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This Summer, Vashon Youth Theatre (VYT) brings Carrie The Musical to Vashon Island! As a youth production, Carrie The Musical gives young island thespians a safe opportunity to explore and grapple with the real world challenges of bullying, domestic abuse and mental illness. In their place, Carrie The Musical asks the question, “What does it cost to be kind?”

This charming chamber opera written in 1947 by Benjamin Britten will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter. The busybodies of the Loxford May Day committee cannot find a virtuous female to be the May Queen, so they name the shy, coddled grocer’s son, Albert Herring, as May King.

It’s staggering to me that there are over 2,500 operas and yet today’s opera companies perform the same top 10 over and over again.  This is a trend because yes -  the top 10 or top 20 are great works - but also because it’s a huge financial risk for any opera company not to fill the seats for their performances. This spring folks ask “What is your spring opera?”

“My Praguers understand me”––Mozart’s famous quote is the inspiration for Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra’s spring concert. The program features Mozart masterpieces and charismatic works by Czech composers, including the dreamy “Idyll” by Leos Janacek and a collection of movements by Smetana, Suk and Martinu.

    Vashon’s shiniest, funniest, naughtiest event returns, with an even hotter extravanganza…
Falling on the weekend of Beltane, Burlesco Notturno HOT calls to mind the ancient May Day festival of fertility and fire – a celebration of the power of heat and new beginnings, falling into place as the sun waxes its way strongly into summer.Burlesco Notturno HOT

Islanders Marc Powell and Chaim Rosemarin appear in Rajiv Joseph’s The North Pool, a dramatic two-person play that examines the tension between a high school vice-principal and a Middle-Eastern born transfer student.

TRIBE-olution brings their exuberant, colorful celebration of dance to Vashon, in an all-ages, fun-filled performance - Saturday, April 4 at 7:30pm.

Drama Dock is pleased to present The Curious Savage. It will open March 13 in the VHS Theatre. It is a sweet and witty comedy set in a mental institution for the rich and famous - the Betty Ford of the Forties.

COMEDY NIGHT IS COMING !!! Friday, March 13th at 8pm, at the Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi bar. The evening is hosted by local humorist and provocateur, Steffon Moody, and features an All Star crew of locally famous on-island comedians, plying their craft as only locally famous amateur comedians can ply.

Hula, songs, stories and a film from the islands celebrate the legacy of the Hawaiians here in the Pacific Northwest. Join us to learn about and celebrate the ‘Forgotten Hawaiians’.

Acrobatic Conundrum’s West Coast tour of “The Language of Chance” comes to Open Space for Arts & Community, in Vashon, WA at 7:30 pm on Saturday March 7, 2015.

With a New Year comes a fresh new Sunday Social Hour - a chance to listen, laugh, ponder, visit and enjoy life on this island of ours. The REV returns with a stage full of talented guests: Jeff & Cindy Hoyt, Terri Cole, Jon Whalen, Lyn McManus, Jim Farrell, David Godsey, Lou Mangione, Maijah Sanson-Frey and music from the band – Loren Sinner, Chaz Reed, Steve Meyer...and More!!!!

This month, more than thirty local rising stars perform a kids-only adaptation of the celebrated Broadway classic Annie. The lovable crew of depression-era orphans, New Yorkers and dancing servants has been rehearsing diligently since October—and under the direction of Marita Ericksen, they are sure to put on quite the show.

Vashon Dance Academy will begin a new session on January 12th.
The Dance Academy has offered Island Dancers of all ages the opportunity to experience and excel in many forms of dance since 1996.

This month, more than thirty local rising stars perform a kids-only adaptation of the celebrated Broadway classic Annie.

Rumor Has It began in 2009, when a group of long-time island musicians began loitering around a cabin on Vashon. From diverse musical backgrounds, they started jamming, pulled a rabbit out of a hat, and realized their musical destiny was string-band rock.

A Classic lil’ Christmas features singer songwriter V. CONTRERAS , MARTIN FEVEYEAR & DELILAH PEARL performing songs of holiday cheer at the intimate and cozy Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, to benefit The DoVE Project.

The Vashon Island Shakespeare Festival’s ShakesKIDS are proud to share their work on their one hour version of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare.

An Interview with Christine Juarez, Vashon Allied Arts Director of Dance.

This holiday season Drama Dock brings back the holiday farce,   “Inspecting Carol”.  This uproarious take on “A Christmas Carol has been described as “A Christmas Carol” meets “Noises Off” meets “Waiting for Guffman”.

The Pharaoh’s Daughter performed by the Bolshoi Ballet. Will be shown Sunday November 23rd, 1:00pm.
Music Cesare Pugni  Libretto Jean-Henry Saint-Georges and Marius Petipa  Choreography, sets and costumes Pierre Lacotte.

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.

Vashon, Seattle & Tacoma residents are encouraged to spend a night together laughing for a cause that is no laughing matter: Domestic Violence.  The DoVE Project, Vashon’s only on-island domestic violence organization will host a Comedy night at the O Space

Friday October 24, Comedy Night returns just in time for you to not care. Oct 24 is National Taking Care of Business Day and we plan on celebrating.