Date:

Sunday, October 18, 2009, 3 pm
Artist: Branson on the Road
Description: In the same tradition as the traveling road shows during the glory days of the Grand Ole Opry, Branson On The Road keeps you tapping, laughing and smiling. Classic country, hilarious comedy, bluegrass, rockabilly, hand-clappin' gospel, and great songs you know and love. Co-host Debbie Horton holds the distinction of being the only woman to have ever played lead guitar for Johnny Cash. A taste of Branson in Monroe!
Tickets: $25, $22 for Seniors, $15 for students
Sponsor:
 

Date:

Saturday, October 31, 2009, Midnight
Artist: The Rocky Horror Show
Description: Benefit fund raiser for the RRCA. ~ Mature subject matter ~
Tickets: $15
Sponsor: Friends of the RRCA
 

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Friday, November 6, 2009, 7:30 pm
Artist: Jason Bishop
Description: From his breathtaking double levitation to his cutting edge Op-Art and Plasma screen illusions, Jason Bishop features stunning and original state of the art magic. Each show features award winning sleight of hand, exclusive grand illusions and even close-up magic projected onto a huge movie screen. Surprisingly funny and truly magical, the show is delivered with a totally modern energy and an outstanding rock and pop soundtrack. Intelligent lighting, engaging audience participation and countless costume changes are added elements that help make each performance unforgettable!
Tickets: $25, $22 for Seniors, $15 for students
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Date:

Saturday, November 21, 2009, 7:30 pm
Artist: Confederate Railroad
Description: From rowdy country to raw emotion, a Confederate Railroad concert today covers a wide range of feelings. Young people will be there rocking to "Trashy Women", while their parents and even grandparents will likely be singing along to "Jesus and Mama". The band plays 100 or so dates each year. Whatever the venue, they are right at home, be it a fair, a club, a biker show or the RRCA. Shirley, the lead singer and vocalist, and his mates, Mark Dufresne on drums, Wayne Secrest on bass, Rusty Hendrix on lead guitar and Cody McCarver on keyboards and vocals are obviously having fun right along with their appreciative audience. At the end of each show, the band stays around until every fan who wants an autograph, or to pose with the group for a picture or just say "hello" is taken care of.
Tickets: $30, $25 for Seniors, $18 for students
Sponsor:
 

Date:

Saturday, December 5, 2009, 1 pm
Artist: The Nutcracker Ballet
Description: Continue the holiday tradition and share the magic of the Nutcracker Ballet! Hailed in its 2004 debut as Monroe's most lavish Nutcracker, this classic holiday ballet returns to the stage as a truly spectacular collaboration with lavish sets, scenery, and costumes. With music composed by Peter Tchaikovsky and choreographed by Gail Choate-Pettit, The Nutcracker is a spectacle that both children and adults of all ages will cherish forever.
Tickets: $16, $14 for Seniors, $10 for students
Sponsor: Mainstreet Monroe/DDA
 

Date:

Saturday, December 5, 2009, 6 pm
Artist: The Nutcracker Ballet
Description: Continue the holiday tradition and share the magic of the Nutcracker Ballet! Hailed in its 2004 debut as Monroe's most lavish Nutcracker, this classic holiday ballet returns to the stage as a truly spectacular collaboration with lavish sets, scenery, and costumes. With music composed by Peter Tchaikovsky and choreographed by Gail Choate-Pettit, The Nutcracker is a spectacle that both children and adults of all ages will cherish forever.
Tickets: $16, $14 for Seniors, $10 for students
Sponsor: Mainstreet Monroe/DDA
 

Date:

Sunday, December 6, 2009, 2 pm
Artist: The Nutcracker Ballet
Description: Continue the holiday tradition and share the magic of the Nutcracker Ballet! Hailed in its 2004 debut as Monroe's most lavish Nutcracker, this classic holiday ballet returns to the stage as a truly spectacular collaboration with lavish sets, scenery, and costumes. With music composed by Peter Tchaikovsky and choreographed by Gail Choate-Pettit, The Nutcracker is a spectacle that both children and adults of all ages will cherish forever.
Tickets: $16, $14 for Seniors, $10 for students
Sponsor: Mainstreet Monroe/DDA
 

