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Bluffton University Gospel Choir Concert 6:00 pm
Bluffton University Gospel Choir Concert @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
Bluffton University’s Gospel Choir will present a concert featuring personal favorites of the conductor, Crystal Sellers Battle, associate professor of music. Soloists will include community members who are in the choir, Kathy Grady of Findlay, and Marta Michalska-Uras, originally from the Czech Republic. Sellers Battle will also be featured as a soloist on one of the pieces.
Spectrum of Findlay Dinner Fundraiser 6:00 pm
Spectrum of Findlay Dinner Fundraiser @ Findlay Moose Lodge
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
An April 1 event will be a murder mystery, a dinner theater — and a chance to raise funds for an organization working to be a resource for the area’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Tickets are now on sale for Spectrum of Findlay’s fundraising dinner. Spectrum is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status. Barry Ratzlaff, a board officer, said it started as an effort to raise money for a local gay pride picnic. The April 1 event will be an original murder mystery, “Babylon Broadway Murder Mystery” dinner/theater night, with interactive audience participation. It’s written and produced by Jim Toth, and performed by the Northwest Ohio Theatre Fraternal Association. Proceeds go toward the pride picnic. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is at the Findlay Moose Lodge, 1028 W. Main Cross St. The event will include door prizes and a buffet-style prime rib dinner including honey brown-sugar ham, vegetarian ziti, potatoes, green beans, vegetables and cheese, desserts and more. Spectrum is providing most of the food, although the prime rib will be cooked for them. The show is open to attendees age 16 and older. There will be a cash bar for those 21 and older. Seating is limited. Tickets are available at $30, presale only before March 25, by sending money order or check to Spectrum of Findlay, 1910 Candlewick Drive, Findlay, OH 45840.
Menopause: The Musical 7:30 pm
Menopause: The Musical @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm
A celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “the change,” “Menopause: The Musical” will bring 90 minutes of comedy and song parodies to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available online at www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $30-$60. Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing unmistakable similarities among one another, they joke about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more. The women go on to form a sisterhood and bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer “the silent passage.” The sisterhood is real. Cast member Megan Cavanagh told The Courier it’s like a “love fest,” and she has enjoyed touring with her co-stars since she started doing the musical in 2004. “It’s like going on vacation, and ‘yay, we get to do a show,’” she said. Cavanagh was attracted to the script after she attended one of the shows and watched it capture the audience, she said. “The message is pretty clear: Although we are all going through this life-changing process, our best years are not necessarily behind us, they’re ahead of us. We go into it in solidarity and laughter together. “It’s different for every woman. Everyone sees themselves in the show. They see themselves through one or more of the characters,” Cavanagh said. The guys are invited to join the girls’ night out, too. “Men come in reluctantly but always leave smiling,” Cavanagh said. The characters don’t have names in the traditional sense, instead they are recognized by their personality traits. Cavanagh plays Earth Mother; Donna Huntley plays Professional Woman; Rebecca Fisher plays Soap Star; and Teri Adams plays Iowa Housewife. Cavanagh said she identified strongly with her character as someone who is eco-friendly, meditates and has followed a vegan diet. “It was a perfect fit, quite frankly,” she said. Normally a maternal and loving personality, Earth Mother is struggling to make sense of her recent onset of insomnia and mood swings. “We all help each other deal with this change of life,” Cavanagh said. The production features parodies from classic pop songs of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including “My Husband Sleeps at Night,” a take on “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” “Night Fever” becomes “Night Sweatin’,” and “Chain of Fools” turns into “Change of Life,” she said. Written by Jeanie Linders and premiering in Orlando in 2001, the show has played in more than 450 cities across the United States, nearly 300 international cities and a total of 15 countries. The show contains adult content and may not be suitable for children under 13. For more information, visit www.menopausethemusical.com or call the Marathon Center box office at 419-423-2787.
The Long Red Herring 8:00 pm
The Long Red Herring @ Osceola Theatre, Gillmor Student Center, Tiffin University
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm
Tiffin University’s Dragon’s Den Players will present “The Long Red Herring,” a comedy thriller by Pat Cook. The show chronicles a professor with an unusual final exam: he sets up a murder in his own home and has his students try to solve it. Soon, the students suspect the murder is real.
