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Series Priority Renewal Deadline June 20

PETER FRAMPTON

lmcmainstage.org • (269) 927-1221 Box Office hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WILD KRATTS LIVE!

Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI

SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ

AIR SUPPLY

SENEGAL ST. JOSEPH GOSPEL CHOIR

KATHY MATTEA: SONGS AND THE SEASON

JIM BELUSHI AND THE BOARD OF COMEDY

NOBODIES OF COMEDY

THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS DON QUIXOTE

SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE!

CASEY ABRAMS

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR AND OTHER ERIC CARLE FAVORITES

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES THE ACTING COMPANY PRESENTS MARK TWAIN’S A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT


GRAMMY WINNER PETER FRAMPTON

THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS DON QUIXOTE

THE ACTING COMPANY PRESENTS MARK TWAIN’S A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT

JIM BELUSHI & THE BOARD OF COMEDY

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR AND OTHER ERIC CARLE FAVORITES

KATHY MATTEA: SONGS AND THE SEASON

SENEGAL ST. JOSEPH GOSPEL CHOIR

THE LINE UP GRAMMY WINNER PETER FRAMPTON AIR SUPPLY CASEY ABRAMS SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ SENEGAL ST. JOSEPH GOSPEL CHOIR JIM HENSON’S SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE! 2ND ANNUAL NOBODIES OF COMEDY KATHY MATTEA: SONGS AND THE SEASON THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS DON QUIXOTE JIM BELUSHI AND THE BOARD OF COMEDY THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR AND OTHER ERIC CARLE FAVORITES RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES THE ACTING COMPANY PRESENTS MARK TWAIN’S A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT WILD KRATTS LIVE!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014, 8 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8 p.m. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 4 p.m. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 4 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015, 4 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE. TICKET PRICES SHOWN DO NOT INCLUDE FEES. SERIES PRICING CANNOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS.


Series Priority Renewal Deadline June 20 ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF BEING A MENDEL CENTER MAINSTAGE SERIES MEMBER! As a Series member, you get priority seat selection over individual show purchasers, package discount pricing, and special benefits only for Mendel Center Mainstage Series members.

GREAT SAVINGS! Series member ticket packages give you discounts on outstanding entertainment. The more you buy, the more you save! • $7 off per ticket – when any 3 to 6 brochure shows are purchased • $9 off per ticket – when any 7 to 9 brochure shows are purchased • $10 off per ticket – when any 10 or more brochure shows are purchased

BUY TICKETS BEFORE THE GENERAL PUBLIC Series tickets go on sale before individual show tickets are made available. By becoming a Series member, you are among the first to purchase tickets and have the opportunity to get some of the best seats in the house.

PRIORITY SEATING FOR NEXT SEASON By becoming a Series member this season, you will have priority purchasing opportunities next year before new series or individual show tickets are available.

OTHER BENEFITS EXCLUSIVELY FOR SERIES MEMBERS

• Advance notice of special performances when you provide us with your email address. • Ticket exchange privileges up to seven days prior to a performance. • Reprinting of lost tickets at no charge. • Discounts for other special events at the Mendel Center. See page 14 to 16. • One complimentary souvenir cup for enjoying beverages in the theater.

BECOME A SERIES MEMBER TODAY! You can purchase Series tickets today, before individual show tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 1, 2014. • Order by phone – call the Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-1221 • Order in person – at the Mendel Center Box Office, Monday through Friday, 2 p.m.to 6 p.m. • Order by mail – return the enclosed order form to 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022.

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You know the music because it’s been a part of your life. When you hear it on the radio, you sing along. It’s the music that brings back memories of good times. It mattered then, and it matters now. So, let the musical experience surround you.

GRAMMY WINNER

PETER FRAMPTON Thursday, August 7, 2014, 8 p.m.

$55 $70 $75 $85 $200 VIP Package Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for the British band The Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle, and many others. His fifth solo album, the electrifying Frampton Comes Alive!, is one of the top-selling live records of all time.

