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November 2017

Oh, Christmas Tree!

Sunday, November 26 at 3:00 pm

We invite you to join us for our first annual Christmas tree auction to benefit the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association. This event helps support the HCHTA's preservation of our historic theatre and its continued mission to bring the performing arts and interactive arts education experiences to our community. Trees and wreaths will be on display Monday, November 20 through Saturday, November 25 at Peoples Bank Theatre, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding Thanksgiving. No admission is charged for viewing the…

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Marietta College Fall Band Concert

Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 pm

Marietta College’s Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music is excited to announce it will conduct its annual Fall Band Concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 30th, at the Peoples Bank Theatre. The concert, which is under the direction of Associate Professor Marshall C. Kimball, will feature music from the College’s Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No ticket reservations necessary. Seating is first come, first served. For more…

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December 2017

Hometown Holiday Spectacular

Friday, December 1 at 8:00 pm
Hometown Holiday Spectacular

Join us for a special hometown holiday celebration at Peoples Bank Theatre, featuring heartwarming music and dance performances by Marietta area youth ensembles including Stacey's Dance Studio, PACE, High Schools that Rock, MHS Cantabile, MHS Vocal Point, MMS choirs, Marietta Ukelele Choir, MHS band ensembles, and the MHS Marquettes.

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The Polar Express

Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 pm
Polar Express

Come aboard the Polar Express, a magical train heading to the North Pole. Tom Hanks stars as the conductor—as well as five other roles! Based on the award-winning storybook written by Chris Van Allsburg, this Christmas story tells of a boy who has reached an age when his belief in Santa is beginning to falter. The young and young-at-heart are encouraged to come dressed in Christmas pajamas and enjoy the show. Santa will be on hand to hear Christmas wishes, and true…

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A Very Victorian Christmas

Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 pm
A Very Victorian Christmas

Join us for a very special Christmas evening.  Step into London circa 1843 where street carolers welcome you to tonight’s performance and bid you enjoy the sights and sounds of the Victorian marketplace. Children are invited to make a Victorian ornament to hang on a tree and adults may wish to sip a cup of mulled cider with us.  Enjoy a selection of traditional Christmas melodies first popularized in the Victorian era.  Then join the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present,…

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My Father’s Dragon

Saturday, December 9 at 7:00 pm
My Father's Dragon

Based on the children stories of Ruth Stiles Gannett, Enchantment Theatre Company brings “My Father’s Dragon” to life on stage in celebration of the book’s 70th anniversary.

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Carol of the King: The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular

Friday, December 15 at 8:00 pm

The 2017 Spotlight Series concludes with Carol of the King: The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular. Carol of the King brings a Christmas story of love and salvation to life against a backdrop of ancient ruins.

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The Nutcracker: Clara’s Dream

Sunday, December 17 at 3:00 pm
The Nutcracker: Clara's Dream

Come see this perennial holiday classic, choreographed by Duncan Noble and restaged by SYBC Artistic Director Velma Schrader. This condensed version of the ballet takes place in the dreams of young Clara, in which she receives dolls who take life as the dancers. Set to the classical music of Tchaikovsky, Clara’s Christmas Eve dream begins with a visit from the angels and the Sugar Plum Fairy, and continues with the magical surprises from Herr Drosselmeyer. The ballet was set after the original…

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January 2018

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – SOLD OUT

Fri, January 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Long before Americana music had a name, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band helped lead the charge, mixing elements of country, bluegrass, folk, mountain music, and rock & roll into a sound that celebrated the full range of American music. The guys were traditionalists and trendsetters, performing songs that nodded to the past while still pushing toward the future. Released in 1972 - just six years after the group formed in Southern California - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Will the Circle Be…

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Hot Peas ‘n Butter

Sat, January 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Hot Peas 'N Butter is an exciting, multicultural children's band that has quickly built a devoted following. Created by Danny Lapidus and Francisco Cotto, these lifelong friends from New York City have combined their talents to bring an innovative, energetic and interactive musical style on stage. Incorporating 5 languages (English, Spanish, French, Korean and Hebrew) into their performances, Hot Peas ‘N Butter uses elements of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk, and rock, bringing fans to their feet. With…

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March 2018

Ailey II

Sun, March 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Ailey II

The talented dancers of Ailey II are renowned for captivating audiences and translating their strength and agility into powerful performances. Under the artistic direction of Troy Powell, this critically-acclaimed company presents vibrant performances and innovative community programs across the country and internationally. The Ailey spirit shines as these artists perform an exhilarating and diverse repertory that includes Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and thrilling new works by today’s outstanding emerging choreographers. “Second to none.” -Dance Magazine

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RCSO – From Russia With Love

Sun, March 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

The River Cities Symphony Orchestra strides into 2018 with a rousing Shostakovich Cello Concerto (No. 1), featuring returning soloist Steven Doane. The excitement continues, with J.S. Bach’s Baroque masterpiece Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, and Haydn’s final symphony, No. 104.

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Skipper’s Alley

Sat, March 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Skipper's Alley

Skipper’s Alley are a modern Irish folk band with an old-school approach. Their influences range from folk revival bands such as Planxty and The Bothy Band to rare, experimental solo players like Tommie Potts and Séamus Ennis. Once described as "a young Irish ensemble who look like a punk band and sound like The Chieftains” Skipper’s Alley specialise in gritty, high-octane Irish dance tunes on Uilleann Pipes, Whistles, Fiddle, Bodhrán, Bouzouki, Flute and Harp, with occasional detours into the dark,…

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The Chipper Experience!

Sat, March 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm
The Chipper Experience!

Where COMEDY & MAGIC Collide! Chipper Lowell comes to Marietta for an evening of side-splitting comedy, magic, and fun-filled surprises!  Chipper has appeared multiple times on NBC’s THE TONIGHT SHOW, THE DISNEY CHANNEL, AMERICA’S FUNNIEST PEOPLE!, & DON’T BLINK!, as well as all four seasons of the CW’s hit series: “MASTERS OF ILLUSION.”   Described as a “Cyclone of high-energy wit & laughs, and jaw-dropping magic!” Chipper has performed all over the world, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand. Audiences and…

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April 2018

Garrison Keillor

Sun, April 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm

An Evening with Garrison Keillor In a solo performance, the acclaimed host of A Prairie Home Companion shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon, and "late-life fatherhood." With a wonderful, dry sense of humor (and sometimes with music), Keillor captivates audiences using his unique blend of comedy, class, charisma, and wisdom. Keillor captivates with his signature blend of humor, charisma and wisdom as he shares his journey to becoming one of America’s…

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Annie: The Musical

Sat, April 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Under the direction of Aurora Held-Dodd, the Theatre at Marietta College will perform Annie: The Musical at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 14th on the stage of Peoples Bank Theatre. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and book by Thomas Meehan.

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The Romeros

Sun, April 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm
The Romeros

Known to millions as “The Royal Family of the Guitar,” the Romeros were founded by the legendary Celedonio Romero with his sons Celin, Pepe and Angel in 1958. The Quartet went through natural transformations, and today consists of the second (Celin & Pepe) and third generations (Lito & Celino). To have so many virtuosi of the same instrument in one family is unique in the world of musical performance, and in the realm of the classical guitar it is absolutely…

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The Oak Ridge Boys – SOLD OUT

Sun, April 29, 2018 at 8:00 pm
The Oak Ridge Boys

Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely…

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