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fall 2010 SHOWCASE today’s magazine for artful living

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community events | corks & crush Northwest Corks & Crush took South Puget Sound by storm on May 22nd! Celebrating four years of fundraising success in collaboration with Washington wineries, Northwest Corks & Crush blended fine wines, coveted auction items, live music and extraordinary community members to benefit our community’s health. This year we raised our glasses and paddles for Cardiac Care at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital with participation from twenty Northwest wineries and over 400 guests. The community responded with amazing generosity and closed the night out with live music from Shelley & the Curves and a great dance party.

photos by tessa gilbertson

Joel & Kathy Rohrs

Sue Marsh, Andre Johnson & Pam Kozu

Anne Manhart & Markus Foerster

Tracy & Kevin Brown

Maria DeVore & Sherry Hammond

Bruce & Lauren Bammeier

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community events | thurston county chamber “The Sky’s the Limit” – Chamber Foundation Auction Over 250 community members enjoyed an “out of the box” chamber auction in celebration of the Chamber’s 27th Foundation Auction. The evening’s festivities included a buffet dinner and three auctions— two silent and one live. The live auction featured a New Orleans vacation for two, including airfare. Proceeds from this lively event go to support the Thurston County Chamber Foundation.

photos by dinea norrell

Shawn & Joe Hyer

Lee Doyle & Florence Jonen

Ron & Michele Bruchet

Scott & Kim Parks

Rhonda Raney & Marney Bright

Jeryl Swanson & David Black

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south sound theatres fall 2010 season preview emilie rommel shimkus 2010 marks a big year for many of our South Sound theatres, with special anniversaries, new partnerships to celebrate, and a stunning array of ambitious productions in the works. Big, splashy musicals? Victorian thrillers? Family ties and the never-ending search for identity and community? From Olympia to Seattle this fall, a Big Night at the Theatre will be all about Big Ideas.

music and dance spectaculars. This year, both venues will dish up a special treat with the critically acclaimed musical, The Color Purple. Based on the Pulitzer-prize winning novel and the unforgettable film of the same name, The Color Purple celebrates the power of love to conquer despair, violence and oppression. You’ll be touched, both by the story and the joyful score filled with ragtime, jazz, gospel and blues.

And at Christmas time, put that remote down and walk away from the TV! All across the South Sound, theatres present new holiday classics in live song and dance—all brighter, merrier and more twinkling than Technicolor.

For the Washington Center, this production of The Color Purple is the first of three big shows touring nationally and landing in Olympia. In January and February, don’t miss the Broadway favorites The Wizard of Oz and A Chorus Line (all touring shows are special short engagements, so get your tickets early). Looking ahead to the New Year at the Broadway Center, get ready for Spring Awakening, the ground-breaking, adolescent-angst, rock musical—and winner of eight Tony Awards.

The fall season kicks off with a Big Idea and a double dose of inspiration: Both Olympia’s Washington Center for the Performing Arts and Tacoma’s Broadway Center for the Performing Arts are known for serving up a veritable feast of 12

This fall, Harlequin Productions celebrates its 20th anniversary season by shaking up the classics. The season begins with an exciting new adaptation of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. If you think you know the dark tale of man’s battle with science and morality, think again. Six actors will transform into twentyone different characters, including four different versions of the menacing monster, Hyde. The Harlequin’s annual Shakespearean production, The Taming of the Shrew gets an American Western makeover. Sweet Bianca is rarin’ to get hitched, but Dad won’t consent til sister Kate finds a fella who can handle her. Can a rough n’ tumble stranger bring the stubborn Kate to pasture? Don’t bet on it, pardner.