SPECIAL LIMITED VIP PACKAGE*

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• One reserved ticket in the first 15 rows • Specially designed concert shirt (exclusive to VIP ticket package only) • Collectible tour lithograph (numbered, limited print) • Commemorative tour laminate • Exclusive tour merchandise item • Pre-show party 6:30 – 8 p.m.; two drink tickets, snacks, prize drawings

Cash bar available at 7 p.m. *No discounts on this special VIP package

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PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE. TICKET PRICES SHOWN DO NOT INCLUDE FEES. SERIES PRICING CANNOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS.


AIR SUPPLY Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8 p.m.

$39 $45 $49 $56 Upgrade your Stage Side or Platinum section experience to VIP status! See page 17 for details. The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs create a unique sound that will forever be known as Air Supply. In the late 1970s, they quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies and for the original songs that Graham was constantly writing. Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply at that time had equaled The Beatles’ run of consecutive top five singles. The albums Lost in Love, The One That You Love, Now & Forever, and The Greatest Hits sold in excess of 20 million copies. “Lost in Love” was named Song of the Year in 1980, and, with the other singles, sold more than 10 million copies. “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “The One That You Love,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” have each achieved multi-million plays on the radio. Learn more at www.airsupplymusic.com.

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RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7 p.m.

$48 $52 $56 $60 Upgrade your Stage Side or Platinum section experience to VIP status! See page 17 for details. RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band. Going further than before, this expanded RAIN adds even more hits that you know and love from the vast anthology of Beatles classics such as “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together,” and “Hey Jude.”  This stunning concert event takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to the Beatles. Don’t miss the Broadway smash that’s taking the world by storm… RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.

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Big names in Broadway. Big names in music. Big names in entertainment. It’s what you’ve come to expect from the Mendel Center Mainstage and it’s all here in the Marquee Series.

SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

$48 $52 $56 $60 Upgrade your Stage Side or Platinum section experience to VIP status! See page 17 for details. The longest running musical revue in Broadway history is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Smokey Joe’s Café is a theatrical event complete with sizzling choreography and nearly 40 of your favorite songs written by Leiber and Stoller for artists including Elvis, The Drifters, and more! The show features The Coasters who will perform classics including “Yakety Yak,” “Poison Ivy,” “Love Potion #9,” “Searchin’,” and “Charlie Brown.” The entire cast will perform additional hits including “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Treat Me Nice,” “On Broadway,” “There Goes My Baby,” “Spanish Harlem,” “Stand By Me,” and much, much more! It will be a night of old time rock n’ roll, dancing, and good times!

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PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE. TICKET PRICES SHOWN DO NOT INCLUDE FEES. SERIES PRICING CANNOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS.


SPECIAL HOLIDAY SHOW

KATHY MATTEA: SONGS AND THE SEASON Sunday, December 14, 2014, 4 p.m.

$32 $35 $39 $48 Upgrade your Stage Side or Platinum section experience to VIP status! See page 17 for details. Kathy Mattea, known for her Top 20 country radio hits “Where’ve You Been?” and “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” will add a new layer of artistic and spiritual growth to the long tradition of holiday music with her Songs and the Season program: a thoughtful blend of old favorites and music from her celebrated holiday albums, Joy For Christmas Day, and the Grammy winning Good News. Kathy says Songs and the Season is “more about the spiritual side of Christmas, and not so much about the holiday” – and the result is a performance that will bring both joy and reverence to this season of celebration. Kathy is long known as an impeccable song catcher. Her 17 albums have garnered multiple CMA, ACM, and Grammy Awards.

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JIM BELUSHI AND THE BOARD OF COMEDY Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

$36 $40 $48 $55 Upgrade your Stage Side or Platinum section experience to VIP status! See page 17 for details. With more than thirty years of experience and an alumnus of Saturday Night Live and Chicago’s famed Second City, Jim Belushi is now bringing to the stage an improvised comedy sketch show featuring members of the Board of Comedy. Belushi starred on the ABC hit comedy According to Jim, on which he also served as executive producer, music composer, and director. After wrapping 182 episodes for its eighth and final season, the family favorite series also hit a milestone when it launched into off-net syndication in 2007. A favorite of film, television, and stage audiences, Belushi is one of the great leading character actors equally at home in drama and comedy, and a gifted performer who can also hold a room as front man of a rhythm and blues band. Accompanying Belushi are Megan Grano, Larry Joe Campbell, Brad Morris, and Joshua Funk*, all of whom are classically trained professional improvisers who tour regularly nationwide. Supporting cast may be subject to availability. Language may be offensive. Show recommended for audiences 18+.

