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Upcoming Performances


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Friday-Saturday, November 1 & 2, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, November 3, 2019 @ 2pm
Friday-Saturday, November 8 & 9, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 2pm

Coughlin Theater

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saxophone player

Thursday, November 7, 7pm  |  Recital Hall

All student-arranged and performed music under the direction of David Fague

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flute players

Wednesday, November 13, 7:30pm  |  Coughlin Theater

Soloists David Fague and Annie Flood with music by Alex Shapiro, Julie Giroux, Cathy Likhuta, Michael Markowski, John Mackey, and Ralph Vaughan Williams under the direction of Peter Hamlin

Free Event.  Seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please arrive no later than 7:15.

guitar trio members

Thursday, November 14, 7:30pm  |  Coughlin Theater

Combined guitar trios perform original compositions and arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music.

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high school students playing band instruments

Saturday, November 16, 7pm  |  Coughlin Theater

Free Event.  Seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please arrive no later than 6:45.

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Wednesday, November 20, 8pm  |  Coughlin Theater

The 3 & 4 o'Clock Combos, Little Big Band, & Jazz Ensemble II under the direction of Mellad Abeid

Free Event.  Seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please arrive no later than 7:45.

dancers in black outfits leaping with arms up

Saturday, November 23, 7:30pm  |  Coughlin Theater

Khambatta Dance Company and Forthun+Rome Dance Theater with the Gonzaga University Repertory Dance Company

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cellist Brannon Cho


Monday, November 25, 7:30pm  |  Coughlin Theater

Featuring cello soloist, Brannon Cho

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hands at piano keyboard


Tuesday, December 3, 7pm  |  Coughlin Theater

A multimedia performance of A Charlie Brown Christmas and Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite

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singers holding candles


Saturday, December 7, 7:30pm  |  Coughlin Theater
Sunday, December 8, 3pm  |  Coughlin Theater

Featuring Gonzaga’s four choirs, brass choir, and Spokane Brass Quintet. Brass preludes begin 30 minutes before concert

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turtle island string quartet


Saturday, December 14, 2pm  |  Coughlin Theater

"Winter's Eve": A program of joyous music from holiday celebrations around the world

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musicians with brass instruments


Tuesday, December 17, 7:30pm  |  Coughlin Theater

"This is What Christmas Sounds Like": Beautifully rendered traditional carols and quirky original takes on holiday favorites

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actor David zum Brennan as Charles Dickens


Thursday, December 19, 7:30pm  |  Coughlin Theater

An inspiring and entertaining one-man play about the night Charles Dickens created his holiday masterpiece

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 2019-20  |  A Season of Discovery

Regional, national, and international guest artists presented by the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

Talents that amaze. Traditions that unite. Ideas that transform.

From classical to country, historical to hip-hop, Celtic to comedy, discover new favorites at the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center.

Enjoy the best of established and upcoming professional performers in the beautiful Coughlin Theater with comfortable seating, close views, and excellent acoustics.


 Gonzaga Music, Theatre, and Dance

Award-winning ensembles, renowned faculty and staff, and student talent from across campus

The Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center is home to Gonzaga University’s Choral Ensembles, Jazz and Wind Ensembles, Symphony Orchestra, Theatre and Dance, and performances by Gonzaga students, faculty, and staff.

Tickets to Gonzaga Music, Theatre, and Dance performances held in the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center are available through the Center’s Box Office,or online at  For Gonzaga events in other locations, contact Departments directly.




Tickets sold online for performances at the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center should be purchased only through links from web pages, official Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center email, and web pages reached directly through the official Gonzaga University Ticket Center site: other sites have been authorized by the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center or Gonzaga University to sell tickets. Tickets purchased through unauthorized sites may not be valid for admission.

2019-20 | A Season of Discovery

Taylor 2 Dance Company

Sept 13, 2019
Formed by dance visionary Paul Taylor (1930-2018), this six-member company pays tribute to Taylor in some of his most memorable and inspiring pieces.

Carlene Carter

Sept 26, 2019
Heiress to the legacy of the legendary Carter family, Carlene Carter’s music spans a range from flowery lyrics and romantic themes to songs of faith and darker fare.

POST Comedy Theatre

Oct 10, 2019
An evening of hilarious physical comedy, including a one-man, six-character murder-mystery comedy unlike anything you’ve ever experienced!

Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till

Oct 17, 2019
A riveting one-actor, multiple-character drama chronicling the murder and trial in the lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till. A true story with echoes in our own time.

California Guitar Trio + Montreal Guitar Trio

Nov 14, 2019
Two guitar trios combine distinctive sounds and styles in original compositions and arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music.

Turtle Island Quartet: Winter's Eve

Dec 14, 2019
Joyous, timeless holiday music from winter celebrations around the globe. From ancient Celtic songs to Brazilian chorinho to a Miles Davis classic.

The Night Before Christmas Carol

Dec 19, 2019
David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and 17 favorite characters from Dickens' ghostly holiday classic in this humorous, historical, and heartwarming production.

Dallas String Quartet Electric

Feb 14, 2020
A fusion of classical and contemporary music for string quartet on traditional and electric strings along with drums and guitar. An international music sensation!

Hiplet Ballerinas

Feb 18, 2020
Classical pointe technique combined with hip-hop and urban dance styles, choreographed to music from Tchaikovsky to tango and Black Violin to Beyoncé.


Mar 5, 2020
An Irish music dream team combining top musical talents from Ireland’s greatest bands.

Arcis Saxophone Quartet

Mar 18, 2020
From baroque to modern, this unusual quartet will captivate you with their world-class technique and charismatic stage presence.

Grim and Fischer by WONDERHEADS

April 2, 2020
The Grim Reaper meets his match in this hilarious and touching physical mask comedy. Exquisite visual storytelling!

James Tormé

May 1, 2020
Tormé carries the torch of jazz greats like his father, Mel, with unforgettable style, talent, and charm that’s all his own.

Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock-N-Roll

May 15, 2020
Composer and pianist Neil Berg and stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals and bands share the songs and stories behind the music that changed the world!

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