give the director something to use for blocking.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A David Caldwell (Rev. John Treherne) Great voice,
Village Theatre Proper Place, A David Caldwell (Rev. John Treherne) I think David is starting to be type casted. This is not the first time I've seen him play a Reverend. That being said, he is a joy to watch. His voice is so beautiful. Wanted him to have more solos. Lovely.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Hugh Hastings (Lord Loam) Strong singing, good comedic timing, good believability.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Hugh Hastings (Lord Loam) Wonderful father. Hilarious at times.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A James D. Sasser/Kevin Vortmann (Chrichton, a Butler) Kevin Vortmann was fantastic in both voice and physical acting. Jumped between the different personalities and stances his character took.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A James D. Sasser/Kevin Vortmann (Chrichton, a Butler) I saw Kevin Vortmann - He embodied his role completely as both servant and Guv and I really enjoyed his vocals - I noticed he was a stand-in for Mr. Sasser, and found out later that he had not participated in the rehearsals and was brought in as a VERY last minute replacement - it was quite unbelievable how he carried the show with such expertise - what a true professional!
Village Theatre Proper Place, A James D. Sasser/Kevin Vortmann (Chrichton, a Butler) Kevin Vortmann was astounding. Gorgeous voice, marvelous technique. He alone made the evening completely worthwhile.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A James D. Sasser/Kevin Vortmann (Chrichton, a Butler) KEVIN: Wonderful. A master of his craft and a pleasure to watch. I started rooting for him the moment he stepped on stage. He has an amazing presence about him, and a beautiful voice.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A James D. Sasser/Kevin Vortmann (Chrichton, a Butler) Sadly, Sasser was out of the show and his understudy, Kevin Voortman, was in. But Voortman was wonderful! A great contribution to a very fun show.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Krista Curry (Lady Agatha) Fun to watch, wonderful job.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Krista Curry (Lady Agatha) I think they both worked together beautifully and it showed. They lifted each other up.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Krista Curry (Lady Agatha) Perfectly ditzy.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Nathan Brockett (Lord Brocklehurst) Hilarious, charming, over the top, an arse. He was everything you wanted from this character.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Randy Scholz (Hon. Ernest Wooley) Excellent dialect work.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Randy Scholz (Hon. Ernest Wooley) Fun, funny, and charming. When he was supposed to be irritating, I was irritated. When he was supposed to be whitty, I was whitted. When he was supposed to honest, I believed him.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Sarah Bordenet (Lady Catherine) Yeah, she was pretty great. Great listening, great reactions, good connection with the audience and other actors at the same time. Lovely voice.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Sophia Franzella (Tweeny, a Kitchen Maid) Great delivery. So funny. Her comedic timing was everything.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Sophia Franzella (Tweeny, a Kitchen Maid) She was funny, truthful, engaging, powerful, detailed and a force to be reckoned with. She would do the smallest gestures and the audience would react. I think we all LOVED her.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Sophia Franzella (Tweeny, a Kitchen Maid) Brightened up every scene she was in- very enjoyable, fun performance, and gorgeous singing voice.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Sophia Franzella (Tweeny, a Kitchen Maid) Hilarious, sweet, darling, comic relief. Perfectly embodied this younger characer. Her solo's and duet's were entertaining and believable.

