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    February 2023

    Gesa Power House Theatre will welcome comedian Scout Durwood to the stage on Saturday, February 4 at 7 p.m. Scout Durwood Live combines comedy, music, storytelling and cabaret into a singular narrative extravaganza including hits from TAKE ONE THING OFF and COMEDY ELECTRONICA such as (I DON’T WANT TO) HOLD UR BABY, SEXUALLY IMPLICIT, STEAL UR GIRLFRIEND and more. Inspired by her formative years as a go-go dancer and burlesque emcee, Scout’s joyfully irreverent outlook on life embraces Big Tent…

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    March 2023

    Gesa Power House Theater proudly presents “An Evening of Ukrainian Shorts,” a benefit screening of short films on Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. This series is curated by Director of Film Programming Warren Etheredge and brought to you in part by Walla Walla Movie Crush. The next installment of our Power House Movie series, “An Evening of Ukrainian Shorts,” brings to your local screen a selection of short films created, directed, and produced by Ukrainian filmmakers. In this line-up…

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    Gesa Power House Theatre welcomes Leapin’ Louie to the stage on Sunday, March 12, at 2 p.m. This Little Watts Family Series show is sponsored by Walla Walla Valley Honda, AAUW-Walla Walla, and United Way of the Blue Mountains. Leapin’ Louie uses circus, cowboy tricks, puppetry, and lots of comedy to explore all those amazing critters—including us—who fly. In 500 million years, powered flight evolved five times: insects, pterosaurs, birds, bats, and finally, humans.  Only 66 years after the Wright…

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    On March 19 at 3PM and March 20 at 7PM, 2023, the Walla Walla Choral Society presents A Night at the Theatre, a concert sure to take you on a journey of memories and moments from some of your favorite performances from both stage and screen. This concert will be full of selections from famous and popular movies and musicals. From John Williams, Alfred Newman, and Henry Mancini to Stephen Sondheim, Rogers and Hammerstein and Leonard Bernstein, this concert is…

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    Coming in March 2023, the Walla Walla Choral Society presents A Night at the Theatre, a concert sure to take you on a journey of memories and moments from some of your favorite performances from both stage and screen. This concert will be full of selections from famous and popular movies and musicals. From John Williams, Alfred Newman, and Henry Mancini to Stephen Sondheim, Rogers and Hammerstein and Leonard Bernstein, this concert is sure to entertain all ages! Bring the…

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    On March 23, 2023, at 7 p.m., Tel Aviv Wind Quintet will perform “Peter and the Wolf” at the Gesa Power House Theatre. As part of the Little Watts Family Series, this event is sponsored in part by Walla Walla Valley Honda and AAUW-Walla Walla. The Tel Aviv Wind Quintet is one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in Israel today. The group was established in 2009 by five young Israeli musicians seeking to expose a broader audience to…

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    On Friday, March 24, 2023 at 7 p.m., the Gesa Power House Theatre will present The Tel Aviv Wind Quintet. The Tel Aviv Wind Quintet was founded in 2009 by young Israeli musicians, and quickly established itself as a leading chamber ensemble, excelling in rich repertoire and multidisciplinary works involving movement and theatre. Today, the quintet performs more than 30 concerts each season all around Israel, including its most prestigious concert venues, such as the YMCA (at the Jerusalem International…

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    Gesa Power House Theatre presents Mike Delamont in “God is a Scottish Drag Queen 2: The Second Coming” on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 7 p.m.  ★★★★★ “I LAUGHED SO HARD I CRIED!” Edmonton Journal God, dressed in a floral power suit, returns to skewer everything from the platypus to Pocahontas in an hilarious sequel 2,000 years in the making! Fans across North America fell in love with the original show, and this sequel has become even more popular! (PS:…

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    Gesa Power House Theatre Director of Film Programming Warren Etheredge will curate a collection of the best short films from the 2023 Seattle Jewish Film Festival lineup for this program. Reserved seating tickets ($15 adults, $10 students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. This event will have a total runtime of about 90 minutes. If you want to purchase four or more titles in the Power House Movie series, save 10% by calling the box…

