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REVIEW: <i>The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)</i> is a holiday gift within a gift

REVIEW: The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) is a holiday gift within a gift

Review by John Van de Ven. The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), is a holiday gift within a gift – or a pageant within a play. The premise of the play (written by Reed Martin) is a pageant featuring a number of acts…

Twisted cheer in BAT’s comedy ‘The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)’

Twisted cheer in BAT’s comedy ‘The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)’

Celebrate the season with a tour de force in which three actors do absolutely everthing in the irreverently heartwarming comedy The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) at Burien Actors Theatre Nov.... [Read more]

REVIEW: ‘The Toxic Avenger’ will truly entertain and the cast talent saves the day

REVIEW: ‘The Toxic Avenger’ will truly entertain and the cast talent saves the day

Mayor of Tromaville Babs Belgoody dances on a desk surrounded by, from left to right, corrupt waste management executives (Rico Lastrapes and John Williams Lynch) and environmental nerd Melvin Ferd the... [Read more]

COUPON: Superhero comedy ‘The Toxic Avenger’ opens at BAT Friday, Sept. 30

COUPON: Superhero comedy ‘The Toxic Avenger’ opens at BAT Friday, Sept. 30

Burien Actors Theatre’s next production, the musical comedy The Toxic Avenger, opens Sept. 30 and runs through Oct. 30. The Burien Actors Theatre production features live musicians, specialty drinks... [Read more]

Enjoy fantastical theater, delectable food at Burien Actors Theatre Gala Sept. 17

Enjoy fantastical theater, delectable food at Burien Actors Theatre Gala Sept. 17

Enjoy fabulous food, drink and theatrical performances at Burien Actors Theatre’s Gala Party & Show on Saturday, Sept. 17. From 6 to 9 p.m., be among the first to get a sneak peek into BAT’s... [Read more]

Burien Actors Theatre auditioning for comedy ‘Sex with Strangers’ Sept. 10 & 12

Burien Actors Theatre auditioning for comedy ‘Sex with Strangers’ Sept. 10 & 12

Burien Actors Theatre will be holding auditions for the comedy ‘Sex with Strangers,’ on Saturday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 12. Written by Laura Eason, this new play will be performed from Feb.... [Read more]

Enjoy unexpected new plays in Seattle Playwrights Studio Showcase at BAT

Enjoy unexpected new plays in Seattle Playwrights Studio Showcase at BAT

For about the price of a matinee movie theater ticket, you can see two brand-new plays from the creative minds of local playwrights during the Seattle Playwrights Studio Showcase in August at Burien... [Read more]

LETTER: A note of ‘Thanks!’ from the folks at Burien Actors Theatre

LETTER: A note of ‘Thanks!’ from the folks at Burien Actors Theatre

From our friends at Burien Actors Theatre: Burien Actors Theatre’s 36th season has come to a close. BAT has already begun work on its 37th, the 2016-17, season. But before that adventure gets fully... [Read more]

REVIEW: BAT’s <i>The Letters</i> a ‘well crafted production of a wonderful script’

REVIEW: BAT’s The Letters a ‘well crafted production of a wonderful script’

Review By Shelli Park, Photos by Michael Brunk; Fear is a powerful emotion. Throw in a dose of envy, insecurity, attraction and illusion of power and you have an intriguing scenario…

Psychological thriller <i>The Letters</i> creates suspense at Burien Actors Theatre

Psychological thriller The Letters creates suspense at Burien Actors Theatre

Burien Actors Theatre’s next production, the psychological thriller The Letters, performs April 8 through May 1. This production will feature live music performed pre-show and at intermission, specialty... [Read more]

REVIEW: <i>In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)</i> substantial, with humor & heart

REVIEW: In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) substantial, with humor & heart

Photos by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com Review by Shelli Park As the proverbial curtain rises, we are witness to the dawn of electricity in domestic life. A time when the magic of a harnessed electrical... [Read more]

Ignite your bustle with comedic Victorian love story at Burien Actors Theatre

Ignite your bustle with comedic Victorian love story at Burien Actors Theatre

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prizc, In the Next Room or the vibrator play is a touching and comical love story about a young doctor and his wife in the Victorian age, and it will run at Burien Actors... [Read more]

REVIEW: BAT’s ‘A Christmas Twist’ is full of quirky humor and grace

REVIEW: BAT’s ‘A Christmas Twist’ is full of quirky humor and grace

Photos by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com Review by Shelli Park The holidays are here and when it is that time of year Burien Actors Theatre always produces an offering that is guaranteed to make you laugh... [Read more]

