• grease-logo1Fremont High School Theatre presents the classic musical, “Grease” at the Dogwood Center on Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m.!

    It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be reckless, provocative and rebellious. At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance in summer, but now back in the context of school, peer-pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still make demure Sandy his girl? The whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy’s romance, through such hit songs as “Greased Lightnin’”, “We Go Together”, and “Mooning”, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Starting off with an eight-year Broadway run, Grease is among the world’s most popular musicals.

    Click here to purchase tickets! $10 Adults, $5 Kids 18 & Under. Main Stage. General admission seating. Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. Doors for seating open 30 minutes before show time.

    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. You may also purchase tickets from our Facebook page!

    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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    The Dogwood Summer Youth Theater will present the classic story, A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Auditions will be held at the Dogwood Center Black Box. Kids ages 12 and up are invited to come and try out on either Saturday, May 13 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. or Monday, May 15 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who’s transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder - it’s about the world’s most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all.

    Casting calls for at least 12 males and 8 females with many, many extra roles for fairies and goblins.

    The Dogwood Summer Youth Theater will be directed again this summer by Chelsea Webb. The performance dates for A Midsummer Night’s Dream are July 28 and 29.

    For more information please contact the Dogwood Center at 231.924.8885.

  • twinmandolinslingersTwo solo mandolinists, each performing their unique solo sets that include classical, bluegrass, swing, jazz, western Swing, and original music. As the main and encore performance, the two join forces and play spellbinding arrangements for two mandolins including The William Tell Overture, Sabre Dance, Mantello e Cilindro, and many American folk songs. The duo released their first album together in November, 2015 and have toured extensively up and down the West Coast.

    Evan J. Marshall is an internationally renowned mandolin virtuoso, and is generally regarded as the world’s premier solo performer on mandolin in Duo-Style. By himself, he sounds like several of the world’s finest mandolinists performing together. Evan hails from Los Angeles, CA. www.evanjmarshall.com

    One of the few great musicians of our time.” - Chet Atkins

    The audience was dazzled by his virtuosity.” - Pasadena Star News

    He sounded at times like the Boston Symphony!” - Providence Journal Bulletin

    Brian Oberlin from Rockford, Michigan and now living in Portland, Oregon, is a solo swing strong force on the mandolin and croons all the while. He travels the world awing audiences with his tasteful arrangements of swing, bluegrass, and original music that swings and stomps. Brian is also an accomplished classical mandolin player. www.mandoberlin.com

    A champion of the instruments capabilities.” - Don Steirnberg

    The solo performance he laid out was stunningly captivating.” - Fremont Times Indicator

    His solo performance sounds complete, totally integrated, and really fun.” - Mandolin Magazine

    Click here to purchase tickets! $12.50. Black Box. General admission seating. 7:30 p.m. Tables can be reserved with the purchase of eight tickets. Call the Dogwood to reserve yours today!

    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. You may also purchase tickets from the Dogwood Center Facebook page!

    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.

  • Bob Milne is a world renowned “Boogie-Woogie” ragtime pianist who has performed in Japan and Ireland.  Bob has been recorded by the Library of Congress, played at Bill Gates’ private club in Palm Springs, and for the past president George Bush.bobmilne

    Bob’s enthusiasm is contagious; he loves to share his knowledge, and is excited about keeping  ragtime music alive.

    Bob is regarded as an American Treasure. As a recording artist, he has produced ten collections of solo piano rags, blues, boogies and folk/traditional tunes, and has written a Concerto for Orchestra and Ragtime Piano.  The Library of Congress has collected memorabilia and made a film of a day in his life to be stored for posterity as part of the American Music Project.  Bob lives in Lapeer, Michigan.

    Click here to purchase tickets! $15 for adults, $5 for children 18 and under.  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. 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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  • the-rough-and-tumbleThe Rough and Tumble used to say they were from Nashville, TN.  That was before April 2015 when 5 year members Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler quit their day jobs, sold everything they owned, and gave their thirty day notice on their rental house to trade in for a life permanently on the road.  With their sixteen foot camper and their 97 pound dog, Butter, they have been touring nationwide.  Don’t let their vagabond tendencies fool you– this americana-folk duo are a compact team of close harmonies, versatile instrumentation, and deliberate songwriting all presented with a nudge of the elbow and a tongue in the cheek.  Haunting, quirky, solemn, and spritely, The Rough & Tumble are for the faint of heart and the strong of will.

    In 2011, the friends-turned-bandmates released their first EP, We Sing in Your House When You’re Not There… we even ordered pizza., an exploration of watching other people’s dogs while eating other people’s food.  Shortly after, the duo released their second EP, We Don’t Believe in Monsters, Anymore… but will you please check under our beds?, wherein the band discovered that they did, in fact, still believe in monsters.  In 2012, their third EP, For You, Now That You’re Married… and for me, too., generated a sudden foreshadowing for the band, still noted in history books as the time they knew everything they didn’t know.

    2013 proved to be a small miracle as The Rough & Tumble met their deadlines and wrote, recorded, and released two songs a month every month.  The result was The Rough & Tumble’s Holiday Awareness Campaign, a project that fought for the underprivileged, uncelebrated holidays in the calendar year.  While having fun with days like Meteor Day and Boxing Day, The R&T additionally observed the great sadness that can accompany great celebration with A Day for the Remembrance of the Souls of Lost Whales and Evaluate Your Life Day.

    In 2014, filmmaker friend Alyssa Pearson asked the duo to create a soundtrack for her upcoming film, Pieces and Pieces. Up for the challenge, the songwriters took on the task, tackling issues of PTSD, women’s rights, war, and the love in between.  While the film is still to be released, The Rough & Tumble released the seven songs, dually named Pieces and Pieces, on March 1, 2016.

    For more information on The Rough and Tumble, visit their website here.

    Click here to purchase tickets! $12.50. Black Box. General admission seating. 7:30 p.m. Tables can be reserved with the purchase of eight tickets. Call the Dogwood to reserve yours at 231-924-8885!

    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. You may also purchase tickets from the Dogwood Center Facebook page!

    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.

  • midsummernightsdream2The Dogwood Summer Youth Theatre will present the classic story, A Mid Summer Night’s Dream!

    William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who’s transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder - it’s about the world’s most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all.

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

    The performance dates for A Midsummer Night’s Dream are Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Free admission. Donations accepted at the door to support Dogwood programs. Main Stage. General admission seating.

    For more information please contact the Dogwood Center at 231.924.8885.

  • sytsummernightThe Dogwood Summer Youth Theater will present the classic story, A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

    William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who’s transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder - it’s about the world’s most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all.

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

    The performance dates for A Midsummer Night’s Dream are Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29, at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Main Stage. General Admission Seating. Doors for seating open at 7:00 p.m. Free admission. Donations will be accepted at the door for Dogwood Programming.

    For more information please contact the Dogwood Center at 231.924.8885.

    Auditions were held at the Dogwood Center for kids ages 12 and up on Saturday, May 13 and Monday, May 15.