Ironwood Dance Recital 2016
Friday, Jun. 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, Jun. 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Reserved Seating Only: Adults $10.00 Students (4-17 yrs) $5.00
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Ironwood Dance Co Annual Recital Friday June 10 and Saturday June 11. Two-night extravaganza, not to be missed - especially the Dad’s n Daughters routine - an annual favorite!
Tickets go on sale Wednesday May 4, from 9am - 1:00pm in the Theatre Concourse.
Sunday, Jun. 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm
General Admission: $15 Adults $5 Students
Septentrio features three of Europe’s finest contemporary musicians. They play charming and elegant Nordic folk tunes described as “...a kind of chamber folk music in a rare combination of 5-row free-bass accordion, violin and 5-string cello which makes them unique in the world.”
Firmly rooted in Nordic folk music, Septentrio combines musicians of three nationalities. Leonor Palazzo, from Belgium, plays a 5-string cello. She is particularly dedicated to baroque music and Swedish folk music. Finland is represented by the virtuoso accordionist Hannu Kella, well-known from numerous tours with the Finnish group Tsuumi Sound System. Fidler Hans Kennemark is one of Sweden's most renowned folk musicians.
When these experienced musicians and talented composers come together, they create intricate and fascinating arrangements where tight and joyful playing comes to life. Their compositions explore the full scope of sound available through this unusual combination of instruments. With its higher string, the 5-string cello makes it possible for Leonor to play the melody as well as conventional cello parts. This possibility opens new ways for melodies and harmonies to travel from one instrument to another, expanding Septentrio's musical universe.
Septentrio has performed at major folk music venues throughout Sweden and at the Kaustinen FolkMusic Festival in Finland. Their first CD, released in 201 3 by London-based ARC Music, is acclaimed both by critics and by Septentrio’s audiences all over Scandinavia. Performing together for the first time in the USA, the tour and performance at the Historic Ironwood Theatre is sponsored in part by a grant from the
Saturday, Jun. 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm
General Admission: $10 Adults $5 Students
Released the year after the breakthrough talking picture The Jazz Singer, Show People is a 1928 silent comedy starring Marion Davies which takes a lighthearted look at Hollywood at the end of the silent film era. Davies plays a newcomer to Hollywood who wants to make her mark in drama. William Haines, a kindly slapstick comedian, takes her under his wing and her career begins to take off, but she soon outgrows him. Will her emerging ego destroy her career or will she realize who her real friends are?
Show People includes notable cameo appearances by many of the film personalities of the day, including stars Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, William S. Hart, and John Gilbert. In 2003, Show People was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
What better way to celebrate the Ironwood Theatre's 88th birthday than by watching a "culturally and historically significant" silent film, accompanied on Ironwood's Barton, named "...an organ of exceptional historic and musical merit." (American Theatre Organ Society, 2002). And though organist Andrew Rogers may not (yet!) be historically significant, his experience as staff organist at Ann Arbor's Michigan Theatre ensures this will be an evening to be remembered.
PFCT Presents Robin Hood
Saturday, Jul. 09, 2016 at 2:00pm and 6:00pm
General Admission $5 adult $3 children
Tear down Sherwood Forest to build a mall? Not if the merry band & other citizens of the forest have a say! The heaty laughter of Robin Hood and his Merry Band will sweep through the trees of Sherwood Forest (temporarily transplanted to the stage of the Historic Ironwood Theatre) on July 9th as up to 70 local children take the stage along with two professional actors in Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s (PFCT) original musical production of “Robin Hood”.
The cast of characters includes: Robin, Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John, Will Scarlet, Cook Henny, Robin's Mother & the rest of the Merry Band, the Deputies, the Gnomes, the Faeries, the Tutors, Prince John, and the Sheriff's Daughters. The roles of The Sheriff of Nottingham & Flora Queen of the Faeries will be played by the PFCT director/actors.
With original script and music by Daniel Nordquist, “Robin Hood,” continues PFCT's tradition of presenting classic tales as you’ve never seen. Though set traditionally in the 12th century, complete with Faeries and Gnomes, Prairie Fire’s version features the Sheriff of Nottingham as a man ahead of his time…way ahead…eight centuries ahead, in fact. He is a visionary, and in his vision he sees the trees of Sherwood Forest gone, and in their place stand “Sherwood Theme Park” and “The Mall of Nottingham.” In his way stands the environmentally conscious outlaw, Robin Hood.
If you, or your son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, niece, nephew, or young neighbor or friend are between 7 and 18, and would like to be part of this exciting production, read on...
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, July 5, starting at 9:00 am. The audition process lasts up to two hours and all those auditioning are required to be in attendance for its entirety.
Rehearsals Due to the short, July 4th holiday week, some actors will rehearse on Tuesday afternoon, following auditions. For the remainder of the week, rehearsals will be held from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with performances scheduled for Saturday July 9 at 2:00pm and 6:00 pm. Two professional actor/directors from Prairie Fire’s staff will direct the production and play the roles of The Sheriff of Nottingham & Flora Queen of the Faeries .
Thanks to generous sponsorship by Gogebic Range United Way, there is no charge to children to participate in this exciting week-long program.
Prairie Fire Children's Theatre
"Catch the Fire!!!"
Tim Mesun & Friends 2016
Saturday, Jul. 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Donation - $5.00 minumum suggested. No advance ticket sales for this event. Entry by donation at the door
Keyboardist Tim Mesun, of Ironwood Township, will perform his 16th benefit concert for area charities on Saturday, July 30th at 7:30 PM here at the Historic Ironwood Theatre. Tim recently earned his Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Gogebic Community College, where he graduated with high honors (3.98 GPA) as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Starting in the fall of 2016, he will continue his musical performance education at NMU.
Tim has frequently been involved with local theatre, including as a band member and rehearsal pianist for Theatre North's various musical productions. He has also created original music for a number of shows. Tim performs Barton organ preludes before most shows at the HIT, and recently accompanied a silent movie for the first time - a wonderful presentation of Buster Keaton's "The Navigator".
Joining Tim for the sixth consecutive year is Paul Butcher on trumpet and accordion. The director of Jazz Studies at Florida Southern College, Paul has a long and varied career as a musician in Jazz, R&B, and Reggae bands. He has performed principal trumpet in touring Broadway shows, and performed on Baroque piccolo trumpet. He also works in Nashville at recording studios, where he 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 other guest performer will be Veronica Weaver who has been singing since grade school in her school choir. In the spring of eighth grade she participated in the Mid-State Tennessee Choir and made fourth chair for sopranos. She auditioned and was accepted into the Vanderbilt Blair Concert Choir in her freshman year of high school and that spring traveled to perform at the International Bach Music Festival in Portland Oregon. She participated in local plays and musicals from seventh grade through high school, and has participated in her church choir through high school and college.
Veronica traveled to Murray, KY to join the Murray State Traveling Concert Choir and to major in vocal music performance. After returning home to MI to major in Forestry, she was instrumental in starting the G.C.C. Sampson Sound Choir. In the fall of 2015 she participated in the Historic Ironwood Theatre's HIT Idol vocal contest where she was named one of two winners in the adult category. For the past six years Veronica has sung at the annual Ontonagon Christmas Concert fundraiser. She recently graduated from G.C.C. with her Associates Degree in Forestry.
Veronica plans to continue to be involved in music and performing arts in some capacity throughout her life, as it is one of her great joys!
Tim, Paul, and Veronica will perform works from a variety of musical genres including jazz, blues, and classical. Admission is by donation at the door (suggested minimum $5.00) and proceeds will benefit the theatre's Barton Organ fund.