Bogville III ~ Eye of Retribution at Lotus Seed on Nov 13th & 14th at 9pm

Bogville part III is coming up. All ages, as long as by all you mean not under 18, apparently.

FRIDAY the 13th of November
and
SATURDAY the 14th of November
$10 in advance $15 at the Door
Tickets available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/82888
Doors at 8pm performance at 9pm SHARP

BOGVILLE:
Chapter III
Eye of Retribution
In which Evil is Subsumed by the Seeds it has Sown

A Musical Pageant and Eldritch Bazaar
Featuring the Traditional
MUSIC and HANDICRAFTS
Of the Talented Bogvillian Citizens

starring
NagaSita
Meghann Rose
Soriah
J. Lieber
Nequaquam Vacuum
Ogo Eion
L.V.X. Occulta
Cult of Zir
Uxepi Ipexu
Eyerish Heather Collins
Wounding Visions
The Juan Prophet Organization
Danse Perdue
CHrystal Zingsheim
St. Caedmon
Ms. Joints

at THE LOTUS SEED Church
4635 NE 9th Ave
NOTE: No one under 18 years old will be admitted.

Bogville III ~ Eye of Retribution

Viva Oz Vegas at Bagdad on Oct 24th at 6pm

It’s an Oz themed circus. ‘Nough said.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 24th 6pm-10pm

at THE BAGDAD THEATER
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd

with special Portland guests
THE WANDERLUST CIRCUS

$20 ADVANCE TICKETS
http://www.ticketmaster.com/Viva-Oz-Vegas-tickets/artist/1369090
$25 at the door

Can Can Presents is excited to announce the return of its Vegas-style floor show, Viva Oz Vegas. For the first time in its three year history, Viva Oz Vegas is hitting the road — with performances in its native Seattle, as well as Portland, Olympia, Spokane and Port Townsend, this October.

This crowd-pleasing spectacle features performances by the self-proclaimed Mexican Elvis, El Vez; Las Vegas Exotic World winners The Heavenly Spies and Nanda; Bing Wheeler of Big Wheel Bingo; Can Can’s Herr Doppelganger; award-winning breakdancer Yoshi Wright and many more.

Follow along as the yellow brick road leads Dorothy into the temptations of Sin City, where her encounters find her replacing the long-time starring lady at Casino Oz — the Wicked Witch of the Breast. Marvel as other familiar characters get not-so-familiar makeovers. Thrill to an evening full of nostalgic music, Las Vegas-style showgirls, aerial and floor acrobatics, comedy, game show glitz, and a full deck of surprises you won’t soon forget. www.vivaozvegas.com

Viva Oz Vegas

Tiger Lilly and Sunny Lu: Cirque du Chat at Echo Theatre from Nov 28th – Jan 3rd

Apparently the theme of this new circus by Do Jump! is the memoirs of a cat. Interesting.

Thanksgiving weekend – New Years weekend
at the historic Echo Theatre, 1515 SE 37th

DO JUMP!’s new holiday show is based on the memoirs of Sunny Lu (a beautiful orange tabby). See the extraordinary human members of DO JUMP! create a one room feline circus. This show includes trampoline furniture, flying human cat toys and live music from rock and roll to classical performed by Klezmocracy. Artful athletic and hilarious, Sunny Lu and Tiger Lilly is great for audiences of all ages.

Tiger Lilly and Sunny Lu: Cirque du Chat

Conflux: NW Dark Arts Festival at Tabor Theater on Sep 25 & 26 at 8pm

So, there’s this thing going on. Abney Park, the steampunk group will be there, along with a bunch of other names, including Soriah, Bogville Creature Features, and more. It’s two days filled with live music, ritual theatre, gothic fusion bellydance, butoh, art show, fashion show, dance party goodness. Er, or, filled with dark darkness and so on.

Conflux 2009

Bogville ~ A Vignette Agglomeration at The Church on Aug 20th at 9pm

The people of bogville are up to something again on Aug 20th.


bogville a vignette agglomeration
THURSDAY, AUGUST 20TH
9PM

TEMPLE THEATRE PRESENTS:

A BOGVILLE
Vignette Agglomeration

$10
At The Church
4635 NE 9th & Going

BOGVILLE
CREATURE FEATURES
Bring You
Reflections ov Mystic Empiricism & Dark Secrets Cast Aside Long Ago…

Featuring:
NagaSita, Azphodel, Mirror Milk, Cult of Zir, Nequaquam Vacuum, Ogo Eion with Eyerish Heather Collins, Orryelle Definistrate Bascule, Static Opera, Rev. Wounding Visions

Escape the woes of the workaday world and soak in the spartan swampland elegance of America’s newest destination for the courageous and curious: BOGVILLE

Circus Contraption’s Fond Farewell in Seattle on Jul 18th at 7:30pm

For anyone in Seattle, it appears the great Circus Contraption is coming to a close, which is sad for everyone. Got in email an announcement about a final show and auction where they’re selling off stuff, not just stuff but crazy circus stuff.

