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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

 

 



Thursday, August 13

5:30 - 7:30 pm

The Mary C Open House

Join the teachers, staff, and students of The Mary C to see what is up and coming this fall! An art show, performances by the youth symphony and our theatre classes, introductions of our teachers and fall classes, and refreshments provided by our Culinary Cafe' are just a few of the things that will be happening this night. This is a night that you don't want to miss. Make plans now to see how you, your family, and your friends can all find a place... At The Mary C.

FREE ADMISSION

 

   

 

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 include...

Author: Jesmyn Ward

Author: Cynthia Joyce

Musical Guest: Jesse Robinson

Musical Guest: Lisa Mills Band

 

$15.00 Reserved Seating

 


 

 

 

 

   


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, Wes 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 print, 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 Language.)

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

 


 



Sunday, September 20

3:00 pm

Eyes on Mississippi

“Eyes on Mississippi,” is a film capturing the experience of veteran journalist Bill Minor.

The one-hour film covers the landmarks of the state’s civil-rights story from Minor’s eyewitness position. Minor was the New Orleans Times Picayune’s Mississippi correspondent throughout the civil-rights struggle and a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Newsweek and other national publications as well. At age 93, Minor remains a working newspaper reporter. His syndicated political column continues to be carried by a number of Mississippi dailies.

Also in the film are Kennedy Justice Department attorney John Doar, New York Times civil rights journalist Claude Sitton, Myrlie Evers, Jackson physician Robert Smith, former Gov. William Winter, Times Picayune editor Jim Amoss and Pulitzer Prize winner Hank Klibanoff. The film features photos and news footage from 15 U.S. Archives.

“Eyes on Mississippi” is a project five years in the making, produced and directed by Ellen Ann Fentress and edited by Lida Gibson. Support for the production came from the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson and private donors who admire Minor’s work.

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, 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

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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