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    April 2023

    The Wildcards will perform live at Gesa Power House Theatre on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Ashley Gearing and Andrea Young are no strangers to Nashville’s music scene. Both have numerous accolades to their names having worked with some of the biggest and baddest names in the business. The girls bonded while touring internationally with the former, critically-acclaimed band Farewell Angelina. The two found that their chemistry needed its own stage. Having always been identified as the “wildcards” of…

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    Gesa Power House Theatre presents Mike Delamont in “God is a Scottish Drag Queen 3” on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.  ★★★★★ “I LAUGHED SO HARD I CRIED!” Edmonton Journal God, dressed in a floral power suit, returns to skewer everything from the platypus to Pocahontas in an hilarious sequel 2,000 years in the making! Fans across North America fell in love with the original show, and this sequel has become even more popular! (PS: There is no…

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    Gesa Power House Theatre welcomes performer Duke Otherwise on Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. A continuation of the Little Watts Family Series, this event is sponsored in part by Walla Walla Valley Honda and AAUW-Walla Walla. Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, a spirited performer, a skilled guitarist and captivating tap-dancer.  Using his distinct baritone, he sings his hilarious and imaginative songs that all ages will delight in together. From Madison, Wis., Duke plays nearly 150 shows a year throughout the midwest and…

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    Gesa Power House Theatre presents the folk music of The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc on Saturday, April 29, at 7 p.m. This programming received support from ArtsWA, WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation), and the National Endowment for the Arts. Expertly weaving the musical traditions of Norway, Sweden, and The Shetland Islands, The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc have astounded audiences everywhere with their larger-than-life sound produced from a fiddle, an octave fiddle, and a viola. As a result, Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway),…

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    May 2023

    Coming to Walla Walla on May 12 at 7 p.m., The Talbott Brothers will rock the Gesa Power House Theatre stage as they tour their newest album Letters. An alternative-indie-pop duo, Tyler and Nicholas Talbott combine honest songwriting with down-to-earth messages that prove to be prevalent in today’s world. Originally from Imperial, Nebraska, they now call Portland, Oregon home.  After a hiatus from live music during the 2020 pandemic, the duo comes back to spotlight an evolving new sound on…

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    Celebrate Gesa Power House Theatre’s 12-year anniversary with a concert by folk rock band The Paperboys on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. Canadian music collective, The Paperboys is a trio of gifted songwriters and musicians: Tom Landa, a fedora-hatted vocalist/guitarist/bandleader who immigrated from Mexico to Canada in his teens; Kalissa Landa, a lifelong fiddler/vocalist with a preternatural command of melody; and Spirit of the West’s flutist/guitarist/vocalist Geoffrey Kelly. Though best known for their live show, The Paperboys also have…

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    Gesa Power House Theatre presents the unique multimedia extravaganza of Tango del Cielo on Saturday, May 20 at 7 p.m. This show is sponsored by AAUW – Walla Walla and Pacific Power Foundation. A tribute to the era of silent films, Anna Maria Mendieta’s Tango del Cielo artfully fuses Latin music traditions including flamenco, tango, and jazz, with creative lighting, film art, sound and other effects. This stunning event brings together award-winning dancers and musicians from all over the world…

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    Die Nachtigall: A celebration of Spring, will be held on May 28 at 3PM and May 29 at 7PM, 2023 at Gesa Power House Theatre. ‘Die Nachtigall’ translates as ‘The Nightingale’. “It is because the nightingale has sung throughout the night, that from the sweet sound of her echoing song the roses have sprung up.” Many composers have set texts along this theme and we will visit them, noting each difference and similarity along the way. Both German and English…

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    Die Nachtigall: A celebration of Spring, will be held on May 28 at 3PM and May 29 at 7PM, 2023 at Gesa Power House Theatre. ‘Die Nachtigall’ translates as ‘The Nightingale’. “It is because the nightingale has sung throughout the night, that from the sweet sound of her echoing song the roses have sprung up.” Many composers have set texts along this theme and we will visit them, noting each difference and similarity along the way. Both German and English…

