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All in the Timing: Benefit for Youth Acting Program

Comedy, Revue

iDiOM Theater proudly presents All in the Timing by David Ives. Two nights only: Fri May 24 & Sat May 25 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25, available at, benefiting Sylvia Center’s Summer 2019 Youth Acting Program. David Ives’ collection of short comedies, described by The New York Times as “surprisingly substantial in its silliness,” first premiered in 1993, and quickly became the most-produced non-Shakespeare play in the nation. Its status as one of the most popular plays of the last 30 years helped usher in a new era of one-act theater which was highly influential on iDiOM Theater and its founders. “Witty, irreverent, absurd, and inventive—these plays are exactly the type of work iDiOM was built on,” says Artistic Director Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao. The ensemble cast will be joined by student actors, and proceeds from the show will support Sylvia Center’s Youth Acting Program, which gives students age 13–17 the opportunity to take acting classes and perform in theater productions. The Summer 2019 Youth Acting Program begins this June and offers student scholarships and sliding scale tuition in order to make the program as accessible as possible to any students/families who wish to participate. This year’s summer youth program will be taught by theater educator (and iDiOM ensemble member) Michael Morgen along with the creative staff of iDiOM Theater, at Sylvia Center for the Arts, and will culminate in a free outdoor production of Aristophanes’ The Birds in Maritime Heritage Park in July. All in the Timing includes the much-loved short plays Sure Thing; Variations on the Death of Leon Trotsky, Unamunda, the Universal Language; and Words Words Words. iDiOM Theater, “the hardest-working theater in the known world,” has been one of the most prolific producers of new work in the nation since 2002, and is the in-house production company at Sylvia Center for the Arts since 2016.


• Fri 5/24/19 - Sat 5/25/19 at - 7:30 PM

WJMAC presents Cory Weeds


Cory Weeds (saxophones), Joe Doria (organ), and Matt Jorgensen (drums). Each of these three musicians has played WJMAC -- but never as this trio. Cory Weeds, jazz ambassador from Vancouver BC; Joe Doria, master of the Hammond B3; and Matt Jorgensen, rock solid drummer for many great projects. It's going to get hot! ( Tickets at the door 6 pm. Doors 6:30 pm. First come, first seated. Program subject to change; please check our website:


• Wed 6/5/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WJMAC presents Phil Parisot Quartet: To The Max! (For Max Roach)


Phil Parisot (composer, drums), Steve Tressler (tenor sax), Dan Kramlich (piano), Clipper Anderson (bass). Parisot has "the classic Seattle jazz pedigree." He was one of the first Garfield HS Jazz Band sensations, he lived in NYC and played with Roy Hargrove, Steve Coleman, David Gilmore, Ravi Coltrane and Antonio Hart, and when he returned to Seattle he became a favorite sideman for straight-ahead and for modernist jazz musicians. He has released two albums of his own compositions since 2016, "Lingo" and "Creekside". Tonight his quartet will be honoring Max Roach, playing selections recorded by Roach from the 1940s through 1960s. Paul Rauch, All About Jazz says, "Parisot never seems to run out of inspired thought as a composer, or original rhythmic conception as a drummer.” (photo: Tickets at the door 6PM. Doors at 6:30PM. First come, first seated. Program subject to change; please check our website:


• Wed 6/12/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WJMAC presents Marina Albero


Marina Albero (piano), and Jeff Johnson (bass). Albero’s career began as a youngster playing traditional music with her family traveling around the world, continued with classical piano as a young adult, then on to jazz, flamenco, early music, Andalusie, and Latin…. Albero’s piano is both fiesty and sensitive, infused with global influence. She moved from Barcelona to Seattle in 2014, and this year she is presenting her first release in US which includes two new volumes of her compositions in an ongoing project, “A life soundtrack”. Tonight she is joined by the staggeringly talented Jeff Johnson on bass. (photo: Tickets at the door 6PM. Doors at 6:30PM. First come, first seated. Program subject to change; please check our website:


• Wed 6/19/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WJMAC presents Thomas Harris & Kevin Woods Quintet


Thomas Harris (saxophones), Kevin Woods (trumpet), Conner Helms (piano), Roger Yamashita (bass), and Christian Casolary (drums). Ralph Kolin is thrilled to sponsor and present these amazing, hard working, yes-they’re-really-local jazz musicians. WJMAC also delighted to close out our fifth season with this select band. Bring your instrument and stick around after the show for a jazz jam. (photos: Leon James Photography) Tickets at the door 6PM. Doors at 6:30. First come, first seated. Program subject to change; please check our website:


• Wed 6/26/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM