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Jewel Box pushes back ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ opening

The Cold and Flu Season, and Murphy’s Law, are playing havoc with local theater groups.

Citing multiple illnesses, injuries and cast changes, the Jewel Box Theatre has pushed back the opening of the comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” a week, from Jan. 15 to Jan. 22.

That brings to four the number of Kitsap productions that have been postponed, mainly because of illness, since November, when the One Time Players put their mounting of Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child” on hold. That production is scheduled for a second opening on Jan. 14 at the Chameleon Theater in Port Townsend.

Bainbridge Performing Arts‘ musical “Mary Poppins” was forced to postpone the final weekend of its run. BPA was able to resume on Jan. 8, and will wrap things up with shows on Jan. 9 and 10.

Bremerton Community Theatre was slated to open its black-box production of the revue “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra.” That show was to have opened a two-weekend run at the Robert B. Stewart Performance Hall on Jan. 8, but instead will open on Jan. 15.

Ticket holders for rescheduled performances who haven’t already done so, and those checking on ticket availability, can contact the various theaters at the numbers below:

One Time Players: 360-385-6207, onetimeplayers.org

Bainbridge Performing Arts: 206-842-8569, bainbridgeperformingarts.org

Jewel Box Theatre: 360-697-3183, jewelboxpoulsbo.org

Bremerton Community Theatre: 360-373-5152, bremertoncommunitytheatre.org

— MM

Jewel Box lightens up with ‘Cake War’

After two pretty weighty shows — the thoughtful dramedy “Over the River and Through the Woods” last winter and the chamber musical “Next to Normal” in early spring — the Jewel Box currently is doing an abrupt about-face with the lightweight, lowbrow comedy “The Red Velvet Cake War,” which is up through June 14.

Depending on your tolerance for Texas stereotypes and recycled gags, you might find it pr0522_KSFE_Velvet2etty funny. It wasn’t my favorite, but there are some yuks to be had

For me, it was most notable for the returns to the JB of Kim Hart (absent since 2010’s “The Great American Trailer Park”) and Carmen Pinto (since 2013’s “Gypsy”), if I’m reading my scorecard correctly. Good to see them both again

The review for the May 23 performance can be found here:.

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/north-kitsap/theater-jb-cant-quite-get-halfbaked-comedy-to-rise_71354578

Tickets and information: 360-697-3183, jewelboxpoulsbo.org; Brown Paper Tickets — 800-838-3006, brownpapertickets.com.