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Nov
5
Sun
The Drowsy Chaperone @ Marion Palace Theatre
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE begins as the man in the chair looks on. The barrage of characters, who include two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, and an intoxicated chaperone, all add up to madcap delight.

Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is masterful, poking fun at all the clichés that surround the musical theatre genre. Directed by Charles Groth with Musical Direction by Daniel Bradshaw.

Nov
9
Thu
Five Nights on Campus: The Geeze Cats @ The Ohio State University at Marion
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Harmony and hilarity – and just flat-out fun! That’s what you get with The Geeze Cats. This quartet of veteran musicians uses a delightful mixture of rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop, and improv comedy. They delight audiences everywhere with classic songs from the pre- Beatles days of the late ‘50s through the Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Enjoy the music of such groups as the Skyliners, the Diamonds, Beach Boys, and the Four Seasons in a show you don’t want to miss!

 

Nov
18
Sat
Annual America Recycles Day Eco Art Show @ Marion Palace Theatre's May Pavilion
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fine art and hand-crafted gifts made by local artists are displayed, and available for purchase. Shop green for unique holiday gifts this winter!

Nov
23
Thu
Christmas by Candlelight @ Marion County Fairgrounds
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 10:00 pm

Marion’s only drive-thru holiday light display featuring animated characters. Thursday through Sunday nights 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., except week of Christmas every night. Live Nativity on Saturday and Sunday nights. Admission $6 per car.

Dec
1
Fri
Christmas at the Palace @ Marion Palace Theatre
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Whether it’s a White Christmas you’re dreaming of or you just can’t wait for your friends and family to be Home for Christmas, you’re sure to enjoy this annual holiday production featuring all of your favorite elements of Christmas.

From sacred songs to fun-filled tunes from your childhood, CHRISTMAS AT THE PALACE is sure to start your holiday season with all that makes for meaningful and memorable moments.

Join us this year when your friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors take center stage to share the warmth and wonder of the holidays in song and dance, instrumental solos and group numbers, heart-felt vignettes, silly sketches, and more. Directed by Clare Cooke.

Dec
2
Sat
WMRN Peanut Push @ Downtown Marion
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Watch people actually push a peanut across the street with their nose. A King and Queen are crowned. They are chosen by how much money they raise for the Junior Service Guild Christmas Clearinghouse to help those who are less fortunate for the holidays.

Annual Toy & Train Show @ Marion Co. Fairgrounds
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Collectibles, displays, hands-on and items for sale. Over 100 tables fro train enthusiasts to view.

Christmas at the Palace @ Marion Palace Theatre
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Whether it’s a White Christmas you’re dreaming of or you just can’t wait for your friends and family to be Home for Christmas, you’re sure to enjoy this annual holiday production featuring all of your favorite elements of Christmas.

From sacred songs to fun-filled tunes from your childhood, CHRISTMAS AT THE PALACE is sure to start your holiday season with all that makes for meaningful and memorable moments.

Join us this year when your friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors take center stage to share the warmth and wonder of the holidays in song and dance, instrumental solos and group numbers, heart-felt vignettes, silly sketches, and more. Directed by Clare Cooke.

Dec
3
Sun
Christmas at the Palace @ Marion Palace Theatre
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Whether it’s a White Christmas you’re dreaming of or you just can’t wait for your friends and family to be Home for Christmas, you’re sure to enjoy this annual holiday production featuring all of your favorite elements of Christmas.

From sacred songs to fun-filled tunes from your childhood, CHRISTMAS AT THE PALACE is sure to start your holiday season with all that makes for meaningful and memorable moments.

Join us this year when your friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors take center stage to share the warmth and wonder of the holidays in song and dance, instrumental solos and group numbers, heart-felt vignettes, silly sketches, and more. Directed by Clare Cooke.

Dec
10
Sun
It’s A Wonderful Wurlitzer Holiday Sing-A-Long @ Marion Palace Theatre
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This annual free event kicks off with a special showing of a favorite holiday movie. After the short film, organists will play a selection of favorite holiday tunes on the theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Join in and sing-a-long with the music or just sit back and savor the golden voice of the Mighty Wurlitzer. Donations will be received for the organ repair fund.

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Upcoming Events

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Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
This annual free event kicks off with a special showing of a favorite holiday movie. After the short film, organists will play a selection of favorite holiday tunes on the theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Join Read more...
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