Cold Winter Nights Comedy Series

The Numerica Performing Arts Center presents the second annual COLD WINTER NIGHTS COMEDY SERIES – three months of comedy starting January 2019. Each month will feature a stand-up comedy show on the Numerica PAC stage turned into an intimate, energetic “black box” experience. New to the comedy series are MONTHLY MOVIES ON THE BIG SCREEN, selected to fit the comedic theme every month for only $3 at ticket. Tickets are on sale now at the Numerica PAC.


The Monthly Movie on the Big Screen on January 10 at 6:30pm is WAYNE’S WORLD. This big screen spin-off of the “Saturday Night Live” skit follows Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey) as they battle to save their public access show “Wayne’s World” from the world of commercial television. Rated PG-13.

The stand-up comedy headliner on January 19 at 7:00pm will be ANDREW SLEIGHTER. Sleighter has been seen on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Nuvo TV’s Stand Up & Deliver, and Conan. His comedy has the ability to reach wide ranges of audiences and works in a diversity of rooms.


The Monthly Movie on the Big Screen on February 6 at 6:30pm is THE BIG LEBOWSKI, sponsored by Ben McNair with Draggoo Financial Group. This 1998 crime-comedy film stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, a LA slacker and avid bowler. After being assaulted as the result of mistaken identity, The Dude learns that a millionaire shares his name. The millionaire commissions The Dude to deliver a ransom for his kidnapped wife, but the plan goes awry when The Dude’s friend (John Goodman) has another plan in mind. Rated R.

The stand-up comedy headliner on February 9 at 7:00pm is KURT BRAUNOHLER. Braunohler has an album, a half-hour Comedy Central Special, and his first televised hour of comedy, Trust Me, on Comedy Central. He also appeared in Judd Apatow’s film The Big Sick, and was the on-set writer for the film. In addition to comedy and acting, Braunohler is a podcaster who has committed his career to inserting absurdity into strangers’ lives to make the world a better place.


The Monthly Movie on the Big Screen on March 6 at 6:30pm is THIS IS SPINAL TAP, sponsored by Mark & Kelly Saint Hubbins. This 1984 American mockumentary follows the fictional British heavy metal band Spinal Tap as a documentary filmmaker follows the band on their US tour. Throughout the tour the band experiences show cancellations and rescheduled shows in smaller venues, and soon tensions rise the between the band and their manager.

The stand-up comedy headliner on March 2 at 7:00pm is KELSEY COOK. Cook made her late night debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in March 2018, as well as her Comedy Central debut on This Is Not Happening in April 2018. Her other television appearances include AXS TV, FOX, FUSE, and MTV. Cook spent three years touring in over 60 cities across the country with Jim Norton.

Cold Winter Nights is intended for a mature audience and made possible by American Family Insurance – Jake Davison Agency, Endsley & Company, North 40 Productions, Tumbleweed, Eastside Pawns, Dilly Deli, Sweetwood BBQ, and media sponsors ALPHA Media, Country 104.7 KKRV, ESPN Radio 900 & 1020, and 94.3 Jack FM.

General admission tickets to each stand-up comedy show are $22, and reserved VIP Tables for 4 are available for $140. Tickets are limited. Series packages to all three stand-up shows are $60.Tickets to the Monthly Movies are each $3.

For tickets and information, call 509-663-ARTS, go to, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

2019 Apple Blossom Musical: Disney’s Newsies

Music Theatre of Wenatchee and the Numerica Performing Arts Center announce the 2019 Apple Blossom Musical will be DISNEY’S NEWSIES in partnership with The Wenatchee World, sponsored by North Cascades Bank for the 100th anniversary of Washington Apple Blossom Festival. There will be 10 performances of Newsies at the Numerica PAC: May 1-2, 4 & 8-11 at 7:30pm, May 5 at 4:00pm, and May 11 at 2:00pm. Open Auditions are December 10-12.

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act). The Disney musical is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message featuring now classis songs including “Carrying the Banner”, “Seize the Day””, and “Santa Fe”. This 2019 Apple Blossom Musical is directed by Paul and Kelly Atwood, with music direction by Marilyn Everhart and choreography by Melissa Miller-Port.

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies”. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right.

AUDITIONS for Disney’s Newsies will be held December 10-12. Child Auditions (grades 4-8) will be held at the Numerica PAC on December 10 at 4:00pm. Adult Auditions (high school and adults) will be held at the Numerica PAC on December 10 and Riverside Playhouse on December 11 at 7:00pm. Call-backs for all roles will be on December 12. Those auditioning must be prepared to sing one of three select song from the show, learn a simple dance routine, and be willing to commit to rehearsals starting January 7. Full audition information can be found at

TICKETS for Newsies are $27/$31 for adults, $25/$29 for seniors, and $21/25 for students at 509-663-ARTS,, or the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue. Tickets will go on sale to theatre members on November 28 and to the public on December 12. This show is supported by Dave & Sandy Gellatly, Davis Furniture, Mike & Sheila Salmon, Woods Family Music & Arts Fund, and KOHO 101.

