Arts on Central: August 21

The summer’s signature event, this year’s festival will feature a Sioux County first—a regional Battle of the Bands, where local musicians will engage in a contest of skills for your votes!

Meanwhile, wander Central Avenue and play games, make your own crafts and original works of art, win prizes, and taste test weinie preparations from all of your favorite businesses as once more the Orange City Chamber of Commerce pairs their annual “Thanks with Franks” with Arts on Central.

 

Photo Credit: Ken Fry, Centrum Arts and Foto

 

Audiences agree: it’s the biggest day of summer, and the best way to end summer vacation in style. In fact, Arts on Central typically attracts crowds of 3,000 people or more!

There’s a place for everyone on Central Avenue on August 21, 2019!

 

Photo Credit: Ken Fry, Centrum Arts and Foto

 

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The SchoolHouse Company: August 14

Following last summer’s success, our own local theatre troupe will present a popular musical revue, title and cast TBA.

Check back for more info!

 

Whitesidewalls: August 7

Legendary in the Midwest, these guys have been rocking the oldies for decades and really know how it’s done. Come hear all your favorites the way you want them played.

Featuring five singers playing multiple instruments, the tight harmonies and driving dance beat of the Whitesidewalls are the signature of the Rock ‘n Roll Revue. Hound Dog, Swanee, Gino Gambucci, Bobby Maestro and Rocky Beaumont have handcrafted a fabulous show with tunes that will have you jumping just like they did all those years ago!

 

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Children’s Bell Choir

 

Learn and perform a beautiful piece of music with instructor Leanne Bonnecroy! Students will learn to read simple bell choir music, rehearse and perform with the heavenly sounds of bells.

The class meets from 10-11am on July 18th, 22nd, and 24th before performing as the opener for the July 24th Community Band concert at Windmill Park!

Grades: K-4

Dates: July 18, 22, and 24

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am

Performance: July 24

Rehearsal Location: Northwestern College Music Building

Cost: $20

Make ’em Laugh! Physical Comedy Workshop

 

 

The best way to make others smile is to start laughing yourself, and this workshop makes that easy!

Learn from international clown and comedy stars Rob Lok and Miss Jane of Allez-Oops and discover just how amazingly expressive your own body can be. Giggle and guffaw through the basics of non-verbal comedy, unlock your inner goofball and get your friends and family roaring with laughter!

Ages: 5 – adult

Date: July 31

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: Windmill Park Bandshell

Cost: $10

Musical Theatre Dance

 

 

Get those bodies pumped and those jazz fingers ready to delve into storytelling through choreographed movement. Explore the foundation of dance, basic steps, and learn a dance combo that demonstrates the importance of body movement in dramatic form.

Grades: 3-5

Date: July 30

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Location: Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre Arts Center

Cost: $15

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Big & Small Sounds: Parent / Child Music Date

 

Our littlest musicians explore sounds and song with professional strings duo Olivia and Karla of The OK Factor! Ages 3 + will engage with their grown ups in active listening activities surrounding size, range and pitch, plus explore the cello and violin up close.

Registration fee includes one child + one adult.

Ages: 3+ (accompanied by an adult)

Date: July 17

Location: Orange City Town Hall

Cost: $15

Allez-Oops! : July 31

Married duo Rob Lok and Miss Jane are ALLÉZ-OOPS! They’re bringing back classic vaudeville acts—with a comedy twist. Having performed in over 35 countries throughout the world and in all types of venues, Rob and Miss Jane understand the need for an engaging and thrilling performance that can be understood in any language and at any age!

 

 

Blending circus thrills, deft pacing and spontaneous comedy, this family friendly dialogue-free spectacle will engage all audiences and be a guaranteed crowd favorite with their comic sight gags and visual humor.

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Community Band: July 24

A perennial favorite, local musicians under the direction of Dan Mangold play everything from big band hits to movie and showtunes to patriotic melodies with a personal touch.

About the Orange City Area Community Band:

About 30 members strong, the Community Band rehearses and plays together throughout the summer. Led by MOC-FV High School Band Director Dan Mangold, the Band is comprised of a wide range of ages and ability levels and is built on the philosophy that music can continue to be a regular part of life for all of us. Band members are paid for rehearsals and performances and are an important part of the Onstage Orange City season each year.

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The OK Factor: July 17

Olivia Diercks and Karla Colahan, cellist and violinist of the new-classical crossover duo, The OK Factor, have one word to describe their musical connection: lucky.

Organic and genuine, their original compositions feel both comfortingly familiar and uniquely fresh, and have been described as “genre-bending” (Julie Amacher, MPR) and “pure magic” (Wausau Pilot & Review).

 

 

 

The ease with which they write and perform has caught the attention of the Minnesota music community in which they live and work, bringing them success on stages such as The Cedar Cultural Center and as frequent featured artists with Minnesota Public Radio. Their distinct compositional and performance style awarded them the honor of being finalists for the prestigious McKnight Fellowships for Musicians in 2018.

 

Olivia and Karla are also sought-after collaborators, having partnered with numerous Minnesota composers and musicians including singer-songwriters Ellis Delaney and Lynn O’Brien, percussionists Jenny Klukken and Krissy Bergmark, and composer Mischa Santora, among others. They have appeared as opening acts for Charlie Parr, The High Kings, and Swedish quintet Jaerv, as well as composers-in-residence for digital music library Black Label Music. The OK Factor has produced three studio albums of their original music and arrangements: Water Street (’14), That’s Enough of That (’16), and Have Yourself an OK Christmas (’17).

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