Huge Weekend in Tri-Cities Live Theater!
In case you weren't aware, we have a thriving theater arts community in the Tri-Cities. Plays, musicals, choral events, and more are picking up this spring season. This weekend is a HUGE weekend with events in Pasco and Richland. Three major shows are going on, so you'll have to plan your weekend accordingly. The Richland Players, Pasco Players, and Mid-Columbia Musical Theater all have excellent shows not to be missed! Take a look below to find out when and what's going on, then get your tickets!
Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre: The Huntchback of Notre Dame- A Timeless Story. Four Performances. One weekend only!! From the Academy Award-winning team of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.The sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical. Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre is proud to present: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Tickets are on sale now!
The Richland Players: And the Winner Is...- This comic story tells of Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, who is finally nominated for an Oscar, then dies the night before the awards. Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins (even though he's dead), he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night. Along the way, he drags his agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend and his ex-wife into the journey, in a wildly twisting tale of Hollywood, the afterlife, and how we are judged. Be sure NOT to miss this final weekend of this fun and entertaining show!
The Pasco Players: Stand and Deliver- "A motion picture originally released by Warner Brothers, this Oscar-nominated drama is the compelling true story of a dedicated East Los Angeles teacher who surmounts overwhelming odds in his quest to turn inner-city students into whiz kids. When Jaime Escalante leaves a career in engineering to teach high school math, he is assigned to a barrio school with a reputation for gangs, drugs and dropouts, an ill-funded school that is also in imminent danger of losing its accreditation. Still, his quirky sense of humor, antics and offbeat teaching methods mesmerize and motivate his students. A class goal is set: to take the Advanced Placement Calculus Test, an exam so demanding that less than two percent of seniors attempt it. Pressure mounts! Escalante works his students and himself so obsessively that he suffers a heart attack a couple of days before the test; nonetheless, 18 students take the test. All 18 pass! However, the skeptical Educational Testing Service invalidates the scores because of the unusual similarity of wrong answers. Ambition and pride vanish in a single computerized keystroke. Reluctantly, the students agree to retest. The result provides the dramatic conclusion to this emotion-packed, inspirational, urban fairy tale."