After nearly two years without a performance, the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts will open its stage to host musical and theatrical productions.
On Monday, the Glema announced the next performances that will grace the stage in spring 2022.
Glema director Brad Downall said there were 17 performances planned, including concerts postponed from fall 2021 and earlier.
“Customers holding tickets for any of the previously scheduled concerts should contact the box office to obtain new tickets,” he said.
Glema staff made some adjustments to policies and presentations to keep artists and clients safe, he said. Since the Glema is on the Madisonville Community College campus, all guests must wear masks.
“Staff and volunteers will encourage staying socially distant while clients are standing and moving,” said Downall. “Socially remote headquarters will be encouraged where possible. “
Ticket refunds will only be credited to the customer’s account until curtain time. He said if a client is not feeling well they should stay home for their health and the health of others.
Performances that have stage seats can be moved to auditorium seats at the discretion of Glema’s staff and artist to allow more space for actors and the audience, he said. One example is the dinner theater presentations, where dinner is optional and will be served in the community hall of the Beshear Education Center.
“For chamber music and café concerts, decisions will be made on a performance-by-performance basis as to whether to stage in a black box or auditorium setup,” said Downall.
Policies will be adjusted based on conditions at the time of performance, he said.
The show lineup so far begins with the Boston Brass at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, with Jose Sibaja and Jeff Connor on trumpet, Christ Castellanos on horn, Domingo Pagliuca on trombone and William Russell on tuba.
The ensemble performs classical arrangements according to jazz standards and offers the public unique entertainment, according to a press release.
Tickets for the Boston Brass are $ 20 for the front ground floor, $ 15 for the back ground floor, and $ 10 for the balcony. All students and children get half the price, and the group rate is $ 5 for 10 or more people.
On Thursday, February 24 at 7 p.m., BodyTraffic will be performing. BodyTraffic is a world class contemporary dance company. It brings to life the timeless music of Peggy Lee, James Brown and the great standards of American jazz.
Tickets cost $ 25 for the front ground floor, $ 20 for the back ground floor and $ 15 for the balcony. Students and kids play at half price and the group rate is $ 7.50 for a group of 10 or more.
The Grass Roots will perform on Thursday March 3 at 7:30 pm They ranked 14 Top 40 singles and were one of the best rock n ‘roll groups of the late 60s and early 70s.
On Saturday May 14 at 7:30 p.m., Rodney Crowell will take the stage to perform his American roots music.
Tickets for The Grass Roots and Rodney Crowell cost $ 30 for the front ground floor, $ 25 for the back ground floor, and $ 20 for the balcony.
Martina McBride will finally be on stage at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 3, after the event was canceled due to COVID last year. Tickets for the concert are sold out.
The American Bank is offering a family special with Popovich Comedy Pet Theater on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets cost $ 25 for the front ground floor, $ 20 for the back ground floor and $ 15 for the balcony. All students and children get half the price.
The Glema Mahr chamber music series features the Dali String Quartet at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 31. They are a mixture of Latin American, classical and romantic music.
On February 27 at 4 p.m., the Inversion Ensemble will perform, presenting a range of music including jazz, classical, gospel and musical theater.
On Saturday March 26 at 7:30 p.m., the Vision Duet will perform, combining the violin and percussion of Ariel Horowitz and Britton-Rene Collins.
The NouLou Chamber Players will perform on Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. It is a dynamic ensemble that brings together the elite of classical Louisville musicians.
The Coffeehouse series will have Jason Catron and his Little Big Band on Friday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m., bringing a twist to favorite classic country songs.
Wilson Fairchild will perform on Friday April 1 at 7:30 pm They are a country music duo composed of Wil and Langdon Reid from Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.
Jeff Allen will perform his comedy routine on Friday, May 20 at 7:30 pm This performance is sold out.
Tickets for all performances of the Chamber Music Series and the Coffeehouse Series are $ 22, which is general admission.
Special events at Glema include The MCC Singers with Shaun Johnson’s Big Band Experience and Tonic Sol Fa on Saturday April 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $ 10 for general admission, all students and children get half the price.
The Madisonville North Hopkins High School production of Roald Dahl’s James & the Giant Peach takes place on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m., with a feature double on Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. -the price.
Two dinner shows will take place in the spring, starting with The Play That Goes Wrong from February 10 to 12. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and the curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the play only are $ 14.
The SpongeBob Musical will take place July 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and July 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $ 16 and all students get half the price.
Discounts are available for packages and single tickets. There is a 25% discount on the purchase of tickets for all shows, a 20% discount for 11-14 shows, and a 10% discount for five to 10 shows. Seniors get a 10% discount, and students and children under 12 get a 25% discount unless a higher discount is offered for a specific show.