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Arts and Entertainment

  • ‘Story Theater’ blends improve, fables

    Ever wonder what happens when the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm get put into a pot with Aesop’s fables and stirred with a mix of improvisational theater? Look no further than the Evergreen Players’ upcoming production of Paul Sills’ “Story Theater.”
    Directed by Meridith Grundei, the director of the Evergreen Players’ popular EPiC improv comedy troupe, “Story Theater” brings together the magic of a scripted play with the spontaneity of improvisational theater.

  • Juried show at CAE offers a tropical treat

    Walk into the Center for the Arts Evergreen during this windy month of January, and you’ll start to feel warmer inside, thanks in part to the artwork covering the walls. On Jan. 7, the juried show “Paradise: A Tropical Art Show” opened, raising the temperature and humidity inside CAE.

  • Sisters to bring ‘Light’ to Ice House Cafe

    Sometimes the best music comes about with no planning, no forethought, no sheet music …just the passion of the musicians and a moment in time when a partnership is forged that produces magic. Such is the case with the collaboration between two sisters, Maree McRae and Linda Hickman. Both longtime, award-winning musicians in their own right, the women came together in Colorado to produce an acoustic Christmas album of piano, flute and guitar. The sisters will debut their album, “Lights,” at the Ice House Cafe in Evergreen on Friday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m.

  • Chorale gives voice to a season of giving

    The holiday season is all about giving. We spend hours choosing just the right gift to bring a smile to our loved ones’ faces. Over the past several years, the Evergreen Chorale has taken this spirit of giving a step further and is making plans to continue the tradition throughout the entire year.

  • ‘Pajama Game’ reawakens a bygone era

    The aisles of the stores are filled with high-tech video games and iPads, and movie theaters are buzzing with the latest three-dimensional marvel. This holiday season is packed with the latest and greatest of 21st-century technology, and it can be, at times, overwhelming. Why not take a break from the electronic rat race and enjoy a fun-filled evening at StageDoor Theatre’s production of “The Pajama Game.” It’s sure to be a light-hearted blast from the past.

  • Madrigal Faire is Saturday at EHS

    Many holiday traditions in the U.S. are tinged with a taste of Merry Ole’ England. Families head to the theater to have their holiday spirits renewed by Dickens’ grumpy yet lovable Ebeneezer Scrooge. Singers gather round doorsteps to serenade neighbors with candlelight carols. What better way to ring in the holidays than immersing yourself in the grand tradition of King Henry’s Renaissance court at the 24th annual Madrigal Marketplace and Faire presented by the Evergreen High School Performing Arts Department.

  • Chorale’s holiday concert addresses big questions

    What are bells on bobtails? Why are the lords a-leaping? What will it take to have peace on Earth and goodwill toward all people? These questions arise each year at the holiday season. Some take a lighthearted look at the intricacies of holiday caroling, and others address more serious issues that world leaders and everyday citizens have struggled with for years. This year, the Evergreen Children’s Chorale is taking on all of these questions in song at its annual holiday concert “Songs of Hope.”

  • Trio of conductors will try out with ECO baton

    After 27 seasons in existence, the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra is still going strong. For this time-tested organization, the 2010-11 season brings exciting changes. With the first concert of the season approaching on Nov. 21, the orchestra is welcoming the first in a trio of auditioning conductors. At the end of the season, one maestro will take the helm as the new leader of the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra.

  • Artists With Altitude finds a new home

  • Ambrosier’s exhibit weaves threads of his life

    Hearing pastel artist Roger Ambrosier describe his work gives the pieces a second life. Although Ambrosier’s meditative landscapes evoke deep emotion without explanation, the paintings truly come alive when the artist reveals the inspiration behind each work. “Threads of Time,” Ambrosier’s one-man show at the Center/Stage Rotary Gallery in Evergreen, provides visitors with unique insight into an artist who spends as much time crafting the perfect scene in his heart as he does doing it justice on paper.