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‘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...
GuitarFest offers three nights of musical variety

GuitarFest offers three nights of musical variety

Original compositions based on the poetry of Wendell Berry, a multi-media presentation on Latin American guitar music, and a performance by an internationally known Cuban guitarist are among the offerings at a three-day guitar music
Arts briefs: Oct, 28, 2015

Arts briefs: Oct, 28, 2015

Pre-school dance classes start Monday The Merc Playhouse in Twisp is offering a series of pre-school dance classes for boys and girls ages 3 – 5 beginning Monday (Nov. 2) and continuing through Dec. 14. Students will play games, dance to a variety of music styles, follow the teacher, learn the fundamentals of dance, and learn rhythm,...
The Diabolical Elixir — the devil is in the details

The Diabolical Elixir — the devil is in the details

The ambience and vocabulary may be more than 100 years old, but the basic themes of 19th-century melodramas — sensationalism and sentimentality — will be quite familiar to 21st-century audiences when The Merc Playhouse presents The Diabolical Elixir, or Choose Your Poison beginning Friday (Oct. 23)
Community briefs: Oct. 14, 2015

Community briefs: Oct. 14, 2015

Conservancy in Seattle The Methow Conservancy will host its annual meet-and-mingle gathering in Seattle on Oct. 21 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave. N.W. Wildlife ecologist Bill Gaines will talk about his research into the lives of bears, wolverines, wolves and cougars. For information, call 996‑2870. All about snow and grooming “Snow...