Monthly Archives: December 2015

Rodeo Drive-In adds a weekend of ‘Hunger Games’

A note from the folks at the Rodeo Drive-In, taken from their Facebook page:

“Starting Christmas Day we’re changing things up a bit. First of all, we are bringing in another double feature. Starting Christmas Day: on Screen 2 we will be running “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” Parts 1 & 2.

“We are also changing up our opening and start times to make it easier for everyone to enjoy the shows. Beginning Christmas Day, the box office will open at 4 p.m. The first movies will start at 5:15 p.m. On Screen 1, the FIRST movie will be “The Good Dinosaur,” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will play second, starting at 7 p.m. That screen will be out by about 9:30 p.m. On Screen 2, “Mockingjay” Part 1 will play first, at 5:15 p.m., and Part 2 will start at approximately 7:30 p.m. This double feature will end at about 10 p.m.

“Dec. 23 we are running “Star Wars” and “The Good Dinosaur” on Screen 1 and reversing the order (“Good Dinosaur” first) on Screen 2. Box office is opening at 5:30 p.m. and the movies are starting at 7 p.m. Prices are $9 for ages 13 and older, $6 for ages 5-12 and Seniors 55 and older; ages 4 and younger are free.”

The Rodeo Drive-In will be closed on Christmas Eve.

Information: 360-698-6030,

— MM

BPA’s ‘Mary Poppins’ shows postponed

First, Bainbridge Performing Arts added a performance to the final of its production of the musical “Mary Poppins.”

Then, BPA postponed the whole weekend. Executive director Dominique Cantwell confirmed Friday afternoon that this weekend’s four shows — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a 3 p.m. matinee Sunday as well — would be postponed until January because of illness. All but the Sunday evening show, which was added earlier this week, were sold out.

In a release, Cantwell said ticketholders for the Dec. 18-20 performances can exchange their tickets for the corresponding performances Jan. 8-10 — Friday , Saturday and Sunday evenings — by e-mailing The 3 p.m. matinee postponed from Dec. 20 can be exchanged for a Saturday matinee on Jan. 9.

Lisa Mandelkorn, who plays the title role, is sidelined by a malady Cantwell described as similar to the illness that shelved “Poppins” castmate Michelle Abad for the first weekend of the run, Dec. 4-6. (Zandi Carlson ably subbed for Abad for those three performances.)

“It seems like the same thing,” Cantwell said of the illness. “She can’t sing, just like Michelle couldn’t sing.”

Cantwell said the difficulty of finding someone who could both sing and act the role — which includes aerial work — necessitated the postponement.

“We want people who come and see it to have the whole experience,” she said. “Having a mimed Mary Poppins just wasn’t going to work.”

BPA will be in contact with ticket holders concerning the postponement and the reschedule dates.

Information: 206-842-8569,

— MM

BPA adds ‘Mary Poppins’ performance

Bainbridge Performing Arts‘ tremendous production of “Mary Poppins” won’t strike set for a few more hours, according to word from the Bainbridge troupe.

BPA’s “Mary Poppins” was scheduled to close following a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Dec. 20. Due to good old-fashioned popular demand, though, a 7:30 p.m. performance has been added that evening.

So there are four opportunities (depending on ticket availability) to see it, once you’ve added the Dec. 20 twi-night doubleheader to the scheduled 7:30 p.m. curtains on Dec. 18 and 19.

For ticket info, call 206-842-8569, or log on to

The Sun’s review is here:

— MM