Cocktail Hour & Show Perusal at 6pm. Program at 7pm. Come celebrate our Spring Fling, a festive gala to recognize and honor our supporters! PLUS, be the first to preview next season’s show offerings with the opportunity to help sponsor a particular show. So wear something green, come enjoy a St. Patty’s Day cocktail and hors d’oeuvres, and help us choose the 2018-2019 Season shows! Please RSVP to email@example.com
It’s been five decades since drummer/producer Bobby Colomby and friends assembled the first group to successfully blend rock and jazz into a genre-crossing sound and style. So successfully in fact, that the band’s second album, Blood, Sweat & Tears, topped the Billboard charts for many weeks and beat out the Beatles’ Abbey Road for the prestigious Album of the Year Grammy award. That album produced three major hit singles: “You Made me so Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” and “And When I Die.”
But now Colomby is looking for much more as he develops Blood Sweat & Tears into a contemporary voice. Will Blood, Sweat & Tears have any of the original members? “Not a chance,” says Colomby. I think of this band like baseball’s Yankees. “When you’re at a Yankee game you’re not going to see Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle or Lou Gehrig. What you do come to expect is a team of top-notch players upholding a tradition of winning. It’s what people expect from BS&T as well… brilliant musicians, singers, songs and arrangements. The legend continues with Fox’s “American Idol” singing sensation Bo Bice as their lead singer …Visit Website
America is expanding. The railroad is stretching westward to lands of untold promise. In the middle of the desert, a town comes to life. The Saloon doors swing open to reveal a motley cast of individuals, each with a tale to tell. The Wild Wild West comes alive with Cirque Éloize’s newest creation Saloon. Swing open the Saloon doors and lasso up some fun for the entire family. Enter a mythical world where theatre and circus collide for 85 minutes of non-stop live folk music combined with strength, agility and original choreography. Under the spell of Saloon’s beautiful Belle, the lover sets off in a chase worthy of the greatest Westerns for an action-packed theatrical thrill-ride!
Positioned at the heart of the renewal of circus arts, Cirque Éloize has been creating moving performances filled with magic and emotion since 1993. Continually striving for artistic perfection, it is one of the leaders in contemporary circus arts. Based on the multidisciplinary talents of its artists, Cirque Éloize expresses its innovative nature through theatricality and humanity, and combines circus arts with music, dance and theatre in a path-breaking and original manner …Visit Website
“This is not your Grandmother’s String Quartet” -Wall Street Journal
DSQ Electric is an international music sensation. A fusion of classical and contemporary music on both traditional and electric strings. With the 2016 release of their fourth album “DSQ” they continue to expand their passionate following on Pandora, Spotify, and Sirius XM radio. DSQ performs as a quartet with the full accompaniment of drums and guitar.
DSQ takes you on a journey to the nexus of classical music and modern pop where artists like Beethoven and Bono collide. The Wall Street Journal, A & E, WFAA- ABC, and ESPN have all featured Dallas String Quartet Electric. In addition to performing internationally, they have performed “at home” for Presidents Obama and Bush, The College Football Playoff, NBA and NFL Organizations. DSQ has sold out venues like the House of Blues and Symphony Halls alike. They have played alongside Josh Groban, Chicago and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra …Visit Website
Whitney’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed stage show described as “mind-blowingly spot on”. Be stunned by the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids – a RiSA chart-topping artist in her home country of South Africa – who has performed alongside the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, and Monica. With the accompaniment of a five-piece live band, two backing vocalists and four choreographed dancers, plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, vision and theatrical effects, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers.
This production will fill you with joy, nostalgia, and wonderment as it takes you on a heartfelt journey through Houston’s greatest hits including ‘I Will Always Love You’, ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, ‘How Will I Know’. ‘One Moment in Time’, ‘I Have Nothing’, ‘Run to You’, ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’, ‘Greatest Love of All’, ‘I’m Every Woman’, ‘Queen of the Night’, ‘Exhale (Shoop Shoop)’, and more …Visit Website
Kicking off the 2018 Numerica Festival of Trees weekend is Holiday Spice, a poignant holiday revue featuring the area’s best performers saluting the season through dance, music, comedy, and spoken word performances. Back with two performances!