I think this is the most complex and fun character.
Village Theatre Proper Place, A Sophia Franzella (Tweeny, a Kitchen Maid) The highlight of the entire show.
Village Theatre Pump Boys & Dinettes [Nominator Survey - Notable Production Elements] Pump Boys & Dinettes (Village) - The lighting design and sound design were INCREDIBLE.
Village Theatre Pump Boys and Dinettes Comments (Ensemble) Lots of energy and they had fun playing together.
Village Theatre Pump Boys and Dinettes Comments (Ensemble) Perfection!
Village Theatre Pump Boys and Dinettes Comments (Lighting) SERIOUSLY. The LIGHTING. It was so effective and interesting. I don't normally oooo and ahhh over the lighting but, the timing, the color choices, the way teh audience was brought into the scene by the extension of the lighting in the house, as well as the reveal of the back of the stage- SO interesting and involved...well DONE!
Village Theatre Pump Boys and Dinettes Comments (Overall Production) Fun and fluff. Pure entertainment.
Village Theatre Pump Boys and Dinettes Comments (Overall Production) This production was INCREDIBLE. I have seen this show 2 other times - one at another equity house, one at a community theatre. Both were fun, and done nicely, but THIS was OUTSTANDING. The level of talent on all levels, from lighting to actors, was unparalleled. What an amazing show.
Village Theatre Pump Boys and Dinettes Comments (Sound/Music) The music brought tears to my eyes several times, as the musicians and singers blended and harmonized so well. The layers of instrumentation and beautiful moments ranging from quiet intimacy to rowdy dance-in-your-seat fun caught me off guard and pulled me through a wide range of emotions. It was empowering and enlightening.
Village Theatre Pump Boys and Dinettes Levi Kreis (L.M.) Charismatic, magnetic, the most interesting person on that stage. So much talent! What a treat.
Village Theatre Pump Boys and Dinettes Michael Feldman (Jackson) Quite a wonderful performer. Really well done.
Village Theatre Pump Boys and Dinettes Other/Final Comments The show was very fun, and pure entertainment.
Village Theatre Pump Boys and Dinettes Other/Final Comments This was a most excellent production on all counts, starring an abundantly dazzling and versatile cast!
Village Theatre Pump Boys and Dinettes Sara Porkalob (Rhetta Cupp) Sara is always a delight to watch on stage. Her sass and charisma really shown through in this performance. Wonderful!
Seattle Repertory Theatre Raisin in the Sun, A Anthony Simmons (Moving Man) They did exactly what they were supposed to do. There are no small parts in theater.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Raisin in the Sun, A Brace Evans (Moving Man) They did exactly what they were supposed to do. There are no small parts in theater.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Raisin in the Sun, A Charles Leggett (Karl Linder) Played sympathetic and pathetic perfectly.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Raisin in the Sun, A Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako (Beneatha Younger) I love Nako as an actress. This is an extremely hard role. You have to take a character that is largely unlikable and make her likable. I think that Nako did this.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Raisin in the Sun, A Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako (Beneatha Younger) Lovely performance. Embodied the hope and frustrations of youth well.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Raisin in the Sun, A Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako (Beneatha Younger) Stellar performance! So active and easy and in the moment! Such a fine actress! Gorgeous and playful and alive! I hope I can see a lot more of her work in the future. Yay!
Seattle Repertory Theatre Raisin in the Sun, A Comments (Costume) The costumes were extremely period. Although a small detail ... I really appreciated the hat pins for the female characters.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Raisin in the Sun, A Comments (Ensemble) ?????????? They played beautifully with each other! Such a pleasure to watch!
Seattle Repertory Theatre Raisin in the Sun, A Comments (Scenic) The decision to play the window out of reach for the family was extremely interesting. I was so high that even with all the members of the family standing on one another ... they would not be able to reach the window. I also found the moving in of the brick walls very effective. This was the highlight of the show for me.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Raisin in the Sun, A Richard Prioleau (Walter Lee Younger) Beautiful and physical performance.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Raisin in the Sun, A Richard Prioleau (Walter Lee Younger) What emotional swings this character has to make - and each peak was strong.
New Century Theatre Company Realistic Joneses, The Brenda Joyner (Pony Jones) Very good. I hated her character, but I guess that was the point. She was very committed to her actions and - while her character was despicable (in my opinion) - she was truthful and honest.
New Century Theatre Company Realistic Joneses, The Comments (Direction) Excellent command of timing in a play where silences were just as significant as speech.
New Century Theatre Company Realistic Joneses, The Comments (Ensemble) Amazing acting all around!
New Century Theatre Company Realistic Joneses, The Comments (Ensemble) The ensemble brought to life a complex set of relationships and interactions.
New Century Theatre Company Realistic Joneses, The Comments (Ensemble) Yes, actors were committed to their actions and seem to be listening to each other. They seemed to work very well together.
New Century Theatre Company Realistic Joneses, The Comments (Lighting) The lighting was very good throughout and helped set the mood, but I loved the lighting of the small town at the top of the stage. From midday to sunset or late at night, that small, detailed work helped establish the setting and mood of each scene. Plus the scene with the "motion detected" light was perfectly executed!
New Century Theatre Company Realistic Joneses, The Comments (Scenic) Absolutely beautiful set!
New Century Theatre Company Realistic Joneses, The Comments (Scenic) Gorgeous set design - innovative as well!
New Century Theatre Company Realistic Joneses, The Comments (Scenic) The set was simple but evocative. It was easy to convert and elegantly transitioned between multiple settings.
New Century Theatre Company Realistic Joneses, The Evan Whitfield (Bob Jones) Yes, pretty great. He was ill and the most socially awkward character and I think the actor achieved this very well.
New Century Theatre Company Realistic Joneses, The Peter Dylan O'Connor (John Jones) Really great comedic timing and honesty.
New Century Theatre Company Realistic Joneses, The Sunam Ellis (Jennifer Jones) I love Sunam. She brings depth, truth and groundedness to everything she does.
New Century Theatre Company Realistic Joneses, The Sunam Ellis (Jennifer Jones) The most compelling actor on stage. It was so lovely to see a new role for Sunam as part of our Seattle community. Excellent.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Revolt. She said. Revolt again. Anna Kasabyan Ms. Kasabyan's performances were varied, but all well rooted and deeply felt. Her listening and her own speeches in her first scene (where she didn't want to get married) were funny and honest.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Revolt. She said. Revolt again. Arjun Pande Mr. Pande was physically engaged and fun to watch.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Revolt. She said. Revolt again. Ayo Tushinde At one point Ayo held an entire rolled up ribbon in her mouth while another actor slowly pulled it out with his mouth. Skills.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Revolt. She said. Revolt again. Ayo Tushinde Ms. Tushinde was captivating throughout the play. Her first scene set the tone of the play as funny, warm, human, and very powerful. Her monologue later in the play was heartrendingly genuine and deeply felt.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Revolt. She said. Revolt again. Comments (Choreography) Cute and fun.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Revolt. She said. Revolt again. Comments (Direction) The play had many cohesive and powerful moments. The ensemble worked very well together and the performances were wonderful.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Revolt. She said. Revolt again. Comments (Overall Production) A deeply important piece of work. Ambitious and well executed.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Revolt. She said. Revolt again. Comments (Scenic) Holy hell!! There was menstrual blood that gushed out of the ceiling onto the pristine white set. It was FANTASTICAL and surprising and I am in awe. Where is the reservoir to hold all that liquid?? How do they empty it?? I have so many questions. Man. How cool.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Revolt. She said. Revolt again. Comments (Scenic) The giant tile wall was beautiful in its simplicity. It was impressive, symbolic, interesting to see the actors interact with physically, and worked well with the other technical elements.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Revolt. She said. Revolt again. Comments (Scenic) The set served the storytelling very well.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Revolt. She said. Revolt again. Joe Cummings Joes's performance was full of really smart and diverse moments. You could always follow every train of thought. Everything felt well connected and fully realized.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Revolt. She said. Revolt again. Samie Detzer Best work I've seen from her. Her passion for the material shown and made the performance feel 100% authentic and important.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Carol Louise Thompson (B?nger) An amazing grasp of the language, made the long monologues varied and entertaining. Terrific small gestures and facial expressions. Thoroughly enjoyable to watch.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Carol Louise Thompson (B?nger) Ms. Thompson was very funny as Berenger while also being sympathetic. She has a big job to do in carrying the play, but she did it well.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Comments (Choreography) Smart. Effective.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Comments (Choreography) The full heard military dance behind the scrim int Act II was attention grabbing!
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Comments (Choreography) The movement work as the rhinoceroses paraded was really interesting and probably the best symbolic work of the show. It was the right mix of obviously fascist visuals with the more ordinary.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Comments (Costume) Masks- Creative use of budget and materials with a believable effect! The masks in a group silhouette were a great effect! They looked liked morphed humans! I have a personal interest in mask design and wish they were used more often. I very much appreciate this design.

Costumes Great job on the street characters in the opening scene. The subtle use of grays and blues to nod at those that will likely transform was good.

**I do think that the masks should be notated for possible honorable mention or other form of recognition and not lumped with costumes. My costume score is higher because of the masks.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Comments (Direction) Great overall vision. The supporting characters were strong and the main characters were bold in choice.

The attentition to pulling out the absurdity in jokes and showcasing the overlap in conversations.

Attention to transitions between scenes was well executed and choreographed.

I think the overall sense of the script was very strong and it allowed Jess to share the idea of take over with actually saying what Race, religion, political group, or "ism" is taking over. She allowed you in insert your fear or thoughts while she presented the story that it could happen.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Comments (Direction) I thoroughly enjoyed Carol Louise Thompson as the lead - excellent and exciting choice casting a woman in this role!
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Comments (Scenic) Creative and cleverly engineered to facilitate different locations!

The moving platforms are a great way to play with different locations within the space, and doubled as a directing moment to create a Herd or Pack movement in the shifting of the platforms early in the show between the Opening Street and office scene. I enjoyed watching the actors enter from the staircase in the office scene. As a dresser and crew member I enjoyed imagining them army crawling under the set.

The platforms were effective in symbolizing the breakdown and isolation in the second act.

The textured gray side is a great aid to see Jean as a Rhino. The neutral beige under side was great easy scene change shift to be used for Berenger.

