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Sylvie Davidson does Village Theatre song-and-dance

Poulsbo’s Sylvie Davidson continues to be one of the busiest performing artists to come from the Kitsap peninsula. She’s in Village Theatre‘s production of the musical “Pump Boys and Dinettes” which opened Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 23. From there, it moves to the company’s Everett location for four more weeks of performances, Oct. 28-Nov. 20.

Earlier this year, Davidson starred in an extended run of “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura, Calif., a show that also employed her husband, Trevor Wheetman, as musical director and multi-instrumental performer.

But the North Kitsap native has been building quite a resume in local venues, too, adding Issaquah’s Village Theatre to her resume with the role of Prudie Cupp in “Pump Boys and Dinettespb-5press-web.” She’s worked extensively with Book-It Repertory in Seattle, including reviving her title role in “Emma” last winter. She also has several credits at A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), several times taking roles in the theater’s annual production of “A Christmas Carol.”

Davidson (up front for a number in “Pump Boys and Dinettes in the photo above) was in Rubicon’s company for “Lonesome Traveler: A Journey Down the Rivers and Streams of American Folk” in 2011-12, and went on tour with the show to New York in spring 2015.

Davidson and Wheetman also are singer-songwriters and perform together as Trevor and Sylvie.

Information on “Pump Boys and Dinettes”: 425-392-2202, villagetheatre.org

 

 

Sylvie Davidson goes Western for Rubicon role

Poulsbo’s Sylvie Davidson is putting in a little overtime this weekend at Rubicon Theatre in Ventura, Calif., playing Hallie in an extended run of “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.”

Davidson, who recently completed a revival of “Emma” at Book-It Repertory in Seattle, reprising her performance in the title role, is listed as a current resident of Nashville, but has logged regular stage appearances in Seattle both at Book-It and A Contemporary Theatre, mixing her acting career with a parallel life as a singer-songwriter.

The show’s cast includes Hollywood veterans Gregory Harrison (“Trapper John, M.D.”, “Rizzoli & Isles” on TV) and Jeff Kober (“Sons of Anarchy,” “China Beach”). Originally set to close on March 20, the show proved so popular that the theater extended it through this weekend. DavidsonSylvie2‘s character is the love interest in Jethro Compton‘s script, drawing the attentions of both Bert Barricune (Harrison) and Ransome Foster (Jacques Roy, pictured at left with Davidson).

Broadway World’s review had this to say about Davidson, who also appeared at Rubicon in the Drama Desk and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards-nominated “Lonesome Traveler” when it moved there from off-Broadway:

The only character who surpasses the film’s counterpart is that of Hallie Jackson, the saloon keeper. … Davidson is totally believable in the role, talking coarsely in a dry-as-dust accent, being plain-spoken when she has to, but also capable of being a caring and vulnerable woman who sympathizes with Ransom’s dilemma.”

Davidson’s husband, Trevor Wheetman, is the show’s music director, providing original music that he performs on stage during the show on fiddle and guitars.

— MM