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Curtain's up on these holiday shows | Entertainment Briefs
The Grinch makes his annual visit
An annual show based on the Dr. Seuss classic will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Vashon Theatre. “The Grinch Takes a Wholiday” stars Island performer Steffon Moody in what has become a yearly opportunity for the actor to don an elaborate Grinch costume and deliver his own comic spin on the beloved character. This year, Moody will be joined on stage by his wife Arlette and daughter Louisa, who will revive their roles as Grinchettes. His son Giacomo Moody will play the role of Grinch, Jr. The Grinch’s dog, Max, will be represented by a giant Zambini Brothers’ puppet, performed by Crystal Culp. Together, the group will tell the story of what happens when the Grinch decides to leave “VashWhoville” and vacation in a place that has never heard of Christmas. Song, dance, a reading of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and lots of other antics are in store. Tickets are $5. Note to parents: Moody’s Grinch costume might scare sensitive young children.
Posse Impossible plays the Bike
Posse Impossible, a band that blends funk, rock and hip hop, will play a free show at 9 p.m. Friday at Red Bicycle Bistro. Band members include vocalists Simon Hathaway-Spurlock and Kelsey Bernheisel and trombonist Stuart Hambley. Erik Reimnitz will open. The show is for all ages until 11 p.m.
‘The Nutcracker’ graces Ober Park
More than two dozen performers affiliated with Island Dance Theatre will perform excerpts of “The Nutcracker” ballet at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Ober Park’s performance space. Tickets, $5, will be sold at the door. This location and dates replace a longer run at Vashon High School that was previously announced by the group.
Merry jigs and reels come to town
Molly’s Revenge and special guest vocalist Christa Burch will perform a Celtic Christmas Celebration at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Church. The concert will feature the well-known band’s mix of bagpipes, fiddles, whistles and other traditional instruments performing lively traditional jigs and reels. The Murray Irish Dancers will add to the infectious mix. Both the band and Burch have garnered rave reviews over the years. The Irish-American News called Burch “a full-voiced confident woman at the height of her powers.” Tickets, $18/advance and $20/door, are on sale at the church and www.mollysrevenge.com.