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Critic’s Picks: Gold from Straw’s “Sloth” at Theater on the Square, Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” in Auburn, “Fiddler on the Roof” in the Pantages and Tacoma’s 100th Monkey party

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on April 22, 2011 at 6:52 am |
April 21, 2011 9:55 am

Gold From Straw’s premiere of “Sloth”

Gold From Straw theater company presents the world premiere of “Sloth,” a dramatic comedy by Bruce Post about a reclusive widowed firefighter who’s dragged out of inaction by neighborhood drama. Opens 8 p.m. tonight, then 8 p.m. Apr. 23, 28,29,30, May 6, 7, 13, 14; 2 p.m. Apr. 23, 30, May 7, 14. $26/$23/Pay-What-You-Can Apr. 28. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.goldfromstraw.org

Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” live in Auburn

The nationally touring, Tony-winning live theater version of Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “The 39 Steps” comes to Auburn this weekend as part of the BRAVO series. Four actors play 150 characters to tell the tale about a man with a boring life who sees a spy murdered and is pursued by a mysteriously-named group. 7:30 p.m. Apr. 23. $25/$23. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E Main St., Auburn. 253-931-3043, www.brownpapertickets.com, www.auburnwa.gov/arts

A Fiddler on the Pantages Roof

One of the most famous musicals is back: “Fiddler on the Roof,” with the iconic Tevye leading a nationally-touring cast singing their way through favorites like “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “If I were a Rich Man” in this story of Russian Jews. 8 p.m. Apr. 26. $24-$76. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org

Get your art-party on at the next 100th Monkey

Who goes to 100th Monkey parties? Artists, friends, everyone – turn up at the one next week at the home/gallery of Rick Semple and Jori Adkins and find out. Bring a dish or drink to share, $4 for a Ric Hall artist tile (buy the 100th one and you plan the next party!), listen to singer Kim Archer and make new friends. 7:30 p.m. Apr. 27. Free. 311 Puyallup Ave., Tacoma. www.100thmonkeytacoma.com


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