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.
IAS Instrumental Band Concert
Wednesday, May. 14, 2014
Ironwood Area School's High School and Junior High bands will perform their spring concert on the Ironwood Theatre stage. These young and talented musicians from Luther L. Wright will once again treat audiences to the excellent performances we have come to expect from our young Ironwood performers, under the tutelage and leadership of Mr. Steve Boyd, Music Director.
Tickets available through the LLW office or at the door.
Sunday, May. 04, 2014
Dave Wickerham was born in Encino, California, began playing the electronic organ at the age of four, and had his first pipe organ experience at age10. He attended the University of Arizona in Tucson on a full scholarship, pursuing classical organ studies for six years with Dr. Roy Johnson.
In 1976 he became Associate Organist at the famous Organ Stop pizza restaurants in Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson. In 1984 Dave moved to the Chicago area to become staff organist at Pipes and Pizza in Lansing, Illinois. From 1990 through 1999, Dave was one of the featured staff organists at the Piper Music Palace in Greenfield, Wisconsin
In the spring of 2000, Dave accepted a limited special engagement as featured organist at Roxy's Pipe Organ Pizzeria, part of a $26 million expansion at the Fiesta Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. A year and a half later he returned home to Greenfield Wisconsin and his position at Piper Music Palace.
Dave left Wisconsin in 2004 to take on the role of Organist - Curator with the legendary Milhous Collection in South Florida, a position he held for seven years. Dave and his family currently reside in Michigan's Crystal Falls in Michigan's UP, where he is Co-Manager and Organist in Residence at the 1927-built Crystal Theatre.
Dave enjoys playing concerts to many audiences including various chapters of the American Theatre Organ Society. In April 1999, he was the featured artist in Melbourne, Australia for the convention of the Theatre Organ Society of Australia. Following rave reviews, he returned “Down Under” for a six-week concert tour of Australia and New Zealand during the summer of 2003, and again in October and November of 2012.
Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014
Celebrate St Patrick's Day (and St. Urho's Day) with your friends and family at the Historic Ironwood Theatre, as we present McInnis' Kitchen.
McInnis' Kitchen is not your typical Celtic performance group. Their music is a unique mix of styles and cultures as diverse as the cultural upbringings of the musicians themselves. Their performances feature four talented players, all with individual backgrounds in traditional Irish, Newfoundland, Scottish, and Cape Breton music. They pull out all the stops and play from the heart and the fiery double-fiddling puts energy in their music. Their songs stimulate all the emotion of the Celtic tradition, telling tales of a shared history of immigration, uprooting and relocation, and a celebration of life and culture.
Kelly's Bar will be open prior to the show and during intermission.
Eisenhower Dance Ensemble
Saturday, Mar. 01, 2014
<><><><><> Free Master Classes! Thanks to to the support of Wells-Fargo, we are able to offer children and adults the opportunity to participate in one of three free Master classes. If you know someone who loves to dance, let them know about this great opportunity to learn from professional dancers.
Thu Feb 27 4:00-5:30p. Ages 4-7 Thu Feb 27 5:30-7:00p. Ages 13 & older Fri Feb 28 4:00-5:30p. Ages 8-12
Participation in the Master classes is free, but we would like to know how many to expect, so please Register Online or call the Theatre office at 906.932.0618.
=> PLEASE NOTE: WE KNOW DANCERS ARE A TOUGH BREED, SO THE CLASSES WILL GO AHEAD, REGARDLESS OF THE COLD WEATHER!
About the Saturday evening Performance:
"A hand-clapping delight...a nice balance between hip fun and serious dance" Chicago Tribune, April 2013
Critical Acclaim Considered by many critics to be one of the finest contemporary dance companies in the nation, Eisenhower Dance has received overwhelming critical acclaim along with enthusiastic audience support: “stunning” (Gloria Shay, Holland Sentinel), “intelligently crafted repertoire” (Susan Isaacs-Nisbett, Dance Magazine), “dance that touches the soul” (Susan Hall-Balduf, Detroit Free Press), “an eye-popping production” (David Lyman, Detroit Free Press), “a hearty, no-nonsense way of moving (Jack Anderson, The New York Times), and “a finely interwoven company (California, Beverly Hills Outlook). The company’s concert schedule has taken it to theatres across the United States and as far as St. Petersburg, Russia. The company has received numerous grants and awards for its work including support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kresge Foundation, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Knight Foundation, the National Dance Project and many others. For its twenty-third year, Eisenhower Dance is looking forward to a full season of events, which will keep the company creating and sharing the art of dance!
Eisenhower Dance, one of the Midwest’s premier contemporary dance companies, was established by artistic director Laurie Eisenhower in the summer of 1991. Since its inception, Eisenhower Dance has been dedicated to the performance of a diverse range of contemporary dance works. Along with Ms. Eisenhower’s highly acclaimed choreography, the Company showcases the works of talented young artists along with choreographers with established reputations. Eisenhower Dance has boasted works by internationally known choreographers such as David Parsons, Harrison McEldowney, Michael Foley, Kiesha Lalama-White, Lauren Edson, Joel Hall, Eddy Ocampo, Ron de Jesus and Billy Siegenfeld, among many others. The Company’s mission of collaboration has resulted in productions such as Carmina Burana with the Rackham Symphony Choir, Aida and The Pearl Fishers, with the Michigan Opera Theatre, and The Rite of Spring with the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival.
Excerpts from a number of Eisenhower Performances
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014
So what do bowlers and beauty queens, and leading men and make-up moguls have in common? They are just some of the crazy characters we meet in the off-the-wall play, Rumbo!
This wonderful parody of action heroes, celebrity, beauty pageants, and popular culture, will be the first full-length play to be presented by the new community-based, high school drama club. A cooperative venture by the Ironwood Carnegie Library and Historic Ironwood Theatre, the club provides high school students from throughout the region with an opportunity to participate in live theatre.
Will Rocky Schwartzenburger find his lip balm? Will Miss Mississippi ever remember how to spell the name of her home state? Will the commandoes save the day? And what will become of Big Bad Mama Dupree, her daughter Charlene, and her other daughter Charlene?
TWO SHOWS: Saturday at 7pm and special Sunday matinee at 2pm.
Please support this new youth venture – you are assured of a great evening’s (or afternoon's) entertainment.
And a cautionary note to those sensitive to sudden noise: there a couple of scenes in the play that feature sound effects of gunfire. The gunfire is short-lived, but is central to the on-stage action at the time.