Date:

Friday, December 11, 2009, 7:30 pm
Artist: Viennese Christmas
Description: Celebrate the spirit of Vienna and the Holiday Season with The New Sigmund Romberg Orchestra featuring 30 top professional orchestra musicians, four world-class vocalists and conductor. The program consists of superb arrangements that range from the overture to Strauss', Die Fledermaus to selections from many wonderful Romberg operettas such as The Student Prince, a full suite from Babes In Toyland, several Broadway musicals and popular carols of the season such as Little Drummer Boy and Joy to the World.
Tickets: $30, $25 for Seniors, $18 for students
Sponsor:
 

Date:

Friday, December 18, 2009, 7 pm
Artist: It's A Wonderful Life
Description: The original movie starring Jimmy Stewart
Tickets: $5
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Date:

Saturday, January 16, 2010, 7:30 pm
Artist: Monroe Big Band
Description: What do Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Buble, the Brian Setzer orchestra,and Count Basie have in common? You can hear any or all of these when you make the Monroe Big Band a part of your evening. Male & Female vocalists, Joel Zmuda and Lisa Young are a regular feature in most venues. Monroe Big Band, also known as River Raisin Jazz, will bring the live sounds that ONLY a full big band brings with real musicians playing real music.
Tickets: $10 General Seating
Sponsor:
 

Date:

Friday, February 5, 2010, 7:30 pm
Artist: Michael and Amy; Dueling Pianos
Description: One moment you'll be singing at the top of your lungs, the next doubled over in laughter. The recipe? Two multi-talented, musical and comedic entertainers who will engage you with their mix of fast-paced performances filled with comedy and the widest range of music you have ever heard. Add a dollop of improvisational comedy topped off with a heaping helping of audience interaction and participation. Dish it all up on two unsuspecting grand pianos for one hilarious and unforgettable serving of what we like to call - Quirkish-Delight!
Tickets: $25, $22 for Seniors, $15 for students
Sponsor: Floral City Beverage
 

Date:

Sunday, February 14, 2010, 3 pm
Artist: Love Me Tender
Description: Celebrate Valentine's Day with rock royalty: THE KING! Scot's rockin tribute to the young King has taken him across the United States and all over the world. He has appeared in music videos with Faith Hill and Sheryl Crow, a recurring role on the hit soap opera "Days of Our Lives" ...and in the title role in several successful productions of 'Idols of the King', including the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and the prestigious Barter Theatre in Virginia. "THE CLOSEST THEY CAN GET TO ELVIS IN THE FLESH-BUSTING O'SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL IS SCOT BRUCE." (CNN)
Tickets: $25, $22 for Seniors, $15 for students
Sponsor: Friendly Ford
 

Date:

Sunday, February 21, 2010, 3 pm
Artist: Motor City Brass Band
Description: Enjoy an afternoon of familiar folk tunes, ballads, classical transcriptions and marches! Modeled after the traditional British brass band, Motor City Brass Band represents an American take on a cherished English custom. The ensemble's unique blend of innovation and authenticity has earned it a reputation for artistic excellence and first-rate entertainment. It's more than a concert- it's a show!
Tickets: $18, $15 for Seniors, $15 for students
Sponsor: Floral City Beverage
 

Date:

