Northwest NEWS

January 17, 2000

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Arts Onstage season continues with music and dance

   DUVALL--The theater at Cedarcrest fills with the sound of music and the enchantment of ballet as Arts Onstage continues its exciting season in February and March. The Duvall Arts Commission and Duvall Foundation for the Arts present two new programs for Valley audiences.

   On Saturday, February 26, at 8 p.m., dramatic/spinto soprano Awilda Verdejo sings black spirituals in the style of opera legend, Marian Anderson. Accompanied by her husband, pianist Hartwig Eichberg, Awilda combines superb classical vocal training with her rich spiritual heritage. The result is a concert that deepens the audience's understanding of the common human experiences that bind us all together.

   Olympic Ballet performs two children's favorites, Peter and the Wolf and Madeline and the Bad Hat at the Circus, at Cedarcrest on Saturday, March 2, at 2 p.m. Brought to life with choreography by artistic director John Wilkins, this promises to be an engaging production for the whole family. Olympic Ballet features talented and exciting young artists interpreting these much-loved stories with dazzling scenery, lights, and costumes.

   Cedarcrest Performing Arts Center is located at 29000 NE 150th St. in Duvall. Awilda Verdejo's appearance is part of the King County Performance Network, which brings quality music, dance, and theater to rural and suburban areas of King County. More information on Performance Network is available online at

   For ticket information on these two shows, contact Jan at 425-844-8516. Subscriptions for season tickets to the Arts Onstage series are now on sale. Prices start at $19.50 (for an adult-priced 3-show season) to $26 for four shows. Student and senior season prices range from $12 to $16. Children under five are always free, but a ticket is required. Individual tickets are priced at $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

   Season tickets are available by mail order only. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: DFA; P.O. Box 1043; Duvall, WA 98019. Individual tickets are on sale at Gardens & SunSpaces, Pumps & Grinds, and Main Street Music in Duvall. The box office at Cedarcrest will open one hour prior to each performance for individual ticket sales to that day's performance.

   For more information on the 1999-2000 Arts Onstage season, including directions to Cedarcrest, visit the website at