According to Ryan Shaw, “the show went well,” at yesterday’s evening performance and it is expected to be entertaining today as well.
See you there!
December 2012 Events
Breakfast With Santa
December 1, 9-11 a
Gospel Christmas Concert Earlham
Sunday, December 2, 7:00 p
Opens December 7, 7:30 p; Runs 8,9 & 14, 15, 16
The Richmond Symphony, & Chicago Ballet: Civic Hall
Dec 8, 7:30 Dec 9, 3:00 p
Holiday Running Events
Easter Seals Frostbite 5K
Glen Miller Park, Dec 1, 2p
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Christmas In Centerville
December 8, 5-8 p
Old Fashioned Christmas
Tuesdays: Nov. 27; Dec. 4, 11 and 18
Clear Creek Holiday Bazaar
Dec 1, 11-4
Weekends following thanksgiving up to Christmas
If you are a woman or girl and breath–you have probably read the book by Louisa May Alcott, or watched the movie: Little Women. (If you haven’t then put it on your list of immediate things you need to do).
Have you dreamed of playing Marmee or Jo? Can you handle playing Beth? What about selfish little Amy? Or so many other great characters. Well here is your chance at last. Look below for audition times:
Auditions: Saturday, Aug. 25, 1-4 p.m. or Sunday, Aug. 26, 5-8 p.m.
Callbacks (if necessary): Sunday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m.
Performance dates: Dec. 7-9 and 14-16
This is a musical so you will be singing in the audition. Good luck! (I can hardly wait to see this show).
If you haven’t been able to fit in a show at Civic Theatre yet this year, this may be the one you should try for a good laugh. Five southern women come together as old friends sharing memories of their decades together. This is real local theatre at it’s best–always a good show at Civic Theatre. You can purchase tickets at the box office or call ahead to be sure to get a seat. Support local theatre and have a good laugh in the process. 7:30 p.m. both nights.
Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar • Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison • Produced in cooperation with Music Theatre International
April 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.
April 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.
Tickets go on sale March 26 for RCT Members and April 2 for the general public.
Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.
This new musical, cleverly and comically, pays tribute to the lavish Ziegfeld Follies-style musicals of the 1920’s. The creative and entertaining music, lyrics, dance numbers and show-within-a-show format earned Tony Awards during its successful Broadway run in 2006. We’re sure our RCT audiences will be smiling and toe-tapping with this production.
Directed by Michelle Avery and assisted by Dwan Doherty with music direction by Sandi Cox and choreography by Regina Branagin.
Audition materials are available at Richmond Civic Theatre. This comedy has a cast of five southern belles portrayed at ages 44, 49, 54, and 77.
Auditions will be held Sunday, March 11th and Monday, March 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the annex. If you have any questions contact the director, Kim Dearing, at email@example.com.
What is The Dixie Swim Club?
“In the tradition of Steel Magnolias and “Designing Women,” five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships.”
…at two church Bazaars- Central United Methodist Church & Central Methodist Church…baked foods, crafts & more- read the article on GoWayneCounty.com
Veteran’s Day Parade, 1:00 p.m.
Lineup for parade starts at 14th street and N. A street. For information you can contact Marshall Smith at 914-2781 or Ron Wettig 969-5767. The parade will end at the City Building. Come out to support our local veterans The parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. Nov. 5.
All parade units will honor or commemorate the contributions of the nation’s veterans or display a patriotic theme. Organizers are planning for area high school marching bands and floats from businesses or other area organizations. Come on out with the kids and support our veterans.
Pinocchio At Civic Theatre
November 5 & 6 at 2 pm. This classic children’s story of curiosity, mischief, adventure and love will be fun for the whole family. Take a trip to a small Italian village where Gepetto and other merchants work hard but still have time for wishes and reams. Gepetto’s latest creation, a boy-sized puppet is brought to life by the Blue Fairy who names him Pinocchio. She warns the little puppet to be good and listen to his father, but Pinocchio cannot resist the temptation to run away to have an adventure. After an exciting journey to rescue his Papa from a giant whale, Pinocchio is granted the greatest gift of all – he becomes a REAL boy!
