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The Seattle International Comedy Competition is the REAL “Last Comic Standing.” 26 Days, 22 Shows, 18 Venues from Vancouver to Bellingham. 33 comedians from the U.S., Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, and Africa.

On the weekend of November 20 – 22, Vashon Allied Art’s Youth Musical Theater program will be presenting the new musical, The Snow Queen, based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson, at the Vashon United Methodist Church. There will be 3 shows – Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7 PM and Sunday, Nov. 22 at 4 PM. 16 students will perform onstage and Lizzie Staehli (also a student) will design and run lights and the power point slides.

Get ready to twist and shout with Caspar Babypants! Playing Fab Four covers off his brand new album BEATLES BABY! (along with lots of old favorites), ‘90s alt-rock icon Chris Ballew is back for another fun, high-energy performance full of singing, dancing, jumping and fun you don’t want to miss. Come and sing along to fun renditions of “Hey Jude,” “Honey Pie,” “For You Blue” and a whole lot more. Halloween costumes encouraged! Saturday, October 31, 2015, 10:30 am at Vashon Allied Arts

The classical concert Series continues with violinist and educator Dr. Quinton Morris has played Carnegie Hall, and founded The Young Eight, the only professional African-American classical octet in the world. Morris launches his world tour on Vashon, playing the sonatas of the eighteenth century violinist, conductor and first classical composer of African origin. Accompanied by Alastair Edmonstone on piano.

Within an old trunk in the attic lies a treasure trove of games, memories and circus acts. As the trunk’s contents are revealed, five friends are inspired to relive their formative years, and rekindle their love of play.

One of the world’s most frequently performed operas, The Elixir of Love is cherished for its whimsical wit and endearing characters, not to mention the many intoxicating duets and “Una furtiva lagrima,” one of the most hauntingly beautiful of all tenor arias. Season Seven of  Vashon Opera opens in September

New York City or Bust!
Vashon’s own UMO Ensemble journeys to the New York Fringe Festival in August with FAIL BETTER, their critically acclaimed love letter to Samuel Beckett.
But before they go… they’re inviting you to a benefit performance!

Every year, Dance!Vashon brings a familiar tale to life through the beautiful art of dance. These productions feature original choreography and music and are performed by students of Vashon Dance Academy.

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.