Come experience The Last Salmon, a chamber musical for all ages at Seattle University's Lee Center for the Arts. Saturday, June 18, 2pm and 7pm


Salmon design created in 2002 by Mervin Windsor a Haisla, Heiltsuk artist

“Dazzling music & lyrics. Compelling story. This is a world-class show! We all laughed, clapped, stomped and cried. A satisfying experience for parents and kids. Maybe the best Merc production ever.”John Bonica, Twisp
“The Last Salmon was truly amazing. Our daughter went three times in a row. Thank you so much for all your work in making that possible!”Katharine Bill, Mazama

The Last Salmon, a chamber musical for kids of all ages and the people who love them, uses contemporary music to tell a story that begins with the Native American First Salmon ceremony.

Learn about the life cycle of wild salmon by following Buck, Spring, and the rest of their fishy crew from their first explorations of their river home, out into the wide ocean, and home again.  On their journey, they deal with many human obstacles. The miracle of their return to the river years later holds both truth and hope for our future as we learn to understand the issues of environmental justice and sustainability from a salmon’s viewpoint.

Told in a creative and fun-filled manner, this made-in-the-Methow show is based on the book The Last Salmon, by Phil Davis. Written and directed by Ki Gottberg with music composed by Casey James, the musical is hopping with tuneful live music and charming characters played by a local Methow Valley cast of performers.

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Our story is set along the banks of the Chuketna River where people have come together to celebrate the season’s first returning Chinook salmon.

The children gather to hear a remarkable tale of how this mighty run was nearly extinct years before. We are submerged into a watery world as we follow Buck, Spring, and their schoolmates in their intrepid journey from river to ocean and back again.

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“All young people should read this story, and parents and teachers should read it with them…” read more Billy Frank, Jr.