Upcoming Events and Series

Saturday November 22, 2014 - 2:00pm

Sunday November 23, 2014 - 2:00pm

BGSU Firelands
One University Drive, Huron, OH 44839 - directions

Caryl Crane Youth Theatre presents a one-of-a-kind holiday song and dance benefit entitled

I’m Dreaming of a BROADWAY Christmas

Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 PM

Sunday, November 23  SOLD OUT

McBride Auditorium on BGSU Firelands College Campus

This cabaret-style extravaganza will showcase the best holiday music from Broadway and the Silver Screen. Featuring over 70 singers, dancers and musicians from 14 local school districts, this is a show unlike any other! Selections in I’m Dreaming of a BROADWAY Christmas range from well-known standards such as “White Christmas” (from White Christmas) all the way up to this season’s Broadway smash musical, ELF! Under the direction of CCYT Artistic Director Brian Marshall, this fun-for-the- whole-family event guarantees great entertainment & yuletide cheer!
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Wednesday November 26, 2014 - 7:30pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

Every year on Thanksgiving Eve the night life of “any town, USA” flourishes. The streets are packed, restaurants are full, and the bar business booms. This year, the Sandusky State Theatre has teamed up with three of Ohio’s most promising up-and-coming original bands to provide a stunning night of entertainment.

Two local favorites, “The Womack’s and “The Big Black Galactic” (BBG) are being joined by Columbus based “Forest & the Evergreens”.
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Friday November 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

Sponsored by Linda Armstrong REMAX

Adventure-loving house painter Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey) contends with the problem of having too many penguins in director Mark S. Waters‘ adaptation of author Richard Atwater‘s beloved children’s book. Shortly after penning a letter to a team of Arctic explorers, Mr. Popper is surprised to receive a penguin in the mail. Later, after making his mischievous new pal a cozy new home in the freezer, the hapless Mr. Popper comes into possession of a playful female penguin as well. Before long Mr. Popper finds himself surrounded by a growing family of the flightless birds, and begins training them to perform in a traveling show dubbed Popper’s Performing Penguins. With each new town the show travels to, pandemonium is quick to follow. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

 

Sponsored by

Linda Armstrong

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Friday December 5, 2014 - 8:00pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

This is a Fryman Entertainment Production

Room accommodations provided by Quality Inn of Sandusky

Featuring Johnny Dam has been performing comedy ever since he could utter a sentence. As the resident class clown, he deprived his Dec Johnny Damfellow students of any semblance of a public education all in the name of comedy. They still haven’t thanked him.

A native of Los Angeles, Johnny began his actual comedy career out of necessity in December of 1991 because he couldn’t afford therapy. Since then he has toured the U.S., Canada, and traveled into war zones to entertain the troops. When asked if he did the latter out of some sense of patriotic pride, Johnny will simply say he wanted to finally serve those who serve his country, and he’s pretty sure that had he actually enlisted in the military when he was 18, he’d be getting out of Leavenworth right about now.

In 2004, Johnny began teaching stand-up comedy for the internationally famous Improv comedy clubs in Irvine and Ontario, California. His logic being, if he could keep just one person from having to get a day job, it would all be worthwhile.

In September of 2006, Johnny released his first CD “The Painful Truth”, which, after months of harassing letters, a well-documented court case, and a strategically-placed ad between a pizza joint and a custom shoemaker in the Penny Saver, was begrudgingly picked up by iTunes.

In February of 2008, Johnny Dam left the stage to produce his own 2x award-winning politically funny Internet radio show – The DAMage Report, where he would bring together 4 comedians, 5 headlines, and two hours of open microphones. On the heels of such success, and his head filled with an artificially sweetened ego, he then created Porn Star Pundits, foolishly thinking that porn stars actually cared about politics. This venture ruined porn for Johnny, and he has not been the same since.

In 2012, Johnny, his wife and two cats that disavow all knowledge of his existence, moved from Los Angeles, CA, to the small rural town of New Castle, PA, which incidentally has one of the highest unsolved murder rates in the country… which is a good thing since Johnny really isn’t a detail oriented kind of person.

In 2013, Johnny reformatted The DAMage Report into a 2-3 minute FCC-friendly satirical newscast that was instantly picked up by three different radio stations across the U.S. This format change was inevitable once he realized that, politically speaking, nothing ever gets better, only crazier.

