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A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Comments (Costume)

Beautiful choices made throughout. Seemingly simple yet complex!


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Comments (Costume)

Beautiful!


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Comments (Scenic)

Absolutely stunning raked stage. Made the whole stage a more dynamic playing space. Especially with little to no props.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Comments (Scenic)

I loved the feel of this interior, including the door illusion. The high ceilings and the stage on an angle helped us feel right in the room with them.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Comments (Scenic)

Lovely set, much to like of it. Very much like the original NY production set.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Comments (Scenic)

was intentionally minimal so did achieve its goal


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Defining Moment

Her arrival at the door in Act I


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Defining Moment

I felt the defining moment of the production was when Nora and Torvald finally held hands. IT didn't solve everything, but it marked a small step towards understand each other.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Defining Moment

I think Anne Marie's declaration about the things she gave up to work for this family struck me the most during this piece. Her story about leaving behind her own child to raise Nora's children was the most heartfelt moment of the piece. It put Nora and Torvald's predicament into stark perspective.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Defining Moment

I was continually awed by the design elements, notably when a door opened in the wall that was completely hidden before.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Defining Moment

Nora's dress and Torvald's suit!


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Defining Moment

Pam Reed working the audience in Nora's monologue about the unfairness and atrocity that is the institution of marriage.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Defining Moment

The first conversation with Nora and Ann Marie, sitting opposite each other and clearly fond of each other, but sussing out how they feel about the long absence and all they have left unsaid.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Defining Moment

The whole last scene was phenomenal, and especially the moment of the two of them just sitting next to each other in chairs. Breathtaking.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Defining Moment

Torvald NOT recognizing Nora


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Defining Moment

Torvald's outburst after discovering that filing for divorce is no longer what Nora wants from him.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Defining Moment

When Anne-Marie breaks down and says "well, shit"


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Defining Moment

When Torvald returned home with the divorce papers, but Nora has made up her mind to go without it. Both of them think they're doing the other a favor but it really doesn't work out that way.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Defining Moment

When Torvalds refuses to file for divorce Nora must determine and consider her options.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Khanh Doan (Emmy Helmer)

Really stunning performance. Khahn was not at all what I expected of the character. She was level-headed and logical while still playing young and naive. Her and Nora's scene was my absolute favorite of the whole show.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Khanh Doan (Emmy Helmer)

Reserved and naive, this Emmy was effectively portrayed.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Laura Kenny (Anne Marie)

Also an excellent supporting actor. I would love to know more about her history and background. Her relationship to this family is so complex, I would love to dive deeper into her relationships to each character.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Laura Kenny (Anne Marie)

Always a joy to see this confident actress on stage!


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Laura Kenny (Anne Marie)

Perfect, incredibly funny, but poignantly relatable


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Michael Winters (Torvald Helmer)

Outstanding, full of hidden emotion.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Other/Final Comments

Excellent! Very well executed.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Other/Final Comments

Terrific show, very well directed and performed. Engaging throughout! Great cast and terrific script with lots to think about. Beautiful production.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Pamela Reed (Nora Helmer)

A very strong, driven performance.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Pamela Reed (Nora Helmer)

Outstanding, strong, engaging, a wonder to watch and hear.


 A Doll's House, Part 2  - Seattle Rep
Pamela Reed (Nora Helmer)

Such a great actress, she really brings herself to the role and treated Nora as a real person, rather than a character from some old story.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Catherine Craig (Pugsley Addams)

Catherine Craig did a fantastic job!


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Comments (Actors)

The actor who played the ancestor with the glasses and also the Moon - Kayla Rose was a delight to watch onstage, her dance moves and animated looks led the energy of the ancestor ensemble.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Comments (Choreography)

Nice job! The space was covered well and the pieces were well-suited to the variety of skill levels.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Comments (Costume)

The Morticia onstage costume change was really cool.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Comments (Costume)

Exceptional choices include the gypsy sparkle scarf, Lurch's shoes, and Mal's coordinated yellow tie. Ooh, I also loved the baby doll costume with the bow on top!


