• rsobwcroppedThe Rhythm Society Orchestra is a 15 piece dance band specializing in true vintage swing music. Their sound is heavily influenced by Count Basie and Harry James. Although based in Detroit, this band covers top venues throughout the Midwest and has been featured on numerous television and radio programs.

    Crooner Paul King describes his style as “a mixture of Mel Torme, Joe Williams, and Frank Sinatra - with a dash of Cab Calloway thrown in”. Detroit’s Metro Times jokes, “his voice has been banned in some nightclubs for inducing public displays of affection on the dance floor”.

    The Rhythm Society Orchestra was recently featured in a Michigan-made independent film, Forever in Time, directed by Chuck Grady.

    Backed by the solid, horn-heavy sounds of the swingin’ Rhythm Society, handsome front man Paul King belts out the tunes in vintage suave style. In an instant, you’ll be transported into the dance halls of the ’30’s and ’40’s, where a cool-suited cat grabs the hand of the nearest full-skirted honey and the dance-floor crowd parts to watch them take a manic dip and twirl.

    “Irresistible big band song - simply flawless” ~Sarah Klein, METRO TIMES

    This program is funded in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council and MCACA.

    Click here to purchase tickets! $15 Adults, Kids 18 and under free admission but a ticket is required. Main Stage. General admission. 7:30 p.m.

    Dogwood Box Office Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event. For more information please contact Dogwood Box Office at 231.924.8885.

    Tickets may also be purchased at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont. Hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.. For more information please contact the Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

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    Discover the Big Top Within….Cirque Amongus, a one-day Circus Camp will introduce children, ages 6- 12 years old, to a range of circus skills.  There will definitely be an abundance of fun as participants laugh and giggle while they ride unicycles and tiny bikes, walk a tightrope or with stilts, jump rope, do magic tricks, stay atop a rolling barrel, swing on a trapeze, or learn to juggle.

    In the morning, students will learn each of the 10 different circus acts.  After lunch, they chose their favorite and spend the afternoon perfecting it and putting together an act with other participants, assisted by Cirque Amongus instructors and volunteers.  At the end of the day, when their families come back, the whole troupe puts on a show with their newly found skills.

    The daylong program by Cirque Amongus, a Livonia company that brings all the equipment and instructors for “Circus Day”, will promote teamwork, self-esteem and fun throughout the day.

    This program is funded in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council and MCACA.

    Click here to register! The cost for the day is $30 per child. Children must be ages 6 - 12 years old to participate and the program will be limited to 50 participants.  It will be a full day of activities between 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  and followed immediately with a performance for the families at pick-up time.  Children will need to bring a sack lunch.  Light snacks will be provided mid-morning and mid-afternoon.  Advanced registration is required.

    The Dogwood Center Box Office is open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event.  For information, phone 231.924.8885.

    NCCA-Artsplace hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  For information, phone 231.924.4022.

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  • villagepuppets7The Village Puppeteers present “Lost in Storyland” in the Black Box!

    In a raucous comic romp, their internationally acclaimed puppeteers riff on classic fairy tale characters.  Packed with silly antics and featuring a cavalcade of colorful puppets, Puss ‘N Boots, the Three Little Pigs, Humpty Dumpty,  Little Miss Muffet and Rumpelstiltskin are joined by a host of others, including a handsome prince, a maiden in distress and a dazzling dragon. Fun for the whole family!

    Click here to purchase tickets! $5, children 3 and under are free with a ticket. Black Box. General admission seating.

    Dogwood Box Office Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event. For more information please contact Dogwood Box Office at 231.924.8885.

    Tickets may also be purchased at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont. Hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.. For more information please contact the Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

  • the-neverending-storyJoin in on the fun and kick off the 2016 Baby Food Festival by watching The NeverEnding Story, the tale of a boy that dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.  It stars Noah Hathaway, Barrett Oliver and Tami Stronach.  The 1984 film is rated PG and runs 94 minutes.

    Black Box. General admission seating. Free admission, donations accepted at the door to help support the programs of the Dogwood Center.

    Dogwood Center is located one mile east of downtown Fremont at 4734 Campus Court.

  • The Dogwood Center Summer Youth Theater presents Alice in Wonderland!

    Curiouser and curiouser. This version of Alice in Wonderland combines both Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Join us for this whimsical production performed by community middle school aged students and up!

