Spotlight

AUDITIONS 

"Angel Street": 10 a.m. Dec. 9, Stageworks Northwest, 1433 Commerce Ave., Longview. By Patrick Hamilton and directed by Leslie Slape of Rainier. The term "gaslighting" originated with this 1939 suspense thriller. The Manninghams live in 19th-century London in what first appears to be the essence of Victorian domestic tranquility, but it soon is clear that Mr. Manningham deliberately is driving his gentle, devoted wife, Bella, to the brink of insanity. Auditions will consist of script readings. Monologues welcome, but not required. Roles available for two men and three women, various ages.​​ Show dates: Feb. 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25.

"Peter and the Starcatcher": 6 p.m. Jan. 4, Mainstage Theatre, R.A. Long High School, 2903 Nichols Blvd., Longview; community show for people 8 years old and older; prepare to tell a short (1-2 minute) children's story for audition; callbacks: 6 p.m. Jan. 5. Show dates: 7:30 p.m. March 2, 3, 9 and 10; and 2 p.m. March 10. By Rick Elice and directed by Susan Donahue.

"Return to the Forbidden Planet": 2 p.m. Jan. 13, Stageworks Northwest Theatre, 1433 Commerce Ave., Longview; by Bob Carlton, directed by Jamie Hegstad of Longview. Take Shakespeare's "The Tempest," blend in with the science fiction movie, "Forbidden Planet" and mix in liberal quantities of 1960s rock 'n' roll for an electric, high-camp sci-fi musical. Songs include "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Young Girl" and "Wipeout." Auditioners are requested to have a prepared 1950s or 1960s s pop song. Auditions also will include selected script readings. Principal roles for three men and two women of various ages, and choral roles for either males or females. Run dates: April 27-29, May 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20.

"She Kills Monsters": 6 p.m. March 5, Mainstage Theatre at R.A. Long High School, 2903 Nichols Blvd., Longview; a high-school student production; prepare a 30-second contemporary monologue for auditions; callback: 6 p.m. March 6. Show dates: 7:30 p.m. May 11, 12, 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. May 19; parental guidance suggested. 

CONCERTS

North West Jazz Orchestra: "Big Band Christmas," jazzed up versions of favorite Christmas carols, 3 p.m. Dec. 17, First Baptist Church, 747 Wheeler St., Longview. Suggested donation of $5 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. Children younger than 12 years old admitted free of charge. NWJO is a band of regional music teachers and other accomplished musicians, directed by Dave Klander.

A Rocky Mountain Christmas with Ted Vigil as John Denver: 3 p.m. Dec. 17, Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1231 Vandercook Way, Longview. Singer, songwriter and tribute artist Ted Vigil returns to "channel" John Denver with a Rocky Mountain Christmas. He will be joined onstage with several musicians/groups to celebrate the holiday season. Tickets: $26-$35 ages 18-61, $26-$30 senior citizens 62 years old and older and $15 for students to 17 years old. Tickets available at box office (11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays), by calling 360-575-8499 or visiting www.columbiatheatre.­com.

DANCES

Longview Senior Center: Line dance lessons 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 1111 Commerce Ave., Longview. 360-636-0210.

ETC.

Madrigal Dinner: Two nights of music, food and theater. Choir students from R.A. Long and Mark Morris high schools and RAL drama students take attendees back in time for a medieval experience complete with a four-course meal and entertainment. 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9, R.A. Long High School cafeteria, 2903 Nichols Blvd., Longview. $30 per person. Tickets available from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at the RAL and MM (1602 Mark Morris Court, Longview) Associated Student Body offices or online at https://wa-longview.­intouchreceipting.com/­. Follow the instructions to create a new account and then click on Items at all schools, High schools, R.A. Long and Madrigal Dinner; then follow the directions to buy the tickets. Event is a fundraiser for the each school's choir department and the RAL drama department.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

The Bistro: Laura Cunard Trio (Laura Cunard, keyboard/vocals; Jeff Steinbock, saxophone/flute; and Laurent Nickel, acoustic bass), 6-8:30ish p.m. Dec. 7. 1329 Commerce Ave., Longview. Reservations/questio­ns: 360-425-2837.

Longview Eagles: karaoke, 8-11 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. DJ every other Saturday. 1526 12th Ave., Longview. 360-425-1444. 

