NON-PROFIT U.S. POSTAGE PAID FEBRUARY MARION, OH PERMIT NO. 54 The Palace Cultural Arts Association 276 West Center St., Marion, OH 43302 Ph. 740.383.2101 Fax 740.387.3425 2 0 0 7 www.marionpalace.org firstname.lastname@example.org TALENT ABOUNDS AT LIGHTS, CAMERA, AMATEURS! In this issue . . . Final Competition to Feature Guest Artist David Tolley • David Tolley at Talent Finals There has been no shortage of talent in the first two rounds of the preliminary competitions of the Palace talent search Lights, Camera, Amateurs! Each round has supplied the audience • Peter Pan Production with plenty to applaud. The January 9th kick-off of K-7th graders saw • 12 Tenors Cancel Tour twenty children sing and dance their way into the hearts of the crowd; • Encore With Friends with two singers, Allie Smith and Kaylee Lines, and two dancers, Anna Foss and Dillon Eldridge, moving on to the finals. This inaugural event Dillon Eldridge was followed up by twenty-seven 8th-12th graders proving their talents in everything from a variety of dance styles, to singing and yodeling, playing the drums and harp and more. Selected for the finals competition ARTS PALACE CHIL THE were singers Katie Cornell and Kelsie Ross, drummer Eric Prater, and dancer Shaylah Monnette. The preliminary round for the College and Career category WINTER 2007 RKS HO PS Silk H DREN’S o C Jewe op Painti LASSES FROG is set to unfold on Tuesday, January 16. Four finalists will be selected from Shaylah Monnette PRINCE lry De ng /WOR /WO Pinch sign KSH that age group as well. Joining these twelve finalists on Saturday, January 27 SSES P OPS CLA Carto ot Potter at 7:00 p.m. is guest artist David Tolley. David Tolley is a professional musician, LT oning y ADU ainting ainting Cook ing fo Sun., Jan. 28 widely known for his instrumental recordings and contemporary jazz Silk P roke P r Kid compositions. Native to this central Ohio area, David’s parents Charles and St Day g Hors s One in a f Che Home Co okin d’ Hom oeurves A 3:00 p.m. Allie Smith Betty Zweizig reside in Marion. David showed signs of musical talent, especially emad n Dow Dancin ncing g Sleep e Bre round the Tickets: $8 at the piano, before the age of five, at which time his mother arranged for him a gD ivas over akfas World to receive piano lessons. Growing up in Dublin with five brothers and two Line oom D wing ratin Hand Sweet T Success ts R co A Live Performance Ball Coast S n -- De P Holid uppet Th ats re sisters, David is a graduate of Worthington High School and Fort Hayes Katie Cornell st Ea or De sig ay W orksh eatre for the Family Performing Arts School. While at Fort Hayes, he started a classical-rock ri Mard ops Inte iG Adapted by Columbus band “US,” with his first musical “NOAH’S ARK” for band and electronic a Yog Valen ras Mad Children’s Theatre’s tape. He then attended The Ohio State University, where he earned a tines ness Chine Fu Artistic Director William Bachelor of Music degree in Theory and Composition and a second degree se Ne n CALL NOW TO ENROLL IN w Ye Goldsmith, this well- Anna Foss in Piano Performance. David also has a Master of Music degree in ar C THESE EXCITING HANDS-ON Presc elebratio known tale comes Composition and two years of Doctoral work in Composition, all Eric hool A n dven complete with interactive at OSU. He has performed at the White House, written and Prater ARTS OPPORTUNITIES Mini t Disco ures: BEGINNING IN FEB. Tiny verie audience fun, as the recorded music for Euro Disney and other corporate clients, and Inven s princess struggles with recorded nine albums. Tolley will provide music between age group competitions, as well tors T Simp ater Tots her promise to befriend as play several numbers while judges tally the votes. When all the votes have been cast, le Sc ience her slimy, green helper. one winner in each age category will be awarded the $500 first place prize. Thank you to Kaylee Sponsored by: Ohio Arts Lines Whirlpool Corp., U.S. Yachiyo, and Sky Bank for sponsoring this event. Photos courtesy Council & Honda, Mfg. of The Marion Star/James Miller. Finals January 27, 7pm Tickets: $15 Adults / $13 Seniors / $10 Students PETER PAN AN ENCORE WITH FRIENDS The Rotary Club of Marion proudly presents this effort as an endeavor to help fund the Back on the Palace Stage -- Marion’s Best & Brightest newly renovated Rotary Room, the theatre’s A Community Theatre Production concession/arts classroom. It’s another Director Greg Patterson, along with his artistic team of Don Wolfe outstanding local production under the direction of Clare Cooke. Returning to the Palace (Assistant Director), John Holsinger (Musical Director), Kristi Wink stage as emcees are Johnny Steiner and Kristi Wink. This production welcome back to (Choreographer), Susan Wenig (Costume Mistress) and Margo Hoffman (Stage the Palace the extraordinary talents of Marion’s own gifted singers, dancers, and Manager), invites you to join in the journey to Never Land, when the local instrumentalists on Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m. production of “Peter Pan” takes the Palace stage on February 10, 11, 16, 17 and Featured vocalists include: Jennifer Hughes, Lynette Burris, Kevin Orth, John Garnes, 18. This favorite for all time -- perhaps mostly loved for its ability to turn back Julia Vanderhoff, Julie McGinnis, Jessica Dyer, Holly Blinn, John Skidmore, Andy Harper, time and make old feel young again -- has thrilled audiences around the world Brad Bebout, Scott Persinger, Alicia Widrig, the Marionaires, the Vaflor and