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Critic’s Picks: “Iggy Scrooge” at Theatre Northwest, Lakewood/TLT’s “Tuna Christmas,” Tollfest and Old Town Tango

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Dec. 4, 2009 at 6:44 am with No Comments »
December 1, 2009 10:48 am

photocuartetorose (2)“Iggy Scrooge” comes to Theatre Northwest

Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” gets a rock musical reworking in “The Salvation of Iggy Scrooge,” with Elvis and Buddy as Christmas ghosts and a female punk rocker as the infamous Scrooge, courtesy of Theatre Northwest. Opens 7:30 p.m. tonight, then 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 11,12, 18, 19; 3 p.m. Dec. 6, 13, 20. $39/$49. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.theatrenorthwestgroup.org

 Have yourself “A Tuna Christmas” at Lakewood/TLT

Lakewood Playhouse and Tacoma Little Theatre get together for a co-production of “A Tuna Christmas,” a two-man, 22-character mayhem set in Texas’ third-smallest town, and starring the two companies’ directors, Marcus Walker and Scott Campbell. 8 p.m. tonight and Dec. 5, 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at Lakewood Playhouse (5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd, Lakewood); 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Dec. 11-20 at Tacoma Little Theatre (210 N. I St., Tacoma.) $13.50-$21.50 at Lakewood/$16-$24 at TLT. 253-588-0042, www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com

 Ring in winter at Tollfest

Tollefson Plaza downtown will host “Tollefest: A Winter Festival” this weekend, including food, festivities, arts and crafts sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Group and Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today-Sunday. Free. Pacific Avenue and South 17th Street, Tacoma. www.tollefsonplaza.com

 Old Town Tango

This year’s Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Series benefit concert features the TangoHeart quartet, with wine and empanadas reception. 7 p.m. Dec. 8. $25.
Connelly Law Offices, 2301 N. 30th St., Tacoma. Tickets from Bayview Optical (2217 N. 30th St.) and The Spar (2121 No. 30th St.)

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