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Upcoming Events: March 2018 (3 month view)

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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).
Wednesday, Apr 11 2018
7:00 PM
to 10:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre opera Live Cinema: Carmen (opera)
Gesa Power House Theatre
$15 ($10 Students)
The Live Cinema Series continues with a screening of the current production of "Carmen" by The Royal Opera on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m, and again on Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. "Carmen" is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the “Habanera” and the “Toreador Song” have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his "Carmen" would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone. "Carmen" is set in southern Spain and tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen’s love to the glamorous matador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. For "Carmen" he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character. Jakub Hruša conducts the following cast: MORALÈS – Gyula Nagy MICAËLA – Kristina Mkhitaryan DON JOSÉ – Francesco Meli ZUNIGA – David Soar CARMEN – Anna Goryachova FRASQUITA – Jacquelyn Stucker MERCÉDÈS – Aigul Akhmetshina ESCAMILLO – Kostas Smoriginas DANCAÏRO – Pierre Doyen REMENDADO – Jean-Paul Fouchécourt VOICE OF CARMEN – Claude de Demo This screening runs approximately 3 hours 50 minutes including two intermissions and an onscreen introduction. It is performed in French with English surtitles. Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students/Youth) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. The Live Cinema Series is sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla.
Thursday, Apr 12 2018
7:00 PM
to 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre all-female country group Farewell Angelina
Gesa Power House Theatre
$45-$35
Gesa Power House Theatre presents all-female country group Farewell Angelina in concert on Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is comprised of four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and badass multi-instrumentalists. Their stellar blend of heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars has earned soaring praise. A band of longtime friends, Nicole Witt, Andrea Young, Lisa Torres, and Lauren Lucas all met pursuing their dreams in Nashville, TN. Each had deeply respected and admired each other while they were building successful solo careers, touring and recording with top artists, and writing songs for some of Country Music's biggest hitmakers. When they heard the undeniable magic of their voices together for the first time, they couldn't wait to take their show on the road. Major opportunities soon followed including singing the National Anthem for Thursday Night Football, The Unbridled Eve Gala for the Kentucky Derby, and The Trails West Festival among many others. Farewell Angelina's chemistry lives in watching each other shine, and most of all, creating moments every night with the Country Music fans they love so much. They've been named among Rolling Stone's "New Artists You Need To Know," and Roughstock's "Ones to Watch" with a tour schedule to prove it. They have opened for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Frankie Ballard, Jake Owen, Billy Currington, and Trace Adkins, to name a few. Reserved seating tickets ($45-$35) will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.
Sunday, Apr 15 2018
2:00 PM
to 6:00 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre opera Live Cinema: "Carmen" (opera)
Gesa Power House Theatre
$15 ($10 Students)
The Live Cinema Series continues with a screening of the current production of "Carmen" by The Royal Opera on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m, and again on Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. "Carmen" is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the “Habanera” and the “Toreador Song” have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his "Carmen" would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone. "Carmen" is set in southern Spain and tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen’s love to the glamorous matador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. For "Carmen" he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character. Jakub Hruša conducts the following cast: MORALÈS – Gyula Nagy MICAËLA – Kristina Mkhitaryan DON JOSÉ – Francesco Meli ZUNIGA – David Soar CARMEN – Anna Goryachova FRASQUITA – Jacquelyn Stucker MERCÉDÈS – Aigul Akhmetshina ESCAMILLO – Kostas Smoriginas DANCAÏRO – Pierre Doyen REMENDADO – Jean-Paul Fouchécourt VOICE OF CARMEN – Claude de Demo This screening runs approximately 3 hours 50 minutes including two intermissions and an onscreen introduction. It is performed in French with English surtitles. Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students/Youth) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. The Live Cinema Series is sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla.
Wednesday, Apr 25 2018
6:00 PM
to 9:00 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre opera Live Cinema: "Macbeth" - Royal Opera
Gesa Power House Theatre
$15 ($10 Students)
Gesa Power House Theatre presents the Live Cinema screening of "Macbeth" on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. This production is performed by the Royal Opera, filmed live in London, and rebroadcast to select theaters. Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with "Macbeth", a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored. Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’. NOTE: This production is sung in Italian, with English surtitles. It has a runtime of approximately 3 hours, 20 minutes, including one intermission and an on-screen introduction. Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students/Youth) are available online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
Sunday, Apr 29 2018
7:00 PM
to 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Jazz Kathy Kosins - Jazz Vocalist
Gesa Power House Theatre
$30-$20
Gesa Power House Theatre presents jazz vocalist Kathy Kosins in concert on Sunday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of Jazz and Soul. Born during the Motown era of Detroit, she began singing and arranging background vocals in the early eighties, which led to her becoming one of the most sought after session singers. As a lead vocalist she recorded for both Carrere (Sony) and Quality Records and later toured with Was/Not Was. When not touring the USA or Europe, Kosins excels as a painter. Her abstract improvised acrylics on canvas are influenced by the cubist paintings of the '50s. Commissioned paintings are held in private collections and Kosins continues to sell her work at both gallery shows and concert performances. Kosins will paint on stage during a portion of her Walla Walla concert. Kosins has shared the stage and performed with numerous names in the jazz and R&B world. A few notables are: Cyrus Chestnut, Terell Stafford, Randy Brecker, Javon Jackson, Larry Goldings, James Moody, Kevin Mahogany, Bernard Purdie, Greg Hutchinson, Eric Harland, Red Holloway, Grant Green Jr., Reuben Rogers, Reuben Wilson, Aaron Goldberg, Tamir Hendelman, Jesse Davis, Eric Marienthal, Matt Wilson, Mitch Ryder, Was/Not Was and Michael Henderson. Reserved seating tickets ($30-$20) will go on sale on Friday, January 19, 2018.
Friday, May 04 2018
7:00 PM
to 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre West African, World Okaidja Ofroso
Gesa Power House Theatre
$30-$20
Gesa Power House Theatre presents Okaidja Ofroso in concert on Friday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. Okaidja is an Afropop singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist from Ghana, West Africa. His unique artistic vision has led him to combine his native rhythms with unforeseen pairings of musical flavors. His sound is a spicy fusion of Ghanaian music with diverse cross-cultural influences. Although most of Okaidja's hypnotic arrangements are sung in his native language, the meaning shines through. His calling and life purpose is to bring us all together so that we can laugh and grieve and dance and forge forward together, in community. Okaidja was born into a family of musicians and storytellers in the village of Kokrobite on the west coast of Ghana. He began his career as a dancer with the celebrated Ghana Dance Ensemble. As he toured internationally Okaidja expanded his artistic reach becoming a master multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and arranger. Reserved seating tickets ($30-$25 Adults; $20 Students) will go on sale on Friday, January 26.
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