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Gesa Power House Theatre


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

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Michael Kaeshammer, Pianist

Jazz, Swing
Exuding energy and drive as he keys into a hyper-overdrive, Michael Kaeshammer was born to boogie-woogie. Audiences are held spellbound and left breathless. By the end of Michael's critically acclaimed concerts audiences are stomping and screaming for encore after encore.
concert;live music;Walla Walla;
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $45-$40 Reserved Seating
Event Website: phtww.com/show/michael-kaeshammer-2017/
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 • Fri 2/23/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Walla Walla Choral Society: Songs of Cole Porter

Choral, Jazz
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.
choir;choral;jazz;Cole Porter
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $17 Adults; $12 Youth 17 and Under
Event Website: phtww.com/show/choral-society-concert-songs-of-cole-porter/
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 • Mon 2/26/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Live Cinema: "Tosca" - Royal Opera

film, Opera
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.
opera;film
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $15 Reserved Seating; $10 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/live-cinema-tosca-royal-opera/
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 • Wed 2/28/18 at 6pm-9pm 

Mandy Harvey

Jazz
Mandy Harvey was studying Vocal Music Education at Colorado State University when a connective tissue disorder robbed her of her residual hearing. After exploring other career options, she determined that music was her true calling and returned to performing less than two years later. Despite her obstacles, she performs with perfect pitch and timing, and is sought-after both as a talented musician and as a inspirational speaker for her remarkable story.
live music;deaf;hearing impaired;perfect pitch;inspirational;goals;
www.mandyharveymusic.com
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $100 VIP; $65-$50 Reserved Seating
Event Website: phtww.com/show/mandy-harvey-concert-j-u-g-s/
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 • Mon 3/5/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Auditions for "Annie" and "9 to 5"

Musical
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.
auditions;theater;acting
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Event Website: phtww.com/show/auditions-walla-walla-summer-stage-musicals/
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 • Fri 3/9/18 at 5pm-10pm 

Live Cinema: "Twelfth Night" (Royal Shakespeare Co.)

Film, Shakespeare
Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Shakespeare Company production of "Twelfth Night" on Wednesday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in Stratford-Upon-Avon and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. "Twelfth Night" is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister... Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) "Love’s Labour’s Lost" and "Much Ado About Nothing" (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time". Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase.  Runtime: TBA.
Shakespeare;Royal Shakespeare Company;film
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $15 Reserved Seating; $10 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/live-cinema-twelfth-night-royal-shakespeare-co/
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 • Wed 3/14/18 at 6pm-9pm 

"The Phat Pack"

Broadway
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.
Broadway;
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $55-$50 Reserved Seating
Event Website: phtww.com/show/the-phat-pack/
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 • Fri 3/16/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Little Watts Series: Mud Bay Jugglers

For the Family
This startlingly inventive troupe juggles genres as easily as objects, weaving theater, dance, physical comedy, and juggling into a creative and infectious entertainment experience. The Mud Bay Jugglers work their choreographic and juggling magic to lively music for a mesmerizing and emotional performance. Since 1980, these master of levity – Doug Martin, Alan Fitzthum, and Harry Levine – have captivated audiences of all ages at theaters, universities, festivals and events through out the United States and Canada. About the only thing predictable about their constantly evolving material is that there will always be plenty of music and mirth – and lots of surprises. No wonder Jugglers World Magazine called them, “One of the most original and creative juggling troupes performing today.”
family-friendly;comedy;entertainment;Little Watts
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $12 Adults, $8 Youth
Event Website: phtww.com/show/little-watts-series-mud-bay-jugglers/
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 • Sun 3/25/18 at 2pm 

Live Cinema: "The Winter's Tale" (Royal Ballet)

Classical Dance, Film
Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Ballet production of "The Winter’s Tale" on Wednesday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s romance in 2014. "The Winter’s Tale" received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic. The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, "The Winter’s Tale" is a masterful modern narrative ballet. This screening runs approximately 3 hours 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.
ballet;film
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $15 Reserved Seating; $10 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/live-cinema-the-winters-tale-royal-ballet/
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 • Wed 3/28/18 at 6pm-9pm 

Live Cinema: "Carmen" - Royal Opera

film
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.
opera;film
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $15 Reserved Seating; $10 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/live-cinema-carmen-royal-opera/
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 • Wed 4/11/18 at 6pm-9:30pm 

