Arts & Entertainment Briefs for Oct. 24, 2013


Music teacher showcase

On Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m., 17 area music teachers from the public schools and private studios will perform at the 7th Street Theatre in the third “Music Teacher Showcase”. The concert will feature both solo and ensemble performances, including piano, strings, guitar, woodwinds, brass, and voice.

Merry Jo Zimmer (piano), Jeffrey Freed (violin), and Jenny Leighton (cello) will perform two movements from the Mendelssohn Trio in D Minor. Violinist Karen Meikle and Merry Jo Zimmer will also perform with Wendy Koski in Isomuro’s “Spring Suite for Euphonium, Violin and Piano.”

Violinists Debra Akerlund and Karen Meikle, accompanied by Merry Jo Zimmer, will perform three violin duets by Shostakovich, and flute teachers Connie Bevington and Beth Ginther will perform a flute duet, “Andante and Rondo” by Doppler, also accompanied by Merry Jo Zimmer.

Mezzo-soprano Joy Dorsch, a voice teacher at Grays Harbor College, will perform a vocal solo accompanied by Ruth Kivi, and voice teacher Christine Hill will perform a vocal solo and two duets with Ken Albert.

Voice and piano teacher Kari Hasbrouck will perform a vocal solo, piano teacher Rebekah Cowles will perform an arrangement of “Over the Rainbow” by Dan Coates, and piano teacher Nikkol Daniels will perform “Toccata in D Minor” by Bach with a segue into “Stairway to Heaven” by Coates. Guitar teacher Bruce Hughes will also perform two selections.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. They are available at Harbor Drug and at the door. For more information, check the theatre’s website,, or call the theatre at 360-533-7400.


Bishop Center fall musical

“Next to Normal,” the fall musical production at Grays Harbor College’s Bishop Center, will be performed the first two weekends in November.

Directed by college instructor Brad Duffy, “Next to Normal” explores how a suburban housewife copes with crisis and mental illness, told with hard-hitting lyrics by Brian Yockey and contemporary music by Tom Kitt.

Please note, the show includes adult language and situations which may not be suitable for children.

The Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical will be performed Nov. 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee set for Sunday, Nov. 10. Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 360-538-4066.



The 7th St. Theatre’s Classic Film Series will feature the movie “Beetlejuice” on Oct. 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin play a couple of new ghosts who contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. But “Betelgeuse,” played by Michael Keaton, has bigger plans. The 7th Street Theatre is located at 313 7th St. in Hoquiam. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug and at For more info, visit or call 360-537-7400.

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