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Wind in the Willows a parable for all ages

Wind in the Willows a parable for all ages

Although the cast of The Wind in the Willows includes a rat, an otter, numerous ferrets and weasels, a toad and a hedgehog, it really isn’t about animals. “They behave just like people and wear people costumes,” said director Rod Molzahn.
Snapshots offers focused view of dealing with modern life

Snapshots offers focused view of dealing with modern life

A contemporary comedy that provides a authentic and affecting take on modern life will be performed as readers’ theater this weekend at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Snapshots, a play by Cynthia Mercati, tells the story of three …
Brazilian jazz and classical music warm up The Merc

Brazilian jazz and classical music warm up The Merc

By Marcy Stamper Pianist/composer Jovino Santos Neto and flutist Paul Taub will present an evening of Brazilian jazz and classical music featuring compositions by the influential Brazilian composer Hermeto Pascoal, also a pianist and flutist, on Saturday (March 12) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Santos Neto is described as “an intuitive keyboard player and...

Four more shows for ‘Last Salmon’

“The Last Salmon,” a story-telling musical based on a book by local author Phil Davis and told through music composed by award-winning songwriter Casey James, will be presented Thursday through Sunday (March 3 – 6) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The show tells the story of a wild salmon, Buck, who travels with his fishy friends...
‘Last Salmon’ tells story of hope through music at The Merc

‘Last Salmon’ tells story of hope through music at The Merc

“The Last Salmon,” a compelling story based on a book by a local author and told through music composed by an award-winning songwriter, takes the stage at The Merc Playhouse on Feb. 26. Described as “a chamber musical for kids and people who love them,” the show tells the story of a wild salmon, …...
Winthrop: Dec. 30, 2015

Winthrop: Dec. 30, 2015

By Ashley Lodato I’m fairly sure that I wasn’t the only audience member to get teary-eyed during the finale of The Merc’s Winter Wonder II production earlier this month. Even though I knew from rehearsals what was coming, the final song still called up in me a wave of nostalgia for what has been and...
Brady piano concert to benefit ‘Room One on Day One’

Brady piano concert to benefit ‘Room One on Day One’

Local pianist Michael Brady is continuing an annual tradition of welcoming the new year with a solo piano concert on Friday (Jan. 1) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. This is Brady’s 11th-annual concert (what he discreetly terms “the 10th anniversary of his 50th-birthday recital”). Brady is featuring expressive music of the Romantic era by...
Winter Wonder celebrates Methow holidays

Winter Wonder celebrates Methow holidays

Stories, songs and dances celebrate the holiday season in Winter Wonder II, Holidays in the Methow at The Merc Playhouse beginning Friday (Dec. 4). “It’s a really fun, family-friendly holiday mishmash,” said Missi Smith, co-director of the show.
Arts briefs: November 18, 2015

Arts briefs: November 18, 2015

Winter Wonder at The Merc The Merc Playhouse in Twisp will stage Winter Wonder II, Holidays in the Methow — a reprise of last year’s holiday production with all-new material — on two weekends in December. The show will run Dec. 4 – 6 and Dec. 9 – 12, and will feature poems, stories, live music, dance and sketches, all performed by local...
Arts briefs: Nov. 11, 2015

Arts briefs: Nov. 11, 2015

Herb and Dorothy at movie night Movie night at Confluence Gallery in Twisp will feature Herb and Dorothy on Friday (Nov. 13) at 6:30 p.m. The film by Megumi Sasaki is about a New York postman and librarian who amassed one of the most important collections of conceptual and minimalist art in history with very...