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10 th Anniversary season 2013-2014


10 th Anniversary season 2013-2014

Celebrate With Us!

McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center’s mission is to be a catalyst for the artistic vitality of our community by hosting, presenting and creating arts and educational opportunities that enrich, inspire, and entertain. Located on the Mount Vernon Campus of Skagit Valley College, McIntyre Hall PACC was made possible by the generosity and vision of the Skagit Regional Public Facilities District, Skagit County, Skagit Valley College, Jack and Shirley McIntyre Foundation, Skagit Performing Arts Council, numerous businesses and individuals.

Dear Friends, Join us in our year-long celebration of our 10th Anniversary Season, as we invite the community backstage, debut a new ticket program, and bring you world class entertainment. From the McIntyre Hall Presents Series to community performances by Lyric Light Opera, Northwest Ballet Theater, Skagit Symphony, Skagit Opera, Skagit Valley Chorale, Fidalgo Youth Symphony, and Skagit Valley College – McIntyre Hall has something for everyone. The season ahead includes events for families, comedy, drama, blues, country, folk, bluegrass, world music, choral works, classical masterpieces, hands-on workshops, and so much more. Enjoy great discounts through the Create Your Own Series (CYO Series), gain access to performances through our RUSH Ticket program, or attend the free events scheduled this season. A sense of community, creative expression, and a broad worldview lies at the heart of McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center. Through the arts we are able to explore new horizons extending the borders of the world we know and enjoy the beauty and richness of artistic expression. McIntyre Hall is fulfilling its mission each day by providing enriching cultural programs, inspiring celebrations of the human spirit, and entertaining performances. We hope you’ll join us for the many 10th Anniversary Season events starting with our Community Open House and ending with the unveiling of our marquee sign. Enjoy! Nida Tautvydas Executive Director McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center


Dear Community, Jack and Shirley McIntyre believed strongly in the importance of giving back to their community, and they shared in the common desire for a performing arts center in the Skagit Valley. To create the vision long held by the community, in 2001 they partnered with the Skagit Valley College, Skagit County, and the arts community to bring this dream into reality. Now over a decade later, we continue to marvel at the strategic partnerships that work together to support the Hall and continue to build this dream that none of us could have accomplished alone. Many community groups, businesses, individuals, and volunteers continue to donate their time and resources. Now the Hall starts its tenth season, and the success and goodwill continues. Our family members have been very fortunate to frequently attend performances at McIntyre Hall, observing the talented performers and community members thoroughly enjoying their experiences here. We have consistently heard what a benefit McIntyre Hall is to the Skagit Valley. And we are grateful for the community support of such a beautiful facility. Our mother Shirley, who strongly appreciated the arts, was able to enjoy the opening of McIntyre Hall, and left this epitaph, “The Essence of Community is Caring and Sharing�. Thank you Skagit Valley Community, for caring, for sharing, and for helping to provide opportunities to enjoy the arts. The Jack and Shirley McIntyre Foundation

JSMF F o u n d a t i o n Jack & Shirley McIntyre

Dear Patrons, Skagit Regional Public Facilities District Board First Row: Rod Carter, Vice President Pam Nelson, John Janicki Second Row: Treasurer Susan Ragan, Anthony “Tony” Pickering, President Darcy G. Wells, Secretary Steve Henery, Director Marc Estvold

I consider it an honor to serve as one of the seven board members for McIntyre Hall. To this day, as I walk into McIntyre I stand in awe of the people who had the foresight to make this beautiful facility become a reality. As we work toward celebrating our tenth year this fall, it has become even more evident that a masterpiece has been created. I have had the pleasure and opportunity to meet with many of the original contributors and hear their part of the story. This is a true example of “It takes a village”. We, in the Skagit Valley and our surrounding counties, have been blessed…..We need drive only as far as the Skagit Valley College campus in Mount Vernon to attend many forms of entertainment or to attend an event in our magnificent building. Our goal, as good stewards for McIntyre, is to pass on to the Skagit Valley College McIntyre Hall debt free in 2026. All of us serving on the PFD Board take this goal very seriously. Respectfully, Darcy G. Wells President Skagit Regional Public Facilities District


Dear Friends of McIntyre Hall, Since its ribbon cutting in November 2004, McIntyre Hall has enriched our lives by creating a special gathering place for community dialogue and engagement. It is a place where people of all ages are enlightened, inspired, and entertained. Whether it is through musical and dramatic performances, arts and cultural celebrations, or thoughtprovoking lectures and presentations, McIntyre Hall serves as a vibrant hub for our community and the surrounding region. We are fortunate to live and work in a community that embraces a unique spirit of civic-minded collaboration. McIntyre Hall represents the very best of that spirit and is the result of incredible philanthropy, innovative government and civic leadership, enthusiastic performing arts passion, and exceptional community member support. Skagit Valley College is proud to be a member of this unique partnership and we are pleased to support McIntyre Hall on our Mount Vernon Campus. On behalf of the SVC Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and students, we look forward to joining the yearlong celebration of McIntyre Hall’s 10th Anniversary Season! Sincerely, Dr. Thomas A. Keegan President Skagit Valley College Photos top to bottom: Dr. Thomas Keegan, SVC President Lindsay Fiker, SVC Board Chair John Stephens, SVC Board Vice Chair Debra Lisser, Board Member Margaret Rojas, Board Member Christon Skinner, Board Member

Thank You! We are ever grateful to the numerous individuals, organizations, corporations, Foundations, and government agencies whose generosity and vision made McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center possible. McIntyre Hall gratefully acknowledges the contributions of our 2013-2014 Season sponsors, Friends of McIntyre Hall, and our many volunteers. Thank you!

Skagit Regional Public Facilities District

Bellingham Alive

This brochure was made possible in part by lodging tax funds granted through the City of Burlington, City of Mount Vernon, and Skagit County.


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“Art enables us to


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at the same time. - Thomas Merton

Contents History McIntyre Hall Presents Calendar of Events Community Presentations CYO Series Subscriptions Volunteer Friends of McIntyre Hall Lodging Facility Rentals & Catering Box Office / Patron Information

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McIntyre Hall According to the WASHINGTON STATE ARTS COMMISSION, Skagit County ranks among the highest in number of performing arts organizations per capita.

Building a Community Icon


Community arts organizations recognized the need for a stateof-the-art performing arts facility in Skagit County. Numerous individuals, community leaders, organizations, and members of the Skagit Community Foundation and Skagit Performing Arts Council discussed and promoted the concept of a regional performing arts center and their dreams for a performance hall.


In 1993, then Skagit Valley College President, Dr. Jim Ford, drafted a vision statement for a performing arts center to be located on the Skagit Valley College campus. Also in 1993, on their own accord, Dorothy and Burl Ives established The Burl Ives Performing Arts Endowment for a cultural center with the newly formed Skagit Community Foundation. The Skagit Community Foundation and the family of Burl Ives later agreed (2002) to direct the use of the existing Ives endowment for the specific benefit of McIntyre Hall.


Shirley McIntyre loved the arts and Jack loved “brick and mortar projects.� Together, they began exploring the feasibility of providing funding for the construction of a performing arts center in Skagit County. The McIntyre family discussed their vision with Rob Widmeyer and Sherrill Myers of the Seattle firm of LMN Architects (design firm for Benaroya Hall). The family attorney, Brian E. Clark of Mount Vernon, was tasked with making anonymous inquiries on behalf of the family to confirm that the Skagit Valley College master plan included a location for a performing arts center building and also to confirm that there was broad-based support throughout the Skagit County community for the concept of a regional performing arts center.


On a parallel track – representatives of the Skagit Performing Arts Council (SPAC), including Joan Penney, Rick Epting, and other members of the Board, worked to secure grants and raise the monies for a feasibility study for a regional performing arts center. The communities of La Conner, Burlington, and Mount Vernon also contributed to the study. Both “need” and “location” for the regional facility were focus points of the feasibility study conducted by AMS Consulting. The involvement of the McIntyre family remained anonymous. Brian E. Clark met with representatives of SPAC and Skagit Valley College. AMS completed and presented its findings supporting the need and suitability of the SVC campus location.


