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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

Screening: Phoenix, Oregon

Film
Gesa Power House Theatre presents a screening of the 2019 independent film "Phoenix, Oregon" on Sunday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow. Defying midlife haze, two friends seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore an old bowling alley and serve the “world's greatest pizza." "Phoenix, Oregon" stars James Le Gros ("Drugstore Cowboy," "Living in Oblivion"), Lisa Edelstein ("Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce," "House"), Jesse Borrego ("Fame," "Blood In Blood Out"), Diedrich Bader ("Napoleon Dynamite," "Office Space," "Veep"), and Kevin Corrigan ("The Departed," "Pineapple Express," "True Romance"). The film takes a comedic look at the existential crisis many face when trying to find meaning and relevancy at midlife. Despite controlling bosses, dead-end jobs, and broken relationships, the two leads must awaken hibernating courage and resilience in order to take new risks and keep dreams alive. "Phoenix, Oregon" was written and directed by Gary Lundgren ("Calvin Marshall," "Redwood Highway," "Black Road"), produced by Annie Lundgren and Luis Rodriguez, and is presented by Joma Films in association with Pied Piper Productions, Lui-G Films and Sunset Dynamics. This film has a runtime of 108 minutes and is rated R (for language). Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults; $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
film
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Ages: Rated R for language
Price: $15 adults, $10 students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/phoenix-oregon-film/
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 • Sun 8/18/19 at 2pm-4pm 

Cultivating the Queen

Comedy/Drama, Shakespeare
The Northwest Theater Project presents the live theatrical premiere of "Cultivating the Queen" on Saturday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre. "Cultivating the Queen" is an irreverent and comical examination of the female bawdy politic, in which a secret society investigates how Queen Elizabeth I was able to maintain power in a man's world. Drawing on text from Shakespeare's canon, this new play looks at the complications faced by women in power. "Cultivating the Queen" is a new play in development, devised and directed by the Northwest Theater Project's founding member, Whitman College Professor of Theater Christopher Petit. The production is made possible by the Louis B Perry Summer Research Endowment and the Parents Fund for Student-Faculty Research at Whitman College and through a residency at Gesa Power House Theatre. The Northwest Theater Project is a collective of theater artists working in the Northwest, committed to creating innovative and original theater, generating and promoting new dramatic material, and exploring individual and collective theatrical visions. The collective provides a network of artistic collaborators and functions as a producing organization for original work. Reserved seating tickets ($20 Adults; $15 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
theater;play;drama;Shakespeare
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $20 Adults; $15 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/cultivating-the-queen-live-theatre/
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 • Sat 9/7/19 at 7pm-8pm 

Music of New Orleans - WW Choral Society Concert

Choral
The Walla Walla Choral Society's 2019-2020 concert season begins with an encore performance of "Music of New Orleans" at Gesa Power House Theatre on Sunday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m. Just the city’s name incites visions of festivals, dance, allure, mystery, and history. New Orleans, the cradle of jazz and home to many distinct musical styles ranging from the modern to the traditional. Musical influences and instruments from many cultures around the world, from Congo drumming to European horns, come together to create unique new sounds that could only come from New Orleans. Reserved seating tickets ($17 Adults; $12 Youth under 18) are available online or by calling the Gesa Power House Theatre box office at 509-529-6500.
concert;choral
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $17 Adults; $12 youth under 18
Event Website: phtww.com/show/ww-choral-society-music-of-new-orleans-encore-concert/
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 • Sun 9/8/19 at 3pm-4:30pm 

Jugglemania (Little Watts Series)

Children, For the Family
Walla Walla Valley Honda presents "Jugglemania" at Gesa Power House Theatre on Sunday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m. This hour-long, family-friendly show is part of the 2019 Little Watts Children's Series of Family Entertainment. From rural Oregon to stages in 30 countries, Jugglemania's Rhys Thomas has performed during NBA half-time shows, as an opener for Weird Al Yankovich, and been Artist in Residence at the Smithsonian Institution. Highly respected in the juggling world, Jugglemania's Rhys Thomas is a recipient of the Ben Linder Memorial Award for Inspiration, has twice been profiled in “Juggle” magazine and appears on several DVD’s including “The Jugglers That Jugglers Watch.” Rhys was the first juggler awarded an Oregon Arts Fellowship. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. Reserved seating tickets ($12 Adult, $8 Youth 12 and Under) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Gesa Power House Theatre is located at 111 N. 6th Avenue in Walla Walla.
juggling;kids;family
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $12 Adults; $8 Youth 12 and Under
Event Website: phtww.com/show/little-watts-family-series-jugglemania/
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 • Sun 9/15/19 at 2pm-3pm 

George Winston

Jazz, Folk, Pop, Classical
Gesa Power House Theatre presents “An Evening with George Winston” on Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. and on Friday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. Celebrated pianist George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wonder. George Winston’s classic albums, "Autumn" and "December," are perennial favorites, along with "Winter into Spring," "Summer," 2017’s "Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit," as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums. George Winston will release his 15th solo piano album, "Restless Wind," via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records in May - a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace. Reserved seating tickets ($45) for this concert are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
George Winston;Rural folk piano player;Miles City Train;Cast Your Fate to the Wind;fbtour;fbseven
www.georgewinston.com
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $45
Event Website: phtww.com/show/an-evening-with-george-winston/
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 • Thu 9/19/19 at 7pm-9pm 
 • Fri 9/20/19 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Fifty Shades of Men: Las Vegas-style male revue

