Chamber Singers/TWWW Closing Ceremonies
Sunday, May. 31, 2015 at 3:00pm with Barton organ prelude at 2:30pm
Celebrate the successful TWWW Exhibition at the Closing Ceremonies featuring a concert by The Chamber Singers. This gifted local choir will present a delightful program of work-related songs. Their concert will be followed by a Coffee & Desert reception
Ironwood Dance Co 2015 Recital
Friday, Jun. 05, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, Jun. 06, 2015 at 6.30 pm
Reserved Seating Only: Adults $10. Students (4 - 17yrs) $5
Tickets go on sale Wednesday May 6 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 more details.
PFCT Presents Peter Pan
Saturday, Jun. 27, 2015 at 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Fly away to Neverland, as approximately 75 local children take the stage along with two professional actors, in Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s (PFCT) original musical production of Peter Pan. With script and music by Daniel Nordquist, and costume and set design by Deborah Pick, Peter Pan continues PFCT’s tradition of presenting classic tales as you’ve never seen them done before. Join Peter Pan, Wendy, John, Michael, Nana, Tinkerbelle, The Crocodile, The Pirates, The Lost Kids, and the other inhabitants of Neverland.
Musical highlights include Hook & the Pirates singing “I’m Always Looking Behind”; Tiger Lil and the Indians singing “PlayBall!”, Peter, Lil and the Lost Kids rendition of “Not Doin’ a Thing!” and the entire ensemble join together in “Do You Believe in fairies?” Two shows. 2pm and 6pm
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 Monday, June 22, 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 will be held from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for the remainder of the week, with performance scheduled for Saturday June 27 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 Tiger Lil and Captain Hook.
Thanks to generous sponsorship by Gogebic Range United Way, participation in the week-long program is free.
Prairie Fire Children's Theatre
"Catch the Fire!!!"
Will Allen of "Growing Power"
Sunday, Jun. 28, 2015 at 1:00pm
Free - please donate to food pantry
Former professional basketball player Will Allen founded “Growing Power” in Milwaukee in 1993. Allen’s organization promotes sustainable food production, as well as the growth of communities through the creation of local gardens and community food systems. They implement their mission by providing demonstrations, hands-on training, outreach and technical assistance.
In 2008, Allen was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant for “Growing Power’s” work in urban farming and sustainable food production. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the world’s “100 Most Influential People”.
In addition to growing a variety of fruits and vegetables on their farm on the north side of Milwaukee, Allen and his “Growing Power” team raise fish, worms, bees, goats, chickens, turkeys, and ducks. The organization conducts workshops and demonstrations in aquaculture, aquaponics, vermiculture, horticulture, small and large-scale composting, soil reclamation, food distribution, beekeeping, and marketing.
According to Allen “…a rapidly rising rate of obesity in generation after generation has led to alarming rates of diabetes and heart disease so that for the first time in America, despite all our advances in medicine, our life expectancy is falling.” To combat this alarming trend, Allen advocates for a return to localized food systems so that where good food isn't affordable, communities can be taught to grow it themselves.
“Finally, we are learning that treating illness is much less effective than preventing illness by promoting health; and that good food is the best and most fundamental preventive medicine of all."
Will Allen is a dynamic speaker. Admission to this inspiring presentation is free, but... those attending are asked to bring three non-perishable food items to the event and donate them at the collection truck that will be located outside the theatre prior to Allen’s presentation.
For more information, or to reserve you free seat, call:
- Range Master Gardener Lynn Adams at 906-932-3509 or click to email Lynn
- Iron County U-W Extension office at 715-561-2695
- Zona Wick at the Iron County Health Department at 715-561-3009 or click to email Zona
- To register click here and add your name to the bottom of the list
Tim Mesun & Friends 2015
Thursday, Jul. 30, 2015 at 7:00 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 15th benefit concert for area charities on Thursday, July 30th at 7:00 PM here at the Historic Ironwood Theatre. Tim, who recently graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Gogebic Community College with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, has frequently been involved with local theatre, including as a band member and rehearsal pianist for Theatre North's various musical productions. Tim performs Barton organ preludes before most shows at the HIT, most recently for the theatre's The Way We Worked (TWWW) movie series - he also played piano at the TWWW opening and closing ceremonies receptions.
Joining Tim for the fifth consecutive year 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, 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 performers are Wakefield sisters Megan and Madeline Gabka.
Megan is the principal oboist with the Chequamegon Symphony Orchestra, and played in 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. She is currently a student at MSU and principal oboe in their orchestra.
Madeline is also a multi-year HIT Idol Participant - in 2014 she was accompanied on piano by Tim. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Madeline's contribution to the benefit concert will include horns and vocals.
The quartet 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 guests Megan and Madeline Gabka for a great evening's entertainment!