Changing Scene grows its foothold in Tacoma

Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, which added an intriguing black-box element to the Kitsap theater scene from 2002-13, might be back in Bremerton and environs at some point.

For now, though, artistic director Pavlina Morris seems to be strengthening the company’s foothold in Tacoma. For the second straight year, Changing Scene will perform its “Summerplay” one-act festival at Tacoma Musical Playhouse. They were are Tacoma Little Theatre in 2014 after having staged “Summerplay” at several different Bremerton venues.

In addition, TMP has scheduled a “mini-season” of three CSTN productions for its second space, known as The Spire. TMP’s offerings will be the two-person holiday comedy “A Tuna Christmas” (Dec. 2-17); “Love: You’ve Got to Be Kidding,” a collection of short plays by Seattle playwright (and frequent “Summerplay” contributor) John C. Davenport (Feb. 10-25); and “The Taming of the Shrew,” Shakespeare’s comedy staged in the commedia dell’arte style (May 5-21).

Tacoma Musical Playhouse is at 7116 Sixth Ave., just across the Narrows Bridge, and The Spire is at 710 S. Anderson.

Tickets and other information: 253-565-6867, tmp.org, changingscenenorthwest.org

— MM

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About michael c. moore

Michael C. Moore covers arts and entertainment for the Kitsap Sun. He's been a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 33 years, at the Sun since 2001 and in his current post — covering music, art, theater, film and other A&E fare, since 2006. He's a 1978 graduate of Washington State University, and lives in East Bremerton with his daughter, Kate.

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