With 21 shows featuring everyone from Rufus Wainwright to the Seattle International Comedy Competition, the Edmonds Center for the Arts 2013-2014 Season gets under way in October.
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Below is the concert lineup through May 2014:
THE CAPITOL STEPS
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Always irreverent and downright hysterical, The Capitol Steps dig into the headlines of the day, creating song parodies and skits which offer up a special brand of humor. Thanks to the scandals and screw-up’s from our elected officials, there’s never a lack of great material to keep you laughing all night!
MALAMA KO ALOHA: KEEP YOUR LOVE WITH KEOLA BEAMER, R. CARLOS NAKAI, GEOFFREY KEEZER, AND MOANALANI BEAMER
Friday, October 25, 2013
This special performance brings the PBS special – “Keola Beamer: Mālama Ko Aloha”, which means “Keep Your Love”, to the ECA stage. This performance stars slack key master Keola Beamer, Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer, and hula master Moanalani Beamer. Celebrate aloha with beautiful songs from a mix of traditions as the performers share cultures with each other and the audience. The show includes stories from Hawaiian history and legend, with projections of Hawaiian sites of amazing power and beauty.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. Having collaborated with artists like Elton John, David Byrne and Rosanne Cash, Rufus has achieved his success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film.
AN EVENING WITH JIM BRICKMAN
Saturday, November 9, 2013
An Evening with Jim Brickman brings his signature solo piano melodies and hit songs to life. Jim Brickman's best-known songs include the chart-toppers “Valentine,” “The Gift,” “Love of my Life,” “Simple Things” and “Peace.” He’s established a dedicated following and a reputation for his collaborations with many gifted musical artists: Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, and many others.
THE SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY COMPETITION
Wednesday, Nobember 20, 2013
This annual Seattle International Comedy Competition makes a return stop to Edmonds in November. 25 days. 22 shows. 17 venues from Longview to Edmonds. 33 comedians from the U.S., Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Over $10,000 in cash prizes. It’s America’s biggest touring comedy festival! This program may contain adult material.
SING-A-LONG "SOUND OF MUSIC"
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Enjoy the “sing along sound” of music at ECA on thanksgiving weekend as part of your holiday plans in Edmonds. Join in with friends and family to sing and quote along to this famous movie. If you’re tone deaf, don’t worry. Your voice will be lost in a sea of singing nuns and Julie Andrews look-alikes. Costumes are encouraged.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
ECA welcomes Take 6 back to our stage! Heralded by Quincy Jones as the "baddest vocal cats on the planet!’, Take 6 is six voices united in crystal clear harmony, against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into a brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop.
TURTLE ISLAND QUARTET WITH NELLIE MCKAY
Friday, January 17, 2014
Singer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist, Nellie McKay joins forces with the two time Grammy® award winning Turtle Island Quartet to present a delightful view of the music of Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn, and the Weimar cabaret of the 1920’s. Nellie McKay’s talents on piano, mallets, and ukulele, joined with Turtle Island’s innovative rhythmic techniques will make an extraordinary performance. A healthy dose of original music, for which both are renowned, will round out this evening.
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
Wednesday & Thursday, January 22 & 23, 2014
Menopause the Musical is back!! This hilarious show includes parodies from the ’60s and ’70s and ’80s, and culminates with a salute to women who are experiencing The Change. The all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. This joyful musical parody is set to classic tunes such as "Puff, My God I'm Draggin'" and Stayin' Awake, Stayin' Awake" will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles.
CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO + MONTREAL GUITAR TRIO
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Look forward to a tremendous collaboration of guitar and talent, as Montreal Guitar Trio and California Guitar Trio join forces! Performing both independently and in a dazzling six-guitar experience, these two groups will demonstrate their virtuosity and creativity. Noted for the wit and warmth with audiences, this will be a performance to remember!
JUDY COLLINS WITH PASSENGER STRING QUARTET
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Judy Collins impressive career has spanned more than 50 years, and is known for her rendition of Joni Mitchell's “both sides now”, as well as Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns”. Judy Collins will be joined by the passenger string quartet, a northwest group originally formed by members of the Seattle Rock Orchestra. The group backs a wide variety of artists from David Bazan, Suzanne Vega, Kris Orlowski, Shenandoah Davis, and many more.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Celebrate Celtic music in February with Lúnasa! Their blend of innovation, talent, and passion for their heritage has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music. Honored by Ireland’s livies music awards as ‘performers of the decade’ in 2010, Lúnasa has shared their incredible sound with audiences around the world.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Known for their passionate, high energy music, Project Trio’s chamber music ensemble blends their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, taking classical music to a whole new level. Project Trio pushes the boundaries of chamber music with a high-octane mix of classical, jazz, hip-hop, and rock. The Wall Street Journal hails the group’s “wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing.”
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Forbidden Broadway, the fall-down funny musical roast of Broadway is here at last! This New York sensation shares fresh view of the highs and lows of recent seasons including Porgy and Bess, Anything Goes, Follies, Spiderman, Book of Mormon, Once, and Death of a Salesman, and features outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs you know, and dead-on impressions by an stellar cast! Whether you're a seasoned theatre-goer or experiencing it for the first time, Forbidden Broadway is your one-stop ticket to non-stop laughs.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Kurt Elling’s rich baritone spans four octaves and features astonishing technical mastery in jazz. You will enjoy an evening of original songs and modern standards, as Elling displays his skills in improvisation, scat, spoken word, and poetry. The Washington Post declared, “with his soaring vocal flights, his edgy lyrics and sense of being on a musical mission, Kurt Elling has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz.”
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Alpin Hong is back!! Performances across the globe have earned pianist Alpin Hong the reputation as a modern day pied piper. His combination of technique and humor continues to bring audiences young and old to their feet. Rooted in extensive classical training and a background in skateboarding, snowboarding, and martial arts, Alpin Hong is a creative force unmatched in his boundless energy.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Since their first album release in 2004, the Wailin’ Jennys have won critical acclaim through their haunting folk harmonies. Bolstered by their frequent appearances on Garrison Keillor’s public radio show A Prairie Home Companion, the Wailin’ Jennys exploded onto the folk and roots music scene, creating a dedicated following and now perform to packed venues.
THEATRE OF ILLUSION
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Prepare to be mystified! Theatre of Illusion is much more than a magic show… it is a magical concert for your eyes. Audiences cross over a threshold of disbelief only moments after the Spencers take the stage. The duo presents a big, high-tech stage show that combines drama, comedy, romance, and suspense with elaborate stage illusions. Theatre of Illusion is a place where artistry and theatre converge; where intellect and amazement collide; and where impossibility and inspiration are inseparable.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
BodyVox is known for its unique ability to combine dance, theater and film into breathtaking productions rich in imagery, athleticism and humor. BodyVox’s movement surges from a fascination with the endless possibilities of the human body in motion, informed by years of cross training and layers of experience. Led by award-winning choreographers Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland, BodyVox builds upon a tradition of dance excellence with a unique voice that is equally influenced by its northwest roots and world view.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices. The group will share its original interpretations of vocal music, ranging from renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to adventurous new music. Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker Magazine, join the Grammy® award winning ensemble Chanticleer in celebrating its 36th anniversary.
YESTERDAY AND TODAY
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Rock to the music of the Beatles in an interactive concert experience where the audience creates the playlist for the night… every night! Everyone has a Beatles song attached to an event in their life. Through laughter and personal stories, yesterday and today connects the audience and performers in a way like none other. Each performance becomes a unique and remarkable event. This show takes the incredible music of the Beatles and personalizes it with the stories and perspectives of audience members.