Local arts: Upcoming auditions, rehearsals and more in Federal Way

Jet Cities Chorus

Jet Cities is a women’s chorus based in Federal Way that sings four-part, a cappella harmony. They are directed by Rachel Pack, a talented musician and music educator at the high school and elementary levels. Jet Cities Chorus is committed to having a diverse group of singers and supporting community activities. They are passionate about singing and empowering women, even during a pandemic, where they mix outdoor rehearsals with simultaneous virtual meetings on Zoom. Guests are welcome at all rehearsals, so if this sounds like fun, visit jetcities.org for more information, or contact jetcitieschorus@gmail.com.

Upcoming performances include Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Federal Way Performing Arts Center, and Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Federal Way Farmers Market.

Make Music Federal Way

Thousands of cities across the world celebrate Make Music Day and the talents of local musicians at the brink of summer. In Federal Way, Make Music Federal Way is planning events for the winter solstice (Dec. 21) and summer solstice (June 21, 2022). For more information and to stay updated on event plans, visit makemusicday.org/federalway/.

Rosebud Children’s and Community Theatre

Rosebud Children’s and Community Theatre invites kids and adults to audition for the hilariously classic holiday play, “A Christmas Story.”

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Auditions are being accepted electronically on flipgrid. The link is on the website www.rosebudctc.org. Auditions are due by Sept. 21. Rehearsals begin Sept 28. Performances are Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 8-10.

For more information and to access the flipgrid link, visit www.rosebudctc.org.

Photos courtesy of Jet Cities

Photos courtesy of Jet Cities