In November 2000, the McIntyre family retained Lanie McMullin and Amanda Haralson as consultants to conduct a feasibility study addressing both private fundraising and public financing for the regional center (the McMullin study). The McMullin study recommended that a public facility district (PFD) be established by Skagit County under legislation allowing for the public financing of special facilities through a rebate of the sales tax collected in the county. Although Jack McIntyre became ill in the fall of 2000, he remained involved with the project until his death in April of 2001. Shortly thereafter, the McIntyre family made the decision to proceed with the public announcement of their unprecedented gift with the full support of the County Commissioners, Skagit Valley College, and the Skagit Performing Arts Council (SPAC). Mike Crawford accepted a key role on the soon-to-be created Public Facilities District Board. Dr. Jim Ford, Joan Penney, and Debbie Lisser agreed to lead the fund raising efforts. LMN Architects was authorized to complete the conceptual design including a model of the proposed facility.

2001 Founding Public Facilities District Board

With each Skagit County municipality in support of the project, the Skagit County Commissioners, Ted Anderson, Ken Dahlstedt, and Don Munks voted in support of creating the Skagit Regional Public Facilities District (PFD) for the construction of a facility on the Mount Vernon campus of Skagit Valley College. The Skagit Regional Public Facilities District Board was formed with founding members (back row) Mike Crawford, Bud Moore, James E. Anderson, John Janicki, (front row) Mary Scott, Cheryl R. Bishop, and Dr. Dennis A. Edmonds. A partnership was formed to include Skagit County (PFD), Skagit Valley College, The Jack and Shirley McIntyre Foundation, and the Skagit Performing Arts Council.



The PFD Board’s mission was to oversee the bond financing, design, and construction of the facility. The Participating Partner’s Summit on March 14, 2001 established the process for a series of regular meetings the issues of design, financing, fundraising, construction, ownership, and management for the proposed facility. The McIntyre’s continued their involvement with Jack and Shirley`s children volunteering their civil engineering, project management, and graphic design skills to the design, fund raising, and construction efforts.

2002-2003 Ground Breaking Ceremony

By 2002, construction documents were completed. On March 25, 2003 construction began with a ground breaking ceremony. The construction team was made up of LMN Architects, Skanska USA General Contractor, and Marc Estvold Owners Representative. Numerous corporations, organizations, private individuals and Foundations contributed their support to this project.

Construction Facts Concrete: 1,912 cubic yards (7.6 million pounds) Rebar: 231 tons Structural steel: 307 tons CMU Blocks: 44,000 each Roofing: 29,000 square feet Ceramic tile: 8,000 square feet Carpet: 1,099 square yards Rubber base: 4,550 linear feet


The Hall was completed in September of 2004 with just a little over a month to prepare for the grand opening. McIntyre Hall was born of a community vision, generosity, and partnership. The cost to build the Hall was approximately 18 million: 47% Bonds (approximately 9 million), 35% McIntyre Foundation Gift (6 million), and approximately 18% Building Campaign (approximately 3 million) from individuals, businesses, grants, and in-kind contributions. This was a County-wide effort that resulted in a benefit that will be enjoyed by generations to come.


McIntyre Hall opened its doors on November 13, 2004 with an Inaugural Formal Gala held on the stage of McIntyre Hall. Other activities included community performances and tours of the new facility. The first production was A Wonderful Life, which opened in December 2004. The production included the talents of numerous local artists and community arts organizations.


McIntyre Hall quickly became home to over 11 community arts organizations including: Fidalgo Youth Symphony, Lyric Light Opera, META Performing Arts, Mount Vernon School District, Northwest Ballet Theater, Skagit Opera, Skagit Symphony, Skagit Valley Academy of Dance, Skagit Valley Chorale, Skagit Valley College, and Theater Arts Guild. McIntyre Hall serves the community with a 700 seat theater, conference room, support facilities, and services including catering, marketing, technical support, event planning, ticketing, and more.



In 2007, McIntyre Hall Presents, a series of internationally recognized artists was created. The first season included 5 programs - the first of which was MacHomer. In 2008, McIntyre Hall established its own catering department and by 2010 the growth and volume of activity necessitated an expansion of the Hall’s support areas. In 2010, a small construction project created additional backstage storage on the north side of the Hall and doubled the size of the existing Box Office. Plans for an expanded conference room and kitchen were prepared for the future.


McIntyre Hall is fulfilling its mission every day serving the region as a venue and provider of cultural, entertainment and educational opportunities. Consider these impressive statistics from the last nine seasons: 18,562,086 Website Hits 405,303 Patrons Served 2,063 Events 765 Performances


The 2013-2014 Season marks McIntyre Hall’s 10th Anniversary year. The community is invited to celebrate throughout the year with many scheduled events including a Community Open House, Our Name In Lights Auction, numerous presentations by local arts organizations, McIntyre Hall Presents series, family workshops, and free events. We hope you will celebrate with us! The future is bright - with so much more yet to come! Visit for a more detailed history.

Photo: McIntyre family with past and present PFD Board members and Directors.

Community Open House

Thursday, September 12 4:00 PM Tickets: FREE

Celebrate with us! When the center first opened in the fall of 2004, many Skagitonians got a first look at the newly opened McIntyre Hall. In celebration of our 10th Anniversary Season, we invite you to join us for our second Community Open House. Activities include: backstage tours, entertainment, community arts organizations, giveaways, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments - and the Box Office will be open for ticket purchases. Get a behind the scenes look at the Hall and find out more about the exciting season ahead!


Our Name in Lights Gala Auction

Saturday, October 19 5:30 PM Tickets: $100

In celebration of McIntyre Hall’s 10th Anniversary Season, we invite you to join us for an evening of elegant dining, specialty drinks, and featured entertainment. Proceeds will support the purchase of a marquee sign and needed capital improvements. 5:30pm - 7:00pm : Silent Auction, Hors d’oeuvres & Refreshments 7:00pm : Dinner and Live Auction Seating is limited; please reply by Friday, September 20.


Eric Bibb

McIntyre Hall Presents Saturday, October 5 7:30 PM Tickets: $25 Reserved


“Bibb possesses a warmly voice and a fine sense of phrasing. He shines, too, as a guitarist with a quiet and confident approach…” – DownBeat

An Eric Bibb performance is an enriching experience, both musically and spiritually. Giving his audiences songs from a beautifully realized repertoire of soulful, gospel-infused folk blues, he has no problem melding a traditional rootsy American style with a subtle contemporary sensibility. As one critic wrote: “Eric’s singing and versatile guitar playing fuses a variety of genres to become a New World Blues.” A four-decade career, 35 albums, countless radio and television shows, and non-stop touring have given Eric a world view that’s tempered by curiosity and compassion, and the ability to see himself in other peoples’ shoes.


The Black Lillies

“With one foot planted firmly in Appalachian music culture and the other always expanding and evolving, the Black Lillies have created a sound embraced by fans old and young.” – Vanity Fair


McIntyre Hall Presents Friday, November 15 7:30 PM Tickets: $25 Reserved

Born in the rumbling cab of a stone truck and aged in the oak of Tennessees smoky night haunts, The Black Lillies have quickly risen to the forefront of the Americana scene. Founded by multinstrumentalist and vocalist Cruz Contreras (co-founder of Robinella and the CCstringband), The Black Lillies have created their own unique brand of country, roots, rock, and blues via Appalachia. In April 2009, The Black Lillies released Whiskey Angel, their debut recording, which was recorded live in Cruz’s living room. The album received rave reviews and appeared on multiple “Best of 2009ʺ lists across the country, winning the Independent Music Award for Best Album, Americana. The band’s current album, 100 Miles of Wreckage, has been nominated for multiple awards and spent more than five months on the Americana radio Top 40 charts – four of them in the top 20. Their concerts leave you feeling like you’ve witnessed an old-fashion Southern tent revival. These songs will haunt your thoughts long after the curtain closes, rattling through your head like a crooked screen door slaps against its frame when a storm is coming.



McIntyre Hall Presents Sunday, December 1 2:00 PM Tickets: $25 Reserved $15 Children Under 12

Founded in 1979, by Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, Imago Theatre’s original productions have toured internationally for over two decades. The universal nature of Imago’s work has won audience and critical acclaim in tours across Asia, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. Imago has been hailed by critics worldwide for its sophisticated, highly entertaining works for all ages.


“A of mime, dance and acrobatics.” -The New York Times

Defying classification, they have populated the stage with characters and beings such as comedic amphibians, acrobatic larvae, circus boulders, and metamorphosing humans in works which tantalize the senses, the intellect, and the passions. From adaptations of classics to excursions into vaudevillian existentialism, Imago’s repertoire is as vast as the forms they shape. With commissions for stage, film, and television, Imago blurs the lines of the expected to break new ground, exploding performance boundaries yet maintaining humor and humanity.


