The Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center has announced its Season Three Events. Professional entertainment at a reasonable price begins September 30th. The Performing Arts Center is located at 1111 S. Ave B in the new Washington High School. Tickets and more information are available online at www.washingtonauditorium.com.
Family Fun-O-Rama -- Professional musicians, story tellers and talented gymnasts unite in this variety show for the entire family. The event is co-sponsored by the Washington Public Library. Performance: September 30, 2:30 p.m. with hands-on activities in the high school Commons following the performance.
--Mark Hanson, a two-time Guinness World Record holder for speed juggling, his national unicycle champion daughter, Christa, and the rest of the Hanson Family have twice showcased for the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters.
--Will Stuck, a master storyteller presents a lively mix of humorous stories and songs with audience participation.
--Mike Anderson (dulcimer player, author, educator and children?s performer) entertains audiences with storytelling, folklore, and the rhythms of the world.
Accidental Hero -- Audiences across the US and the Czech Republic have been spellbound by this remarkable, uplifting story, The Accidental Hero is a multi-media one-man show about a WWII American officer who miraculously helps liberate the Czech villages of his grandparents. Patrick Dewane takes on a dozen different roles as he recounts his grandfather?s journey from the landing at Omaha Beach, to the Battle of the Bulge, to the end of WWII. This touching true story takes the audience from belly laughs to tears. The event is co-sponsored by the American Legion, Post 29. Veterans with military ID are invited to attend free of charge. Performance: Thursday, November 8th at 7:30 p.m. with a free performance for high school students during the school day.
In The Spotlight --This annual talent show will feature area acts to be held as a fundraising event for the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center. Singers, actors, dancers, magicians, instrumentalists, gymnasts, etc. of all ages are encouraged to participate. Performance: Saturday, January 19, 7:00 p.m.
The Eastern Iowa Brass Band -- For over 25 years, the Eastern Iowa Brass Band has been entertaining audiences throughout Iowa, the Midwest and beyond. The British-style brass band instrumentation features conical bore horns, producing a rich, mellow sound that is both dynamic and colorful. As the only brass band of this type in Iowa, the EIBB presents a unique musical experience. Performance: Sunday, March 24th at 2:30 p.m.
Sons of Serendip -- Tenor, Harp, Cello, Keyboard -- Finalists in Season Nine of America?s
Got Talent, this is a special quartet of four friends, graduates of Boston University, that came together in 2014 when they organized and performed on America?s Got Talent, taking 4th place.
Their concert program focuses on fairly contemporary music, some with a fresh twist, and some
familiar pop tunes from Motown. This program is co-sponsored by the Washington Concert Association. Performance: Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets and more information are available online a www.washingtonauditorium.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the Washington Chamber of Commerce beginning two weeks before each event.