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Comments (Costume)

I was such a fan of all of the different, individualized costumes for the ancestors.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Comments (Costume)

The costumes blew me away! Every tassel and every bit of lace peeking above a sock was thoughtfully placed and styled. The ancestors were all dressed in such a way that even without saying a word, they each had their own fully formed character with a unique story and personality!


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Comments (Lighting)

Loved Gomez's "counting" moments; also the light behind the mansion was very effective.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Comments (Overall Production)

Thought the personified Moon was clever. Liked the choice of a woodsy red wagon for Grandma's medicine shop.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Comments (Scenic)

Good use of levels without overpowering the stage. Liked how ancestors could be seen behind windows to look "inside" the home.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Comments (Scenic)

I Loved all the touches to the house- the shiny skull wallpaper, the hanging spikes, bars on the windows. Really fit the story and the characters.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Comments (Scenic)

Nice touches with the skulls, stylized trees and animal head. I also thought having the actors behind the windows was a creepy touch!


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
David Naber (Lucas Beineke)

He was top notch and spot on in literally every scene. He brought new life and energy into the show as soon as he showed up. I can't wait to see this actor in something else!


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
David Naber (Lucas Beineke)

Lots of personality and an awesome singer!


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Defining Moment

Fester singing to the moon


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Defining Moment

The ancestors' dance.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Defining Moment

The audience was really into it from the start and the familiar opening music with most of the audience members clapping or snapping fingers to the finger-snap part from the TV show theme song and the initial cast appearance in the same position and setting of the iconic television show opening was a hit. A moment early in the show where all the dead ancestors came out of the family crypt in a variety of costumes from different eras but all in white with "death" makeup got amused gasps and applause from the audience.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Defining Moment

The moon ballet with Uncle Fester and the Ancestors was so ethereally beautiful.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Defining Moment

The moon dance with the personified dancing moon
And when Lurch sings at the end of the play and leads the ensemble in beautiful, full harmonies.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Defining Moment

The opening moment when the classic Addams Family pose is on display.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Defining Moment

When Gomez turn his attention away from the stage and the characters and the play and sang to the audience.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Defining Moment

When the ancestors came onstage, I was so impressed and delighted by their costumes! It was a joy to see such flair and attention to detail in how the characters were dressed!


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Defining Moment

When the theme song started/the snapping when they sang "Addams Family" in beginning number


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Hayley Baudrau Gaarde (Alice Beineke)

Excellent comedic timing and beautiful voice. Incredibly professional.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Jacob Livingston (Lurch)

A perfect "Lurch" through out the play - the audience loudly gasped at the end of the show when the closing musical number began with just his deep voice that was hauntingly beautiful. Stunning!


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Jacob Livingston (Lurch)

Did great with a very small speaking part. Great voice


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Jacob Livingston (Lurch)

My favorite character, and what a voice! My friend almost fell out of her seat when he started singing!


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Jennifer Price (Grandma)

Her characterization was hilarious. A very strong performer.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Jennifer Price (Grandma)

She brought a lot of fun and sparkle into this role that sometimes has been overshadowed in other productions I have seen.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Jennifer Price (Grandma)

What a great comedic presence!


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Megan Acuna (Wednesday Addams)

Such a fantastic singing voice!


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Other/Final Comments

A really fun musical for all ages with great songs.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Rick Wright (Fester)

Absolutely fantastic and adorable! Great energy that had the audience like putty in his hands - Rick Wright is perfect in this role.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Rick Wright (Fester)

Funny and charming, a joy to watch.


 Addams Family, A New Musical, The  - Edmonds Driftwood Players
Rick Wright (Fester)

impressive ukelele-playing while trying to swing in the Moon scene.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Carol Roscoe (Susan B. Anthony)

I was amazed at the character arc here. The character started off feeling very mannered and fussy, but by the second act had emerged as a tough, strong woman.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Comments (Actors)

Both actors commitment to the characters and the relationship they built on stage was unparalleled to any other show I've seen. I was blow away by the talent and professionalism they both possessed. They brought these characters to life and made them relevant to today's world. Truly remarkable!