Riego Families, since it opened on a London stage over 100 years ago. Now, after 10 years, it and OSUM’s InChant. Dancing their way back to the Palace stage are Edye and Keeli returns to the Palace stage featuring some of our area’s most talented individuals Cook, Edye Cook’s School of Dance Jr. and Sr. Companies, John Clark, and area couples and some of the Palace’s original 1928 backdrops. After an amazing performance doing a ballroom dance to “Stardust.” Johnny Steiner and Tim Shifer sing and play Johnny as Belle, in last year’s winter musical “Beauty and The Beast,” Sara Wenig takes Cash’s “I’ve Been Everywhere.” The talent also includes The Shooting Stars Youth Theatre flight as Peter in this year’s musical. Sara is a sophomore at The Ohio State in a patriotic number and Kathy Reber on piano playing a Broadway Medley. Johnny and Kristi will do an encore University Marion, where she is studying Early Childhood Education and performance of “Presents for Mrs. Rogers” from Will Rogers Follies, which will also includes the men of Rotary. participates in the acappella singing group InChant. Joining her as the Darling Give a listen as Bruce Cudd sings “Copacabana,” but keep your eyes opened as the ladies of Rotary grace the family are Brad Bebout (Mr. Darling), Veronica Dooley (Mrs. Darling), Jemma Palace stage. Always a favorite, The Palace Theatre Big Band, under the direction of George Schram, will play Dougherty (Wendy), Sean Smith (John), Wes Gherman (Michael), Judy Steed favorites like “In The Mood,” “A String Of Pearls,” “Makin’ Whoopie,” and “Sing! Sing! Sing!” Tickets to this showcase (Liza), Kelly Culler (grown up Wendy), and Mary Lewis (Jane). Rounding out the of local talent are $25 and $18 ($2 discount for Seniors & Students). Sara Wenig sports a new hair cut Darling family is Karellyn Holston, as their beloved dog Nana. New to the Palace to help her “get in character” for her stage is Thom Richards, who brings the Palace version of the miserably mean performance of Peter in “Peter Pan” Captain Hook to life. Thom is employed with Marion City Schools, where he PCAA ANNUAL MEETING teaches music at Harding High School. His loyal but bumbling sidekick Smee is played by Palace veteran Kevin Orth. Other pirates adding to the rollicking fun The Annual Meeting of PCAA members will be held on Mon., Jan. 22 at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st floor of the Palace THE 12 IRISH TENORS are Hal Clase, Max Furbush, Richard Yeager-Stiver, Justin Robertson, Brett Gleespen, Sam Gleespen, Tom Pearson, Theatre, for the purpose of electing 7 directors, each to serve a 3 year term & for the transaction of any & all Cancel Tour and Nathan Garnett, with Kira Kinney as the crocodile. What “Peter Pan” production would be complete without the mischievous Lost Boys? The Palace version features Parker Baird, Jonathan Culler, Zack Gleespan, Evan Hoffman, other business properly brought before the meeting. The 12 Irish Tenors touring company has cancelled Elyssa Hurley, Caleb Pearson, Daniel Short, Tate Smith, Luke Stewart and Alex Tootle. Rounding out this talented Immediately following will be a meeting of Marion Palace the remaining portion of their U.S. tour. If you have cast are the Indian Princesses. Leading these lovely ladies is Emily Theatre Endowment Fund, Inc. members for already purchased tickets to this March 10 event, Yaksic as Tiger Lily. Joining her on stage are Charlotte Baird, Aubree the election of 1 trustee to serve 5 years. please return them to the Palace box office for a Clase, Krista Crabtree, Mallory Gleespen, Kira Kinney, Zamone Lenior, full refund. We are currently seeking a replacement Stephanie Neubaum, Brianna Siler, Holly Smeed, Lydia Steed, Mary Lewis, Emily Bell, Allison Morgan, Paige Peltier, and Haley Palm. Kaleb Great Entertainment act for the same period of time. If we are able to secure a new group, we will get the word out to you Irey joins the cast as an Indian, with Aubree Clase, Clair Morgan, Allison Morgan, Paige Peltier, and Lorna Patterson as Mermaids. Don’t miss Still Ahead as quickly as possible. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. the fun as “Peter Pan” magically combines fantasy and adventure at the Palace Theatre! THE LETTERMEN A special patron party has been planned for immediately preceding the opening night performance. The party will begin at Saturday, April 14, 7:00 pm 5:30 p.m. in the upstairs party room at The Warehouse, located just up the street from the Palace Theatre. Everyone is invited to attend. THE TURTLES & Valentine’s Party Tickets are required for attendance and may be purchased in the box Sponsored by: office for $10 each. WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION THE BUCKINGHAMS A Night of Chocolate Delight returns to the Palace on Wed., Feb. 14 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Join PETER PAN Saturday, May 12, 8:00 pm us for a nice beginning to your Valentine’s evening. Appetizers, Desserts, Live Music, & Cash Bar with 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10 and Friday & Saturday, February 16 & 17 Saturday, February Friday Saturday, February Chocolate Martinis, Beer, Wine & Pop February 2:00 p.m. Sundays, February 11 & 18 THE GLENN MILLER Tickets: $17 & $20 ($2 discount for Seniors & Students) ORCHESTRA RSVP 740/383-2101 Cost $10 $10 for Children ages 10 & under Sunday, May 20, 3:00 pm For tickets, visit the Box Office at 270 W. Center St. M-F, 9am-5 pm & Sat., 9am-noon (740) 383-2101 www.marionpalace.org.