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Dec
31
Mon
New Year’s Eve Popcorn Pop-n-Drop @ Downtown Marion
Dec 31 2018 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 12:00 am

Ring in the New Year in Marion’s Historic Downtown. Spend the day enjoying the many quaint shops and one-of-kind local restaurants before beginning your New Year celebration.

The crowds begin to gather near the Courthouse at 11:30 p.m. to watch the large “popcorn” ball drop at the stroke of midnight, followed with a New Year’s-worthy display of fireworks. Free hot chocolate and activities from 11:00 p.m. to midnight.

Jan
12
Sat
Annie Moses Band @ Marion Palace Theatre
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm

A captivating blend of music genres that unifies young and old, classical connoisseurs and roots enthusiasts, jazz aficionados and bluegrass buffs.

Providing over a decade of entertainment layered with inspiration, the Annie Moses Band has taken their distinctive music across the nation and around the world. Now in Marion to deliver a dose of their unique blend of folk and classical styling, the Annie Moses Band is a talented ensemble of songwriters, singers, and musicians, combining technical skill with exhilarating showmanship. The Band’s innovative sound has delighted audiences in record breaking numbers that include airings on PBS and on stages as diverse as Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. Veteran composer, Bill Wolaver, weaves musical styles together into cinematic arrangements while the virtuosic band members — also family — bring Julliard-honed chops to Nashville-styled music-making. You will be delighted as the Annie Moses Band combines the best of beloved genres in a manner that unifies audiences, young and old. Whether classical connoisseur, roots enthusiast, jazz aficionado, bluegrass buff or a little bit of all of it — this is outstanding music.

Jan
26
Sat
Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band @ Marion Palace Theatre
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm

Rumours is the country’s premier Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band.

Based in Atlanta, GA, Rumours captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually engaging stage show.

Playing to sold out audiences and packed houses at private engagements and major venues across the country, Rumours’ dedication to recreating the Fleetwood Mac experience has skyrocketed their popularity, garnering a loyal fan base enjoying Rumour’s concerts including “Go Your Own Way, “Don’t Stop,” and “Black Magic Woman.” The Marion Palace Theatre joins the ranks of House of Blues, the legendary Daryl Hall’s Club, and Disney Epcot’s wildly popular Sounds Like Summer concert series in welcoming Rumours, who has established its place as one of today’s top tribute bands.

Feb
8
Fri
The Tale Of Snow White @ Marion Palace Theatre
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm

Loaded with bright new faces and comedic twists.

This fresh and funny stage adaptation of the classic fairy-tale offers all ages some laugh-out-loud moments. Expanding on the Brothers Grimm story, we meet new characters who live between the lines, a gaggle of forest animals, friendly Dwarf Villagers, a troupe of ladies-in-waiting with a penchant for limericks, the Huntsman’s squabbling conscience, and even a nerdy governmental representative from the Department of Natural Resources trying to keep the forest dwellers from ruining the environment! Loaded with bright new faces and comedic twists, this junior stage production promises to be a memorable theatre experience. Directed by Emily Yaksic. Audition days/times to be announced.

The Tale of Snow White by Barbara Lennon. Produced in special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. Englewood, CO

Feb
9
Sat
The Tale Of Snow White @ Marion Palace Theatre
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm

Loaded with bright new faces and comedic twists.

This fresh and funny stage adaptation of the classic fairy-tale offers all ages some laugh-out-loud moments. Expanding on the Brothers Grimm story, we meet new characters who live between the lines, a gaggle of forest animals, friendly Dwarf Villagers, a troupe of ladies-in-waiting with a penchant for limericks, the Huntsman’s squabbling conscience, and even a nerdy governmental representative from the Department of Natural Resources trying to keep the forest dwellers from ruining the environment! Loaded with bright new faces and comedic twists, this junior stage production promises to be a memorable theatre experience. Directed by Emily Yaksic. Audition days/times to be announced.

The Tale of Snow White by Barbara Lennon. Produced in special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. Englewood, CO

Feb
10
Sun
The Tale of Snow White @ Marion Palace Theatre
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm

Loaded with bright new faces and comedic twists.

This fresh and funny stage adaptation of the classic fairy-tale offers all ages some laugh-out-loud moments. Expanding on the Brothers Grimm story, we meet new characters who live between the lines, a gaggle of forest animals, friendly Dwarf Villagers, a troupe of ladies-in-waiting with a penchant for limericks, the Huntsman’s squabbling conscience, and even a nerdy governmental representative from the Department of Natural Resources trying to keep the forest dwellers from ruining the environment! Loaded with bright new faces and comedic twists, this junior stage production promises to be a memorable theatre experience. Directed by Emily Yaksic. Audition days/times to be announced.

The Tale of Snow White by Barbara Lennon. Produced in special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. Englewood, CO

Feb
22
Fri
America @ Marion Palace Theatre
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm

One of the top-selling acts of the 1970s, Folk-Rock band America hits the stage to perform their biggest hits.

The year 2019 will mark the 49th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name.” America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single. Forty plus years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world, and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound.

America’s journey has found them exploring a wide variety of musical terrain. Their best-known tunes, which also include “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross The River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” and “Sister Golden Hair,” were cornerstones of 1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio.

Mar
7
Thu
Cup & Canvas @ Scharer Patron Lounge
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Let your creative juices flow.

Let your creative juices flow in this fun and relaxing painting workshop in the Palace Theatre Scharer Patron Lounge. Grab a paint brush, a delicious cup of fresh brewed coffee or a glass of wine, and enjoy an evening of painting and socializing with friends. No experience required. All supplies are provided. Led by art instructor Anne Quilter, participants will receive direction for creating a vibrant spring inspired acrylic painting.

Bring a group of friends and co-workers, wear old clothes or throw on an apron, and leave with a 12”x16” original work of art! Coffee drinks, wine, and soda will be available. Sorry no walk-ups – all tickets must be purchased in advance.

Mar
8
Fri
Golden Dragon Acrobats @ Marion Palace Theatre
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm

Breathtaking. Spectacular. Spellbinding.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. The reputation of the company is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. A must see production!

Apr
5
Fri
Twelve Angry Men – Dinner Theatre @ May Pavilion
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm

Life is in their hands and death is on their minds.

A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. “He doesn’t stand a chance,” mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts.

“This is a remarkable thing about democracy,” says the foreign-born juror, “that we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a person; of a man or woman we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing.”

But personal it is, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men.

The jurors’ final verdict and how they reach it—in tense scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat —add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature. Experience the Emmy-award winning classic drama as it comes to life in the May Pavilion. Rated PG-13. Directed by Mark Holbrook. Audition date to be announced.

Presented by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois.

Visitor's Guide

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Upcoming Events

Dec 31 2018 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 12:00 am Downtown Marion
Ring in the New Year in Marion’s Historic Downtown. Spend the day enjoying the many quaint shops and one-of-kind local restaurants before beginning your New Year celebration. The crowds begin to gather near the Courthouse Read more...
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
A captivating blend of music genres that unifies young and old, classical connoisseurs and roots enthusiasts, jazz aficionados and bluegrass buffs. Providing over a decade of entertainment layered with inspiration, the Annie Moses Band has Read more...
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
Rumours is the country’s premier Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band. Based in Atlanta, GA, Rumours captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually Read more...
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