Marion, Ohio – The Palace Cultural Arts Association (PCAA) has a lineup for the Summer that features two movie weekends, an adult comedy show, and a local production.
June kicks off with the first of two movie weekends featured throughout the month. The movie features are currently TBA, with many great options to choose from based on release dates and availability for the Palace big screen. Movie weekends in June are scheduled for June 3 & 4, and June 24 & 26. Movies are shown at 7:30pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday; and 2:00pm Saturday and Sunday. When available, Sunday afternoon movies will show with open captions. Movie admission: $4 for all ages and $2 for current 2021-2022 PCAA members presenting a valid membership card. Be sure to check out the Marion Palace Theatre’s social media pages, or marionpalace.org for movie information when available.
The month of June ends with a comedy show in the May Pavilion featuring Matt Yee on June 25th at 8:30pm. Matt Yee is a one-of-a-kind entertainer. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii the singer/songwriter/comedian has risen to the rank of a number one international entertainer aboard cruise ships. Palace Executive Director, Kirk Detweiler has personally seen Yee perform dozens of times in his former career as Cruise Director and says Yee never disappoints. “People couldn’t get enough of Matt Yee’s Outrageous Adult Sing-Along Show. He is one of the most requested artists and has a huge fan base. Regardless of gender or orientation, he knows how to connect with his audience and make sure everyone has a good time.” Yee is a master at bringing people together to sing and laugh. His shows incorporate fabulous costumes and lots of laughs with incredible vocals, piano riffs, and stories. Detweiler continues, “Please be aware, this is definitely an adult show. He’s flashy, outrageous, and a little dirty, but he is also this big, warm, and relatable guy that you can’t help but adore.” Tickets to see Matt Yee’s Outrageous Adult Sing-Along Show are $25. Sponsored by Y-Men’s Club Marion.
July brings a community favorite, the summer musical production directed by Clare Cooke. This year’s summer production is the Tony-award-winning musical, THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES. This musical brings gorgeous costumes, toe-tapping music, and fantastic choreography to the main stage. Presented in the style of a Ziegfeld Follies revue, the show celebrates American folk hero Will Rogers and his story of making the world a better place than before he entered it. The Will Rogers Follies captures his accomplishments, his philosophies of respect and confidence in the goodness of his fellow man, along with his many talents. July 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 $50 Patron; $31, $28 Adult; $15 Child
MAJOR SHOW SPONSOR: OhioHealth
SUPPORTING SHOW SPONSOR: Mary H. Hollaway Fund at the Marion Community Foundation
MAJOR COSTUME SPONSOR: Steve & Beth Cumbie
SUPPORTING COSTUME SPONSORS: Carroll’s Jewelers, Ted Graham, Don & Judy Mount, Dr. Tarlok Purewal, John & Patricia Scharer, Bill & Susan Tabbert, Wilson Bohannan Lock Co., Raymond Wink
MAJOR SET CONSTRUCTION SPONSOR: Advanced Smiles Marion
SET CONSTRUCTION SPONSORS: Kathy O’Shea Fund at the Marion Community Foundation, The Union Bank Company
PATRON PARTY SPONSORS: Dr. Brian & Dee Ehrman, Don & Judy Mount, John & Patricia Scharer
CAST PARTY SPONSOR: Mike Watts & Fran Henderson
For the best seats to see Matt Yee and The Will Rogers Follies, patrons are encouraged to order tickets in advance. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Palace Theatre Box Office, 276 W Center Street, or by phone (740) 383-2101 during box office hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri). For patron convenience, ticket purchases may also be made 24/7 online at: marionpalace.org
Please note there is a $5 convenience fee per ticket when purchasing tickets online. Tickets will also be available at the door one hour before each performance.
Palace programming is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.