Hey girl! Feb 1, 2008

by Erin

I hope I won’t ruin my ice queen façade when I say that last night’s performance of Hey Girl! had me in tears from about 10 minutes in until the end of the show. I’m not easily moved by any art performance – and working at On the Boards, I have seen many, many performances. The symbolism and props used, which would have been obvious and ridiculous in the hands of a lesser artist (hey, dumbass! women are oppressed! etc etc), I found strangely lovely and riveting.

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Hey Girl, Brilliantly Handled Symbols and Medieval Shit Feb 1, 2008

by KateR

I’ve been searching every corner of my mind for the right expressive adjectives to encompass my thoughts on this piece as a whole and am now officially admitting defeat. Please imagine that I mean something more when I say that  “Hey Girl! ” is important. It’s much more important than I am going to be able to describe.

My mother (a creature chiefly at home in the visual arts and my ultimate, shining example of verbal abstraction) was most impressed by the sound element of the performance. As she described it, the sound added a dimension.

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The Real Artists of Hey Girl Feb 1, 2008

by Sara E

Three years ago I wrote "Real Artists Make Masterpieces" on the wall of my shop. It's a quote from an NPR story I had just heard about a group of farmers or cowboys or some other stereotypically hick group of rural yokels who had turned themselves on to painting and sculpture and had organized a small artists' collective. These were blue collar, red-state ordinary folk who we white collar NPR-listening urban folk assume hate art and all things beautiful.

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gloopiness = hey girl Feb 1, 2008

by Bret

If Hey Girl! weren't skillfully executed, it would be painfully trite. A young woman extricated herself from an oozing fluid (in which is embedded a molted human skin), looked at herself in a mirror, sobbed, put on lipstick, poured perfume on a sword...if this had been produced cheaply, it would be freshman college feminism. But the fluid was this amazing viscous gloop that, even after 75 minutes, was still flowing off of the table; the way the lighting revealed the gloop, and the actress embedded in it, manipulated my attention with consummate skill.

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Seattle Chamber Players and Icebreaker IV | Classics of Downtown Jan 29, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

What an amazing array of talent was on stage Saturday night at On the Boards, and what a great variety of music composition they presented.

The first thing that has to be praised is the talent and energy of the Seattle Chamber Players. They played their butts off, and did it with such precision and such verve, through one complicated piece after another. And this was the team's second such night in a row!

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Forkin' Gnocchi w Hey Girl Jan 29, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

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Check out this short video on YouTube of Societas Raffaello Sanzio schooling us in gnocchi-making. Be sure to come see their other talents at the performance of Hey girl! this week at OtB.

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Icebreaker Festival, Obama and Alex Ross Jan 22, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

Check out this SLOG post about Obama, Alex Ross, and a critique of the upcoming Icebreaker Festival here at OtB.

Barack Obama and Alex Ross. When Worlds Collide. In Seattle.

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Press Preview for Seattle Chamber Players | Icebreaker IV Jan 22, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

Chamber-music festivals break the winter ice in the Seattle Times

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Radiohole Press Reviews Jan 14, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

Here are a few press reviews of Radiohole's Fluke show:

"Get Out: Radiohole's Fluke @ On the Boards" on Seattlest

"Not the Melville of English Lit" in the Seattle Times

"'Fluke's' wild abandon is mildly funny" in the Seattle P-I

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Radiohole | Fluke Jan 12, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

Welcome to our review blog for Fluke. Read our patron reviews, click on the Comments button to read the comments of others and post your own thoughts.

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