June 6, 2012
NEW — 3:55 p.m. June 6, 2012
State Sen. Steve Litzow of Mercer Island encourages residents of the 41st Legislative District, including those in Newcastle, to join him for a telephone town-hall meeting at 7 p.m. June 13.
The one-hour forum will be largely question-driven by constituents who will have the opportunity to discuss issues debated and actions taken during the 2012 legislative session.
Residents will receive a call inviting them to join as the meeting begins and may stay on the line to participate. They also have the option to call in toll-free by dialing 1-877-229-8493 and entering the code 110085.
June 5, 2012
NEW — 10:50 a.m. June 5, 2012
Liberty High School performers — and a scene-stealing, man-eating plant — snapped up more awards than any other high school drama program in a statewide competition Monday.
The school received four honors for a recent production of “Little Shop of Horrors” in The 5th Avenue Theatre’s annual awards to recognize musical theater at high schools across the Evergreen State. The honor is akin to a Tony Award for student performers and productions.
“Little Shop of Horrors” garnered awards for Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Scenic Design, Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role and the top honor, Outstanding Overall Musical Production.
Jeremy Dodd earned the Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role honor for a turn as a floral shop proprietor in “Little Shop of Horrors.”
Overall, the awards program included 191 nominations and 99 honorable mentions. Liberty performers garnered 13 nominations for “Little Shop of Horrors.”
Statewide, 93 productions representing more than 9,000 students applied for consideration in the annual awards.
Liberty started participating in the awards program in 2005. “Seussical” in 2006 received 11 nods, the most nominations a Liberty show received before “Little Shop of Horrors.”