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Comments (Costume)

Period is always tough for me because it's hard for me to know if it was correct enough for the time period and I'm rarely an expert on a particular time or setting but they certainly seemed and felt appropriately period and they most certainly did not distract, which is ultimately, I suppose, one of the main goals. Costume changes happened quickly with no errors.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Comments (Direction)

Considering some of my thoughts expressed in the Defining Moment comments I don't know how I can not credit the director with a lot of that. I appreciate the vision and the dedication to allowing the audience to see these historical figures as more than talking statues. We learn so much more about them when we feel what they went through, which is what drama is for. To take a story about two larger-than-life historical figures and to present the story as snapshots of their lifetimes when they crossed paths and make it feel real, I think, is a real accomplishment.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Comments (Lighting)

In addition to the traditional abovehead stage lighting, which was extraordinary, there was also projector-type and other effects presented on the back wall that instead of being gimmicky actually enhanced the experience and helped to tell the story. From titles tastefully presented telling us where and when we were now to Douglass' home burning down, which really made you feel like you were in this house while it was burning. Horrifying but so, so effective.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Comments (Lighting)

The projections were incredible! They were flawless and helped transport the audience to a such a variety of locations.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Comments (Scenic)

I am always impressed by what people can do in some of the small black box and similar type theatres in town. The set felt lived in, was versatile to present several different locales and feel appropriate in all of them and was able to incorporate the lighting effects mentioned above. That's a credit to the set designer as much as the lighting designer. Set dressing and props played very nicely together, meaning there were several times a prop book was taken out of a bookshelf among many other books, etc.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Comments (Scenic)

Simplistic yet effective. With only a few set pieces we were able to travel to so many places (from inside of homes to train stations to baseball stadiums). It was clear yet imaginative. Brilliant!


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Comments (Scenic)

The set was full of so many surprises and served the play beautifully. Well done!


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Comments (Sound/Music)

The sound design felt quite immersive to me. I was sitting in the back row and there were times I looked over my shoulder to see where sounds were coming from.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Comments (Sound/Music)

The sound was critical as Douglass' Mother's song played a crucial part of the story. It was eerie yet serene and greatly enhanced the performance.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Defining Moment

Hassling around with the trunk was really wonderful.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Defining Moment

Susan B Anthony’s explanation of why she has an alligator purse encapsulated these characters’ struggles to define their individuality and humanity despite a society that denied them these things.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Defining Moment

The confrontation regarding the 15th Amendment and Douglass' decision to support the vote without including Women's sufferage


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Defining Moment

The defining moment to me of this show basically encapsulates a lot of, if not all of, the reasons I felt this play was so successful at what it was trying to be. Around the middle or a third of the way into the play. Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass were in a heated argument about the passage of the 15th Amendment. I felt this entire show was doing everything it could to jolt you out of the history books and force you to see these iconic figures as the real human beings they were when they were helping us as a nation hash these issues out. This was not a love story but the urgency of their passion made took this fight out of the past and put it right in front of us as real and right now, which, not to get political, but of course, in a way, we really are dealing with it right now, as well. Their fight is happening in our newspapers here in 2019.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Defining Moment

The difficult and complicated arguments between two characters who care for each other deeply.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Defining Moment

The Lighting Designer on this was a STANDOUT. When Fred's house was set on fire, the way the lighting ripped fire across the stage was INCREDIBLE.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Defining Moment

The projection design when the Douglass house burned down was really stunning and memorable.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Defining Moment

The strongest moments to me occurred during the rousing speech recreations of each character, so timely these many many years later.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Defining Moment

Understanding the construction of the play are through the correspondence of these two characters, it was confusing at first, but once realized it added a beautiful layer to this play.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Defining Moment

