Date:   12/21/2005

Calendar of Events: Winter/Spring 2006

Jan. 16-21 / Missoula Children’s Theatre: Pinocchio -  Open auditions (ages K-12) on Monday followed by a week of intensive rehearsal, culminating in two performances of the full-scale musical, Pinocchio, on Saturday at 3 P.M. & 7 P.M.  Tickets: $12 Adults, $8 Students.
 

Jan. 28 / Ann Rabson -  Historic blues, boogie-woogie, and barrelhouse styles. Nominated seven times for W.C. Handy Award as Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year & member of Boogie Woogie Hall of Fame.  7:30 P.M. Tickets: $18

 

Feb. 11 / Willy Porter  - Innovative and expressive guitar playing; called everything from "startling," to "dazzling" to "killer."  Boston Globe compares his playing to speed picker Leo Kottke.  7:30 P.M. Tickets: $18

 

Feb. 25 / Samite - Smooth vocals in his mother tongue, Luganda, he mesmerizes audiences with original compositions played on kalimba (finger-piano), marimba (wooden xylophone), litungu (seven-stringed Kenyan instrument) and various flutes – traditional and western. Founder of the non-profit organization, Musicians for World Harmony.  7:30 P.M. Tickets: $18

 

March 11 / Lunasa - One of the most sought-after bands on the international Irish music scene. The band’s inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves are steering Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. "This is the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet," The New York Times.  7:30 P.M. Tickets: $20

 

March 25 / Kelly Joe Phelps & Natalia Zukerman -  Double-Bill - Phelps; great example of what the modern blues is about. A musical slight-of-hand master with his smoky, lonesome, painful -yet comforting groove.  Zukerman; jazzy flourishes, while nevertheless tipping her pick to the blues with her smoky slide guitar and sweetly seductive come-hither vocals." - Velvet Park Magazine.  7:30 P.M. Tickets: $16

 

April 1 / BeauSoleil  - Grammy-winning band from Lafayette, Louisiana, that incorporates a seamless blend of flat-out Cajun French folk-rock, zydeco, various jazz styles, Latin and Caribbean music, medieval European material, western swing, and more.  7:30 P.M. Tickets: $22

 

April 29 / Arrogant Worms -  On a mission to make you laugh, the Worms are Canada's self-proclaimed Clowned Princes of Humor, Purveyors of the Absurd, and Ambassadors of Fun. One of Canada's most popular live acts, their versatility is second to none.  7:30 P.M. Tickets: $18

 

May 11 / The Babes: Hormonal Imbalance -  After six recordings and 15 years as “The Four Bitchin’ Babes,” these indestructible Divas are hotter than ever. Literally! Always evolving, witty and charming, the Babes welcome in a new era with a new cast, and a new show entitled Hormonal Imbalance…A Mood Swinging Musical Revue!  7:30 P.M. Tickets: $25

 

May 20 / Janis Ian -  With nine GRAMMY nominations and 17 albums to her credit, folk icon, Janis Ian, continues to write and perform songs, radio jingles and movie soundtracks that change the landscape. "At Seventeen,” one of her most recognizable songs, sold over a million copies and earned Ian her first two Grammy Awards.  7:30 P.M. Tickets: $25

 

June 10 /Joe Moss - His sound, a winning mix of blues and R&B flavors, paired with original songwriting vision, can be heard blasting out of Chicago venues like Buddy Guy's Legends and House of Blues on a regular basis.
7:30 P.M. Tickets: $16

 

June 19-24 / Missoula Children’s Theatre: Rumpelstiltskin  -  same format and ticket price as January.
                              

 

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