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Much to like about Mary Poppins despite a shaky start | Review

Sensational singing and dancing highlight
  • Nov 17, 2014 at 4:47PM

There's trouble at 17 Cherry Tree Lane and it's not Mary Poppins. The Village Theatre's opening night production of the popular children's story had several magical moments, including flying people, kites and a chimney sweep dancing on the ceiling. But many of those fell flat as numerous miscues, both musical and spoken, clumsy stage blocking and stagehands appearing in plain view took audience members out of the story. By the time you read this I'm sure both cast and crew will have ironed out the majority of its timing issues, taking copious amounts of sugar to help the medicine go down, which is why I'm throughly encouraging people to see this production.

 

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Teen Talent Show draws big crowds

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 3:49PM

More than 30 acts flooded the EX3 Sammamish Teen Center Nov. 8 for the second installment of the Sammamish Teen Talent Show.

Youth concerto contest applications open

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 4:00AM

The Sammamish Symphony's 2015 Youth Concerto competition is open to young musicians 19 years of age or younger who play a woodwind, brass, string, harp, piano or classical guitar instrument. Voice performers are also eligible to compete.

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'The Artwork of John Lennon' comes to The Bravern

  • Oct 27, 2014 at 2:17PM

The exhibit organized by Yoko Ono Lennon will benefit Hopelink. "He was a very successful man but he never forgot there were people that did not have that same kind of good fortune," Ono said.

'Mary Poppins' to fly into Village Theatre

  • Oct 26, 2014 at 4:00AM

The winds are changing, bringing one of the most beloved nannies of all time to Village Theatre next month.

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