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'A Christmas Story, The Musical's' revival a flawless spectacle of comic brilliance

The 5th Avenue Theatre
  • Dec 15, 2014 at 11:49AM

"It's better than the movie." You've heard the refrain before, usually as a term of lament for a much beloved book subjected to a less than loving film adaptation. But in this case — the intermission-time chatter between acts of "A Christmas Story, The Musical" —the statement was countlessly repeated as high praise for the stage adaptation of a holiday film classic.


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Reception set for Sammamish art exhibit

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Sammamish Arts Commission will present "A Cut Above," an exhibit featuring hand-cut work in paper, wood, prints and sculpture by four artists.

Tickets on sale for Christmas concert

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 9:50AM

Tickets are now available for Master Chorus Eastside's "Christmas in the Northwest" concert on Sunday, Dec. 14.

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

  • 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.

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.

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