Topic: Entertainment

Musical Theatre Workshop for Kids

Written on January 5, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

New! Musical Theatre Workshop for Kids Island youngsters get a chance to experience the music and dance of such classics as West Side Story, Oklahoma, and My Fair Lady this winter. San Juan Community Theatre is holding a Classic Musical Theatre Workshop for kids in grades 2-5 on Monday afternoons from January 22 through February  Continue Reading

Best of the Fest

Written on January 2, 2018 at 9:03 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival presents their January  “Best of the Fest”, featuring two films nominated for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Documentary. First it’s “An Inconvenient Sequel” on January 2nd, followed by “Chasing Coral” on the 16th. Both films show at the Grange at 7:00 pm. Admission by donation. Begin the New Year with  Continue Reading

New Director of Development at SJCT

Written on December 15, 2017 at 10:17 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s new Director of Development has deep roots in both fundraising and the arts. Amy Price moved from Texas to Friday Harbor this summer in time for her daughter to begin high school. Price has been involved with fundraising work for more than two decades, helping to raise some $100 million dollars  Continue Reading

Christmas Jazz Vocals by Local Composer

Written on December 14, 2017 at 9:37 am, by

Last weekend, the San Juan Singers performed “Christmas at Our House” written by local composer Richard Hieronymus with lyricist Peggy Browning. A member of the chorus, Bert Dayton, arranged the song for the chorus. When asked about his song, Hieronymus said, “It’s funny how time flies. Peggy and I wrote that song back in 1967.  Continue Reading

Peter Pan!

Written on December 14, 2017 at 9:37 am, by

Peter Pan from Great Britain in HD at San Juan Community Theatre The beloved classic story of the boy who never grew up hits the big screen at San Juan Community Theatre for a special holiday matinee on Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. Captured live by the National Theatre in a co-production with Bristol  Continue Reading

John Welsh Band

Written on December 13, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Canada Band Energizes SJCT December 15 An upbeat Canadian band brightens the holidays with a high-energy concert at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. Blending Latin, West African, reggae, and folk and surf rock rhythms, the John Welsh Band features crowd participation, energizing rhythms, and sing-along choruses.   A world traveler  Continue Reading

Auditions Workshop Thursday

Written on December 12, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Audition Workshop for SJCT Spring Musical San Juan Community Theatre is offering an audition workshop to help prepare folks for upcoming formal auditions for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Director Carol Hooper is holding the workshop at SJCT’s PARC Studio (70 Saltspring Drive) on Thursday, December 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Hooper will  Continue Reading

Omnium Gatherum Opens on Friday

Written on December 11, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

“Omnium Gatherum” (a gathering of all) is playing from Dec 15th through Christmas Eve at SJC Fairgrounds in the Marie Boe building – Come and celebrate the spirit of the season with us, through storytelling, theatre and song. Join us in our warm, cozy venue for a celebration of the season in what has become  Continue Reading

It’s a Wrap!

Written on December 9, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Here’s a recap of this year’s Film Festival… Thank You to all of our sponsors, supporters, volunteers, patrons, and filmmakers! You made the 2017 Friday Harbor Film Festival a success! The fifth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival scored another great weekend of highly rated documentary films and excited audiences. The weekend began with the Opening  Continue Reading

On Book! Readers Theatre

Written on December 7, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s next On Book! Readers Theatre features the very talented students of the Spring Street International School’s theater arts class.   Directed by Krista Strutz, the students take on Tina Howe’s East of the Sun and West of the Moon this Thursday and Friday, December 7-8 at 7:30 pm in the Gubelman.    Taken  Continue Reading

The Seven Joys of Christmas

Written on December 6, 2017 at 11:10 am, by

The San Juan Singers celebrate Christmas and the winter season in songs and carols. The anchor piece is “The Seven Joys of Christmas,” by Kirke Mechem, accompanied by a small chamber ensemble. The Joy of Love, the Joy of Bells, the Joy of Mary, the Joy of Children, the Joy of the New Year, the  Continue Reading

