Venue Details

1980 Star Starred
McCaw Hall
Between 3rd Ave N and 4th Ave N 321 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109
Venue website Get directions
Allow time for traffic. We found street parking within walking distance.
star this tip starred
Crow is a great place to dine before or after an event at McCaw Hall
star this tip starred
View All 99 Tips

Reviews & Ratings

17 ratings
4.7 average rating
  • 12
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
41 events
17 reviews
13 stars
attended Apr 02 2011

A wonderful evening. Great performances and much to think about after reading all the information about what the Nazis did to homosexual people.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
7 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 03 2011

The Seattle Men's Chorus never fails to deliver. This concert was a heavy topic but exquisitely done. The Cabaret segment upbeat and punchy; the personal story heart rending. Time to get season tickets again.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
59 events
18 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 03 2011

Second half "For A Look Or A Touch" was excellent, and Nick Garrison very good as the "Cabaret" master of ceremonies. Chorus sounded good but comedy bits were a bit silly. Good to have the excellent dancers from Spectrum.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 14 Reviews
More Information


Quotes & Highlights

Check the Seattle Men’s/Women’s Chorus website for information about preconcert discussions.


This richly varied concert uses music to powerfully highlight the lives of gay men in Germany before and during the Nazi era.

Act I, Life is a Cabaret, brings to life the freewheeling high spirits of the pre-war Weimar period with outrageously entertaining music by Kurt Weill, Kander and Ebb (Cabaret), and songs made popular by German icon Marlene Dietrich.

Act II presents Jake Heggie’s For a Look or a Touch, a poignant look at two gay lovers torn apart by the Holocaust.

Starring special guest baritone Morgan Smith, staged by Intiman Theatre’s Andrew Russell, and featuring the full Men’s Chorus, this thought-provoking, ultimately uplifting musical drama is a soaring tribute to the strength of the human spirit.

Other Guest Artists

Nick Garrison, Actor

David Pichette, Actor

Spectrum Dance Theater Dance Ensemble

About the Ticket Supplier: Flying House Productions

Formed in 1979, the organization has grown to house both Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) and Seattle Women's Chorus (SWC). Flying House Productions (FHP), the parent company for the Choruses, is the State of Washington's largest and most influential choral organization and ranks third among the state's music organizations in terms of budget, audience exposure, and ensemble size.