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Gesa Power House Theatre
Listing Type: Group
Members: Box Office 509-529-6500 or tickets online at www.PHTWW.com
Primary Music: blues, jazz, contemporary, gospel, country, acapella
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Music and professionally staged performances and events presented in historic, renovated 120-year-old powerhouse building located in Downtown Walla Walla at 6th and Rose.
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Contact Info 509-529-6500
111 N. 6th Ave.
Walla Walla, WA
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Upcoming Music Venue
Mon, Nov 27 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $15 ($10 Youth)
The Choral Society, conducted by new Artistic Director Gary Hemenway, kicks off the Walla Walla Christmas season with a concert at Gesa Power House Theatre on Monday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m. The "Sweet Sounds of Christmas" concert will celebrate the magic of holiday music and feature performances of "I Wish You Christmas" by John Rutter, "Feliz Navidad", "African Noel", "A Holiday Suite" by local composer Perry Jones, and many other favorites. Joining the Choral Society on stage will be the Sharpstein Elementary School Choir directed by Lori Parnicky. Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults 17 and older; $10 Youth 16 and younger) are available online or by calling the Gesa Power House Theatre box office at 509-529-6500. The Walla Walla Choral Society, a non-profit volunteer organization, promotes and performs accessible quality choral music for the Walla Walla Valley and collaborates with other artistic groups, enriching the community’s cultural life.

Thu, Dec 14 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $23-$28 Reserved Seating
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 Friday, 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. 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.

Sun, Dec 17 2017
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $15 ($10 Youth/Students)
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.

Tue, Dec 19 2017
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $15 ($10 Students)
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. General admission tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students/Youth) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

Wed, Feb 07 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $15 Adults; $10 Students
Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Opera production of Rigoletto on Wednesday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Giuseppe Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect. David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion. Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas. This screening runs approximately 2 hours 45 minutes including one interval and an onscreen introduction. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase. NOTE: Rigoletto is sung in Italian with English surtitles.  Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students/Youth) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

Wed, Feb 07 2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $15 ($10 Students)
Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Opera production of "Rigoletto" on Wednesday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Giuseppe Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect. David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion. Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that "Rigoletto" was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas. This screening runs approximately 2 hours 45 minutes including one interval and an onscreen introduction. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase. NOTE: "Rigoletto" is sung in Italian with English surtitles. Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students/Youth) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

Wed, Feb 28 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $15 Adults; $10 Students
Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Opera production of “Tosca” on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production of Tosca for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church bells and the sounds of a firing squad. This screening runs approximately 3 hours including two intervals and an onscreen introduction. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase. NOTE: "Tosca" is sung in Italian with English surtitles. Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students/Youth) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

Wed, Apr 11 2018
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Walla Walla,WA $15 ($10 Students)
Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Opera production of "Carmen" on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens. "Carmen" is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the "Habanera" and the "Toreador Song" have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his "Carmen" would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone. "Carmen" is set in southern Spain and tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous matador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. For "Carmen" he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character. This screening runs approximately 3 hours 20 minutes including one intermission and an onscreen introduction. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase. NOTE: "Carmen" is sung in French with English surtitles. Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students/Youth) are available at www.phtww.com or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

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