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Henley-Hicks lands big Seattle Musical Theatre role

South Kitsap’s Sara Henley-Hicks will play Judas in Seattle Musical Theatre’s upcoming production of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” according to a release from the company.

Billie Wildrick, a staple of the Seattle musical-theater scene, makes her directing debut with the production, with Brandon Peck serving as musical director. Peck filled the same role when Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge mounted “Superstar” on Bainbridge Island in December 2013. He also music directed last winter’s “Peter Pan” for Ovation!

Two other actors easily recognizable to Kitsap  audiences also are in the cast: DeSean Halley, who has numerous credits with Bainbridge Performing Arts, will play Simon, and Justin Carrell, who has appeared on several local stages, is in the ensemble.

Henley-Hicks appeared in numerous Kitsap shows at Port Orchard’s Western Washington Center for the Arts, and more recently at Cornish College of the Arts. She was in SMT’s recent production of “Sweet Charity.”



Ovation! plans a Dickens of a Christmas

Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge performed Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!” back in December 2008. They’ll bring it back seven years later for their 2015 holiday production, according to an announcement on May 16 at the company’s annual fundraising gala.

Ovation!Oliver has a nice winning streak going with their holiday shows: An out-of-the-park “Peter Pan” in 2014, “Jesus Christ Superstar” in 2013 and “My Fair Lady” in 2012. (Their summer shows hardly have been slouches, either: “Evita” in 2014, “Les Miserables” in 2013 and “The Pirates of Penzance” in 2012 all were wonderful.)

“Oliver!”, based on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist,” is filled with great songs, and thus great opportunities for great singers — which puts it right in the musicals-only wheelhouse of Ovation!

The company is loading up some more Gilbert and Sullivan for this summer. They’ll do “H.M.S. Pinafore” from July 17-Aug. 2.

Performance dates for “Oliver!” have yet to be announced, and an all-parts-open audition date will be disclosed soon, too.

Information: 206-842-0472, ovationmtb.org.