I'm psyched. It's been a couple years since we had our last non-Christmas CHRISTMAS PRESENCE, and I've been itching to do another. PASSION, CONFESSIONS, TESTIMONY, and now... PRESENCE.
I'm looking at readings from Douglas Coupland, Nick Hornby, A.J. Jacobs, Anthony Bloom (former boss of the Russian Orthodox Church, dontcha know), Luci Shaw, Billy Collins, Mike Mason, and more. Our jazz pianist Nelson Boschman will be there with folks from our more-or-less "PT House Band," and some great musicians headlining. Not everybody's completely confirmed for every night yet, still waiting on schedules to coalesce, but right now I can confirm...
Sep 24 at PT: Anna Vandas, Peter LaGrand
Sep 25 at PT: Anna Vandas, Peter LaGrand, Sheree Plett & Jeremy Eisenhauer
Sep 26 on the North Shore: Anna Vandas
More to come, but I wanted to give you a sneak preview. SO excited to have Peter playing at a PT show at last! I first heard him when he opened for Over The Rhine a few years back, and he shared the stage with Miriam Jones in a concert on our stage this spring.
And... Wow. Completely new to Pacific Theatre, Anna Vandas. Check this out...
Of course Sher and Jer, who need no introduction: JESUS MY BOY, CHRISTMAS PRESENCE, CONFESSIONS, etc.
Just back from a cross-Canada tour - CBC Radio 3 interviews and all! - with a whole new set of influences: Buddy and Julie Miller, for starters!
More to come!