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Page A6 www.arlingtontimes.com Wednesday, June 3, 2009 I A&L$CAN G.M.A.G. meeting Greater Marysville Artists' Guild will have a potluck at its June 3 meeting, the last before a summer break, at 5:30 p.m. at the Red Barn, Jen- nings Park, 6915 Armar Rd., Marysville. Artists are invited to bring art supplies to get rid of in a mini art garage sale. LHS band concert The Lakewood High School spring band concert will start 7 p.m., June 4, in the LHS theater. For infor- mation call the school at 360-652-4505. Book your audition for Arlington Idol The entertainment coordinators for the Arlington Street Fair are seeking appli- cants for the second annual Arlington Idol contest set for 7 p.m., Friday, July 10. Sing- ers, ages 15 and up are encouraged to audition. Auditions will be held on June 4, 11 and 18, from 6:45 - 7 p.m. Candidates should prepare one song, no more than three minutes long. They should bring the music with them on a CD to the audition. The grand prize will be $100 cash, with other prizes to be announced. Singers must book their audi- tion in advance by calling 360-435-7193 at Movement Arts, where the auditions will be held. For direc- tions go to the Web site at www.move- mentarts.com. Old Bags offer trip to Reno The Old Bags of Arlington has announced they are selling raffle tickets for three days and two nights in Reno or $400 cash. The drawing will be held after the parade July 4, and the prize will be awarded within 24 hours. The trip includes airfare and hotel accomo- dations. Proceeds benefit many good causes. To order your $1 tickets call Neva Smith at 360-653- 8591 or Sherry Cox at 360-435-6996. Register for Grand Parade Cascade Valley Hos- pital is presenting the Grand Parade again this year and they want the community to know that regis- tration is now being accepted. The Grand Parade starts at 5 p.m. on the Fourth of July, and is preceded this year by the Kid- dies Parade on the same route. For infor- mation about registra- tion call Kelly Penny at 360-435-2133. Chamber seeks donations for fire works What's the Fourth of July without fire- works? We may find out if donors don't cough up some cash to help pay for the show, presented by the Arlington-Smokey Pallet Chamber of Commerce in the field behind the Arlington Boys & Girls Club. For information call the chamber at 360- 659-5453. ction o by Sarah Arney for Arts & Leisure A film made by Jeffry McGuire, of Arlington, will be shown in the Seattle True Independent Film Festival. A 2001 graduate of Lakewood High School and 2006 graduate of the Vancouver Film School in British Columbia, McGuire created the film that was chosen for the prestigious. The film, "Bad Kung Fu (BKF)" is an action comedy fantasy film, said McGuire. The genesis of BKF started eight years ago when McGuire was a student at Lakewood High School. It was the winter of 2001. "I was bored one Sun- day and decided to phone up a couple of my friends to make a short film," McGuire said. "We gathered up what costume, prop and mask items we had and shot an hour of footage that day. I then cut the project together and showed it the following Tuesday at school where it was very well received," McGuire said, adding that the two sequels were also very popular. After graduation McGuire started film stud- ies at Everett Community Courtesy photo Jeffry McGuire, of Arlington, shoots a scene for his movie, Bad Kung Fu, which will be shown by the Seattle True Independent Film Festival at Seattle's Jewel Box Theater at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6, for adults only, and at Central Cinema 7 p.m. June 9 for all ages. College, but the programhaving a movie we could folded, sell. After watching a docu- They started filming in mentary on Director Peter April 2004 and finished in Jackson's first film "Bad the fall of 2008. Taste," McGuire discovered "The project took a lot it was possible to make a longer then anticipated due spectacular low budget film. to schedules, school, fund- "I decided to take mat- ing and weather," McGuire ters into my own hands said. and set out to purchase a The visual style of camera capable of profes- the film is that of Lord of sional results," he said. the Rings meets Monty lot of filmmakers there," McGuire said. "I'm hoping this film will help generate good vibesto help me and my friends make more spec- tacUlar films." He admits, however that the economy has taken a bite out of his film making. "I put off a lot of poten- tial work in Washingtons film industry to complete The young film maker Python, he said. It took this film because it was my worked at the Marysville- 650 visual effect shots to passion. It was a labor of Tulalip Walmart for two help transform Washington love." years to pay for his camera, into ancient China and He said his film making A feature length BKF grew McGu!re spent more thanambition is slowed by the in McGuire s mind during a year s worth of eight-hour lack of jobs in Washington those two years. "Three good friends of mine helped write a by m~ S~e script and another pulled :True ind~hdeht Rim together the $15,000 F~st[val a;c Seattie!srequ!red to fund the pic: :3~wei~~ ture, MCGuire said. 1:30 p.m,, Saturday, June