Arts in brief, for the week of April 11

Lacey Price

WENATCHEE — Stage Kids WA has announced that Lacey Price will be the organization’s new managing director. The previous executive director, Michelle McCormick, is now the artistic director.

McCormick founded Stage Kids WA in 2010 and oversaw both programming and operations. As artistic director, she will continue to manage classes, workshops and performances. Price will handle operational duties.

Price has over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, most recently at 501 Consultants, Inc. in Cashmere. She has also worked for the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The expansion of the management team is a result of years of growth. The organization has expanded to serve more than 550 kids throughout the year.

For more information, visit


WENATCHEE — The Numerica Performing Arts Center has announced the cast for the 2019 Hot August Nights production of “Hands on a Hardbody.”

JD Drew: Vern Smith

Benny Perkins: Matthew Pippin

Kelli Mangrum: Alix Isom

Norma Valverde: Christina Capehart

Chris Alvaro: Anthony Leradi

Greg Wilhote: Gary Lumsden

Jesus Pena: Michael Carlos

Ronald McCowan: David James

Heather Stovall: Alesha Perrin

Virginia Drew: Dani Fisher

Janis Curtis: Christy Kimmel

Don Curtis: Ettore Castellente

Mike Ferris: Alex Haley

Cindy Barnes: Vicki Michael

Frank Nugent: Mike Magnotti

The show will run Aug. 11-17 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Tickets go on sale June 3 or May 1 for Numerica PAC members.

For more information, call 663-2787 or visit


EAST WENATCHEE — Registration is open for competition barbecue judging and cooking classes to be held April 27 at Coastal Farm and Ranch. Registration must be completed by April 22.

The judging class runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is taught by certified professional barbecue judges. The class includes samples of pork butt, beef brisket, chicken and pork ribs. Registration costs $60.

The cooking class runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and covers the basics of barbecue equipment, barbecue theory, meat selection, wood selection and how to select and make your own rubs and sauces. Registration costs $150.

The classes are hosted by the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association.

For more information or to register, visit


TWISP — The Merc Playhouse has announced that Beverly Cross’s adaptation of “Boeing Boeing” will replace its original selection of “Lend me a Tenor” for its fall production. The play will be directed by Kelly Donoghue.

“Boeing Boeing” is based on a French comedy by Mark Camoletti. The play follows Parisian playboy Bernard who juggles three fiancees from different parts of the world until an unexpected change in schedule brings all three women — all airline hostesses — to his apartment at the same time.

The play will run Sept. 20-29.

For more information, call 997-7529 or visit