Imagine Van Gogh Immersive Exhibition

Imagine Van Gogh pays tribute to the genius
of Van Gogh’s work and life.

130 years after his death, Vincent Van Gogh remains one of the most famous artists of all time. His brushstrokes are widely recognizable and his fandom spans the globe.

Celebrated for both his artistic practice and his persona, the artist produced an oeuvre that stands among the most recognizable art in the world. The distinctive style of his popular paintings defined by thick, painterly brushstrokes and a bright color palette, the luminous landscapes, expressive portraits, and vibrant still lifes have come to represent the artist.

Van Gogh’s art became astoundingly popular after his death, especially in the late 20th century when his work sold for record-breaking sums at auctions around the world and was featured in blockbuster touring exhibitions.

Imagine Van Gogh, an immersive exhibition

Imagine Van Gogh, is an exhibition where one can admire The Starry Night, Irises and Sunflowers, or be drawn into the intimacy of his Bedroom in Arles. An experience that brings viewers to the heart of its images, Imagine Van Gogh is accompanied by the music of the great composers Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Bach, Delibes and Satie.

Imagine Van Gogh amplifies emotion

The warping techniques used for Imagine Van Gogh adapt the surface to the projected image, thus respecting the latter’s integrity to magnify the artworks, whereas more traditional mapping techniques focus on adapting the image to the surface. Warping consists in perfectly adjusting the projected work to the scenographic surface. This technique frees the work from the gravitational subjection that befalls any earthly object. 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.

Opening Dates and Hour

March 5 to April 16, 2022
Sunday to Thursday 10 am to 8 pm
Friday & Saturday 10 am to 9 pm
Last entry 1 hour before closing.
Ticket Prices
  • Adult (11+): Sun-Thurs $41, Friday- Sat $51
  • Child (4-10): Sun-Thurs $36, Friday-Sat $45
  • Family (2 adults + 2 kids): Sun-Wed $129, Thu-Sat $131
  • Groups (4 person+): Sun-Wed $36, Thu-Sat $45
  • Flex Adults (anytime within a given day/no readmission): $66
  • Flex Children (anytime within a given day/no readmission): $50
  • Children 3 and under are admitted for free, but due to capacity restrictions will still require a ticket. Please make sure you add this to your order if a child 3 and under is accompanying you. Please note, there are a limited number of Child 3 and under tickets available per time slot.


Imagine Van Gogh contains bright lights that may cause discomfort for people with photosensitive epilepsy.

Our Immersive Room has music playing that might be slightly louder than normal and may cause discomfort to people suffering from sensitivity to loud sounds. In this is your case, we recommend you are accommodated with a proper noise reduction device.



All visitors 12 years and older must show proof of either a complete COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test result sourced by a professional test provided within 72-hours of the event.
All patrons are required to show government-issued ID in addition to one of the following for entry:

  • Official Vaccine card
  • A clear and legible photocopy of your vaccine card
  • Photo of your vaccine card on your phone
  • A digital vaccine passport or record
  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained within 72 hours of the event


When visiting Imagine Van Gogh, masks are mandatory for guests of all ages for the duration of the event and must fully cover the nose, mouth and chin. Face Shields will not be accepted if not paired with a mask. Please wear a mask, sanitize your hands frequently and maintain social distancing at all times.