Fabric wall doubling as a scrim was very effective for the scenes in silhouette!
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Comments (Sound/Music) Probably the best part of the play. The sound of the trampling rhinos was very effective. There were also some sounds portraying the emotional journey of the characters that was also effective.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Conner Neddersen (Grocer Man/Dudard) Mr. Neddersen did a nice job of taking his often satirical roles very seriously. Even when at his most absurd, I believed him and that's hard to do.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros J?n ?any?(Waitress/Botard) Ms. Osanyin had great commitment as Botard. It was fun to watch her perform the mental acrobatics necessary to jump from one crazy conclusion to another. All sincerely done too!
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Lacy Katherine Campbell (Grocer Woman/Boeff) A very solid performance. Great variety between her two characters. Mrs. Beoff especially was grounded and funny without being annoying.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Other/Final Comments A relevant play for where we are in the world.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Other/Final Comments Shawn Belyea's transformation into a rhinoceros was superb. At once sympathetic, hilarious, and terrifying while maintaining the high probability that this transformation totally makes sense for his character to undergo. Very fun to watch.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Other/Final Comments The conceptual design as a whole was strong. All areas of design interacted beautifully together witch nodes to a director that knows the message they want to send.

Great execution for small budget!

Props to Strawberry Theater for selection this show at this portion of the year, giving the upcoming presidential election. It supports their mission of small theater creating conversation anywhere.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Shawn Belyea (Jean) His physical acting and voice changed during his transformation scene was believable!
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Rhinoceros Shawn Belyea (Jean) Transforming into a rhinoscerous for a long time is a very big challenge, but Shawn did it well! He was honest, funny, likable, and did great physical work.
5th Avenue Theatre Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Comments (Choreography) The big final dance was so funny and my favorite part of the show!
5th Avenue Theatre Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Comments (Costume) Gotta love the ladies at the Pretty Parlor.
5th Avenue Theatre Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Comments (Costume) I loved the detail on the costumes! So much fun to watch and discover new things in each scene.
5th Avenue Theatre Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Comments (Direction) The rolling staircases were great.
5th Avenue Theatre Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Comments (Lighting) The lighting was perfect. It set the mood for each transition.
5th Avenue Theatre Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Cortney Wolfson (Romy White) I loved this girl. She was so funny!
5th Avenue Theatre Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Hannah Schuerman (Toby Walters) SPU GRAD, WHAT WHAT! She was great in this role.
5th Avenue Theatre Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Jordan Kai Brunett (Heather Mooney) Love is BS!
5th Avenue Theatre Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Jordan Kai Brunett (Heather Mooney) This actress was my favorite. She made her character hysterical and relatable and incredibly watchable.
5th Avenue Theatre Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Michael Thomas Grant (Sandy Frink) I loved everything about this character!
5th Avenue Theatre Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Michael Thomas Grant (Sandy Frink) Stole the show.
5th Avenue Theatre Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Tess Soltau (Christie Masters) Sooooo good.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Bill Johns (Sasha Smirnoff/Dr. Glass/Bank Messenger/Senator Blake) Embarrassed to admit this, but it's a tribute to Johns - I didn't realize he was playing all these different parts! Unrecognizable. Truly a great performance in each character, and so seamless were the transitions I was shocked to realize afterwards it was just one person. Great accents, great changes in physicality. Also, what a lucky guy - "Broken for You" is one of my favorite books!
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Bill Johns (Sasha Smirnoff/Dr. Glass/Bank Messenger/Senator Blake) I didn't realize the actor was playing all these different roles until almost the end of the play. What a chameleon. Bravo!
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Christopher Morson (Leo Davis) Outstanding physical comedy actor. From getting "stuck" in the doorway in the first act to his antics as a sickie, his performance was so enjoyable to watch. Truly committed.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Christopher Morson (Leo Davis) So great throughout. Loved his physical comedy and all his expressions of innocence or excitement. I would look forward to seeing him again in another production.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Comments (Costume) The costumes seemed fit the era the play is intended and matched the characters.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Comments (Costume) Wonderful tailoring! The men's tuxes were perfect for their personalities. Loved the wedding dress (those buttons) and the pink period dress. Even the underwear was exceptional.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Comments (Direction) The physical moments in the play were really a delight to watch. Loved the moment with the moose head on the bed. Also when Sasha has his audition moment and the rest of the team isn't paying attention. Very funny stuff.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Comments (Direction) Wow. There were quiet moments, boisterous moments, tension, slapstick comedy elements, and quick transitions, yet nothing seemed out of place for the stage. It just fit together. Quite impressed.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Comments (Ensemble) Terrific pacing, exceptional physical comedy, comfort with one another. Even the kissing seemed natural.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Comments (Ensemble) The actors just bounced flowed off of each other effortlessly.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Comments (Ensemble) This ensemble had a supernatural affinity for the play's broad, stylized kind of comedy. They all came to the humor and timing of the rapid fire dialogue like it was second nature for them.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Comments (Lighting) Could see all the action; actors were well-lit as was the set.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Comments (Lighting) Everything was clear and easy to see. I liked how the lights dimmed just a bit during a bigger transition during the first act, but you could still what was happening on stage. The audience didn't have to just sit in the dark and the actors added a bit of comedic flair.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Comments (Overall Production) The show was delightful in whimsy. I enjoyed the quick and unexpected transitions between scenes. I was a little nervous about the entire play taking place in a single hotel room, but the actors and director filled the space well.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Comments (Scenic) Fabulous set. I really appreciate the attention to detail for such a basic hotel room set. When the actors openex the center door on stage I was perplexed seeing another door. It was so well done with a dark green hue and gold trim . . . but it is not part of the main actors stage. Then realized it was the room across the hall of the hotel room. I don't think it was required, but I truly applaud the effort. It looked so nice and made me think this was an expensive hotel. I also loved the moose head. It was durable, life like, manageable as a prop, and easy to hang on the wall. The owls were nice, too.

