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Tag: Lakewood Playhouse

Feb.
22nd

Critic’s Picks: “The Woman in Black” at Lakewood Playhouse, reduced Shakespeare at Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma’s Oscars party and “Quartet” at The Grand cinema

Lakewood Playhouse does “The Woman in Black”

The second-longest running play in London, this ghost mystery will have you on the edge of your seat. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 22-Mar. 17. Pay-What-You-Can 8 p.m. Thursdays. $24/$21/$18. Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood. 253-588-0042, lakewoodplayhouse.org

TLT does abridged Shakespeare

If you’ve never seen “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” then you’re in for a lot of side-splitting laughs at Tacoma Little Theatre. Opening this weekend, the three-person show romps through all 37 of the Bard’s works (plus some sonnets) in a two-hour comedy rollercoaster. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 22-Mar.3. Age 13+. $9.50. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2481, tacomalittletheatre.com

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Jan.
11th

Critic’s Picks: 100 Years of Broadway at the Pantages, “The Children’s Hour” at Lakewood Playhouse, sumi-e at Flow and blue art at B2

Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway”

Love Broadway? Then you’ll want to check out Neil Berg’s latest offering: The award-winning Broadway producer, lyricist and composer has put together a show of best musical theater song and dance from the last 100 years, performed by a nationally touring ensemble of stars from shows like “Phantom of the Opera” and “CATS.” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. $29/$49$64. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org

“The Children’s Hour” at Lakewood Playhouse

Mischievous lies get out of control and ruin reputations at a school for girls in Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour,” an adult-themed play opening tonight at Lakewood Playhouse. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays plus 8 p.m. Jan. 17 and 24 (Pay-What-You-Can) through Feb. 3. $24/$21/$18. Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd, Lakewood. 253-588-0042, lakewoodplayhouse.org

Kimura sumi-e still up at Flow Read more »

Dec.
7th

Critic’s Picks: Dickens at Stadium, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma Musical Playhouse and Lakewood Playhouse

Stadium District Dickens Fest

This Saturday you can revel in everything Victorian as the Dickens Fest returns to Tacoma’s Stadium District. Expect horse-and-carriage rides, a costume contest (that includes yourself!), a beard contest and performances on two stages that include magic and puppet shows, singers, storytellers, youth actors in “A Christmas Carol,” instrumentalists and spoken word artists.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8; Ball 6-9:30 p.m. Free. King’s Stage, 218 St. Helens Ave; Queen’s Stage, Titus Will showroom, 633 Division Ave, Tacoma. dickensfestival.net

Tacoma Little Theatre’s “Miracle” on North I Street

Tacoma Little Theatre’s holiday offering is “Miracle on 34th Street,” based on the novel by Valentine Davies about a Macy’s Santa who’s too good at his job. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23. $14.50-$24.50. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2281, tacomalittletheatre.com

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Nov.
16th

Critic’s Picks: TSO with Janet Sung, Cathedrals at Immanuel Presbyterian, “Twelfth Night” at Lakewood Playhouse and neo-futurist theater at UPS

Violinist Janet Sung plays with the Tacoma Symphony this weekend. Courtesy photo.

TSO with Janet Sung

Dynamic young violinist Janet Sung returns to the Tacoma Symphony to play Lalo’s “Symphonie Espagnol,” on a program that also includes Beehoven’s “Eroica” symphony. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $24/$42/$62/$77. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org, tacomasymphony.org

Cathedrals: Local indie music in churches

The Broadway Center’s “Cathedrals” series continues to present local indie bands in acoustically reverberant churches: Tonight’s show at Immanuel Presbyterian features Portland’s Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives, Seattle’s Pollens and Tacoma’s own Goldfinch, releasing their CD with free download to all Cathedrals ticket buyers. 8 p.m. tonight. $16. Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N. J St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.orgipctacoma.org

“Twelfth Night” at Lakewood Playhouse Read more »

Sep.
21st

Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Park(ing) Day, Revels Bridge Sing, Lakewood Playhouse and Lumins Festival

Park(ing) Day

Art takes to the streets today in Park(ing) Day, a global event where citizens and artists take back metered parking spaces and transform them into temporary tiny public parks – everything from a Buddhist shrine to a picnic table to a palm-fringed tropical garden. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today. Free. Downtown Tacoma streets (mostly Pacific Avenue). parkingday.org

Sing with Revels on the Bridge of Glass

The Puget Sound Revels bring music outside tonight for the autumn equinox at Tacoma Sings, an annual sing-along of folk music on the Bridge of Glass in downtown Tacoma. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Begins on Museum of Glass side of the bridge, moves over to Pacific Avenue plaza side. 253-756-1804, pugetsoundrevels.org Read more »

Aug.
10th

Critic’s Picks: Lakewood Playhouse’s “Love Letters,” Punch and Judy at Fort Nisqually, Music and Art in Wright Park and third Thursday ArtWalkTacoma

Dance it out at Third Thursday Artwalk

There’s a dance theme at the museums this ArtWalkTacoma Art Museum is holding a Best of the Northwest night for local youth to show off their dance skills (5 p.m.) and the Museum of Glassholds its second Zumba on the Plaza class (5 p.m.) and bead-making workshop. Both are free, as are all museums. Galleries are open late. 5-8 p.m. Aug. 16. Free. TAM: 1701 Pacific Ave.; MoG: 1801 Dock St; Washington History Museum: 1911 Pacific Ave.; LeMay-ACM: 2702 E. D St., Tacoma. artwalktacoma.com

Lakewood Playhouse’s “Love Letters”

Lakewood Playhouse

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March
2nd

Critic’s Picks: Tacoma’s Telephone Room Gallery, Lakewood Playhouse, the Esoterics in Olympia and Traver Gallery opening

“Zigzags” at the Telephone Room

The one-room Telephone Room gallery, housed in a private residence in the North end, opens a new show this weekend with work by Seattle artist Julie Alpert, who draws on the rooms cramped charm to create a three-dimensional painting. 6-9 p.m. March 3 and by appointment through March. Free.
Telephone Room Gallery,
3710 North 7th St., Tacoma. www.juliealpert.com,www.thetelephoneroom.blogspot.com

Lakewood Playhouse opens “The Farnsworth Invention”

Opening tonight at Lakewood is “The Farnsworth Invention,” a new play by Aaron Sorkin about the race to invent television back in 1929, and directed by the theater’s new managing director

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Feb.
17th

John Munn named new managing artistic director at Lakewood Playhouse

John Munn. Courtesy photo.

John Munn, a local actor, director and entrepreneur, has just been named Lakewood Playhouse’s new permanent artistic director. The 73-year-old community theater, located in the Lakewood Towne Center mall, lost its director of nearly 10 years, Marcus Walker, when Walker died of cancer early last year. Munn had been temporary managing artistic director since last February.

“I feel like I’m home,” said Munn. “I was blessed to get to know the family at the Playhouse over the last year; it’s been a rare chance that you don’t often get.” Read more »