Circus Contraption’s Fond Farewell & Surreal Auction Extravaganza

Saturday July 18, 2009
The Circus Factory
3400 Phinney Ave N
Seattle WA

On Saturday, July 18, Circus Contraption will raise our collective glasses one last time to toast our fans and friends for 11 years of mirth, madness, and mayhem.

Entertainment

This party will not only feature special guest artists Orkestar Zirkonium, Caela and R.B. of the Dangerous Flares, and God’s Favorite Beefcake, but also favorite vintage performances by Circus Contraption’s physical performers and a white-hot set by the incredible Circus Contraption Band.

We will also have a video/photo montage of CC throughout the years, including never-before-seen footage of some of our best moments and near misses, as well as a staged reading of our treasured “Banned in Lynnwood” letter from the mayor of that fair city and other strange surprises.

Live and Silent Auctions

As we have always been better at creating art than paying our bills, we are also reaching out to all of you to help us bury our debt in the smoldering embers of greasepaint and poodle fur.

Throughout the evening, there will be numerous fund-raising opportunities, including a live and silent auction of Circus Contraption costumes, props, and memorabilia, plus one-of-a-kind auction packages such as:

Bicycle Built for Five — Ernesto Cellini’s custom designed, built, and driven caveman vehicle, as featured in Grand American Traveling Dime Museum.

Scotch With Shmootzi — a private single-malt master class for 20-30 taught by the “Whisky Ambassador of the Year,” Highland Park’s own Martin Daraz, and scored by the live musical stylings of Shmootzi the Clod.

Also available will be photos with CC members; a “Kiss-a-Clown” Kissing Booth, and other unique ways to help ensure that Circus Contraptions exits the Big Top with a clean slate—and that you never forget this amazing night.

So Step Right Up and Drink It Down one final time with the Bracing Curative for the Afflictions of Our Times.

The Nitty-Gritty Details

Saturday, July 18th
21+ with ID
Full Bar
The Circus Factory at Theo Chocolate
3400 Phinney Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98103

Doors open at 7:30
$15 advance / $20 at door
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets

Sideshow Speakeasy at Dante’s on May 20th at 9pm

Wanderlust Circus sent out an announcement about this show on May 20th at Dante’s. Hey, it’s only $5 bucks!

WEDNESDAY MAY 20th 9pm

SIDESHOW SPEAKEASY

Waiting For The World
To Join Us In The Gutter

at DANTE’S
1 SW 3rd
on Burnside
Downtown

ONLY
$5
IN HONOR OF
THE COLLAPSE OF CIVILIZATION

with your host
WILLIAM BATTY HIMSELF

Welcoming this Wednesday
Bizarre and Bewitching
VAUDEVILLIAN FREAKS
From Beyond the Barricades of Normalcy

NAGASITA

DINGO DIZMAL

MISTER CREATURE
& BARNABY THE BEAR

SWINGTEASE

and many more!

Come Early For our
AMATEUR HOUR TALENT CONTEST: 8pm – 9pm
Show us your stuff – it’s an audition, an open mic, and a free gig rolled into one!
All Performers Are Encouraged To Apply!

Wanderlust Circus at Bossanova in Apr and May

I’ve seen posters for this in the window of a place I pass by frequently. It looks like a lot of fun, and there’s a variety of ticket options some of which include absinthe and sitting up front at the Mad Hatter’s table. And, there’s a show on May Day, which isn’t exactly a protest, except perhaps against boredom … but something great to round out your May Day festivities.

Wanderlust Circus presents Alice

Wanderlust Presents:

THE WONDERLAND CIRCUS
A mad tea-party spectacle relating the adventures of Alice

Fridays and Saturdays
April 24th & 25th
May 1st & 2nd

at THE BOSSANOVA BALLROOM and SUPPER CLUB
722 E Burnside

21 and over, please

To the Looking-Glass world it was Alice that said
‘I’ve a sceptre in hand, I’ve a crown on my head;
Let the Looking-Glass creatures, whatever they be,
Come and dine with the Red Qeen, the White Queen, and me!’

