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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter hits the road in 2016, performing timeless hits from her expansive and beloved 14-album catalog and new songs from her upcoming record The Things That We Are Made Of (May 6, Lambent Light Records). Click here to read more.


An American In Paris

Theatre Thursday Series sponsored by The Licking County Senior Levy
An American In Paris

Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) is an American ex-GI who stays in post-war Paris to become a painter, and falls for the gamine charms of Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron). However, his paintings come to the attention of Milo Roberts, a rich American heiress, who is interested in more than just art.
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Missoula Children's Theatre

Alice In Wonderland
Missoula Children's Theatre

The Missoula Children's Theatre presents ALICE IN WONDERLAND, an original adaptation based on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. The story begins with Alice and her older sister Margaret reading together.
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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

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A four-time Grammy winner, Benatar is a classically trained mezzo-soprano. During the 1980s, Benatar had two RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum albums, five RIAA-certified Platinum albums, three RIAA-certified Gold albums and 19 Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", "Love Is a Battlefield", "We Belong" and "Invincible".
Neil "Spyder" James Giraldo, has been a professional musician, producer, arranger and songwriter for over four decades now, changing the face of the pop charts throughout the 1980s with his collaborator, muse and wife, Pat Benatar. More than just an explosive steel bending guitar player, Giraldo's innovative vision helped him create the signature Benatar sound, from its inception. Click here to read more.


North By Northwest

Theatre Thursday Series sponsored by The Licking County Senior Levy
North by Northwest

This classic suspense film finds New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued by ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted relentlessly by Vandamm's associates, the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way. Soon Vandamm's henchmen close in on Thornhill, resulting in a number of iconic action sequences.
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Toto

Sponsored by MedBen
Toto

With over 38 years together and thousands of credits and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility. Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television. They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70's bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational fan base.
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Josh Turner

Sponsored by TrueCore Federal Credit Union
Josh Turner

Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, is one of country music's most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 12 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2012 Billboard No. 1 release Punching Bag, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner's hits include "Your Man," "Why Don't We Just Dance," "Firecracker," "Would You Go with Me," "All Over Me," and "Time Is Love," the most played country song of 2012.
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10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs

One of pop music's most critically acclaimed bands, 10,000 Maniacs, will release a collection of their most popular songs recorded live in concert. For nearly 35 years, 10,000 Maniacs has won the hearts and ears of music fans around the world selling over 10 million records. The group was founded in the fall of 1981 in Jamestown, NY. Together with artists like R.E.M. they helped define "college rock" and the first wave of "alternative rock" bands with their pop-conscious, literate and lush aesthetic.
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Seth Glier

Stage Door Cabaret Series sponsored by Huntington Bank
Seth Glier

Despite his relatively young age, MPress recording artist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 250 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He's shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar.
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Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra

Roma!
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Join the NGSO and conductor Russel Mikkelson in a journey to Italy featuring internationally acclaimed violinist Charles Wetherbee. Hear some of the world's greatest melodies and the magnificent The Pines of Rome played by the largest orchestra ever assembled on the Midland Stage!

  • REPERTOIRE:
  • Overture to La gazza ladra, Gioachino Rossini
  • The Lark Ascending, Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Zigeunerweisen, Pablo de Sarasate
  • The Pines of Rome, Ottorino Respighi

The Orchestra

The Orchestra

Former members of ELO and Electric Light Orchestra Part II are regrouped as The Orchestra. A name, acknowledging each band member's illustrious former membership with the Electric Light Orchestra and/or Electric Light Orchestra Part II but also forging ahead to a future utilizing the spectacular symphonic rock sound for which they are unequalled.
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The Wonder Bread Years

Coalition of Care Benefit
The Wonderbread Years

In these days of healthy fanaticism, saying you eat Wonder Bread is sort of like admitting to watching three or four hours of game shows and soap operas every day. In fact, the phrase "white bread" has become a fashionable put-down, meaning that someone or something is bland or uninteresting.
Pat Hazell is one of the original writers for NBC's Seinfeld, a Tonight Show veteran, a critically acclaimed playwright and a contributing commentator to National Public Radio. He is recognized for his genuinely funny Americana humor and his salute to nostalgia.
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The Currys