When the fire burned down Douglass' home and the immediate aftermath. Quite moving and personal.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Defining Moment

When the fire swept across the stage and consumed Fredrick Douglass' home, I had goosebumps. I felt as if I was experiencing it myself, consumed by the flames. It was a beautiful but haunting moment that, in my opinion, added greatly to the play and enticed me further into this unique, thoughtful, and intense story.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Defining Moment

When the screen flashes the historical moment in words at the rear and we realize this will be a series of concocted scenes to allow recitation of admittedly eloquent and great remarks, but remarks we can more easily read and some of us have.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Other/Final Comments

Both actors did an amazing job of conveying their characters aging 50 years over the course of the play.


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Other/Final Comments

Educational, informative and entertaining


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Other/Final Comments

The show was a BEHEMOTH for these actors and they handled it with such deftness it should be commended. I saw myself leaning one way, and was surprised at the valid arguments going on on either side. It was a fantastic snapshot into our past, and sadly shows how short we have fallen still. Yet, I didn't leave with a feeling of defeat, rather, awareness into the people we are, and a sense of "oh yeah. Ok. We had work to do, we STILL have work to do. Let's get going."


 Agitators, The  - AJ Epstein Presents
Reginald André Jackson (Frederick Douglass)

Reginald is an impressive actor, who can convey so much emotion just standing still. He was the foundation of this show and gave the character such resonance.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Ayo Tushinde (Diana)

Ayo brought some much needed energy to the second act.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Ayo Tushinde (Diana)

Ayo Tushinde is the brightest star in the firmament of this Alls Well That Ends Well!


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Ayo Tushinde (Diana)

really liked her strength of character


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Benjamin McFadden (Dumaine the Elder)

great to see him in Seattle again, he is well cast in this role


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Benjamin McFadden (Dumaine the Elder)

Mr. McFadden has a great stage presence and understanding of the text. He made his character real, and it was hard not to watch him while he was onstage.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Chris Morson (Dumaine the Younger)

Chris Morson has few lines but his physicality and expression make an impression and add to the depth of the ensemble.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Comments (Actors)

When David Breyman said his one line in that high pitched voice I just lost it laughing. It was a perfect little moment and a great use of the line.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Comments (Direction)

Mr. Pappas transforms a play that is typically no one's favorite of the Shakespeare canon into a highly entertaining spectacle, utilizing both the comic and tragic aspects to elicit both laughter and tears.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Comments (Direction)

The play moved along at a great pace. One scene flowed into another with ease. This audience member appreciates a quickly paced show.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Comments (Ensemble)

Very strong team, very well connected and strong cast members


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Comments (Lighting)

I thought the lighting design was really exceptional; it helped create a variety of moods and had some striking moments of drama.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Comments (Lighting)

Incredible work in this space! I loved following these characters through the lighting changes. There was never a dull moment and his work truly set the stage for this story.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Comments (Scenic)

Simple but highly effective (see defining moment above).


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Conner Neddersen (Bertram)

Bertram is such a tough character to play and he did a beautiful job. To be honest, I wasn't so much of a fan of his and couldn't see why Helena would want to be with him so badly, but that moment at the end with him sobbing on the floor at her feet had me immediately convinced. It was so intimate it felt almost wrong to watch, and I know the entire theatre went so quiet you could hear a pin drop. He managed to do a complete 180 with his character during the entirety of the show without "showing us" that's what was happening. An incredibly natural performer.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Defining Moment

Any moment Keiko Green was onstage delivering a monologue, she captivated the audience!


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Defining Moment

Bertram's startling but convincing remorse at the very end. It was unexpected but beautifully acted.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Defining Moment

Helena's first monologue, establishing that she's the moving force of the play


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Defining Moment

I found that the lighting and staging played and complimented each other from start to finish!


