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    July 2018

    Annie: The Musical July 27 - July 29

    Gesa Power House Theatre launches the new Walla Walla Summer Stage Series with two musicals scheduled for Summer 2018. First up is Annie, with performances July 27 through August 5. The production will include modernized choreography and other updates to that will give audiences a fresh perspective to the well-known tale. The cast includes a crew of Walla Walla’s youngest actors as Annie’s orphan friends, as well as local and regional talent in other roles.

    Annie is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (The Last Five Years, Cabaret), who graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has acting and production experience in film, television, Off-Broadway, and many regional theaters around the country. Kaup says he gravitated towards Annie because of its youthful optimism and hopes that seeing young children being hopeful about the future will help the audience move towards a more positive mindset. 

    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.

    The cast of Annie is as follows:

    ANNIE – Abigayle Rolfe
    OLIVER WARBUCKS – Thomas Beebe
    MISS HANNIGAN –  Jimmy Vaughan
    GRACE FARRELL – Cari Wilton
    ROOSTER – Daniel Rose
    LILY – Chanel Finnie
    MOLLY – Mae Blethen
    KATE – Frances Lastoskie
    TESSIE – Sydney Bridgeland
    JUDY – Claire Marr
    PEPPER – Catie Allen
    DUFFY – Libby Drabek
    GERTRUDE – Caroline Blethen

    ENSEMBLE:
    Nathan Loomer
    Anthony Ochoa
    Peter Hoffman
    Romey Drabek
    Amanda Loney
    Lola Bloom
    Alyssa Shenefield

    Performance schedule:
    July 27 – 7:00 p.m.
    July 28 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
    July 29 – 2:00 p.m.

    Aug. 3 – 7:00 p.m.
    Aug. 4 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
    Aug. 5 – 2:00 p.m.

    Reserved seating tickets ($35-$25 Adults; $20 Students; $15 Youth 17 and under) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662.

    Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

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    August 2018

    Annie: The Musical August 3 - August 5

    Gesa Power House Theatre launches the new Walla Walla Summer Stage Series with two musicals scheduled for Summer 2018. First up is Annie, with performances July 27 through August 5. The production will include modernized choreography and other updates to that will give audiences a fresh perspective to the well-known tale. The cast includes a crew of Walla Walla’s youngest actors as Annie’s orphan friends, as well as local and regional talent in other roles.

    Annie is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (The Last Five Years, Cabaret), who graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has acting and production experience in film, television, Off-Broadway, and many regional theaters around the country. Kaup says he gravitated towards Annie because of its youthful optimism and hopes that seeing young children being hopeful about the future will help the audience move towards a more positive mindset. 

    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.

    The cast of Annie is as follows:

    ANNIE – Abigayle Rolfe
    OLIVER WARBUCKS – Thomas Beebe
    MISS HANNIGAN –  Jimmy Vaughan
    GRACE FARRELL – Cari Wilton
    ROOSTER – Daniel Rose
    LILY – Chanel Finnie
    MOLLY – Mae Blethen
    KATE – Frances Lastoskie
    TESSIE – Sydney Bridgeland
    JUDY – Claire Marr
    PEPPER – Catie Allen
    DUFFY – Libby Drabek
    GERTRUDE – Caroline Blethen

    ENSEMBLE:
    Nathan Loomer
    Anthony Ochoa
    Peter Hoffman
    Romey Drabek
    Amanda Loney
    Lola Bloom
    Alyssa Shenefield

    Performance schedule:
    July 27 – 7:00 p.m.
    July 28 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
    July 29 – 2:00 p.m.

    Aug. 3 – 7:00 p.m.
    Aug. 4 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
    Aug. 5 – 2:00 p.m.

    Reserved seating tickets ($35-$25 Adults; $20 Students; $15 Youth 17 and under) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662.

    Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

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    9 to 5: The Musical August 17 - August 19

    Gesa Power House Theatre launches the new Walla Walla Summer Stage Series with two musicals scheduled for Summer 2018. The second show of the series is “9 to 5: The Musical,” with performances on 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. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?

    The cast for 9 to 5 is as follows:
    VIOLET – Heather Johnson
    JUDY – Dani Hobbs
    DORALEE – Kristin Glaeser
    FRANKLIN HART – Chris Maxfield
    ROZ – Martina Paris-Fully
    JOE – Eric Rohde

    ENSEMBLE: :
    Rebecca Kelly
    Janine Wheeler
    Richele Heilbrun
    Carrie LaRoy
    Daniel Rose
    Daniel Lovato 
    Kory Carterby
    Sergio Muñoz 
    Abigail Wissink
    Oriana Golden

    Performance schedule:
    Friday, August 17 – 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, August 18 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday, August 19 – 2:00 p.m.

