A assorted leisure program is deliberate for this weekend on the peninsula
Outdoor blues, online Broadway shows, open-air theater, “hidden history”: This weekend these only scratch the surface of the image of art and entertainment.
Clallam County’s Ghostlight Productions is Broadway in Your PJs, an hour-long show filmed at the Lincoln Theater in Port Angeles – streaming at home starting Saturday. Tickets to this showcase for local artists and Broadway hits like Chicago, South Pacific, Sweeney Todd and Bright Star are available for donation.
The show will stay online until September 4th, with tickets at www.ghost lightwa.org.
“We all missed live theater badly,” said Mark Lorentzen, Ghostlight’s artistic director, adding that his HD camera team was keen to get the audience on stage.
They planned all the recordings, he said, “so that you have the feeling of being in the front row and in the center of the big production numbers”, like “Dancing Queen” from “Mamma Mia!”.
The solos are “framed in intimate close-ups so you can hear, see, and feel the emotions,” added Lorentzen.
Emotions will also come from the guitar, harmonica and voice of bluesman John “Greyhound” Maxwell on Saturday in Coyle, the community at the tip of the Toandos Peninsula south of Quilcene.
In what will likely be the last Concerts in the Woods shows in 2021, Maxwell will play on the lawn in front of the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center at 923 Hazel Point Road on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Entrance is free against donations, deck chairs and picnic blankets are welcome; Masks and social distancing are highly recommended. For directions and details, visit coyleconcerts.com or call 360-765-3449.
“I am really happy [organizers] decided to do it outside, ”Maxwell said of the concert.
The multi-instrumentalist, winner of the Washington Blues Society’s award for best acoustic blues guitar, is planning two 45-minute sets with original music plus covers from the 1920s and 30s.
Here is a selection of other activities. To make sure an event is still running, call ahead or visit the website and social media pages.
• Olympic Cellars Winery hosts a classic rock concert by Long Live Rock, formerly Creme Tangerine, at 6 p.m. tonight and the Good Day Sunshine Beatles tribute show by the same band on Saturday at 6 p.m.
The nominal fee for these outdoor shows is $ 17 via https://olympiccellars.com/summer-concert-series or $ 20 at the gate. The winery, 255410 US Highway 101 east of Port Angeles, can be reached at 360-452-0160.
• The Port Townsend Record Show brings a variety of LPs and CDs to the American Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St., Port Townsend on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, mask compulsory.
• The Out Loud Story Slam brings live performances of true personal stories to the Sequim Library outdoor stage, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Entry to the 7pm event is free and will also be streamed live on the North Olympic Library System’s Facebook page. See NOLS.org for details.
• “Hidden History” tours in downtown Port Townsend, every first and third Saturday of the month, including this Saturday, at 1pm, the Port Townsend Main Street Program and Key City Public Theater offer free
Guests meet guide and actor Bry Kifolo at Haller Fountain, Taylor and Washington Streets. The 45-minute tour explores little-known elements of local history. For more information, visit iLove PortTownsend.com.
• Shakespeare Renaissance Fair takes place outdoors on Saturdays and Sundays at Olympic Theater Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.
The festival starts at noon on both days and lasts until 5 p.m., with live performances at 1:30 p.m. along with sonnets, food, drink and games.
Tickets are $ 12 general, $ 10 for OTA members, and $ 5 for students. Information awaits at olympic theaterarts.org and 360-683-7326.
• The Port Townsend Kiwanis Club’s 32nd annual Classic Car Show takes place on Saturday at Memorial Field, 550 Washington St., Port Townsend. The gates will open at 9 o’clock; Trophies come out at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $ 5 for adults, $ 2 for children 12 and under, and free for children under 5. Food, drinks and raffles are part of the show; Information is available at ptkiwanis.org.
• Key City Public Theater hosts two outdoor shows in Port Townsend on Saturday: Star Play in Chetzemoka Park, Jackson and Blaine Streets, and Dears in Headlights, a drive-and-walk-in love letter to classic cinema at Jefferson County Fairgrounds , 4907 Landesstr.
Both come from the Dacha Theater in Seattle, where Emily Huntingford is an artistic producer from Port Townsend. “Star Play” at 5.30 p.m. is a romp through the night sky – especially the Milky Way – for all age groups. “Dears in the Headlights” at 8 pm is a show in the company of people in car drive-in style, in camping chairs or on picnic blankets. The production includes original music, vignettes from films, clowning and physical theater.
Tickets for both shows are staggered from $ 25, while a pay-what-you-can option is available. Visit dachatheatre.com/summer for more information.
• Herbal Fair in the Northwest arrives at Lake Leland Amphitheater outside of Quilcene today through Sunday.
Workshops, a herb marketplace, live music, dancing and a family-friendly scene await you while you check out nwherbalfair.com and the fair’s Facebook page.
• The Sequim City Band will perform live – for the first time since March 2020 – on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the James Center for the Performing Arts in Sequim.
The show, entitled “Together Again”, pays homage to the unusual circumstances of the past year and a half. To reach James Center, enter the northern section of Carrie Blake Park from North Blake Avenue at Fir Street intersection and follow signs to the outdoor theater. Details can be found at www.sequimcityband.org.
Jefferson County’s senior reporter Diane Urbani de la Paz is at 360-417-3509 or. to reach
Broadway in Your PJs, a streamed show from Ghostlight Productions, features the Dancing Queen number from Mamma Mia! with, from left, Angela Poynter, Cecie Parker and Jennifer Saul. (Courtesy Photo by Ghostlight Productions)