Sister’s Christmas Catechism:

McIntyre Hall Presents Thursday, December 19 7:30 PM Friday, December 20 7:30 PM Tickets: $25 Reserved $15 Children under 12

The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold


“Christmas Catechism is hoot!” a – Springfield News-Sun


“A gift-wrapped treat, this Catechism should be opened early!” – LA Times


“Two hours of solid !” – FCCJ Artist Series Review

It’s “CSI: Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of Late Nite Catechism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages - whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? (“We know that Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri - they were in a barn after all.”) Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic. Employing her own scientific tools, assisted by a local choir as well as a gaggle of audience members, Sister creates a living nativity unlike any you’ve ever seen. With gifts galore and bundles of laughs, Sister’s Christmas Catechism is sure to become the newest addition to your holiday traditions.

Featuring Skagit Valley College Community Choir.

Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits

McIntyre Hall Presents Friday, January 31 7:30 PM Tickets: $25 Reserved

Zimbabwean Oliver Mtukudzi is a truly great guitarist, vocalist, performer and composer. He must be one of the few people to have a beat named after him:’tuku’! Zimbabwe’s pride, most successful artist and national treasure, Oliver Mtukudzi is gifted with a deep and gusty voice plus a talent for writing songs that reflect on the daily life and struggles of his people. ‘Tuku’ as he is known, began performing in 1977 and has earned a devoted following across Africa and beyond, all the while incorporating elements of different musical traditions. A member of Zimbabwe’s Kore Kore tribe, he sings in the nation’s dominant Shona language as well as Ndebele and English.



!” – Bonnie Raitt

Tuku’s music is heavily influenced by a humanist chimurenga ethos, which, in turn, is inspired by the hypnotic rhythms of the mbira (thumb piano). His music also incorporates South Africa mbaqanga, the energetic Zimbabwean pop style jit, and the traditional kateke drumming of his clan. Tuku a Putumayo, Heads Up/Telarc and Sheer Sound recording artist, an alumni of Acoustic Africa II (2011 edition) and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Eastern and Southern Africa, focusing on Young People’s Development and HIV and AIDS Prevention.

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Peter Rowan’s Bluegrass Band

McIntyre Hall Presents Friday, February 7 7:30 PM Tickets: $25 Reserved

Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & In the Way and breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built an international fan base. The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band consists of outstanding musicians with over 100 years of combined recording and performance experience. Joining guitarist Peter Rowan are Michael Witcher, dobro; Keith Little, banjo; and Paul Knight, bass. The ensemble has graced the stages of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Merlefest, Rothbury Australia’s National Folk Festival, and numerous other festivals domestically and abroad, entertaining audiences with original and traditional songs executed in vibrant harmony.


Caladh Nua

McIntyre Hall Presents Friday, March 14 7:30 PM Tickets: $25 Reserved

Caladh Nua is a tightly-knit, vibrant, and staggeringly talented band with its origins deeply rooted in the Southern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments - from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhran and tin whistle to button accordion - the band has captured the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balanced them with an innovative contemporary flair. Through a series of international tours and festivals across the globe, which saw the band take the stage in cities such as Paris, Vienna, Copenhagen, Berlin, Mumbai and Vancouver, Caladh Nua has cast a captivating net of Irish music over a growing worldwide audience. A long list of TV and radio broadcasts of their performances and two acclaimed recordings includes American Public Radio, the BBC, and RTE. Performing a vast repertoire of haunting songs and evocative Irish tunes, Caladh Nua is a young ensemble on the rise.


“What a , young band! We suspect they are going to be around for a long time!” – American Public Radio


“Solid traditional music with plenty of and lots of musical imagination.” – Irish Music Magazine


The SteelDrivers

“Classic country heartbreak and neurosis await you, wrapped in amazing bluegrass arrangements with irresistible pop hooks. The chemistry here is amazing…” - WildysWorld


McIntyre Hall Presents Friday, April 11 7:30 PM Tickets: $25 Reserved

Formed in Nashville, the SteelDrivers is a group of seasoned veterans who have braided their bluegrass roots with new threads of their own design, bringing together country, soul, and other contemporary influences to create an unapologetic hybrid that is old as the hills but fresh as the morning dew. This is new music with the old feeling. SteelDrivers fan Vince Gill describes the band’s fusion as simply, “an incredible combination.” Since the release of The SteelDrivers (2008) and Reckless (2010), The SteelDrivers have been nominated for three Grammys, four IBMA awards, and the Americana Music Association’s New Artist of the Year. They were presented the International Bluegrass Music Association’s award for Emerging Artist of the Year in 2009. That same year the band spent a week in Georgia as part of the cast in the movie “Get Low”. The movie, that starred Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, and Bill Murray, featured a soundtrack that included four tunes by The SteelDrivers. In 2011, the English pop star Adele began performing the SteelDriver song “If It Hadn’t Been For Love” in her live performances. Her opinion of The SteelDrivers is: “They’re a blues, country, bluegrass, swagger band, and they are brilliant.” They have been invited to perform on numerous radio and TV shows ranging from The Grand Ole Opry to NPR’s Mountain Stage to the Conan O’Brien show.


Prozac Mountain Boys & Maggie’s Fury

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McIntyre Hall Presents Friday, April 25 7:30 PM Tickets: FREE

A great night of and


our local favorites.

The Prozac Mountain Boys

The Prozac Mountain Boys, as their name suggests, offer an uplifting, therapeutic mixture of traditional, bluegrass and modern music. They combine bluegrass instrumentation with rich vocal harmonies to create a surprisingly familiar, intimate blend of yesterday and today. From Bill Monroe to Bob Dylan, from The Beatles to The Grateful Dead, no music is safe from The Prozac Mountain Boys. Larry Sult Banjo & vocals; Andy Friedlander - Guitar & vocals; Keith Frederickson - Bass; Lauren Sult - Vocals; Ted O’Connell - Mandolin & vocals; John Daughtery - Dobro and vocals; Arielle Luckmann - Fiddle & vocals Maggie’s Fury combines the rousing melodies of the Irish fiddle and whistle with spirited vocal harmonies likened to Eastern Canadian Maritime traditions. Add a touch of modern folk rock and you have the perfect recipe for Celtic mayhem pack to the kilt with harmony, passion and spirit. Based in Bellingham, WA, Maggie’s Fury has been entertaining the local pub and Celtic festival scene for 15 years. James Walters - Guitars, Vocals; Terry Walters - Bass, Vocals; Roxanne Read Whistles, Flutes, Vocals; Tom Caldwell - Drums, Vocals; Howie Meltzer - Fiddle; and Heather Turner - Irish Dance, Percussion, Vocals.



Rick Miller is “one of the 100 most people alive today.” - Entertainment Weekly


McIntyre Hall Presents Friday, May 2 7:30 PM Tickets: $25 $20 Students

A mind-blowing solo performance for all generations - part documentary and part nostalgia trip, BOOM is a tour-de-force performance that captures the defining moments of the baby-boom generation. Folding the past into the future, with state-of-the-art multimedia, BOOM guides us through 25 years of history and portrays the world’s most influential politicians, activists, and musicians. BOOM chronologically documents a historical period stretching from that first ‘Boom’ in 1945 all the way to the explosion of Apollo 11 bringing the first human beings to the Moon. Those two iconic moments span 25 of the most tumultuous years in modern history, fuelled by a generation of children who wielded incredible influence due to their numbers and to the advances of technology and communication. In the BOOM generation, politics and culture merged like never before - and perhaps never again. Through cutting-edge multimedia, unforgettable characters and tourde-force storytelling, BOOM allows you to experience the global events as they unfold: the Cold War, McCarthyism, Beatlemania, Trudeaumania, JFK, MLK, Mao, Vietnam… The various stories spiral into the “The Summer of Love”, and BOOM ends as it began: with a new generation born into a new world order. A KDOONS and WYRD Productions presentation. The performance will be followed by a Q&A discussion. SCHOOL TIME PERFORMANCE AND STUDY GUIDE ARE AVAILABLE.

Arts Alive! Family Series

McIntyre Hall Presents Sunday, January 19 1:00 PM Sunday, February 9 1:00 PM Sunday, February 23 1:00 PM FREE Tickets Required Space is Limited

Engage in the artistic process and cultivate an appreciation of the performing arts through this series of interactive workshops. Participants will engage in the creative process and learn about dance, theater, and music. Recommended for Ages 6 - 12 ~ The workshops will run approximately 70 minutes. No previous experience necessary. Parents are invited to observe. I Like to Move it! Learn about dance and movement through an exploration of classical and contemporary dance. John Bishop - Artistic Director and artists of the Northwest Ballet Theatre will lead the class. Participants will learn basic dance steps, creative movement, and emotional expression and perform a dance by the end of the session. Let’s Play Explore the world of theatre through a variety of theater games and improv. Students will have the opportunity to learn about acting and theater and get on stage at McIntyre Hall. Philip Prudhomme, from the Anacortes Community Theater, will lead the class. Global Rhythms Discover music and basic music concepts through global rhythms. Mary Ellen Hodges leads this interactive workshop by engaging students in making music with drums, shakers, other instruments.

These programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission (now also known as “ArtsWA”) and the National Endowment for the Arts.


At a Glance September

Community Open House Thursday, September 12 McIntyre Hall Presents..............p 15


Annie Saturday, November 2 Sunday, November 3 Saturday, November 9 Sunday, November 10 Saturday, November 16 Sunday, November 17 Lyric Light Opera.........................p 33

The Black Lillies Friday, November 15 McIntyre Hall Presents..............p 18 Mac Frampton Sunday, September 15 Skagit Valley College Senior Josaphine.......................................p 50 Jazz Festival


Mount Vernon High School Choir Fall Concert Wednesday, October 2 Mount Vernon School District.............................................p 37 Eric Bibb Saturday, October 5 McIntyre Hall Presents..............p 17 Rigoletto Friday, October 11 Sunday, October 13 Friday, October 18 Sunday, October 20 Skagit Opera.................................p 41 Our Name in Lights Auction Saturday, October 19 McIntyre Hall Presents..............p 16 Dracula Friday, October 25 Northwest Ballet Theater.........p 39 Fall Symphony Saturday, October 26 Fidalgo Youth Symphony.........p 31 Gala Concert Saturday, October 26 Skagit Symphony........................p 43

Tuesday, November 19 Skagit Valley College.................p 49

Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Gala Concert Thursday, November 21 Mount Vernon School District.............................................p 35


IMAGO: Frogz Sunday, December 1 McIntyre Hall Presents..............p 19 Design Awards Monday, December 2 Northwest American Institute of Architects.......................................p 50 Skagit Valley College Music Department Concert Tuesday, December 3 Skagit Valley College.................p 49 The Nutcracker Friday, December 6 Saturday, December 7 Sunday, December 8 Skagit Valley Academy of Dance..............................................p 45 Heralding Christmas Friday, December 13 Sunday, December 15 Skagit Valley Chorale.................p 47

All events, dates, times and prices are subject to change.

Holiday Concert Saturday, December 14 Fidalgo Youth Symphony.........p 31 Holiday Concert Saturday, December 14 Skagit Symphony........................p 43 Mount Vernon High School Choir Winter Concert Wednesday, December 18 Mount Vernon School District.............................................p 37 Sister’s Christmas Catechism: Mystery of the Magi’s Gold Thursday, December 19 Friday, December 20 McIntyre Hall Presents..............p 20 The Nutcracker Saturday, December 21 Sunday, December 22 Northwest Ballet Theater.........p 39 Journey’s Christmas Concert Monday, December 23 Bronn Journey..............................p 50

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I Like to Move it! Workshop Sunday, January 19 McIntyre Hall Presents...............p27

EnVogue Runway Show & Auction Thursday, March 13 Friendship House........................p 51

Celebrating in Song Saturday, May 3 Sunday, May 04 Skagit Valley Chorale.................p 47

Family Concert Sunday, January 26 Skagit Symphony........................p 43

Caladh Nua Friday, March 14 McIntyre Hall Presents..............p 23

International Dinner Friday, January 31 Skagit Valley College.................p 51

Early Spring Concert Saturday, March 15 Fidalgo Youth Symphony.........p 31

Shrek The Musical Saturday, May 10 Sunday, May 11 Friday, May 16 Saturday, May 17 Sunday, May 18 Skagit Valley College.................p 49

Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits Friday, January 31 McIntyre hall Presents..............p 21

Masterpiece Concert Saturday, March 15 Skagit Symphony........................p 43


Peter Rowan’s Bluegrass Band Friday, February 7 McIntyre Hall Presents..............p 22 Let’s Play Workshop Sunday, February 9 McIntyre Hall Presents..............p 27

Oklahoma! Saturday, Mar 22 Sunday, Mar 23 Saturday, Mar 29 Sunday, Mar 30 Lyric Light Opera.........................p 33


Global Rhythms Workshop Sunday, February 23 McIntyre Hall Presents..............p 27

Oklahoma! Friday, April 4 Saturday, April 5 Sunday, April 6 Lyric Light Opera.........................p 33

Die Fleidermaus Friday, February 28 Skagit Opera.................................p 41

The SteelDrivers Friday, April 11 McIntyre Hall Presents..............p 24


The Prozac Mountain Boys & Maggie’s Fury Friday, April 25 McIntyre Hall Presents..............p 25

Die Fleidermaus Sunday, March 2 Friday, Mar 7 Sunday, Mar 9 Skagit Opera.................................p 41 Mount Vernon High School Bands Festival Concert Tuesday, March 11 Mount Vernon School District.............................................p 35

New Discoveries Saturday, April 26 Skagit Symphony........................p 43

Mount Vernon High School Bands Night at the Movies Monday, May 19 Mount Vernon School District.............................................p 35 Finale Concert Saturday, May 31 Fidalgo Youth Symphony.........p 31


Mount Vernon High School Choirs Finale Concert Monday, June 2 Mount Vernon School District.............................................p 37 Skagit Valley College Music Department Grande Finale Concert Wednesday, June 11 Skagit Valley College.................p 49 Midsummer Night’s Dream Saturday, June 14 Sunday, June 15 Northwest Ballet Theater.........p39


BOOM Friday, May 2 McIntyre Hall Presents..............p 26

Events are added throughout the year. For up to date information visit or 360.416.7727


Fidalgo Youth Symphony

Fidalgo Youth Symphony teaches the value of teamwork and excellence through musical training enabling talented young musicians to advance in musical performance. The experienced staff and coaches bring their talents, enthusiasm, humor, and dedication to create an inspiring learning environment. Founded as a nonprofit organization in 1995, Fidalgo Youth Symphony serves Skagit, Island, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties. The symphony is dedicated to providing a unique opportunity for talented young musicians to study and perform orchestral music at McIntyre Hall, so that they may learn values of teamwork, responsibility, and self-discipline while reaching maximum musical potential. Under the direction of Sharyn Peterson, students of every level have the opportunity to participate in one of three orchestras: Youth Orchestra, conducted by Sharyn Peterson Junior Orchestra, conducted Malcolm Peterson Sinfonette, conducted by David Jones.

Fall Concert

Saturday, October 26

1:00 PM

Join in the season kick off concert with the Fidalgo Youth Symphony as they embark on their 18th year. Showcasing the talented and energetic youth of Skagit, Island and Snohomish Counties the orchestras will perform a blend of well-loved classics and show stopping movie themes and other popular works.

Holiday Concert Saturday, December 14

1:00 PM

Celebrate this special time of year with a concert of Holiday favorites and smaller chamber works.

Early Spring Concert Saturday, March 15

1:00 PM

The Fidalgo Youth Symphony joins with the Mount Baker Youth Symphony for a combined gala concert with over 70 young musicians performing an exciting program of diverse works. This concert has become an anticipated showcase of advanced orchestral works.

Finale Concert Saturday, May 31

1:00 PM

This grand finale concert is the culmination of a full season of practicing, perfecting, and performance. The concert includes featured soloists and a farewell to graduating seniors.


$15 $10 Seniors, $1 Students & Children


Lyric Light Opera of the Northwest

Lyric Light Opera was founded in 2006 with the goal of bringing exceptional, professional productions to the local community of Skagit Valley featuring the very best of regional talent. Under the watchful eye of Artistic Director, Brenda Mueller, some of the most beloved musicals of all time have been retold in an inspired and uplifting way, highlighted on the magnificent stage of McIntyre Hall. Show titles include; Annie Get Your Gun, Brigadoon, The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, The King and I, Camelot, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, South Pacific, and most recently - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Each show is finely and expertly crafted using both professional and amateur performers of all ages. Lyric Light Opera is the proud pioneer of a unique Mentoring Partnering Program, which gives the youngest and most inexperienced actors the opportunity to work alongside seasoned Broadway professionals as well as some of the finest regional talents with full orchestras, magnificent sets, and gorgeous costumes.


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Saturday, November 2 7:30 PM Sunday, November 3 2:00 PM Saturday, November 9 7:30 PM Sunday, November 10 2:00 PM Saturday, November 16 7:30 PM Sunday, November 17 2:00 PM Now in its 7th year, Lyric Light Opera returns to McIntyre Hall bringing to the stage another acclaimed and exceptional family show that has garnered a staggering 14 Tony and Drama Desk awards, Annie. The well-loved classic has been performed on Broadway over 2000 times and has appeared professionally on stage in over 27 countries around the globe. Annie promises to be another extraordinary Lyric Light Opera theatrical event featuring some of the finest performers in the region as well as the same compelling storytelling that Lyric Light Opera audiences have come to expect…with every detail lovingly and carefully created to give you and your family an experience to remember. No slapped together sets or quickand-easy staging here. Instead, expect stunning sets and costumes in this meticulously crafted and heart-warming tale of hope and love, tears, and triumph. Annie spells out the value of family and promises an unforgettable evening of memories for loved ones of any age.


Saturday, March 22 7:30 PM Sunday, March 23 2:00 PM Saturday, March 29 7:30 PM Sunday, March 30 2:00 PM Friday, April 4 7:30 PM Saturday, April 5 7:30 PM Sunday, April 6 2:00 PM Inspired by the toughness of the prairie and the faith of its pioneers, Artistic Director Brenda Mueller sets this production in the robust world of territory life starring a dynamic cast as rich and complex as the great tapestry of America itself. With Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless music, Oklahoma! celebrates America’s frontier spirit with athletic dance and boot-stomping energy. Chock full of classic tunes such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” and “People Will Say We’re in Love,” this musical production will thrill audiences young and old.


$45, $32, $27, $22 Seniors and Children under 18 $2 off


Mount Vernon High School Bands and Orchestra

The Instrumental Music Department at Mount Vernon strives to maintain a balanced program in all facets of music education, including the development of the individual musician. Over the years, the Mount Vernon Band and Orchestra program has consistently produced excellent musicians who are in demand by colleges and universities throughout the Northwest and many parts of the country. The tradition of excellence held by the Mount Vernon High School Band program is developed through the hard work and dedication of current students, past members, our private instructors and directors and is proud to represent our school and community. or

Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Gala Concert Thursday, November 21

7:00 PM

The Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Department opens their season with a concert of varied works for bands and orchestra that will not disappoint. Come listen to our award winning student ensembles kick off the season in style.

Mount Vernon High School Festival Concert Tuesday, March 11

7:00 PM

After performing in festivals throughout Washington State, the Mount Vernon High School bands and orchestras present a SUPERIOR performance of music from the core repertoire.

Mount Vernon High School A Night at The Movies Monday, May 19

7:00 PM

Ever been on a movie date with an entire Symphony Orchestra? The Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Department takes YOU to the movies! Enjoy music from some of your favorite classic and new films.


$8 $6 Seniors, $4 Students

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Mount Vernon High School Choirs

Under the direction of Megan Lizama, the choir program and students have earned a reputation for excellence. The repertoire of engaging music from around the world, enhanced by the combination of musicality, emotion, instrumentation, and choreography create an unforgettable event, which is not to be missed. Mount Vernon High School Choirs recent accolades include “Superior� ratings at numerous music festivals, and participation in several invitation-only performances throughout the year. In addition, many individual choir members have been recognized at the regional and state levels, and have been selected to participate in the All-State, AllNorthwest, and National ACDA Honor Choirs.

Mount Vernon High School Choirs Fall Concert Wednesday, October 2

4:00 & 7:00 PM

Open the season with over 200 talented Mount Vernon High School students in a diverse concert of musical styles from around the world including classical and popular selections.

Mount Vernon High School Choirs Winter Concert Wednesday, December 18

4:00 & 7:00 PM

A Holiday tradition of exciting choral works featuring gospel, carols, classical works, and other Holiday favorites.

Mount Vernon High School Choirs Finale Concert Monday, June 2

4:00 & 7:00 PM

Under the direction of Megan Lizama, this year-end concert highlights the accomplishments of the year in a concert of varied choral works.


$8 - 7:00 PM Show - No Discounts $6 - 4:00 PM Show - Child $3 off, Students $2 off


Northwest Ballet Theater

Northwest Ballet Theater is turning 15 and everyone is invited to celebrate! As Northwest Washington’s premiere regional ballet company, NBT’s mission is to offer professional level productions from classical, contemporary, and modern repertoire under the Artistic Direction of John Bishop. NBT was formed in the spring of 2000 under the vision and direction of John Bishop and Maureen Skomerza. The goal was to build a high quality regional ballet company which would produce professional level classical and contemporary productions for audiences in the Puget Sound area. The vision became reality when it produced its first spring production of Coppelia in 2001. With an unwavering commitment to excellence that was rooted in the history and traditions Mr. Bishop’s ballet training and his many years as a professional dancer and choreographer, Northwest Ballet Academy, the official school of NBT stands strong today. NBA students who are trained in the Academy, have an unprecedented opportunity to perform in the professional level productions that NBT offers. This season, NBT is also proud to celebrate 10 years of performing at McIntyre Hall, in this grand theater’s 10th anniversary. NBT brought the first full-length ballet, Giselle, here to McIntyre Hall in its inaugural season and it will stage its 10th annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker in December. Past productions include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Aladdin, Coppelia, Giselle, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Emerald Bay, The Firebird, Les Sylphides, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid.


Friday, October 25

7:30 PM

Created as a two-act ballet, award-winning choreographer, John Bishop brings to life Bram Stoker’s novel with riveting dramatic performances combined with ballet elegance and grace. Bishop’s “Dracula” is a visually lavish production with elaborate sets and gothic ‘steam punk’ style costuming.

The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 21 7:30 PM Sunday, December 22 2:00 PM With a talented cast of 100+ dancers, this magnificent production brings to life this timeless holiday masterpiece in a swirl of sumptuous spectacle, majestic music, and breathtaking choreography. Northwest Ballet Theater’s production of the world’s favorite ballet premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1893. Relive the magic of Clara’s exciting adventure with the whole family.

Midsummer Night’s Dream Saturday, June 14 7:30 PM Sunday, June 15 2:00 PM

The romantic antics of humans as well as fairies are played out on one magical midsummer night. With music by Felix Mendelssohn, Northwest Ballet Theater brings you a ballet that is witty, colorful, and hugely entertaining. Don’t miss this mischievous dance adaptation of Shakespeare’s fantastically funny play.


$35, $32, $28, $24 $3 off - Seniors 62+ and Children under 18 $4 off - Groups of 10 or more & military w/ID $5 off - Preschool (3-6yrs) & College Student w/ID


Skagit Opera

Skagit Opera celebrates its tenth season of professional, fully-staged operas featuring the rising stars of the opera world in intensely dramatic and committed performances. Entertainment News has called their productions “superb” and “astounding” and the singers “spectacular” and ”thrilling.” Dedicated to traditional treatments of masterpieces of the classical vocal arts, the company has presented 37 fully-staged performances of 10 different operas, 15 performances of four different operettas, three oratorio performances and numerous concerts and recitals. Several of the young professional singers who began their careers with Skagit Opera have gone on to national and international careers, including at the Metropolitan Opera. In the five centuries since the birth of opera in Florence, the emotional power and glory of the un-amplified human voice has thrilled audiences in every culture. Skagit Opera is proud to continue this tradition and bring opera to the Northwest. Photo Credit:


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Friday, October 11* 7:30 PM Sunday, October 13 3:00 PM Friday, October 18 7:30 PM Sunday, October 20 3:00 PM Rigoletto is considered first of the great operatic masterpieces of Giuseppe Verdi, one of the giants of 19th-century opera. Verdi’s works have been performed for almost two centuries and have had an impact far beyond the opera house. Based on a novel by Victor Hugo (who also wrote Les Misrables), Rigoletto tells the story of the deformed court jester whose quest to wreak vengeance on his daughter’s despoiler takes a tragic turn.

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This production features returning star baritone Yuseok Oh as Rigoletto and Mount Vernon’s own Courtney Ruckman as his daughter Gilda, in her first principal role with Skagit Opera. Frequent Seattle Symphony soloist tenor, Ross Hauck, appears in his first performance as the Duke of Manua. Rigoletto opens on October 11, a one-day-late celebration of the bicentennial of Verdi’s birth.

Die Fleidermaus

Friday, February 28* 7:30 PM Sunday, March 2 3:00 PM Friday, March 7 7:30 PM Sunday, March 9 3:00 PM

Skagit Opera concludes its season with a comic opera about jilted lovers, revenge, seduction, and mistaken identity in old Vienna, written by Johann Strauss, the “Waltz King.” Lighthearted, yet sophisticated, and full of lilting melody, Die Fledermaus brings back two of Skagit Opera’s star sopranos; Christina Kowalski, who critics said “burned the house down” in Skagit Opera’s 2011 production of Tosca, and Megan Chenovick, whose portrayal in the 2013 production of Lucia di By Johann Strauss Lammermoor was described as “brilliant.”

