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Mount Baker Theatre

104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, WA

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Ballet Bellingham Presents: The Nutcracker

Classical Dance

This holiday season, prepare to be transported on a magical journey with Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. From the heroic battle against the Mouse Queen, travel through the Land of the Snowflakes and on to the Kingdom of the Sweets. There you will meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and be entertained by dances from around the world. Choreographed by Artistic Director Jessica Crook, with gorgeous costumes and beautiful dancing—all to the classic Tchaikovsky score—this is a production sure to bring out the child in everyone. Whether this is your first time seeing a Nutcracker production or it is a time-honored holiday tradition, make Ballet Bellingham’s Nutcracker part of your holiday festivities. Ballet Bellingham is proud to present its students and other local dancers as they come together on stage in this delightful telling of a Christmas classic.

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• Thu 12/20/18 at - 7:00 PM

Dancing For Joy Presents: Nativity

Classical Dance

Dancing For Joy Presents: Nativity, the Nativity Story told through the language of dance. The meaning of the season is ushered in with this original rendition of the story surrounding Christ’s Birth. Be reminded of the reason for the season and enjoy the Nativity story from a refreshed perspective. Dance styles include, lyrical, modern & ballet. All seats are $15, and tickets are available online at www.mountbakertheatre.com, over the phone at (360) 734-6080, or in person at the MBT Box Office beginning November 1st. For more information about Dancing For Joy, visit our website: www.dancing4joy.org or call (360)-715-0900.

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• Sat 12/22/18 - Sun 12/23/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Lewis Black

Stand Up Comedy

Lewis Black's insights and love/hate relationship with America are brilliantly expressed in his concerts and TV appearances worldwide. Perhaps best known for his hilarious rants on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Lewis' live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He yells so they don't have to. He is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves silly while still making making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

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• Fri 1/11/19 at - 8:00 PM

Kulshan Chorus Presents: Gathering

Choral

Wherever you are, whether this is your first or your 30th Kulshan Chorus concert, we invite you to join us for our winter concert “Gathering” on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Baker Theatre. Building community and healing divisions is a heartfelt desire for many; for Kulshan Chorus, it is our passion. Through performances and tours, we focus on building strong relationships within our community and around the world. In honor of our 30th year, we want to spend time together with you, our beloved audience, celebrating the different reasons people come together and gather in community. Our Artistic Director, Dustin Willetts, has discovered a wide variety of diverse music from a Bollywood favorite to a traditional Roma tavern song—music that will delight you and remind you of the beauty of gathering together. We invite you to join us—the Kulshan Chorus—for our milestone 30th anniversary celebration of choral music and commitment to community.

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• Sat 1/12/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Portland Cello Project Plays Radiohead, Coltrane & Bach

Alternative, Indie, Classical, Rock

Don’t miss this regional treasure filling MBT’s stage with a huge, orchestral ensemble that includes brass, percussion, and guest vocals by Patti King of Portland band the Shins. Formed twelve years ago with nine classically trained cellists, Portland Cello Project has a mission to bring cellos to new places, bring new music to cellos, and bring to audiences all of the sonic ecstasy that happens in the process. Expect this alternative-classical group to perform an evening of powerful arrangements from unexpected artists, culminating in Radiohead pieces that wander from truly epic to breathtakingly intimate.

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• Sun 1/13/19 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

VoicePlay

A cappella, Choral

Roam the breadth of the musical landscape when VoicePlay recreates the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with just five voices. VoicePlay is an imaginative and original theatrical experience that takes the timeless sound of vocal music and turns it completely on its head. Great for all ages, this full-blown stage show combines humor, harmonies, and “how did they do that?” into a powerfully fun musical experience. Don’t miss this barbershop act turned touring sensation. As seen on NBC’s The Sing Off!

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• Fri 1/18/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

STOMP

Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms), Special Event, Experimental/Perf. Art, General

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique, and appeals to audiences of all ages. This international percussion sensation has garnered awards, rave reviews, and numerous national television appearances. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments—such as matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, or hubcaps—to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.

