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Critic’s Picks: “Ramayana” at ACT, Seattle Art Museum’s “Elles,” Seattle Opera’s “Fidelio” and Fireworks at the Rialto

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Oct. 12, 2012 at 5:04 am |
October 4, 2012 10:10 am

See the “Ramayana” live at ACT

ACT’s multi-discipline adaptation of the Hindu epic “The Ramayana” begins preview this week before opening next week. Featuring actors, dancers, music and puppetry the play tells the age-old South and South East Asian love story of the Hindu gods Rama and Sita. Previews 8 p.m. tonight and Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 16,17; then opens 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 through Nov. 12. From $37.50/$20 under-25/$15 students. Senior discounts. ACT, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676, acttheatre.org

SAM hosts an “Elles” community night out

Seattle Art Museum is opening up the touring show “Elles: Women Artists from the Pompidou, Paris” free this Friday with a community night out event that includes local performances by the Chinese Community Drill Team, Pecha Kucha presenters, Skin Deep Dance, Northwest Girl Choir and Rain City Rock Camp for Girls. The Paris show of artists like Cindy Sherman and the Guerilla Girls is complemented by “Elles: SAM” from the museum’s collection. 6-9 p.m. tonight. Free. Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave., Seattle. 206-654-31000, seattleartmuseum.org

Seattle Opera does “Fidelio”

Beethoven’s one and only opera, about loyalty and love, opens at Seattle Opera this weekend, starring Christiane Libor as the devoted Leonore. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 17, 20, 24 and 27; 2 p.m. Oct. 14. From $25. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. 800-426-1619, seattleopera.org

Fireworks heats up the Rialto with American classical chamber music

The seven-member Fireworks ensemble sparks up the Rialto this Saturday with American chamber music from Copland and Bernstein to Ives, Ellington and Glass. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, pre-show lecture 6:30 p.m. $29/$39/$49. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org


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