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Fostoria Community Band Spring Concert 2:30 pm
Fostoria Community Band Spring Concert @ Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School
Apr 2 @ 2:30 pm
The Fostoria Community Band will perform a spring concert with pieces including “The Legend of Danny Boy,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “An American Portrait,” “The Fairest of the Fair,” “John Williams Blockbuster” and “Chorale and Shaker Dance.” The band is under the direction of Craig McKenzie and is made up of approximately 40 members from the Fostoria area, ranging in age from high school students to senior citizens. Refreshments will be served during a short intermission, donations will be accepted to support the band, and the facility is handicap-accessible.
The Long Red Herring 3:00 pm
The Long Red Herring @ Osceola Theatre, Gillmor Student Center, Tiffin University
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm
Tiffin University’s Dragon’s Den Players will present “The Long Red Herring,” a comedy thriller by Pat Cook. The show chronicles a professor with an unusual final exam: he sets up a murder in his own home and has his students try to solve it. Soon, the students suspect the murder is real.
University of Findlay Concert-Chorale Lenten Concert 3:00 pm
University of Findlay Concert-Chorale Lenten Concert @ First Presbyterian Church
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm
In preparation for Easter, the University of Findlay Concert-Chorale will present Lenten choral music, including Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” and “Messe Basse,” on Sunday, April 2, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., Findlay. Gabriel Faure was a French Romantic composer, organist, pianist and teacher whose works influenced many 20th century composers. “Requiem” is his best-known choral work. The piece will be performed with Melissa Harvey, soprano; Lance Ashmore, baritone soloist; chamber orchestra; and organ. Choral activities director SeaHwa Jung will serve as concert director. Admission will be free but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, www.marathoncenterarts.org or at 419-423-2787; or can be picked up at the door.
ONU Gospel Ensemble Spring Concert 4:00 pm
ONU Gospel Ensemble Spring Concert @ McIntosh Center at Ohio Northern University
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm
Ohio Northern University’s Gospel Ensemble will perform its 30-year anniversary concert at 4 p.m. April 2 in the McIntosh Center Ballroom. The concert is free and open to the public.
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Findlay High School Alumni Musical Showcase 7:00 pm
Findlay High School Alumni Musical Showcase @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm
The Findlay High School Alumni Association will present the 19th annual Alumni Musical Showcase at 7 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the school’s R.L. Heminger Auditorium, 1200 Broad Ave. Performers include the Findlay First Edition Show Choir (FFE), Voices in Perfection Freshman Show Choir (VIP), and the Hancock County Children’s Choir; Celia Stockton and Steve Huffman will be featured vocalists; Kevin Manley and Krista Bigger will sing a duet; and Bev Roby will accompany on keys. Roger Powell is the FHS alumni director and emcee for the event. Stockton graduated Findlay High in 1978 and directs the Hancock County Children’s Choir, a musical ensemble for treble voices based in Greater Hancock County but open to all grades 2-5 children in the surrounding area. She is also the show choir director at St. Wendelin Catholic School, Fostoria, and teaches private voice and piano lessons at Stockton Studio of Performing Arts. Her career has led to several acting roles, including the voice of the Smurfette character for licensed theme park attractions based on “The Smurfs.” Huffman, a 1969 Findlay High alumnus, is a founding member of The Ambassadors, a local gospel quartet. Active in the performing arts during high school, he’s continued his musical pursuits by performing in several University of Findlay and Findlay Light Opera Company productions and by serving on boards of the Light Opera Company and the Curtain Raiser Society for the Performing Arts at UF. Manley is in his 25th year of teaching with Findlay City Schools, where he directs three concert choirs along with FFE. During his 11 years as FFE director, the group was the FAME New York and FAME Chicago Grand Champion, as well as 25 other Grand Championships and multiple caption awards for Best Vocals, Best Choreography, and Best Instrumental Combo. Bigger, a 2001 FHS graduate, serves as the assistant choir director at Findlay High School and directs VIP, which she choreographs with Ashley Carey. Performing and directing choral music professionally for 15 years, Bigger served as director of choirs at North Royalton High School, where she expanded the program from two choirs to seven choirs, spearheaded the development of its competitive show choir program and served as the vocal music director of its theater productions. While Roby did not graduate from Findlay, she feels like the city is her home. She plays keyboard with the local big band, Night Jazz, and accompanies the men’s ensemble Good News from St. Andrew’s along with the Hancock County Children’s Choir for its second season. She has taught language arts and music at elementary and middle schools and has served as organist and music director at area churches. General admission tickets for the event are $7 and can be purchased by calling the Findlay High School Alumni office at 419-420-7007, mailing a check to FHS Alumni Association, c/o Roger Powell, 1200 Broad Ave., Findlay, OH 45840; by picking them up at the Instrument Care Center, 319 S. Main St., Findlay. They are also available at the door. Proceeds from the event go to the Findlay High School Alumni scholarship fund.