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Artists YOU SHOULD KNOW

You may not have heard of these performers yet, but they are touring the United States, building a fan base with every show. We are bringing them here to the Mendel Center Mainstage to let you in on something exciting during three evenings of great entertainment.

CASEY ABRAMS Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8 p.m.

$25 $25 $30 $34 Upgrade your Stage Side or Platinum section experience to VIP status! See page 17 for details. America first fell in love with Casey Abrams during the 10th season of American Idol. His brilliant musicianship coupled with an infectious on-stage personality landed him in the top six of the perennially popular vocal competition. Since then, he has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live with Regis and Kelly, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He has also performed throughout the U.S. and internationally as part of the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011. Casey released his debut album, Casey Abrams, in 2012. His blend of up-beat pop rhythms, jazz bass lines, and laid back melodies has led to a following of fans that span generations. Many are calling him one of the best young artists to come along in a long time.

www.lmcmainstage.org/casey Cash bar available at 7 p.m.

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PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE. TICKET PRICES SHOWN DO NOT INCLUDE FEES. SERIES PRICING CANNOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS.


2ND ANNUAL

NOBODIES OF COMEDY Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8 p.m.

$25 $25 $28 $28 Upgrade your Stage Side or Platinum section experience to VIP status!See page 17 for details. Everyone laughed so hard last year that we’re doing it again Thanksgiving weekend – with an all new lineup of comics! We’ve scoured the country for the funniest and most outrageous comics we’ve ever seen and guess what... you’ve never even heard of them! But all that’s about to change! It’s the best “unknown” comedians from across the country rolled into one hilarious show. No over-hyped stars, just hilarious comics and a great night out with guaranteed laughs that will give you no time to breathe!

www.lmcmainstage.org/nobodies Contains adult language and subjects. Show recommended for audiences 18+. Schedule subject to change. Cash bar available at 7 p.m.

Dwayne Murphy Jr. is a small town kid with a big city personality and his comedy is reflective of that. From lamenting on his origins in Nebraska to realizing that not all black people are city people, Dwayne brings a fresh new voice to audiences everywhere. In 2013 Dwayne toured North America with stops at numerous colleges, comedy festivals, comedy clubs, and as an opening act for Loni Love. Dwayne is a comic on the rise with no ceiling in sight.

Mark Walton technically began comedy in 4th grade when he performed a short set to blank stares in Mrs. Mandiak’s class. He waited until he was a little bit older before writing and performing jokes again, but when he got on stage a few years back, the audience had a completely different reaction. Since then, Mark has kept audiences laughing with his unique style, and has entertained on Sirius Satellite Radio, at comedy clubs, colleges, and even at the Lucille Ball and Buffalo Lebowski Festivals.

By 18, Liz Miele was turning heads with a profile in the humor issue of The New Yorker Magazine. Now a “veteran” at 28, Liz is a regular at the best clubs in the city including Carolines, Gotham, and Stand-up NY. She tackles such topics as inter-racial dating, fear of walking home alone, and mental illness in her family with a sarcastic wit and youthful charm. She was recently featured on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham.

And another comic to be added later!

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Experience a world view as only the arts can deliver. Premiere artistry, embodied in dance, song, and theater, is the power behind the experiences that further our understanding of our surroundings and ourselves.

THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS

DON QUIXOTE

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 4 p.m.

$34 $39 $45 Based on an episode from Miguel de Cervantes’ famous novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha, the story follows its title hero, a middle-aged country gentleman absorbed with tales of chivalry, who sets out to defend virtue and punish those who violate the code of honor. A dance-packed feast of comedy, drama, romance, intrigue, betrayal, and fantasy, Minkus’ rousing score endows each scene with rich atmosphere. With a company boasting more than 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, the Russian National Ballet Theatre delivers exquisite storytelling through the time-honored art of dance, demonstrating the best in ballet artistry.

www.lmcmainstage.org/ballet Cash bar available at 3 p.m. Sponsored by

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THE ACTING COMPANY PRESENTS

SENEGAL ST. JOSEPH GOSPEL CHOIR Sunday, November 2, 2014, 4 p.m.

