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‘Funniest Five’ Selected for Bremerton Comedy Night

This from our friend Ron Reid at Comedy Underground:

After 18 shows, the five finalists have been chosen in the 30th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition. In alphabetical order, they are  Paul Hooper (Charlotte), Sean Kent (Austin),  Rodger Lizaola (Seattle), Travis Simmons (Seattle), and Jose Sarduy (Miami).

<http://seattlecomedycompetition.com/2009/finals.php>

Finals begin on Nov. 24, and the the winner will be chosen at the “Final-Final” show on Nov. 29 at Seattle’s Moore Theatre. The previous evening, the five finalists will perform at the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton in an 8 p.m. show. (360-373-6743, admiraltheatre.org)

This competition began in 1980, and has been held every year since.  Past participants include Patton Oswalt, Mitch Hedberg, Ross Shafer, Aisha Tyler,  Brian Posehn, among many others.

Recently, 2007 Winner “Marcus” went on to be the runner-up on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

Complete information, including schedule of events, tickets,  and photos and bios of the participants can be found at:
<http://www.seattlecomedycompetition.com>

Finals (top 5 comics)
Tue Nov 24 Washington Athletic Club, Seattle
Wed Nov 25 Vashon Theater, Vashon WA
Fri Nov 27 Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland WA
Sat Nov 28 Admiral Theater, Bremerton WA
Sun Nov 29 Closing night gala – Moore Theater, Seattle
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

‘Priscilla’s’ Road Trip Pulls Into the Admiral

The Admiral Theatre announced Tuesday afternoon that it will screen the cult film “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” at 7 p.m. this Friday, July 31. It stars Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving and Terence Stamp, and it’s rated R.

Dancing will follow the movie. And, we’re assuming, the bar is open … for more than popcorn.

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

More later … — MM

Admiral Vets Chic Gamine Nominated for Award

Remembert Chic Gamine, who played at the Admiral Theatre last season and would be great to have back for a return visit? They sent me this news last week, while I was off on vacation:

“Chic Gamine has been honoured with a 2009 Western Canadian Music Award nomination for their self titled debut CD in the Roots Recording (group/duo) category!

“Chic Gamine has been selling its self titled debut CD independently at live shows, via their website and a few independent record shops over the last year with already several thousand copies having been sold. Earlier this year the group won the 2009 Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year for their debut. Their busy touring schedule has already taken them to major festival and theatre stages from California to New York, from Montreal to Washington and everywhere in-between. Recent weeks have seen the group perform at Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette, Louisiana and the Houston International Festival in Houston, Texas as well as the Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa. The summer months are filled with various festival engagements in America and across Canada including an upcoming hometown engagement on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Winnipeg’s West End Cultural Centre.

“The group is writing new material for the next recording between live performance activities this summer and planning to head into the recording studio again later this year, gearing up for a 2010 new release.”

More later … — MM

Broadway, B-Town Stars Sing at Admiral

A quintet of Broadway veterans backed by a four-piece band headed by musical director Neil Berg — and joined by a pair of local contest winners — perform “100 Years of Broadway ” at 3 p.m. May 17 at the Admiral Theatre , 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton.
The show, which recreates some of the biggest musical moments from Broadway’s last century, closes the Admiral’s 2008-09 subscription concert series. It features Steve Blanchard (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Camelot,” “The Three Musketeers”), Carter Calvert (“It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues”), Rita Harvey (“Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Phantom of the Opera”), Brad Little (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Cyrano, the Musical,” “Anything Goes”) and John Jeffrey Martin (“Disney’s High School Musical” tour, “Hairspray”).
Contest winners, who’ll join the stars onstage for a number or two, are winner Cherisse Martinelli , Bremerton, and runners-up Colton Myers , Bremerton, and Taylor Murphy , Silverdale.
Berg, who’ll play keyboards and lead the four-piece backing band, is the composer-lyricist of the long-running Off-Broadway musical “The Prince and the Pauper,” and currently is composer for the new Broadway musical “Grumpy Old Men.”
Tickets are $32 for main floor, $26 for the loges and $16 in the balcony, all reserved. Information: (360) 373-6743, admiraltheatre.org.
More later … — MM

‘An Evening With Lucille Ball’ Cancelled

The Admiral Theatre announced Tuesday morning that “An Evening With Lucille Ball,” the show scheduled for April 24, has been cancelled.

Maybe the star of the one-woman show, Suzanne LaRusch, ran off with a Desi Arnaz impersonator …

Anyway, if you were looking forward to the show, you can take a minute and go:

“Waaahhhhhhh!!”

More later … — MM

PS — Refunds, needless to say, are available at point of purchase. Information: (360) 373-6743, admiraltheatre.org.

Sing With Broadway Stars? Here’s Your Chance

When “100 Years of Broadway” hits the Admiral Theatre stage May 17, the cast could include, well, you.
Singing With the Broadway Stars” invites hopefuls to submit video clips of themselves performing via YouTube, MySpace or Facebook. Those performances can be linked to a submission form at singingwiththebroadwaystars.com. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. May 8, and a panel of industry experts, including show producer Neil Berg, will announce the winners at 3 p.m. May 11.
Up to two winners and up to 10 runners-up will join the show’s cast of Broadway veterans on selections from shows like “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” “Jekyll and Hyde,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Wonderful Town,” “Tarzan,” “Cats,” “The Woman in White” and “It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues.”
Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway” will be performed at 3 p.m. May 17 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Ticket and other information: (360) 373-6743, admiraltheatre.org.

More later … — MM

Juggle Your Schedule and Go See Mad Chad

The “Evel Knievel of Comedy,” Mad Chad Taylor , is performing at 8 p.m. April 10 at the Admiral Theatre . And the folks there want you to see him so badly they’re offering general admission tickets at $10 a head between now and showtime.

Mad Chad’s been known to juggle just about anything, from bowling balls to fired-up chainsaws. So when you’re choosing your seat, you might want to make it a few rows back …

Anyway, call the Admiral, 360.373.6743, or hop on admiraltheatre.org, for more info.

More later … — MM

Jan Barrett Added to March 21 Admiral Comedy Show

Veteran Seattle-area stand-up comic Jan Barrett , making a comeback from a hiatus of several years, will serve as host for a “Best of Seattle Comedy Competition” show March 21 at the Admiral Theatre .
Barrett joins headliner Ty Barnett and Duane Goad for the 8 p.m. show.
“She (Barrett) has been out of action for a few years,” said Ron Reid of Seattle’s Comedy Underground , which periodically sends a raft of comics across Puget Sound for a laugh-filled Admiral outing. “She’s had another business. But she’s getting back in the game.”
And Reid’s putting her to work. He said Barrett will do opening sets for both the other comics for the Bremerton show.
“She’ll do a set, and then Duane will come on and do about 40 minutes,” Reid said. “After the intermission, she’ll do some more and introduce Ty, and he’ll do, oh, an hourish-long set.
“What we’ve got (with Barrett and Goad) is almost a twin-headliner situation,” Reid said.

More later … — MM