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The UPTOWN THEATRE -- in partnership with KEY CITY PUBLIC THEATRE -- presents


Our All-Musical Motion Picture Series!

Continuing our monthly musical tribute to the late great Bob Fosse...

Saturday August 30 at 4:00 and 10:00 p.m.

and Sunday August 31 at 4:00 p.m.



"CABARET" (1972)


Directed by BOB FOSSE

Winner of Eight Academy Awards --

including Best Actress (Liza Minnelli)

and Best Director (Bob Fosse).




All Tickets available at The Uptown Theatre's box office

1120 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend, WA
(360) 385-3883


Tickets Prices:

Age 21 and Over VIP Section -- $11  (Beer and Wine service coming soon!)
General Admission -- $8
Senior (Age 65+) or Students (17 and under with valid ASB card) --  $7
12 and under - $7



Upcoming musicals:

September 27 & 28 -- SWEET CHARITY -- Show times TBD


October -- Our series continues as we look at the work of Stephen Sondheim

Watch this space for on-going news and details.  Updates also on The Uptown Theatre website.



Pastures of Plenty: A Tribute to Pete Seeger & Woody Guthrie -- Sunday September 14


Pastures of Plenty: A Tribute to Pete Seeger & Woody Guthrie


Date:  Sunday September 14
Two Show Times:  2:30 p.m. &  7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $15

       Buy Tickets for 2:30 p.m.        Buy Tickets for 7:30 p.m.



Judith-Kate Friedman

Daniel Deardorff

Michael & Vickie Townsend

Ash Devine

and more to be announced.


This concert is co-produced by KCPT and Songwriting Works






Past Event: Pete Toyne Presents: An Evening with Babazot


Pete Toyne Presents:
An Evening With Babazot

Key City Playhouse
Wednesday - July 23rd
7:00 p.m.

Humor like Port Townsend has never seen!  If you liked George Carlin and “Carnac the Magnificent,” you’ll love BABAZOT!
On the F.B.I.’s Least-Wanted list for Bad Comedy, BABAZOT is known to be unharmed and harmless. Unwanted, DEAD or ALIVE!


General Admission -- $10

VIP --  includes reserved seating & a copy of the book "This Book Will Never Be Written" by Babazot -- $20





Recent Events: Jefferson Clemente Course Lecture Series


Key City Playhouse is pleased to host two lectures in the Jefferson Clemente Course Lecture Series in May and June.  Jefferson Clemente website


Tickets:  General Admission -- $15    (Complimentary to Clemente Course Students)


Susan Kieffer -- The Dynamics of Disaster


"In The Dynamics of Disaster, famed geoscientist Susan Kieffer merges stories and science in a fascinating introduction to the dangerous side of the Earth, with key insights for citizens and enough excitement to captivate the full range of students."

            -- Richard B. Alley, author of Earth: The Operator’s Manual

            "The Dynamics of Disaster" book website



Sunday June 8 -- 3:00 p.m.

Key City Playhouse 

"Great earthquakes, immense landslides, enormous waves! Geologist Susan Kieffer calmly and clearly explains how and why such disasters are part of living on a dynamic planet. With many surprising and compelling examples, she shows that reality is more dramatic, and far more interesting, than any disaster movie."   — Sean B. Carroll, author of Brave Genius and Remarkable Creatures

“When a true expert such as Susan Kieffer shares her insights on events from rogue waves to tsunamis, tornadoes to hurricanes, dust storms to floods, we get a much deeper understanding not only of the extraordinary but also of the ordinary. Kieffer’s descriptions of extreme events fascinates even as it informs, and as a result will rivet your attention.” — Richard A. Muller, author of Energy for Future Presidents and Physics for Future Presidents

In our hyper-connected world, it feels like hardly a week goes by without a major natural disaster ravaging a region somewhere in the world.  In 2011, there were fourteen disasters that cost over a billion dollars in the U.S. alone, including the destruction of Joplin, Missouri by a tornado and the devastation of northeastern Japan by an earthquake and tsunami.  In 2012, Hurricane Sandy swept up the east coast of the U.S. and summer heat waves and droughts plagued the U.S. and the Sahel Desert.  Wildfires beset the U.S. and major earthquakes struck in Italy, the Philippines, Iran and Afghanistan. In the first half of 2013, we've already seen a monster super-tornado strike Moore, Oklahoma, the deadly Ya'an earthquake in Sichuan, China, the destructive cyclone in Queensland, Australia, massive floods in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the largest wildfire in Colorado history.


Yet, we humans still behave as if natural disasters are outliers; why else would we continue to build new communities near active volcanoes, on faults, and on flood plains?  Susan W. Kieffer, in her unique book THE DYNAMICS OF DISASTER shows why natural disasters are not outliers, and how they are, in fact, interconnected by a small number of natural laws.


In the book’s concluding chapter (“Earth and Us”), Kieffer outlines how we might better prepare for and in some cases prevent future disasters. She suggests that the key to disaster preparedness and prevention is communication and cooperation—scientists and engineers working together with policy makers and existing government organizations. She also calls for the creation of an organization, something akin to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but focused on pending natural disasters. Kieffer also emphasizes the importance of educating the public and describes how that might be accomplished.


About the Author:  Susan W. Kieffer is professor emerita of geology at the University of Illinois and a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant.  She is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Kieffer hosts a popular blog called Geology in Motion.  She lives on Whidbey Island, Washington.





Jonathan White -- Tides: The Ocean's Dance with the Moon


A ten-year quest to understand the science and romance of tides.


Sunday May 18 -- 3:00 p.m.

Key City Playhouse


Clemente Eclectic Lectures -- A benefit for the Bard College Jefferson Clemente Course

Co-sponsored by the Port Townsend Leader, Port Townsend High School, and Port Townsend Public Library.  Special co-sponsor for Mr. White: Port Townsned Marine Science Center.

“In the fifteenth century, Leonardo da Vinci was convinced that tides were caused by the breathing of a large creature, and he set out to calculate the size of its lungs. If he had been right about this, and if he had traveled in his studies far enough, he would have found not one but hundreds of creatures, each with its own breath, inhaling and exhaling at different intervals, all overlapping. . . . Two hundred years after Leonardo, Isaac Newton found the greatest lungs of all—if there was to be only one pair—in the body of the moon.” — from Tides

White takes readers on a quest around the world -- from the Bay of Fundy in Canada to the Qiantang River in China -- to explore and experience tides in a unique and unforgettable way. Join us to share Jonathan’s journey through science and folklore, natural history and art, to unravel the mystery and power of tides.

“I got interested in the tides because, as a sailor, I’ve gone aground more times than I care to count. After I nearly lost my boat in a severe gail and extreme tide in Alaska, I figured it was time to learn more about this phenomenon. I knew the moon had something to do with it, but what? How? As I studied, I found surprising levels of complexity, mystery, and poetry. Twenty years later I’m still a student of the tide.”

         -- Jonathan White

Jonathan White is a writer, sailor, educator, marine conservationist, and custom homebuilder. His first book, Talking on the Water (Sierra Club Books, 1994) describes the relationship between humans and nature via a collection of conversations with such renowned writers and scientists as Gretel Ehrlich, David Brower, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gary Snyder, Lynn Margulis, James Hillman, and Peter Matthiessen. The title essay from Tides was published in Orion (Winter 1996). His writing on a variety of topics has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Sun, Sierra, The Whole Earth Review, and Fine Homebuilding. His photographs have been published in several magazines, including Orion and Sailing.



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