THIS WEEK AT VASHON THEATRE
Ben Stiller in Brad’s Status – October 20-26
When Brad Sloan accompanies his college bound son to the East Coast, the visit triggers a crisis of confidence in Brad’s Status, writer and director Mike White’s bittersweet comedy. Brad has a satisfying career and a comfortable life with his family, but it’s not quite what he imagined during his college glory days. Showing his son around Boston, Brad can’t help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends. As he imagines their wealthy, glamorous lives, he wonders if this is all he will ever amount to. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or is, in some ways at least, the most successful of them all.
Written & Directed by: Mike White
Starring: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer
The MET: Norma — Sunday, October 22nd at 4:00PM
The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago—making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso. Carlo Rizzi conducts and Sir David McVicar directs the new production.
Join us at 3:15 for Live Jazz Piano by Randy Bruce as we celebrate the premiere of The Metropolitan Opera at Vashon Theatre!
The Best of Children’s Film Festival Seattle! October 25th & 26th at 2:30PM
Special matinee showings of global short films on Chautauqua early release & parent conference days!
Shine On! – The Best Animated Films
Running time: 64 minutes. For all ages.
What makes you shine? The characters in these sweet and funny films have special things that make them glow and grow. Join them as they play with their friends and families, discover new things about themselves, and take journeys to near and far. If you close your eyes and make a wish, you might even be able to join them on a trip to the moon
Longing and Belonging: The Best Live Action Films
Running time: 66 minutes. Best for ages 8+ though can also be appreciated by most younger viewers.
This collection of live action shorts show how kids all over the world long for the same things: to love, to laugh, to love, to share time with their families, and find their passions. Get globally aware as you meet sweet children who dream of their homeland, boys and girls who feel passionately drawn to the arts, best friends who must overcome bullying, a boy who learns a big lesson about his parents, and an Alaskan Yup’ik teen who competes not for himself, but for his whole community.