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Addams Family

VCA Musical Theatre Program and Drama Dock theatre company have joined together in this production that celebrates the wackiness in every family! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family whom her parents have never met. She confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his…

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Addams Family

VCA Musical Theatre Program and Drama Dock theatre company have joined together in this production that celebrates the wackiness in every family! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family whom her parents have never met. She confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his…

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The Exonerated

What if you were sentenced to death for a crime you didn’t commit? It’s surprising how often innocent people are sentenced to death in this country. For those who manage to win in court after years of appeals, the damage done by their time on death row is incalculable. In February, Vashon Repertory Theatre (VRT) will stage three performances of the play The Exonerated which tells the stories of six people who collectively spent over 100 years on death row…

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The Exonerated

What if you were sentenced to death for a crime you didn’t commit? It’s surprising how often innocent people are sentenced to death in this country. For those who manage to win in court after years of appeals, the damage done by their time on death row is incalculable. In February, Vashon Repertory Theatre (VRT) will stage three performances of the play The Exonerated which tells the stories of six people who collectively spent over 100 years on death row…

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The Exonerated

What if you were sentenced to death for a crime you didn’t commit? It’s surprising how often innocent people are sentenced to death in this country. For those who manage to win in court after years of appeals, the damage done by their time on death row is incalculable. In February, Vashon Repertory Theatre (VRT) will stage three performances of the play The Exonerated which tells the stories of six people who collectively spent over 100 years on death row…

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Original Works 2022

An eclectic mix of dances and music, created by both student and professional choreographers has been prepared for VCD's annual production of Original Works. Aspiring choreographers and their dancers will gather on our beautiful stage in the Kay White Hall for a lovely show of original choreography. March 18 and 19 at 7:30pm $22 General Admission $18 Youth (18-) or Senior (65+) $15 Members Live in the Theater and Livestream on the VCA website Required COVID Protocol Proof of Vaccination…

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Original Works 2022

An eclectic mix of dances and music, created by both student and professional choreographers has been prepared for VCD's annual production of Original Works. Aspiring choreographers and their dancers will gather on our beautiful stage in the Kay White Hall for a lovely show of original choreography. March 18 and 19 at 7:30pm $22 General Admission $18 Youth (18-) or Senior (65+) $15 Members Live in the Theater and Livestream on the VCA website Required COVID Protocol Proof of Vaccination…

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Once Upon a Mattress

Bring the whole family to this musical theatre performance sure to tickle your funny bone! Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, shows up. Will she be able to…

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Once Upon a Mattress

Bring the whole family to this musical theatre performance sure to tickle your funny bone! Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, shows up. Will she be able to…

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Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani

Special Reservations: Elizabeth Catlett with Rebecca Albiani |April 6 • 11:30 am Catlett’s I Have Special Reservations  is from her 1940s series of prints, The Black Woman. An African American printmaker and sculptor, Catlett spent decades devoting herself to socially conscious art. Her images of working-class women afford heroic status to the dispossessed.    Wednesday, April 6 at 11:30am $20 General $17 Youth (18-) or Senior (65+) $15 Member Proof of COVID vaccination (or recent negative test) required. Masks required while…

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Patrisse Cullors: Abolitionist’s Handbook

Abolitionist, educator, and artist Patrisse Cullors is recognized as one of the most influential thought leaders in the nation and was included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020. Patrisse will share her new book, An Abolitionist’s Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World and her vision for how we all can champion and lead an abolitionist present and future. Friday, April 8 at 7:30pm $35 General $33 Senior (65+) $30 Member $15 Youth (18-) Live…

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Vashon Island Chorale “NEVER ABANDON SONG!”

Concert repertoire consists of two works by local area women composers: “And, All Shall Be Well” by Giselle Wyers plus “Vashon Suite: No Bridges” by Bronwyn Edwards. The Vashon Island Chorale, under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. Gary D. Cannon, is thrilled to make its first appearance in the Kay White Hall since December 2019 singing these two beloved commissioned works. Artistic Director Dr. Gary D. Cannon will offer a pre-concert lecture 30 minutes before each concert. On Saturday,…

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Vashon Island Chorale “NEVER ABANDON SONG!”

Concert repertoire consists of two works by local area women composers: “And, All Shall Be Well” by Giselle Wyers plus “Vashon Suite: No Bridges” by Bronwyn Edwards. The Vashon Island Chorale, under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. Gary D. Cannon, is thrilled to make its first appearance in the Kay White Hall since December 2019 singing these two beloved commissioned works. Artistic Director Dr. Gary D. Cannon will offer a pre-concert lecture 30 minutes before each concert. On Saturday,…

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“Manufacturing Consent: Female Imagery in 20th Century Political Propaganda” Talk on the Rock with Matt Bergman

Matt Bergman discusses the commonality of how governing powers, of various nations and historical time periods, use female images to achieve their political and military objectives in war and revolution. For illustration, he uses propaganda from the United States, Europe and Russia, which span from the First World War to the Cold War. An exhibition of his private propaganda collection is also on display in Vashon Center for the Arts gallery during April. In times of war and revolution, leaders…

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Reed Tetzloff

The young American pianist, Reed Tetzloff, has distinguished himself one of the brightest stars of a new generation of musicians. He enthralls audiences with his “magical tone” (The Cincinnati Enquirer) and “ebullient” virtuosity (Gramophone Magazine). A frequent proponent of complex and often neglected repertoire, including that of the American canon, Reed Tetzloff seeks to broaden his audience's horizons through performances that often pair music with verbal commentary. His presentation of Charles Ives' masterpiece, the 'Concord' Sonata, was featured at the…

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Eterno El Flamenco Vive

Join us for a lovely evening of Flamenco with Savannah Fuentes, Flamenco dancer, and "Flamenco Royalty" Diego Amador Jr on guitar. This dynamic duo will transport you to another time and place right here at the Kay White Hall. Savannah, dancer and producer, is one of the only touring artists in the Pacific Northwest region with deep connections to Flamenco culture, presenting “…real Flamenco, straight and stunning,” (Regina Hackett, Seattle Post Intelligencer.) She has independently produced and danced in over…

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Makana

The last protégé of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Master Sonny Chillingworth, Makana has gone on to serve his community and the world as torch bearer for the uniquely Hawaiian art form. His music has been featured on 3 Grammy® nominated albums while Guitar Player magazine rated him one of the top 3 guitarists in the US in 2008. Makana employs his talent and platform to serve more inclusive and sustainable social and environmental visions. He has supported global acts including…

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“Ethics, Power, and Love for a Changing World” with Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma

In South India, the Kural is revered as a guide to practicing goodness and good sense in daily life. Yet this masterpiece of world literature, on par with the Tao Te Ching and the poetry of Rumi, has long lacked translations that make its wisdom available in English. In honor of National Poetry Month, Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma reads from his new translation and speaks with actor and performer extraordinaire Tami Brockway Joyce about his twenty-year journey to bring it to life.…

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The Black Tones

Seattle-based rock band, The Black Tones, was founded by twin siblings, Eva and Cedric Walker. Dubbed one of the "15 Most Influential Artists of the Past Decade" by the Seattle Times, their debut album, Cobain & Cornbread was KEXP's #17 album of 2019. Adam Zachs, founder of Sasquatch Music Festival says, "They feel like an amalgamation of the spirit of Seattle: Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana. They infuse the spirit of punk rock in their modernized version of blues rock, in…

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Shaymus Hanlin Quintet

Shaymus Hanlin is a 20-year-old vocalist and bandleader based out of Portland, Oregon. Growing up with the American Songbook in his heart, he fell in love with the music and began performing at age 13. Hanlin has appeared with many great musicians and performers such as Phat Cat Swinger, Yve Evans, Dave Bennett, Terry Myers, and The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Having been introduced to the music festival circuit at a young age with the Oregon Coast Lab Band, and Bay…

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Flamenco As an Art Form with Marisela Fleites-Lear

Explore the roots of Flamenco as a rich cultural art form. A flamenco dancer and teacher for much of her life, Marisela has taught others and studied with masters in Cuba, Spain, Mexico and the U.S. After the lecture, she will give a brief performance demonstrating this lovely artform. Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 4 PM $20 General $17 Youth (18-) or Senior (65+) $15 Member Mask & proof of COVID vaccination (or recent negative test) required.

