Arts and Entertainment
The Eastern Ohio Art Guild/Art Center
619 Wheeling Avenue
The Art Center was established in 2005 to help the Eastern Ohio Art Guild fulfill its mission “… to support continuing art education in Eastern Ohio, to provide a venue for member artists to sell and display their works, to house classes and events to encourage community involvement in the arts.” The art center houses 30 plus area artist works on display and available for purchase. Art disciplines include a variety of mediums including pottery, oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, multi-media abstract pieces, jewelry and textiles. EOAG meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Art Center. Visitors and new members are always welcome to attend. The Art Center is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and during special events.
Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival
Cambridge City Park, Cambridge, Ohio
Lana Watkins, 439-4471 or www.saltforkfestival.org
Celebrating 41 years of bringing the arts to the Cambridge City Park. The Salt Fork Arts & Crafts is an event that brings beauty and excitement to Southeastern Guernsey County Ohio. Featuring fine arts and crafts, heritage cultural activities and demonstrations, performing arts, showcase of Ohio homemade foods, Art Within, Student Art Show, Craft Classes and much more. August 7-9 – Fri. 3 p.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission and parking.
Cambridge Concert Association
P.O. Box 1814, Cambridge, Ohio
The mission of the Cambridge Concert Association is to enable Guernsey County and area residents to see, hear, and appreciate the arts through a variety of live performances. Four concerts are presented each season at the Scottish Rite Auditorium. Annual memberships are available. Tickets available at the door for $15.00.
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 – 3:00 p.m. Boilermaker Jazz Band
Sunday April 19, 2009 – 3:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Richard Szermany, Organist
Held at First United Methodist Church 641 Steubenville Avenue
The Cambridge Singers, under the musical direction of Jim Whitehair and accompanied by Tom Apel, celebrate their 45th Anniversary with their 2009 season. Their annual Spring show, this year titled “Broadway Updated” will be presented May 12th 7:00 p.m. and 13th 3:00 p.m. “Christmas With The Cambridge Singers” will be presented December 15th and 16th 8:00 p.m. and 17th 3:00 p.m. All shows held at the beautiful Scottish Rite Auditorium in downtown Cambridge. Please call Jim Whitehair at (740) 435-0099 for tickets, performance times or more info.
The Cambridge (City) Band
Each summer the oldest continuously playing community band in the state of Ohio, originating in 1841, thrills it’s audiences with a free evening of music in The Cambridge Park. Most concerts are every other Thursday at 7:30 p.m. or on Holidays. Each year The Band has a theme with vocalists and various entertainment surprises that include audience participation. The Band marches in patriotic parades and performs an annual Holiday Concert after the Christmas Parade. The Band consists of musicians of all ages. The specific schedule is available on our website at www.cambridgecityband.org.
Bye Bye Birdie
Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
When rock star and teenage heartthrob Conrad Birdie gets drafted, the nation’s teenagers go haywire and Conrad’s songwriter faces unemployment. So Albert and his girlfriend organize a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl wins a farewell kiss from Conrad on ”The Ed Sullivan Show”. Kim McAfee turns out to be the lucky teenager and Conrad’s whole entourage moves into her quiet Midwestern home-much to the chagrin of her ever-irritable father and her jealous boyfriend. The result is chaos and a series of romantic complications. With great singing and dancing come with us to say Bye Bye to Conrad Birdie!
Gilligan’s Island – The Musical
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
America’s most beloved TV show is back and better than ever and now is a musical! This show features everyone’s favorite characters including Gilligan, The Skipper, Mary Ann, Ginger, The Professor, The Millionaire and his Wife. Written by the same man who created the hit series Gilligan’s Island and the creator of The Brady Bunch, Sherwood Schwartz. Gilligan’s Island The Musical features 20 original songs written by Paul McCartney’s lead guitarist, Lawrence Juber. Having played to sold out audiences across the county, Gilligan and friends crash land on the stage of the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center for one night only.
Friday, April 3, 2009 – Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
A two-man comic tour de force and the comedy that put Tuna Texas on the theatre menu. Experience the original comedy romp of Tuna Texas. All of the characters from Texas’s third smallest town will be here including Bertha Bumiller and her lovely chenille bathrobe, Petey Fist the protector of ducks civil rights and Yippy the Wonderdog. As the show opens, Judge Roscoe Buckner has been found dead wearing a Dale Evans swimsuit and radio owner Vera Carp is trying to ban Romeo and Juliet from the Tuna library. Come meet the zany inhabitants of Tuna Texas where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
Jim Brickman revolutionized the sound of Adult Contemporary music with his pop style solo piano and the romantic popular song. His remarkable career includes six Gold and Platinum selling albums, three #1 and twelve Top 10 Adult Contemporary radio hits, consistent debuts at #1 on Billboard Magazine’s New Age Chart, a Grammy Nomination, a 2003 SESAC ”Songwriter of the Year” award, a Canadian Country Music Award for ”Best Vocal/Instrumental Collaboration”, a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association for ”The Gift”. Jim Brickman will present a concert in the intimate setting of our theatre you will not want to miss!