It’s Vashon Isle! Starring Jeff Hoyt: Friday, October 13, 7:30pm | Saturday October 14, 7:30pm | Sunday, October 15 at 2pm and 7:30pm at Vashon Center for the Arts. A Benefit for the Vashon Heritage Museum and Voice of Vashon. In 1926, an agricultural depression was shrinking Vashon Island’s population. To promote the island in the hope of luring new residents to Vashon, the editor of the island’s newspaper took to the Seattle airwaves to make his case. For a full hour, he extolled the island’s many attributes, employing an oratory style of prose that was part P.T. Barnum and all P. Monroe Smock. Smock promised gifts to listeners who responded, while introducing island singers and performers, who threaded the broadcast with musical entertainment. This October, Voice of Vashon’s Jeff Hoyt will embody Smock in a re-creation of his iconic 1926 radio address. Accompanied by historic images rendered by Smock’s rosy oratory, Hoyt will also stage conversations with modern-day island guests for perspective on the era. And, of course, there will be music from both the original program and more recent odes to Vashon played by contemporary island performers such as Kat Eggleston, Steffon Moody, Members of the Vashon Island Chorale, The Filson Sisters, and many others.
It's Vashon Isle
Date and Time
Friday Oct 13, 2023Sunday Oct 15, 2023
Friday, October 13, 7:30pm | Saturday October 14, 7:30pm | Sunday, October 15 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Vashon Center for the Arts
19600 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon, WA 98070