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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Late-night improv Returns to taproot theatre’s mainstage

Friday nights after Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming

SEATTLE – July 20, 2009 – Taproot Theatre is bringing Late-Night Improv back to the Mainstage this summer for three hilarious evenings of fun. Following the performances of Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming on July 24 and 31 and August 7, Taproot’s improvisers will take the stage to entertain audiences with their imaginative sketches based on audience suggestions. Performances start at 10:15 p.m., or shortly after the Mainstage performance ends.

Tickets are $10 at the door, or $8 for patrons staying after the performance of Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming.

Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming is a toe-tappin’, knee-slappin’, heartwarmin’ bluegrass gospel extravaganza. Written by Connie Ray and conceived by Alan Bailey, with musical arrangements by Mike Craver, this musical runs through August 8. For tickets, call the box office at 206-781-9707.

Support for Taproot Theatre’s 2009 season is generously provided by 4Culture, ArtsFund, The Charles Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences, Washington State Arts Commission, Nesholm Family Foundation and PONCHO. Thanks to The Upper Crust, our Opening Night sponsor, and Romio’s Pizza and Pasta and Dry Soda, our Pizza and a Play sponsors.

Taproot Theatre is located at 204 North 85th Street in Greenwood.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

World premiere by Seattle playwright announced

John Longenbaugh’s Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol to premiere at Taproot Theatre this holiday season

SEATTLE – July 7 – Taproot Theatre is excited to announce its holiday production: the world premiere of John Longenbaugh’s Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol. Longenbaugh, a Seattle playwright and author, has created a holiday mystery that will delight the entire family.

These then are the facts: The year, 1894. The date, Christmas Eve. The location, 221B Baker Street. After being presumed dead for three years, a hardened Sherlock Holmes resurfaces, turning his back on the people who need him most. Three unexpected callers arrive on Christmas Eve uncovering clues from the detective's past, present and future. Can they save Holmes and his world from a dire end? They must "do it all in one night" to accomplish the task.

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol opens on November 27 and runs through December 26, with low-price previews on November 20 & 21, plus a pay-what-you-can performance on November 25. Tickets go on sale to the public on October 1; 2009 subscribers may preorder their tickets with their 2010 subscription renewal.

Support for Taproot Theatre’s 2009 season is generously provided by 4Culture, ArtsFund, The Charles Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences, Washington State Arts Commission, Nesholm Family Foundation and PONCHO. Thanks to The Upper Crust, our Opening Night sponsor.


Taproot Theatre Company is a professional, non-profit theatre company with a multi-faceted production program. Founded in 1976, Taproot Theatre serves the Pacific Northwest with Mainstage Productions, Touring Productions and Acting Studio. Taproot exists to create theatre that explores the beauty and questions of life while bringing hope to our search for meaning. Taproot Theatre Company is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Theatre Puget Sound (TPS), and the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July 10: Art Up G-P artwalk participants + Penguins On The March Locations

July 10th from 6-9pm
(Updated 7/7/09)

Penguins On The March Locations in Greenwood-Phinney are in Green. Plus SAVE THE DATE for the Penguins on the March Auction at The Greenwood Collective on Friday, August 14th (during the August Art Up art walk).

Avanti Art & Design: 7317 Greenwood Ave N
CD release party for the amazing spoken word poetry of Brian Enriquez, lovely hip-hop inspired mixed media work by Kaleb Hunkele, and deliciously intimate photos by David Whelan. Artists present.

Photo of art by Matthew Hinsaw
Balderdash Books & Art: 8536 Greenwood Ave N
Sculptures by Matthew Hinshaw made from a polymer clay called Super Sculpey. Created to hang on a wall and each is rendered with acrylic. Artist present.

Bambu Organic Salon: 7406 Greenwood Ave N
Kristy Yawman: drawings, framed art & greeting cards. Artist present.

Bherd Studios Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
"The Bad" features urban artwork exploring the dark, grotesque, mischievous,naughty and devilish themes (as part of a 3 Gallery Exhibition called "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly". Artists include: Jeremy Nichols; Stephen Williams aka Vaquero; Jill Rothenberger, Zachary Bohnenkamp & Kevin "SENSEI 23" Sullivan of Matamuros; MassRad; & David Francis. Artists present.

Bleacher's Pub: 8118 Greenwood Ave N
"Pengy" by Ellen Ader

Brand Vibes (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenood Ave N, Suite 1
Brand Vibes presents urban contemporary art.

