Welcome to the Edmonds Center for the Arts 2023/24 Season, a diverse, inspiring, and carefully curated collection of music, dance, comedy, and theater presentations!
Join us as we celebrate a dynamic blend of genres and cultures from across the country and around the world, all in the comforts of ECA’s intimate jewel-box theater.
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Vienna Boys Choir, the illustrious group of child musicians, has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and diverse repertoire which includes everything from medieval to contemporary to experimental music.
Sponsored By Rick & Charlotte Canning, Vicki & Jim O'Gorman, Karen Snepp, and Jeanne Thorsen & Tom MayerBuy Tickets
Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The Harlem Gospel Travelers face off in an epic soulful sing-off for the ages!
For more than a decade, singer-songwriter Eli "Paperboy" Reed has been sharing his unabashedly soulful music on stages all over the world. Born out of a music education program led by Reed, The Harlem Gospel Travelers, return with a bold and resilient album produced by and featuring Reed with performances that are explosive and ecstatic, fueled by dazzling vocal arrangements punctuated with gritty bursts of guitar.
Sponsored By Nancy Bittner, Louis & Diana Craig, Barb & Pat Fahey, and Sharon & Jim WilsonBuy Tickets
Don’t miss your chance to see two legendary performers, music icon Herb Alpert and his wife Lani Hall. These iconic vocalists and their incredible band will perform an eclectic mix of American standards, Brazilian jazz, some Beatles, some classic Tijuana Brass & Brazil '66 songs as well as many surprises.
Sponsored By Susan Knutson, and Sharon & Jim WilsonBuy Tickets
The historic tradition of mariachi music has its roots of origin in cities such as Guadalajara and Mexico City. As the ever-evolving genre's influence spread, it reached Chicago and birthed the Mariachi Herencia de México. The energetic, virtuosic, Latin GRAMMY-nominated group has issued chart-topping albums and performed across the North American continent.
Special opening performance by Mount Vernon Mariachi & Folklorico under the direction of Ramon Rivera.
Sponsored by David & Ruth Arista, Kim & Gary Griffiths, Mike & Wendy PopkeBuy Tickets
The inaugural tour of Lyric and Spirit celebrates the amazing variety and quality of female vocalists from around the world, featuring Luísa Lacerda of Brazil, Varijashree Venugopal of India, and Lenna Bahule of Mozambique The concert will feature solo sets by each singer and a collaborative set by the entire ensemble.
Sponsored By Cristi Benefiled, Matthew & Nicole Cox, Laura Ellis, and Ray Liaw & Joseph GregoryBuy Tickets
Author, critic, columnist, and screenwriter Lindy West has been writing jokes in the newspaper since 2005. The Seattle native is a former contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and the author of the bestselling memoir Shrill and the essay collection The Witches Are Coming. Her work has also appeared in This American Life, The Guardian, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Vulture, Jezebel, and others. She is the co-founder of the reproductive rights de-stigmatization campaign #ShoutYourAbortion.
Sponsored By David Brewster & Mary Kay Sneeringer, Matthew & Nicole Cox, and Ray Liaw & Joseph GregoryBuy Tickets
Jenny and the Mexicats is a musical journey that shows that there are no borders when it comes to music. There are also no labels, no prejudices, and no shortcomings. A multicultural band composed of English trumpeter and singer Jenny Ball, Spanish percussionist David González Bernardos, and the Mexican brothers Pantera Mexicat on guitar and Icho Mexicat on double bass, their style blends elements of flamenco, jazz, folk, and cumbia, with lyrics in both English and Spanish.
Laugh the night away at the REAL "Last Comic Standing," the 43rd Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition. ECA presents opening night of the semi-finals with the top five acts offering their very best ten-minute routines. They'll be vying for over $15,000 in cash prizes and the glory that goes with succeeding in this demanding event that presents 17 performances throughout the Puget Sound area in November.
Sponsored By Barb & Pat Fahey and Diana & Steve WhiteBuy Tickets
Three-time Grammy winning composer and fiddler Mark O’Connor’s An Appalachian Christmas is a wondrous holiday mixture of instrumental and vocal music in bluegrass and other American music genres. Experience fresh, playful takes on traditional songs with a few original compositions included. Mark O’Connor’s is joined on stage by his wife Maggie O’Connor on fiddle and vocals as well as a variety of musical guests.
