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Tickets on sale now for The Jungle Book KIDS

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

Disney The Jungle Book KIDS

The Jungle Book KIDS comes to Renton Civic Theatre, produced by the Hi-Liners. Tickets are on sale now!

Performance Venue:
Renton Civic Theatre [Directions]

Performance Dates:
April 28-30 & May 5-7 [Buy Tickets]

This is the story of Mowgli, the man-cub, who is raised by wolves. Shere Kahn, the tiger and King of the Jungle, decides that Mowgli is no longer welcome in the Jungle, so Bagheera, the Panther, plans to guide Mowgli to safety. A song-filled celebration of friendships, fun and exciting adventure! Including favorites "Trust in Me," "The Bare Necessities" and "I Wan'na Be Like You."

 

The Jungle Book KIDS is a Hi-Liners DownStage Center Production.

About the Hi-Liners:

The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre has now been producing shows since 1994 on a continuous basis. The good news is we have grown, adding productions, classes, and camps on a year-round basis. The bad news is we have grown but our ticket sales and tuitions are still not enough to cover all of our costs. We depend on our friends, donors , grants and the generosity of our audiences to make up the dollars needed. Since you are here buying tickets we believe you understand and value what we provide to the young people of the community. A donation of any size in addition to purchasing your tickets will insure we are here again next year and for many years to come.

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Photos from the Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival at BAT

Sat, 15 Apr 2017

Playwrights Festival Poster

Just in: these photos from the first two shows in the Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival at Burien Actors Theatre!

The shows in these photos, “They Walk Among Us” and “Escorting Tom,” run from April 14-23. The second set of shows in the Festival, “Winter People” and “The Law of the Sea,” will run from April 28-May 7.

All photos were taken by Michael Brunk.

 Photo 19  by Michael Brunk: Burien Actors Theatre

From left to right, therapist Dr. Gold (Margaret Vandenberghe) is caught off guard when the earth begins to quake as her patient, the goddess Hera (Carrie Schnelker), loses her temper, while Hera’s husband, Zeus (Kevin Finney), looks on, disguised as a waiter, in They Walk Among Us at Burien Actors Theatre. In this one-act comedy written by Kirsten McCory, the gods Hera and Zeus move to suburbia and go into couples counseling. They Walk Among Us is part of Burien Actors Theatre’s Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival, which features four new plays by Washington State Playwrights from April 14-May 7.


Photo 41  by Michael Brunk: Burien Actors Theatre

From left to right, therapist Dr. Gold (Margaret Vandenberghe) is working with her temperamental patients, the goddess Hera (Carrie Schnelker) and Hera’s husband Zeus (Kevin Finney), in They Walk Among Us at Burien Actors Theatre. In this one-act comedy written by Kirsten McCory, the gods Hera and Zeus move to suburbia and go into couples counseling. They Walk Among Us is part of Burien Actors Theatre’s Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival, which features four new plays by Washington State Playwrights from April 14-May 7.


Photo 199  by Michael Brunk: Burien Actors Theatre

Sparks of attraction fly when Margot (Jane Martin) and Tom (Mark Gladding) first meet at a Chinese restaurant in Escorting Tom at Burien Actors Theatre. In this full-length comedy-drama, written by Duane Kelly, Carol hatches an audacious plan to improve her socially inept husband, with unexpected results. Escorting Tom is part of Burien Actors Theatre’s Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival, which features four new plays by Washington State Playwrights from April 14-May 7.


Photo 300 by Michael Brunk: Burien Actors Theatre

Tom (Mark Gladding) is explaining his new-found magnetism to his wife, Carol (Darla Smedley), in Escorting Tom at Burien Actors Theatre. In this full-length comedy-drama, written by Duane Kelly, Carol hatches an audacious plan to improve her socially inept husband, with unexpected results. Escorting Tom is part of Burien Actors Theatre’s Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival, which features four new plays by Washington State Playwrights from April 14-May 7.

2017 Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival at Burien Arts Theater

Fri, 07 Apr 2017

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Thought-provoking all-new plays
by Washington playwrights

$10 tickets to see two plays!

For about the price of a matinee movie theater ticket, enjoy two award-winning and thought-provoking new plays live in April and May during the Playwrights Festival at Burien Actors Theatre.

The 2017 Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival offers four weekends of four engaging new shows written by Washington State Playwrights from April 14 through May 7.

Tickets are just $10, and each ticket includes admission to two plays--a one-act followed by a full-length. From April 14-23, the one-act They Walk Among Us is paired with the full-length Escorting Tom. In the comedy They Walk Among Us, written by Kirsten McCory and directed by Laura Shearer, Zeus and Hera start a whole new myth after falling into a suburban therapist’s self-serving plot. In the comedy-drama Escorting Tom, written by Duane Kelly and directed by Calen P. Winn, to soften the blow of leaving her socially inept husband Tom, Carol hatches an audacious plan. The project promptly fails—and succeeds—in ways she did not see coming. From April 28-May 7, the one-act Winter People is paired with the full-length The Law of the Sea. In the drama Winter People, written by Devin Rodger and directed by Tabitha Angier, two recovering addicts struggle to find the truth—and healing—in the connetion they once shared. In the drama The Law of the Sea, written by D. Richard Tucker and directed by Rochelle Flynn, Andrew Irving died in a shipwreck, and his widow can’t believe the explanation given by the surviving crew. What really happened, and just what is the “Law of the Sea”? After each play is performed, audience members are invited to participate in a talk-back with the director and playwright. These talk-backs are an opportunity for the audience to discuss the show with its creators and for the playwrights to get an honest audience response to their work.

These shows are suggested for ages 13-plus due to some adult content and language.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Ave. S.W. in Burien.