    Friday, August 24 – 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, August 25 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday, August 26 – 2:00 p.m.

    Reserved seating tickets ($45-$25 Adults; $20 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662.

    Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. No outside food or beverages allowed.

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    9 to 5: The Musical August 24 - August 26

    Gesa Power House Theatre launches the new Walla Walla Summer Stage Series with two musicals scheduled for Summer 2018. The second show of the series is “9 to 5: The Musical,” with performances on 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. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?

    The cast for 9 to 5 is as follows:
    VIOLET – Heather Johnson
    JUDY – Dani Hobbs
    DORALEE – Kristin Glaeser
    FRANKLIN HART – Chris Maxfield
    ROZ – Martina Paris-Fully
    JOE – Eric Rohde

    ENSEMBLE: :
    Rebecca Kelly
    Janine Wheeler
    Richele Heilbrun
    Carrie LaRoy
    Daniel Rose
    Daniel Lovato 
    Kory Carterby
    Sergio Muñoz 
    Abigail Wissink
    Oriana Golden

    Performance schedule:
    Friday, August 17 – 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, August 18 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday, August 19 – 2:00 p.m.

    Friday, August 24 – 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, August 25 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday, August 26 – 2:00 p.m.

    Reserved seating tickets ($45-$25 Adults; $20 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662.

    Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. No outside food or beverages allowed.

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    September 2018

    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. This production is filmed live in Stratford-Upon-Avon and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. A portion of each ticket sale will benefit Shakespeare Walla Walla. 

    What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?

    Shakespeare’s most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion in this contemporary production with heartbreaking consequences. 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.

    Erica Whyman directs this production with Karen Fishwick (Juliet) and Bally Gill (Romeo) in the title roles.

    This screening has a runtime of 2 hours 45 minutes, including an on-screen introduction and one intermission.

    Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. No outside food or beverages allowed.

    Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

    The 2018 Live Cinema Series is sponsored by Shakespeare Walla Walla, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that aims to make Shakespeare and theater approachable and entertaining to students in eastern Washington and Oregon. 

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    Walla Walla Valley Disability Network presents a screening of the recent documentary film “I’ll Push You” on Saturday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre. The stars of the film, Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray, will be in attendance.

    It all started with three little words.

    “I’ll Push You” is an up-close and personal look into the dynamics of a life-long friendship between two best friends – Justin and Patrick – as they travel across El Camino de Santiago. This feature-length documentary covers the struggle of the 35-day, 500-mile wheelchair journey across mountains, deserts, hills, and valleys and features perspectives from family and friends. Even though the story begins with the challenge that comes with Patrick’s willingness to push Justin in a wheelchair across northern Spain, “I’ll Push You” also explores the struggles related to Justin’s rare neurological disease. The parallel paths of Patrick’s experience in Spain and Justin’s life journey come together in a singular moment to reveal their similarities where Patrick discovers he’s both the pusher and the pushed. The story’s beautiful cinematography is set to poignant music tracks that underscore, perfectly, the inspiring example of love and vulnerability on display.

    Their trek in 2014 captivated individuals around the world and was featured in the Huffington Post, The Meredith Vieira Show, Der Spiegel, Fox & Friends, and many other outlets. Since returning from Spain, Justin and Patrick have been sharing their message of hope, faith, and community worldwide.

    Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults; $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. No outside food or beverages allowed.

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    Gesa Power House Theatre presents two screenings of An American in Paris: The Musical on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m.

    This breathtakingly-beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar-winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the “City of Light” in 1945. An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer in Paris becomes the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war.

    An American in Paris features the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is an “old-fashioned, big-hearted spare-no-expense Broadway romance” (The Wall Street Journal).

    “Full of dance, romance, and glorious Gershwin.”
    – The Sunday Times

    Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet). Runtime: 160 minutes. Beer, wine, snacks and popcorn will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

    Reserved seating tickets (Adults: $15 in advance, $20 at the door; Students: $10 in advance, $15 at the door) will be available to Members on Friday, May 18, to Email Subscribers on Friday, May 25, and to the public on Friday, June 1, online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

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    Gesa Power House Theatre presents two screenings of An American in Paris: The Musical on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m.