Sponsored by Rick & Charlotte Canning, Louis & Diana Craig, Jack & Vivian Loos, Steve & Suzy MaloneyBuy Tickets
Amy Hanaiali‘i is known worldwide for her unmatched vocal range, polished performances, irresistible charm, and infectious smile. One of Hawaii's most respected and loved female vocalists, songwriters and performers, Hanaiali‘i’s vocal power derives from her disciplined classical training, fused with her Hawaiian heritage and rooted ancestral responsibility.
Sponsored By Bev & Rick Davenport, Laura Ellis, Lindsay Geyer & Jon Inge, and Lisa & David HelberBuy Tickets
Handpicked by Billy Joel to star in the hit Broadway musical Movin’ Out, Tony and Grammy nominated Michael Cavanaugh performs the music of Billy Joel and Elton John in this stellar production. Experience the greatest hits from these two great rock piano legends including: Piano Man, Rocket Man, Bennie and the Jets, Movin’ Out, I’m Still Standing, My Life, and many more. Billboard calls Cavanaugh the “New Voice of the American Rock and Roll Songbook."
Sponsored by Julie Long, Margaret & Tom Mesaros, Marla Miller & Al Huff, and David Schaefer & Pat MoriartyBuy Tickets
Singer-songwriter Storm Large shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova. She was also seen on the 2021 season of America’s Got Talent. Known as a fierce and compelling rock siren, Storm tours concert halls across the country with her band Le Bonheur and as a guest vocalist with Pink Martini.
Sponsored By Kim & Gary GriffithsBuy Tickets
CelloGayageum is a unique intercultural musical duo consisting of cellist Sol Daniel Kim and Gayageum player Dayoung Yoon. The idea to create this duo came from their visit to the "Pavillon of Unification" in Berlin, a city shaped by a tragic history of war, division, and reunion. By seamlessly blending the musical cultures and instruments of the cello and Gayageum, they create a harmonious symbiosis in both sound and style.
Sponsored By Will & Lisa Chen, Heidi, Royce & Stella Napolitino, and Wayne Grotheer & Mary SweeneyBuy Tickets
Canadian musician, actor, and storyteller, Alan Doyle, rose to fame as the enigmatic front man for acclaimed Newfoundland folk-rock band Great Big Sea. Doyle's solo albums Bay on Bridge, So Let’s Go, Week at the Warehouse, Rough Side Out, Back to The Harbour, and Here, Tonight continue to cement his reputation as one of Canada's most treasured musicians and storytellers.
Sponsored By David & Ruth AristaBuy Tickets
ECA's annual WE SPEAK Festival is a celebration of spoken word poetry and storytelling integrating critically-acclaimed artists alongside talented local youth. Developed in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WE SPEAK provides a platform for artists to respond to issues that impact themselves, their communities, and the world.
Sponsored By Edmonds Bookshop, David Brewster & Mary Kay Sneeringer, and Walnut Street CoffeeBuy Tickets
God, dressed in that familiar power suit, returns to skewer everything from Pocahontas to Platypus in God is a Scottish Drag Queen: The Second Coming - a hilarious sequel 2,000 years in the making! Fans across North America fell in love with the original show and this sequel has become even more popular!
Sponsored By Dave & Sue Earling, Cherly Foster & Carl Zapora, and Mike & Katherine MeeksBuy Tickets
Canadian group Leahy has secured a place as one of the country’s most highly regarded progressive folk-roots bands. The “Leahy sound” – a combination of strong stride piano, driving rhythm guitar, unique bass lines, and layttered with a contemporary drumming style – was the foundation from which wildly talented fiddle led instrumentals and vocals were launched to mainstream music listeners.
Sponsored by Susan DunnBuy Tickets
Defying convention and boundaries, Time For Three stands at the busy intersection of classical music, Americana, and singer-songwriter. Bonded by an uncommon blend of their instruments fused together with their voices, Charles Yang, Nick Kendall, and Ranaan Meyer have found a unique voice of expression to share with the world.
Sponsored By Christian & Marina Anderson, Laura Ellis, Lindsay Geyer & Jon Inge, Heidi, Royce & Stella NapolitinoBuy Tickets
Radical System Art fuses dance, theatre and martial arts with interactive technology and design to create impactful performances. The company is guided by a principle of harnessing opposition to find strength and balance: athleticism with artistry, structure with chaos, technique with instinct. By weaving movement, sound and imagery together, Radical System Art creates a universal language that voices what can't be said with words.
