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    September 2019

    Come celebrate the legacy of our hometown hero with a FREE screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary “Starring Adam West” at 6:30 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre. This event free is part of the 3rd Annual Adam West Day celebration.

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    October 2019

    Unfortunately, this event schedule for October 4 has been cancelled. The performers were involved in a traffic accident and although they are (fortunately) all okay, they will not be able to perform this wee. We are working with “50 Shades of Men” to reschedule. All ticketholders will have the option of exchanging their tickets for the new date and keeping their seat selection, or they may request a full refund.

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    Private Event October 5, 2019

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    Red Grammer is one of the premier entertainers of children and families in the world. Described by Parent’s Magazine as “the best voice in children’s music” Red has set the gold standard for writing and performing music that playfully reconnects us with the best in ourselves.

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    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 new Pigs on the Wing 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.

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    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.

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    Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The group’s founder is Joe Troop (fiddle), a North Carolinian 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 hit the stage.

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    Private Event October 19, 2019

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    The Talbott Brothers October 25, 2019

    Blood is thicker than water and there’s nothing like family creating music together to prove it. With contrasting blood-harmonies and left-handed/right-handed guitar playing, singer-songwriter duo The Talbott Brothers combine rock, blues and pop with honest storytelling.

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    Private Event October 28, 2019

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    November 2019

    Portland-based quartet Kate & The Crocodiles perform indie rock originals and covers, early jazz and jazz standards, reinventions of ’70s and ’80s rock as ballads, classical art songs mixed with rock and other surprises from far and wide. Lead singer Kate Morrison has deep ties to Walla Walla. Proceeds from this concert benefit The Health Center.

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    Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! Mozart’s engaging masterpiece follows Don Giovanni (Erwin Schrott), the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers – both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favorite.

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    Bluewood Alpine Race Team (BART) will host a screening of Warren Miller’s Timeless, the 70th annual ski and snowboard film by Warren Miller Entertainment, at Gesa Power House Theatre on Friday, November 8. Door open at 5:00 p.m. for a prefunk party (food truck, silent auction); The film screening begins at 7:30 p.m.

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    A new quarterly series of short film screenings will launch on Saturday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre. “Veterans Affairs: A Movie Crush Varietal” will feature 90 minutes of short film programming in honor of Veteran’s Day, plus discussion and a Q&A with Movie Crush Executive Director Warren Etheredge. 

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    Leapin’ Louie is a comedy cowboy entertainer who performs world-class lasso and whip tricks, juggling, high unicycle and other stunts. He has performed  in every kind of venue for 25 years and in 31 different countries around the world.

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    America’s Sweethearts November 10, 2019

    With selections from the Great American Songbook, classic Broadway, pop tunes from the 1950s, and jazz, female vocal trio America’s Sweethearts sings their way through a variety of trios, duets, and solo features… all with a slice of old-fashioned fun!

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    The Walla Walla Symphony will hold its annual fundraising gala at Gesa Power House Theatre on Friday, November 15 at 6:00 pm. Support the Symphony and enjoy a great evening of food, wine, and music featuring American pianist Simone Dinnerstein!

    Tickets ($75) are available through the Walla Walla Symphony website. 

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    Symphony on the Edge – Simone Dinnerstein November 16, 2019 - November 17, 2019

    Land Title of Walla Walla County and The Walla Walla Symphony present a special “Symphony on the Edge” concert by pianist Simone Dinnerstein, with two performances on Saturday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m. American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is known for her “majestic originality of vision” (the Independent) and her “lean, knowing and unpretentious elegance” (the New Yorker).

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    Created by and starring Rafael Peral and Marisa Adame, “Raíz de 4” was born out of the admiration and esteem for Flamenco by delving into its most primitive roots, those very origins which evoke the convergence of cultures and the folklore of Spain. The purest styles of flamenco, some of which are: romances (ballads), martinetes, fandangos and soleares are brought into the forefront in a performance made up of a cast of distinguished artists.

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    Royal Opera favorite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.

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    Private Event November 30, 2019

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    December 2019

    WW Choral Society: “Christmas in Cinema” concert December 1, 2019 - December 2, 2019

    The Walla Walla Choral Society’s 2019-2020 concert season continues with a “Christmas in Cinema” concert at Gesa Power House Theatre on Sunday, December 1 at 3:00 p.m. and on Monday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m.