Additionally all the luggage furniture, and smaller items fit the time period as well.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Comments (Scenic) Gorgeous period set and props. Great use of color and attention to detail and design.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Comments (Scenic) Loved the moose head! The chandelier was a nice touch.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Comments (Sound/Music) Nice work! The phone was perfectly timed, every time!
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Comments (Sound/Music) The actors sounded clear. The phone was at good volume for the play.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Daniel Stoltenberg (Harry Binion) Great delivery, hilarious moments - especially sticking his head out of the bathroom, answering the phone, guarding the moose. Excellent physicality, presence, speech, the whole package!
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Daniel Stoltenberg (Harry Binion) He made me laugh so much. He felt very smooth and authentic in the role. It felt effortless.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Eric Hampton (Faker Englund) Fun to watch. He just became that character.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Eric Hampton (Faker Englund) Great delivery of zingy lines, especially at the end when he just had to keeping thinking of another idea!
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Erwin Gal?(Gordon Miller) Great energy!
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Kim Morris (Sylvia Jenkins/Thelma Hogarth) She was just a joy in both roles. I couldn' t wait for her to return to the stage.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Kim Morris (Sylvia Jenkins/Thelma Hogarth) The salute was spot-on, every time!
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Laura Lee Caudill (Hilda Manney) She had a smaller role, but really stood out when she took the stage. She gve her character a nice charm.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Laura Lee Caudill (Hilda Manney) Sweet and charming.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Melanie Hampton (Christine Marlowe) Nice mannerisms, active listening, present and engaged. Fun twirling; way to work the costumes!
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Mike Spee (Joseph Gribble) Great performance. I loved his transitions of looking furious at Miller, yet terrified of Wagner. So full of expression.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Mike Spee (Joseph Gribble) The perfect straight man. His nervous anxiety was palpable. Nice physicality - especially curled in the fetal position - and great delivery.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Nikki Visel (Gladys Wagner) Strong performance. Well done.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Nikki Visel (Gladys Wagner) Those facial expressions! That foreboding presence. Nice range of emotions; great physicality. Loved watching her vacillate from one thing to the next as the plot developed!
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Other/Final Comments This was a terrific production and a joy to watch. The pacing and dialogue was crisp and electric. Each player was perfectly cast and at the top of their game.
Taproot Theatre Company Room Service Other/Final Comments What a great evening. The acting made the night fly by - a complete escape! Great work as an ensemble.
ACT Theatre Royale, The Comments (Choreography) Complex yet every movement was full of meaning.
ACT Theatre Royale, The Comments (Choreography) Wonderful method to portray a boxing match without having real violence on the stage. Very effective.
ACT Theatre Royale, The Comments (Costume) The costumes were simple but beautiful. The promoters suits! Nina's dress!
ACT Theatre Royale, The Comments (Direction) A play that centers this much on a violent sport is extremely difficult to stage effectively. Tricks like clapping or sharp exhales to mark each blow were effective, and much more emotionally engaging than any realistically staged fight could be. The actors worked together very well with subtle but powerful performances.
ACT Theatre Royale, The Comments (Direction) The pacing was fabulous as was the staging - theatrical yet real- worked in the arena space- told the story and the struggle
ACT Theatre Royale, The Comments (Direction) Wonderful overall cohesion of all elements.
ACT Theatre Royale, The Comments (Overall Production) Exhilarating stagecraft and direction, with pointed performances, boost a pretty good script into something vital.
ACT Theatre Royale, The Comments (Scenic) Simple and perfect
ACT Theatre Royale, The Comments (Scenic) While simple, the scenic design was very effective and evocative. The ring appearing only for the pivotal fight was a nice dramatic touch.
ACT Theatre Royale, The Comments (Sound/Music) So well done that sometimes I had to remind myself to listen for it. It meshed with and enhanced the performances so masterfully.
ACT Theatre Royale, The Comments (Sound/Music) The combination of live and recorded sound was evocative, and created a lively atmosphere for a play that would have died without that. Getting a Tuesday night audience to feel lively is a rare and large accomplishment.
ACT Theatre Royale, The G. Valmont Thomas (Wynton) Enjoyed watching this actor's expressions throughout the play.
ACT Theatre Royale, The G. Valmont Thomas (Wynton) One of my favorite performances this year. Outstanding!
ACT Theatre Royale, The Jarrod M. Smith (Jay Jackson) He was fully immersed in his character through every moment.
ACT Theatre Royale, The Other/Final Comments I thought all the actors turned in very fine performances, the staging and direction were exceptional, and the script was timely, moving, and fascinating.
ACT Theatre Royale, The Other/Final Comments The inclusion of the performance of the sounds at the end was really interesting, and it was really cool to see how apparent it was that these people love what they do.
ACT Theatre Royale, The Zenobia Taylor (Nina) Absolutely gripping, breathtaking performance.
ACT Theatre Royale, The Zenobia Taylor (Nina) She was truly outstanding in a role that could have easily become one-note.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Roz and Ray Comments (Costume) Functional and highlighted the story.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Roz and Ray Comments (Direction) Tight, well staged, transitioned well with the various time jumps.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Roz and Ray Comments (Lighting) Dramatic and soft, at times.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Roz and Ray Comments (Playwright) I love a play that teaches me something; a moment in history, an experience that is different than mine, a new way to examine human relationships. This play was beautifully crafted.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Roz and Ray Comments (Playwright) Roz and Ray was wonderfully focused while still appealing to a wide audience. "this is a love story" and it also brings awareness to a specific, but important moment in american history. There was a lot of intersectionality which the playright could have gotten caught up in, instead she stayed focused and true to the heart of the story, allowing for a meaningful story to shine through the scientific details.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Roz and Ray Comments (Scenic) A work of art, reminiscent of lost childhoods and dreams of growing up. Tragic and innocent.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Roz and Ray Comments (Sound/Music) Worked well with the story. Preshow music set a good tone.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Roz and Ray Ellen McLaughlin (Dr. Roz Kagan) Very charismatic and believable.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Roz and Ray Teagle F. Bougere (Ray Mendes) Brilliant storytelling, transitioned through the time jumps very effectively and expertly.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Carter Rodriquez (Alabaster) Charming and unmistakably feline. He underplayed beautifully.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Carter Rodriquez (Alabaster) Gorgeous performance of a cat.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Actors) Kai Curtis was outstanding.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Choreography) The puppet manipulation was excellent and the jazzercise routine was pure gold.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Choreography) It is not often I get to see actors in Seattle performing challenging choreography. I was honestly impressed by each actors' stamina and physical ability. It also had a great balance of seriousness and fun. The parts that were serious were masterfully done and it also had parts where it wasn't taking itself too seriously, which is always refreshing to see.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Choreography) The dance piece late in the second half was particularly beautiful and moving.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Costume) Great work on a limited budget. I knew exactly who everyone was.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Costume) I get they work in a tight budget but it didn't show. I would love to see what they could do with resources from a place like SCT. It still had a good sense of aesthetic and really served the story.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Direction) Incredible use of a tiny space, great physicality throughout. All scenic elements were expressive, cohesive, enriching and necessary. Truly great.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Direction) Well paced, made good use of the set, excellent ensemble work.