Another intimate production of an entirely different nature follows: Eleemosynary (pronounce it “el-ee-mos-y-nary”) explores the complicated ties between three generations of exceptional women. A mother, daughter and spelling-champion granddaughter learn to trust and to take a chance together. TLT ends the season with a bright, shiny bang—Annie tells the famous story of the spunky orphan with heart. Even in the depression years of New York, Annie reminds us all to stand up for our dreams... after all, “Tomorrow’s only a day away!” Further north, Seattle’s landmark 5th Avenue Theatre is celebrating its 30th Anniversary Season! The fall line-up is a perfect representation of their 2010-2011 season, which includes new works and classic favorites.

Even Charles Dickens gets a boost, with A Stardust Christmas Carol. The latest installment in the wildly popular Stardust series is set in post-WWII Manhattan, back in the ol’ Stardust Club. Come for the swingin’ tunes, and stay for a zany spin on the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

The party starts with In the Heights, a Tony and Grammy award-winning musical set in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. It’s a vibrant urban community, where big dreams mingle with old traditions and the characters are ready for change. But what do you take with you and what do AND DON’T FORGET... you leave behind? More importantly, what Lakewood Playhouse spices up their • Capital Playhouse do you make your own? traditional fall mystery with a new play Into the Woods featuring some old friends: none other White Christmas The 5th’s holiday show can answer one than Holmes and Watson themselves. of those questions: What do you take with Written by a Western Washington • Olympia Family Theatre you? Your Red Rider BB Gun! Get ready for A playwright, Sherlock Holmes and the A Year with Frog & Toad Christmas Story: The Musical!, the brand Doom of Devilsmore gives Holmes fans Little Women new stage adaptation of a popular American a brand new mystery to stimulate the • Centerstage Theatre tradition. It’s Christmas in the 1950s, and grey matter. The Belle of Amherst 10-year-old Ralphie will do anything for that The Sleeping Beauty perfect gift. All your favorite moments are Speaking of old friends, cozy up to your favorite angels and shepherds when Lakewood brings you there, along with a new score and—are you ready?—a legThe Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Is it possible for a few lamp chorus! kids to ruin an entire church pageant? (Hint: In the UK, the Whether you’re brushing up on your classics or looking for original title is “The Worst Kids in the World.”) new favorites, you’ll be sure to find it on a South Sound stage Starting early this fall, Tacoma Little Theatre’s season takes this fall. The coming season is packed with heart, courage and on mystery, musicals and... a spelling bee? First up, the two- magical storytelling. Big Ideas? You bet... an array of shows to man cast for Sleuth sets the bar, leading you through the captivate any audience. ultimate cat-and-mouse game. Two mystery writers, deadly rivals and the perfect murder—but for whom? 13


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arts & events calendar SEPTEMBER

Broadway Farmers Market Thursdays through November 11 9th & Broadway, Tacoma | 253.272.7077 tacomafarmersmarket.com Arline Fisch: Creatures from the Deep Through October 11 Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way NE | 425.519.0749 bellevuearts.org

Sherlock Holmes and the Doom of Devilsmore September 24 - October 24 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr | 253.588.0042 lakewoodplayhouse.org It’s Your Day-Health, Beauty and Wellness Show September 25, 11am-4pm Tacoma Mall 4502 S Steele St, Tacoma | 253.826.9001 showcasemedialive.com/events In the Heights September 28 - October 17 The 5th Avenue Theater 1308 5th Ave, Seattle | 206.625.1900 5thavenue.org


First Friday in Downtown Olympia Art Walk October 1 everydayolympia.com Puyallup Fair Sept 10-26 Puyallup Fair Grounds 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup thefair.com

Cirque Mechanics: BOOMTOWN October 1 & 2, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 9th & Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894 broadwaycenter.org

Tacoma ArtWalk September 16, 5pm-8pm Downtown Tacoma Museums & Galleries 253.272.4327 artwalktacoma.com An evening with Ben Veneer & live Auction Sept 23, 6:30pm-11pm Washington Center for Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 washingtoncenter.org

