There’s nothing like a movie singalong, and the Historic Lynwood Theatre does them well.
To convey the true weight of her work, Connie Castellano has clients hold out a hand.
Then she drops in a bauble.
“People hold out their hand, and they go ‘whoa,’” she said.
Because Castellano’s jewelry is heavy, as she believes fine jewelry should be. And the fact that her jewelry literally carries weight means that she’s sticking to her artistic and philosophical vision about how it should fit into the wearer’s life.
Imagine yourself in a dimly lit movie theater, re-watching “The Sound of Music” for the umpteenth time, only this time its on the big screen and the entire audience is singing along.
“The hills are alive, with the sound of … ,” an off-key chorus crescendos.
Then, someone would typically yell from the back row — “Shut up! You’re ruining the movie!”
But not at the Lynwood Theatre’s special sing-a-long night.
A relatively new pesky weed, Birdsfoot trefoil, Lotus corniculatus, has been cropping up all over Kitsap County lately. The common name comes from the seed heads which look like tiny bird feet (even through the feet have six to eight toes). It began its rampant spread about three years ago, but it’s promising to be as noxious as some of our official “noxious weeds.” The ironic fact about this plant is it has been used in many states for deer fodder and forage for cattle and other grazing animals. It’s a forage plant that does not cause bloating. Birdsfoot trefoil was imported from Europe. Native peoples also harvested the seeds for food. It thrives in areas where rainfall is more than 20 inches a year and when temperatures are cooler. Does that sound like our area? Yes, indeed, it does.
Why do you pay almost $10 to see a movie? For entertainment, right? To get swept into a world where reality doesn’t have to follow boundaries and a place where your problems no longer exist?
When in the business of theater and feeling a budget crunch from a slumping economy that has hit both the box office and production costs, the no-brainer decision would be to stage a summertime, feel-good fan favorite in hopes of bolstering the ticket count.
The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, along with many other small theater troupes around the county, are most undoubtedly feeling that crunch these days. But the Changing Scene is staying true to it’s ethos and readying for the premier of Summerplay 2008: A festival of new works, slated for Aug. 8-23 in the upper room of the Panda Bay Inn on Kitsap Way in Bremerton.