The Lyceum Theatre Presents The Artists Lounge Live Concert Series

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The Lyceum Theatre Presents
The Artists Lounge Live Concert Series
With Two Unique Shows On February 17 and 18

Arrow Rock, MO – The Lyceum Theatre is proud to present the Artists Lounge Live Concert Series featuring two nationally touring recording artists performing two unique shows on both Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18, 2018. Michael Ingersoll (Jersey Boys, Under the Streetlamp on PBS) soothes the soul with Try a Little Tenderness, performing familiar favorites by James Taylor, Sam Cooke, Elton John, and more. Christopher Kale Jones (Jersey Boys, Under the Streetlamp on PBS) offers his distinctively passionate voice to Darin with a diverse catalogue of songs from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bobby Darin.

PBS television star Michael Ingersoll invites you to sing along to the songs you can’t forget in Try a Little Tenderness. Ingersoll is known for starring in Jersey Boys (Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco) and as a member of retro-rock sensation Under the Streetlamp on PBS. More than a singer, Ingersoll is an endearing storyteller brimming with humor, sincerity, and generosity of spirit. Chicago Sun-Times exclaims, “He’s got star written all over him.”

As a founding member of retro-rock sensation Under the Streetlamp, his concert specials air in hundreds of millions of homes nationwide on PBS. Michael is also known for playing Nick Massi of the Four Seasons in the Tony Award-winning hit Jersey Boys (Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles). As well as performing, Michael and wife Angela Ingersoll produce the Artists Lounge Live Concert Series. As a producer, Michael collaborates with performing arts centers (Paramount Theatre, Elgin Arts Center, Northlight Theatre, etc.) and philanthropic organizations (American Cancer Society, United Way, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, etc.), as well as co-producing Streetlamp’s concert specials for Public Television. Further theatre credits include Award Nominations for Of Mice and Men, Floyd Collins, Bat Boy: The Musical, and tick, tick… BOOM!. Further television appearances include Access Hollywood, Extra! (Streetlamp), The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show, PBS’ Capitol Fourth, The Primetime Emmy Awards (Jersey Boys), The Beast, and Chicago Fire. Film: Walk the Line. Recordings: Under the Streetlamp, Rock Around the Clock, Let the Good Times Roll, Everyday’s a Holiday (Streetlamp), and Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas.

Beloved by audiences for starring as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys (First National Tour), Christopher Kale Jones currently wins hearts on PBS as a member of retro-rock sensation Under the Streetlamp boasting four PBS concert specials seen in hundreds of millions of homes nationwide. In his solo concert Darin, Jones embodies the dazzling versatility of Bobby Darin, recounting a life lived in the spotlight and lost too soon. Songs include “Dream Lover,” “Mack the Knife,” and “Beyond the Sea.”  “Jones has the audience swooning until the final curtain,” raves Theatre Mania.

Jones’ other theatre highlights include starring as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors opposite his wife, actress Jenna Coker-Jones (Ford’s Theater, Washington  DC); and Mercury in Olympus On My Mind (Bristol Riverside Theatre) for which he received a Barrymore Award Nomination. Other television: Access Hollywood, Extra!  (Streetlamp), The Tonight Show (Jersey Boys). Recordings: Under The Streetlamp, Rockin’ Round the Clock, Let the Good Times Roll, and Everyday’s a Holiday (Streetlamp). Concerts: Darin. Chris and Jenna are the proud parents of a little girl, Presley Rose.

Wood & Huston Bank is the Gold Star Sponsor of the event.

Matinee performances are at 3:00pm; evening performances at 7:00pm.  Regular Reserved Seating for a single show is $50.00 with both shows available for $80.00 The Lyceum is also offering an exclusive 2-Show Dinner Package. Attend both shows on either Saturday or Sunday and enjoy dinner between shows at either J. Huston Tavern or Catalpa. Please call The Lyceum Box Office for more information and pricing.

Tickets are available by phone only at (660) 837-3311 x1, in person at the Lyceum’s Box Office at 114 High Street, Arrow Rock, MO or at the Wood & Huston Bank main location on the square in Marshall, MO.

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3), professional theatre located in the unique Village of Arrow Rock, Missouri, a 19th century National Historic Landmark. The Village of Arrow Rock received the 2017 Missouri Arts Council Creative Community Award. The Lyceum has been entertaining audiences in the heart of Missouri for 57 years producing a variety of musicals, dramas and comedies. Each year, this 416 seat theatre attracts professional talent from across the country to produce an eight show season (June-December). Performers, designers, directors, and technicians take residence in Arrow Rock for five months to bring its patrons Broadway caliber productions throughout the summer.

The Lyceum Theatre is affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. The Lyceum receives much needed support from the Missouri Arts Council.

