Posts for category ‘Theatre’

KC-X Tanker Smackdown: The Drama Thickens
Steve | November 20, 2010 | 5:40 am

Air Force misaddresses letters to Boeing and EADS in a Shakespearean Comedy of Errors

Boeing KC-767 Tanker

In the latest drama in the Boeing vs. EADS $35 billion-dollar tanker contest, the U.S. Air Force admitted on Friday that it inadvertently sent the wrong letters to rival planemakers, delivering its technical assessment of Boeing’s bid to EADS, and vice versa. This comedy of errors is not unlike Shakespeare’s tale of Love’s Labour’s Lost, where a comedic character couriers two love letters, from two different men. Shakespeare’s plot undoubtedly gets mixed up when a love letter intended for a country girl is delivered to the Princess of France, and a love letter intended for a Read more »

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Arden Flom Recognized with Richard Wendt Award of Excellence
Steve | November 15, 2010 | 10:32 pm

Arden Flom

The Everett Cultural Arts Commission and Mayor Ray Stephanson will honor the memory of Arden Flom with the 2010 Richard Wendt Award of Excellence. The 2010 Mayor’s Arts Awards event takes place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 17 at the Monte Cristo Ballroom, 1507 Wall Street. Flom is the former Director of Theatre at Everett Community College, where he worked tirelessly and inspired many in his 31 years at EvCC. He passed away this summer at the age of 68. This is the 19th year of the Richard Wendt Award of Excellence, given annually to a person or organization who has demonstrated outstanding support of the arts throughout their lifetime. Read more »

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Red Curtain Foundation announces auditions for ‘Night Watch’
denisegl | November 1, 2010 | 12:00 pm

Red Curtain Foundation announces auditions for Night Watch, a suspense thriller by Lucille Fletcher, directed by David Alan Morrison. Night Watch will open on Friday, January 28, and will run weekends through Sunday, February 13, at the Historic Everett Theatre. Rehearsals, located in Everett, will generally be Monday through Thursday evenings; however, additional rehearsals may be added as needed. Auditions are scheduled for Monday, November 15, from 7 to 10 p.m., and Tuesday, November 16, from 7 to 8 p.m., in 8 minute appointments, withcallbacks on Tuesday, November 16, from 8 to 10 p.m. Auditions will be held at the Creative Commons, 3231 Broadway, Everett WA. Auditioners should prepare a 2-minute dramatic monologue and be prepared to list all conflicts between the audition date and February 13. There is no compensation for roles in this community theatre production. Read more »

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Add Performing Arts to your Mall Shopping List – Inaugural Play Opens
denisegl | October 30, 2010 | 12:00 am

The New Community Performing Arts Theater in the Everett Mall opens its inaugural play on November 5, 2010, presented by the Reunion Theatre Group.  After undergoing months of renovations by a small band of community volunteers, the former Cineplex movie theater’s stage is set and now the coming attraction is the comedy “Don’t Talk to the Actors”. The play, written by Tom Dudzick and directed by Dave Francke, explores the hilarious backstage mishaps after the best laid plans go awry for the cast and crew of a Broadway-bound play (rated PG-13).  Running the first two weekends in November, performances are at 8:00 p.m. in the evening on November, 5 th, 6 th, 12 th, and 13 th with matinees at 2:00 pm on November 7th and 14th.  Purchase tickets through Everett Mall Borders Bookstore or by calling 425.258.1605. Read more »

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EvCC Presents Outdoor Theatre
Steve | August 26, 2010 | 9:25 pm

Everett Community College theatre students and alumni, from left, Nick Poling, Collin Schreiber, David Delashmit, Dylan Olson and Stefan Cummings pause while rehearsing for the comedy 'Moliere in the Park'

Enjoy free outdoor theatre at Legion Memorial Park, Forest Park and Everett Community College this August as EvCC students and alumni perform in Moliere in the Park. Everett Community College theatre instructor Beth Peterson directs three short comedies by French playwright Moliere. The entertainment includes The Flying Doctor, the tale of a clever servant who poses as a doctor to distract a young lady’s father; “Two Precious Maidens Ridiculed,” a hilarious story about the superficiality of good manners; and “The Forced Marriage,” in which a man tries to wriggle his way out of marriage when he discovers his betrothed is not what she seems. The plays are performed by Everett Community College students and alumni. Cast members are Alex DeRoest, Nick Poling, Nicole Chamberlin, Read more »

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A Theatrical Heavy Metal Production Rocks Everett
Steve | July 29, 2010 | 8:04 pm

On July 31, the symphonic/operatic heavy metal band, Ara’Kus, will take the stage at the Historic Everett Theater to deliver a performance unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. The performance piece, Aeterno Elementum tells a sweeping story of betrayal and tragedy. This chilling story will be told not only through the music, but also through performers of all types. Actors will bring to life the events of the tales, while martial artists and dancers of various sorts amaze the audience and create a sense of intense spectacle. Despite the actors and the performers, the music is still center stage. The compositions feature complex, classically influenced progressions that will appeal to even non-fans of heavy metal and showcase several operatic vocalists as well as a full chorus and string section. Apart from the heavy metal fare, several more traditional classical pieces will be featured, including acapella performances from the Ara’Kus Chorus, orchestrated Read more »

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Northwest Savoyards perform Annie
Steve | June 7, 2010 | 8:17 pm

The unforgettable story of the red-headed, freckle-faced orphan girl who goes from rags to riches comes to the Historic Everett Theatre stage every weekend from June 11-27 as the Smash Broadway hit, Annie. With songs like: “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow”, this endearing tale about optimism, family, and love, has made Annie Read more »

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EvCC Students Perform “The Real Inspector Hound”
Steve | May 31, 2010 | 7:46 am

Everett Community College students will perform Tom Stoppard’s one-act farce “The Real Inspector Hound” at 7:30 p.m. June 2-5 in Baker Hall, Room 120. The play-within-a-play is the story of two theatre critics reviewing a murder mystery who get involved in the action, causing a series of events that parallels the play they’re watching. The play satirizes formulaic crime stories, poking fun at Read more »

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Everett High Drama presents The Craving
Steve | May 28, 2010 | 10:34 am

May 28–June 6 at EHS Little Theater
If you haven’t satisfied your thirst for teenage vampires recently at the movies, on TV, or in popular lit, then try fueling your craving with teenage zombies at an upcoming production by the Everett High School drama department. Playwright Don Zolidis describes The Craving as “a complex emotional journey with zombies.” The premise of the play is…screenwriter Terry Kyle Morris has just written his first screenplay, a heartwarming emotional journey. His dreams are answered when a big Hollywood studio decides to produce it, but the dream turns into a nightmare as they transform his beautiful script into a zombie slasher flick. Read more »

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Everett resident Don Brady performs at Taproot Theatre in Seattle
denisegl | May 20, 2010 | 4:27 pm

Taproot Theatre 204 N. 85th Street

Don Brady performs in Charley's Aunt at the Taproot Theatre in Seattle. Photo by Erik Stuhaug.

Young love, enduring love, reunited love, unrequited love, puppy love-it’s all here as Taproot Theatre continues its 34th season with Charley’s Aunt. In this Victorian-era farce by Brandon Thomas, a quiet afternoon luncheon turns into a hilarious masquerade when college chums attempt to woo a pair of charming young ladies. After persuading a classmate to impersonate their missing aunt (and chaperone), mischief, high jinks and shenanigans ensue. Read more »

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