• sc_cure_for_the_common_1200x12003-700x7001The Second City, Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater, brings “The Cure for the Common Comedy” on Saturday, September 9 to the Dogwood Center Main Stage at 7:30 p.m.

    Edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.  See the stars of tomorrow performing all-new material to help you laugh your way into the fall season!

    The Second City is known for producing the premiere comic talent in the industry.  From Mike Myers to Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey - The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium.

    This performance may be inappropriate for younger audience members.  You must be 17 years or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to attend this event.

    Click here to purchase tickets! $20.00. Main Stage. General admission seating. 7:30 p.m. 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.

  • generalassemblyThe General Assembly was formed in the fall of 1971 by a group of musicians from the Ludington area . The players enjoyed the sounds of the big bands and wanted to regularly play the music long associated with such names as Basie, Kenton, Herman, Miller, the Dorseys, and others. Since that time the band has performed throughout Michigan, from the Detroit area to Traverse City, while receiving requests for appearances from as far away as San Francisco. Audiences have responded with “The best in the Midwest”, “Great performance”, “We should have had a dance floor”, and “Our audience insists you come back next year.”

    Many of the band members have been employed outside the field of music. A partial list of occupations includes doctors, dairy farmers, teachers, the operator of an automobile recycling center, an attorney, and a college president. While most of these performers are not full time musicians, they all have extensive training and experience. Some are professionals who have settled down to a steadier life but continue to play for their love of the music. As musicians have left throughout the years replacements have come from a continuously larger area, with some traveling over 100 miles one way to rehearse with the group on a regular basis.

    The director of The General Assembly is its lead trombonist, Tom Sheppardson, who holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in music education and has an extensive performance background, ranging from Dixieland jazz to the symphony orchestra. He has performed with such notables as Louis Armstrong, Max Roach, The Temptations, Bobby Vinton, Henry Mancini, Peter Nero, and many others.

    While many groups advertise the “big band sound,” The General Assembly is not just a combo playing old songs. It is a full 17 piece orchestra with female vocalist performing the best of the old and new in music for dancing and listening.

    Click here to purchase tickets. $12.50 Main Stage. General Admission Seating. 3:00 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 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 NCCA-Artsplace at 231.924.4022.