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.

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Art Works National Endowment for the Arts

Upcoming Events

Mary Poppins

Show Times:
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 at 7:00pm
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at 7:00pm
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 at 7:00pm
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at 7:00pm
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Reserved Seating Only: All Seats $15

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Mary Poppins - Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's Broadway Musical!
Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film
Original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.
Book by Julian Fellowes
New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh

This magical family musical is based on the series of children’s books by P.L. Travers and the 1964 Walt Disney film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. The stage play is a fusion of various elements from the books and movie. Some elements from the books that were not included in the film are included in the musical while others were removed.  Produced by Walt Disney Theatrical, the original West End (London) production opened in December 2004 and the Broadway production opened in November 2006.  This  local production is a cooperative effort between Theatre North and The Historic Ironwood Theatre.

For those who don't know the story: George and Winifred live at Number 17, Cherry Tree Lane with their misbehaved children, whose latest nanny has just quit in a fit. Enter Mary Poppins, the “practically perfect” nanny who teaches with magic ("Spit-spot!"), and bonds with the children like no other nanny before. When Mary suddenly leaves the position, Winifred hires George’s childhood nanny to take on the job, sending George and the children fleeing from the house.  Thankfully, Mary returns and becomes more valuable than ever. With patience, kindness, and a little bit of magic, Mary and her friend Bert help the family set things right - maybe more right than they’d ever been.

Theatre North and The Historic Ironwood Theatre are proud to join forces to present an evening of music and magic!

Please note that all tickets are RESERVED SEATING.  There will be no general admission tickets, nor student tickets for this production, and the balcony will be closed. Seats are available on the lower level only. Tickets issued resulting from on-line purchases will be allocated on the "Best Availiable" basis at the discretion of our box office staff.  Of course you can always stop in to the box office to choose your preferred seats. Or you can call the box office and discuss your options.  You can print a seating chart HERE for reference during your conversation with our friendly and knowledgable staff.

Hitchcock's "The Lodger"

Show Times:
Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 at 7:30 pm

The Lodger

Released in 1927, The Lodger is the last of Alfred Hitchcock' silent movies. Though he made several films prior to The Lodger, Hitchcock once stated that he considered this his first true suspense film.  It is also the first Hitchcock film in which the director makes one of his trademark cameo appearances.

A serial killer known as "The Avenger" is on the loose in London, murdering blonde women. A mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting looking for a room to rent. The Bunting's daughter is a blonde model and is seeing one of the detectives assigned to the case. The detective becomes jealous of the lodger and begins to suspect he may be the avenger. 

Lodger Poster

And a little movie-making trivia: For the opening scene, where the Avenger's murder victim faces the camera and screams, Hitchcock filmed the scene by having the actress lie down on a large sheet of glass, with her golden hair spread out around her head. He then lit the actress from underneath the sheet of glass, and filmed her with a camera mounted on its side, with the lens pointed at a downward angle. This gave the appearance that the actress's hair (with its golden curls, so important to the murderer) was ringed in a halo of light.

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. A great way to "Get Your Halloween On!"

HIT Idol - Season 5!

Show Times:
Friday, Nov. 06, 2015 at 7:00pm
General Admissison: $10 Adults $5 Students

Back by popular demand - this vocal competition features performances by local young people, aged 11 - 29. Participants compete in three different age groups:
* Youth in grades 5 thru 8
* High school aged youth
* Young adults (17 - 29)
Auditions: will be held in early October - stay tuned for exact dates, times and other details.
Rehearsals: Contestants selected to be part of the two-day show will be expected to rehearse throughout October and early November so they can put on a first-class show!
Performance: Each contestant will present one song for the panel of expert judges. Six winners (2 in each age category) will be announced at the beginning of Saturday's performance by American Idol Season 10 finalist, James Durbin.
Special Group Numbers: the entire cast of contestants will perform a couple of special group numbers, and last year's winners will return for a special performance!

James Durbin

Show Times:
Saturday, Nov. 07, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Reserved Seating: $25, General Admission: $15 Adults, $5 Students

James Durbin took 4th place in American Idol Season 10. Back then he sang rock songs by the likes of Queen, Muse, and Judas Priest. His recent live performances involve a little less metal-head and a little more pop, but he remains a hard-edged rocker at heart!

