Croswell announces 2013-2014 season

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The historic Croswell Opera House in downtown Adrian. Photo submitted.

The new season for the Croswell Opera House in Adrian has been announced, and promises music and theater lovers many different ways to enjoy an evening out.

The Broadway Season at the Croswell has the Elvis Presley tribute “All Shook Up” kicking off the year, running Sept. 20-29. Set in 1955, a small town girl hopes to meet a certain rock-and-roll star, and when he arrives, romance and rock-and-roll and the magic of Elvis kick in.

“Sweeney Todd” is next on the schedule, running Oct. 11-20, and offering a darker musical treat. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler brought to life the story of a vengeful barber who returns to the place of his exile determined to get revenge. This intense musical is not for the faint of heart.

Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” on Dec. 6-22, is back by popular demand for the holidays. Adapted from the movie, this musical tells the story of song and dance performers who woo two sisters with the famous Irving Berlin score to keep toes tapping.

Special events are also part of the Croswell season, and start with “Zany and Bedore Comedy Night” on Sept. 20. Featured regularly on the Bob & Tom radio show, the two comedians bring their humor to Adrian in this over-18 show.

“Branson on the Road,” Nov. 3, is a revue featuring a variety of music and comedy hosted by popular Branson, Missouri co-hosts Debbie Horton and Donnie Wright with Brian Capps. Featured music includes classic country, bluegrass rockabilly and gospel music. Horton is the only woman to ever play lead guitar for Johnny Cash.

On Nov. 8-10, “Wolf Tales” presents a three-opera evening for the family. Hear the stories of The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and other fairy tales from the perspective of the wolves. “Mega 80’s Night” on Nov. 16 features rock and roll music from the 1980s performed by The Rock Show Band.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Dueling Pianos by 176 Keys. The request-driven interactive show will be over before midnight, and on-stage seating includes snacks, a party pack and champagne.

Keep the Faith puts on a Bon Jovi tribute concert on January 18. Their music and stage shows make concertgoers feel like they are in the presence of the well-loved band from New Jersey.

On Jan. 31-Feb. 9, come enjoy Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” The story of Ariel the mermaid’s life and love on land and sea is a favorite with families.

On Stage Cabaret features Stephanie Jass and Dave Rains performing cabaret, March 14-22. With Jass’ distinction as the top female Jeopardy winner in the show’s history, there will be Jeopardy secrets shared as well as songs performed.

The whole family can enjoy the comedy performances of the Bright Star Theatre’s Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk in “Once Upon a Time” on March 29. Lenny and Mable play more than a dozen roles each in their version of the two fairy tales.

On March 29, Broken Road takes the stage in their salute to Rascal Flatts. The band plays music of the country superstars with the look and styling of Rascal Flatts.

Wild Swan Theatre brings the story of Peter Rabbit to town on April 26. Enjoy the adventures of the small and determined rabbit as he goes up against Farmer McGregor.

Dueling Pianos by 176 Keys returns to the Croswell on the evening of April 26. The request-driven show is highlighted by the interactive quality of the performance. Limited on-stage seating is available.

Information about and ticket prices can be found online at www.croswell.org or by calling 264.7469.




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