The Burien Pandemic Story Project

The Burien Pandemic Story

The Highline Heritage Museum and City of Burien are teaming up to document the stories of our community’s experience during COVID-19. The Burien Pandemic Story Project aims to document the stories, photos, and other artifacts of community member’s experiences during the pandemic. We will be publishing some of these stories (with the storyteller’s permission) in the next issue of the Burien Magazine.


Burien Actors Theatre’s Shelter-in-place Season: They Promised Her the Moon by Laurel Ollstein

They Promised Her The Moon

Burien Actors Theatre’s (BAT) first Shelter-in-place Season has just one more weekend of online performance readings. Next up at BAT, They Promised Her the Moon by Laurel Ollstein. The performance readings are June 27 at 8 pm, and June 28 at 2 pm. 

BAT’s first Shelter-in-place Season consisted of five plays read online by very talented actors under the guidance of equally talented directors.

They Promised Her the Moon is based on the true story of Jerrie and her female peers in the Mercury 13 Space Program. 

7 Stories is back, and online!

Who hasn’t been moved by a powerful or funny story?

7 STORIES is a local program of storytelling from the heart. Stories unite us as a community. As we share our true stories on the theme of “Second Chances” during this time of the Coronavirus, we feel empathy for each other.  We also celebrate our challenges, triumphs, and our diversity. 

The Rocky Horror Show Review

Before I begin my review of the Burien Actors Theatre’s (BAT) rendition of The Rocky Horror Show, I feel it necessary to discuss some of the history of the show, because to the uninitiated it isn’t just your run-of-the-mill musical. So let me preface this review by briefly delving into the history of the show and why it continues to be such an iconic piece of pop culture throughout the world since its creation.

Come do The Time Warp again with Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show at Burien Actors Theatre

Poster for The Rocky Horror Show

Burien Actors Theatre’s (“BAT”) production of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, an outrageous musical comedy, is a party that encourages audience participation, as well as a send-up of sexual awakening and sci-fi/horror genres.

Performances are Feb. 21 through March 22.

BAT’s production features specialty drinks themed to the show and plenty of free on-site parking, plus BAT’s famous opening night party.

La Posada at Highline Heritage Museum

La Posada

December 8th, 2019
4-6 pm
Highline Heritage Museum
819 SW 152nd Street

Una tradicion en México durante la época navideña para toda la familia! Presentando una exhibicion de arte especial y un mini-pop up mercado con la participacion de Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery y Para los Niños.

La Posada:
Community procession, singing and pinata!
Art exhibit by Nepantla Cultural Gallery
Pop Up Market (Local Latino Artists)
Folk Dance Youth Group:Las Joyas Mestizas

Comedy The Christmas Spirit at Burien Actors Theatre looks at what is really important

Show Poster - Christmas tree in a grave, with red ribbon tied around headstone

Burien Actors Theatre’s (“BAT”) production of the comedy The Christmas Spirit is a touching and hilarious look at what makes life worth living.

Performances of this play run Nov. 29 through Dec. 22.

The Burien Actors Theatre production, written by Frederick Stroppel, features specialty drinks themed to the show and plenty of free on-site parking, plus BAT’s famous opening night party.

"Native Gardens" Review

Native Gardens

Have you ever had a border dispute with a neighbor? Was it over yard mess, encroaching plant life, or was it about the location of a property line?

These neighborly disputes are the backdrop for Native Gardens, the very funny comedy kicking off BAT’s 40th season! Native Gardens begins by introducing two couples; Pablo and Tania Del Valle (played by Jesse Calixto and Ashley Salazar), new homeowners from out of town, and their next door neighbors Frank and Virginia Butley (played by John Murray and Connie Murray).