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* Nationally known saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa to perform at Concert Band Winter Performance

Nationally known saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa will perform as a special guest soloist at Shoreline Community College Concert Band’s Winter Concert, “Facets of Love” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at the Shorecrest Performing Arts Center.  Kashiwa, a former student of Ken Noreen, director of the Concert Band, is considered one of the most successful saxophonists in the smooth jazz genre, making his name as a member of the popular group, The Rippingtons in the late 1980s.  He is currently working on his sixth solo CD.

 

The Shoreline Singers, directed by Fred Lokken, and the Shorewood High School Wind Ensemble, directed by Brian Akesson are also on the evening’s program as is the 2010 All-State Band students from Shorewood and Shorecrest high schools.  The 14 students will join the 65-piece Shoreline Concert Band on their finale selection, “The Beatles: Love.”   

 

Tickets are available at the door.  General admission is $8; $6 for senior and students, and $4 for children and SCC students.

 

The Shorecrest Performing Arts Center is located at 15343 25th Ave NE in Shoreline.

 

* SCC Drama Dept presents one-act comedies by Christopher Durang

The Shoreline Community College Drama Department presents six comedic one-acts written by playwright Christopher Durang that parody American theater and American life.  The short plays will be performed beginning at 7:30 p.m., March 4, 5, 6 and March 11, 12 and 13, 2010 in the Campus Theater on the west side of the main campus.   

 

The evening promises loads of laughter. 

 

One of Durang’s most popular one-acts, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls is a light-hearted parody of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie.  Audiences have enjoyed the play as a crackpot comedy of parent-child tensions. The play is recommended for colleges and high school performances.   In Desire, Desire, Desire, another Tennessee Williams parody on (A Streetcar Named Desire), Blanche DuBois is stuck in a house with Stanley Kowalsk, who keeps yelling “Stella!”  Stella had left for a lemon Coke six years before and never returned.

 

Durang has achieved acclaim, his work being produced both on- and off- Broadway, across the country and abroad.  He is well known for his satire, dark comedy and parody.  He has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and master’s degree in Playwriting from Yale School of Drama.

 

General admission is $8, $6 for seniors 60+ and students, and $4 for children 14 and younger and Shoreline Community College students.  Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets, 1 -800-838-3006 or online at the web site:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/, at the Cashiers Office at the college or at the door. 

 

 

* Opera Workshop Performances premieres work of Emeriti Gloria Swisher & Willy Clark

The Shoreline Community College Opera Workshop Performances will be performed by music and drama students at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, February 18, 19, 20, 2010 in the Campus Theater. 

 

This year’s performance will feature the world premiere of The Legend of Poker Alice, a one-act opera by Shoreline emeriti Gloria Swisher and Willy Clark.  The story line retells the true story of Alice Ivers. Also featured will be excerpts from Verdi's Il Trovatore and Falstaff, Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio, and Mark Adamo's Little Women.

 

Storyline:  The Legend of Poker Alice
Arriving in the rough-and-tumble world of Deadwood, South Dakota, Alice soon established herself as an adept poker player, saloon owner, and rancher owner. “She was a cigar smokin', gun totin', poker playin' keeper of a house of ill repute. If somebody threatened her or challenged her, she wasn't afraid to shoot. Alice took her place at the table and stayed until the game was done. She met all comers who wandered in, and most of the time she won. She played her life like a gambler's hand. She was never afraid to take a stand. She smoked black stogies to help her play and she didn't quit until her dying day. She buried three husbands before she died and now her legend is Deadwood's pride.  

 

Producer/Musical Directors     Susan Dolacky, Charles Enlow

Directors                            Todd Licea, Andrew Seifert 

Conductors                         Adam Burdick, Teresa Metzger Howe

Pianist                               Charles Enlow

SCC Students                    $8
Child 14-under                   $8

SCC Faculty and Staff         $10

Non-SCC Student               $10
Seniors 60+                       $10
General Admission               $15

 

Tickets:  Brown Paper Tickets  800-838-3006

www.brownpapertickets.com
Cashiers Office and at the door

                                                                 PIO/Donna Myers