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    King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences. Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption was reimagined in a production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. The production featured a remarkable group of actors, including Judi Dench as Paulina and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), and Miranda Raison (Hermione).

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    Private Event December 6, 2019

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    From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed program highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a program that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage.

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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 Wednesday, December 11, at 7 p.m. Howard Crosby, nephew of the legendary Bing Crosby, joins them on their annual Christmas Tour.

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    Private Event December 12, 2019

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    Private Event December 13, 2019

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    Private Event December 14, 2019

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    Private Event December 15, 2019

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    The Royal Ballet’s glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favorite. It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky’s glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballet’s captivating dancing including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make this Nutcracker a quintessential Christmas experience.

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    The Walla Walla Symphony presents the annual “Tis the Season” holiday concert featuring Mark Brown and Gary Hemenway on Saturday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m.

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    January 2020

    The Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival’s Winter Festival Series concert will be performed at Gesa Power House Theatre on Sunday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. The program will feature Rebecca Clarke Piano Trio in E flat minor (1921) music for violin and guitar by Paganini, Phillip Houghton, and Elena Kats-Chernin, featuring Rupert Boyd, guitar.

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    Monologuist and humorist James Judd, headliner of NPR‘s “Snap Judgment,” has often been compared to David Sedaris and Oscar Wilde. Judd connects with audiences as he shares stories classified as “spectacular public embarrassments and utter failures.” However humiliating, they affirm that part of being human is telling the stories that have happened to us, emphasizing that even in the face of failure, it’s getting up and moving forward that matters.

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    February 2020

    The Live Cinema Series continues at Gesa Power House Theatre with a screening of The Royal Ballet’s current production of Coppélia on Wednesday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colorful storybook world to life in this visual treat for the whole family.

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    Private Event February 16

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    This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.

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    Sirius XM presents comedian Tom Papa at Gesa Power House Theatre on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. With more than 20 years experience as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage.

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    Private Event February 29

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    March 2020

    The Walla Walla, Touchet and Tucannon basins are home to iconic salmon and steelhead runs in the mid-Columbia River. These basins are currently undergoing large-scale river restoration efforts that impact our community and lifestyle. Please join us for a showing of the River Restoration Northwest 2019 short film series “Stories of Our Watersheds”. The evening provides entertaining, educational, and inspiring stories of river restoration efforts across the United States. River restoration efforts by local organizations will also be displayed in the lobby. Please come meet and discuss possibilities with our local experts. The event is sponsored by River Restoration Northwest, Kooskooskie Commons, and Snake River Salmon Recovery Board.

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    All-female country group Farewell Angelina features four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Their stellar blend of heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars has earned soaring praise across the board.

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    A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits.

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    Vibrant, complex, tumultuous, contentious, fabulous, and of course, groovy — all at the same time. That’s the 60’s. The extraordinary variety of cultural tones and nuanced music that was created and performed during this unforgettable decade has had an incalculable impact on our lives. The Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Supremes, The Mamas and the Papas, Stevie Wonder, and so many more artists churned out one extraordinary song after another. Come out and sing these far out melodies and harmonies with us.

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    Twenty-five years ago, seven minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. Now 25 years later, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. This powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favorite is celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy of its Irish and international dance. Filmed live at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot where it all began, the 25th Anniversary Gala Performance will bring Riverdance to the big screen for the very first time!

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    This event is being postponed due to the efforts to slow the COVID-19 coronavirus. Patrons with tickets will be contacted directly as soon as possible, once new dates are in place. Seattle Rock Orchestra pays tribute to psychedelic rock pioneers Pink Floyd with a complete performance of their landmark album The Dark Side of the Moon. As one of their most popular and frequently performed shows, the Seattle Rock Orchestra arrangements double as a veritable concerto for orchestra, featuring soloists…

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    Irish folk band The High Kings will perform at Gesa Power House Theatre in Walla Walla on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

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    The Walla Walla Movie Crush presents “Between and Behind Bars: A Movie Crush Varietal” at Gesa Power House Theatre on Saturday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. Join us for an evening of harmony and discord: two blocks of short films, focused first on music and its healing powers, followed by an examination of incarceration and its lasting impacts. Each hour-long block will contain short films in a variety of genres: narratives, documentaries, animation, and music videos, forming a visual mixtape for all tastes and temperaments

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    April 2020

    Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

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