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March 31, 2023

BENISE: FIESTA! Coming to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts

Pre-Sale April 4 at noon; General Public April 6 at noon

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that Benise – Fiesta! is coming to Olympia Sunday, August 6, 2023 at 7:00pm. Tickets for the show will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, April 6. Pre-Sale for Subscribers and Friends of the Washington Center begins Tuesday, April 4 at noon.

This Emmy® award-winning Spanish guitar and dance spectacular features an international cast of musicians and dancers in stunning costumes. Armed with his Spanish guitar, Benise will take the audience on an unprecedented and epic adventure through Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian Samba, Parisian Waltz, exotic drumming, and more!

For Benise, music has always been a journey: from his humble beginnings as a street performer to being featured on Dancing With The Stars and performing around the world. “I wanted to push the boundaries of Nuevo Flamenco/Spanish guitar while combining the elements of dance and theater. This show is a celebration of all the shows we’ve done over the last 20 years,” comments composer, virtuoso guitarist and creative force behind the event, Benise.

Benise along with an international cast of musicians and dancers will entertain audiences with a two-hour show that “is an escape from all their problems,” Benise says. “Much like the recent PBS special, with this show I want to take the audience on an escape to Spain…to a beautiful Spanish courtyard filled with Flamenco dancers, stunning costumes, and fiery Spanish guitars. Benise adds, “This is a great show for the whole family; I really think we have something for everyone.  I hope people will be inspired by our story, by the music, by the production–and have the passion to follow their own dreams. I have always loved to travel, my heritage is Bohemian (from Prague), so I think it’s in my blood. I can’t wait to go to new cities, meet new people, and play every night–it’s what I live for.”

Tickets start at $39 with VIP tickets at $95 and including a sound check experience and a meet and greet.  For tickets, visit

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