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Defining Moment

Keith Dahlgren's first entrance as Lavatch, the clown. Full of energy and comic wit. Loved it.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Defining Moment

King played by M. Winters recognizing his ring


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Defining Moment

Parolles' interrogation scene came off beautifully. It was a delight to see everyone so IN it.

I'll add a 2nd choice which I think is so important to this particularly problematic play.
When Bertram gives Helena a kiss as he's leaving the country (before he's commanded to marry her), there's a moment of lingering on his part and he's surprised by that....then Parolles pulls him away.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Defining Moment

The end of Act I when Helena sets off on her journey.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Defining Moment

The final moments of the play in which the King concludes "all seems well"


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Defining Moment

The incredible set was used well in the Parolles-on-trial scene.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Defining Moment

The moment of reconciliation between Betram and Helena was clearly the pinnacle of the story and quite moving.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Defining Moment

The set was a standout; it maximizes the opportunities provided by the Center Theater's unusually deep stage to create perspective. The columns project a sense of the order and majesty of the kingdom.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Defining Moment

When Connor Neddersen as Bertram, knelt down in front of Helena, sobbing in the fetal position at the end, that moment broke my heart.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Evan Whitfeld (French Lord)

I hope I have the right actor. Evan Whitfeld steals the show in Parolles' interrogation scene. Hilarious!!


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
George Mount (Parolles)

A spectacular and endlessly entertaining performance! His ease of playing with others on-stage allowed us to both love and hate Parolles.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
George Mount (Parolles)

Mr. Mount has a talent for conveying the contemporary and relatable while maintaining impeccable delivery of Shakespearean dialogue. His portrayal of the braggadocio Parolles was both reprehensible and pitiable, not unlike his Malvolio from a few years back.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
George Mount (Parolles)

Very funny, great role for George


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Heather Hawkins (Widow)

This was the show that Annie L. performed as understudy. She was wonderful and did an amazing job.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Heather Hawkins (Widow)

Heather is always a pleasure to watch and added some vigor once she joined the story


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Keiko Green (Helena)

It can be tempting to play Helena as a either timid wreck or willfully manipulative person, but Keiko brought such strength of character and all of the passionate outburst felt completely justified. It was lovely to watch her character's journey.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Keiko Green (Helena)

Keiko Green was luminous in the role of Helena. She spoke with ease and great understanding of the language. She made the stakes of the play (love, betrayal, death) very real.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Keiko Green (Helena)

Keiko Green's performance as Helena is truly believable. Her diligence with the text and emotional vulnerability as well as playfulness reminded me and helped me better understand the "Helena"s I've met in my life.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Keiko Green (Helena)

really excellent performance, elegant and tragic but strong and poised


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Keith Dahlgren (Lavatch)

Mr. Dahlgren is a comic wonder. He raised the level of the show every time he was onstage. Full of energy and comic wit.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Michael Winters (King)

Mr. Winters is a gem in the Seattle theater community. His King was in turn, frail and meek, then angry and regal. He speaks the Bard's language with ease and understanding.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Michael Winters (King)

Mr. Winters projects the majesty of the office alongside the humanity of the man.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Michael Winters (King)

wonderful, excellent actor, one of the highlights of the show.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Other/Final Comments

Despite Bob Wright having a migraine and the show being briefly stopped to deal with it, everyone did a great job keeping the show going and supporting him.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Other/Final Comments

This was a very well done performance of a thorny and (I think) flawed work. Bravo.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Other/Final Comments

This was my favorite Seattle Shakes show to date (excluding co/guest productions.) The combination of the strongest ensemble I have yet seen on their stage, coupled with the majestic and eery set made it a wonderful experience.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
R. Hamilton Wright (Lafew)

I caught Bob on a night where he got a migraine on stage, completely went up on his lines, stopped the show, apologized, got a script, and went on as if nothing had happened. He carried pages through each scene and though he used them, I was never bothered by it. He was, and is, a complete professional.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
R. Hamilton Wright (Lafew)

I have seen him in other works, but this actor really shines in Shakespeare! His delivery was easily the clearest to understand, and the meanings of his lines seemed to leap out from him.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
R. Hamilton Wright (Lafew)

Terrific role for him, well played and a good foil for other actors


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Suzanne Bouchard (Countess)

Her graceful and diligent stage presence was captivating in every scene.


