109 E. Aurora Street Ironwood, MI 49938 (Two doors west of the main theatre entrance)
Operation of the Historic Ironwood Theatre is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Michael Londra & Celtic Fire
Monday, Mar. 13, 2017
Box Office and On-Line Sales Now Closed. Tickets will go on sale at the door at 6:30pm. Show time 7:30. Doors and Kellys Bar open 6:30p
Michael Londra's Celtic Fire: One of Ireland’s leading tenors brings you an evening of songs, stories, tunes and dance, from the heart of the Emerald Isle. From a tiny spark, Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire now travels the world in many forms. With 100% live music, dance and song, the show generates an electric atmosphere that sweeps audiences away to Ireland, its culture, its land, its pubs, its music and its soul.
World champion dancers from the casts of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance take the stage with brilliant flashes of speed, youth and exuberance. Irish dance has enjoyed a spectacular revival in recent years with shows like Riverdance; however, Celtic Fire doesn’t rehash the art form, but strips it to its bare essentials. Irish music and dance has learned to mix with other cultures to create new and innovative dances but at its core, this is what Ireland is all about. It is the real thing!
The music of Celtic Fire show is traditional at its core, with all of Ireland’s national instruments, the fiddle driving frenetic reels, our great drum, the bodhran beating out the driving rhythms of the band, the plaintive uilleann pipes calling back to days of yore with beautiful and haunting slow airs.
The heart of this show belongs to celebrated tenor Michael Londra who has won fans in every corner of the globe, as the lead voice of Riverdance on Broadway, as a concert singer who has performed in 40 countries and as the star of his Emmy® nominated PBS special. His humor and easy connection with the audiences are what make the evening special, not to mention his stunning voice, with a performance of Danny Boy that will leave you speechless.
This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Crane Group.
Michael Londra and Celtic Fire appear at the theatre thanks also to the support of the following generous sponsors:
Jacquart Fabric Products/Stormy Kromer Paul Hagemann, DDS, SC Wells Fargo Aspirus Grandview River Valley Bank Kiwanis Club of Ironwood
2nd Annual Big HIT Wine & Beer Fest
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
Last year we established abrand new event in support of the Theatre. And it was so successful and so much fun we are going to do it again! The new event combines our Holiday Auction with WineFest. Bring a group of friends along to the Ironwood Memorial Building for an evening of craft beers, fine wines, and gourmet hors d'oeuvres. Bid on an exciting array of silent auction items. Raffles and door prizes, too. Best of all, at the end of the evening, you will go home with that warm inner glow, knowing you've helped preserve our shared history through your contribution in support of our beloved Historic Ironwood Theatre.
Last year, the Coach and Michael Kors purse raffle was a big hit (pun intended) so we are doing it again - approximately 12 Coach and Michael Kors purses will be stuffed with various items including wine, gift certificates, and wine parerphanalia.
Artwork, furs, and a goumet dinner for six including wines, are just some of the many items up for grabs. Don't miss some other great prizes in the themed basket raffles.
We'll update this list as items are added, so be sure to check back soon for more details.
Admission will be limited to just 300 people, and at last count (2/17/2017) we'd sold 245. Don't miss out on the fun - get your tickets early! See you there.
Warren Nelson & Friends
Saturday, Feb. 04, 2017
Warren Nelson - Singer/songwriter Warren Nelson returns for his annual concert with his all-star band. Joining Warren this night will be musicians and singers, Otis McLennon on harmonica, Ed Willet on cello, Cheryl Leah, and Rowan Nelson-Ferris on banjo and guitar. Nelson has written over 500 songs in his fifty-year career and always brings to his concert great humor along with his songs.
Check out this video of Warren Nelson and Friends performing Take Another Road
According to Warren: “The Ironwood Theatre is one of my very favorite theatres. It is incredible what the citizens have done to preserve this rare historic theatre. I look forward every year to playing this grand old stage. Hope to see you there.”
These are some outstanding musicians - the program of original and contemproray music, featuring exceptional vocals and intrumentals is bound to delight audience members of all ages. So call a friend or two, (or six) then book your tickets for what promises to be a memorable evening at the Historic Ironwood Theatre.
DOORS & KELLY'S BAR OPEN 6:30 pm; SHOWTIME 7:30 pm
Please note: Ticket prices shown are for advance purchase only. Additional $3.00 for tickets purchased at the door.
Dorothy Meets Alice
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017
Witness the delightful meeting of two of literature's most famous young ladies, presented by the Awkward Stage Drama Club (ASDC). A young man puts off a book report till the last minute, then suddenly finds himself in a strange place somewhere between Oz and Wonderland. It then becomes his responsiblility to unscramble the stories and steer the familiar characters—the Cowardly Lion, the Mad Hatter, the Scarecrow and the White Rabbit, among others—to their ultimate destinations while avoiding the Wicked Witch and the Red Queen. This silly, adventuresome romp is filled with laughter and surprises at every turn. And a couple of lessons emerge along the way as well.
Please support this youth venture – you are assured of a great afternoon's entertainment.
Church of Cash
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017
A Tribute to The Man in Black - Johnny Cash! Jay “Jayder” Kalk formed Church of Cash in sunny Honolulu back in 2010. With an uncanny grasp of the Man in Black’s catalog and many years of experience touring the United States, Europe, and Asia, Jayder has returned to his Minnesota home to spread the gospel of one of the world’s most important and enduring songwriters. The Church of Cash is true to the music of Johnny Cash. As one reviewer stated: "...singer Jayder’s deep baritone voice sings like a prairie breeze and stomps like a boot heel." That description alone ought to be enough to get you out to experience this performance. Church of Cash is not a country band. Church of Cash is a tribute band with the express purpose of honoring the indelible legacy of Johnny Cash. Road-tested and always road-ready, Church of Cash celebrates the soul of American music.
Church of Cash is absolutely loyal to the songs and the message that Johnny left to all of us - and in a way that no one else can match. The band brilliantly keeps his memory and his message alive with a youthful spirit that keep audiences completely entertained. When Kallk and his band appeared in Ironwood back in 2014, the audience raved about how good they were. If you caught the act then, you know it is a show worth seeing again. Whether you consider yourself a country music fan or not, this is one show not to be missed.
Reserved Seating $20 Adult General Admission $15 Student $5 Prices are for advance purchase. Add $3.00 at the door
DOORS & KELLY'S BAR OPEN AT 6:30 pm SHOW TIME AT 7:30 pm
It is going to be a great show - we hope to see you there!