Edmonds Center for the Arts announces 12th season

Jane Lynch, Graham Nash and Take 6 among scheduled artists
Jun 06, 2018
Photo by: Jane Lynch Christmas Jane Lynch, the former star of “Glee,” will perform a Christmas show in Edmonds.

Edmonds Center for the Arts has announced its 12th season, opening Oct. 1 and continuing through May 2019. It includes a award-winning contemporary artists, as well as mix of music, dance, film and comedy.

Full-season subscriptions, 8-plus and 5-plus packages are now available and can be purchased by calling the ECA Box Office at 425-275-9595 or visiting www.ec4arts.org.

Single tickets go on sale June 8 at noon.

Before the season begins, ECA’s Summer Engagements return in July.

“Summer engagements give us the opportunity to curate a selection of diverse and dynamic artists that may be new to our community,” said Gillian Jones, director of programming.

They take place on Wednesday evenings and include Afro-Colombian marimba ensemble Canalón de Timbiqui (July 25); the Gypsy rock band Royal Jelly Jive (Aug. 8); hip-hop violinist Damien Escobar (Aug. 22); and Sydney-based vocal quartet All Our Exes Live in Texas (Aug. 29).

All Summer Engagements kick off with outdoor happy hours and lawn games.

In addition to presented events, ECA offers Saturday matinees of music, dance and theater.

They include the sensory-friendly puppet performance Hobey Ford’s “Sea Song” (Nov. 18), in partnership with the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College; tap-dancing and beatboxing jugglers Collision of Rhythm (Jan. 12); Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s” Red Firecrackers: The Legend of the First Chinese New Year” (Feb. 23); and Seattle Children’s Film Festival’s “Best of the Fest” (Apr. 27), featuring award-winning animated and live action short films for kids and families of all ages.

Tickets to Saturday Matinees are $10, with $2 tickets available for low-income families and older adults through ECA’s Arts for Everyone program.

ECA is expanding its film programming for 2018-19. Back is the Film Cabaret Series, featuring classic, contemporary and cult films on ECA’s big screen. Patrons are invited to join happy hour backstage during pre-film cabarets that feature live performances by local musicians.

The series includes “A Mighty Wind” (Nov. 8), “Crazy Heart” (Jan. 18), and “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” (Mar. 22). It concludes with a special prom-themed cabaret for “Pretty in Pink” (May 11). Tickets to Film Cabaret events are $20 (cabaret + film)/$10 (film only).

New next season, ECA presents a series of classic films on Sunday afternoons. Starting at 3 p.m., Sunday Films offer a pre-dinner experience for audiences of all ages, coinciding with happy hour bar service.

The series includes “Harold and Maude” (Nov. 18), “Beaches” (Feb. 10), “The Blues Brothers” (Mar. 24), and “The Graduate” (May 19). Tickets to Sunday Films are $10/$2 Arts for Everyone.

For more information, go to www.ec4arts.org or call the box office at 425.275.9595.

2018-2019 season


Monday, Oct. 1. An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash. $40-$75.
Sunday, Oct. 7. Jesse Cook. $24-$59.
Wednesday, Oct. 10. Skerryvore and We Banjo 3. $19-$49.
Thursday, Oct. 18. Kaki King, “The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body.” $19-$44
Saturday, Oct. 27. BodyVox’s “BloodyVox.” $19-$59.
Thursday, Nov. 1. The Capitol Steps: “Orange Is the New Barack.” $29-$64.
Wednesday, Nov. 14. Seattle International Comedy Competition. $19-$39.
Saturday, Nov. 24. Jane Lynch, “A Swingin’ Little Christmas.” $39-$74.
Friday, Dec. 21. Take 6. $29-$64.
Thursday, Jan. 17. Bella Gaia. $19-$44.
Thursday, Feb. 21. Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy. $24-$59.
Saturday, Feb. 23. Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and Ahn Trio, “A Quest for Freedom.” $34-$59
Saturday, March 2. Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jóse Hernàndez. $24-$59.
Saturday, March 16. Booker T. Presents: “A Stax Revue and a Journey Thru Soul, Blues, and R&B.” $34-$69
Wednesday, March 27. collectif9. $19-$44.
Friday, April 5. Danilo Brito. $19-$44.
Saturday, April 13. “The Mikado.” $39-$69.
Wednesday, April 24. Anoushka Shankar. $29-$64.
Friday, April 26. Afro-Cuban All Stars. $24-$59.
Friday, May 3. Alan Doyle. $19-$49.
Friday, May 17. Anat Cohen Tentet. $19-$49

 

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