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Cast Announced for Hands on a Hardbody

The Numerica Performing Arts Center, Don Fox Designs LLC, and Jaime Donegan Productions announce the cast for the 2019 Hot August Nights performance HANDS ON A HARDBODY:

JD Drew: Vern Smith

Benny Perkins: Matthew Pippin

Kelli Mangrum: Alix Isom

Norma Valverde: Christina Capehart

Chris Alvaro: Anthony Leradi

Greg Wilhote: Gary Lumsden

Jesus Pena: Michael Carlos

Ronald Mccowan: David James

Heather Stovall: Alesha Perrin

Virginia Drew: Dani Fisher

Janis Curtis: Christy Kimmel

Don Curtis: Ettore Castellente

Mike Ferris: Alex Haley

Cindy Barnes: Vicki Michael

Frank Nugent: Mike Magnotti

 

For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is Hands on a Hardbody, only one winner can drive away with the American Dream. Inspired by the true events of the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name by S.R. Bindler, produced by Kevin Morris and Bindler.

Director Jaime Donegan says, “It is our pleasure to present the Broadway show Hands on a Hardbody – a show where the pursuit of the American Dream and the worst and best of the human spirit collide creating ‘a human drama kind of thing’. It is an American journey down the emotional road of ‘tears of joy and tears of sorrow’. This mixture of talented local performers and talented guest artists will take on the challenge of creating ‘real’ characters that are relatable, as we all hop in the back of the Nissan hardbody truck and take the journey with them.”

Don Fox Designs LLC and Jaime Donegan Productions will produce 12 Hot August Nights performances on the Numerica PAC stage, August 1-17. Tickets will go on sale May 1 for Numerica PAC members and June 3 for the public.

Hands on a Hardbody book by Doug Wright; Lyrics by Amanda Green; Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green. Presented in special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

 

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

April Events at the Numerica PAC

This April, the Numerica Performing Arts Center presents two season shows: PIANO BATTLE on April 4 at 7:30pm and the Seattle Shakespeare Company’s MACBETH on April 19 at 6:30pm. Plus, it is the last month for the 2018-2019 Monthly Movies on the Big Screen with THE BREAKFAST CLUB on April 10 at 6:30pm.

 

Piano Battle

The brainchild of internationally acclaimed pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis, Piano Battle sees the duo go head-to-head on stage, charming and enchanting the audience with a variety of classical pieces. The show is divided into several rounds, each featuring a certain musical style. The two artists, with distinctly different performance techniques, will even go so far as to improvise requested tunes. A competition wouldn’t be a competition without a jury and here, all members of the audience are invited to vote on the pianists’ performances to eventually crown the winner. Part serious classical recital, part tongue-in-cheek performance by two classy pianists, Piano Battle is a unique concert that pleases both the ear and the eye.

Tickets to Piano Battle on April 4 at 7:30pm are $27-$31 with student and senior discounts. This show is sponsored by Ford & Marlys Barrett, Mike & Sheila Salmon, Rufus Woods, Angel Donors, James & Barbara Brink, Dave & Sandy Gellatly, In Memory of Dode & May Phillips and Georgette Fuller, and media sponsor Sunny FM.

 

Seattle Shakespeare Company: Macbeth

This taut, pared-down, bilingual adaptation (English/Spanish) of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth tells a tale of murder and dark ambition. Through chance and murder, Macbeth seizes control with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of other-worldly witches. Urged on by eerie prophesies and ambitious desire, the ruthless soul slices through kinsmen, friend, and foe in a bloody climb to power at any cost. Performed by the Puget Sound region’s year-round, professional, classical theatre troupe, Seattle Shakespeare Company, directed by Ana Maria Campoy.

Tickets to Macbeth on April 19 at 6:30pm are $17-$21 with student and senior discounts. This show is supported by media sponsor 560 KPQ Newsradio.

 

The Breakfast Club

Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal (Paul Gleason) in The Breakfast Club. The disparate group includes rebel John (Judd Nelson), princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), outcast Allison (Ally Sheedy), brainy Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) and Andrew (Emilio Estevez), the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently — and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same. This movie is rated R.

The Breakfast Club is the April Monthly Movie on the Big Screen on April 10 at 6:30pm, sponsored by For The Love Of It with support by media sponsors ALPHA Media, Country 104.7 KKRV, ESPN Radio 900 & 1200, and 94.3 Jack FM. Tickets are only $3.

 

For tickets and a complete list of events at the Numerica PAC, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

March Events at the Numerica PAC

The Numerica Performing Arts Center presents two show-stopping performances this March: CIRQUE ÉLOIZE: SALOON on March 14 at 7:30pm and the first Black Box Concert featuring PICKWICK on March 30 at 7:30pm.

 

Cirque Éloize: Saloon

Over the past 25 years, Cirque Éloize has travelled the planet with its 15 shows and hundreds of special events. In Cirque Éloize’s Saloon, the infectious energy of folk music and strains of fiddle set the tone for an acrobatic comedy that sweeps spectators away in a mad flurry. The Saloon doors swing open to reveal a motley cast of individuals, each with a tale to tell. Under the spell of Saloon’s beautiful Belle, the lover sets off a chase worthy of the greatest Westerns. Unfolds a series of unusual events mixing acrobatic prowess and inventive choreography. The lovebirds on the run wreak havoc wherever they go, from the deserted plains to the depths of the mine, until the final acrobatic duel.

Tickets to Saloon on March 14 are $27-$31 with student and senior discounts. This show is sponsored by Dave & Sandy Gellatly; Sue & Rick Rose; Colleen Frei & Arius Elvikis; In memory of Karen Pugh; America Family Insurance – Jake Davison, Agent; Justin, Jessica, Natalie & Liam Clay; Mike & Tammy Kintner; Mike & Shiela Salmon; Gil & Kay Sparks, and media sponsors KW3 103.9, 99.5 The Bridge, 97.7 KYSN Country, and The Quake 102.1.