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Ensemble) Some of the best ensemble work I've seen recently.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Ensemble) The ensemble was one of my favorite elements of this show. They worked in perfect harmony, keeping the audience both informed of the storyline and entertained at all times. Excellent dramatic and comedic timing by all actors involved.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Ensemble) These actors were 100% committed, having fun and taking care of each other. They manipulated puppets, danced and carried each other in space both physically and metaphorically. A pleasure to see.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Lighting) whatever it was that made those vitrines glow was superb.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Lighting) Really complemented the style of the play. It worked to create mood, mystery, suspense and direct our attention masterfully.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Overall Production) I expected this to be awful and I was totally wrong! It was charming, engaging, funny, provocative, and touching.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Overall Production) This is by far one of the best pays I've seen in Seattle. It made my heart sing all through out. The level of creativity, attention to detail, the variety of theatre techniques employed and the overall message of this play made up one of the best theatre experiences I've had.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Scenic) Brilliant scenic design - in a small space, the strange angles of the many set pieces created an evocative nightmarish quality, and created much depth and mystery to the setting.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Scenic) Nice use of images and functionality in the set. The vitrines were amazing.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Scenic) The minute I got to the stage I knew I was about to see something related to books, story-telling and mental-health (before I knew anything about the play). I wanted to get off my seat and explore the set. It was inviting, provocative, creative, different, masterful and not-pretentious. It was great to see they also used all sorts of levels and nooks and crannies created by the set in their blocking.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Comments (Sound/Music) Yes, really well used. I loved the different genres of each nightmare.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Corinne Magin (Mary) Believable, engaging, daring and committed throughout.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Corinne Magin (Mary) Watching her face snap from horror to faked enthusiasm during the jazzercise number - twice! was a joy. Corinne's embodiment of Mary's depression hit just the right balance between despair and engagement. And her singing voice is lovely.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Jordan Moeller (Dirge) Dirge was good - but as Jon-Jon he was indelible.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Jordan Moeller (Dirge) He had a risky and super-fun dance number that he owned the whole way through. Throughout the play he is super-engaging to watch without stealing focus.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Kiki Abba (Nell) Quirky and fun. Her care for Mary was heartfelt and believable.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Kiki Abba (Nell) So much fun. I could clearly see her connection to Mary and how their personalities match each other.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Other/Final Comments Fantastic! Great commitment to the genre, the humor, and the heart of this story. Kudos to the director and the entire team for a delightfully macabre, thoughtful, and fun production.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Other/Final Comments Great Ensemble - they worked really well together
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Other/Final Comments Scary Mary and The Nightmares Nine was a truly fantastical piece of ensemble theatre that was well-written, well-directed and brilliantly executed.
Annex Theatre Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine Other/Final Comments The ensemble was remarkably tight and tuned into one another. They created and illuminated the world of this play.
5th Avenue Theatre Secret Garden, The Charlie Franklin (Dickon) Charlie lit up the stage with effortless enthusiasm
5th Avenue Theatre Secret Garden, The Comments (Costume) Loved costumes. They fit the time period and the characters well. The white costumes on the spirits really worked well.
5th Avenue Theatre Secret Garden, The Comments (Lighting) Ghost effect was nothing short of stage magic!
5th Avenue Theatre Secret Garden, The Comments (Lighting) I was really impressed by the thunder and lightning. It was quite a display, transforming the elegant stage to a fearful storm. The lighting on the spirits was beautifully done. It gave them a ethereal presence that could have gone very poorly not done right. I also liked how the lighting was used to create the illusion of a window in the bedroom scene with Martha and Mary. The stage was fairly lit, but the Martha mimed opening a window and a spotlight appeared where she was standing. The spotlight had a shadowed cross just like the light from a window.
5th Avenue Theatre Secret Garden, The Comments (Overall Production) Lovely use use of lighting, scenic designa nd costuming
5th Avenue Theatre Secret Garden, The Comments (Overall Production) Well done production. The mixture of lighting, set design, staging, and acting melded together for quite a visual and spectacular show.
5th Avenue Theatre Secret Garden, The Comments (Scenic) Everything was just amazing. I particularly loved by the curtain behind Colin's bed. It was quite a sight to behold and clearly showed how valued Colin was for such ornamentation in his room.
5th Avenue Theatre Secret Garden, The Comments (Sound/Music) Everyone was so clear and crisp. The bird sounds and thunder both fit the story with light cheerfulness and booming sounds, respectively.
ReAct Theatre Sex With Strangers Aaron Cammack (Ethan) Aaron may be one of the most natural, comfortable male actors I've seen on stage in a long time. The way he interacted with the space and the other actor was so natural it was like watching him in his own home.
ReAct Theatre Sex With Strangers Aaron Cammack (Ethan) Tremendous work from Mr. Cammack. He made us sympathetic for a character that, from the outset, appeared put on and insincere. We wind up being infuriatingly supportive of his character, as he is more layered than we initially gave him credit. Credit for this successful degree of complexity goes to Mr. Carmack.
ReAct Theatre Sex With Strangers Alissa Cattabriga (Olivia) Ms. Cattabriga was a great delight to watch in this production. Her poise and presence were head and shoulders above her past work. She continues to mature as an actor and that, too, is a joy to watch. I look forward to what she does next.
ReAct Theatre Sex With Strangers Comments (Direction) Wonderful, nuanced direction from Mr Hsieh. He put together an acting duo with terrific chemistry and did a beautiful job building the layers of their relationship and story.
ReAct Theatre Sex With Strangers Other/Final Comments Excellent production -- congratulations!
Seattle Immersive Theatre Storyville Rising Colleen Carey (Madame J/Kate Gordon) Believable and memorable performance in two very different characters. Excellent!
Seattle Immersive Theatre Storyville Rising Comments (Costume) Design did a great job expressing the difference tasteful wealth contrasting with the buttoned up conservatives. The designer achieved the shock factor necessary with the silver dirty slang suit in the KKK scene. Suit was well executed so that performer could manipulate it.
Seattle Immersive Theatre Storyville Rising Comments (Lighting) A rumor about lighting is that if you don't notice the lighting design the designer nailed it. This designer had the challenge of lighting rooms not a stage. They did a great job utilizing interior decorative lamps, exterior wall fixtures, paired with the right bulbs wattage to control brightness instead of tradition theater lights and gels. Challenge achieved.
Seattle Immersive Theatre Storyville Rising Comments (Lighting) The chapel was lit so the audience was in full view of the actors and themselves, as if all were in the broad day light of a Sunday service. It made the atmosphere feel like a hot summer day.
Seattle Immersive Theatre Storyville Rising Comments (Overall Production) Approaching the story and presentation of history through interactive qualities allowed the viewer to see the material as if they were living it. SMART! I felt slapped by the content. That means they accomplished.
Seattle Immersive Theatre Storyville Rising Comments (Scenic) Amazing job creating different rooms and spaces for each section of the show! I felt like you were in the time period.
Seattle Immersive Theatre Storyville Rising Comments (Scenic) The chapel was the most compelling set component for the show. Coupled with the lighting, it garnered the most interaction I have seen at an Immersive show. The audience was laughing, singing, sitting, standing together. They seemed bolstered by the church atmosphere. Riled up in the pews.The actors reactions to the audience was the most genuine in this space.
Seattle Immersive Theatre Storyville Rising Comments (Sound/Music) Pre-show recording in lobby was a great intro to the show.
Seattle Immersive Theatre Storyville Rising Corey Spruill (Robert Charles/Lew) Corey was a stand out performer in Storyville. His Robert Charles monologue wasn't just acted, it was lived, felt. The audience was shook to it's core by his narrative. The design of the show gave Storyville atmosphere, but Corey gave it heart and soul. The necessary human elements in any good production. Excellent work.
