GO Arts: Critic's Picks: Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma Little Theatre, Working Class Theater NW and the zodiac at Fulcrum Gallery

Tacoma News TribuneMay 22, 2014 

“La Cage aux Folles” at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

TMP finishes the season with the Jerry Herman musical comedy “La Cage aux Folles,” based on a play by Jean Poiret about what happens when the long-time unmarried couple Georges and Albin suddenly have to pretend to be “normal” when Georges’ son announces he’s marrying into a bigoted right-wing family. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through June 8. $29 adult/$27 senior, student, military/$20 ages 12 and under (PG-13 show). Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Ave., Tacoma. 253-565-6867, tmp.org

Operetta evening at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

Musical theater and operetta are kissing cousins – which is why Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s upcoming “Night at the Operetta” makes so much sense. Local opera singers Jenny Shotwell (soprano), Karen Early Evans (soprano), James Walters (tenor) and John B. Cooper (bass) take a vocal tour through favorites like “The Mikado,” “The Merry Widow,” “Die Fledermaus” and more. 7 p.m. May 28. $25. TMP, 7116 6th Ave., Tacoma. 253-565-5857, tmp.org

Tacoma Little Theatre says “Bye Bye Birdie”

The famous 1960s musical of a rock and roll singer, his adoring Midwestern fans and his farewell as he’s drafted into the army features retro songs like “Put on a happy face” and “A lot of livin’ to do.” 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through June 1. $25. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2281, tacomalittletheatre.com

Fulcrum Gallery

Now up at Fulcrum: “Constellation, an overture to the zodiac” features mixed media work by dozens of national and international artists inspired by astrological traditions from Babylon to contemporary America. Noon-6 p.m. Wednesday and Friday through June 13. Free. Fulcrum Gallery, 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. fulcrumtacoma.com

David Mamet play at Working Class Theater NW

Fringe theater group Working Class Theater NW presents David Mamet’s 1977 play “A Life in the Theatre,” about the relationship between a veteran and newbie actor. 8 p.m. May 23, 24 30, 31. DASH center, 1st floor Old Post Office, 1102 A St., Tacoma. workingclasstheaternw.com, spaceworkstacoma.wordpress.com

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568 rosemary.ponnekanti@thenewstribune.com

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