Edmonds Center for Arts taking reservations for 2014-15 season

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The Edmonds Center for the Arts is now taking reservations for ECA’s 2014/15 season subscription packages. Check the ECA website for the downloadable PDF reservation form, which is also available at the ECA Box Office.

Full season subscriptions will be available for purchase online June 23 online, in person at the ECA Box Office or via phone at 425-275-9595 starting at noon. On July 7,  5+ Show Packs & 8+ Show Packs are available for purchase online, in person at the ECA Box Office or via phone at 425-275-9595 also at noon. And on Aug. 1, single tickets are available for purchase.

And here is the round-up of upcoming shows:

ECA Presented Performances:
Los Pinguos
October 11, 2014 | $29, $24 & $19 | Youth/Student $15
Los Pinguos came to the U.S. from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their unique sound blends rhythms, reggae, rumba flamenca and rock.

Richard Thompson
October 25, 2014 | $44, $39, $34 | Youth/Student $15
Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters.

ETHEL and Kaki King
October 30, 2014 | $39, $34, $29 | Youth/Student $15
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Kaki King is a true iconoclast, a visionary musician/artist whose singular work rightly stands out amongst the easily formatted. String quartet ETHEL presents a program which delves energetically into the fallibility of human memory and the mutability of the past.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
November 6th, 2014 | $49, $44 & $39 | Youth/Student $15
The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status.

Seattle International Comedy Competition
November 19th, 2014 | $34, $29 & $24 | Youth/Student $15
This program may contain adult material not suitable for children.
The 35th annual Seattle International Comedy Competition makes a return stop to Edmonds in November. It’s America’s biggest touring comedy festival.

Sweet Honey in the Rock
November 22nd, 2014| $44, $39 & $34 | Youth/Student $15
Sweet Honey in the Rock creates an adventurous and diverse mixture of blues, African, jazz, gospel and R&B music, with excursions into symphonic and dance theater.

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music
November 29th, 2014 |12:00 Noon | $20, $15 & $15
Enjoy the Sing-A-Long Sound of Music on Thanksgiving weekend as part of your holiday plans in Edmonds!

David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown
December 1st, 2014 | $39, $34 & $29 | Youth/Student $15
David Benoit’s expansive career as a contemporary jazz pianist and composer has included over 25 solo recordings.

Ahn Trio
January 9th, 2015 | $39, $34 & $29| Youth/Student $15
Born in Seoul, Korea and educated at the Juilliard in New York City, the members of the Ahn Trio, (cellist Maria, pianist Lucia, and violinist Angella), are constantly redefining the art and architecture of chamber music.

Martha Redbone Roots Project
January 15, 2015 | $29, $24 & $19 | $15 Youth/Student
The “charismatic indie-soul diva” (Time Out New York), Martha Redbone, is an Independent Music Award-winning musician of Cherokee, Choctaw, Shawnee and African American descent. Since bursting onto the scene at the 2002 Native American Music Awards, she has established a solid history of performing, educating, and mentoring across Native North America and in some cases abroad.

Marc Cohn
January 24, 2015 | $44, $39 & $34 | Youth/Student $15
After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis”, Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man.

Jesse Cook
February 6, 2015 | $34, $39 & $34 | Youth/Student $15

Jesse Cook is a Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer. Widely considered one of the most influential figures in “nuevo flamenco” music, he incorporates elements of flamenco rumba, jazz & many forms of world music into his work.

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
February 12, 2015 | $34, $29 & $24 | Youth/Student $15
For nearly 30 years, GRAMMY award winning artist Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana Creole has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today.

Spencer Day
February 14, 2015 | $29, $24 & $19 | Youth/Student $15
Jazz singer and songwriter Spencer finds inspiration in the works of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and many others. These artists are the foundation of Spencer’s creative process and continue to influence his writing and performance style.

Les Ballet Trockadero De Monte Carlo
February 19, 2015 | $54, $49 & $44 | Youth/Student $15
Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a satirical view of the dance form, The Trocks, as they are affectionately known, quickly garnered a major critical essay by Arlene Croce in The New Yorker, and combined with reviews in The New York Times and The Village Voice, established the Company as an artistic and popular success.