Seattle Immersive Theatre Storyville Rising Other/Final Comments It was a trippy experience to move among the scenes and their different embodiments of America's complex relationship with race: from the burlesque hall (racially mixed) to church (segregated, advocating racial "purity") to the backyard (deplorable, fear, lynchings), and abruptly back around to the burlesque. The show told a long, thorny history fluidly, through immersion and snippets, and was very successful at it. All of the elements came together for an exceptional show. Congratulations! And thank you for the experience.
Seattle Immersive Theatre Storyville Rising Other/Final Comments Really took the audioence for anemotional ride.
Seattle Immersive Theatre Storyville Rising Other/Final Comments The production lured the audience in with light cabaret enticements, then walloped them with some strong messages, not only about current politics but about historical wrongs that still exist. Audience members were visibly shocked and moved as the narrative became serious. In the bathroom line, one of the 30 somethings who had obviously come for a good time, commented that nothing's changed, even though it was "a long time ago". Good for Seattle Immersive for getting the message across. (Hope you can pass this on to them).
Forward Flux Productions Summer House, The Comments (Costume) Very simple, again- but each character felt so specific.
Forward Flux Productions Summer House, The Comments (Direction) A subtle hand, direction that knew when to get out of the actors' way and that knew when to draw out and create tension.
Forward Flux Productions Summer House, The Comments (Ensemble) Each part was great but hey really clicked together.
Forward Flux Productions Summer House, The Comments (Overall Production) I felt like I was spending my last day and night with them.
Forward Flux Productions Summer House, The Comments (Playwright) Burn the patriarchy!
Forward Flux Productions Summer House, The Comments (Scenic) In just a handful of simply laid out set pieces told a story of privilege and white east coast brats- deft and well used.
Forward Flux Productions Summer House, The Comments (Scenic) The specific architecture and size of the venue was well-adapted for the storyline
Forward Flux Productions Summer House, The Comments (Sound/Music) The ongoing side of the ocean was the best part.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Ben Gonio (Sweeney Todd) Scary and lovely. Amazing performance.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Comments (Choreography) The choreography was nice. I personally like to see more dancing, but with this show, it made sense and was nice.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Comments (Costume) The costumes were wonderful.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Comments (Direction) Loved the casting. It was beautiful to see Sweeny played by an older person of color. I did love the non-gender specific casting as well, especially since their vocals were still strong and wonderful. I loved the use of the space and the transitions were wonderful. I've seen some bulky transitions in the ArtsWest space, but these were flawless.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Comments (Direction) So smooth, so creative. Felt like watching a master class in direction.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Comments (Ensemble) As whole, there was no hole. Brilliant, fun, beautiful, wonderful. So many adjectives to describe how happy this show made me.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Comments (Ensemble) Brilliant ensemble and a joy to watch.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Comments (Lighting) The use of lights to create isolated spaces on the floor grid was beautiful.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Comments (Overall Production) Going into this show I was unconvinced a "stripped down" version of Sweeney Todd (or any Sondheim production for that matter) would ever work. I was happy to be proven wrong.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Comments (Scenic) I loved the set and use of the doors and the piano. Loved the use of metal throughout. It also helped heighten the reality of the action and sound, especially when the music wasn't live. The transitions were flawless. I've seen some very bulky transitions in past ArtsWest shows, but these were done so well, I hardly noticed them.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Comments (Sound/Music) Wonderful music production and sound effects. I wish the music was live though. I know that wish is almost impossible in that space, but would have heightened the experience if it was.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Corinna Lapid Munter (Mrs. Lovett) Ms Lapid Munter did a stupendous job of stealing much of the show for me. She's a powerhouse singer with a bright and brassy stage presence. I loved watching her and I loved her in this role.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Corinna Lapid Munter (Mrs. Lovett) My absolute favorite scenes were all the scenes that this lovely woman was in. I would go back and see this show just to see her again. Fantastic. She should be in every show ever, ever.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Emilie Hanson (Johanna Barker) Beautiful voice and wonderful actor.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Emilie Hanson (Johanna Barker) Ms Hanson is a brightly burning star for one so young. She has the poise, presence and talent of most performers three times her age. I look forward to what she does next.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Jeff Church (Judge Tuprin) Strong and wonderful voice.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Jimmie Herrod (Beggar Woman) Beautiful voice and heartbreaking acting. So good!
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Jimmie Herrod (Beggar Woman) Why have I never need or heard of Jimmie Herrod before? My sad loss. I will endeavor to rectify this in the future.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd John Han (Tobias Ragg) Wonderful, can't wait to see what he does next. Beautiful voice.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Jon Lee-Vroman (Beadle Bamford) Great acting and singing. Wonderful.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Jordan Iosua Taylor (Anthony Hope) Musical ingenue's are frequently hollow roles. Most think you just need to be attractive and carry a tune. Mr Taylor exceeded that shallow perception with his talent, range and verve. Exceptional work.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Jordan Iosua Taylor (Anthony Hope) Wonderful voice, a pleasure to watch.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Leslie Wisdom (Jonas Fogg) Beautiful voice.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Nick Watson (Adolfo Pirelli) Great acting and singing. On point with the comedy and movement.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Other/Final Comments Extraordinary production. The performances were superb, the direction and set change choreography clever and seamless, and the production design beautifully enriching for the story. I am in awe.
ArtsWest Sweeney Todd Other/Final Comments This production of Sweeney Todd was a terrific risk for ArtsWest considering its ethnically diverse cast, stripped down set design and orchestration. I discovered the only reason I was suspicious it would not work was based on the canonical precedent. As the show has been long-established as a operatic tour de force full of design and musical marvels, it couldn't possibly work any other way. That's a misconception. Sweeney Todd can be just as poignant, just as powerful as an intimate and finely crafted piece of work as it does as a multi-tiered and expansive juggernaut.
Seattle Musical Theatre Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Comments (Costume) Nice work! Both of Mrs. Lovett's costumes were delightful (especially loved the finishing touches on the plum dress). Also enjoyed the tiny-hatted costume of the blood-pouring ensemble member. Great consistency with the period.
Seattle Musical Theatre Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Comments (Direction) A well-integrated production. Loved the set, the smoke, the chemistry between Todd and Mrs. Lovett. The vignettes with the ensemble worked especially well. Cast seemed to be enjoying themselves and playing off of one another.
Seattle Musical Theatre Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Comments (Ensemble) Well-rehearsed numbers, safe playing, high-energy.
Seattle Musical Theatre Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Comments (Lighting) I particularly liked the darkness of the stage with just enough green or red to illuminate the actors. The fog mixed in was nice as well.
Seattle Musical Theatre Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Comments (Lighting) Loved all the colors; they worked especially well with the garish costumes. The light trickling down on the smoke was especially effective. Nice work getting all the levels lit.
Seattle Musical Theatre Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Comments (Scenic) Wonderfully inventive set design. Loved the creative unfolding of all the different locations and the smoke motif. Felt as though we were in the midst of page-turning thriller. Easy scene changes. The white asylum window was especially creepy.
Seattle Musical Theatre Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Comments (Sound/Music) Great sound from the band and nice mic work. Impressive sound effects.
