West Seattle Event Calendar

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Sep
28
Thu
2017
‘The Who & The What’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

“THE WHO & THE WHAT” @ ArtsWest Playhouse
Performances: September 7 – October 1, 2017.
Thursday – Saturday performances @ 7:30 pm.
Preview: Wednesday, September 6 @ 7:30 pm.
Opening Night: Thursday, September 7 , 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Show Seminar: Friday, September 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Cast Talkback: Friday, September 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Closing: Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 3:00 pm.
Sunday Matinées:
September 10 @ 3:00pm
September 17 @ 3:00pm
September 24 @ 3:00pm
October 1 @ 3:00pm – closing

Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. From Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, THE WHO AND THE WHAT is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are.

Co-produced with Pratidhwani
Directed by Samip Raval

Sep
29
Fri
2017
‘The Who & The What’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm

“THE WHO & THE WHAT” @ ArtsWest Playhouse
Performances: September 7 – October 1, 2017.
Thursday – Saturday performances @ 7:30 pm.
Preview: Wednesday, September 6 @ 7:30 pm.
Opening Night: Thursday, September 7 , 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Show Seminar: Friday, September 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Cast Talkback: Friday, September 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Closing: Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 3:00 pm.
Sunday Matinées:
September 10 @ 3:00pm
September 17 @ 3:00pm
September 24 @ 3:00pm
October 1 @ 3:00pm – closing

Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. From Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, THE WHO AND THE WHAT is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are.

Co-produced with Pratidhwani
Directed by Samip Raval

Sep
30
Sat
2017
‘The Who & The What’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm

“THE WHO & THE WHAT” @ ArtsWest Playhouse
Performances: September 7 – October 1, 2017.
Thursday – Saturday performances @ 7:30 pm.
Preview: Wednesday, September 6 @ 7:30 pm.
Opening Night: Thursday, September 7 , 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Show Seminar: Friday, September 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Cast Talkback: Friday, September 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Closing: Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 3:00 pm.
Sunday Matinées:
September 10 @ 3:00pm
September 17 @ 3:00pm
September 24 @ 3:00pm
October 1 @ 3:00pm – closing

Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. From Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, THE WHO AND THE WHAT is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are.

Co-produced with Pratidhwani
Directed by Samip Raval

Oct
1
Sun
2017
‘The Who & The What’ matinée @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm

“THE WHO & THE WHAT” @ ArtsWest Playhouse
Performances: September 7 – October 1, 2017.
Thursday – Saturday performances @ 7:30 pm.
Preview: Wednesday, September 6 @ 7:30 pm.
Opening Night: Thursday, September 7 , 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Show Seminar: Friday, September 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Cast Talkback: Friday, September 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Closing: Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 3:00 pm.
Sunday Matinées:
September 10 @ 3:00pm
September 17 @ 3:00pm
September 24 @ 3:00pm
October 1 @ 3:00pm – closing

Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. From Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, THE WHO AND THE WHAT is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are.

Co-produced with Pratidhwani
Directed by Samip Raval

Oct
5
Thu
2017
Seattle Opera Preview Concert: ‘The Barber of Seville’ @ Kenyon Hall
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm

Thursday, October 5, at 2:00 pm Kenyon Hall presents a Seattle Opera Preview Concert: “The Barber of Seville”. Selections from Rossini’s masterwork will be presented by singers from Seattle Opera.

The 40-minute performance is a perfect way to introduce youngsters to the world of opera.

Free. No reservations necessary.

Oct
15
Sun
2017
‘Phantom of the Opera’ with Dennis James and Connie Corrick @ Kenyon Hall
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 15, at 7:30 pm – Phantom of the Opera with Dennis James and Connie Corrick at Kenyon Hall.

The original American silent cinema classic, that recounts the story of a demented organist who lurks in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House and causes mayhem throughout the city. Historic music preservationist Dennis James plays the rarely heard original 1925 score. Soprano Connie Corrick, the Belle of the Hall, adds to the fun with songs of the period.

Front reserved table seats are $14, row seating is $12 general, and $10 seniors. With a reservation, row seating is only $10 general and $8 seniors. Elementary, middle & high school students are $5.

To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net with your request. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation. For complete program information, please visit www.kenyonhall.org.

Oct
26
Thu
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Oct
27
Fri
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Oct
28
Sat
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Oct
29
Sun
2017
‘The Nance’ matinée @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
2
Thu
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
3
Fri
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
4
Sat
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
5
Sun
2017
‘The Nance’ matinée @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
9
Thu
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
10
Fri
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
11
Sat
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
12
Sun
2017
‘The Nance’ matinée @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
16
Thu
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
17
Fri
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
18
Sat
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
19
Sun
2017
‘The Nance’ matinée @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

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