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Featured Event

Robert Dubac’s THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON?

Comedy

Under the direction of Master Sergeant Jeremy Laukhuf, the Commanders Jazz Ensemble carries on the American musical tradition of the great traveling big bands yet offers a lot more than big-band sounds. This energetic group of 20 highly trained professional airmen-musicians offers an entertaining show in which you are likely to hear the music of jazz legends Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, and Count Basie as well as contemporary big-band leaders and composers such as Gordon Goodwin and Maria Schneider. And no concert would be complete without a tribute to the late Major Glenn Miller and his famous Army Air Corps band. Found touring the western states of Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Washington, the sensational Commanders Jazz Ensemble is the only active-duty Air Force band west of the Rockies. Enjoy this splendid excursion into big-band and jazz favorites, guided by the Band of the Golden West!

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• Wed 8/23/17 - Sun 8/27/17 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Other Upcoming Events

Help! My Husband Has Gone Missing, My Daughter is Getting Married, and I Am Having Hot Flashes

Comedy/Drama

Barbara has just survived her 50th birthday, which has got her thinking about many things – not least the merits of spanx and botox. Prepare to be amused, delighted, and even comforted by Louise Roche’s new play. Although this is a perfect girl’s night out, audiences raved “a must see . . . even the men thoroughly enjoyed it.”

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• Thu 8/10/17 - Sun 8/20/17 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Yours from Alaska: Cirque Literary Journal

Poetry Reading/Spoken Word

CIRQUE: A literary journal for Alaska and the Pacific NW presents a reading. Editor, Sandra Kleven, (formerly of Bellingham) will read her own work as will thirteen writers and poets from Northwest Washington in the Encore Room. No host bar, prizes, books for sale.

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• Sun 8/20/17 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The US Air Force Commanders Jazz Ensemble

Jazz

Under the direction of Master Sergeant Jeremy Laukhuf, the Commanders Jazz Ensemble carries on the American musical tradition of the great traveling big bands yet offers a lot more than big-band sounds. This energetic group of 20 highly trained professional airmen-musicians offers an entertaining show in which you are likely to hear the music of jazz legends Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, and Count Basie as well as contemporary big-band leaders and composers such as Gordon Goodwin and Maria Schneider. And no concert would be complete without a tribute to the late Major Glenn Miller and his famous Army Air Corps band. Found touring the western states of Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Washington, the sensational Commanders Jazz Ensemble is the only active-duty Air Force band west of the Rockies. Enjoy this splendid excursion into big-band and jazz favorites, guided by the Band of the Golden West!

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• Sat 8/26/17 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Robert Dubac's The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? at the Mount Baker Theatre

Comedy, Solo Performance

Robert Dubac’s THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON? is an international comedic phenomenon. Described by The New York Times as “Hilarious . . . a one man tour de force!” it is hands down one of the funniest solo shows you will ever see. Laugh non-stop alongside men and women from 18 to 80 as Robert Dubac embarks on a quest to answer the age-old question, “What do women want?” With a shrug of his shoulders or a crook of his neck, he seamlessly transforms himself into five hysterical boneheads who offer sidesplitting advice on how to best straddle the gender gap – all while drinking a beer. Hailed by critics and audiences alike: THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON? is a rare thing; a clever combination of theater and stand-up comedy that is laugh-out-loud funny, provocative and insightful all at once. There are two types of people who should rush and see it – men and women!” – The Providence Journal

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• Wed 8/23/17 - Sun 8/27/17 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Bellingham Film Script to Screen: Call for Pitches

Multimedia

Bellingham Film's new Script to Screen program is a half-year collaborative learning experience where Whatcom & Skagit County residents can participate in the development, pre-production, production, and post-production of a professionally produced short film. Aspiring filmmakers collaborate with experienced mentors and unlock the entire continuum of filmmaking, from origination to completion. Visit our website for more information on submitting a pitch.

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• Tue 8/1/17 - Sun 9/10/17 at

Sawyer Brown

Country

Since winning the big prize on the televised talent showcase "Star Search" in the mid-'80s, country group Sawyer Brown has had major chart success with hits like "Step That Step," "I Don't Believe in Goodbye," "Thank God For You" and more.

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• Sat 9/16/17 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

THE CROCODILE PRESENTS: City and Colour – USA Tour 2017

Acoustic, Live Music in Bar/Club, Special Event, Rock, Alternative

City and Colour, aka world-renowned singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, has traversed the globe on tour, collected scores of accolades and released numerous successful albums. Most recently, he released his acclaimed fifth studio record, If I Should Go Before You, which debuted at #16 on the Billboard 200 Chart, #1 in Canada (his third consecutive #1 album) and #5 in Australia. For the making of the record, Dallas turned to his trusted touring band: Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, Dead Weather) on bass, Dante Schwebel (Spanish Gold, Dan Auerbach) on guitar, Doug MacGregor (Constantines) on drums and Matt Kelly on pedal steel guitar and keys. Of the album, Green comments, “Anybody who has seen us play will understand that this is the best representation of what we do live that we have ever recorded.” This is an independent event promoted by a renter of the facility. Any comments or opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Mount Baker Theatre.

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• Thu 9/28/17 at 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

An Evening With Paula Poundstone

Stand Up Comedy

Heralded as one of our country’s foremost comics, Paula Poundstone’s quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit on NPR’s #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!, where she holds the record for game losses. In May 2017 Paula’s first book, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search For Human Happiness,” was released to glowing reviews. “A deeply revealing memoir in which the pathos doesn’t kill the humor,” wrote Kirkus Reviews. “A crack writer of uncommonly hilarious observations . . . smart, sweet, and laugh-out-loud funny balm for exceedingly stressful times.” In 2016 Paula voiced the character Forgetter Paula in Disney/Pixar’s Academy Award-winning feature film Inside Out. But it is in her live shows where her comic bulb shines the brightest. Her live shows are a reflection of her witty interaction with the audience—no two shows are ever the same. “There’s a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she’s so quick on her feet, you need never worry about the possibility of something going wrong,” writes Nick Zaino of The Boston Globe. This is an independent event promoted by a renter of the facility. Any comments or opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Mount Baker Theatre.

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• Fri 9/29/17 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Piano Guys

Classical, Pop

What do you get when you mix up a marketing genius that does video, a studio engineer that writes music, a pianist that had a successful solo career, and a cellist that does pretty much everything? The Piano Guys: a miraculous meeting of “guys” with the same intrinsic purpose – to make a positive impact in the lives of people all over the world through music videos. These classically-trained musicians have definitely found their groove, and it lies somewhere in between rock and Rachmaninoff. Jon Schmidt (piano), Steven Sharp Nelson (cello) Paul Anderson (production, videography) and Al Van Der Beek (production, songwriting), a.k.a. The Piano Guys, are more than just a musical act, they are a multi-media production team. Through innovative musical composition, cutting-edge technology, and a dash of humor, The Piano Guys produce entertaining videos (oftentimes shot in breathtaking locales) of themselves performing their own rendition of popular songs, classical compositions, movie soundtracks and more. When The Piano Guys announced that a LIVE concert tour was in the works, eager fans anticipated the chance to buy tickets to what promises to be a stunning onstage spectacle of sight and sound. This is an independent event promoted by a renter of the facility. Any comments or opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Mount Baker Theatre.

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• Thu 10/5/17 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Piano Guys

Classical,Pop

Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their series of strikingly original self-made music videos.

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• Thu 10/5/17 at - 7:30 PM

Evil Dead: The Musical

Comedy,Musical

If you've ever dreamt of a hero with a chainsaw arm who bursts into song, wished you could be splashed by blood while watching a horror story farce, or longed for dismemberment and dancing in one show, this is the show for you...just watch out for the "splatter" zone.

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• Sat 10/7/17 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Benjamin Beilman, Violinist

Classical

Benjamin Beilman was the 2010 winner of the Montreal International Musical Competition.

