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Monthly News & Updates From McIntyre Hall

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December 2017 I  January 2018


Monthly News & Updates From McIntyre Hall



Celebrate the Holidays with family and friends at McIntyre Hall!

Events include Holiday Favorites like the Nutcracker Ballet, Heralding Christmas with the Skagit Valley Chorale, and symphonic concerts with the Fidalgo Youth Symphony and the Skagit Symphony. Get your tickets today!

Happy Holidays!

Call the McIntyre Hall Box Office, 360.416.7727 ext. 2 or visit us at: www.mcintyrehall.org

Avoid the lines at intermission by preordering your concessions refreshments. Either call the Box Office in advance or preorder at the bar when you arrive for the performance.


December I January Events




Skagit Valley Academy of Dance

Friday, December 1  | 7:30PM   

Saturday, December 2  | 7:30PM   

Sunday, December 3  | 2:00PM

Reserved Seating   

Skagit Valley Academy of Dance celebrates their 28th annual performance of “The Nutcracker”.

This long standing family tradition has become a

MUST SEE holiday treat to countless ballet and

Nutcracker enthusiasts. You too, can experience the beauty of Tchaikovsky’s musical creation and the wonders of Clara’s magical journey through the glorious Land of Snow and the delectable Kingdom of Sweets.









Northwest Ballet Theater

Saturday, December 9  | 7:30PM   

Sunday, December 10  | 2:00PM

Reserved Seating

Lyrical and enchanting, mesmerizing and magical, The Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition around the world. Founder and Artistic Director of Northwest Ballet Theater, John Bishop brings his special Nutcracker based on the original Russian ballet version where it was first performed in St. Petersburg in 1892. Northwest Ballet’s production features beautiful

choreography, backdrops painted in Russia, and costumes made in New York City.







Mount Vernon High School Choral Music

Tuesday, December 14  | 4:00PM & 7:00PM  

A not to be missed Holiday concert of exciting choral works from the Mount Vernon High School Choirs. The program features gospel, carols, classical works, and other holiday favorites.

Under the direction of Jesus Gomez, students perform in a variety of ensembles including Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Men’s Choir, and Synergy.


New this year – tickets are general admission and Pay What You Wish – so please be sure to get your tickets early!








Skagit Valley Chorale


Friday, December 15  | 7:30PM   

Sunday, December 17  | 2:00PM

Tickets: Reserved Seating $16 – $25

Seniors, Students, Military & Groups $14


We will continue the journey begun in 2016 as we explore Christmas and winter-themed music from many different lands and traditions. Our travel through world-wide styles and languages will include the rhythms of South America in the colorful Misa Criolla or “Creole Mass” by renowned Argentinian composer Ariel Ramirez. Special guest percussionist Patrick Roulet will return, with his endless bag of fun rhythmic instruments from all over the world, to help us on our jaunty way. We’ll learn about other places on this journey, and then return home to songs that are close to our hearts.







HOLIDAY CONCERT ~ Shining Lights of the Holidays

Fidalgo Youth Symphony


Saturday, December 16  | 1:00PM  


Treasured melodies from many cultures and traditions are brought to light by the musicians of Fidalgo Youth Symphony!

Hear the songs immigrants brought with them,

enriching our culture with amazing varieties of sound and delight. Young performers will capture and share the essence of celebration. Featured: Brass choir, Woodwind Ensemble, and String Orchestra.








Skagit Symphony

Saturday, December 16  |  7:30PM  

Reserved Seating

Seasonal traditions highlight our Holiday Concert

featuring the Skagit Symphony Chorus in selected choruses from Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah. With selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, the program also includes favorite seasonal carols and the ever-popular audience caroling with the orchestra.



Messiah Overture and Choral Selections, by George Frideric Handel

A Christmas Festival, by Leroy Anderson

Selections from The Nutcracker by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Concert Caroling 5 (sing-along) arr. by Roupen Shakarian


Please join Skagit Symphony’s Music Director Roupen Shakarian for the pre-concert lecture in the concert hall at 6:45 pm.   







Bronn & Katherine Journey

Thursday, December 21  |  7:30PM  

Back by popular demand!

Over the past 36 years, the Journeys have entertained audiences across the country – and we very happy the Journeys will return for their second “last” concert at McIntyre Hall.

The concert will feature traditional songs celebrating the Christmas season performed on the harp by Bronn, with Katherine joining in song.








McIntyre Hall Presents

Saturday, January 20 | 7:30PM


“MAGICAL! A frisky adaptation of the Jules Verne sci-fi saga… The acting is never less than zesty and the use of projections is sometimes jaw dropping!” ~NY Times


“Stunningly beautiful. An astonishing array of special effects and rock ’em sock ’em action.” ~Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea is the stage adaptation of the classic Jules Verne Sci-Fi adventure, exploring the power of nature and the nature of power. Plunge into a multisensory experience with unforgettable characters, eye-popping projections and interactive audience technology. This family-friendly show encourages us to connect for the future.

After a world premiere at the 2015 PanAm Games, the show was a hit Off- Broadway at The New Victory Theater on 42nd Street in NYC.


Recommended for ages 12 and up.


Fluid Creativity Panel Discussion

Friday, January 19 1:00pm

Tickets: Free ~ No tickets required

Join co-creators of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Craig Francis and Rick Miller,

members of the cast, and Skagit Valley College faculty in an interactive discussion regarding the production, their adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic work, arts, technology, ecology and water issues.


This program is made possible in part by the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.








Skagit Symphony Presents

Sunday, January 28  | 1:30PM

This 45 minute concert program is designed especially for families to inspire flights of fancy and fuel the imaginations of any age!

Please join us in the lobby as we begin this special event with “Meet the Musicians”, an opportunity to talk with Skagit Symphony orchestra musicians and see their instruments up close.




McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center

Box Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday Noon – 4pm

360.416.7727 | mcintyrehall.org

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