Category Archives: Shows

Articles or announcements about a specific show that aren’t more properly called “News”. These could include director’s notes, discussions of technical issues encountered during production, interviews with designers, actors, or volunteers, and descriptions of the content of shows for the purpose of educating the audience.

In short, if it’s a short bit of information about a show, it’s News. If it’s more thoughtful, it probably belongs here.

Lost slipper

BAT has boxes and boxes of shoes: boots, shoes, heels, flats, tennis shoes, sandals, slippers, small, medium, and large. BAT may not always have the right shoe, but it is amazing the number of times we do. For Rapture, Blister, … Continue reading

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Is the grass greener?

The set for Rapture, Blister, Burn has two backyard locations. Albie, BAT’s intrepid set designer, thought it would be fun to have grass in the backyards. (Duh.) Part of the story of Rapture, Blister, Burn is the question, “Is the … Continue reading

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Rapture, Blister, Burn

Historical drama meets comedy in thought-provoking Rapture, Blister, Burn at Burien Actors Theatre. TICKETS Rapture, Blister, Burn at BAT is an intensely smart and immensely funny Pulitzer Prize finalist script that explores whether the grass really is greener on the … Continue reading

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Why do we like bunnies?

A show BAT is looking at for next season calls for one of the actors to drown a bunny and then bring it back to life. Somehow I think BAT’s audience, cast, and crew would not like to see that … Continue reading

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Getting the rights

BAT has all but settled on the first show of its 2018-19 season. Although that show will not open until September 2018, there are things to take care of now, like paying for the rights to the show. DONATE HERE … Continue reading

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BAT script club February meeting

Burien Actors Theatre script club’s monthly meeting is at Merrill Gardens on February 15, 2018, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. BAT’s script club is open to all who want to learn more about live theater and enjoy the company of … Continue reading

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A script search

BAT is reading scripts for 2018-19. This is a fun time because, right now, BAT’s season could be anything. Literally anything. As BAT begins the narrow things down, the season will come into focus. To make a good season, BAT … Continue reading

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BAT does not always produce family-friendly shows. This comes, in part, from the idea that adults deserve entertainment too. Not every story worth telling is suitable for every young person or those who are easily offended. Some very interesting stories … Continue reading

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Is there more than butts in the seats?

This is a tale of two shows. One, BAT’s current Holiday show, The Christmas Carol Rag, and the other In The Next Room, or the vibrator play which BAT produced in 2016. The former is currently in production. The run … Continue reading

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The Christmas Carol Rag – 2017

In this delightfully irreverent musical take on the Dickens classic, Ebenezer Scrooge has been recast as an embittered woman named Evelyn and moved to 1911 New York City. Evelyn runs her New York City sweatshop with an iron fist, but … Continue reading

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