Durbin is known for giving metal a chance on Season 10 of “American Idol” and pushing to keep rock alive on his 2011 debut album, Memories of a Beautiful Disaster. But take a deeper look inside Durbin’s musical soul and for every Judas Priest song he loved, there was one by the Beatles. For every Sammy Hagar, there was a Michael Jackson. For every ounce of metal that soared through his veins, there were equal amounts of pop hooks, catchy melodies, and sing-along lyrics pumping through his musical heart. It’s this musical juxtaposition of rock and pop that Durbin offers up on Celebrate - an album that showcases the natural progression of who he is as an artist, based in the music of his formative years.

“I was having an identity crisis!” explained Durbin, “worrying if it would be too heavy or too poppy. I was over thinking it, trying to blend the two just right. I had to take a step back and say, you know what? I’m just going to write like crazy and see what happens. It took a while – almost a year – but the music on CELEBRATE is the end result. It sounds like nothing I’ve ever heard before. But it sounds like me. It’s who I am now and where I am at as an artist, as a person, as a husband and father walking through life.”

The Santa Cruz, California-born and bred vocal powerhouse was raised by a single mother hooked on oldies and two older sisters hyped on New Kids on the Block. “I grew up with Motown and boy bands,” Durbin laughs. “I had Space Jam, Spice Girls, and *NSync CDs. I was super into Michael Jackson, too, and even sang ‘Rock With You’ for my sixth grade talent show. I had the glove, the jacket, and could moonwalk. It wasn’t until high school that I got more into rock and metal,” he explained in a recent interview.

After his appearances on American Idol, Durbin had just a few weeks to record his debut album, Memories of a Beautiful Disaster, which peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart and debuted Top 40 on The Billboard 200. While Memories cemented Durbin’s rock status (Revolver named him one of the "100 Greatest Living Rock Stars"), he never felt that the album was a true representation of his artistry. He didn’t get to let all of his talents fully shine. On Celebrate, though, Durbin took creative control over writing and production, resulting in a true mix of his musical influences.

The result? “This is the record I’ve always wanted to make. This is who I am. It’s definitely more pop than most people would expect – it’s even more pop than I thought it would be. All of that came out of writing the record, building it from the ground up. I listened to a lot of different music in between sessions, especially alternative radio. I really like what’s going on there right now with bands like the Neighbourhood, New Politics, and Smallpools. These are great rock bands with a punk vibe that know how to craft an incredible hook. And that’s really close to where I wound up in the end,” says Durbin, who also cites Lennon & McCartney, Bruno Mars, and Pink among his many influences.

HIT Idol Season 5 finalists will open the show, followed by the announcement of the 2015 winners. Then Durbin takes the stage to present his unique, hard-edged yet soulful music.

Warren Miller's Chasing Shadows

Show Times:
Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at 7:30pm
General Admission: $15

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Warren Miller's Chasing Shadows

Since 1949 winter has started with Warren Miller. This fall, launch your ski and snowboard season with Warren Miller Entertainment’s 66th annual film, Chasing Shadows. Join us as we follow top names like Steven Nyman, Caroline Gleich, JT Holmes and more all-star athletes as they chase their dreams across the globe and cast shadows on some of the world’s highest peaks.

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This stop on the 2015 Warren Miller tour is promoted by the Snow Country Ski Club. Formerly the Ironwood Ski Devils, Snow Country Ski Club grew out of the high school ski team. The club is no longer funded by the school system, but is a  self contained group of parents and volunteers who fundraise to help keep local youth skiers active, engaged, and competitive.

The club is very proud of it's long track record and of long-time coach Theron Peterson who is one of three area coaches in the Michigan Coaches Hall of Fame.

Club funds are used to cover tournament entry fees, travel expenses, lift tickets, equipment maintenace, coaching, and more. So buy some tickets and bring a few friends to the movie.  Your support will ensure our kids continue to race on the circuit that includes the U.P., northern Wisconsin, and the lower penninsular of Michigan.

Doors open at 6:30pm (CST).  Chasing Shadows screens at 7:30 (CST), but come early to check out the latest ski gear and view some classic clips.
NOTE TO THOSE TRAVELING FROM OUTSIDE OUR IMMEDIATE AREA: Even though we are in the UP, Ironwoood is in the Central Time zone!