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Book-It Theatre presents ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’

VAA’s Family Series returns with Book-It Repertory Theatre’s adaptation of Norton Juster’s classic, “The Phantom Tollbooth,” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.

This performance inspires interaction between the audience and the story as families travel along the imaginative journey taken by the young protagonist Milo in this favorite childhood story.

Tickets are $6 youth and $8 adult and are available at VAA or www.vashonalliedarts.org .

Master fiddler Randal Bays plays Irish-inspired music

Pacific Northwest fiddler Randal Bays brings his Irish music to the Blue Heron at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Known as one the best of his generation, Bays’ fiddling has been compared with contemporary Irish-born masters Martin Hayes, Kevin Burke and James Kelly.  Bays has performed his jigs, reels and airs in the US, Europe and Canada. For this Vashon concert, Bays will be joined by his son, Willie Bays, on flute and Suzanne Taylor on keyboard.

Tickets are $12 for VAA members, students and seniors and $16 general admission.

VAA will host noted author

Join Charles Johnson, emeritus professor of English at the University of Washington and National Book Award winner, for The Power of Story, at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Heron.

Based on his short story “Night Hawks,” which describes a series of dinner conversations he held with playwright August Wilson for more than a decade, Johnson will facilitate a group-directed analysis of the piece.

Tickets are $18 for VAA members, students and seniors and $22 for general audience. Tickets are available at VAA and www.vashonalliedarts.org. Free copies of “Night Hawks” are available as well.

Local choir performs

The Free-Range Folk Choir will perform a concert including songs by the Beatles, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Stan Rogers and choral folk music from Japan, South Africa, Bulgaria and the U.S. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, at the Burton Community Church.

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