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• Sun 10/8/17 at 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

A Night with Janis Joplin

Rock

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and became the queen of rock ‘n’ roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with southern comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby,” and “Summertime,” this sensational show is a musical journey celebrating Joplin and her iconic musical influences: Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith.

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• Sat 10/14/17 at - 7:30 PM

The Answer Tour: Jeremy Camp with Royce Lovett

Christian Contemporary

The Answer Tour will be coming to Bellingham on October 22, 2017 with Jeremy Camp and Royce Lovett! While he feels like he’s “just beginning,” Jeremy Camp has 17 years of accolades and accomplishments as a songwriter and recording artist, including four million albums sold, four RIAA Gold albums, a multi-platinum DVD, three American Music Award nominations and a GRAMMY nomination. He’s been a part of more than 25 tours in the U.S. and has performed in more than 32 countries. Jeremy describes himself as “a minister who happens to play music as a way to minister.” Jeremy often finds God teaches him through song. His single, “He Knows,” is one in which God spoke comfort over Jeremy’s past. As he shares in his book I Still Believe, Jeremy lost his first wife to cancer at age 21 and in recent years, lost a baby to miscarriage with his wife, Adrienne. There are a lot of people hurting, and they often turn to Jeremy because of his platform. Royce Lovett is an up-and-coming singer and songwriter who recently signed with the legendary Motown label, but only after months of serious prayer. He is a Florida native, young husband and father who plays drums, guitar, bass and keyboard. He used those skills to record five independent projects before signing his record deal. Lovett is excited about this new chapter in his music career, but only because it’s a fruit of his obedience to the voice of God. His newest project is an album called “Write It On The Wall.” This is an independent event promoted by a renter of the facility. Any comments or opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Mount Baker Theatre.

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• Sun 10/22/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Musical

"The Simon & Garfunkel Story" is a critically acclaimed, conce, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using state-of-the-art video projection, lighting and a full live band, the show features all the hits, such as "Mrs Robinson," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Homeward Bound," "Scarborough Fair," "The Boxer" and "‘The Sound Of Silence."

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• Sun 10/29/17 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shemekia Copeland & Matt Andersen

Americana/Roots, Blues, R&B/Soul

Delight as two internationally acclaimed acts deliver contemporary blues with perfect passion and power With a voice that is alternately sultry and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots, and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate and modern artist. Don’t miss this all-in, internationally acclaimed singer declared by the state of Illinois as “The New Queen of the Blues.” Multi-award-winning Matt Andersen is a powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence. He has built a formidable following by touring worldwide, both solo and with greats such as Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Randy Bachman, and Little Feat. MBT Field Guide Insights: Sighted on-stage at the Cotton Club at age eight, Shemekia is a natural. Though she is regularly found on radio and television, this is a rare and exquisite songbird to bring into our gilded cage. To couple that evening with the rising-star power of Matt Andersen is an indescribable treat. “Fiercely expressive” – NPR Music “Gale-force singing and power” – Chicago Tribune “Over the top on all levels” – Cashbox Magazine

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• Fri 11/3/17 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Michael Kaeshammer

Jazz

Breakneck Boogie Woogie: Head South with Celebrated New Orleans-Styled Song and Piano Man Head south with Michael Kaeshammer for a hurricane of New Orleans-styled entertainment. A stellar pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and producer, German-born Kaeshammer blends jazz, boogie-woogie, and classical arrangements at breakneck speeds into breathtaking concoctions. Michael’s legendary charm and performance prowess have gained him a loyal international following. Based on Vancouver Island, the bright star has won two Juno awards out of seven nominations and WCMA’s Musician of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. MBT Field Guide Insights: When you encounter Kaeshammer, you’re drawn all-in, not only a part of the story but virtually a part of the band. He doesn’t play at you so much as with you, so come prepared to take part in this joyous boogie-woogie celebration. “It’s even more exhilarating than it looks.” – Michael Kaeshammer “Technically brilliant and a spectacle . . . it excites all of your senses.” – CBC’s Tonic

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• Sat 11/18/17 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Beethoven's Heroic: Amit Peled, cello

Classical

This year’s Harmony from Discord concert features a moving piece inspired by the courageous and inspirational life of Holocaust survivor Curt Lowens, who helped save ~150 Jewish children as part of the Dutch Resistance. Joining us is soloist Amit Peled, who often surprises audiences with the ways he breaks down barriers between performers and the public, making classical music more accessible to wider audiences. We close with one of Beethoven’s most iconic works, Eroica or Heroic.

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• Sun 11/19/17 at 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Bluegrass, Americana/Roots

Musical Match: Grammy-Winning Picking Partnership Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, described by NPR’s All Things Considered as “two monsters of the banjo,” are a one-of-a-kind musical pairing. Béla Fleck is a 16-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, while Abigail Washburn is a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who has critically acclaimed solo albums and cross-cultural projects of her own. The pair’s self-titled debut took home the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album. MBT Field Guide Insights: Experience the magic that is made when this husband-and-wife duo combine their considerable forces, playing songs from their album, the follow-up EP, and their vast repertoires. Whether at home, on stage, or on record, their deep bond and the way their musical personalities and banjo styles interact make theirs a picking partnership unlike any other on the planet. “The king and queen of the banjo” – Paste Magazine “The family that picks together, sticks together.” – Rolling Stone

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• Sun 11/26/17 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Children's Theatre

Joyous Holiday Musical: Beloved Television Special Comes to Life A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz, has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over 50 years ago. Now the classic, animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree, and uncover the true meaning of Christmas. MBT Field Guide Insights: Delight in this rare sighting of life as simple, marvelous, and charming. It is an extraordinary opportunity to take a journey where one discovers one’s own childhood, face to face, and the world is still as large and wonderful as it was back then. It’s even more special to do so with your kids and grandkids. “All the right notes” – The Chicago Tribune “It’s like watching the television special come to life!” – Around the Town Chicago Special free event: Join us in front of the building as we light up MBT for the first annual Holiday Lighting Celebration at Mount Baker Theatre. Approximate lighting time is 5:30pm, Dec. 1. Expect festive community fun!

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• Fri 12/1/17 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Holiday Magic with the WSO

Classical

Choral music returns to our annual holiday celebration! Featuring the vocals of the Whatcom Chorale singing accompaniment to “Home Alone,” holiday favorites, and a special piece composed by Scott Henderson. Filled with holiday cheer; we will also be performing the most kid-friendly pieces in the first half, in case the little ones are not ready for a full concert-length performance! Hot cocoa & marshmallows for the kids at intermission, as well as holiday carols performed by student musicians! There will be no pre-concert lecture; instead we are thrilled to have Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel, Director of Orchestral Studies at WWU as our guest conductor!

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• Sun 12/10/17 at 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Mount Baker Theatre Presents: The Wizard of Oz

Musical

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful Wizard of Oz, twists its way into Bellingham! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto, and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography, and classic songs. Marvel at Munchkins and flying monkeys in this spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz. Don’t miss the chance to travel over the rainbow to a dazzling Oz and experience this national treasure on stage with all the songs you love.

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• Wed 12/20/17 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Northwest Ballet Theater Presents: The Nutcracker

Classical Dance

John Bishop, founder and artistic director of Northwest Ballet Theater, reports his Nutcracker is like the original version–based on the Russian ballet first performed in St. Petersburg in 1892. Northwest Ballet’s production features backdrops painted in Russia as well as costumes made in New York City. Lyrical and enchanting, mesmerizing and magical, The Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition. Marius Petipa, chief master of the Russian Imperial Ballet, commissioned Russian composer Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky to write the music to Alexandre Dumas’ happier version of a somewhat dark and scary fairytale originally written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Originally produced in 1892, it wasn’t until 1934 that The Nutcracker was performed outside of Russia. It was performed first in England, and then at the San Francisco Ballet in 1944. George Balanchine choreographed and premiered his version in 1954 with the New York City Ballet.

