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Edgy humor and phenomenal juggling from the Flying Karamazov Brothers at ACT Theatre, Seattle

The Flying Karamazov Brothers. Photo: Carol Rosegg.

It’s been nearly 40 years since the Flying Karamazov Brothers got their start touring small festivals during the original members’ college days – but some things never change for this master group of jugglers and comedians. The theater is still madcap-vaudeville, the humor is still college-level (some of it) and the juggling is still simply astounding. But if you head along to ACT Theatre in Seattle this weekend to see their latest incarnation, be prepared for quite a few gasps – and maybe a bit of red-faced explaining to any pre-teens you take with you.

Let’s start with the gasps. As FKB veterans will know, this is not your average troupe of jugglers. These guys are what you’d get if you mated a glee club with four drummers and the fifth-grade class clown: They can juggle, yes, in the same way that Andrea Bocelli can sing, and they can do it while creating a rhythm with whatever comes to hand. Read more »


Critic’s Picks: “Pirates of Penzance” at UPS, Flying Karamazov Brothers in Seattle, Kittredge tempera show and piper in Old Town Tacoma

Nathan DiPietro, "Stream Rehabilitation." Courtesy image.

Last week for Kittredge tempera show

It’s the last week to see works in tempera by Nathan DiPietro at UPS’ Kittredge Gallery. DiPietro paints a bleak Northwest where lush native forests are replaced with developments and greenbelts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday through Feb. 11. Free. Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Lawrence St., Tacoma.www.pugetsound.edu/kittredge

“The Pirates of Penzance” at UPS

It is indeed a glorious thing to be a Pirate King, at least at the University of Puget Sound this week, where vocal music students are putting on a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s immortal comic operetta “The Pirates of Penzance” with orchestra accompaniment. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-11, 2 p.m. Feb. 12. $12/$8/$5 UPS students. Schneebeck Concert Hall, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, tickets.pugetsound.edu Read more »