That Golden Girls Show! a puppet parody

That Golden Girls Show! a puppet parody

Sunday, March 27th, 2022 | 7:30PM

Tickets at $44 and $37

Use code BETTY for 25% tickets for

“That Golden Girls Show! a puppet parody” up until

January 17th (Betty’s birthday), 2022

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COVID UPDATE:

**EVERY GUEST ARRIVING AT THE FACILITY FOR THIS SHOW MUST SHOW PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION OR NEGATIVE COVID TEST WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE ENTRY OR TICKET SCANNING IS PERMITTED. THIS IS ALIGNED WITH KING COUNTY’S CURRENT MANDATES AND IS SPECIALLY REQUESTED BY BOTH PERFORMING ARTISTS. CONTACT THE PAEC WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.**

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‘That Golden Girls Show!’ is a brand-new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments – with puppets!

Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down. From Sophia’s get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose’s tales from St Olaf, Blanche’s insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, and Dorothy’s daily struggle to make sense of her life.

Devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for the firsttimers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that television series.

See More Upcoming PAEC Shows!
Give us a call at 253.835.7010 to buy tickets or swing by MWF at our box office 10am-2pm to buy tickets in person. Tickets orders are available 24/7 online at fwpaec.org – thank you for supporting the arts in Federal Way

Save the Date! Summer Camp 2022 registration opens March 3.

Save the Date! Summer Camp 2022 registration opens March 3.

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation continues to serve the community with various opportunities and experiences. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook at Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation or subscribe to our Auburn@Play newsletters to see what we are up too. You can also visit auburnwa.gov/play for updates, registration information and a full listing of opportunities this winter.

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation maintains its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for Auburn residents and playing a significant role in shaping the character of the City through our services. The Department manages 600+ acres of park land including 32 parks with unique playgrounds, athletic fields, trails and picnic shelters as well as the Auburn Community and Event Center, the REC Teen Center, Auburn Golf Course, White River Valley Museum and historic Mary Olson Farm, Mountain View Cemetery, Auburn Ave Theater, Auburn Senior Center, Auburn Farmers Market as well as numerous award winning community events. We truly offer something for everybody. During 2021, we continued to navigate the challenges of a pandemic and successfully adapted, pivoted, modified, and re-tooled as needed to bring programs, activities, events and public projects to the Auburn community. Check out all the 2021 highlights with our Year in Review.

We are looking forward to our upcoming endeavors and hope to see you very soon.

Play safe!
Your Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Team

Best New Opera Winner Blue Leads Slate of Exciting

Best New Opera Winner Blue Leads Slate of Exciting Events in February–March 2022

Eight opera-themed events offer a range of experiences

for new audiences and seasoned operagoers alike

Free and ticketed events

SEATTLE – Seattle Opera continues its 2021/22 season with a dynamic lineup of opera events, including community conversations, artist recitals, laser shows, and a timely and award-winning opera.

Leading the slate is Blue (February 26–March 12, 2022 in McCaw Hall), named the 2020 winner of Best New Opera by the Music Critics Association of North America. This portrait of contemporary African American life is the creation of librettist Tazewell Thompson (winner of five NAACP Awards and two Emmy nominations) and composer Jeanine Tesori (Tony Award winner best known for Fun Home). A story of love, loss, church, and sisterhood, Blue depicts a young couple celebrating the joy of family with the birth of their son. Later they lean on close-knit community in the wake of their son’s death at the hands of a police officer.

“I did not want to write about a family that was struggling,” says the opera’s librettist, Tazewell Thompson. “There has been enough of Black struggle and dysfunction on the screen and stage: absent fathers and desperate single mothers barely surviving. I wanted to show a positive household moving forward. In Blue, The Mother is educated and talented with equally talented and educated girlfriends. Surrounding The Father, a police officer, are his best friends, fellow police officers, men who are responsible, wonderful, aspiring fathers to their children.”

That focus on community has been particularly poignant for the opera’s singers. “Black love, community, and relationships are the real heart and soul of this opera,” says bass Kenneth Kellogg, who reprises his role as The Father from the original 2019 Glimmerglass production. “It opens you up in ways that are, hopefully, life changing. When we first performed it, people came up to me afterwards in tears, thanking me. I believe Blue is a life-changing experience.”

“Blue does not attempt to answer the longstanding complexities of race and violence that our nation has been grappling with for decades,” says Gordon Hawkins, who plays The Reverend. “Rather, it is an attempt to place us together in the same room of humanity, face to face, so that we may address these issues head-on…together.”

