Arts and Entertainment

Weekly arts roundup

'Mary Poppins' the musical is coming to the Paramount Theatre in May.
— image credit: Courtesy of STG Presents


Mitch Fatel headlines at the Parlor Live Comedy Club 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 5 ($15/$20/$25); 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, May 6 ($20/$25/$30); and 7:30 and 10 p.m.Saturday, May 7 ($20/$25/$30). Go to; 700 Bellevue Way N.E. 3rd Floor, Bellevue; 425-289-7000.

Fine Art

The Northwest Art Center (NWAC) is pleased to present the 2011 Valley Art Show—now in its 6th year. NWAC is accepting submissions from Monday, May 2-4. This juried art show is free to enter and artists are welcome to sell their art with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the artist. The artwork will be judged and then installed for public display in businesses throughout downtown Duvall from May 21 to June 4. Submissions from adults and youth are welcome. Go to;; 425-788-5900.


SUN The Sacred Music Chorale will present a spring concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 15 at First Presbyterian Church featuring a variety of classic spirituals and John Rutter's "Requiem in seven movements" with organ and orchestral accompaniment. The 60 members of the chorale hail from all over Puget Sound, including Bellevue and the Eastside. Tickets are $13 – $15 via; $17 –$15 at the door. 17 and under, free. Go to; the church s at 1717 Bellevue Way N.E.; 253-335-6582.

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra continues its 16th season with a pair of concerts in Seattle and Kirkland, titled "The Zen of Ten." The concerts will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30 , at Benaroya Hall in Seattle and 7 p.m., Sunday, May 1 at the Kirkland Performance Center. Regular ticket prices range from $21 to $39 for the series concerts. Group rates available. For tickets and more information go to; 206-523-6159.


5th Avenue Theatre’s Adventure Musical Theatre (AMT) touring company offers free presentation (to all museum ticket-holders) of its newest production, “Rosie the Riveter” to families and children visiting The Museum of Flight at 2 p.m., April 23. Normally reserved for classroom performances, AMT is thrilled to offer a public performance of this inspiring and meaningful show developed in partnership with Washington Women. Go to; The museum is at 9404 East Marginal Way S., Seattle, and can be reached at 206-764-5700.

ACT theater brings to stage a host of performances for the month of May! "Vanities: A New Musical" concludes its run, as ACT’s next Mainstage production starts, Neil Simon’s comic portrait of urban angst, "The Prisoner of Second Avenue." Staged readings, Short Stories Live at Town Hall RAWSTOCK Short Film Festival, Hedgebrook’s Women Playwrights Festival, and a fundraiser concert for the Japanese Red Cross Society are scheduled throughout May. Go to; 700 Union St., Seattle; 206-292-7676.

Disney Theatrical Production's Seattle engagement of "Mary Poppins" runs from May 12-29 at The Paramount Theatre. Based on P.L. Travers' cherished stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, "Mary Poppins" the stage play features the Academy Award®-winning music and lyrics of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Go to; 911 Pine Street, Seattle; 206-467-5510

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