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2021/2022 Season

Welcome to the Edmonds Center for the Arts 2021/22 Season!

See the legendary artists you know and love, alongside genre-defying, rising stars from around the world. Each of these artists brings joy, passion, and innovation to their craft, and we hope their stories inspire and challenge you to look at the world in a different way.

Learn more below and get your tickets today. We can’t wait to see you at the theater!

ECA Presented Events:

All performances begin at 7:30PM.
Performances with ** have an Artist Pre-show Talk from 6:00-6:40PM.
Artist Pre-Show Talks are FREE to attend.

ECA Saturday Matinees:

All performances begin at 12PM.
Saturday Matinees are for audiences of all ages.
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To Purchase Tickets:

Order Online or Call the ECA Box Office at 425.275.9595
Current Box Office Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays | Noon-5PM, extended hours during performances

Youth/Student/TeenTix Pricing is available for ECA Presented Events.
10% Discount for Seniors 62+ & Military available for ECA Presented Events.

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ECA Presented Events

ECA Saturday Matinee: CATAPULT | Saturday, October 23, 2021 | $10

In this condensed performance (60 min, no intermission), audiences of all ages will enjoy the internationally-acclaimed ensemble Catapult, best known for their time on the hit show America’s Got Talent. This magical production features incredible dancers working behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. See Vivaldi’s Four Seasons spring to life, be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter, and travel the world from Paris to Beijing in under 10 minutes!

Sponsored by Rock & Maggie Peterson.

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ECA Presents CATAPULT | Saturday, October 23, 2021 | $19-$34

Millions fell in love with Catapult during their time on the hit show America’s Got Talent. This magical production features incredible dancers working behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. See Vivaldi’s Four Seasons spring to life, be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter, and travel the world from Paris to Beijing in under 10 minutes! 

Sponsored by 
Barb & Pat Fahey.

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ECA Saturday Matinee: Creole for Kidz | Saturday, October 30, 2021 | $10

Created in 2000, Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience’s Creole for Kidz program shares the history of Zydeco in an innovative, high-energy performance that has reached over 500,000 people of all ages around the globe.

Centered on the history and evolution of the American roots music genre Zydeco – the traditional music of the black and mixed-race, French-speaking Creoles of south Louisiana – Creole for Kidz started with a conversation Terrance had with his good friend and ethnomusicologist, Taj Mahal, who encouraged Terrance to tell his story through song.

Simien has received countless awards, grants, and recognition for his work and artistic contributions as a respected Cultural Ambassador for his state and country, and in 2009 collaborated with Randy Newman on the soundtrack for the Academy Award-nominated film The Princess & The Frog.

Sponsored by Dennis & Lorna Lowenthal.

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ECA Presents Boogie from the Bayou | Saturday, October 30, 2021 | $19-$54

BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet and Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience — two dynamic performances, fronted by two legendary artists, whose distinct American roots music have thrilled and fascinated audiences around the globe!

Please note: This performance will be CART
(Communication Access Real-time Translation) captioned for patrons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Please reserve an iPad in advance or the day of the performance at the ECA Box Office. iPads are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CART captioning is made possible thanks to the generous support of Jo Drake, Lindsay Geyer & Jon Inge, and Louise Stanton-Masten.

Sponsored by Mike & Leslie Foley, Bruce & Elaine Nickolson.

Please note: There may be points in this performance that the audience will be standing, participating and dancing.

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ECA Presents Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) | Friday, November 05, 2021 | $19-$39

Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) is a multi-award winning traditional Korean music ensemble. Performing repertoire that blends both ritual and folk song traditions, their songs are bouncy, upbeat, and often swinging. Their powerful and engaging performances immerse audiences in an experience that’s both immensely entertaining and uniquely spiritual.

Sponsored by Matthew & Nicole Cox, Gillian Jones & Rocky Ulk, and Ray Liaw & Joseph Gregory.

This program is supported by Korea Arts Management Service and Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

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ECA Presents The Seattle International Comedy Competition | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | $19-$39

Laugh the night away at the Real Last Comic Standing, the Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition. 33 comedians from around the world compete for top honors and a shot at over $15,000 in cash prizes. For 26 days with 22 Shows at venues from Tacoma to Bellingham, these talented comics perform 10 minutes sets for you and talent executives from CBS, NBC, and more. ECA is delighted to host the semi-finals of this year's competition!

Sponsored by Andrew & Ciara Leckie and Shubert & Miro Ho with Feed Me Hospitality: Salt & Iron, Bar Dojo, MAR.KET, Shooby Doo Catering, and SanKai.