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Suzanne Bouchard (Countess)

I knew I recognized her but couldn't figure out from where. When I realized she'd been Buckingham in Richard the III I was floored that it was the same actress. I am such a fan of her: so married the incredible strength of the countess with such beautiful vulnerability and so many sassy moments of humor throughout. A fully-fleshed character. I cannot wait to see her in something else!


 All's Well That Ends Well  - Seattle Shakespeare Company
Suzanne Bouchard (Countess)

terrific, strong character well defined and easy to understand


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Cayman Illika (Patsy Cline)

impeccable voice!


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Comments (Costume)

The costumes for Cayman Illika as Patsy Cline were beautiful, evoked the era, and fit her perfectly and stunningly!


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Comments (Costume)

the fit and flare dresses were great representatives of that time period


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Comments (Lighting)

I really liked the "pretend" colored stage lights for the band on the "stage" on stage. They turned on and changed colors for the stage show parts, but were just for looks and the stage was really lit by other lights. The look added to the real concert feel.


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Comments (Overall Production)

Extremely polished!


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Comments (Sound/Music)

amazing band!


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Comments (Sound/Music)

THE SOUND. It faded when needed, came up, RIGHT when she would sing, was perfectly balanced...the sound was AMAZING.


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Defining Moment

Honestly, the Steel Guitar guy. He LOOKED like...well what you'd think a Steel Guitar player would look like. He didn't acknowledge the audience the whole night. I felt like I was watching Country Bear Jamboree and it was awesome.


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Defining Moment

Kate Jaeger as Louise conducting the band


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Defining Moment

Louise was in the kitchen when she first heard Patsy sing. I loved the way the actress captured that moment. It really made me follow her for the rest of her performance.


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Defining Moment

Starting with her conducting at the drummer, anytime Kate Jaeger danced on the side during a song. I'm sure none of it was choreographed, which is why it was great.


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Defining Moment

The live band on stage and the sheer commitment to the performance and roles.


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Defining Moment

The moment when Louise told us that Patsy had died. I didn't see that coming at all and I was so sad.


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Defining Moment

When Louise and Patsy finally get a moment alone in Louise's kitchen to talk just as two women. It really made these characters relatable.


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Defining Moment

When the musicians filed out and took their places on stage wearing matching country-style shirts, and started playing - the scene was set in some concert hall somewhere with a fine-tuned country band all ready for the headliner.


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Kate Jaeger (Louise Seger)

Kate did a wonderful job as Louise! She really made the musical review for me. She also has a very lovely voice.


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Kate Jaeger (Louise Seger)

Kate's comedic timing and physical humor are perfect.


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Other/Final Comments

Huge shout out to Oliva D. Hamilton who, when not in the pit, is a delight to hear *and* see play bass. Getting a glimpse of her during a performance adds another dimension of joy to whatever is going on on stage! Her aura and obvious love of playing permeates the theatre.


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Other/Final Comments

Incredible show!


 Always... Patsy Cline  - Taproot Theatre Company
Other/Final Comments

This show was a huge hit with the audience and had one beautiful song after another!


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Brian Gunter (Dad/Sverre/Johnny)

Competent in his roles


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Brian Gunter (Dad/Sverre/Johnny)

He was committed to each part he played. Very talented.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Comments (Costume)

Good costumes rapidly being changed


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Comments (Direction)

A lot of spectacular effects.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Comments (Direction)

The director clearly understands how to create stunning images with bodies, furniture and levels. Jane Jones used every inch of that stage! Every moment was crafted well with nuance and subtlety. I will go see anything she directs.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Comments (Ensemble)

The cast worked very well together and had great chemistry.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Comments (Ensemble)

There was a constant changing of the set and of the characters in the set and the situations and moving furniture around and the ensemble worked flawlessly and rapidly and did a great job at this assignment.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Comments (Lighting)

fabulous


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Comments (Lighting)

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the lighting design. The moments were punctuated with the right kind of lighting from a single person on the stage, to a bar, to the hospital room, or to someone's home. Felt like the designer knew exactly how to help us feel in the moment without us even knowing it!


