Upcoming Events and Series

Friday April 3, 2020 - 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.

 

Feature act Andrew Wegleitner has performed at some of the best venues in the Midwest including Comedy on State, Skyline, Goonie’s, and Brave New Workshop. Now 7 years sober he has opened for Louie Anderson, placed 2nd in The Funniest Person in The Twin Cities Contest, appeared on the KQ Morning Radio Show, and participated in the 10,000 Laughs and Madison Comedy Weeks Festivals. His comedy is based on honest, real life, personal experiences combined with silly one liners and crazy antics.

Headliner Mike Baldwin simply goes out night after night and delivers top-notch comedy. His style is instantly likable, entirely personal and it highlights his attention to detail. His material is crisp and efficient and he supplements that material with subtle but perfect facial expressions and vocal inflections.”

Mike has been named the best comic in no less than four states.  He has been seen on Comedy Central and was the winner of the prestigious Seattle International Comedy Competition.  He is a fan favorite from coast to coast.
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Friday April 17, 2020 - 8:00pm

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

This concert is sure to be a treat! Tony Hagood presents Laura Camara and Michael Shirtz paying tribute to some of the best scat singers ever! Including Al Jarreau, Mel Torme, Kurt Elling, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Louis Armstrong, Carmen McRae and more.
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Saturday April 18, 2020 - 10:00am

Saturday April 18, 2020 - 11:00am

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

A FREE JAZZ MUSIC EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
Hosted by Michael Shirtz
Sponsored by Bignoli Enterprises

Doors open at 9:45AM
Program begins at 10AM (approx. 45-50 mins)
Open to all kids, focus on ages 5-9

Join us for “JAM@10 for Kids” where this month we explore “Scat Singing” (improvised singing) and improvise with professional jazz musicians. Jazz singers Laura Camara and Michael Shirtz lead a morning of fun scat singing and children’s songs with Tony Hagood (piano), Brian Mellen (bass) and Reggie Jackson (drums).

Morning also includes cookies, juice, and an opportunity to make your own percussive instrument to play with the band and take home.

A FREE JAZZ MUSIC EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS
Hosted by Michael Shirtz
Sponsored by Bignoli Enterprises

Doors open at 10:45AM
Program begins at 11AM (approx. 50-60 mins)
All welcome, appropriate for ages 13-adult

“The Morning JAM” is an opportunity for students of all ages who play instruments and sing to explore the fundaments of playing the Blues. This week students work with scat singer Laura Camara to learn the basics of “scat” improvisational singing to Blues and Swing music. Learn the musical language and jam with Laura along with Michael Shirtz (vocals), Tony Hagood (piano), Bradley Mellen (bass), and Reggie Jackson (drums).

For more information:
Call 419-626-1950
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Tuesday April 21, 2020 - 10:00am

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

John Henry is a well-known figure of American folklore. Born in poverty in rural West Virginia, John Henry’s incredible size and strength became legendary as he worked laying track for the railroads that crisscrossed the countryside in the late nineteenth century. No one could match his skill or his endurance, until the invention of the steam-powered driver, that is. We remember John Henry for his famous contest with this newfangled machine. John won the day, but died soon afterwards of a broken heart. John Henry realized that ordinary men could not compete with the iron workhorses of the industrial revolution and that the days of men like him were numbered. John Henry, uses storytelling, drama, and music to bring the story of an American legend to life. It is a tale that speaks to young and old alike and carries a strong contemporary parallel about the importance of our humanity in the face of changing technology.

Runtime: 50 minutes plus Q&A Session

Grades: K-8

Music: contains live music (electric guitar)
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Tuesday April 21, 2020 - 7:00pm

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

Sponsored by

John Keating, a progressive English teacher, tries to encourage his students to break free from the norm, go against the status quo and live life unapologetically.
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