What's on stage next at Aspire Repertory Theatre? 


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 Cabaret Series

3  weekends

3 different shows


Love Stories
Jimmy Shields & Charles Simmons
Saturday, Sept. 24th @ 8p
m &
Sunday, Sept. 25 @ 7pm
Libra Sisters, Bobbi & Karen:

Not Dead Yet!

Bobbi Kotula & Karen Skrinde
Saturday, Oct. 8th @ 7:30p
m &Sunday, Oct. 9th @ 6pm
To be Announced...
Exciting news coming soon!
Saturday, Nov. 12th 
Sunday, Nov. 13th 

About the Artists:

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Jimmy Shields is a full-time artist, whether it be on the stage or behind the table. The arts have been a driving force in his life since he began his training at age 8. Jimmy's love for performing has taken him all over the US via theater, music videos, and national television. Locally, you might have seen some of his work at Village Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre and the Seattle Repertory Theatre. 

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Charles Simmons

Charles has always been a lover of music and dance. He began pursuing Dance in 2004 and Theatre in 2008. Since then, Charles has worked as a Singer, Actor, & Choreographer for different Dance Teams, Showcases, and Organizations in the PNW. Recent credits include work with Village Theatre and The 5th Avenue Theatre. 

Bobbi Kotula

Bobbi's performed with Off-Broadway, 54 Below, Villate Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Pittsburgh Civi Light Opera, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT, Intiman, Seattle Children's Theatre, and her living room. Next summer, you can see her portray the title role in Village Theatre's Hello, Dolly! During the pandemic, she did a lot of baking while watching The Great British Bake Off. 

Karen Skrinde

Karen Skrinde has been performing for over 30 years in the Pacific Northwest, appearing at The 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, Showtunes, and Key City Public Theatre, among others. During the pandemic, like her dog Maisie, Karen's favorite activities were: sitting on the softest part of the sofa, eating all her meals out of a bowl, watching movies, and snoring. 

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Ben Bentler

Ben has been teaching voice for over ten years and uses an integrated form of movement and acting technique to tell stories through the art form of voice. He has worked on a wide range of musicals in a variety of theaters. Notable credits include: conductor/pianist at the acclaimed Marriott Theatre in Chicago; music director/accompanist for The 5th Avenue Theatre; resident music director/conductor for some of Broadway's most beloved and award-winning shows at the Spokane Civic Theatre in Spokane, WA. 


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Photo by Gabe Corey

 Aspire Repertory Theatre was founded in July of 2021. In its first year, ART...

Produced a Sold Out "Launch Cabaret" featuring beloved Seattle Musical Theatre icons and original dance by local contemporary and ballet choreographers,

Presented a Sold Out "A Christmas Carol" directed and written by and starring Allen Fitpatrick,

Presented Aspire Kinetic Art's spring show, the sold out "Aspire Revue: OUTSIDE IN", 

& Produced "A Nutcracker Dream" a 1920s take on the holiday classic with all new choreography, costuming, and with original music by Blush Fox Trio.

Photo by Gabe Corey

A singer onstage in a flowered green dress making a silly expression with her hands in "jazz hands".
Dancers in flapper costumes dance in formation with arms raised to clap.

Photo by Marcia Davis

A poster with a dripping gold curtain, a Nutcracker on the right, and "A Nutcracker dream" in gold.
A light shines through fog and holly and "Allen Fitzpatrick in A Christmas Carol"
Two dancers tap dancing in burgundy outfits and red hats onstage.
Dancer leaping in a plum tutu, tiara, and pointe shoes
Dancer in green jacket, black fedora, and black heels onstage standing on one leg with arms raised.

Photos by Marcia Davis

Photo by Marcia Davis

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Photos by ART

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