Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday, November 22nd at 7:30PM $30 per person ABOUT SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY COMPETITION: 32 comedians from around the world will come to the Pacific Northwest to compete--only one will become champion--in one of the longest running and most prestigious events in comedy. 32 Comedians 18 Shows $16,000 in prizes There are two “Preliminary” rounds of 16 comedians; each comedian gets 5 minutes to impress. The Preliminary rounds consist of 5 shows, and a combination of entertainment industry and celebrity judges and audience reaction determines who moves on when each performer’s 5 best scores are tallied. The top 5 comics from the Preliminaries make the Semi-finals; all the Semi-finalists win some cash, and get to compete for the title by performing for 10 minutes nightly for 5 shows. At the last Semi-Final show the Finalists are announced. Five comedians get to go big, and five get to go home. After two days to recover and plan, the Final round begins the fourth week of November. After visits to theaters in Vashon, Kirkland, Bremerton and Seattle, we will have a new champion.
Rfor pervasive language, sexual material, and drug use.
Based on author Ben Mezrich’s book The Antisocial Network, Dumb Money tells the story of fortunes made and lost overnight in the David-vs.-Goliath GameStop short squeeze that may have changed Wall Street forever. It offers a scathing, funny and emotional portrayal of how a loosely affiliated group of amateur investors and internet denizens crushed one of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street and upended the establishment.
PGfor language and mild thematic elements
ALL ticketing and concessions must be purchased in advance & online at this time. No tickets or concessions will be sold on site. Opening week tickets are $20 per the carload -- one ticket per vehicle, no walk-ups. Things you should know before buying your ticket: - We are asking all attendees to follow public health guidelines and to stay home if they are feeling ill. - All ticket purchases will be made online only. - Tickets will be checked at the entrance through your car windows. - All customers must remain in their vehicles at all times except to visit the restroom. - Customers are required to wear a cloth face covering when leaving their vehicle for any reason. - Car windows are to be rolled up at all times. If customers do want to roll down their car window, then they will need to wear a mask. - Cars will be spaced approx. 10 feet apart. - Bathroom occupancy is limited to one person unless an adult is assisting a child. 6 foot physical distancing reminders will be in place in case there is a line. Sanitizing wipes are provided for customers to wipe down high touch areas both before and after use. - No tailgating, open top convertibles, or sitting on the back of pickup trucks etc. is allowed at this time. - No Smoking allowed - This is an alcohol free event, no outside alcohol permitted Tips Bring a Portable FM Radio or boombox, etc. And why? The movie soundtrack will be broadcast on FM radio. It can save you some potential frustrations like dead car batteries or battery-saving automatic car shut-offs (i.e. Prius and other models) to pack a battery powered radio into Night Light. TALL VEHICLES: High Cab Pickups, SUV's, Vans, MiniVans, Buses, etc will be parked on the sides and in the back rows. So if you want to be up close and not on the sides, drive a smaller car to the movies if you have one or have access to one. Use the bathroom at home: one of the only Covid risk areas for you at the Night Light is the porta potties. So we encourage you to get it out before you leave the house. And , yeah, we know that sometimes you just gotta go. There are porta potties and hand and surface sanitation options provided for those who absolutely need to venture forth. Rain or shine: Movies will run in the rain, so please plan accordingly if the weather will affect your ability to enjoy the show. ------ Join Elliot (Henry Thomas), Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and Michael (Robert MacNaughton) as they come together to help E.T. find his way back home. Winning four Academy Awards®, including one for the iconic score by John Williams, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is "one of the great American films" (Leonard Maltin) that forever belongs in the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere.