The music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate brings you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles ranging from contemporary, hip-hop, latin, and breaking – all using the power of light. iLuminate combines state-of-the-art technology with electrifying entertainers who perform in the dark to create the ultimate performing arts experience. The results are extraordinary lighting effects choreographed with phenomenal dance moves that take viewers on an exhilarating ride.
Since launching in 2009, iLuminate’s patent-pending technology has been used in numerous performances by Grammy-winning superstars such as Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas, and David Guetta, among others. It has also been featured on hit television shows including America’s Got Talent (in which the dance troupe took third place), Dancing with the Stars, X Factor, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, as well as such awards shows as American Music Awards, MTV’s Video Music Awards, BET Awards, The Nickelodeon Awards, Billboard, and Latin Billboard Awards …Visit Website
Take a trip from the romantically sublime to the pathetically ridiculous! From awkward courtship to horrible breakups to loves of a lifetime and lifetimes of love, we’ve got it all in these letters that range from steamy to sweet. Hear from the likes of Mark Twain, Frida Kahlo, Charles Bukowski, George Carlin, Virginia Woolf, Napoleon Bonaparte, and a nice kid who grew up to be Slash. Reality TV’s got nothing on us!
Real letters by real people, read by great actors. Letters Aloud was founded in 2013 by Paul Morgan Stetler as a way to connect a live audience to famous (and infamous) historical figures through their intimate personal correspondence. Each show brings together letters from every era, curated to explore a central theme. Sounds academic—but the way we do it, it’s addictive. As one fan said, “It’s like literary crack.” With live musical accompaniment and a dynamic slide show, a Letters Aloud evening is guaranteed to inspire …Visit Website
As part of the Young Country movement of the early ‘90s, Little Texas were responsible for shaking up the country music world with a new, energetic sound that fused the look and attitude of modern rock music with traditional country themes and styles, bringing a much appreciated bolt of life into the genre.
For their efforts, country fans the world over richly rewarded the band, buying up over 7 million of their albums, while critics showered them with 3 Grammy nominations plus honors from both the Academy of Country Music (Vocal Group Of The Year) and the Country Music Association (Album Of The Year). Their first radio release in 1991, “Some Guys Have All The Love,” became a Top-10 hit, as did their next single, “First Time For Everything.” After the album First Time For Everything was released, five singles reached the top of the charts. The second album, Big Time, truly was the big time for Little Texas …Visit Website
Don’t miss NYGASP’s production of The Mikado. The history and inspiration for the writing of The Mikado is center stage as we combine the real life characters of Victorian London’s D’Oyly Carte Opera Company with the imagined setting of Titipu, influenced by the art and architecture of Japan. Join Messrs, Gilbert, Sullivan, and D’Oyly Carte on a fantastic voyage to a land where the timeless libretto, beautiful music, and all of your favorite characters await. There are the three little maids from school, a wandering minstrel, a hilariously corrupt public official, and a Lord High Executioner with a list of offenders deserving of his services, including himself – for flirting! And at the heart of this tale: a romantic love triangle.
This all-new, critically acclaimed production of The Mikado premiered in New York at The Kaye Playhouse in January of 2017. The production represents a great deal of work between NYGASP and the Asian-American theatrical community; and serves an example of a cooperative effort to promote diversity, equity, and inclusive practice with classic works of art. The production is a wonderful result of people listening to each other and working through problems and differences …Visit Website
Local performers bring this irreverent romp through Dickens’ classic Christmas Carol to the stage in 1940s-style radio hour as it is broadcast live. From the live sponsor spots and jingles, 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.
In this departure from Dickens, 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 African-American woman 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 in Durang’s version of the beloved holiday classic, and they consistently find themselves transported to the wrong time and place. Mrs. Bob Cratchit takes center stage here. No longer loving and long suffering, Mrs. Bob is in a rage: She’s sick of Tiny Tim, she hates her twenty other children, 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. And to make matters worse, Scrooge and Mrs. Bob seem to be kindred souls falling in love.
The brainchild of internationally accomplished pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis, the Piano Battle sees the duo go head-to-head on stage, charming and enchanting the audience with a variety of classical pieces. The two artists, with distinctly different performance styles, take turns to perform pieces by composers such as Chopin, Liszt and Debussy – and they will even improvise based on requested tunes. Part serious classical recital, part tongue-in-cheek performance by two classy pianists, the Piano Battle is a unique concert that pleases both the ear and the eye. Piano Battle has been performed for sold-out audiences in Europe, Germany, the United States, and Asia – including the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Seoul Arts Center, and an open air spectacle before 6,000 fans in Taiwan.
