What’s Happening Dec. 6 – 13

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:36pm
  • Arts
The Metropolitan Opera’s production of La Traviata is coming to Vashon Theatre (Courtesy Photo.)

The Metropolitan Opera’s production of La Traviata is coming to Vashon Theatre (Courtesy Photo.)

DRAMA DOCK AUDITIONS

Auditions for this six women and two men production of “The Odd Couple” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the McMurray Middle School band room, and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Ober Park. The show, a female take on Neil Simon’s comic masterpiece, will be presented by Drama Dock as its 2019 winter offering, opening at Vashon Center for the Arts on Feb. 15. Scripts for the show can be perused at the Vashon Library.

OPERA FOR EARLY BIRDS

The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Guiseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” will be live-streamed at 9:55 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Vashon Theatre.

Eileen Wolcott, owner of the movie theater, called the screening a “fun and sophisticated way to kick off the weekend” that will include champagne, orange juice and a brunch featuring warm items and quiches from local bakeries served at the first intermission. Directed by Michael Mayer, the production features an 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont. Tickets, $20 and $18, can be purchased at the door or online at vashontheatre.com.

DON’T MISS “THE NUTCRACKER”

Vashon Center for Dance will present the timeless ballet, “The Nutcracker,” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16, at Vashon Center for the Arts. Each performance will feature a different dancer in the part of Clara this year, joining a large ensemble ranging in age from adorable small children to accomplished ballet dancers who have trained for many years in the program. Tickets, available in advance at vashoncenterforthearts.org, are $12 to $16 dollars. All tickets at the door cost $20.

PLAN A JAZZY HOLIDAY

Seasonal favorites and vintage jazz will be played at a double-bill concert featuring Sundae + Mr. Goessl and Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints, taking place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Vashon Center for the Arts.

Get advance tickets ranging in price from $5 to $20 at vashoncenterforthearts.org. All tickets at the door cost $24.

More in Arts

Organizations join forces to restore meadow

Vashon Nature Center will take up residence at Vashon Center for the Arts.

Musical trifecta showcases early, classical and chamber music

From a string quartet to the talents of a piano prodigy, audiences are sure to be dazzled.

What’s Happening April 18 – 25

A reggae god, a dance for a cause, a boogie at the bookstore, and more.

What’s Happening April 11 – 18

Get shook at Open Space, see student photography at Vashon Center for the Arts, and more.

Lit Con set to unfold on Vashon

Poets will ply their wisdom in workshops and readings.

Jazz series brings acclaimed players to town

Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto will take the stage at Vashon Center for the Arts

A lecture on Debussy won’t be all talk

The event will also include a chance for islanders to hear the composer’s lovely music.

What’s Happening March 28 – April 4

Fairy tales, edgy puppets, cold brews and more.

Songwriters celebrated in concert at Havurah

The local group Tip the Scales will shine a spotlight on beloved fixtures in Vashon’s music community

A local artist takes the helm at Open Space

Jiji Saunders was appointed executive director of the space in late January.

Aerial experts prepare to wow with new production

The high-flying ensemble has been at work for more than a year to create the original piece.

Dancers dare to dream new ‘Original Works’

The show is an annual tradition for Vashon Center for Dance