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June 2, 9, 16, 23, July 7, and 14

5:30 - 7:00 pm

PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME

Join us for this Mississippi Humanities Council sponsored, free family event. The mission of PRIME TIME is to create the precondition for future learning among economically and educationally vulnerable families - historically under served or never-served populations - through a humanities - centered family literacy program. Join us for reading, storytelling, refreshments, and door prizes! The program is specifically designed for 6 - 10 year olds, but pre-reading activities are also available for pre-school sibilings ages 3 to 5.

Instructors: Leah Rollins - Storyteller, Mary Edelen - Discussion Leader

Dates: June 2, 9, 16, 23, July 7, and 14

Day and Time: Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Fee: Free, Mississippi Humanities Council Sponsored Event

To Register: Call 228-818-2878 or e-mail programs@themaryc.org to register for this program

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED JUNE 16, 2015

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday, July 11

10:00 - 4:00 pm

The Mary C Art and Food Market Day

The Ocean Springs Arts and Antiques Market is now Ocean Springs Art and Food Market!

Rent a booth to showcase your culinary talents, demonstrate what your restaurant does best or explore other gastronomic options. Of course, the Market will continue to spotlight the artistic talents of our Gulf Coast artists.

Every second Saturday of the month

Member Fee: $20.00

Non-Member Fee: $25.00

 

 

   

Saturday, July 11

6:00 pm

Hard Raq Bellydance Revue

Join us for an enchanted evening of bellydance! Bellydance is one of the oldest forms of dance and has been growing in popularity all over the world in recent years. In the Middle East, the dance is more commonly called, "Raqs Sharqi." It is believed that the dance first came to America in 1893 at the Chicago World's Fair. During that time, the Hollywood film industry sought to capitalize on the peaked interest in this new exotic dance form, and this contributed to the transformation of the dance from a folk dance that was passed on from generation to generation into a performance art. Local dancers, as well as traveling professionals, will be presenting various styles of traditional and fusion styles in this exciting show.

General Admission - $10.00

And make sure to check out Lunch and Learn in the cafe' on Friday, July 10th! This will be for an Mediterranean Themed Meal!


 


 

Thursday, July 16

7:00 pm

The Mary C, The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, and The Feder Foundation

Present

Songs and Stories Radio Show

This radio show is recorded with a live studio audience and will be aired on Clear Channel K99 Radio.

Join us the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before.

GENERAL ADMISSION

FREE ADMISSION

 


 

   

 

July 24 and 25 - 7pm & July 25 and 26 - 2pm

Walter Anderson Players

Present

Alice @ Wonderland The Musical

The folly of the 21st century collides with the madness of Wonderland in this rockin’ new musical adaptation that remains fairly faithful to Lewis Carroll’s original tale.  The twist?  Alice is a texting, tweeting and Googling girl of the modern digital era, yet she finds herself in the Wonderland of old.  With all of the characters you know and love including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts, this musical imagines a present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland so many of us treasure.  Meanwhile, the younger generation will appreciate and relate to the many references to texting and social networking.  And the contemporary sounding new score by beloved composer Bill Francoeur and lyricist Scott DeTurk will delight all.  A sharply told, crisply paced ride, this quality adaptation has been praised for its humor, artistic modern style and appeal to both children and adults. 

General Admission

Adults $12.00

Students under 9 years, Military, and Seniors $10.00

And make sure to check out Lunch and Learn in the cafe' on Friday, July 24th for Tea Timel!


 



 

Friday, July 31, 2015

7:00 pm

Longshot Theatre Company

Mississippi Gulf Coast's very own improvisation troupe is coming to The Mary C! If you like shows like "Whose Line is It Anyway," you will love Longshot!

Stay tuned for more details on this exciting show!

General Admission - $10.00

 



Saturday, August 8

10:00 - 4:00 pm

The Mary C Art and Food Market Day

The Ocean Springs Arts and Antiques Market is now Ocean Springs Art and Food Market!