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ECA Presents Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild & Swingin' Holiday Party | Thursday, November 18, 2021 | $29-$64

For 28 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s unique take on American swing and jazz music has thrilled audiences around the world, while their unique and spirited Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party has become an eagerly anticipated annual family event. Singer and band leader Scotty Morris says, “If you’re going to go to a holiday show with your family, this is the one! It really does offer something for everyone.”

Drawing on a rich catalogue of holiday classics and Christmas originals from the band’s two full length holiday albums, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings its world-renowned live show, and fun and quirky take on the holidays, to you.

Fun arrangements of classic holiday songs in Big Bad Voodoo Daddy style include: Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, and Winter Wonderland. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is “Andrew’s Sisters” meets the blues, and the just as classic Heat Miser song transports listeners back to another beloved holiday special. The band rips through Chuck Berry’s Run, Run Rudolph, Lou Rawls’ Merry Christmas Baby, and slows things down for Elvis Presley’s Blue Christmas. Detours to New Orleans for Frosty the Snowman, and to the Caribbean for the Calypso A Party for Santa, keep things interesting. The band takes a moment to reflect on the beauty and spirituality of the holidays with their moving arrangement of We Three Kings.

Sponsored by 
Marla Miller & Al Huff, Margaret & Tom Mesaros, Bob & Sylvana Rinehart, and 
David Schaefer & Pat Moriarty.

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ECA Presents AJ Croce: Croce Plays Croce | Saturday, November 20, 2021 | $19-$49

A.J. Croce performs Croce Plays Croce, a special night of music featuring a complete set of classics by his late father Jim Croce, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both him and his father.

This special event features such timeless songs as “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Time in a Bottle,” (a song written for A.J.), “Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy), and “Lovers Cross”, to name a few. Classic covers may include songs by Lieber and Stoller, Bessie Smith, and other folk and roots artists.

Jim Croce was an American folk singer with a short-lived professional recording and touring career, and decades of posthumous fame as one of the greatest songwriters and artists ever. 

A.J. Croce’s 30-year touring and recording career has produced ten studio albums that have been released via both major and independent labels, and have charted 20 Top 20 singles and all ten albums on the radio including on Top 40, Americana, and Blues.

Sponsored by Diana & Steve White.

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ECA Presents Joan Osborne & The Weepies | Saturday, January 15, 2022 | $29-$64

Kentucky native Joan Osborne first came to prominence in 1996 with the Grammy-winning record Relish, which featured the controversial hit "One of Us." In the decades that followed, she has explored nearly all facets of American music and has proved herself as versatile as a vocalist as she is powerful.

Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met and soon formed American indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their distinctive songwriting and harmonies, The Weepies quietly sold more than a million records. Their original songs appear across the media spectrum, including movies, TV shows, commercials, and original education programming on PBS Kids.

Sponsored by Rick & Charlotte Canning, Laura Ellis, Barb & Pat Fahey, and Joe McIalwain & Jamie Herlich McIalwain.

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ECA Presents International Guitar Night | Saturday, January 22, 2022 | $19-$49

International Guitar Night is the world’s premier touring guitar festival, each show bringing together the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. A cast of guitar luminaries will bring you a special evening of solos, duets, and quartets that highlight the dexterity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar.

The 2022 line-up includes Australia's contemporary classical guitarist STEPHANIE JONES, Canadian traditional jazz guitarist JOCELYN GOULD, two-hand "tapper" ALEXANDR MISKO from Russia, and Germany's Latin Swing master LULO REINHARDT.

Sponsored by Peter & Susan Knutson, and Jim & Sharon Wilson.

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ECA Presents Pink Martini featuring China Forbes | Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | $64-$99

We're thrilled to once again bring you our favorite “biggest little orchestra," Pink Martini! Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop, – Thomas Lauderdale founded Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers that have focused on civil rights, education, and the environment. 

Featuring a dozen musicians with songs in 25 languages, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America.

Sponsored by Jan & Benny Teal.

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ECA Presents Ensemble Mik Nawooj | Thursday, February 10, 2022 | $19-$44

Hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj creates Meta Music by sampling principles of both hip-hop and classical. Executed with MC/lyricist Sandman, a lyric soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, drums, and bass, the music is rigorous, nuanced, and accessible. The result is seamless tête-à-tête with “textures swimming through the sound…like the world’s fastest ping-pong game" and is considered the “cutting edge of hip-hop."

Sponsored by Mary Ann & Cliff Cameron, Chris & Nancy Fleck, Andrew & Ciara Leckie and Shubert & Mira Ho with Feedme Hospitality: Salt & Iron, Bar Dojo, The MARKET, Shooby Doo Catering, and San Kai Sushi, and Heidi, Royce, & Stella Napolitino.

