Mount Baker Theatre presents its sixth year of its Summer Repertory Series, running Tuesday, July 10, through Aug. 5, and featuring "Proof," "Chapter Two" and "On Golden Pond."
Directed by 2011 Mayor's Arts Award-recipient Mark Kuntz, the three plays are presented in theater-in-the-round on a rotating schedule by professional and community actors.
The performances run Tuesday through Sunday, and will be dark Mondays. Tuesday through Saturday shows start at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees start 3 p.m. The Friday evening performance July 27 will start 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25 general, $10 for students, and $20 for groups of 12 or more. The series package is $20 per show when purchasing all three shows. For reservations or details, call 360-734-6080 or visit mountbakertheatre.com.
Also, Mount Baker Theatre recently announced its upcoming season.
The 21-show season begins July 14 with Lyle Lovett, continues with the theater's own production of "My Fair Lady," Sept. 26-30, and ends June 7 with Three Dog Night. The season includes a mix of musical performances, Broadway revues, dance, acrobatics and drama.
Tickets are on sale now to theater members, and go on sale to the public July 27. Details: 360-734-6080 or mountbakertheatre.com.
The new season's lineup:
- Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group: Saturday, July 14
- "My Fair Lady:" Sept. 26-30
- Natalie MacMaster: Oct. 20
- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Oct. 24
- Imperial Acrobats: Oct. 29
- Sergio Mendes: Nov. 7
- Chef Robert Irvine: Nov. 17
- Lily Cai Dance Company: Dec. 1
- Christmas with the Celts: Dec. 20
- "Rock of Ages:" Jan. 16
- Dailey & Vincent: Jan. 19
- The Voca People: Feb. 9
- Aaron Neville: Feb. 23
- "Shrek: The Musical:" March 5-6
- BodyVox: March 22
- Lord of the Dance: April 5
- Aquila Theatre's "The Taming of the Shrew:" April 10
- Jesse Cook: April 11
- "Beauty & the Beast:" May 6-7
- Flying Karamazov Brothers: May 17
- Three Dog Night: June 7.
KULSHAN COMMUNITY LAND TRUST HOST OPEN HOUSE JULY 7
My friend Jen Green is beaming with pride that Kulshan Community Land Trust will be hosting an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at her home, 2618 Birchwood Ave., to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first home coming into the trust. Green was the land trust's first homeowner.
Jen, who is of British descent, recently beautified her garden in the best of English traditions. She also has remodeled her kitchen and redecorated her home's interior.
"Kulshan Land Trust joins Jen in celebrating her 10-year anniversary and congratulate her on her new home improvements," said Dean Fearing, executive director.
The open house is free and open to the community. Refreshments will be served, and live music will be provided by Chad Peterson, Bob Caloca, Darcy Haughian and others.
Jen was the first homebuyer to purchase her home in partnership with Kulshan, in July 2002. Since then, the land trust has brought 107 homes into the trust, and partnered with 132 homebuyers to become first-time homebuyers, including 25 resales. Details: 360-671-5600, kulshanclt.org.
POETRYNIGHT SEEKS KICKSTARTER DONATIONS TO PRINT ANTHOLOGY
Poet Judy Kleinberg, one of the organizers of the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest, is seeking a little help from her poetic friends.
For the last 15 years, Bellingham's poetrynight has been bringing the voices of poets to eager audiences in our county. To honor the power of those voices, poetrynight has assembled a collection of poems in a poetrynight anthology.
All that the organizers need now is a little cash to cover the initial print run and a small amount of advertising. To that end, they've initiated a Kickstarter project.
Any amount will do, they say, but if you give $20 or more you will receive a copy of the anthology. If they don't reach their $1,000 goal, you get your money back.
Either way, says Judy, you support local poetry. So what do you have to lose?
All are welcome to attend poetrynight, whether you want to read or just come to listen. There's a featured poet and open mic every Monday night at The Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave. Poetrynight also provides benefit events, a "Poetry in Public Education" program, and poetry podcasts.
Details: poetrynight.org, or on Facebook at facebook.com/letshavewords (which links to the Kickstarter project.) Deadline for fundraising is July 18.
ABOUT BEHIND THE SCENES
Behind the Scenes focuses on the people who make the arts and entertainment world of Whatcom County happen. It appears in Take Five, The Bellingham Herald's entertainment section, each Thursday. Margaret Bikman is the Entertainment News Coordinator at The Bellingham Herald.
Reach MARGARET BIKMAN at email@example.com or 715-2273.