$15 $20 $25 Direct from Dakar, Senegal, for a special 2014 tour of the U.S., the Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir is made up of 15 vocalists and four traditional Senegalese drummers. Each Sunday, in the heart of Dakar’s most working-class neighborhood, the choir interprets gospel works, spirituals, traditional African Songs, and the magnificent masses. The voices – to which drums, guitar, and kora are occasionally added – interpret and combine Catholic liturgy and the indigenous Muslim songs of Senegal to create an extraordinary harmony between the two cultures that comprise the nation of Senegal.

MARK TWAIN’S A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8 p.m.

$25 $25 $30

Local youth choir All God’s Children will join the Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir for featured selections creating an unforgettable afternoon of world music with a local connection.

The Acting Company, the country’s premiere touring theater group, returns to the Mainstage with an all-new production. Lancelot, Guinevere, Merlin, and Mark Twain himself (as Hank) come tumbling your way in this satirical tale from America’s favorite humorist. Wander with Twain as he time travels from the 19th Century to 6th Century England’s medieval times through the eyes of Hank Morgan of Hartford, Connecticut, who, after a blow to the head, awakens to find himself transported back to the time of legendary King Arthur. Mark Twain’s satirical romp exposes the foibles and fortes of both ages leading audiences to question and laugh at themselves and the principles of the 21st century.  

www.lmcmainstage.org/senegal

www.lmcmainstage.org/yankee

Cash bar available at 3 p.m.

Cash bar available at 7 p.m.

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The wonder of discovery happens at every age, so this year the Mendel Center Mainstage Discovery series has something for everyone to enjoy. This series is underwritten in part by the Gast Young Peoples’ Performance Endowment

JIM HENSON’S SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE! Saturday, November 8, 2014, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

$16 $18 $22 $26 Sid the Science Kid comes to life in this incredible live stage experience! Kids and parents alike will be thrilled as Sid, May, Gabriela, and Gerald come to southwest Michigan to discover the excitement and curiosities of the world around them. With wonders to discover, Sid and his friends set off on a day of excitement and adventure. They explore their five senses through fun games and experiments, by asking curious questions, and by finding fascinating answers. Teacher Susie keeps the music flowing as the kids explore the world around them with interactive audience activities, cooperative problem solving, and plenty of laughs to go around. There is even a surprise sixth sense revealed by Teacher Susie. SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE! will have the whole family cheering, exploring, dancing, and discovering more about the great unknown. Great for ages 2 to 7!

www.lmcmainstage.org/sid Made possible in part by the Gast Young Peoples’ Performance Endowment

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PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE. TICKET PRICES SHOWN DO NOT INCLUDE FEES. SERIES PRICING CANNOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS.


THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR AND OTHER ERIC CARLE FAVORITES Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

$14 $14

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites includes the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly, the fanciful account of Little Cloud’s travels through the sky, and The Mixed Up Chameleon’s discovery of his own unique nature. Directed and designed by Jim Morrow, who ranks among Canada’s most esteemed puppetry creators, the triple-bill show incorporates evocative original music by Nova Scotian composer Steven Naylor and innovative “black light” staging techniques that highlight Morrow’s stunning puppets and props. The works follow closely the books from which they are adapted, providing a new generation with a seamless entry into the world of theatre and music. Great for ages 2 to 6!

www.lmcmainstage.org/caterpillar Made possible in part by the Gast Young Peoples’ Performance Endowment

WILD KRATTS LIVE! Saturday, April 25, 2015, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

$20 $25 $28 $32 A PBS Kids favorite is coming to the Mendel Center Mainstage! Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, come to “real life” in a classic Wild Kratts story. Off to the Creature Rescue, the Kratt Brothers activate some fan-favorite creature power suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal wow facts, the Wild Kratts team rescues a helpless animal friend and returns her home “living free and in the wild!” Great for ages 3 to Grade 5!

www.lmcmainstage.org/kratts Made possible in part by the Gast Young Peoples’ Performance Endowment

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ANIMAL ADVENTURE LUNCH Noon - 1:30 p.m. A lunchtime experience for the whoile family. $15 Adults; $10 children ages 3-12 More info at www.lmcmainstage.org/kratts

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NEW FOR MAINSTAGE SERIES MEMBERS THIS SEASON Exclusive discounts for Mainstage Series members The LMC Mainstage hosts many performances and events presented by community performing arts organizations. Now, Mainstage Series members can receive special discounts on tickets to the five performances that comprise this year’s Community Showcase Series.