Composer Jeanine Tesori hopes that audiences will “travel in the shoes of the characters they see on stage—to vest so heavily in the character’s victories and tragedies that they experience them as their own. That is what causes the audience to cry and laugh. The character’s story is the audience’s story.”

Original cast members Kenneth Kellogg (The Father) and Gordon Hawkins (The Reverend) will be joined by three other singers from the 2019 world premiere at the Glimmerglass Festival: Briana Hunter (The Mother), Ariana Wehr (Girlfriend 1/Nurse/Congregant 1), and Camron Gray (Police Buddy 1/Congregant 1). Cast members new to the production include Joshua Stewart (The Son), Ellaina Lewis (Girlfriend 2/Congregant 2), Cheryse McLeod Lewis (Girlfriend 3/Congregant 3), Korland Simmons (Police Buddy 2/Congregant 2), and Joshua Conyers (Police Buddy 3).

Tickets are on sale now at a, with prices ranging from $35–$249.

To guide conversations surrounding the opera, Seattle Opera will center the voices of its artists and Black American community partners. “In presenting an opera as timely as Blue, we wanted to create space for our broader community to reflect on how the opera’s themes relate to their everyday lives,” says Alejandra Valarino Boyer, Seattle Opera’s Director of Programs and Partnerships. “Our community programming will give audiences the chance to hear directly from the artists about their experiences staging this work, as well as to join in the conversation about how the opera addresses the challenges and opportunities facing Seattle’s Black communities.” All community events are free and open to the public.

An Evening With Judy Collins

February 25 at 7:30pm An Evening with Judy Collins – Judy Collins has long inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 55-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

Pick 3 and save 20%! The Washington Center is offering 20% off when you pick 3 shows. More info at https://www.washingtoncenter.org/specialoffers

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performance venue with a mission to inspire audiences and artists of all ages through live performances, enriching the vibrancy of our community.

For more information please contact:

Tineke Raak, Marketing and Sales Director

marketingdirector@washingtoncenter.org

Box Office Information:

·        Box Office hours are Tuesday through Friday 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

·        For ticketing questions or more information about upcoming events please visit www.washingtoncenter.org or call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.

·        The Center requires proof of vaccine or a negative COVID test from a lab to enter the venue. Details on the current COVID protocols can be found here: https://www.washingtoncenter.org/events-tickets/plan-your-visit/

 

2021-2022 Calendar of Events:  https://www.washingtoncenter.org/events/month/

 

AveKids Matt Baked Comedy Stunt Show

Matt Baker

Saturday, February 19 | 2pm
AveKids – Matt Baked Comedy Stunt Show
Gymnasium at Les Gove Park,
910 9th Street SE
All tIckets: $10

Matt Baker is a three time Guinness World Record holder, was voted Seattle’s Funniest Alternative Comic AND has performed his comedy stunt show in over 17 different countries. He’s appeared on numerous television shows including Last Comic Standing, Tosh.0 and America’s Got Talent, where Sharon Osbourne called him “Hilarious” and Piers Morgan described him as, “hip, funny and well-choreographed; the total package!” His comedy never stops, this hip comedy show is action-packed with audience participation and perpetual laughter. Combining hilarious stand-up comedy and awesome stunts Matt’s show has become one of the most requested comedy acts in the country. Hip, funny, original and impressive, if you want the total package, he’s got it.

TICKET INFORMATION

For a full description of all shows and to purchase tickets, call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. or Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., or order online for print-at-home tickets at http://www.auburnwa.gov/arts. All tickets subject to $1.00 processing fee.

www.auburnwa.gov/arts | 253-931-3043

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Comedy Underground

February 17 at 7:30pm Need a good laugh? Our signature Comedy Underground series means good times with friends or a unique date night. We are thrilled to feature Auggie Smith this time. A 30 year veteran of comedy stages around the world, Auggie Smith has been seen on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing and can be heard regularly on The Bob and Tom Show. His long career has included being voted “Club Comic Of The Year” at the Aspen Comedy Festival and winning both the prestigious Seattle and San Francisco International Comedy Competitions. Auggie has performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival, The Boston Comedy Festival, The Great American Comedy Festival and the Laughing Skull Festival but if you can’t see him live rants from his multiple comedy albums are in heavy rotation on SiriusXm. Comedy Underground, the stand-up you love, in the intimacy of the Black Box!