River Mile 38 Brewing: Wanderlodge, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 8. 285 Third St., Cathlamet. 360-355-4662.

Scooter’s Bar and Grill: Alotta Music plus karaoke, 9 p.m. Saturdays. 1107 N. Pacific Ave., Kelso. 425-2223. 

PLAYS

"Around the World in 80 Days": 7 p.m. Dec. 8, and 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Kelso High School auditorium, 1904 Allen St., Kelso. Fast-paced comedy about adventure, love and a bet performed by members of the Kelso High School theater department. Tickets: $10 for VIP seating, $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. Available at the door.

"Scrooged in Astoria": Astor Street Opry Company's 11th annual holiday production written by local playwright Juidth Niland and directed by Bill Carr with musical direction by ChrisLynn Taylor. Stylized as a 1960s holiday TV special, show takes viewers through a tale of love, loss and renewal, loosely based on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. through Dec. 23, and 2 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance. Tickets: online at www.astorstreetopryc­ompany.com or by calling 503-325-6104. ASOC Playhouse, 129 Bond St. (in Uniontown district), Astoria (behind Astoria-Warenton Chamber of Commerce.)

EXHIBITIONS

Alcove Gallery at CAP's Community Arts Workshop: new paintings by Leon Loman, noon-3:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays through Dec. 4, in the CAP building, 1526 Commerce Ave., Longview. 360-425-3430, extension 306; capartsworkshop@gmail.com.

Appelo Archives Center: Historic exhibitions of the Naselle-Grays River area. Hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment. 1056 State Route 4, Naselle. 360-484-7103; appeloarchives.org

Broadway Gallery: Chris Wallace (jewelry), Beth Bailey (watercolor) and Jane Gerdon (fiber art) are the December featured artists. Join the artists for First Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, listen to music by John Crocker, enjoy refreshments, and participate in a silent auction and a $100 or less sale. Guest artists works are on display all month along with 40 local cooperative gallery members. The gallery extends a call to artists for new membership. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 1418 Commerce Ave. 577-0544. http://the-broadway-gallery.comwww.facebook.com/TheBroadwayGallery.

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum: Flashback — Remembering the ’60s, exhibit explores the Long Beach Peninsula's transformation during the 1960s, runs through March 10; also permanent exhibits on Lewis and Clark and the Columbia River, an 1890 railroad car and a model of the old train that ran up the Long Beach Peninsula. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. $5 adults, $4 seniors older than 55, $2.50 youngsters ages 12-18, free for children younger than 12 years old. Free admission Thursdays due to sponsorship from the Port of Ilwaco. 115 S.E. Lake, Ilwaco. 360-642-3446; columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org.

Cowlitz County Historical Museum: "Cowlitz Encounters," a refurbished exhibit that traces relationship of people from the area to key resources including rivers, forests and valleys. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Open until 9 p.m. first Thursday of month. Donations accepted. 405 Allen St., Kelso. 577-3119. www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/museum.

Koth Memorial Gallery: Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, closed Sundays. Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview. Daniel: 360-442-5307.

Lelooska Cultural Center: More than 600 native artifacts from North America including dolls, moccasins and an entire fur trade store furnished to the period. Free. 161 Merwin Village Road, off Lewis River Road. Open by appointment. 225-9522. www.lelooska.org.

Lower Columbia College Art Gallery: Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays. In Rose Center at the college, 1900 Maple St., Longview. 360-442-2510; www.lowercolumbia.edu/gallery.

McThreads Wearable Art Boutique: Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays or by appointment. 245 Columbia Point Road, Longview. 360-423-1875. Map to location at www.mcthreadswearableart.com.

Rainier Oregon Historical Museum: Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays (except holidays), third floor of City Hall, 106 W. B St., Rainier. Old photos or items people would like to share or donate to the museum are welcome. Old photos can be scanned and originals returned to owners. 503-556-4089, 360-751-7039, kay-lynn2@hotmail.com.

Redmen Hall: Hours: noon-4 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. 1394 State Route 4 (Ocean Beach Highway), Longview. 360-795-3007, leave a message. 

Tsuga Gallery: Features more than 30 local artists’ work, including paintings, photography, sculpture and jewelry. 70 Main St., Cathlamet. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum: Extensive logging, fishing and cultural displays. 1923 locomotive outside. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays May through October, or by appointment. 65 River Street, Cathlamet. 360-849-4353.

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