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• Fri 12/22/17 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Northwest Ballet Theater Presents: The Nutcracker

Classical Dance

John Bishop, founder and artistic director of Northwest Ballet Theater, reports his Nutcracker is like the original version–based on the Russian ballet first performed in St. Petersburg in 1892. Northwest Ballet’s production features backdrops painted in Russia as well as costumes made in New York City. Lyrical and enchanting, mesmerizing and magical, The Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition. Marius Petipa, chief master of the Russian Imperial Ballet, commissioned Russian composer Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky to write the music to Alexandre Dumas’ happier version of a somewhat dark and scary fairytale originally written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Originally produced in 1892, it wasn’t until 1934 that The Nutcracker was performed outside of Russia. It was performed first in England, and then at the San Francisco Ballet in 1944. George Balanchine choreographed and premiered his version in 1954 with the New York City Ballet.

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• Fri 12/22/17 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Northwest Ballet Theater Presents: The Nutcracker

Classical Dance

John Bishop, founder and artistic director of Northwest Ballet Theater, reports his Nutcracker is like the original version–based on the Russian ballet first performed in St. Petersburg in 1892. Northwest Ballet’s production features backdrops painted in Russia as well as costumes made in New York City. Lyrical and enchanting, mesmerizing and magical, The Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition. Marius Petipa, chief master of the Russian Imperial Ballet, commissioned Russian composer Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky to write the music to Alexandre Dumas’ happier version of a somewhat dark and scary fairytale originally written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Originally produced in 1892, it wasn’t until 1934 that The Nutcracker was performed outside of Russia. It was performed first in England, and then at the San Francisco Ballet in 1944. George Balanchine choreographed and premiered his version in 1954 with the New York City Ballet.

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• Sun 12/24/17 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SiriusXM Presents The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour

Holiday Music, Rock, Swing

The Christmas Rocks! Tour, presented by SiriusXM, features music from the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s latest Christmas album, Rockin’ Rudolph, their three other best-selling holiday albums, and original Brian Setzer hits. Consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, Setzer has scored chart-topping hits, sold 13 million records, and received multiple honors and awards for his work with his orchestra, his previous band the Stray Cats, and solo. Put the party in your Christmas when iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and three-time Grammy Award winner Brian Setzer and his 19-piece orchestra whip up a huge dose of retro holiday cheer. Setzer’s? trademark guitar work and vocal stylings matched with the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s rockin’ big-band horn arrangements are an unbeatable combination guaranteed to rock you into the holiday spirit!

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• Thu 12/28/17 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Ladies of Laughter: Funny & Fabulous

Stand Up Comedy

Hold onto your sides—Ladies of Laughter: Funny & Fabulous is back at the Baker, featuring three more premier women in comedy for a hilarious ladies’-night outing! Starting with star power, meet Jane Condon, who’s appeared on ABC’s The View, Lifetime’s Girls’ Night Out, Fox’s series finale of 24, and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. The next member of this comedy expedition is Kelly MacFarland, winner of the 2016 Ladies of Laughter Professional competition and host of the web series Fit or Fad. Completing the crew is Robin Fox, who gave up being the funniest mom on her New Jersey cul-de-sac to take the NY comedy scene by storm. Take a trip to another point of view—or maybe see yourself—in the crafty comedy of these comediennes, all winners of the Ladies of Laughter stand-up competition. Whether it is motherhood survival stories, poking fun at faux fitness, or tales of the suburban “dieting lifestyle,” these are jokes to which we can all laugh along.