    This breathtakingly-beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar-winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the “City of Light” in 1945. It features the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography.

    An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer in Paris becomes the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war.

    With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is an “old-fashioned, big-hearted spare-no-expense Broadway romance” (The Wall Street Journal).

    “Full of dance, romance, and glorious Gershwin.”
    – The Sunday Times

    Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet). Runtime: 160 minutes. Outside food and beverages are not allowed. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater.

    Reserved seating tickets (Adults: $15 in advance, $20 at the door; Students: $10 in advance, $15 at the door) will be available to Members on Friday, May 18, to Email Subscribers on Friday, May 25, and to the public on Friday, June 1, online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

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    Gesa Power House Theatre presents a screening of the new documentary film “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. A community conversation will be held following the screening.

    “This film will save lives.”
    – Dr. John Draper, Director National Suicide Prevention Lifeline USA

    At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt to take his life, but he is on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive. Kevin has also been one of the key catalysts in helping end a nearly 80-year long fight to construct suicide prevention net on the iconic San Francisco bridge.

    Kevin takes a journey to better understand the ripple effects his suicide attempt had on his family, friends, and the first responders who helped save him. He’s also working to shine light on inspirational individuals, families, and organizations who are using personal pain to help others find the hope they need to heal.

    People around the globe are uniting and responding to calls for change with the goal of having a tremendous positive impact on reducing the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world.

    Reserved seating tickets ($15 adults, $10 students) will be available to Members on Thursday, May 31, to E-mail Subscribers on Thursday, June 7 and to the public on Thursday, June 14, online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

    This event is held in honor of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. If you are struggling with mental health or contemplating suicide, please call the Walla Walla Crisis Response Team at (509) 524-2999 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.

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    Gesa Power House Theatre presents Every Brilliant Thing starring Kevin Loomer and directed by Nancy Simon, with performances Friday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 30 at 2:00 p.m.

    Every Brilliant Thing is a one-actor play, adapted by playwright Duncan McMillan from his own short story “Sleeve Notes”. British comedian Jonny Donahue, who originated the role, shares in the writing credit. The play’s title refers to a list – of everything wonderful in the world – that the narrator writes in response to his mother attempting suicide. He starts the list at age seven with items like “ice cream” and “staying up past your bedtime,” and as the narrator grows older, the list grows longer.

    The play’s story spans nearly three decades and several life-changing events, evoking laughter and tears in equal measure. The play has received critical acclaim in London, Edinburgh, and Off-Broadway in New York City.

    “It’s the funniest play you’re ever likely to see about depression, and also the most moving” – British Theatre Guide

    Every Brilliant Thing invites some audience participation, primarily through asking people to read a few words aloud during the performance from slips of paper they are given as they enter the theater. A few audience members are incorporated into scenes, with the actor doing most of the heavy lifting. The play will be performed “in the round” with on-stage seating.

    Kevin Loomer is a familiar face on Walla Walla’s many stages – under the spotlight and behind the scenes. He performed this role on the Gesa Power House Theatre stage last September, and is active in local theater productions, including at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla. Kevin is the Director of Theatre Arts at Walla Walla Community College.

    Director Nancy Simon is Professor Emerita at Whitman College where she taught theater classes and directed at Harper Joy Theatre for nearly 50 years. Following her retirement, she remains active in the local theater scene. She recently directed Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla.

    Reserved seating tickets ($20 Adults; $15 Students) will be available to Members on Thursday, May 31, to e-mail subscribers on Thursday, June 7, and to the public on Thursday, June 14. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. Outside food and beverages are not allowed. Invite your friends and let them know you are going on Facebook!

    This event is held in honor of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. If you are struggling with mental health or contemplating suicide, please call the Walla Walla Crisis Response Team at (509) 524-2999 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.

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    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 damn guitar player you’ve never heard of: the Nashville Hurricane.

    “If this isn’t worth 75 minutes of your time than I don’t know what is.”
    Houston Press

    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) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662. Outside food and beverages are not allowed. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater.

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    Gesa Power House Theatre presents Every Brilliant Thing starring Kevin Loomer and directed by Nancy Simon, with performances Friday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 30 at 2:00 p.m.

