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

Hip Pocket

Show Dates:

Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Returning by popular request, Hip Pocket is a seasoned group of musicians from central and northern Wisconsin who absolutely love making music together!  A powerful, ten-member band with striking lead vocals, a blazing four-piece horn section, and a rockin' rhythm section section, Hip Pocket plays your favorite classic rock, R&B, contemporary, and even a little cajun and couple of country rock hits!

Among the artists covered by Hip Pocket are Santana, Blood Sweat & Tears, Joe Jackson, Paul Simon, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Van Morrison, Chicago - and more!

Opening for Hip Pocket will be Montreal WI resident and 2013 Hit Idol winner, Erika Hamlin. Her performance is one of her "prizes" as a HIT Idol winner.  Hamlin said she was " nervous and excited to be opening for such a great group of musicians".

Speaking about the band, Cathy Meyer of Tomahawk's Music on the River program said: "Hip Pocket brings a unique energy and great music quality to the stage. They are a crowd favorite. Their style, sound and creative energy says it all. Full of fun and full of life. It is impossible not to enjoy Hip Pocket's music!"

So come along, support a blossoming young vocal talent then get up and dance to the exciting sound of Hip Pocket!

The performance by Hip Pocket is partially supported by:


Tim Mesun & Friends

Show Dates:

Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

Keyboardist Tim Mesun, of Ironwood Township, will perform his 14th benefit concert for area charities on Thursday, July 31st at 7:00 PM here at the Historic Ironwood Theatre. Tim, who recently completed his first year at Gogebic Community College, has frequently been involved with local theatre, most recently as a band member and rehearsal pianist for Theatre North's production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". Tim has also performed several Barton organ preludes at the HIT, most recently for the Miles Mykkanen recital where he also played piano at the After Glow reception.

Joining Tim for the fourth year in a row is Paul Butcher on trumpet and accordion. The director of Jazz Studies at Florida Southern College, Paul has had a long and varied career as a musician in Jazz, R&B, and Reggae bands, has performed principal trumpet in touring Broadway shows, and performed on Baroque piccolo trumpet. He also worked in Nashville at recording studios, and has worked with artists such as Ray Charles and Henry Mancini. Paul has performed on television shows including The Dove Awards Show, The Original Amateur Hour with Willard Scott, Muppet Special and Music City Live. Paul teaches here in Ironwood during the summers, and has been Tim's jazz instructor since 2006.

Tim's second guest is oboist and singer Megan Gabka. Megan has been involved with many different organizations, including the Chequamegon Symphony Orchestra (where she has been principal oboist for 2 years), the WSMA State Honors Band, the MSBOA State Honors Orchestra, and the U.P. Honors Band. She was also a member of her school choir and performed in HIT Idol for three years in a row.

The trio will perform works from a variety of musical genres including blues, jazz and classical. Admission is $5.00 at the door, and all proceeds will go to the H.O.P.E. animal shelter.

Join Tim Mesun, Paul Butcher and special guest Megan Gabka for a great evening's entertainment!


Miles Mykkanen Recital

Show Dates:

Sunday, Jul. 20, 2014

Tenor, and Bessemer native Miles Mykkanen returns to the Ironwood stage  for a solo recital, accompanied by pianist Joseph Mechavich. This program is part of the Pine Mountain Music Festival's (PMMF) 24th season of summer concerts. Repertoire includes Sibelius, Strauss, Sondheim, and Bolcom.  Currently working on his Masters at the Julliard School of Music, Miles will sing music that will reveal his remarkable musicality and talent.

Don't miss this wonderful Sunday evening recital. Kelly's Wine Bar will be open in the theatre lobby so come along, enjoy a glass of wine with friends then enjoy the opportunity to see and hear this accomplished, hometown favorite!

More About Miles: Mykkanen received his bachelor's degree and continues his graduate studies at The Juilliard School as a Toulmin Foundation Scholar under the tutelage of Cynthia Hoffmann.  2013-14 season highlights include Lensky in Juilliard Opera’s Eugene Onegin conducted by Matthew Aucoin, American Voices festival at The Kennedy Center, a live-streaming master class with Renée Fleming, and the tenor soloist in Stravinsky’s Cantata with the Juilliard Dance Division.  Mr. Mykkanen has worked with Wolf Trap Opera Company, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Franz Schubert Institut, Opera on the Avalon, and is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy. 

Recent roles include Gastone in Verdi’s La traviata with the National Symphony Orchestra, Florindo in Wolf-Ferrari's Le donne curiose, and Il Contino Belfiore in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera.  Appearing regularly with the New York Festival of Song, Mr. Mykkanen has performed in Alice Tully Hall, Peter J. Sharp Theater, and Carnegie Hall. 

Mr. Mykkanen was awarded the Joseph W. Polisi Prize at Juilliard's 2013 commencement ceremony, for exemplifying the school's values of the "artist as citizen."  He is also the recipient of Juilliard's Lucrezia Bori Grant for language studies, Interlochen's Young Artist Award, and the Gold Award for Voice at the YoungArts Foundation competition.  In addition to his musical studies at Juilliard, Mr. Mykkanen is actively involved in student life.  He currently serves as the chair of the Student Council, a Colloquium peer-mentor, a member of the Judicial Board, and a writer for The Juilliard Journal.


PFCT ~ Alice in Wonderland

Show Dates:

Saturday, Jun. 28, 2014

Auditions for the Prairie Fire Children's Theatre (PFCT) production of Alice in Wonderland will be held at the Theatre on Monday June 23, 2014 between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon. Please note, anybody planning to audition MUST be at the theatre for the entire 3 hour audition period. Thanks to United Way support, there is no charge for children to participate.

Up to 80 local kids aged 7-18 are needed to play the roles of:

* Alice   * The White Rabbit   * The Duchess   * The Cook   * The Cheshire Cat   *The March Hare 
* The Doormouse   * The Jack of Hearts   * The King of Hearts   * The Caterpillar   * Tweddledum
* Tweedledee   *The Deck of Cards   * The Flowers and   * The Birds

Rehearsals will take place each day, Tuesday June 24 through Friday June 27, from 9:00 am to 1:45 pm.
There will be two performances (2:00 pm and 6:00 pm) on Saturday June 28, 2014.

This week-long PFCT residency is sponsored once again by
Gogebic Range United Way.


Ironwood Dance Recital

Show Dates:

Friday, Jun. 06, 2014
Saturday, Jun. 07, 2014

Tickets go on sale  Wednesday April 30 from 9am - 2:00pm in the Theatre Concourse. After that tickets will be available in the Ironwood Theatre Box Office. On-line sales will not be available for this event.

Two-night extravaganza, not to be missed! Check back soon for ticket prices and more details.


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