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Back in 1819, an enterprising music publisher, Anton Diabelli, had a brilliant promotional idea:  Write a simple waltz and ask all the famous composers of the day to write one variation on his theme. It was sure to be a hit. All the composers of the time agreed – except one – the Maestro, Ludwig Von Beethoven.

 Sung in Italian with English Supertitles
Caught between family honor and the man she loves, Lucia makes a choice that plunges her into a dark world of revenge and insanity.

For Vashon Opera’s Ninth Season, the company will be presenting 3 events:  Lucia di Lammermoor, Tenor Limmie Pulliam in Concert, and The Magic Flute.

Once upon a time, Susan Hanson ran Vashon Island High School and co-directed its musical productions. She retired just before the new theater opened at VCA, and luckily Drama Dock snagged her to debut the Island’s newest stage.

Chanteuse superstar Lady Rizo delivers a deeply personal musical eulogy unpacking the feelings for the country she was born in, cut with her trademark humor, wit and soaring voice in RED, WHITE & INDIGO; My love-hate relationship with America.

VCA Center for Dance “Original Works” returns this spring. Once a part of the spring recital, Original Works stands as its own production for the fourth year. This is the first Original Works to take place in the Katherine L White Hall.

The Vashon High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dan Baker, will present its annual spring concert on Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the Vashon High School Theater.   The ensemble will perform pieces prepared for a band competition that it will be participating in next week.

Enter VoV’s First Annual Singing Contest! Here’s how:
Clear your calendar for April 1, 2017 – No kidding! Record yourself singing your two (2) favorite cover tunes. Save them in MP3 format. Send those MP3 files by email to voicesubmissions@voiceofvashon.org.

Come celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and our beautiful friend Karla Hill at The Red Bike! Enjoy music, food and AWESOME friends as we dance, celebrate and remember…

Vashon Island Chorale in partnership with Vashon Center for the Arts presents its Fourth “Occasional” Trivia Night on Friday, March 17 with proceeds benefiting the Chorale’s orchestra fund. The event begins at 7 pm in the lobby of Vashon Center for the Arts and is open to the public.   A light snack will be provided and beverages, including wine and Cliff’s “St. Paddy’s Day Green” Beer will be available for purchase. Additional food items will be for sale.

St. John Vianney Catholic Church is presenting a Lenten concert of sacred music, March 4, 2017 at 7:00PM, at the church: “Tenebrae: Prayer in Song”.  
The Season of Lent is an important period in the yearly calendar of the Church, a time of spiritual renewal through prayer, fasting and good works set amid the first green buds and yellow daffodils of early spring.

Established in 1988 through the vision and generosity of Seattle philanthropist Nancy Nordhoff, Hedgebrook has achieved an international reputation as a retreat for a growing global community of women writers who have lived and worked in its cottages, generating thousands of novels, poems, plays, screenplays, memoirs, and works of non-fiction.

Established in 1988 through the vision and generosity of Seattle philanthropist Nancy Nordhoff, Hedgebrook has achieved an international reputation as a retreat for a growing global community of women writers who have lived and worked in its cottages, generating thousands of novels, poems, plays, screenplays, memoirs, and works of non-fiction.

A play by Jeanie Okimoto. Directed by Chaim Rosemarin
Dr. Albert Paugh is flunking retirement. After selling his Vashon Island veterinary practice, he soon finds himself not only lost without his work, but suddenly single. His efforts to carve out a new life, both as a bachelor and a retiree, only leave him feeling like his golden years are fast becoming years of gloom.

That’s right, Vashon’s 8-Word, 8-Day Poetry Open Mic is back!
Inspired by the folks who, a dozen years ago, talked and read poetry at the Poetry Salon and Poetry Open Mic at Vashon Bookshop and at the Tea Shop

Winter at VCA means it’s almost time for The Nutcracker! To match the beautiful new theater, VCA Center for Dance is creating brand new props, flats and a backdrop. We’ll even have a new tree!

COMEDY NIGHT IS COMING !!!  First Friday, December 2nd at 8pm, at the Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi bar.  The evening is osted 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.   

The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny have delighted children for generations, and are combined in a puppet show to reveal the beloved world of Beatrix Potter. After Peter sneaks into Mr. McGregor’s garden for some delicious vegetables, he realizes that he lost his new blue jacket.  How will he get it back?

In Oklahoma in the 1930’s, “The Cyclone Line” was a name for the telephone when it was used to pass information on the all-important weather; the tornadoes, the elusive rain, and the devastating dust storms. Kat Eggleston has written many songs inspired by her father’s memories of the Oklahoma dustbowl, and the songs have now grown into a play with music.

Fable Collections presents “Darkness Illuminated” in which handcrafted puppets, puppeteers, actors and musicians share the stage to tell three tales of darkness. Expect monsters and beasts to come to life as each grisly saga unfolds. Local artists experiment with blurring the lines between dreams and reality to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Fire your imagination at an evening of dance featuring the latest works from four exciting choreographers. Each contributes an original work, snapshots of the varied voices of the contemporary dance world.

Season tickets are now available for Vashon Chamber Music’s 2016-17 series at the Katherine L White Hall.  Artistic directors Rowena Hammill and Douglas Davis present four concerts of classical chamber music, beginning with “An Evening of Schubert and Schumann” on October 2nd at 7:30pm.

Dialogues des Carmelites, by Francis Poulenc, stands essentially alone in the catalogue of operas performed by major opera companies. It’s almost completely devoid of standard operatic plot devices—romance, betrayal, intrigue, infidelity.

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.” -As You Like it, by William Shakespeare.