“ Suessical The Musical” will be presented at Vashon Center for the Arts (Courtesy Photo).

“ Suessical The Musical” will be presented at Vashon Center for the Arts (Courtesy Photo).

What’s Happening August 15 – August 22

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:24am
  • Arts

‘Noises Off!’ extends its run

Drama Dock’s production of the comedy “Noises Off!” has been extended for two additional performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Vashon High School theater. Tickets cost $18 and $22; they are available at The Vashon Bookshop, Brown Paper Tickets and at the door. In a review last week, The Beachcomber called the production “a fun and delightful romp” and lauded the cast’s performances.

Dance in the grass

The Warren G. Hardings band, a high-energy string band from Seattle that plays roots, bluegrass and folk music, is up next in the Summer Concerts in the Park series. The concert is slated for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Ober Park. In the case of rain, the show will move to Vashon Center for the Arts.

Folks duo at Bike

Cherrywood Station, the duo act of Gus and Camille Reeves, will play a free show at 8 p.m Friday, Aug. 17, at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi. Both musicians are prolific songwriters who perform classic and original soul, country, blues and folk numbers. The show on Friday is for all ages until 11 p.m. and for ages 21 and older after that.

Audition for a play

Take A Stand Productions will produce its second play this fall. “My Mother, MySelf,” a dark comedy, tells the stories of five pairs of Seattle mothers and daughters who overcome conflict and tragedy with courage and unconditional love. Take A Stand Productions uses profits from its plays to support Rainmakers, a free art-based program for island girls ages 14 to 18. Rainmakers promote exploration, trust, self-esteem and positive peer relationships with activities including origami, jewelry-making and farm-to-table cooking. Auditions for “My Mother, MySelf” are at Ober Park’s performance room from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 27 and 28. Parts are available five white women ages 30 to 60; one Hispanic woman age 30 to 35; two African-American women ages 30 to 65; one white teenager and 1 Hispanic teenager. For more information, contact torenaororke@gmail.com or call 509-460-6444.

Gather for a salon

The final summer artist salon in a series presented by Vashon Island Visual Artists (VIVA) will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Gather Vashon, with a woodwork and carving salon led by John Moore. No registration or membership with VIVA is needed to participate, but attendees should bring a beverage, snack or appetizer to share, as well as examples or photos of their recent work.

See “Seussical” next week

Audiences can delight in the Cat in the Hat and the whole Who family when “Seussical: The Musical” is presented as a culmination of a two-week theater summer camp at Vashon Center for the Arts. Showtime is 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Katherine L White Theatre. Tickets are $5.

Save the date to dance

Get down with the Van Redeker Band at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at the Land Trust Building. The highly regarded island band is preparing a new batch of groove-infused numbers especially for this bash, with half the proceeds going directly to the Vashon-Muary Island Land Trust. Admission is $5, and beer and wine will be served.

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