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Midweek News - March 29

ACT, Seattle Rep and the economy of the arts.
March 29, 2017

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Here's news from Seattle's performing arts community and beyond.

Seattle's ACT Theatre is on the forefront of making theatre accessible to those that are deaf or hard of hearing. Learn more about their efforts, here. They recently concluded a run of Tribes, a coming-of-age story about a young deaf man. It received rave reviews. The young deaf man is the young deaf actor, Joshua Castille. Here's a brief interview with him. 

The Seattle Repertory Theatre is eager to put on Here Lies Love soon. A preview can be found, here. Currently on stage at the Seattle Rep is Dry Powder. It's "punchy." 

The Seattle Opera is putting on a chamber piece called The Combat. Learn about it, here

Also, the Seattle Opera had to cut some staff recently. They're also closing their scene shop in Renton. More information about that, here.

The Seattle Symphony performed Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 last weekend to stellar reviews. This coming weekend, they're performing Rachmaninov. It was the anniversary of the great Russian composer's death this week

Seattle Children's Theatre is presenting a one-woman show. Seedfolks flourishes. Here's a brief interview with the star of the show, Sonja Parks

Finally, do you know how much the arts contributes to our nation's economy, as Trump considers cutting the NEA? About $704 BILLION