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17th annual Alumni Musical Showcase 7:00 pm
17th annual Alumni Musical Showcase @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm
The Findlay High School Alumni Association is hosting the 17th annual Alumni Musical Showcase. Performers will include Susan Bright, Kai Roberts, Cynthia Ramsdell and Findlay First Edition Show Choir. Roger Powell is the FHS alumni director and emcee for the event. Tickets for the event are $5 and are available at the Arts Partnership, 618 S. Main St., Findlay, or by calling 419-422-4624; or at Groman’s Music, 729 N. Main St. Proceeds go to the FHSAA scholarship fund.
Bluffton Artist Series: The Spencers – Theatre of Illusion 7:30 pm
Bluffton Artist Series: The Spencers – Theatre of Illusion @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Bluffton Artist Series brings to the campus each year a number of outstanding concert artists and ensemble groups. This month, illusonists The Spencers are featured. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m Individual event prices are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and students, $15 for Bluffton faculty/staff, $5 for Bluffton University students.
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Murder Mystery Dinner 6:00 pm
Murder Mystery Dinner @ The Findlay Elks Lodge
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Hancock County Citizens Sheriff’s Academy Alumni Association presents a “who dunnit” 2015 murder mystery dinner! A buffet dinner followed by an interactive evening of interrogations, searches, testimonies, and ultimately solving the murder questions of who, how and why this act was committed. This serves as an annual fundraiser for The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Tickets are available for $35 per person or $50 per couple and can be picked up at the sheriff’s office, 200 W. Crawford St., Findlay. Cash bar only. For more information or questions call Vanessa Vandale, 419-427-0989, or Sallie Hosack, 419-306-1287.
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Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship recital 3:00 pm
Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship recital @ Ritz Auditorium, Old Main 2nd Floor
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm
The Findlay Light Opera Company will hold the second annual Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12 in the Ritz Auditorium on the University of Findlay campus. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m., and admission to the event is free. There will be an opportunity for attendees to donate to the scholarship fund. This year will once again feature eight applicants, from both Findlay High School and Liberty-Benton High School. Findlay High School will be represented by William Bivens, Jenna Burget, Bethany Giedeman, Michaela Long, Mackenzie McMaster, Denise Mojica and Shauna Nikles. Molly Pickett will represent Liberty-Benton High School. Each applicant will perform two pieces of differing styles before a panel of judges and the audience. The adjudicators for the recital will be Todd Daquino from Kenton City Schools and Chas Myers, retired from Kalida Local Schools. The winner of the scholarship will be presented with the $1,000 award at the conclusion of the recital. The Eleanor S. Mitchell Vocal Music Scholarship, named for a charter member and past president of the Findlay Light Opera Company, was established in order to enhance community awareness of musical theater and the development of local musical talent. The Findlay Light Opera Company has presented this award to a student planning to advance his or her musical studies at the collegiate level since 1990. In 2014 the award became the Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship and was opened to multiple performing arts — dance, vocal and instrumental music. More information on the Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship, the Findlay Light Opera Company and its upcoming production of “Miracle on 34th Street” this fall is available online at www.findlayopera.org.
Haydn’s ‘The Creation’ 3:00 pm
Haydn’s ‘The Creation’ @ R. L. Heminger Auditorium
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The University of Findlay Concert-Chorale and the Toledo Choral Society present “The Creation” by Joseph Haydn. With Michael F. Anders, Ph.D., conductor and Richard Napierala II, TCS conductor/music director. Reserved tickets are free but seating is very limited, contact the UF Box Office at 419-434-5335 for more information.
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The Children’s Hour 7:30 pm
The Children’s Hour @ John & Hester Powell Grimm Theatre, Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The University of Findlay Theatre program presents “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman. Tickets and more information are available at the UF Box Office.
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Music of the 20s, 30s and 40s with Matthew Ball 7:00 pm
Music of the 20s, 30s and 40s with Matthew Ball @ Melmore Opera House
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm
Attorney turned boogie, blues and ragtime musician Matthew Ball, aka The Boogie Woogie Kid, will heat up the piano keys at The Mohawk Historical Society/Melmore Opera House on Thursday, April 16 with a program of piano favorites from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. The program features classics like “Swanee River,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Waltzing Matilda,” “The Entertainer,” “In the Mood,” “Bumble Boogie” and more.
The Children’s Hour 7:30 pm
The Children’s Hour @ John & Hester Powell Grimm Theatre, Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The University of Findlay Theatre program presents “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman. Tickets and more information are available at the UF Box Office.
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Classic Movie Night: ‘Casablanca’ 7:00 pm
Classic Movie Night: ‘Casablanca’ @ Hancock Historical Museum
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The museum kicks off Classic Movie Night at the museum with Casablanca. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Learn more about the historical significance of the film and stick around for a discussion about some of the highlights after the screening. Popcorn and light refreshments provided, this event is BYOB. Free for members, regular admission for non-members.
Comedy Night: Laugh United 7:00 pm
Comedy Night: Laugh United @ Alexandria’s
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm
Nissin Brake Ohio is hosting “Comedy Night: Laugh United” on Friday, April 17 with proceeds going to United Way of Hancock County. The event will take place at Alexandria’s, 132 E. Crawford St. Two shows will be held at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Doors will open 45 minutes before each show. Presale tickets are available at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St., and United Way of Hancock County, 245 Stanford Parkway. Tickets will be sold at the door if available. Only cash will be accepted at the door. For an additional $20, a table of 10 can be reserved by contacting Chris May at 419-420-3930. There will also be a basket raffle, 50/50 raffle, cash bar and dining available. “Comedy Night: Laugh United” will feature Demetrius Nicodemus of 92.5 KISS FM’s Morning Rush, and Russell Rabb with Detroit Sports Media. Nicodemus was a bartender for Connextions Comedy Club where he began performing stand-up comedy. The Toledo native has performed for more than 15 years. He has toured Ohio and Michigan doing various comedy tours including “Small Town Comedy Tour.” Rabb is a highly-requested audience favorite in comedy clubs across the United States. The Ypsilanti, Michigan, native is a former U.S. Marine, actor, director and also provides workshops giving advice on how to write jokes.