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Laughter is Sacred Space 8:00 pm
Laughter is Sacred Space @ Founders Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm
Bluffton University’s upcoming Spiritual Life Week will feature Ted & Company’s performance of “Laughter is Sacred Space” at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Founders Hall. The event is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken. Led by veteran actor Ted Swartz, Ted & Company TheaterWorks uses humor and professional storytelling to talk about issues of faith and social justice through live shows and other forms of media.
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Dancing Wheels 7:00 pm
Dancing Wheels @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm
The Arts Partnership presents the Dancing Wheels Company, a physically integrated company of dancers both with and without disabilities. The performance is 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St., as part of the “TAP Package” presented by the Arts Partnership. Reserved seating tickets are $8 for children and $10 for adults. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Marathon Center box office by calling 419-423-2787, visit marathoncenterarts.org, or come in person during office hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mary Verdi-Fletcher, the first professional wheelchair dancer in the United States, founded the Dancing Wheels Company in Cleveland in 1980. Born with spina bifida, Verdi-Fletcher wanted to offer others with disabilities full and equal access into the world of dance. Furthering the mission of inclusive arts and recreation opportunities for all, the School of Dancing Wheels opened its doors in 1990. Its state-of-the-art studios were soon regarded as a world-class training center for dancers, choreographers and educators. To date, the Dancing Wheels Company’s mission has touched over 5 million people through performances, school assemblies, residencies and workshops. Millions more have enjoyed the company’s artistry through appearances on CNN, Good Morning America, and the TV special “Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope.” The dance company is also completing a weeklong residency in area schools sponsored by the Arts Partnership.
An Evening of One Acts 7:30 pm
An Evening of One Acts @ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm
A trip to New York City, a cross-examination in criminal court, a scientific experiment with chimpanzees — “An Evening of One Acts,” staged by University of Findlay Theatre Program students, will transport the audience through an eclectic collection of short scenes. Featured will be five plays, four directors and 10 actors, all in less than two hours. Performances will be held at the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts’ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre from Thursday through Saturday, April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. Admission for the general public will be $6. Tickets can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., by calling 419-423-2787, or visiting marathoncenterarts.org. UF students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a valid university ID. Eleven actors, from freshmen to seniors, will include Rachel Coberley, Andrew Peatee, Sarah Bornhorst, Emma Lamore, Michael Knight, Jonda Krontz, Blake Bush, Jacob Myers, Becca Kowalski, A.J. Kittle and India Miller. Students Adrionna Powell Lawerence, Tabitha Kittle and Abigail Bumbledare will direct. The opening act, “Degas, C’est Moi,” written by David Ives, will include all student actors and is directed by Meriah Sage, visiting assistant professor of theater at UF. It’s about a man who wakes up one morning and decides to be the French artist, Edgar Degas. He decides the best location to do this is New York City, where he encounters all that makes great art. “The Worker,” written by Walter Wykes and directed by Lawerence, will star Coberley, Peatee and Bornhorst. The “dark” comedic story follows two characters as they are faced with difficult choices that could alter life as they know it. “I Dream Before I Take the Stand,” written by Arlene Hutton and directed by Kittle, will star Lamore and Knight. The play follows a defense lawyer who cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case and, in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park. “Words, Words, Words,” written by David Ives and directed by Sage, will star Krontz, Bush and Myers. In the play, three intelligent chimpanzees named Kafka, Milton and Swift are put in a cage together under the experimenting eye of Dr. Rosenbaum, a scientist testing the hypothesis that three apes hitting keys at random on typewriters for an infinite amount of time will almost surely produce Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet.” “Subtraction,” written by Kevin McFillen and directed by Bumbledare, will feature A.J. Kittle and Miller. The story follows an elderly man feeding pigeons in a park who encounters a woman from “the office of subtraction,” an office whose task is to balance the universal equation. “Subtraction” explores memory, loss and the power of love.
The Other Mozart 7:30 pm
The Other Mozart @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm
“The Other Mozart” is a one-act play created by Sylvia Milo that tells the story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Wolfgang Amadeus. A prodigy in her own right, she performed alongside her brother but her accomplishments have faded to history. The performance includes facts and stories linked to the Mozart family letters.
