November 2023


Art in the Lobby-Family Matters: Drawings by Tucker Goodman at Taproot Theatre

The Faith of a Child that the World was Good and Right and True

Family Matters: Drawings by Tucker Goodman, the art exhibition at Taproot Theatre shares the theme of “family” with the Christmas show, Georgiana & Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley. The trilogy Christmas at Pemberly is all about how the Bennets and the Darcys blend their families into one clan, while Family Matters was inspired by a collection of old and new family photos, which inspired Goodman to transpose these photographic images into less realistic but more expressive black and white drawings.


Cats: Suspension of Disbelief Required

Cats is the fifth longest running Broadway show. It is about a group of felines called the Jellicles. They all have vibrant personalities and quirky reputations, like Rum Tum Tugger the flirt, and Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer, who are a crime duo. All the Jellicles have gathered for the night of the Jellicle Ball, where the patriarch Old Deuteronomy will decide which Jellicle will go to the Heaviside Layer, their version of heaven. Cats is comprised of high energy musical numbers which serve to introduce the characters to the audience and for the characters to entertain Old Deuteronomy. Cats is written and composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is based on the 1939 poetry collection Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Elliot.



Christmas-Themed Family Fun in the Theater With O’ Christmas Tea!

Today, I had the opportunity to be a part of a fun night with James and Jamesy in O’ Christmas Tea, A British comedy from London’s 3-time Impresario Award-winning duo steep an outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive show reminiscent of classic British pantomimes. Written and Directed by David MacMurray Smith, and co-written and performed by Aaron Malkin and Alastair Knowles, O’ Christmas Tea promises a wacky, outrageous, and fun show for all ages!


Georgina & Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley

Last Play in the Sequel to Pride and Prejudice.

Georgiana & Kitty, the last play of the trilogy Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, opened at Taproot Theatre last night. Previously Taproot produced Miss Bennett in 2018 and last year The Wickhams. Although fictionalized, The Wickhams honored Jane Austen by delivering not only wit and humor but also morality and character development. Georgiana & Kitty was disappointing in that it lacked the underlying seriousness of a Jane Austen novel.


British Panto to tour Puget Sound!

A British Holiday Tradition in the Northwest

As the holiday season approaches, James and Jamesy Jamesy (aka Aaron Malkin and Alastair Knowles) are set to tour their flagship production O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy, which has worked its way into the hearts and annual traditions of thousands of theater-goers across North America, will have nine performances in the Puget Sound area alone and several all over British Columbia, Canada. O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy, opens in Renton.


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical follows the life of Carole King. Carole King co-wrote successful pop songs in the 1960s with her husband, Gerry Goffin. You may know some of Carole King’s songs in Beautiful, like “The Loco-motion” by Grand Funk Railroad and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin. 


Tears and Laughter at Seattle Rep’s Little Women

Last weekend, at the beautiful Bagley Wright Theatre, Seattle Rep debuted its modern adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s original coming-of-age novel, Little Women. At the time of its release, Alcott’s novel about the magnanimous Marches, a family of four young and exceptional women, was an immediate success, marking a cultural turning point for stories written by and about women. Seattle Rep’s production of this notorious nineteenth-century novel, adapted by playwright Kate Hamill and directed by Marti Lyons, emphatically reminds us why Little Women still resonates so deeply with audiences even today. Their fresh and inspiring take on the novel remains true to the source material’s heart while offering a compassionate perspective that liberates the story from its own temporal binds.


PREVIEW The Inheritance of Light at TOJ

An Original Script takes place in Poland.

A girl with a cursed inheritance,
A monster waiting in the dark,
A scientist searching for the light,
A witch fighting for her legacy,
…and a woman willing to give anything to keep her family safe.


Shattered Glass Preview-Staged Reading and Streamed Show

Ongoing and upcoming events from Shattered Glass Project
Staged Reading and Streamed Recording

All New Cells-Streamed

When Nils’s ex-girlfriend dies suddenly, he is dragged back into a toxic online roleplay scene he swore he’d never return to. He’d been doing okay sticking to his seven-year plan for getting over their breakup – but now, everyone either blames him or expects him to have answers, and he’s getting nasty anonymous messages that might be coming from beyond the grave.


Turbo Turkey-18th and Union

Turbo Turkey Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Turbo Turkey Sketch Comedy proudly presents their first-ever Greatest Hits show! They scoured the oceans and mountaintops and found nothing. Then they searched their brains and concocted a zany show full of characters, unique situations, and lots of laughs! It will be a night/afternoon of original sketch comedy.
Turbo Turkey Productions started in 2009 after completing Jet City improv classes to sharpen skills, and having previous sketch comedy experience in Indiana, Adam set out to create a sketch and improv group.

Turbo Turkey is proud to bring Greatest Hits to the 18th and Union and put on their biggest sketch show in years. Enjoy the ride!

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