• dr-t-rex_thumbs-up1Prehistoric fun and laughs happen fast in this action-packed, up-beat, audience interactive show with unexpected surprises and thrills at every turn. Kids love that Dr. T-Rex is off-the-wall, wacky and a ton of fun. Parents and teachers love that the messages are powerful and designed to enhance classroom lessons. With realistic, life-size dinosaur puppets, audience participation, museum quality fossils, amazing acts of astonishment and a jolt of comic energy, Dr. T-Rex connects with students in all grades to jump-start their love of reading and boost their literary skills so they can think, talk and act like real paleontologists.

    After the show you get your chance to meet Rexie the T-Rex! A gentle, anatomically perfect, realistic dinosaur puppet which stands over 8’ tall and 12’ long. Imagine the excitement as her handler leads Rexie on a leash from one area to another, with crowds of enthusiastic children, teens and adults following along. Everyone loves to make friends and take their picture with Rexie! Rexie creates a once-in-meet-rexie-the-t-rex_photo1a-lifetime meet and greet encounter that is both awe-inspiring and educational.

    Recommended for kids ages kindergarten through sixth grade. Join Dr. T-Rex and Rexie the T-Rex for an unforgettable family experience of legendary proportions!

    Click here to purchase tickets! $15 for adults and $5 for children 18 and under.  3:00 p.m. Main Stage. General Admission.

    Tickets are available here online, on the Dogwood Facebook page, at the Dogwood Box Office, or at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont.

    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.

  • Fremont High School Children’s Theater presents “The Clumsy Custard Horror Show”!

    The audience will get into the act in this hilarious comedy! King Dumb is ready for his daughter to select a husband and all the Knights of the Realm are anxious to claim her hand. But the sweet Princess Prince has fallen for a gentle yet courageous lad she assumes to be a pauper. Not so! Little does she know that this scruffy stranger is Swashbuck Valpariso, bearer of the magic sword and Master of Fast Feet. With audience participation throughout, the play will leave you breathless with anticipation, reckless with abandon and proud to be a Zobian.

    Click here to purchase tickets! Adults $5, kids 18 and under free with a ticket. Main Stage. General admission seating. 7:30 p.m.

    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.

  • parlor-guitar-by-don-benson2-700x5601The annual NCCA-Artsplace West Michigan Luthier concert is back at the Dogwood on February 11! This concert is sold out.
    The ultimate combination of music and visual arts happens at the NCCA-Artsplace’s West Michigan Luthier Concert! Come out and enjoy live performances by West Michigan musicians performing on hand-made instruments from regional luthiers.
    This great evening will begin with TW Felty, Don Bremmer and Fred Kacos of Great Lakes Academy of Guitar Building. Felty and Bremmer have decades of experience building custom guitars and are now passing on their years of experience to their students. Luthier Keith Caldwell, accompanied by Gene Calkins, Ian Tronsen and Jerry Roberts, will be performing with Caldwell’s handmade instruments. Mark Swanson, of Swanson Stringed Instruments, will round out the first half of the concert.

    Following Mark will be Don Benson accompanied by the vocals of Megan Wirts and Benson’s 11 year old granddaughter, Cyanne, who will be playing a ukulele that she built herself. Chester Winowiecki and the “Bearded Ladies Men” (Adrian Schuster, Carl and Lisa Ziemelis) will entertain the audience while playing Chester’s homemade instruments including cigar box guitars and a washtub bass. Ending the set will be Katie Springer and popular past performer, fiddle player Isaac Smith, both who will be performing on violins made by Elon Howe.
    To complement the concert, an exhibit of photographs of handmade instruments made by these local luthiers is on display in the Dogwood Gallery from January 10 through February 28.  The photographs include ukuleles, mandolins, violins and acoustic guitars.
    Black Box. 7:30 p.m. Doors for exhibit (lobby) open at 6:30 p.m. Doors for Black Box open at 7:00 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.

  • grb-peter-panPeter Pan comes to life in Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company’s rendition of the classic story. Choreographed by Junior Company Artistic Director Attila Mosolygo, this performance is perfect for kids of all ages. Peter Pan has all the fun and exciting elements of the story, like pirates and mermaids and the vividness of a child’s imagination.

    This program is funded in part by grants from the Fremont Area Community Foundation and The Gerber Foundation.

    Celebrating its 45th anniversary this season, the Grand Rapids Ballet remains committed to lifting the human spirit through the art of dance.  Grand Rapids Ballet is Michigan’s only professional ballet company and has a rich history marked by steady growth, a commitment to excellence, and strong community support.

    Click here to purchase tickets! Adults $17.50, kids 18 and under $5. Main Stage. Reserved 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 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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