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An Evening of One Acts 7:30 pm
An Evening of One Acts @ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm
A trip to New York City, a cross-examination in criminal court, a scientific experiment with chimpanzees — “An Evening of One Acts,” staged by University of Findlay Theatre Program students, will transport the audience through an eclectic collection of short scenes. Featured will be five plays, four directors and 10 actors, all in less than two hours. Performances will be held at the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts’ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre from Thursday through Saturday, April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. Admission for the general public will be $6. Tickets can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., by calling 419-423-2787, or visiting marathoncenterarts.org. UF students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a valid university ID. Eleven actors, from freshmen to seniors, will include Rachel Coberley, Andrew Peatee, Sarah Bornhorst, Emma Lamore, Michael Knight, Jonda Krontz, Blake Bush, Jacob Myers, Becca Kowalski, A.J. Kittle and India Miller. Students Adrionna Powell Lawerence, Tabitha Kittle and Abigail Bumbledare will direct. The opening act, “Degas, C’est Moi,” written by David Ives, will include all student actors and is directed by Meriah Sage, visiting assistant professor of theater at UF. It’s about a man who wakes up one morning and decides to be the French artist, Edgar Degas. He decides the best location to do this is New York City, where he encounters all that makes great art. “The Worker,” written by Walter Wykes and directed by Lawerence, will star Coberley, Peatee and Bornhorst. The “dark” comedic story follows two characters as they are faced with difficult choices that could alter life as they know it. “I Dream Before I Take the Stand,” written by Arlene Hutton and directed by Kittle, will star Lamore and Knight. The play follows a defense lawyer who cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case and, in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park. “Words, Words, Words,” written by David Ives and directed by Sage, will star Krontz, Bush and Myers. In the play, three intelligent chimpanzees named Kafka, Milton and Swift are put in a cage together under the experimenting eye of Dr. Rosenbaum, a scientist testing the hypothesis that three apes hitting keys at random on typewriters for an infinite amount of time will almost surely produce Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet.” “Subtraction,” written by Kevin McFillen and directed by Bumbledare, will feature A.J. Kittle and Miller. The story follows an elderly man feeding pigeons in a park who encounters a woman from “the office of subtraction,” an office whose task is to balance the universal equation. “Subtraction” explores memory, loss and the power of love.
Bluffton University Pops Concert 7:30 pm
Bluffton University Pops Concert @ Founders Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm
The Bluffton University Concert Band, Camerata Singers, Chorale, and Jazz Combo will come together to present the annual Pops Concert. Ana Yoder Coulter will accompany both the Camerata Singers and the University Chorale.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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University Singers — “Les Miserables” 2:00 pm
University Singers — “Les Miserables” @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm
The University Singers will perform a variety of choral music and a selection from the musical “Les Miserables” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium, 950 N. Main St. The choir will be under the direction of the University of Findlay’s director of choral activities and assistant professor of music, SeaHwa Jung. Admission is free but tickets are required. They are available at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts box office, which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; by visiting www.marathoncenterarts.org; by calling the box office at 419-423-2787; or they can be picked up at the door.
An Evening of One Acts 7:30 pm
An Evening of One Acts @ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
A trip to New York City, a cross-examination in criminal court, a scientific experiment with chimpanzees — “An Evening of One Acts,” staged by University of Findlay Theatre Program students, will transport the audience through an eclectic collection of short scenes. Featured will be five plays, four directors and 10 actors, all in less than two hours. Performances will be held at the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts’ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre from Thursday through Saturday, April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. Admission for the general public will be $6. Tickets can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., by calling 419-423-2787, or visiting marathoncenterarts.org. UF students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a valid university ID. Eleven actors, from freshmen to seniors, will include Rachel Coberley, Andrew Peatee, Sarah Bornhorst, Emma Lamore, Michael Knight, Jonda Krontz, Blake Bush, Jacob Myers, Becca Kowalski, A.J. Kittle and India Miller. Students Adrionna Powell Lawerence, Tabitha Kittle and Abigail Bumbledare will direct. The opening act, “Degas, C’est Moi,” written by David Ives, will include all student actors and is directed by Meriah Sage, visiting assistant professor of theater at UF. It’s about a man who wakes up one morning and decides to be the French artist, Edgar Degas. He decides the best location to do this is New York City, where he encounters all that makes great art. “The Worker,” written by Walter Wykes and directed by Lawerence, will star Coberley, Peatee and Bornhorst. The “dark” comedic story follows two characters as they are faced with difficult choices that could alter life as they know it. “I Dream Before I Take the Stand,” written by Arlene Hutton and directed by Kittle, will star Lamore and Knight. The play follows a defense lawyer who cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case and, in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park. “Words, Words, Words,” written by David Ives and directed by Sage, will star Krontz, Bush and Myers. In the play, three intelligent chimpanzees named Kafka, Milton and Swift are put in a cage together under the experimenting eye of Dr. Rosenbaum, a scientist testing the hypothesis that three apes hitting keys at random on typewriters for an infinite amount of time will almost surely produce Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet.” “Subtraction,” written by Kevin McFillen and directed by Bumbledare, will feature A.J. Kittle and Miller. The story follows an elderly man feeding pigeons in a park who encounters a woman from “the office of subtraction,” an office whose task is to balance the universal equation. “Subtraction” explores memory, loss and the power of love.
