Upcoming Events and Series

Friday February 24, 2017 - 8:00pm

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

Presented by
Payne Nickles Color

Limited Seating

The Michael Shirtz Quartet starts off the season with the sounds of Miles Davis and birth of the cool to the soulful sounds of Motown. miles-davis

Celebrate an evening paying tribute to the artists that dominated the character and music of the 60’s and 70’s jazz and R&B scenes.
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Saturday February 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Proceeds benefit the
Sandusky State Theatre

Doors Open 6 PM
First Act 7 PM

Heartsick bandHeartsick is regarded as one of the hardest working bands in the Midwest metal scene with a rapidly growing fan base all across the United States and thousands of die hard fans in the Midwest they are quickly becoming the band to look out for in 2015. Ever since they formed in Lansing, they have graduated from local home town shows to a touring force to be reckoned with and participating on major festivals across the US playing over 1,500 shows since the bands start in 2000. Heartsick has made their presence known the old fashioned way blood, sweat, and a work ethic matched by few in the industry. Treating every show as if it was their last and every fan as if it was their first. After years of touring and playing under the name Know Lyfe the band has evolved still keeping its core sound and member vocalist Alfonso Civile, guitarist Jerred Pruneau, drummer Justin Robison and bassist Waylon Fox. With a new name and their new Billboard charting record, Heartsick is poised to explode beyond the borders of the Midwest and has already begun a new legendary chapter in their already legendary career.


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Hailing from Toledo, OH Dying to Know consists of Mark McMillan-Vocals, Brandon Dudek-Guitar, Randy Johnson-Bass, and Ray Wagner-Drums. Dying to Know has made a huge impact in and around the Toledo area. Playing shows from Detroit, Toledo, Chicago, and New York City. Some of the most memorable moments for Dying to Know include, sharing the stage with such acts as Army of Anyone, Taproot, Eveans Blue, Sponge, Action Action, Bobaflex, 40 Below Summer, Local H, Socialburn, Breaking Benjamin and most recent, direct support for Godsmack at the Seagate Convention Center in Toledo. Dying to Know also had the chance to play the legendary CBGB’s in New York before the club shut it’s doors for good.


After the Ashes

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Tylor Sweeney

Plus DJ’s

& Ryan B

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Friday March 3, 2017 - 8:00pm

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

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State of Comedy

joe-lehnigPeople who have watched featured comedian Joe Lehnig perform say they had a profound mystical experience. Some compared it to the birth of a child or the death of a parent. The experience included such things as a sense of pure awareness and a merging with ultimate reality, a transcendence of time and space, a feeling of sacredness or awe, and deeply felt positive mood like joy, peace, and love. Some people said, “they can’t possibly put it into words.” 36 people were surveyed for this bio.

A small percentage of the people were frightened, 24 of the people filled out a questionnaire and ranked watching Joe Lehnig in the top five most spiritually significant experiences of their lives.

The average age of those surveyed was 46, they had never participated in any type of religious or spiritual activities. But all have used hallucinogens.

dan-osullivanIs America ready for headliner Dan O’Sullivan’s provocative thoughts?  Hell, yes!

This self- proclaimed relationship expert learned some tough lessons when going through a divorce many years ago.  He has turned that into a positive experience by sharing his wealth of knowledge with both men and women, young and old.

You’ll see and hear a full set of hilarious, fast-paced, uninhibited adult oriented topics.

Think of it as a Love/Sex/Relationship seminar.

Dan has been advising audiences on the road for many years. He has been seen on HBO, Showtime, and A&E networks.

Room accommodations provided by
Quality Inn & Rain Water Park

Brought to you by

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Sunday March 5, 2017 - 4:30pm

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

Encore Presentation!
at the Sandusky State Theatre

Presented by
Caryl Crane Youth Theatre
Sponsored by

Bignoli Enterprises & Goodwill Industries

Honk!, winner of the 2000 Olivier Award (the British equivalent of the Tony® Award) for Best New Musical is written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe  based on the tale of The Ugly Duckling, by Hans Christian Andersen.

Honk! is the story of Ugly, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry Cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny, but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms.

Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, HONK! will treat you to equal amounts of laughter and tears.
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Saturday March 18, 2017 - 7:30pm

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

Fanciful Irish Folk Music

Join Firelands Symphony Orchestra for a fanciful Irish folk music concert. A traditional Irish music group with a truly worldwide reach, teada-picTéada will mark St. Patrick’s Day with the show that is pleasing concert goers around the globe. A vocalist and step dancers will accompany the musicians.

A traditional band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, The Middle East and Australia. Highlights include a 30,000-capacity stadium concert in Brittany, along with performances at Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada, Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe, and an extensive 7-week tour of Japan / Taiwan in 2014 playing to audiences of 40,000 people.

Continuing to grow in vision, the band has recently received a Yeats 2015 WDC Funding Award for a show production celebrating the Sligo-inspired poetry of W.B. Yeats. Téada’s latest addition to the line-up is legendary West Kerry singer and accordionist Séamus Begley, winner of 2013 TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year.

“Teada” – Irish Band is made possible by the
generous sponsorship of our principal benefactors:

The Frost-Parker Foundation
The Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation


Season Sponsors:
Patricia and Giovanni Bignoli and Bignoli Enterprises

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Silver Sponsor:


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