Seattle Musical Theatre Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Comments (Sound/Music) I could hear the actors clearly throughout, even with multiple singing voices.
Seattle Musical Theatre Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Eric Hartley (Judge Turpin) Convincing, frightening, articulate.
Seattle Musical Theatre Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Haley Badrau Gaarde (Beggar Woman (Lucy)) Lovely voice, nice work with the heavy costumes/props, great physicality.
Seattle Musical Theatre Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Jared Baron Spears (Beadle Bamford) Overbearing, terrible, perfect in the role. The moment with the bird was gasp-worthy. Nice interpretation of a not-so-nice character.
Seattle Musical Theatre Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Jonathan Lee-Vroman (Adolfo Pirelli) Funny, over-the-top, a delightful sleeze.
Seattle Musical Theatre Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Matt Lang (Anthony) Wonderful voice, easy delivery, relaxed presence. Nice energy and focus.
Seattle Musical Theatre Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Oren Maudlin (Sweeney Todd) Disturbing. In a good way. Great clarity, compelling motivation and delivery, presence. Nice work with the blades.
Seattle Musical Theatre Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Rachel Wilkie (Mrs. Lovett) Outstanding work. Wonderful, clear voice, utterly chilling delivery, charming, vivacious and fun to watch. Made each moment count. Great facial expressions.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Tale for the Time Being, A Comments (Lighting) Many moments of the play were beautifully light. The moment where Nao threatens one of her bullies. The background lighting when she meets her great uncle. Both were beautiful. But there were also moments when the actors were poorly lit and I couldn't see their faces.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Tale for the Time Being, A Comments (Scenic) The set created an atmosphere, many locations for staging, and thematically evoked the world of things lost and found that the play explores.I truly enjoyed the staging of the scenes in the tub. It was simple, charming, and unique.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Tale for the Time Being, A Kevin Lin (Haruki #1) Mr. Lin brought depth and gravitas to the role of Haruki #1. The role required deft transitions between sincere and tragic and forced optimism and he nailed them all. His work in the ensemble was also very solid.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Tale for the Time Being, A Khanh Doan (Jiko) Khanh Doan brought simplicity and truth to a larger than life role.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Tale for the Time Being, A Khanh Doan (Jiko) Ms. Doan gave a lovely performance in many roles, but was endearing as Old Jiko.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Tale for the Time Being, A Mi Kang (Nao) Mi Kang as Nao was honest, sincere, and charming in her portrayal of a very challenging narrator. She lead the ensemble cast with an ease that let me relax as an audience member, and know I was in good hands with her story telling.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Tale for the Time Being, A Mi Kang (Nao) Mi Kang had a very hard job to do as our narrator and protagonist, but did it charmingly and made it look easy.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Tale for the Time Being, A Michael Patten (Oliver) What a role! He was sincere and charming as Oliver, but also handled the quick changes, crazy accents, and everything else the script threw at him with skill. Bravo!
Book-It Repertory Theatre Tale for the Time Being, A Other/Final Comments What a tremendous show. I haven't cried in theatre for a very long time and your production was able to move me to tears. What a fantastic, epic production. Thank you for bringing such fine work to Seattle.
Annex Theatre Terra Incognita Comments (Choreography) It was great to see movement incorporated into the piece. Nice stylized gesture.
Annex Theatre Terra Incognita Comments (Costume) I wonder why, at the end, she was still in a camo coat. War still on?
Annex Theatre Terra Incognita Comments (Overall Production) This may have been the best play I've seen this year. The script and the acting just shined, and the projections gave the scenes the moods and settings the depth they needed with the simple set. Phenomenal playwright, cast, direction.
Annex Theatre Terra Incognita Comments (Playwright) A lot of good in there.
Annex Theatre Terra Incognita Comments (Playwright) Real pain, real process, and the crows wove through just right.
Annex Theatre Terra Incognita Comments (Scenic) Interesting use of space.
Annex Theatre Terra Incognita Eva Estrada Campos (Angel, et al) She actually stole the show in the scenes she was in. Really funny and good comedic timing.
Annex Theatre Terra Incognita Gretchen Douma (Sheila) Very nice performance.
Annex Theatre Terra Incognita Lillian Afful-Straton (Nadia) Some really great moments.
Annex Theatre Terra Incognita Other/Final Comments Crow puppets were cool. Great to hear Spanish and see non-white performers onstage in lead roles. Great that there was majority female performers. Great that there was an older actress in a major role.
Annex Theatre Terra Incognita Other/Final Comments Loves: single feathers from the ceiling, the last moments of the play as the light and projections washed over the two main characters, some beautiful, poetic language, Eva Campos was a joy, excellent puppetry work, most of the projection work was solid, pacing of the dialogue was excellent.
Annex Theatre Terra Incognita Other/Final Comments Terrific performance. Congratulations!
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Ann Cornelius (Mayor Babs Belgoody/Ma Ferd) Ann has an amazing voice. Her two characters were very different and well developed. She has a scene that involves switching between these two characters.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Brian Lange (The Toxic Avenger) a charming performer
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Comments (Choreography) Added to the humor. Great use of classic, corny musical theatre moves.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Comments (Costume) I was most impressed with the costume design in this production. The five characters had approximately 40 costumes with several quick changes. The quality of work done with these costumes on a fringe budget was mind blowing. For example, there was an entire costume for a character we saw for 20 seconds. Additionally, the construction on the Toxic Avenger suit, the wigs and the Mayor's suit was outstanding.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Comments (Costume) Impressive quick changes.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Comments (Ensemble) Everyone was on. Everyone was in it, committed, the whole time. This is what made it work so well.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Comments (Ensemble) This cast did an absolutely outstanding job of acting, reacting, and interpreting the campy humor of this piece. The pacing was absolutely fantastic and they were incredibly synchronized.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Comments (Lighting) Awesome use of black lights, colors and synching with the musical cues. Really worked to create the world.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Comments (Overall Production) A fun funny night in which I had a few good laughs.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Comments (Overall Production) Hilarious, raw, so much talent.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Comments (Scenic) I loved the cans of toxic waste
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Comments (Scenic) Worked well within the space.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Jessi Little (Sarah/The Blind Librarian) Great booming voice.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Jessi Little (Sarah/The Blind Librarian) I found myself waiting for her return to the stage despite not loving the text.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Jessi Little (Sarah/The Blind Librarian) Jessi stole the show for me. She was amazing and I could hardly wait to see her take the stage. Her voice is beautiful and her acting choices were brilliant. Her facial expressions were so good that I was sad when she was facing the other direction. It is hard to make blind believable. Her ability to play a blind librarian was unbelievable. I have recommended the show just based upon this performance.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Jessi Little (Sarah/The Blind Librarian) she did a good job of being believably blind
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Nick Michael Watson (multiple roles) HIs smile is 8 miles wide!
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Nick Michael Watson (multiple roles) Nick and Sarah are basically almost always together in their multiple roles. Sometimes Nick sings a song without Sarah. In a few roles he's a woman in a dress. He did a good job of defining the multiple roles.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Nick Michael Watson (multiple roles) Nick played several characters. He embraced each character and his COMMITMENT to each character was powerful. He was fearless in his choices and they worked. I enjoyed watching him. He has a strong talent for character work. Amazing job.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Other/Final Comments Overall a great production. Comedy is hard since it really is about timing and teamwork. This cast made me laugh on a very difficult day. The pacing was excellent.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Other/Final Comments I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Thank you for sharing your talent with the audience.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Sara Henley-Hicks (multiple roles) Impressive transformations, such strong character choices.
