The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, December 09, 2016 This Week's Paper

Gig Harbor’s Paradise Theatre opened the Northwest’s premiere of “Monty Python's Spamalot” on Friday as a way to end its regular season with a hearty helping of British humor all dressed up in outrageous accents. The gig includes flying stuffed cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, mothers who bear a striking resemblance to hamsters and father who apparently smell like Elderberries.

All this and more left the audience with aching sides from laughter.

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical and nominated for 13 other awards, “Spamalot” pulls from the 1975… Read More

Pierce, Kitsap counties compete to cut costs in Energy Challenge

Pierce County battled it out with Kitsap County to see which could reduce energy use the most in May. Both counties pitted their courthouses against each other in a friendly challenge to raise awareness about energy conservation, save taxpayer dollars, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy generation.

Although the competition was tough, Pierce County came out ahead by reducing the County-City Building’s energy use by 676,344 kBtu in May. This accounted for a significant energy savings of 31 percent, which helped save more than $3,700. For result details click here.

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Tacoma Youth Chorus, the best choir in the South Sound as voted by South Sound Magazine, held its season-ending concert last night at Puyallup High School to say goodbye to its graduating seniors as well as say their fond farewells to TYC’s Managing Director Nancy Brakke, who is retiring.

The concert was a selection of “favorites” as voted on by the individual choirs of the TYC program.

Here is a link to "Sing, sing, sing."taken on a cell phone.
Here is… Read More

Tom Sawyer opens today at Tacoma Youth Theatre for three performances, Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 22 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 23 at 3 p.m.

Performances are held at The Center for Spiritual Living, 206 North J Street at Division Ave. Tacoma Youth Theatre is an educational theatre company, with no religious affiliation.

Seven young actors tell the tale in 60 minutes. Mark Twain's classic coming-of-age tale was adapted for the stage by Maggie Knott and Scott Campbell for Tacoma Youth Theatre.

All tickets are by donation. Walk-ins are welcome and encouraged.… Read More

Weather-permitting, at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, crews will open a new southbound Interstate 5 exit to South 38th Street in Tacoma as part of its I-5/SR 16 Eastbound Nalley Valley project.
The ramp was originally scheduled to open the end of July. Good weather, detailed planning and rapid progress contributed to the early opening.
“This ramp provides key access to the Tacoma Mall, Costco and other businesses,” said Olympic Region Administrator Kevin Dayton. “Mowat Construction did a great job planning the work and getting it built well ahead of schedule.”Read More

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