Rent a booth to showcase your culinary talents, demonstrate what your restaurant does best or explore other gastronomic options. Of course, the Market will continue to spotlight the artistic talents of our Gulf Coast artists.

Every second Saturday of the month

Member Vendor Fee: $20.00

Non-Member Vendor Fee: $25.00

 

 



Saturday, August 8

6:00 - 10:00 pm

The Mary C Presents

Independent Filmmakers Exhibition

Films Made by Local Directors

The Mary C is forming a partnership with local filmmakers to present a Shorts Film Festival. Filmmakers include: Ron Feder, JT Nicholson, Eula Moore, and more. The diverse grouping genre of shorts includes: Horror, Inspirational, Drama, Action, and even Road Trips. The shorts will be followed with a question and answer session with the filmmakers.

General Admission $5.00

 

   

 

Saturday, August 15

7:00 pm

The Mary C and The Feder Foundation

Present

Thacker Mountain Radio

Thacker Mountain Radio returns to The Mary C! This audience favorite radio show features author readings and a wide array of musical performances...

Thacker Mountain Radio began in 1997 as the “Words and Music” show at Blind Jim’s, a former Oxford bar (now the Burgundy Room). The show featured an author reading and music by a visiting band as well as songs by the house band, a format that continues today. Through the years Thacker Mountain Radio Hour has hosted a variety of literary and musical artists including: Natasha Tretheway (National Poet Laurette), Marty Stuart, Del McCoury, Elvis Costello, Caroline Kennedy, Larry Brown, National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, Bobby Rush, Dorothy Moore, T-Model Ford, Tom Franklin, Beth Ann Fennelly, Christ Offutt, Ace Atkins, Blue Mountain, the Campbell Brothers, Charlie Musselwhite, Kenny Brown, Duwayne Burnside, Jimbo Mathus, the Bottle Rockets, Robert “Bilbo” Walker, Jojo Hermann, Paul Williams, James “Superchikan” Johnson, Tracy Schwartz and Ginny Hawker, and the Mighty Gospel Warriors.

The Mary C. guest artists will be announced soon...

$15.00 Reserved Seating

 


 

 

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Sunday, August 16

2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Just Over The Rainbow Theatre

Presents

The Katrina Project: Hell and High Water

Created by Michael Marks and Mackenzie Westmoreland and directed by Michael Marks, is a journey into the heart and soul of Hurricane Katrina's survivors. Based on actual interviews, collected stories and found texts, the play provides a voice to the greatest natural disaster in our country's recorded history. With a stellar cast of performers, you will experience the devastation, heartbreak, anger, and ultimately, hope of the thousands affected by the category 5 storm.

General Admission - $12.00

 

   

 

Thursday, August 20

7:00 pm

The Mary C, The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, and The Feder Foundation

Present

Songs and Stories Radio Show

This radio show is recorded with a live studio audience and will be aired on Clear Channel K99 Radio.

Join us the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before.

GENERAL ADMISSION

FREE ADMISSION

 


 



Friday, August 21

7:00 pm

The Mary C Presents

Jericho Road Show

The Jericho Road Show is a musical collaboration between veteran roots and blues musicians Rambling Steve Gardner, Libby Rae Watson, Wess Lee and Bill Steber, who have internationally, have a combined release of more than 22 music CD's including their latest 2015 release Jericho Road Show, Vol. 3. the group has been featured in printe, on radio and on television. The Jericho Road Show has been described in the press and by WWOZ Community Show, New Orleans as, "Fresh, original, and fun! The Jericho Road Show brings the best of the back porch to the front of the big stage. Music to tap your feet, sing along or just jump and stomp it right on down to the brick."

General Admission

$10.00

 

 



September 11 and 12 at 7:00 pm

September 13 at 2:00 pm

Underground Theatre Presents

[title of show]

Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen | Book by Hunter Bell

With Special Permission by Rodgers & Hammerstein

Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show]—taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show]—follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre—a uniquely American art form—and to the joy of collaboration. The musical received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2009. (Adult Content.)

