Getting into character

So, we've just launched our 2008-09 season brochure. The concept behind it is pretty cool. We asked Rep staff to "play the parts" of some of the characters in the shows and set up three days of photo shoots. The pictures turned out funny, sweet and really genuine, which we hope reflects the season we have lined up. For a full list of plays, visit We're kicking things off with a really fun version of The Three Musketeers.

Anyway, you can see the brochure for yourself in a neat flash layout that will let you flip the pages here. And below is a slide show of behind-the-scenes photos and a short behind-the-scenes video I shot during the shoot for You Can't Take it With You. Enjoy!

Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter stars in circus-theater piece


Aurélia's Oratorio opens TONIGHT! Five Night Only!

You Should Know...
Performer Aurélia Thierrée is Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter

Her mother Victoria Thierrée Chaplin—herself a performer and co-founder of several European circus troupes—directed the piece

The show is 70 minutes of "dazzling stage illusion"

Seattle International Children's Festival is co-producing the show, but it's not for kids under 10. In fact Chaplin calls the show a fairy tale but one in which "a puppet commits suicide — but it's over in one second!"

Opens tonight and plays through May 11, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Center; $10-$35. Tickets at or 206-443-2222.

Want more info?
Check out this preview article in The Seattle Times. Read about Aurélia's stint with British theatrical cult band the Tiger Lillies and what it's like to have your mother direct you in a solo piece.