113 E. Aurora Street
Ironwood, MI 49938
Map & Directions
Wed, Thur, & Fri:
Noon - 4:30pm
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.
PFCT Presents Tom Sawyer
Saturday, Jul. 13, 2013
Come along and enjoy this wonderful, family-friendly musical adaptation of the classic Mark Twain story. More than 60 local children will take the stage along with two professional actors in this Praire Fire Children's Theatre version of Twain's much-loved tale of childhood. Journey down the Mighty Mississipp’ this weekend with TOM SAWYER, HUCK FINN, BECKY THATCHER and all the gang.
With original script and music by Prairie Fire playwright & composer Daniel Nordquist, and costume and set design by Deborah Pick, “TOM SAWYER” continues PFCT’s tradition of presenting classic tales as you’ve never seen them done before. Set on Halloween, PFCT’s version features the traditional cast of characters from “Tom Sawyer”, plus “The Townies”, “The Ghouls”, “The Bats” and “The River Rats”.
Original musical numbers include: “Who put The Lizard In the Split Pea Soup?, “I Am The Rightful King Of France”, and “Walkin’ In The Boneyard”.
Founded in 1986, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre now tours to over 200 communities yearly in eight states of the Upper Midwest, bringing a professional theatrical experience to thousands of children and adults alike, in just one week.
Don’t miss this celebration of children and creativity. Put off paintin’ that fence for an afternoon or evenin’! Come see “TOM SAWYER”! It’s guaranteed to put a smile on yer face, some warmth in yer heart, and a little bit o’the child back in ya!
Pine Mountain Music Festival ~ Upstarts
Monday, Jul. 01, 2013
This delightful concert will feature classically trained young artists from across the UP, including Marquette bassoonist Kaylee Whitfield; Negaunee saxophonist Anthony Barrette; sopranos Tory Wood from Escanaba and Danielle Teter form L'Anse; and flautist/pianist Susan Byykkonen from Calumut.
Theatre's 85th Gala Garners Rave Reviews
Sunday, Jun. 30, 2013
The recently staged 85th Anniversary Gala at the Ironwood Theatre was very well received by the community. According to Theatre Managing Director, Bruce Greenhill, the Theatre office received dozens of calls from people who attended the show, and in his words “all are raving about what a great show it was”.
“Apparently we struck just the right chord when we decided to re-create the original 1928 opening program, and we were blessed to find people and organizations in the community who could help us achieve that” said Greenhill.
The event was MCd by theatre board president Tom Williams who did a great job of recreating the tone of 1928. Tom was followed by Mercer resident Martha Pierpont. A descendant of one of the original 1928 investors, Pierpont spoke of the pride her family feels to know that the vision of her grandfather and his associates was not only realized, but continues to be enjoyed by residents of so many Range and northern Wisconsin communities.
The Gogebic Range Community band opened the celebration and immediately got the crowd to their feet with a rousing rendition of John Phillip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, followed the Presque Isle Readers’ Theatre presentation of the radio show Shyster, Flywheel and Shyster and the Lakeland Barbershop Chorus beautifully singing old-time favorites. According to Greenhill, the Von Drake Dancers’ routine Granny’s Reprise nearly brought the house down, as did the outstanding presentation by locals Bob Michaels and Matt Agee of the Abbott & Costello classic routine Who’s on First?.
The enthusiastic audience warmly welcomed silent movie accompanist Fr Andrew Rogers from the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor as he accompanied Buster Keaton’s The Playhouse.
Theatre board member and 85th Gala organizing committee chair Molly Chabalowski said she couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. “Our thanks go out to our generous sponsors, to all those who worked so hard to pull off the event, and to everybody who bought a ticket and helped us celebrate all that the Ironwood Theatre has meant for 85 years”.
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