Highland games, Holy Waters and a jukebox musical

Western Washington University's Department of Theatre and Dance and Bellingham TheatreWorks are producing the fun-for-all-ages jukebox musical hit “Pump Boys and Dinettes” this summer. Performances will be in the Port of Bellingham’s Fishermen’s Pavilion in Zuanich Point Park beginning Friday, July 8.

Under the direction of Western Theatre Arts alumna Billie Wildrick, the playful country-western musical is set in a dockside diner, highlighting the uniqueness of Bellingham’s maritime heritage, while using the environment of the pavilion to reinforce the setting of the play.

Wildrick leads an ensemble of local and regional performers and musicians — including other Western alumni Lauren Brigolin, Ian Bivins, Marie Wildfield and Kharma Stambaugh, and a cadre of current Western students.

Arrive early to get beer, wine or non-alcoholic drinks from Boundary Bay Brewery’s on-site bar, grab a seat and enjoy some pre-show music while taking in the view. Doors open at 6:50 p.m.; the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Surprise! Pie will be served at intermission. Masks will be optional during these performances. Western students get in free on opening night with student ID. Performances continue every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through July. Tickets are available online or at the door. Contact Bellingham TheatreWorks for more details at bellinghamtheatreworks.org