She Kills Monsters 7:30 pm
She Kills Monsters @ Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts, Reed Hall, Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
The Ohio State Lima Department of Theatre’s production of “She Kills Monsters” tells the story of Agnes Evans as she tries to deal with the death of her little sister, Tilly. Agnes finds Tilly’s “Dungeons and Dragons” notebook and follows it into the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. The play is a comedic romp that explores and celebrates geek culture and girl power, featuring high-energy swordplay on stage. Recommended for mature audiences only, due to language and goofy stage violence.
Tom Cotter 7:30 pm
Tom Cotter @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Tom Cotter for a night of stand-up comedy Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available by calling the box office at 419-423-2787 or ordering online at www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $20-$45. Cotter was the first-ever comedian to reach the finals of “America’s Got Talent,” finishing as season seven’s runner-up contestant behind the father/son dog-training act, Olate Dogs. His rapid-fire, high energy style of comedy was a hit with the show’s judges, and he came to the show prepared with a selection of topics including “teens,” “college,” “drinking,” “travel,” “parenting,” “summer,” “politically incorrect” and “health.” He asked judge Howie Mandel to pick a topic, and Mandel picked “college,” leading Cotter to reminisce about “the best 28 semesters of my entire life,” tying jokes together about Columbia University, drug cartels and studying abroad in less than a minute. He has appeared on television shows like “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” “Comedy Central Presents,” “The Today Show,” and his own reality series on the Women’s Entertainment Network, “Two Funny,” where he co-stars with his wife, comedian Kerri Louise. The Marathon Center event contains adult content and may not be suitable for children under 13. For more information, call the box office or visit www.tomcotter.com.
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St. Andrew’s UMC Easter Cantata 9:00 am
St. Andrew’s UMC Easter Cantata @ St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am
The St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Jubilation Choir will present its Easter cantata, “The Lord of the Dance,” directed by Jim Scothorn, at 9 and 11:15 a.m. April 9. Child care is provided and Sunday school is offered for ages between services. The church is located at 120 W. Sandusky St.
Pandora United Methodist Church Easter Cantata 9:30 am
Pandora United Methodist Church Easter Cantata @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am
PANDORA — Pandora United Methodist Church Choir will be presenting its Easter cantata, “Behold the Lamb!” during the 9:30 a.m. worship service on April 9. The service and refreshments afterward are open to the public. The church is located at 108 E. Washington St., Pandora.
