• The Newaygo County Community Choir presents their annual “Spring Concert” under the direction of Joseph R. Jennings.

    Free admission. Main Stage. General admission seating. 3:00 p.m.

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    Thursday, May 3 - 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 4 - 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 5 - 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

    Seussical is a musical play based on the works of Dr. Seuss.  Come see his characters come to life  as Fremont High School Theatre brings them from the page to the stage. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child that’s been thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

    Click here to purchase tickets! Adults $15, Students $10, Children 5 and under $5. Main Stage. General admission seating.

    Dogwood Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday from 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 the 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 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information please contact NCCA-Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

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    The Dogwood Summer Youth Theater will present the classic story, Robin Hood! Auditions will be held at the Dogwood Center Black Box. Youth ages 12 and up are invited to come and try out on either Thursday, May 10 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. or Sunday, May 13 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Casting calls for at least 21 male and female roles with room for many extras.

    Who doesn’t know the story of Robin Hood and his merry men? Well, you can forget all about it. This version of Robin Hood is a hysterical, sprawling, action packed drama. Besides cleverly retelling the legend, the author has created roles that challenge and reinvent the myth. Including a wise cracking, superior swordsperson in Marian and a Robin who only by chance finds himself a hero. But true to the legend, all ends well; the Sheriff’s sleazy scheme to wed young Ellen fizzles, King John’s vicious taxes are rescinded, the Sherwood Foresters are finally legitimized, and justice descends on England’s green and pleasant land.

    The Dogwood Summer Youth Theater will be directed again by Chelsea Webb. The performance dates for Robin Hood are July 27 and 28. For more information please contact the Dogwood Center at 231.924.8885.

  • wsfallconcert2017-76Wellspring Dance of Kalamazoo will bring modern dance to the Dogwood Center! The performance will feature new works and classic Wellspring repertory. One of the dance selections, “Citadel” describes the difficulty humankind has in coming to consensus within our communities, and includes a beautiful piano score by Chad Lawson.  The program will also include a flowing quartet, “Now is the Masterpiece,” originally performed at RADFest 2017.

    Now in its 37th season, Wellspring Dance performs throughout the year, providing a unique and authentic voice in modern dance which serves to inspire, engage and educate. Wellspring also presents the annual Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival highlighting emerging and established contemporary dance artists from throughout the Midwest and beyond. Wellspring offers dance classes to youth and adults alike and holds dance intensives and dance camps each summer.

    Dancers at the performance at the Dogwood Center will include Alexis Harris, Rachel Miller, Dasan Mitchell, Carolyn Rabbers, Jasmine Statzer and Maddie Korff.

    Cori Terry, Wellspring’s founder and Artistic Director, was born in Brooklyn and attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She completed her dance training in New York City and joined the Erick Hawkins Dance Company in 1974. Cori performed and taught in major cities throughout the United States and Europe. In 1980, Cori came to Kalamazoo as artist-in-residence at Western Michigan University. Then, in the 1980-81 season she formed Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers.

    Highlights of Wellspring’s history include critically acclaimed performances and collaborations with Artichoke Dance Company and Naumburg-winning eighth blackbird of New York, Zephyr Dance and XSIGHT! of Chicago, Susan Van Pelt from the University of Ohio, Detroit Dance Collective, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Ariel Dance Company, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Fontana Chamber Arts and Cavani String Quartet.

    Click here to purchase tickets! Tickets $15.00. Main Stage, General Admission. 7:30 p.m.

    Box Office hours are 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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    The Dogwood Summer Youth Theater will present the classic story, Robin Hood! Auditions will be held at the Dogwood Center Black Box. Youth ages 12 and up are invited to come and try out on either Thursday, May 10 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. or Sunday, May 13 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Casting calls for at least 21 male and female roles with room for many extras.