You Are Cordially Invited To
THE WONDERLAND CIRCUS
A Tea Party and Theatrical Review
In Honor of The New Queen of Wonderland
Depicting Her Legendary Adventures

With a Cast of the Finest
Acrobats, Jugglers, Dancers, and Musicians
Any World Has Ever Known

with live musical score by
THE TRASHCAN JOE ORCHESTRA
Featuring SHOEHORN

And, Representing the Wanderlust Circus:

JESSICA HOAGE as Alice

KAZUM as The Card Army

The AWOL DANCE COLLECTIVE

LEAPIN’ LOUIE LICHTENSTEIN as The White Rabbit

SID SIMPATICO , J’MIAH , & SCARLETT ROSE
of March Fourth Marching Band

CHERRY as The Queen of Hearts

CHARLIE BROWN as The White Knight and The Walrus

HENRIK BOTHE as The Red Knight and The Carpenter

SADIE LaGUERRE as The Red Queen

TANA THE TATTOOED LADY as The White Queen

J LIEBER as The March Hare

TOMMY TWIMBLE as The Doormouse

MR. CREATURE as The Caterpillar

KEPH SHERIN as The Cheshire Cat

and
WILLIAM BATTY as The Mad Hatter

Rose City Vaudeville at IFCC on Mar 15th, Apr 19th, May 17th at 7pm

Noticed this flyer, hanging out, and caught my eye: Rose City Vaudeville is at Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center on Mar 15th, Apr 19th and May 17th at 7pm.

“Welcome to the new age of vaudeville. Bringing together premiere practitioners of the antique and futuristic arts on a single stage. Rose City Vaudeville is a mad steam punk experiment to support performance artists and buskers. We are a new banner beneath which spectators and visionaries alike may gather to share in the unbridled amazement of the self-trained human animal.”

tEEth at On the Boards in Seattle on Feb 12-14th at 8pm

teeth-grub

tEEth will be performing the world premiere of Grub in Seattle at On the Boards from Feb 12th – 14th. Tickets are $18. From the e-mail announcement:

We hope you will join us in Seattle at On the Boards for the World Premiere of our new work, Grub, featuring Video Animation by Miwa Matreyek, Costumes by Paloma Soledad and Celeste Sipes, Lighting by Malina Rodriguez, Original Music/Video Design/Video Effects by Phillip Kraft, Choreography by Angelle Hebert, and Performed by Gina Frabotta (pictured above), Elizabeth Grossberg, Lee Kyle (pictured above), Melissa Murray, Celeste Olivares, and Noel Plemmons.

The copy from On the Boards:

“tEEth is quickly gaining recognition in the Northwest for their sensory-rich amalgamations of contemporary dance and performance art. Led by Angelle Hebert and Phillip Kraft, the Portland-based ensemble returns to Seattle with a brand new work integrating idiosyncratic movement, sociology, original live music, industrial costumes and video-driven elements.”

Butoh at Disjecta on Oct 17th at 8pm

A friend mentioned that they are in a performance with Mizo, Yuko Ota and Death Posture at Disjecta:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 (PORTLAND) 8 p.m.
PERFORMANCES by YUKO OTA, DEATH POSTURE, & MIZU DESIERTO BUTOH THEATRE with guest musicians The Headwaters: kinesthetic laboratory & center for international exchanges in the arts @ Disjecta: 8371 N. Interstate Ave. pdx 97217

Although, it doesn’t appear to be listed on the Disjecta site, I’m assured that it’s happening and it’s only $15 at the door.

21A at Theater! Theater! through Aug 30th

Joey LeBard is doing a one-person show with Arts Equity in town called 21A:

July 10 — 26
21A
BY KEVIN KLING
7:15 pm — Doors open • 8:00 pm — Curtain
General Admission: $20
Plays at the Landmark Theater! Theatre! building
3430 SE Belmont, Portland OR

Kevin wrote “The Ice Fishing Play” in our first season. This one man tour-de-force features Joey LeBard (Einstein in Picasso at the Lapin Agile) playing all eight of the people on a Minneapolis bus.
This hilarious and decidedly different work had them rolling in the aisles at Actors Theatre of Louisville’s famed Humana Festival, where it won the Heidemann Award.

Update 25jul08 @ 12:50pm:

This show has been extended through August 30th, so there’s plenty of time to see it a couple times.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Arts Equity extends one man show “21A” by NPR commentator Kevin Kling
through August 30th.

Portland, Or – July 24, 2008 – (Arts Equity – In the Arena at Theater, Theatre) -Arts Equity extends one man show “21A” by NPR commentator Kevin Kling through August 30th.

“21A” creates a character named Ron Huber, the bus driver of the 21A, who later shows up in another of Kling’s plays “The Ice Fishing Play” produced by Arts Equity in its 2005 season. According to Ron Huber, …”Some of the people have been through sh*t a cat wouldn’t live through. Crazy” No way. They’re just as sane as you or me. Oh, They’re a little odd, most of them, you can bet on that. I don’t know how they keep from crackin up.”

An actual bus route between Minneapolis and St. Paul the 21A has a lot to say about the current Portland/Vancouver mass transportation light rail interstate bridge discussions and the perceptions of those who ride them.