Farewell Angelina

Country
Named after the Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group of four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and badass multi-instrumentalists. They blend heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars. 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.
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $45-$35 Reserved Seating
Event Website: phtww.com/show/farewell-angelina/
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 • Thu 4/12/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Live Cinema: "Macbeth" - Royal Opera

Film
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.
opera;film;shakespeare
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $15 Reserved Seating; $10 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/live-cinema-macbeth-royal-opera/
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 • Wed 4/25/18 at 6pm-9pm 

Kathy Kosins

Jazz
Kathy Kosins, whose gutsy, infallible alto is laced with Motown soul, stands out among today’s crowded field of jazz singers.
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $30-$25 Reserved Seating; $20 Students/Youth
Event Website: phtww.com/show/kathy-kosins-jazz-vocalist/
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 • Sun 4/29/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Okaidja Ofroso

World
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.
concert;world music;afropop
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $30-$25 Reserved Seating; $20 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/okaidja-ofroso/
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 • Fri 5/4/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Live Cinema: "Bernstein Centenary" - Royal Ballet

Film, Ballet
The Live Cinema series continues at Gesa Power House Theatre on May 9 at 6:00 p.m. with “Bernstein Centenary” by The Royal Ballet. This performance is filmed live in London and rebroadcast to select theaters. Three Royal Ballet choreographers honor the creative genius of Leonard Bernstein as part of the special worldwide centennial celebration of works created in response to his music. This program includes two world premieres by Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon, as well as the first revival of Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety set to Bernstein’s Symphony No 2. Continuing his distinctive creative collaborations beyond the world of dance, Wayne McGregor’s new ballet incorporates designs by artist Edmund de Waal, and is set to Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Christopher Wheeldon collaborates with award-winning fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu to create the costumes for his piece. Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students/Youth) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
ballet;film
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $15 General Admission; $10 Students/Youth
Event Website: phtww.com/show/live-cinema-leonard-bernstein-celebration-royal-ballet/
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 • Wed 5/9/18 at 6pm-9pm 

"Light, Life & Home" - Walla Walla Choral Society Concert

Choral
In their 2017-2018 finale concert, The Walla Walla Choral Society – following two sold-out shows conducted by new Artistic Director Gary Hemenway – presents a “Light, Life & Home” concert at Gesa Power House Theatre on Monday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m. This concert presents a collection of songs that are rooted in musical and lyrical motifs that speak of endearing and foundational parts of our lives. “Light, Life & Home” will feature the poignant photography of local photographer Mark Van Donge. The Choral Society will be joined by The Crimson & Black Choir from McLaughlin High School in Milton-Freewater, under the direction of Melissa Cunnington. This last performance for the season is a true celebration of the many reasons we are grateful to live in the Walla Walla Valley! Reserved seating tickets ($17 adults; $12 youth 17 and under) are available online or by calling the Gesa Power House Theatre box office at 509-529-6500.
choral;choir
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $17 Adults; $12 Youth 17 and Under
Event Website: phtww.com/show/choral-society-concert-light-life-home/
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 • Mon 5/14/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Seattle Rock Orchestra: The Beatles

Orchestral, Rock
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). SRO utilizes strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and rotating cast of exciting guest vocalists to deliver tribute shows unlike any other. 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.
rock;strings;orchestra;classical
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $50-$40 Reserved Seating
Event Website: phtww.com/show/seattle-rock-orchestra-plays-the-beatles/
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 • Sat 5/19/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Kevin Allen

Magic
Gesa Power House Theatre presents Magician Kevin Allen on Saturday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. Kevin Allen caught the magic bug at age eight, was performing publicly at age 14, and now works full time as a magician, comedian, and entertainer. Kevin’s act is family-friendly, but this show is geared towards the adults in the audience. He also appears as “Presto the Magician” with a shorter, kid-friendly show on Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. Reserved seating tickets ($25) will be available to the public on Thursday, March 1, online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
magician;magic
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $25 Reserved Seating
Event Website: phtww.com/show/magician-kevin-allen/
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 • Sat 6/9/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Walla Walla Movie Crush - 2nd Annual Festival of Short Films