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• Sat 1/13/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

MOUNT BAKER THEATRE PRESENTS: Five for Fighting with String Quartet

Acoustic, Classical, Special Event

Five for Fighting—John Ondrasik—burst on the music scene 17 years ago with the Grammy Award-nominated hit “Superman,” which became an after-the-fact anthem of the September 11th attacks. His music has sold over 2.5 million albums been featured in over 350 films and TV shows. Ondrasik has written tunes for everyone from Josh Groban to the Backstreet Boys. Using music as “the great healer,” John has supported many causes. Don’t miss this stunning, big-hearted vocalist in what is sure to be a poignant and perfect show. Follow your heartstrings to Five for Fighting. Whether you identify this band by “100 Years” or “What If,” it is all the same one, passionate guy. Past sightings include the Kennedy Center, NASA, Ted Talks, and a variety of hockey arenas, but this future sighting accompanied by a string quartet is the one you don’t want to miss.

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• Fri 1/19/18 at 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

MOUNT BAKER THEATRE PRESENTS: Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal

Acoustic, Bluegrass, Country, Rock

Take a rich journey that is both classical and completely contemporary with two superstar Grammy winners and this collection of American roots songs encompassing blues, gospel, folk, country, and rock. Beloved singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and her collaborator, musical director, guitarist, and husband John Leventhal present an acoustic evening celebrating her prolific and deeply-rooted catalog of music. Join Rosanne Cash, a four-time Grammy winner and member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, for an amazing MBT outing with her famed husband, John Leventhal. Cash has recorded 15 albums and charted 21 top-40 country singles, 11 of which reached number one. Listen for this extraordinary duo to perform music from her recent trilogy of albums as well as classics from her decades-long, celebrated career.

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• Fri 1/26/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

MOUNT BAKER THEATRE PRESENTS: DISENCHANTED!

Musical, Comedy, Comedy/Drama, Drama

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. These royal renegades toss off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you—and what you thought about princesses will never be the same! MBT Field Guide Insights: Laugh and sing along with storybook princesses who come to life to set the record straight in Disenchanted! Broadway Box says, “This sidesplitting adult parody of the Disney princess posse and its mega-talented cast will make you blush and feel nostalgia all at once.”

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• Sat 2/3/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

MOUNT BAKER THEATRE PRESENTS: We Banjo 3

Folk, Bluegrass, Special Event, Acoustic

These Galway, Ireland, natives deliver “Celtgrass” in the common ground between old-world Irish tradition and authentic Americana. Multiple award-winning musicians, these two sets of brothers bring musical magic on banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Elmore Magazine says, “It’s as if the Punch Brothers, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and the Chieftains all got together for a battle of the bands but decided to pool their resources instead.” Return for a full-length show by these Billboard #1 World Album-charting artists who previously performed at the Mount Baker Theatre with the Irish Rovers. The artists who comprise We Banjo 3 are joyous and incredibly talented performers who epitomize what we mean by an exceptional outing.

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• Sat 2/10/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

MOUNT BAKER THEATRE PRESENTS: Celtic Nights—Oceans of Hope

Country/Folk, Classical Dance, World Dance, New Age, Music, Film, Celtic, Irish

Music and dance intertwine the stories of people crossing oceans in search of freedom and prosperity in Celtic Nights—Oceans of Hope. Told through Irish eyes by some of the Emerald Isle’s finest performers, this sweeping production explores the journeys of those who left their lives behind and traveled across the seas to the New World. This magical voyage captures the very essence of who we are and what we share: laughter, sorrow, family, and hope. Join the trek of a spirited people with a stubborn survival instinct amidst ballads, jigs, and colorful storytelling. From famine-burdened Ireland to the wild, fertile lands of America and Australia, this outing paints a vibrant picture of the triumphs and trials of Irish heritage in the New World and beyond.

