Reviews & Articles

Inspired at an Unusual Place: Puyallup, WA: ASTRA Theatre’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” really takes off

by Sharon Johnsey, Vancouver, Canada 
Published August 9, 2016
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/inspired-unusual-place-puyallup-washington-sharon-johnsey

“ASTRA Theatre Company presented Chitty Chitty Bang Bang July 22 – August 6, 2016, in agreement with MTI, produced by Debbie Churchill, directed by Don Lotz and designed by Nancy Morris.  This inventive show reminded me of what theatre is, why we do it, and how some of the best theatre is happening in the most surprising places.”

 

 

 

Praise for ASTRA – Read All About It

Puyallup troupe takes on larger than life ‘Oliver!’

by ALEC CLAYTON of The News Tribune (review from theatre critic with photos)

Published: July 24, 2009

“The show is truly amazing…”

“From the youths in the chorus to the major characters, the actors are generally outstanding. Even insignificant little gestures by kids lost in the chorus are done with style and expression.”

 

 

 

Musical theater is a ministry for Puyallup parish

Productions create bonds within the parish, welcome the wider community

By Jean Parietti of the Catholic Northwest Progress

Published: July 16, 2009

“The All Saints Theatrical Repertoire Association has earned a reputation for quality theater, with impressive acting, music and sets – this year’s set includes a replica of the London Bridge.”

 

 

All Saints theater group taking on an over-the-top production

By Avani Nadkarni of the Puyallup Herald

Published: July 15, 2009

 

 

Theater critic loved us in 2008 also

Everything goes well in ‘Anything Goes’

by ALEC CLAYTON of The News Tribune

Published: July 25, 2008

“This lavish production rivals anything seen at larger and more professional theaters such as Seattle’s 5th Avenue or Paramount.”

 

 

Come on board for an unforgettable experience

Local theater group presents the musical comedy “Anything Goes” as dinner theater, enchanting experience on the high seas

By Chris Albert

Published: July 24th, 2008

“Expect to be surprised…Each show has quality and intrigue all in the name of great theater.”

“But what sets ASTRA apart from the rest…is not only their large scale productions but the camaraderie that develops amongst those involved…Everyone has a smile on their face…”

 

 

Critic’s Choice selections

South Sound theater season full of highlights

by ALEC CLAYTON of The News Tribune

Published: August 1, 2008

Special category (Best Old-Fashioned Song and Dance Production Number): The title tune “Anything Goes” by the All Saints Theatrical Repertoire Association in Puyallup