COUPON: Save $5 off BAT’s comedy ‘A Christmas Twist,’ which runs through Dec. 20

COUPON: Save $5 off BAT’s comedy ‘A Christmas Twist,’ which runs through Dec. 20

Looking for a little cheekiness in your holiday theater-going? Enjoy seven actors bringing 18 characters to life in A Christmas Twist, an irreverent mash-up of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and Oliver... [Read more]

Brass Quintet Holiday Concert for Burien Actors Theatre will be Dec. 9

Brass Quintet Holiday Concert for Burien Actors Theatre will be Dec. 9

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, enjoy the sounds of the season as Burien Actors Theatre presents a Holiday Concert with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet. This fundraiser concert for the theater will... [Read more]

Laugh through the holidays with BAT’s irreverent comedy ‘A Christmas Twist’

Laugh through the holidays with BAT’s irreverent comedy ‘A Christmas Twist’

Looking for a little cheekiness in your holiday theater-going? Enjoy seven actors bringing 18 characters to life in A Christmas Twist, an irreverent mash-up of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and Oliver... [Read more]

REVIEW: Love triumphs for all in Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Addams Family’

REVIEW: Love triumphs for all in Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Addams Family’

Gomez (Nathaniel Jones) and Morticia Addams (Daniela Isabella Ferdico) are working through the complications of Wednesday’s love for a “normal” young man in the musical comedy “The Addams Family,”... [Read more]

Sponsored Post See the movie ‘Roar’ at Advertiser Tin Theater, help the World Wildlife Fund

See the movie ‘Roar’ at Advertiser Tin Theater, help the World Wildlife Fund

Advertiser the Tin Room Theater wants our Readers to know that they are doing a fundraiser tied into their newest movie – “Roar” – which opens Friday night (Aug. 7) and runs through Thursday... [Read more]

Help the Hi-Liners – get your car washed on Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Annex

Help the Hi-Liners – get your car washed on Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Annex

It’s time for the annual Hi-Liners fundraiser Car Wash, to be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Burien Annex. Suggested donation is $10, and all proceeds go to help this great... [Read more]

Enjoy unexpected new plays in Seattle Playwrights Studio Showcase July 24-26

Enjoy unexpected new plays in Seattle Playwrights Studio Showcase July 24-26

Come enjoy – in air-conditioned luxury – rehearsed staged readings of original short works written and performed by local playwrights and actors in Seattle Playwrights Studio’s annual Showcase July 24-26.  Meet... [Read more]

LETTER: Burien Actors Theatre says ‘there would be no BAT without you!’

LETTER: Burien Actors Theatre says ‘there would be no BAT without you!’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Thanks to all of you, Burien Actors Theatre’s... [Read more]

REVIEW: Playwrights Fest kicks off with collegiate innuendos & political clash

REVIEW: Playwrights Fest kicks off with collegiate innuendos & political clash

From left to right, Sam Goldstein (Randall Brammer) and John Kelly (Byron Patten) passionately discuss sports versus academics in the comedy-drama “The Study Group,” which explores friendship among... [Read more]

COUPON: Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival opens this Friday night!

COUPON: Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival opens this Friday night!

REMINDER: Four all-new plays by Washington playwrights will be featured in the 2015 Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival, which opens at Burien Actors Theatre this Friday night, May 1, and runs... [Read more]

Auditions for Hi-Liners’ ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ will be Thursday, May 7

Auditions for Hi-Liners’ ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ will be Thursday, May 7

Auditions for the Hi-Liners’ version of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ (aka C2B2) will be Thursday, May 7, from 3–6pm at The Burien Annex. To register, click here. Here’s more info: C2B2... [Read more]

REMINDER: Support The Hi-Liners at a Book Fair this Saturday, April 25

REMINDER: Support The Hi-Liners at a Book Fair this Saturday, April 25

REMINDER: The Hi-Liners Musical Theater will be part of a Barnes & Noble Book Fair this Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble Southcenter store. “Join us for... [Read more]

Four all-new plays in 2015 Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival start May 1

Four all-new plays in 2015 Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival start May 1

Four all-new plays by Washington playwrights will be featured in the 2015 Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival, which runs at Burien Actors Theatre from May 1 through May 24. For about the price... [Read more]