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Capital Playhouse: Into the Woods October 7 - 30 Capital Playhouse 612 E 4th Ave, Olympia | 360.943.2744 capitalplayhouse.com Blind Boys of Alabama October 8, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 9th & Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894 broadwaycenter.org It’s Your Day-Health, Beauty and Wellness Show October 9, 11am-4pm Auburn SuperMall 1101 SuperMall Way, Auburn | 253.826.9001 showcasemedialive.com/events Arts Crush Open Mic Poetry Marathon October 16, 11am-5pm Kings Books 218 St Helen’s Ave, Tacoma kingsbookstore.com St. Olaf Orchestra in Concert October 16, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 9th & Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894 broadwaycenter.org Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy October 21, 7:30pm Washington Center for Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 washingtoncenter.org Tacoma ArtWalk October 21, 5pm-8pm Downtown Tacoma Museums & Galleries 253.272.4327 artwalktacoma.com

arts & events calendar Green Living Day October 23, 11am-4pm Tacoma Mall 4502 S Steele St, Tacoma | 253.826.9001 showcasemedialive.com/events

The Color Purple Nov 10, 7:30pm Washington Center for Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 washingtoncenter.org

Holiday Dance Special-Dance Theatre Northwest October 23, 2pm Tacoma Dome 2727 East D Street, Tacoma | 253.272.3663 dancetheatrenorthwest.org

November 12, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 9th & Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894 broadwaycenter.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston CountyBorn to be Wild Auction October 29, 5:30pm-midnight Great Wolf Lodge 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW | 360.956.0755 bgctc.org

Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month locations vary November 1 - 30 253.591.5191 artatworktacoma.com First Friday in Downtown Olympia Art Walk November 1 everydayolympia.com Tacoma Studio Tours November 6 & 7, 10am-4pm 253.591.5191 artatworktacoma.com

Art Slam November 17, 7pm-9pm Rialto Theater 310 S 9th St, Tacoma | 253.591.5191 artatworktacoma.com Tacoma ArtWalk November 18, 5pm-8pm Downtown Tacoma Museums & Galleries 253.272.4327 artwalktacoma.com Holiday Dance Special-Dance Theatre Northwest November 20, 7pm Narrows Glen 8201 6th Ave, Tacoma | 253.778.6534 dancetheatrenorthwest.org

David Sedaris October 29, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 9th & Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894 broadwaycenter.org


August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle V: Seven Guitars November 14, 3pm Washington State History Museum 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma| 253.591.5894 broadwaycenter.org

Saint Martin’s University-President’s Gala November 6, 5pm-midnight Great Wolf Lodge 20500 Old Hwy 99, SW | 360.486.8885 stmartin.edu/gala It’s Your Day-Health, Beauty and Wellness Show November 6, 11am-4pm Westfield Capital Mall 625 Black Lake Blvd, Olympia showcasemedialive.com/events Arts Symposium November 13 & 14, 9am-5pm University of Puget Sound 253.591.5191 www.artatworktacoma.com

Capital Playhouse Presents White Christmas November 26 - December 19 Capital Playhouse 612 E 4th Ave, Olympia | 360.943.2744 capitalplayhouse.com The Best Christmas Pageant Ever November 26 – December 23 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr | 253.588.0042 lakewoodplayhouse.org The Sound of Music Sing-Along & 65th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting November 27, 3 pm Pantages Theater 9th & Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894 broadwaycenter.org

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hilltop artists

Transforming lives through Glass blowing tammy robacker

In her widely-acclaimed studies on grief, Elizabeth KublerRoss wrote, “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” How apropos that metaphor is for Kit Evans, the Executive Director of the Hilltop Artists program. She shines with hope, an inner beauty, and a resiliency much like the glass art she sees struggling children create.

