Monthly Archives: October 2009

Three Local Youngsters Wrap Up ‘Dreamcoat’ Run

This from my good buddy Amelia Rose Brummel from Chimacum, who’s in the 5th Avenue Theatre‘s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which wraps up Nov. 1:

“Besides me, there are two kids from your area in the play.  One is Morgan Pullom, who’s 9 and lives in Poulsbo and is a 2nd soprano.  She’s the daughter of Candice Donahue, who’s a professional music theater actor and teacher at Galletta School of Dance.  The other is Paige Lawson, who’s 10, and she’s an alto who lives in Gig Harbor.  Both Morgan and Paige are easy to spot in the show because they’re both at the front of the stage a lot.  I’m an alto group leader and swing, so I play a different part in each show depending on which kid has the day off, so, sometimes I’m up front, and sometimes I’m in the middle, and sometimes I’m in the back!”

Anyway, if you have the chance, you can get tickets through 5thavenue.org or the box office, (206) 625-1900.

And thanks to Amelia for the heads-up on Morgan and Paige. BREAK A LEG, ALL OF YOU !!

More later …  — MM

Corinna, Corinna Gets Busy in Seattle

The life of Corinna Lapid-Munter, who’s the musical director and conductor for many of Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge‘s productions (including the upcoming “Fiddler on the Roof“), just got a lot busier. And the business will involve a lot of ferry rides back and forth to Seattle.

Lapid-Munter just was cast in the 5th Avenue Theatre‘s upcoming production of “Candide,” according to a note on her Facebook page. And her Ovation! cohort Marijane Milton informs that Lapid-Munter will also be in Seattle Children’s Theatre‘s “Pero” this winter.

“Pero” plays Jan. 14 to Feb. 14, and “Candide” comes to the 5th Avenue for a May 25-to-June 13 run.

Double congrats to Corinna !!

More later …  — MM

Big-Screen, DVD, Cable Deals for ‘ZMD?’ They’re Not Undead

We’ve been seeing unofficial announcements for days on Facebook posts, waiting for the official word from Typecast Pictures, but I think we can take this one as the Real Thing, coming as it does from the film’s director, Kevin Hamedani:



“Ladies & Gentlemen, ‘ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction’ has just inked a distribution deal with After Dark/Lion’s Gate Films!!! — Look for ‘ZMD’ in theaters January 2010, followed by DVD release late spring and appearances on the IFC Channel and SyFy! — Congratulations to everyone involved with the film and thanks to each and every one of you for your support.”

More later … — MM

Miss the Bellydance Superstars? They’re on TV

Really glad I got to see the Bellydance Superstars at the Admiral Theatre in B-Town 10/9. Not life-altering, but close. Sorry you couldn’t be there.

Anyway, if you missed them, their Web site (www.bellydancesuperstars.com) has a listing for a show called “Bellydance Superstars Live in Paris,” which will be on at 10 p.m. Sunday 10/11 on KBCT (channel 3 on most local systems).

I don’t know what the show is like, but if it’s anything like their live show, it’ll be well worth watching.

More later …  — MM

See the Bellydance Superstars on the Cheap

The Admiral Theatre has announced it will have a limited number of half-price balcony seats available for the Oct. 9 performance by the Bellydance Superstars, the season-opening show in this year’s subscription season.

The Bellydance Superstars appeared at the Admiral in March 2008 and nearly sold the theater out. Their performance incorporates a number of dance styles in fusion with more traditional bellydance, accompanied by both live and recorded music.

Full-price balcony tickets for the show are $18. So, do the math — act fast, and you could go for $9.

Information: (360) 373-6743, admiraltheatre.org

More later …  — MM

Rose Adds Live Theatre to HD Simulcasts

This from our friend Rocky Friedman at the Rose Theatre in Port Townsend:

As the Rose Theatre prepares to begin its third season of High Definition Live and Encore simulcasts from the Metropolitan Opera on Oct. 10 with Puccini’s “Tosca,” it is expanding its innovative programming with High Definition plays from the National Theatre in London.

This inaugural season of NT Live began in June 2009 with “Phèdre,” starring Helen Mirren.  The Rose will be presenting two, time-delayed presentations of each remaining play in the 2009/2010 National Theatre season.

