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Newsong’s Very Merry Christmas Tour – December 8


WBVN presents – Newsong’s Very Merry Christmas Tour

December 8 – 7pm

Featuring Matthew West, Love and the Outcome, Reno and Jared Emerson

All Reserved Seating – $20 & $18

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God Bless us Every One – December 15 – 18


First Baptist Church of Marion presents

God Bless Us Every One

December 15 – 18 at 7pm December 17 & 18 at 2pm

These performances are being offered as a gift from FBC at no cost to anyone attending.

This delightful, new Christmas musical, a sequel to the classic Charles Dickens novelette, “A Christmas Carol,” tells what becomes of young Tiny Tim after he grows up. It will be staged at the multi-million dollar, Marion Cultural and Civic Center on Tower Square in downtown Marion, IL on Thursday, December 15 through Sunday, December 18, 2016.  

With script and music by award-winning writer, Robert Sterling, along with a cast & crew of over 100, this unforgettable Holiday presentation, complete with lavish costumes and sets, is a Christmas delight for the whole family.

Join the thousands from the tri-state region who make it a part of their family’s Christmas tradition every year!

Now in its 13th year, this production, directed by Brian Summers & Tom Herman, is presented FREE of charge to the Southern Illinois region by Marion’s First Baptist Church.  Bus groups are welcome. Call the Marion First Box Office at 618-997-9386 for more details. Tickets and reservations are not required.

Jimmy Fortune – January 20


Kentucky Opry Presents – Jimmy Fortune – January 20 – 7pm

All Reserved Seats – Tickets on sale October 7th – 10am

VIP – $49

Prime – $39

Floor – $29

Balcony – $25

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Mary Poppins – February 3-5


Kre8ive presents Mary Poppins

February 3&4 at 7pm February 5 at 2pm

All reserved seats $15

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Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family who live in a big house in London on Cherry Lane. Things are not going well for the family, the children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and are in need of a new nanny. Jane and Michael have their own ideas about what sort of caretaker they should have, while their parents—and in particular Mr. Banks—are insistent on someone strict for the job. When a mysterious young woman named Mary Poppins appears at their doorstep, the family finds that she’s the answer to their prayers, but in the most peculiar way. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “anything can happen if you let it.”

The Naked Magicians – Feb 14


The Naked Magicians – Feb 14 – 7:30pm

All seats Reserved

Initial presale available for only Platinum and Premiere

Tickets –

Platinum – $64

Premiere – $55

Floor – $42

Upper House – $35

Balcony – $25

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Jesus Christ Superstar – February 24 – 26


13Theatrics presents – Jesus Christ Superstar

February 24 & 25 at 7:30pm February 26 at 2pm

All reserved seats $15

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Jesus Christ Superstar is the Broadway rock opera from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.   Borrowing from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the musical tells the story of the last seven days of Jesus Christ’s life. As the show opens, apostle Judas Iscariot is growing concerned that Jesus’ followers will be perceived as a threat to the occupying Roman Empire. Indeed, priests Caiaphas, Annas and more gather and agree that Jesus and his movement must be crushed. An exalted Jesus arrives in Jerusalem only to find the temple filled with unsavory merchants and money lenders. Overrun by a flood of people needing his help, he tells them to heal themselves, and his confidante Mary Magdalene has to calm him down. Judas, fearing the movement is getting out of Jesus’ control, goes to the Romans and tells them Jesus will be in the Garden of Gethsemane the following night. He receives 30 pieces of silver as payment. At the Garden, Judas arrives with Roman soldiers and identifies Jesus by kissing him on the cheek. Jesus is arrested and sent to Caiaphas, then Pontius Pilate and finally King Herod, who condemns his to death on the cross.

Dailey and Vincent – March 3


Dailey and Vincent – March 3 – 7:30pm

All seats Reserved


Orchestra – $35

reserved – $25

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Five-time Grammy award winners individually, three-time Grammy award nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award Winners, and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether (including 3-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award winners and 3-Time Vocal Group of the Year Award winners), Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tour today, are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music; bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music. The concoction of the fantastically instinctive vocal blends of Dailey’s tenor and Vincent’s reedy harmonies, has gained them well-deserved praise for their own distinctive style and worldwide recognition as American Music gold. Dailey & Vincent has garnered world-wide attention with their first national, top-rated television series, “The Dailey & Vincent Show,” on RFD TV and over 500 airings of their PBS special “Dailey & Vincent ALIVE ¬ In Concert.” Their most recent CD, Dailey & Vincent ALIVE, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts and remained at the top position for over 15 weeks.

  • 14 IBMA Awards (International Bluegrass Music Awards) as 3-time “Entertainer of the Year,” 3-time “Vocal Group of the Year”, “Album of the Year”, and IBMA Award for “Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year.”

  • 4 Dove Awards for “Bluegrass Album of the Year” and “Bluegrass Song of the Year”

  • 3 Grammy Award Nominations including nomination for the 2014 “Bluegrass Album of the Year”

  • 1 Emmy Award Nomination – for the Public Television Special “Dailey & Vincent – Alive!”

The Russian National Ballet – May 5

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The Russian National Ballet – May 5 – 7:30pm

Performing 2 – 1 act Ballets – Romeo and Juliet, and Carmen.


Reserved Orchestra : $35

Reserved Seating      : $25

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