Auditions for comedy “The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)

Burien Actors Theatre announces auditions for the comedy The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), written by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, to be performed from Nov. 25 through Dec. 18. 
The play calls for a strong ensemble of just three actors: two roles can be either female or male, and one role is male. Actors age 18 and older of all races, ethnicities and body types are invited to audition. Actors must be able to sing.

SYNOPSIS: It’s the Annual Holiday extravaganza at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church. But bad weather has barred the scheduled acts from arriving. So three church members have to perform the entire pageant themselves. This irreverent trip through the holidays promises a good time gift-wrapped in song, parody, an elf ballet, and delightfully twisted holiday cheer. If you liked The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), you’ll love this show.
Performances are at Burien Actors Theatre in Burien from Nov. 25 through Dec. 18 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Rehearsals begin in mid-October. 
The director is Marc “Mok” Moser. 
$100 stipend provided.

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Become a 9-1-1 Operator

If you want to make a difference in someone’s life and your community we may have the career for you! The King County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for 9-1-1 Communication Specialists. This is an excellent opportunity for a career in Law Enforcement, partnering with our men and women in the field.

As a 9-1-1 Communication Specialist you will work in partnership with deputies, and serve as the primary contact for citizens calling our 9-1-1 Center. Communication Specialists answer a high volume of calls. Some are routine calls from citizens of a non-emergency nature and others are of an emergent nature.

The salary for Communications Specialist is $22.02 - 32.55 hourly with excellent benefits.

King County will be accepting applications until August 19, 2016 at 4:30pm. If you have questions about qualifications please call Senior HR Analyst Mei Barker at 206-477-7279. To completed an online application go to

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Pat's View: “Just Desserts”

In between a hectic schedule of loitering and lollygagging, I found time to turn on TV the other day. The remote landed on a nightly cable news program---one of those where the host talks faster than an auctioneer, and the guests are lucky to squeeze in a couple of gerunds or a dangling participle before they are interrupted.

You might have noticed that some of those shows ever have reasonably non-confrontational names these days like On the Record and Your World. (The show titles Polite Conversation and Reasoned Discourse are not currently being used.)

Hardball is just about the most contentious name going right now since Crossfire went away some time ago. But after the dust settles following this election cycle, look for grittier show titles: The Ruckus Factor, Hostility & Stones and Cockfight Tonight.

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