The month of July at the Marion Palace Theatre offers patrons of all ages opportunities to experience the arts.
July 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 theatre-goers will enjoy live entertainment with A Palace Production of “Happy Days, A New Musical.” The family friendly musical will return to the days of 1959 Milwaukee complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin’ fun. Based on the hit Paramount Pictures TV series of the 70s and 80s, the Palace Production will star local talent and be directed by Clare Cooke. The cast leads will feature Tanner Wink as The Fonz, Asa Deeren as Richie Cunningham, Madisen Schenk as Pinky Tuscadero, Dustin Rawlins as Howard Cunnigham, Leah Menzie as Marion Cunningham, Delaney Tabbert as Joanie Cunningham, Brady Wink as Ralph Malph, Zane Menzie as Potsie, Brody Cahill as Chachi and Mitchell Hutchman as Arnold.
Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays (July 10 and July 17), Friday (July 16) and at 2:00 pm Sundays (July 11 and July 18). Tickets are $50 Patrons, $23, $19 Adults, and $12 Children 12 and under. Show sponsor is Marion Community Foundation Kathleen E. O’Shea Fund.
The weeks of July 19 and July 26 the Palace will host CAMP TV, a summer theatre camp for ages 7 to 15. This 5-day camp experience gives campers the opportunity to develop their performance skills, express their creativity, and have fun while making new friends. Camps will be led by Junior Palace Productions Director Emily Yaksic and assisting with areas of dance and vocal music are Kristi Wink and Bethany Stang. Students will meet daily from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Students and instructors are encouraged to come dressed as favorite characters or stars according to the theme of the day: Monday – Nickelodeon and Disney; Tuesday’s – ESPN; Wednesday – Cartoon Network; and Thursday -TV Land. On Friday afternoon students will perform on stage for parents and friends.
Camp fees for all ages are $85 and include a camp T-shirt. 2021/2022 P.C.A.A. members at the Star level and above receive a $5 discount. Set the Stage Camp TV is sponsored by Pillar Credit Union.
Closing out the month of July will be a movie weekend on July 30, 31, and August 1. Title to be announced.
For more information, purchase tickets to events, or enroll in the camps listed above, please contact the Palace Theatre Box Office during box office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (740) 383-2101 or go online 24/7 at www.marionpalace.org
The box office is located at 276 W. Center St. in downtown Marion.