    Every Brilliant Thing is a one-actor play, adapted by playwright Duncan McMillan from his own short story “Sleeve Notes”. British comedian Jonny Donahue, who originated the role, shares in the writing credit. The play’s title refers to a list – of everything wonderful in the world – that the narrator writes in response to his mother attempting suicide. He starts the list at age seven with items like “ice cream” and “staying up past your bedtime,” and as the narrator grows older, the list grows longer.

    The play’s story spans nearly three decades and several life-changing events, evoking laughter and tears in equal measure. The play has received critical acclaim in London, Edinburgh, and Off-Broadway in New York City.

    “It’s the funniest play you’re ever likely to see about depression, and also the most moving” – British Theatre Guide

    Every Brilliant Thing invites some audience participation, primarily through asking people to read a few words aloud during the performance from slips of paper they are given as they enter the theater. A few audience members are incorporated into scenes, with the actor doing most of the heavy lifting. The play will be performed “in the round” with on-stage seating.

    Kevin Loomer is a familiar face on Walla Walla’s many stages – under the spotlight and behind the scenes. He performed this role on the Gesa Power House Theatre stage last September, and is active in local theater productions, including at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla. Kevin is the Director of Theatre Arts at Walla Walla Community College.

    Director Nancy Simon is Professor Emerita at Whitman College where she taught theater classes and directed at Harper Joy Theatre for nearly 50 years. Following her retirement, she remains active in the local theater scene. She recently directed Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla.

    Reserved seating tickets ($20 Adults; $15 Students) will be available to Members on Thursday, May 31, to e-mail subscribers on Thursday, June 7, and to the public on Thursday, June 14. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. Outside food and beverages are not allowed. Invite your friends and let them know you are going on Facebook!

    This event is held in honor of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. If you are struggling with mental health or contemplating suicide, please call the Walla Walla Crisis Response Team at (509) 524-2999 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.

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    October 2018

    The Live Cinema Series continues with the current production of The Merry Wives of Windsor by The Royal Shakespeare Company on Wednesday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. This performance is filmed live in Stratford-upon-Avon and rebroadcast to select theaters. A portion of each ticket sale will benefit 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. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…

    David Troughton returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company as John Falstaff, following his recent title role in Titus Andronicus.

    Runtime: TBA. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

    Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662.

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    Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs on the Wing will perform “Finding the Dark Side of the Moon” on Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre.

    “Finding the Dark Side of the Moon” is a retrospective live concert experience culminating in a full performance of Pink Floyd’s 1973 concept album “The Dark Side of the Moon.”

    Since its formation 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. 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 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.

    After immersing themselves in the polished rock theatrics of “The Wall” during the 2017 season – the band felt it was time to try something different. Pigs on the Wing’s 2018 production – “Finding the Dark Side of the Moon,” call back to the band’s very first show, which was a performance of “The Dark Side of the Moon.” In the ensuing years, the band’s regional fan base has grown exponentially alongside the band themselves as musicians, as well as the scale of the show as an immersive audio-visual experience.

    This time around – expect two full sets of Pink Floyd music – the first a loosely chronological retrospective of Pink Floyd’s work before becoming a household name; and the second a full performance of what many would argue is among rock music’s finest works from cover to cover, “The Dark Side of the Moon.”

    Pigs on the Wing is comprised of (L to R): Eric Welder (bass, vocals); Pete Galluzzo (sax); David Lindenbaum (guitar, vocals); Matt Jones (keys, vocals); Bryan Fairfield (drums); Keeley St. Clair (vocals, acoustic guitar); Jason Baker (guitar, vocals).

    Reserved seating tickets ($25 adults, $22 students; plus $3 ticket fee) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

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    For the third year in a row, Walla Walla celebrities will take to the stage at Gesa Power House Theatre on October 13 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.

    Give your favorite dancer a leg up in the competition. You can help support the cause by donating money in the name of your favorite dancer! This will give them extra points and help them in the competition. All the proceeds from donations, ticket sales, sponsorships, and advertisements from Dancing with the W2 Stars go to benefit Valley Residential Services in Walla Walla. For more information on this year’s Stars, go to www.w2stars.com.

    Enjoy the competition and then join us after the winner is announced for our FREE after party. Join W2 Stars and professional dancers upstairs in the Electric Lounge for some high energy dancing from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    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.

    The professional dance ensemble are members of the United States National Formation Championship company in both Latin American and Standard ballroom dancing, and their company tours internationally, with more than 100 performances each year.

    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 ($40) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. 

