Edmonds Arts Festival ‘rocks it’ on two stages this weekend

Edmonds Arts Festival Frances Anderson Center (FAC) 700 Main St. Map to the festival grounds Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18 Downbeats will strike throughout the next three days as the 60th Anniversary of Edmonds Arts Festival showcases music and performances on two centrally located stages. Jazz On The Plaza, inspired by Edmonds music…

Artfully Edmonds: ‘Enchanted April’ and garden shows herald a lovely spring

The Driftwood Players production, Enchanted April by Matthew Barber (now playing at Wade James Theatre), has enjoyed many adaptations since first being published as a novel by Elizabeth von Arnim. The storyline centers on four women – mismatched strangers – who escape their London lives hoping for a “geographic cure” to what ails each of…

Artfully Edmonds: Playhouses set to lavish us with love for Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches Edmonds’ theatre companies, The Phoenix Theatre (TPT) and Driftwood Players (The Players) will be heating things up with romance and the Riviera. Romance steps up first in TPT’s production, The Last Romance by Joe DiPietro, a tribute to Valentine’s Day, which offers a dress rehearsal performance Thursday, Feb. 9. Then, on…

Artfully Edmonds: Upcoming events reflect the warmth of approaching spring

Are you ready for this wintry weather to slip away in favor of spring? In this week’s column we have events inspired by such sun-drenched locations as Bolivia, Cuba, Italy and the Caribbean Basin; in events that run the gamut from movies to music, to stage productions and more! Even with the warm cuddles of Valentine’s Day, and its romantic…

Artfully Edmonds: Lots of exciting possibilities for 2017

If you are a regular reader of Artfully Edmonds you’ve probably noticed that we don’t do retrospectives; no reviews after a show has left town, nor write ups regarding performances for which the curtain has gone down. There is so much going on – and coming up – in our community that Artfully Edmonds can easily…

Artfully Edmonds: Making the holidays merry — even magical!

  When most of us think of the holiday season, we conjure up descriptors like magical, merriment and memories. When we next add a dazzling setting by Puget Sound, we imagine Edmonds, where the arts and events community has set performances to encourage boisterous laughter, unparalleled joy and a celebration of community. This week’s showcase…

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….