The english translation of this musical’s recurring catchphrase, “Hasa diga eebowai”—purportedly spoken by the residents of the Ugandan village to which its heroes, Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, are sent on a mission—is unprintable here, yet i

Opera lite: The noncommittal opera-curious can get a taste of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte with a minimal investment of time (and money).  45-minute show previews take place at public venues throughout the month. 

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Steve carell’s Michael Scott character in the American version of The Office was irritating, true, but nothing like his prototype, David Brent, in the British version, who was an outright monster.

Justin Huertas, whose fantasy musical Lizard Boy made a splash at the Seattle Rep in 2015, has written the music and lyrics for a new musical version of Diana Wynne Jones’ 1986 novel.

Try this: Hop into your time machine, travel back to 1969, watch an episode of Laugh-In and guess which cast member will still be a major entertainment figure a half-century later. Did you guess Tomlin? (You didn’t, you fibber.

Promising “even more crack!”, this ’80s-themed takeoff combines modern dance and hair metal. 

 

Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann keep the traditional sparkle but spice up the sugarplums in this elegantly sexy retelling.

 

This is the most lavish local presentation, with Ian Falconer’s elegant storybook sets and costumes, and a charming video prologue to set the scene.

 

This production follows the traditional Russian choreography by Vera Altunina, a custom going back to Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa, the choreographers of the 1892 premiere.