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A non-profit established in 1994 with the help of Dale Chihuly, the Hilltop Artists program helps youth learn the art of glass blowing, mosaics, fused glass, pottery and beadwork—a rich, involved genre of arts that is deeply rooted in the history and beauty of the City of Tacoma. The program serves a diverse group of youth and is especially effective with those who are searching for ways to connect and belong. Hilltop does targeted outreach in communities that are dealing with high risk factors related to poverty, neglect, homelessness, substance abuse, and violence, serving youth ages 12-20. “By keeping arts front and center, it reinforces the focus of our program and demonstrates that art is necessary for whole living. It has a use and a function. It also has the ability to transform lives,” says Evans. Evans’ career in non-profit spans 35 years. “For years, I’ve worked in programs dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault, and AIDS.” Now, as Evans runs a program that provides tuition-free classes and instruction for over 500 students each year, her strengths include visioning programs, finding support and building partnerships with donors

and community. “And hiring world-class staff!” she is quick to point out. Evans is especially enthusiastic about the Arts Connect program they offer. In partnership with Pierce County Juvenile Court and collaborating community organizations, they reach out to court-involved girls ages 11–19 living in Pierce County. Their effort responds to the need for a program that supports girls during the challenging time of court-ordered probation by helping them forge lasting, healthy connections to the community. “Currently, the girls are working on a beautiful series of pottery. And this fall, they will be glass-blowing, showing and selling works at Wilson High School.” Bi-annual holiday and spring student glass show sales events and on-going fundraising are key in keeping Hilltop Artists viable and growing. Donations are crucial too. “The philanthropic community in Tacoma is astonishing,” claims Evans. “Commencement Bank, a Tacoma bank, is a key commercial supporter of our program—they are our biggest corporate sponsor every year and they have never wavered. Even during a recession. We are also very generously supported by Dean Allen Catering, the Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation, The Sequoia Foundation and the Gottfried & Mary Fuchs Foundation. We also receive tons of support and advice from the people who work there. It is an amazing community.” To find out more about this program and opportunities to get involved contact Vicki at 235.571.7670, by email at vtetzlaff@hilltopartists.org, or online at hilltopartists.org.



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harmon brewery & eatery

An American restaurateur once said, “It all comes back to the basics. Serve customers the best-tasting food at a good value in a clean, comfortable restaurant, and they’ll keep coming back.” Tacoma’s The Harmon does just that. The brewpub’s casual, welcoming atmosphere combined with inviting, reasonablypriced fare keeps diners returning. Easily enough for two, the savory hummus appetizer is presented on a platter. It is accompanied by tender pita wedges, mild artichoke hearts, and lively feta. Sweet roasted red peppers and meaty Kalamata olives also supplement the flavorful starter. The garlicky chickpea spread is garnished with tomato wedges and cucumber slices. Other appetizer options include crab cakes, coconut prawns, and nachos. Beer samplers (either flagship or seasonal) are served on undersized skis, complementing the brewery’s ski motif. The Harmon prides itself on being the hub of craft brewing in downtown Tacoma. Eight beers can usually be found on draught, including the award winning Puget Sound Porter and The Brown Pt. ESB. Other brews are Point Defiance IPA, Pinnacle Peak Pale Ale, and Mount Takhoma Blonde Ale; their names reflect the Harmon’s commitment to the Puget Sound area. Dinner salads include grape tomatoes, shredded cheddar, and red onions tossed with mixed greens. The house dressing is a balsamic blend; a combination of honey mustard dressing and balsamic vinaigrette emphasizes the sweetness of both the rich, sweet vinegar and the amber nectar, complemented by the subtle pungency of mustard.

