The Hell with Christmas—literally. Halloween’s always been my jam from a holiday perspective, thanks to its emphasis on scary things, … Continue reading The Sunbreak’s Guide to Halloween, 2015 Edition
— Kelli Lindsey (@poundgrape) September 8, 2015
Monday opened, for me, with the Lady Parts Justice event at the Bagley Wright Theatre. It was hosted by Lizz Winstead, comedian/writer/”Daily Show” creator. The event was to kick off the new app from Lady Parts Justice, Hinder. It looks like more of a website that is mobile-friendly, but it does provide a valuable service in showing you the steps anti-choice politicians are going through to restrict access to family planning services. Winstead made a quite funny (and likely true) joke about how she thought 2pm would be the best time for their show because everyone would probably be too fucked up by 5.
The show itself, at 90 minutes was the longest thing I saw at Bumbershoot all weekend, was enjoyable. It had a diverse group of comedians. I particularly enjoyed Joyelle Johnson and Leah Bonnema. Hari Kondabolu was a surprise guest, and he was great (as expected) but he did the same set, more or less, that I saw yesterday in the Super Secret Comedy Show (but it was very funny). One thing I did realize was that his story about being told to go back to America took place in Denmark, not Amsterdam, as I noted in Sunday’s recap). Helen Hong and D’Lo Kid. D’Lo had a funny joke about being trans, so he’d be having a same-junk marriage instead of a same-sex marriage.
There’s no denying how hot it’s been around these parts all summer long. Overcast days and random spits of rain have … Continue reading A Streetcar Named Striptease Rides Through ‘The Tennessee Tease’
Verdi’s Nabucco opened last Saturday night at McCaw Hall, with the run continuing through August 22; it will be broadcast live next … Continue reading Seattle Opera’s Full-Throated ‘Nabucco’ Powers Past its Awkward Staging
Seattle is fortunate to have one of the best Gilbert & Sullivan troupes around—and has had for the past 61 … Continue reading A Very Model of a ‘Pirates of Penzance’ from Seattle’s G & S Society
Inheritance: Maiden, Mother, Crone is an ambitious theater piece from the ladies at Sinner Saint Burlesque. It completed its two-week … Continue reading Inheritance: Sinner Saint Burlesque’s Empathy Exam
As a Seattleite, I’ve found it all but impossible to avoid the force of nature we know as Jinkx Monsoon. … Continue reading TSB interview: Jinkx Monsoon talks to us about The Vaudevillians, The Inevitable Album, and what’s next