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Critic’s Picks: Sing-along “Messiah” in Lakewood, impressionism at Tacoma’s American Art Co, DASH’s “Dreamgirls” and WinterFest at UPS

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Nov. 30, 2012 at 5:53 am with No Comments »
November 26, 2012 1:01 pm
Last year's Sing-along "Messiah" at Lakewood. Courtesy image.

Sing-along Messiah in Lakewood

Love “The Messiah”? Love to sing? Then this is the event for you, as the choir and professional instrumentalists at Lakewood’s Christ Lutheran Church lead the audience in a sing-along of Handel’s beloved oratorio, with all the favorite choruses. 2 p.m. Dec. 2. $10 suggested donation with canned food item. Christ Lutheran Church, 8211 112th St. SW, Lakewood. 253-582-0331, christlutheranlakewood.com

Michael Ferguson’s “Impressions” at American Art Co

Michael Ferguson’s lush oils and acrylics capture the light and shadow of the Pacific Northwest landscape that inspire him, with soft brushstrokes and impressionistic outlines. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday through Jan. 19. Free. American Art Co, 1126 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-272-4327, americanartco.com

D.A.S.H. does “Dreamgirls”

The Hilltop D.A.S.H. (Dancing, Acting and Singing in Harmony) youth arts studio branches out into a full-length adult production with Henry Krieger’s “Dreamgirls,” directed and choreographed by Jimmy Shields with assistance from Isiah Anderson Jr, and featuring an all-adult cast led by D.A.S.H. founding director Candi Hall to tell the story of up-and-coming 1960’s girls’ singing group “The Dreams.” 7:30 p.m. tonight, Dec. 7, 8; 2 p.m. Dec. 1, 8; 3 p.m. Dec. 9. $15. Charles Wright Academy Theater, 7723 Chambers Creek Road W, Tacoma. 253-507-9466, brownpapertickets.com, thedashcenter.org

WinterFest at UPS

The University of Puget Sound’s vocal groups Voci d’Amici and the Adelphian Concert Choir offer up WinterFest, a musical concert and sing-along with readings and melodies from religious and cultural festivities around the world. Music from Nigerai, England, Germany, America, France, Latvia and more will augment traditional Christmas carols. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1; 2 p.m. Dec. 2. $8.50/$4.50. Kilworth Memorial Chapel, North 17th and Warner Streets, Tacoma. 253-879-6013, pugetsound.edu, ups.universitytickets.com

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