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Little did I know when I went to Village Theatre last week that I was in for many surprises involving its newest musical, “It Shoulda Been You.”
Village Theatre was awarded a $25,000 grant that will be used for maintaining and improving the theatre’s Issaquah facilities.
Chris Ensweiler couldn't be more prepared for his role of the uptight neat freak in Village Theatre's upcoming production of "The Odd Couple," which runs Jan. 18 to March 25.
Although the confident high-school senior doesn't show it – Jake Nicholson is nervous. It's Jan. 7, opening night of "Godspell" at First Stage Theatre in Issaquah, and he plays a leading role – Judas.
I am on a mission to be a cowgirl ever since seeing Village Theatre's new musical "Annie Get Your Gun." Or at least, to look like one. Karen Ann Ledger did a fantastic job bringing out the old-timey beauty in female actors, from bandanna sashes and wide-brimmed hats to frilly petticoats and lace-up booties. Similarly, the male performers were transformed into boot-clickin' buckaroos.
From the green skin of the Wicked Witch of the West, to the gun-totin', sharp-shootin' ways of a cowgirl, Vicki Noon does not blend in with the characters she portrays on stage. With a powerhouse voice and lauded acting chops, it's no wonder Noon made it from Village Theatre's KIDSTAGE program to Broadway. Fresh from the national tour of "Wicked," the 26-year-old Newcastle native will return to the Eastside to star as Annie Oakley in Village Theatre's "Annie Get Your Gun," premiering Nov. 9.
Gripping Village Theatre musical inspires a new kind of patriotism | Review
Each September, hundreds of women come from throughout the region to take a stand – or more accurately, a ride, against the problem – domestic violence. Cycle the Wave, Sept. 18, is a non-competitive bicycle race for women on the Eastside that gives 100 percent of proceeds to nonprofits such as Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP). Last year, Cycle the Wave brought in more than 800 riders, 100 volunteers and $80,000.
While most roles are performed by white actors at Village Theatre, throughout the years, performers of color have created some memorable roles here, too
Weekly arts roundup
Weekly arts roundup | Entertainment
Weekly arts roundup for Issaquah.
The 11th annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals, an invitation-only event, is Aug. 12-14 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre.
Out & About activities for Aug. 27 - Sept. 5
Rachel Beckwith had a dream. The 9-year-old Issaquah girl wanted to help provide clean water to African villages.
It's hard enough for an actor to perfect one lead role in a musical theater production. Let alone two. But that's exactly what what 28-year-old Aaron Finley of Seattle has been trying to do in rehearsal for his two roles in Village Theatre's "Jesus Christ Superstar." The Issaquah rendering of the 70s rock opera is directed by Brian Yorkey, a Pulitzer and Tony award-winner.
DanceA Day of Dance at Pacific Northwest Ballet Saturday, June 18 at McCaw Hall. Featuring the 30th annual PNB school performance at 1:30 p.m., Next… Continue reading
Fine artNationally known artist Brian Bonebrake's exhibit is at Sammamish City Hall through May 27; Go to www.ci.sammamish.wa.us; 801 228th Ave. S.E.; 425- 295-0500.artEAST's Feet… Continue reading
Combine Denise Johnson's two decades in the restaurant industry, and her husband, Bruce Johnson's years as a baseball star and you get Field of Champions Sports Bar & Grill in Issaquah.
Robb Hunt, Village Theatre Executive Producer, has not had too many complaints about holding KIDSTAGE shows in Bellevue's Theatre at Meydenbauer Center for the past nine months. But now, he said, it feels like the KIDSTAGE program is back where it belongs.