October 17 and 31 at 11 a.m.: William Shakespeare’s “All’s Well That Ends Well.” The feisty but lowly Helena falls in love with Bertram, a haughty count.  To gain his hand she is set on a string of impossible tasks.  Even if accomplished, they can hardly guarantee his love.  Set against a background of sexism, snobbery and a battle between the generations, Shakespeare’s wondrous, bittersweet play turns fairytale logic on its head.

February 13 and 27 at 11 a.m.: “Nation,” an adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s witty and challenging adventure story.  The year is 1860, and two teenagers are thrown together by a tsunami that has destroyed Mau’s village and left Daphne shipwrecked on a South Pacific island, thousands of miles from home.  Neither speaks the other’s language; somehow they must learn to survive.  Together they come of age, overseen by a foul-mouthed parrot, as they discard old doctrine to forge a new Nation.  Suitable for 10 years and older.  World Premiere

May 2 and 8 at 11 a.m.: “The Habit of Art,” a new play by Alan Bennett.  Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W.H. Auden.  During this imagined meeting, they are observed and interrupted by amongst others, their future biographers and a young man from the local bus station.  Bennett’s new play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry and music.  It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and reflects on growing old, on creativity and  persisting when all passion is  spent: and ultimately, on the habit of art.

The Rose joins the Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon as the only two venues in Washington presenting NT Live.  Tickets to NT Live go on sale Oct. 7 at the Rose or at  HYPERLINK “http://www.rosetheatre.com” www.rosetheatre.com.  General Admission $22, Seniors $20, Students and Children $16

Information: (360) 385-1039), rosetheatre.com, ntlive.com

More later …  — MM

Get Your Zombie Fine On at the Fairgrounds

This from our friends at the RockIt Roost:

“Zombie 4 Ransom” – Kitsap County’s Premier Halloween Party. Kitsap County is about to be taken over by Zombies — Pinup Zombies, Pinup Angels, and Roost’R Vixens.
They’re all coming carrying a license for Mayhem & Fun. “Zombie 4 Ransom” is a Halloween/Costume Party with a wicked twist. Featuring 4 live bands, a DJ, Go Go Dancers and a kidnapped Zombie being held for ransom to raise money for charity.

Saturday, Oct. 17 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Presidents Hall at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. 18+ to get in and Beer/Wine Garden for those that are 21+
NOTE: No one under 18 years old will be admitted.

This event will include:
Four Live Bands;
8:00 p.m. Performance by “Safari” – myspace.com/safaritheband
9:15 p.m. Performance by “Billy Dwayne and The Creepers” – myspace.com/billydwayneandthecreepers
10:30 p.m. Performance by “Hard Money Saints” –myspace.com/hardmoneysaints
11:45 p.m. Performance by “Wreckin Machine” – myspace.com/wreckinmachine There will be a D.J. at this event to play in between bands
Beer and Wine Garden provided by “The Toad House Pizza Pub”
Beer Garden will feature “Silver City Brewery” Beers
Local Food Vendors
Local Business Vendors
Live radio Broadcast by Outlaw Radio – outlawradionetwork.com
Costume Contest Giveaways
Zombie Pinup Contest

Everyone is encouraged to dress up as whatever they want (preferably “Zombified”) but a costume is not required. We just want everyone to come and have a good time whether you are in a costume or not.
Zombie Hair and Make-up service will be available at the event from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
There will be a fee for this service and all the information will be provided on a price list available at “The RockIt Roost”.

There will be a caged kidnapped Zombie during the event. The caged Zombie will be released during the event once we have reached our charity goal of $2,500.00. The charity of choice for this event is the Kitsap County HIV AIDS Foundation. You can check them out at www.kchaf.org
<http://www.kchaf.org/> Advance tickets for the event can be purchased at “The RockIt Roost” for $15 per person.
Advance tickets can also be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/80107 <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/80107>
Tickets will be $25 at the door on the day of the event.

The Kitsap County Fairgrounds will also be holding “The Haunted Fairgrounds” at the same time as Zombie 4 Ransom. Participants of Zombie 4 Ransom will have the option of doing “The Haunted Fairgrounds” for an additional $10.

Information: (360) 908-8291, hanah@therockitroost.com

More later …  — MM