Imagine Van Gogh: Coming to the Tacoma Armory

In 2008, Annabelle Mauger crafted her very first immersive Van Gogh exhibition and, in the last few years, the finalized project has become an incredible hit. Imagine Van Gogh, the Original Exhibition in Image Totale© sold over 500,000 tickets across Canada in 2020 alone. The exhibit will be presenting stunning renditions of Van Gogh’s classic artwork in over 200 of his paintings brought to life in a breathtaking immersive experience. Mauger and Julien Baron, renowned for their work at Cathédrale d’Images in Les Baux-de-Provence, France, are no strangers to the immersive art world — in fact, they are pioneers of the medium. Since 2016, the duo have developed and expanded Image Totale© to create a truly emotionally cathartic experience for visitors.

In order to create such a unique exhibition, Mauger and Baron used warping techniques to adapt the surface to the projected image, releasing the art being trapped inside of the canvas. “The choice of images, the way they are positioned, their rhythm and their association with the music all compose this original creation conceived by Annabelle Mauger and developed with Julien Baron.”

Online reservations for Imagine Van Gogh are encouraged, as admission is based on timed-entry and tickets are sure to sell out quickly! Each ticket is valid for one person, with no re-entry permitted and they are nonrefundable. The exhibition is open at the Tacoma Armory from December 18, 2021 to January 30, 2022, with shortened hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas.

For Additional Information and Tickets
tacomaartslive.org

MARTINA PRESTON

From Musicals to Backcountry Bayou – Live Performance is Back!

Steep Canyon Rangers

For months, the stage lights have been dark, the green rooms have been empty, and box offices have stood silent as performing arts venues were closed during the pandemic. Actors, singers, musicians, dancers, magicians and performers of all kinds got creative and offered virtual plays and performances, but they were all simply passing the time until they could be with a live audience again. Come fall we can all rejoice in the return to in-person performances throughout the South Sound. From musicals to backcountry bayou, live performance is back!

In Olympia, the Harlequin will be performing three plays in repertory this fall— Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Musical based on the life of Rosemary Clooney, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, and Until the Flood by Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dael Orlandersmith. At the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Boogie from the Bayou, a New Orleans zydeco musical performance is scheduled for late October.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Tacoma’s offerings include Steep Canyon Rangers, a Grammy Award-winning bluegrass sextet, and the play Tribes, which won the 2012 New York Drama Critics Circle Award presented by Tacoma Arts Live. At the grand dame of Tacoma’s theatre scene, the Tacoma Little Theatre, you can find two classics: Terms of Endearment and Clue: On Stage. In Tacoma’s West End they are warming up their vocal cords and stretching out their hipscs-inspired production called All Shook Up, a modern rock ’n roll take on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Just to the north, the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center will be presenting a wide array of acts including performances by Irish balladeers The High Kings, Grammy-winning guitarist and singer Robert Cray, country music singer Josh Gracin, and classic rock cover band The Hit Men.

Robert Cray

Circle the weekend of November 5 and 6 to make sure you get a seat to enjoy the feeling of shared laughter. Tacoma Arts Live will be presenting the ever-popular David Sedaris, known best for his appearances on the radio show This American Life. American comedy legend Yakov Smirnoff will make a rare appearance at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center.

Before you know it, Christmas songs will be playing in every store, so take a moment to check out the holiday offerings planned for the South Sound which include A Christmas Carol (Harlequin), The Wizard of Oz (Tacoma Little Theatre), and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party (Tacoma Arts Live).

So no matter what your preference, there is plenty to pick from this fall from the South Sound’s performing arts venues. See you at the theatre!

For Additional Information and Tickets
harlequinproductions.org
washingtoncenter.org
tacomaartslive.org
tacomalittletheatre.com
tmp.org
fwpaec.org

HILLARY RYAN

Tacoma Arts Live’s VIVID Fundraiser

Tacoma Arts Live’s annual fundraiser looked a little different this year. The virtual event was attended by 265 virtual attendees. The event focused on the transformative stories about Tacoma Arts Live access and education programs impact. An inspirational poem was performed by Tacoma Arts Live’s Conservatory student, Miskaela Perry. Live music was performed by Blue Wave Band.

Featured auction items included: specially-crafted LeRoy Jewelers pendant, ski vacation to Sun Valley, a Holland America Cuise and a Tacoma Armory back stage tour. Funds raised from the virtual event support Tacoma Arts Live arts access and education programs like The Muse Hour.

Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll

Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & RollNeil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll

 

May 23, 7:30pm

 

Tacoma Arts Live

 

901 Broadway, Tacoma

 

253.591.5894 | tacomaartslive.org

 

Neil Berg shares the 50-year history of the phenomenon that changed the world forever. Five singers and a five-piece band recreate rock’s greatest songs. Berg adds a narrative of little-known and surprising stories. Included in the celebration are Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, The Who, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, and more. Travel through 50 years of rock ’n’ roll music!

VIVID: A Fundraiser for Arts Access & Education

VIVID: A Fundraiser for Arts Access & EducationVIVID

 

March 20, 7pm

 

Virtual Event

 

253.591.5890 | tacomaartslive.org

 

Please join our talented team of artists and educators along with EnJoy Productions for a virtual fundraiser with live music and a dazzling online auction! The online auction launches on Saturday, March 13. Even during a pandemic, Tacoma Arts Live is providing in-person and virtual connection through events with both local and international artists, and through education programs such as our LENS Project for social-emotional learning, our Civil Rights Legacy Tour, as well as other classes for youth and adults.ra

The Book of Andy

The Book of AndyThe Book of Andy

 

February 13, 20, 27 & March 6, 7pm

 

Virtual Event

 

253.591.5890 | tacomaartslive.org

 

THE BOOK OF ANDY follows Andy after he responds “…I don’t know” to a marriage proposal from his longtime boyfriend. When he can’t figure out why he couldn’t say yes, Andy decides to call his ex-boyfriends in an attempt to understand what went wrong there, only to find they are thriving without him, leading him to take desperate measures: he tells them he’s dying. Reset during the time of Covid, social unrest and LGBT rights back up for debate, ‘ANDY explores the world of modern dating through the eyes of a gay man who is suddenly hit with the intensity and surprise of marriage.

Brew Five Three To Go!

Brew Five Three To Go!Brew Five Three To Go!

 

February 13, noon-5pm

 

America’s Car Museum: Haub Family Field

 

2702 E D St, Tacoma

 

253.591.5890 | tacomaartslive.org

 

Tacoma Arts Live is teaming up with your favorite Northwest brewers & cideries! With three tasting kits offered To Go!, Each kit features a variety of different cans and bottles, a pint glass, and fun swag from participating brewers and cideries. Plus, don’t forget the music – every purchase will have access to a special brewer curated Spotify list. There will be three hosted Zoom events that highlight what’s in your tasting kit, alongside a brewer Q&A. Zoom links and more details will be shared one week before the event. Pick Up To Go!
Brew Five Three To Go! will take place from Noon to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, February 13 only at LeMay – America’s Car Museum’s Haub Family Field. All tasting kits must be picked up during this window. When picking up your Tasting Kits, you will be required to present your government issued ID (must be 21+) and your ticket receipt. Masks are required.