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• Fri 1/25/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Brian Regan

Stand Up Comedy

Clean can often mean not funny, but in the case of Brian Regan, it means streamlined, creative and enthusiastic. Audiences have been drawn to his howl-worthy comedy, which ranges from profound insights to silly exaggerations. Since his first appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman" back in 1995, Regan has emerged as a viewer and audience favorite, typically making more than 80 stops a year to sold-out audiences across the country.

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• Thu 2/7/19 at - 7:30 PM

The Choir of Man

Choral,Folk,Opera,Pop

Join in on a night of indisputable joy with this pint-filled, interactive party of a concert on its premier US tour. Set in a working pub, The Choir of Man combines live music, dance, and percussion with the incredible talent of nine ordinary guys who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock. Will you be one of the audience members chosen to sit amongst the guys on stage? Come ready to drink in the music.

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• Fri 2/8/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Los Vivancos

World Dance

Los Vivancos are, unbelievably, seven brothers. Educated in different world cities, each speaks a minimum of four languages, plays at least two instruments, and many have been solo artists in major ballet and contemporary dance companies. Reunited, they have channeled their passion into their own eclectic style that dares to unify flamenco, ballet, martial arts, street dance, theatre, and acrobatics. Born to Dance brings together the artistic collaboration of Daniele Finzi Pasca (Director of Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo), with Music Director Fernando Velazquez. Expect charisma, physicality, showmanship, dramatic effects, and the exceptional sense of rhythm that is setting audiences ablaze around the world.

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• Sat 2/16/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Irish/Celtic

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy command the stage with an explosive celebration of raw energy and passion that infuses their traditional heritage with their taste for the contemporary. In this unique show, Natalie and Donnell share the musical traditions of their hometowns of Lakefield, Ontario and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, as well as the talents of some of their six children. Come prepared for dancing, singing, and—of course—world-class music-making with these international stars.

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• Sat 2/23/19 at

Kinky Boots

Musical

Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit. With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Choreography.

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• Thu 2/28/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monty Python's Spamalot

Musical, Comedy

Embark on a quest alongside King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in this outrageous musical comedy. “Lovingly ripped off” from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot delivers first-rate hilarity with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Eric Idle and John Du Prez. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up Spamalot.

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• Sun 3/10/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ladies of Laughter

Stand Up Comedy

Ladies of Laughter: Funny & Fabulous is back for its third hilarious showing on our Main Stage. This year promises three more current standouts from the comedy circuit, including Leighann Lord and her unique brand of “thinking cap comedy.” This highly awarded comedian has performed around the world, including London’s Comedy Store, the BBC, the NYC Underground Comedy Festival, ABC’s The View, and for US troops abroad. She’ll be joined by the winner of the 2018 Professional Division Championship from New York (still to be announced at print of this publication), and a well-suited third member from the Ladies of Laughter competition crew to round out a perfect evening of big laughs.

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• Sat 3/16/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Don Felder

Rock

Experience serious rock ‘n’ roll with Don Felder, renowned as a former lead guitarist of one of the most popular and influential rock groups of all time: the Eagles. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder served as a member of the Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones and later writing a New York Times best-selling memoir. Felder originated the music and co-wrote the Eagles' biggest hit—the iconic, Grammy-studded smash “Hotel California”—along with fan favorites like “Victim of Love” and “Those Shoes.” You’ll recognize his lyrical, signature guitar work on rock classics like “One of These Nights” and “New Kid In Town.” Don’t miss this legendary performer.

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• Fri 3/22/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Legally Blonde The Musical

Comedy, Musical

This fabulously fun and international award-winning musical is the ultimate Broadway tribute to girl power. The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams and proves that you can be legally blonde and STILL the smartest person in the room. Driven by memorable songs and explosive dances, Legally Blonde – The Musical is a joyous journey of self-discovery.

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• Sun 3/24/19 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Hunts

Folk, Alternative

Known for their harmony-laced alt-folk, the Hunts are a Chesapeake, Virginia-based band of seven siblings who have been playing music together almost their entire lives. Twin sisters Jessi and Jenni and brothers Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison—now ranging in age from 26 down to 17—learned to sing and play violin as young kids and spent much of their childhood performing in their community. Adding mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo, drums, and now songwriting to their repertoire has brought to life a batch of songs that reveal the siblings’ sophisticated sense of melody and undeniably dreamy innocence. A best bet to connect with all ages!

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• Sat 3/30/19 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Mikado

Comedy/Drama

Don’t miss the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ all-new, critically acclaimed production of The Mikado that premiered in 2017. The presentation represents a great deal of work between NYGASP and the Asian-American theatrical community in New York and serves an example of a cooperative effort to promote diversity, equity, and inclusive practice with classic works of art. Of course, preserved from the original is 132 years of music, delight, and a love story with challenges to overcome. Thrill at these world-class players performing this timeless comic opera on our Main Stage.

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• Sun 4/14/19 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Artrageous

Painting

Be here to wish MBT a happy 92nd birthday at the event that leaves its mark . . . on giant canvases. Imagine an artist creating a beautiful work before your eyes with a palette of captivating vocals, intricate choreography, and exciting audience interaction. The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers, and dancers pays tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons, and musical genres, culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity, and fun.

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• Sat 4/27/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Neil Berg's 50 Years Of Rock And Roll

Rock

Neil Berg shares the 50-year history of the phenomenon that changed the world forever. Using mostly music to tell the story are five singers and a five-piece band that recreates rock’s greatest stars. Berg adds into the mix his own narrative of little-known and surprising stories. Enjoy this celebration of Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, the Who, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, and more.

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• Sat 5/4/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Live from Laurel Canyon & Songs of American Folk Rock

Americana/Roots

Immerse yourself in this ninety-minute musical retrospective of some of the most influential artists who lived in Laurel Canyon between 1965 and 1975. Similar to other legendary rock and roll neighborhoods of the same era—like Haight Ashbury in San Francisco or Greenwich Village in NYC—Laurel Canyon was a community of artists who would forge the new genre of folk rock. Enjoy the music of bands like the Mamas and the Papas; the Byrds; Buffalo Springfield; the Doors; Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young; James Taylor; Carole King; Joni Mitchell; Jackson Browne; Linda Ronstadt; and America.

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• Sun 5/12/19 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Anat Coha

World

With her acclaimed “Tentet” ensemble, woodwind virtuoso Anat Cohen brings audiences an evocative and exciting experience brimming with her infectious charisma. As JazzTimes says, “With the clarinet she becomes a singer, a dancer, a poet, a mad scientist, laughing—musically—with the sheer delight of reaching that new place, that new feeling, with each chorus.” The Tentet’s repertoire draws on Anat’s diverse musical loves, and the new album, Happy Song, is a synergistic collaboration between Anat and co-producer/co-arranger Oded Lev-Ari. Delight in this eclectic and masterful performance.

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• Sat 5/18/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Michael Feinstein: Shaken & Stirred with Special Guest Storm Large

Classical

Pull out your evening wear for a top-notch night when Mount Baker Theatre welcomes one of music’s major forces to our Main Stage. Michael Feinstein has built a dazzling career as a singer and pianist bringing the music of the Great American Songbook to the world. Expect musical greatness from this powerhouse artist who has garnered five Grammy Award nominations; Emmy-nominated PBS TV specials; an acclaimed NPR series; and appearances at the White House, Buckingham Palace, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, and the Sydney Opera House. Then add Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, and awe-inspiring songstress. Locally-loved for her appearances with MBT favorite Pink Martini, Large has been performing with symphonies all over the US for the past two years. She and Feinstein make a truly dynamic duo for this one-night engagement. Don’t miss it!

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• Sat 6/1/19 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM