July 14, 2015
“It really was a small town back then,” Brian Yorkey said while relaxing prior to a dress rehearsal of his vision of “Cabaret” at Village Theatre.
Yorkey was talking about when he lived here as a child and first became involved with Village Theatre. For being surely the only Issaquah native to land a Pulitzer Prize, Yorkey is casual, relaxed and seems genuinely sincere about his enjoyment of the city he grew up in and its effects on his ongoing career. Read more
July 2, 2015
Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE program recently unveiled its summer schedule of productions.
‘Catch Me If You Can’
- July 11-19
- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
- Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 for youth and seniors
The KIDSTAGE Summer Independent program presents “Catch Me If You Can,” from July 11-19 at First Stage Theatre.
May 20, 2015
Simply put, “Cabaret” is one of the best productions I’ve ever seen at Village Theatre.
However, your enjoyment of the musical will directly correlate with your ability to handle an uncomfortable truth.
May 12, 2015
He’s won a Tony award, not to mention a Pulitzer Prize.
Still, virtually every year he makes a return to where it literally all started for him, Village Theatre.
“Not to get mushy, but this is home,” Brian Yorkey said, explaining why he keeps coming back to Issaquah despite a full plate of movie scripts, other plays and projects of various kinds.
April 28, 2015
The fourth annual Downtown Issaquah Association Wine Walk series continues May 1.
The association’s first Friday event is from 6-9 p.m. and features samples of regional vintners, live music, art exhibits and demonstrations, and snacks, all within easy walking distance along Front Street.
This month, the association is collaborating with the Issaquah Library and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association for the first annual Author Fest. The new feature kicks off in the library meeting room with the following schedule: Read more
April 21, 2015
Tickets are now on sale for Village Theatre’s musical production “Cabaret.”
Tickets for the musical, which runs from May 14 through July 3 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., are $39 to $67.
Lady killers — How two men handle the women in their lives delivers the laughs in ‘No Way to Treat a Lady’
March 25, 2015
Audiences will be excited that Village Theatre veteran director Steve Tomkins was able to cross off another production from his bucket list — this time, one of the first productions in the Village Originals program in 1999, “No Way to Treat a Lady.”
Adapted from a William Goldman novel, Douglas J. Cohen penned a tale of Christopher “Kit” Gill and Morris Brummel, who are both having mommy issues. How they approach their problems is at the core of the musical.
March 17, 2015
“No Way To Treat A Lady,” the theatrically charged new musical about a cunning yet charming serial killer, makes its mainstage Village Theatre debut March 19. (It ends April 26.)
The cat-and-mouse detective thriller is rounded out with a little romance, a lot of laughs, and an upbeat score full of catchy melodies and quick-witted lyrics.
March 17, 2015
Village Theatre recently announced its productions for the 2015-16 season.
The lineup includes “Snapshots,” a new musical scrapbook featuring the music of Stephen Schwartz, creator of “Wicked”; “My Fair Lady,” the glamorous Lerner-Loewe musical classic; “Crimes of the Heart,” a southern, gothic comedy; “My Heart Is the Drum,” a spirited, new coming-of-age musical set in Ghana; and “Billy Elliot,” the smash Broadway hit with music by Elton John.
March 3, 2015
Between its Golden Globe-winning turn on the silver screen and its 13-year run on Broadway, the story of “Beauty and the Beast” is familiar to audiences around the world.
That’s the challenge for the Issaquah High School performing arts department when it brings the musical version of “Beauty and the Beast” to the stage five times in four days this week.