Ironwood Theatre - Ironwood Michigan

Theatre Location

113 E. Aurora Street
Ironwood, MI 49938
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Theatre Office

Wed, Thur, & Fri:
Noon - 4:30pm
Tel: 906-932-0618
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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.

Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs

Art Works National Endowment for the Arts

Past Events

While the Lights Were Out

Show Dates:

Friday, Mar. 06, 2015
Saturday, Mar. 07, 2015
Saturday, Mar. 07, 2015

Please note: Tickets are NOT date-specific.  Your ticket may be used for any one of the three performances.

An Off the Wall Murder Farce by Jack Sharkey
A Thunderstorm! The lights go out! An agonized voice! A pistol shot! The lights come up! A blonde in black lace stands over the dead man holding a bloody dagger! The detective examines the body and announces "He's been strangled! Join the youth thespians of our Awkward Stage Drama Club as they present this astounding and hilarious murder mystery. Every clue is a lulu and the plot twists furiously. The final solution involves the most bizarre motive ever conceived! The delightful evening of mayhem gallops madly about the stage and will leave you breathless with surprise and laughter. The mystery is topnotch, the characters marvelous and the comedy explosive!

THREE SHOWS: Friday March 6 at 7:00pm and Saturday March 7 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Please support our youth drama club as they present their second full-length play – you are assured of a great evening’s (or afternoon's) entertainment.

Supported in part by the
State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant


The Cat’s Pajamas 2015

Show Dates:

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

The Cat's Pajamas Vocal Band is a five man a cappella group that has toured the world since 2005 and recently appeared on NBC's The Sing-Off. Founded by Brian Skinner and Nate Mendl, The Cat's Pajamas entered the national spotlight when they placed in the top 10 while performing their Oreo Cookie Jingle for Randy Jackson. After years of performing on cruise ships as guest entertainers, The Cat's Pajamas now perform over 200 shows per year in Branson, MO and throughout the United States.

Through their Music In Schools Tour the Cats perform choral clinics and work with high school music students to emphasize the importance of staying involved with choir and band. Partial proceeds from each show get donated back to the music department at the school they are working with. Over the years The Cat's Pajamas have raised more than $50,000 for high school music programs in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.


WineFest 2015

Show Dates:

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Last Year's inaugural event at Indianhead was such a great success, we've decided to do it again! WineFest 2015 will again take place on Valentine's weekend. Bring your Sweetheart, a friend, or come alone to the Sky Bar atop Indianhead Mountain ski resort, for a wonderful social gathering of fine wines, foods and friends.  Enjoy a great evening of entertainment and have a bunch of fun while supporting the Theatre!  Your admission price of $40 includes live music by Brett & Frisk, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, wine tastings, and more. Be sure to participate in the Wine Cork Pull -  lots of great wine to be won!  And don't miss the basket raffles - prizes include a weekend ski resort stay for six, airline tickets from Air Choice One, works of art, lift tickets, jewelry, hotel stays, theatre tickets, and a whole lot of other really good stuff.  All who attended last year's event strongly encouraged us to do it again. So get your tickets now, and invite your friends and family to come along too. Together we can consolidate the reputation of WineFest as one of the premier, not-to-be-missed events on the local social calendar.

Please go ahead and purchase your tickets.


Warren Nelson & Friends

Show Dates:

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Warren Nelson - Songwriter, Musician, Entertainer, Poet, Historian, Radio Host and a Tent-show "Man of the Cloth" with a 40+ year show business career returns to the Ironwood stage.  A Fairmont, Minnesota native, Warren was the founder of Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua (BTC) where, beginning in the late 70s, he led a team of talented musicians, actors, researchers and technicians in the creation of numerous large-scale, historical musicals.

Playing with his friends, Otis McLennon, and Jack Gunderson and son, Rowan Nelson-Ferris, his performance at the Ironwood Theatre will perhaps be a little smaller in scale than some of his BTC extravaganzas, but it will be no less musically brilliant!  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;  BARTON ORGAN PRELUDE 6:45 pm;  SHOWTIME 7:30 pm


Harold Lloyd's Grandma's Boy

Show Dates:

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Grandma’s Boy was Harold Lloyd’s first feature length movie. His character, "Sonny" is Lloyd's usual Glasses Guy but in this film is more meek and cowardly than ever. He lets the neighborhood bully walk all over him and monopolize his girl’s attention. He is afraid to shoo away a tramp who has made himself at home in his Grandma’s yard. The feisty old lady has to do it herself. When the tramp commits a robbery and shoots a man, a posse is formed to catch him. Sonny is made a deputy but remains scared of his own shadow. His Grandma tells him a story about his cowardly grandfather’s exploits during the Civil War, and a lucky amulet his grandfather was given by a wizened old crone that gave him special powers. She then produces this same lucky charm.

During an interview with film historian Kevin Brownlow, Lloyd once said, “If I had to choose my favorite of all my films, I would choose Grandma's Boy.” Apparently it was originally intended as a sort of drama, because Lloyd wanted to stretch himself as an actor and focus a bit more on character development. Following a test screening of the film, when the audience didn't react as warmly to it as Lloyd had hoped, producer Hal Roach told him, “Harold, you're a comic, you've got to get laughs. Let's go back.” The result is a quite funny little story, but one with heart as well.

This 1922 silent classic will be accompanied on the piano, by Alex Marciniak. Many theatres in which silent movies were screened were not as grand as the Ironwood Theatre. Not all owners could afford to purchase and install organs, so silent movies were commonly accompanied on the piano.

Come along to this 2pm Sunday matinee for a rare glimpse into a different side of the world of silent movies!


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