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Seattle Mag on Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith Oct 16, 2009

Here's what Seattle Mag editor/writer Brangien Davis had to say about Transition:

Know this: it's really funny and really good. Rumor has it Reggie has a Comedy Central special in the works, so if you're one of those people who loves to say, "I saw him before he got huge," this is your chance.

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Thoughts on Transition from a dancer and long time friend of Mr Watts Oct 16, 2009

In the dance classes I teach, I often spend a lot of time talking about transitions. The way you get from one place to another is often more important than the arrival. The nature of the transition can give deeper meaning and impact to where you came from and where you end up. Without thinking about how you get from one place to another, you are just going through the motions. And what is true for dance is true for life. (Insert smirk right here.)

Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith have created an hour long unapologetic performance experience that strings together one transition moment after another. It is an interesting concept to take on in a time based art form and a ripe opportunity for thwarting audience expectation. From the beginning we are set up to believe one thing will happen, then something else completely unexpected occurs instead. One example of this that I cannot stop laughing about, is a video of Reggie making out with with a super hot girl in a car. The kissing is steamy and as a viewer you are really getting into the whole thing. Who doesn't enjoy watching two hot people making out like they are honestly enjoying themselves? Then bing! The Nabisco logo pops up in the corner and we move on to the next thing.

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Transition photos from the director Oct 16, 2009

Tommy Smith sent a couple new pictures from some of the dress rehearsals this week: photo2 photo1

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Reggie Watts | Tommy Smith Oct 16, 2009

There are times I wish I was clever enough to understand the cleverness of other people. I feel this way at times when I witness something I like, but don’t quite fully understand, like Ingmar Bergman... or the Scottish.

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It's in the transitions (or maybe not) Oct 16, 2009

I've never seen Reggie Watts live. Nor have I seen Tommy Smith live.

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OtB staff working the bar Oct 15, 2009

Last weekend the good people at the Stranger took over the OtB Mainstage with  their annual film festival,  Hump. We staffers stepped back and worked the bar. Here's what that looked like (bunny ears courtesy of Erin):

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[Jess, Ariel and Tyler.

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Transition on Seattlest and Take 21 Oct 15, 2009

From Seattlest:

It's a little bit hard to explain Reggie Watts. Wikipedia calls him a "multidisciplinary comedic performer," and while that's accurate, it fails to capture the weirdness of his material. What would you call this? Hip hop Andy Kaufman? Comedy Girl Talk?

From Take 21 (Nancy Guppy's blog):

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The Stranger on Transition Oct 15, 2009

If you pick up a copy of the Stranger right now, here's how their short blurb for Transition reads:

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