Film
The 2nd Annual Walla Walla Movie Crush will celebrate an intoxicating blend of American short cinema over the course of three days (July 6-8). Once again, the festival will showcase narratives, documentaries, animation, music videos and experimental films grouped in themed packages. Walla Walla Movie Crush will showcase nearly 100 new shorts from Oscar®-winners, household names, rising stars and wunderkinds. Movies will screen in hour-long blocks: Friday, July 6 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 7 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.; and Sunday, July 8 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Sunday evening session will feature ten brand-new short films created specifically for the Walla Walla Movie Crush in response to this prompt: Second Thoughts. The “Challenge” screening will be followed immediately by an awards ceremony during which top honors will be bestowed based on the evaluation of a jury of award-winning actors, screenwriters and filmmakers, including: Duncan Jones, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Alvaro Rodriguez, Jessica Yu, AJ Schnack and Tom Skerritt. The Walla Walla Movie Crush receives support from The City of Walla Walla, the Walla Walla Public Library and Washington FilmWorks. Proceeds from the Walla Walla Movie Crush benefit The Red Badge Project. Tickets are available at www.wallawallamoviecrush.com and the full line-up of films will be revealed in June.
films
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $15-$50
Event Website: phtww.com/show/walla-walla-movie-crush-2018/
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 • Fri 7/6/18 at 6pm-9pm 
 • Sat 7/7/18 - Sun 7/8/18 at 12pm till 5pm, 7pm till 9pm 

Good Co

Jazz, Swing, Pop
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.
Swing Dance;20's Speakeasy
www.goodcomusic.com
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $35-$30 Adults; $20 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/good-co-electro-swing-band/
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 • Fri 7/13/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Annie: The Musical

Musical
Gesa Power House Theatre presents "Annie: The Musical" with performances July 27 through August 5. This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup ("Last 5 Years", "Cabaret"). Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, "Annie" has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC, and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. "Annie" is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes "9 to 5: The Musical" with performances August 17-26. Auditions for both musicals will be held March 9-11. Reserved seating tickets ($35-$25 Adults; $20 Students; $15 Youth 17 and under) will go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 1, online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
musical;theater;Annie
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $35-$15 Reserved Seating
Event Website: phtww.com/show/annie-the-musical/
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Schedule
 • Fri 7/27/18 at 7pm-9:30pm 
 • Sat 7/28/18 at 7pm-9:30pm 
 • Sat 7/28/18 at 2pm-4:30pm 
 • Sun 7/29/18 at 2pm-4:30pm 
 • Fri 8/3/18 at 7pm-9:30pm 
 • Sat 8/4/18 at 7pm-9:30pm 
 • Sat 8/4/18 at 2pm-4:30pm 
 • Sun 8/5/18 at 2pm-4:30pm 

9 to 5: The Musical

Musical
Gesa Power House Theatre presents "9 to 5: The Musical" with performances August 17 to 26. This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup ("Last 5 Years", "Cabaret"). "9 to 5" features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. "9 to 5" is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes "Annie: The Musical" with performances July 27 - August 5. Auditions for both musicals will be held March 9-11. Reserved seating tickets ($45-$25 Adults; $20 Students) will go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 1, online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
musical;theater
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $45-$20 Reserved Seating
Event Website: phtww.com/show/9-to-5-the-musical/
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Schedule
 • Fri 8/17/18 at 7pm-9:30pm 
 • Sat 8/18/18 at 7pm-9:30pm 
 • Sat 8/18/18 at 2pm-4:30pm 
 • Sun 8/19/18 at 2pm-4:30pm 
 • Fri 8/24/18 at 7pm-9:30pm 
 • Sat 8/25/18 at 7pm-9:30pm 
 • Sat 8/25/18 at 2pm-4:30pm 
 • Sun 8/26/18 at 2pm-4:30pm 

Live Cinema: "Romeo and Juliet" - Royal Shakespeare Company

Film
The Live Cinema Series continues with a screening of the current Royal Shakespeare Company production of Romeo and Juliet on Wednesday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre. The 2018 Live Cinema Series is sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla. Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences. This production is filmed live in Stratford-Upon-Avon and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase.
film;shakespeare
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $15 Reserved Seating; $10 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/live-cinema-romeo-and-juliet-royal-shakespeare-co/
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 • Wed 9/5/18 at 6pm-9pm 

Chase Padgett in "Nashville Hurricane"