A competition wouldn’t be a competition without a jury and here, the audience is the judge! All members of the audience are invited to vote on the pianists‘ performances and will eventually crown the winner …Visit Website
PUSH Physical Theatre’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror novel, Dracula, is like nothing audiences have ever seen before. By combining the company’s speechless artistry with traditional dialogue-driven theatre, they have created a groundbreaking, thrilling, and unforgettable ride into the warped world of one of literature’s most famous villains.
TruTV’s national series, Fake Off, in which PUSH became the season finalist, elicited this from judge and Glee star Harry Shum Jr.: “You guys are superhuman!” Unparalleled performers bring the narratives of our lives to the stage with hope and optimism: The strength of the human soul expressed by the power of the human body. Intense athleticism, gravity-defying acrobatics, and soulful artistry – award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre, the genre-defining masters of physical storytelling, express what it means to be human: the joy and sorrow, humor and tragedy, the big questions and the simple things …Visit Website
Proving that everything new can be old again, pianist Scott Bradlee has become a viral pop sensation after creating a series of clips for YouTube that finds him and his ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox reworking 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles — transforming Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” into a ’50s-style doo wop number, giving Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” a ’20s jazz accent, crossing Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” with Irish folk music, and showing how Ke$ha’s “Die Young” would work as a classic country tune.
In 2012, Bradlee got his first taste of viral success when he released A Motown Tribute to Nickelback, in which he and a handful of musicians and vocalists reworked a handful of tunes by the Canadian hard rock act into ’60s influenced R&B arrangements. Becoming more ambitious, Bradlee began working with a rotating group of musicians dubbed Postmodern Jukebox (often featuring vocalist Robyn Adele Anderson) who tackled Bradlee’s arrangements which cast current pop songs in radically different styles. After Postmodern Jukebox’s cover of “We Can’t Stop” racked up over four million views on YouTube, Bradlee and his crew became official internet stars, appearing on the TV chat show “Good Morning America” and being interviewed on National Public Radio …Visit Website
In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. In the 27 years since the release of her debut album, Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, released eleven albums, written a critically acclaimed memoir, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures, and created a remarkable canon of work. Her murder-ballad “Sunny Came Home” gave Colvin a Top 10 hit, a platinum-selling album and two of Grammy’s biggest honors: Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of A Few Small Repairs, Columbia/Legacy Recordings released a newly-expanded edition of the album and Colvin is embarking on the A Few Small Repairs 20th Anniversary Tour. Her first major tour with a full band since the album’s original release, the seven-week cross-country jaunt showcases Shawn performing the album in its entirety alongside a variety of hits, personal favorites and surprises from her repertoire …Visit Website
Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in 2002. Their first album “Voices of Heaven” reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s World Music Chart within 3 weeks of its release in the US. In 2003, the choir won its first award, a Helpmann Award, Australia’s prestigious Performing Arts Award, for “Best Contemporary Music Concert”. This success was followed when they won a 2003 American Gospel Music Award for “Best Choir”. In the same year, they won an American Gospel Music Award for “Best International Choir”
The Choir performed for President Bill Clinton and their Patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 75th Birthday Celebrations, in front of an illustrious audience which included former President Nelson Mandela, Mrs Zanele Mbeki, Tokyo Sexwale, Samuel L Jackson, Alfre Woodard and Carlos Santana. They were featured on Diana Ross, Deborah Cox, and Danny K for the “Unite of the Stars” Gala Banquet in South Africa in 2006. They have also been guests on NBC’s “Today Show”, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. They also performed for Oprah Winfrey and 200 of her V.I.P. guests, including Mariah Carey, Mary J Blige, Tina Turner, Patti Labelle, Sydney Poitier and Quincy Jones …Visit Website
The Villalobos Brothers (Ernesto, Alberto, and Luis) use their violins and voices to redefine contemporary Mexican music. Their original compositions masterfully blend elements of jazz, rock, classical and Mexican folk to deliver a powerful message of love, brotherhood, and social justice. Artistic Director and guitarist Humberto Flores, drummer Rosa Avila, and bassist Leo Sherman complete the line-up.
