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Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy. Simon is Associate Director of the Royal Court, and he most recently directed Strange Interlude at the National Theatre.

“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?”

Open Space is thrilled to welcome this all-ages, super-fun outdoor theatre treat:
Teatro Minestrone’s Around the World in 8 Stories.

Club Shostakovich is the roaming Seattle chamber music series that has brought the Shostakovich string quartets to Seattle-area venues over the last two years.

Vashon Opera’s sixth season kicks off in September with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, considered one of the greatest operas of all time. Watch as the Don pushes his limits and meets his ultimate demise in this brilliantly crafted masterwork.


Face it, you are going to need something to look forward to. After the neighbors have finished blowing up what had been their kids’ college funds and then returned the cooler you loaned them so they could transport their flag-festooned fingers to the medic

Aladdin and his host of exotic friends, including Genie, Jeannie, Jasmine, the Wishes and an unruly Flying Carpet take the stage at Vashon High School for a week-end production by the dancers of Vashon Dance Academy, June 27-29.

Author David Laskin writes about ordinary people whose lives are forever changed due to cataclysmic events in history.   Perhaps the most fascinating story he has written to date is his own.  Laskin’s  newest book, “The Family: Three Journeys Into the Heart of the Twentieth Century”

The Vashon Island Chorale is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the premiere of a collection of pieces by noted West Seattle composer, Bronwyn Edwards. Entitled “Vashon Suite” the 45-minute, multi-movement work celebrates the many flavors of Vashon’s colorful history and culture.

Comedy Night is Back! You are so welcome. On Friday May 23, on the cusp of graduating the first class from our new school, we’re tickled pink to bring you 8 (eight) students of comedy.

Hysterically funny scenes, chocolates and prizes! Drama Dock offers another Night of Improv and it promises to be just as much fun as last year.

VAA Center for Dance flies into spring this season with a celebration of dance and tradition. Dancers step back into the Great Hall of the O Space with a production of Stravinsky’s The Firebird 

One Show Only – Sunday, April 27 at 4pm
Four red-nose clowns, garbed in red and cream robes and red felt hats, perch atop each other. The one on the tip-top is shouting, enthusiastically…


Set in the 1950s, Bye Bye
Birdie is loosely based on the Elvis Presley phenomenon, and the effect he has on one small American town.

Transport yourself to Paris evening with Rouge, Seattle’s premiere nostalgic French music group. International touring musicians based in the Northwest, they perform racing waltzes, romantic ballads and happy jazz-swings

VAA Center for Dance’s Original Works for the first time stands as its own production rather than as part of Spring Ballet.

Romance mixes brightly with political satire in Drama Dock’s revival of Garson Kanin’s classic comedy Born Yesterday, opening March 7 at the brand-new Vashon High School theatre.

The Pretty Good Opry comes to Vashon’s most venerated country music venue, the Red Bicycle Bistro on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 8pm.

Entertaining and engaging 
shows for the whole family

In the tradition of circus, the 50 Sense Circus will bring you thrills and chills with daring acts of skill and ingenuity…but not by ingénues. These powerful performers are in their middle years (40 to late 50’s!) and they will be rocking it with depth of character!

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown is derived from the classic and beloved Peanuts cartoon strip
created by Charles Schulz in the 1950s.

When the clock strikes midnight in the Nutcracker ballet, a world of fantasy and dreams leap onto the stage, with dancing mice and fairies and a mesmerizing parade of delicious sweets and candies.

Southcenter, shopping, stress, crowds, full parking lots, picked-over must-have merchandise, long lines, more stress…let us help you escape from all that.

Vashon Island Shakespeare Festival’s ShakesKIDS presents: The Tragedy of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare.