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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
Thu, Dec 14 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $23-$28 Reserved Seating
Ireland’s foremost Celtic classical trio Affinití returns to Gesa Power House Theatre for their annual Christmas show that is well loved by the community and sells out every year. This year’s concert will take place on Friday, December 14, at 7 p.m. Howard Crosby, nephew of the legendary Bing Crosby, joins them on their annual Christmas Tour. Affinití are a trio of classically trained musicians: soprano Emer Barry, harpist Aisling Ennis, and violinist Mary McCague, each with a graduate degree in Music Performance. Their “crossover” style is a blend of classical, rock, and Celtic music style. They have performed together and solo for Josh Ritter, Michael Buble, Disney, and more. Join Affinití and Howard Crosby for an unforgettable evening that will lift your spirits! Reserved seating tickets ($28-$23) are available online or by contacting the box office at 509-529.6500.

Sun, Dec 17 2017
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $15 ($10 Youth/Students)
Gesa Power House Theatre will host two screenings of the current Royal Ballet production of “The Nutcracker” on Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew? Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores. Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love. This screening runs approximately 2 hours 15 minutes including two intervals and an onscreen introduction. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase. Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students/Youth) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

Tue, Dec 19 2017
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $15 ($10 Students)
Gesa Power House Theatre will host two screenings of the current Royal Ballet production of “The Nutcracker” on Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew? Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores. Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love. This screening runs approximately 2 hours 15 minutes including two intervals and an onscreen introduction. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase. General admission tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students/Youth) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

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.

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.

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.

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