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Get in the Spirit with A Christmas Carol at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre!

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Get in the Spirit with A Christmas Carol
at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre!
Charles Dickens’ timeless tale is brought to life
by a cast filled with Lyceum favorites.

ARROW ROCK, MO – Plan on celebrating the joys of Christmas in Arrow Rock in December! The Lyceum stage will once again be aglow with good spirits and Christmas tradition as Charles Dickens’ immortal classic, A Christmas Carol, comes musically to life starring Lyceum favorite Ron Wisniski as Ebenezer Scrooge, returning for his fourth straight year. There will only be 13 performances running from December 13 through December 23.

The Lyceum brings to life the familiar story of a seemingly heartless miser given one last chance at redemption by four visiting ghosts. On Christmas Eve Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes an incredible transformation as he views with new eyes his past, present and the possibilities of the future. A Christmas Carol is now a cherished annual tradition in Arrow Rock and is made possible through the generous support of LammTech of Sedalia.

Lyceum Producing Artistic Director, Quin Gresham, directs his adaptation of the Dickens classic. “Dickens’ timeless and heartwarming message, more than a dozen holiday songs, and a brilliant cast will certainly fill audiences with Christmas spirit this December,” said Gresham. “Thanks to the continued embellishments by Resident Scenic Designer Ryan J. Zirngibl, Ron Wisniski’s brilliant performance as Scrooge, and a stunning cast of familiar favorites, I have no doubt that this will be our most powerful Christmas Carol yet!

The Lyceum is pleased to announce that the role of Ebenezer Scrooge will be played, once again, by Lyceum favorite, Ron Wisniski. Mr. Wisniski originated the role in the inaugural production of A Christmas Carol in 2014, a role he has also played at Syracuse Stage. Other Lyceum appearances include the devilish Mr. Applegate in Damn Yankees, the flamboyant Roger Debris in The Producers, Diary of Anne Frank, You Can’t Take It With You and Hello Dolly. Ron appeared in the National Tours of Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), Annie (FDR), and Tintypes (Teddy Roosevelt) and has appeared in more than 200 productions at theatres nationwide.

Ben Gougeon returns to the Lyceum playing Scrooge’s long suffering clerk, Bob Cratchit. Mr. Gougeon made his Lyceum debut this season as Dr. Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles. Other favorite credits include: NYC: The Visitation (Witness Immersive), Half Moon Bay (Nylon Fusion), The Drunkard (Metropolitan Playhouse).  REGIONAL: Escanaba in Da Moonlight (Farmers Alley), Of Mice and Men (Booth Tarkington).  FILM/TV: The Price, A Crime to Remember, Black Mask.

Returning to the role he originated in the inaugural production of A Christmas Carol, Timothy Shew plays the jovial Ghost of Christmas Present and Scrooge’s first employer, Mr. Fezziwig. Tim’s long history with the Lyceum began nearly 40 years ago as a resident company member. Mr. Shew has appeared in 11 Broadway shows including, most recently, Kander and Ebb’s The Visit with Chita Rivera, Evita with Ricky Martin, Bye Bye Birdie, Guys and Dolls, and Jean Val Jean in Les Misérables.

Playing the dual roles of Mrs. Fezziwig and Mrs. Dilber will be Lyceum regular April Woodall. April returns to Arrow Rock where she has appeared in Into the Woods, Little Women, Tom Sawyer, The Sound of Music, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Music Man, and Fiddler on the Roof. Regional credits include: Maine State Music Theatre, Fulton Theatre, American Theatre Group, Mill Mountain Theater, Little Theatre on the Square, Gateway Playhouse, Bristol Riverside Theatre; Hedgerow Theatre, Flashpoint Theatre, Center City Theatre Works, The Seaport History Museum Theatre, The Eagle Theatre, and The Devon. Barrymore and SALT nominations for the title role in Souvenir – a fantasia on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins (Montgomery Theatre; Cortland Repertory Theatre); and a Carbonell nomination for her performance of Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.

Robert Elliott returns to play the dual roles of Old Joe and Jacob Marley after playing Matt Drayton in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner earlier this season and last year as the domineering Capt. Queeg in The Caine Mutiny. Mr. Elliott began his career as a company member at the Missouri Repertory Theatre and at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival. Extensive work over the years at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Indiana Rep. Other regional credits include Syracuse Stage, Asolo Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, PCPA Theatrefest, Cleveland Playhouse, Roundabout Theatre.

