Skin Flick by Norm Foster at The Phoenix Theatre!

There are still tickets available for OPENING WEEKEND of Skin Flick! We would absolutely love to see you, get you a glass of wine or a coffee, and entertain you for a couple of hours! This show is funny, sweet, and a little saucy (while still being the kind of show you can watch with…

Edmonds theatre ‘takes off the gloves’ in Season opener

It’s Opening Weekend for The Phoenix Theatre‘s 11th season and the cast of 2013 Tony winner Vanya and Sonia and Masha & Spike is revealing their talent — no, really! “Reveal” is the operative word here! Tongues are wagging on this one as the hilariously edgy theatre troupe stages this Christopher Durang production, directed by the…

Artfully Edmonds: ‘The Players’ announce festival winners as a busy week begins

This past weekend nearly 600 audience members (593 to be exact!) voted in Edmonds Driftwood Players (The Players) 8th Annual Festival of Shorts, co-produced by Diane Jamieson and Joanne Branch. Artfully Edmonds had the privilege of participating this year as a festival adjudicator, along with Scott Randall (Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts) and Elena…

Local playhouse to represent Edmonds at Seattle’s FringeFest

Saturday/Sunday March 25/26 Friday/Saturday March 31/ April 1 The Phoenix Theatre does the Seattle Fringe Festival Eclectic Theatre 1214 10th Ave. Seattle’s Broadway district Askew By Debra Rich Gettleman Directed by Eric Lewis Only one beyond-the-pale theatre company was selected to show their stuff at Seattle FringeFest 2017 and that one premier group of actors…

Review: ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ shines at The Phoenix Theatre

  Moon Over Buffalo The Phoenix Theatre 9673 Firdale Ave. Plays through Sunday, Oct. 30 “Screamingly funny!” doesn’t even begin to describe the out-of-control, uproarious, side-splitting laughter that filled The Phoenix Theatre on opening night of its 9th season as the lights went up on Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo. With the return of Eric…

Artfully Edmonds: Celebrating a summer of local arts achievements

  This week Artfully Edmonds has the joy of reporting a string of achievements that showcase Edmonds’ continued community commitment to literary, film and the performing arts. It’s been a monumental summer for moving forward the city’s creative endeavors, which we will feature in this week’s column: Thanks to the “magic” of digital news, My…

Casting call received from The Phoenix Theatre

Monday, August 22 7 p.m. The Phoenix Theatre 9673 Firdale Ave. Places Everyone! The Phoenix Theatre – all humor all-the-time, and espousing the motto “comedy without all the drama” – has just put out an auditions notice for its upcoming production, Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig. This madcap comedy, which is directed by Phoenix…

Artfully Edmonds: Arts venues benefit from generosity as show calendars heat up

Many Thanks is our theme for this week’s column as “GiveBig 2016” concludes for our arts affiliates. “GiveBig” campaigns across the nation raise money for non-profits and in the Puget Sound area are supported by GiveBig.Seattle Foundation. We’re leading Artfully Edmonds with one of Edmonds’ mainstay arts organizations whose business patrons give big – the…

Artfully Edmonds: Phoenix Theatre ready to make us laugh, plus other arts events to love

This week, Firdale’s Phoenix Theatre is lighting up the marquee. The company, which formed in 2008, introduces itself thusly: “Laughter is vital to a productive and happy life.” With this in mind, the mission of The Phoenix Theatre is to “actively produce dynamic, top quality entertainment emphasizing humor to illuminate our common humanity and develop a…

Artfully Edmonds: Dancing into Firdale, plus a lineup to look forward to

This week, Artfully Edmonds visited with just-back-in-town dancer Jacqueline Hyde, who returns to Edmonds’ Firdale neighborhood with a fresh take on dance studio styling. Readers may remember Jacqueline from the Firdale Village ballroom dance business she and a partner ran until 2007, at which point they went their separate ways. Her new dance studio, just…

Artfully Edmonds: Vibrant and colorful event calendar contrasts winter’s landscape

Edmonds’ event planners have launched the New Year with a vibrantly colorful array of offerings to contrast the days of winter weather that stretch before us. Let’s not disappoint them by staying home! There’s something for everyone as we peruse what is happening this month on Edmonds’ stages. Grab your coat, a bright neck scarf,…

Artfully Edmonds: Music, movies and merry-making

Music, movies and merry-making are the passwords for Edmonds’ holidays. So many memories are made during this time of year when one lives in a quaint, historic little city such as Edmonds. Years from now, how many grown-ups will look back at their childhood and remember riding the trolley around town with Santa, or posting…

Artfully Edmonds profile: Susan Connors touts the talent of the Phoenix Theatre

Tuesday, Nov. 17 8 p.m. One Night Only! A Fundraising Cabaret The Phoenix Theatre 9673 Firdale Ave. SW “Come to the Cabaret!” invites The Phoenix Theatre this week. Artfully Edmonds (AE) interviewed Susan Connors (SC), a cast member in “Cabaret!” which promises to be a zany, madcap, frenzy of a fundraiser for The Phoenix Theatre….

Artfully Edmonds: Hiring Andy Eccleshall, plus museum, theater and music events

Artfully Edmonds caught the Facebook post this week of local muralist Andy Eccleshall alerting the community that he had finished what appears to be a rather expansive private commission. Of course, we thought you’d like to hear more about the newest addition to Eccleshall’s portfolio. You may be thinking – as I was – that…

Artfully Edmonds: An Edmonds Kind of Halloween — and beyond

With an arts community as rich in creativity as Edmonds, it is a guarantee that imaginative surprises are brewing for our residents this week. From the ECA’s silver screen and those skulking around the Main Street fountain, to squealing children chasing around for merchants’ candy, Edmonds brings memorable traditions to the holiday that heralds howling…

Artfully Edmonds: Phoenix Theatre launches fourth season of laughs

By Ellen Chappelle If you haven’t ventured to the south end of Edmonds in recent years, you might be unaware of a great place to enjoy a good laugh. The performers and staff at the Phoenix Theatre, lovers of laughter that they are, present mostly comedies to their appreciative audiences. Rising like the proverbial phoenix…