Construction on Findlay’s new $17 million arts venue, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, has been underway for months, and finally the inaugural performance season has been announced.
“We’ve found programs that will appeal to all tastes and interests, and also feature performers who will captivate audiences of every age, said Executive Director Jim Kreutzberg. “Of special interest to families, we’ve programmed six shows that will provide parents with opportunities to introduce their kids to wonderful theater, different styles of superb music, a remarkable animal act, and magnificent ballet theater.”
Scheduled performances are:
Dec. 18-19, 2015: Kenny Rogers presents The Toy Shoppe starring Alan Thicke
Jan. 9, 2016: Love & The Outcome
Jan. 22-24, 2016: The Real-ish Housewives of Hancock County
Feb. 19, 2016: Toledo Symphony Celebrates Oscar Winning Scores
March 5, 2016: Journey Unauthorized
March 9, 2016: Flashdance—The Musical
March 16, 2016: Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella
April 8, 2016: The Annie Moses Band
April 23, 2016: Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience
April 24, 2016: Under The Streetlamp
Marathon Center for the Performing Arts features an art-deco style theater at the former site of the historic Central Middle School on Findlay’s West Main Cross Street. Along with a renovated interior for the audience, the building has been completely transformed with modern, behind-the-scenes amenities—such as dressing rooms, fly space, wing space, loading docks, lighting and sound—necessary to attract high-quality entertainment from around the region. MCPA also features an art gallery and gathering space available for private parties and events. MCPA offers several Encore Membership levels for advance notice of events, advanced ticket sales, discounts, and member’s-only events.