This one man show features Joey LeBard playing all eight of the characters on 21A a Minneapolis bus plus a few more recorded characters so he can make the quick costume changes. Joey LeBard was nominated for an inaugural PAMTA Award in 2008 for his portrayal of Eddie in “Blood Brothers” also at Arts Equity. Other roles at Arts Equity include Leslie the Lizard in Edward Albee’s “Seascape” and Einstein in Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” that ran for the entire summer last season for this Vancouver based theatre company.

“21A” is designed and directed by Llewellyn J. Rhoe.

PERFORMANCE INFO:

July 31 at 8pm
August 1,2,8,9,14,15,16,22,23,28,29,30 at 8pm
August 10,24 at 2pm

TICKET PRICES AND INFO:

Daily Internet Specials $12.50 click link below
http://www.artsequity.org/

General Admission $20 at the door
Senior & Student $17 at the door

http://www.artsequity.org/
Box Office Telephone: 360-695-3770

Press Contact: Llewellyn J. Rhoe at 360-695-3770

The Rocky Horror Show in Olympia opens June 5th

Harlequin Productions is putting on The Rocky Horror Show which opens on June 5th.

This is not the movie. This is the stage production. If I were in Olympia still, even crazed weasels attacking could not keep me away from this. I had the joy of seeing a live production of The Rocky Horror Show in Seattle by the Empty Space back in the day, could it have been in the late 80’s? It was unimaginably good. The movie has a place in history, but the stage version I saw has a place in my heart.

Go see this. Let nothing stand in the way of going. And, I’ll hope for you that it’s even half as good as the version I saw so long ago.

The Rocky Horror Show
by Richard O’Brien
June 5 – July 6, 2008
Tickets $34 – $38
Rush Tickets $12 – $20 available at the ticket office 1/2 hour before curtain.

Sponsored by 94.5 ROXY

Rocky marks Harlequin’s 100th Production! Celebrate with us!

Forget the movie. This is live and not to be missed! On a dark and stormy night, a couple of newly-engaged squares get a flat. (How ‘bout that?) They seek assistance at the castle of a strange host who is more than willing to help in every way he can. But first, there’s a party in progress, and you’re invited! Tighten your corset and loosen your libido. This castle is rockin’! Let’s do the Time Warp again!
The Rocky Horror show contains adult language and sexual situations.

Oyá: Call the Storm at Miracle Mainstage from Apr 4th through Apr 26th

I saw a poster for this and thought how cool it sounded:

Oyá: Call the Storm
April 4-26, 2008
An original dance theatre production conceived and directed by Rebecca Martinez, choreographed by Freila Merencio Blanco, and musical direction by Isidro Valor Pérez.”

And, the description of the story is even better:

“Oyá is a feminine warrior orisha of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba tradition. Like the wind that she commands, Oyá is always changing, always moving, with the power to conjure storms, hurricanes and tornadoes. She is also guardian of the cemeteries, where the underworld orisha Ikú, discouraged by pervasive human corruption, has challenged Oyá to destroy the world. But just as Oyá calls upon her destructive forces of nature, she witnesses humanity in its fullness. Told through heartfelt rhythms of Yoruba influence, the story of Oyá and Ikú unfolds through folkloric Afro-Cuban dance and song that form a colorful language of movement to reach across geographic and linguistic boundaries.”

The show is bilingual, in English and Spanish. And, there’s even a study guide on the site for this show. Cool story and it’s even educational …

Young Frankenstein in Seattle

I was listening to KAOS this morning getting ready to head over to Super Saturday, and heard that today is Gene Wilder‘s birthday. Not only that, but apparently Young Frankenstein is going to be on stage in Seattle starting in August.

So, I ran, did not walk, over to search for more information. Okay, yes, it’s true! But get this: tickets for this show range from $99 for the mezzanine up to $295 each seat.

What the hell?

That’s not theatre. That’s solicitation.

Update 25jul07 @ 4:43pm:

Got an e-mail today letting me know that the exorbitant ticket prices I saw are due to having found the tickets on an unofficial source, which appears to be scalpers of some kind. The official theatre web page for the show shows the real ticket prices as $25 – $100. Of course, going through any ticket service other than the box office will result in additional cost.

Like how Ticketmaster’s fees, including an extra charge to hold my tickets at will-call, resulted in paying what amounted to another entire ticket price when I went to see Harry and The Potters in Portland a few weeks ago … I got two tickets for myself and an extra ticket for the corporate monkey.

I hope the corporate monkey enjoyed the show.

Flattered, of course …

A theatre group in Longview is putting up a production of Romeo & Juliet. Just as they start to move into the intense rehearsals before opening night, the actor playing Tybalt drops. Yikes!

Well, for whatever reason, and definitely flattering to me personally, my name came up as a possible replacement. Sure, they looked for people in the local community to take it up, but that my name came up at all is pretty darned cool.