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.
Swing into Spring with the Superior Horns
Friday, Apr. 28, 2017
Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017
The Superior Horns & Blue Ice: Swing into Spring
This local super group blew audiences away at their previous performances on the Historic Ironwood Theatre stage. Now they're set to do it again in the Spring of 2017. This show will feature selections from Harry Connick Jr., Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Etta James, Bobby Darrin, Frank Sinatra, Chuck Mangione, Glen Miller, Michael Buble and more.
Bringing together members of the Lowell Street Band, the Keweenaw Rhythm and Blues Band, the Gogebic Range Band, local school band directors, and our area's top young musicians, this group will bring an exciting concert line-up to the stage of the Historic Ironwood Theatre on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29.
Saxophones: Barb Ahnen, Chris Bergquist, Allen Gabka, Samantha Grace, Sheri Holmes,and Abbey Johnson Trombones: Rob Ahnen, Savannah Dahl, Jess Cane, and Jennifer Wanink Trumpets: Isaac Boehnlein, Larry Gabka, Madeline Gabka, Myron Re,and Jacob Schmeltzer Bass: Matt Clausen Drums: John Grewe Percussion: Faith Grewe, Tammy Grewe, Bob Michaels Guitar: Patrick Triggiano Piano: Peter Grewe Vocals: Kate Averitt, Madeline Gabka, Peter Grewe, Tammy Grewe, Kris Kuhlsman, Bob Michaels, Sue Pallin, Doug Palmeter, and Janie Williams Sound Engineer: Danny Osier Lighting Engineers: Mike Armata, JoEllen Erickson Sound Equipment: DJ Aspinwall, Todd Haeger
Quite a line-up! These are some of the finest musicians in our area. We look forward to being wowed once again!
Mel Brooks' Silent Movie
Saturday, Apr. 01, 2017
Mel Brooks' Silent Movie Thoughout the 1970s and 1980s, Mel Brooks successfully spoofed entire genres of film - westerns with Blazing Saddles, horror movies with Young Frankenstein, and sci-fi with Spaceballs. On April Fool's Day, join us at the Historic Ironwood Theatre as we present Silent Movie, an affectionate parody of the slapstick films of the silent film era.
Silent Movie tells the story of a has-been comedy director as he struggles to recruit a group of big Hollywood stars to take part in his comeback project, a modern-day silent movie. Mel Brooks' cameo-filled comedy pays loving tribute to the early days of screen comedy through a succession of silent slapstick sequences.
The film will be masterfully accompanied on the Ironwood Theatre's Barton organ by our good friend Andrew Rogers, staff organist at Ann Arbor's Michigan Theatre.
If you are an afficianado of silent films, you owe it to yourself to experience Brook's tribute to Hollywood's early stars like Chaplin, Lloyd, and Keaton. And if you've never experienced an organ-accompanied silent movie, the evening will offer a wonderful opportunity to be introduced to the genre.
NEWS FLASH! Get two sets of giggles for the price of one. In addition to the Brooks movie, Andrew will also accompany a Harold Lloyd silent short High & Dizzy in which Lloyd plays a doctor sidetracked from curing his sleepwalking patients when he samples a few bottles too many of his friend's moonshine.
Don't be an April Fool - get on the phone, call your friends, and tell them this is one theatre event not to be missed!
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.