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July 2018

GEM EVENT – Dave Wickerham

July 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dave Wickerham was born in Encino, California in 1962. He began playing the electronic organ at the age of four and had his first pipe organ experience at age ten. His musical education started at age seven. When he moved to Arizona in 1976, he became Associate Organist at the famous Organ Stop Pizza Restaurants in Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson. While in Arizona, he continued his musical studies with Roseamond Crowley, one of the few remaining descendants of the Louis…

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Creative Compass Children’s Theatre

July 25, 2018 @ 3:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, happening 2 times

Peas & Harmony – the Princess & the Pea (Remixed) Performances Friday, July 27, 7:00 pm & Saturday, July 28, 2:00 pm  Trumpets blare, and with them come swashbuckling jesters, dancing peas, a pompous royal entourage and a zany collection of other delightful kingdom characters!  Everyone's at odds when the time comes for the comic-book-loving prince to find the right girl amongst a gaggle of silly princesses. 37 local students are hard at work with two professionals from Compass Creative Dramatics. …

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Creative Compass Children’s Theatre

July 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - July 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, happening 2 times

Peas & Harmony – the Princess & the Pea (Remixed) Performances Friday, July 27, 7:00 pm & Saturday, July 28, 2:00 pm  Trumpets blare, and with them come swashbuckling jesters, dancing peas, a pompous royal entourage and a zany collection of other delightful kingdom characters!  Everyone's at odds when the time comes for the comic-book-loving prince to find the right girl amongst a gaggle of silly princesses. 37 local students are hard at work with two professionals from Compass Creative Dramatics. …

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August 2018

The Blooze Brothers – Kick of Fungus Fest

August 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Kicking of Humongous Fungus Festival as the parade's Grand Marshalls and then taking the Theatre's stage! The Blooze Brothers are the #1 touring tribute to the characters of Jake and Elwood Blues originally portrayed in the late 1970’s by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd of Saturday Night Live fame. Driving the Bloozmobile they’ll be Grand Marshalling the Fungus Fest parade right into the Crystal Theatre.  Their audience will be treated to powerful Motown, Soul, R&B, Classic Rock, Swing, and of course the music…

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Ole & Lena’s Family Reunion

August 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

It's a musical comedy of a Yooper'ish kind - Snooty cousin Mildred was encouraged by her psychologist to return to her roots. Without asking, she I invitations to the whole family inviting them to a family reunion at Ole & Lena's farm. The only problem is she forgot to ask Lena or Ole. Although caught by surprise, Lena loves the idea of getting the family together. Not Ole, he has other plans. His lodge is holding the International Euchre Tournament…

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Judy Collins

August 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. The…

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September 2018

GEM EVENT – Michael Mizrahi & Friends: Tribute to Leonard Bernstein

September 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Praised as "intrepid" (Philadelphia Inquirer), "engaging" (Houston Chronicle), and "endlessly fascinating" (WQXR New York), pianist Michael Mizrahi has won acclaim for his compelling performances of a wide-ranging repertoire and his ability to connect with audiences of all ages. He has appeared as concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and teaching artist across the United States and abroad. The Crystal Theatre welcomes pianist Michael Mizrahi and an ensemble of gifted musicians on Sunday, September 9 at 2:00 pm CST presenting Michael Mizrahi…

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GEM EVENT – ABBA Salute

September 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

ABBA Salute is quite literally the most accurate ABBA tribute band in the country. With painstaking attention to detail, they’ve recreated an ABBA experience that won’t soon be forgotten.  Fronted by two dynamic ladies with angelic voices, and backed by a group of world class musicians, the music of the greatest pop band in history comes to life in a Las Vegas type show that mesmerizes the viewer, both young and old alike.  This show opens with a tribute to the…

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October 2018

Beethoven and Banjos – An Annual Musical Celebration for the UP

October 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

October will bring the 4th annual Beethoven and Banjos Music Festival. This year the festival is bringing Nordic folk music and some very unusual instruments to our UP audiences.  Along with the musicians from Decoda (Carnegie Hall’s resident chamber group) and Laurel Premo, we are presenting Norwegian Hardanger fiddler Guro Kvifte Nesheim and Swedish Nyckelharpist Anna Gustavsson.  Decoda is a chamber ensemble comprised of virtuoso musicians, entrepreneurs, and passionate advocates of the arts. Based in New York City, Decoda creates…

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GEM EVENT – Madison Bach Musicians: Baroque Quartet

October 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Four outstanding members of the Madison Bach Musicians will give a virtuosic and intriguing program that explores and compares the magnificent music of Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frederick Handel―both born less than a month apart, only eighty miles apart, and in 1685!! MBM director Trevor Stephenson will also talk about the selections and about the remarkable baroque instruments the musicians will bring: harpsichord, baroque violin, baroque cello. Soprano soloist Chelsea Sheppard will talk a bit about the art of…

