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Critic’s Picks: “Spelling Bee” at Tacoma Little Theatre, eco-art on Vashon and William Morris art at Collins Library

Tacoma Little Theatre starts spelling

TLT opens its season with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the Tony-winning musical about six nerdy teens (played by adults) competing for the world’s wackiest spelling competition. Opens today; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays Sept. 2-25. $15-$25. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2481, www.tacomalittletheatre.com

Eco-art on Vashon

Join artist and UWT professor Beverly Naidus for the opening of her eco-art project “Eden Reframed” on Vashon Island. Combining permaculture principles like a food forest and soil improvement with interactive sculptural story “hives” and a community

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TLT director Scott Campbell resigns; board takes over management

Tacoma Little Theatre’s managing artistic director Scott Campbell has just announced his resignation from the post he assumed only two years ago. The board of directors says it will take over the management of the current 92nd season of the historic community theater.

Campbell, who was not able to be contacted by the TNT, cited personal reasons as the cause of his resignation, stated in a press release issued yesterday. In his mid-40s, Campbell had taken on the TLT directorship in 2008 after working as assistant director at Lakewood Playhouse, and that time has introduced new events to the theater

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Free Arts Month: A Japanese ArtWalk and PWYC at Tacoma Little Theatre

More outings for my Free Arts Month, an ongoing blog story where I check out a free arts experience every day in January.

Thursday night was ArtWalk, and unless you’ve lived under a stone you’ll know what that means in Tacoma: free museums, galleries open late and often free performances too. There’s a wealth of choice for free arts, and I had to pass up a flute/guitar release of newly composed classical music by Meredith Connie plus the usual live Hot Shop glass blowing at the Museum of Glass, free entry to the Washington History Museum and a bunch of

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New plays by local playwrights at Tacoma Little Theatre

This Friday there’s a one-off performance of “To the Sea,” two new short plays at TLT performed by an ensemble from Western Washington University. Dr. Rich Brown directs plays by Dan Erickson (whose “Convention” was seen at TLT’s 2009 festival of new works) and former TLT playwright-in-residence Bryan Willis.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. Tickets are $10. 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com


Critic’s Picks: “Annie” at TLT, Holiday choral concert and Festival of Carols at UPS, and Snowfest at TAM

“Annie” at Tacoma Little Theatre

If you want some feel-good holiday theater, you can’t go past “Annie.” The heart-warming musical by Strouse/Charnin about an eternally optimistic red-headed orphan and her cute dog has all those songs you love, like “Tomorrow” and “It’s the Hard-Knock Life.” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (and Christmas week) now through Dec. 24. $22-$26. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com

Holiday singing from around the world

The University of Puget Sound’s Adelphian Concert Choir will perform two holiday concerts that go beyond Western singing, exploring music from the Congo, Eastern Europe,

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Critic’s Picks: “Noises Off” at Tacoma Little Theatre, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Northwest Sinfonietta does Bach and Alex Stisser at MoG

“Noises Off” opens at Tacoma Little Theatre

Opening tonight at TLT is “Noises Off,” the Michael Frayn comedy about a disastrous play as seen from the backstage side. Ages 13-plus. 7:30 p.m. tonight, then 7:30 p.m. Fri-Sat and 2 p.m. Sun through April 25. Pay-What-You-Can 7:30 p.m. April 1. $16-$24. 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Pantages

The famed a cappella vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, multi-Grammy winners, brings its signature African harmonies and rhythms to Tacoma. 7:30 p.m. tonight, pre-concert lecture 6:30 p.m. $59/$45/$35. Pantages Theater, 905 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org

Northwest Sinfonietta

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Critic’s Picks: “Iggy Scrooge” at Theatre Northwest, Lakewood/TLT’s “Tuna Christmas,” Tollfest and Old Town Tango

“Iggy Scrooge” comes to Theatre Northwest

Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” gets a rock musical reworking in “The Salvation of Iggy Scrooge,” with Elvis and Buddy as Christmas ghosts and a female punk rocker as the infamous Scrooge, courtesy of Theatre Northwest. Opens 7:30 p.m. tonight, then 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 11,12, 18, 19; 3 p.m. Dec. 6, 13, 20. $39/$49. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.theatrenorthwestgroup.org

 Have yourself “A Tuna Christmas” at Lakewood/TLT

Lakewood Playhouse and Tacoma Little Theatre get together for a co-production of “A Tuna Christmas,” a two-man, 22-character mayhem set in Texas’

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Critic’s Picks: Lelavision at MoG, artists “On the Verge” at Iron, TLT’s “A Christmas Story” and TMP’s “Guys and Dolls”

Museum of Glass brings Lelavision’s visual music

If your kids (or you) haven’t seen Lelavision, you’re in for a treat: The wacky performance duo plays enormous homemade instruments big enough to dance on, like rotating cones and giant teeter-totters. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Nov. 27. Admission $12/$10/$5 age 6-12/free for under-6. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, www.museumofglass.org

Artists “On the Verge” at Iron Gallery

At UWT’s Iron Gallery, 14 local artists show as graduates of the Artist Trust EDGE granting program for upcoming work. Tacomans include photographers Victoria Bjorklund and Dayton K. Knipher. 10 a.m.-2

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