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"Awesome" goes to Night School May 17, 2010

Like the music from "Awesome"'s  West? They'll be performing some if this weekend at Sorrento's Night School. The event, brought together by One Pot's Michael Hebb, will also feature Matthew Richter, Sarah Rudinoff and Nick Garrison. Click through for more info.

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<i>West</i> goes East to Calgary May 3, 2010

After making its world premiere here at OtB, "Awesome" took West   to Theatre Junction in Calgary last week.  Sounds like their inaugural trip went well:

"...of all the shows I have ever read or seen, never has anything been quite like West by  “Awesome ”, the last show of Theatre Junction Grand’s 2009/2010 season.

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<i>West</i> reviews from around town Apr 26, 2010

The latest round-up of reviews for the "Awesome" show...

An Enjoyable Hard-Shelled Crab on the Teen Tix blog

West at On the Boards is kinda sorta Awesome on Seattle Gay Scene

West's Wanderings are Only a Little Less Than "Awesome" on the SunBreak

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Manifest Destiny / American Progress / Spirit of the Frontier Apr 23, 2010

This John Gast painting is briefly referenced in the show:

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Read a little bit about it here.

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Western Mythology Apr 23, 2010

I moved to the West coast ten years ago. One thing I have always regretted was not traveling by land to get here. I imagine the physical passage through the enormous American landscape to be a profound, challenging, dramatic experience. Much of "Awesome"’s West re-imagines and replicates this romantic journey, the expansive and rocky landscape, an existential ennui through history and consciousness; an epic three-act musical adventure/meditation of isolation and solitude, movement and stasis, memory and fantasy on a grand, operatic scale.

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Seattle Times reviews West Apr 23, 2010

Michael Upchurch at Seattle Times reviews West:

In "West," their epic-scale and near-epic-length new show at On the Boards, the video wizardry of "Awesome" (always in quotes) has taken a quantum leap. The white silhouette of a galloping horse ripples across a rugged backdrop. A night-sky is unveiled inside a packing crate. Trickles of blood drip down from where you least expect them.

These fancy flourishes are all part of a dreamlike meditation on the myths and transformations of the American West that's both ambitious and ambiguous.

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feral musical Apr 23, 2010

by Anne Blackburn

West is a magic realism of baggage. West is all places and no place at all, inhabited by ghosts and mirages, fever dreams and deep thirst, outsized characters for expansive spaces. West has limpid harmonies, broken surfaces, collisions of rustic myths and digital manifestations, spaces that defy themselves. West is what a musical might be if it were allowed to go feral. About time.

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"Awesome" | <i>West</i> Apr 22, 2010

Did you come see  West? Leave us a comment below if you were wowed, annoyed, moved to drinking, or otherwise affected by the show.

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Previews and more for "Awesome" Apr 22, 2010

Here's what some publications around Seattle are saying about West:

"Prepare yourself for seductive tunes with rich harmonies (you can sample three on On the Boards' Web site) and a healthy dose of frontier surrealism." - Seattle Times

""Awesome," the seven-piece theater/art-rock/garage band that, over the past five years, has threatened to redefine the A

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"Awesome"'s set arrives Apr 19, 2010

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[OtB technical director Rich gets ready to go up in the genie amidst the "Awesome" set]

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