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LBHS drama students to cut loose in Footloose

LBHS drama students to cut loose in Footloose

Students in the Liberty Bell High School drama class have been polishing their lines, stretching their vocal cords, and kicking up their heels in rehearsals for next week’s performance of Footloose: The Musical. Footloose, which opens at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp on May 12, is a fast-paced musical about a small town that bans...
Just the right expression

Just the right expression

Face painter Darla Hussey creates on a ‘moving canvas’ By Marcy Stamper The whiskers, glistening noses, stripes and spots that transform the human actors in The Wind in the Willows into mice, hedgehogs and ferrets are the handiwork of face painter Darla Hussey, who adds animated expressions and furry features to 18 young actors in...
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.