    The Dogwood Summer Youth Theater is directed again this summer by Chelsea Webb.

    Show dates and times are Thursday and Friday,  July 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 30 at 3:00 p.m.

    Free admission. Donations accepted at the door to support Dogwood programs. Main Stage. General admission seating.

  • The Dogwood Center Summer Youth Theater presents Alice in Wonderland!

    Curiouser and curiouser. This version of Alice in Wonderland combines both Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Join us for this whimsical production performed by community middle school aged students and up!

    The Dogwood Summer Youth Theater is directed again this summer by Chelsea Webb.

    Show dates and times are Thursday and Friday,  July 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 30 at 3:00 p.m.

    Free admission. Donations accepted at the door to support Dogwood programs. Main Stage. General admission seating.

  • The Dogwood Center Summer Youth Theater presents Alice in Wonderland!

    Curiouser and curiouser. This version of Alice in Wonderland combines both Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Join us for this whimsical production performed by community middle school aged students and up!

    The Dogwood Summer Youth Theater is directed again this summer by Chelsea Webb.

    Show dates and times are Thursday and Friday,  July 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 30 at 3:00 p.m.

    Free admission. Donations accepted at the door to support Dogwood programs. Main Stage. General admission seating.

  • crystalbowersoxguitarCrystal Bowersox has made it her mission to live life and her music to the fullest. With a gentle warmth and wisdom well beyond her years, the consummate artist has an uncompromising vision of herself and her music that is refreshing and rare. “I believe if you stand for something, stand your ground; stand it strong and stand it proud.”

    It is this fortitude and courageous spirit that resonated with millions night after night when the 2010 American Idol runner up took the stage. There is a sincerity and authenticity about her that just can’t be manufactured. The same can be said about her musical prowess, which has all the markings of a creative force to reckon with who is in it for the long haul. Her rich blend of blues, country, folk and rock makes her one of the most dynamic young voices in music to come along in years. She has performed alongside everyone from Harry Connick Jr., Joe Cocker, and Alanis Morrisette, to Michael Franti, John Popper and BB King.

    All That For This, Crystal Bowersox’s sophomore release and Shanachie Entertainment debut, is a powerful testament to her talents as both a singer and songwriter, as well as her unerring musical vision.

    Bowersox’s new recording is a finely crafted and beautifully arranged tapestry that illustrates the dynamic singer’s keen ability to shape a narrative poetically and metaphorically, inviting listeners into her world.

    Bowersox rejoices on the sweepingly beautiful Amen for my Friends, speaking to the blessings of friendship.  All That For This also includes Dead Weight, featuring Crystal’s rich and emotive alto ringing truth with the potent lyrics, “If you don’t know I’ll tell you now…Don’t go beating dead horses keep steady your course.. if you’re holding on to dead weight it’s just holding you down.” Crystal penned the song Till The Whiskey’s Gone with a dear friend of her husband’s, Austin musician Charlie King. She brings the heat on this rocked out anthem, as only she can. The zen and funky Fall Into Place opens with an insatiable guitar riff and Crystal makes her declaration for independence and bares all on the show stopping bluesy number Moving On. Throughout Bowersox raises the bar as a triple threat adept at shining as a vocalist, composer and guitarist.

    Although the spotlight shone on Crystal when she appeared on American Idol, she was already a seasoned veteran of the folk circuit before she was on the show. She began performing regularly at ten and by her teens she was gigging steadily. In 2004 she relocated to Chicago where she spent several years honing her skills on Chicago’s North Side, busking at train stations and performing at clubs and bars, as well as internationally.

    2010 was a big year for Bowersox who placed second in one of the nation’s biggest singing competitions, married fellow musician and friend Brian Walker, and released her critically heralded Farmer’s Daughter. Her recording debut was a powerfully moving and personally revealing recording that dealt with real life issues including childhood abuse, love and life’s everyday challenges.

    For more on Crystal Bowersox please visit her website by clicking here.

    Click here to purchase tickets! $17.50. Black Box. General admission seating. Tables can be reserved with the purchase of eight tickets. Call the Dogwood to reserve yours today!

    Dogwood Box Office Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event. For more information please contact Dogwood Box Office at 231.924.8885.

    Tickets may also be purchased at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont. Hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.. For more information please contact the Artsplace at 231.924.4022.