This project received support from the Washington State Arts Commission, WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation), and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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ECA Presents Paula Poundstone | Thursday, February 17, 2022 | $24-$59

Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone has one of comedy’s most nimble and disarming comic imaginations. In a review of Poundstone’s show for The Boston Globe, Nick Zaino III wrote, “Her talent for creating humor on the spot has become the stuff of legend. She improvises with the crowd like a jazz musician, swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net. You know that she is a great comic the way you know any fine performer when you see one—there’s a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she’s so quick on her feet you need never worry about the possibility of something going wrong.”

Heralded as one of our country's foremost comics, Paula Poundstone's quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR's #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! where she holds the record for game losses. 

Sponsored by Cline Jewelers, Richard Hoon Design & Staging, and Vicki & Jim O’Gorman.

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ECA Presents Colin Mochrie’s HYPROV | Saturday, March 05, 2022 | $24-$59

In HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis, two art forms that have mystified and entertained fans, skeptics, and everyone in between, come together as two masters of their crafts unite for a totally unique comedy experience. Volunteers from the audience will be put under hypnosis by Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci, their inhibitions evaporated and their minds no longer their own. Then, one of the world’s leading improvisers Colin Mochrie takes the stage, turning the show into an improv extravaganza!

Sponsored by Susan Dunn, and Bill & Cathy Willcock.

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ECA Presents Lorrie Morgan | Saturday, March 12, 2022 | $34-$69

Lorrie Morgan staked her claim as being one of the youngest to have made his/her debut at the Mother Church of Country. Taking center stage at the Grand Ole Opry, young Miss Morgan performed her rendition of “Paper Roses.” Lorrie became a lifetime member of the Grand Ole Opry at the age of twenty-four. As an RCA recording artist, and later on the roster of its sister label, BNA, Lorrie made her mark with what have now become timeless country standards, “Five Minutes,” “Something In Red,” “Watch Me” and “What Part Of No,” to establish her place as a bright and shining country star.

Sponsored by Ron & Michelle Clyborne, and Jan & Benny Teal.

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ECA Presents Eileen Ivers | Friday, March 18, 2022 | $19-$54

Grammy award-winner Eileen Ivers will change the way you think about the violin. Hailed as one of the great innovators in Celtic and World music genres, Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. Called a "sensation" by Billboard magazine and "the Jimi Hendrix of the violin," by The New York Times, Eileen Ivers electrifies the crowd with a dazzling show of virtuoso playing.

Sponsored by Rick & Charlotte Canning, Marni Muir, Tanya Sharp & Morgan MacRury, and Wildland Adventures.

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ECA Presents Glenn Miller Orchestra | Thursday, March 24, 2022 | $34-$69

The most popular and sought-after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.

Sponsored by 
Irwin Zucker, Age 18

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ECA Presents Masters of Hawaiian Music | Saturday, March 26, 2022 | $19-$54

Masters of Hawaiian Music with George Kahumoku, Sonny Lim, and Jeff Peterson. Three Masters share Hawai'i's unique folk styles. Featuring Four-time Grammy winner Master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr., known as "Hawai'i's Renaissance Man", talented multi-instrumentalist Sonny Lim who comes from a renowned hula and music family from Hawai'i Island, and virtuoso Jeff Peterson, who has received multiple Na Hoku Awards for Best Slack Key Guitar and has five songs featured in the award-winning George Clooney film The Descendants. 

Sponsored by Kim & Gary Griffiths.

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ECA Presents Ranky Tanky | Friday, April 08, 2022 | $19-$54

Carolinians who mix the low country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. “Gullah” comes from West African language and means “a people blessed by God.” “Ranky Tanky” translates loosely as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!” In this spirit, this quintet performs a bone-deep mix of spirituals and gutbucket blues born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States.

Sponsored by Cline Jewelers, Donnie & Ross Griffin, Ann & Tim Mcmahon, and Heidi, Royce, & Stella Napolitino.

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ECA Saturday Matinee: Sultans of String | Saturday, April 09, 2022 | $10

Three-time JUNO Award nominees and Billboard charting band Sultans of String creates “energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” according to Maverick magazine. Thrilling their audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban and South Asian rhythms, the group celebrates musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity.

Sponsored by Laura Ellis.

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ECA Presents Derina Harvey Band | Friday, April 22, 2022 | $19-$44

Likened to a rockier version of Canada's Great Big Sea, if fronted by Adele, Celtic rock group the Derina Harvey Band has earned a reputation as a high-energy live show. The group recently won the People’s Choice Award at the 2018 Edmonton Music Awards, offering a fresh take on traditional folk songs layered with guitars, fiddle, and topped by Derina Harvey’s powerful voice. Listen >>

Sponsored by Barb & Pat Fahey.