Turtle Island Quartet
The GRAMMY@ award winning Turtle Island Quartet has taken its audiences on a journey through many musical genres, eras and places. Today’s program features music from John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix. A Love Supreme recorded four decades ago at a time when the country was deeply troubled by issues of race and war, Coltrane’s music was a personal statement of redemption and salvation becoming one of the most enduring jazz recordings of all time. Earlham College, 7:30 p.m. Read more at GoWayneCounty.com.
Read about more events taking place this weekend on GoWayneCounty.com and click on events. Have a great weekend!
Update: registration for this event is closed- Sorry, but stay tuned for more great events from MRL (look below for other events still open for today in Wayne County)
at Morrisson-Reeves Public Library – Join storyteller, and Earlham Librarian Jennie Kiffmeyer as she shares some wonderfully creepy tales on Saturday, October 22, from 2:00-3:00 pm in the Children’s Programming Room at Morrisson-Reeves Public Library. Jennie will also teach the kids how to spin a spooky story, too–just in time for Halloween! The program, “Find out about Scary Stories @ Your Library” is intended for children, ages 6-12. If you plan to attend, please register your child at the Morrisson-Reeves children’s desk or online.
Homerun Haunt At McBride Stadium- 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
See article at GoWayneCounty.com for details.
Haunted Museum Tour: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
At the Wayne County Historical Museum- see article on GoWayneCounty.com for details—it’s a spooky good time!
Adapted by Jeffery Hatcher; Produced in Cooperation with Dramatics Play Services, Inc. The classic thriller by Robert Louis Stevenson has been adapted as an innovative stage play, arriving at RCT for the Halloween season! This eerie Jekyll-Hyde makes clear that the famous story is also a psychological study and morality tale. Interesting, unnerving drama. First time at RCT! Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30. Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors and Students $12, Recognized groups of 10 or more $10 each.
Archway Days In Centerville IN, Wayne County
August 26-28, 2011
Lots of family fun this weekend as Centerville residents host their annual Archway Days. Good food, crafts and many events during the weekend to enjoy. And as part of Archway Days Historic Centerville’s annual Quilt and Handwork Show will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission for the quilt show is $5 and the money is used for the restoration and maintenance of the Mansion House Inn & Tavern as well as the Salisbury Court House and Railroad Shanty also on the property. On Saturday, August 27, Carolyn Lafever, Wayne County Historian, will be in the Court House behind the Mansion House with new displays and information regarding the 6 Wayne County Court Houses. She will be there from 12:30 – 4 p.m.
Prophets Fest Begins At 1:00 Today
Live music all day and into the night the festival will feature the band Everyday Prophets who will perform on Chanticleer Farm (3 miles south of Richmond on US 27, turn right on Woods Road) Saturday, August 27, 2011 beginning at 1 PM, ending Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Many genres of music will be represented by the various bands performing. (see full article in GoWayneCounty.com) For more information you can go to everydayprophets.com
Sunsplash 2011 At Earlham College
Celebrate the beginning of a new academic year with this annual outdoor festival, which includes a picnic/barbeque, various vendors and live music on an outdoor concert stage. Tickets required: $15/adult, $10/senior and students. One free ticket with an Earlham ID. Food and drinks available for an additional cost. Festivities begin at 5:00 today.
The Final Showing of Seussical The Musical This Weekend
Saturday is the final day to see this enchanting musical brought to the community by Richmond Civic Theatre. Don’t miss the chance to see local talent bring Dr. Seuss’s themes to life. For ticket information call the box office or go online to Richmond Civic Theatre. The evening show is at 7:30 p.m.
For more events this weekend check out the GoWayneCounty.com Events Calendar. And keep checking in as the calendar is updated regularly. Also, advertise your events for free on the calendar by sending us information at the calendar site. Have a great weekend!
Sat, July 16, 10am – 12pm at the Johnson Chiropratic Parking Lot, Richmond Indiana. The Dire Skates women’s derby team, will be having a Car Wash to help raise money for uniforms. $8 for cars/ $10 for trucks. Come on out and support the local team!
Hagerstown Museum And Arts Place Art Classes
Adults..join us every Saturday from 2 PM (if you are a beginner) or 3:30 (if you are intermediate). No charge for instruction or art supplies. Kids classes are Thursdays at 4PM. We also exhibit and sell original art by local and regional artists.
