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'5, dnesday, January 5, 2000 The Weekender Entertainment The Arlington Times/The Marysville Globe o: C3 to The Weekender EVERETT -- Village Theatre's of the swashbuckling asical comedy, "The Pirates of opens at the Everett Arts Center Friday, 7 and continues through Jan- 23. This tale of romance, rene- and adventure on the high ~s is set to some of Gilbert & llivan's most well-known and written compositions. When the show opened at the ancis J. Gaudette Theatre in ;aquah, the Eastside Journal red, "The best production of Pirates of Penzance I have seen is now playing at The Gilbert and Sullivan's famous operetta begins with Freder- gaining his freedom from the eaded pirates of Penzance. As sets off to his new life, he dis- the beautiful daughters of the major-general and falls in love with the youngest daughter, Mabel. He is ready tO avenge his pirate legacy when the pirate king discovers Frederic has not com- pleted his apprenticeship. His con- tract states he must serve the pirates until his 21st birthday. As he was born on February 29 Fred- eric will not see his 21st birthday for many more years. Ever the slave of duty, Frederic reluctantly returns to the pirates. As in most Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, this outrageous adven- ture is relayed entirely in comedic song. "The Pirates of Penzance" con- tains some of Gilbert and Sulli- van's most recognized work, including the introduction of the model of a modern major general. The celebrated English duo of Sir William Schwenck Gilbert and Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan began with their meeting in 1871. In the 25 years that followed, the two KIRKLAND .-- Enter the new century at a presentation of three Tom bPpard comedies presented by Classics at the Kirkland Perfor- Center Jan. 13 and 14 and at A Jan. 15and 16. You're Glad, I'll be Frank," is a of invisible doors exploring the of bureaucracy on personal reta- eAIbert's Bridge" examines how can have unintended conse- Dnces and "The Dog It Was That spy versus spy romp taking on politics and the meaning of today. are $12. For seats at the Kirkland Perfor- Center call (425) 893-9900 and (206) 292-7676. Grace and Glorie ANACORTES -- Director Melissa Bridges will present her Camwood Play- ers production of "Grace and Glorie" at the Anacortes Community Theater Janu- ary 7, 8, 14 and 15. A heartwarming story about an older woman and a younger woman from two very different backgrounds thrown together, the two-woman show stars Toni Carner and Carolyn Travis. Admission is $5. The show starts at 8 p.m. Anacortes Community Theatre is located at 1302 10th St. in Anacortes. For information and tickets call (360) 293-6829. SEATTLE -- A Contemporary The- atre presents the comedy troup The Fly- ing Karamazov Brothers in an all-new show, "L'Universe" directed by Gordon Edelstein Jan. 13 through 30 with pre- views Jan. 7 to 12. Tickets are available at the ACT box office, (206) 292-7676 or Ticketmas- ter (206) 292-ARTS. -- A revoluttonary reincar- ef the classic-Kander and Ebb ,,ca,, "Cabaret" is coming to the Texarkana Waltz Theatre Jan. 14 for a limited run. SEATTLE -- Mesmerizing story- 3ased on the book of the same telling set to the strains of Western by Joe Masteroff, "Cabaret" tells swing, "Texarkana Waltz," by Louis story of an English woman's Broome, opens with previews Jan 4 with lance with an American writer set" opening night Jan. 12 at the Empty the background of a crumbling Space theatre, 3509 Fremont Ave. N in start of the Third Reich. Seattle. leading role is played by Joely Set under both the real and mythical made famous as Rizzo in the Western skies of Texas somewhere of "Grease" and also recognized between Cowboy Bob's Wild West and friend Paige Clarke in the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, the series"Ellen., mystery surrounds a violent family Tickets are available at Ticket- tragedy in one of those rare works that 292-ARTS. "trickle the funny bone while plucking the heart strings." For information and tickets at (206) 547-7500. MUSIC of Penzance The Village Theatre's. . luction of the Gilbert and Sullivan Mdlenmum Musical ;hbuckling romp, "The Pirates of SEATTLE -- The Reduced Shake- plays at the Everett Perform-speare Company opened "The Com- Center Jan. 7 through 23. plete Millennium Musical (abridged) at For tickets call the Village The- the Seattle Repertory Theatre Monday, s box office in Everett at (425) 257- Dec. 20. Created by Reed Martin and Austin Put Your Business Card to Work For You! 1999 history! 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The excitement and pure hilarity of Gilbert and Sullivan's witty and satirical col- laborations have resulted in an appreciative and enthusiastic fol- lowing that has endured for more than 130 years. Village Theatre strives to bring the magic of Gilbert and Sullivan to a new generation of theater goers. "The Pirates of Penzance" opens at 8 p.m. Friday and runs Thursdays through Sundays through January 23. Sunday per- formances are at 2 p.m. For tickets call the Everett Performing Arts Center box office at (425) 257-8600. Techenor, director, music was com- posed and arranged by Nick Graham. Tickets are $10 to $29 for pre- views and $10 to $39 for regular perfor- mances at the Seattle Rep box office (206) 443-2222. Courtesy Seattle Reperloly Thealre From Beowulf to Baywatch Reed Martin, Dee R]fan and Austin Tichenor are the Reduced $hakeaspeare Company, presenting their madcap 'The Complete Millennium Musical (abridged)" at Seattle Repertory Theatre through Jan. 22, 2000. The hilarious performance presents the past thousand years in 100 minutes. From the Dark Ages to the Communication