Sunday, October 28, 2012

COMING SOON: Four New Shows; Four New Reviews

A new batch of shows open this November adding to the Fall theater line-up of Southwest Washington. While there are others, these are four which we have been asked to share with you, so here's the heads-up:

Clark College opens the month of November with "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee (Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play) beginning November 2. 

Our review will appear on this blog by noon Saturday, November 3.

The play is directed and designed by Mark Owsley and runs November 2-3, 9-10, and 15-17 with evening performances at 7:30 p.m. and a Saturday matinee on November 10 at 2 p.m.

Description: George and Martha invite a new professor and his wife to their house after a party. Martha is the daughter of the president of the college where George is an associate professor of history. Nick (who is never addressed or introduced by name) is a biology professor who Martha thinks teaches math, and Honey is his mousy, brandy-abusing wife. Once at home, Martha and George continue drinking and engage in relentless, scathing verbal and sometimes physical abuse in front of Nick and Honey. The younger couple are simultaneously fascinated and embarrassed. They stay even though the abuse turns periodically towards them as well. (From Wikipedia.)

Tickets for individual plays go on sale three weeks before the first performance. Tickets may be purchased through the Clark College Bookstore by mail, by telephone, or in person (or at the door if tickets are still available). To reach the bookstore, call (360) 992-2815.

WARNING: While this play (which runs three hours) will be unsuitable for children (for psychological realism, alcohol abuse, domestic violence and foul language) the following options are kid-friendly.

CYT also opens "Great American Tall Tales" on November 2. 

Our review will be posted Saturday, November 3. 

Description: When several kids stumble into a dusty exhibit during a museum field trip their adventure comes to life. Together they meet the beloved characters of American folklore; Annie Oakley, Davy Crockett, Pecos Bill, Annie Christmas, John Henry and more. Through story, dance, and song, they learn that history is alive and vibrant while discovering that sometimes fact and fiction work together to create unforgettable legends.

Performances are at Fort Vancouver High School, Nov. 2 through 11. Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.

Advanced purchase adult tickets are $12, youth, senior and group tickets are $9; family day tickets for November 3 are $9 in advance. All tickets are $2 more at the door. There are also school day performances as follows: Tuesday, November 6 at 9:30 and 11:45 a.m. Tickets for these performances start at $5.

For tickets go to or call 360-­750-­8550 or email

Prairie/Ground Drama (the combined theater departments of Prairie and Battle Ground High Schools) offer "Singing in the Rain" at Prairie High School, 11500 N.E. 117th Ave., beginning November 8. 

Our review will be posted by noon November 9. Note: The last  Prairie Ground show we reviewed was awesome.

Dates: Nov. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17. Show starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30. 

Description: Same as the beloved movie with lots of singing, dancing and comedy. A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Tickets and ticket information are available online at

CYT also offers "Bugsy Malone," November 9 at the Washburn Performing Arts Center, 1201 39th St., Washougal Wash.

Click here for directions

Our review will be posted by noon on November 10.

Description: A slapstick musical comedy following the rivalry between two half-witted street gangs and the washed up, well-intentioned, one-time boxer who steps in to take control of Fat Sam’s gang and give Dandy Dan and his boys what they’ve got coming. In this film noir spoof, the message is one of good, clean fun; the characters are wonderful 1920's cartoon cutouts; and the weapons of choice are "splurge" whip cream guns, flour bombs, and custard pies. Written to be performed by younger cast.

Public Performances are Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.. Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

School Day Performances are Thursday, Nov. 15 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

Advance Ticket Information: Adult (ages 19 and up) - $12, Youth (ages 2 to 18) - $9, Senior (ages 62+) - $9. Groups of 10 or more - $9 and Family Day $9 (November 10 at 7 p.m. only).

School Day Advance Ticket Information: Groups (10 to 99) - $6 with one free ticket with each 15 purchased. Groups (100 or more) - $5.

Sales at the Door: $14. - Adult (ages 19 and up), $11. - Youth (ages 2 to 18), $11. - Senior (ages 62+), $11. - Groups of 10 or more. Family Day $11. each (Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. only).

School Day Sales at the Door: All Tickets - $10.

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