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Upcoming Events: February 2018 (3 month view)

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Wednesday, Feb 07 2018
6:00 PM
to 9:00 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre opera Live Cinema: "Rigoletto" - Royal Opera
Gesa Power House Theatre
$15 Adults; $10 Students
Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Opera production of Rigoletto on Wednesday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Giuseppe Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect. David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion. Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas. This screening runs approximately 2 hours 45 minutes including one interval and an onscreen introduction. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase. NOTE: Rigoletto is sung in Italian with English surtitles.  Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students/Youth) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
7:00 PM
to 10:00 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre opera Live Cinema: "Rigoletto" (opera)
Gesa Power House Theatre
$15 ($10 Students)
Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Opera production of "Rigoletto" on Wednesday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Giuseppe Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect. David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion. Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that "Rigoletto" was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas. This screening runs approximately 2 hours 45 minutes including one interval and an onscreen introduction. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase. NOTE: "Rigoletto" is sung in Italian with English surtitles. Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students/Youth) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
Friday, Feb 23 2018
7:00 PM
to 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre piano, jazz Michael Kaeshammer
Gesa Power House Theatre
$45-$40
Gesa Power House Theatre presents Michael Kaeshammer in concert on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Michael Kaeshammer is a prolific Vancouver Island-based singer/songwriter/pianist/producer who has earned a loyal international following as a triple threat. He’s a piano virtuoso with a technical mastery of many different styles, an eloquent singer/songwriter, and a charming and engaging performer. Kaeshammer first made his own mark as a young piano prodigy. Growing up in Offenburg, Germany, he studied classical piano for seven years prior to falling in love at 13 with the boogie-woogie and stride piano stylings of such greats as Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, and Meade Lux Lewis. A quick study, Michael soon became skilled enough in this style to perform it in clubs, concerts and festivals through Germany and beyond. When his parents moved the family to British Columbia, Canada, Kaeshammer quickly attracted a following there, becoming popular on the jazz and blues festivals circuit. With his recording career now spanning two full decades, Michael Kaeshammer has emerged as a truly original artist at the very top of his game and one in love with the creative process. He last performed at Gesa Power House Theatre in 2013. Reserved seating tickets ($45-$40) will be available to the public on Friday, December 1 - online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
Monday, Feb 26 2018
7:00 PM
to 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Choral, Jazz "Songs of Cole Porter" (Choral Society)
Gesa Power House Theatre
$17 Adults; $12 Youth <18
The Walla Walla Choral Society, conducted by new Artistic Director Gary Hemenway, presents a "Songs of Cole Porter" concert at Gesa Power House Theatre on Monday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. When speaking about great American composers, Cole Porter stands among the greatest. His music has influenced generations and has made its way into the performance libraries of some of the world’s greatest vocalists.  Guest instrumentalists for this concert include: Michael Agidius (sax), Dick Counsell (trombone), Gary Gemberling (trumpet), Nate Miller (trumpet), Doug Morasch (upright bass), and Wil Spears (drums). The Walla Walla Choral Society, a non-profit volunteer organization, promotes and performs accessible quality choral music for the Walla Walla Valley and collaborates with other artistic groups, enriching the community’s cultural life. Reserved seating tickets ($17 adults; $12 youth 17 and under) are available online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the Gesa Power House Theatre box office at 509-529-6500. The Walla Walla Choral Society's recent Holiday Concert sold out in advance.
Wednesday, Feb 28 2018
6:00 PM
to 9:00 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre opera Live Cinema: "Tosca" - Royal Opera
Gesa Power House Theatre
$15 Adults; $10 Students
Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Opera production of “Tosca” on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production of Tosca for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church bells and the sounds of a firing squad. This screening runs approximately 3 hours including two intervals and an onscreen introduction. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase. NOTE: "Tosca" is sung in Italian with English surtitles. Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students/Youth) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
Monday, Mar 05 2018
7:00 PM
to 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre singer/songwriter Mandy Harvey
Gesa Power House Theatre
$100-$50
Just Us Girls Sharing (J.U.G.S.) presents Mandy Harvey in concert on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Mandy Harvey is a deaf American singer-songwriter who received Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer in the most recent season of "America's Got Talent". Harvey lost her residual hearing due to a connective tissue disorder at age eighteen. She left the Vocal Music Education program at Colorado State University, and pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008. She quickly became a regular performer at Jay’s Bistro in Fort Collins and then branched out to having regular concerts at Dazzle Jazz Lounge in Denver (Top 100 Jazz venues in the world). Mandy Harvey's Golden Buzzer moment on "America's Got Talent" has over 25 million views, CNN’s Great Big Story captured over 10 million hits on social media, Burt’s Bees signed her up for their “Remarkable Women” campaign, NBC Nightly News profiled her, and she has started performing at the world’s most prestigious clubs, concert stages and festivals. “From the first note, Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation as she glides pitch-perfect from breathy jazz standard to growling blues…. At show’s end the audience is on its feet. Some know the secret. Harvey has not heard any of it – not the applause, not the talent of the musicians who shared the stage, not her own incredible voice.” – Los Angeles Times A limited number of VIP tables ($100/seat) are available and include side-stage and side-balcony table seating, a souvenir CD, and a private meet-and-greet with the performer. Reserved seating tickets ($65-$50) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Since 2009, Just Us Girls Sharing (J.U.G.S.) has been making a difference in the lives of cancer survivors and their families in the Walla Walla Valley and beyond. The locally-formed and operated cancer survivor support network raises funds to directly benefit cancer survivors through cash assistance, the purchase of household items and appliances—basically, those things not covered by insurance.