Fish tacos are made from the catch of the day, cooked to the diner’s specifications. Spicy blackened halibut chunks are wrapped in flour tortillas; a cilantro sour cream dipping sauce accompanies them. The coleslaw side is not over-dressed and a hint of horseradish can be detected in the cabbage salad. A halibut sandwich, served on a hamburger bun with roasted red pepper, dill pickle and red onion, contains an unexpected ingredient – brie. Since a small amount of the strong, distinctive cheese is used, it does not overwhelm the delicately flavored fish. Crispy garlic parmesan fries are served with both entrees. Also available are burgers, sandwiches, chicken pesto linguine, and top sirloin. The eatery’s peanut butter pie is made in-house. A slab of peanut butter ice cream atop a chocolate cookie crumb crust is sprinkled with chopped peanuts and drizzled with chocolate sauce. Ask for two forks—the generous whippedcream garnished portions are more than enough to share. Other dessert choices are New York cheesecake and Lou’s Chocolate Mountain Surprise. Just across the street from The Washington State History Museum, The Harmon is a favorite spot for downtown business folks, local residents and tourists alike. Whether you’re making reservations for a big party or in the mood for a casual dinner, the Harmon welcomes you. MARY MORGAN



1938 Pacific Ave, Tacoma 253.383.2739 harmonbrewingco.com


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2121 Pacific Ave, Tacoma 253.535.3939 meltingpot.com

For more than three decades, The Melting Pot has defined the fondue niche across the American dining scene. A fun and interactive dining experience, fondue is a communal dish shared at the table in a pot over a small burner. To create The Melting Pot’s spinach artichoke appetizer the server mixes two cheeses—pungent Italian Fontina with, as its name suggests, buttery Butterkase—with spinach, tender artichoke heart petals, and ample garlic, sweetened by the cooking process. Provided for dipping are three varieties of bread, tortilla chips, tart Granny Smith apples, and crispy carrots and celery. Other appetizer options include Fiesta Cheese Fondue, made with jalapeno peppers and salsa; the traditional Cheddar Cheese Fondue is also available. The Melting Pot house salad is composed of crisp greens, cheddar cheese, hard-boiled eggs, mild scallions, fresh tomatoes and crunchy croutons. The house dressing is sweet and tangy, reminiscent of honey mustard. Main courses may be simmered in a variety of preparations. Coq au Vin is flavored with fresh herbs, mushrooms, garlic and burgundy wine, while Fondue Court Bouillon is a homemade seasoned vegetable broth. Recommended by our server was Mojo Fondue, a Caribbean-seasoned bouillon flavored with garlic, tangy citrus and cilantro.

The French Quarter is made up of filet mignon, chicken breast, and shrimp, all seasoned with spicy Cajun spices and partnered with Andouille sausage. Or, try the Land and Sea or Pacific Rim entrees. Entrees are accompanied by potatoes and mushrooms. Among the several condiments presented are aromatic and tangy yogurt curry dip, sweet, gingery plum sauce, teriyaki, parsley and chive seasoned green goddess spread, and Gorgonzola and port sauce. Chocolate S’mores fondue is creamy milk chocolate topped with marshmallow cream, flambéed, and garnished with crushed graham crackers. For dipping are sweet ripe strawberries, dense pound cake, creamy cheese cake, brownies, bananas, and marshmallows. Other sweet conclusions are Yin and Yang, a half dark chocolate and half white chocolate fondue and flaming turtle, a decadent milk chocolate, caramel and chopped pecan blend, flambéed tableside. At The Melting Pot, fondue truly becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different—and discover all the ingredients for a unique dining experience including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and signature fondue dinners. MARY MORGAN

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Tacoma Cutter’s Point Coffee 1936 Pacific Ave | 253.272.7101 cutterspoint.com

Olympia Falls Terrace 106 Deschutes Way | 360.943.7830 fallsterrace.com

Harmon Brewing 1938 Pacific Ave | 253.383.2739 harmon.harmonbrewingco.com

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The Hub 203 Tacoma Ave S | 253.683.4606 hub.harmonbrewingco.com

The Mark 407 Columbia St SW | 360.754.4414 themarkolympia.com

Indochine Asian Dining Lounge 1924 Pacific Ave | 253.272.8200 indochinedowntown.com

