JUNE 2, 1997
Short 10-to-16-year-old sought for movie lead
A nationwide casting call is out for a boy between the ages of 10-16, ambulatory, in good health, but not taller than 3'8" to play "Simon," a 12-year-old male lead, in the upcoming movie Angels & Armadillos.
The producers want a highly spirited and energetic boy for the story about two 12-year-old boys whose friendship changes their lives and the lives of everyone around them forever. Inspired by the novel A Prayer for Owen Meany, the story is of destiny and faith and how one amazing boy becomes the hero in spite of, or rather because of, his unique size. The producers are the same as for Angels in the Outfield and The Adventures of Huck Finn.
Auditions are being held now. If you know of a boy of this size, call Jodi Rothfield Casting at 448-0927 in Seattle for information on an appointment or an audition.
Nyckelharpa featured in performance
Vasen, a Swedish world music acoustic quartet, will perform in Seattle on Wednesday, June 11, 8 p.m., at the Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Avenue. The group includes Olov Johansson, who is the first world nyckelharpa champion. The nyckelharpa is an ancient and unusual instrument that is both keyed and played with a bow. Other instruments include guitar, violin, and percussion. Tickets are $8 each.
Maltby Cafe named 'Best'
The Washington Egg Commission and Star 101.5-FM held the 9th annual search for the Northwest's Best Breakfast. This year's winner was the Maltby Cafe in Snohomish. The Maltby Cafe was honored on-air by Kent and Alan of Star 101.5. A representative of the Washington Egg Commission presented Sandy Albright, Tana Baumler, and Barb Peter with an engraved copper omelet pan.
Free tours resume
Free public tours of the 5th Avenue Theatre will begin again June 2 and continue through June 30. They begin every Monday at 12:30 p.m. and no appointment is necessary. Participants should gather at the front doors of the theatre, in the alcove under the marquee. The tour provides an in-depth look at the background of the theatre, including its architectural background and its Chinese influence. Call 625-1418.