The Live Cinema Series at Gesa Power House Theatre will resume with four screenings of Riverdance: 25th Anniversary Show November 5-8. Thursday, November 5 at 7:00PM; Friday, November 6 at 7:00PM; Saturday, November 7 at 2:00PM; and Sunday, November 8 at 2:00PM.
Twenty-five years ago, seven minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. Now 25 years later, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking 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 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 sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla.
This screening has an approximate runtime of 2 hours, including an on-screen introduction and one short intermission. 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 at www.phtww.org or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Seating for each screening is capped at 50 patrons, well under the 25% of maximum capacity allowed under Phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start Plan. Additional precautions including required mask use and physical distancing between households will be observed.
Previously scheduled to screen in March, Riverdance was the first event to be cancelled at the onset of state-mandated COVID-19 restrictions and is the first public event to be rescheduled.
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The 2020 Live Cinema Series is supported 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.
KAPP-KVEW TV, Courtyard Marriott, 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