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Press Release: Encore screening of “Riverdance” – August 18

The Live Cinema series at Gesa Power House Theatre continues with an encore screening of Riverdance on Wednesday, August 18 at 7:00PM.
In 1996, seven minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. A Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. Twenty-five years later, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking Riverdance 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 in 2020 at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot where it all began, the 25th Anniversary Gala Performance brought Riverdance to the big screen for the very first time.
Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers. The Live Cinema Series is supported by Shakespeare Walla Walla.
This screening has an approximate runtime of 2 hours. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater.
General admission tickets ($15 adults, $10 students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
Additional precautions, such as required mask use for unvaccinated patrons, will be observed based on the latest guidance from state and county health departments.

The Live Cinema Series is supported by:

Shakespeare Walla Walla logo

Season Sponsors:

    Foundry Vineyards

Union-Bulletin, KAPP-KVEW TV, Pacific PowerNorthwest Public Broadcasting, Hayden Homes, Walla Walla Valley Honda

Additional support provided by:
Walla Walla County, Port of Walla Walla, City of Walla Walla

Each Coldwell Banker Office is Independently Owned and Operated


About Gesa Power House Theatre

The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a 300-seat performing arts venue, located in downtown Walla Walla. The 120-year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, built to produce coal gas used to light the streets, businesses, and homes of Walla Walla. In 2011 the Gesa Power House Theatre building was transformed into a state-of-the-art playhouse for live performance. The interior design of the theatre was inspired by Shakespeare’s own intimate Blackfriars Theatre in London, England.

The Gesa Power House Theatre is on the Washington State Building Preservation Commission list of State historic buildings and on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue also hosts a variety of other cultural events, musical concerts, and private events (including weddings).

For additional marketing and media information, including interviews and hi-res images, contact:

Bradley Nelson
Media Contact
Phone: 509.529-6500
webmaster@phtww.org

Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North Sixth Ave.
Walla Walla, Washington 99362

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