‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ opens Jan. 9 at Lakewood Playhouse


The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the third show of our 76th season: Glengarry Glen Ross, by David Mamet.

The play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances will be January 9th – February 1st, 2015 with special showings at 8:00pm on Thursday, January 15th (Pay What You Can Night) and 8:00pm on Thursday, January 22nd (Pay What You Can Actors Benefit). Our ticket prices are $25.00 (general admission), $22.00 (military), $21.00 (seniors) and $19.00 (students/educators).

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10th Annual Tacoma Film Festival accepting submissions

TACOMA, WA – The 10th annual Tacoma Film Festival is proud to announce that our call for entries is now open. The festival brings in over 100 features and short films from all around the world during the second week of October, bringing an interactive film experience that is unmatched in the South Sound. This coming year from October 8-15, TFF will take over multiple Tacoma venues including its host: Western Washington’s Best Indie Movie Theatre, The Grand Cinema. [Read more…]

Spend an excellent ‘Year with Frog and Toad’

Frog and Toad

Certainly one of the best local theatrical holiday offering this year is the musical version of the Arnold Stark Lobel children’s book, A Year with Frog and Toad.

In 2003, Robert Reale wrote some music and Willie Reale rewrote the story into play form, added lyrics and came up with one of the most charming and whimsical productions to hit the stage in some time.

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A Year with Frog & Toad – The Musical

(L to R) RACHEL FITZGERALD (Toad) and COLEMAN HAGERMAN (Frog) from A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD - THE MUSICAL - A Co-Production of the Lakewood Playhouse and The Lakewood Institute of Theatre Department. Photo by Kate Paterno-Lick.

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present its Third Annual “Special” Joint Presentation with its very own Lakewood Institute of Theatre — “A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD: THE MUSICAL!” for 10 Shows Only. This wonderful, heartwarming and whimsical musical is based on the beloved children’s books by Arnold Lobel – Book & Lyrics by Willie Reale / Music by Robert Reale.  The Show will be performed on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm.   [Read more…]

TMP’s ‘Princess’ provides priceless holiday fare


‘Tis the season to be jolly and one can’t get much more jolly than spending time with young female family and friends at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s holiday production of “A Little Princess – The Musical.”

Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote the original novel in 1904, based on her serialized magazine articles of 1888. A hundred years later, Brian Crawley redid the book and added lyrics to Andrew Lippa’s music to create the charming musical retelling of the story of Sara Crewe.

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‘The Nutcracker & The Tale of the Hard Nut’ opens this weekend

Tacoma City Ballet’s The Nutcracker & The Tale of The Hard Nut opens this weekend at The Pantages Theater. Rosemary Ponnekanti of the Tacoma News Tribune wrote, “It’s not every day you can attend ‘The Nutcracker’ and see a completely brand-new show, but that’s what you’ll get at Tacoma City Ballet’s current Pantages production, in a shimmery blast of color and story.” [Read more…]

TCC Students to participate in Gig Harbor Film Festival

2014 Film Showcase Poster

Tacoma Community College students will participate in the December 11 (6 pm) Student Film Showcase at the Galaxy Uptown Theater in Gig Harbor. Cost is $5 which benefits the Bill Harrington Fund for Student Veterans. Presented in collaboration with the Gig Harbor Film Festival, TCC’s Student Film Showcase is back for a second year. Eight student films will be shown, and the students will discuss their filmmaking experiences. [Read more…]

Dance Theatre Northwest’s ‘Nutcracker’ at Mount Tahoma HS, Dec. 13, 14

Lauren Trodahl and Chhay Mam ~ Photo by Maks Zakharov

By B. J. Coleman

Dance Theatre Northwest’s Nutcracker performances are slated for Saturday December 13th at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, December 14th at 4 p.m. at the Mount Tahoma High School Auditorium. DTNW’s holiday presentation is an upbeat bedtime story illustrated with dynamic dance, beautiful sets and glamorous costumes.

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