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 3 pm
Artist: Celtic Crossroads
Description: Critically acclaimed as 'the most exhilarating and authentic show to come from Ireland in decades - not to be missed'-Celtic Crossroads is an explosion of youthful energy and dazzling musicianship- abounding with fusions of traditional Irish music, bluegrass, gypsy and jazz whilst pulsating with the rhythms of exciting Irish dance percussion. True high-kicking from some of Irelands best-respected Irish dancers also intensifies the pulsating rhythms of the show, Incorporating seven world-class musicians, playing over twenty instruments on stage transport the listener to that crossroads in Ireland. Tempestuous fiddle playing competes with explosive banjo, intricate mandolin, accordion, mandola and bouzouki and awe-inspiring guitar riffs, while silky flute playing remind the audience that these fiercely traditional musicians are also classically trained. Throw in thunderous bodhran rhythms, drumkit, and cajon and the audience finds themselves recklessly and ecstatically stomping along. As the thunder starts to take hold, rhythms beating, Irish dancers defying laws of speed and gravity, musicians swopping instruments before your eyes, building and rising from a slow groove to a climactic, epic and all encompassing wildness of unadulterated genius, audiences are unable to prevent themselves from jumping to their feet in thunderous ovation.
Tickets: $25, $22 for Seniors, $15 for students
Sponsor: DTE Energy Foundation
 

Date:

Friday, April 23, 2010, 7 pm
Artist: Peter Pan
Description: Soar through the clouds, fight the pirates and relive your childhood with The River Raisin Ballet Company's production of Peter Pan, a coming of age tale that pits Peter and the Lost Boys against Captain Hook and his outrageous band of pirates. Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Hook, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys for a sprinkling of magic in this fun and whimsical adventure told through vibrant dancing. A ballet for the young at heart - and for those who never want to grow up!
Tickets: $16, $14 for Seniors, $10 for students
Sponsor: Monroe County Parent
 

Date:

Saturday, April 24, 2010, 2 pm
Artist: Peter Pan
Description: Soar through the clouds, fight the pirates and relive your childhood with The River Raisin Ballet Company's production of Peter Pan, a coming of age tale that pits Peter and the Lost Boys against Captain Hook and his outrageous band of pirates. Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Hook, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys for a sprinkling of magic in this fun and whimsical adventure told through vibrant dancing. A ballet for the young at heart - and for those who never want to grow up!
Tickets: $16, $14 for Seniors, $10 for students
Sponsor: Monroe County Parent
 

Date:

Saturday, April 24, 2010, 6 pm
Artist: Peter Pan
Description: Soar through the clouds, fight the pirates and relive your childhood with The River Raisin Ballet Company's production of Peter Pan, a coming of age tale that pits Peter and the Lost Boys against Captain Hook and his outrageous band of pirates. Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Hook, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys for a sprinkling of magic in this fun and whimsical adventure told through vibrant dancing. A ballet for the young at heart - and for those who never want to grow up!
Tickets: $16, $14 for Seniors, $10 for students
Sponsor: Monroe County Parent
 

Date:

Sunday, April 25, 2010, 3 pm
Artist: Peter Pan
Description: Soar through the clouds, fight the pirates and relive your childhood with The River Raisin Ballet Company's production of Peter Pan, a coming of age tale that pits Peter and the Lost Boys against Captain Hook and his outrageous band of pirates. Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Hook, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys for a sprinkling of magic in this fun and whimsical adventure told through vibrant dancing. A ballet for the young at heart - and for those who never want to grow up!
Tickets: $16, $14 for Seniors, $10 for students
Sponsor: Monroe County Parent
 

Date:

Saturday, May 1, 2010, 7:30 pm
Artist: Live by Request from the Great American Songbook
Description: "Kathy Kosins has taken the jazz world by storm. Herb Wong of the esteemed International Association of Jazz Educators named Kosins as one of the top six vocalists of 2005. The Chicago Reader would rave about her 'solid intonation, unwavering swing and a voice that can conjure both the girl next door and her older wiser sister.' Harnessing the essence of the song with imaginative interpretations and sassy savoir faire, Kathy Kosins is definitely a vocalist on the rise."
Tickets: $25, $22 for Seniors, $15 for students
Sponsor: Floral City Beverage