PETER MULVEY, KAT EGGLESTON & JOE PANZETTA IN THE ROUND! Presented by Debra Heesch Vashon Theatre Monday, October 16 at 6pm / Doors open at 5:30pm Ticket price - $20.00 In 1987, two freshman theater majors at Marquette University in Milwaukee were cast as brothers in "As You Like It". Little did Peter Mulvey and Joe Panzetta know at the time how prophetic the casting would be. They soon discovered a mutual love for the acoustic guitar and songwriting that began a life-long friendship and collaboration that bring's them to the Vashon Theatre for a concert in the round with Kat Eggleston. The three will take the stage together and trade songs and stories, playing alone and together in what promises to be a special evening you won’t want to miss. Doors open at 5:30pm with the show starting at 6pm, all ages welcome. Presented by Debra Heesch. PETER MULVEY has been a songwriter, road-dog, raconteur and almost-poet since before he can remember. Nineteen records, an illustrated book, thousands of live performances, a TEDx talk, opening for luminaries such as Ani DiFranco, Emmylou Harris, and Chuck Prophet, appearances on NPR, an annual autumn tour by bicycle, emceeing festivals, hosting his own boutique festival (the Lamplighter Sessions, in Boston and Wisconsin)… Mulvey never stops. He has built his life’s work on collaboration and an instinct for the eclectic and the vital. He folds everything he encounters into his work: poetry, social justice, scientific literacy, & a deeply abiding humanism are all on plain display in his art. https://www.petermulvey.com https://www.facebook.com/PeterMulveyMusic KAT EGGLESTON is an artist of great range who has elated and inspired audiences all over the world with her strong, clear voice, her masterful fingerstyle guitar technique, her research and interpretation of traditional music, and her powerful original songs. She has collaborated onstage and in recordings with a variety of musicians over the years, including David Bromberg, Tom Dundee, Irish music supergroups Bohola and the David Munnelly band, and long-time music partner Kate MacLeod, to name a few. Kat has many recordings, solo and in collaboration, including her award-winning solo album “Speak,” sparsely recorded with only guitar and voice. https://kateggleston.com https://www.facebook.com/kat.eggleston.1 JOE PANZETTA is a songwriter and composer who co-fronts the Vashon-based band, Saint Ophelia. A multi-instrumentalist, Joe is a guitarist first, with an intricate flat-picking style that weaves through his chord progressions, over which he sings melodic lines about love, loss, division, forgiveness and healing. His album, “Songs” presents early compositions performed live in the studio with just voice and guitar. The two Saint Ophelia albums (“Saint Ophelia” 2018, “Love Deserves the Crown” 2022) feature 24 of his most recent songs that range from folk rock to alternative to country. A meditation enthusiast, his album of mantras, “Sat Sangeet” features a lush sonic landscape of harmonium, tabla, guitar and voice. https://joepanzetta.com https://www.facebook.com/joe.panzetta
Talking Heads made for great material, with its revolutionary mash-up of punk, funk, art, avant-garde and other sounds. But what sets "Stop" apart is the intimate look at that brilliant talking head, lead singer David Byrne.
Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell brings a vital new production of one of opera’s most enduringly powerful works, reinvigorating the classic story with a staging that moves the action to the modern day and finds at the heart of the drama issues that could not be more relevant today: gendered violence, abusive labor structures, and the desire to break through societal boundaries. Dazzling young mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina leads a powerhouse quartet of stars in the complex and volatile title role, alongside tenor Piotr Beczała as Carmen’s troubled lover Don José, soprano Angel Blue as the loyal Micaëla, and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen as the swaggering Escamillo. Daniele Rustioni conducts Bizet’s heart-pounding score.
American composer Jake Heggie’s masterpiece, the most widely performed new opera of the last 20 years, has its highly anticipated Met premiere, in a haunting new production by Ivo van Hove. Based on Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir about her fight for the soul of a condemned murderer, Dead Man Walking matches the high drama of its subject with Heggie’s beautiful and poignant music and a brilliant libretto by Tony and Emmy Award–winner Terrence McNally. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium for this landmark premiere, with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato starring as Sister Helen. The outstanding cast also features bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as the death-row inmate Joseph De Rocher, soprano Latonia Moore as Sister Rose, and legendary mezzo-soprano Susan Graham—who sang Helen Prejean in the opera’s 2000 premiere—as De Rocher’s mother.
Inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera tells the enchanting story of a Brazilian opera diva who returns to her homeland to perform at the legendary opera house of Manaus—and to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle. The Met premiere stars soprano Ailyn Pérez as Florencia Grimaldi, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to lead a spellbinding new production by Mary Zimmerman that brings the mysterious and magical realm of the Amazon to the Met stage. A distinguished ensemble of artists portray the diva’s fellow travelers on the river boat to Manaus, including soprano Gabriella Reyes as the journalist Rosalba, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as the ship’s captain, baritone Mattia Olivieri as his enigmatic first mate, tenor Mario Chang as the captain’s nephew Arcadio, and mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera and baritone Michael Chioldi as the feuding couple Paula and Álvaro.