Tacoma Arts Live’s Professional Regional Theater Production GROUNDED

Tacoma Arts Live’s
Professional Regional Theater Production
Powerful Show Speaks
to Female Service Members
in Pierce County,
Home to 86,000 Veterans
Eight Shows at Theatre on the Square
February 17 – March 6
Lacey Wright, Associate Executive Director | | 253.376.1570
TACOMA, WASH.— Tacoma Arts Live’s Regional Theater Program’s production’s powerful one-woman show speaks to female service members in Pierce County, which is home to 86,000 Veterans. GROUNDED by George Brant will open for a preview night on Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m., plus seven additional performances between February 18 – March 6 at Tacoma’s Theater on the Square. This play is an example of theater which can be moving, edgy, and thought-provoking, while maintaining a safe and supportive environment. Tickets start at $19 and are on sale now.
GROUNDED seamlessly blends the personal and the professional in the story of a female Air Force pilot whose career in the sky ends after she becomes pregnant with her first child. When she returns to active duty, she is reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas and she must learn to navigate the intersection of wartime and home life. By day she hunts terrorists and then returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away. A tour de force one-woman play, GROUNDED soars from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence, targeting our assumptions about war and family through the power of storytelling.
GROUNDED will be performed by Samantha Chung in her acting debut with Tacoma Arts Live on the cusp of Black History and Women’s History Months. She is a graduate of the Guildford School of Acting, University of Surrey, an actor, and theatre maker with a current focus on learning more about anti-racist and trauma-informed artistic practices. Chung is the founder and visionary behind empathos company, an independent theatre company based in Tacoma. Chung’s anti-racist ethos is to center historically excluded people, specifically Global Majority folx, with projects that dismantle what has been the accepted narrative of the United States.
The Pacific Northwest professional cast and crew includes:
  • Samantha Chung (she/her), Pilot
  • Brett Carr, Director
  • Eric Clausell, Associate Director
  • Serena Berry, Stage Manager
  • Monique Otter-Johnson, Assistant Stage Manager
  • Jeanette Sanchez-Izenman, Intimacy Choreographer
  • Lex Marcos, Scenic Design
  • Matthew Lawrence, Lighting and Visual Design
  • Ryan Coleman, Sound Design
  • Kim Izenman, Charge Artist
  • Chris Berryman, Lead Carpenter
  • Amanda Rae, Company Manager
  • Nick Shellman, Assistant Director of Operations
  • Brett Carr, Co-Producing Artistic Director
  • David Fischer, Co-Producing Artistic Director
GROUNDED won the National New Play Network’s 2012 Smith Prize, which honors a new play on American politics and also a Fringe First award at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
George Brant is a native of Illinois and a graduate of Northwestern University. His plays include Grounded, Elephant’s Graveyard, Marie and Rosetta, Grizzly Mama, Good on Paper, The Mourners’ Bench, Salvage, Three Voyages of the Lobotomobile, Any Other Name, Defiant, Dark Room, Miracle: A Tragedy, Ashes, NOK, The Lonesome Hoboes, All Talk, One Hand Clapping, The Royal Historian of Oz, Lovely Letters, Three Men in a Boat, Borglum! The Mount Rushmore Musical, Tights on a Wire and Night of the Mime.
Tacoma Arts Live’s Professional Regional Theater Program intends to produce a season of great plays with a conscience, engage empathy, challenge complacency, and inspire audiences to live in thoughtful inquiry. Each play is carefully chosen with the support of the Theater Angels and Theater Cohorts group.
Tickets to GROUNDED are $19, $29, and $39 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, call Tacoma Arts Live Box Office at 253.346.1721, visit in person at Tacoma Armory – 1001 S Yakima Ave., or online at
GROUNDED is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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 opens on Saturday, March 5th, and runs through Saturday, April 16th at the Tacoma Armory.

For ticket information visit:

