Thursday, February 23, 2012

This North Coast Weekend

Joan Schirle, Michael Fields, David Powell, Lynnie Horrigan, Donald Forrest, Tim Randles and special guests headline a weekend of Musical Cabaret, Friday through Sunday (February 24,25,26) at 8pm in the Carlo Theate at Dell'Arte in Blue Lake. Albert McFee is the MC, and performs new original songs.

Saturday, by the way, is International Commedia dell'arte Day, so, I don't know, take a clown to lunch!

Also on Saturday, Jeff DeMark is back at the Sewell Gallery with La Patinas doing his work-in-progress, currently titled The Thong Remains the Same.

The Language Archive continues at Redwood Curtain.   My review is in the Journal this week.  To get the in-joke about "fully baked" and the advice to have fresh bread on hand after the show, well, you have to go to the show.

This is the final weekend for Look Back in Anger at Ferndale Rep.   A drama (this one) and a comedy (at Redwood Curtain), both with superior acting.  Pretty good for any theatre town.

I should also mention a music event with a stage tie-in.  On Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., Elisabeth Harrington and six North Coast friends (Craig Benson, Ana Cruz, Robert Keiber, Steve Nobles, Jenny Quigley and Kevin Sharkey) sing a love song to ice cream by Kurt Weil, among other delicious operatic selections.  The friends became friends as a result of working together on various stages, including Humboldt Light Opera and especially Sweeney Todd at Ferndale Rep.  It's in Fulkerson Hall at HSU, and proceeds to HSU Music scholarship fund. Tickets at 826-3928 or more easily at the door.

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