Returning to the role she has played in all four years of A Christmas Carol, Laura Sexauer plays the violin-wielding Ghost of Christmas Past; Manon Halliburton returns as Mrs. Cratchit; Bailey Jordan Reeves returns in the dual roles of Scrooge’s first love, Belle, and Fred’s wife, Anne; Lyceum favorite Ben Nordstrom makes his A Christmas Carol debut as Scrooge’s nephew Fred as well as Marley’s younger self; Michael Dewar returns as one of Scrooge’s debtors and Scrooge’s younger self; and Adam McCall, Michael Brennan, Paula Danner, Jonathan Brown, Paula Bear, Myke Andrews and Cher Desiree Alvarez in  appear in a variety of roles.

The cast of 26 actors also features a number of young performers from neighboring communities including Lilian Buie, Simeon Buie, Cailyn Chaney, Sophia Christy, Lauren Kennon, Cooper Rainwater, Abigail Rainwater, Spencer Rainwater and Logan Musselman as Tiny Tim.

The creative team for A Christmas Carol includes Quin Gresham (Director/Adaptor), James Woodland (Resident Musical Director, Composer), Stephanie Berg (Composer), Kristen Nordstrom (Choreographer), Ryan J. Zirngibl (Resident Scenic Designer), Randy B. Winder (Resident Lighting Designer), Kerri S. Packard (Costume Designer), Jon Robertson and Ryan Matthew Hall (Sound Designers), Ivan Cano (Production Stage Manager), and Laura Berrios (Assistant Stage Manager).

Single Tickets for A Christmas Carol are priced at $37.00 for adults. Senior, student and children discounts are available as are special group rates. Performances are December 13 – December 23, 2017, Evening performances are at 7pm and matinees are at 2pm. For tickets: www.lyceumtheatre.org, (660) 837-3311 x1, or in person at the Lyceum’s box office at 114 High Street, Arrow Rock, MO 65320.

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3), professional theatre located in the unique village of Arrow Rock, Missouri, a 19th century National Historic Landmark. The Lyceum has been entertaining audiences in the heart of Missouri for 57 years producing a variety of musicals, dramas and comedies. Each year, this 416 seat theatre attracts professional talent from across the country to produce an eight show season (June-December). Performers, designers, directors, and technicians take residence in Arrow Rock for five months to bring its patrons Broadway caliber productions throughout the summer.

The Lyceum Theatre is affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

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The Lyceum Presents its Premiere of Beehive The 60’s Musical

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The Lyceum Presents its Premiere of Beehive The 60's Musical

ARROW ROCK, MO – The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre rocks the theatre with music from the 60’s with Beehive from September 16 through September 24, 2017.

From the Supremes to Janis Joplin and everyone in between, Beehive The 60’s Musical is a rockin’ celebration of the female vocalists who unmistakably left their mark on the music of the 60’s and on many of our lives. Featuring such music as “It’s My Party,” “Natural Woman,” “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “One Fine Day,” “Where the Boys Are,” and “Proud Mary,” Beehive takes you back to music’s golden era and an empowering time in our history. Six energetic women and one very hot band take you on a journey through the fashion and the sounds of the 1960’s.

Ann Cooley returns to the Lyceum to direct Beehive. The production features the debut appearance on the Lyceum stage for JALYNN STEELE, MELANA LLOYD, KATIE LADUCA, EBONY BLAKE, ABIGAIL RAYE, and SHELBY RINGDAHL.

Jalynn Steele has performed across the world in roles including the lead in the National & International tours of Fosse, she’s played Dr. Simone in the Off-Broadway smash Sistas and Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors at the Westchester Dinner Theatre. She was a part of the Norwegian Cruise Line family for years, starring in Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Shout, Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor, and After Midnight.

Melana Lloyd, a native of Lafayette, Louisiana, has degrees in Elementary Education and MFA in Dance (NYU). A former Kindergarten teacher, she left the classroom in 2008 to pursue her art. Favorite Credits Include: Off-Broadway: Soul Doctor, Klezmer Nutcracker. National Tours: The Color Purple, Hairspray. Regional: Rockin’ At The Fireside, The World Goes Round, Smokey Joe’s Café. TV: Boardwalk Empire, MTV.

Katie Laduca’s credits include: National Tour: Saturday Night Fever (Dance Captain/ Swing; u/s All Female Roles). Favorite regional credits include: Mamma Mia (Sophie), Saturday Night Fever (Stephanie), Smokey Joe’s Café (Delee), Gypsy (u/s Louise), West Side Story (Consuela).

Ebony Blake is a native of Dayton, Ohio, and a proud graduate of Wright State University. Some of her favorite credits include: The Book of Mormon (First National Tour), Nefertiti: A Concert of Music and Dance (starring role with Deeply Rooted Dance Theater), Black Nativity (The Classical Theatre of Harlem), Aida (National Tour, Aida understudy), The Colored Museum and For Colored Girls…(directed by Stanley Wayne Mathis), Jitney (The Human Race Theatre Company), and Thoroughly Modern Mille (directed by John MacInnis). Ms. Blake has also had the pleasure of traveling the world while working for Disney Cruise Lines, Holland America Cruise Lines, and Universal Studios Japan.

