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Press Release: Live Cinema Series resumes with “Tosca” – February 9

January 31, 2022 – The Live Cinema series at Gesa Power House Theatre resumes with a screening of The Royal Opera’s current production of Tosca on Wednesday, February 9 at 6:00PM.

Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.

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 3 hours 15 minutes, including an onscreen introduction and two intermissions. The opera is performed in Italian with English subtitles. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater.

Reserved seating 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, will be observed based on the latest guidance from state and county health departments.


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