Mercato Ristorante 111 Market St NE | 360.528.3663 mercatoristorante.com

Mandolin Café 3923 S 12th St | 253.761.3482 themandolincafe.com

Portofino Ristorante 101 Division St NW | 360.352.2803

Maxwell’s Speakeasy & Lounge 454 St Helens Ave | 253.683.4115 maxwells-tacoma.com The Melting Pot 2121 Pacific Ave | 253.535.3939 meltingpot.com SAX 2309 6th Ave | 253.572.0588 saxintacoma.com Stanley & Seafort’s 115 E 34th St | 253.473.7300 stanleyandseaforts.com TWOKOI Japanese Cuisine 1552 Commerce St | 253.274.8999 twokoi.com Varsity Grill 1114 Broadway | 253.627.1229 varsitygrill.com

Ramblin Jacks 520 4th Ave E | 360.754.8909 ramblinjacks.com SWING Wine Bar 825 Columbia St SW | 360.357.9464 swingwinebar.com Waterstreet Café and Bar 610 Water St SW | 360.709.9090 waterstreetcafeandbar.com Puyallup Chili Thai Restauant 3712 9th St SW | 253.864.7005

Bonney Lake Sushi Town 20649 Wa-410 E | 253.891.2046 Sumner Windmill Bistro 16009 60th St E | 253.826.7897 windmillbistro.com


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Gig Harbor Anthony’s at Gig Harbor 8827 Harborview Dr N | 253.853.6353 anthonys.com Brix25 7707 Pioneer Way | 253.858.6626 harborbrix.com The Inn at Gig Harbor 3211 56th St NW | 253.858.1111 innatgigharbor.com Federal Way Indochine Seafood & Satay Bar 31406 Pacific Hwy S | 253.529.4214 indochinefederalway.com McGrath’s Fish House 1911 S 320th St | 253.839.5000 mcgrathsfishhouse.com Kent Mama Stortini’s 204 W Kent Station St | 253.854.5050 mamastortinis.com

Ichiban Sushi Garden 127 15th St SE | 253.845.4222 Mama Stortini’s 3207 E Main | 253.845.7569 mamastortinis.com Northwest Vintage Wine Bar 208 S Meridian | 253.864.WINE northwestvintage.com Toscanos 437 29th St NE | 253.864.8600 toscanospuyallup.com


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stand out prom 2010 scholarship winner, kayleigha holten leah grout

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Now and then, you meet people who instantly knock your socks off! You know in the first ten minutes that this person is going to do great things with their time, passion and talents. Stand Out Prom awards a scholarship to female graduating seniors who embody these qualities and are pursuing a career in the arts. Christy Pelland, a member of Stand Out Prom’s Board of Directors, comments “We’re looking for that ‘it’ factor but also an overwhelming desire to give back and share those gifts with the community. We found all that and more in this year’s winner, Miss Kayleigha Holten, from Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup.” For further information, please visit standoutprom.com. Q: What are your plans after high school? I hope to study abroad in a London theatre, receive my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in theatre lighting, and pursue a career in theatre that is enriching and fulfilling. I want to work on Broadway or in large professional theatres, then return to school for my Master’s in education so I can teach high school drama. I never want to stop learning, and I never want to lose the passion of creativity.

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Q: What do you hope the viewer gains from the experience of your work? Members of the audience should leave a production with a sense of ownership in the show they have just witnessed. Theatre is about real life. Through my lighting, I want the viewer to gain a better understanding of him or herself. Q: Why is theatrical lighting important? Lighting sets the mood for the entire production. Should no change in lighting hurl the hero, John Valjean, from the smokey blues of the Toulon prison into the grey, impoverished streets of Paris or the dank greenish hue of the sewers below, he might as well remain forever in captivity, lacking the means to convey his vehemence upon the stage. Lighting can make or break a show.

“My dream is to transform my art into a career, love everything I do, and share that passion with everyone. I want to make the world aware. Too many go through life without realizing the impact of light.”

