Seattle Times recaps Friday night

Michael Upchurch at the Seattle Times recaps Friday night's performance:

The A.W.A.R.D. Show! Or - how I found myself thinking about the artists thinking about me thinking about them thinking about "the money"

From Laura Curry:

A few initial impressions: it was wonderful to see condensed, diverse representations of the art form, and the diverse – at capacity – audience.

Congrats to Friday night's finalist, Catherine Cabeen

Audience votes determined that Catherine Cabeen will proceed to the final night.

Stay tuned for more updates on who will be joining her on Sunday. For info or tickets, see the performance page.

Slog on the response to The A.W.A.R.D. Show!

Brendan Kiley has posted a follow up to both his preview of The A.W.A.R.D. Show! and his coverage of the NEA's stats that art attendance, according to their tracking, is at an all time low.

Seattle Times reviews Thursday night

Michael Upchurch at the Seattle Times reviews Thursday night's performance of The A.W.A.R.D. Show!:

Thoughts About the A.W.A.R.D. Show!, First Night

From Anne L:

Things that I liked a lot:
1. The huge audience. How often does the Mainstage sell out on a Thursday night? I hope OTB makes a lot of money from this format.

2. Tonya Lockyer running the post-performance Q & A. Her intelligence and insight almost seemed to be contagious.

The SunBreak reviews Thursday night's performance

The review even includes videos from Singin' in the Rain and "Buffalo Stance." They totally relate.

The SunBreak on The A.W.A.R.D. Show!

Jeremy Barker explains how "dance meets bracketsville" in this weekend's performance over on The SunBreak. Check it out!