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B4 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2009 THE ISSAQUAH PRESS TO SUBMITAN ARTS CALENDAR ITEM: Call 392-6434, ext. 237, or newsclerk@iss- press.com. Submit A&E story Ideas to isspress@issp ress.com. SEPTEMBER 27 4 Michael Goetz, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Vine Bella, 99 Front St. N. 391-1424 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella Ms Hurlnt, 6 p.m., Pedestrian Perk, comer of Front Street and Sunset Way School of Music presents the last 2009 show for all five of its bands rL from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Farmers Market near Picketing Barn. Visiting Songbird Sedes, Shelly Rudolph Quartet, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake's Place, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., $20 Holy Hamilton Jones, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vine Bella Back/pound Noise, 6 p.m., Pedestrian Park Richy Venture Revue, 8-11 p.m., Pogacha, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Call 392- 5550. First Mini Coop Car SHOW, 8 a.m. XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., 392-1266 Hijinks, hilarity ensue in 'Chasing Nicolette' By Kathleen R. Merrill Issaquah Press editor How do you spell fun? C-H-A-S-I-N-G N-I-C-0-L-E-T-T-E. That's Village Theatre's production of "Chasing Nicolette," playing now on the local mainstage until Oct. 25. Or maybe it's N-I-C-K D-E-S-A-N-T-I-S. That's Nick DeSantis, the actor who plays Valere and nearly steals the show with his hilarity, hijinks and outrageous- ness. You honestly may never see anyone funnier on a stage. But every cast member is great and you'll find yourself enjoying the particu- lar vocal and comedic talents of each and every one. The voice of Timothy McCuen Piggee (playing King) is especially deep and sultry. The silliness begins in the first scene with the musical's 10 characters singing about life in the year 1224. It continues throughout the production, never really letting up. Even the more serious scenes had people laughing out loud, such as every time the audience catches up with Brian Demar Jones (playing Ne- mur) as he continues his search for Nicolette. Just try to keep a straight face. Or when Nicolette (the silky-voiced Tanesha Ross) sings of her love (and food) in the number "You're Always on My Mind." The voices are exceptional and al- though the harmonies are particularly sweet, the solos are even more so. This musical features one of the best and hilarious sword fights ever. And a, dungeon has never been so funny. You II leave with a sore throat and a belly ache from laughing so much throughout the entire production. The musical's program seems to apol- ogize for the play being in verse, but you'll be so entertained by it that you IF YOU GO 'Chasing Nlcolette' 2, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. Sept. 17 - Oct. 25 $34 - $59 for adults Francis J. Gaudette Theatre 303 Front St. N. Call 392-2202 or go to www.vi/lagetheatre.org. might not notice all of the rhymes un- less you're really paying attention for them. The costumes are delicious with their jewel-toned, luxurious fabrics. You'll drool over them if you love fash- ion. And although set designer Scott Fyfe says in the program that he doesn't nec- essarily want people to say, "What a great set, you can't help but think it. His revolving castle turns at the perfect speed and characters go from one facet of it to another seamlessly. You can't help but notice how ingenious the design of it is. Favorite scene: Valere and his arms in the dungeon. You'll want to hold that gum or mint in your hand for this one, so you don't swallow it. Favorite song: "You Have to Lie," sung by DeSantis, accompanied by Matt Wolfe (playing Montescu). Hear it now on the "Chasing Nicolette" page on the theater's Web site. Bravo to Peter Kellogg (book and lyrics), David Friedman (music), Steve Tomkins (director) and n.J. Tancioco (musical direction) for this gem. You'll want to see it again and again. Kathleen R. Merrill: 392-6434, ext. 227, or edi- tor@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquah- press, com. BY BY JAY KOII/PROPERTY OF VILLAGE THEATRE Kate Jaeger (Nun), Tanesha Ross (Nicolette), Nick DeSantis (Valere) and Matthew Kacergis (Auessin) star in Village Theatre's pmduon of 'Chasing Nicolette: l111171/71111i711'iiiiiiii iiiiiii ii i i i .............. Stan's smokes the competition with authentic Kansas City barbecue Restaurant reviews are a regular fea- ture of The Issaquah Press. Reviewers visit restaurants unannounced and pay in full for their meals. By Chantelle Lusebrink Issaquah Press reporter If there's one spot in town you're guar- anteed to get messy with your meal, it's Stan's Bar-B-Q. Serving up Kansas City style barbecue for Issaquah residents for more than five years, Stan's has made its mark on Front Street and continues to be a hot destina- tion year round for lunch, football Sun- days, ArtWalk nights and Salmon Days festivities. Its all-around, easy-going atmosphere makes lunch feel more like the end of the workday. With six televisions tuned to the latest sporting events, people grimacing at referees, and a plethora of sports mem- orabilia from the Kansas City Chiefs and family photos on the walls, it makes it hard to go back to work. The service is friendly and fairly . -or/ o . e Jn oWe ['-- To An Open House i Tomorrow, i 24 Thursday, September 2:00pm- 6:00pm ii:: &  * Learn about our compassionate and personal 24-hour ! skilled care and rehabilitation services m 0, Visit our newly remodeled nursing facility and enjoy our *-,* / / beautiful garden setting j * Stop in for a tour and see the transformation for yourself! $** Enjoy refreshments and enter to win a V $150 Nordstrom Gift Certificate N  issaquah Nursing ':: & Rehabilitation Center  805 Front Street South, Issaquah Questions. Call ust ' "  (425) a92-1271 " i . 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Try it with the spicy sauce, which has more than heat but depth of flavor, and you re sure to find a piece of heaven. If you're not into mixing your meat, try The Chief, hickory-smoked beef brisket on a bun with sweet sauce and potato salad for $9.25. Whether it's hot or cold outside, noth- ing says lovin' your stomach like a pile of pulled pork and some sweet, mild or spicy barbecue sauce for $9.25. Even the recently proclaimed ex-vegetarian I took to lunch agreed. Without question, the ribs are a mouth- watering choice, but you might want to save those for an afternoon when you don't have to go back to work. 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If you can't make it to 1 ,uch, Stan's has happy hour fares and you ll find specials, like Bloody Marys and hot wings on Sun- days and Miller Hi-Life and pt ]led pork on Fridays, throughout the week from 4- 6 p.m. Later on Friday evenings, you can count on Stan's to serve up live music from local and regional favorites. During football season, get to Staffs at 10 a.m. Sundays for the pre-game action, and then watch the rest of the day s games. They've even got a couple of spe- cialty house drinks like the Quarterback Sack and The Safety, made with pome- granate and Vox Vodka. So, get ready to roll up those sleeves and keep an extra paper towel handy -- you'll need it to wipe the scrumptious sauce from your face. Chantelle Lusebrink: 392-6434, ext. 241, or cluse- brink@isspress.com. Comment at www. isspress, com. 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