The public is invited to attend The Mount Vernon Downtown Association’s Annual membership meeting. The meeting will be held at the Historic Lincoln Theater, Tuesday September 8th at 6:30pm. The presentation will cover the progress of association’s first year as a designated Main Street Community, committee reports, the 3/50 Project and up and coming events and projects. For questions about this event or on how to get involved in the Downtown Community please call 336-3801.
The Lincoln Theatre, in partnership with the Skagit Valley Food Co-op is announcing the First Ever Skagit Food & Film Contest!
From stage to the big screen.
All's Well That Ends Well will be performed live from the National Theatre in London on Thursday, October 1, 2009
We will present an encore performance on October 3, 2009
All’s Well That Ends Well
by William Shakespeare
'Marianne Elliott's wondrous revival... a fairytale for grown ups.' Guardian
‘It is so richly conceived, such a pleasure in every detail that I'd love to see it all over again.' Observer
THE HOLIDAY FARCE
Directed by Dulcey Whyte
Held at the Historic Lincoln Theatre
September 10th from 5:30-9pm
Artists of every medium have been attracted to and inspired by Ginkgo biloba, also called the Maidenhair tree, a deciduous conifer, a living fossil, unchanged since the time of dinosaurs. From a single bud, several leaves emerge in the spring, each a separate design, unlike any other leaf known on our planet today. Prior to the Ice Age, the tree was common throughout America. Thought to be extinct, a cultivar of Gingko biloba survived, discovered in China where the tree, now sacred, symbolizes love, peace, hope, and longevity.
About the Artist
Linda White has an MS degree in Recreation Therapy and works at Skagit Valley Hospital, providing programs for mental health patients.
She has dabbled in art over the years with experience in drawing, colored pencil, Chinese brush painting, water color, pottery, and most recently collage. The inspiration for her collages comes from her travel and hikes all over the world.
This mythical story of a sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison has inspired operatic settings by a multitude of composers, including Gluck, Haydn, and Dvorˇák. Renée Fleming stars in the title role of Rossini’s version, opposite no fewer than six tenors. Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman returns to direct this new production of a work she describes as “a buried treasure, a box of jewels.” The fanciful and magical tale, Zimmerman says, “has an epic, enchanted quality and a tremendous visual element.”
A special Easter encore broadcast at 1:00pm of the wonderfully reviewed adaptation of Hamlet.
The works of Shakespeare have inspired more operatic adaptations than any other writer’s. Simon Keenlyside and Marlis Petersen bring their extraordinary acting and singing skills to two of the Bard’s most unforgettable characters in this new production of Ambroise Thomas’s Hamlet. For the role of Ophelia, the French composer created an extended mad scene that is among the greatest in opera.
Four decades into a legendary Met career, tenor Plácido Domingo makes history singing the title role in Verdi’s gripping political thriller, which is written for a baritone. Adrianne Pieczonka, Marcello Giordani, and James Morris are his co-stars in this moving and tragic story of a father and his lost daughter. James Levine conducts.
Conductor: James Levine; Production: Giancarlo del Monaco; Adrianne Pieczonka, Marcello Giordani, Plácido Domingo, James Morris
Approximate running time 3 hours 40 minutes / 2 intermissions
One of the most popular operas of all time, Carmen “is about sex, violence, and racism—and its corollary: freedom,” says Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre about his new production of Bizet’s drama. “It is one of the inalienably great works of art. It’s sexy, in every sense. And I think it should be shocking.” Angela Gheorghiu plays the seductive gypsy of the title in her role debut, opposite Roberto Alagna as the obsessed Don José.
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Production: Richard Eyre; Barbara Frittoli, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Mariusz Kwiecien