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Gesa Power House Theatre


address  111 N. Sixth Ave.
 Walla Walla, WA  99362
phone (509) 529-6500
phtww.com/

Upcoming Events

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

Jazz, Latin/Salsa
Grammy winner Herb Alpert is a master trumpet player known for his work with the Tijuana Brass. He'll be performing with vocalist Lani Hall, his wife, known for her work with Sergio Mendes' Brasil '66.
trumpeter;Tijuana Brass;Sergio Mendes;Brasil 66
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $60-$50 Reserved Seating
Event Website: phtww.com/show/herb-alpert-lani-hall/
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 • Sun 7/30/17 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Live Cinema: "Otello" - Royal Opera

Opera, Film
Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Opera production of "Otello" on Wednesday, August 2 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner. A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song'. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece. General admission tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Popcorn, beer, and wine will be available for purchase.
opera;film
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $15 General Admission / $10 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/live-cinema-otello-royal-opera/
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 • Wed 8/2/17 at 6pm-9pm 

Cabaret: The Musical

Musical
Gesa Power House Theatre presents CABARET - a musical directed by Tyson Kaup - with performances August 18-27. CABARET is set in a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close. The musical explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Well-known musical numbers include “Willkommen”, and “Cabaret”. CABARET opened on Broadway in 1966, and has been revised and revived on Broadway twice. The show has received numerous Tony Awards. A film version in 1972 won eight Tony Awards. More information and tickets will be available at www.phtww.com.
live;theater;theatre;musical
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Ages: Recommended for 18 and older
Event Website: phtww.com/show/cabaret-the-musical/
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Schedule
 • Fri 8/18/17 at 7pm-9:30pm 
 • Sat 8/19/17 at 7pm-9:30pm 
 • Sun 8/20/17 at 2pm-4:30pm 
 • Fri 8/25/17 at 7pm-9:30pm 
 • Sat 8/26/17 at 7pm-9:30pm 
 • Sun 8/27/17 at 2pm-4:30pm 

Live Cinema: "Titus Andronicus" - Royal Shakespeare Company

Shakespeare, Film
Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Shakespeare Company production of "Titus Andronicus" on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in Stratford-Upon-Avon and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing "The Two Noble Kinsmen" (2016). General admission tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Popcorn, beer, and wine will be available for purchase.
film;shakespeare
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $15 General Admission / $10 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/live-cinema-titus-andronicus-royal-shakespeare-company/
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 • Wed 9/13/17 at 6pm-9pm 

"Sordid Lives" Film (2000)

Film
As a warm-up for the Washington Premiere of "A Very Sordid Wedding" on Friday, September 15, Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the cult hit "Sordid Lives" on Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. "Sordid Lives" is an independent film released in 2000, written and directed by Del Shores, based on his play of the same name. The film follows a gay West Hollywood actor as he returns home to his small Texas town for his grandmother's funeral. Three generations of his dysfunctional family collide and the hilariously trashy truth of their lives are revealed. The film's remarkable cast includes Olivia Newton-John (Grease), Delta Burke (TV’s “Designing Women”), Bonnie Bedelia (TV’s “Parenthood”), Beau Bridges (TV’s “Masters of Sex”) and Leslie Jordan (TV's "Will and Grace"). "Sordid Lives" was followed in 2008 by the television series "Sordid Lives: The Series" which expanded on the events of the original film and included many of the original cast members. A sequel film "A Very Sordid Wedding" is currently in limited theatrical release and the September 15 screening at the Power House will be the official Washington Premiere of the film. Filmmakers Del Shore (writer/director) and Emerson Collins (producer/actor) will be in attendance. "Sordid Lives" is rated R (language, nudity) and runs approximately 1 hour 50 minutes. Snacks, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Reserved seating tickets ($20 Adults, $15 Students - for both films) will be available to the public on Saturday, July 29 at www.phtww.com or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. A $40 VIP Package is also available with tickets to both films, private meet and greet reception with the filmmakers.
film
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Ages: 18+
Price: $15-$40
Event Website: phtww.com/show/sordid-lives-film/
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 • Thu 9/14/17 at 7pm-9pm 

A Very Sordid Wedding

Film
Gesa Power House Theatre will host the Washington Premiere of the 2017 independent film "A Very Sordid Wedding" on Friday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. Two of the filmmakers, Del Shores (writer/director) and Emerson Collins (producer/actor) will be in attendance. "A Very Sordid Wedding" (2017) is a direct sequel to "Sordid Lives" (2000) and takes place seventeen years later in the same small Texas community with many of the same memorable characters. As the sordid saga continues, an anniversary memorial service is being planned in honor of Peggy at Bubba’s Bar while the Southside Baptist Church is planning an "Anti-Equality Rally" to protest the advancement of same-sex marriage. Both events are to take place on the same night, so the cast of colorful characters are all on a collision course for shenanigans and fireworks! As the original film dealt with coming out in a conservative southern world, "A Very Sordid Wedding" explores the questions, bigotry and the fallout of what happens when gay marriage comes to communities and families that are not quite ready to accept it. Bigoted “religious freedom,” marriage equality and cultural acceptance are all explored with Del Shores’ trademark approach to using comedy and his much-beloved "Sordid Lives" characters to deal with these important current social issues and the very real process of accepting your family for who they are instead of who you want them to be. "A Very Sordid Wedding" is unrated, but does contain adult language and situations. Recommended for 18+. The film runs 1 hour 50 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Reserved seating tickets ($20 Adults, $15 Students - for both films) will be available to the public on Saturday, July 29 at www.phtww.com or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. A $40 VIP Package is also available with tickets to both films, private meet and greet reception with the filmmakers.
film;premiere
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Ages: 18+
Price: $15-$40
Event Website: phtww.com/show/film-a-very-sordid-wedding/
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 • Fri 9/15/17 at 7pm-9:30pm 

Micah and Me

Family/Child
Walla Walla Valley Honda presents “Micah and Me” on Friday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. This family dance party is part of the ongoing Little Watts Series of Family Entertainment at Gesa Power House Theatre. Micah and Me is a band made up of three at-home dads who entertain, educate and empower young children (0-7) through the power of music. They have played hundreds of live shows throughout Oregon and Washington. Micah and Me play ukulele, guitar, bass drum and bass guitar while singing and dancing their hearts out. The show is 45-60 minutes long, depending on the attention span of the audience. Kids, parents, and the young at heart engage in guided and free form dancing throughout the show. Other elements, such as parachute play, scarves, bubbles and percussion instruments, are often incorporated into the fun. At the end of the show they offer an instrument petting zoo. Micah and Me were recently voted one of the top five Children’s Entertainers in Portland, Oregon by PDX Parent! Reserved seating tickets ($12 Adults, $8 Youth) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
family-friendly;toddlers
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Ages: Geared towards age 7 and younger
Price: $12 Adults, $8 Youth
Event Website: phtww.com/show/little-watts-micah-and-me-family-dance-party/
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 • Fri 9/22/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm 

6 Guitars

Blues, Rock, Jazz, Classical, Folk, Country
A love letter to music! 6 Guitars is a pitch-perfect blend of music, comedy and characters. Chase Padgett delivers a virtuosic performance as he becomes 6 different guitar players each with their own distinct voice, views and musical style – blues, jazz, rock, classical, folk and country.
live music;theater
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $30-$25 Reserved Seating
Event Website: phtww.com/show/6-guitars-chase-padgett/
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Schedule
 • Sat 9/23/17 at 7pm-8:30pm