A Master Magician and comic, Jay Alexander is one of the top corporate and society entertainers in the entire country. His most notable appearances include the Today Show, TEDx Talks, MTV, Good Morning America, and many other morning shows. While Jay has performed for many society events and noted entertainer’s own private shows, he is best known for creating customized shows for America’s most powerful Fortune 500 Companies. For over 25 years, Jay has pursued his passion of creating unique live entertainment by mystifying audiences young and old with miraculous effects of the mind and the hands. Performance Friday, March 30th, 2018, at 7 pm. Click to purchase tickets.
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players musical production of Pirates of Penzance is your chance to get carried away by pirates! Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightful dotty “model of a modern Major-General” for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. This musical masterpiece will incorporate local choir members. Performance Saturday, March 24th, 2018, at 7pm. Click to purchase tickets.
Pieced Together Mural Arts Project
Columbia Basin Allied Arts teamed up with Grant County Fairgrounds and Moses Lake Museum & Art Center for a Grant County “Pieced Together” Mural Project during the annual Grant County Fair in 2016 and won a coveted Commissioner’s Award! We are excited for Year Two of this five-year project to not only beautify the Grant County Fairgrounds, but to exhibit our diverse landscapes, commerce, and history. For 2017, five artists will be selected to create 4’x4’ murals representing Moses Lake, Ephrata, Soap Lake, Royal City, and Quincy!
Theaterworks USA brings Pete the Cat to the stage! This groovy blue cat is on his way to stay with a new family and he’s excited, but Jimmy Biddle is nervous about how their houseguest is going to shake things up. When Jimmy draws a blank in art class on the last day of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Join Jimmy and Pete on a new adventure of friendship and inspiration! Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7 pm.
For Aladdin, it’s not easy to find a magic lamp but it’s even harder to get a date! It’s a swirling sandstorm of famous Arabian Tales from Ali Baba to Scheherazade, and even Sinbad the Sailor, as Aladdin journeys to find a magic lamp in a Cave of (not-so-great) Wonders. Along his way, Aladdin seeks answers and advice from wise Genies, a powerful Sultan, and his own Mother to find a way to meet the Princess. However, even with the lamp in hand, Aladdin will have to learn that it takes more than a wish to make a good impression. Full of memorable characters, from lost Penguins to talking Palm Trees, this is an adventure worthy of 1001 laughs.
With his ship wrecked and his trusty computer JCN on the fritz, brave explorer Gulliver finds himself lost in space with nothing but an Invisible Force to guide him! While transporting from world to world, under the control of the Maniacal Scientist of Lapunta, Gulliver discovers fighting aliens, arrogant Horse Leaders of the foolish Yahoos, larger-than-life royalty (in more ways than one) and robots – all who need just as much help from Gulliver as Gulliver needs from them! Tune in as this sci-fi spin of the timeless tale of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS will take you out-of-this world!
A Master Magician and comic, Jay Alexander is one of the top corporate and society entertainers in the entire country. His most notable appearances include the Today Show, TEDx Talks, MTV, Good Morning America and many other morning shows.
While Jay has performed for many society events and noted entertainer’s own private shows, he is best known for creating customized shows for America’s most powerful Fortune 500 companies.
In contrast to Jay’s two decades of corporate entertainment experience, he also is instrumental in producing original magical events and packed houses for fundraisers that support the arts and music programs in local schools. Jay has raised over $100,000 for school enrichment programs.
Jay Alexander is the great grandson of the legendary vaudeville performer, Gentleman Ben Darwin. As a child, Jay found a trunk in his grandparent’s attic that was filled with magical apparatus and escape illusions. His interest in magic was born with this discovery.
At the age of fourteen, Jay was honored to be the youngest recipient of the Society of American Magicians Gold Medal of Honor. For over 25 years, Jay has pursued his passion of creating unique live entertainment by mystifying audiences young and old with miraculous effects of the mind and the hands.
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players musical production of Pirates of Penzance is your chance to get carried away by pirates! Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty “model of a modern Major-General” for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. This musical theater masterpiece will incorporate local choir members.
I AM KING – The Michael Jackson Experience is as close as you will get to seeing the King of Pop live in concert!
Featuring Michael Jackson tribute artists who can sing LIVE while mastering the intense dancing that Jackson was so famous for, I AM KING takes the audience on a musical and visual journey into the world of the KING OF POP.
The creators of I AM KING have put together an incredible cast of talented musicians and Broadway and Las Vegas dancers to bring Jackson to life in an explosion of unmatched energetic perfection.
I AM KING features amazing renditions of Jackson’s biggest hits including “Bad”,”Billie Jean”, “Thriller”, “Man in the Mirror”, “Human Nature” and many more.
MICHAEL FIRESTONE as Michael Jackson
“Firestone is a consummate performer.” — Agenda Mag, Las Vegas
Having performed to millions of Michael Jackson fans worldwide, Michael Firestone has been hailed by fans and critics alike as the heir apparent to Michael Jackson in look, performance and authenticity. When it comes to Michael Jackson tribute artists, there are none quite like Michael Firestone. His ability to sing live while mastering the intense dancing that Michael Jackson was so famous for has made him the most sought after MJ tribute artist in the world. Michael Firestone was chosen as one of two official Michael Jackson impersonators for the Michael Jackson Laser Spectacular shows in theaters and casinos all over the USA and Canada including the Tacoma Dome. Most recently, Michael Firestone co-created and starred in MJ Live and numerous other Michael Jackson tribute shows that are still using his image/video to sell tickets.
Prior to Michael Jackson’s untimely death, Firestone had performed as a Michael Jackson tribute artist in live shows such as ‘MTV Magic’ and ‘Around the World’ in Asia, ‘Legends in Concert’ in Myrtle Beach, ‘LaCage’ and ‘Masquerade’ in Atlantic City. Firestone also did guest appearances on ‘Larry the Cable Guy’s Christmas Spectacular’ and the Asian variety show ‘The Bon Show.’
ERIC MARTIN – Producer/Director
As a producer/director, Eric Martin created, directed and produced many award winning shows, working with notable artists including Dick Clark Wayne Newton, Rich Little, Dan Akroyd, Prince, Jay Leno, The Doobie Brothers, Michael MacDonald, Little Richard, and James Brown. His TV credits include The Tonight Show, MTV, VH1, The Today Show, CB Morning Show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, ESPN and ESPN2.
Eric Martin continues to create magic with his I AM KING team time and time again!
Mowgli – The Jungle Book Ballet Experience the spirited adventures of Mowgli as he befriends and grows up with Baloo the Bear, and battles the larger-than-life Shere Khan the Tiger and Kaa the Snake. An exotic retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s stories enjoyed by all ages, with fanciful costumes, masks, sets and world music that creates the magic of young Mowgli’s life in the jungle.
“It will blow people’s minds how the dancers and puppeteers can make it come to life.”
—Gregory Crane, Scenic Designer
Choreography – Toni Pimble
Music – Indian World Music Fusion
Scenic and Puppet Design – Gregory C. Crane
Costume Design – Jonna Hayden
Mask Design – Lynn Bowers
Lighting Design – Kelly Baum