An Evening of One Acts 2:00 pm
An Evening of One Acts @ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm
A trip to New York City, a cross-examination in criminal court, a scientific experiment with chimpanzees — “An Evening of One Acts,” staged by University of Findlay Theatre Program students, will transport the audience through an eclectic collection of short scenes. Featured will be five plays, four directors and 10 actors, all in less than two hours. Performances will be held at the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts’ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre from Thursday through Saturday, April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. Admission for the general public will be $6. Tickets can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., by calling 419-423-2787, or visiting marathoncenterarts.org. UF students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a valid university ID. Eleven actors, from freshmen to seniors, will include Rachel Coberley, Andrew Peatee, Sarah Bornhorst, Emma Lamore, Michael Knight, Jonda Krontz, Blake Bush, Jacob Myers, Becca Kowalski, A.J. Kittle and India Miller. Students Adrionna Powell Lawerence, Tabitha Kittle and Abigail Bumbledare will direct. The opening act, “Degas, C’est Moi,” written by David Ives, will include all student actors and is directed by Meriah Sage, visiting assistant professor of theater at UF. It’s about a man who wakes up one morning and decides to be the French artist, Edgar Degas. He decides the best location to do this is New York City, where he encounters all that makes great art. “The Worker,” written by Walter Wykes and directed by Lawerence, will star Coberley, Peatee and Bornhorst. The “dark” comedic story follows two characters as they are faced with difficult choices that could alter life as they know it. “I Dream Before I Take the Stand,” written by Arlene Hutton and directed by Kittle, will star Lamore and Knight. The play follows a defense lawyer who cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case and, in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park. “Words, Words, Words,” written by David Ives and directed by Sage, will star Krontz, Bush and Myers. In the play, three intelligent chimpanzees named Kafka, Milton and Swift are put in a cage together under the experimenting eye of Dr. Rosenbaum, a scientist testing the hypothesis that three apes hitting keys at random on typewriters for an infinite amount of time will almost surely produce Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet.” “Subtraction,” written by Kevin McFillen and directed by Bumbledare, will feature A.J. Kittle and Miller. The story follows an elderly man feeding pigeons in a park who encounters a woman from “the office of subtraction,” an office whose task is to balance the universal equation. “Subtraction” explores memory, loss and the power of love.
She Kills Monsters 2:00 pm
She Kills Monsters @ Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts, Reed Hall, Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm
The Ohio State Lima Department of Theatre’s production of “She Kills Monsters” tells the story of Agnes Evans as she tries to deal with the death of her little sister, Tilly. Agnes finds Tilly’s “Dungeons and Dragons” notebook and follows it into the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. The play is a comedic romp that explores and celebrates geek culture and girl power, featuring high-energy swordplay on stage. Recommended for mature audiences only, due to language and goofy stage violence.
University of Findlay Concert-Chorale — “Requiem” 3:00 pm
University of Findlay Concert-Chorale — “Requiem” @ First Presbyterian Church
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., will host the University of Findlay Concert-Chorale at 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. The choir will present sacred choral music, including Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem.” Free tickets are available at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.
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Psychedelic Furs and Robyn Hitchcock 7:30 pm
Psychedelic Furs and Robyn Hitchcock @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm
The Psychedelic Furs and special guest Robyn Hitchcock will deliver an evening of alternative rock to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 10. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available by calling the box office at 419-423-2787 or ordering online at www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $32-$75. Founded in England’s emerging punk rock scene in 1977, the Furs developed into a staple on U.S. college and modern rock radio. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, the Furs scored hits with “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You” and “Heartbreak Beat” while releasing seven studio albums, several compilations, a box set, and a live concert DVD. Filmgoers will recognize “Pretty in Pink” from the 1986 film of the same name written by John Hughes. Originally appearing on the group’s 1981 album “Talk Talk Talk,” the band recorded a sax-infused version of the song that appeared in the film’s soundtrack. After a hiatus in the 1990s and a side project called Love Spit Love, the band regrouped in 2000 and tours with the lineup of Butler, his brother Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams (saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboards) and Paul Garisto (drums). Robyn Hitchcock blends folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism and describes his songs as “paintings you can listen to.” He founded the art-rock band the Soft Boys in 1976, has recorded more than 20 albums, and starred in the 1998 in-concert film “Storefront Hitchcock” recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme. For more information, call the box office or visit www.thepsychedelicfurs.com and www.robynhitchcock.com.
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Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series: Janice Trytten 7:00 pm
Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series: Janice Trytten
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm
The public is invited to hear Native American flute music at the Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series beginning at 7 p.m. April 13 on the third floor of 100 E. Elm St., Bluffton. Performer Janice Trytten (“Sunflower”) is a native flute player and a professional horn player in the Cincinnati area. Her earliest memories as a child in Oklahoma are building tipis and making fabric “buckskin” dresses. Since the late 1980s, she and her family have participated in many living history events, with focus on the 1840s fur trade era. There is no charge for this event, but a donation will be collected for the performer.
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Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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Jelly Rags and Monk Turtle Island Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut 7:30 pm
Jelly Rags and Monk Turtle Island Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm
 
Turtle Island Quartet 7:30 pm
Turtle Island Quartet @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm
The Turtle Island Quartet will bring its brand of improvisational string music to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. Jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut will accompany the group as it performs “Jelly, Rags, and Monk,” an interpretation of the music of pioneering jazz pianists Jelly Roll Morton and Thelonious Monk. The quartet is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and has undergone several lineup changes since its 1985 inception. The group comprises David Balakrishnan and Alex Hargreaves on violin; Malcolm Parson on cello; and Benjamin von Gutzeit on viola. The quartet’s co-founder, Darol Anger, came up with the group’s name when he came across “Turtle Island,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Gary Snyder, where it was pointed out that American culture was really an immigrant culture, coming from all points of the globe. “Turtle Island” itself comes from Native American mythology, referring to the continent of North America. This fit the group perfectly, since jazz was at its roots an integration of musical elements brought in from Europe and Africa, later absorbing an influence from Latin America and Asia. The quartet has incorporated several contemporary American music styles into its work, including folk, bluegrass, swing, be-bop, funk, R&B, new age, rock, and hip-hop; as well as music of India, where Balakrishnan’s father was from; and Latin America. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available by calling the box office at 419-423-2787 or ordering online at www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $30-$60. For more information, visit turtleislandquartet.com and www.cyruschestnut.net.
Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
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Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
Annie 9:47 pm
Annie
Apr 21 @ 9:47 pm – 10:47 pm
“Annie” will be staged June 23-25 and June 30 through July 2 at the Star Theatre, 121 W. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky. It will be directed by Vicki McClurkin, with Matthew J. Armstrong as music director and Timothy Sherman as choreographer. For more information, contact the Star Players on their Facebook page at The Star Theatre – Home of the Star Players.
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Hancock Gospel Pavilion Fundraiser 6:00 pm
Hancock Gospel Pavilion Fundraiser @ Vanlue Community Church
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm
A Hancock Gospel Pavilion fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. April 22 at Vanlue Community Church, with music provided by One Voice, Living Water and Jim Boedicker. A goodwill offering will be collected to help fund the gospel pavilion at the Hancock County Fair.
Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
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Of Myths and Legends 3:00 pm
Of Myths and Legends @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm
University of Findlay Concert Bands present a concert, “Of Myths and Legends”
Boeing Boeing 5:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
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Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
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Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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Magic Moments: A Celebration of the ’50s and ’60s in Song 7:00 pm
Magic Moments: A Celebration of the ’50s and ’60s in Song @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm
The Millstream Singers and the Great Lakes Male Chorus Association will present their Big Sing at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29. “Magic Moments — A Celebration of the ’50s & ’60s in Song” will take the audience back in time with 150 male singers performing numbers such as “Put Your Head On My Shoulder,” “Turn Around, Look at Me,” and more. Seven male choruses will be in concert individually and combined. The Millstream Singers men’s choral group, of Findlay, comprises members of the Great Lakes Male Chorus Association and began holding its first rehearsals in a choir room at Findlay College (now the University of Findlay) in 1980, with music borrowed from Bowling Green State University. The chorus has since acquired an extensive library of choral music and rehearses weekly at First Presbyterian Church on Monday evenings. The Millstream Singers perform at various civic functions, local events and nursing homes. The group is available upon request to serve Findlay/Hancock County and surrounding areas. The Great Lakes Male Chorus Association was formed in 2005. Its goal is to enjoy singing and performing music that is challenging and entertaining, and to promote male chorus singing. The association also seeks to serve its communities. The association sponsors competitive scholarships that are available to music students throughout the Great Lakes region. For more information, contact Kim Grove at 419-425-5201.
Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
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University of Findlay Orchestra Spring Concert 3:00 pm
University of Findlay Orchestra Spring Concert @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay Orchestra will present “A Spring Concert” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. The performance will be free, but tickets are required. They can be reserved by calling the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts box office at 419-423-2787. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the concert. Directed by Thomas Carey, the program of light classics will include “Largo and Allegro” from Sonata IV by Georg Philipp Telemann, themes from “Romeo and Juliet” by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” and other orchestral standards. Highlights will include Bela Bartok’s “Allegro Barbaro,” a forceful and rhythmic 20th century classical piece reminiscent of Stravinsky; John Williams’ “A Prayer for Peace” from the Steven Spielberg film “Munich,” recounting the 1972 Olympics tragedy when Israeli athletes were taken hostage and several were killed by Palestinian terrorists during a showdown with police; and selections from “Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The University of Findlay Orchestra comprises more than 50 students, staff and community string players. It performs twice each year on the UF campus.

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