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Marion Palace Theatre 2013 - 2014 Season

Marion Palace Theatre 2013 - 2014 Season

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Oct. 11-12, 2013 A Palace Production Disney’s Little Mermaid, Jr. – Friday, October 11 & Saturday, October 12 at 7:30pm, Sunday, October 13 at 2pm – In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She’s in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea." Directed by Kristi Wink.  Sponsored by Jim and Barb Greetham. Tickets $18 adults, $12 students
Oct. 25, 2013 Kensington Park Party in the May Pavilion – Friday, October 25 at 8pm – Kensington Park is a duo of acoustic sound. The ‘unplugged’ interpretation of classic hits presented by Kensington Park has become a listening favorite for many in the Central Ohio area. Guitarist Andy Kerr and mandolinist Vaughn Sizemore bring together an appreciation for some of the most popular songs from the 1960 to today with a unique blend of stringed instrumentation. Featuring such bands and artists as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, James Taylor, Buffalo Springfield, Foo Fighters, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Pink Floyd and others, Kensington Park skips through the pop music landscape with fresh arrangements, while addressing an occasional classical piece as well.Andy Kerr is known to many for his lead guitar work with regional rock and roll acts such as Roundtree and As Is. Opening for bands such as Men at Work and   Living Color Andy has performed and recorded for 20 years. Vaughn Sizemore has been performing since the age of fifteen. During the seventies and eighties as a bluegrass musician, Vaughn opened for numerous acts such as Bill Monroe, Eddie Rabbitt, Dr. Ralph Stanley, J.D. Crowe, New Grass Revival, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver to name a few. Kensington Park will perform such Beatles classics as Norwegian Wood, Yesterday, Michelle, Here Comes the Sun, The Rolling Stones hits Paint it Black and Satisfaction, James Taylor’s Carolina in My Mind, Fire and Rain and Something in the Way She Moves to name just a few.Andy and Vaughn also perform with the classic rock act The Radio Pirates who will perform February 2014 in the May Pavilion. Sponsored by United Bank.  Tickets $15
Oct. 27, 2013 Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show -- Sunday, October 27 at 3pm— Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show takes audiences back to the 1960s when Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop, known as the Rat Pack, ruled the Las Vegas Strip. They were style with substance, swing with swagger, and a non-stop party that everyone wanted to access.  Sponsored by Kingston Residence of Marion. Tickets $22, $26, $30
Nov. 22, 2013 Omega Kick Party in the May Pavilion – Friday, November 22 at 8pm – From Aerosmith to ZZ-Top, Omega Kick features the best of live Rock-n-Roll, Rhythm & Blues and more! Over 30 years of musical experience wrapped up into a high energy rock show that is loud and proud to play the hits. Omega Kick is: John Mullins (guitar/keyboards/vocals), Rick Fogle (bass/vocals), David K. Johnston (drums/vocals). Come with your date or come as a group. The Palace will reserve a table for 8 or more. Seating will be at tables on the main floor and mezzanine levels creating the ideal place to meet friends for a drink, chat, relax and enjoy the entertainment. A cash bar and concession items are available for purchase. Sponsored by United Bank. Tickets $15 
Dec.6-8, 2013 A Palace Production Christmas at the Palace 2013 – Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7 at 7:30pm, Sunday, December 8 at 2pm – This annual production will include more than 300 community members in choirs, dance numbers, instrumental ensembles and light-hearted, yet touching, scenes of the season. CHRISTMAS AT THE PALACE is a favorite holiday tradition for many families. Directed by Clare Cooke. Sponsored by OhioHealth. Tickets: $22/$17 adults, $12 children age 12 and younger
Jan.12, 2014 Bach Through The Ages – Sunday, January 12 at 3pm – An ensemble of musicians from the Central Ohio Symphony will perform the music of the magnificent classical composer, Johann Sebastian Bach.  Bach is revered through the ages for his work's musical complexities and stylistic innovations. Bach clearly shared his love of music with his children. Wilhelm Friedemann Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach became composers and musicians. The ensemble will perform select pieces by the Bach brothers works.  Tickets $15. General admission seating will be theatre style for this performance.
Jan. 24, 2014 Emperor Norton Party in the May Pavilion – Friday, January 24 at 8pm – Emperor Norton is a group of young musicians from central Ohio. At the core of this folk-rock group are 3 music majors, a Sound Recording Technician Major and a percussionist extraordinaire all managed by Marion’s Delaney Drew. The band has achieved a broad yet familiar rock and roll sound covering artists such as Springsteen, Van Morrison, and The Band in addition to their original songs. Band members are Connor Stout, Todd Zucker , Rob O’Neil, Michael Cormier and Jake Bronson. Come with your date or come as a group. The Palace will reserve a table for 8 or more. Seating will be at tables on the main floor and mezzanine levels creating the ideal place to meet friends for a drink, chat, relax and enjoy the entertainment. A cash bar and concession items are available for purchase. Sponsored by United Bank. Tickets $15 
Feb. 8, 2014 Decades: The Concert with Ryan J Ratliff – Saturday, February 8 at 8pm— Four Broadway guys take you through the best of five decades of incredible music:  all made famous by Boy Bands of the Decades. Rock out with The Crew Cuts and Bill Haley’s Comets of the 50s, The Four Seasons, Beach Boys and Beatles in the 60s. Keep it cool with the 70s bands Credence Clearwater Revival, Jackson 5, Queen and the BeeGees.  Then, after giving tribute to the 80s with Journey, Bon Jovi and New Kids on the Block, the concert will come full swing by saluting the mecca of boy bands in the 90s.  Tickets $20, $25, $30
