There are few water arrivals in the Northwest more exhilarating than Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
How much does Claudia Simpson-Jones love opera? A decade ago, she founded Opera Pacifica with her husband, tenor Robert William Corl. Olympia didnt have an opera company, and it should have because we have some really great singers, she said. But being the founder means Simpson-Jones doesnt just conduct the operas, she produces them, which is a huge endeavor.
Although his first full-length play is a dramatic thriller, Nick McCord has spent a lot of his life making people laugh as a stand-up comedian. McCord who is producing, co-directing and acting in the play he wrote, Good Night, Good Doctor, this weekend at The Midnight Sun said, One of the reasons I quit stand-up comedy was that I felt limited on stage to expressing just one facet, just the funny haha stuff. ... I didnt just want to make my audience laugh, I wanted to make them cry. I wanted to make them leave the theater talking about what they saw.
Same Time, Next Year is a romance about a couple who carries on a once-a-year affair, sharing joys, sorrows and changing times while remaining more-or-less happily married to other people. Behind the scenes of Olympia Little Theatres production, opening Friday, is another love story.
Tony n Tinas Wedding isnt your usual theater production, for the audience or the actors. Its a hilarious combination of scripted lines, improvisation and real-life drama set in a crazy Italian-American wedding, where the audience eats real cake and plays its own part. And its a golden opportunity for locals to work with touring pros in a play where everyone has a good time. Tony n Tinas Wedding flies by the seat of its tuxedo pants, so its not surprising that New York director Tony Lauria and his cast, both pros and amateurs, have an itll be right on the night attitude.
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On Thursday, Kurt Laidlaw sits at Tacoma’s Broadway Farmers’ Market, advising about slugs. On Saturday, Irene Reed offers gardening wisdom to visitors at Fort Nisqually. On Tuesday, George Frey spends hours in a Puyallup demonstration garden, weeding and fixing the greenhouse. On Wednesday, Cyndy Dillon and Maureen Rinehardt man the desk at the WSU Extension’s office on Pacific Avenue, diagnosing plant problems.
The last week of May means it is time for some pruning if you have spring flowering shrubs such as rhododendrons, forsythia, quince or viburnums that already have bloomed.
When salsa overtook ketchup as America’s favorite condiment in the 1990s, you had to know that “taco night” wasn’t far behind.
You can fry them, shir them, scramble or roll them up. Is there a more versatile food at your fingertips? It’s the incredible egg, long on the upswing after its battering on the health front.
It’s the season for brighter, fresher flavors. The tangy sweetness of strawberries, the tender grassiness of just-picked asparagus, the refreshing sharpness of sorrel and the spice of young garlic and onions are just what we’re longing for after the darker, heartier foods of winter.