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“Remember when you were a little kid and you would spin until you had to fall down? Or run to cool off? Or jump from the back of a couch and really really fly?”

Dance! Vashon brings Roald Dahl’s “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory” to stage at the Vashon High School Theater this weekend, June 24-26.  The production is the 20th show directed by Vashon Dance Academy Artistic Director and Dance Teacher Cheryl Krown and Co-Director/Teacher Julie Gibson, featuring over 100 Vashon dancers, from ages 3 to adult.

The Echosphere is something of an acoustical wonder. It is a 68’ inflatable sphere with 1000 sf floor space and an echo that hits you before you can enunciate. Inside the sphere, singers and musicians can play in an environment that emulates to others inside the full body experience of creating sound.

With a career spanning five decades, David Bowie is a rock icon and trailblazer, influencing generations of musicians with his experimental sounds and iconoclastic style. Join us as we celebrate his life and career with a fitting tribute concert that will cover some of his all-time greatest hits

Classically trained in ballet, tap and modern, more than 200 dancers studying at the VCA Center for Dance present a robust, beautiful evening of dance in the inaugural season at the Katherine L White Hall.

Open Space and Drama Dock are delighted to partner to produce this acclaimed contemporary play with a very special Vashon connection.
Becky’s New Car was commissioned in 2008 as a birthday gift from former islander Charles Staadecker to his wife Benita. Written by Steven Dietz and premiered at ACT Theatre, Becky’s New Car has grown into an extraordinarily successful phenomenon with dozens of productions worldwide.Open Space and Drama Dock are delighted to partner to produce this acclaimed contemporary play with a very special Vashon connection.

The Vashon Island ShakesKIDS! present KING LEAR at First Friday Art Walk at Spoke Gallery along with artwork inspired by King Lear and generated by the company.

VAA Center for Dance “Original Works” returns this March. Previously part of the VAA Center for Dance Spring Recital, Original Works stands as its own production for the third year in a row.

Acclaimed actor/storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky will narrate stories from his popular podcast, The Tobolowsky Files, at the Vashon Theatre on Sunday, March 6, at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Vashon senior class and the Vashon Scholarship Foundation.  His last performance on Vashon in 2011--also a fundraiser for the schools--filled the house.

On Saturday, March 5th at 7:00pm, a talented group of Island artists will perform Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater at St. John Vianney Church on Vashon. 

From roving giant puppets to puppet and comedy shows, Vashon Island’s Zambini Brothers are a versatile and always entertaining troupe of puppeteers and artists. The puppets are handmade from papier-mâché and unusual materials, making every character unique, beautiful and engaging.

An event for the whole family! Full of tumbling, performances, prizes, music, desserts, music and more!
All to Benefit the UMO Ensemble and UMO School of Physical Arts!
 WHEN:  Saturday, February 6th; Doors open at 6pm 

In our lifelong pursuit of work and mediocrity we often lose sight of the little weird pleasantries that punctuate our brief tenures on this planet. In recent years this problem has become so severe that, as a society, we have offshored the job of silly-seeker to those already employed in the fine art of explaining to you what it is you are experiencing when you are experiencing Life.

Vashon Youth Theatre will unwrap its latest production — the timeless tale of THE WIZARD OF OZ — just in time for the holiday season this year.

On December 4, 5 and 6, VAA Center for Dance presents its annual Nutcracker at Vashon High School Theater. This production features more than 50 dancers, showcasing five graduating seniors. New choreography includes the Arabian Princess danced by senior Hannah Van Dusen

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?”