The group’s virtuosic performances have delighted listeners from Latin America, India, and Russia to Lincoln Center’s American Songbook, Carnegie Hall, and the Latin Grammy Awards. They have collaborated with legendary musicians, including Grammy winners Arturo O’Farrill, Antonio Sanchez, Eduardo Magallanes, Dan Zanes, and many others, and their work has been recognized by numerous awards. In 2015, the group was chosen as Musical Artist in Residence for Lincoln Center Education, 92nd Y, Latino Arts, and The New York Botanical Garden’s record-breaking exhibit “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life.” In 2016, they broke into the North American performing arts circuit …Visit Website
Zeppelin USA (ZUSA) is all about the music and spirit of Led Zeppelin. The group could have easily donned the blonde “Robert Plant” wig, the dragon suit a la Jimmy Page, the 3 rings on the kick drum, etc. as so many other Zep tributes have done, but they knew they had to set themselves apart. ZUSA stands on their music, focusing on the right tones, vocal inflections, the front mix, borrowing a little from the studio versions here – the live versions there… much attention is spent on delivering a true sonic Zep experience.
But ZUSA also believes in entertainment. The members of ZUSA are veteran musicians who’ve performed for tens of thousands of people. The performers go out of our way to engage and entertain the audience, with huge video screens, low fog, lasers, state of the art lighting, and theatrics. A Zeppelin USA show captures the sound and spirit of the greatest rock band of all time, and promises to either introduce or remind fans of just how great the mighty Zep will always be …Visit Website
The Numerica Festival of Trees will transform the Stanley Civic Center into a winter wonderland, filled with lavishly decorated trees and wreaths. Grand Trees will be the largest trees on display to the public throughout the weekend. These elaborate, 7-foot trees are only be available for purchase at the Live Auction Dinner and go on to adorn local homes or businesses. Sponsors of these grand trees have the option to help decorate, donate items to go under their tree, or simply sponsor the tree for prominent name placement throughout the weekend.
Don Fox Designs LLC and Jaime Donegan Productions return this August to produce 12 Hot August Nights performances of a raucous, pop-rock-musical send-up of gender expectations and stereotypes… that takes it all off – The Full Monty! Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. The powerhouse team of Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that both entertains and grabs your heart. Parental guidance recommended
While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to “let it go.” …Visit Website
Music Theatre of Wenatchee and the Numerica PAC partner to present a hit broadway musical for the 2019 Apple Blossom Musical – and 100th anniversary of Washington State Apple Blossom Festival. Director Kelly Atwood will present the show title at Spring Fling!
After a sold out 2018 series, LAPH Productions and Numerica PAC partner to bring yet another three months of stand-up comedy to kick-off 2019. Cold Winter Nights is a three-month comedy series featuring some of the best comics in the industry. LAPH Productions keeps its thumb on the pulse to discover the funniest, smartest, and freshest comedians performing today – as seen on Netflix, Conan, Comedy Central, and more. Each month we also feature a local comic, making their debut in stand-up comedy. We turn the expansive theater into an intimate, energetic, “black box” experience while taking advantage of a previously underutilized time of the year – maximizing the overall impact of each performance. Together, LAPH and Numerica PAC intend to provide consistent, quality comedy programming that appeals both to existing and new mature audiences alike.
In 2013, the Numerica PAC staff brought Christmas movies to the big screen for less than $5 a ticket. The event was such a success, that the tradition continued, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Van Doren Sales. But the success did not stop there. Patrons enjoyed seeing the classics so much, that they requested more. So a Monthly Movie Series was created with the goal of bringing classic movies to the big screen at an affordable ticket price. Since its inception, these movies have been viewed by thousands of patrons from all walks of life. To offset the expenses of making these movies possible, we have asked sponsors to help finance the movies with a cache of being able to choose the movies they sponsor*. Choose the month and the movie or we can do it for you!
*Guidelines: Movie selection must pre-date 2000 (with the exception of animated films). Title is contingent on procuring movie rights. To avoid competing with our rental events, the monthly movies do not include documentaries. January, February, and March movies must be comedies. December includes 3 films that must be Holiday movies.