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Richmond Civic Theatre is proud to present JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT as their summer fundraiser. “JOSEPH” is a favorite among RCT patrons. This production promises the same great songs, colorful costumes, and familiar Biblical story. Although RCT has previously presented “JOSEPH” two times, this production promises a fresh look at the popular musical. Director Renee Arnett says “The directors and cast of Joseph have had an AMAZING time putting together a fun filled show! Hand clapping, sing along fun is what is in store for all those that attend! And don’t forget to get your season membership too!” Show dates are July 15,16 at 7:30 p.m. and July 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at the RCT box office. Please call for prices and available seating: 765-962-1816.
Tonight: July 16, 6 pm – Sun, July 17, 2 am at 815 North E Street in the Depot District. Come experience live music by local bands every Saturday, and the amazing talent of all genres of music that is in our community. Tonight featuring Shredneck, 8 Ways From Nothing, and DALAID. Also on Sundays they offer Euchre & Karaoke at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. respectively (not at the same time).
NEWS RELEASE RCT
“The Music and Spirit of Louis Armstrong”
Co-Sponsored by the Starr-Gennett Foundation and Richmond Civic Theatre
Coming soon…a jazz concert starring trumpeter Byron Stripling backed by a jazz quintet, will be presented on Saturday July 23 at the historic Murray Theatre, home of Richmond Civic Theatre, in Richmond, Indiana.
For this concert, Stripling will re-create the style and songs of the legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Stripling is an outstanding musician with a national reputation. He has performed with over fifty different symphony and pops orchestras, including the Boston Pops, and also with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and at the Monterey Jazz Festival. He has toured with such major jazz acts as Lionel Hampton, Terry Clark, Woody Herman and Count Basie. He is currently the artistic director of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.
This Gennett Legacy concert is being co-sponsored as a special fund-raising event for both the Starr-Gennett Foundation and the Richmond Civic Theatre. Ticket price is $20, or only $15 for RCT members, Starr-Gennett members and students. Tickets may be purchased in advance from either of the sponsoring organizations. Contact the RCT box office at 765-962-1816 or the Starr-Gennett office at 765-962-2860.) The July 23 program will begin at 7 p.m., with the theatre doors opening at 6 p.m.
The venue for the concert, the Murray Theatre, is located at 1003 East Main Street in Richmond. It has been the Civic Theatre’s home since 1952. Built in 1909, the theatre originally featured vaudeville entertainment and continued to feature live entertainment as well as movies during the 1930s-40s. The famous jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong performed on the Murray Theatre stage in 1941. Therefore, the concert on July 23 will be the 70th anniversary of Armstrong’s Richmond appearance.
Armstrong also had an earlier connection to Richmond history. In 1923, the King Oliver Creole Jazz Band, featuring a young Louis Armstrong, recorded at Richmond’s Gennett Studio— which is known as “the birthplace of recorded jazz.”
In connection with the July 23 concert, Lamplight at the Leland will host “Jam and Dance” sessions in the Leland Ballroom, located at 900 South A Street, one block from the Murray Theatre. The pre-concert music will play from 5 to 6 p.m., and post-concert music will begin at 9:30. J & J Winery will offer a cash bar and light snacks.
For more information on this event contact Terri Hardy (Starr-Gennett Foundation 765-962-2860), Bill Strauss (Richmond Civic Theatre:765-962-8011) or David Cobine, 765-962-5828.
Contact: Kathy Clopper, Marketing
For Immediate Release
Richmond Civic Theatre (RCT) has received a generous arts grant from the Wayne County Foundation. The nearly $8,000 award will be used to upgrade hardware and software to enhance office management and box office functions. Many RCT patrons have experienced a long line for tickets on the evening of a show, due both to popularity and the slowness of the current computers. “We are very excited to provide better services to our members, volunteers and audiences,” said Steve Holthouse, RCT Board president. “We are very grateful for the support, generosity and dedication of the Wayne County Foundation.”
The new software (Tick-It! Trak Pro) is a box office ticketing and point of sale system. It can handle reserved seating and general admissions, as well as retail for such things as concessions and souvenirs. Previously, RCT offered tickets online through a secondary provider. This system will allow the theatre to sell tickets via the Internet in real time while maintaining control of the dates tickets to specific shows become available. “The new system will enable the theatre to more efficiently meet the needs of our patrons,” said Bill Strauss, RCT office manager,
The theatre expects the new system to be up and running in time for their summer fundraiser production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which opens July 8.