Diva Espresso: 7916 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly art rotation

Emma Jean's Consignments & Antiques: 8554 1/2 Greenwood Ave N
"My Habitat Keeps Changing" by Emma Jean's Consignments & Antiques

KillaB Studio (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenood Ave N, Suite 1
Urban contemporary art work by Kate Barnett. Artist present.

Kumon: 123 N. 85th St.
"Scoop" by Amy Cooper

*Gaspare Ristorante and Bar: 6705 Greenwood Ave N
Three Course Italian Meal for $22.00 all night special for the art walk.

Greenwood Collective: 8537 Greenwood Ave N
Charles Seaton will be sharing with you several of his talents, including a DJ set, an Acoustic set and a set of Live P.A. electronic compositions. Artist present.

GreenWorks Realty: 7406 Greenwood Ave N
Photography & mixed media by Judith Ryan, Heather Swift and Monika Dalkin. Artist present.

Makeda Coffee: 153 N 78th Street
(between N. 1st Ave & N. Greenwood Ave.)
New Works by Gwen Wilson features pieces from two series: Future Sand, small plastic marine debris incorporated into encaustics offers a meditation on the ocean environment and the Birds series focuses on the ever present Northwest species that are an often overlooked wild element in our daily lives.

Metropolis: 7321 Greenwood Ave N
"Flaminguin: an Adaptation" by Cath Carine, Suze Woolf, Penny Lewis, Frank Kaplan, Anne Tarver

Naked City Taphouse: 8564 Greenwood Ave N
Photography by Andrea Callegari and Oil Paintings on canvas by Sky Andrews Gersphacher. Artist present.

Neptune Coffee: 8415 Greenwood Ave N
Artwork by Jenny Kemp.

Oliver’s Twist: 6822 Greenwood Ave N
Urban Contemporary art work from Twilight Collective Gallery artists. Featuring: Jenna Colby, Sharon McGovern, Erin Crawford, Nicole Linde, Clare Bowers, Michelle Anderst, Karl Addison, Samantha Malay and Brad Strain.

PAWS Cat City: 8503 Greenwood Ave N
Live art in progress: Cats & Kittens looking for homes!

Phinney Neighborhood Association: 6532 Phinney Avenue N.
"Native Penguin" By Sue Coccia, Earth Art

Rockwell Realty/Seattle Management Group: 8313/8315 Greenwood Ave N
Chris Davis & Jeff Rodriguez of Horsepower Design present their portfolio of works heavily weighted in snow sports, music & youth culture. Artist present.

SPACE: 7601 Greenwood Ave N (enter off of 76th)
Art On The Ridge together with Space will feature 6 talented artists this month, live music, and poetry! Free event with free snacks and drinks! The art can be seen here all month. All art is 15% off the night of the show plus free delivery! Don't miss this stop! For more info call (206)510-3421 or visit www.ArtOnTheRidge.com

Strut: 7511 Greenwood Ave N
Paintings by Elizabeth Desiree Torbet. Artist present. Plus: Lemon Meringue Boutique Trunk Show showcasing Summer Styles. AND MORE: live music by the Quixotic Classical Trio on the sidewalk in front of Strut.

Left to right: Theresa Holmes, Candace Vance and Edd Key. Photo by Erik Stuhaug.
Tap Root Theatre: 204 N 85th Street
Taproot Theatre Company celebrates opening night of the regional premiere of Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming—a toe-tappin’, knee-slappin’, heartwarmin’ bluegrass gospel extravaganza! Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming runs July 8-August 8, with opening night on July 10.
"Klaata, Barada, Nikto" by Cameron Garland

Terrabella Flowers: 8417 Greenwood Ave N
Fine art, acrylic on canvas, new pieces in the Baroque series by Uyen Tran-Gjerde. Artist present.

Top Ten Toys: 104 N 85th Street
"Professor Fishmort's Flight Suit T1" by Bruce & Durocher II and Margaret Organ-Kean

Urban Light Studios (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
“Aerial Exposure” photography exhibit by T.J. Hoving. Artist present.
*Kevin & Julie Law of Urban Light Studios have been an instrumental part in matching the artists with the penguins, coordinating art workshops and helping to promote The Penguins on the March events.

Wayward Coffeehouse: 8570 Greenwood Ave N
Henna Art by Magic Magpie Studios, Works by Angie Whitney, Encaustic wax art by Cheri Prestek and Joyce Mitchell.

Woodland Park Zoo Penguin Exhibit: 601 N. 59th Street
"Blue Juan" By John Osgood of Bherd Studios

Zak and Zoe: 7400 Greenwood Ave N
Original Dog-themed Fine Art Paintings by Connie Conley. Artist present.

*Offering Art Walk Special Promotion