This time they had an 6; for adults onlyi and original screenplay, musi- Central Cinema at 7 p.m,, cal score, costumes and June 9, for all ages. characters and the goal of by Sarah Arney Arts & Leisure SEATTLE - Arlington High School's produc- tion of "Peter Pan" has been nominated for three awards in the seventh annual 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards. The production directed by Scott Moberly is nominated for Outstanding Perfor- mance by an Ensemble Group for a song featur- ing Tiger and Lily, and for make-up. The Peter Pan production also received Honorable Men- tion for its lobby display. Nominations were made in 21 categories, from overall musical pro- duction to lobby display in the state-wide pro- gram sponsored by Wells Fargo. The 5th Avenue sent a team of theater profes- sionals to evaluate each school's production dur- ing the past school year, according to the theater's dents from across Wash- ington to meet, celebrate and honor the exceptional musical theater produc- tions presented during the 2008.2009 school year. The 5th Avenue Awards will be pre- sented starting at 7 p.m., Monday, June 8 at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. Nominated students and schools will per- form numbers from their shows and get a taste of what it's like to perform in front of a packed house. Dozens of high-profile elected Officials and arts and media personalities will present awards and show their support for school arts programs. An esti- mated 2,200 high school students are expected to attend, along with their families and friends. Tickets are available by contacting the drama departments of the nomi- nated schools. Tickets for the Awards 7:30 P,M., JUNE 5 -11 days working on the visual effects. It took nine months to score and mix the final tracks of the soundtrack. McGuire attributes the final product to support of family and some talented friends who helped make his dream come true. He submitted the film to a couple of festivals and got rejected, but then it was ready for the Seattle True Independent Film Festival. "I'm very excited we got in," he said. The festival, which runs June 5 - 15 at various venues in Seattle, receives close to 1,000 entries for it's 10-day showing of films from independent film makers around the world. McGuire's film will be shaven to the public for the first time Saturday, June 6. "I'm hoping to meet a and he has no ability to fund a stint in California. Contact Sarah Arney at 360-659-1300 or sarney@arlingtontimes.com. public relations manager, Ceremony are $27.50 for John Longenbaugh. adults and $16.50 for stu- I Designed to shine the dents, and are available t spotlight on high school through participating P musical theater programs schools. and offer drama studentsFor a full list of nomi- the same recognition that nees, visit the Web site at I accomplished high school www:Sthavenue.org. athletes have received for decades, the high school Contact Sarah Arney version of the Tony at 360-659-I 300 or Awards allows drama stu- sarney@arlingtontimes.com. by Sarah Arney Arts & Leisure EVERETT- Brittany Baugh and Joren Thies- sen, of Arlington, and David Delashmit, Dylan Olson, Matthew Thorn, and Sydney Davis, of Marysville, are in the cast of the Everett Community College production of a whimsical, imaginative fantasy, "The King Stag," which continues one more weekend, at 7:30 p.m., June 4-6, in Room 120 of Baker Hall. Everett Community College is located at 2000 Tower St. in Everett. "The King Stag," by Carlos Gozzi, combines the traditions of classic fairy tales and rollicking, fast- paced classic Italian cam- media del'arte to create a magical world of spells and Courtesy photo transformations. Meet Prince Deramo, who is trying to find an honest woman to marry. With the aid of a magical truth-telling statue -- a gift from the magician Marysville actors Matthew Thorn as General Spavento and Dylan Olson as Pantelone in the Everett Community College production of "The King Stag," a comic fable continuing this weekend at the college June 4 - 6. presents f/ddlef on lhe Roof at the Historic Everett Theatre. Performance dates: June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 2( Norando -- the prince finds the princess of his dreams. But, alas, his wicked prime minister, Tartaglia, has treason, treachery, magical curses Box Office: 425-258-6766 www.everetttheatre.org Additional charges may apply. [:::: ~h~ay matinee t2 30P.M ;22 General Ad and" other terrible plans in mind. Mistaken identity, outrageous Characters and fast-paced comedy bring the story to its conclusion, in which evil is conquered. The all-student cast includes Geoff Kuth, David Delashmit, Dylan Olson, Matthew Thorn, John Zoeller, Danny Nel- son, Christina Leffel, Brit- tany Baugh, Alex DeRoest, Laura Olsen, Danny Nelson, Joren Thiessen, Galen Nowak and Sydney Davis. The director is John McKenna. The production manager and producer is EvCC theater instructor Beth Peterson. The play is family friendly and open to children age 3 and older. Admission is by donation. For information call 425- 388-9525 or visit www. everettcc, edu. Contact Sarah Arney at 360-659-1300 or sarney@arlingtontimes.com. Members of the Discounts available