News

Unnecessary Farce arrives in Saugatuck and Immediately Heads to the Nearest Bar | Claire Wellin Returns for a Camp and Concert | Chris Hillman Brings His Iconic Rock to Saugatuck

UNNECESSARY FARCE JULY 26 – AUGUST 10, 2019 at SAUGATUCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

“The laughter is literally relentless.”
– The Calgary Herlad

Unnecessary Farce is 90 minutes of over-the-top, laugh-till-you-cry entertainment with some of the most memorable characters you’ll ever meet. ABC-53 (Michigan) calls Unnecessary Farce, “A smash hit! The plot weaves you through mix-ups and mayhem you won’t believe. This is one funny show you don’t want to miss!”

Think “Modern Family” meets “The Three Stooges” with plenty of clever dialogue and hilarious physical pranks. Running from July 26 – August 10, this critically acclaimed comedy is guest directed by David Alpert and features Mason Street Warehouse alumni Mary Robin Roth, Chris “Red” Blisset, and Amanda Ryan Paige. Roth was last seen in MSW’s Cabaret; Blisset and Paige were in last year’s productions of Once the Musical and Mamma Mia! respectively.

Check out Billie and Todd from Unnecessary Farce as they arrive in Saugatuck for their show, head to Saugatuck Brewing Company and *try* to order a drink.

2019 Platinum Performance Sponsors: Steve Kiss of Hilliard Lyons, Dr. Stelios Dokianakis of Holland Doctors of Audiology, Hoffman Jewelers of East Grand Rapids, Jim Sellman of Shoreline Realtors, Bob and Michelle Fish, George Stoutin of Edward Jones, Laura and Melanie Durham of Mill Pond Realty, Inc., G. Thomas Boylan, Mark Davis and Nate Keag

Gold Sponsors: Gregg Smith of Coldwell Banker, Ryan Bracken of Carlton Technologies

Silver Sponsors: Sarah & Brian Wellman of Keller Williams, Sandy & Dan Shanahan of Shoreline Realtors, Lakeshore Allergy, David Cofield, Macatawa Bank, Cunningham Dalman, Miller Johnson,
Victor Cardona & Phil Smith.

Wellness Team: Blue Star Gym, Saugatuck Chiropractic

 

FOLK-TASTIC WITH CLAIRE WELLIN

On July 22, Mason Street Warehouse alumnus Claire Wellin is back in Saugatuck for a one-of-a-kind creative “Folk-Tastic” experience!

Through multimedia exploration, 6-12 year-olds will dive into a mix of folk and jazz, with brush and clay in hand, with multi-instrumentalist Claire Wellin.

Claire began playing the violin before the age of five and has been married to performing ever since. During their time with Claire, campers have the opportunity to learn about the origins of her inspiration, her journey as an artist, and to try their hand at playing an assortment of instruments.

They’ll also respond to live performance through a variety of artistic mediums including drawing, painting, and sculpting with clay. Don’t miss this very special opportunity to move, groove, and create with Claire!

 

CHRIS HILLMAN

An Evening of Stories and Songs with Chris Hillman featuring Herb Pedersen, Saturday, October 19, 2019 Tickets $44 Advance, $47 Day of the Show

Chris Hillman is more than a rock star. Arguably the pioneer of “Country Rock,” Hillman has carved a permanent niche in the history of contemporary American music.

Co-founder of Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famers The Byrds, member of the Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, and the Desert Rose Band, multi-award winner Hillman’s guitar, mandolin and bass playing, along with his passionate embrace of music, has made him one of the architects of American music.

Hillman’s hits include “Turn, Turn, Turn”, “Tambourine Man”, “Eight Miles High”, “So You Wanna Be A Rock And Roll Star”, Wild Horses” “Wildflowers” (with Tom Petty) and more.

His latest album, Bidin’ My Time, co-produced with Tom Petty, features guests including Roger McGuinn, David Crosby and members of The Heartbreakers.

Long-time musical partner Herb Pedersen’s performing and recording history reads like a “who’s who” of the singer/songwriter scene, having worked with artists Emmylou Harris, John Denver, Linda Rondstadt, Vince Gill, Dan Fogelberg, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, John Prine, The Pine Valley Boys, The Dillards, The Laurel Canyon Ramblers, The Desert Rose Band, and many more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience An Evening of Songs and Stories with music legend Chris Hillman in the SCA’s intimate 400-seat theater.

2019 Platinum Performance Sponsors: Mark Davis & Nate Keag, George Stoutin of Edward Jones, Michelle & Bob Fish, Steve Kiss of Hilliard Lyons, Hoffman Jewelers of East Grand Rapids, Dr. Stelios Dokianakis of Holland Doctors of Audiology, Laura & Melanie Durham of Mill Pond Realty, Inc., Jim Sellman of Shoreline Realtors

MARYA GRANDY and TOM VENDAFREDDO CONCERT, JULY 29 at 8:00 PM, $15 ADMISSION

As part of our acclaimed Summer in the Studio concert series, we are pleased to welcome Marya Grandy and Tom Vendafreddo to our small performance studio for an evening of cabaret!

Tom and Marya share jazz standards, American songbook classics, and originals during an evening of big vocals and great stories.

Broadway veteran Marya Grandy (Les Miserables) and Award-winning music director Tom Vendafreddo return to the SCA’s Summer in the Studio concert series, after playing shows at Feinsteins/54 Below (NYC); Hey Nonny, Uptown Underground and Venus Cabaret (Chicago); The Rockwell (LA); and Martini’s Above Fourth (San Diego). Join them for an unforgettable evening of music, consisting of everything from world premieres to Broadway classics.

2019 Platinum Performance Sponsors: Steve Kiss of Hilliard Lyons, Dr. Stelios Dokianakis of Holland Doctors of Audiology, Hoffman Jewelers of East Grand Rapids, Jim Sellman of Shoreline Realtors, Bob and Michelle Fish, George Stoutin of Edward Jones, Laura and Melanie Durham of Mill Pond Realty, Inc., Mark Davis and Nate Keag

Gold Sponsors: Gregg Smith of Coldwell Banker, Ryan Bracken of Carlton Technologies

Silver Sponsors: Sarah & Brian Wellman of Keller Williams, Sandy & Dan Shanahan of Shoreline Realtors, Lakeshore Allergy, David Cofield, Macatawa Bank, Cunningham Dalman, Miller Johnson, Victor Cardona & Phil Smith.

Wellness Team: Blue Star Gym, Saugatuck Chiropractic

Tickets are available at the box office, by phone at 269-857-2399 or online at www.sc4a.org.