UW News

January 20, 2016

Arts Roundup: Musical Theater, Violist Melia Watras – and Steffani Jemison


UW’s Musical Theater program takes center stage with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” School of Music’s Melia Watras performs a solo viola recital and the Dance Program showcases choreography by its talented faculty. Catch a free play reading through the School of Drama series Seattle Theatres Lost and Founded, and swing by the Jacob Lawrence Gallery to see its newest exhibit, “Steffani Jemison: Sol.”


Dance Faculty Concert
January 20-24 | Meany Studio Theater
This popular annual concert showcases originally choreography – from ballet to contemporary dance, musical theater to tango – by UW’s nationally and internationally recognized faculty. Pieces will be performed by advanced dance students, faculty and guest artists. More info.


Seattle Theatres Lost and Founded
7:30 p.m., January 25 | Meany Studio Theater
A free public reading of plays from The Bathhouse Theatre, one of the significant theaters in Seattle’s theatrical history. This event is the third in a five-part series, and part of the School of Drama’s 75th anniversary season. More info.


Violist Melia Watras

Faculty Recital featuring Violist Melia Watras, January 26

Faculty Recital: Melia Watras
7:30 p.m., January 26 | Meany Theater
School of Music faculty member Melia Watras performs a solo recital of music influenced by mythology and folklore. New works by Watras and fellow UW School of Music faculty Richard Karpen and Cuong Vu will be performed alongside Robert Schumann’s “Märchenbilder.” More info.


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee starts previews January 27.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee starts January 27.Credit Mike Hipple


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
January 27 – February 7 | Jones Playhouse
UW’s Musical Theater program presents a warmhearted musical comedy chronicling the experiences of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. More info.



Jacob Lawrence Gallery logo

“Steffani Jemison: Sol” runs at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery through February 27.

Steffani Jemison: Sol
Through February 27 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
2016 Jake Legacy Artist-in-Residence Steffani Jemison presents “Sol,” an exhibition featuring paintings on acetate, a vinyl text work and a slide projection, built on site together with UW student interns and Jake Gallery volunteers. More info.

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