Handel’s Messiah

Friday, December 17 | 7:30 pm
St. Charles Borromeo Church
Sarah Ioannides, conductor
Tess Altiveros, soprano
Laurel Semerdjian, mezzo-soprano
John Marzano, tenor
Zachary Lenox, bass
Tickets: $30-$48
Perhaps the world’s most well-known and beloved choral work, George Frederick Handel’s Messiah has transcended its time and place to become a “work of the people” shared by audiences and musicians around the world. This performance will be conducted by Sarah Ioannides and performed by the talented Symphony Tacoma orchestra and vocalists of Symphony Tacoma Voices—and is a tribute to Symphony Tacoma’s first-ever performance in 1946!
Originally a feature of the Easter holiday, Messiah has become a Christmas season classic. “After all, what is Christmas without the Messiah?” said Music Director Sarah Ioannides. “Two hundred and eighty years since its inception, it has stood the test of time within our community. Last year when we could not gather, we produced the virtual program, A Messiah for Our Time. This year, the musicians of Symphony Tacoma and Symphony Tacoma Voices are excited to perform it live again as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of this organization.”
Featured soloists include Tess Altiveros, soprano; Laurel Semerdjian, mezzo-soprano; John Marzano, tenor; and Zachary Lenox, bass. The 70-member Symphony Tacoma Voices includes professional singers and gifted amateurs who perform regularly in concert with Symphony Tacoma and in stand-alone engagements.
In compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines, this year’s performance will be abbreviated to include two 45-minute segments and a 20-minute intermission.
Tickets ($30 for general admission and $48 for reserved seating) are available through the Symphony Tacoma Box Office at or 253-272-7264.
Symphony Tacoma’s 2021-2022 season is generously sponsored by MultiCare and Tacoma Creates. Holiday Favorites is sponsored by Columbia Bank, Frank Tobey Jones, Stadium Thriftway, Charles Wright Academy and Showcase Magazine. Messiah is sponsored by Connelly Law, Pace Dermatology and DP&C.
Building community through music. Inspiring audiences with live musical experiences that transcend tradition for 75 years, Symphony Tacoma annually performs concerts for nearly 20,000 citizens and provides education programs for 7,000 children and adults in Pierce County and the Greater Puget Sound region. The orchestra comprises more than 80 professional musicians and a volunteer chorus of 70. Music Director Sarah Ioannides is renowned for her passionate conducting, creativity, arts collaboration, and commitment to innovation and diversity, making Symphony Tacoma a vital part of Tacoma’s cultural landscape.
Symphony Tacoma is committed to providing a safe and healthy concert environment for audiences, musicians and staff for the 2021-2022 Season. All patrons will be required to show proof of vaccination or results of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the concert date. Patrons will also be required to wear a mask while attending Symphony Tacoma performances, whether or not they have been vaccinated. Please visit for updated information.

Christmas in Hawaii

Tacoma Arts Live presents

Jake Shimabukuro

Christmas in Hawaii

Friday, December 10, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Pantages Theater
Tickets: $29, $49, $69, $85
Ukulele master and jolly ambassador of aloha, JAKE SHIMABUKURO, will bring joy to the world this upcoming 2021 Holiday Season by delivering a special gift for all with the debut of his highly anticipated holiday show, JAKE SHIMABUKURO – CHRISTMAS IN HAWAII.

With only four strings, Jake is a humble master whose mission is to connect and inspire people. Whether one on one or in front of an audience of thousands, Jake shares a deep emotional connection with the listener that is open, magical, and transcendent. Jake’s genuine love for people, the spirit of Holidays, and his beloved home of Hawaii are at the forefront of JAKE SHIMABUKURO – CHRISTMAS IN HAWAII. It will be a warm welcome of merriment and wonder for the season.

In addition to his signature show favorites, this special show will draw on a vibrant catalog of holiday classics such as We Three Kings, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, O Holy Night, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, and selections from his “Jake & Friends” album to be released in November 2021 (Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Jack Johnson, Michael McDonald, Vince Gill & Amy Grant and more).

Along with bassist Jackson Waldoff and special Guests, singer-songwriter, Thunderstorm Artis on vocals and first-call percussionist, Taku Hirano, JAKE SHIMABUKURO will spread good cheer to all with his world-renowned live show in a fun take on the holidays sure to keep spirits bright. Exceptional and spirited JAKE SHIMABUKURO’S CHRISTMAS IN HAWAII is sure to become an eagerly anticipated annual family event.

We care deeply about the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff, and community at large. We are joining venues nationally, and across the Puget Sound region to require our audiences, artists, and staff to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours sourced by a professional test provider (for all ages who are not vaccinated) to attend all public, indoor performances. Further, all patrons will be required to wear masks indoors.

Our goals are to keep everyone safe and healthy while doing our part to stop the transmission of the virus. We will accept documentation at the door the day of the performance including vaccine cards or 72-hour negative test results (including photos/copies or verified electronic methods) along with photo ID.

Tacoma Arts Live will regularly monitor Health Guidelines and update these procedures as needed. Please visit our website or contact our box office with any questionmas in

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!

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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 |


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 |


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 |


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.