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Vashon Opera – The Merry Widow

A rollicking operetta set in glamorous Paris with waltzes and polkas galore. That’s The Merry Widow. Beloved by audiences worldwide since its debut in 1905, Franz Lehár’s masterpiece is a sparkling mix of unforgettable tunes, high fashion, and comic delight. Who will the fabulously wealthy French widow marry? It’s complicated and the fate of the fictional country of Pontevedro hangs in the balance. Uncork the champagne! The Merry Widow is a charming, bubbly production that will waltz itself into your…

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VCA & Mukai Farm and Garden present: “Bringing Life to Clay” with Barbara Johns

Art Historian, Barbara Johns had the exceptional opportunity to interview Akio Takamori over the last year and a half of his life. She will talk about their conversations, Akio’s stories of his life, and his art work. She will be joined by Patti Warashina who knew Akio as a colleague and friend, and Vicky Takamori, who will share stories of Akio as a husband and father, and his studio on Vashon. This partner event is co-sponsored by Mukai Farm and…

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Vashon Opera – The Merry Widow

A rollicking operetta set in glamorous Paris with waltzes and polkas galore. That’s The Merry Widow. Beloved by audiences worldwide since its debut in 1905, Franz Lehár’s masterpiece is a sparkling mix of unforgettable tunes, high fashion, and comic delight. Who will the fabulously wealthy French widow marry? It’s complicated and the fate of the fictional country of Pontevedro hangs in the balance. Uncork the champagne! The Merry Widow is a charming, bubbly production that will waltz itself into your…

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Underwater Oddities with James Hyde

To be rescheduled for later this year.  

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Benefit Concert for Ukraine with The Klein Party and Kesselgarden

Kesselgarden Klezmer Duo and The Klein Party will perform music from Ukraine to raise funds for charities assisting refugees from the war in Ukraine. Kesselgarden is Carl Shutoff (clarinet) and Laurie Andres (accordion). They've played together for 20 years. Their name comes from how Yiddish-speaking Jews pronounced "Castle Garden," the facility near Manhattan where Jewish immigrants entered this country prior to the opening of Ellis Island in 1892. Kesselgarden is a traditional band, playing Eastern European instrumental Jewish music of…

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The Genius of Bill Evans – Concert & Lecture with Bruce Phares & Jeremy Bacon

In 1959, Bill Evans seemingly appeared out of nowhere and forever changed American jazz with a new modality and romanticism. Bassist Phares & pianist Bacon co-host a combo performance and lecture that traces Evans' influence on jazz. Sunday, May 15 at 7:00 pm $20 General $17 Youth (18-) or Senior (65+) $15 Member Proof of COVID vaccination (or recent negative test) required. Masks required while not consuming concessions. >FIND OUT MORE Live in the Theater and Livestream on the VCA…

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DeVotchKa

The indie-rock gem of the “Mile High City,” Denver Colorado, is coming to Vashon Island for TWO NIGHTS ONLY! With their earliest days spent backing burlesque performers (including famed Dita Von Teese) they have since perfected a sound that blends Latin and European folk influences with a flair for the dramatic. The band is made up of four multi-instrumentalists (Nick Urata, Tom Hagerman, Jeanie Schroder, and Shawn King) who, in addition to the usual rock instruments, also use accordions, trumpets,…

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DeVotchKa

The indie-rock gem of the “Mile High City,” Denver Colorado, is coming to Vashon Island for TWO NIGHTS ONLY! With their earliest days spent backing burlesque performers (including famed Dita Von Teese) they have since perfected a sound that blends Latin and European folk influences with a flair for the dramatic. The band is made up of four multi-instrumentalists (Nick Urata, Tom Hagerman, Jeanie Schroder, and Shawn King) who, in addition to the usual rock instruments, also use accordions, trumpets,…

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Whim W’Him | New Creations | Spring ’22

Whim W'Him will premiere new dance creations by Maurya Kerr (Artistic Director of San Francisco's "tinypistol" dance group) and Micaela Taylor (Artistic Director of The TL Collective in Los Angeles). Whim W'Him is recognized as one of our region's finest and most innovative contemporary dance ensembles. A favorite of VCA audiences, this is the fourth show they have brought to our stage. Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 pm $35 Reserved $32 Senior (65+) $30 VCA Member $20 Youth (18-) Proof…

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Seattle Cabaret Festival Showcase

Postponed to a future date TBD. Ticket holders will be contacted directly.

