Tonight in Seattle:  

David Schmader

Stranger Suggests: Three Imaginary Girls Anniversary with Allo Darlin’

Allo Darlin photo by Steve Louie
{Allo Darlin' photo by Steve Louie}

We always been in awe of David Schmader for being such an amazing talent; he's good at just about everything: writing amazing works of art, producing and performing one-man plays, and emceeing events (just to name a few). And, we've always loved him because he's a super generous and friendly guy... and now we have another reason to adore him: 

He shares our love of Allo Darlin' and heartily recommends their upcoming show, next Friday (5/11) at the Vera Project!!!

David astutely wrote in The Stranger's Suggests column: London’s Allo Darlin’, led by escaped Australian Elizabeth Morris, who plays ukulele, writes songs about diagnosing relationships via Woody Allen’s cinematic archetypes and making chili, and is brilliant.

We couldn't agree more! We also couldn't be more honored by his kind words about the Allo Darlin' / Wave Pictures show, which also happens to be the first show in our 10th Anniversary celebration series.

Next time anyone crosses paths with David, tell him how brilliant he is (and buy him a beverage, at the very least).

Don't forget, there's still a couple days left to enter to win tickets to the Allo Darlin' show! Enter to win tickets before noon on May 3!

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Recommended show: David Schmader at the Hugo House

David Schmader at the Hugo HouseFor anyone who has ever read a word of David Schmader's Last Days column in the Stranger, his insights on the Slog or seen one (or all) of his previous stage endeavors, you know that his upcoming one-man play entitled "A Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem" is not to be missed.

For anyone who hasn't laid witness to one of the above, you should rectify your "not yet a David Schmader fan" status immediately.

The play, directed by Matthew Richter and written & performed by Schmader, has extended its run at Capitol Hill's beloved Hugo House -- running from March 23 - April 14, 2012 (shows on Fridays and Saturday only). 

I can't match Schmader's wit, so here's the cut and paste directly from him on what we can expect from this new piece:

A comedy about unfunny things, “A Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem,” commissioned by Richard Hugo House, is writer/performer David Schmader’s solo play about the dramatic life upheaval that drove him to spend a decade “living every day like it’s your last!”—a profoundly ridiculous adventure that finds Schmader aiming his pointy-headed, fall-off-your-seat wit at marriage, Mormons and the type of relaxation that comes from watching a baby get a spray tan.

Doors for each performance are at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm (there's a disarming bar area in the Hugo House to fill those minutes between doors and start time). Advance tickets are available online at the Hugo House website.  

Perhaps *this* is the shining performance that will earn a David Schmader wikipedia page (finally!).  It's just suprising that things like this haven't made that happen yet:

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Imaginary Interview: David Schmader, curator and host of Almost Human: Madonna on Film

Schmader on Madonna

David Schmader is Seattle's king of clever pop culture commentary. Most Seattle-ites probably know him from his Stranger duties {where he's been a beloved associate editor and columnist since 1998} or from his stints around town hosting and providing commentary for the 1995 cult film Showgirls, a film for which Schmader's commentary can be found in the V.I.P. Edition of the Showgirls DVD.

He also has performed a number of solo monologues shows  on both the local an national stages to deserved critical acclaims {his most recent one man play, Straight, was brilliant!}. You can imagine how honored we are to have him hosting the upcoming Imaginary Winter Holiday Spectacular {December 23rd} or excited to seehis next Showgirls showing {December 24 at the Triple Door}.

But before all that, we get to see him every Monday (starting tonight!) for the next five weeks  (from Dec 7-Jan 4) at the Central Cinema as he curates and hosts Almost Human: Madonna on Film / Exploring How the World’s Greatest Pop Star Became the World’s Worst Actress.

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Recommended show tonight: David Schmader at the Annex Theatre

What are you doing to mark the last night of February?

I'll be at the Annex Theatre for the last of a two night run of STRAIGHT: A Conversion Comedy (Written & Performed by David Schmader).

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David Schmader's STRAIGHT at Annex Theater

STRAIGHT

A Conversion Comedy Written & Performed by DAVID SCHMADER

FRIDAY FEB 27 & SATURDAY FEB 28

Annex Theater, 1017 E Pike St. Shows at 8pm.

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Latest comment by: imaginary liz: "I bought my tix last night - this show is going to rule - D. Schmader is hilarious. "