Review: ‘Dracula’ adds chilling drama to Edmonds’ Halloween landscape

In Edmonds Driftwood Players production of Dracula, director Paul Fleming takes the audience on a journey of craven madness that is breathtaking in its realism. In his notes, Fleming states, “As a metaphorical concept, the vampire can reflect our society’s concepts of sexuality, power, contemporary concerns, alienation, physical and emotional illness and ever foundation of…

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: Just-days-away autumn in Edmonds foretells arts events that sizzle

Thursday evening’s Art Walk Edmonds will allow art gallery enthusiasts an opportunity to experience that soft chill in the air that foretells so many exciting autumn traditions and art events that Edmonds residents look forward to. Over the coming months there will be galas, the recognition of one more year being added to the legacies…

Popular Edmonds playhouse invites theatre-lovers to a wine and rehearsal party

The Phoenix Theatre, located at 9673 Firdale Ave. in Edmonds’ Firdale Village, invites the Edmonds community to a “Wine and Rehearsal” party with the director and cast of its upcoming production. This popular feature of the playhouse that specializes in “comedy without all the drama” will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. The…

Artfully Edmonds: Driftwood’s 59th Season opens with an intriguing gender twister

  A most provocative start to season 59 awaits patrons of Edmonds Driftwood Players as director Paul Fouhy does a switch-a-roo on traditional casting of the troupe’s opening production, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (Fouhy also directed Driftwood productions Proposal by Neil Simon as well as the Festival of Shorts play, Good Ole Mom &…

Driftwood’s Teen Troupe ‘Big Fish’ expected to be a whopper of a success

Friday – Sunday August 4 – 6 This Weekend Only! Big Fish Driftwood Players Troupe at Wade James Theatre 950 Main St. “Big Fish” opens Friday night, Aug. 4 at Wade James Theatre, showcasing the talents of Driftwood Theatre’s Teen Troupe. The tale is about Edward Bloom, now dying and with his son Will by…

Artfully Edmonds: Summer fun for arts and events lovers

This week’s Artfully Edmonds’ theme is “summer fun” – whether it’s experiencing the joys of children’s theatre, the happiness derived from being among those gathered outdoors in Edmonds’ plazas and parks for music, participating in a seashore sand sculpting contest, or the thrill of learning something new – like ballroom dancing. As is our tradition…

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…

Artfully Edmonds: Summer season has begun for Edmonds-area stages

Whether you prefer summer theatre staged on the lawn, or want the flash of the stage lights and the curtain rising, there is a wide variety of venues and troupes to choose from around the greater Edmonds area this summer. Artfully Edmonds is leading this week’s column with upcoming highlights from the theatre scene, in…

Review: The Phoenix Theatre’s ‘Crossing Delancey’

Friday, June 9 8 p.m. Crossing Delancey By Susan Sandler Directed by David Bailey The Phoenix Theatre 9673 Firdale Ave. Plays through Sunday, June 25 Looking for comedy, mixed with romance and “hotness”? You need look no further than The Phoenix Theatre’s (TPT) current run, Crossing Delancey. Starring Erica Bergman as Isabelle, Boyd Morrison as…

Artfully Edmonds: Arts that strut through the summer calendar

  Edmonds never disappoints when it comes to summertime and the arts. As Memorial Day kicks off much anticipated warmer weather, Artfully Edmonds is taking a look toward live theatre, art shows, festivals and films. There’s a lot being offered, so bookmark My Edmonds News and pre-plan some fun outings for your family, or date,…

Phoenix Theatre plans a party and open rehearsal for Tuesday evening

Tuesday, May 23 7 p.m. Crossing Delancey Directed by David Bailey Sneak Peek on Rehearsals! The Phoenix Theatre Upper level Firdale Shopping Plaza 9673 Firdale Ave. If you have ever wondered how actors and directors get ready for opening night, this is your opportunity to get a behind the scenes sneak peek. The Phoenix Theatre…

Edmonds’ oldest theatre troupe sets ticket sales for next season

With an eye toward its 59th Season, Edmonds Driftwood Players (EDP) theatre troupe has begun ticket sales for season-ticket packages. Established in 1958, EDP is Edmonds’ oldest troupe, and performs at Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St. To subscribe for Season 59, either stop by the EDP administrative office at 306 Main St. and renew…

Shoreline Community College offers a Broadway classic: “The Producers”

  Friday/ Saturday May 12/ 13/ 19/ 20 at 7:30 p.m. With Sunday Matinees May 14/ 21 at 2:30   Shoreline Community College (SCC) Theater ~ Building 1600 16101 Greenwood Ave. N.   The Producers Musical Direction by Dr. Charles Enlow   It’s a classic! Mel Brooks’ outrageous, Tony-winning musical comedy The Producers tells the story of…

Artfully Edmonds: The achievements of youth!

Summer has historically been “kids’ time,” so beginning with this edition and following through summer, readers of Artfully Edmonds will see more items about performance possibilities for area youth. Watch for Date Night suggestions, free events and news of the accomplishments of arts-inspired young people over the coming months. Cascade Symphony Orchestra        2017 Scholarship…

Artfully Edmonds: Celebrating a ‘CAFE!’ way of life

On Saturday, the second annual Creative Age Festival of Edmonds will take place at Edmonds Senior Center on the waterfront. “Live the CAFE lifestyle!” is the enthusiastic cheer of the visionary founders of this new undertaking that encourages a creative, active, fulfilled and engaged rest-of-your-life.   Thousands of Edmonds residents already celebrate their post-career years…