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Behind the Scenes: Branford Marsalis, Capitol Steps on tap for 2014-15 season at Mount Baker Theatre

Mount Baker Theatre’s 2014- 2015 season begins soon with the Main Stage Repertory Theater’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” opening Wednesday, Sept. 24, and the season ending May 9 with “Visions from Cape Breton.”

The season includes a wide range of musical performances, Broadway revues, dance and drama.

Sept. 24-28: “Little Shop of Horrors”

Oct. 5: Branford Marsalis

Oct. 19: Cirque Mechanics

Oct. 24: Under the Streetlamp

Nov. 2: U.K. Ukulele Orchestra

Nov. 15: Capitol Steps

Nov. 30: Silent Film Series: “My Best Girl”

Dec. 2: Irish Christmas

Jan. 11: Silent Film Series: “Love”

Jan. 16: Repertory Dance Theatre

Jan. 20: Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles

Jan. 24: “Jekyll & Hyde”

Jan. 28: Kodo Drummers

Feb. 11: Canadian Brass

Feb. 21: 3 Redneck Tenors

Feb. 27: String Fever

March 4: In the Mood

March 5: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

March 22: Silent Film Series: “The General”

March 27: “Ain’t Misbehavin’”

March 30: “Mamma Mia”

April 4: Blues Hall of Fame

April 19: “Menopause the Musical”

May 5: Mariachi Divas

May 9: Visions from Cape Breton

Call 360-734-6080 for tickets, or go to for video previews of the shows.

McIntyre Hall plans open house, reveals new schedule

About 30 minutes from Bellingham, Skagit Valley College’s McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon kicks off its season with a community open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18.

Upcoming performances at the hall will feature theater, dance, world music, blues, country, jazz, family programs and lectures, with emerging artists as well as award-winning artists. Here’s the lineup:

Sept. 27: “A Moving Sound: Music From Taiwan”

Oct. 3: BOOM: The Music, Culture, and Events That Shaped a Generation

Oct. 10: The Barefoot Movement: Traditional Bluegrass and Modern Americana-Pop

Oct. 17: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba: World Music from Mali

Nov. 1: True Blues, with Corey Harris & Alvin Youngblood Hart

Nov. 21: Ryan Shupe & The Rubberband: Family-friendly concert of Folk, Rock, Rap, and Contemporary Country

Feb. 3: Metales M5: Mexican Brass Quintet

Feb. 6: Las Cafeteras: East Los Angeles urban folk, a fusion of Mexican, traditional Afro-Caribbean, Hip-Hop beat Music

Feb. 13-14: “Late Night Catechism III: ’Til Death Do Us Part”

Feb. 21: The Flying Karamazov Brothers

March 13: The Paperboys: Celtic-Latin Folk Music

March 21: BodyVox: Reverie

April 10: Scarlet Locomotive & Br’er Rabbit

April 18: Sierra Hull

May 29: 10 Strings and Goat Skin: Bilingual Traditional and Fusion Trio Celebrates Irish, Francophone, & Maritime Cultures

Details:, or 360-416-7727, ext. 2.