Die FledermausTickets FEBRUARY 28, MARCH 2, 7 & 9 MCINTYRE HALL Tickets: $15-59


$59, $49, $39, $25 $15 10% off Groups of 10 or more Military and student discounts available *$75 Gala Opening Dinner

Join us for a gala dinner at McIntyre Hall opening night or following the last matinée, $75. Free lecture 45 minutes prior to each performance.


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Skagit Symphony

The Skagit Symphony’s greatest privilege is presenting the world’s most enduring music to a receptive and supportive community. The Symphony’s five annual concerts are highly popular and Conductor Roupen Shakarian’s pre-concert lectures a delight. The Skagit Symphony’s mission is to contribute to the growth and appreciation of classical music among both current and future generations. Since 2008, Symphony donors have bussed almost 9,000 fifth graders in seven Skagit County School Districts to the orchestra’s live concerts In addition to 60 talented volunteer musicians and beloved Music Director Roupen Shakarian, the Symphony has many vibrant parts. Enthusiastic volunteers help in the office and plan fundraising events, generous donors and sponsors support all that the Symphony has to offer, and responsive audience members from all walks of life show their enthusiastic support. For 35 years the Skagit Symphony has provided musical enjoyment, inspiration, excitement, and delightful discoveries along the way. Its 2013-2014 season promises to be yet another musical feast.

Gala Concert

Saturday, October 26 7:30 PM Angela Kraft Cross, Piano Our Gala Concert is a festive occasion which will open the season with the brilliant and colorful Mala Suite by the Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski. Pianist Angela Kraft Cross will join the orchestra in a rare performance of Clara Schumann’s elegant Piano Concerto in A minor. The program concludes with the expansive Symphony No. 3 ‘Rhenish’ by Robert Schumann, husband of Clara Schumann.

Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 14 7:30 PM Skagit Symphony Chorus The Holiday Concert is a joyous occasion to hear and sing muchloved music of Christmas and the holidays. Once again, the Skagit Symphony Chorus joins the orchestra in a performance of Bach’s Cantata No. 196, Der Herr Denket an uns, a cantata for blessing of home and children. The chorus will also sing Robert Shaw’s collection of traditional Christmas carols. With orchestral selections by Handel, Tchaikovsky and others, our audience will once again sing along with the orchestra in the Concert Caroling, arranged by music director Roupen Shakarian.

Family Concert

Sunday, January 26 2:00 PM A 50-minute program designed to introduce classical music to the young and the young-at-heart. Enjoyable for the entire family, the program is selected from the classical repertoire and is introduced by music director Roupen Shakarian. Highlights include works by Tchaikovsky, Handel, Mozart, and others. Tickets: $10, children under 16 FREE

Masterpiece Concert

Saturday, March 15 7:30 PM Matthew Olson, violin - Skagit Symphony Chorus The Masterpiece Concert brings to the stage two great Romances for violin and orchestra, with violinist Matthew Olson performing the Romances by Beethoven and Dvorak. Brahms’ Tragic Overture, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture, and Mozart’s Missa Brevis completes a program of masterful works from five composers.

New Discoveries Concert

Saturday, April 26 7:30 PM Sarah and Aaron Hall, violin and cello The New Discoveries Concert is a great occasion to hear new works from the past, the present, and to also discover highly gifted musicians from our region and the Pacific Northwest. Sarah and Aaron Hall, sister and brother from Arlington, will join the orchestra in a performance of Brahms’ elegant Double Concerto. Mozart’s amusing Impresario Overture and Haydn’s Symphony No. 54 might also be a discovery to your delight!


$40, $30, $25, $20


Skagit Valley Academy of Dance

Skagit Valley Academy of Dance can trace its roots back for more than 28 years. Some of its former students have gone on to careers as professional dancers, some have chosen to teach. All enjoy a love of the dance that has been fostered in a school that encourages the joy of dancing, which is what makes directors Shelly Lowe-Whan and Kelly Fellers the most proud. SVAD is associated with the renowned national organization, Dance Educators of America, and with whom many of the instructors have received certification in multiple dance styles. Skagit Valley Academy of Dance, Inc. is delighted to be a part of the 10th anniversary celebration of McIntyre Hall. The outstanding facility and professional staff have consistently provided the exceptional opportunities that enable SVAD to expose Skagitonians to the excellence they have come to expect, from the vast talent SVAD, and other performance groups. In addition to the Nutcracker, SVAD also holds bi-annual all school recitals featuring virtually the entire academy student body and entertains audiences with their thematic performances.

The Nutcracker

Friday, December 6 7:30 PM Saturday, December 7 7:30 PM Sunday, December 8 2:00 PM SVAD presents the 24th annual production of The Nutcracker this season. Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” has inspired young dancers since its beginning with the original choreography of Marius Petipa & Lev Ivanon in 1892, became popular in the late 1960s the world over, and became a Skagit County beloved favorite back in 1989 with SVAD’s first production. Directors Shelly & Kelly delight in the continuation of this family tradition and welcome you to make it a part of your holiday events.




Skagit Valley Chorale

The Skagit Valley Chorale is a group of musicians who love to sing. And since its inception in 1984, the Chorale has grown from 30 members to expanded membership of over 100 men and women. The Chorale has had three talented and dedicated directors and is currently under the direction of Janet Skones Hitt. Janet became director in 2004 and directed the Chorale’s debut at McIntyre Hall during its opening events. The Chorale feels privileged to have such a beautiful facility to showcase its musical programs. Chorale concerts have included such classical greats as Mozart’s Unfinished Grand Mass, Bach’s Gloria in Excelsis Deo Cantata, Vivaldi’s Beatus Vir RV 597, and Haydn’s Mass in D Minor. Their programs have showcased such composers/arrangers as John Rutter, Norman Luboff, and Robert Shaw, and celebrated the music from Hebrew, African and Mexican traditions, as well as our own Negro spirituals and songs from Broadway musicals. The Chorale is a non-audition musical group and encourages anyone with a singing talent and a desire and dedication to perform choral music to consider joining. As the membership has grown so have the opportunities to share with others their love and passion for music. Besides their annual winter and spring concerts, Skagit Valley Chorale has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.; traveled to Salzburg and Vienna in 2006 to celebrate with other choral groups the 25th anniversary of Mozart’s birth at the Mozart Choral Festival; and travelled to Rome, Italy in 2011 for the Rome International Choral Festival where they performed at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican and at other historical cathedrals in Rome, Florence, and Venice.

“Singing provides us with a connection to those around and to that which is greater than us all. McIntyre Hall has enhanced that experience and we look forward to many more memorable performances.” - Janet Skones Hitt

Heralding Christmas

Friday, December 13 7:30 PM Sunday, December 15 2:00 PM This 2013 “Heralding Christmas” concert season will feature songs and arrangements that focus on the glory and praise of the Christmas season as proclaimed by angels so long ago. “Gloria in D”, by Antonio Vivaldi accompanied by string quartet, harpsichord, trumpet, and oboe, will be followed by Handel’s “And the Glory of the Lord” from The Messiah, and “An Angelic Medley”, arranged by Greg Gilpin. Arrangements by Paul Williams, John Rutter, and Emil Alwyn continue the theme of the angel’s proclamation. The concert will end with the Chorale’s signature piece, “Peace, Peace”, by Rick Powell and Sylvia Powell.

Celebrating in Song Saturday, May 3 7:30 PM Sunday, May 4 2:00 PM

Featured this Celebration in Song will be many of the traditional American favorites, including such folk songs as “How Can I keep from Singing”, by Andy Beck, “Simple Gifts”, arranged by Bob Childcot and “Shenandoah”, by James Erb. “Swing Low, Sweet Chariots” arranged by Howard Helvey, and “Hold On” arranged by Dr. Jester Hairston portray some familiar American spirituals that resonate in our hearts. “A Stephen Foster Tribute”, arranged by Joseph Martin and two songs from classic Broadway shows, “My Fair Lady”, a choral arrangement from Lerner and Lowe’s My Fair Lady and “Lida Rose/Will I ever Tell You”, by Meredith Willson from the stage musical The Music Man help round out a tribute to American Favorites. Our hearts will sing along with John Rutter’s arrangement of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “God Bless America”, an arrangement of this Irving Berlin masterpiece.


