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January 15, 2005

Ukelooza

I can't go, so you should:

It's time for UKELOOZA 4! The return of Rain City Projects' annual
fundraising cabaret!

What is Rain City Projects? It's Seattle's fourteen-year-old
playwright service organization, that publishes playscripts (almost
200 scripts to date) by playwrights from Seattle and elsewhere,
provides travel grants, produces play readings, publishes theater
journals, and many, many other things. The archive of Rain City
Projects scripts is an astonishing documentation of theater activity
in Seattle over the past fourteen years.

What is UKELOOZA? It's RCP's more-or-less-annual tropical-themed
celebration, that---for no good reason, yet the results are buoyant
and dizzyingly delightful---features ukulele music galore, as well a
live auction, a raffle, and even a few non-ukulele acts (so we don't
all go insane from excessive inhalation of ukulele fumes).

WHEN: Monday, January 17, at 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7 pm for drinks
and socializing)
(SUPA will not be performing in this)

WHERE: Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (at the corner of Howell and Boren)

HOW MUCH: $12 (Must be over 21, with ID)

CALL: 233-9873 (reservations not required)


WHO: This year's Ukelooza features an all-new line-up of:

>> Our Hawaiian-native hostess, solo powerhouse SARAH RUDINOFF!

>> SARI BREZNAU, the alluring chanteuse of Circus Contraption!

>> Seattle storyteller without peer, MATT SMITH!

>> JOHN ACKERMANN, musical mastermind (and part of the avant-jazz
troupe "Awesome")!

>> Traditional tropical tunes from JEFFREY COOK!

>> Unusual cover songs from ERIC RAY ANDERSON!

>> Melancholy singing clown CECELIA FRYE!

>> A painting created before your eyes by SUSANNAH ANDERSON!

...and more, more, more!


On top of that, Ukelooza's live AUCTION and RAFFLE will include:

>> Two six-month passes to NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
>> Two four-show flex-passes to INTIMAN THEATRE
>> Twenty hours of rehearsal time from THEATRE PUGET SOUND
>> Two season passes to CAPITOL HILL ARTS CENTER
>> A yearlong pass for two to ANNEX THEATRE's monthly variety show,
Spin the Bottle, as well as two tickets to their upcoming show 'Pent-
Up'
>> Two tickets to a dress rehearsal at SEATTLE OPERA, accompanied by
the catty and informed Ed Hawkins
>> Two tickets to a prime MARINERS game
>> Two tickets to PRINTER'S DEVIL THEATRE's new show, 'The Chris
Schussler Incident'
>> Two tickets to a dance performance at ON THE BOARDS
>> Two tickets to a show at SEATTLE REPERTORY THEATRE
...and much, MUCH more, including dinner packages, gift baskets, more
show tickets, and the painting created by Susannah Anderson as you
watch!

And as if that weren't enough: The first fifty people to arrive will
receive one certificate good for a free hula lesson from ALOHA ISLAND
TREASURES!

FURTHERMORE: Rain City Projects will be announcing a significant
change in its programming, including the new MANIFESTO SERIES, a
biannual compilation of great Northwest plays, edited with extreme
prejudice by nationally recognized playwrights who have a vision of
what theater can be. Also, the new ONLINE WAREHOUSE, which will work
towards providing a comprehensive collection of new plays produced in
the Pacific Northwest over the past 20 years.

So consider this your personal invitation from the Rain City Projects
board: Scot Augustson, Bret Fetzer, Andy Jensen, Darian Lindle, Brian
Neel, and Sean Ryan. We're already dreaming of your pale, sun-
deprived face lighting up from the vicarious tropicality of UKELOOZA
4!

Posted by pam at January 15, 2005 10:18 AM | TrackBack
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On a tangential note, KBCS has a great Hawaiian music and community show, Hawaiian Radio Connection, every Saturday from Noon to 2 PM (which has some ukelele music).

I heard some of the folks from Ukelooza on KUOW yesterday, and it sounded like a fun event!

Posted by: Gary on January 15, 2005 02:14 PM
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