He has since gotten back to his roots and is performing comedy to appreciative audiences all across the nation. And in July of 2013, competing against 31 other comedians, Johnny took home the $500 first prize in an annual comedy contest in Ohio. Unfortunately, he cannot divulge the name of the contest until he has been cleared of all doping charges.

But beware, Johnny’s humor is brutally honest, and if asked to define comedy he will tell you that every joke has a victim, and the only thing funnier than the truth is the painful truth.

Headliner David Kaye
Audiences laugh out loud, as David Kaye shares side-splitting tales of his dysfunctional family affairs, and blue-collar upbringing in Pittsburgh, Dec Headliner David Kaye picPA. As the last child born to a Polish steel mill worker and a Ho Jo’s waitress, his wry recollections of life as the “baby brother” are candidly funny. “I grew up believing that my parents were not prejudice people. However, judging from all the beatings I took as a child, I now realize my parents hated white children.”

David’s tongue-in-cheek observations have continued to set off boisterous laughter and applause in corporate boardrooms, college rathskellers, and smoky nightclubs throughout the country for over two decades. A former mechanical engineer and more recently, trained thespian, Kaye smartly lampoons life with countless comical vignettes. Acting as narrator and cast, he morphs into a one man comedy troupe using manic mannerisms, outlandish dialects, and contorted facial expressions to convey vividly funny living snapshots of his many off-the-wall characters.

David Kaye’s many credits include performances with Weird Al Yankovic, Richard Jeni, David Brenner, and Drew Carey. Along with numerous television appearances on ABC, Comedy Central, dozens of commercials and industrial films, and a starring role in the independent films, ”Creep” and “Saffronia”.

The perfect headline performer for any occasion, David Kaye always delivers huge laughs with his original wit, rock solid act, and genuine comedic talent.
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Saturday December 6, 2014 - 8:00pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

TERRA CHORAL SOCIETY’S
HOLIDAY HOMECOMING CONCERT COMES TO
THE STATE THEATRE!

“IF YOU JUST BELIEVE”

Terra Choral Society & Chamber Arts Orchestra
Michael Shirtz, Conductor & Music Director
Barbara M. Ziebold, Conductor

The Sandusky State Theatre brings the Terra Choral Society’s Holiday Homecoming Festival 2014 “If You Just Believe” on December 6 at the Sandusky State Theatre.

Don’t miss this regional holiday tradition presented by Terra State Community College’s Department of Music as the Terra Choral Society performs their annual holiday concerts along with the Chamber Arts Orchestra and Strings Ensemble, as well as a special performance by Sandusky High School Keynotes. The concert is conducted by Michael Shirtz and Barbara M. Ziebold. The Northern Ohio Regional Flute Alliance under the direction of Tamara Kagy will be performing pre-concert music 30 minutes before the show.

Audience goers will experience the perfect blend from the most time-honored classic carols to some of everyone’s holiday favorites. Special highlights include the annual candlelight processional, storytelling narrations, dramatic effects and a tribute to the veterans of World War II and a special thank you to the servicemen and women during the Holidays.

The audience is encouraged to participate in several fun, festive activities that happen before and during the concert, such as wearing their best “Ugly Holiday Sweater,” take a picture with your family or friends at “Photo Booth by the Fireside,” and enjoy some delicious Holiday goodies.

Terra’s Holiday Homecoming Festival is produced by the Terra Music Student Production Teams as part of their educational training in producing real-life, hands-on programs. The Holiday Homecoming shows are focused around the Choral Society and Orchestra, but include a multitude of dramatic production elements to assist in the “storytelling” of the production.

The Terra Choral Society founded the Holiday Homecoming Concert tradition in 2003. Since then, the concerts have grown along with the Choral Society to incorporate various groups and guest performers. The 140 voices that comprise the Choral Society’s membership range from high school students, college students, and adults from five Northwest Ohio counties. The chorus is often accompanied by the college’s Chamber Arts Orchestra and collaborates annually in performances with regional arts organizations and schools.

With a huge commitment to American music, the Choral Society and Terra State Jazz Band performed at the Kennedy Center and Festival of the States in Washington, D.C. as part of the nation’s Memorial Day celebrations. The mission of Choral Society is to promote cultural enrichment through choral music, with educational and performance opportunities for college students and community singers. With this commitment, the Choral Society and Terra State support the Children’s music program under the leadership of Jonathan Torrence and the Terra Chamber Strings Program under the direction of Barbara M. Ziebold. The Terra Chamber String Ensemble is also part of the Chamber Arts Orchestra that accompanies the Choral Society.
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