Monthly Archives: July 2009

Who are Kitsap’s A&E Movers and Shakers?

Who do you think really makes a difference in the music, theater, art and dance scenes in Kitsap County and outlying areas?

Kitsap A&E would like to do a series of profiles of Movers and Shakers in the local arts, and would love to have some nominations from you.

To suggest a person you think deserves such recognition, simply reply to this blog, or e-mail A&E reporter Michael C. Moore at

We look forward to hearing your ideas and suggestions.

More later … — MM

‘Priscilla’s’ Road Trip Pulls Into the Admiral

The Admiral Theatre announced Tuesday afternoon that it will screen the cult film “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” at 7 p.m. this Friday, July 31. It stars Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving and Terence Stamp, and it’s rated R.

Dancing will follow the movie. And, we’re assuming, the bar is open … for more than popcorn.

Information: (360) 373-6743,

More later … — MM

Tavis Swims to Help Keep Ovation! in the Swim

Tavis Hamilton, a senior-to-be at Bainbridge High School and a frequent castmember in shows produced by Ovation! Musical Theater Bainbridge, is going the normal volunteer route one better.

On Aug. 15, Hamilton will swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco in the Shark Fest Swim, as a way to drum up donations he’s designated to help fund Ovation!’s upcoming productions (including “Fiddler on the Roof” in December).

“Your donation can be addressed to Ovation! MTB, 5967 Rose Loop NE, Bainbridge Island 98110, or by credit card at; click on “donate.”

Have fun, Tavis, and remember to swim fast … they don’t call it the Shark Fest for nothing.

More later … — MM

You Think You’ve Got Problems? How ‘Bout Poor Elizabeth Mitchell?

Actress Elizabeth Mitchell, who’s married to Chris Soldevilla, a regular in the cast of Bainbridge-based improv comedy troupe The Edge, is in the cast for the pilot of a remake of the sci-fi miniseries “V,” which will show on ABC early in 2010.

Oh, like she didn’t already have enough problems on her other show, ABC’s “Lost.” I can’t keep track any more whether she’s one of the ones still trying to get off the island, or if she’s one of the ones trying to get back on, or … it’s complicated. Now she’s got to deal with an alien invasion, too.

Mitchell recently was spied watching her hubby play Randle P. McMurphy in Bainbridge Performing Arts‘ production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

More later … — MM

Short Plays Receive Readings in Port Townsend

A one-act play produced during Changing Scene Theatre Northwest‘s “Summerplay” festival earlier this summer will receive dramatic readings as part of Key City Public Theatre‘s “Summer Sampler” at 7 p.m. July 30 and 8 p.m. July 31 at the Pope Marine Building, Water and Madison streets in Port Townsend.

Who’s Afraid of George and Alice,” by James Daly, was selected to be produced during the second of two “Summerplay” series, and “Belief,” by David Schoeder, received a dramatic reading during the semifinal eliminations. Both received honorable mention status in Key City’s 2008 One Act Play Competition sponsored by the Port Townsend Arts Commission. Both playwrights are from Port Townsend.

Angela Gilbert will direct the Port Townsend readings, which will feature Terry Campbell, Judith Glass Collins and Christian Elbert (in “Who’s Afraid of George and Alice”) and Mickey McKinney, Zach Nesmith, Don White, Iain Coates, Mason Stan and Elber (in “Belief”).

Admission is pay-what-you-wish. Information:  (360) 379-0195,

More later …  — MM

Stolee’s Film to Show at PT Film Festival

From the ‘Ain’t Facebook Wonderful’ department; I just got this from my Friend Steve Stolee:

“Wow! Just received this: Congratulations! Your film, ‘My World of Black, White and Color’ has been accepted into the 10th Annual Port Townsend Film Festival which takes place September 24-27, 2009.”

We’ll have more information on the festival soon, both on this here blog thingie and at

More later … — MM

CSTN to World Premiere “Six Sour Raspberries”

Our friends at Changing Scene Theatre Northwest will be back in action beginning Aug. 20 with the world premiere of Scott Gibson‘s play “Six Sour Raspberries.”

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 5.

CSTN produced Gibson’s suspense thriller “A Trick of the Light” in June 2007. In addition, “Six Sour Raspberries” was performed in an informal reader’s theater format in February 2008 as part of CSTN’s “Winterplay” series of interactive readings and workshops.

Information: (360) 792-8601,

More later … — MM

Bremerton Church Announces ‘Summer at Summit’ Concert

A “Summer at Summit” concert at will be performed at 4 p.m. Aug. 23 at Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church, 403 S Summit Ave. in Bremerton.

According to spokesperson Gary Dahl, “We are hoping to present similar events each summer in the future, if this one is a success.”

The Aug. 23 program features orchestra and pipe organ performing Mozart‘s Symphony No. 29 in A, Boyce‘s Symphony No. 4 in F, Handel‘s Organ Concerto No. 13 in F (“Cuckoo and the Nightingale”), and Poulenc‘s Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani
Len Guyt will be the organist for the Handel, with Woody Bernas taking over for the Poulenc.

“We have received a sponsorship from the American Guild of Organists in
support of this program,” Dahl wrote in an e-mail. “These organ concertos are seldom performed, so this is an especially unique concert.”

Information: (360) 377-2740.

More later … — MM

Play Reading Benefits Pasha Phares Phund

Posted earlier today as part of “The List” for this week’s Kitsap A&E section in the Friday (July 24) Flamethrower:
A reader’s theatre-style performance of the classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” will benefit the Pasha Phares Phund.
The performance, at 1:30 p.m. July 26 at Bremerton Community Theatre, 599 Lebo Blvd., will feature a number of prominent area actors who were friends and associates of Phares, who recently passed away after battling lung cancer. The cast will include Ray Deuel as George Bailey and Eden McFadden as Mary Bailey, with Bob Eldred, Rusty Flounders, John Jensen and Carl Olson filling other key roles.
Tickets are $10, with proceeds going to Phares’ family.

Tumbledown Fills Whaling Days Main Stage Vacancy

Tumbledown, the band led by MxPx frontman Mike Herrera, will be part of the July 25 lineup on the Main Stage at Silverdale’s annual summertime salute to sun, saltwater and general excess, the Whaling Days Festival.

The 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. slot had been vacant, but we got a quick update from

Here’s the full lineup:
July 24: Tres Hombres, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Randy Linder’s Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, 8 to 10 p.m.
July 25: The Drive, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.; Skinny Charles, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Rewind, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.; Tumbledown, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.; The Warren Brothers, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Joey James Dean Band, 8 to 10 p.m.
July 26: Dave Carson Band, noon to 1:15 p.m.; Jenny Davis & Friends, 1:30 to 3 p.m.; Jr. Cadillac, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Jr. Cadillac plays you right up to the Duck Race winners announcement. There is also entertainment for kids on the Family Stage throughout the festival.

The festival takes place in Silverdale’s Waterfront Park and Old Town.