StageRIGHT Toxic Avenger, The Sara Henley-Hicks (multiple roles) she really does have multiple roles! And sometimes quick changes. I'm not sure how many roles, but maybe 10. She did a good job with all the roles
Book-It Repertory Theatre Treasure Island Comments (Choreography) Pleasing to the eye.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Treasure Island Comments (Costume) It seemed well constructed and it was just what you'd expect in a pirate show.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Treasure Island Comments (Costume) The costumes were beautiful.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Treasure Island Comments (Direction) The use of space, props and scenic elements was creative, as well as the compositions. The movement flowed naturally and seamlessly from scene to scene.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Treasure Island Comments (Lighting) Effective in conveying place, time and mood.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Treasure Island Comments (Lighting) One of the lights was off kilter and shinning in our eyes. The use of black light was a little distracting with the programs glowing in the dark.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Treasure Island Comments (Scenic) Just specific and general enough to allow for all the scenes to happen in one space. Beautifully constructed, sturdy. Invites the imagination to what is possible in the space.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Treasure Island Gin Hammond (Mother) She was by far the one with the most specific and bravest choices. She committed fully to each character and showed truth in all of them. She had a remarkable presence on stage and also was deeply in-tune with her ensemble. By far, the best part of the whole show.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Treasure Island Other/Final Comments I really enjoyed the entire case. They were a wonderful ensemble.
Taproot Theatre Company Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Anastasia Higham (Ghost of Christmas Past/Fan/Belle) Excellent job on the triple quick-change
Taproot Theatre Company Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Bill Johns (Solomon Rothschild) He had several large monologues and delivered them well.
Taproot Theatre Company Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Comments (Costume) The ghosts were delightfully intricate in their costumes, and quick-changes were achieved with ease which is always a relief and a wonder to see.
Taproot Theatre Company Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Comments (Ensemble) Liked how the translator worked with the ghost.
Taproot Theatre Company Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Comments (Lighting) Lighting changed when each spirit came to the stand, and flickered when more "ominous" characters came on. Liked the fancy lighting reflection on the judges desk when Ghost of Past came on stand.
Taproot Theatre Company Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Comments (Overall Production) This production kept it simple and relied on the natural charm of the story to hold the audience, which was a smart choice, making for a pleasant evening.
Taproot Theatre Company Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Comments (Sound/Music) The echo-mic (?) sound on Marley's voice was evident but understated. Sounds during Marley's entrance effective. Small theater, so no mics noticed on cast, but they projected well.
Taproot Theatre Company Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Daniel Stoltenberg (Fred/Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come) The physicality of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come was wonderfully executed by Daniel Stoltenberg!
Taproot Theatre Company Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Daniel Stoltenberg (Fred/Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come) Very likeable, joyful character played with appropriate dandy-ness one would expect of Fred. Great use of body language as Ghost.
Taproot Theatre Company Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Faith Bennett Russell (Mrs. Cratchit/Sara Wainwright/Mrs. Dilbert/The Translator) Faith Bennett Russell shone in her varied featured roles, bringing a much needed burst of energy with each change in character.
Taproot Theatre Company Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Faith Bennett Russell (Mrs. Cratchit/Sara Wainwright/Mrs. Dilbert/The Translator) My favorite actor in this show - her comedic elements were spot on, from her glare toward Scrooge in the beginning to her role as translator of ghost language.
Taproot Theatre Company Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Faith Bennett Russell (Mrs. Cratchit/Sara Wainwright/Mrs. Dilbert/The Translator) She did very admirable with all the character changes!
Taproot Theatre Company Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Other/Final Comments Delightful
Taproot Theatre Company Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Robert Gallaher (Bob Cratchit/Jacob Marley) Effective portrayal of both characters. Very believable Cratchitt.
Jet City Improv Tribe Called Yes, A Comments (Actors) Preston Mcneil was especially fantastic! I would not have guessed it was his first professional show.
Jet City Improv Tribe Called Yes, A Comments (Ensemble) I was blown away by the ensembles courage and willingness to dive right in to the parameters set out for them by the audience. Freestyle comedic rapping certainly does not seem easy and they pulled it off with aplomb. I would see this show again and again.
Jet City Improv Tribe Called Yes, A Comments (Overall Production) The show started off a little rocky, but once the ensemble settled in the narrative took off. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.
Jet City Improv Tribe Called Yes, A Other/Final Comments Enjoyed this hip-hop goofiness. The gang at Jet City always seem to be having such fun and it's infectious!
Jet City Improv Tribe Called Yes, A Other/Final Comments Kate Jaeger was an absolute DELIGHT in this piece. She was committed, hilarious, and pure gold.
Jet City Improv Tribe Called Yes, A Other/Final Comments Kate Jaeger's narration/interjections were hilarious -- well played!
Jet City Improv Tribe Called Yes, A Other/Final Comments The background curtian was so well done. It set the stage for a hip-hop story. I liked reading all the little comments. My friend and I got a chuckle when we found f*** the police t the top. I also liked that it had the actors' names on it.
Jet City Improv Tribe Called Yes, A Other/Final Comments What a fun evening to be a part of. What creative character choices, and playing within the framework of the format.
ACT Theatre Tribes Adam Standley (Daniel) He was able to get me to despise him at first, and then feel incredibly sorry for him in the end - you could physically see his character evolving. Stand-out emotional performance.
ACT Theatre Tribes Adam Standley (Daniel) Just flawless. His entire body emoted this character from walk to twitch to studder. I felt he was the most captivating actor to watch throughout.
ACT Theatre Tribes Adam Standley (Daniel) There is something truly spectacular about Adam in every role he plays. This role is no different.
ACT Theatre Tribes Anne Allgood (Beth) Pulled off a wonderful job as an enabling mother to the lifestyle her "chief" husband inflicted on his family. Humorous bit of her quickly walking across the stage in just a bra and pants, pulling a cork out of a bottle of wine while arguing with her husband about putting on a kimono.
ACT Theatre Tribes Anne Allgood (Beth) You could feel the love her character had for her children and the pain she felt. So natural in this role. Bravo.
ACT Theatre Tribes Comments (Costume) The costumes were very stylish and represented the characters well. I liked bow Billy's attire seemed to mature as he gained his independence while Daniel's attire was less put together just as his self was falling apart.
ACT Theatre Tribes Comments (Direction) Incredible cast, great staging, production elements flowed together, felt that there were so many levels and symbolism in this play that were remarkable and understood in their delivery lights, sound, levels, setsthere was never a dull moment. The use of sound, music and subtitles enhanced everything about Billys story.
ACT Theatre Tribes Comments (Direction) Loved the transitions and quiet moments just as much as the dialogue. Actors bringing elements on stage even seemed to be in character.

Also I really liked how the supertitles were used. The different fonts were easy to follow when multiple people were communicating.
ACT Theatre Tribes Comments (Ensemble) They just flew off of one another. Just like a family. Bravo.
ACT Theatre Tribes Comments (Lighting) Lights totally worked for this play in a theater in the round, with no curtain, lights are integral to the scene changes. Also used well to isolate characters who should be focused on.
ACT Theatre Tribes Comments (Lighting) The stage was completely illuminated as needed. Different aspects were lit as only portions of the stage were used. I liked how it seemed to dim on more tense small scenes between two people. I really could focus on just those two actors.
ACT Theatre Tribes Comments (Overall Production) Thise show was produced some well. Everything from casting, directing, staging, etc. just fit. It all made sense in. The world they created on stage.

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