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    December 2017

    Our community here in Walla Walla Washington is a tight-knit group and through our conversations with many people, winery staff and owners, business owners and more, we recognize that the disasters that have struck so many people in the northern California communities hit home hard, as if those terrible fires had happened here. To that end we all want to do something to help and that means raising money to directly help those in need.

    Musty, Marc & Brix have put together a benefit concert at Gesa Power House Theatre on Thursday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m.

    Our executive sponsor – the Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce – along with many other organizations are doing what they can to make this come off with real tangible benefit to the peoples directly affected.

    Mayor Alan Pomraning will kick off the event with a welcome speech and then on to the music!

    The bands for the night are:
    Abney Park – Worldwide kings of the steampunk music revolution and style;

    Strangers In A Strange Land – featuring members of The Seeds. This up and coming band from San Francisco & Sonoma are making waves in the music industry with their retro-psychedelia rock sound.

    Brad Yeager – classic Americana crooner from Seattle – to be backed up by local Walla Walla band Big Font;

    and of course …

    Musty, Marc & Brix – Walla Walla indie band comprised of two keyboardist/vocalists (Tammy & Michael), guitars (Larry), Bass (Thomas), and drummer/percussionist (Fred).

    There will be a single-prize raffle as well – round-trip flights for 2 to Sonoma, lodging for 2 nights in Healdsburg and a personalized and very intimate tour of the Sonoma wine country with a visit to 3 wineries led by Master Sommelier Peter Granoff.

    Reserved seating tickets ($40) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. A limited number of VIP tickets ($75) are available with stage-side seating and admission to a meet-and-greet, post-show reception.

    All proceeds from the event will be donated directly to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund.

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    Gesa Power House Theatre and Walla Walla Valley Honda present a live theatrical production of “A Seussified Christmas Carol” with two performances (2PM & 6PM) on Sunday, December 10. The Little Watts production is suitable for all ages, but targets ages 10 and under.

    “A Seussified Christmas Carol” is a whimsical reinvention of Charles Dickens’ most beloved Christmas story performed in wacky rhymed couplets. With zoot fruited juices and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with — if he ever had his way with the story. A small troupe of local actors perform all the parts. 

    The performance runs about 45 minutes with photo opportunities with the characters afterwards. 

    Reserved seating tickets ($12 Adults, $8 Youth) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

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    Ireland’s foremost Celtic classical trio Affinití returns to Gesa Power House Theatre for their annual Christmas show that is well loved by the community and sells out every year. This year’s concert will take place on Thursday, December 14, at 7 p.m. Howard Crosby, nephew of the legendary Bing Crosby, joins them on their annual Christmas Tour.

    Affinití are a trio of classically trained musicians: soprano Emer Barry, harpist Aisling Ennis, and violinist Mary McCague, each with a graduate degree in Music Performance. Their “crossover” style is a blend of classical, rock, and Celtic music style. They have performed together and solo for Josh Ritter, Michael Buble, Disney, and more.

    “Informed as much by the Chieftains as Chopin…full of soul and sass and sophistication as well as exquisite technique.” 
    -Kevin Cullen, The Boston Globe

    Join Affinití and Howard Crosby for an unforgettable evening that will lift your spirits!

    Reserved seating tickets ($28-$23) are available online or by contacting the box office at 509-529.6500. 

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    The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation presents “‘Tis the Season” on Saturday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m.

    Gary Hemenway & Mark Brown continue to make their holiday appearance at Gesa Power House Theatre a dynamic and much-loved tradition! Highlighting the Walla Walla Valley’s local professional talent, punctuated by Clark Bondy on saxophones, and Daniel Cox on drums, this show will have you dancing in your seats and singing along to many well-known songs of the season. It’s a perfect way to ring in the season!

    Wine, available for purchase prior to the performance and at the intermission. The theater lobby opens at 6:00 p.m. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m.

    Reserved seating tickets ($30) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Don’t wait, tickets sell quickly!

    All proceeds go to the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation

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    Gesa Power House Theatre will host two screenings of the current Royal Ballet production of “The Nutcracker” on Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens.

    The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?

    Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.

    Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

    This screening runs approximately 2 hours 15 minutes including two intervals and an onscreen introduction. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase.

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

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    Gesa Power House Theatre will host two screenings of the current Royal Ballet production of The Nutcracker on Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens.

    The young Clara (danced by Royal Ballet Principal Francesca Hayward) creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favorite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?

    The famous role of the Sugar Plum Fairy is danced by Royal Ballet Principal Sarah Lamb with her Prince, Principal dancer Steven McRae.

    Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.

    This production of The Nutcracker has enthralled audiences for over 30 years since its opening in 1984. It showcases the full energy of the Company, alongside the emerging talent of young dancers from The Royal Ballet School. The stunning costumes, numbering around 600 and dating back to the world-premiere, are revitalized for the show.

    Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

    This screening runs approximately 2 hours 15 minutes including two intervals and an onscreen introduction. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase.

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

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    Gesa Power House Theatre presents an evening of stand up comedy with headliner Kermet Apio at 7:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve – Sunday, December 31. Ring in the new year with the East Coast with a complimentary champagne toast at 9:00 p.m.

    Kermet Apio was born and raised in Hawaii and has lived in Seattle since attending the University of Washington in 1985. He has performed in 47 states, 7 Canadian provinces, as well as Hong Kong, Israel, and New Zealand. He has appeared on television shows such as “Star Search”, “Evening at the Improv” and “Comedy Showcase with Louie Anderson.” He has also been heard on national radio shows like the “Bob and Tom Show” and “Rewind” on NPR, and can be heard regularly on Sirius/XM satellite radio.

    Great American Comedy Festival (Winner)
    Vancouver Comedy Festival
    Las Vegas Comedy Festival
    Aspen Comedy Festival
    Seattle Comedy Competition (Winner)
    San Francisco Comedy Competition (Semi-finals)

    Kermet Apio has shared the stage with The Smothers Brothers, Weird Al Yankovich, Brian Regan, and Rita Rudner. He has performed in clubs from Seattle, WA to Philadelphia, PA, on countless college campuses, and for numerous corporate events.

    Greg Kettner of Walla Walla will warm up the crowd for Kermet Apio with a short comedy set. Greg’s comedy career began when he was asked to replace Greg Proops at SAP’s Annual Sales Kickoff in Las Vegas in front of 3,500 co-workers. He realized he had “made it” when he was asked to open for Norm MacDonald who responded with “You made me laugh. Keep doing what you’re doing—you’re funny.” Greg lives in Walla Walla, WA with his wife and daughter and and enjoys cooking, traveling and playing hockey.

    Reserved seating tickets ($25) will be available to Members on Thursday, November 9, available to Email Subscribers on Friday, November 17, and to the public on Friday, November 24, online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

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    January 2018

    RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER:
    Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the new documentary film “Ferrari 312B” on Wednesday, January 3 at 7:00 p.m.

    “Ferarri 312B” is the sensational story of one of the most ground-breaking, beautiful Ferraris ever made, in celebration of the company’s 70th anniversary. Featuring contributions from some of the most legendary drivers in the sport’s history, including Niki Lauda, Jacky Ickx, Jackie Stewart, Gerhard Berger & Damon Hill, as they pay tribute to a unique car that changed the landscape of F1 forever; the iconic 312B.

    A journey to experience the indomitable spirit of F1. The Golden Age years through the stories told by racing drivers and production designers capable of unforgettable feats. A tribute to a piece of Formula 1 history, to a car that is a work of art and a revolutionary futuristic prototype, that gave and still gives the whole world something to dream about Legendary F1 returns, with the car that helped it make history. Even 46 years after its last appearance on track, the Ferrari 312B, the car that left its mark on the history of the biggest racing team ever, as well as in the hearts of many, finds new life through the passion of an ex F1 driver who entrusted its comeback to the man who first designed it, Mauro Forghieri, with the aim of racing it once more on the Montecarlo circuit.

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

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    The Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival’s Winter Festival Series concert will be performed at Gesa Power House Theatre on Sunday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m.

    The January Festival Series explores movement and color through sound with the electronic instrument, the theremin. Invented in 1920 in Russia and patented in the United States in 1928 by the Soviet inventor, Léon Theremin, the instrument that bears his name captures the imagination of all who hear it. Unlike any other musician, the thereminist does not physically touch the instrument to produce sound but rather moves in relation to the instrument creating a seemingly infinite range of pitches and colors. Thus, the act of producing sound becomes visually expressive.

    To introduce the world of theremin music, WWCMF is honored to welcome one of the world’s foremost theremin virtuosi, Carolina Eyck. A gifted composer, Carolina is also a synesthete  — someone who feels a strong link between sound and color. In her compositions, as in her visual art, Carolina engages in a conversation between sight and sound. Her Fantasias provide the perfect entrée to a futuristic soundscape.

    Concluding the program is the great Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15 by Gabriel Fauré. Fauré’s music and even French music, in general, is often described in terms of color and movement. Why is that? The four movements of this great work show how light can suffuse sound and how the chamber ensemble can exhibit a sonic range from pointillism to romantic grandeur. What better to brighten a cold January evening!

    Artists: Brittany Boulding Breeden, violin; Timothy Christie, viola; Carolina Eyck, theremin; Henry Kramer, piano; Maria Sampen, violin; and Sally Singer Tuttle, cello.

    General Admission seating. Tickets ($20 Adult, $45 Family Pass, $8 Youth) are available at www.wwcmf.org.

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    Meet at Whitman College, in the Reid Campus Center foyer at 4 p.m. for a peace march. Following the march, there will be a short program at the Gesa Power House Theatre. Refreshments will be provided.

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