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Press Release: Live Cinema screening of “Anything Goes” – March 27

February 28, 2022 – Gesa Power House Theatre presents a Live Cinema screening of Anything Goes on Sunday, March 27 at 1:00PM.

Filmed live at the Barbican in London, and screening for the first time to select international cinemas, this new production of the classic musical comedy features an all-star cast led by renowned Broadway royalty Sutton Foster reprising her Tony Award-winning performance as Reno Sweeney, alongside three-time Olivier Award and Tony Award winner Robert Lindsay (My Family), Evening Standard Theatre Award winner Felicity Kendal (The Good Life) and beloved West End Legend Gary Wilmot (Chicago).

Anything Goes will take audiences back to the Golden Age of high society on the seas. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love, proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, a comical disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. This hilarious musical romp across the Atlantic, directed by the multi-award-winning Broadway director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall, features Cole Porter’s joyful score, including “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top.” and the show stopping “Anything Goes.”

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 a runtime of 2 hours 45 minutes, including an onscreen introduction and one intermission. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. Gesa Power House Theatre is located at 111 N. 6th Avenue in downtown Walla Walla.

Reserved seating tickets ($15 adults, $10 students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.


The Live Cinema Series continues:

Romeo and Juliet (ballet)
Wednesday, March 9

Anything Goes (musical theater)
Sunday, March 27

Rigoletto (opera)
Wednesday, April 13

La Traviata (opera)
Wednesday, May 11

Swan Lake (ballet)
Wednesday, July 13


The Live Cinema Series is supported by:

Shakespeare Walla Walla logo

Season Sponsors:

    Foundry Vineyards

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Northwest Public Broadcasting, Pacific PowerHayden Homes

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

Season Sponsors

Foundry Vineyards Walla Walla Union-Bulletin logo Walla Walla Valley Honda logo

KAPP-KVEW TV, Pacific Power, Northwest Public Broadcasting

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

Each Coldwell Banker Office is Independently Owned and Operated