Missoula Children’s Theatre
The Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to the Methow Valley in November for performances featuring local school kids.
This year’s presentation, sponsored by Methow Arts, will be “Hercules,” a musical adaptation based on the mythical Greek hero.
Auditions to take part in the production are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 6, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Methow Elementary School Cub gym. Rehearsals will start that day and continue through Friday, Nov. 10. Performances will be on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the elementary school.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students ages 6-17, and free for those 5 and younger. A limited number of free tickets are available to clients of The Cove and Room One, at their offices.
The cast will include more than 50 local students. Auditions are open to all students in grades 1-12. No preparation is needed. Not all students will be cast in parts. There is a $25 residency fee for those cast in the production. Scholarships are available, contact Methow Arts for information.
Actors must commit to all rehearsals and performances otherwise they should not audition. Not all actors will need to rehearse every day; rehearsal schedule depends on roles.
For information, email email@example.com or call (509) 997-4004.
Get the ‘Big Picture’
The Liberty Bell Drama Company fall production, “The Big Picture,” will be staged at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp on Friday (Oct. 27) at 7 p.m. and Sunday (Oct. 29) at 2 p.m. Admission is free for families of the cast and crew, Methow Valley School District students, and staff; $15 for general community members. Cash and check only at the door.
“The Big Picture” is an evening of short plays woven together into a cohesive evening of theater. There will be nine 10-minute plays with an intermission in the middle. The material will range from comedy to drama to tragedy and even some tragicomedy.
Dancing at the grange
Two days of dancing with the Seattle-based Paradise Drifters Country Band will be offered Friday and Saturday (Oct. 27-28) at the Twisp Valley Grange Hall. Friday there will be a country and honkytonk dance night from 7-9:30 p.m. On Saturday from 2-4 p.m. there will be a workshop on community square dancing. Saturday evening from 6-9 p.m. there will be a square dance. Tickets are $10 at the door each night. Visit www.twispvalleygrange.org/events for information.
Holiday gift shop
The Confluence: Art in Twisp is calling for artist submissions of items for its holiday gift shop. They are looking for pieces in a variety of sizes and mediums including cards, pottery, decor, jewelry, fiber, or other giftable items. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with images and a description of size, medium and price by Nov. 1.
Spinners & Weavers sale
The Methow Valley Spinners & Weavers guild will host its annual Show and Sale, sharing their love of fiber arts, on Friday, Nov. 17, from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The free shows will be at 137 Old Twisp Highway, off of Highway 20 between Twisp and Winthrop.
There will be one-of-kind handwoven towels, blankets, rugs, scarves, handspun yarns, hand-dyed techniques, and more. Cash or checks only. Visit www.methowweavers.com for information.
Methow At Home sponsors swing dance lessons focused on the Triple Step and Lindy Hop, with Jeff and Tracy Pownie, on Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Twisp Valley Grange. Cost is $20 for members and $40 for non-members. Visit methowathome.org to register.
Live music in the valley
The information below was provided by Methow Music Monthly and other sources. For more information, visit www.methowmusicmonthly.com.
• Sundays, classical guitarist Terry Hunt at Twisp River Tap House, 6 p.m. No cover.
• Mondays, Cascadia Chorale rehearsals, Methow Valley United Methodist Church, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Wednesdays, dance instruction with Debbie Bair at Twisp River Tap House, 6-8:30 p.m. $10.
• Wednesdays, Methow Ukulele Group meets at Mazama Store, 4-6 p.m. More information at email@example.com.
• Thursdays, Zumba workout at Methow Valley Community Center, 5:30-6:20 p.m. By donation.
• Thursdays, Pipestone Orchestra rehearsals at Methow Valley Community Center, 6 p.m.
• Thursdays in October, A Cove canned soup & cup o’ noodles soup drive at Twisp River Tap House, donate and receive 10% off your purchase.
• Fridays, open mic jam with Gregg Hardy at Twisp River Tap House, 6 p.m.-closing. No cover.
• First and third Fridays, Friday Feels (Soleil Kelley, Loren Boley, Isaac Shaw, Noah Ashford and friends) at Meza restaurant, Winthrop, 6-8 p.m. No cover.
• Thursday, Oct. 26, Swallowtail (Matt Armbrust, and Emele Clothier) at the OSB Taproom, Twisp, 5:30-8:30 p.m. No cover.
• Friday, Oct. 27, locally legendary folk singer Hank Cramer appears at Sun Mountain Lodge, 7-9 p.m. No cover.
• Friday, Oct. 27, Lonesome & Pine, a folk/blues duo from Vashon Island, at Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Winthrop, 6-9 p.m. No cover.
• Saturday, Nov. 4, Methow made music with the elusive Zonky at Twisp River Tap House. No cover.
• Friday, Nov. 17, SmallTown Strings, a brother-sister duo from Curlew (niece and nephew of Brandi Carlisle) offer a mix of folk, Americana, and indie at Sun Mountain Lodge, 6 p.m. Benefit for Cascadia Music; $10 donation suggested.
• Wednesday, Nov. 22, international artist Jill Barber at Sun Mountain Lodge, 7 p.m. $25.