$25, $16 $2 off - Seniors, Students and Children


Skagit Valley College

Skagit Valley College is a nationally recognized premier educational institution with award-winning faculty - a community college that attracts, challenges and empowers outstanding students who become successful in a world community. Providing educational opportunities in the performing arts, Skagit Valley College Theatre and Music Departments present one major theatrical production and several musical concerts each year at McIntyre Hall. Additional plays and concerts are also scheduled in the Phillip Tarro Theatre. The program of the Music Department is designed both for students wishing to pursue a degree in music and those who simply love to perform and want to explore music more fully. The music program offers opportunities for novice and experienced performers to grow in the expression of their craft. Skagit Valley College departments of Music and Drama are very proud to perform in the beautiful acoustics that are McIntyre Hall. For the past 9 years our students have enjoyed the opportunity to sing, act, and play in this superb facility. Many of them have performed in their first concert or stepped into a character for the first time on this stage. It has been our joy and a privilege to provide SVC students with the many performance opportunities that McIntyre Hall affords. For more information about the Music Program please contact Dr. Diane Johnson.

Senior Jazz Festival Tuesday, November 19

7:30 PM

Skagit Valley College Department of Music and the San Juan Music Educators Association come together for a day of jazz performances by high schools from Whatcom, Skagit, and Island Counties. Tickets : $7

Music Department Concert Tuesday, December 3

7:30 PM

SVC Choirs join forces with the Skagit Community Band to present of an evening of holiday favorites. Tickets : $15 $10 Seniors, $5 Students

Shrek The Musical

Saturday, May 10 7:30 PM Sunday, May 11 2:00 PM Friday, May 16 7:30 PM Saturday, May 17 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM Sunday, May 18 2:00 PM May finds us seeing green as the Music and Theatre Departments present Shrek: the Musical The hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre comes to life on stage. Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairytale and all irreverent fun for everyone! Things get ugly when an unseemly ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairytale, misfits, and you’ve got a mess that calls for a real hero…Shrek. Tickets : $20, $15

Grand Finale Concert Wednesday, June 11

7:30 PM

End the season with a concert that is the culmination of the year. The concert will include a diverse program of musical styles and genres. Tickets : $10 $7 Seniors and Students


Featured Events Mac Frampton Concert Sunday, September 15

2:00 PM

Bridging The Gap: A Fundraising Concert Featuring the Mac Frampton Trio with a variety of pop, jazz, classical, and original arrangements. This fundraising concert is for Josephine, a non-profit, intergenerational care community located in Stanwood. Approximately 70% of Josephine’s residents in long term care rely on Medicaid for their nursing care. In 2012, Josephine provided more than $1,000,000 of uncompensated care, and most likely will do the same in 2013. This benefit concert will help “Bridge the Gap” for some of this uncompensated care.


$35 $25 Seniors, $10 Students and Children

Design Awards

Northwest American Institute of Architects Monday, December 2

6:30 PM

The 22nd annual Design Awards are sponsored by the Northwest Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and highlight the design work of the chapter, which includes Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and Island counties. The public is encouraged to attend this celebration of of excellence in design, sustainability, and all that makes architecture such an inseparable part of our lives.



Bronn Journey’s Christmas Concert Monday, December 23

7:30 PM

Bronn and Katherine Journey and their friends will present a casually elegant evening featuring music celebrating the joy of the Christmas season. Bronn’s friendly and folksy style is sure to make you feel comfortably at home. Be prepared to thoroughly enjoy the warmth of this special event that combines harp, humor, and song. The program will include music from many genres - Broadway, Folk, Classical, and Sacred, but the highlight of the evening will be the beauty of traditional Christmas classics.



Skagit Valley College International Dinner Friday, January 31

5:00 PM

Enjoy an evening of dinner, conversation, and entertainment with SVC’s international students. Students from more than 20 countries host and provide entertainment for the annual International Dinner. Tickets are available for the dinner or dinner and performance by Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits from Zimbabwe.


$35 Dinner $20 Student Dinner $49 Dinner & Performance

Social 5:00 PM Dinner 5:30 PM Concert 7:30 PM

En Vogue Runway Show & Benefit Auction Thursday, March 13

6:00 PM

Join us for an evening of upscale fashion complete with a chic runway, music, and lights! En Vogue is an annual event benefitting Friendship House, a nonprofit homeless shelter in Mount Vernon. Local fashion designers will unveil their creations that have been “re-purposed” from clothing found in Friendship House’s emergency donation room. The outfits will be modeled and auctioned off at the event.


$25, $50 VIP


META Performing Arts META Performing Arts offers educational theater and performances opportunities for the youth of the greater Skagit Valley. Children learn dance, music, storytelling, and acting in an environment that is safe and nurturing, with strong adult role models and multi-cultural peer interactions, allowing their spirits to soar as they develop self-esteem literacy, team building, and communication skills. Past productions include: Oliver!, Pippi Longstocking, The Wiz, Alice in Wonderland, Seussical the Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, and many more.

Theatre Arts Guild Since 1992, Theater Arts Guild (TAG) has been bringing Skagit audiences some of Broadway’s finest musical and non-musical theater from family friendly favorites to adult fare. TAG brings the joy of live theater to audiences, performers, and the folks backstage. Welcoming newcomers, nearly half of all TAG casts and crews have never been in a Theater Arts Guild production before. TAG’s mission is to nurture participation in, and the enjoyment of, live theatre in Skagit County, encouraging people of all ages to be involved as both participants and audience, and offering a variety of production types. Past productions include: Annie, Cinderella, The Music Man, High School Musical, Grease, Hairspray, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, Aida, Salome, Back to the 80s, and the Wizard of Oz.

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Create Your Own Series McIntyre Hall is pleased to offer a Create Your Own Series (CYO) subscription which gives you the freedom to pick all the shows that you want to see. Simply choose at least 4 events from this list - and SAVE! The following events are part of the CYO Series: McIntyre Hall Presents Events Northwest Ballet Theater Skagit Opera Skagit Symphony Skagit Valley College: Shrek The Musical

The More You Choose - the More You Save! 4 or More Events - Save 10% 6 or More Events - Save 15% 8 or More Events - Save 20% CYO tickets can be purchased beginning Tuesday, September, 3 at noon. CYO patrons are not guaranteed the same seat location for the events selected, but will receive the best seats available. You are welcome to purchase varying numbers of tickets to each event in your Create Your Own Series. CYO Series packages are NOT available for order online. Call the McIntyre Hall Box Office at 360.416.7727 ext.2 for additional information and to place your order.


Make Your Impact Every day, people like you give of themselves and gain so much. Volunteer, sponsor, donate, and make something good happen. Remarkable deeds stem from exceptional people. We see it in the very existence of McIntyre Hall - when the community came together to establish a performing arts center for all to enjoy. With their founding gift, Jack and Shirley McIntyre set in motion a practice of benevolence that is continue unabated today. McIntyre Hall is your community performing arts center because key individuals, area leaders, and businesses believed in the value of the arts. Every day, something’s going on at McIntyre Hall. A musician warms up backstage. A truck packed with props, costumes, and scenery rolls up to the loading dock. A tech crew reviews a light plot for a fall musical. A daughter skips along, holding her father’s hand as they head into the theater for a can’t-be-missed show. Because of generous gifts, McIntyre Hall is a place for everyone.

Volunteers - at the Heart of McIntyre Hall They’re the friendly faces who escort you to your seat, assist you with questions, decorate the Hall, stuff envelopes, and serve as knowledgeable ambassadors for the arts. As a volunteer, you can give back and get back to what’s meaningful. It’s a free way to take action and demonstrate where your heart lies. More than 100 McIntyre Hall Community Volunteers make everything happen. We couldn’t do it without them. For more information, please contact our House Manager at 360.416.6709 or email

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Donate Today We live in a remarkable community. You and your neighbors - and the many families who came before - have created a culture of generosity, vision, and civic engagement. McIntyre Hall is an inspiring example of what can be accomplished through this cooperative spirit.

Friends of McIntyre Hall

Friends of McIntyre Hall support ongoing expenses related to operations, programming, community outreach, educational initiatives, affordable ticket prices, and modest facility usage rates. Donations made through the Friends of McIntyre Hall Annual Fund provide immediate support to existing programs and enable us to begin new initiatives. Subsidize a ticket, open a child’s eyes, learn about other cultures, or just enjoy the arts... all with a contribution to McIntyre Hall. The exciting, uplifting, and transformational power of the arts is yours to give. For more information about how to become a Friend of McIntyre Hall. call 360.416.6646 or visit .