Modern, Burlesque
Gesa Power House Theatre presents the "Fifty Shades of Men" all-male revue on Friday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. This show is recommended for adult audiences only. "Fifty Shades of Men" is a Las Vegas-style all-male revue show combining music, dance, and sensual theatrics. Five physically-perfect male dancers will perform fast-paced, choreographed routines. Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase and may be taken into the theater. Reserved seating tickets ($40-$30) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
dance;men
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Ages: Recommended for mature audiences
Price: $40-$30
Event Website: phtww.com/show/fifty-shades-of-men/
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 • Fri 10/4/19 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Pigs on the Wing: A Tribute to Pink Floyd

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer, Rock
Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs on the Wing returns to Gesa Power House Theatre with a new concert experience on Friday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature a full performance of Pink Floyd's 1977 album "Animals" and a second full set highlighting Pink Floyd's Roger Waters-era catalog. Tracing its roots to a one-off performance in Portland in 2006, Pigs on the Wing has steadily developed a reputation for delivering a high quality, high energy take on Pink Floyd's music steeped in the Northwest's own rich musical heritage. All of the members of the band are seasoned veterans of the original rock scene and balance a decidedly un-tribute like attitude towards the music with a deep understanding of the precision and importance of Pink Floyd's music in many fans' lives. The result is a sound and experience both refreshing in delivery and yet true to the original – something the band believes sets it apart from other Pink Floyd tributes. Pigs on the Wing has long considered "Animals" to be their defining experience of Floyd (not to mention the band's namesake) - and perhaps the album best suited to their own high energy take on Floyd's catalog.
pink floyd;pigs on the wing;the wall;pink floyd tribute;wish you were here
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $28 Adults; $25 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/pigs-on-the-wing-pink-floyd-animals-tribute/
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 • Fri 10/11/19 at 7pm-9:30pm 

4th Annual Dancing with the W2 Stars

Ballroom
For the fourth year in a row, Walla Walla celebrities will take to the stage at Gesa Power House Theatre on October 12 at 7:00 p.m. for the annual "Dancing with the W2 Stars" fundraising event for Valley Residential Services. Local participants will be paired with professional dancers and have a week of rehearsals to learn a ballroom dance routine before the live performance and a judging panel. In addition to seeing the Walla Walla Stars dance, the professionals teaching the stars will perform excerpts from their award-winning showcase "Ballroom Fever." Audiences can expect to see breath-taking lifts, hundreds of costumes, theatrical story lines, and a variety of ballroom dance styles, from the sexy Cuban Salsa to the energetic American Swing to the elegant Viennese Waltz. Valley Residential Services provides personalized support in safe, comfortable, home environments for developmentally disabled individuals, residences for veterans with rehabilitation opportunities, and family assistance services. Reserved seating tickets ($45) include admission to the After Party Dance Party and are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
ballroom;dance;fundraiser
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $45
Event Website: phtww.com/show/4th-annual-dancing-with-the-w2-stars/
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 • Sat 10/12/19 at 7pm-9pm 

Che Apalache

Bluegrass, Latin/Salsa
Che Apalache is a four-man Latingrass band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States. Their style combines South American music and Bluegrass, ranging from vivid Latin rhythms to a cappella mountain gospel songs sung in four part harmony. The group’s founder is Joe Troop (fiddle), a North Carolina-born multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer who moved to Argentina in 2010. While patiently carving out a niche in the local music scene, Joe taught bluegrass and old-time music for a living. That’s how he met Pau Barjau (banjo), Franco Martino (guitar) and Martin Bobrik (mandolin), his most dedicated students. They quickly became picking buddies and in 2013 decided to form Che Apalache and hit the stage, initially as a bluegrass band, but eventually incorporating Latin American styles into their repertoire. Blending instrumental prowess with tight vocal harmonies, they have created an authentic blend of genres to reflect the nature of their lives.
latingrass;bluegrass
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $35-$30 Adults; $20 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/che-apalache-latin-bluegrass/
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 • Fri 10/18/19 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Kate and the Crocodiles - concert to benefit The Health Center

Rock, Indie, Jazz
Kate & The Crocodiles will perform a concert at Gesa Power House Theatre on Saturday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00. Please join us before the show. Proceeds will benefit The Health Center. Kate & The Crocodiles are a Portland-based quartet who perform stunning indie rock originals and covers, early jazz and jazz standards, reinventions of ‘70s and ’80s rock as ballads, classical art songs mixed with rock (yes really), and other surprises from far and wide. If the spectrum sounds broad, it is all held together by a signature sound informed by classical training and a respectful blending of many genres. It’s like a warm conversation with a few good friends — good friends who just happen to like music as diverse as they are. When people ask what genre the band is, they say they couldn’t possibly choose just one. So the sky is the limit! Kate & the Crocodiles is comprised of Kate Morrison (vocals), Crag Bidondo (keyboard), Gavin Bondy (trumpet), and Brent Follis (drums). Reserved seating tickets ($35) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. A small number of VIP tables (for four people) are also be available for $200 (includes a bottle of wine and stage-side seating).
live music;concert;Walla Walla
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $35
Event Website: phtww.com/show/kate-and-the-crocodiles-2019-benefit-concert-for-the-health-center/
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 • Sat 11/2/19 at 7pm-9pm