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Gesa Power House Theatre
Listing Type: Group
Members: Box Office 509-529-6500 or tickets online at www.PHTWW.com
Primary Music: blues, jazz, contemporary, gospel, country, acapella
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Music and professionally staged performances and events presented in historic, renovated 120-year-old powerhouse building located in Downtown Walla Walla at 6th and Rose.
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Contact Info 509-529-6500
111 N. 6th Ave.
Walla Walla, WA
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Upcoming Music Venue
Wed, Feb 07 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $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.

Wed, Feb 07 2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $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.

Fri, Feb 23 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $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.

Mon, Feb 26 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $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.

Wed, Feb 28 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $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.

Mon, Mar 05 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $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.

Fri, Mar 16 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $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.

Wed, Apr 11 2018
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $15 ($10 Students)
Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Opera production of "Carmen" on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00 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. This screening runs approximately 3 hours 20 minutes including one intermission and an onscreen introduction. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase. NOTE: "Carmen" is sung in French with English surtitles. Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students/Youth) are available at www.phtww.com or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

Thu, Apr 12 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $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.

Wed, Apr 25 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $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.

Sun, Apr 29 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $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.

Fri, May 04 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $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.

Sat, May 19 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $50-$40 Reserved Seating
The Seattle Rock Orchestra (SRO) returns to Gesa Power House Theatre with a concert titled “Beatles: Number Ones” on Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. Taking inspiration from the popular Beatles compilation album “1,” SRO celebrates the band’s broad swath of No. 1 hits that reigned on both the U.K. and U.S.charts, along with their charming B-Side companions (many of which are hits in their own right). Featuring the songs “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Eight Days A Week,” “Yesterday,” Penny Lane,” “Hey Jude,” “Something,” “Let It Be,” and many more. Seattle Rock Orchestra doesn’t hide behind a rock band … it is the rock band! SRO utilizes strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and rotating cast of exciting guest vocalists to deliver tribute shows unlike any other. Each SRO show juxtaposes a dynamic plethora of possibilities: the infectious energy of a dance party with a classy night out at the symphony; searing rock solos with intimate orchestral moments of staggering beauty; fan favorite sing-alongs with lesser known ‘deep cuts,’ all combining to create a fun yet profoundly moving night out that honors the featured artist’s lasting legacy. SRO was founded in 2008 by bassist and composer Scott Teske. In the years since, SRO has racked up an impressive resume that includes collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello, Macklemore, DeVotchKa, Jeremy Enigk, Damien Jurado, D.R.A.M, Jesse Sykes, Rosie Thomas, Allen Stone, Jason Webley, Sir Mix-a-Lot, and members of Big Star, The Posies, R.E.M., Harvey Danger, The Long Winters, Vendetta Red, Nada Surf & Pearl Jam), on stages across Washington State, including Seattle’s Paramount, Moore & Neptune Theatres, Sasquatch Music Festival, Summer Meltdown Festival, and Timber Outdoor Music Festival. Reserved seating tickets ($50-$40) will go on sale on Friday, February 2 - online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. The Seattle Rock Orchestra last performed in Walla Walla in 2016 to a sold-out house.

Fri, Jul 13 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $35-$20 Reserved Seating
Gesa Power House Theatre presents Good Co - an electro swing band - in concert on Friday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. Six piece band Good Co is the United States' first live Electro Swing Band. Electro Swing combines the era of illicit booze, jitterbugging flappers, and underground speakeasies with the funky beats and the electric sound of today's dance music. At Good Co performances beatboxing harmonica jams, onstage dance parties, and crowd sing-alongs may spontaneously break out. Pounding dance beats are mixed with gypsy jazz guitar riffs, samples from the past turned on their head along with a live horn section make for the best sounding dance party this side of the 1920s. Reserved seating tickets (Adults $35-$30; $20 Students) will go on sale on on Friday, February 16 - available online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

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