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Cherisse Martinelli plays ‘Evita’ in Redmond production

Silverdale’s Cherisse Martinelli will play the title role in Second Story Repertory’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Evita,” which opens with a preview performance March 3.

No straCherisse_Martinellinger to Kitsap audiences, Martinelli has been making her mark in theaters around Puget Sound, including recent shows at Stageright (“The Great American Trailer Park Musical”), Seattle Musical Theatre (“Man of La Mancha”) and Leavenworth Summer Theater (“Annie Get Your Gun”) She also appeared recently at Second Story, located in the Redmond Town Center, in “Little Shop of Horrors.”

She was a regular in shows at both CSTOCK and Klahowya  Secondary School before moving on to Central Washington University, where she earned her BFA in Musical Theater. She was also Miss West Sound for 2015.

Performances of “Evita” are on Thursdays through Sundays through April 3 at SecondStory,7325 166th Ave. NE. Ticket information is available at 425-881-6777 and secondstoryrep.org.

— MM

TMP announces six-show 2015-16 season

OK, OK, I know it’s on the wrong (south) side of the Narrows Bridge. But Tacoma Musical Playhouse is just barely across the bridge, after all, in the old Narrows Theater building on Sixth. And the company’s acting roster is swelling lately with performers from Kitsap, including Alena Menefee, who’s playing the title role in the current well-reviewed production of “Evita.”

TMP just released its lineup for the 2015-16 season. If they keep attracting some of the talent from up our way — and even if they don’t — the list of upcoming shows, including the two yet to come in the 2014-15 season, are worth a look:

May 5-June 7: “Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story”
July 10-Aug. 2: “West Side Story”

And the just-announced 2015-16 schedule:

Sept. 18-Oct. 11: “Oliver!”
Nov. 27-Dec. 20: “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”
Feb. 5-28: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”
April 8-May 1: “The Scarlet Pimpernel”
May 20-June 12: “The Wiz” (the “Ease on Down the Road” one, not the “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” one)
July 8-31: “Mary Poppins”

The theater is at 7116 Sixth Ave. in Tacoma, with free parking across the street.
Tickets and information: 253-565-6867, tmp.org