November 22, 1999
'The Wiz' opens at Studio East
Studio East's production of The Wiz, a Broadway musical version of The Wizard of Oz with soul, will open Dec. 3. The Wiz takes the familiar story, sets it in the craziness of the '70s, and fills it with music in a lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul. This production is recommended for ages 9 and up, mainly because it is a full two-act musical. Younger children will be entertained, as well, if they can sit still for a full-length production.
The Wiz runs through Dec. 19. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at the Studio East Theater, 402 6th St. South, Kirkland. Call 425-827-3123 for tickets and information.
Pod racer at Museum of Flight
Anakin Skywalker's pod racer from the 1999 movie Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace, will be on display as part of the "Science Fiction to Science Fact" exhibit at the Museum of Flight through April 2, 2000. Included will be a video of the pod racing scene and two Nintendo 64 game stations where visitors can take the controls. Call (206) 764-5700 for information.
'Musically Speaking' series
The Seattle Symphony invites families and friends to spend Sunday afternoons with the Symphony at Benaroya Hall by offering more than a 60 percent discount on teen and adult concert packages for the Symphony's 1999-2000 season "Musically Speaking" series. The five-concert series, which covers key works in the symphonic repertory, provides an excellent opportunity to foster an appreciation of classical music in young persons.
The Symphony's "Musically Speaking" series performances are Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. on February 6, March 19, April 16, and June 11. Teen discount packages are offered for main floor seating only. Adult series subscriptions are $127.50, with any number of accompanying teen subscriptions for $50-$10 per performance. For tickets, call the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office in Benaroya Hall at (206) 215-4747; by faxing (206) 215-4748; or online at www.seattlesymphony.org.