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Sylvie Davidson does Village Theatre song-and-dance

Poulsbo’s Sylvie Davidson continues to be one of the busiest performing artists to come from the Kitsap peninsula. She’s in Village Theatre‘s production of the musical “Pump Boys and Dinettes” which opened Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 23. From there, it moves to the company’s Everett location for four more weeks of performances, Oct. 28-Nov. 20.

Earlier this year, Davidson starred in an extended run of “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura, Calif., a show that also employed her husband, Trevor Wheetman, as musical director and multi-instrumental performer.

But the North Kitsap native has been building quite a resume in local venues, too, adding Issaquah’s Village Theatre to her resume with the role of Prudie Cupp in “Pump Boys and Dinettespb-5press-web.” She’s worked extensively with Book-It Repertory in Seattle, including reviving her title role in “Emma” last winter. She also has several credits at A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), several times taking roles in the theater’s annual production of “A Christmas Carol.”

Davidson (up front for a number in “Pump Boys and Dinettes in the photo above) was in Rubicon’s company for “Lonesome Traveler: A Journey Down the Rivers and Streams of American Folk” in 2011-12, and went on tour with the show to New York in spring 2015.

Davidson and Wheetman also are singer-songwriters and perform together as Trevor and Sylvie.

Information on “Pump Boys and Dinettes”: 425-392-2202, villagetheatre.org



‘Mary Poppins’ will look different in the forest

It’s going to be interesting seeing how the Mountaineers Players handle the musical “Mary Poppins,” which opens with 2 p.m. Sunday and Monday shows during the Memorial Day weekend at the Kitsap Forest Theater.

The Broadway show is full of high-tech (and high-price tag) goodies. Chimney sweeps dance on the ceiling, a kitchen self-destructs and reconstructs, and just about everybody flies at one point or another. When I saw the Village Theatre‘s wonderful version in Issaquah last December, I loved how the show used the great songs from the 1964 movie version without being a simple rehash. But I was also distracted by all the special effects, a reaction Mountaineers director Craig Schieber said he had to the same show

“I was wowed by the spectacle, but not the story line,” said Schieber. “We have to rely on telling the story, and let the audience use their imaginations to supply some of the magic.”

A preview of the Mountaineers’ “Mary Poppins” is here:


If you saw Village Theatre’s “Mary Poppins” in Issaquah or Everett, or the earlier production in Seattle, and make it out to see the show at Kitsap Forest Theatre, drop me a note at mmoore@kitsapsun.com and let me know how you thought the two compared.

— MM