Sunday Afternoon Live adds, adapts events for 2015-2016 season



Sunday Afternoon Live adds, adapts events for 2015-2016 season

Sara Catherine Wheatley

A saxophone quartet, a children's program, and a Patsy Cline tribute have been added to the 2015-2016 season for Sunday Afternoon Live.

The saxophone quartet, Equus, will perform award winning classical music Sept. 13 at the Raymond Theatre. Equus is comprised of Western Washington University students who competed, and won, at the 2015 Ladies Musical Club of Seattle competition in June. This new addition to the SAL schedule is free to the public.

Caspar Babypants, a children's program, will come to the Raymond Theatre Oct. 18, in the first event for SALY, or Sunday Afternoon Live for Youth. Tickets will be $5 each. The brainchild of SAL's newest board member, Dianne Fuller, SALY will focus on quality programs for children of all ages.

Both of these events are added to the schedule but are not included on the SAL season ticket.

SAL season tickets will reflect one change, however, for February 2016. Diane Lines' scheduled return to SAL has been canceled. Instead, a Patsy Cline Tribute by Sara Catherine Wheatley is booked for the previously scheduled date, Feb. 21.

Lines reluctantly canceled her scheduled appearance due to surgery which will not allow her enough time to complete the new program she had planned to perform in Raymond.

Sara Catherine Wheatley will be coming to Raymond after appearing in Port Ludlow two nights before her scheduled performance here. Because she has a regular job in Nashville, she does not normally do tours but has agreed to "tack on" the Raymond commitment since she will be in the area.

She has received standing ovations at the 2009 and 2013 Patsy Cline series as well as from a sold-out crowd in Portland. "I am really excited about my trip back to the Pacific Northwest," she wrote to Virginia Carlson at Sunday Afternoon Live.

Sunday Afternoon Live season tickets are available for $65 for the seven scheduled performances. Tickets can be purchased by calling 360-942-3749 or 360-875-5207, emailing sal@reachone.com, mailing to PO Box 925, South Bend, WA 9858; or by PayPal at SAL's website, www.sundayafternoonlive.org.

The price is quite a bargain compared to similar presentation organizations in the region. Season ticket holders, along with sustainers and show sponsors, are the foundation of SAL's operating budget. Sunday Afternoon Live is a non-profit organization.