Tonight the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts gave a sneak peek of what shows will be coming to Findlay during the 2017-18 season, and they’re great. Although more shows will be announced throughout the year, here are some of the shows to look forward to!
September 10, 2017
Kicking off the 2017-18 season is Johnny Mathis! Johnny Mathis is a five-time Grammy-nominated artist that is known for hits such as “Chances Are”, It’s Not for Me to Say”, and “Misty”. With over 80 albums recorded, Johnny Mathis will be crooning his popular, romantic ballads to the audience all evening long.
Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet
October 25, 2017
Those who enjoy jazz, soul, R&B, and gospel will want to be sure to purchase tickets to this special concert, which brings together three of the South’s finest: Grammy Award-winning singer Irma Thomas, known as New Orleans’ “Soul Queen”, The Blind Boys of Alabama, six-time Grammy Award Winners, known for both preserving the roots of gospel music and as innovators of the genre, and The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet, a band that explores the boundaries of New Orleans Jazz.
Sense & Sensibility
October 27, 2017
The Aquila Theatre Company brings Jane Austen’s classic romance novel to stage! Audiences will enjoy this adaptation following two sisters, Elinor who is level headed and full of sense, and the hopelessly romantic, Marianne as they encounter love and heartbreak on their path to profitable marriages.
Get the Led Out
November 2, 2017
Rock out with this band who bring the studio recordings of “the mighty Zep” to life on the big concert stage. This group is not an impersonator act, but rather a group of musicians who were fans first, striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history!
US Army Field Band
November 5, 2017
Just in time for Veterans Day, enjoy a concert of patriotic tunes provided by The Musical Ambassadors of the Army! The US Army Field Band use music to tell the Army story while honoring our Soldiers and Veterans at home and abroad.
Kevin MaC and Friends
November 17, 2017
Returning back to Findlay for a second year is Kevin MaC! Kevin MaC brings “Southern Swag” to hip hop, classic rock and, of course, classic country hits.
A 1940’s Nutcracker
December 3, 2017
Also back for a second year is Neos Dance Theatre’s , presenting the timeless tale as an original production set in Findlay, Ohio. Neos Dance Theatre’s story takes a twist from the original tale by paying homage to an iconic age of film, fashion, American Christmas traditions, the industrial age, and WWII.
Hot Club of San Francisco
December 8, 2017
Join this high-energy, all-acoustic string ensemble’s show featuring many of your seasonal favorites and some rarer holiday treats!
February 5, 2017
Yamato: The Drummers of Japan have toured in 51 countries performing Taiko, a musical instrument that is familiar to all of the Japanese nation, and the beat is used at Shinto rituals and festivals, and now in Findlay!
March 9, 2018
Enjoy a special concert by Broadway veteran, Jarrod Spector. Jarrod Spector earned a Tony nomination for his portrayl of Barry Mann in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”, and is known for his performance as Frankie Valli in “Jersey Boys”!
Pirates of Penzance
March 16, 2018
A popular musical comedy by Gilbert and Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance is a story of mistaken identity, sentimental pirates, and dim-witted young lovers which follows Frederic, a man mistakenly apprenticed as a pirates, instead of a pilot, as he chooses to leave the profession upon his 21st birthday and the shenanigans that follow. This show is presented by New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players.
The Bronze Winner of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
April 15, 2018
Although which of the competitors of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is still unknown, once a champion is crowned a crowd in Findlay will be treated to a concert of some of the best classical piano music throughout the world!
And this isn’t all. In addition to these shows, look forward to the Comedy Jam, presented in conjunction with the University of Findlay, family friendly shows brought to you by MCPA and The Arts Partnership, as well as concerts in a more intimate setting, the Armes Event Hall. Tickets will go on sale July 10, or become a donor to receive early access to tickets for your favorite shows on June 19! More information about the 2017-18 Season can be found on the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts website.