Tragedy: a Tragedy

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

Reporting live on an unfolding crisis, Frank in the Studio is aided by his team of field reporters: John in the Field, Constance at the Home, and Michael, the Legal Advisor. As the impending event approaches and chaos builds, the broadcasters reveal themselves to be all too human. In an era during which many have come to question the veracity of the news media, Will Eno's Tragedy: A Tragedy hilariously transcends fact-in-fiction in search of universal truths about the world we live in.

$15 – $47

On Screen: Follies (NT Live – Rated PG13)

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Follies includes such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I’m Still Here and Losing My Mind.

$5 – $47

Come Stand in My Shoes

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

An evening of dance for all ages! Directed and Choreographed by Tiffany Loney Presented through Orcas Dance Collective Featuring Junior Dance Collective and special guests

$15 – $47
Recurring

Loudin Art Auction – Opening and Closing Parties

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

Island treasure and renowned watercolorist, Frank Loudin has generously offered a wide array of his original watercolor paintings for sale to benefit Orcas Center. Postponed earlier due to COVID precautions, the online auction for these wonderful watercolor landscapes will begin at 10am on Sunday, November 21, running through 6pm on Sunday, December 5.

On Screen: Fire Shut Up in My Bones (The Met)

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

Fire Shut Up in My Bones is The Met's first performance of a black composer, Terrance Blanchard.  Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir, which The New York Times praised after its 2019 world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as “bold and affecting” and “subtly powerful.”

$5 – $47

The Olga Symphony

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

They’re back! The beloved tradition returns, as the Olga Symphony once more takes to the Orcas Center stage for their annual Holiday Concert. Melinda, Gordon, Z, JP, and Anita will bring guitar, fiddle, bass, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, dobro, musical saw and luscious vocals to you in decidedly non-symphonic manner. There will be classic favorite songs, a few new treasures, fun, and at least one new dress.

On Screen: Spartacus (Bolshoi)

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

In Imperial Rome led by Crassus, Spartacus and his wife Phrygia are reduced to slavery and are separated by slave dealers. His love for her and his desire for freedom lead him to revolt against the Roman army with the help of the other captives.  But the treacherous Aegina, who seeks to conquer Crassus and gain power, will get in the way of Spartacus’s plan.

On Screen: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (NT Live – Rated R)

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at maths, while everyday life presents some barriers. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour’s dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world.

$5 – $47

Loudin Art Auction – Closing Party

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

Island treasure and renowned watercolorist, Frank Loudin has generously offered a wide array of his original watercolor paintings for sale to benefit Orcas Center. Postponed earlier due to COVID precautions, the online auction for these wonderful watercolor landscapes will begin at 10am on Sunday, November 21, running through 6pm on Sunday, December 5.

On Screen: No Man’s Land (NT Live – Rated R)

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

$5 – $47

Nutcracker Kingdom of Sweets – Livestream

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

Orcas Dance Collective’s fall dance class series is coming to a close, and we are so excited to see what our student dancers have learned. Join us for a Holiday Showcase - “Winter Wonderland” and “Nutcracker: Kingdom of Sweets” on December 15th and 16th, at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm. These performances will present student dancers of all ages with something for everyone. We hope to see you there!

Winter Wonderland – Livestream

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

Orcas Dance Collective’s fall dance class series is coming to a close, and we are so excited to see what our student dancers have learned. Join us for a Holiday Showcase - “Winter Wonderland” and “Nutcracker: Kingdom of Sweets” on December 15th and 16th, at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm. These performances will present student dancers of all ages with something for everyone. We hope to see you there!

On Screen: Eurydice (The Met)

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

Orpheus is almost the archetypical operatic tale, and composers throughout history have adapted it for the operatic stage. But in his evocative new opera, celebrated American composer Matthew Aucoin reimagines the story from Eurydice’s point of view and imbues these familiar characters with surprising new dimensions.

$5 – $47

Home for the Holidays 2021

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

The Crow Valley String Band, Brograss and friends invite you to join them for their annual “Home for the Holidays” show. Although it was fun streaming from our living room last year, we are so excited, thanks to the vaccine, to return to the stage at the Orcas Center. Tashi will be home from music conservatory and college, and Kaj back from studying in London, even taller, and inspired with new tunes and ideas. Come hear about what they have been doing. Please join Jim, Rachel, Tashi and Kaj again this year,  as we bring you music, song and stories to welcome the festive season.

On Screen: The Nutcracker (Bolshoi)

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey.

$5 – $47

CANCELED Events at Orcas Center

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

The following events are cancelled at Orcas Center: The Magic Flute (Jan 8th), John Reischman and the Jaybirds (Jan 14th), King Lear (Jan 15th), Zan Fiskum (Jan 21st), and Amelia Lukas (Jan 29th)

On Screen: Cinderella (The Met)

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon, a hit of the 2017–18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minute adaptation, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians.

Locarno

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

Locarno incorporates music from Columbia, African Sukous, Mexican Marimba Music, Venezuelan Joropo and Brazilian Forro Music. Perhaps where the band shines the most is in the live shows which features Tom Landa on jaranas and guitars, Kalissa Landa on violin, Robin Layne on marimba, congas and timbales, Pedro Mota on guitar an vocals, Aaron McKinney on bass, Liam MacDonald on drums, congas and pandero, Mark D’Angelo on trumpet and Nick La Rivere on trombone.

$15 – $47

Jiji

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

JIJI is an adventurous artist known for her virtuosic performances that feature a diverse selection of music, ranging from traditional and contemporary classical to free improvisation, played on both acoustic and electric guitar. Through her impeccable musicianship, compelling stage presence, and constant premieres of new musical works, JIJI’s intriguing programming solidifies her reputation as a 21st century guitarist.

$15 – $47

On Screen: Rigoletto (The Met)

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

Michael Mayer’s acclaimed production, first seen in the 2012–13 season, sets the action of Verdi’s masterpiece in 1960 Las Vegas—a neon-lit world ruled by money and ruthless, powerful men. Piotr Beczała is the Duke, a popular entertainer and casino owner who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Željko Lučić sings Rigoletto, his sidekick and comedian, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto’s innocent daughter, Gilda. When she is seduced by the Duke, Rigoletto sets out on a tragic course of murderous revenge. Štefan Kocán is the assassin Sparafucile and Michele Mariotti conducts.

$5 – $47