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Tag: Kitsap Forest Theater


Critic’s Picks: Surreal portraits at Fulcrum Gallery, pastels at American Art Co, “Fiddler on the Roof” at Kitsap Forest Theater and “Happy Days” at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

Surreal portraits at Fulcrum Gallery

The Hilltop’s Fulcrum Gallery presents “Surrealistic Portraits,” a group show blurring human and beast in portraits by Larkin Cypher, Kelsi Finney, Jeremy Gregory and Keith Carter. Noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through July 14. Free. Fulcrum Gallery, 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. 253-520-0520, fulcrumtacoma.com

American Art Co hosts International Pastels Exhibition

The Northwest Pastel Society’s International Exhibition is back at American Art Co in downtown Tacoma, featuring work by local and national pastel artists in a variety of genres. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Free. 1126 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-272-4327,

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Kitsap Forest Theater goes to “Oklahoma!”

There aren’t many theater companies performing outdoors around here – Seattle’s Greenstage Shakespeare in the Park, or “The Sound of Music” at Leavenworth – and if you want a theater that’s literally in the woods, you need the Kitsap Forest Theater, who just opened the summer season with “Oklahoma!” last weekend.

Nestled in a natural amphitheater with earth seating, ferny backdrop, surrounding acres of Douglas firs and rhododendrons and a quarter-mile hike down from the parking lot, the Kitsap Theater isn’t highly professional but it’s a magical venue that’s been dishing out fun theater for 88 years.

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Critic’s picks: “Hamlet” spoofs at Lakewood Playhouse, free festival at Tacoma Art Museum, Nordic fundraiser for Second City Chamber Series and “Godspell” at the Kitsap Forest Theater

“Rosenkrantz” and “Hamlet” at Lakewood

Lakewood Playhouse present two Tom Stoppard comedies: the wacky “Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” a behind-the-scenes version of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” told by the hero’s college buddies, and “The Fifteen-Minute Hamlet,” which is exactly (and hilariously) what it sounds like. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 15. $23/$20/$17/$15. 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd, Lakewood. 253-588-0042, www.lakewoodplayhouse.org

Tacoma Art Museum festival

TAM’s Best of the Northwest Free Community Festival showcases not only local art inside (the Neddys, painter Victoria Adams, plus a local version of “Tacoma’s Got Talent”) but outside also, as the CLAW cartoon

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