This is a partnership project of the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center WINGS Performing Arts Program and The Mary C.

General Admission

$15 Adults / $10 Students

 

   

 

Saturday, September 12

10:00 - 4:00 pm

The Mary C Art and Food Market Day

The Ocean Springs Arts and Antiques Market is now Ocean Springs Art and Food Market!

Rent a booth to showcase your culinary talents, demonstrate what your restaurant does best or explore other gastronomic options. Of course, the Market will continue to spotlight the artistic talents of our Gulf Coast artists.

Every second Saturday of the month

Member Vendor Fee: $20.00

Non-Member Vendor Fee: $25.00

 


 

   

 

Thursday, September 17

7:00 pm

The Mary C and The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, and The Feder Foundation

Present

Songs and Stories Radio Show

This radio show is recorded with a live studio audience and will be aired on Clear Channel K99 Radio.

Join us the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before.

GENERAL ADMISSION

FREE ADMISSION

 


 



Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26

8:00 pm

Biloxi Little Theatre

Presents

"The Wiz"

Join us at the Mary C for an encore performance of "The Wiz" presented by Biloxi Little Theatre. This musical is a winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!

This beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul music! 

This performance is sponsored by the R&B Feder Foundation.

General Admission

$20 Adults

$15 Students / Seniors / Military

 

 

   


Saturday, October 10

10:00 - 4:00 pm

The Mary C Art and Food Market Day

The Ocean Springs Arts and Antiques Market is now Ocean Springs Art and Food Market!

Rent a booth to showcase your culinary talents, demonstrate what your restaurant does best or explore other gastronomic options. Of course, the Market will continue to spotlight the artistic talents of our Gulf Coast artists.

Every second Saturday of the month

Member Vendor Fee: $20.00

Non-Member Vendor Fee: $25.00

 

 

   

 

Thursday, October 15

7:00 pm

The Mary C and The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, and The Feder Foundation

Present

Songs and Stories Radio Show

This radio show is recorded with a live studio audience and will be aired on Clear Channel K99 Radio.

Join us the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before.

GENERAL ADMISSION

FREE ADMISSION

 


 


 

Saturday, October 17

8:00 pm

Yalla-ween Bellydance Showcase

International Bellydance Superstar, Moria Chappell, joins Hard Raq in this student and instructor showcase in which creative fusion of bellydance and various other dance forms will be presented.

Beginning her dance career in Atlanta, GA in 2001, with Awalim Dance Company, Moria moved to San Francisco in 2005 to study with The Suhalia Dance School, and was invited to join The Suhalia Dance Company and Bal Anat, from which she learned the extreme muscle control and isolation fundamental to her current style.

That same year she was invited to join The Bellydance Superstars and thus her world travels began. In 2007, Moria taught 30 workshops in over 8 different countries and, via The Bellydance Superstars, performed in more than 15 countries worldwide.

By 2008, Moria began traveling to Thailand and India to deepen her understanding of yoga, Thai, and Odissi dance.

Now, in 2014, Moria has taught and performed in virtually every major city in the world. She teaches in Washington, DC on a regular basis and continues her Odissi dance and spiritual studies by traveling to India annually and by studying with Dr. Ratna Roy.

General Admission - $20.00

 


 



Friday, October 23, 2015

7:00 pm

Longshot Theatre Company

Mississippi Gulf Coast's very own improvisation troupe is coming to The Mary C! If you like shows like "Whose Line is It Anyway," you will love Longshot!

Stay tuned for more details on this exciting show!

General Admission - $10.00

 



Saturday, October 24

2:00 pm

WINGS Performing Arts Presents

Lion King, Jr.

The African savannah comes to life at The Mary C. In Disney’s Lion King Jr. join Simba, Rafiki, and all of your favorite characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring coming-of-age tale!

General Admission

$15 Adults / $10 Students

 

 

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Friday, October 30 & Saturday, October 31

8:00 pm

Downstage Productions Presents

The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and a book by Richard O'Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror.

