Ironwood Theatre - Ironwood Michigan

Theatre Location

113 E. Aurora Street
Ironwood, MI 49938
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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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Upcoming Events

PFCT Presents Snow White

Show Times:
Saturday, Jul. 01, 2017 at 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Cost:
General Admission $5 all seats, all ages

“DOOBADOOBADOOBADOOBA, OH YEAH!!!”

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs are coming to Ironwood in a show that promises to be fun for old and young alike. Snow White continues the Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre (PFCT) tradition of retelling the classics with a twist. Snow White is saved by the Prince, but not with a kiss! There is a great deal of music, including production numbers featuring The Townspeople and a lot of movement highlighted by the Queen’s Spellbinders and the Forest Creatures.

With original script and music by Daniel Nordquist, up to 70 local young people are needed to play the roles of Snow White, The Prince, The Seven Dwarfs, The Mirror, The Ravens, The Spellbinders, The Forest Creatures and the Townspeople. Two professional actors from Prairie Fire will direct the show and will also portray the Huntsman and the Evil Queen.

Participation Information
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 26, 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.  Auditions are open to anyone age 7 - 18 No preparation or experience is necessary for the audition. Roles are available for singers, nonsingers, dancers, nondancers and anyone with enthusiasm for theatre!

Rehearsals Some actors may be required to start rehearsing following auditions.  For the remainder of the week (Tuesday through Friday), rehearsals will be held from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with performances scheduled for Saturday July 1 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 Huntsman and the Evil Queen.

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!!!"


Floydian Slip

Show Times:
Saturday, Jul. 08, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Cost:
Advanced Tickets: Adult General Admission: $15 Student General Admission: $5


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Floydian Slip is a band that must be heard - and experienced - to be believed. With nearly 100 original songs and a repertoire of hundreds of others, each Floydian Slip show is a unique experience, showcasing tight grooves, conscious lyrics, and extended jams. Combining the eclectic guitar of Andy Noyes, the hypnotic rhythms of drummer Jeff Kriner, the razor-sharp playing of guitarist and singer Olaf Kirsten, and the bone-shaking lines of bassist Scott McCafferty, Floydian Slip blend a sharp pop sensibility with serious improvisational abilities. From pop to funk, rock to reggae, and dub to jazzy blues, these guys will carry you and your dancing feet away to a better place!  Heading out to see Floydian Slip play is more than just going out to hear a band - it’s a commitment to join the players on a musical journey.

DOORS & KELLY'S BAR OPEN 6:30 pm;  SHOWTIME 7:30 pm

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TrueGrass!

Show Times:
Saturday, Jul. 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Cost:
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TrueGrass! is a new bluegrass band in the old style, covering material by the classic artists of old with reverence, but also adapting modern material and originals to the bluegrass idiom. In TrueGrass! Tom Draughon brings together a formidable array of players as part of an upcoming multimedia theatre show about the rural roots and history of bluegrass, (still a work in progress), and also as a touring concert band. 

Tom has graced the HIT stage in the past with Indian Summer, Take 3 and others.  In a TrueGrass! concert, he is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, primarily playing Doc Watson style guitar and fronting lead vocals.  The band also features the talents of Jed Malischke on banjo and dobro; Bruce Qualey on bass; and fiddler Liesel Wilson.  And they ALL sing!

If you like American roots Southern Appalachian and Bluegrass music, you will love TrueGrass!

Here's a sample for your listening pleasure...


Tim Mesun & Friends 2017

Show Times:
Saturday, Aug. 05, 2017 at 7:30 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 17th benefit concert for area charities on Saturday, August 5th at 7:30 PM here at the Historic Ironwood Theatre. Tim earned his Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Gogebic Community College. He is continuing his musical performance education at NMU, where he has been a member of the University Choir, the Arts Chorale, the Jazz Band, and the Jazz Combo. He made the fall of 2016 and winter 2017 Dean's List at NMU. Tim also won the 2017 Northern Stars Talent Show. We are thrilled that while he is home from Marquette for the summer he will perform for us here at HIT.

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.  Prior to taking up residence in Marquette, Tim performed Barton organ preludes before most shows at the HIT. He also accompanied a silent movie, playing an original score he developed for the film - a wonderful presentation of Buster Keaton's "The Navigator".

Joining Tim for the seventh 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 classical, jazz, R&B, and reggae groups. He has performed principal trumpet in touring Broadway shows, and been a featured soloist on Baroque piccolo trumpet. He has worked in Nashville as a recording studio musician, and performed with major 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 Vivian Gammill.  Viv is a past winner of HIT Idol and was a foundation member of the Awkward Stage Drama Club. She recently graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles CA and is home in Ironwood for the summer, planning her next move.

Tim, Paul, and Viv will perform works from a variety of musical genres including jazz, pop, and blues.

Admission is by donation at the door (suggested minimum $5.00). Thanks to Tim's generosity all proceeds will benefit the theatre's Barton Organ fund.


Blind Joe

Show Times:
Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Cost:
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Blind JoeJoseph "Blind Joe" Bommersbac is a 34-year-old totally blind singer/songwriter born in Kindred ND and raised in and around the Fargo area. He now lives in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Joe made it into the top 32 of NBC's The Voice as a member of team Blake Shelton. He has opened for some great bands and musicians inlcuding David Allen Coe, Craig Morgan, the Kentucky Headhunters, Brett Michales of Poison, Joe Diffie, John Hiatt, Buddy Guy, James Otto and many more. In Joe's words: " I believe that good music always comes straight from your heart and soul!"

We are excited to announce that Joe will be joined on stage by a few local youth vocalists. Thanks Joe, for your willingness to share the spotlight and for supporting the development of youth talent.

DOORS OPEN 6:30 pm;  SHOWTIME 7:30 pm
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Check out Blind Joe's The Voice audition 'If It Hadn't Been for Love'


Erik Koskinen

Show Times:
Friday, Sep. 01, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Cost:
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Candor and craft are front and center on Erik Koskinen’s new album, Erik Koskinen Live at The Real Phonic Radio Hour. Recorded at the monthly James J. Hill Library Radio Show featuring Erik’s regular band Paul Bergen, Frankie Lee, and JT Bates. All fifteen songs capture the power of music made in synchronous time, place, and company. Koskinen, whose last two albums Keep It To Yourself and America Theatre showcased his witty lyricism, sharp tongue, and poignant songs, does them one better with Live, releasing some old favorites along with eight never-before-recorded songs.

Musically sprouted from the blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Erik Koskinen and his top-shelf band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and classic. Koskinen’s albums are a lyrical and musical metaphor of American’s theaters of war, of history, of relationships, and of the reflections in the mirror. Knowing but not didactic, Koskinen channels the ways of Whitman and reverently enters the anthology of uniquely crafted wry songs with the likes of Woody Guthrie and Ry Cooder while speaking as plainly as your neighbor.

Check out Erik performing "Nothing Without You" here

 DOORS OPEN 6:30 pm;  SHOWTIME 7:30 pm

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