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9 to 5 teachers photo

by Mason Neil This month, Gesa Power House Theatre’s production of 9 to 5: The Musical is bringing several of the region’s theater teachers out of the classroom and onto the stage. Kristin Glaeser (Walla Walla High School), Heather Johnson (Pasco High School), and Eric Rohde (Walla Walla Catholic Schools) are playing the roles of…

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Annie: The Musical logo

by Mason Neil for the July 19 issue of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin This summer, Gesa Power House Theatre will bring the Broadway classic Annie: The Musical to the stage. The production will include modernized choreography and other updates that will give audiences a fresh perspective to the well-known tale. The cast includes a crew…

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Film: Saturday Church

May 31 Union Bulletin Article (by Mason Neil) From 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Gesa Power House Theatre will host its first-ever pride party in coordination with June’s month-long LGBTQ+ pride celebration. The all-ages event will feature a screening of the new film “Saturday Church,” a drag show and a dance party. The drag show is hosted…

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Okaidja Afroso photo

Okaidja Afroso’s goal is simple: educate people on the music of Ghana while giving them an entertaining and beautiful show of his culture. Born into a family of musicians and storytellers, Okaidja first began performing as a dancer, but quickly expanded his talents to include singing, playing a wide variety of instruments, and using vocal instrumentation.…

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A Very Sordid Wedding - film

Article written by Bradley Nelson, as printed in the Union-Bulletin Marquee on Thursday, September 7, 2017: Gesa Power House Theatre has become Walla Walla’s newest movie house. While the theater won’t be playing the latest superhero blockbuster, it will give Walla Walla moviegoers opportunities to see a variety of current independent, foreign, and documentary films…

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Little Watts: "A Christmas Carol"

For a small town, Walla Walla is very active in the arts, from live events (music, theater, comedy) to art galleries to visiting speakers. Here is a roundup of the primary venues for live theater in Walla Walla and their current offerings (updated 11/8/2016): Gesa Power House Theatre provides a wide variety of entertainment options in…

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People like live theater. People like concerts. They like dance. They like performance. And while some might say that technology has moved entertainment to an electronic medium foreshadowing the demise of live performance, there are those who respond that without live arts the fabric of society and social interaction will suffer irreparably. And that we…

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According to the Americana Music Association, Americana is “contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw. While acoustic instruments are…

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Gesa Power House Theatre - photo at night

In this video blog, Mark Anderson and Dennis Ledford, two of the owners of Gesa Power House Theatre, discuss the future of the Power House. Current efforts to bring in more artists that have a certain fame or name recognition (i.e. Judy Collins, Paula Poundstone) have resulted in an increase in sold-out shows. With a seating…

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