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    October 2018

    Molly Tuttle October 18, 2018

    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 Bluegrass Unlimited (July 2018).

    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.”

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    The Rude Mechanicals will debut their live theatrical production of Hamlet at Gesa Power House Theatre on October 20 at 7:00 p.m. 

    One of Shakespeare’s most famous plays and often quoted in popular culture, Hamlet tells the tale of Denmark’s grieving prince who seeks to avenge his father’s murder by bringing the new king, Claudius (his uncle and his mother’s new husband) to justice. Hamlet vividly portrays the power of overwhelming grief and rage while exploring themes of treachery, revenge, and moral corruption.

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    Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times). Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbara Streisand on Broadway and in the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein (Darius Campbell).

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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. Brothers Nico and Bash Evans have been making music as Sound and Stone for more than a decade, and only recently decided to record their first studio work, an EP titled “The Vardo,” with Dave Tate at Red Earth Recording Studios.

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    November 2018

    EmiSunshine November 3, 2018

    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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    Walla Walla Valley Academy Drama Department presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, a rollicking comedy of gender switching, mistaken identity, a love triangle, and various schemes to entangle the vain and foolish in ridiculous situations. Set in the Renaissance, this lightly trimmed version preserves the most memorable and hilarious lines but keeps the story moving at a clear and lively pace. Believing that Gesa Power House Theatre was made for plays like this, we are thrilled to bring our production there and share it with the valley. 

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    Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

    Award-winning stage and screen actor Alfred Molina reprises his critically acclaimed performance as the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. He is joined by rising star Alfred Enoch of US television drama series “How to Get Away With Murder” as his assistant Ken. MGC Artistic Director Michael Grandage directs this production which went on to win six Tony Awards, including Best Play.

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    Winter is just around the corner, and Bluewood Alpine Race Team (BART) is working with Warren Miller Entertainment to bring you its 69th annual ski and snowboard film, Face of Winter, presented by Volkswagen. The late, great Warren Miller built his legacy capturing the essence of winter magic, and the 69th feature film is a visual journey to many of the best skiing locations in the world and a celebration of the man who became known as the face of winter throughout the industry and the places and people he influenced along the way.

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    The Live Cinema series continues with a screening of the current Royal Ballet production of Kenneth MacMillan’s “Mayerling,” with one screening on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m. Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan brings 19th-century Europe to life with this dark and dangerous ballet. Based on the true story of Crown Prince Rudolf, “Mayerling” reveals a country on the brink of collapse, impending war in Europe and a love affair between Rudolf and his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera that ends in tragedy. 

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    The Walla Walla Choral Society’s 2018-2019 concert season begins with “Peace & Goodwill” at Gesa Power House Theatre on Sunday, November 25 at 3:00 p.m. and Monday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m.

    Peace and Goodwill. What two words better describe the historical Christmas season? This quiet, white light-filled time, “gentle on the ear,” calls for reflection and introspection. It is also an occasion for great joy, “fire and powerful grace,” “songs of hope everlasting,” and care. Joining us will be guest cellist Sally Singer Tuttle, and the Sharpstein Elementary School Choir as we join together to tell of the season’s wonderful themes and deeds.

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    The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas – recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars: Kelli O’Hara (Anna) reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, and Tony and Academy Award nominee Ken Watanabe (The King). Also returning to her Tony Award-winning role Ruthie Ann Miles (Lady Thiang).

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    December 2018

    When one of Santa’s reindeer suddenly announces his retirement, he needs to find a replacement and fast! Against all odds, Elliot and his best friend Hazel set out to prove that he is the horse for the job. As Elliot and Hazel take on the North Pole reindeer try-outs, Hazel learns that Christmas as we know it may be headed for disaster. Meanwhile, back at the farm a potential new owner has plans that threaten the lives of their friends. Elliot is faced with the biggest decision of his life: save his friends or follow his dreams and save Christmas. Maybe he doesn’t have to choose; after all, big dreamers dream big! Featuring the all-star voice talent of Josh Hutcherson, Samantha Bee, Martin Short, Morena Baccarin, Jeff Dunham and John Cleese.

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    The Amazing Bubble Man (Louis Pearl) has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favorite, he has sold out there for the last twelve years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles to rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles to flying saucer bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages. Live music also provided by Jet Black Pearl.

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    Popovich, a fifth generation circus performer who learned early on how to develop strong bonds with animals, has rescued a majority of his performers from shelters all over the country, and has transformed them into Las Vegas stars. He is a gold medal winner in Paris France and a special award winner in Monte Carlo. Gregory and his pets were finalists on “America’s Got Talent,” were guests on TV shows with Jay Leno, David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, have been featured on Animal Planet and many, many more. Do not miss this opportunity to see this unique family-friendly show featuring this legendary circus entertainer and his furry friends.

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    Private Event December 7, 2018

    A private event is scheduled at the theater on this date.

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    Private Event December 8, 2018

    A private event is scheduled at the theater on this date.

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    The Live Cinema series continues with a screening of the current Royal Opera production of Wagner’s “Die Walküre,” with one screening on Sunday, December 9 at 1:00 p.m. “Die Walküre” (The Valkyrie) is the second opera in Richard Wagner’s epic Der Ring Des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle). It features several of the Ring’s musical highlights – the sparkling Magic Fire Music and the electrifying Ride of the Valkyries.

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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 13, at 7 p.m. Howard Crosby, nephew of the legendary Bing Crosby, joins them on their annual Christmas Tour. This concert is SOLD OUT.

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    Private Event December 14, 2018

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    Tis the Season – 2018 December 15, 2018

    Gary Hemenway, Mark Brown, and friends come together for a fun evening of holiday music.

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    The Live Cinema Series continues at Gesa Power House Theatre with a screening of the current Royal Ballet production of The Nutcracker on Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. 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.

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    Private Event December 21, 2018

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    One of Canada’s busiest comedians, Mike Delamont has appeared on Halifax Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs, The Debaters, and tours North American with several one-man comedy shows, including “God is a Scottish Drag Queen” which he performed in Walla Walla earlier this year – a show that has broken comedy festival ticket sales records, and earned Delamont 18 “Best of the Fest” Awards.

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    January 2019

    In this Live Cinema screening of a current Royal Ballet production, choreographer Natalia Makarova brings the 19th-century Russian classic “La Bayadère” to life in her adaptation of Marius Petipa’s original choreography. Highlights include the Kingdom of Shades scene in Act III, a showcase for the corps de ballet as they perform arabesques across the moonlit stage. The cast will feature Royal Ballet Principals Marianela Nuñez as Nikiya, Vadim Muntagirov as Solor and Natalia Osipova as Gamzatti.

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