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Andrew Rogers accompanies “Nosferatu”

October 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Organist Andrew Rogers returns to the Crystal Theatre. Accompanying a classic silent horror movie, Andrew will perform an original score on the Moller Theatre Pipe Organ. Just in time to get you in the Halloween mood! Released in 1929, Nosferatu was a highly influential silent horror film from 1929, the mysterious Count Orlok (Max Schreck) summons Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and…

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November 2018

CoVantage Cares Foundation Fundraiser

November 27, 2018 - December 11, 2018

Crystal Theatre has been chosen by the CoVantage Cares Foundation to receive a matching-funds grant!  The theatre has an opportunity to do community fundraising for a two week period, from Giving Tuesday - November 27,  to Tuesday, December 11.  Funds raised will be matched by the CoVantage Cares Foundation up to $20,000! Gifts of any size will be appreciated!  Here’s how you can participate and help reach the goal during these two weeks: Respond to this invitation by writing a…

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The Polar Express~Crystal Christmas Movie

November 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. What unfolds is an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. The Polar Express is a 2004 animated…

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The Santa Clause~Crystal Christmas Movie

November 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Divorcee Scott Calvin is disgusted to learn that his ex and her husband have tried - and failed - to break it easy to their 6-year-old son Charlie that Santa isn't real. On Christmas Eve, Scott reads The Night Before Christmas... then receives an unexpected visitor on his roof. When he's startled by Scott's calling out and falls, the Santa impersonator disappears, leaving only an 8-reindeer sleigh and a suit with instructions to put it on if he's involved in…

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December 2018

The Santa Clause 2~Crystal Christmas Movie

December 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Scott Calvin has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best Santa ever. But Santa's world is turned upside down when he's dealt a double whammy of bad news: not only has his son, Charlie, landed on this year's `naughty' list, but if Scott doesn't marry by Christmas Eve, he'll stop being Santa forever. The Santa Clause 2 is a 2002 Christmas family comedy film Rated G. It is a sequel to…

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Crystal Christmas Variety Show

December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Crystal Theatre as we celebrate Christmas in music, dance and comedy! Featuring local and regional talent: Crystal Falls Musicale Release time students from United Lutheran Release time students from Christ United Methodist Students from Inclusion Dance United Lutheran Handbell choir Hicks With Picks Ericka Lindwall Linda Hurrell and Vicky Lempanen on the Steinway "Mickie" Wickstrom Strictly Gospel Men's chorus from Negaunee And your Master of Ceremonies, Pastor Vicky Prewitt Admission is by donation to support the…

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The Mighty Ducks~Crystal Christmas Movie

December 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

  Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) is a successful Minneapolis defense attorney who never loses a case but whose courtroom antics have earned him no respect among his peers. After successfully defending a client resulting in his 30th win, Bombay is called into his boss's office to be congratulated but also chastised for embarrassing the judge. He responds by going out drinking and is subsequently arrested for drunken driving. Bombay is sentenced to 500 hours of community service by coaching the…

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The Muppet Christmas Carole~Crystal Christmas Movie

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

On Christmas Eve, in 19th Century London, Charles Dickens (played by Gonzo the Great) and his friend Rizzo act as narrators throughout the film. Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine), a surly money-lender, does not share the merriment of Christmas. Scrooge rejects his nephew Fred's invitation to Christmas dinner, dismisses two gentlemen collecting money for charity, and tosses a wreath at a carol singing Bean Bunny. His loyal employee Bob Cratchit (played by Kermit the Frog) and the other bookkeepers request to…

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Frozen~Crystal Christmas Movie

December 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

The film tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on a journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal reindeer, and a naïve snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped their kingdom in eternal winter. inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow Queen" Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film The film features the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and Santino Fontana. Suggested donation…

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Second Sunday Folk Dance

December 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Second Sunday Folk Dance Opening set by White Water (Dean and Bette Premo, Carrie and Susan Dlutkowski) along with French-Canadian step & Irish Dance Brynna Rice,followed immediately by The Lost Forty. A reception will be held after the concert   A native of the northern Minnesota logging town of Bemidji, Brian Miller teams up with Wisconsinite Randy Gosa to perform the Irish-influenced music of men who roamed the Great Lakes region in the days when pine was king. Miller and Gosa are both renowned in the…

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! ~ Crystal Christmas Movie

December 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Every Who down in Who-ville likes Christmas a lot, but the Grinch who lived just north of Whoville did NOT! So the cuddly as a cactus Grinch (with termites in his smile and garlic in his soul) tries to wipe out Christmas for the cheerful Who-villians, only to discover: Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more!  and animated by cartoon The book has been adapted as this 1966 animated TV…

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