This project received support from the Washington State Arts Commission, WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation), and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Please note: There may be points in this performance when the audience will be standing, participating, and dancing.

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ECA Presents Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles | Thursday, April 28, 2022 | $19-$54

In a musical landscape of songs that are often written by men, and for men, Mariachi Reyna De Los Angeles is the first all-female mariachi in the United States. Under the leadership of eight-time Grammy nominee, Maestro Jose Hernandez, Reyna was the first female Mariachi to break out of local level recognition to international stardom with original compositions, arrangements, and interpretations of Mariachi Classics. As performers, their passionate vocals, ability to engage the audience, and stellar musicality is second to none.

Sponsored by 
Michelle & Ron Clyborne and The Cheesemonger's Table.

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Jacob Jonas The Company’s CRASH ft. Okaidja Afroso and other works | Saturday, May 07, 2022 | $29-$54

Jacob Jonas The Company (JJTC) advances human narratives through the creation and presentation of exceptional dance. Together with a community of diverse collaborators, JJTC creates socially relevant works and strives to make dance a more visible and valued art form.

CRASH is a collaboration between Jacob Jonas The Company and Okaidja Afroso, who composed and will perform an original score live. The piece is inspired by the formation and patterns of waves — a source of inspiration for both Santa Monica, CA-based choreographer Jacob Jonas, and Afroso.

“The ocean is never still. Waves crash continuously. While observing from the shore, we expect to see waves on the horizon. One never crashes the same as another. Never the same height, pressure, distance or rhythm. Waves transmit energy, not water. Once crashed, a specific whitewater formation appears, then disappears. I have taken a series of still images of these whitewater formations from the Santa Monica Pier to inspire and imitate the patterns and directions choreographically.” – Jacob Jonas

**There will be a Pre-Show talk from 6:00-6:40PM.

Sponsored by Barclay-Shelton Dance Centre, Matthew & Nicole Cox, and Ray Liaw & Joseph Gregory.

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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ECA Presents Brubeck Brothers Quartet | Friday, May 20, 2022 | $19-$49

Celebrating the life and legacy of jazz giant Dave Brubeck, his sons Chris and Dan Brubeck, who performed and recorded with their father since the 1970s, curate a multimedia show with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet.

With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete this dynamic quartet. Through stories told by his sons and music performed by the Quartet, the show invites audiences to travel along the timeline of Dave’s extraordinary life and career.

Please note: This performance will be CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) captioned for patrons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Please reserve an iPad in advance or the day of the performance at the ECA Box Office. iPads are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CART captioning is made possible thanks to the generous support of Jo Drake, Lindsay Geyer & Jon Inge, and Louise Stanton-Masten.

Sponsored by David & Susan Earling, and Irwin Zucker, Age 17.

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ECA Presents The Mavericks | Tuesday, August 02, 2022 | $39-$74

Any band that manages to survive three decades, seeing its core members go from young adults to veteran musicians is bound to have its swings and cycles.

The Mavericks, the eclectic rock and country group known for crisscrossing musical boundaries with abandon, has gone through three distinct phases since it was founded in Miami in 1989. An initial period of heady success marked by big hits and critical acclaim in the ‘90s. A long hiatus starting 2003 when the musicians each went their own way. And finally, a triumphant reunion in 2012 which held long enough for them to recently celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary.

Now, The Mavericks are releasing a new album that ushers in the fourth phase of their evolution.  The Mavericks officially launch that adventure with the debut of their first-ever, all-Spanish album, released on the band’s own Mono Mundo label. Entitled simply En Español, it is produced by Malo and the band’s long-time collaborator Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Prince, Sheryl Crow). The line-up includes Malo’s fellow Miamian and charter bandmember, Paul Deakin on drums and vibraphone, as well as veteran Jerry Dale McFadden, who joined in 1993. Eddie Perez, a Mexican American guitarist from Los Angeles, is the band’s youngest and newest member, becoming a Maverick in 2003.

Sponsored by Loughrin & Company CPAs, and Chris & Nancy Fleck/Puget Sound Tax Services.

Please note: There may be points in this performance when the audience will be standing, participating, and dancing.

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ECA Presents Asleep At the Wheel | Friday, August 26, 2022 | $24-$59

They began with a simple goal: to play and help revive American roots music. Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Asleep at the Wheel holds 10 Grammy Awards, over 25 albums and more than 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. Between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you’ll be dancin’ down the aisles and swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into town!

Sponsored by 
Eric Carlson Dentistry and Main Street Electric.

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