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Critic’s picks: “Oliver” at Lakewood Playhouse, “Pinocchio” at Centerstage Federal Way, “A Christmas Carol” at Tacoma Little Theatre, and glass miniatures at Traver Gallery

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Dec. 23, 2011 at 6:42 am with No Comments »
December 20, 2011 10:44 am

Last call for “Oliver” at Lakewood Playhouse

There’s one last chance tonight to see “Oliver,” that Lionel Bart hit about a young orphan who falls in with singing pickpockets amid songs like “Consider Yourself.” 8 p.m. tonight. $28/$25/$22. Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd, Lakewood. 253-588-0042, www.lakewoodplayhouse.org

One more “Pinocchio” at Centerstage Theatre

One last chance tonight to see the British panto-inspired version of “Pinocchio,” replete with cross-dressing Dame, silly gags and song. 7 p.m. tonight. $27.50/$22.50/$10. Centerstage Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way. 253-661-1444, www.centerstagetheatre.com

And two more shows of “A Christmas Carol” at Tacoma Little Theatre

Still running this weekend is a different version of Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” told through the eyes of the author himself as he encourages his dinner guests to play the roles of the famous tale about a stingy old man and his Christmas transformation. 7:30 p.m. tonight, 2 p.m. Saturday. $14.50-$24.50. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com

Miniature glass wonders at Traver Gallery

See the tiny visions worked in glass by Amy Rueffert and Paul Stankard at Traver Gallery this month: apples under glass domes, miniature worlds embedded in glass paperweights. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 15. Free. Traver Gallery, 1821 Dock St. #100, Tacoma. 253-383-3685, www.travergallery.com

 

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