    Who doesn’t know the story of Robin Hood and his merry men? Well, you can forget all about it. This version of Robin Hood is a hysterical, sprawling, action packed drama. Besides cleverly retelling the legend, the author has created roles that challenge and reinvent the myth. Including a wise cracking, superior swordsperson in Marian and a Robin who only by chance finds himself a hero. But true to the legend, all ends well; the Sheriff’s sleazy scheme to wed young Ellen fizzles, King John’s vicious taxes are rescinded, the Sherwood Foresters are finally legitimized, and justice descends on England’s green and pleasant land.

    The Dogwood Summer Youth Theater will be directed again by Chelsea Webb. The performance dates for Robin Hood are July 27 and 28. For more information please contact the Dogwood Center at 231.924.8885.

  • meghan-and-sarah-for-webBoth Sarah Potenza and Meghan Linsey have made a name for themselves since competing on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2015 and gone on to wow audiences across the nation, each with a powerfully soulful and distinctive voice.

    Potenza left the show as a top 20 finalist then headed to Nashville, where she quickly integrated into the local music scene, becoming a staple at the world renowned Bluebird Café and the globally broadcast Music City Roots program. She continues to earn raves for her big voice, which seamlessly blends roots, rock and soul. NPR Music exclusively premiered the music video to Potenza’s debut album, ‘Monster’. Programmers have been supporting her gritty sound and unstoppable resolve, resulting in ‘Monster’ moving quickly up the Americana Radio chart. NPR Music calls the album a “blistering, riff-propelled personal anthem,” while No Depression states, “You won’t find any gimmicks on MONSTER, just pure unadulterated rock and roll.” Sarah’s album also received rave reviews from Rolling Stone. In September the magazine named her one of the top 10 artists you need to know, stating “Potenza is to the Blues what Adele is to Pop.”

    In May 2015, Meghan was named the Season 8 Runner Up of NBC’s hit show The Voice. In 2015 Meghan charted a #1 on the Christian Billboard chart with her rendition of “Amazing Grace”. After her journey on The Voice, Meghan independently released her pop EP ‘Believer’ which debuted at #6 on the iTunes Pop Chart. During her time on The Voice, Meghan had several songs top the iTunes charts including 3 #1 songs on the iTunes All Genre Chart. Before The Voice, Meghan was one half of the chart topping country duo Steel Magnolia. The duo’s debut single “Keep On Lovin You” landed the #4 Position on the Billboard Country chart and was the highest charting debut single from a co-ed duo in country music history. “Linsey marries soul, blues, rock, country and even a little gospel together in a unique, captivating sound that has seemingly no ceiling to its range.” - Rolling Stone

    Powerful. Soulful. Distinctive. These are just a few of the adjectives used to describe the incredible voice and natural allure of Meghan Linsey. She uses her voice and overall presence, along with the songs she so carefully crafts, to tell the stories she wants, or more accurately, “needs” to tell.

    Click here to purchase tickets! $20. Black Box. General admission seating. 7:30 p.m. Tables can be reserved with the purchase of eight tickets.

    Dogwood Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event. For more information please contact the 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 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information please contact NCCA-Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

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    Among the elite jazz musicians in the country, Christian Howes is both a stellar performer and studio recorder and is well respected as a strings educator and clinician. The Minneapolis Tribune calls him “arguably the most intriguing young violinist in jazz”, while the Chicago Reader says: “Not since Jean-Luc Ponty has a violinist ranged from pure classical to fuzz tone rock to convincing jazz with such authority.” Christian has been awarded the #2 spot in Downbeat magazine’s Critics Poll four times as “Rising Star” jazz violinist.

    Click here to purchase tickets! Tickets $20.00. Main Stage, General Admission. 7:30 p.m.

    Box Office hours are 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.

  • cirque2014Discover the Big Top Within….Cirque Amongus, a one-day Circus Camp will promote teamwork and self-esteem and introduce children to a wide range of circus skills. There will 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!

    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. Please include your phone number when registering so we can contact you with details before the class!

    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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