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    June 2023

    The Caravan of GLAM returns to the Gesa Power House Theatre on Friday, June 2, at 7 p.m. Currently a headliner for Caravan of GLAM, Jayla Rose is a cast member on Lizzo’s “Watch Out For The Big Grrrls” (available on Amazon), a performance for which Jayla won a 2022 Emmy Award. In addition to dancing for Lizzo, Jayla has also performed with her for special events for Google and the Art Basel Festival in Miami. Along with the Caravan…

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    Gesa Power House Theatre’s Little Watts series presents the vaudeville delight of Allez-OOPS! on Sunday, June 11 at 2 p.m. This event is sponsored in part by Walla Walla Valley Honda and AAUW-Walla Walla. Married duo Rob Lok and Miss Jane are excited to present their comedy show Allez-OOPS! (pronounced AH-lay oop͞ s) which brings back classic vaudeville acts, with a comedy twist. Having performed in over 35 countries throughout the world and in all types of venues, Rob and…

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    July 2023

    Comedian, author, lecturer, host and actress Paula Poundstone returns to Walla Walla to perform at Gesa Power House Theatre for two nights on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Her appearance is sponsored in part by Northwest Public Broadcasting. Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit. She is also a popular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Guest appearances include The Late Show…

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    Comedian, author, lecturer, host and actress Paula Poundstone returns to Walla Walla to perform at Gesa Power House Theatre for two nights on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Her appearance is sponsored in part by Northwest Public Broadcasting. Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit. She is also a popular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Guest appearances include The Late Show…

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    August 2023

    On Friday, August 11, 2023, Matt Johnson will perform at the Gesa Power House Theatre at 7 p.m. International magician and escape artist Matt Johnson is originally from the United Kingdom and now resides in Vancouver, Canada. Matt has been performing magic and escapes for more than 30 years. In that time, he has literally traveled the globe! Matt has performed in exotic locations such as Japan, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Panama, Italy and Australia. Matt began his career as…

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    September 2023

    Vincent September 29

    Gesa Power House Theatre presents two performances of Vincent on Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30, at 7 p.m. Vincent is a one-man play written by Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek) and stars Jean-Michel Richaud, who has performed this show for more than five years on an international tour spanning three continents. The play is set just after the death of little-known painter Vincent Van Gogh, while rumors are flying in Paris. Some say he was a penniless madman, a…

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    Vincent September 30

    Gesa Power House Theatre presents two performances of Vincent on Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30, at 7 p.m. Vincent is a one-man play written by Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek) and stars Jean-Michel Richaud, who has performed this show for more than five years on an international tour spanning three continents. The play is set just after the death of little-known painter Vincent Van Gogh, while rumors are flying in Paris. Some say he was a penniless madman, a…

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    October 2023

    Gesa Power House Theatre will welcome Kenny Anhern to the stage on Sunday, October 8, at 2 PM. As part of the Little Watts Family Series, this event is sponsored in part by Walla Walla Valley Honda and AAUW-Walla Walla. Kenny Ahern’s shows are filled with amazing comedy antics, hilarious physical comedy and fun audience play. Kenny has toured the planet, building a stellar reputation as a world-class family entertainer. He creates a comic world filled with spectacular artistry and…

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    On Friday, October 27, Collision of Rhythm will perform at the Gesa Power House Theatre at 7 p.m. Collision of Rhythm delivers a high-energy performance with a wide range of instruments including drums and percussion, piano, marimba, saxophone, and beatboxing – with the unique elements of dap-dancing and bounce juggling. The resounding message is an inspiring one: We are all connected through rhythm and music! The duo continuously proves it with audience interaction, laughter, stories, and jaw-dropping performances for all…

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    November 2023

    The Gesa Power House Theatre will present The Circus Science Spectacular at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 12. This show is sponsored by Walla Walla Valley Honda, AAUW – Walla Walla, United Way of the Blue Mountains and Milton-Freewater Area Foundation. Presenting science lessons, circus style! This innovative and entertaining educational offering uses the magical world of circus to teach concepts like Forces and Motion, Simple Machines, Matter, Air Power, Chemical Reactions, and more. Audiences of all ages alternate between…

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