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s grand tale of ill-fated love, deadly vendettas, and family strife, with stellar soprano Lise Davidsen as the noble Leonora, one of the repertory’s most tormented—and thrilling—heroines. Director Mariusz Treliński delivers the company’s first new Forza in nearly 30 years, setting the scene in a contemporary world and making extensive use of the Met’s turntable to represent the unstoppable advance of destiny that drives the opera’s chain of calamitous events. The distinguished cast also features tenor Brian Jagde as Leonora’s forbidden beloved, Don Alvaro; baritone Igor Golovatenko as her vengeful brother, Don Carlo; bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi as Fra Melitone; and bass Soloman Howard as both Leonora’s father and Padre Guardiano.
Puccini’s bittersweet love story returns to cinemas, with soprano Angel Blue starring as the French courtesan Magda, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman as Ruggero, an idealistic young man who offers her an alternative to her life of excess. Maestro Speranza Scappucci conducts Nicolas Joël’s Art Deco–inspired staging, which transports audiences from the heart of Parisian nightlife to a dreamy vision of the French Riviera. Soprano Emily Pogorelc and tenor Bekhzod Davronov complete the sterling cast as Lisette and Prunier.
Extraordinary soprano Asmik Grigorian tackles the demanding role of Cio-Cio-San, the loyal geisha at the heart of Puccini’s devastating tragedy. Tenor Jonathan Tetelman stars as the callous American naval officer Pinkerton, whose betrayal destroys her. Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong reprises the role of the steadfast maid Suzuki, and baritone Lucas Meachem is the American consul Sharpless. Acclaimed maestro Xian Zhang takes the podium to conduct Anthony Minghella’s vivid production.
Ancient Babylon comes to life in a classic Met staging of biblical proportions. Baritone George Gagnidze makes his Met role debut as the imperious king Nabucco, alongside soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska reprising her thrilling turn as his vengeful daughter Abigaille. Mezzo-soprano Maria Barakova and tenor SeokJong Baek, in his company debut, are Fenena and Ismaele, whose love transcends politics, and bass Dmitry Belosselskiy repeats his celebrated portrayal of the high priest Zaccaria. Daniele Callegari conducts Verdi’s exhilarating early masterpiece, which features the ultimate showcase for the great Met Chorus, the moving “Va, pensiero.”
On March 23, two singers at the height of their powers—radiant soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor sensation Benjamin Bernheim—come together as the star-crossed lovers in Gounod’s sumptuous Shakespeare adaptation, with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct one of the repertoire’s most romantic scores. Bartlett Sher’s towering staging also features baritone Will Liverman and tenor Frederick Ballentine as the archrivals Mercutio and Tybalt, mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey as the mischievous pageboy Stéphano, and bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Frère Laurent. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.
Anthony Davis’s groundbreaking and influential opera, which premiered in 1986, arrives at in cinemas on November 18. Theater luminary and Tony-nominated director of Slave Play Robert O’Hara oversees a potent new staging that imagines Malcolm as an Everyman whose story transcends time and space. An exceptional cast of breakout artists and young Met stars enliven the operatic retelling of the civil rights leader’s life. Baritone Will Liverman, who triumphed in the Met premiere of Fire Shut Up in My Bones, sings Malcolm X, alongside soprano Leah Hawkins as his mother, Louise; mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis as his sister Ella; bass-baritone Michael Sumuel as his brother Reginald; and tenor Victor Ryan Robertson as Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad. Kazem Abdullah conducts the newly revised score, which provides a layered, jazz-inflected setting for the esteemed writer Thulani Davis’s libretto. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.
for thematic elements and some language.
Set in 1967, THE MIRACLE CLUB is a heartwarming film that follows the story of three generations of close friends, Lily (Maggie Smith), Eileen (Kathy Bates), and Dolly (Agnes O'Casey) of Ballygar, a hard-knocks community in Dublin, who have one tantalizing dream: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes, that place of miracles that draws millions of visitors each year. When the chance to win presents itself, the women seize it. However, just before their trip, their old friend Chrissie (Laura Linney) arrives in Ballygar for her Mother's funeral, dampening their good mood and well-laid plans. The women secure tickets and set out on the journey that they hope will change their lives, with Chrissie joining in place of her mother. The glamor and sophistication of Chrissie, who has just returned from a nearly 40-year exile in the United States, are not her only difficult traits. Old wounds are reopened along the way, forcing the women to confront their pasts even as they travel in search of a miracle. Deep wounds from the past can only be healed by the curative power of love and friendship.