CHILDREN’S MUSIC WORKSHOP DISNEY’S PETER PAN JR. Friday, November 21 & Saturday, November 22, 2014 7 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 2014 4 p.m. Join Peter Pan and Wendy on their adventures with the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians, and Captain Hook! The timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up. Includes classic Disney songs; “Following the Leader,” “You Can Fly,” “The Second Star to the Right,” and “Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me.” Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play.​​​​ Presented through special arrangement with MTI.

Adults $10; students and seniors $6 Mainstage Series members: $8

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE: A HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Saturday, November 1, 2014 7:30 p.m. The SMSO and internationallyacclaimed Cirque de la Symphonie perform your favorite ‘spook’-tacular classics in perfect sync. Haunting harmonies and spectacular acrobatic artistry will turn the hall into a chilling chamber of fantastical fright and delight! Concertgoers are invited to come in their best costumes and experience the enchantment of symphonic music at its ghoulish best.

$20 - $37 Mainstage Series members: $15 - $32

A VERY MERRY POPS Saturday, December 13, 2014 7:30 p.m. Celebrate the season with the SMSO guest conductor Harvey Felder in this sparkling holiday celebration. This timeless music is guaranteed to warm your heart and make your spirit bright with seasonal favorites such as “White Christmas” and “Let it Snow.”

$20 - $37 Mainstage Series members: $15 - $32

CITADEL DANCE AND MUSIC CENTER STEAMED - SPRING CONCERT OF DANCE 2015 Saturday, June 6, 2015 7 p.m. The Citadel Dance & Music Center’s annual Spring Concert of Dance showcases its students of all ages in all forms of dance. “Steamed” will transport the audience into an incredibly vibrant “future past”… all aboard!

Adults $15; students $10 Mainstage Series members: $12

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THE MAGICAL MUSIC OF DISNEY Saturday, April 18, 2015 7:30 p.m. This magical concert will bring back memories of fantasy, fun, and fantastic music! Be amazed and entertained while music and animated images transport you to your favorite Disney moments including such classics such as The Little Mermaid and The Lion King!

$20 - $37 Mainstage Series members: $15 - $32

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE. TICKET PRICES SHOWN DO NOT INCLUDE FEES. SERIES PRICING CANNOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS.


Experience live music and comedy in a comfortable venue designed for maximum viewing and listening pleasure. Enjoy your favorite beverages from local breweries or vineyards while sitting in the intimate Hanson Theatre.

THE HA! HA! HOLIDAYS SHOW – A COMEDY EXTRAVAGANZA Friday, December 19, 2014 7 p.m. This holiday season give yourself the gift of laughter. It’s a night of stand-up and improvisational comedy featuring local and regional improvisation comedy troupes and stand-up comedians. Since 2003, Crawlspace Eviction has been delivering laughs, chortles and guffaws to Kalamazoo. With a blend of short- and long-form improv comedy, troupe members show audiences just how much fun it is when what happens next is anybody’s idea. Crawlspace Eviction will be joined by troupe members from TORP, the improv troupe based right here in Benton Harbor - St. Joseph, and a stand-up comedian to be named later. Guaranteed to be an evening of laughter and libations.

$15; $10 Mainstage Series members, students, and seniors

WILD PONIES Friday, January 23, 2015 7 p.m. Offering dead right, honest songwriting delivered in a hauntingly beautiful and gritty neotraditional Americana wrapper, Wild Ponies takes all the rich detail and narrative of Doug and Telisha’s earlier work and adds a sonic right fist. Quick wit and fearless delivery make every show stunning and personal. Touring in support of their release on Ditch Dog Records, Things That Used to Shine, Wild Ponies - Doug and Telisha Williams with drummer Jake Winebrenner - bring energy and charisma along as they perform brilliant new songs as well as some of the old Doug and Telisha favorites. “It’s a terrific, raw, robust sound these guys have going on” said Kim Ruelhl in “No Depression.” www.wildponies.net

