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Press Release: Live Cinmea screening of The Royal Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet” – March 9

February 22, 2022 – The Live Cinema series at Gesa Power House Theatre resumes with a screening of The Royal Ballet’s current production of Romeo and Juliet on Wednesday, February 9 at 6:00PM.

Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere at The Royal Opera House in 1965. Shakespeare’s doomed lovers attempt to find their way through the color and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and the Capulets.

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.

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