Lily Tomlin headlines Edmonds Center for the Arts’ fifth season

Lily Tomlin

The Edmonds Center for the Arts on Monday announced its fifth season with a line-up of artists that includes something for everyone, including award-winning actress and comedienne Lily Tomlin on Oct. 1, ukelele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro on Jan 19, and folk singer Arlo Gutherie on April 13.

Here’s a look at the upcoming season:

Oct. 1: Lily Tomlin (this show is not included in subscription packages but subscribers can purchase tickets at a 10 percent discount)

Oct. 7: Christopher Cross, 1980s adult contemporary musical hitmaker

Oct. 14: Orla Fallon, Irish singer/harpist, formerly a member of group Celtic Woman

Oct. 16: Riders in the Sky, family-friendly Western music and comedy group, styled afte Gene Autry and Roy Rogers

Oct. 29: Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes, acclaimed jazz piano duo

Nov. 4: MOMIX, innovative multimedia experience combining athletic dance, riveting music, inventive props and pure talent

Nov. 16: Seattle International Comedy Competition, regional touring comedy festival featuring nationally recognized comedians

Nov. 25: Sing-A-Long “Sound of Music,” interactive movie event featuring the classic film “The Sound of Music”

Dec. 1: Cantus (All is Calm), classical music and theatrics combine to retell a true holiday story from World War I

Dec. 7: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Holiday Show, modern-day swing band traditionalists rework yuletide classics into rollicking Big Band extravaganzas

Jan. 13, 2012: David Hidalgo & Louie Perez (of Los Lobos), songwriting team of the renowned musical group Los Lobos

Jan. 19, 2012: Jake Shimabukuro, ukelele virtuoso

Jan. 28, 2012: International Guitar Night, musical event featuring four accoustic guitarists and their special musical styles

Feb. 24, 2012: Kenya Safari Acrobats, dynamic dance/acrobat troupe from Kenya

Feb. 28, 2012: The Second City, improvisation and satirical sketch comedy mined from current events

March 9, 2012: Lorna Luft/Songs My Mother Taught Me, A Tribute to Judy Garland, celebrated performer, producer, author and daughter of Judy Garland

March 24, 2012: Reduced Shakespeare Co. – Complete World of Sports, the “bad boys of abridgement” take on the foibles of sports with their new sketch comedy

April 1, 2012: “Sweeney Todd” in Concert, the demon Barber of Fleet Street comes to life in this concert event featuring favorite songs from the musical

April 13, 2012: Arlo Guthrie, folk singer/songwriter/philospher best known for his satirical protest song “Alice’s Restaurant”

April 27, 2012: Alpin Hong, young classically-trained pianist known for skillful technique and passionate performances

May 12, 2012: Four Bitchin’ Babes (Hormonal Imbalance), four multi-talented gal pals, each a brilliant writer-musician-comedienne, fill the stage with luxurious harmonies and sophisticated stand-up comedy

May 18, 2012: Gaelic Storm, rollicking Celtic-style music group combine traditional Celtic, Irish and Scottish music with world rhythms

There are three ways to enjoy ECA performances:

Single Tickets: Purchase individual tickets to the performances of your choice at our regular ticket prices.
Choice Series: Purchase tickets to five or more performances and receive a discount off each ticket.
Full-season subscription: Save 30 percent on 21 shows compared to individual ticket prices. Subscribers enjoy best seats in the house, special ticket discounts and priority ordering. Call the ECA box office at 425-275-9595 for more details.

Ticket sales for the 2001-12 season begin Friday, July 1, online starting at midnight or at noon through the ECA box office.


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