Bishop Center for the Performing Arts announces upcoming season

  • Sat Sep 24th, 2016 6:30am
  • Life

Grays Harbor College recently announced the 2016-2017 season schedule of entertaining and educational events at the Bishop Center for the Performing Arts.

Among this season’s highlights are local stage productions of “James and the Giants Peach” in November and the Broadway classic “Anything Goes” in March.

New to the offering this year is a series of four documentary films that are sprinkled throughout the schedule. They are

“Minimalism” in October, “Cowspiracy” in January, “ “Man on a Wire” in March and “Four Horsemen” in May.

Here is a rundown at all the offerings through the end of the year. For a complete calendar of events or to purchase tickets online, go the the Bishop Center website at

Illusionist Adam Trent

Saturday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $12, students $10, 12 &under one free w/paying adult

Star of the Broadway hit show “The Illusionist,” Adam Trent has been described as “Justin Timberlake meets David Copperfield.” He blends dancing and singing to his own original pop music with innovative stage illusions, charming wit and emotion to create an experience that is part magic show, part concert and part stand-up comedy.

Documentary film: “Minimalism”

Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. All tickets $10.

The film examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life. This event venue will be ‘backstage intimate.’ Included in the ticket price each time will be pizza and popcorn; beverages will also be available.

Jeremy Kittel Trio

Saturday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $12, $10 students, 12 &under one free w/paying adult.

Jeremy Kittel is an American fiddler, violinist and composer. Fluent in multiple genres, his original music draws from traditional roots — jazz, Celtic, classical, eletronic and more. He has composed and arranged for artists Jars of Clay, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. The trio appeared in “Prairie Home Companion” in addition to their frequent tours.

“James and the Giant Peach”

Friday, Nov. 4-6 and Nov. 11-13. Adults $15, seniors $12, students $10, children 12 &under $6

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which results in a tremendous peach and launches a journey of enormous proportions.

GH Symphony: Czech Masters

Sunday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. Adults $14, seniors $12, students $10, 12 &under one free w/paying adult

Enjoy works by the finest Czech composers of their time, including Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dance,” Smetana’s “Overture to the Bartered Bride,” Husa’s “Steadfast Tin Soldier,” and Stamitz’s “Viola Concerto in D.” Guest soloist Joyce A Ramee, University of Puget Sound professor of music and founding member of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, joins the symphony, conducted by Dr. William Dyer.

GHC Fall Music Department Concert

Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. All tickets $5.

This quarterly concert features the College Jazz Band and Jazz Choir, both directed by Dr. William Dyer.

Voetberg Family Band

Saturday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $12, students $10, 12 &under free w/paying adult

The Voetberg Family Band is made up of eight siblings ranging in ages from 13 to 26. With more than nine years experience, they put on a show that displays a cohesive variety of musical style and a developed musicianship beyond their years. Enjoy this talented family as they present a show full of holiday favorites.

Civic Choir Holiday Concert

Sunday, Dec. 11, 3 p.m. All tickets $10.

The Civic Choir presents a family friendly holiday concert sure to get you into the spirit of the season. Enjoy beautiful festive and familiar music with, guest appearances from community talent as well as the traditional sing-a-long. The choir will also sponsor a giving tree for a local charitable organization.

See &Sing Movie: “Wizard of Oz”

Friday, Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m. All tickets $5

Enjoy a showing of the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz.” Dressing as your favorite character is encourged. There may be even a few in the audience who will know the lyrics.