Upcoming Events and Series

Friday October 18, 2019 - 8:00pm

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

Presented by

To reserve a table for groups of 6-8 please contact the
Box Office Mon. – Fri. 10 AM – 5 PM.
There are a limited # of reserved tables available & the
cut-off to reserve a table is the Thurs. before the event.

Jazz drummer Reggie Jackson pays tribute to the legendary drumming of Gene Krupa, Papa Joe Jones, Joe Morello, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, and others. Join us for a night of stories, styles, and swing as Reggie and friends jam to the rhythmic influence of some of America’s greatest drummers.
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Wednesday October 23, 2019 - 5:00pm

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

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Presenting Sponsors


Proceeds Benefit

The 9th Annual Witches’ Walk® is a fun charity event by Donna Bretz, Jarrod Walters & Michelle Herold and has grown to several hundred witches, who roam downtown Sandusky in their finest witch attire, stopping at sponsor businesses for treats, refreshments and prizes.

Tickets for 21 and over only are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the event, with proceeds benefiting OHgo. In 2018, 518 witches attended the event.

Participating businesses include: Daly’s Pub, The Shore House Tavern, J Bistro, Crowbar, Barrel House Saloon, Crush Wine Bar, Landmark, Kilbourne Hotel, and OHTaco. More locations will be added and will be on the map available at event check-in. Witches will check in at the Sandusky State Theatre beginning at 5 PM on Wednesday, October 23rd to get maps, wristbands and other information, as well as take time to enjoy a specialty drink at the cash bar in the State Room, You will have an opportunity for photos in front of a special backdrop.

New this year will be Magician Mike Mage, readers at Kilbourne Hotel, a Scavenger Hunt, and Haunting Music at Grace Episcopal Church by organist Randy Ruthsatz.Throughout the evening witches will be able to purchase 50/50 tickets.

There will be five (5) judges roaming the event throughout the evening – if you are chosen for further consideration you will receive a card with time and location to appear for final selection. There will be a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place overall winner this year. Prize winners will be announced throughout the evening at various locations.

At 6:15 PM all the witches will gather in Washington Park and parade down Columbus Avenue to Shade-Mylander Plaza.

Supporting Sponsors include: AHA Creative, Erik’s Clothing, Real Living Realty Group, Sandusky State Theatre, Master T.C. & The Visitors and The New Moon (Lakewood)

For further information click here for details
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Thursday October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

Saturday October 26, 2019 - 7:30pm

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

Sponsored by:
Bignoli Enterprises

Caryl Crane Youth Theatre continues its 2019-2020 season with the international hit musical, WE WILL ROCK YOU, October 24 and 26 in the McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands College. Featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are the Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and many more, WE WILL ROCK YOU follows two revolutionaries as they try to save rock ‘n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world. In an age where algorithms predict our every preference, WE WILL ROCK YOU is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality.

Directed by Brian Marshall and featuring a cast of BGSU Firelands College students alongside Caryl Crane Youth Theatre teen actors, WE WILL ROCK YOU is the musical for those who WANT IT ALL and WANT IT NOW!! Two performances only: October 24 at 7:00 pm and October 26 at 7:30 pm in the McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands College.

Rated PG.

BGSU Firelands
McBride Auditorium
North Building
1 University Drive
Huron, OH 44839
Suggested Parking in
Lot A or B

For further information
call 419-372-0732 

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Friday November 8, 2019 - 8:00pm

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

To reserve a table for groups of 6-8 please contact the
Box Office Mon. – Fri. 10 AM – 5 PM.
There are a limited # of reserved tables available & the
cut-off to reserve a table is the Thurs. before the event.

 

Featured comedian Shawn Boyd a sky-scraping, energy crammed comedian that salutes the room of people that have come to enjoy the unfabricated gossip that makes our crazy world sane.  He has performed everywhere from clubs and colleges to churches.

 

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, headliner Gretchen Hess developed a sense of humor just to survive the verbal sparring of blue collar workers. She has a unique style of riffing and engaging the audience and you don’t know what she will say next. (neither does she) She has been touring professionally throughout the country for years. She started as an Executive Producer/Host of her own morning show broadcast nationwide for Resort Sports Network. This landed other morning show host positions throughout the USA. Her quick wit and unique writing style attracted national sponsorship’s and prime time airing on ESPN2. At 6’0” this tall comic views life and humor from a different perspective.
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Sunday November 10, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

Presented by

Made possible with support from

“River Raisin Ragtime Revue appears by arrangement with
Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates, Ann Arbor, MI
www.greatlakespaa.org

The River Raisin Ragtime Revue is based in Tecumseh, situated on the River Raisin in Southeast Michigan. R4 regularly performs at quality venues including The Henry Ford Museum, the Detroit Institute of Art, and Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater and has partnered with historic Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, to present a major annual ragtime festival drawing thousands. R4 has collaborated with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and numerous major soloists to create engaging community programming. R4 produces an annual Ragtime Extravaganza! program that brings together musicians, dancers, actors and visual artists to recreate a ragtime-era vaudeville revue. As part of its mission to bring music to underserved areas, R4 has participated in school workshop programs throughout the state and has brought high-caliber entertainment to hospitals and assisted-living communities.

R4 has documented significant American musical achievements with four outstanding CD recordings. R4’s debut CD, The Red Back Book: Standard High Class Rags, was released in May 2005. This CD is the first-ever complete recording of this historic collection of fifteen classic rags published by Stark Music of St. Louis. The collection features some of ragtime’s greatest literature, including Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag,” “The Entertainer,” and “Easy Winners.” Also included are works by James Scott, Joseph Lamb, Arthur Marshall, J. Russel Robinson and Maurice Kirwin.

R4 released its second CD, Ragtime Detroit! Michigan’s Contribution to America’s Original Music, on the Stomp Off Records ragtime and traditional jazz label in 2006. Ragtime Detroit! chronicles Michigan’s significant involvement in the development of syncopated popular music and includes major hits like “Creole Belles” and “Dill Pickles,” as well as never-before recorded ragtime gems.

In 2011, R4 partnered with Greenfield Village to release Raggin’ at Greenfield Village, which showcases the many styles of ragtime that the orchestra has performed there. This CD includes the first published rag by an African American composer, and historically important music that had never been previously recorded.

Animal Fair: Ragtime Music for Children and the Young At Heart was released in 2013 and features ragtime, blues and early jazz orchestrations of animal themed songs. Filled with upbeat and energetic music, it combines popular period tunes like “Tiger Rag” and “Kitten on the Keys” with new found works like “Lucky Dog Stop Rag” and “Rhinoceros Rag.” Animal Fair also features two new ragtime works, “Warthog Stride,” by Catherine McMichael and “Elephant Rag,” by William Hayes.

These recordings have received outstanding reviews in local, national and international publications and have been aired on radio stations around the world. George Chien, writing for Fanfare Magazine states, “…an eminently enjoyable disc…played with infectious enthusiasm…it is education, entertainment, and a sonic blast rolled into one.” Mike Durham of Just Jazz [London, England] writes, “The music on this CD [Ragtime Detroit!] has been meticulously researched and is performed to an equally meticulous high standard. This CD is packed with rare treasures, beautifully played.”
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