Stage Door Cabaret Series sponsored by Huntington Bank
The Currys

Brought together by family ties and a shared appreciation for folk, pop-rock, and roots music, The Currys are an Americana trio featuring Jimmy, Tommy, and Galen Curry. They're relatives — two brothers and one cousin, to be exact — and like many family groups, their songs are anchored by the sort of elastic, entwined harmonies that only seem to exist among kin. On their second record, West of Here, their songwriting chops match those interlocking voices, with all three members contributing songs to an album that deals with the constant search for one's home.
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The Nutcracker

Presented by The Central Ohio Youth Ballet
The Nutcracker

Central Ohio Youth Ballet is celebrating its 22nd anniversary season as a youth ballet company and will be performing its 21st production of "The Nutcracker" this Thanksgiving weekend at The Midland Theatre. Central Ohio Youth Ballet began in 1994, with a cast so small they could only perform Act II of The Nutcracker. Now they perform the entire ballet, and this year's cast has more than 75 performers, with even more youth and parent volunteers behind the scenes making the onstage magic happen.
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Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra

A Very Merry Holiday Pops
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Two-time Grammy winning conductor, William Boggs leads the NGSO performing Holiday music for your whole family. Choirs from Newark and Granville High School will join in for this annual NGSO tradition, a great start for everyone's Holiday season. And, if you're on the nice list, Santa is sure to make a visit!


Switchback: A Midwestern Christmas

Switchback

Join us for one of the best Christmas shows on the planet! A Midwestern Christmas with Switchback evokes memories of yesterday with a nod to the popular live television Christmas specials, the mandatory Christmas recitals, and around-the-town caroling! Join Marty and Brian in singing your Christmas favorites, ring in the season by being part of the "Car-Key-Choir" and revel in the homespun, Midwestern tales and humor that will leave you as warm as a Yuletide fire!
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Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra

Gold Rush
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The Silent Movie returns! Experience the golden days of cinema at the Midland, as the NGSO performs a live score to Charlie Chaplin's greatest movie, Gold Rush. This Hollywood classic will be reborn with a brand new score by Denison professor and composer Ching-chu Hu.


Elden Kelly

Stage Door Cabaret Series sponsored by Huntington Bank
Eldon Kelly

Young guitar virtuoso Elden Kelly teams up with fiery percussionist Carolyn Koebel to create an exciting array of rhythms and sound. Their exciting and impressive show features Elden Kelly and his mind blowing performances on the guitar, but audiences will also be delighted to witness his vocal skills on his own compositions and various instruments including the Turkish cumbus and the Glissentar, an 11-string fretless guitar. Elden will be joined by hand percussionist Carolyn Koebel and she will bring her own arsenal of drums and gadgets.
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Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra

Spotlight
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Oh, they are so virtuoso! Principal players of the NGSO will flaunt their skills with joy and bravado in a great evening of light classical favorites. See why our professionals are second to none as they perform well-known virtuoso showpieces. Their talent and skills will amaze and delight your whole family.

  • REPERTOIRE:
  • Brandenburg Concerto no. 5, Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Oboe Concert in F, Antonio Vivaldi
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusick, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Liberty Tango, Astor Piazzola

Megan Elk

Stage Door Cabaret Series sponsored by Huntington Bank
Megan Elk

Miss Alexandra Huntingdon is the nom de plume of dynamic singer, songwriter, and performance-artist, Megan Elk. Her jazz and blues drenched original songs call to mind the early 20th century, while the scathingly subversive content of her lyricism is entirely modern day. Ever the show-woman, Miss Huntingdon's performances are noted for her passion for both grand avant-garde couture and audience participation.
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Liz Longley

Stage Door Cabaret Series sponsored by Huntington Bank
Liz Longley

Longley confides with you as though you're sitting on the sofa with her in a talk that's intimate and vulnerable. And now, the Berklee College of Music graduate and award-winning songwriter is set to share her confessional songs with listeners on her self-titled album—her first after signing with Sugar Hill Records in December 2014.While Longley's songs and vocals invite complimentary comparisons to Shawn Colvin, Paula Cole and Nanci Griffith—all artists she's supported live—her latest effort spotlights a style all her own. Her voice and tone, touched with the slightest of country inflections, pours out like clean, crystalline water.
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Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra

Season Finale
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Our Season Finale takes us on a journey through time. Join conductor Luis Gabriel Biava and the NGSO performing music by The Great Masters - Beethoven, Ravel, and ending our 12th season with the magnificent Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4.

  • REPERTOIRE:
  • Fidelio Overture, Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Rapsodie Espagnole, Maurice Ravel
  • Symphony No. 4, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky