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Merc fills active 2019 season with variety

Merc fills active 2019 season with variety

Laugh-out-loud farce, exploration of family dynamics, a psychological thriller and a world premiere — there’s enticement for everyone in The Merc Playhouse’s line-up for next year. The season starts in March with a children’s theater adaptation of the beloved E.B. White story “Charlotte’s Web.” The play follows Wilbur the pig and his friend Charlotte the spider, who’s determined...
Music drives the drama of Merc’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Music drives the drama of Merc’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

It’s not entirely clear how cult classics are created, but there’s no question that the quirky drama “Little Shop of Horrors” is among the most revered. The original 1960s film is believed to be based on a 1932 story about a man-eating plant, but because the mythology surrounding flesh-eating botanicals dates back to the 1800s,...
Merc becomes ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Merc becomes ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

The Merc Playhouse production of “Little Shop of Horrors” will open on Oct. 12 and continue through the following weekend. The musical production, from book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, is directed by Stephen Kish, the theater’s technical director. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12, Oct. 13, Oct....
Roll with an eclectic collection of characters in ‘Bike America’

Roll with an eclectic collection of characters in ‘Bike America’

“Bike America,” the dramatic comedy opening at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp this weekend, is not only a literal cross-country journey, but also a journey of discovery that explores issues of identity, individuality and community. The show follows Penny, a millennial who embarks on a transcontinental …
TwispWorks stages ‘Big Shaabang’ to celebrate progress

TwispWorks stages ‘Big Shaabang’ to celebrate progress

Music, art, food and more at Saturday event By Ann McCreary TwispWorks will kick off summer with a Big Shaabang on Saturday (May 26), welcoming the community to the campus for live music and performances, open art studios, local food and beverages. The event is also an opportunity for TwispWorks to show off the latest...
Hussey wins inaugural Steinebach Award

Hussey wins inaugural Steinebach Award

The Merc Playhouse in Twisp has named Darla Hussey as the first recipient of its newly created Steinebach Award — named after the theater’s founders, Carolanne and the late Egon Steinebach — which recognizes “outstanding contribution to live theater.” Hussey “carries the spirit and passion of the founders who had the dream to begin The Merc,”...
‘Heathers The Musical’ tackles timely issues in LBHS production

‘Heathers The Musical’ tackles timely issues in LBHS production

An especially timely story about teen cliques, bullying and school violence comes to the local stage next week in the drama “Heathers The Musical,” with unexpected humor and catchy musical numbers. After months of rehearsal, the Liberty Bell Drama Company is …
‘Rikki Tikki Tavi’ is enchanting and beautifully staged

‘Rikki Tikki Tavi’ is enchanting and beautifully staged

“The Adventures of Rikki Tikki Tavi” carries audiences into an exotic and colorful jungle world when it opens Friday (April 27) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Presented by the Tom Zbyszewski Children’s Theater, “Rikki Tikki Tavi” features young local actors, many portraying exotic animals brought to …
Renowned pianist Stephen Beus at The Merc

Renowned pianist Stephen Beus at The Merc

By Marcy Stamper Award-winning pianist Stephen Beus, whose performances are described as mesmerizing and strikingly original, returns to The Merc Playhouse for a solo concert on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. Beus has roots on a farm in Eastern Washington, but since his orchestral debut at age 9 he has ascended to music studies...
For Egon Steinebach, the Methow Valley was a Western dream come true

For Egon Steinebach, the Methow Valley was a Western dream come true

As a child growing up in Germany in the 1940s and 1950s, Egon Steinebach was fascinated with America, and especially the history and lore of cowboys and the American West. He loved going to see western films at movie theaters in Germany, and read voraciously about …