What’s Happening May 13 – 20

Whim W’Him IRL appears live on stage, Drama Dock holds auditions for “The Buddy Holly Story,” and more.

  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 4:34pm
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Drama Dock will hold auditions for its fall production of “BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 16 (Courtesy Photo).

Drama Dock will hold auditions for its fall production of “BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 16 (Courtesy Photo).

Acclaimed dance company performs on Vashon

This weekend, Whim W’Him IRL will appear on stage, in front of an audience, for the first time in more than a year — and it’s happening at Vashon Center for the Arts.

The dance company’s program will include world premieres by FLOCK, Joseph Hernandez, and Karl Watson. It will also include the return of Ihsan Rustem’s “Of Then And Now”, and one of W’Him’s favorite pieces, the award-winning “Monster.”

Whim W’Him is an award-winning contemporary dance company founded in 2009 by Olivier Wevers, former Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer and choreographer, that showcases innovative dance in collaboration with global artists.

Tickets to the limited capacity, live show at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 15, must be purchased 24 hours in advance and cost $45 (general admission) and $25 for students. The dance concert will also be live-streamed on VCA’s website and YouTube page, with a suggested donation of $10.

Auditions for Drama Dock, Take a Stand

Drama Dock will hold auditions for its fall production of “BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Vashon United Methodist Church. Masks and social distancing are required.

The show tells the story of the three years during which Holly became the world’s top recording artist, and includes more than 20 of Holly’s hit songs. Drama Dock seeks a diverse group of performers to play other famous musicians of Holly’s era, radio DJs, studio musicians, and more.

Actors, singers, and musicians should prepare a short, up-tempo song, preferably from the 1950s or ’60s. Singers should bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Email questions, a resume or a letter of interest to Lisa Peretti, with BUDDY in the subject line, at pen.forge@gmail.com.

Take a Stand Theatre will hold auditions for a new original murder mystery, “Penny Tahlequah and the Ms. Olsen Incident,” a play that takes place on a fictitious island near Seattle. The troupe is looking for performers of any race, age, ability and gender to play a wide range of island denizens. In-person performances are scheduled for the weekend of July 4, with only three or four in-person rehearsals in June. Auditions will be held on Zoom on the weekend of May 14.

Performers should prepare two contrasting monologues or stories, at two minutes maximum, and schedule an audition by emailing TakeAStandTheatre@gmail.com. Additional information is also available by writing that address.

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