Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Culture Dose: Celebrating Woody Guthrie

Seattle Repertory Theatre’s musical celebration of a folk hero.

Sometimes, in light of current events and a pervasive mood, the arts feel especially pertinent and powerful. This can no doubt be said about Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, currently entertaining and moving spectators at the Bagley Wright Theatre—through January 29—in a thoughtful production you won’t want to miss. 

Photo by Michael Doucett

Photo by Michael Doucett

The Seattle Repertory Theatre presents a captivating production in which virtuoso David Lutken reprises his award-winning role as “the original folk hero.” In this unique work, audiences enjoy wonderful music and a poignant message while learning about the legendary Woody Guthrie, who “defined an American era of social consciousness and political expression with songs such as ‘This Land is Your Land’ and ‘The Ballad of Tom Joad.’ This musical portrait, featuring Woody’s stirring ballads and joyous anthems, celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America’s great folk troubadour.”

Buy tickets here, and enjoy the sweet-sounding adventure that awaits.

Photo by Michael Doucett

Photo by Michael Doucett

 

 

 

About Corinne Whiting

Corinne, an east coast native who relocated here from the other Washington in 2011, was bit by the travel bug early on. She lived in Strasbourg, France (during her junior year at Georgetown University) and in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she got a masters degree in Cultural Studies. She feels very grateful to have explored incredible spots on our globe ranging from Bolivia and Egypt to Turkey and China, but there are passport pages yet to fill (and travel tales yet to be written!). After serving as associate editor at Where magazine in D.C. for five years, Corinne has embarked on a new adventure here in the PNW as a freelance writer and photographer, contributing to publications like National Geographic Traveler, the Alaska Airlines in-flight magazine, Amtrak's OnTrak, 1889 Washington, 1859 Oregon, Visit Seattle and so on. She loves exploring this incredible corner of the country while debunking the rain myths, upping her coffee quotient, hearing heaps of live music and finding her Zen near the water as often as possible.
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