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ARTS
Gypsy takes a musical trip from vaudeville to burlesque

Gypsy takes a musical trip from vaudeville to burlesque

With 15 musical numbers, original choreography, colorful costuming and a cast of thousands — well, about 30 anyway — the Methow Valley Theater’s production of Gypsy opens Friday (March 20) at the Methow Valley Community Center. Based on the memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee …
OVOC offers final concert of the season

OVOC offers final concert of the season

The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus (OVOC) present their final concert of the season on Sunday (March 22), featuring exuberant music that celebrates spring and reawakening. The orchestra, under the direction of Don Pearce, will play a symphony by Franz Joseph Haydn and the dynamic overture to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. The Haydn...
Sweet music, plus sweet intermission

Sweet music, plus sweet intermission

The notion of pairing piano music with delectable desserts started more than two decades ago, a brainstorm of Cascadia members who were passionate about both pianos and pastries.
Arts briefs: March 11, 2015

Arts briefs: March 11, 2015

Gypsy opens on March 20 The musical Gypsy is just about ready to hit the stage at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp with a premier performance on March 20. The play will continue with performances on March 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and 29. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.; all other performances...
As You Like It opens on Friday at The Merc

As You Like It opens on Friday at The Merc

By Laurelle Walsh Director Rod Molzahn and a cast of 19 Methow Valley youngsters present a Children’s Theater production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It at The Merc Playhouse opening this Friday (March 6) and continuing through March 15. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees start at 2 p.m....
‘XX XY’ explores gender, biology and culture in Confluence exhibit

‘XX XY’ explores gender, biology and culture in Confluence exhibit

The four curators of Confluence Gallery’s new exhibit, “XX XY,” posed provocative questions in their call for art: Does a single chromosome really make that much of a difference between the sexes? Is there more to the obvious …
Morning’s at Seven finds humor in dysfunctional family relationships

Morning’s at Seven finds humor in dysfunctional family relationships

By Laurelle Walsh
The Merc Playhouse presents a Readers Theater production of Morning’s at Seven, a comedy by Paul Osborn, on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 20–21) at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. The Tony Award-winning play first opened on Broadway in 1939 …
Visit with Will (Shakespeare) at The Merc on Friday

Visit with Will (Shakespeare) at The Merc on Friday

By Laurelle Walsh
Travel back into the Elizabethan world of the late 1500s for an evening with William Shakespeare, in a one-night performance of “A Visit with Will” at The Merc Playhouse on Friday (Feb. 13). Actor, director, teacher and writer Rod Molzahn presents the …
Cherrington award applications now being accepted

Cherrington award applications now being accepted

Cascadia and the Pipestone School of Music are now accepting applications for the Christine Cherrington Memorial Scholarship awards. Interested music students may apply for merit- or needs-based scholarships. Applications are available through local music teachers and at school offices, and are due by Feb. 23. Successful applicants will be assigned an audition time on March...
Arts briefs: Feb. 11, 2015

Arts briefs: Feb. 11, 2015

Chamber music concert sold out The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival’s Valentine’s Day concert at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp is sold out, according to Liz Johnson, the festival’s interim executive director. This year’s Chamber Music Festival will be at Signal Hill Ranch, between Twisp and Winthrop, from July 25 – Aug. 1. Last year’s event was...