January 29, 2013
Theatergoers embraced “Fiddler on the Roof” and propelled the classic musical to a Village Theatre sales record.
The spectacle centered on the godfearing milkman Tevye played at the downtown Issaquah theater through November and December, and then shifted to the Everett Performing Arts Center.
In Issaquah, a record 32,726 audience members attended the show, including more than 14,000 single-ticket buyers — a significant number for a playhouse reliant on seasonal subscribers.
In Everett, “Fiddler on the Roof” set more milestones. The show reached the revenue goals before opening night — a first for Village Theatre’s Snohomish County stage — and broke the sales record for single-ticket revenue two weeks before “Fiddler on the Roof” closed Jan. 27.
January 22, 2013
To enjoy some of the finer things in life, there are rules. For example:
- The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club.
- What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
- And, do not reveal the plot of “The Mousetrap.”
Each has its own reason to remain spoiler free. Village Theatre hopes its patrons adhere to the latter so subsequent audiences can enjoy its latest production, Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.”
What started as an 80th birthday tribute written for Queen Elizabeth in 1947, Agatha Christie thought her radio broadcast, “Three Blind Mice,” adapted for stage would have an uneventful eight-month run, tops.
January 8, 2013
Expect more than a month of snow — on the Village Theatre stage, at least — as the scene-setting snowstorm in “The Mousetrap” is re-created night after night.
The classic whodunit is considered mystery maven Agatha Christie’s masterpiece. “The Mousetrap” opens Jan. 16 as the lone play — the only nonmusical offering in the 2012-13 lineup — in the Village Theatre season.
March 13, 2012
The musical “Trails” — a tale about childhood friends embarking on a journey along the Appalachian Trail — is poised for a premiere in the trailhead city, Issaquah.
“Trails” is the original offering in a lineup of classics Village Theatre plans to present during the 2012-13 season. The downtown Issaquah theater announced the lineup March 7.
The musicals “Big River” — “Huckleberry Finn” retold in musical form — and “Chicago” bracket the season. “Fiddler on the Roof” and “The Mousetrap” complete the upcoming season.
“For years, we have listened to the feedback of our audience and our artists when selecting shows — this coming year is no exception and we think our patrons will be very pleased with this diverse lineup,” Executive Producer Robb Hunt said.