Age, the three actors portray Leif Ericksen, Joan of Arc, Michelangelo, Ghengis Khan, Monet and most everyone else who was anyone in the last 1000 years. From Beowulf to Baywatch, nothing escapes the Reduced Shakespeare Company. For tickets call the Seattle Rep box office at (206) 443-2222. Aliens in America SEATTLE -- Seattle Repertory The- atre presentation of Sandra Tsing Loh's one-woman show, "Aliens in America" continues through Jan. 15. A hilarious triptych of stories about growing up with a Chinese father and a German mother, "Aliens in America" is directed by David Schweizer. For tickets, $39, call the Seattle Rep box office at (206) 443-2222. For information check the web at www.seat- tlerep.org. Adult catechism SEATTLE -- "Late Nite Catechism," presented by the Seattle Theatre Project continues at Buster's, A Contemporary Theatre's special events room. Show- times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Sat- urday and 2 p.m. Sunday. ~i~ Ticket prices are $24.50 and $29.50. Order by phone at Ticketmaster, (206) 292-ARTS. EVERETT --- Port Gardner Bay Chamber Orchestra and the finalists of Snohomish County Music Teacher's Association Concerto Competition will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9 at the Monte Cristo Hotel Ballroom, 1507 Wall St. in Everett. Finalists are Kritina Overgaard, Paige Kossuth, Gen- nessey Lau and Piper Tobiason. Admission is $10 adults and $8 stu- dents. For reservations call (425) 304- 0898. Dream workshop ARLINGTON -- Learn how to listen to your dreams and put the information to use, at White Light Books and Holistic Center, 434 Olympic Ave., Arlington, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6. ~For information call (360) 403- 7369. EVERETT -- Recent or long-time residents of Snohomish County who are seeking fun activities and new friend- ships are welcome to join the Everett Area Newcomers Club's January lun- cheon at 11:30 a.m. Thurs. Jan 13 at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in Everett. Katie Price and Sharon Kratt will be speaking about weaving. ~J~For information and/or reserva- tions call 425-355-3674 by Jan 7. KIDSTAGE classes EVERETT --- KIDSTAGE is now reg- istering kids for its winter session. Class- es meet at the Everett Performing Arts Center Jan. 24 through April 6. Prices vary among the various classes. A special KIDSTAGE workshop "Audition Like a Pro" started Jan.4 and runs through February. The workshop is taught by Aubrey Manning who stars as Sister in Late Night Catechism, a one- woman performance at A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle. The focus of the class is the theatri- cal monologue. Students will leam how to select material, research their role, prepare their monologue and handle the audition. On-camera audition techniques will be introduced in the workshop. At the end of this five-week, ten-hour pro- gram, students will perform their pre- pared monologues in front of family, friends and a small panel of theatre and entertainment professionals. Students will be provided with written feedback, suggestions for improvement and encouragement. Call (425) 257-6371 to register. STANWOOD -- SKY Children's Theatre will hold auditions for "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at the Stil- laguamish Grange Jan. 10 and 11. Many great roles are available for all ages. SKY's winter classes run Jan. 31 through March 28. ~For information call (360) 629- 9229. ANACORTES -- Director Julie Todd-Johnson will be holding auditions for the spring production of a non-musi- cal version of Peter Pan at Anacortes Community Theatre Jan. 22 and 23. Call Julie at (360) 293-8023 for an audition appointment. Auditioners should come prepared to tell a joke and read from the script. The cast requires girls and boys ages 7 and up, seven men and two women. EVERETT -- The Everett Theatre Players will hold auditions for the mys- tery/thriller "Deathtrap" Sunday, January 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Monday, Janu- ary 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the his- toric Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby in downtown Everett. "Deathtrap" has roles for three men and two women, ages 25 and up. This suspenseful thriller, written by Ira Levin, also hints broadly at a homosexual rela- tionship between Sidney, a successful Broadway playwright who's suffered a string of disasters, and a student whose work may be "just the ticket." Auditions will be readings from the script; prepared monologues are not required, although time will be set aside to hear brief prepared pieces. Director of "Deathtrap" is Bob Wright; producer is Joyce Radke. The performance dates are March 24 to April 9, 2000. For more information, contact Joyce Radke at 252-7500. SEATTLE -- The Seattle Sym- phony Chorale will hold mid-season auditions on Jan. 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E. Roy St. on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Auditions are by appointment only and will be conducted by Abraham Kaplan, Seattle Symphony Associate Conductor for Choral Activities. To schedule an appointment call (206) 215-4734. Folklife vendors SEATTLE -- The Northwest Fotklife Festival will be screening applicants January 11 for vendors at the 2000 Folk- life Festival which is held on Memorial weekend at Seattle Center. Applicants can submit work in person or slides by mail. ~i~ For information call Stefanie Ashby at (206) 684-7300. SEATTLE -- Curators for Bumber- sheet's visual arts program are request- mg proposals for fine, funky and fun indoor and outdoor exhibits to be mount- ed at the 2000 Bumbershoot festival held at Seattle Center on Labor Day weekend. 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