Consider making a lasting gift to the McIntyre Hall Endowment Fund. Your contribution ensures McIntyre Hall will remain a community treasure that provides arts and entertainment to the region. Stewardship of contributions to McIntyre Hall PACC Endowment Funds is maintained by Skagit Valley College Foundation and Skagit Community Foundation as outlined by each fund. Net proceeds solely benefit McIntyre Hall PACC and its programs. Contributions are fully taxdeductible to the extent allowable by law. The current goal is to reach a combined Endowments value of $1 million by December 2014.

Skagit Valley College Foundation

Skagit Valley College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1978, with the purpose of assisting students, enhancing instruction, and supporting Skagit Valley College programs. Contributions to the McIntyre Hall endowment at Skagit Valley College Foundation are dedicated to sustaining this remarkable community asset into the future. Our focus is on assuring that every donor’s wishes are carried out for gifts we receive, and questions or conversations are welcome. A volunteer Board of Governors provides leadership to SVC Foundation. For more information on SVC Foundation or how to support McIntyre Hall, visit the us at or call 360.416.7717.

Skagit Community Foundation

Skagit Community Foundation was founded in 1993. The Foundation provides donors with a vehicle to establish endowments that will establish and sustain your personal legacy of giving and make a difference for good forever. For more information on Skagit Community Foundation or how to support McIntyre Hall, please contact Mary McGoffin at or by calling 360-419-3181.


Make Your Night Out a Weekend Away Special McIntyre Hall Night Out Packages available

When you stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Burlington, you’re staying with friends. Come enjoy the bounty of activities that Skagit County has to offer. We love having you here!

With every stay you get... • • • • • • • •

Clean and fresh Cloud 9® bed experience Comfy pillows - Do you like yours deep and cushy or firm and supportive? We offer both so you can choose the one best for you. Free Hot Breakfast - Daily from 6am-10am we have baked waffles, oatmeal, eggs, bacon and continental offerings. Free Wi-Fi - Stay connected with friends and family, search for local attractions or do business anywhere in the hotel. Swimming Pool and Spa - Dive in and enjoy a cool, refreshing dip in the pool or relax after a long day in our hot Spa. Exercise room - Work in some time for a workout in our fully equipped exercise room. Premium Coffee and Tea - Available 24 hours a day in the lobby area. Meeting Rooms - Being out of the office doesn’t mean you can’t call a meeting; our meeting rooms can be booked as needed.

Hilton HHonors® Hilton HHonors Points & Miles with every stay and No Blackout Dates. Friendly service, clean rooms, comfortable surroundings, every time. If you’re not satisfied, we don’t expect you to pay. That’s our commitment and your guarantee. That’s 100% Hampton. For reservations, visit us at Call (360) 757-7100 Be sure to ask for the special Night Out Package! 1860 S. Burlington Blvd Burlington, WA 98233

Lodging Best Western Cottontree Inn

2300 Market Street Mount Vernon WA 98273 (360) 428-5678

Best Western College Way Inn

300 W. College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 424-4287

Candlewood Suites

1866 S. Burlington Blvd Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 755-6044

Cocusa Motel

370 W Rio Vista Avenue Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 757-6044

Days Inn

2009 Riverside Drive Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 424-4141

Fairfield Inn & Suites

9384 Old Highway 99 North Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 757-2717

Hampton Inn & Suites 1860 S. Burlington Blvd Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 757-7100 www.burlingtonsuites.

Hillside Motel

23002 Bonnieview Road Mount Vernon WA 98273 (360) 445-3252

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

900 Andis Road Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 755-7338 burlingtonwa

Mark II Motel

808 Nevitt Road Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 757-4021

Quality Inn

1910 Freeway Drive Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 428-7020

Sterling Motor Inn

866 South Burlington Blvd Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 757-0071

Tulip Inn

2200 Freeway Drive Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 428-5969

For more information call (866) 624-6897 or (360) 416-7727 ext. 2


Hall Rentals McIntyre Hall Performing Arts and Conference Center is Skagit County’s premier venue for meetings, conferences, banquets, receptions, weddings, lectures, concerts, and more. Offering exciting, flexible spaces, and gracious service for all types of gatherings. McIntyre Hall includes a conference room, grand lobby, and theater spaces with surprising intimacy, excellent acoustics, well controlled lighting and sound capabilities, and a complete array of services and equipment. Ample free parking, inspiring architecture make McIntyre Hall an ideal venue for any occasion.

Theater McIntyre Hall has two elegant performance spaces available for rental. Featuring a gracious environment combined with state of the art technology and a professional staff, the theaters are available for lectures, concerts or other staged performances. The main stage proscenium theater (650 seat capacity) includes an array of lighting and sound equipment, sprung wood floor, orchestra pit, fly loft, ample dressing rooms, and convenient loading dock. The intimate conference center studio theater (50 – 250 capacity) is a flexible space has four seating/stage configurations: cabaret, proscenium, round and thrust.

Conference Center The flexible conference room can be arranged for conferences and meetings, banquets, and receptions, or lecture and performances for groups as small as 75 or as large as 300.

Catering We make hospitality & banquet planning simple and elegant. Services include full beverage service, sweet treats, plated and buffet breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and much more. We are happy to customize your event to your complete satisfaction. Combine a party with a show at McIntyre Hall to create a truly unique and fun-filled event! Our goal is to provide you with excellent food and gracious service in a pleasant environment. For more information, availability and pricing please call (360) 416-7622.

Box Office & Directions Box Office

Hours Tues - Fri: 12 - 4 PM Open at 12pm the day of performances 2501 East College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273 McIntyre Hall is located on the Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon Campus. The Box Office is located to the left of the main entrance on the east side of McIntyre Hall. Visa, Mastercard, check or cash accepted.


(360) 416-7727 or (866) 624-6897 To purchase by phone with Visa or Mastercard, please call (360) 416-7727 ext. 2 for the Box Office during our regular hours. Toll free (866) 624-6897. A $4.00 per order processing fee will apply.


To purchase tickets by mail, indicate the event, number of tickets desired, ticket price, seating preference and payment. A $4.00 per order processing fee will apply. Please mail your request along with payment to: McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center, 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.


McIntyre Hall Presents, Northwest Ballet Theater, and the Skagit Symphony offer subscriptions that can be purchased through the Box Office during regular hours.

Discounted Tickets

Discounted tickets, special needs seating, or special offers are available through the Box Office only during our regular hours.


Order online at A $1.75 per order processing fee will apply.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are always the right size, always the right color and always the perfect way to refresh the senses with a live theatrical performance or concert. Gift Certificates are available in any amount and may be used for any performance.


Ticket sales are final; no refunds; exchanges are limited with a $.50 per ticket exchange fee. Everyone entering the theater must have a ticket regardless of age. Programs are subject to change and substitution. Latecomers are seated at the discretion of the House Manager. Cameras or recording devices are not permitted


Free parking is located east of the Hall.

North Bellingham

South Seattle

E College Way

La Venture Road

Exit 227

Riverside Drive


Skagit Valley College

McIntyre Hall

Free Parking

1.9 Miles East of Exit 227 About 6 stoplights

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All events, dates, times and prices are subject to change. Call the box office for group rates and other discounts. Events are added throughout the year. For up to date information visit or 360.416.7727 We look forward to seeing you soon!


Celebrate 10!

Join us in our year-long celebration as we present over a hundred events this season, invite the community backstage, debut a new ticket program, and continue to bring you world class entertainment.

Community Open House

Peter Rowan’s Bluegrass Band

Eric Bibb

Let’s Play Workshop

Our Name in Lights Auction

Global Rhythms Workshop

The Black Lillies

Caladh Nua

IMAGO: Frogz

The SteelDrivers

Sister’s Christmas Catechism: Mystery of the Magi’s Gold

The Prozac Mountain Boys & Maggie’s Fury

I Like to Move it! Workshop


Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits

Tickets & Info:

Thursday, September 12

Friday, February 7

Saturday, October 5

Sunday, February 9

Saturday, October 19

Sunday, February 23

Friday, November 15

Friday, March 14

Sunday, December 1

December 19 & 20

Sunday, January 19

Friday, January 31

Skagit Regional Public Facilities District

Friday, April 11

Friday, April 25 Friday, May 2 360-416-7727

Bellingham Alive

2501 East College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273

On the Mount Vernon Campus of Skagit Valley College

Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 20 Mount Vernon, WA

McIntyre Hall 2013 Event Brochure  

Catalog of the 2013-2014 McIntyre Hall brochure.

McIntyre Hall 2013 Event Brochure  

Catalog of the 2013-2014 McIntyre Hall brochure.