Most recently, Abigail Raye was seen at Fireside Theatre in their yearly band show, Back To The Fifties (Rosemary Clooney/ Peggy Lee) & Rockin’ At The Fireside (Janis Joplin/ Cher). Other favorite credit’s include: Lady of the Lake in the National Tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot, Paulette in Legally Blonde   & Rita La Porta in Lucky Stiff at Arizona Broadway Theatre.

Columbia native, Shelby Ringdahl’s credits include: Tours: Disenchanted (Snow White), West End’s ABBA MANIA (Agnetha). Off Broadway: Oh Kay! (Constance Appleton). Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (MUNY, Ensemble), Heathers (Ensemble/ Heather Chandler US), Polkadots (Ms. Square), Catch Me If You Can (Cheryl Ann/ Ensemble). Concert Soloist with Jason Robert Brown, Susan Egan, Jodi Benson, The Fort Worth Symphony, 54 Below, and Cincinnati Pops. Miss Missouri 2013, Top 12 at Miss America, 3rd in America’s Choice making over 300 appearances that year motivationally speaking to Missouri’s children.

Ann Cooley returns to direct and choreograph the production. Ann is a New York City based director and choreographer – Highlights: The Music Man (Arkansas Shakespeare), Victor/Victoria (Nat.Tour), The Producers (Costal Carolina Arts), The Will Rogers Follies, (National Tour, Pioneer Theatre, Music Circus, Lyceum Theatre starring David Lutken), Merry Go Round, The Barn – starring Tom Wopat) Peter Pan & Little Shop of Horrors (Theatre By The Sea), White Christmas, Damn Yankees, The Today Show, USO, Leading Ladies, Menhattans (Carnegie Hall & Lincoln Center), Radio City Rockettes.

Musical director for the production is Bradley Vieth. Brad is currently Senior Lecturer in Musical Theatre at Edge Hill University in the UK. New York: Wings, A Child’s Garden, Shout! The Mod Musical, Smile, See What You Want to See, Meet Me in St. Louis, and Triumph of Love (pre-B’way). Chicago: A Little Night Music (Jeff Award), The Grand Duchess, Forbidden Broadway, Another Midsummer Night, Lend Me a Tenor, Book of the Night, Jerry’s Girls, The Libertine (with John Malkovich), Lovers and Friends, The Rake’s Progress, and The Consul. Europe: Chicago, On the Town, 42nd Street, Cabaret, Carmen, West Side Story, and Little Shop of Horrors (German premiere).

Scenic design is by Lyceum Theatre Resident Scenic Designer Ryan J. Zirngibl. Mr. Zirngibl has designed many productions at The Lyceum including Les Misérables, A Christmas Carol, Million Dollar Quartet, Around the World in 80 Days, The King and I, and Fiddler on the Roof. Resident Costume Designer Garth Dunbar has been part of 10 previous seasons at The Lyceum where his many designs include Into the Woods, Hairspray, The Fantasticks, and Little Women the Musical.  Resident Lighting Designer Randy B. Winder has designed close to 100 Lyceum productions including Cats, A Christmas Carol, Les Misérables, Million Dollar Quartet, and The Fantasticks. Resident Sound Designer Ryan Matthew Hall returns for his ninth season at The Lyceum where he has designed Les Misérables, The King and I, Spamalot, The Producers, To Kill A Mockingbird, Fiddler on the Roof, and many more. Ivan Dario Cano returns as Production Stage Manager.

Single Tickets for Beehive are priced at $37.00 for adults. Senior, student and children discounts are available. Special Group Rates are available as well. Performances are September 16 – September 24, 2017, Evening performances are at 8pm and matinees are at 2pm. For tickets: www.lyceumtheatere.org, (660) 837-3311 x1, or in person at the Lyceum’s box office at 114 High Street, Arrow Rock, MO 65320.

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3), professional theatre located in the unique village of Arrow Rock, Missouri, a 19th century National Historic Landmark. The Lyceum has been entertaining audiences in the heart of Missouri for 57 years producing a variety of musicals, dramas and comedies. Each year, this 408 seat theatre attracts professional talent from across the country to produce an eight show season (June-December). Performers, designers, directors, and technicians take residence in Arrow Rock for five months to bring its patrons Broadway caliber productions throughout the summer. The Lyceum receives much needed support from the Missouri Arts Council.

The Lyceum Theatre is affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

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