Successful Fundraiser at SJCT

Written on December 5, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

There was an outpouring of generosity this past Saturday at San Juan Community Theatre’s annual Holiday Festival fundraiser.  More than $108,000 was raised for the Theatre’s ongoing mission to provide entertainment, volunteer, and educational opportunities.  “We are truly fortunate to have so many people in our community who support the arts,” said SJCT Promotion Director  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Nutcracker

Written on December 1, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Salish Sea Youth Ballet presents the Friday Harbor Nutcracker on December 16th & 17thSalish Sea Youth Ballet is proud to present the 2017 Friday Harbor Nutcracker!  San Juan Island dancers will perform The Nutcracker in an intimate tea party setting at Brickworks.  This interactive, family friendly event immerses audiences into the magical winter ballet and is sure to become a family  Continue Reading

SJCT Holiday Festival

Written on November 29, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Tickets are still available for San Juan Community Theatre’s Holiday Festival 2017 THIS Saturday, December 2 at 5 pm.  SJCT’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Festival transforms the Theatre into a winter wonderland as guests enjoy gourmet food, silent and live auctions, a surprise raffle only that night, and island entertainment.   More than 80  Continue Reading

Final Week for Annapurna

Written on November 27, 2017 at 5:59 am, by

Reviews have been fantastic. Houses have been very full (in the aisles), so be sure to come and see this remarkable production! “Powerful”, “riveting”, “superb” are some of the adjectives coming our way from patrons! Showing Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and on the final day, Sunday at 4:00 pm in the Marie Boe  Continue Reading

The Chord of Longing

Written on November 15, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Meet & Greet Author Event at Griffin Bay Bookstore The Chord of Longing by Mother Felicitas Curti Islanders will have the good fortune to meet Shaw Island’s ebullient Mother Felicitas Curti by visiting Griffin Bay Bookstore on Saturday, November 18, 2:00—4:00 pm when she presents her memoir, The Chord of Longing: My Life as Atheist,  Continue Reading

Dance For Charity

Written on November 14, 2017 at 5:58 am, by

Local Dance Performance to Benefit African Famine Aid Please join Dance Workshop 2 for their culminating performance of the new “Dance For Charity” program. This new 8 week program offers free ballet training to anyone willing to try! The “Dance For Charity” students will perform alongside more advanced ballet dancers Lydia Downs and Stephen Moore.  Continue Reading

Shakespeare Rocks

Written on November 14, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

Playing with the Bard at SJCT More than 80 islanders are having fun with music and Shakespeare, ready to share that excitement at San Juan Community Theatre, Thursday through Sunday, November 16-19. The SJCT Family Theatre musical production of Steve Titford’s Shakespeare Rocks features a cast of 50 K-6 graders and 10 adults/parents as well  Continue Reading

ISL Presents Annapurna

Written on November 8, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Island Stage Left is thrilled to announce the opening of  “Annapurna” by Sharr White. A cowboy poet down on his luck in a run-down trailer in Colorado and Emma, his East Coast, one-time wife, who appears out of the blue after twenty years, strive to find answers to burning questions from the past. At once  Continue Reading

Winter Comedy Auditions November 6-7

Written on November 3, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Auditions are being held for San Juan Community Theatre’s winter play, giving actors chance to help warm up audiences with laughter and satire during the winter season. Director Tony Vivenzio will be casting for Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s Happy Birthday, Wanda June on Monday and Tuesday, November 6-7 at 6:00 p.m. The story centers around a  Continue Reading

Special Preview Tonight

Written on November 2, 2017 at 11:44 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival officially starts tomorrow, Friday November 3rd, but they are having a FREE preview tonight at 5:30 pm at San Juan Community Theatre. Check out the Angst: Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety screening and virtual reality experience for high school and middle school students, parents and teachers. Angst takes an in-depth  Continue Reading

Denny Kaill, Dodging Iguanas

Written on October 25, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Know Your Islanders Talks In a reading co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Trails Committee, Denny Kaill will talk about Dodging Iguanas: Some Motorcycle Tales, Some Not-All True. In this book of adventures committed in several countries, on mountains, in jungles and deserts, oceans and seas, on motorbikes, ships and boats,  Continue Reading