 

Pickwick

On March 30, the Numerica PAC stage will be transformed into a unique black box theatre experience with Pickwick. This Black Box Concert features both the band and audience on the stage for a personal, engaging performance by one of Seattle’s hottest bands. Pickwick has travelled around the US entertaining crowds with their “hypnotically intricate, undulating bed of propulsive rhythm”, and performed at the Sasquatch Music Festival numerous times. Their music has been described by critics as a “glossy, groovy future-funk that rumbles and snaps in all the right ways.” Opening for Pickwick is Seattle soul singer, teacher, and actress Adra Boo.

Tickets to Pickwick are standing room general admission for $25. VIP Tables for four are $150. This event is sponsored by WORX with support by North 40 Productions.

 

For tickets and a complete list of events at the Numerica PAC, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

Numerica PAC Executive Director Announces Retirement

After six years as Executive Director of the Numerica Performing Arts Center, Matt Cadman has announced his retirement effective March 15, 2019.

“My tenure as Executive Director at the Numerica PAC has been one of the great privileges of my life,” says Cadman. “The past six years have been transformational and I wouldn’t have traded them for the world. I am deeply grateful to our Board of Directors, our legion of selfless volunteers, my sterling staff, and especially to all our patrons, donors, sponsors, and community leaders who have shown such generous and enthusiastic support for our ‘precious little theatre’.”

Cadman has been a pillar of the Numerica Performing Arts Center since being hired as the Executive Director in February 2013. Some of his most notable accomplishments include the creation of the annual Spring Fling event which resulted in six seasons of fully-sponsored shows, creation of the Every Kid at the PAC (EKAP) program to bring the performing arts to over 20,000 students from 12 regional school districts, establishment of a Numerica PAC Latino Council to diversify programming and audiences, cultivation of partnerships to bring the Apple Blossom Musical and Hot August Nights to the Numerica PAC stage, negotiation of a twelve-year naming partnership with Numerica Credit Union, development of a community outreach program to serve people with dementia using the vehicle of the performing arts, and establishment of an endowment fund of over $170,000.

The Numerica PAC Board of Directors will begin looking for candidates to fill Cadman’s position immediately. Job posting to follow shortly.

Numerica PAC Board President, Jake Purdom, says “Matt Cadman has personified the vision and mission of the Numerica Performing Arts Center of building community and celebrating the arts.  His name will forever be associated with igniting the spark that reawakened the excitement, energy, and involvement that should be part of a regional performing arts venue, a building block of a thriving community and cultural scene.  We owe Matt a debt of gratitude and sincere thanks for his years of dedication and service to this fantastic organization.”

Cast Announced For Newsies

Music Theatre of Wenatchee announces the cast for the 2019 Apple Blossom Musical performance DISNEY’S NEWSIES, sponsored by North Cascades Bank:

 

The Newsies

Jack Kelly: Jeff Heminger

Crutchie: Michael McCormick

Davey: Mason Atwood

Les: Kade Devereaux

Henry/Spot Conlon: Blake McCormick

Tommy Boy: Gabe Kimmel

Mush: Grace Orallo

Elmer: Henry V Talbot

Romeo: Isaac Colyar

Specs: Jacob Scott

Splasher: Josiah Clifton

Finch: Landon Davies

Buttons: Olive Ryan

Mike: Parker Hair

Ike: Sarah Bersch

Race: Trip Landon

JoJo: Trisha Miller

Albert: Zach Savage

Newsies: Abbey Mott, Abby Danko, Caleb Clifton, Dorian Smith, Haven Ploch, Hunter Stancil, Lulu Pray, Macy Fowler, Mckayla Corulli, Megan McAllister, Soraya Martinez

Scab/Newsie/Orphan: Abbey Kimmel, Beckett Landon, Cate Shearer, Cortez Martinez, Cruz Martinez, Maya Scanlon

 

Other Cast

Katherine Plumber: Susan Heminger

Joseph Pulitzer: Dave Williams

Medda Larkin: Daina Toevs

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Ainsley Shearer

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Ali Brigleb

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Amy Sand

Nun 1/Ensemble: Andrea Colyar

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Ava Rosvold

Goon/Policeman: Bryan Eveland

Seitz: Dane N. Schmidt

Mr. Jacobi/Goon/Mayor: Ettore Castellente

Oscar Delancey: Jacob Dunlop

Wiesel/Teddy Roosevelt: John Ryan

Bowery Beauty/Nun/Medda Understudy: Katie Renggli

Snyder (warden)/Nun: Louise A. Simon

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Maggie Stevens

Bunsen: Michael Schuyleman

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Morgan Lucas

Nunzio/Policeman: Percy Martinez

Darcy Pulitzer/Goon: Peyton Smith

Bill Hearst/Goon: Rowan Kappler

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Tori Seward

Morris Delancey: Tyler Kunz

 

Disney’s Newsies is a musical based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story. Packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, Newsies is set in turn-of-the-century New York City and tells the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies”. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right.

This year, directors Paul and Kelly Atwood will bring the award-winning Broadway show to the Numerica Performing Arts Center, with support by Dave & Sandy Gellatly, Davis Furniture, Mike & Sheila Salmon, Woods Family Music & Arts Fund, and KOHO 101.

Newsies will run for two weeks: May 1-2, 4 & 8-12 at 7:30pm, May 5 at 4:00pm, and May 11 at 2:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at $27/$31 for adults, $25/$29 for seniors, and $21/$25 for students at 509-663-ARTS, www.numericapac.org, or the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

Disney’s Newsies score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

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