Disney’s Newsies score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

2018 Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Announced

The Numerica Performing Arts Center proudly announces the 2018 Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award winners: SUZANNE CARR as the recipient in the professional division and CYNTHIA BROWN as the recipient in the volunteer division. Carr will be recognized at the Numerica Festival of Trees’ Friday production of Holiday Spice at the Numerica PAC on November 16 at 7:00pm. Brown will be recognized at the Saturday production of Holiday Spice at the Numerica PAC on November 17 at 1:00pm. Holiday Spice is sponsored by Richard and Connie Hoffmann.

The Stanley Lifetime Achievement Awards were designed in 2002 to honor the life-long arts and culture commitment of Mr. Bob Stanley. The winners will be publicly recognized during the two performances of Holiday Spice with a Haglund’s Trophies custom plaque and medallion.

Suzanne Carr – Professional Division

Suzanne Carr brought a passion for music and specifically the flute to the Wenatchee Valley. Over the years that she has lived here, she has continued to encourage, especially adult flutists, with opportunities for life-long learning. Her current private adult flute students continue to be encouraged by her teaching and to show such an enthusiasm for continued growth. Her adult flute choir, The Columbia River Community Flute Choir, welcomes all adult flutists to continue their experience as flute players.

In addition to her work with beginning band students in Leavenworth, Cashmere and Wenatchee, as well as an International School in what is now Myanmar, she has willingly participated in the Valley’s arts community as a performer, conductor, and teacher. The Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Columbia River Music Conservatory, Music Theatre of Wenatchee, Musikkapelle Leavenworth and Wenatchee Valley College have all benefited from her enthusiasm and willingness to bring music to everyone.

Cynthia Brown – Volunteer Division

Cynthia Brown has produced, directed and performed in theater, musical theater, and improvisational comedy since 1991, working with Mission Creek Players, Music Theatre of Wenatchee, Apple City Improv, Donegan/Fox Productions, Leavenworth Summer Theater, Amberleaf Players and other. She was part of the Original Lip Sync Committee that raised thousands for local Charities during the 80’s and 90’s. She has been part of the production team behind Community Halloween Haunted House events since 2002. She has been the Drama Club Advisor, director and producer for Eastmont High School since 2012. Her husband Milo builds beautiful theatrical sets, and her daughter Althea is an artist who creates gorgeous promotional materials for all her productions. She has four beautiful and talented grandchildren.

Former Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

A Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award Winner is someone who has left a profoundly positive and lasting impression on the arts in Central Washington.


Leslie McEwen (2017), Scott Bailey (2016), Terry Valdez (2015), Dan Jackson (2014), Keith Sexson (2013), Tamera Lopushinsky (2012), Glenn Kelley (2011), Jan Cook Mack (2010), John and Susan Wagner (2009), Harriett Bullitt (2008), Beth Jensen (2007), Sherry Krebs (2006), Pam Cole (2005), Richard Lapo (2004), Edward Sands (2003)

VOLUNEER DIVISION                                                         

Gina Jans (2017), Ron Lodge (2016), Adele Wolford (2015), Marilyn Everhart (2014), Sue Lawson (2013), Rudi Pauly (2012), Terry Johnson (2011), Sherry Schreck (2010), Paul Atwood (2009), Harriett Bullitt (2008), Glenn Isaacson (2007), Arlene Jones (2006), Jane Hensel (2005), Gary Montague (2004), Wilfred and Kathy Woods (2003), Joan Shelton Mason & Ruth Allan (2002)

Holiday Spice information and tickets at, 509-663-ARTS, or Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue. The media sponsors for this event are NCW Media, Wenatchee Business Journal, and Sunny FM.

December Events

The Numerica Performing Arts Center has a full calendar of holiday events this December. Along with the community’s holiday productions, the Numerica PAC presents annual family favorites: LAS POSADAS on December 15, HOLIDAY MOVIES ON THE BIG SCREEN on December 16-18 and OLD TIME RADIO SHOW: MRS. BOB CRATCHIT’S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE on December 21.

Las Posadas

Las Posadas (translated in English as “the inns”), is a 9-day Mexican Christmas tradition based on the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph. The Numerica PAC Latino Council will be hosting its 2nd annual Las Posadas celebration on December 15 at 6:30pm. Festivities include: Mariachi Huenachi, Danzas Multiculturales, Pinata tradition, and a sing-a-long. Following the program, there will be tamales and refreshments available in the Numerica PAC lobby. This event is free and requires no ticket to attend.

Holiday Movies on the Big Screen

Van Doren Sales presents three holiday movies on the big screen the week leading up to Christmas. Showing on December 16 at 6:30pm is the holiday classic IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946); December 17 at 1:30pm and 6:30pm will be a family favorite, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992); and December 18 at 6:30pm will be the Christmas comedy horror, GREMLINS (1984). Tickets are only $3. This media sponsor for these affordable movie nights is 103.9 KW3.