Comedy, Comedy/Drama
Gesa Power House Theatre presents Chase Padgett in his one-man show “Nashville Hurricane” on Saturday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. About 40 years ago, a mysterious acoustic guitarist appeared from nowhere, conquered the music industry, and vanished without a trace… until now. Chase Padgett becomes a manager, a mother, a mentor, and the guitar prodigy himself as each one tells their side of the rise, demise, and resurrection of the best guitar player you’ve never heard of: the Nashville Hurricane. During the course of this one-man masterpiece, the audience learns about Henry Waltrip (the Nashville Hurricane) from his humble trailer park beginnings with his mother, Brenda, to crazy gigs on the road with his blues-playing mentor, Tyrone. The stories and songs unfold into hilarious rants on love and music, a riveting tale involving the dark side of show biz, and blazing guitar work leading up to the finale: a one-man acoustic rendition of “Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Reserved seating tickets (Adults $35-$25; $20 Students) will go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 1, online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
comedy;theater;music
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $35-$25 Adult; $20 Student
Event Website: phtww.com/show/nashville-hurricane-chase-padgett/
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 • Sat 9/29/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Live Cinema: "The Merry Wives of Windsor" - Royal Shakespeare Company

Film
The Live Cinema Series continues with a screening of the current Royal Shakespeare Company production of "The Merry Wives of Windsor" on Wednesday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre. The 2018 Live Cinema Series is sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla. Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. This performance is filmed live in Stratford-upon-Avon and rebroadcast to select theaters. Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase.
film;shakespeare
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $15 Reserved Seating; $10 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/live-cinema-the-merry-wives-of-windsor-royal-shakespeare-co/
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 • Wed 10/10/18 at 6pm-9pm 

The Zaniac Comedy Show (Little Watts Series)

Family-Friendly, Magic, Stunts, Comedy
Walla Walla Valley Honda presents “The Zaniac Comedy Show” as part of the 2018 Little Watts Children’s Series of Family Entertainment at Gesa Power House Theatre – on Sunday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. Alex Zerbe - The Zaniac - moves like a rubber band from one end of the stage to the other, performing beatboxing, juggling, dancing, singing, music, and magic. The Zaniac, who has been cracking jokes onstage for almost 15 years, zigzags between physical stunts and non-stop comedy. During the show vegetables are sliced in half by flying playing cards, flaming torches and bowling balls are juggled with ease and every audience volunteer leaves the stage in triumph. Formerly of the award-winning duo Brothers from Different Mothers, Zerbe is a Hacky Sack World Champion, was voted The Pacific Northwest’s Funniest Prop Comic and is a two-time Guinness World Record holder. He's performed everywhere from cruise ships and comedy clubs to prime-time television in three countries, including “America's Got Talent!” and “Last Comic Standing." "The Zaniac Comedy Show" is appropriate for all ages. Reserved seating tickets ($12 Adult, $8 Youth 12 and Under) will be available on Thursday, March 1, online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
family-friendly;comedy;entertainment;Little Watts
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $12 Adults, $8 Youth 12 and Under
Event Website: phtww.com/show/little-watts-family-series-the-zaniac-comedy-show/
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 • Sun 10/14/18 at 2pm-3pm 

EmiSunshine

Folk, Country
Gesa Power House Theatre presents country music prodigy EmiSunshine in concert on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. EmiSunshine, a 13-year-old East Tennessee prodigy, has already captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Steeped in Appalachian music, Emi is a true vocal stylist. Influenced by legends who have made history (Loretta Lynn/Tanya Tucker/The Louvin Brothers), Emi has taken the world by surprise with her ability to combine her youthful, bubbly disposition with deep, meaningful and sometimes dark and lonely song content. Bringing her imagination to life, Emi has been able to write and record her own music, cementing her reputation as a well-crafted storyteller. Since her break-out at 9 years old, this fearless performer has appeared on The Today Show, The Grand Ole Opry, and at The Ryman, and has more than 500,000 Facebook followers. While her music has been described as “old-timey," she adds her own unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel and country, with a sprinkling of the blues. Reserved seating tickets ($35-$30) will be available to the public on Sunday, April 1, online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
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Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $35-$30 Reserved Seating
Event Website: phtww.com/show/emisunshine/
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 • Sat 11/3/18 at 8pm-9:30pm