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                                                                                                                     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
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                                                                                                                                                                           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
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                                                       Chine        Fu                                   Artistic Director William                      Bachelor of Music degree in Theory and Composition and a second degree
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                                                                                   dven                  complete with interactive                              at OSU. He has performed at the White House, written and                                 Prater
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                  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
                                                                           Simp ater Tots                her promise to befriend                                as play several numbers while judges tally the votes. When all the votes have been cast,
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                                                                                      ience              her slimy, green helper.                               one winner in each age category will be awarded the $500 first place prize. Thank you to
                                                                                                         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
                         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