Feb. 21-23, 2014 A Palace Production Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Friday, February 21 & Saturday, February 22 at 7:30pm, Sunday, February 23 at 2pm – The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. Sponsored by Marion Community Foundation Mary H. Hollaway Fund. Directed by Greg Patterson. Tickets: $22/$17 adults, $12 children age 12 and younger
Feb. 28, 2014 Radio Pirates Party in the May Pavilion – Friday, February 28 at 8pm – The very tight sound of the Radio Pirates has been a favorite of Marion party goers for several years. More than a concert, it’s an experience! Rock through the decades with tunes from the Beatles to Pink Floyd and U2. Don’t miss the lightning fast lead guitar of Rick Hoover and Andy Kerr and Mike Mastro’s solid rhythm beat along with all the pirates. Vaughn Sizemore (guitar/vocals, Mike Postel (bass/vocals), and Mike McGraw (keyboards/vocals). Come with your date or come as a group. The Palace will reserve a table for 8 or more. Seating will be at tables on the main floor and mezzanine levels creating the ideal place to meet friends for a drink, chat, relax and enjoy the entertainment. A cash bar and concession items are available for purchase. Sponsored by United Bank. Tickets $15 
Mar.22, 2014 Church Basement Ladies: A Might Fortress is our Basement – Saturday, March 22 at 7pm— Church Basement Ladies presents a brand new musical comedy featuring four distinct characters as they organize the church basement kitchen and solve the problems of a rural Minnesota church in 1964.  From the elderly matriarch of the kitchen to the young bride-to-be learning the proper order of things, we see them handle a record breaking Christmas dinner, the funeral of a dear friend, a Hawaiian Easter Fund Raiser, and a steaming hot July wedding.  They stave off potential disasters, share and debate recipes, instruct the young, and keep the Pastor on due course while thoroughly enjoying (and tolerating) each other. Sponsored by Marion Industrial Center. Tickets $22, $26, $30
Mar. 27, 2014 Two on Tap – Thursday, March 27 at 2pm— If you love Fred and Ginger or Micky and Judy, then you will love “Two on Tap.”  Broadway veterans Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano star in a tribute to the lost art form of great Hollywood and Broadway song-and-dance pairings.  Classic songs by Gershwin, Mercer, Berlin and other Tin Pan Alley songwriters bring audiences back in time, taking a fresh look at the exciting lost art form of duo song-and-dance. Tickets $15
Mar. 28, 2014 New Park Drive Party in the May Pavilion – Friday, March 28 at 8pm – Formed in 2012, this diverse group of local musicians came together as a result of mutual friendships.   Ryan Cluff (bass), John W Garnes II (vocals), Jon Hansen (guitar/vocals) Caleb White (guitar)and Evan Richardson (drums) make up New Park Drive. Each member brings something unique to the group, which is evident in the music they play.  With musical influences ranging from Motown to metal this is a “no genre” band…NPD has something for everyone.  Come with your date or come as a group. The Palace will reserve a table for 8 or more. Seating will be at tables on the main floor and mezzanine levels creating the ideal place to meet friends for a drink, chat, relax and enjoy the entertainment. A cash bar and concession items are available for purchase. Sponsored by United Bank. Tickets $15 
Apr. 4-6, 2014 A Palace Production in the May Pavilion BINGO! The Musical – Friday, April 4 & Saturday, April 5 at 8pm, Sunday, April 6 at 2pm – Bingo is a splashy, zippy, fun new musical comedy about a group of die-hard bingo players who will stop at nothing to play their weekly game. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite. The laughter and fun continues all through the night as audience members join in and play along.  Directed by Clare Cooke. Sponsored by Marion Community Foundation Mary H. Hollaway Fund. Tickets $20
Apr. 12, 2014 Paul Revere and the Raiders – Saturday, April 12 at 8pm— The magic chemistry of Paul Revere’s personality and a sixth sense for pleasing an audience has been a major factor in the Raiders’ rise to popularity; and not by sheer accident.  Revere has created, over a period of time, a highly polished act built on warmth and spontaneity.  The finest talent and personalities keep this group a top entertaining act year after year.  The band consists of founding member Paul Revere, guitarist Doug Heath, bassist Ron Foos, keyboardist Danny Krause, vocalist Darren Dowler and drummer Tommy Scheckel. It’s sure to be a good time when these guys take the Palace stage. Sponsored by The First Citizens National Bank, McCoy Landscape Services, Inc., Dr. David Foulk-Marion Ob/Gyn, Inc. Tickets $25, $30, $35, $40
May. 3, 2014 The Manhattan Transfer: The Living Room Sessions – Saturday, May 3 at 8pm—The Manhattan Transfer has earned its place as a major staple within the music community continuing to create compelling vocal music that draws audiences of all ages and walks of life.  With worldwide sales in the millions, Grammy Awards by the dozen, and as veterans of sold-out world tours, we now welcome The Manhattan Transfer to the Marion Palace Theatre in an intimate concert setting that will feature the singers and a pianist performing many of their hit songs such as “Birdland,” “Operator,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Chanson d’Amour,” “The Boy from New York City” and more. Sponsored by Gunder-Hall & Folk and Wyandot Inc.
May. 4, 2014 Johnny Steiner in the May Pavilion – Sunday, May 4 at 3pm – Johnny Steiner is undeniably one of Marion's favorite local performers. Music lovers of all ages enjoy Johnny's gorgeous voice and charming interaction with audience members. Originally from Green Camp, Ohio and a graduate of Elgin High School and Otterbein University, Johnny has performed for thousands of people throughout central Ohio - with big bands, with orchestras, in coffee houses, in theaters, in churches, in plays and musicals. He has also sung on stage with the legendary Barry Manilow, Tony Award winning theater actor Ron Richardson, celebrated comedian Bob Newhart, and Pulitzer Prize winner Marvin Hamlisch.  Tickets $15. General admission seating will be theatre style for this performance.

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