I'm a big fan of Seattle's Balagan Theater. I don't always love their shows, but I admire their chutzpah, and even with the occasional disappointment (like their current production of Carrie the Musical), I still consider Balagan to be one of the better deals in local theater.

So congrats to Balagan and its new artistic director Louis Hobson for being featured in the New York Times. It'll be interesting to watch the company grow.