Upcoming Events and Series

Saturday April 21, 2018 - 12:00pm

Hotel Kilbourne
223 W. Water Street, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

Join us for an afternoon of boutiques, art galleries
and tastings all for a good cause … Lake Erie!

Proceeds benefit:
Lake Erie Foundation

Presented by:
Hotel Kilbourne

Walk includes:
546 Tattoo, Barrel House, Bertsch Jewelers, Daly’s Pub,
Fabulous Female, Jax Bar, Kharma Spa Experience,
Marlene Corso-Kharma Salon, Lena’s Fab Brows,
Paddle & Climb, Sandusky Wine Merchant,
Shore House Tavern, and Volstead Bar

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Saturday April 21, 2018 - 7:30pm

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

Principal Benefactors
The Randolph J. & Estelle M. Dorn Foundation

Season Sponsors
Diane & Gary Ackerman

Gold Sponsor
The Patrick & Louise E. Murray Foundation

Silver Sponsors

Guest Artist Sponsor

“Babayan is no mere pianist. He is a master-musician for whom the piano is his voice, his orchestra”.

Trained at the Moscow Conservatory and professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Sergei Babayan takes the stage performing Schumann’s Concerto. Hovhaness’s “Mysterious Mountain”, “The Moldau” by Smetana and Handel’s “Water Music” will be performed.

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Tuesday April 24, 2018 - 10:00am

Tuesday April 24, 2018 - 12:00pm

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

Run Time: 45 minutes

Grades: Pre & K-6

Subject: Play

Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure… but what will mum find when she gets home…?


Based on the book by Dr. Seuss. Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain. Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell. Dr. Seuss text, characters and images TM and © 2009 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.

Thematic Connections

Arts Integration, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Imagination, Improvisation, Literary Classic, Literature, Possibilities, Reading, Responsibility, Strength of Character, Teamwork
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Tuesday April 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

2018 Movie Series
is sponsored by

Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. In the story, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional New England summer resort town, prompting the local police chief to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter. The film stars Roy Scheider as police chief Martin Brody, Robert Shawas, as shark hunter Quint, Richard Dreyfuss as oceanographer Matt Hooper, Murray Hamilton as Larry Vaughn, the mayor of Amity Island, and Lorraine Gary as Brody’s wife, Ellen. The screenplay is credited to both Benchley, who wrote the first drafts, and actor-writer Carl Gottlieb, who rewrote the script during principal photography.

Shot mostly on location on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, the film had a troubled production, going over budget and past schedule. As the art department’s mechanical sharks suffered many malfunctions, Spielberg decided to mostly suggest the animal’s presence, employing an ominous, minimalistic theme created by composer John Williams to indicate the shark’s impending appearances. Spielberg and others have compared this suggestive approach to that of classic thriller director Alfred Hitchcock. Universal Pictures gave the film what was then an exceptionally wide release for a major studio picture, over 450 screens, accompanied by an extensive marketing campaign with a heavy emphasis on television spots and tie-in merchandise.

Now considered one of the greatest films ever made, Jaws was the prototypical summer blockbuster, with its release regarded as a watershed moment in motion picture history. Jaws became the highest-grossing film of all time until the release of Star Wars (1977). It won several awards for its music and editing. Along with Star WarsJaws was pivotal in establishing the modern Hollywood business model, which revolves around high box-office returns from action and adventure pictures with simple “high-concept” premises that are released during the summer in thousands of theaters and supported by heavy advertising. It was followed by three sequels, none with the participation of Spielberg or Benchley, and many imitative thrillers. In 2001, Jaws was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

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Thursday April 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

Friday April 27, 2018 - 7:30pm

Saturday April 28, 2018 - 7:30pm

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

Presented by
Caryl Crane Youth Theatre &
BGSU Firelands College Theatre

Production underwritten by
Bignoli Enterprises

The international smash hit Blood Brothers closes out the 2017-2018 Caryl Crane Youth Theatre Season at BGSU Firelands, April 26-28, 2018.

Led by two-time Best Actress award winner Gracie Keener (JTF 2017, 2018), Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret. The memorable score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe, and the emotionally charged hit, Tell Me It’s Not True.

When Mrs. Johnstone, a young mother, is deserted by her husband and left to provide for seven hungry children, she takes a job as a housekeeper in order to make ends meet. It is not long before her brittle world crashes around her when she discovers herself to be pregnant – this time with twins.  In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a secret pact with her employer which leads inexorably to the show’s shattering climax.

Directed by Brian Marshall and featuring members of Caryl Crane Youth Theatre’s award-winning Competition Team (Best Production, JTF 2018), Blood Brothers is not to be missed. Three performances only: April 26 at 7:00 pm, April 27 and 28 at 7:30 pm in the McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands College.

Rated R for some language and violent subject matter.

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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