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Vashon United Methodist Church’s (VUMC) and Vashon Lutheran Church’s (VLC) music director Marita Ericksen will be directing two performances of the opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, by Gian Carlo Menotti just after the New Year. 

VAA Musical Theatre, under direction of Marita Ericksen, stages The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a hilarious tale performed by 23 Island thespians, ages 7 to 17, with appearances by an additional cast of adorable ‘baby angels’

Vashon Island never used to be funny. You know this is true; you have been to the Heritage Museum. But over the past few years, Vashon has become a comedy juggernaut. Four or five times a year.

Auditions for two One Act plays: The Long Christmas Dinner & Pullman Car Hiawatha by Thornton Wilder on December 8th at 4 pm and/or December 9th at 6 pm at Ober Park Performance Space.

There was something wondrous and magical about sitting in on the auditions for Frank Capra’s, It’s A Wonderful Life, to be presented at the VAA’s Blue Heron Art Center this December.

VAA Center for Dance, under artistic direction of Christine Juarez, brings the timeless magic of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece The Nutcracker ballet

25 Days. 22 Shows. 17 Venues from Longview to Edmonds. 33 comedians from the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, and Africa. Over $10,000 in cash prizes. It’s America’s biggest touring comedy festival.

Wisconsin native and long-time Island songstress Maggie Laird brings a favorite musical collection, Kurt Weill cabaret songs, to stage for VAA’s New Works Series 2012 finale Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 pm.

Islander Tom Pruiksma may be considered a true 21st Century renaissance man. A magician since childhood, poet and philosophy major, Pruiksma (pronounced Prooksma) moved to Vashon via Hogsback Farm

Gallery walls will disappear and seating arranged in-the-round to maximize floor space for "When Opportunity Knocks," 10 vignettes and up to six additional guest dancers Saturday, 6 pm and 8 pm, at Vashon Allied Arts.

Vashon Allied Arts presents Vashon Radio Theatre in Vashon Noir, an evening of old-time radio drama, with believable yet quirky characters, Saturday, October 20, 7:30 pm, at VAA.

Good News! Drama Dock’s I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE is back for a special 2 Night ONLY encore presentation! And the four performers who delighted audiences in February of 2011 are also back: Louie Mangione, Marshall Murray, Stephanie Murray and Drama Dock’s Artistic Director, Elizabeth Ripley will be your cast, with fabulous musicians, Linda Lee at the piano and Karin Choo on violin.

Choose Your Own Adventure!

Brendan and Sarah Return while Singers New to Vashon Make their Debut

Vashon Opera will perform the opera Così fan tutte by W.A. Mozart on September 14 and 16 at the Vashon High School Theatre.

Global Heat warms up the Park

Free, Summer Concerts in the Park brings Global Heat to Ober Park, 7-9 p.m., Thursday, August 16.


Circus Finelli brings its new vaudeville duo show to Vashon Island! Luz Gaxiola (native of Vashon) is Big Time, and Molly Shannon (native of San Francisco) is Little Something in this slapstick comedy featuring live music, 1930s radio-show style dialogue, eccentric dance, and circus antics. 

For the last four years, audiences have been packing the Red Bicycle for Comedy Night. By turns hilarious, insightful, and embarrassing, Comedy Night has become a high-voltage experiment in stand-up comedy with a growing roster of seasoned island comedians and terrified newbies.

Don’t be alarmed if you hear talk of Flying Monkeys and Tornadoes; there hasn’t been a change in our weather patterns. It is only the buzz around Dance! Vashon’s production of Wizard of Oz. Featuring over 120 performers from the Vashon Dance Academy, this show incorporates ballet, modern, and world funk in the telling of this familiar story. Audiences will recognize the iconic ruby slippers, Wicked Witch, and other traditional cast members. But there are some unexpected elements, explaining why the Wizard wants the Witch’s broom, and of course, scenes featuring the hilarious Dancing Dads as the Witch’s guards and Apple Trees.

Pirates will land on Vashon this month with Drama Dock’s presentation of the treasured classic, "The Pirates of Penzance". Drama’s Dock’s jolly band of thespians brings Gilbert & Sullivan’s popular comic opera to the Bethel Church stage with performances July 13-22 including Strawberry Festival weekend.

Bring dad out for a night of music, theater, and fun as IsleWilde celebrates Father’s Day with "The Father of all Shows", a benefit variety show on Saturday, June 16th, 8:00pm, at The Red Bicycle Bistro and sushi. 

“Break a Leg”: a Comedy Night benefit for Steffon Moody.
For the last four years, audiences have been packing the Red Bicycle for Comedy Night. By turns, hilarious, insightful, and embarrassing, Comedy Night has become a high-voltage experiment in stand-up comedy with a growing roster of seasoned island comedians and terrified newbies.

Beauty, love, drama and betrayal with ultimate forgiveness characterize Giselle, the beautiful and dramatic ballet scored by Adolph Adams. Set in the Middle Ages Rhineland during harvest season, this poignant love story of a peasant girl and prince invites audiences to another time and place.

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.

We will announce the lineup once it’s finalized!

Audience members will be transported into an other-wordly garden when VAA New Works recipients Patricia Kelly and Pat Churchill stage their co-produced/co-directed performance at the Blue Heron. Through the Garden Gate, inspired by Island author Terry Hershey’s book Soul Gardening, showcases multi-media talents of more than 20 Island performers. Theatre in the round, gallery walls will move to accommodate production and seating. Pick up your tickets early, as seating will be limited.

Vashon audiences have a not-to-be-missed treat in store this spring. In perhaps its most ambitious production to date,Vashon Opera is presenting the Russian master piece, "Eugene Onegin". It’s an unforgettable opera that brings together the work of two Russian cultural giants -- the lush, dramatic music of Tchaikovsky