Van Buren Cabaret variety show 7:00 pm
Van Buren Cabaret variety show @ Van Buren High School
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm
The show will feature performances by the Association, Van Buren High School’s award-winning show choir, as well as serious and humorous musical selections from individual members.
Organist Josh Brodbeck 7:30 pm
Organist Josh Brodbeck @ St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm
Enjoy an evening of music as The Arts Partnership presents organist and Findlay native Josh Brodbeck at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, located at 750 Bright Road. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17. Prior to the performance, Brodbeck will present an organ demonstration at 6:30 p.m. for children and families. This is the final event in the 2014-15 Marathon Petroleum Corp. Performing Arts Series. Brodbeck is in demand as a performer. At the age of 9, he performed in his first concert. He made his international debut at age 12 playing for an organ dedication in Slovenia. Throughout his career, he is known and is commended for his varied programs that please audiences. Brodbeck began his studies at Bluffton University at the age of 12. After graduating high school, Brodbeck studied at Capital University Conservatory of Music as well as the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Currently, Brodbeck is the minister of music and artist-in-residence at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Upper Arlington. In this role, he oversees the entire music program and concert series. Brodbeck is also the organist-in-residence at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Free-will donations will be accepted and will benefit The Arts Partnership’s arts education programs. More info: http://thecourier.com/local-news/2015/04/12/weekend-josh-brodbeck-returns-to-findlay/
The Children’s Hour 7:30 pm
The Children’s Hour @ John & Hester Powell Grimm Theatre, Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The University of Findlay Theatre program presents “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman. Tickets and more information are available at the UF Box Office.
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UF University Singers Family Concert 3:00 pm
UF University Singers Family Concert @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm
Under the musical direction of Micheal Anders, professor of music, and with choreography by Brenda Hoyt-Brackman, lecturer of dance, the University of Findlay’s University Singers will present two medleys of popular 1960s songs. The “Not for Women Only” medley will include the tunes “One Fine Day,” “My Guy,” “Baby Love” and “Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do.” In “A Blast from the Past,” the songs “Hang on Sloopy,” “Wooly Bully,” “Yakety Yak,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” and “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” will be showcased. Additionally, the University Singers will perform six other 1960s hits ranging from Carole King’s “It’s too Late” to Dionne Warwick’s “I Say a Little Prayer.” The concert will also feature several songs from Broadway musicals, including “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now” from “Hairspray,” “We Need a Little Christmas” from “Mame,” and “Family” from “Dreamgirls,” as well as “Colors of the Wind” from the Disney film “Pocahontas. More info: http://thecourier.com/local-news/2015/04/12/weekend-sounds-of-the-60s/
Van Buren Cabaret variety show 7:00 pm
Van Buren Cabaret variety show @ Van Buren High School
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm
The show will feature performances by the Association, Van Buren High School’s award-winning show choir, as well as serious and humorous musical selections from individual members.
The Children’s Hour 7:30 pm
The Children’s Hour @ John & Hester Powell Grimm Theatre, Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The University of Findlay Theatre program presents “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman. Tickets and more information are available at the UF Box Office.
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The Children’s Hour 2:00 pm
The Children’s Hour @ John & Hester Powell Grimm Theatre, Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The University of Findlay Theatre program presents “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman. Tickets and more information are available at the UF Box Office.
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Damn Funny Tour 7:00 pm
Damn Funny Tour @ Vanlue Community Park
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm
Audience members may bring their own beverages. Concessions will be available. Headlining the show will be Chili Challis, a former writer for the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” who has headlined comedy clubs, casinos, colleges and corporate shows for nearly 30 years. He has also been on nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom” radio show. The feature comedian will be Thaddeus Challis. A former musician who made the transition to comedy, he was a finalist for the Bob and Tom-Busch Light national comedy competition. The master of ceremonies for the evening will be local comedian Eddie Michaels. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Vanlue Athletic Boosters and the student athletes at Vanlue High School.
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UF Orchestra classics concert 3:00 pm
UF Orchestra classics concert @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay Orchestra will perform works by Mozart, Brahms and more on Sunday, April 26 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. The 3 p.m. concert will be free and open to the public. No tickets will be required. Featured will be the overture to Mozart’s opera “Marriage of Figaro,” “Waltz No. 2″ from Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra by Shostakovich; and “Hungarian Dance No. 4″ by Johannes Brahms. A highlight of the performance will be an orchestral arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s well-known “Prelude in C-sharp minor” combined with the original piano solo played by Sophia Kentris, a marketing major from Fostoria. More info: http://thecourier.com/local-news/2015/04/12/weekend-mozart-brahms-and-more-oh-my/  
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The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! 7:30 pm
The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! @ Bluffton University
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm
Bluffton University will celebrate 100 years of May Day theatrical performances with five mini-shows in one from April 30-May 2. “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” is an affectionate parody of musical theater greats by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart. The show, which opened off-Broadway in 2003, incorporates five takes on the same basic plot — the young ingenue can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her landlord; will the handsome leading man come to her aid? Vignettes include “Corn,” in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein; “A Little Complex,” Stephen Sondheim; “Dear Abby,” Jerry Herman (composer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame”); “Aspects of Junita,” Andrew Lloyd Webber; and “Speakeasy,” Kander and Ebb (composers of “Cabaret” and “Chicago”).