Arts & Entertainment Briefs 5/16


“God of Carnage” continues at Driftwood

The Driftwood Players will wrap up their run of the black comedy “God of Carnage this weekend.

In this 2009 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, two married couples meet to discuss a playground fight between their sons and gradually degenerate into children themselves. The play features strong adult language.

Remaining performance dates are:

• Friday, Saturday and Sunday: May 17-19

• Friday and Saturday show curtain time is at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee show curtain time is 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $13 and are available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen.

“South Pacific”

in Grayland

The Grayland Players will conclude their performances of “South Pacific” with shows at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and a matinee finale at 2 p.m. Sunday at the the Grayland Community Hall.

Cast members include Roni Gallo as Nellie, Peter Gallo as Emile, Dana Roberts as Lt. Cable, Louise Hoover as Bloody Mary, Steve Irving as Luther Billis, Megan McCormick as Liat, Jim White as Capt. Brackett and Gene Cook as Commander Harbison. It is directed by Carolyn Barker.

Lois Waara heads the orchestra which includes Bob Erickson, Geri Stubb and Kevin Goodrich.

Tickets for “South Pacific” are $12 for adults and $10 for students ages 12 and under. They are available at Twin Harbor Drug in Westport, City Drug in Aberdeen and at the door.

“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” at 7th St.

The first of a pair of pairings of Hollywood’s hottest heroes, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” is an original example of what pop culture today might call a “mash-up”— in this case an unusual combination of film genres: Western, comedy, buddy and drama/tragedy. The 1969 hit screens at the 7th St. Theatre in Hoquiam at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

When actors Paul Newman and Robert Redford teamed with director George Roy Hill and screenwriter William Goldman, all were at the top of their game. Goldman grabbed his first of two Oscars, this one with a story loosely based on historical characters.

Newman’s Butch is all ideas, while Redford’s Sundance is action and skill. Together, they’re leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang in a once-Wild West that is becoming tame in the 1900s. After Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, an elite posse begins pursuing them relentlessly. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch concocts what ultimately proves to be the really bad idea of going to Bolivia.

Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug and at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information call (360) 537-7400 or check the website, www.7thstreettheatre.com.

Stage West presents

“Box Car Children”

The Stage West Community Theatre of Ocean Shores is presenting “The Box Car Children. Based on the best-selling children’s book series, shows are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Ocean Shores Lions Club, 832 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW.

Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students with children 5 and under admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the following outlets & at the door or in advance at Ocean Shores Animal Hospital, Dolores’ & Fay’s, Mocha Madness or the O.S. Convention Center visitors bureau.

GHC to hold tryouts

for musical “Rent”

The Broadway musical “Rent” will be performed at Grays Harbor College’s Bishop Center in July. Tryouts for the production are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, May 25, and starting at 9 a.m. the following day, May 26 at the Bishop Center. The cast will be area high school and college students, directed by GHC Theater Arts instructor Brad Duffy. For more information, contact Duffy at (360) 538-4172 or bduffy@ghc.edu.

Driftwood tryouts

for “Rocky Horror Picture Show”

The Driftwood Players will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a rock musical in two acts. Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 27, and Tuesday, May 28 at the Driftwood Theatre, 120 East Third St. in Aberdeen.

Director John Limitone is looking for 21 men and women for lead roles and chorus members. Age ranges for both men and women are from their 20s to 70s. Auditions will include singing and dancing. Music and musical accompaniment will be provided. Rehearsals will begin in July with the production running in September and October. For any questions or information, contact the director at chefjohn185@msn.com.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” tells the story of two clean-cut kids, Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who run into car trouble and seek help at the site of light down the road. Little do they know, it’s coming from the place where Dr. Frank N Furter is in the midst of his maniacal experiments. The play is a spoof of science-fiction and horror movies and a bizarre story of seduction and sexual confusion.

North Beach Singers present “Made in USA”

The North Beach Singers will present their annual spring concerts at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, at Faith Community Church, 240 Canal Dr S.E., in Ocean Shores, and again at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in Moclips at Chapel By the Sea Church, 4612 State Route 109.

The ensemble will perform music is that was created, performed, enjoyed and fostered by Americans — Dixieland jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and country. Admission is a donation of food or money to the North Beach Food Banks. For further information, contact: Judy Snow at (360) 289-4499 or beachsinger@coastaccess.com.