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Tag: Theatre Northwest


Theatre Northwest romp in with a hilarious “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at Theatre on the Square

From snazzy dance numbers to perfectly-timed farce, Theatre Northwest’s current production of the musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” is everything you want a theater piece to be. After a few not-quite-there shows, it seems the one-year-old professional company has now found a secure footing.

Filling up the Theatre on the Square stage last weekend with lush Mediterranean sets of marble balustrades and bougainvillea, TNW told the story of two rival con-men on the French Riviera with all the poise and panache of a big city company. Sets ran on and off smoothly, the orchestra was both excellent and unobtrusive, and a backdrop of projected images gave both atmosphere (olive-fringed sunsets) and irony (a moon rising at just the right moment.) The chorus segued in and out of cute costumes and suave choreography with professionalism.

But it was the cast of “Scoundrels” that really made this production glitter. Read more »


Critic’s Picks: “Iggy Scrooge” at Theatre Northwest, Lakewood/TLT’s “Tuna Christmas,” Tollfest and Old Town Tango

“Iggy Scrooge” comes to Theatre Northwest

Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” gets a rock musical reworking in “The Salvation of Iggy Scrooge,” with Elvis and Buddy as Christmas ghosts and a female punk rocker as the infamous Scrooge, courtesy of Theatre Northwest. Opens 7:30 p.m. tonight, then 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 11,12, 18, 19; 3 p.m. Dec. 6, 13, 20. $39/$49. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.theatrenorthwestgroup.org

 Have yourself “A Tuna Christmas” at Lakewood/TLT

Lakewood Playhouse and Tacoma Little Theatre get together for a co-production of “A Tuna Christmas,” a two-man, 22-character mayhem set in Texas’

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