Monthly Archives: June 2012

Paradise pulls a coup by grabbing ‘Spamalot’ for next summer

Gig Harbor’s Paradise Theatre, which annually pulls off an ambitious seven-show season in addition to its regimen of acting and dance classes and youth productions, announced a 2012-13 season that includes the first Kitsap-area production of Monty Python’s “Spamalot.”

The zany musical comedy, based on the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” is slated for the theater’s early-summer slot, opening June 21, 2013 and running through July 7.

Other shows set for productions at Fishermen’s Hall next season include: “9 to 5: The Musical” (Sept. 21 to Oct. 7); “Oliver!” (Nov. 23 to Dec. 9); “Of Mice and Men” (Jan. 18 to Feb. 2, 2013); “Cabaret” (March 8 to 24); “Steel Magnolias” (April 19 to May 5); and “Forever Plaid” (Aug. 2 to 18).

Of course, Paradise is still busy with its 2011-12 season, performing “Anything Goes” through July 1, and finishing up with “Annie Get Your Gun” Apg. 3 to 19.

Paradise will conduct general auditions for its 2012-13 shows by appointment on July 14, and asks that auditioners prepare a 1-minute monologue and 1 minute of a Broadway-style song. Appointments can be requested by e-mailing Vicki Richards at

Information about all of Paradise’s shows and programs is available at 253-851-7529 or

Admiral confirms a Three Dog Night for next spring

The Admiral Theatre has inked over a couple of penciled-in additions to their 2012-13 subscription season, both of which were tentatively announced a couple of weeks ago: Three Dog Night and Wilson Phillips.

Three Dog Night, one of the biggest hit-making bands of the 1970s, will appear in early June. The band, with two of its original three-vocalist lineup (Danny Hutton and Cory Wells) leading the way, headlined the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede several years ago (when the fair experimented for a few years with bigger-name attractions, including TDN, Grand Funk and Eddie Money), and tore the joint up.

Wilson Phillips were pop darlings in the 1990s, the daughters of music icons Brian Wilson (the Beach Boys) and John and Michelle Phillips (the Mamas and the Papas).

Tickets for the 2012-13 season go on sale July 2. More information is available from the Admiral, 360-373-6743,

Bremerton movie house open in time for ‘Brave,’ ‘Abe Lincoln’?

Learned colleague Stevie Gardner reports that the latest plan for SeeFilm’s Bremerton Cinemas is to open on June 22.

That’s the week that Disney-Pixar’s “Brave” and “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” come out, as well as what could be one of the really fun movies of the summer, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”

That’s an assortment that should test the capacity of the BCs’ various auditoriums, which range from upwards of 250 seats (for a biggie like “Brave”) to about 50 (for “End of the World”) and points between (“Abe Lincoln”).