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Satire, music and more on local theater stages | Kitsap Week

April 26, 2013 · Updated 2:47 PM

Central Stage Theatre in Silverdale performs “Alice in Wonderland” through May 12. / Jessie Wilcox Smith / public domain

Kitsap’s theater companies are producing a wide range of productions, from satire to musicals to timeless classics.

Here’s a glimpse at what’s on stage now through May.

“Godspell,” April 26 to May 26, at the Western Washington Center for the Arts, 521 Bay St., Port Orchard.

Dan Estes directs the WWCA production of one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time.

Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, “Godspell” boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day.” As the cast performs “Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All For The Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side,” the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life.

Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as acrobatics, charades, clowning, pantomime and vaudeville, “Godspell” is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.

Cast:  Tyler Brillhart, Kasey Dickason, Dylan Macabitas, Gabriella Mercogliano, Carly Page, Madison Rader, Nash Rhaburn, Rachel Routh, Sean Seu, Sarah Sveen, Don VanDoornik, Mary Anne VanDoornik.

Crew: Dan Estes, Bruce Ewen, Rebecca Ewen, Tina Henley-Hicks, and Ellie Jamison.

Tickets: (360) 769-7469, or www.wwca.us.

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“Urinetown, the Musical,” until May 5 at the Bremerton Community Theatre, 599 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.

“Urinetown: The Musical” is a comedy musical that satirizes the bureaucracy, capitalism, corporate mismanagement, legal system, municipal politics, populism, and social irresponsibility.

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill.

Tickets: (360) 373-5152, (800) 863-1706, www.Bremertoncommunitytheatre.org

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“Alice In Wonderland,” until May 12, at Central Stage Theatre Of County Kitsap (CSTOCK), Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale

Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s dream adventure, this production, with original music and lyrics by Michael Sirotta, brings to life the characters and fantastical atmosphere of this universally beloved story. The score, which ranges in style from pop to opera expresses all the humor, drama and emotional power of this remarkable tale.

Two unique features:
— Over the course of the play’s run, five actors will perform as Alice: Morgan McCorkle, Haley Robinson, Kacey Morris, Hannah Robinson, and Emry Bohlmann.

— On May 4, local volunteers will provide American Sign Language interpretation of the performance.

Tickets: (360) 692-9940, www.cstock.org.


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