Southern Troubadors in the Round: Joe Ely, Ruthie Foster and Paul Thorn
March 13, 2015 | $44, $39 & $34 | Youth/Student $15
Joe Ely is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music touches on honky-tonk, Texas Country, Tex-Mex and rock and roll. Those who have followed Ruthie Foster’s eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. Paul Thorn has been pleasing crowds for years with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, and thoroughly Southern, yet also speaking universal truths.

Ain’t Misbehavin’
March 21, 2015 | $39, $34 & $29 | Youth/Student $15
Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a musical revue with a book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr., and music by various composers and lyricists. It is named after the song by Fats Waller (with Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf), “Ain’t Misbehavin”.

Koresh Dance Company
April 1, 2015 | $34, $29 & $24 | Youth/Student $15
Koresh Dance Company was founded in Philadelphia in 1991, and is widely recognized for its superb technique and emotionally-compelling appeal.

One Night of Queen
April 9, 2015 | $44, $39 & $34 | Youth/student $15
ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN PERFORMED BY GARY MULLEN & THE WORKS is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. They have been hailed as the “World’s Premiere Queen Tribute Band” and have received rave reviews from over 500 Performing Arts Centers in the USA since 2008.

The Wonder Bread Years
April 16, 2015 | $34, $29 & $24 | Youth/student $15
A salute to the Baby Boomer Generation, The Wonder Bread Years starring Pat Hazell, is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between stand-up and theater. Audiences across the country are enjoying a show that not only restores a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before.

Sing-A-Long “Grease”
April 24, 2015 | $20, $15 & $15 | Youth/student $15
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars. And remember, GREASE is the word.

The Capitol Steps
April 29, 2015 | $44, $39 & $34 | Youth/Student $15
The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party.

Natalie MacMaster- Visions from Cape Breton
May 10, 2015 | $44, $39 & $34 | Youth/Student $15
Award winning Cape Breton musician, Natalie MacMaster, began her fiddling career at 16 releasing her debut album Four on the Floor. Her musical venture now spans over three decades, completing 11 albums, performing thousands of shows and collaborating with a multitude of world renowned artists.

Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks
May 20, 2015 | $34, $29 & $24 | Youth/Student $15
Dan Hicks is an American singer-songwriter who combines cowboy folk, jazz, country, swing, bluegrass, pop, and gypsy music in his sound. He is perhaps best known for the songs “I Scare Myself” and “Canned Music.” His songs are frequently infused with humor, as evidenced by the title of his tune, “How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?” Hick’s new album, “Live at Davies” was released in summer 2013.

The Manhattan Transfer
May 29, 2015 | $64, $59 & $54 | Youth/Student $15
It’s been nearly forty years since Tim Hauser, a former Madison Avenue marketing executive, paid his bills by driving a New York City cab while aspiring to form a harmony vocal quartet sui generis that could authentically embrace varied musical styles, and still create something wholly unique in the field of American popular song.

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ECA Family Series 2014-2015
All ECA Family Series Performances start at 2:00pm. Seating is General Admission.
Tickets $10. Full Season Subscription for Family Series- $32

Hobey Ford’s Migration
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Internationally-renowned puppeteer Hobey Ford explores the wonders of migration through the story of a Mexican girl named Beatriz and her own migration to the United States. The story of Beatriz’s journey is juxtaposed with the stories of other animals that migrate: Monarch butterflies, polar bears, the godwit bird and the sperm whale. Migration is a special co-presentation of ECA and the Black Box Theatre, and will take place at Edmonds Community College in the Black Box Theatre.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Infinitus is quickly becoming one of North America’s premier chamber groups. This dynamic trio from Vancouver, Canada engages young audiences with music ranging from familiar classics to classic rock, and from TV theme songs to hip-hop beat-boxing.

Kamikaze Fireflies
Saturday, March 14, 2015
The Kamikaze Fireflies are a Los Angeles-based two person vaudeville smack down. Whether spinning gigantic metal cubes, juggling, stilt-walking, performing daring stunts, breathing fire, or breaking into contortionist backbends, their performances incite awe and laughter for the whole family.

Aaron Nigel Smith
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Aaron Nigel Smith’s fun, inspired and lively show is guaranteed to get the audience off their feet! Aaron’s debut CD release Let’s Pretend (2005) received NAPPA and iParenting Media awards, and in 2008 he collaborated with Ziggy Marley on B is for Bob, a Bob Marley children’s CD. Aaron has been a featured cast member on the PBS kids series Between the Lions.


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