What do Billy Strings, the Nutcracker Ballet and the MET Opera Live in HD have in common? They can all be seen at the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in downtown Manistee—just some of the nationally-renowned shows in the fall lineup.
The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts (RRCA) is a nonprofit organization that manages and operates the historic 1903 Ramsdell Theatre owned by the City of Manistee. This fall, the RRCA lineup includes productions by the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, Nutcracker Ballet, MET Opera Live in HD and a new chamber music series along with retrospective art exhibits that feature artists Pat Lottie and Carol Fox. Patrons can also expect to see productions led by the West Shore Community College Performing Arts, Manistee Youth Chorus, Conservatory of Dance and the Manistee Civic Players.
“We’re thrilled to provide quality performances throughout the year and engage with community organizations. We will see something new this fall, with the partnership of the newly formed non-profit Shoreline Music Society,” says Executive Director Xavier Verna. “Our fall programs build on an already successful 2018 season that brought exciting performances from May Erlewine to Yooper comedy Escanaba in Da Moonlight, to a sold-out show of The Accidentals. Patrons can expect some fresh new entertainment in 2019 as well.”
The season will close with a roaring 1920s-themed New Year’s Eve party. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at MyNorthTickets.com, by calling 1.800.836.0717 or visiting the Ramsdell during business hours (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.).
2018 FALL LINEUP
Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. – Ed Asner: A Man and his Prostate
Sept. 23, 1 p.m. – Reception for Carol Fox and Friends art exhibit
Oct. 6, 12:55 p.m. – MET Opera Live in HD: Aida
Oct. 6, 2 p.m. – Reception for Retrospective Pat Lottie Art Exhibit
Oct. 12, 5 p.m. – Shoreline Music Society inaugural performance
Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. – Meet our New Piano! Professional pianists featured
Oct. 19, 1 p.m. – Free school performance: Shakespeare 101
Oct. 19 & 20, 7:30 p.m. – As you Like It by the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company
Oct. 20, 12:55 p.m. – MET Opera Live in HD: Samson Et Dalila
Oct. 27, 12:55 p.m. – MET Opera Live in HD: La Fanciulla Del West
Nov. 18, 12:55 p.m. – MET Opera Live in HD: Marnie
Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. – WSCC Performing Arts Series Presents Billy Strings
Nov. 30–Dec 2. – The Nutcracker Ballet
Dec. 1, 2 p.m. – Reception for the Glenn and Pat Lottie Artwork Collection
Dec. 7–9 – The Nutcracker Ballet (Sleighbell weekend)
Dec. 15, 12:55 p.m. MET Opera Live in HD: La Traviata
Dec. 31, 8 p.m. – Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Party with Live Music!
COMMUNITY EVENTS AT THE RAMSDELL
Sept. 11–Oct. 2: Carol Fox and Friends exhibit in Hardy Hall
Oct. 6–Dec. 9: Lottie exhibit featuring works of Pat Lottie and the Lottie Collection
Oct. 26–28: The Addams Family Musical: Manistee Civic Players (Call 231-723-7188)
Nov. 2–4: The Addams Family Musical: Manistee Civic Players (Call 231-723-7188)
Nov. 8–10: Mary Poppins: Conservatory of Dance (Call 231-723-8090)
Nov. 17: Manistee Youth Chorus Fall Performance (Call 231-398-9427)
Dec. 7–9: Festival of Trees by the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce (Call 231-723-2575)
Get tickets to these events and shows at MyNorthTickets.com.