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• Sat 2/24/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

MOUNT BAKER THEATRE PRESENTS: Lonesome Traveler: The Concert with Peter Yarrow

Acoustic, Americana/Roots, Bluegrass, Special Event

Experience the enduring power and popularity of American folk music with Lonesome Traveler, the stirring concert version of the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical that The New York Times called “illuminating . . . revelatory . . . achingly beautiful.” The show celebrates the music of great folk artists including Woody Guthrie; Lead Belly; Pete Seeger and the Weavers; Gordon Lightfoot; Peter, Paul, and Mary; Bob Dylan; the Byrds; Donovan; Cat Stevens; Don McLean; James Taylor; and Van Morrison—with a special tribute to Leonard Cohen. MBT Field Guide Insights: Sign on with folk legend Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary for this fantastic exploration of American folk music from the ‘20s to the ‘60s and on! The charismatic young cast delivers an unforgettable, multimedia concert event featuring a range from romantic duets to union anthems. Enjoy songs heard from the front porches of Appalachia to the nightclubs of San Francisco, such as “If I Had a Hammer,“ “Puff The Magic Dragon,” “This Land is Your Land,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and “Hallelujah.”

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• Sat 3/3/18 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MOUNT BAKER THEATRE PRESENTS: GOBSMACKED!

Musical, acapella, Experimental/Perf. Art

Direct from sold-out seasons in London, Hong Kong, and Edinburgh comes the mind-blowing vocal sensation Gobsmacked! This next-generation a cappella show redefines the limits of the human voice. Featuring reigning world champion beatboxer Ball-Zee and an international cast of world-class vocalists, Gobsmacked! weaves stories through all forms of a cappella—it’s funny, joyful, and uplifts the spirits of all ages! Shoot the spectrum from doo-wop to drum and bass, and from street corner harmonies to cutting-edge, multi-track live looping as Gobsmacked! pushes musical boundaries without a single musical instrument to be seen. Delight at this slick, technically incredible, high energy a cappella spectacular.

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• Sat 3/10/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

NORTHWEST BALLET THEATER PRESENTS: Celtic Legend

World Dance, Country/Folk, Classical Dance

The excitement of Irish music and dancing will fill the air as Northwest Ballet Theater presents ‘Celtic Legends’ on Saturday March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day). With the influence of Irish Step Dance and music from the wildly popular ‘River Dance’, there will be a balletic twist to the choreography that varies from upbeat and dynamic to free flowing and lyrical. When music and the artists of NBT are put together like this you can expect entertainment of the highest degree.

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• Sat 3/17/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

MOUNT BAKER THEATRE PRESENTS: A Chorus Line

Musical, Comedy/Drama

A Chorus Line is the sixth-longest-running Broadway show of all time thanks to its showstopping songs and dances. The touching stories of gusto for glory are set to the sounds of “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “What I Did for Love,” “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three,” and more. This wonderful staging makes the audience become a part of the story as hopes soar to be the “One” chosen at the end of the audition. Be swept away by this masterpiece of musical theatre, with a top-notch cast delivering wave after wave of spectacular standards. TV talent shows stand aside—A Chorus Line and its original story of the struggle to make it on Broadway stands supreme.

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• Thu 3/29/18 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

MOUNT BAKER THEATRE PRESENTS: Cabaret

Drama, Musical, Dance Play, Broadway, Burlesque

Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd—and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through dangerous times? Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s production, Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall’s Cabaret invites you to “come blow that horn, start celebrating . . . .“ Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen,” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside—life is beautiful at Cabaret, John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff’s Tony Award-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

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• Sun 4/8/18 at 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

MOUNT BAKER THEATRE PRESENTS: Classic Chaplin with Live Score!

Film, Silent Film, Chaplin, Organ, Live Score, Classic, Comedy

Take the whole family on a trip back in time to the movies with star film historian and accompanist Dennis James. Take a trip back in time to the movies when the biggest of the big from the silent film era meets our mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ. Expect hilarity, history, and also harmony with four Chaplin shorts on the Main Stage screen and world-renowned film historian and organist Dennis James at MBT’s beautifully-preserved organ. Experience Mount Baker Theatre as it was meant to be enjoyed and introduce the whole family to the brilliance of a bygone era of vaudeville.

