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Theater, music and dance on Vashon | Entertainment Briefs

Curtain’s up for ‘Fiddler’

Vashon Allied Arts’ youth theater production, “Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.,” will open tomorrow.

The family-friendly show is an abbreviated version of the famed musical — the story of the life and times of Tevye, a Russian peasant who struggles to maintain his family’s Jewish traditions in changing times. Almost 40 singers, actors and musicians, ages 7 to 17, make up the cast.

The show is being staged at Vashon Methodist Church — the Blue Heron stage proved too small to accommodate so many young thespians. Actors will also double up on many of the parts, with some performing one night and others the next.

Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday. The Thursday show is a benefit for the food bank — bring a donation. Tickets for all other times, $7/$10, can be purchased at the Blue Heron, Heron’s Nest and Vashon Bookshop.

Head to the Bike for music

Bossmosis — a moniker that is wordplay for such attributes as awesome, totally cool and wicked — is the name of a new Island band that will play at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Red Bicycle Bistro. The band plays mostly original songs that fall in the genres of blues, funk and jazz flavored rock. Their setup includes two guitars, voice, harp, sax and trombone, so expect a big sound.

Dancers offer up ‘Giselle’

Blue Heron Dance will present “Giselle,” the classic ballet first performed in Paris in 1841, next weekend at Vashon High School. The ballet, set in Middle Ages Rhineland during harvest season, tells the poignant tale of a peasant girl and a charming prince. The night of dance will also include “Under the Big Top,” a circus-themed work performed by dancers ages 3 to 6. Older dancers will also perform original works they have choreographed themselves. Christine Juarez, artistic director of Blue Heron Dance, has overseen the entire production.

Performances will take place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12, and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13. Tickets, $10/$13, are on sale at the Blue Heron, Heron’s Nest, Vashon Bookshop and brownpapertickets.com.

 

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