Ironwood Theatre - Ironwood Michigan

Theatre Location

113 E. Aurora Street
Ironwood, MI 49938
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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)

Upcoming Events

Tim Mesun & Friends

Show Times:
Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Cost:
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 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!


Hip Pocket

Show Times:
Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Cost:
Limited Reserved Seating: $17 in advance / $20 at door
Adult General Admission: $12 in advance / $15 at door
Student General Admission: $5

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2014.
Come back then for a link HIT's on-line Ticket Sales

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 country rock hits!


Arto and Antti Järvelä

Show Times:
Thursday, Oct. 09, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Cost:


Tickets go on sale July 1, 2014.
Come back then for a link HIT's on-line Ticket Sales

Cousins Arto and Antti Järvelä are musicians hailing from the famous Järveläs of Kaustinen – Finland’s first family of folk! Join Arto and Antti as they celebrate Finnish ceremonies and dance with their fiery fiddle, guitar and vocal harmonies.



Phantom of the Opera

Show Times:
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Cost:
Limited Reserved Seating: $17 in advance / $20 at door
Adult General Admission: $12 in advance / $15 at door
Student General Admission: $5

Tickets go on sale July 1, 2014.
Come back then for a link HIT's on-line Ticket Sales

Lon Chaney in Phantom of the Opera

Phantom PosterA rare opportunity to experience this classic silent movie, accompanied by Andrew Rogers on our Barton organ. This 1929 restored version of the 1925 classic includes scenes that were cut from the original. Watch our website for information about bonus screenings and workshops on Friday 24th.   

Staff organist at both the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor and the Detroit Fox, Fr Andrew Rogers returns to HIT to accompany this classic silent horror flick.





Naima Adedapo

Show Times:
Saturday, Nov. 08, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Cost:
Reserved Seating: $25, General Admission: $15 Adults, $5 Students

Tickets go on sale September 1, 2014.
Come back then for a link HIT's on-line Ticket Sales

American Idol Season 10 Finalist, the multi-talented Naima Adedapo will bring her exciting show to the Ironwood stage as part of HIT Idol 2014. The Chicago-born, and now Milwaukee-resident performer has been singing since she was 13, but Naima's first love was dance. As a dance major she earned her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Peck School of the Arts, Milwaukee. For more than four years she performed with Milwaukee's Ko-Thi African Dance Company. Naima describes her performance style as a "fusion of jazz, R&B, and reggae."

Named after a ballad composed by John Coltrane in 1959, Naima knew at an early age that performing and expressing herself through music and dance was her calling. As the daughter of renowned Milwaukee area Jazz vocalist Adekola Adedapo, and the great-granddaughter of actress Gladys Williams (who shared the stage with Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis in the 1940s), there was no way for Naima not to be bitten by the entertainment bug. She grew up in Chicago but at age 10 Naima moved to Milwaukee with her mom and younger brother after their parents' separation. She spent her childhood around the music scene in and out of Jazz clubs with her mom all the while being influenced at a young age by the Motown music of The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, and later India Arie.

Naima's involvement in Milwaukee Public Theater includes dancing, teaching, and acting. She appeared in a number of theatrical performances including the lead in For Colored Girls, West Side Story, and Crowns, among others. Since the age of 13 she taught dance to youth for a variety of community outreach centers and schools all over Milwaukee.

Following her time on American Idol and the fame she garnered as a result of that national TV exposure, Naima did the usual round of TV shows and live appearances. Once she'd met her contractual obligations, she spent the next year out of the spotlight, completely concentrating on song-writing, vocal coaching, and honing her unique sound. She made frequent trips between Milwaukee and Nashville where she immersed herself in music genres and the work of artists to whom she had not been previously exposed. "People have this huge misconception of Nashville. No, I am not doing a country record," she laughs. "Nashville has one of the most diverse, eclectic music scenes I have ever experienced."

Wanting to make music with a message, Naima drew inspiration from some of her own hard lessons and struggles, as well as the empowerment from realizing she had within her the strength to successfully come out the other side. According to Naima, "...it all started coming together for me personally and artistically. It was enlightening. I felt like my soul was being fed for the first time, and I was performing and writing songs that represented what I was about. It started flowing naturally. This new music is part of the fabric of who I am."  The results of those revelations have spawned such tunes as the crowd-favorites, "Beautifully Made" that talks about loving who you are and how you were made, as well as, "Diary of a City Girl," written with renowned singer/ songwriter Phil Vassar that echoes a young girl's love of being raised in a big city.

Naima's sound has a pop vibe with soul sensibilities mixed with a powerful, smoky, soulful vocal delivery that is uniquely her own. Her live performances showcase a voice that is not only powerful, but also has great range. Naima Adedapo is an entertainer whose vibrant love of people and connecting with them from the stage shines through with the fun, energetic performance of a seasoned pro. Performing with Naima will be an experience our local HIT Idol finalists will not soon forget! Mark your calendar now - tickets go on sale in September.