Upcoming theatrical performances:
“Children of a Lesser God”
Tacoma Little Theatre,
210 N. I St., Tacoma
Jan. 19 through Feb. 4. Fridays and
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Special pay-what-you-can performance
on Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Tacoma Little Theatre presents the powerful award-winning drama, “Children of a Lesser God,” directed by Rick Hornor.
After three years in the Peace Corps, James, a young speech therapist, joins the faculty of a school for the deaf, where he is to teach lip-reading. He meets Sarah, a school dropout, totally deaf from birth, and estranged both from the world of hearing and from those who would compromise to enter that world. Fluent in sign language, James tries, with little success, to help Sarah, but gradually the two fall in love and marry. At first their relationship is a happy and glowing one, as the gulf of silence between them seems to be bridged by their desire to understand each other’s needs and feelings, but discord soon develops as Sarah becomes militant for the rights of the deaf and rejects any hint that she is being patronized and pitied.
This production stars Jeremy Lynch (James), Michelle Mary Schaefer (Sarah), Madonna Hanna (Edna), Kristen Moriarty (Mrs. Norman), Kai Winchester (Orin), Kerry Bringman (Franklin), and Stephanie Russell (Lydia).
Tickets are $24 adults; $22 seniors 60+/students/military); $20 children 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased online at www.tacomalittletheatre.com, or by calling the box office at (253) 272-2281. Group rates are available for 10 or more, and special flex passes for six are only $130.
My Way: A Musical
Tribute to Frank Sinatra
Tacoma Musical Playhouse,
7116 6th Ave., Tacoma
Feb. 2-25. Fridays and
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Additional Saturday matinee
performances Feb. 17
and 24 at 2 p.m.
The Voice. The Sultan of Swoon. The Chairman of the Board. Ol’ Blue Eyes. The greatest singer of the popular song. These are all nicknames for one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century; a man whose career successes spanned more than 50 years, enjoying popularity with each successive generation.
A musical tribute to the Crooner, Grammy and Academy-Award winner, the one-and-only Frank Sinatra. “My Way,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “I’ve Got the World on a String” and “New York, New York” are some of his greatest hits that will have you singing along.