• anneofavonlea1The Dogwood Summer Youth Theater will present the sequel to the story of “Anne of Green Gables”, “Anne of Avonlea” which covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. The play follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea School.  It includes many of the characters from “Anne of Green Gables”, as well as new ones like Mr. Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy.

    This program is funded by a Fremont Area Community Foundation Summer Youth Initiative Grant.

    Two shows, Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14. Free Admission. Main Stage. 7:30 p.m.

  • nationalvelvetThis classic family film made a star of 12-year-old Elizabeth Taylor in the title role as spunky Velvet Brown, a girl who’s determined to enter her horse, Pie, in the Grand National Steeplechase. Critic Pauline Kael called it “One of the most likeable movies of all time.” Mickey Rooney costars as a young man who helps Velvet train Pie for the big race. At the last minute, Velvet herself has to ride Pie in the tournament and cuts her hair to pass for a jockey. Anne Revere won an Oscar as Velvet’s mother, as did editor Robert J. Kern, who cut together a terrifically exciting horse race. Donald Crisp and Angela Lansbury are also featured as members of the Brown family. 123 minutes. Rated G.

    Click here to purchase tickets. $5. Main Stage.  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 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.

  • greaseJoin in on the fun and kick off the 2012 Baby Food Festival by watching a 1970’s classic! John Travolta solidified his position as the most versatile and magnetic screen presence of the decade in Grease, one of the most successful motion pictures of all time. Recording star Olivia Newton-John made her American film debut as Sandy, Travolta’s painfully naive love interest. Grease was not just a nostalgic look at a simplier decade, peopled with characters of universal appeal, this release is an energetic and exciting homage to the age of rock ‘n roll! The 1978 film is rated PG and runs 110 minutes.

    This is a “Help the Arts Help the Community” event. Please bring a nonperishable food item in place of purchasing a ticket. All food items will be donated to Love INC in Newaygo.  Black Box. 7:30 p.m.

  • vincenthayes1Led by Vincent Hayes on vocals and guitar, and fueled by one of the tightest rhythm sections in modern blues, the Vincent Hayes Project has recently been receiving world wide critical acclaim for their debut CD release of original inspired blues titled, “Reclamation”.

    Nominated by The Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN for a prestigious 2011 Blues Music Award for “Best New Artist Debut”, as well as the recipient of three 2011 WYCE Jammie Awards (Best Album, Best Blues Album, Best Group), the West Michigan based ensemble released “Reclamation” in the spring of 2010 on Haye’s own independent label, North 61 Records. By late May the disc had been added to regular rotation on a growing list of over 200 radio stations in ten different countries, including the nationally syndicated program “Blues Deluxe”. In June, “Reclamation” made its own debut on the National Living Blues Top 25 Radio Chart, where it spent two consecutive months during the summer of 2010, and also made the national Roots Radio Chart where it remained on the chart for most of the summer.

    Vincent recently appeared on the cover of the March 2012 issue of Blues & Co., France’s most read blues publication, including a full interview.  The group has been busy at work in the studio again with producer/engineer Glenn Brown (Kid Rock, Eminem) at Glenn Brown Productions in East Lansing and are planning to release a new disc in late summer.

    Click here to purchase tickets. $12.50. Black Box. General seating. 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 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.