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VCA Dance Spring Concert

VCA's Dance program is proud to present our annual Spring Concert with students showcased on stage at the Katherine L White Hall to showcase their strengths and delight their audience. This year’s performance features the advance ballet students in a new version of the classical ballet, Paquita. The all-school program titled "As Seen on TV" will pay tribute to popular culture with all original choreography from VCA dance faculty set to music we know from television shows. Friday, June 3…

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VCA Dance Spring Concert

VCA's Dance program is proud to present our annual Spring Concert with students showcased on stage at the Katherine L White Hall to showcase their strengths and delight their audience. This year’s performance features the advance ballet students in a new version of the classical ballet, Paquita. The all-school program titled "As Seen on TV" will pay tribute to popular culture with all original choreography from VCA dance faculty set to music we know from television shows. Friday, June 3…

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VCA Dance Spring Concert

VCA's Dance program is proud to present our annual Spring Concert with students showcased on stage at the Katherine L White Hall to showcase their strengths and delight their audience. This year’s performance features the advance ballet students in a new version of the classical ballet, Paquita. The all-school program titled "As Seen on TV" will pay tribute to popular culture with all original choreography from VCA dance faculty set to music we know from television shows. Friday, June 3…

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VCA Dance Spring Concert

VCA's Dance program is proud to present our annual Spring Concert with students showcased on stage at the Katherine L White Hall to showcase their strengths and delight their audience. This year’s performance features the advance ballet students in a new version of the classical ballet, Paquita. The all-school program titled "As Seen on TV" will pay tribute to popular culture with all original choreography from VCA dance faculty set to music we know from television shows. Friday, June 3…

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“Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment” with Isabelle Groc

BC-based writer, conservation photographer, filmmaker and author, Isabelle Groc joins us to share about her book, Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment, which highlights the human-animal bond and discusses how dogs are lending their paws and noses to fix some of the most complex environmental problems on the planet. The lecture will be in the Kay White Hall Theater, followed by a K9 demo in the Heron Meadow by Heath Smith and Jennifer Hartman from Rogue Detection Teams.…

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Amanda Knox & Christopher Robinson – “Labyrinth Podcast Live”

Everyone is navigating their own personal maze, complete with winding paths, dead ends, short cuts, and minotaurs. In Labyrinths, Amanda Knox and Christopher Robinson delve into stories of getting lost and found again through compassionate interviews, philosophical rants, and playful debate with fascinating people. Expect dark and hilarious misadventures, nagging and controversial questions, and above all, expect to arrive at unexpected places. WHAT AMANDA KNOX SAYS about doing her Podcast LIVE: “Podcasts are already intimate mediums that make you feel…

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Alchemy Tap Project presents “Music in Motion”

An exploration of tap dance and all its possibilities. Beginning with a celebration of its history with Swing, Jazz, and Latin music, Music in Motion culminates with a forward-looking suite of stylized choreography set to a unique mix of modern music. With creative use of drumsticks, wooden boxes, and metal chairs (and a healthy dose of comedy), this show promises to be a good time for audiences of all ages. Saturday, June 11 at 7:00 pm $25 General $23 Youth…

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“The Adventures of Prince Achmed” with Miles & Karina

Miles & Karina perform a live original score for this 1926 silent film classic. Hailed as the oldest existing full-length animated film, this gem tells a story inspired by The Arabian Nights. The incredible silhouette animation invented by film maker Lotte Reiniger and the playful, melodic and enchanting music make this a hit for all ages. Thursday, June 16 at 7:00 pm $23 General $20 Senior (65+) $18 Member Youth (18-) - FREE Masks required while not consuming concessions. >FIND…

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VASHON PRIDE GIANT PUPPET PARADE & PAGEANT

Due to a COVID exposure among Event Leadership, the Puppet Pageant will be postponed. Our new date is August 27. Stay tuned, mark your calendars, & spread the word! We look forward to seeing everyone there.    

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Drama Dock Fundraiser Swing Concert

Put on your dancin' shoes (or just relax and enjoy the music!) as Drama Dock puts the 'party' into fundraising with the toe-tapping, high-octane music of the Zimberg Mardis Big Band - featuring some of the top swing and jazz musicians in the PNW. Purchase a drink, grab a snack, and celebrate June 19 Fun-Day evening with the whole family. Dance, frolick, and sing-a-long with guest vocalists such as Maggie Laird and Lisa Peretti, as well as solo musicians for…

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Island Vibes with Halau Hula O Napualani

Join us for a full Island Vibes experience- Polynesian dancing, music, food and fun for the whole family! At 6pm, Halau Hula O Napualani dance group, kumu hula Gloria Huji Nahale'a will ignite the stage with stories, dance and music from the Polynesian culture! After the show, we'll have a party in the VCA Atrium from 7-8pm with performers demonstrating dance and instruments, food and fun! June 24th 6-8pm FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! Masks required while not consuming concessions. >FIND OUT…

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Pascuala Ilabaca Y Fauna: Music From Chile!

Singer-songwriter Pascuala Ilabaca is a unique and treasured voice in both the Latin American and World Music scenes.

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