Stormy Hildreth returns to Center Stage at the Orcas Center this holiday season with her annual Christmas concert.
“Stormy Holidays” will be a night of soulful jazz, some of your favorite Christmas classics as well as a few newer holiday songs, and the debut of Hildreth’s original music. It is on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $18 for students at the Orcas Center Box Office and online at orcascenter.org.
Hildreth will be performing with her jazz quartet that includes Martin Lund, Brian Kirk, Dan O’Brien and Lonnie Mardis. There will also be guest appearances by Grace McCune and Nancy Zahn. The evening will be followed by a hosted reception in the Madrona Room to celebrate the night and revel in the holiday spirit. Appetizers, desserts and refreshing drinks will be provided and Hildreth’s CD, “Stormy Side of the Moon,” will be available for purchase.
Hildreth is a junior at Spring Street International School in Friday Harbor where she teaches choir and assists vocalists in the theatre class. She is also a vocal coach in her spare time. She has been performing as a singer, actor and musician in a wide variety of Orcas productions since she was 10 years old.
Most recently, you may have seen Hildreth as Anne Dindon in the musical, “La Cage Aux Folles,” directed by Bruce Langford. She has also had roles in many other productions since last year’s CD release and Christmas concert. She performed in Grace McCune and Jake Perrine’s “Teatro Titikookoo,” “Up Close” with Grisha Krivchenia and Darvis Taylor on San Juan and Lopez Island and the Orcas Island Jazz Festival with Martin Lund. Hildreth also interned as the production assistant in McCune and Perrine’s youth film, “This Is Me,” and taught the summer theater camp at the center with Tiffany Loney. This year, Hildreth dedicated time to songwriting and developing her style.
“There’s something magical about songwriting. It’s unlike anything else I’ve ever done,” said Hildreth. One of her favorite highlights of this year’s show will be the debut of her music.