Q: How do you measure success? If, when the final curtain falls, someone in the audience feels their life has been enriched by the feelings I attempted to communicate through my lights, I have succeeded. After Les Mis an elderly man approached me to express how the lighting had moved and inspired him. That night I cried tears of success. I just want to reach people. 29

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Looking for a shot of sunshine this fall? Wenatchee Valley has the perfect mix of sun (over 300 days of sun annually!), beautiful vistas, wineries, gourmet food, fresh produce and simple pleasures that beckon the independent traveler, couple or the entire family.

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After checking out the abundance of produce stands and apple groves in Wenatchee, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to take in an amazing evergreen oasis at Ohme Gardens. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the breathtaking views of the Columbia River Valley below, as seen through the 70 year old cedar and fir trees. Nearly a mile of natural stone pathways traverses the hillside gardens, ushering you past towering cedars, firs, lush foliage, mesmerizing waterfalls and tranquil pools. Stone benches located throughout the grounds provide ample opportunities to savor the beauty of the serene gardens. 3327 Ohme Road, 509.662.5785, ohmegardens.com


Few wineries in the Northwest provide a more sweeping romantic view than from the gazebo perched high above orchards at the Saint Laurent Winery. Gardens and a creek surround the tasting room that is tucked inside a craftsmanstyle house. The estate vineyard has bountiful crops of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Riesling and Chardonnay grapes grown through sustainable practices under the eastern Washington sun. Saint Laurent 2008 Lucky White is the best selling table wine at a consumer friendly price point. 4147 Hamlin Road, Malaga, 509.888.9463, saintlaurent.net


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For dinner, head to Fame’, a boutique restaurant where the smell of flavorful food envelopes the senses upon entering. An Italian-inspired restaurant in an intimate venue featuring seasonal ingredients, handmade pasta and Mediterranean dishes. Owner Rebecca Condota is living her dream and it is apparent in her culinary presentation and the unique mixture of tastes and tantalizing contrasts in her dishes. Favorite dishes include the roasted vegetable Mediterranean lasagna and “El Mare”, a rich, buttery scallop chowder with fresh lavender. With high intensity, flavor-packed cuisine in an intimate setting, Fame’ offers the whole package. 601 South Ward Ave, 509.888.5332

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Accommodations SpringHill Suites Wenatchee 1730 N Wenatchee Ave, 509.667.2775, marriott.com Wenatchee Valley Visitors Bureau wenatcheevalley.org

Challenge yourself to learn the art of aging gracefully by taking your lessons from gourmet cheese. Alpine Lakes Cheese’s organic cheese making workshops fit the bill. Lace up your shoes, as the class is interactive and involves a stroll around the farm and a “meet and greet” with the goats that produce the milk used in the organic process. Walk through the entire cheese making process in a few hours and come away hip to the complexities surrounding organic cheese and armed with recipes that allow you to “ripen” your own wheels of cheese at home. Cheese making is an exercise in patience, from waiting for the milk to curd, to lingering in the drying process and many steps in between. Owner Catha Link makes the process accessible and interesting. No wonder this class is a local favorite. 509.548.5786, alpinelakescheese.com 31

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Greenbelts: New American Design

Women’s Clothing Boutique 2711 6th Ave 253.761.0984 annetteb.com

Leather Belts Refashioned 253.297.5560 greenbelts.etsy.com

Art Process Studio & Gallery

Back Pain Relief Products & Solutions 5015 Tacoma Mall Blvd 253.475.2520 relaxtheback.com

Hand Crafted Jewelry 4712 Brookdale Rd East 253.307.9680 artprocessstudio.com


Hand Crafted Japanese Floats 747 South Fawcett Ave 253.627.0183 bellaballs.com

Calla Lily

Home Decor 7 Tacoma Ave North 253.627.5520 callalilydesigners.com

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Seldens Furniture

Fine Furnishings & Home Decor 1802 62nd Ave East 253.922.5700 seldens.com

Tacoma Art Stop

Hand Crafted Art, Jewelry & Clothing 940 Broadway 253.272.3377 artstoptacoma.com

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Women’s Clothing Boutique 2614 North Proctor 253.761.5531