Sponsored By Barclay Shelton Dance Centre and Steve & Leanne SheltonBuy Tickets
Okareka Dance Company: “Mana Wahine” (Powerful Women)
Through choreography, set design, and costume, Okareka Dance Company strives to tell bold, spiritual stories that are of and from New Zealand. The company performs Mana Wahine [Powerful Women], a multi-media exploration of the strength, spirit, and primal beauty of women, specifically Maori women.Buy Tickets
Formed in 1995 by brothers Phillip and Stephen Blanchett, Pamyua honors and shares Indigenous traditions through ceremony, songs, and dance. The group blends Inuit drum/dance melodies with R&B vocal styling and arrangements.
Sponsored By Mike & Leslie FoleyBuy Tickets
Oumou Sangaré, treads a fine line between her attachment to the traditional music of Wassoulou, the region of Mali, and technological dislocation, gracing her fans with songs whose vital force was still intact and laying bare a heart that has remained as ardent as ever. With the release of her ninth album Timbuktu, named after the legendary city that faced extreme violence and hardship during the war in Northern Mali a decade ago, she has turned into an international world music phenomenon and activist.
Sponsored By Julie Long, Vicki & Jim O'Gorman, Wayne Grotheer & Mary Sweeney, and Diana & Steve WhiteBuy Tickets
Written by Tony Award Winning playwright Rupert Holmes
Starring Michelle Azar as Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Directed by Laley Lippard
Supreme Court Justice “RBG” welcomes a friend of the family to her cozy chambers to convey, over the course of ninety fascinating and often funny minutes, a sense of her life and its many trials. An evening with a great and compassionate icon of straight-thinking American justice emerges ... an RBG who is not only “notorious” but victorious as she takes a stand for ordinary people facing the many challenges of a changing world. Bring your scrunchies, your hankies, your humor and your heart to this entertaining and uplifting event!
Sponsored By Doreen & Ralph BoyBuy Tickets
As the leader of the influential 60's group, The Byrds, Roger McGuinn was on the leading edge, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, to create the genre known as “folk-rock” His groundbreaking work on The Byrds' “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” album, is widely credited with ushering in the genre of country rock.
Sponsored By Rick & Charlotte Canning and Nicholas & Kathryn SweersBuy Tickets
Armed with only their wits, Whose Line is it Anyway? stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are taking to the live stage and they’re...Scared Scriptless! Prepare to as improv comedy masterminds Colin & Brad must make up original scenes, songs, and more from whatever you, the fans, suggest! You might also get to join in on the fun on stage.Buy Tickets
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With Special Guest Opener Casey Neill.
Over a thirty-five-year career that began in clubs around their native Atlanta, Georgia, the multi-Grammy-winning duo of Emily Saliers and Amy Ray has recorded sixteen studio albums, sold over 15 million records, and built a dedicated, enduring following across the globe. Rolling Stone describes them as the “ideal duet partners.”
Committed and uncompromising activists, they work on issues like immigration reform (El Refugio), LGBTQ advocacy, education (Imagination Library), death penalty reform, and Native American rights.
$1 from every ticket purchase will go towards Honor the Earth, a non-profit they co-founded, which is dedicated to the survival of sustainable Native communities, Indigenous environmental justice, and green energy solutions.
Sponsored by Norm & Kim Brown, Andy & Kristen Cline, and Diana & Steve White
Experience your favorite Steely Dan hits like you've never heard them before!
The demands of the music of Steely Dan are high, both in technical proficiency and in preserving the sarcastic, knowing attitude originally conceived.
Nearly Dan excels on both fronts, fusing together the chops of 12 diversely talented artists (with backgrounds in jazz, rock, R&B, country, and swing) into a veritable butcher’s shop window of precisely cut bass lines; surgical, highly reminiscent guitar solos; a biting yet sophisticated horn section and richly marbled beats.Buy Tickets
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Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world music adventure crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop. Featuring a dozen musicians with songs in 25 languages, don’t miss our favorite “biggest little orchestra” featuring celebrated lead singer China Forbes.Buy Tickets
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