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POAC announces 2022-23 Performing Arts season

| September 3, 2022 1:00 AM


SANDPOINT — The Pend Oreille Arts Council’s 2022-23 lineup includes eclectic performances ranging from Hawaiian slack key and legendary jazz to indie-pop and live theater.

The season kicks off this fall and continues through the spring. Ticket prices range from $5-27, with a limited number of POAC season passes available at $145 for discounted admittance to all seven shows. Individual tickets and season passes went on sale Thursday, Sept. 1.

Friday, Sept. 16 — Maiah Wynne

Award-winning indie-folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, hailed as “the next Brandi Carlile.” Performing with her full band. Performance & educational outreach underwritten by Underground Kindness. All tickets $25

Wednesday, Oct. 5 — Masters of Hawaiian Music

Enjoy an evening in the islands featuring Multi-Grammy Award winning Hawaiian musicians George Kahumoku Jr., Daniel Ho & Tia Carrere. All tickets $28.

Thursday, Nov. 17: An Evening with Lena Haug and “All The Wild Horses”

A screening of the award-winning film “All the Wild Horses” documenting the amazing Mongol Derby, the longest endurance horse race in the world, followed by a conversation with local equestrian Lena Haug about her personal experience racing across the Mongolian dessert this summer. Tickets are $20.

Friday, Jan. 13: Living Voices

POAC’s popular theatrical partnership with Living Voices is back with a production of “Within the Silence,” sharing the story of thousands of innocent Japanese Americans during World War II, told from the perspective of Emiko, a teenager in 1941. All tickets are $18.

Thursday, Feb. 17: Diane Schuur

Legendary, Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist and pianist. She has released 23 albums, has played at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the White House, and is a recipient of the Helen Keller Achievement Award. All tickets are $35.

Saturday, March 25: Missoula Children’s Theatre: “Red Riding Hood”

The ever-popular community theater event, casting a host of local children of all ages for a local production of the fairytale classic. Tickets $5-15.

Thursday, April 21: The Black Market Trust

A five-member gypsy-jazz band based in LA, inspired by Django Reinhardt and the Great American Songbook, featuring virtuosic playing, beautiful harmonies and fun interaction with the audience. All tickets are $28.

Visiting performers also participate in POAC’s Ovations program, a free K-12 outreach that provides quality educational experiences in the performing arts for students who would otherwise not have these opportunities. In addition to all public performances at the historic Panida Theater, workshops, performances and outreach programs are planned throughout the year in the Lake Pend Oreille School District.

“From classical to contemporary musicians, dancers, actors and spoken word artists, POAC has a long tradition of presenting culturally diverse performances, geared for audiences of all ages, at affordable prices,” POAC Executive Director Tone Stolz said. “We are thrilled to present a new season of exceptional artistic quality, theatrical excitement and inspiration to the Sandpoint community through the performing arts!”

A limited number of 100 POAC season passes will be available, offering discounted admission to all seven shows. Season passes are $145 (plus tax) and are fully transferable. Tickets to all performances are available for purchase online at ArtinSandpoint.org, by phone 208-263-6139, or at the POAC Office, 110 Main St., Suite 101 in downtown Sandpoint. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the POAC’s Performing Arts Season, and for individual shows. Call the POAC office for details.

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