Upcoming Shows at The Shea!

August 30, 31 and September 1
Deus Ex Machina Presented by Eggtooth Productions and the Shea Theater Arts Center
7:30 and 9:00 pm
Tickets $20 general; $100 SPECIAL SHEA LIGHTING FUND SUPPORT.

Come play with our ghosts.
Enter a once in a lifetime immersive experience starring the Shea Theater.
Deus Ex Machina puts the historic Shea theater at the center. Be a witness to the magic created in the front and the back of the stage. Become part of the show - a vaudeville rehearsal, the ghosts of the past, the costuming, the makeup - through dozens of disorienting and thrilling encounters, and reunite when it the world resolves at the end of the evening.
Featuring your favorite actors: Amelia Chalfant, Andrew Plimpton, Emma Ayres, Fiona Herter, Jack Golden, Reynolds Whalen, Katherine Adler, Katie Spurgin, Linda Tardif, Lindel Hart, Lori Holmes Clark, Marina Goldman, Michayla Robertson-Pine, Monte, Enzo, Pax, and Atticus Belmonte, and Troy David Mercier.

Signature Sounds Presents: Eilen Jewell Album Release Party
Friday, September 8, 7:30 pm , Tickets $20.00
As hard as it is to categorize Jewell’s music—terms like alt-country, roots-rock, country-noir, and Americana get used a lot—it’s even harder not to become thoroughly enraptured by the singer/songwriter’s powerful versatility, musical stories, and images. And that gorgeous voice makes you feel like she’s singing just for you, out on the breezy back porch or by a crackling campfire. She does so much, so well.

Rich with cinematic visions, elegant sweet and smoky vocals, and hauntingly autobiographical songs, Sundown Over Ghost Town is bursting with stellar performances and is likely her most personal, fully realized album yet. And that’s saying a lot! The record, with all its songs penned by Jewell, is a poignant, ever-so-flavorful reflection of her return to Boise after nearly a decade in the Northeast

STORYPALOOZA
Saturday, September 9, 7:00 pm
$10.00 Tickets. 6:30 Doors/ 7:00 Show
Three of the valley's best storytellers will tell three stories each having something to do with childhood. Each story will last between 7 and 15 minutes saving the best and longest (15-20 minutes) for last. Brief intermission. Expect to laugh a great deal.

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson
September 14, 15,16,17 at 7:30 pm
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

The Sweetback Sisters (Album Release Party) & The Mammals
Friday, September 29, 7:00 pm
Presented by Signature Sounds. Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm. $20/Adv, $25/Door.
It's been ten years since The Sweetback Sisters first began forging their distinct sonic universe of golden era country, and on their new album, King Of Killing Time, they push their sound into more adventurous and playful territory than ever before. Centered around the charismatic, airtight harmonies of Emily Miller and Zara Bode, the album's ten tracks are a mix of infectious originals and unexpected interpretations of everything from George Jones to Gram Parsons

The Mammals is a five-piece Americana band from Woodstock, NY. “A string band at the core, The Mammals augment their sound with drums and electric guitar to create a collectively harmonized howl as thrilling and rocking as any band currently subverting folk traditions” - No Depression The band features stand-out songwriters Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar (sometimes known as Mike + Ruthy) lifted by a thrilling rhythm section of bass, drums and pedal steel. "The Mammals don’t suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it as if gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating old-timey music, vintage pop and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton.” - Washington Post Check out their newest songs "Culture War" and "My Baby Drinks Water" here.

The Psychic and the Skeptic II: BACK AFTER POPULAR DEMAND
Saturday, September 30, 7:30 pm
Tickets $20.00 at the door.
Rebecca Anne LoCicero has been working within the New England area, nationally and worldwide for
22+ years as psychic medium!
“Messages from Heaven” (sm) is her main presentation involving direct, divine and
accurate “readings” for the people from their loved ones who have died. Rebecca has an exclusive and unique way to present her messages. She is bold, brassy, honest, loud, outgoing, accurate, hysterically funny and full of joy! She has proudly been presenting Messages from Heaven at The Beyond Center, her office space, on Thursday nights for over 12 years.  Using the evening to communicate with spirit and to learn from spirit.

She will entertain you and touch your heart as she talks about her connections “here and there” and the passageways in-between.

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