Kathy Clopper, Marketing
All My Sons At Civic Theatre (Final weekend- Friday and Saturday)
In Arthur Miller’s compelling play, this question arises because, during World War II, with his attention on making a profit, a businessman knowingly sent faulty airplane parts to the U.S. military– risking not only his son’s life but the lives of many other parents’ sons. Show times are: February 18, 19, 20, 25 & 26th. Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. Sunday Matinee is at 1:00 p.m. Call box office for more information and to reserve tickets.
The Winter Farmer’s Market Saturday
See our latest article on GoWayneCounty.com. The market with participants from Wayne County and surrounding areas, is held at the Innovation Center in Richmond, and provides fun for the whole family–live music, food, handmade crafts and more. Starting Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and going until noon. Admission is free with many items for sale. If you get there early you can eat breakfast and catch some fresh produce items.
The Comedy Of Errors
Guthrie Theatre joins The Acting Company’s 38th national tour with the co-production of William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors,” Saturday February 26, at Earlham College. This is one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays as well as the shortest and most farcical. The story of 2 sets of twins tragically separated at birth causing wild mishaps along the way. tickets : Adults/8.00; students & seniors/5.00. (See video at GoWayneCounty.com article).
2011 Red Dress Ball
Taking place at the Kuhlman Center at the 4H Fairground on Saturday from 6 – 10 p.m. Proceeds will go to support the purchase of AED’s ( life saving defibrillators which are portable) in the communities served. Cost is 50.00 per person. You can register online at ReidREdDressBall.org. Dance the night away as you help to save lives.
4th Annual Chocolate Fest At Seton Catholic Schools
The Fest will take place from 6 – 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Seton West Cafeteria in Richmond IN. Hors Douvres will be served –with chocolate the main feature of the evening. Chocolates will be offered which are both professionally and home made. A contest will determine the best chocolates from each category. Other items will be raffled as well as a 50/50 drawing. Cost for this event is 10.00 for adults in advance- 12.00 at the door. Cost for children will be 5.00 for children ages 6-12.
The Quality Inn Conference Center is presenting comedy shows on two upcoming consecutive Saturdays. The first weekend of shows is this Saturday (7:00 & 9:45) with two shows. (There will be two more shows next weekend). Free tickets are available (2-beverage minimum) through our reservation hotline
……For Reservations Call: 765.588.4604. Reservations MUST be made to guarantee seats and up to 8 people can attend per reservation.
Go to the GoWayneCounty.com/calendar to see the full list of events for this weekend including the RHS rendition of The Sound Of Music playing two days and other live music opportunities at the E. Street Pub. So much to choose from, which will you attend? Write to us and let us know how you enjoyed your weekend in Wayne County.
RHS Boys Varsity Game and Special Halftime Show:
Saturday 01/18/2011 at 7:30 p.m. RHS will take on Muncie Burris.
The halftime performance will include elementary students who participated in the Devilette Clinic on Saturday morning. They will perform a dance routine they learned together. Should be fun to watch!
“Is my first duty to myself and my family, or should I consider the entire younger generation as being ‘all my sons’?”
In Arthur Miller’s compelling play this question arises because during World War II, with his attention on making a profit, a businessman knowingly sent faulty airplane parts to the U.S. military– risking not only his son’s life but the lives of many other parents’ sons. Show times are: February 18, 19, 20, 25 & 26th. Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. Sunday Matinee is at 1:00 p.m. Call box office for more information and to reserve tickets. Also see the wall of honor displayed at the theatre honoring current military and veterans from our area.
February 19 at 8:30 -Alison and Stephanie (Cope Center) will host a Green and Healthy Families workshop at First English Lutheran Church – Breakfast provided by Jen Ferrell of Who Cooks For You. The program is FREE and is open to parents, expecting parents, grandparents, babysitters, nannies, and anyone interested in providing a healthy lifestyle for children in their lives. email firstname.lastname@example.org to register!
Saturday, February 19th – Starting at 6pm. In the 4th Floor Blues Club above Mitriones. Tickets are $15 per person. Meal is served family style and you won’t leave hungry! Entertainment will be provided by Sean Lamb. Tickets must be purchased in advance. All proceeds go to InCONCERT which supports several non profits in Wayne County. Please call 765-939-4152 for reservations. Must be 21.
For more events this weekend go to GoWayneCounty.com/calendar for the full list…have a great weekend!