$20 advance | $23 door
The audience is invited into the world of Emily Dickinson as portrayed by Ginger Grace. Enter the world of Dickinson, with all of its secrets, eccentricities and passions. In her own words, Emily says “Every town must have its local character – and that’s what I am!” Witness how Emily Dickinson is compelled to “stop the world” as creativity starts – and her poems come to life in the unique voice that defied the conventions of her time. It’s a deliriously private world – and Emily Dickinson is our host! Ginger Grace has been performing The Belle of Amherst throughout the country for the past 11 years for audiences of all ages. Co-Sponsored by Spencer Gray Insurance
$18 advance | $22 door
The Sultans of String, who are 3x JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominees & SiriusXM Award winners, are set to raise the rafters with their 10th Anniversary Celebration Tour. Described as an “energetic and exciting band, with talent to burn!” by Maverick Magazine (UK), they serve up a musical passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, and Cuban rhythms, with fiery violin dances and kinetic guitar, while funky bass lays down unstoppable grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound. Co-Sponsored by Shankman & Associates
$15 adults | $10 age under 12
Co-Sponsored by the Biosophical Institute
This Earth, Seas & Air concert is part musical performance, part environmentalism and 100% fun! This award-winning show by Chris McKhool is fully interactive and gets kids singing, dancing and talking about taking care of the Earth. For over a decade, Chris, who has been hailed as a “Children’s musical star” (National Post) and “Canada’s greatest eco-troubadour for young people.” (Mississauga Living Arts Centre) takes his audience beyond the 3 R’s of ecology (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) to a new level of understanding of our global connection to forests, air, water and animals. Everyone leaves with the feeling that they can really make a difference!
$30 advance | $34 door
Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends...such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night - songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age. This is one veteran performer who is neither grizzled nor nostalgic.
Sponsored by JR Maxwell’s
9:00AM – 4:00PM daily
Cost: $225 (purchase lunch for $30 or bring your own)
During Spring Break 2018, students will be immersed in an enriching theatrical experience. Regardless of their ability, the camp process encourages skills of play, social interaction, storytelling, imagination, playwriting, improvisation, impersonation and comedy interlaced with physical activity and engagement.
$21 advance | $24 door
Each year hundreds of funny women apply to compete in Ladies of Laughter Contest. Join us for a hilarious night with 2016 Winner Kelly MacFarland and Carolyn Plummer, 2016 Runner Up. Hold on to your sides for these funny and fabulous female comedians. Kelly shares her life experiences in the unique way that only she can. In humorous contrast, Carolyn pulls material from the hum-drum, day-to-day monotony of the life of everyman; and she does it well. The monumental is easy... it's our existence that's so hard, yet so ridiculous. You will be pleasantly surprised by the candor and captivated by their individual charm. Both MacFarland and Plummer offer a refreshing yet playful point of view.
$20 advance | $25 door
Adam Ezra Group’s songwriting is making waves around the country and they’ve recently received “Song of the Year” at the New England Music Awards. A songwriting partnership with the legendary John Oates is currently taking Ezra back and forth between Nashville and touring. The group is made up of lead singer, songwriter and guitarist, Adam Ezra, Alex Martin on drums, Turtle on percussion, Corinna Smith on fiddle, Francis Hickey on bass and Josh Gold on keys. Together they are creating a powerful, inclusive community around AEG shows that is beginning to be compared to a social-movement as much as a traditional music fan-base.
Tickets: $20.00 each
Join our mud boots revelers for a night of music and dancing!
Downeast Soul Coalition>is a Portland based band that serves up a tasty and original blend of funk, soul, blues and R&B. At the core of DSC’s sound are relentless and danceable grooves, strong vocals, creative solos, and a powerful horn section.
Snappy casual attire is suggested and Mud Boots are the perfect, practical accessory for such a fun event. There will be a dance floor, silent auction and adult beverages available. Get your tickets now for a memorable evening.
Tickets: $50.00 each
Celebrate mud season in style at this premiere fundraising event benefiting the Chocolate Church Arts Center.
What is Mud Boots & Black Tie GALA?
Gala? Yes. Mud Boots? Yes. Building community to support the Chocolate Church? Definitely!
Join us for this special evening when guests and hosts will celebrate the community of theatre, music, dance and visual arts. Guests will be invited into the homes of Hosts for a prepared dinner and beverages. Then we will all gather back at the Chocolate Church for dance music by The Downeast Soul Coalition, desserts, silent auction and night cap.