Friday, Mar 09 2018
5:00 PM
to 10:00 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Musical Theater Auditions for "Annie" and "9 to 5"
Gesa Power House Theatre
Gesa Power House Theatre will hold auditions in March for the new Walla Walla Summer Stage Series, with two musicals scheduled for Summer 2018 ("Annie" and "9 to 5"). Both plays will be directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup. All principal and ensemble roles are open. Walla Walla auditions will be held at Gesa Power House Theatre on Friday, March 9 between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. with callbacks on Saturday and Sunday, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Additional auditions will be held in Seattle on March 17 (by appointment). Video submissions will be accepted; however, preference will be given to those that audition in person. Performers are asked to prepare an audition of no more than 3 minutes in length - either one song, one song and one monologue, or two contrasting songs. Headshots and resumes are welcome but not required. If performers are called back they will be asked to sing from the score and read from the script. Some actors will be asked to attend a dance call at callbacks. All actors will be considered for both productions unless noted otherwise on their audition form. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition. "Annie" will be in rehearsals July 7-26 (nights and weekends) with eight performances between July 27 and August 5. "9 to 5" will be in rehearsals July 27-August 16 (nights and weekends) with eight performances between August 17-26. For more information visit www.phtww.com. Questions and video auditions may be e-mailed to artisticdirector@phtww.com.
Friday, Mar 16 2018
7:00 PM
to 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre broadway, musical "The Phat Pack"
Gesa Power House Theatre
$55-$50 Reserved Seating
Gesa Power House Theatre presents "The Phat Pack" on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Four Broadway stars join together to perform some of the best music of Broadway, while sharing their personal stories from their individual journeys in this intimate, funny, and entertaining evening. This extraordinary group of artists met while performing in “PHANTOM: The Las Vegas Spectacular” and together formed their own highly-acclaimed spectacle that continues to thrill audiences everywhere. "The Phat Pack" opened in the fall of 2012 in Las Vegas to rave reviews, and standing ovations. The show headlined for almost a year at The Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas, followed by a highly successful run in the Windows Showroom at Bally’s Hotel And Casino, overlooking the world famous Las Vegas Strip. These Broadway performers sing the great music of Broadway, American Standards, as well as fun, exciting original comedy material - and share stories from their personal lives and careers. Voted “Best of Vegas - Best All-Around Performers” (Las Vegas Review Journal) The Phat Pack is appropriate for all ages. Reserved seating tickets ($55-$50) will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 1 - online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
Saturday, Mar 24 2018
7:00 PM
to 9:00 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Folk, Americana Planes on Paper with Jacob Navarro
Gesa Power House Theatre
$20 in advance
Folk band Planes on Paper will perform at Gesa Power House Theatre on Saturday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. Since their last visit to Walla Walla almost a year ago, Planes on Paper has continued to make waves in the folk music world. Their latest release of the politically-motivated single “Television,” garnered Planes on Paper an invite to perform at The John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts, as well as radio play across the U.S. and Europe, and a spot in Relix Magazine’s “Five Artists You Should Know.” For this concert, Planes on Paper will be joined by their full band: Mikey Gervais (The Head and The Heart, Shallow Lenses) on bass, Faustine Hudson (The Maldives, The Grizzled Mighty) on drums, and on guitar they will be joined by Jacob Navarro, a first-call session guitarist in the Northwest, who has recorded or performed for Eddie Vedder, The Dixie Chicks, Danny Barnes, and many more. Jacob Navarro will also open the show. This concert is sponsored in part by Walla Walla Cannabis Company. Additional Bar support provided by Henry Earl and Russell Creek wineries. Reserved seating tickets ($20 in advance; $26 at the door) are available at www.phtww.com or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. This event is restricted to 21 and older (ID required).
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