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Comments (Lighting)

Spectacular


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Comments (Overall Production)

The overall ensemble work was captivating and the story was told very well. The set design and lighting were sublime. I thoroughly enjoyed the use of the space and wondered where I would be transported next. Visually a great production!


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Comments (Scenic)

All of the levels, the look and space were perfect!


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Comments (Scenic)

Constantly changing set


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Comments (Scenic)

they were able to work an incredible amount into the space with very props. it made for a very dynamic space


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Comments (Sound/Music)

Spectacular sound effects


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Defining Moment

Discussion of the inside of wounds -- that'll be with me for quite a while.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Defining Moment

That first gasp awake that Tom has lying on the mattress. That moment will stay with me.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Defining Moment

The defining moment for me came when Tom described pulling part of his leg bone out of the hole in his calf. It was a horrifying juxtaposition of matter-of-fact storytelling and a subject that was almost vomit inducing.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Defining Moment

The entire thing was like an orchestra with every instrument playing a complex melody perfectly in sync and in tune.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Defining Moment

The graphic description of the holes in his body was more intense than any attempts to show it could be


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Defining Moment

The moment where every cast member "shot up." I actually cringed in the audience when I watched them insert an imaginary needle in their arms and watched the effect of the drug. It was expertly portrayed and I had a visceral reaction. It was choreographed skillfully!


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Defining Moment

The play starts with the protagonist lying on a bed talking directly to the audience about finding a spot to inject. The sets, the acting and the lights brought the scene to life to make the moment raw and real. Sets the stage for the rest of the performance.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Defining Moment

The transitions for me. Watching the actor jump between addiction and childhood, between addiction and recovery, between addiction and desperation before addiction.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Defining Moment

TIM GOURAN!


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Defining Moment

When the central character comes out to talk to the audience and we realize tis is a narrated tale.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Defining Moment

When Tom reconnects with Giselle later, realizing that they are both broken individuals


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Hazel Rose Gibson (Gisele/Gretchen)

Her separate characters were very distinct


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Ian Bond (Tom Hansen)

A very fine story teller.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Ian Bond (Tom Hansen)

Ian is phenomenal! One of the best performances I've seen all year. I was obsessed with his physicality and ability to use the language so effectively.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Jesica Avellone (Mom/CJ/Sasha)

She has chops! Great energy and believable! Her performance was dynamic.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Marco Adiak Voli (Scotty/Greg)

Versatile actor! He brought his characters to life!!! I enjoyed watching the shift between characters.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Other/Final Comments

One of the best shows I've seen in Seattle in awhile.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Other/Final Comments

The play was expertly balanced. I felt I learned so much, but was never preached to. The content was difficult, but flexed seamlessly between heart wrenching and hilarious! I am enamored.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Other/Final Comments

The story was narrated with several scenes illustrated competently and often with excitement.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Other/Final Comments

This really was a great production overall. It stayed with me for a few days. Watching the journey of someone so addicted was difficult but an important story to watch. Wonderful piece of theater!


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Tim Gouran (Cody/Psychiatrist/Timmy)

Competent in his roles


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Tim Gouran (Cody/Psychiatrist/Timmy)

He is such an incredibly versatile actor.


 American Junkie  - Book-It Repertory Theatre
Tim Gouran (Cody/Psychiatrist/Timmy)

Really fun to watch him! Tremendous energy! He gave everything he had and filled every moment on that stage. I couldn't keep my eyes off of him.