General Admission

$20 Adults

$15 Students / Military / First Responders / Seniors

 

 

   


 

Friday, November 6 & Saturday, November 7

at 7:30 pm

and

Sunday, November 8 at 2:00 pm

The Mary C Presents

The Last Five Years

Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk winner The Last Five Years has been translated into a handful of languages and was named one of Time Magazine's 10 best shows of 2001. A testament to the show's longevity and spurred by the show's regional popularity, The Last Five Years enjoyed an Off-Broadway revival at Second Stage in 2013. A film adaptation was released in 2015 starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. The show is PG-13.

The Last 5 Years will showcase the talent of Sean Harding andRebecca Smith.

General Admission $15.00

 

 

 

 

 

   


Saturday, November 14

10:00 - 4:00 pm

The Mary C Art and Food Market Day

The Ocean Springs Arts and Antiques Market is now Ocean Springs Art and Food Market!

Rent a booth to showcase your culinary talents, demonstrate what your restaurant does best or explore other gastronomic options. Of course, the Market will continue to spotlight the artistic talents of our Gulf Coast artists.

Every second Saturday of the month

Member Vendor Fee: $20.00

Non-Member Vendor Fee: $25.00

 

   

 

Thursday, November 19

7:00 pm

The Mary C and The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, and The Feder Foundation

Present

Songs and Stories Radio Show

This radio show is recorded with a live studio audience and will be aired on Clear Channel K99 Radio.

Join us the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before.

GENERAL ADMISSION

FREE ADMISSION

 


 


 

Saturday, December 5 - 6:00 pm

Sunday, December 6 - 2:00 pm

The Bellydance Nutcracker Suite

A fresh twist on an old masterpiece... belly dancers from all over the southeast have joined together to present you with their version of this Christmas classic - world fusion style! Join our leading lady as she saves the Nutcracker Prince by courageously defeating the Rat Queen, after which she is taken to the land of the sweets to be entertained by dances from various cultural origins in gratitude for her bravery. Daring sword balancing acts, flowing silk veils, shimmering Isis wings, glamorous feather fans - this show has it all!

General Admission - $20.00


 

   

 

Tuesday, December 8

7:30 pm

Coast Big Band Holiday Show

The Coast Big Band is a Mississippi Gulf Coast 20 plus piece big band orchestra whose music is a strong mix of big band dance music, pop tunes, soulful and hot vocals, Latin tunes, and jazz standards. 

You'll hear classics made famous by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Harry James and Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey.  The band now has added more contemporary songs from the 60's to the 90's.

In the tradition of great big bands, The Coast Big Band consists of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, guitar, bass, piano, drums with vocalists. 

Reserved Seating

$12.50

 

 


 



 

Saturday, December 12

10:00 - 4:00 pm

The Mary C Art and Food Market Day

The Ocean Springs Arts and Antiques Market is now Ocean Springs Art and Food Market!

Rent a booth to showcase your culinary talents, demonstrate what your restaurant does best or explore other gastronomic options. Of course, the Market will continue to spotlight the artistic talents of our Gulf Coast artists.

Every second Saturday of the month

Member Vendor Fee: $20.00

Non-Member Vendor Fee: $25.00

 

   

 

Thursday, December 17

7:00 pm

The Mary C, The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, and The Feder Foundation

Present

Songs and Stories Radio Show

This radio show is recorded with a live studio audience and will be aired on Clear Channel K99 Radio.

Join us the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before.

GENERAL ADMISSION

FREE ADMISSION

 


 



Saturday, January 9

7:00 pm

WINGS Performing Arts Presents

Midsummer's Night Dream

Join WINGS at The Mary C for a new adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. This classic comedy play by William Shakespeare is believed to have been written between 1590 and 1597. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of AthensTheseus, and Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (mechanicals), who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

General Admission

$15 Adults / $10 Students

   

THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS SPONSORS OF OUR THEATER PROGRAMMING

 

 
 

 

The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education    1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564    228.818.2878    228.818.2886 fax   info@themaryc.org