One of today’s most enchanting singer/performers is back in Seattle for a one-night-only performance at The Triple Door!
Lady Rizo’s new show, “Red, White & Indigo: My love-hate relationship with America” will take The Triple Door stage on April 19. Brandon and I will be there–join us!
About the show:
America is a very bad boyfriend but why do I still love him? If we are potentially witnessing the death of the US as we know it, Chanteuse superstar Lady Rizo delivers a deeply personal musical eulogy unpacking the feelings for the country she was born in, cut with her trademark humor, wit, and soaring voice. Backed by choice trio featuring acclaimed cellist, guitarist and composer Yair Evnine, Lady Rizo leads us to our own utopian island nation..with no walls, only velvet curtains.
About Lady Rizo:
‘Cabaret Superstar’ (New York Magazine), comedienne, and chanteuse, Lady Rizo, won her first Grammy in 2010 on a duet with acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and also sings and records with multi-platinum recording artist Moby. Come experience the trademark titillating humor and soulful, soaring voice has created a cult fan base around the world.
“SENSATIONAL… A fierce but kindhearted fusion of comedy, burlesque, performance art and rock ‘n’ roll” – The New York Times
Video of Lady Rizo performing on ArtZone:
Review by Jeanne Kinley Deller:
If you’re among those who hum along with ABBA tunes and have yet to experience the long-running broadway hit Mamma Mia, you’ll definitely want to get on board. This oft silly and mostly lighthearted show is in Seattle on its final farewell tour now through Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at the Paramount Theatre.
There is no better place to while away a rainy Seattle evening than on Mamma Mia‘s Greek Island, in the company of a marvelously zany cast whose escapades keep the audience laughing, cheering, and dancing in their seats.
Song and dance routines throughout are peppered with immensely talented costuming by designers Ron Glow and Catherine Lovejoy—dancing in wetsuits with snorkel gear and flippers, anyone?
The longest encore ever experienced by this reviewer brought down the house—Mamma Mia’s triumphant cast was joined by the jubilant audience, singing and swaying to “Dancing Queen” in unison. This charming, warm-hearted production awaits you, now through April 2nd. Tickets here.
Photos by Kevin Thomas Garcia
Guest blogger Berrak Sarikaya reviews “Dry Powder” at Seattle Repertory Theatre:
It’s a tale as old as time: The President of a New York capital management firm throws a lavish $1 million engagement party coinciding with massive layoffs at a national supermarket chain following his firm’s buyout. A PR nightmare follows as protesters harass the company’s investors around the country.
We get to know the other partners in the way they handle the PR crisis: On one hand, we have Jenny, who is stereotypically tough and no-nonsense, in competition with Seth, who wants to do the right thing but lacks the courage to follow through. The fourth character in “Dry Powder” is the CEO of Landmark, the deal that unfolds before our eyes on stage over the course of the 90-minute play.
All four actors have a firm grasp of their characters and bring plenty of bite to the dialogue, which keeps it engrossing and often quite funny. I certainly laughed more than I expected to during the bitter reality unfolding before my eyes. In addition to the actors, what impressed me most was the set. Minimalistic and modern, hollow cubes and rectangular blocks serve as furniture that is accompanied by blasts of techno music to signify the change in time.
The change between the scenes moved like clockwork, without any stagehands. How did that work? Well, why would I spoil the surprise?
Calling all brides and grooms to be AND their friends!
Seattle Met Bride & Groom is throwing an “intimate and immersive” bridal show & party! ROCKED will be held on April 8 at the Canvas Event Space.
Check out some of Seattle’s best wedding vendors in action (food, music, lighting, and beyond) and you get ideas for the big day!
A few highlights:
Get inspired by four Seattle wedding designers that will be creating vignettes to inspire brides and grooms for their big day! Vignettes include a ceremony space, an outdoor lounge, a reception space, and a groom’s room.
This event’s fashion show will be done in a nontraditional manner: models will rotate through small stages throughout the event so that brides and grooms can get up close to see what they’re wearing and all the fun hair and makeup details
This event partners with Brides for a Cause, a nonprofit organization that collects and resells wedding dresses to support local and national women’s focused charities. This is the organization I got my wedding dress from! Drink tickets and raffle tickets will benefit them and their mission, with raffle prizes you can use on your wedding day.
Want to enter to win two tickets to Rocked? Enter via our giveaway app here: http://gvwy.io/9dey39m.
Giveaway ends 3/25/17 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
The VIP Red & White Party – this VIP event on Thursday will be held at the swanky AQUA by El Gaucho and will feature wines you can’t experience at any other Taste event! Dress in red and white and bring a date or a friend! So fancy!
Taste on the Farm – Want to get out of the city? These curated experiences during the day on Friday in Orting and Carnation combine a farmer, a chef, and Washington winemakers. Tour the property and learn from the chef and winemakers as you enjoy lunch made from products straight from the farm, paired perfectly with Washington wines.
For those seeking an even deeper educational experience, attend a seminar on Saturday or Sunday.
As you plan for your events, don’t forget:
Enjoy Taste Washington! Tickets do tend to sell out, so snag yours now!