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• Sat 4/14/18 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MOUNT BAKER THEATRE PRESENTS: An Evening with David Sedaris

Talks/Lectures, Comedy, Humor, Signing/Readings

David Sedaris, NPR humorist and bestselling writer, applies his unique perspective to everyday events and creates masterful comedic moments. Author of Naked, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, Holidays on Ice, and many more, Sedaris’ pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in The Best American Essays. There are over 10 million copies of his books in print, and they have been translated into 25 languages. Encounter the sardonic wit and incisive social critiques that have made David Sedaris one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves him to be a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

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• Fri 5/4/18 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

MOUNT BAKER THEATRE PRESENTS: Olate Dogs

Animals, For the Family, Variety Show, Stunts, Dogs, Music

The Olate family story is a heartwarming rags-to-riches journey. Richard Olate was 12 years old and extremely poor when he rescued the first of the street dogs who would eventually rescue him. Through hard work and constant struggle, he took his amateur dog show from his home of Chile to the United States at age 33 and found success with his touring dog variety show—all the way to the $1 million America’s Got Talent prize. Son Nicholas and wife Rebecca help deliver this high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dog tricks, human acrobatics, and humor. Find yourself thoroughly enchanted by these fuzzy-faced winners of America’s Got Talent and their hardworking owner-handlers. The Olate Dogs are named for Richard Olate, who has been adopting and training dogs since childhood. Truly a family act for all ages, this show features Richard, his wife, his son, and their ever-growing crew of rescued pooches intent on thrilling audiences and promoting animal welfare.

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• Sat 5/5/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM7:00 PM9:00 PM

MOUNT BAKER THEATRE PRESENTS: Dailey & Vincent

Acoustic, Americana/Roots, Bluegrass, Country, Special Event

Multi-Grammy nominees and three-time International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are coming to Bellingham backed by one of the best bands on tour today. Expect greatness from two stand-alone artists (five individual Grammys) who are only better together (35 combined IBMA awards). Their 2017 album features collaborations with other “MBT Presents” artists Steve Martin and Bela Fleck. Make tracks to be on site for brilliant bluegrass with this dynamic duo. The newest inductees in the legendary Grand Ole Opry, Daily & Vincent are now part of an elite group of musicians who define country and bluegrass music. Opry GM Sally Williams says, “the best in their field across the board.”

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• Sat 5/19/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

NORTHWEST BALLET THEATER PRESENTS: Cinderella

Ballroom, Classical Dance

Northwest Ballet Theater will be performing this most loved ballet for the third time in NBT’s 19 year history. This ballet offers something special for all ages and tastes. Prokovief’s enchanting score with exciting new choreography by Artistic Director John Bishop will take you on delightful journey where hope becomes magic (which sometimes misfires) and ends with young girl’s dream coming true. Elegant costuming and scenery with eye-opening lighting and special effects will have audiences asking for more.

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• Sat 6/2/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

NORTHWEST BALLET THEATER PRESENTS: Cinderella

Ballroom, Classical Dance

Northwest Ballet Theater will be performing this most loved ballet for the third time in NBT’s 19 year history. This ballet offers something special for all ages and tastes. Prokovief’s enchanting score with exciting new choreography by Artistic Director John Bishop will take you on delightful journey where hope becomes magic (which sometimes misfires) and ends with young girl’s dream coming true. Elegant costuming and scenery with eye-opening lighting and special effects will have audiences asking for more.

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• Sun 6/3/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

MOUNT BAKER THEATRE PRESENTS: Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass

Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures

Ira Glass is the creator, producer, and host of This American Life, the iconic, weekly public radio program with millions of listeners around the world. Using audio clips, music, and video, Glass delivers a unique talk, sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling: what inspires him to create? What drives his passion? How have failures and successes informed his decisions? During his presentation, Ira Glass will mix stories live onstage and help his audience better follow the creative process of one of our foremost storytellers. Dig deep into everyday joy with Ira Glass, whose radio show is enjoyed weekly by 2.2 million people and has won five Peabody Awards. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to witness the storyteller become the story and offer you what he’s picked up in that familiar, friendly voice.

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• Sat 6/23/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM