Artfully Edmonds: Lots to wine about as Driftwood Players prepares to open season, and more events

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Driftwood Players
Updates and Reminders!

Driftwood Players
Wade James Theatre
950 Main St.

The Edmonds Driftwood Players comes to “Artfully Edmonds” this week with loads of Opening Season news and exciting announcements.
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Partnership with Coldwell Banker Bain Broker a Win/Win

Wayne Purser with Carisa Smit.

Wayne Purser with Carisa Smit.

Coldwell Banker Bain Broker Wayne Purser surprised Edmonds Driftwood Players (DWP) Board President Carissa Meisner Smit at the Edmonds Farmers Market with a donation check for more than $505.

Coldwell Banker Bain established its Community Partnership Program as a way for the company and its agents to give back to the community.

As a partnering organization, each time a DWP member, friend or relative buys or sells a home with Wayne Purser, Wayne and Coldwell Banker Bain will donate an amount equal to 10 percent of his commission to the Edmonds Driftwood Players. This first contribution will go a long way toward developing DWP’s Take a Kid to the Theater Program, a program to help disadvantaged kids in our area to participate in the magic of theater.

Thanks go out to Wayne and Coldwell Banker Bain for their support!
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Yes, the Driftwood Players, and the Wade James Theatre will begin serving wine beginning the 2014-2015 production season.

Their very first Wine Bar stewards will be serving red and white wine before shows and again at intermission.

Kathleen Huston, treasurer and one of the company’s key players, informs My Edmonds News, “You can even prepay for your intermission drink before the show, so your glass will be poured and awaiting you at intermission—no long lines, no waiting to pay. When you prepay you will get a drink ticket to provide our bartenders at intermission.

“Cash or credit cards are acceptable.”

Huston invites Edmonds-area theatre lovers, “Come and socialize before the show and imbibe just a little!”

After you view this promotional video produced by Driftwood Players you will most likely want to take advantage of their next reminder.
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ade562_57450697dfe34a71af05a32d468fc4c8.png_srz_266_200_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srzSeason Opener Celebrates
56 Seasons for The Driftwood Players!
Sept. 19 – Oct. 5, 2014

Watch this column for thrilling news of Driftwood Players season opener, “Night Watch” by Lucille Fletcher, published by Dramatists Play Service.

Dubbed, “A superior thriller from its first bloodcurdling scream to its last heart stopping surprise,” I’m breathless just reading the synopsis! In depth coverage of this production will begin next week.

See you in the front row – this is my genre-favorite!

You need to line up your Wade James Theatre tickets right now?? Perfect! Visit their online box office here.
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Audition Reminder:

Driftwood Players are holding Theatre Auditions for their upcoming production, “Miracle on 34th Street”.

Saturday, Sept. 6 ~ from 1 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7th ~ from 3 p.m.

Information on how to prepare for the audition, and what you may expect at a theatrical audition is available by calling 425-774-9600 or by visiting the theatre company’s website.
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The Phoenix rises to its Season Opener “Rumors”

The Phoenix Theatre
Firdale Village
9673 Firdale Ave.

“Rumors” by Neil Simon continues its run through Sunday, Sept. 21
Friday & Saturday 8 p.m.
Sunday matinees 2 p.m.

To learn more, go to Artfully Edmonds Opening Night review.

A fantastic, fast-paced, dialogue rich show continues with the theme, its “only a flesh wound!” See just how terribly wrong one cocktail party can turn.

Tickets for “Rumors” are available at The Phoenix online box office.
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128338-p18tv5s6s885868k5df1hqd1p9n82014-red-carpet-gala-222x150Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) looks forward to the Red Carpet Gala

ECA’s 2014 Red Carpet Gala is a fun, festive, annual event that helps raise critical funds in support of outstanding and culturally diverse programs, as well as the continued growth of our education and outreach programs.

This event has grown annually, with 275 individuals attending last year and raising over $330,000 in generous support of the ECA mission.

Ticket prices for this elegant, electricity-in-the-air evening start at $150 per person.
Upgrades to Star Ticket level is $275 per person and includes
☆ Exclusive parking
☆ Premier seating
☆ Premium wine selection
☆ Dedicated table service

For those wishing to enjoy the evening in the company of friends, family and colleagues, purchase a table for eight people for $1,000; or 10 people for $1,250.
Star Table 8/$2,000 – 10/$2,500

For reservations contact Amy Stone, Development Manager at 425-275-9492 or amy@ec4arts.org.
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image001Gallery Reception
Gallery North
Saturday, Sept. 6 ~ 1-4 p.m.

Gallery North Fetes Artist Anne Harlan Prather’s at a reception celebrating her digital art and photography this Saturday afternoon.

Anne’s impressive art is displayed at her website.

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ARTworks
200 Dayton St.
Wednesdays 9:30 a.m.– noon
Back-to-School for the kids! Art lessons for You!

Send the kids off to school, and then dash over to Ken Smith’s studio for drawing lessons. Learn more here.

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Cole Art jPegCole Studio
111 5th Avenue
Sunday, Sept. 7 ~ 10:30 – 4:30 pm
“Drawing – Just for Beginners” with Joe MacKechnie

More information here.
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ARTspot color splashARTspot
408 Main Street
Monday, Sept. 8 ~ 6-8 pm
“Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” with Kim Brayman

More here.
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WOTS 2014Write on The Sound (WOTS) Update
Frances Anderson Center
700 Main St.
Oct. 3-5

Local writer’s favorite, affordable conference – a Sell Out!
Yes, once again within a few short weeks of the opening of registration for “Write on The Sound” presented by the Edmonds Arts Commission, we are receiving “Sold Out!” notices for the Saturday and Sunday-slated workshops.

However it is not too late to sign up for several of the Friday, Oct. 3 half-day sessions. For updates on what is available go here.

Publishing 101 — and More!
Still Available

At press time these Friday workshops are available for registrants: “Publishing 101: Take Your Book from Concept to Completion” by Gerri Russell. Many WOTS attendees will remember Gerri’s comfortable style and fun workshop from her last visit to the “WOTS stage” — there are a few seats left in her workshop. Don’t miss out!!

Other value-added workshops on Friday include: Larry Brooks’ “Primed for Success: How to Knock Your Story Out of the Park”; plus the Critique workshops for Non-Fiction, led by Marcia Woodward; and the Fiction workshops led by Dan Hurley and Kenny Rich.

And . . . there’s more!
The Keynote!

You don’t want to miss Robert J. Sawyer on “The Writing Life: Past, Present, and Future” Nothing brings an audience together like Sawyer’s at the podium — tickets for the keynote address are made available through Edmonds Center for the Arts ticket office by calling 425-275-9595.

Questions about WOTS? Call 425-771-0228 for further information and updates.
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cascade symphony logoMake Mine Music! ♫

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) began its rehearsal schedule this week for the 2014-15 CSO season.

Monday, Oct. 20 marks the evening when Maestro Michael Miropolsky picks up the baton and signals the beginning of the 53th Season of this beloved orchestra, which makes its home at Edmonds Center for the Arts.

The evening’s program, entitled, Symphonic Dances, will include the following classical selections:

Tchaikovsky – Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Dvorak – Violin Concerto, Op 53 in A Minor with soloist Angela Fuller Heyde
Fibich – Poem from At Twilight, Idyll for Orchestra op.39
Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Tickets for this classical season are available online here.
Emily ~ Square jPeg-- By Emily Hill

Emily Hill is an author of two novels and a short story collection and a long-time resident of Edmonds. She is retired from a career in public information and news media relations. If you would like your event listed, or featured, in Artfully Edmonds, Emily invites you to contact her at arts@myedmondsnews.com.

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