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‘BE in the Show’ Jan. 29 at Mount Baker Theatre

Alice Clark has been hired as interim director of Downtown Bellingham Partnership
Alice Clark has been hired as interim director of Downtown Bellingham Partnership The Bellingham Herald

Britt Burton, artistic director of The Dance Studio, has organized a new production, “BE in the Show,” for Jan. 29 at Mount Baker Theatre. It’s a family-friendly, all-ages community production celebrating the performing arts in Bellingham.

“Local dancers, singers, musicians, actors and more will grace the stage for a night of entertainment featuring a variety of talent from amateurs to professionals,” Burton says. “We have such incredible talent in our community, and we wanted to create a new and fun tradition for Bellingham during our grayer months to add a bit of brightness to our lives.”

KAFE radio host Ron Warner and Upfront Theater improv player Maddie Neuman will emcee, she says. Tickets are $5.

To apply go to beintheshow.com. Auditions will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 16 at The Dance Studio, 1820 Cornwall Ave.

After you apply, you will be given a time slot. If you aren’t able to make auditions, submit a YouTube video link to your piece at the bottom of the audition form. Bring any audio needed for your act to your audition on a USB drive, or if you can’t make auditions, email it to office@thedancestudio.net by Jan. 16.

Dress rehearsal will be 3 to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at Mount Baker Theater. If you aren’t able to make dress rehearsal, note that on the audition form.

A pre-performance dance showcase by The Dance Studio will be 6 to 7 p.m.

Clark gets cameo at Downtown Bellingham Partnership

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership has hired Alice Clark as interim executive director as it begins a search for a new permanent leader.

Clark will replace Nick Hartrich, who resigned in mid-December, and will help the partnership look for a new director, according to a news release from the nonprofit organization.

Clark was the longtime executive director of Pickford Film Center, helping to raise $3.25 million to renovate Pickford’s building at 1318 Bay St. She left Pickford in 2013 to start her own business, Alice's Pies.

Entries sought for Music Film Festival

The first Bellingham Music Film Festival, which takes place April 1–3 at Pickford Film Center, Make.Shift Art Space and Film is Truth, is accepting submissions of music-inspired films. Films can range from music videos, animations and shorts, to feature-length documentaries and narratives.

By participating, filmmakers and music lovers can enjoy curated films and music, network, and win awards, all while supporting local nonprofits. Deadline to submit is Feb. 1. Details: bellinghammusicfilmfestival.com.

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