Le Cirque Esprit

Savor the magic of contemporary cirque acrobatics. Live music by contemporary pioneers cordis, Le Cirque Esprit presents its latest creation, Spirit of the Machine. The new show is based on the Greek mythological tale of Talos— “the first machine”—and was inspired by cordis’ epic multi-movement suite, The Only, which features mechanical instruments such as a 1902 Victor Talking Machine, a large custom-made music box, and a pocket watch. As with all of Le Cirque Esprit’s undertakings, this new show is packed with breathtaking acrobatics and aerial acts paired with classic steampunk-era circus artistry.

A collaboration between WSCC Performing Arts Series and The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts. This show will be presented twice on September 30 and October 1 at 7:30 PM.

The Met Opera: Live in HD

The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts is pleased to announce their 2021/2022 Met Opera: Live in HD series! There will be 10 operas between October 7, 2021 and June 11, 2022. More details to come!

Tickets on sale September 8!

The Swon Brothers

Join us October 8 for the sweet harmonies of this CMA and AMC Award nominated duo, The Swon Brothers!
The Swon Brothers gained national notoriety as finalists on NBC’s “The Voice,” and released their major-label debut, THE SWON BROTHERS, the following year, putting their stamp on the 11-song collection by co-producing with award-winning producer Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood). The album’s first single “Later On” was the duo’s first Top 15 HIT. Zach and Colton have received CMA and ACM Award nominations for “Vocal Duo of the Year,” as well as a CMT Music Award nomination for “Duo Video of the Year.” The brothers joined Brad Paisley on his Country Nation World Tour and Carrie Underwood on her Storyteller Tour, and constantly tour on their own, treating their loyal fans to “Swoncerts” everywhere. Honored with the Rising Star award by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2013 and inducted into the Rhythm and Routes Oklahoma Music Trail in July of 2017, the Muskogee, OK natives have been charming fans with their incredible sibling harmonies and fun-loving personalities since childhood. The brothers’ extreme loyal following, “The Swontourage” continue to fortify the duo’s healthy social media platforms with daily engagement as well as live show attendance.

Irish Night 2021!

Brought to you by EZ Market of Onekama, Irish Night returns to the Ramsdell on October 23! This time, the party is in the ballroom! Enjoy a full show of electrifying Celtic music by CrossBow, a cash bar, and small bites throughout the event.
CrossBow is Celtic with a twist! From a casual jam session to becoming a popular favorite at Celtic festivals across the Midwest, CrossBow has been humbled and excited by every turn on their musical journey. While CrossBow can be heard at festivals the likes of the Michigan Irish Music Festival, La Crosse Irish Fest, Ford Arts, Beats and Eats, and the Detroit Highland Games, much of the thrill in experiencing a CrossBow performance actually transcends the music itself. This excitement stems from the contagious joy and camaraderie shared between the players, and communicated directly with their audience. Apparent from the moment they hit the stage – these high-energy musicians naturally feed off of one another, creating a dynamic, wholly unique performance that shouldn’t be missed. CrossBow has learned from and shared stages with acts like The Moxie Strings, Scythian, Gaelic Storm, Albannach, We Banjo 3, Brother Crowe, The American Rogues, The Steel City Rovers, Kennedy’s Kitchen, Seamus Kennedy and many more!

Aurora Sleeping Beauty

Conservatory of Dance presents “Aurora the Sleeping Beauty” the classic tale of a young princess cursed by the evil Maleficent to fall into a deep sleep, only to be awoken by her one true love. This timeless ballet will be performed by local students ages 3-18 and is sure to be a family favorite. Join us Thursday, November 4 through Saturday November 6 for 4 to witness this beautiful ballet.

Tickets on sale soon!

The Nutcracker Ballet

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET is being performed on Dec 3, 4, 5 (weekend 1 – right after the Sleighbell parade) & Dec 10, 11, 12 (weekend 2). Matinee performances on Dec 5 and 12 are at 2pm. Tchaikovsky’s original ballet premiered in 1892 and was staged by Russian choreographer, Marius Petipa. Dancers from Manistee, Mason and Benzie counties present Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker Ballet” at the Historic Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee. The production is a collaborative Holiday celebration directed by Ingrid Bond and involves over 150 cast members and volunteers from across county lines. Tschaikovsky’s score and the ballet premiered at nearly the same time the Ramsdell was built. That’s why this version is set in the Victorian era heyday–to enable the audience to see some of the unique features of the Ramsdell stage. The brief solo called, “Dance of the SugarPlum Fairy” is the original Marius Petipa choreography. It was gifted to Ingrid through Carol Greenaway, a Frankfort native who had an incredible ballet career. The solo was taught and gifted to her by the legendary Alexandra Danilova. Carol is a master teacher and greatly looks forward to collaborating with Ingrid Bond and the Ramsdell on this project.

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