$15; $10 Mainstage Series members, students, and seniors

LINDSAY LOU AND THE FLATBELLYS Friday, February 13, 2015 7 p.m. The tight-knit lyrics and infectious joy in The Flatbellys’ songs will make you stop whatever you’re doing and cock an ear. The band’s skill is breath-taking, and it’s obvious through their playing that there is nothing they’d rather do more than come together and make music. Drawing from Americana and early twentieth-century music, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys firmly place themselves within the continuity of American music without sounding selfconscious, as many of the bands who try to capture this sound do. No -- this is just who they are. www.lindsayloumusic.com

$15; $10 Mainstage Series members, students, and seniors

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LMC FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT FALL PRODUCTION

GALILEO

November 7, 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m. November 9, 2014, 3 p.m. November 14, 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m. November 16, 2014, 3 p.m. Admission: $7; Mainstage Series members: $5

SPRING MUSICAL

THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG March 20, 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m. March 22, 2015, 3 p.m. March 27, 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m. March 29, 2015, 3 p.m. Admission: $7; Mainstage Series members: $5

SOUTHSHORE CONCERT BAND IN RESIDENCE AT LAKE MICHIGAN COLLEGE

WINTER DELIGHTS FESTIVAL January 24, 2015, 5 - 9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of sampling some of the best wines from across the state, local cuisine, and live entertainment. Join us for a wonderful evening sure to provide some soothing mid-winter relief. www.winterdelightsfestival.com

Tickets on sale August 1, 2014. Mainstage Series Member Discount: $5 off (limit of 2 discounted tickets per member and tickets must be purchased by December 1, 2014)

ART OF BEER FESTIVAL HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE SOUTHSHORE CONCERT BAND

March 21, 2015, 5 – 9 p.m.

POPS ON THE MAINSTAGE WITH THE SOUTHSHORE CONCERT BAND

www.artofbeerfest.com

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2 p.m. Admission: FREE

Mainstage Series Member Discount: $5 off (limit of 2 discounted tickets per member and tickets must be purchased by December 1, 2014)

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2 p.m. Admission: FREE

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Celebrate great American craft beers during the 6th Annual Art of Beer Festival at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center. Craft brewers from across Michigan will have a wide range of fresh and unique beers of all colors, styles and tastes for you to sample while enjoying live music and delicious food.

Tickets on sale August 1, 2014.

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE. TICKET PRICES SHOWN DO NOT INCLUDE FEES. SERIES PRICING CANNOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS.


WANT TO BRING YOUR DRINK INTO THE THEATER? NOW YOU CAN! BUT ONLY IN A NEW LMC MENDEL CENTER SOUVENIR CUP. The Mendel Center Mainstage and Hanson Theatre will now allow drinks into the theater on a limited basis with LMC Mendel Center nospill cups. These cups are available to purchase in the lobby of both theaters on performance days when drinks are permitted – or at the box office during regular box office hours. Buy once – use again and again. Mainstage Series members receive one cup free with each Series subscription! Cost: $3 each.

MAINSTAGE VIP STATUS

Important dates Monday, June 20, 2014 Priority series renewal deadline; new series orders processed after this date Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Individual shows go on sale to the public at 10 a.m.

BRING YOUR GROUP TOGETHER AND SAVE! Entertainment brings people together for a shared experience like nothing else can. Gather your friends, family, co-workers, club, or church group for any of the outstanding shows during the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage 2014-2015 season. A group event at the Mendel Center Mainstage is a great way to: • Celebrate a birthday, holiday, or other notable occasion • Thank employees for a job well done • Gather friends or classmates for a mini-reunion • Create a special event everyone will remember

Why not have the very best the Mainstage has to offer? Purchase the best seats in the house and now all of the extras that Mainstage VIP Status provides.

Discounted pricing is available for groups of 10 or more. Pre-show party rooms, catering, and beverage service are also available.

VIP status includes: private party area with bar, two drink tickets, snacks, door prizes and/or give-a-ways, and more! Available 90 minutes before show time and during intermission (if intermission is offered) for the following shows:

Call (269) 927-8109, or email mnadolski@lakemichigancollege.edu for more information.

• Air Supply • Casey Abrams • Smokey Joe’s Café • 2nd Annual Nobodies of Comedy • Kathy Mattea: Songs and the Season • Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy • Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles

GIFT CERTIFICATES NEED A GIFT IDEA?