The Playwrights Festival is sponsored by 4Culture, the City of Burien and Pickled & Preserved.

For tickets and other information, go to www.burienactorstheatre.org or call 206-242-5180. Burien Actors Theatre is located at 14501 Fourth Ave. S.W. in Burien.

ABOUT THE BILL AND PEGGY HUNT PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

The mission of the Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival is twofold: to encourage Washington State playwrights to pursue their craft and to showcase previously unproduced plays written by Washingtonians. Playwrights are invited to submit their scripts, which are evaluated by a panel of judges who select the winners. Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) produces the winning plays in the festival. Top winners in the one-act and full-length script categories are produced as fully staged performances on BAT’s main stage. The Festival was named to honor Bill and Peggy Hunt’s dedicated service to theater and their devotion to and involvement with BAT. Peggy Hunt joined Burien’s theater scene in 1960. Over the next 35 years both Bill and Peggy appeared in and directed plays, designed and built sets, served on BAT’s Board of Directors, and were involved in some aspect of every theater project. BAT officially launched the Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival in 1999. This year, BAT has chosen four playwrights to be honored with awards.

ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE

Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas. Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t see on film or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.

Peony & Bamboo Festival coming to the Seattle Chinese Garden

Thu, 06 Apr 2017

Peony and Bamboo Festival Banner

The weather is warming up, the sun is appearing more often, and we're getting ready for our most popular annual festival ~ a wonderful event for all ages.

Seattle Chinese Garden ~ Fifth Annual

 

Peony & Bamboo Festival

 

Saturday/Sunday April 22–23 ~ 10 AM to 4 PM

Potted Luoyang tree peonies will be available for purchase on April 8, April 15, and April 22–23. See more details below.

Core Festival Programs Include:

Lion Dance on Saturday, April 22 at 11:30 Cultural entertainment ~ music, dance, martial arts Peony and bamboo painting demonstrations Specialty bamboo for purchase from NW growers Plant care tips, talks, and demonstrations Children's entertainment and craft activities Pacific Science Center Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit Booth and more!

$5 suggested adult donation

 

Cosponsored by:

  • American Peony Art and Culture Association
  • American Bamboo Society Northwest Chapter

Collaborations with:

  • Confucius Institute of the State of Washington
  • Pacific Science Center 

Potted Luoyang Tree Peonies for Purchase!

Saturday April 8 and April 15 ~ 10 AM to 1 PM
(AND Saturday/Sunday, April 22–23, 10 AM to 4 PM or until sold out)

This year we have 90 plants for sale from among 10 varieties that range over the color spectrum. Luoyang peonies are exceptionally high quality and hardy. Approximately 25 to 30 plants will be available for sale on the dates below, with an initial limit of two plants per customer. Larger purchases may be possible if we have a good supply remaining on April 22–23.

Cost is $85 per plant.

Plants will be sold in the forecourt on the south side of Knowing the Spring Courtyard.

Seattle Chinese Garden

Use the North Entrance at South Seattle College
(6000 16th Avenue SW)
Park in the big lot or the small lot just east of the Chan Center (on your left).
The pathway to the Garden is between the Chan Center and the SSC Arboretum.

If you have day of sale questions, please contact:
Phil Wood, SCG Horticulture Chair
206.841.1591

Silver Sounds presents "America's Jukebox!", April 9 2017

Wed, 05 Apr 2017

Poster for America's Jukebox

Northwest Associated Arts’s senior chorus, Silver Sounds, puts their best foot forward with its annual celebration of the music from the 1950s through the 90s. From What a Wonderful World to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, with stops along the way for songs by Simon & Garfunkel, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton and many others, this show will once again prove that “You’re never to old to rock-n-roll!” Add in a live rock band, along with narration that traces the evolution of technology from 8-tracks to digital downloads, and you have a show that is certain to delight every member of your family.

America’s Jukebox

April 9, 2017 · 3pm

Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien, Washington

Click here to order tickets today!

Hi-Liners: Summer Shows Auditions

Sun, 19 Mar 2017

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Registration for the new Hi-Liners shows is open now.

Be a part of Madagascar JR, or Urinetown!

Madagascar JR.

Ages 7-15

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and those hilarious, plotting penguins as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar.

  • Auditions: Saturday, March 25, 3-7pm
  • Callbacks: Saturday, April 1, 3-7pm
  • Shows: July 13, 14, 15 & 16

Register to Audition for Madagascar JR 

Urinetown

Ages 14-18

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

  • Auditions: Saturday, March 25, 3-7pm
  • Callbacks: Saturday, April 1, 3-7pm
  • Shows: July 15 & 16

Register to Audition for Urinetown

Poet Shin Yu Pai comes to Burien Library on April 5

Sat, 18 Mar 2017

Portrait of Shin Yu Pai

Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 pm, at the Burien Library:

Poet Shin Yu Pai discusses the history of artist-poet collaborations and will show visual examples.

Discover the fascinating work that can result when visual arts and poetry collide.

During the talk, she shows her work as a writer, her commissions for both art and cultural museums, and her work with painters, photographers, installation artists, composers, and video artists on collaborative work. She’ll also discuss developing hybrid works that bring together her creative practices as a writer, photographer, and museologist.

Shin Yu Pai is currently poet laureate of the City of Redmond and was a 2014 Stranger Genius Award nominee. She has also served as a poet-in-residence for the Seattle Art Museum. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Pai lives in Seattle.

This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers.


Burien Library • 400 SW 152nd Street, Suite 100 • Burien, WA 98166 • 206.243.3490

Reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities is available; please contact the library prior to the event if you require accommodation. kcls.org/10totry

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