Pick 3 and save 20%! The Washington Center is offering 20% off when you pick 3 shows. More info at https://www.washingtoncenter.org/specialoffers

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performance venue with a mission to inspire audiences and artists of all ages through live performances, enriching the vibrancy of our community.

For more information please contact:

Tineke Raak, Marketing and Sales Director

marketingdirector@washingtoncenter.org

Box Office Information:

·        Box Office hours are Tuesday through Friday 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

·        For ticketing questions or more information about upcoming events please visit www.washingtoncenter.org or call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.

·        The Center requires proof of vaccine or a negative COVID test from a lab to enter the venue. Details on the current COVID protocols can be found here: https://www.washingtoncenter.org/events-tickets/plan-your-visit/

 

2021-2022 Calendar of Events:  https://www.washingtoncenter.org/events/month/

 

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Richard Thompson Guitar Solo

February 16 at 7:30pm The influence of Richard Thompson can’t be overstated. Everybody from Robert Plant, Don Henley, and Elvis Costello to REM, Sleater-Kinney, and David Byrne has covered his music. Thompson picks up his guitar for this solo performance and emotions echo through his deft fleet-fingered fretwork, poetic songwriting, and impassioned guitar picking. Powered by evocative song craft, jaw-dropping guitar playing, and indefinable spirit, this venerable icon holds a coveted spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and counts a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association in Nashville, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC Awards among his many accolades. 2011 saw Thompson garner an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Moreover, Time touted his anthem, “1952 Vincent Black Lightning,” on its“100 Greatest Songs Since 1923” list.

 

The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour

February 12 at 7:30pm The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour featuring comics: Matt Koff, Kat Radley, Joe Opio, and Randall Otis. The Daily Show, Comedy Central’s hysterically funny late night talk and news satire program has won 24 Primetime Emmy Awards since its inception. Now….four brilliant Daily Show comedy writers have come together to tour America! The show features the comics behind the jokes that make America laugh every weeknight on Comedy Central’s premiere late night show. From making fun of their failed dating lives, being a cat owner, or talking politics, The Daily Show comedy writers have something for everyone!

 

ck 3 and save 20%! The Washington Center is offering 20% off when you pick 3 shows. More info at https://www.washingtoncenter.org/specialoffers

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performance venue with a mission to inspire audiences and artists of all ages through live performances, enriching the vibrancy of our community.

For more information please contact:

Tineke Raak, Marketing and Sales Director

marketingdirector@washingtoncenter.org

Box Office Information:

·        Box Office hours are Tuesday through Friday 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

·        For ticketing questions or more information about upcoming events please visit www.washingtoncenter.org or call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.

·        The Center requires proof of vaccine or a negative COVID test from a lab to enter the venue. Details on the current COVID protocols can be found here: https://www.washingtoncenter.org/events-tickets/plan-your-visit/

 

2021-2022 Calendar of Events:  https://www.washingtoncenter.org/events/month/

 

L’Enfant Prodigue, The Prodigal Son

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Black Box Jazz Series

February 11 at 8:00pm Jazz musicians Max Hatt and Edda Glass have “an incomparable spook” and a “unique sound” (Nashville Scene, NPR’s Larry Groce) — a swoon- inducing soundscape of voice and guitar that is both epic and intimate, making one feel “both lost and found” (NewYorkTheaterGuide.com). They have been heard on NPR, PBS, NYC’s Lincoln Center, DC’s Kennedy Center. Our Black Box Jazz Series offers intimate cabaret-style evenings featuring talented musicians from around the region. Jazz lovers will enjoy the diverse sounds and styles showcasing all original compositions. All ages are welcome!

Pick 3 and save 20%! The Washington Center is offering 20% off when you pick 3 shows. More info at https://www.washingtoncenter.org/specialoffers

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performance venue with a mission to inspire audiences and artists of all ages through live performances, enriching the vibrancy of our community.

For more information please contact:

Tineke Raak, Marketing and Sales Director

marketingdirector@washingtoncenter.org

Box Office Information:

·        Box Office hours are Tuesday through Friday 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

·        For ticketing questions or more information about upcoming events please visit www.washingtoncenter.org or call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.

·        The Center requires proof of vaccine or a negative COVID test from a lab to enter the venue. Details on the current COVID protocols can be found here: https://www.washingtoncenter.org/events-tickets/plan-your-visit/

 

2021-2022 Calendar of Events:  https://www.washingtoncenter.org/events/month/