West Seattle Friday: ‘How to Succeed’; Mount music; Blue Angels

From the WSB Events calendar: West Seattle’s own Twelfth Night Productions (WSB sponsor) debuts its newest production tonight: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” – a musical based on a Tony Award-winning show and Pulitzer-winning book. Besides getting entertained, you’ll also be doing a good deed, since part of the proceeds are benefiting FareStart. This is the first of three weekends for “How to Succeed” in the West Seattle High School Theater, with showtimes this weekend at 7:30 pm tonight and tomorrow, 3 pm Sunday – tickets available online here, in advance at Square One Books in Jefferson Square, or at the door. Also tonight: more outdoor music!

That’s Christopher Boffoli‘s WSB video from Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana performing at Providence Mount St. Vincent during last year’s Summer Concerts at The Mount series – and tonight, they’re back as this year’s four-performance series begins. Bring your own chair/blanket for music at and around the courtyard on the south side of The Mount (4831 35th SW) at 6 pm – the concert’s free, and dinner’s available for purchase around 5 pm (more details in this PDF). Last but not least, today’s Blue Angels schedule:

That spot along the west side of the Boeing Field runway is just one of the many places to watch them take off – as we did yesterday – but the best place is the Museum of Flight, where the famous blue jets are based during the Blue Angels’ annual Seafair visit. (Here’s our story from last year about the MoF timeline on a Blue Angels day.) Of course, you can also go to Lake Washington today and see the practice air show (and hydroplane time trials) for free, as a sneak preview of Saturday/Sunday, when you have to pay admission. But even if you have no interest in watching all this, you might need to know that the I-90 bridge will close again each of the next three days while the Angels are practicing/performing – 12:45 pm-2:40 pm is the schedule each day. And did we mention the Seafair Fleet tours on the waterfront? More at the Seafair website. (The drama as we write this, of course, is what the weather will do – if it stays cloudy but is not too murky, of course, they can have their “low show.”)

1 Reply to "West Seattle Friday: 'How to Succeed'; Mount music; Blue Angels"

  • Ruthi Winter August 7, 2010 (1:27 pm)

    Friday was opening night for the musical HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, by West Seattle’s own Twelfth Night Productions. Opening night was a huge success. The acting was fabulous and music delightful. It’s a quality show and the best entertainment you can get for your money ($15). It is set in the mid 1960s complete with bee hive hairdos, cat eye glasses, the “shift” dress, pill box hats, comments about Metrical (anyone remember “Metrical”??)..and references to everything from the 60s. It’s complete with a sexy bomb shell lady with pipes that go to the high registers!. It is held at West Seattle High School’s performing arts theater. Tickets can be purchased at show time. Aug 14, 20, 21 at 7:30 pm and Aug. 8th, 15 and 22nd at 3 pm. It is community theater at its very best! A real MUST for anyone who grew up in the 1960s!!! Ruthi Winter

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