Live Cinema: Bernstein Centenary - Royal Ballet

Press Release: Live Cinema Series – “Bernstein Celebration” (ballet) – May 9 & 20

The Live Cinema Series continues with a screening of the current production of Bernstein Centenary by The Royal Ballet on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. A portion of the proceeds ($1/ticket) will benefit the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival.

Three Royal Ballet choreographers honor the creative genius of Leonard Bernstein as part of the special worldwide centennial celebration of works created in response to his music.

“Yugen” (world premiere)
choreography by Wayne McGregor

Continuing his distinctive creative collaborations beyond the world of dance, Wayne McGregor’s new ballet incorporates designs by artist Edmund de Waal, and is set to Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.”

“The Ages of Anxiety” (first revival)
choreography by Liam Scarlett

Liam Scarlett’s ballet is set to Bernstein’s “Symphony No 2” with design by John Macfarlane.

“Corybantic Games” (world premiere)
choreography by Christopher Wheeldon

Christopher Wheeldon collaborates with award-winning fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu to create the costumes for his piece.

This performance is filmed live in London and rebroadcast to select theaters. Runtime: approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase.

Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online ( or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Group discounts are also available.

Founded in 2007 by Artistic Director, Timothy Christie, the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival is committed to making chamber music accessible to all throughout the Walla Walla community, especially during the Festival months of January and June.

The 2018 Live Cinema Series is sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that aims to make Shakespeare and theater approachable and entertaining to students in eastern Washington and Oregon.

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Live Cinema Schedule

Wednesday, February 7
The Royal Opera

Wednesday, February 28
The Royal Opera

Wednesday, March 14
Twelfth Night
The Royal Shakespeare Company

Wednesday, March 28
The Winter’s Tale
The Royal Ballet

Wednesday, April 11 & Sunday, April 15
The Royal Opera

Wednesday, April 25 & Sunday, May 13
The Royal Opera

Wednesday, May 9 & Sunday, May 20
Bernstein Centenary
The Royal Ballet

Wednesday, May 16 & Sunday, May 27
The Royal Shakespeare Company

Wednesday, June 20
The Royal Ballet
Wednesday, July 18
The Royal Ballet
Wednesday, September 25
The Royal Shakespeare Company
Wednesday, October 10
The Royal Shakespeare Company

About the 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

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

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