By giving tickets to a Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage performance you give the gift of an unforgettable live performance and a special night (or day) out. Mendel Center Mainstage gift certificates are also available so that special person can select the perfect show. Call the Box Office for more details at (269) 927-1221.

$20 per show; or all 7 shows for $105! Available to first 100 patrons; Stage Side or Platinum seating areas only. WWW.LMCMAINSTAGE.ORG • BOX OFFICE (269) 927-1221 • PRIORITY RENEWAL DEADLINE JUNE 20

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The Lake Michigan College Mendel Center is able to bring first-rate arts and entertainment to the region…with the help of Premiere Partners.

LAKE MICHIGAN COLLEGE MENDEL CENTER PREMIERE PARTNERS SUPPORTING ART FROM THE HEART Premiere Partners are individuals and companies who understand that ticket sales alone cannot make each Mainstage season a success. They share a passion for keeping the arts and professional entertainment options thriving in southwest Michigan.

PREMIERE PARTNERS MEMBERSHIP LEVELS AND BENEFITS Friend: $50 - $249 • Recognition on the Mainstage Lobby Premiere Partners display • Listing in the Mendel Mainstage 2014-15 playbill

Supporter: $250 - $499 • The benefit listed above, plus… • Priority purchasing of tickets to individual shows before they go on sale to the public during the 2015-2016 season

Sustainer: $500 - $999 • • •

The benefits listed above, plus… Name plate on Mainstage seat (for first-time members at this level) Priority ticket purchasing of Mainstage series tickets during the 2015-2016 season • Preferred parking in the first rows of Parking Lot B

Collaborator: $1,000 and above • The benefits listed above, plus… • You and a guest will be invited to join Lake Michigan College President Dr. Robert Harrison at a special reception.

To ensure your special invitation to the first pre-show reception of the season, make your tax-deductible contribution to Premiere Partners by July 15.

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PREMIERE PARTNER TICKETING PRIORITY Ticket purchasing benefits apply to the season following your donation. All other benefits apply to the season in which your donation is made.

Series member ticket purchases Premiere Partners at the Sustainer level or higher may order series tickets (3 or more shows) during the annual series membership renewal period with priority seating over renewing series members who are not Premiere Partners, and over new series members.

Individual show ticket purchases Premiere Partners at the Supporter level or higher may order tickets to individual shows before they are made available to the general public. (Usually one to two weeks prior to the public on-sale date.) Due to the popularity of the series renewal and new series purchases of tickets, availability of single tickets may be limited or unavailable within some seating sections. Your Premiere Partner membership does not guarantee a specific seat or section.

BECOME A PREMIERE PARTNER TODAY! When you fill out your series member ticket order, you can become a Premiere Partner simply by including your donation to the Mendel Center Mainstage on the Premiere Partner line provided above your final ticket order tally. If you have questions about Premiere Partners, contact Mary Klemm, director of Annual Fund, Events, and Stewardship at (269) 927-6849 or at klemm@lakemichigancollege.edu.

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE. TICKET PRICES SHOWN DO NOT INCLUDE FEES. SERIES PRICING CANNOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS.


Seating CHART

PRICING ZONES STAGE SIDE SEATING

GOLD SEATING

PLATINUM SEATING

SILVER SEATING

HANDICAP SEATING

WWW.LMCMAINSTAGE.ORG • BOX OFFICE (269) 927-1221 • PRIORITY RENEWAL DEADLINE JUNE 20

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lmcmainstage.org • (269) 927-1221 Box Office Hours: Mon. – Fri. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Volunteer Office: (269) 927-8116 Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI, 49022

LAKE MICHIGAN COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Dr. David Maysick, Chair • Mr. Paul Bergan, Vice-chair Ms. Mary Jo Tomasini, Secretary • Dr. Michael Lindley, Treasurer Mr. Stephen Small, Trustee • Ms. Judy Truesdell, Trustee Dr. Robert Harrison, President

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2014-2015 Mendel Center Mainstage Season  
2014-2015 Mendel Center Mainstage Season  

2014-2015 Mendel Center Mainstage Season Series Priority Renewal Deadline - June 20, 2014

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