Old Time Radio Show

Local performers bring MRS. BOB CRATCHIT’S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE, an irreverent romp through Dicken’s classic Christmas Carol, to the stage in 1940s-style radio hour as it is broadcast live on KOHO 101. From the live sponsor spots, to the use of period microphones, to the sounds effects crew right there with the actors, the result is a nostalgic evening of entertainment from yesteryear, directed by Mark Wavra.

This Christopher Durang comedy is a departure from Dickens, and young Scrooge’s exclamations of “bah, humbug!” are an undiagnosed “kind of seasonal Tourette’s Syndrome,” and The Ghost of Christmas past is played by a sassy women with enough attitude to portray all three spirits (which she does). She tries to show Scrooge his past, present, and future in order to change him, but her magic keeps malfunctioning, and they consistently find themselves transported to the wrong time and place. Mrs. Bob Cratchit, a minor character in the Dickens, takes center stage here. No longer loving and long suffering, Mrs. Cratchit is in a rage, and she wants to get drunk and jump off London Bridge. As the Ghost loses more control, the plot morphs into parodies of Oliver Twist, The Gift of the Magi, and It’s A Wonderful Life.

The public is invited to be part of the live studio audience at the Numerica PAC on December 21 at 7:30pm (must be 5 years of age or older to attend); Tickets are $17-$21. KOHO 101 will also rebroadcast the show on Christmas Eve at 7:30pm on 101.1 FM and online at This holiday production is sponsored by KOHO 101, Gil & Kay Sparks, Reida Jones & Tracey Barta, Central Washington Water, Dave & Sandy Gellatly, Sue & Rick Rose, and Smithson Insurance Services, Inc.


For tickets and a complete list of December events at the Numerica PAC, call 509-663-ARTS, go to, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center.

2018 Numerica Festival of Trees: A Benefit for the Numerica Performing Arts Center

Join the Numerica Performing Arts Center for another year of holiday spirit at the annual NUMERICA FESTIVAL OF TREES fundraiser, sponsored by Numerica Credit Union. The halls will be filled with lavishly decorated trees and wreaths and the weekend packed with premiere events at the Stanley Civic Center, November 15-18. This weekend festival is a fundraiser for the Numerica Performing Arts Center.


Public viewing hours are free to the public, upstairs in the Stanley Civic Center. Check out the array of community-decorated trees and wreaths of all sizes, with the chance to take them home in the silent auction.

  • Thursday, November 15, 10am – 8pm
  • Friday, November 16, 10am – 6pm
  • Saturday, November 17, 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday, November 18, 10am – 1pm


Holiday Spice is back at the Numerica PAC this year with two variety shows: November 16 at 7:00pm and November 17 at 1:00pm. This annual, holiday community concert features the area’s best performers, saluting the season through dance, music, comedy, and other various performances. This year will also feature a special tribute to local heroes by Nancy Zahn. Additionally, the Numerica PAC will recognize the 2018 Stanley Lifetime Achievement recipients at both performances. Tickets are $27-$31 with discounts for seniors and students; Prices increase on show day. This event is sponsored by Richard & Connie Hoffmann with media support by Sunny FM, NCW Media, and Wenatchee Business Journal.


The Little Black Dress Party is the premier ladies event of the season at the Wenatchee Convention Center on November 16 starting at 7:30pm. Women can enjoy a night of dancing, giveaways, cocktails, and more! Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $30; VIP tables for 4 are $200 and include tickets, a reserved table, champagne, and exclusive VIP bar access. This event is sponsored by Macy’s with media support by 103.9 KW3 and 99.5 The Bridge.


The annual Dinner and Live Auction is one of the most important fundraisers for the Numerica Performing Arts Center on November 17 at 5:00pm. The evening includes a sumptuous dinner, a live auction featuring exclusive experiences and grand trees, live entertainment by Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra, and more at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Tickets are $60 or $500 for a table of 10 through October 27, at which point tickets are $75 or $700 for a table of 10. This event is sponsored by Confluence Health. Grand trees are sponsored by James & Barbara Brink, Central Washington Water, Justin Jessica Natalie and Liam Clay, Confluence Health, Dave & Sandy Gellatly, and Sunny FM.

TEDDY BEAR TIME & FREE SANTA PHOTOS – Sunday, November 18 at 11am

Numerica Festival of Trees concludes on Sunday with Teddy Bear Time and photos with Santa at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Teddy Bear Time is a ticketed event for children and their families that include a selection of specialty teas and other drinks, pastries, and a hands-on activity for a take-home souvenir. Tickets are $10 for children and $15 for adults and go on sale October 15.

Tickets to the Numerica Festival of Trees events are available online at, by phone at 509-663-ARTS, or at the Numerica PAC Box Office.

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