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    Walla Walla Valley Honda presents “The Zaniac Comedy Show” – as part of the 2018 Little Watts Children’s Series of Family Entertainment – on Sunday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m.

    With the energy of 1,000 suns, The Zaniac shines like a comedy beacon as he bounces from one end of the stage to the other like an untamed rubber band. Jaws will drop, and drool will fly as Alex juggles bowling balls, flaming torches and slices vegetables in half with a flying playing card. Every volunteer the Zaniac brings on stage becomes a hero and leaves with a memory that they’ll have for the rest of their life. Alex has mad skills, killer dance moves, and the comedy is always 100% clean.

    Awards and Accomplishments:
    Two Guinness World Records
    Voted Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comedian
    Appearances on America’s Got Talent and Last Comic Standing
    Hacky Sack World Champion and Seattle’s 3rd Best Air Guitarist!

    Reserved seating tickets ($12 Adult, $8 Youth 12 and Under) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Outside food and beverages are not allowed. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater.

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    Molly Tuttle October 18

    Gesa Power House Theatre presents bluegrass singer-songwriter Molly Tuttle in concert on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.

    An award-winning virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly Tuttle has turned the heads of even the most seasoned
    industry professionals. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, which she attended on a Hazel Dickens Memorial Scholarship, Tuttle has been featured on the cover of Acoustic Guitar Magazine (April 2017, February 2018) and Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.

    In October 2017, Molly Tuttle became the first woman to be named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Guitar Player of the Year.” In 2018 she won the Song Of The Year Award at the International Folk Music Awards with “You Didn’t Call My Name.”

    “[Molly Tuttle] sings with the gentle authority of Gillian Welch, yet plays astoundingly fleet flat-picking guitar like Chet Atkins on superdrive.”
    -Paul Zollo, American Songwriter Magazine

    Reserved seating tickets ($35-$30 Adults; $20 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

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    The Rude Mechanicals will perform their newest production of “Hamlet” at Gesa Power House Theatre on October 20. More details to come.

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    Just Us Girls Sharing (J.U.G.S.) invites you to an EP Release Party for indie folk duo Sound and Stone at Gesa Power House Theatre on Saturday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit J.U.G.S.

    Sound and Stone have been making music for more than a decade, and recently decided to record their first studio work, and EP titled “The Vardo,” with Red Earth Recording Studios.

    “A mere description of the musical magic created by Sound and Stone does not do justice to the experience that is Sound and Stone. At first glance, the two appear to be ordinary musicians but once they engage you, there is an alluring force felt which attracts even the most casual passerby. As they begin to play, the rhythms, sound, skill, talent, and personality begin to attract and hypnotize an audience with fascination. The way they are able to make music that reaches the soul is a rare gift offering an enchanting encounter long remembered.”
    – The Desert Pulse

    Reserved seating tickets ($20-$30) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. A $15 VIP add-on includes an original piece of art work, a glass of wine and dessert during intermission, and a meet and greet after the concert. All tickets include a copy of the EP release.

    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.

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    November 2018

    EmiSunshine November 3

    Gesa Power House Theatre presents country music prodigy EmiSunshine in concert on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m.

    “Just an incredible talent!  I’m so proud for her and I’m probably her biggest fan!”
    – Tanya Tucker

    “The young country singer is no tween novelty. The pint-size Tennessee native is a hard-country belter; she’s a star on the rise.”
    ~Chicago Tribune

    The exceptional talents of critically-acclaimed teen music prodigy, EmiSunshine has captured the nation’s attention. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has been hailed by outlets such as No Depression, Billboard and Rolling Stone: “Sounds like the spunky, intense little sister to artists Iris DeMent, Natalie Maines, Nanci Griffith and Janis Joplin.”

    EmiSunshine has already graced some of the most-prestigious stages–from the “Today Show,” to the Grand Ole Opry (more than a dozen times) and most recently, “Little Big Shots starring Steve Harvey” last April. Additionally, EmiSunshine stars in and performs three songs in her latest film appearance on “The King,” alongside such celebrities as Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin, and more. The film featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and premiered at Cannes Film Festival, where Emi performed.

    A well-crafted storyteller, Emi’s music has been described as an “old-timey,” unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel, and country, with a sprinkle of blues.

    “A very talented young lady, …EmiSunshine is taking the nation by storm, and if you ever get the chance to see them, by all means…you must.” – No Depression

    Reserved seating tickets ($35-$30) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

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