Clothing, Jewelry, Dining 4502 South Steel St 253.475.4565 simon.com

Fulcrum Gallery

Urban Exchange

Art Gallery 1308 Martin Luther King Jr Way 253.250.0520 fulcrumtacoma.com

Vintage Clothing 1934 Pacific Ave 253.572.2280 hipsterswanted.com

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Linda Danforth Designs

Ladies Golf Apparel 114 West Meeker 253.845.0554 chicksgolf2.com

Women’s Clothing Boutique 2602 North Proctor 253.761.1144 Unique Jewelry Designs 1901 South Jefferson 253.765.5544 lindadanforthdesigns.com

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Johnson Jewelers

Fine Jewelery 103 South Meridian 253.848.1332 johnson-jewelers.com Continued on page 35


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showcase magazine | fall 2010 Continued from page 33 120 Stores, Restaurants & Cinema 3500 South Meridian 253.840.2828 southhillmall.com

Victoria Sells Antiques Well, it’s all in the name! 125 South Meridian 253.445.8330 cochrans.com/victoriasells


Archibald Sisters

Fragrance & Personal Care Essentials 406 Capitol Way South 800.943.2707 archibaldsisters.com

Belleza Ropa

Women’s Clothing Boutique 101 Capitol Way North 360.352.ROPA

Compass Rose

Gifts & Décor 416 Capitol Way South 360.236.0788 compassroseolympia.com

Courtyard Antiques

Hot Toddy

Women’s Vintage “Looking” Clothing 410 Capitol Way South 360.753.0868 hottoddyolympia.com

Lily’s What to Where Boutique Women’s Clothing Boutique 202 4th Ave West 360.943.7004


Gifts & Unique Accessories 414 Capitol Way South 360.352.9841

Scarlet Empress

Artisan Stationary & Scrapbooking 109 5th Ave SE 360.570.8800 scarlet-empress.com

Auburn Wine & Caviar Company Wines, Champagne, Beer & Caviar 2402 A St SE 253.887.8530 auburnwineandcaviar.com



Einmaleins Kitchen Store Modern European Products 121 State Ave NE 360.539.6175 olympia.einmaleinshaus.com

Ginger Street

Home Décor Gifts 509 Capitol Way South 360.943.1545 gingerstreetstore.com

A Picket Fence

Home Decor, Gifts & Jewelry 1006 Main St 253.863.6048 apicketfence.com

Old Cannery Furniture Store Home Furnishings 13608 Valley Ave East 253.863.0422 oldcanneryfurniture.com

Gig Harbor

Emilie Gallery & Boutique Art & Accessories 3133 Harborview Dr 253.858.7736

Hush Baby Gig Harbor

Upscale Maternity & Children’s Boutique 4729 Point Fosdick Drive NW Westfield Capital Shopping Center 253.858.4874 Over 100 Stores, Restaurants & Cinema 625 Black Lake Blvd Harbor Gallery 360.754.8017 Art & Gift Items westfield.com/capital 3155 Harborview Dr 253.851.8626 Auburn harborviewsharborgallery.com

Antiques & Bistro 705 4th Ave East 360.352.3864

Home Décor & Gifts—Publisher’s Favorite 524 Washington St SE 360.357.7177


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South Hill Mall

Retail Stores & Restaurants 1101 Supermall Way 800.SAY.VALU supermall.com

Federal Way

Federal Way Custom Jewelers


Kent Station

Retail Stores, Restaurants & Cinemas 417 Ramsay Way 253.856.2301 kentstation.com


Custom Designed Jewelry 235 First Ave South 253.859.4112 earthworksgem.com

Custom Jewelry 1810 South 320th St 253.839.7389 federalwaycustomjewelers.com


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