After premiering an earlier version in Seattle several years ago, the Disney musical “Aladdin” returns in a far more bedazzling edition.
Misha Berson is the theater critic for the Seattle Times, and the author of “Something’s Coming, Something Good: West Side Story and the American Imagination” and other books. Jazz singers, baseball and salmon are some of her favorite things.
“Relativity,” at Taproot Theatre, uses a fictional Albert Einstein to ruminate on the question: Does a genius deserve a pass for bad behavior?
Seattle Shakes’ ‘Julius Caesar’ reminds us that bold reactions can trigger seismic counter-reactions
Seattle Shakespeare Company’s new staging of “Julius Caesar,” while cogent and sturdy, lacks dynamism and doesn’t seize opportunities to tie the text to today’s political...
Don’t expect anything like standard Elizabethan theater history from “Something Rotten!” the wacky, irrepressible, overstuffed musical on national tour at the 5th Avenue Theatre.
Ayad Akhtar’s “The Who & the What,” at ArtsWest Playhouse, provides insight into the complex dynamics within an affectionate, partially assimilated Muslim-American family, with particular...
In her one-actor family memoir with music, Sara Porkalob embraces an archetype to satirize, deconstruct and (with caveats) celebrate it.
Despite best efforts of able cast, Pony World Theatre production by eight local playwrights suffers from superficiality, writes critic Misha Berson.
National Theatre’s production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at the Paramount stuns with inventive design and entertaining storytelling, writes critic...
A mythic tale of potions, charms, musical ambitions and liberation from victimhood.