Performing Arts Series

Pink Martini


Wednesday, September 16, 2015
7 p.m. at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium

Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure - crossing genres of classical, jazz, and old fashioned pop.  Founded in 1994 in Portland, Oregon by Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader and pianist, the 19-member band performs in multilingual repertoire on concert stages around the world. 


Martha Redbone Roots Project


Friday, October 2, 2015
7pm at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium


The "charismatic indie-soul diva" (Time Out New York), Martha Redbone, is an Independent Music Award-winning musician of Cherokee, Choctaw, Shawnee and African-American descent. Redbone explores traditional and modern variations of flok, roots, blues, tribal, and soul that feature her magnificent voice. She launced Martha Redbone Roots Project in 2012 with the release of The Garden of Love - Songs of William Blak, a collection of 18th century poems set to the music of Appalachia 


Letters Aloud


Thursday, November 12, 2015
7pm at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium

In 1968, Andy Warhol said, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." His prediction of fame's fleeting nature in our celebrity-saturated culture could not have become more true. Through the personal letters of some of history's most famous and infamous, characters (including Mr. Warhol, himself) Letters Aloud explores the high price of fame and how it has both evolved and devolved over the years. A funny, poignant and moving experience with live musical accompaniment and a dynamic slide show.




Jake Shimabukuro


Sunday, February 7, 2016
7 pm at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium

In his young career, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has already redeined a heretofore under-the-radar instrument, been declared a musical "hero" by Rolling Stone, wowed audiences on TV (Jimmy Kimmel, Conan), earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and even played in front of the Queen of England. A Hawaiian superstar, Jake's performances combine the qualities of a long line of virtuoso ukulele players with modern rock musicians to create a sound that is uniquely his own but still firmly grounded in tradition. 



The Music Man

Saturday, March 5 at 7 pm
Sunday, March 6 at 3 pm
Friday, March 12 at 7 pm
Saturday, March 13 at 7 pm
Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium

There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Wilson's six-time, TONY Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. 

Fun fact: The Music Man was the very first musical theatre production the Kodiak Arts Council staged in the Kodiak Auditorium.  Under the direction of Gerry Wilson, it opened in the spring of 1987.  Look for auditions in December!




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