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‘Around the World in 80 Days’ reviewed

The Seattle Times has done a review for the latest play at Taproot, the rollicking adaptation of Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days,” that does a better job of describing the fast-paced play than we could do as amateur theatergoers.

Taproot should be pretty happy about the writeup, considering the concern they’ve voiced about not having their last play reviewed by the papers, which they believe negatively affected ticket sales. To combat the recent loss of newspaper arts critics with the P-I’s closure, their marketing people are coming up with ways to encourage the audience to virally promote their shows, including handing out slips of paper reminding people to post critiques online and tell their friends.

Director Scott Nolte said they saw an uptick in sales for “Tuesdays with Morrie” when people started posting about it on Facebook. 

Left to right: Nolan Palmer, Ryan Childers and Alyson Scadron Branner. Photo by Erik Stuhaug.

The play runs through June 20 and even though we were lucky enough to have already seen it once during a Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce event held before the play officially opened, we had such a good time we plan to be back to see how it evolves.

“Around the World in 80 Days” runs from through June 20 at Taproot Theatre at 204 N. 85th St. For tickets, call Taproot Theatre’s box office at (206) 781-9707 or Ticketmaster at (206) 292-ARTS, or online.